Wagner’s ARCADE!

We love working on classic Arcade Games, building cabinets and tinkering with RetroPie.  There are a number of videos below on the topic.  Have fun at the Arcade!

How To: Build your own AWESOME RetroPie/RPi Arcade Control Panel!

In this video, we’ll build an Arcade Gaming panel for use with a Raspberry Pi running RetroPie. This video will take you through the complete build process from unboxing, to assembly and installation and setup in RetroPie.

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Build Your Own ARCADE Control Panel!

How To: Install RetroPie 4.4 and Setup MAME on a Raspberry Pi 3B+ Play ARCADE GAMES!

In this video, I’ll demonstrate the hardware needed to setup and run RetroPie on the Raspberry Pi 3B+. That is, we’ll cover where to download RetroPie, how to burn the image file, how to copy the ROM (game) files and configure the MAME games.

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If interested in creating a bar-top or full size arcade cabinet from your RetroPie, then you may want to consider this.  I personally have used it in x3 RPi Arcades and they work great!

I’m also building a Restrictor Plate that for the above joystick that doesn’t require opening the cabinet. You can read more about this on our Inventions page.


Base for bar-top Arcade cabinet

In 2017 I built a bar-top arcade cabinet. It turned out pretty well, but after some time playing it, I decided having it stand a little taller would be ideal. So, in this video I take you through building a base for a bar-top arcade cabinet to make it into a convertible mini-cab.


X-Arcade Coin Door Install to RetroPi in an Arcade Cabinet

This coin door was installed into a Raspberry Pi 3 arcade cabinet.

While our custom-built coin door worked well for several months, some parts were chipping off due to heavy use. We decided to replace it with a real coin door with coin mechs from X-Arcade. This video shows how we did it.

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