How To Build A Bartop Arcade Machine With A Raspberry Pi

How To Build A Bartop Arcade Machine With A Raspberry Pi

In this video I build a bartop arcade machine from a half sheet of MDF using a raspberry pi. This video is sponsored by JLCPCB. Get professional printed circuit boards for as low as $2 by visiting

I have wanted to build an arcade machine for a long time. I’ve watched several makers in our community build their own, including Bob Clagget from I like to make stuff. With this inspiration I have decided to finally make this project a reality.

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Jailon Thomas says:

7:00 now you're thinking!

Jacob Keller says:

Dude, your doing all of the projects I want to do. Love fusion 360.

Kinard Alston says:

What's your process for collecting money to playing a game? Could you do card reader? I want to make this

DIY Brad says:

Excellent video! You do some extra things that make this a top notch build. Thanks for sharing! Can you post the link you used for installing retropie? Also, where did you get the roms? (Or would you prefer not to post that for copyright reasons)

Deur Nieur says:

Great video! Do you have plan for cuttings?

bob14072 says:

I love it! Very nice work!

hosen zwen says:

Your job is magnificence

you are creative

Colin McCrory says:

I wouldn't recommend charging the public to play illegally obtained roms 😀

Matt says:

you are my favorite tech boomer

Evan Meidell says:

I would love to see a video of your workshop and what you have found smart to keep in stock.

Evan Meidell says:

I don’t think it’s legal to have the ROMs even if you own the game.. I have not fact checked it but I am confident it’s a grey area.

Edit: I forgot to say how amazing the project is though! You make electronics look so easy!

PacoWang says:

That is so awesome. Love your videos! Thanks

Jesse Fowlke says:

This is seriously awesome

Cody Pero says:

Fantastic content as always, Zach. Keep up the good work!

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