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The Porta-Pi. A DIY Mini Arcade Cabinet for Raspberry Pi.

A project in Pittsburgh, PA by Ryan Bates

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A customizable, laser-cut, retro, chunky, Do-It-Yourself, miniature video arcade cabinet for the Raspberry Pi.
Backers: 130
Average Pledge Per Backer: $168

Funded: $21,815 of $36,000
Dates: Oct 31st -> Dec 5th (36 days)
Project By: Ryan Bates
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Latest News

292 Seconds of Awesome Sauce.

November 23rd - via:
Here's a long video of a finished cabinet so far. This video demonstrates what the software looks like from boot to shutdown. I know, I know, this cabinet is only 4 buttons...  I had already made all these cabinets for four buttons, I can't let them... (Read More)

The Cabinet Your Cabinet Could Look Like...

November 20th - via:
So what does this thing look like with paint on it?Sorta like this! paint! The one on the left is a very early model (not furniture grade plywood but lauan plywood) with 2 coats of glossy red spray paint. This is the $4/can kind of spray paint. Brand... (Read More)

NEW Pledge Rewards!

November 16th - via:
I made some additional rewards for the HD screen and addressed the 6-button front panel upgrade. I want the HD upgrade and 6-Button Front Panel!If you want the HD upgrade and two extra arcade buttons, but pledged for one of the regular STARTER,FULL,... (Read More)

HD screen upgrade! (720p HDMI screen add-on)

November 16th - via:
Now you can have a 720p HDMI screen with your cabinet! The HD screen is 7" diagonal. It's the same size as the SD screen. Viewable area is 3.5" x 6.125"  (H x W). The SD screen is also 7" diagonal. HD screen runs off 12vDC, same as the SD screen. HD... (Read More)


November 12th - via:
A Porta-Pi Kit for outside the US is available! Sorry it took so long. The International Kit is just like the FULL KIT, with two exceptions. The extra two buttons (for the 6-button panel option) are included A Power Supply is not included. Not... (Read More)

Clean, Organized, Internal Layout

November 10th - via:
Hello new backers and a nice-to-see-you-again old backers! I had some time to go to the shop and I'm pleased to say I've made some drastic improvements. You may have noticed until now, there was a lack of interior photos of the cabinet. Why? Well, it... (Read More)

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November 9th - via:
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How easy is the Port-Pi cabinet assembly?

November 4th - via:
Let me show you... You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play 00:00 00:00  BTW the shoe is a size 11 mens.  (Read More)


November 2nd - via:
I spent some time in the shop yesterday. I did it for the backers and for those who might need that extra push to help me make this come true. I did it because I love video games; four versus six buttons is a huge deal. I have good news: Street... (Read More)

Six (6) buttons on the front panel?

November 1st - via:
I've received many questions about having six buttons (vice four) on the front panel. I see you Street Fighter fans need some love. Two more buttons?! There are still many pins available on the RPi Model B board, which is what this Kit is intended... (Read More)

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