Gaming

DIY Mini Arcade Cabinet

Scoffing ghosts with Pac-Man? Saving the girl from Donkey Kong? Scratching people to death as Blanka on Street Fighter II?

Whatever arcade antics best sum up your hours spent bashing thumbs in your childhood, any gamer worth his or her pixelated salt should be wowed by the following piece of kit.

This £96 compact arcade cabinet comes as a disassembled kit, meaning you’ll need to call upon all your programming and soldering might for a hope of bringing it together. All totally worth it, we might add, as you’ll then be able to upload your own favourite games into an SS card slot.

Powered by Raspberry Pi and a MAME emulator, the action is beamed onto a PiTFT 2.8" display. What’s more, measuring just 8-in tall, it should be a hell of a lot more portable than those bloated machines of the past.

And all going well you’ll probably lose a lot less coins, too.

Fancy the challenge? Buy one over at Thinkgeek.com while the going's good.