May 2016

May 2016

The Elusive Retro Arcade Cabinet

Picade retro game arcade running Pac Man.

I have been looking for a good arcade cabinet for years and finally found the Picade. It's small with a maximum screen size of 12 inch but being small meens you don't need a man-cave in order to find a place for it. It is typically powered by a Raspberry Pi 2 or 3 running RetroPie but there are mounting holes for a Mini-ITX mainboard as well if you prefere a more powerfull solution.

Retro pocket game: Game & Watch Donkey Kong

Nintendo Game & Watch Donkey Kong pocket game from 1982

I found my old Nintendo Game & Watch Donkey Kong (DK-52) pocket game the other week. Some 30 years ago I took it apart and never bothered to put it back together - but all the parts where in one place. Thanks to  detailed instructions over at Damn Technology I managed to put it back together correctly. And it works! Sound and all!