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Jan 2017 Inventory Update:
All Arcade Kits are out of stock for all mini arcades. I am slowly ramping inventory for arcade kits. I have been enjoying some time off.
Let's talk about wood. The arcade shell wood (maple plywood) I have been using for the last four years has been unexpectedly discontinued by the MFG. The alternates I used for backups (this maple ply would go out of stock periodically ) have also been discontinued; I do not know what the deal is. I have found some underlaminate plywood with birch veneer on one side, and pine on the other. It is dimensionally the same- no changes in fit. This is a lower grade plywood and since one side is the 'good' side there are some caveats. No longer will there be two good sides to every part. From here on out, my recommendation will be to Prime and Paint your arcade cabinets, Stain will not be an option. Prices will drop slightly to reflect this lower grade ply. It bums me out too, but a good paint job will suprass any consumer grade plywood on the market. I have not gotten to updating all arcade kit photos and descriptions to reflect this, but know this change superceeds any and all wood kits on this website.
In an effort to build inventory that will last for the onslaught of post holiday orders, end of Jan is when all arcade kits will go back in stock. Arcades kits are ALWAYS my priority, so Fight Sticks will lag until arcades are in abundance.
Please, do not email me about inventory- this is the message I will point you to. I do not do backorders, I do not have a 'notify list', I cannot be bribed ;) seriously though.
Happy New Year
Here's a build overview of the Porta Pi Arcade. This build is what you'll see when building the Porta Pi Arcade or my other Arcade Kits. Video done by This Does Not Compute, as Colin makes a great video.
Much wow shop items here.
"WHOA! I dont know what a "Raspberry Pi" is or how it works. I just saw these tiny arcades and wound up here. I need to take things slow"