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Mini Arcade Kits

2019 Inventory Update:

Oct 7, 2019. <Power Supply> A 12V power supply is the only PSU voltage option available now. I removed the option for a 5V PSU as it was the lesser popular option and it simplifies my inventory. I added an option for all full kits to omit the PSU (i.e. international buyers) and take the discount to source your own power supply.


2018 Inventory Update:

May 5, 2018. <Speakers> The usual 3" speaker I supply has had a few stock shortages from my supplier. Some with a lead time of over 5 months. This has happened before so I have procured a replacement. Same quality, wattage, but now a 2.5" speaker. I've had to cut new speaker mounts for my remaining arcade kit inventory. Expect to see this speaker in the future for all arcade related kits. Photos and BoMs listing a 3" speaker are now obsolete. I will be updating documentation and the site as I can to reflect this new 2.5in 4ohm midrange speaker.


2017 Inventory Update:

<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.  I have not been able to update all arcade kit photos and descriptions to reflect this, but know this change superceeds any and all wood kits on this website. 

I started with one design. Now I have many styles. I have to credit my fan base and loyal customers who email me with requests, tips and questions. These designs are because of them. I was happy with just the one type, but no, not them :)

Arcade Types

Porta Pi 10"

The original and most popular. Measuring in at 13 x 10 x 10 inches (HxWxD) this will turn your RPi (or similar) into a fully functional mini arcade machine.

Porta Pi Vertical

Similar in design to the Porta Pi Arcade, this design has the monitor in a vertial orientation. A homage to the 1980's.

Porta Pi Nano

A deeper control panel with added storage space for a versatile build. Embellishments like a marquee and oversized speakers have been scrapped for a "just gaming" theme. 


Have friends? This cabinet is just wide enough for 2 players. Expect to rub elbows and other body parts when playing.

All Arcade types share same core parts.

Change your arcade look and feel without having to purchase all new electronics. (Unless you want to)...

Here's what you can do with my kits. Awesome paint job / graphics not included. Extra parts shown not included. Results may vary (I've had lots of practice).
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