Creating an arcade recreation with Raspberry PI 2 y Retropie

As I have said on occasion, besides developing independent games and professionally Advergaming, también dedico parte de mi tiempo libre a crear muebles arcade junto a mi padre (que es carpintero). A few weeks ago they announced the launch of the new micro-computer Raspberry Pi 2 and the truth is I could not resist buying it and tinker a little face to incorporate it in our next creations. After trying some depth with the project Retropié, I have to say it has not let me down. A continuación os dejo un tutorial muy básico orientado a torpes 😉

En este pequeño tutorial voy a explicar cómo hacer funcionar un mueble arcade con una Raspberry Pi 2 Y Retropié de manera bastante sencilla. El material recomendado para seguir el tutorial es:

• Mueble arcadeBasic”, “Art” O “Electronicsde Crea tu Arcade. (El modelo full ya viene con todo configurado a falta de las ROMs, así que si tienes ese modelo no necesitas este tutorial).

• Pack de botones y palancas, yo he usado unas X-Arcade, pero sirve cualquier otra. (Si tienes el muebleElectronics” and you have incorporated the levers, botones y cableado).

• Minipac de Ultimarc.(El muebleElectronicstambién lo lleva ya incorporado).

Raspberry Pi 2 with transformer AC-DC 5V 1A (A mobile charger can be used).

• SD card (4GB minimum).

• Monitor HDMI y cable HDMI.

The first step is to wire the panel keypad, We will use the Kit 2 levers and 18 buttons and a Minipac of UltimArc (This will save us many headaches we will not have to peel Cable, Weld, or anything like that). In my case I chose the “Mini-PAC Standard. With harness” which already includes all necessary cables. Connect the buttons is very simple and as I said before, thanks to Minipac is no need for any welding. Here is a scheme:

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