Saturday, 29 June 2019

THE IKEA DRAWER ARCADE CABINET

My son and I built a mini tabletop arcade machine. As luck would have it, the width of an old wooden IKEA drawer is the same width as a USB NES controller. It’s nice when things fit like that.

  
The brains of the operation sits a small Raspberry Pi Zero running Retropie. Even without a knowledge of coding, setting up a retro gaming system using Retropie is really simple and I would definitely recommend giving it a try if you’re toying with the idea.
Why stop there? Using the same ingredients you can then go on to build more interesting and creative gaming projects. One of my favourites has to be the retro gaming picture frame that I build a couple of years ago for an event.

THE MICROBIT PIRATE RADIO TRANSMITTER

Have you ever wanted to start your own radio station? For a number of years, I have. Even from an early age I've always been fascinated ...