Aug 26, 2018142 views

NESPi Quick Start Guide (Retro Arcade Console)

This is a quick guide to build a premium retro arcade using a Raspberry Pi and the RetroPie emulation station. This is a fun and inexpensive project for retro gamers! My own inspiration for the NESPi is from DraftMikes original NESPi. You can read his original blog post here: http://www.daftmike.com/2016/07/NESPi.html

What you need: Here’s an Amazon List ( http://a.co/27wCJaL ) with all of the parts you need except for the arcade games (make sure to filter by purchased and unpurchased at the top). Buy these parts and put it together (30 minutes to build) and you’ll have a working retro arcade with thousands of games to play on your HDTV!
I made my life easier and bought a micro sd card from e-bay with the games already loaded, it saves you a lot of time if you do it this way. Otherwise you have to download and copy them to your raspberry pi and it’s very time consuming for this amount of games.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Retropie-Kodi-with-over-8-000-games-on-preloaded-32gb-sd-card/122789024322?hash=item1c96cbd242:g:dnQAAOSw3utY7EhD

$Costs The total cost will range from ~$90 - $125 and everything can be bought on Amazon.com. You can see the full cost breakdown on my DIY site http://nespie.com.
Finished Product
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Enjoy! follow me @8karcades on IG for game playing ideas.
Thanks!
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This page is for people just getting started on RetroPie. The easiest way to install RetroPie is the SD image which is a ready to go system built upon top of the Raspbian OS - this is the method described in the following guide. Alternatively, advanced users can install RetroPie manually. Epson error code 0x97



Nice!