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AdventurePi: The Ultimate DIY Raspberry Pi Portable Arcade Cabinet!

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In this episode, I’ll teach you how to build your own AdventurePi, the ultimate DIY Raspberry Pi portable arcade cabinet! The AdventurePi is a DIY portable retro gaming rig that uses RetroPie to emulate a variety of classic video game consoles. It’s comprised of a rugged, waterproof hard case that houses a portable display, Raspberry Pi computer, battery pack, controllers, and optional arcade controls.

● See the full guide (+ parts list):

● See the “Arcade Edition” build guide (+ parts list):

● Amazon US – What you’ll need:
1. Nanuk 910 hard case:
– OR, Nanuk 915 hard case (easier):
2. SunFounder 13.3″ IPS Raspberry Pi display:
3. iMuto 30000mAh portable power bank:
4. Raspberry Pi 3 B+:
5. Raspberry Pi 3 Flirc case:
6. MicroSD card:
7. Slim Micro USB FPV cable:
8. Slim HDMI FPV cable:
9. Box cutter:
10. Velcro:

● Amazon US – Everything you’ll need for the “Arcade Edition” insert:
1. Arcade button/joystick USB kit, illuminated, red (LED):
2. Cordless drill:
3. Hole saw bit, 1-1/8″:
4. Hole saw bit, 1″:
5. Screwdriver, Phillips:
6. Small metric bolt and nut set:
7. Sanwa Denshi detachable shaft joystick (JLFD-TP-8YT):
8. Nanuk 910 waterproof panel kit:

● Or, see all products in our Amazon US List:
AdventurePi:
Arcade Edition insert:

● Amazon UK – What you’ll need:
1. Nanuk 910 hard case:
OR, Nanuk 915 hard case (easier):
2. SunFounder 13.3″ IPS Raspberry Pi display:
3. iMuto 30000mAh portable power bank:
4. Raspberry Pi 3 B+:
5. Raspberry Pi 3 Flirc case:
6. MicroSD card:
7. Slim Micro USB FPV cable:
8. Slim HDMI FPV cable:
9. Box cutter:
10. Velcro:

● Amazon UK – Everything you’ll need for the “Arcade Edition” insert:
1. Arcade button/joystick USB kit, illuminated, red (LED):
2. Cordless drill:
3. Hole saw bit, 1-1/8″:
4. Hole saw bit, 1″:
5. Screwdriver, Phillips:
6. Small metric bolt and nut set:
7. Sanwa Denshi detachable shaft joystick (JLFD-TP-8YT):
8. Nanuk 910 waterproof panel kit:

● Mentioned in the video (in order of appearance):
[1:13:23] Full Guide:
[2:22:18] Sunfounder 13.3″ Display Review:
[3:50:23] RetroPie Setup Guide:
[5:25:10] Raspberry Pi Power Button Guide:
[5:25:10] Raspberry Pi Power Button Video:
[7:01:15] Full “Arcade Edition” Insert Build Guide:
[10:01:02] Ender 3 Review Guide:
[10:05:03] Joystick holder model on Thingiverse:
[10:30:03] Howchoo on Facebook:

● Theme song:
“Microchip” by Jason Farnham from the YouTube Audio Library.
“Adventure Time” intro by the amazing Shemi 🙂

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146 Comments

  1. What if you wanted to use a larger monitor? What power source would you use?

  2. did you have to solder or anything like that for the joystick? the website shows some loose wires.

  3. So with this exact same setup. Is there anyone else still getting the yellow lightening bolt ? And if so … any recommendations or a different power bank. Thanks in advance .

  4. anybody k is what size pelican case would work (i just like the look of the outside)

  5. So i made one but i cramed a pc xbox one mini wii remived the case of a ps2 and to join it all together an unholy amount adapters and cramed it in a toolcase

  6. On the console edition, can i use any immolator or do it have to be Super Nintendo?

  7. I'd say this is a good travel console, but good luck getting through an airport with one of these lmao

  8. I purchased everything and I notice the 5v port on the 13.5" screen is a USB-C and not a mirco USB per the shopping list.. can you confirmed that you had a micro on yours or if the site has the wrong part listed.

  9. Holy crap. I've been working on something similar to this with goal of arcade buttons but have been stuck on a solution for a detachable shaft joystick. I think I'll give on finding a diy solution and just buy the thing. thank you for this!!

  10. I was expecting a non-3d printed suggestion when he said "If you don't have a 3d printer"

  11. While I like the Retroflag SNES controllers, the way you fix the arcade version is to use a detachable joystick.

    I highly recommend the Phreakmods Link. They just released the new EX shafts. They even come in different colors. Then you could just leave the arcade panel in, seal it all up and maybe add some air holes for better cooling on Pi. Especially if you decide to go with a Pi4. They overheat without the proper cooling and airflow.

    You can easily find them on the FocusAttack and ParadiseArcadeShop websites.

  12. This is suppose to be a build using household stuff around the house. Most people don't have a 3D printer or even elaborate cutter.

  13. Cool!
    Im gona show this my small brother so he starts learning phyton asap!

  14. Hey, how about taking the PS3 slim and put PS5 equivalent tech inside to make it smaller

  15. Nice guide. The radiation trefoil in your logo is upside down :). Lots of people goof it up for some reason.

  16. I have a spare raspberry pi 3b. Is it ok to use or do I need the +

  17. all good but please learn how to play street fighter 2 at least, its a shame for us who are fans

  18. Love this,it's inspired me to make one similar 🙂

  19. Awesome job!
    I made one almost exactly like yours. Everything seems to work, but when booting to retropie I noticed a line that said low voltage warning and sometimes I see a lighting symbol on the top right of the screen. Is this normal? I have the same monitor, imuto Taurus x6L power bank with a raspberry pi 3b+ in a case that has a fan not the flirc case. Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks.

  20. Love this project! And a great video too.
    Bought some of the parts, but I am probably going for a keyboard, so I can play old PC games, like Heroes 3 and Diablo.
    I’m kind of struggling to figure out if the power banks I’m looking at can provide enough amps for both the screen and a Rasberry PI 4b at the same time. But I’m working on it.
    Cheers!

  21. Any way I can purchase one fully built and set-up?

  22. Pls remake this project and try include the arcade setup the snes controller ps4 controller keyboard and mouse and use a raspberry pi 4

  23. Would you ever consider selling a assembled unit? I would be very interested. I have a Pi 4 just sitting around doing nothing.

  24. Can I also build this with an raspberry pi 4 model b

  25. can i use my nintendo switch with this case ?

  26. Isn’t the micro usb supposed to be a usb c? I bought the list and of course it’s a usb c not micro usb

  27. "How to put a pie in a case, And then put that in a bigger case with a lcd screen" For the person who doesn't know how to put things in boxes…

  28. This might be really interesting with a Mister in place of the retro Pi…

  29. How did you get the battery to turn off when the pi is shut down as the pi doesn’t turn off and continue to draw power?

  30. Can I get away with using a raspberry pi 3b ?

  31. Marvellous project! Would be interesting to have an output to connect another one and play 1vs 1

  32. I really like the idea of using a sort of tool case to house everything, defenintly integrating that into my current project.

  33. I'm hoping to try this once I have all the money

  34. Good design but I don't like how all the games are in the SD card and if there a way to have game loaded from a usb I would use a compact flash with a card reader adapter to make it feel like I'm loading the game from a cartridges

  35. Excellent video, very well done. I'm floored.

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