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Pimoroni Picade

SKU: CE00306

$295.00 AUD, inc GST
$268.18 AUD, exc GST

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Pimoroni Picade
295 AUD

SKU: CE00306

$295.00 AUD, inc GST
$268.18 AUD, exc GST
2 reviews 0 5 5
In stock, with a short lead time. 75 units dispatch in 10 to 21 days (in addition to the shipping method you choose). Our timing and stock is accurate. Delivery to you by Mon, 11th of Sep with Express Post within Australia.

Finally, you can relive the vibrant nostalgia that accompanies playing the vintage games you love, on an authentically styled emulation console! Enter, the PiCade.

The Picade comes in kit form for you to build at home. All parts, panels, and components are included - you just need to supply the Raspberry Pi! We highly recommend using a Raspberry Pi 3 as the extra processing power gives awesome performance in many emulators.

Unlike many cabinet kits, our panels are powder-coated in black so the end result feels like a finished, quality product. The chassis makes a great sounding board for the included speakers, you can't fake that retro sound.

Picade is the ideal desktop arcade cabinet, you have to see it to believe it.

Total build time is around one hour and full instructions are available online. The only tools you'll need are a cross-head screwdriver and a small flat-head for the Picade PCB screw terminals.

Please note: Raspberry Pi is not included. Picade is compatible with Raspberry 3, 2, B+, and A+ - we recommend Raspberry Pi 3 since it's a lot more powerful!

What you'll receive in the Picade kit:

  • Black powder-coated cabinet panels (swish!)
  • Picade PCB (Arduino compatible with stereo 2.8W amplifier) pre-loaded with the Picade software.
  • LCD panel mount with protective overlay
  • 8" LCD panel and driver board
  • Two speakers wire wires pre-soldered
  • 3.5mm stereo panel mounted headphone socket
  • Attractive decals for the marquee and controls
  • HDMI, audio, and USB cables
  • A proper arcade stick
  • Twelve micro-switch arcade buttons
  • Custom assembled wiring looms
  • All other fixings, fasteners, nuts, and bolts
  • An awesomely hackable product :-)

Checkout this guide for how to build your Picade.

Custom Artwork

Hey! Want to print your own artwork for your Picade? Then use this handy template, designed for A3+ paper. http://pimoroni.com/picade/Picade-BYO-Art.pdf

 

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Documentation and Resources:
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  • mintyPi
  • This is an awesome project that takes about 6 hours to complete. Hours upon hours of endless fun thereafter! Ideally, some prior soldering experience is advantageous but if you take your time and practice before you start it's beginner friendly! The battery will give just over 3 hours on a single charge and can be recharged via the handy micro USB port. System updates, ROM transfers etc all possible with the Pi Zero W' built in...

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Customer Reviews

  1. Review by Adonia verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Good quality product. Easy to asemble. Good project for child and parent to do together. (Posted on 16/08/2017)

  2. Review by David verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Great project. I'm having heaps of fun building it. (Posted on 30/11/2016)

We deliver Australia-wide with these options:

  • $3 for Small Items (4-6 days, not tracked, only available on selected small items)
  • $6.95 for Standard Post (2-4 days, tracked)
  • $8.32 for Express Post (1-2 days, tracked)
  • Pickup - Free! Only available to customers who live in the Newcastle region

International Orders - the following rates are for New Zealand and will vary for other countries:

  • $11.49 for Pack and Track (3+ days, tracked)
  • $16.50 for Express International (2-5 days, tracked)

If you order lots of gear, the postage amount might increment based on the weight of your order.

Our physical address:

Unit 18, 132 Garden Grove Parade
Adamstown
NSW, 2289
Australia

Please checkout our customer service page if you have other frequently asked questions such as "do we do purchase orders" (yes!) or "are prices GST inclusive" (yes they are!). We're here to help - get in touch with us to talk shop.