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A huge thanks to Tobias for posting the original laser cut CAD design for this project. This project leverages the design from Tobias with the following modifications:
An integrated PIXE: LED ART display that changes with the selected RetroPie game Laser cut side art inlays Audio amp with volume control knob Shutdown/Restart Button Acrylic vs. WoodNote that the instructions from Tobias are very clear on how to assemble the case so refer to his Instructable when in doubt.
All laser cut .SVG files, software scripts, LED GIF images and animations, wiring table, and artwork for this project are here in GitHub.
1x Arcade Joystick
4x 30mm Arcade Buttons
1x momentary panel mount push button (.62” mounting hole)
6x momentary panel mount push buttons (.47” mounting hole)
1x 2.1mm Panel Mount DC Jack (.33” mounting hole)
1x Rocker On/Off Panel Mount Switches (you’ll need 2 actually but the PIXEL:Maker’s Kit comes with 1)
1x Raspberry Pi 3+
1x microSD card (128 GB is a good size for this project)
1x Official Raspberry Pi Monitor
1x PIXEL: LED ART Maker’s Kit (LED Matrix Driver Board)
1x 32x32 P4 Pitch LED Matrix 5” x 5” - Adafruit or other sources
1x Audio Amplifier
2x Mini Oval Speakers 35mm x 20mm
1x Stereo audio cable (right angle is better but normal will fit and is ok too)
2x USB Panel Mount Cable A-A
6x Super Bright 5mm White LEDs (for back lighting the marquee)
6x 220 ohm resistors
1x Right angle DC power jack
1x microUSB jack (use an old microUSB cable and chop off the large USB side)
1x Bottle of India Ink
1x Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Sponge
Blue Painter’s Tape
Screws, Nuts, Stand-Offs
8x 4/40 x 3/16” pan head screws (for maintenance ports)
2x 4/40 x 7/16” pan head screws ?
7x M3 screws x 10mm
4x M3 screws x 5mm (for joystick mounts)
4x M3 square hex nuts (for joystick mounts)
8x 2/56 x 1/2” pan head screws black (for speakers)
8x 2/25 nuts (for speakers)
(2) Hex Stand-Off Aluminum, 1/4” Hex, 1-1/8” Long, 4-40 Thread
(4) Hex Stand-Off Aluminum, 1/4” Hex, 5/8” Long, 4-40 Thread
2x 4/40 x 3/8” Nylon Screws
4x 4/40 Nylon Nuts
4x rubber bumper pads for the bottom
Acrylic & Glue
4x 12x20” Black Acrylic Sheet , 1/8” thick
4x 12x20” Red Acrylic Sheet , 1/8” thick
1x 12x20” White Acrylic Sheet - 1/16” thick
1x 12x12 Translucent Smoke Acrylic Sheet, 1/8” thick (optional LED matrix diffuser)
1x 12x12 Clear Acrylic Sheet, 1/8” thick
Misc colored sheets depending on desired arcade character inlays (optional)
Acrylic Cement Glue
Acrylic Cement for Capillary Application
Low Density Polyethylene Bottle Applicator
Kaptop tape (for securing the cables to the Pi header)
1x USB Audio Adapter (this is not really needed, while the Pi audio is known to be poor, I can’t really tell the difference with this one)
Dupont Female Pin Crimp Terminals 2.54mm Pitch (for making your own cables with DuPont connectors that plug into the Raspberry Pi GPIO 40-pin header but you can also just use off the shelf cables and splice them which is cheaper
Dupont Terminal Crimper
Laser Cutter (I used a Glowforge with a 19.5” x 11 cutting area)
4/40 Tap Tool (for tapping eight 4/40 holes for the maintenance ports)”

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