For three years, Streetcat has been searching for a client that would commission a custom-built arcade cabinet that is completely artistic and extra.
That client turned out to be a multi-billion dollar fast food corporation that sought to upgrade it’s fancy corporate center for employees. The corporate center upgrade focused on developing an area of “play” for employees. The arcade cabinet fit right into the model of play that they encouraged employees to explore during the work day.
Protyping + design
Fabrication (wood, paint, + vinyl siding)
Customized hardware electronics + software system
RetroPie is an open-source, FREE platform that allows users to install ROMs from various gaming emulation systems into a customized gaming environment that lives on a Raspberry Pi. Streetcat installed a version of RetroPie as the operating system for the arcade and mapped the custom built control panel buttons to various game + system software functions.
“RetroPie allows you to turn your Raspberry Pi, ODroid C1/C2, or PC into a retro-gaming machine. It builds upon Raspbian, EmulationStation, RetroArch and many other projects to enable you to play your favourite Arcade, home-console, and classic PC games with the minimum set-up. For power users it also provides a large variety of configuration tools to customise the system as you want.”