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GRS BUILD-A-CADE | 1:6 scale arcade cabinet kit for use with Raspberry Pi™

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GRS BUILD-A-CADE The GRS BUILD-A-CADE is easy to assemble and configure. Using your own Raspberry Pi™ 3 or...

Cabinet Kit: GRS BUILD-A-CADE - Cabinet Kit

  • GRS BUILD-A-CADE - Cabinet Kit
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GRS BUILD-A-CADE

The GRS BUILD-A-CADE is easy to assemble and configure. Using your own Raspberry Pi™ 3 or 4, power supply, and games, you’ll build a working 1:6 scale arcade machine capable of playing many of your favorite arcade classics (not included). You’ll learn how to install and configure RetroPie™ to get the most out of your BUILD-A-CADE.

The included Joystick control panel has 3 buttons; 2 start and 1 action. Additional control panels are available for more gameplay options. Collect the 5-Button Joystick, Trackball, and Spinner control panels, each with 2 start and 3 action buttons, and the 3-Button Dual Joystick panel with 2 start and 1 action button.

BUILD-A-CADE CP

(Joystick with 3 buttons)

For system navigation, we’ve included a joystick and 2 buttons on the rear of the cabinet. This adds Enter and Esc keys and also allows for navigating menus when the Trackball or Spinner panels are installed.

BAC

 (Cabinet rear view)

The coin door includes 2 buttons for inserting credits and also conceals a hidden headphone jack. 

coin door

(Hidden headphone jack and coin buttons)


For an authentic arcade experience, we also made sure to include an illuminated marquee.

marquee

Our 4.3-inch vertical IPS screen is great for both vertical and horizontal games. Hook up to any HDMI display for big screen gameplay (video only). Use your USB or wireless game controllers to play from the comfort of your favorite gaming seat.

Wherever you play your BUILD-A-CADE or however you play it, remember, Game On!

GRS BUILD-A-CADE - Cabinet Kit Includes: 

  • Easy to assemble parts
  • 4.3-inch vertical IPS screen for vertical and horizontal games
  • Control panel with joystick and 3 buttons
  • Coin door with 2 buttons and a headphone jack
  • Illuminated marquee
  • HDMI video output
  • 2-USB ports
  • Stereo speakers
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Vinyl artwork
  • 32GB microSD card with OS installer
  • "The Adventures of Robby Roto!" arcade game

Required but NOT included: Raspberry Pi™ and Raspberry Pi™ 4 power adapter. 

We provide step-by-step instructions for building the cabinet and creating a RetroPie™ installation that will take full advantage of the features that the GRS BUILD-A-CADE has to offer.

BUILD-A-CADE explosion

We also offer additional control panels for more gameplay options. The control panel line-up includes:

a) Joystick with 3 buttons (included with the cabinet kit)

CP A


Optional Control Panels(Separate purchases on different product pages):

b) Dual joystick with 3 buttons

Features:

  1. Play Your Favourite 2 Stick Climbing, Tank and Shooting Games
  2. Metal Steel Joystick Shafts
  3. High-Quality PVC Control Panel Overlay

What is included?

  • Dual Joystick CP x 1
  • User Manual x 1
  • PVC Control Panel Overlay x 1

dual stick

c) Joystick with 5 buttons

Features:

  1. 2 Buttons for Player 1 & 2 Start, and 3 Action Buttons
  2. Metal Steel Joystick Shafts
  3. High-Quality PVC Control Panel Overlay

What is included?

  • 5 Button Joystick CP x 1
  • User Manual x 1
  • PVC Control Panel Overlay x 1

GRS BAC CP C

d) Spinner with 5 buttons and GRS mini steering wheel

Features:

  1. 2 Buttons for Player 1 & 2 Start, and 3 Action Buttons
  2. Free Spinning High-Resolution Spinner
  3. Authentic GRS Hall Effect Technology
  4. Aluminium Dial Knob
  5. High-Quality PVC Control Panel Overlay

What is included?

  • Spinner CP x 1
  • Steering Wheel x 1
  • User Manual x 1
  • Trackball/Spinner Cable x 1
  • 1.5mm Hex Wrench x 1
  • PVC Control Panel Overlay x 1

BUILD-A-CADE CP D SPINNER

GRS steering wheel

GRS spinner

e) Trackball with 5 buttons

Features:

  1. 2 Buttons for Player 1 & 2 Start, and 3 Action Buttons
  2. Optical Technology for Trackball
  3. Metallic Trackball
  4. High-Quality PVC Control Panel Overlay

What is included?

  • Trackball CP x 1
  • User Manual x 1
  • Trackball/Spinner Cable x 1
  • PVC Control Panel Overlay x 1

BUILD-A-CADE CP E TRACKBALL

 GRS trackball

f) 6 Button Control Panel(SHIP IN MARCH)

Features:

  1. Play Your Favourite 6 buttons fighting games and more
  2. High-performance micro switch
  3. Metal Joystick Shaft
  4. High-Quality PVC Control Panel Overlay

What is included?

  • 6 Button CP x 1
  • User Manual x 1
  • USB Cable x 1
  • PVC Control Panel Overlay x 1

More Authentic Artwork:

If your taste in arcade art differs from what we've included, Szabo's Arcades is offering custom artwork on their website, www.szabosarcades.com


STEM AUTHENTICATED:



Videos & Gameplay Footage:

How to Assemble the GRS BUILD-A-CADE?
How to install the software?









 

Designed by

arcade workshop


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SEE WHAT OTHER GAMERS LIKE YOU ARE DOING WITH THEIR BUILD-A-CADE 

The "Official" GRS Build-A-Cade Users Group


RetroPie is a trademark of Dr. Florian Müller

Raspberry Pi is a trademark of Raspberry Pi Ltd

Cabinet Kit

GRS BUILD-A-CADE - Cabinet Kit

Customer Reviews

Based on 36 reviews
92%
(33)
3%
(1)
6%
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MugsMalarky
Many Choices

I recently added the six button controller as an add on using the pod. Super easy putting it together. Had a little problem updating the pod but support quickly got me help. Recommend GRS as I have many of their products and all are top quality.

S
Sam Kimpton
A great little DIY Arcade project!

The GRS Build-A-Cade is a well-made, well-designed 1/6 scale arcade cabinet. I was impressed with the quality of the materials; the components fit together very well and the build was easy. Following the well-written and clear instructions, the build took about an hour. I also really loved that the parts were packaged really well. Everything has its place and is protected from damage by pre-cut foam dividers. My only real suggestion for future improvements would be if the console buttons could be microswitches that were a bit softer than the clicky buttons here. I'd love it if the controller boards were easier to swap out, but I understand why they're designed the way they are. But other than that, I have no complaints. Highly recommended!

B
Brandon James
Fun to build and nice design

This was fun to build and great design I hope they make a pinball version of this for a pi4

D
Darrin Lavallee
Absolutely love it

This is a great product only one thing wish it could do is rotate the physical screen , using a larger screen so you can use digital bezels for each game displayed and have it work with a Raspberry Pi 5 board otherwise it is awesome 🤩

A
Aaron Dyke
My GRS Mini Build a Cade

I was having problems during the assembly and software portion of my build of the mini cade. I reached out to customer service and got in touch and started going through the troubleshooting for my build. Turns out it was the PI not the GRS mini cade. But I was still helped thoroughly the troubleshooting practice and was given instructions on using and testing the wiring of the device with a voltage meter I owned but never operated. Now that's service and a helping hand. Now I know the problem, I can get a replacement PI so I can get to my gaming soon. Far as quality, everything was top notch quality and I actually enjoyed building the unit and learning the ins and outs of getting the pieces to fit. I was looking at getting a 1/6 arcade machine from another company with two games and cab art. Or I could pay a fraction of that cost for a gaming beast with all the games I want and get the custom artwork made for my needs and wants. Thanks again GRS. You proved the little guys can do better at gaming than the corporations.

Customer Reviews

Based on 36 reviews
92%
(33)
3%
(1)
6%
(2)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
M
MugsMalarky
Many Choices

I recently added the six button controller as an add on using the pod. Super easy putting it together. Had a little problem updating the pod but support quickly got me help. Recommend GRS as I have many of their products and all are top quality.

S
Sam Kimpton
A great little DIY Arcade project!

The GRS Build-A-Cade is a well-made, well-designed 1/6 scale arcade cabinet. I was impressed with the quality of the materials; the components fit together very well and the build was easy. Following the well-written and clear instructions, the build took about an hour. I also really loved that the parts were packaged really well. Everything has its place and is protected from damage by pre-cut foam dividers. My only real suggestion for future improvements would be if the console buttons could be microswitches that were a bit softer than the clicky buttons here. I'd love it if the controller boards were easier to swap out, but I understand why they're designed the way they are. But other than that, I have no complaints. Highly recommended!

B
Brandon James
Fun to build and nice design

This was fun to build and great design I hope they make a pinball version of this for a pi4

D
Darrin Lavallee
Absolutely love it

This is a great product only one thing wish it could do is rotate the physical screen , using a larger screen so you can use digital bezels for each game displayed and have it work with a Raspberry Pi 5 board otherwise it is awesome 🤩

A
Aaron Dyke
My GRS Mini Build a Cade

I was having problems during the assembly and software portion of my build of the mini cade. I reached out to customer service and got in touch and started going through the troubleshooting for my build. Turns out it was the PI not the GRS mini cade. But I was still helped thoroughly the troubleshooting practice and was given instructions on using and testing the wiring of the device with a voltage meter I owned but never operated. Now that's service and a helping hand. Now I know the problem, I can get a replacement PI so I can get to my gaming soon. Far as quality, everything was top notch quality and I actually enjoyed building the unit and learning the ins and outs of getting the pieces to fit. I was looking at getting a 1/6 arcade machine from another company with two games and cab art. Or I could pay a fraction of that cost for a gaming beast with all the games I want and get the custom artwork made for my needs and wants. Thanks again GRS. You proved the little guys can do better at gaming than the corporations.

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GRS BUILD-A-CADE | 1:6 scale arcade cabinet kit for use with Raspberry Pi™

$99.99