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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


JOIN OUR FACEBOOK GROUP

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 38 reviews
92%
(35)
3%
(1)
5%
(2)
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A Garzone
loved it

Absolutely amazing! Top notch quality

O
Old School Gamer
The Build-A-Cade is fantastic!

What a fun project to put together. The finished product look fantastic, and is small enough to display on your desk or a shelf. Then you can grab it to play a few rounds of your favorite arcade games anytime you want. The built in speakers sound great, and the headphone jack keeps you from disturbing others when necessary. The mini controllers work great, and the 4.3 inch IPS screen can easily be viewed at any angle. You can also connect it to a big screen TV and plug in full size controllers if you want to play at a larger scale. Several companies even make optional art kits for it. It's the ultimate mini arcade cabinet I could only dream about as a kid. Plus, if you ever need assistance or just have questions, there are lots of helpful people on the Facebook page dedicated to it called (The "Official" GRS Build-A-Cade Users Group).

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

Customer Reviews

Based on 38 reviews
92%
(35)
3%
(1)
5%
(2)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
A
A Garzone
loved it

Absolutely amazing! Top notch quality

O
Old School Gamer
The Build-A-Cade is fantastic!

What a fun project to put together. The finished product look fantastic, and is small enough to display on your desk or a shelf. Then you can grab it to play a few rounds of your favorite arcade games anytime you want. The built in speakers sound great, and the headphone jack keeps you from disturbing others when necessary. The mini controllers work great, and the 4.3 inch IPS screen can easily be viewed at any angle. You can also connect it to a big screen TV and plug in full size controllers if you want to play at a larger scale. Several companies even make optional art kits for it. It's the ultimate mini arcade cabinet I could only dream about as a kid. Plus, if you ever need assistance or just have questions, there are lots of helpful people on the Facebook page dedicated to it called (The "Official" GRS Build-A-Cade Users Group).

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

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

$99.99