You can find our Picade build instructions here: http://learn.pimoroni.com/tutorial/picade/build
All comments and feedback are welcome for making them clearer and more useful. Oh and we're going to add images as soon as we can!
The majestic @ConnorPlant has also put together a detailed full build video covering every step of the process from more angles than a non-euclidean geometry course:
If you're a Raspberry Pi user, we're currently recommending RetroPie as the OS of choice to run on your Picade. You can download it from here, with separate images for the Pi 1/2: http://blog.petrockblock.com/retropie/retropie-downloads/
I'd suggest trying 3.0 RC 1. The latest and greatest has got to be good right? We're not involved in the project in an way, but you should expect to upgrade and replace your image periodically as development continues ( so a small USB drive will come in handy for backing up your games ).
After installing RetroPie on an SD card, and before booting it up, make sure you edit your
/boot/config.txt and add or uncomment ( remove the # before ):
Since the display is powered from the Pi it wont be properly detected at startup, so this is required to make it work.
- We recommend using a decent, 2A power supply for the Picade. You're free to choose, but the official Pi is a good bet since it's what we use and we know it works.
- The pins you want for connecting your LCD driver board are any 5v and any GND pin, you can find these here: http://pi.gadgetoid.com/pinout