Pre-sale question Picade


#1

Hello
I’m interested to buy a Picade, but I’m interested to know if is possible to buy the same pack but with a 12inch monitor (and not 8inch), and if is possible to change the button color

Thanks for reponse


#2

Unfortunately we can’t make up custom kits, but you can buy replacement buttons from us (https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/colourful-arcade-buttons) or from dozens of other suppliers if you want clicky, silent, light-up, cherry MX switches or any of the other choices out there.

We don’t have any 12" monitors left, and have been unable to find any stock. They’re a dead form-factor and resolution with no big-box retail product to keep manufacturers interested in producing them. There’s a trickle out there, though, and if you search these very forums you’ll find plenty of users who’ve successfully purchased and installed one from EBay.


#3

Hey FYI I bought this one from ebay and this exact seller and it worked like a charm.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/170947783291


#4

I used the same screen as mentioned above, same Ebay seller in China.

it took a couple of weeks to arrive but once it did it was pretty straightforward to fit - there’s no instructions but the image on the listing basically shows you all you need to know. It actually fits the picade cabinet better than the 8" one (which kept slipping a little in my build). This one is a perfect fit. You’ll need to either cut the existing black card bezel or make a new one from black card.

You’ll need a 12v power supply for it too though - it won’t run off the 5V USB power like the original 8" screen does.

I got this one and it works fine.

As for the screen, it’s okay for the price - you can get better quality ones for more money, but this does the job - on mine there is slight uneven lighting ( the bottom is lighter than the top, noticeable on dark static screens like menus) and the viewing angle is narrow - noticeable when someone else is playing and you are looking from the side. The contrast ratio isn’t as good as a more expensive screen. However for the most part, you are sitting right in front of it and playing a fast moving arcade game so these flaws aren’t too noticeable.

Here’s mine in action:

I got my buttons from www.arcadeworlduk.com


#5

thanks for all reply

and… does is possible to buy only all electric componets (joystic+button+card, screen etc etc without external structure) ?


#6

We have the HAT and parts kit, which is unfortunately currently out of stock, but you can see it here: https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/picade-hat


#7

Thanks for reply
My interest is Just to buy all necessary part to construct a working console With my actual Rpi, With detailled instructions manual…

any solutions?


#8

Sounds like you need the full Picade Kit (with screen) or the Picade BYO Screen Kit (without screen)? We have a full tutorial and video to show you how to build it.


#9

Sure. My intention Was to made a wall suspence arcade.If I dont find Other solution, yes, i Will buy a picade With screen.