Would someone like to build my Picade?


#1

I purchased a Picade kit about a year ago, plus the 12" screen option (from eBay). Unfortunately I haven’t had time to build mine and I don’t think I will for for the forseeable future 😞

I know it’s not exactly part of the maker / DIY spirit, and I apologize for that, but I really would love to get this kit built up, so maybe I can…

  1. ship the kit to you (plus Pi of course)
  2. you build it for a fair 💰 price (TBD)
  3. you ship the completed / working Picade to me (postage fully covered in step two of course!)

If anyone is interested (ping @angel77lopez I am a big fan of your work here), just PM me… any questions feel free to reply!

Note that I would prefer folks who have built a Picade before so they have some experience, if possible.


#2

Hello. You pinged me on your post. I would love to put together your picade but I live in the United States. I think you are in UK. Thanks for mentioning the artwork. I just enjoy contributing to the community. Hope others find that art work that is just right for the picade. Have a good day.


#3

I’m in Berkeley, CA – definitely in the USA.


#4

Hi

You should be able to assemble it in around 90 minutes. The installation of Retropie is basically download and write to SD card.

I would offer to do it but as I am in the UK I would think the shipping costs would be too prohibitive.

Cheers

Paul


#5

Damn Paul, I would have let you build mine before going through all that…

Seriously @codinghorror, doing a basic build is pretty straight forward. Once you upgrade the screen and get the single power source it can get complex. I don’t regret doing it at all, it was VERY rewarding.


#6

Building everything was half the fun! Why limit the fun to only 50%?


#7

I agree. I did mine on a Saturday with my 4 year old daughter. She loved it.


#8

Definition of "Build" - A small project that is completed quickly when you don’t have any other obligations.
Definition of "Project" - An even smaller project that’s usually completed over a couple of years on odd Saturdays thanks to other obligations.

You’ll get used to a lot of ‘Projects’ everywhere. The fun is altering the design to make it better over the years it takes. :)

That being said, if you do get it built by somebody else, make sure you have a look inside some weekend you get. It’s fun to have an arcade cabinet, but it’s even cooler to know how one works!


#9

No takers, eh? $100 USD? $200 USD? (Plus extra postage on top of that of course)

I guess my DIY aspirations outrun my actual time available, being one of two full-time working parents with three kids (ages 5 5 and 8), a startup to run, and… gosh… I dunno. :(


#10

I would happily do it but I’m in the UK, I’ve also built one before. I also have plenty of free time at the moment due to Summer break.


#11

As others have said, it really doesn’t take that long. My 10yo got one for Christmas and assembled it within 2 hours. It’s half the fun of the Picade!