Pimoroni Picade Cabinet Kit - PIM468

Product ID: 2706


The Pimoroni Picade Cabinet is a stylish, retro, and fun arcade cabinet for your Raspberry Pi!

The Picade Cabinet comes in kit form for you to build at home. All parts, panels, and components are included - you just need to supply the Raspberry Pi and power adapter. We highly recommend using a Raspberry Pi 3 as the extra processing power gives great performance in many emulators.

This is the desktop arcade cabinet version of the Pimoroni Picade. We also carry a console controller version which doesn't have a screen or cabinet and just the Picade X Hat PCB on its own.

The panels are powder-coated in black so the end result feels like a finished, quality product. The chassis makes a great sounding-board for the included speakers, you can't fake that retro sound.

Total build time is around one to two hours and full instructions are available online. The only tools you'll need are a cross-head (Phillips/pozi) screwdriver and a small flat-head for the Picade PCB screw terminals.

Raspberry Pi is not included. Picade is compatible with all 40-pin Raspberry Pi's -  we recommend Raspberry Pi 3 B+ or Pi 4 with 2G of RAM or more. You'll also need a good 2.5A power supply if using a Pi 3B+ or 3A+ which is not included. If using a Pi 4, you'll need a good 3A power supply. You'll also need an SD card which is not included

Please note: RetroPie is the best known operating system for Picade, and the developers are working on support for Raspberry Pi 4. Check their website for the latest supported OS.

Check the Pimoroni website for more information!

Wanna upgrade to an even beeeger lovely screen? We also have the 10" Picade!


Technical Details

  • Assembled Dimensions
    • Height: 31.1cm / 12.25"
    • Depth: 22.8cm / 9"
    • Width: 22.2cm / 8.75"

Kit includes:

  • Black powder-coated cabinet panels
  • Picade X Hat (Arduino compatible with mono 3W amplifier) pre-loaded with the Picade software.
  • LCD panel mount with protective overlay
  • 8" LCD panel and driver board
  • 3" speaker (5W, 4Ω)
  • Attractive decals for the marquee and controls
  • HDMI, audio, and USB cables
  • A proper arcade joystick
  • Ten micro-switch arcade buttons
  • Custom assembled wiring looms
  • All other fixings, fasteners, nuts, and bolts
  • Picade enamel pin badge
  • Pimoroni super sticker collection
  • Picade poster/assembly instructions

For product support, replacement parts and warranty for Pimoroni products visit the Pimoroni forum or contact Pimoroni directly.

Revision History:

  • As of October 9, 2019 we are selling the updated version of the Picade Cabinet Kit. It includes the new USB-C version of the Picade X HAT, new display and display driver board, dedicated power button, and easier access to the interior of the cabinet.
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