FabArcade: The Open-Source Vintage Video Arcade
Do you want to really experience playing vintage 80's video games?
Got a Fab Lab in your neighborhood? Ready to build something real?
Then make a FabArcade!
FabArcade is the first fully open-source video arcade gaming station that can be built completely at any Fab Lab using digital tools.
The FabArcade uses
OK, how do I make one?
Our GamesWe wrote three arcade games in vintage 80's style using the Processing programming language and IDE:
TeamFabArcade was the idea of Prof. Dr. Jan Borchers from RWTH Aachen University.
His PhD students René Bohne and Simon Völker supervised the student project.
It was carried out over the course of 8 weeks by BSc and MSc students from computer science, technical communication, architecture, and education, as part of a practical lab called Multimodal Media Madness during the summer of 2013.
HousingMarcos De Luis Bolinaga
Arduino ControllerMirko Kugelmeier
Raspberry PiFlorian Busch
Assembly Instructions and Files
- Instructions: FabArcade Doku.pdf
- Design Files (SVG) for your Lasercutter: FabArcade_LasercutterParts.zip
- NOVICE Disk Image for Raspberry Pi (1. UnZip to obtain .img file, 2. Mirror .img (dd) to sd card (min. 4GB!)
- STANDARD Bundle for Raspbian
Creative Commons License
FabArcade by RWTH Aachen University is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution - Noncommercial - ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.