I apologise in advance if this topic has been discussed elsewhere on the forum (and I'm sure it has, but I wasn't sure where to look) but I'm looking for some help with building my own bartop arcade.
I'm completely new to the Raspberry Pi world, electronics and digital making etc, so I wanted to know if there is a very comprehensive, go to guide that I could follow to build my project? I've been wanting to make one for a while now and plan to give it a go over the summer holidays.
I have an idea of what I'd need, but I was unsure of two things:
- How would I go about wiring the buttons and arcade stick to the Pi? Is there a HAT or PCB of some sort that I have to use?
If I use a HDMI monitor as a display, will I still need external speakers to have sound?
I was thinking of buying a flat packed, pre cut bartop kit made of MDF, I've seen a few on eBay and I have an old LCD monitor I plan on using as well as the arcade parts and Pi 3, is there much else I'd need to get this off the ground?
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Please forgive me for being a super n00b, but I'm told the Pi/Makers Community are very accepting of folk like me! Thank you!