I always want to have my own arcade game machine. Today I tried Lakka, actually, I tried RetroPi before. Lakka is a lightweight Linux distribution that transforms a small computer into a full blown game console.

First of all, I would like to list my hardware for this small project.

  • Raspberry Pi 3 Model B
  • 16GB MicroSD card
  • Monitor: Acer AL1716, which is VGA connector
  • AC power adapter, I use the one from my old smartphone
  • Afterglow Xbox 360 wired controller
  • DragonRise Arcade joypad
  • HDMI A to VGA converter
  • 2 way Speakers

Second, the basic Lakka information.

Lakka is built on LibreELEC, LibreELEC is a fork of OpenELEC. It makes it support a lot of different hardware.

From Raspberry Pi Zero to Raspberry Pi 3, from Odroid-C1 to Odroid-XU3/4, and also support PC, Orange Pi, Cubieboard, etc.

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