The deluxe arcade controller kit from Monster Joysticks is designed to be an easy to assemble, durable and fun project for anyone from noobs to pro's.
The shell has been laser cut from Birch Plywood and is sold untreated. This means there will be slight scorch marks on one side but it also means you can finish it in any way you like. We would reccomend lightly sanding the panels with a 400 grit sandpaper and then finish it with a stain or oil of your choosing.
The joystick and buttons are all genuine Sanwa Denshi Co. arcade parts, these are designed to survive the most extreme usage and offer some of the highest precision available.
Assembly of the kit is easy and only requires a screwdriver, no soldering required. Full assembly instructions can be found here.
Included with the kit is the Monster Joysticks GPIO Interface for the Raspberry Pi. This is compatible with versions 4,3B+,3,2,B+,A+ of the Raspberry Pi and is compatible the fantastic SNESDEV drivers and is included in the hugely popular RetroPie software suite. This makes the software setup a complete doodle, you may even have all of this setup on your Raspberry Pi already so you can drop it into our Arcade Controller Kit and away you go.
Please Note: Raspberry Pi is not included.
This kit now uses our updated V2.0 adapter, it works in exactly the same way as our previous adapter but you can now use this kit as a USB joystick either with or without a Raspberry Pi installed.
You can now connect multiple kits to either a single kit with a Raspberry Pi installed or to a Windows, Mac, Linux or MiSTer computer for multiplayer action