ARpiCADE is the official distribution for the RaspberryJAMMA adapter.

RaspberryJAMMA running ARpiCADE is the easiest way to breath new life into your existing arcade cabinet.

Simply plug in and get gaming.

RaspberryJAMMA is a Raspberry Pi JAMMA adapter that converts a Raspberry PI into a true JAMMA board, allowing you to run tons of cool RPi software and emulators.  ARpiCADE is the operating system that runs the RaspberryJAMMA.

No modification to your JAMMA arcade cabinet is required (unless you want to add a kick harness). It can be configured for normal JAMMA (w/ optional kick harness) or for 6 buttons on JAMMA via dipswitches.

Video out is RGBS on JAMMA or can be reconfigured to output higher resolutions through VGA. The board features amplified mono sound or line level stereo can be used.


What are the important parts again?

RaspberryJAMMA: an adapter that allows you to use a Raspberry PI to power your JAMMA compliant arcade machine.  Currently, RaspberryJAMMA supports the Raspberry PI 2 and 3.

Buy RaspberryJAMMA


ARpiCADE (pron AR-pie-kade): the Raspbian operating system that powers the RaspberryJAMMA.

Download ARpiCADE


Raspberry PI: the tiny, super cheap computer that powers the RaspberryJAMMA and runs ARpiCADE.




With the RaspberryJAMMA and ARpiCADE, all you have to do to get running is:

  1. Download and flash ARpiCADE onto an 8 GB SD Card
  2. Put your SD Card into a computer and copy your roms on to the SD Card
  3. Put the SD Card into your RPi (mounted on the RaspberryJAMMA)
  4. Plug the RaspberryJAMMA into your JAMMA compliant arcade machine

And get gaming! Learn more about setup here.


See the ARpiCADE and RaspberryJAMMA in action

Check out these select videos from the community showcasing the ARpiCADE and RaspberryJAMMA



ARpiCADE Features:

ARpiCADE comes with pre-installed emulators, including:

  • MAME v 0.172, v 0.181
  • AdvanceMAME
  • MAME4all
  • Retroarch
  • FBA_next
  • and more…

It also come pre-installed running your choice of front-end:

  • Attract-Mode
  • AdvanceMENU


ARpiCADE Requirements:

  • Raspberry PI v2 or v3
  • RaspberryJAMMA adapter
  • A JAMMA compliant arcade machine


Buy RaspberryJAMMA or Download ARpiCADE