Learn How To Build Your Own Retro Arcade System

Create your own retro arcade system with a Raspberry Pi computer & shoe box. Then add some bling to it with buttons, paint, designer tape and more.

Take a peek at some of what you will learn…

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Raspberry Pi Computer

Students will be taught about the Raspberry Pi computer, how to install software on it, how to connect components to it and how to configure those components to communicate with each other.

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Design & Engineering

Students will design and engineer their own retro arcade box. They will be given guidance on ways to engineer a proper layout for buttons, joystick, etc. and have full creative freedom on designing it.

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Test & Play

What fun would it be if you couldn't play with your retro arcade creation? Students will be given plenty of opportunity to test, tweak and play with their Raspberry Pi retro arcade system.

Turn your kids love of gaming into a learning opportunity

Our retro arcade workshop is designed to introduce students to the popular Raspberry Pi computer and how to build things with it. Students will learn the fundamentals of connecting basic computer components together along with configuring different components to communicate with each other.

Each student will be provided with their very own Raspberry Pi, arcade push buttons, joystick controller, arcade USB encoder with USB cable, mini screen, speakers and a shoe box. All of the parts needed to install, design and connect everything together will be provided. In addition, students will be provided with paint, decorative tape, stickers and other material that will allow them to bling out their retro arcade box.

Students will be able to customize their setup and be given plenty of time to play with their creation.

Where: Your school. We are currently servicing SLO County schools.
When: After school hours from 3:30pm to 5:00pm


  • The club will run for 3 days. Each day will be 1.5 hours.
  • Max 8 kids per club.
  • 1 teacher and 1 student helper per club

The retro arcade club is recommended for ages 10 to 14 but younger kids who are tech savvy can attend too.

Limited spots available. 2 teachers and 1 student helper will be teaching this workshop.

Hi, My name is Misty Lackie and I am one of the creators of CodeDigs. I have been developing software for over 15 years and love helping kids discover an early interest in technology. I have a 15-year-old son Nathan who early on became obsessed with technology and computers. At the age of 8, he starting hacking away at Minecraft and programming his own mods. At the age of 11, he started tinkering with the Raspberry Pi and created a solar powered plant watering system for his 6th grade science project. His most recent endeavor is programming mini Geometry assignments based on his Matheia lessons.

Coming from a longstanding background in software development and upon seeing the creativity that technology gives him, I wanted to find a way to turn his interests into a learning opportunity, and thus the idea for codedigs coding & technology workshops for kids was born.

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