My name is John. I am sitting here with my grandson Daniel. Daniel has a form of Muscular Dystrophy. This condition causes him to have generally weaker muscles than the average person.
My grandson and I have been working together in my garage for many years now. We started with carpentry when Daniel was only seven. Daniel is now 14, and in the past year, as a change we started on electronics. We have little experience in Arduino and have a few things such as kits. Recently we built a balancing robot, which happily works very nicely.
We have been told by one of my friends to try using Raspberry Pi. After taking this into consideration, we decided to build an Arcade machine, which brings us to our problem:
I have little experience with electronics, yet my grandson Daniel takes to this like a duck out of water. We have recently completed the body of an arcade machine including the monitor, but we are now needing to find the right componentry to begin building the electrical wiring, which for us is the hard part. We were wondering if any of you guys could help us with what we need to purchase.
We know we need to start with a raspberry Pi, buttons and joystick, but it is the communication between these components and the monitor that we are unsure of. If you have any suggestions, please let us know in the comments section bellow.
John and Daniel