KADE miniArcade

Connect your arcade controls (or other switch based devices) to a wide range of hardware and software.

KADE miniArcade currently has support for systems including:

  • USB/HID Joystick (Windows, Linux, Mac, Android)
  • USB/HID Keyboard (Windows, Linux, Mac, Android)
  • Playstation 1
  • Playstation 2
  • Playstation 3
  • Original Xbox
  • MAME and Pinball

Plus there are additional systems supported when KADE is coupled with a low cost adaptor. Systems including Xbox 360, Gamecube, Wii, Dreamcast and many more.


USB Enabled AVR Microcontroller

The brains of KADE is a USB enabled AVR.  For the initial launch we have decided to use a Minimus AVR which is powered by an Atmel micro-controller (either AT90USB162 or ATMEGA32U2).

Arcade PCB

The arcade PCB has been designed as a breakout board to make wiring easy with the standard sized screw terminals. The AVR itself can be easily unplugged from the Arcade PCB for programming after the device is fitted into an arcade cabinet or fight stick.



We have developed a collection of firmwares that can be programmed to the KADE device to make it work with various systems.

All the firmwares will be made open source. If you know how to adapt the code and compile, you can make changes as you see fit as long as you follow the open source licensing.  Firmware will be released under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation. http://www.gnu.org/licenses/

Loader and Customiser

See the KADE Loader Page for more information about the free, open source software that allows you to easily customize and load any of the KADE firmwares onto the AVR via USB.

Have one already?

Start with our QuickStart guide: http://kadevice.com/?page_id=154

How to get it

emuKADE – the one and only official Kade store

This project is Opensource/Openhardware. Anyone can download the sources and schematics from the KADE forum.  You can support the project and KADE founders by purchasing from this site.  Join our email list for the latest updates around general sales of the KADE miniArcade.

Creative Commons License
KADE Hardware is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.


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