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* Maybe an Amiga can also be build into this retro gaming system if [[Impy]] likes to participate.
 
* Maybe an Amiga can also be build into this retro gaming system if [[Impy]] likes to participate.
 
* [http://games.slashdot.org/story/11/03/08/0443246/Gameduino-Project-Aims-To-Game-ify-the-Arduino Gameduino] could be nice.
 
* [http://games.slashdot.org/story/11/03/08/0443246/Gameduino-Project-Aims-To-Game-ify-the-Arduino Gameduino] could be nice.
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* Xbox (1st gen) is a great platform too, it's cheap and fast enough for MAME and other emus, it has USB-compatible ports (with a different form factor) for joysticks
  
 
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Revision as of 11:16, 1 April 2011


Arcade
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What:
Make an arcade machine!
Participants:
Koenraad, Koen, Tom2, Kasper
Locations:
Whitespace
Cornify

Beginnings

Sandb acquired some kiosk stands discarded by his employer. They look ideally suited to make Arcade Machine.

Arcade1.jpg
Arcade2.jpg
Arcade3.jpg
Arcade4.jpg
Arcade5.jpg

Brains

  • Small Linux box with MAME can easily fit into the bottom cabinet with room to spare.
  • An easy option to switch from emulated to real hardware would be nice. I(Koen)'m planning to donate a Sega Mega Drive if we're going to use it.
  • Maybe an Amiga can also be build into this retro gaming system if Impy likes to participate.
  • Gameduino could be nice.
  • Xbox (1st gen) is a great platform too, it's cheap and fast enough for MAME and other emus, it has USB-compatible ports (with a different form factor) for joysticks

Screen

An Arcade machine should be CRT based. However that might not be possible in the cabinet we are going to base this on. We need measurements for fitting an LCD in the opening. A custom bezel may be needed. External party (Tom2) may be able to provide 17" 1280*1023 lcd with speakers built into foot.

Controls

We need some brainstorming on what kind of controls we want on the panel.

Controller options:

  • Buy one
  • Hack a keyboard and add arcade controls. External party (Tom2) is willing to donate happ arcade controls consisting of 2 joysticks, 14 buttons, player1/2-button. See pictures for a preview.
Arcade-Controls1.jpg
Arcade-Controls2.jpg
  • Build a keyboard emulating thingamajad (arduino?)
  • A USB Joystick is also available for this project. This joystick can be tested using these commands:
sudo apt-get install joystick
jscal /dev/input/js0
jstest /dev/input/js0

Speakers

Low-quality speakers for playing 8-bit music are needed. We should hide them somewhere (bottom of the controls panel?).

Artwork

Existing backlighted panels (especially on top) can be used for some tacky artwork/whitespace logo. Vinylcutter at timelab can be used for this.