Arcade

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

Beginnings

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

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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.

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.

Controls

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

Controller options:

  • Buy one
  • Hack a keyboard
  • 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?).