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Raspberry pi arcade


By Daditude

1 year ago



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#19 1 year ago

2 zero delay USB encoders
Pi 3b+
Arcade punks
Go for it! The fun is in the building.

For zero delay, as stated, both encoders must be set the same (so ie: if 2 = A on left,then 2 = A on right player).

I ebayed a marquee as well.

Keep us posted!

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#25 1 year ago

Try a different amicable, or reverse the ends. Some cables are direction specific.

Added 17 months ago:

I just realized "amicable" was a spell check went wrong post.

It was supposed to read "hdmi cable".

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#34 1 year ago

I believe that is called a "vesa" mount. I'll have to check, but basically, yes, that is so you can mount to the wall.

I just used a 32" tv for mine. Sounds as though if you are not going the "pro look" route, you could easily get away with a cheap tv. Opinions vary, or course.

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#38 1 year ago

Give us a few pics and/or a sketch of what you're working with.

#41 1 year ago

Could you use something like this?

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#44 1 year ago

Go to Lowes/home depot type place. Check around the hardware/fasteners aisles, or ask an employee.

I agree with mcluvin, get a decent drill bit set, and a step as well. Looks like a cone sort of.

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#45 1 year ago

Any luck?

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#49 1 year ago

Progress, always good!

#52 1 year ago
Quoted from tslayer71:

Is anyone using an x-arcade joystick with there raspberry pi / retropie setup?

I have for testing purposes.

#63 1 year ago

Looking good!

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#75 1 year ago

Which games in particular?

Are they all from a specific company (ex:Atari)?

#78 1 year ago

OK, well, how about a top 10 list?

Give us something. I'm wondering if the control buttons are different for the games you are trying to start.

My other thought is that the Pie simply won't play certain games. Mine won't play Blood Brothers, but will play a similar Pirate game.

Also, maybe check the roms. You could try reloading the games giving you issues.

Glad to hear you are sort of up and running though.

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#81 1 year ago

A few things to think about if you haven't already (sounds as if you probably know though):

You obviously don't need 100,000 games, so I'd start by making a smaller "folder" with about 20 games you really want, that use a similar controller pattern. That being said, it's always super cool to have "whatever" you want to play at your fingertips! It goes without saying you should create an image of your card when you get it, just in case things get wacky.

I installed a small fan inside my cab. The RaspPi doesn't get too hot I don't think, but I figured I'd be leaving it on a lot, so why not invest another $5? I placed a small switch under the cab for the fan and had my surge react to it so the entire unit, sans Pi, would activate when that switch was toggled. Guess what, didn't work. Too little draw I guess? So maybe test your surge before installing everything.

Also, will you be shutting the Pi down too? My program has a screen saver, which is pretty nice, so it helps when guests/kids are over and they just walk away. Trying to avoid burn in, especially if you are using a CRT. If you are shutting down will you be using the sleep command, or just killing it every time?

Glad your CP worked out, that's awesome! And lucky

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