Robots86 - Arcade Machine

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Robots86 - Arcade Machine

Post by Robots86 » Thu May 05, 2016 1:10 pm

My first bit of fun with a Raspberry Pi.

Thought i'd share some pictures of my arcade machine build. The cabinet was cut from MDF boards, protected and painted.There is a keyboard drawer under the controls. It's about 3/4 size of standard arcade machine height. The artwork was fitted to the control board and some perspex for the backlit marquee.
Inside is a raspberry p model b hooked up to the controls with the help of a xin mo adapter.
It's fully equipped with all the classic arcade games and retro consoles :mrgreen:
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Re: Robots86 - Arcade Machine

Post by Spruc3Moose » Thu May 05, 2016 2:11 pm

Wow! That is amazing and would love to build one someday. Awesome job!

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Re: Robots86 - Arcade Machine

Post by wermy » Thu May 05, 2016 5:40 pm

Dude, nice! Looks factory-made. :D

I cheated and used an iCade as a starting point for mine. I'll post pictures some time...
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Re: Robots86 - Arcade Machine

Post by crispy_tofu » Thu May 05, 2016 11:22 pm

Agreed.
@OP, what is the size of the screen going to be?

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Re: Robots86 - Arcade Machine

Post by Robots86 » Fri May 06, 2016 12:42 am

crispy_tofu wrote:Agreed.
@OP, what is the size of the screen going to be?

I used an old flatscreen tv/monitor combo that i had lying around. Its about 18inchs

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Re: Robots86 - Arcade Machine

Post by Robots86 » Fri May 06, 2016 12:46 am

wermy wrote:Dude, nice! Looks factory-made. :D

I cheated and used an iCade as a starting point for mine. I'll post pictures some time...
Thanks for the feedback. It was great fun to build. Hoping my gameboy turns out just as good!
Yeah get it posted when you can :mrgreen:

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Re: Robots86 - Arcade Machine

Post by Robots86 » Fri May 06, 2016 12:46 am

Spruc3Moose wrote:Wow! That is amazing and would love to build one someday. Awesome job!

Thanks Spruc3Moose :mrgreen:

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Re: Robots86 - Arcade Machine

Post by Kilren » Sat May 14, 2016 1:01 am

Well this is freaking amazing! Happen to have templates or guides drawn for the cabinet? I would love to steal this idea. Also, where did you get the stickers?

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Re: Robots86 - Arcade Machine

Post by theking » Sat May 14, 2016 6:34 am

Nice job!
Im kind of n00b qbout thouse things. So my first project is GBZ and then latter on we will see. One day maybe i will build something like this.

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Re: Robots86 - Arcade Machine

Post by Robots86 » Sun May 15, 2016 5:45 am

Kilren wrote:Well this is freaking amazing! Happen to have templates or guides drawn for the cabinet? I would love to steal this idea. Also, where did you get the stickers?

I might have a few sketches around but i kind of just designed it as i built it. I started with the 2 sides. Once i had the shape i wanted i figured out how many centre pieces I would need. All of these are obviously the same width and various heights. The control panel i planned out straight onto the wood, drilled the holes for buttons and joystick and then used this as a template for the acrylic cover.
The artwork was just made from a bundle of images I found and edited on my computer. I then found an online printing service that offered sticky back vinyl.

The controls are easy enough to wire up if you use the xin mo adapter i went with.

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