My Bartop Arcade

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My Bartop Arcade

Post by oliddell » Thu May 25, 2017 11:44 pm

Hey guys just showing of my bartop arcade...anyone from Australia who was a teen in the 1980s and 90s will know where I got the marquee name from.
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Re: My Bartop Arcade

Post by Thump52 » Fri May 26, 2017 9:31 am

Nice job, I do a couple bartops myself.
Gus 8-)

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Re: My Bartop Arcade

Post by RarinImp » Fri May 26, 2017 3:38 pm

Very nice setup. Did you cut the cabinet yourself, or was it a flat pack? I ask because I'm considering making a bartop with some salvaged laptop lcds but all the flat packs I've been seeing are for 17,19 or 21/22 inch monitors.

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Re: My Bartop Arcade

Post by wermy » Fri May 26, 2017 3:45 pm

Very nice! What do you have running it?

Going to move this to the project show-off area where more people will see it. :)
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Re: My Bartop Arcade

Post by oliddell » Sat May 27, 2017 12:50 am

RarinImp wrote:
Fri May 26, 2017 3:38 pm
Very nice setup. Did you cut the cabinet yourself, or was it a flat pack? I ask because I'm considering making a bartop with some salvaged laptop lcds but all the flat packs I've been seeing are for 17,19 or 21/22 inch monitors.

Thank you very much. I did cut them myself, not sure if i can post direct links to what i based it around, but I found most of the things i need on http://www.instructables.com/

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Re: My Bartop Arcade

Post by oliddell » Sat May 27, 2017 1:00 am

wermy wrote:
Fri May 26, 2017 3:45 pm
Very nice! What do you have running it?

Going to move this to the project show-off area where more people will see it. :)
Thanks for the reply. I used a Raspberi pi 3 with Emulation Station. For a screen I cannibalized an old 15 (or 17?) inch monitor. For controls I bought:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-Player-Arca ... SwYIxX4lGl (Surprisingly good quality)

If i want player 2 i have an XBOX 360 wireless controller dongle connected and configured
For audio i bought a cheapo €15 amplifier and €10 speakers

As for tools all i used to cut the wood was a jigsaw and MK1 eyballs nothing elaborate (sandpaper,screwdrivers etc)

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Re: My Bartop Arcade

Post by oliddell » Sat May 27, 2017 1:03 am

Thump52 wrote:
Fri May 26, 2017 9:31 am
Nice job, I do a couple bartops myself.

Please share if able. Thanks.

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Re: My Bartop Arcade

Post by wermy » Sat May 27, 2017 8:34 am

Here's one I put together a couple years ago using an ion iCade as the housing: https://instagram.com/p/BUUqVhjF8dL/
Still works great, upgraded it with a pi 3 recently. :)
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Re: My Bartop Arcade

Post by oliddell » Sat May 27, 2017 10:25 am

wermy wrote:
Sat May 27, 2017 8:34 am
Here's one I put together a couple years ago using an ion iCade as the housing: https://instagram.com/p/BUUqVhjF8dL/
Still works great, upgraded it with a pi 3 recently. :)
So cool and original, what screen did you use ?

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Re: My Bartop Arcade

Post by wermy » Sat May 27, 2017 1:13 pm

Thanks! It uses an old, used 12.1" Dell laptop LCD panel, along with a controller board for it (I think it was about $50 together, so not too bad). Also uses one of these for the controls: http://www.ebay.com/itm/251241991403?_t ... EBIDX%3AIT
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