Making A Custom Arcade Table Out Of A Raspberry Pi 2 Model B+

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  1. Jack_Sparrow
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    I'm making a list of things i need, and i need to ask a few questions,

    1. How many buttons do i need to play most MAME games?
    2. Is there anything else you would recommend me buying?

    Here's my list so far of what i need:



    1. Joystick: http://www.adafruit.com/products/480
    2. 4 Buttons for actions: http://www.adafruit.com/products/471

    3. 2 Red LED buttons for start/ select buttons: http://www.adafruit.com/products/1192
    4. Wood ( Or a recycled Table)

    5. Raspberry Pi Breadboard (for the connecting of pins)

    6. Button Wiring: http://www.adafruit.com/products/1152

    7. Joystick Wiring: http://www.adafruit.com/products/793

    8. Electrical and Duct Tape

    9. TV/ Monitor (Preferably HD , size depends on what table we use)

    10. Extension Cord

    11. Power Strip

    Any ideas would be great! Thank you!
     
  2. TotalInsanity4

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    What kinds of games are you planning on playing? You may also want to throw a steering wheel into that list, maybe something you could wheel up to it and plug in when you want to use it?
     
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    I have USB ports on the side, so if i can find a USB steering weel that'd work, mostly MAME games and NES/SNES
     
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    I made mine with an old PC. all the wires are linked to a keyboard that I had. Works well up to PS2 but PS2 games are more fun with joystics.
    took my parts from : http://www.multicade.ca/
    I use maximus arcade for the frontend & of course emulators.
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    I'm modeling mine like this:

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    Nice look , always depend on what you wish to play with it :)

    I have more pictures but I get a "file too big" when I upload them...

    Keep up the good work !
     
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    That looks awesome :P
    I was going to ask if you were considering making it an arcade cabinet style, because then you could just use a CRT, but as you'd like it like that, what will you use for a screen?

    EDIT: Ensure it has net access, and SSH (because who doesn't want SSH?) and, if your budget can afford it, a small monitor connected to the HDMI section of a Pi, routing it to a small monitor and a wireless mouse/keyboard.
     
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    A 24 inch LCD monitor

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    With LED backlight
     
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    Ah. Also, please look what I added onto it :P

    IMO, a CRT would look more authentic but it's your decision
     
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    Using emulation station it should be able to browse the web, send emails, etc.
     
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    Interesting! How did you wire the joysticks and buttons to a keyboard? I'd actually be interested in doing something like that in the distant future
     
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    You could use the GPIO of a RasPi instead :P
     
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