Wednesday, 26 March 2014

some scetches of new control panel variants

Here`re some scetches of new control panel variants



2Player 4 Button and 1 Player 6 Button plus Trackball

Another Bartop finished

Seriously! It`s so f**** awesome seeing all this finished Bartop DIY Projects coming up.

Made by Tentacle :)

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Explaing Bartop Concept exchangeable Control Panels

Here`re some word about the Arcadeforge bartop design  concept of exchangeable control panels

Design concept is this : Normally Bartop Designer save here lots of money. I observed in my first prototype(s  ;) ) that the CPO like to bend, even with strong wood when using single layer panels.

In our bartop we use a control panel bracket plus control panel sheet. Thus the whole construction of the CPO has more strength.  It`s simply the fact that one layer CPO doesn't work very well and are prone to bend. All Arcade Cabs we ever seen works with brackets. So we did in our bartop design. When coming to this we worked out, that i`ts now VERY simple to swap CPO when using captive nuts in the bracket frame.



So a big plus is, that the ArcadeForge bartop offers the possibility to swap control panel. If one takes care of wiring with connectors then one could use different button layouts. We recommend to use DSUB 15 connector with NeoGeo Controller pinout. This way our Supergun MAK Strike can be used as basis ;)

Pics

6 Button Layout

2 Player 6Button Layout




1 Player 4 Button Layout


 

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Arcadeforge Bartop new version

We changed the ArcadeForge Bartop Design a little bit. First we put in a switch socket with combined switch and PSU plug in the back part.

Second we started a new air circulation concept. We scratched the fans cut in oart 006 and put one wider hole in the backdoor. This backdoor cut can be nicely covered with 120mm fan cover. Parts in the shop was updated as well.


Find here the new bartop design documentation.










Wednesday, 12 February 2014

PiJamma Installing GPIO Driver

Here`s a little tutorial for installing Arcade Controls via Raspberry GPIO Interface with PiJamma

Download driver and installation guide from PiJamma Page

http://arcadeforge.net/download/PiJamma-retro-gaming-with-raspberry-pi.zip


Directory retrogame contains all needed files. We did use Chameleon Pi during this installation. Use is „zx“ and password „spectrum“, this applies also for the network login. We assume that folder „retrogame“ is under  „/home/zx“. 

Steps
1.    Open Terminal.
2.    Activate uinput Kernal „sudo sh -c 'echo uinput >> /etc/modules“
3.    „cd /home/zx/retrogame“
4.    „sudo ./retrogame &“

To activate retrogame automatically durinf bootup:

1.    „sudo nano /etc/rc.local“
2.    Before last “exit o” insert „/home/zx/retrogame/retrogame &“
3.    „sudo reboot“

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Monday, 13 January 2014

Custom Stick Hucast

Custom Stick Hucast fpr Dreamcast with internal VMU. Based on Madcatz TE.





Thursday, 9 January 2014

Some more pics of PiJamma Enclosure




just some pics from the photo shooting

PiJamma for Raspberry Pi - Sound Installation

I´ve made some progressfor the sound installation of the PiJamma. PiJamma can be used in combination with Raspberry Pi in Arcade Cabs and Bartops for retro and arcade gaming installations.

Here is a quick shot of my test bench.
This time I just makde some videos explaning the sound interface.

Go here

English


German


Play Test

Further I updated the documentation for Arcade PiJamma and Raspberry Pi

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

PiJamma Enclosure Work







Almost forget to blog the Raspberry Pi PiJamma Enclosure work. It`s laser engraved and notifies the various connectors. PiJamma helps to build your Arcade Bartop or Cab. It comes with a Jamma Interface as well with C64 and Amiga plus Neogeo Gamecontroller Port Connectors. Raspberry Pi offers various retro console emulators and arcade machine emulator MAME (M.A.M.E.)




Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Wallix Arcade Bubble Bobble Bartop - DIY Kit from www.ArcadeForge.de

Hey,

 Wallix used our Arcade Forge Bartop DIY Kit for his awsome Bubble Bobble Bartop.

Happy new year to you all.





Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Saturday, 21 December 2013

New Arcadeforge Supergun MAK Strike v3 with Enclosure

We just released the ArcadeForge Supergun MAK Strike v3 unit. It comes with a new enclosure design and some new features.

- Audio Attentuation bypass. One can activate or deactivate the Audio Attentuation
- Solder Breakout for Player Button 6. This way ELF multigame PCBs can be configured to use button 6 on the jamma connector.
- Reworked wiring and use of more nice looking switches.

All other features are still valid.







Arcadeforge Bartop with Bubble Bobble Theme by Wallix.

Wallix build a Bartop with the ArcadeForge Bartop DIY kit with following setup

Motherboard Asus P8 H61-I Mini ITX Formfaktor
Mini ITX Netzteil
3 TB Festplatte
4 GB Speicher
Keystrike
Sanwa Buttons und Stick
19 Zoll CTX Monitor 1280x1024
Betriebssystem Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
Frontend Hyperspin




Monday, 2 December 2013

We was mentioned on hackaday :)

Check this out

http://hackaday.com/2013/11/30/a-raspberry-pi-arcade-stick/

Our Raspberry Pi addon called PiJamma was mentioned on hackaday. PiJamma is used in an arcade stick.

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Atari Centipede Restoration Part 3

Part 3 of my Centipede Restoration

Link to Part 2

I`ve some things to fix :

- Trackball plus replacement of roller and bearings
- Marquee Light
- Control Panel Buttons







 Just enjoy the pics. I`ve made them in a step-by-step manner.
 In the front one see the new button in red.

 I`ve used a led stripe for marquee bulb replacement
 I`ve pluged the LED Stripe simply to 12V test points of the ARII.

 Works.

 Almost finish. Here some pics of the inner stuff and the PCO.

 
 Time to play the first game! And oila, at first play I got the highscore with 59K points. 60K gives another live. :)