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by tek909
Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:34 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Arcade/console solutions
Replies: 17
Views: 4480

Re: Arcade/console solutions

You need to make something like this but for the PI. http://www.skpang.co.uk/blog/archives/152 Theres someone working on a bare metal GBA emulator for the PI. YESSSS! this is exactly what i am working towards. check the web site i posted further up in the thread where i will be getting all my hardw...
by tek909
Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:10 am
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Arcade/console solutions
Replies: 17
Views: 4480

Re: Arcade/console solutions

my R-PI has finally arrived let the testing begin. Going to try something basic first, getting mame up and running then go from there.
by tek909
Tue Jul 24, 2012 4:10 am
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Arcade/console solutions
Replies: 17
Views: 4480

Re: Arcade/console solutions

hey all just an update on where i am at with this project. still waiting on my R-PI to show up which is a real shame as i am keen to get started. i have decided to try using the U360 via USB rather than trying to use the GPIO. mostly as if it works this will be a less scary option for your average j...
by tek909
Fri Jul 20, 2012 4:39 am
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Arcade/console solutions
Replies: 17
Views: 4480

Re: Arcade/console solutions

in addition to the above for anyone else like myself not up on the technical stuff on a 555timer, i found this wikki post which details the "one shot" config. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/555_timer_IC
by tek909
Fri Jul 20, 2012 3:22 am
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Arcade/console solutions
Replies: 17
Views: 4480

Re: Arcade/console solutions

analog joysticks were first used in the Apple ][, and the solution used there was copied to the joystick logic of the PC. In principle its just a 555 timer configured as a "one shot" with the potmeter of the joystick, in combination with a 100nF capacitor, determines the one-shot time. The 555 is b...
by tek909
Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:52 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Arcade/console solutions
Replies: 17
Views: 4480

Re: Arcade/console solutions

I am glad to see the replies starting to mount up. The info being provided is awesome !!!. Thanks to Bursar for that detail as it cleared up some of the questions that have been mulling around in my skull. Has anyone got any more info on how we can do this with the GPIO header particularly with the ...
by tek909
Thu Jul 19, 2012 3:41 am
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Arcade/console solutions
Replies: 17
Views: 4480

Arcade/console solutions

Hi guys. I like many have very little know how when it comes to programming and electronics but would like to trudge on and learn as I go to feed my geeky gaming habits. I started this topic as a place where people (mostly noobs) can post questions and findings to slowly build some step buy step ins...
by tek909
Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:08 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Iridium Rising - 3D space combat for the Pi
Replies: 64
Views: 15707

Re: Iridium Rising - 3D space combat for the Pi

exciting stuff
I really want to give this a crack but due to demand I have to wait 6 weeks before my PI will show up. 
by tek909
Wed Jul 18, 2012 6:42 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Raspberry Pi based Synthesizer
Replies: 56
Views: 27803

Re: Raspberry Pi based Synthesizer

all QQ aside ... its still a super awesome fun rainbow happy idea. yes you can buy some purpose built hardware to get the best possible sounds. But some of the greatest inventions including sounds have come for failures. The 303 failed at what it was intended for and was only in production for 18 mo...
by tek909
Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:50 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Coin Operated Arcade Machine (MAME)
Replies: 18
Views: 18970

Re: Coin Operated Arcade Machine (MAME)

Hi, I only recently had the R-PI pointed out to me but making a coffiee table style arcade machine has been a dream of mine for a long time. up until now, mounting a whole PC to a coffiee table seemed daft and I have been looking for a light weight solutions and the R-PI seems like the perfect cheep...

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