berighteous
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My new Raspberry Pi Bartop Arcade cases

Wed Nov 06, 2013 2:06 am

I play a lot of games on my Pies. I built these for a friend of mine.
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on youtube...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-p6f5DxiXo

Using Happ competition parts and zero delay usb encoders for the controls. The monitors I use have a built in usb hub, so I plug the controllers into it, the hub into the pi, and I have an extra usb port for a keyboard if I need to tweak the config.
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Running mame4all=pi in advmenu
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thelini
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Re: My new Raspberry Pi cases

Thu Nov 07, 2013 1:10 pm

They look awesome.

I wish I had the time..

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Re: My new Raspberry Pi cases

Thu Nov 07, 2013 1:47 pm

sweet. I like the plastic trim, how did you do that?
Tony

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Re: My new Raspberry Pi cases

Thu Nov 07, 2013 6:37 pm

It's arcade 3/4" t-molding. It comes in several colors. I use a t-slot router bit and cut a slot down the middle of all the parts, that the tongue of the t-molding fits into. Makes for a nice edge look.

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Re: My new Raspberry Pi cases

Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:03 pm

Stylish and cute! Like 'em.

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Re: My new Raspberry Pi cases

Fri Nov 08, 2013 1:28 am

We have an N64 and PS1 does anyone have information on how to get the games into a useable form for use on the Pi?

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Re: My new Raspberry Pi cases

Fri Nov 08, 2013 2:58 am

Do you have instructions so we could replicate your work?

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Re: My new Raspberry Pi cases

Fri Nov 08, 2013 4:18 am

I would have thought to make the sides in a single piece. Any reason to use two, other than great design sense?

berighteous
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Re: My new Raspberry Pi cases

Fri Nov 08, 2013 8:03 am

Several reasons:
1) It's way faster and easier to rout the t-molding slots if the parts are convex. Then I can use the router table instead of having to run a hand held router around the parts. Takes literally 30 seconds to do all the pieces on the router table and it's a lot safer.
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2)Since the control panel is a separate part, it's easier to wire and set up and I can make it wider.
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3) Since the monitor section and the control panel are separate pieces, I can swap out control panels with different configurations.
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4) Also, it's easier to mount the monitor since I can lay the bezel section flat on the table and let gravity hold the monitor down while I attach it directly to the wooden bezel.
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I've done some the other way too... Image

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Re: My new Raspberry Pi cases

Fri Nov 08, 2013 8:19 am

I'm going to draw up some plans and post a link to them when I get the chance.

The monitor section is 20" high x 18.5" wide x10" deep. The monitor bezel is 18.5"x15" to accommodate the 17" monitors. The control panel is 20" wide x 7" deep. The CP sides are 5" high x 9.5" long (they extend 2.5" past the control surface to overlap the sides of the monitor section.) The control panel front is 2.25" high x20" wide.

I'm hoping to convince my wife to let me buy a CNC machine so I can make kits in a few months, if there's any interest. I also sell the parts - joysticks, buttons, usb encoders, etc.

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Re: My new Raspberry Pi cases

Fri Nov 08, 2013 3:30 pm

Hiya

I would have 2 or 3 of these off you if you can produce a kit.....one for a mini-itx board I have, and one for
a raspi.

Where in the world are you located ???

Matt

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Re: My new Raspberry Pi cases

Fri Nov 08, 2013 5:53 pm

I'm in Western Colorado.

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Re: My new Raspberry Pi cases

Sat Nov 09, 2013 7:44 pm

I've been looking into making something like this for AGES.

Now with a kid on the way, I'm thinking it might be worth while. Be a fun way to teach a kid to program, make an arcade game :D
dan3008 wrote:Pays your money, takes your choice

berighteous
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Re: My new Raspberry Pi cases

Sun Nov 10, 2013 1:36 am

They're way fun. I dig the advmenu showing the game animations in the menu as you move around and even better, as a screen saver. It shows the game animations full screen in random order, and if you see one that looks fun you can start that game directly. I play some games I've never heard of before.

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Re: My new Raspberry Pi cases

Mon Nov 18, 2013 6:53 pm

This is awesome and you inspired me to try to make something like this with my son.
I am sure it wont look as cool ( you look like quite the cabinet maker)
I want to ask do you have any plans or layout drawings for the unit?

Bob

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Re: My new Raspberry Pi Bartop Arcade cases

Tue Dec 17, 2013 12:31 am

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Working on a red one now, just for neo geo games.

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Re: My new Raspberry Pi Bartop Arcade cases

Sun Feb 02, 2014 2:51 am

Did you ever get the plans completed?

"I'm going to draw up some plans and post a link to them when I get the chance.

The monitor section is 20" high x 18.5" wide x10" deep. The monitor bezel is 18.5"x15" to accommodate the 17" monitors. The control panel is 20" wide x 7" deep. The CP sides are 5" high x 9.5" long (they extend 2.5" past the control surface to overlap the sides of the monitor section.) The control panel front is 2.25" high x20" wide."

berighteous
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Re: My new Raspberry Pi Bartop Arcade cases

Tue Feb 04, 2014 2:27 am

I've been waiting to get my CNC machine before I can make more accurate plans. I'm looking to get it up and running sometime this month. I'm going to be cutting some easy to build, slotted mdf kits for the complete cabinet and for separate control panels. When I can make sure all the plans are dimensionally accurate, I'll post a link on here.

Sorry for the delay. We just moved and my tools are still in boxes until I can get the garage shelves finished.

berighteous
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Re: My new Raspberry Pi Bartop Arcade cases

Tue Feb 04, 2014 2:27 am

I've been waiting to get my CNC machine before I can make more accurate plans. I'm looking to get it up and running sometime this month. I'm going to be cutting some easy to build, slotted mdf kits for the complete cabinet and for separate control panels. When I can make sure all the plans are dimensionally accurate, I'll post a link on here.

Sorry for the delay. We just moved and my tools are still in boxes until I can get the garage shelves finished.

berighteous
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Re: My new Raspberry Pi Bartop Arcade cases

Sun Apr 27, 2014 7:29 pm

crap it's been months and my tools are still in boxes... but I do have a 4'x4' CNC machine now...
I'm hoping to do some real case design work this week...

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Re: My new Raspberry Pi Bartop Arcade cases

Sun Apr 27, 2014 7:44 pm

Wow absolutely outstanding ,very well done my friend and best wishes Brian. :) :)

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Re: My new Raspberry Pi Bartop Arcade cases

Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:13 am

I finally have prototypes of the new bartop arcade cabinets. If there's any interest for kits I'm nearly ready to sell them. (US only for now)
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Marquee version
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Both are 20" wide.

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Re: My new Raspberry Pi Bartop Arcade cases

Tue Jul 15, 2014 5:56 pm

I am interested in the kit. Have you worked out pricing yet?

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Re: My new Raspberry Pi Bartop Arcade cases

Thu Nov 26, 2015 5:47 pm

Stupid voice control. Let me try that post again. Are your kits for sale yet?

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