Joined: May 22, 2003 Posts: 23941 Location: NSW, Australia
Posted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:38 am Post subject: Modded Arcade1UP Cabinet (First Attempt) - PICS
Hi guys, Happy New Year and all that. I hope you all had a great new years and looking forward to the year ahead.
I just wanted to share some pics of my first attempt at modding a Arcade1UP cabinet. It turned out pretty dam nice and it only took a few hours to mod (most of the time was spent waiting for parts to arrive, and building/configuring the retropie image). If you're looking to convert your own cabinet, its simple, and well worth taking a look.
What you'll need:
- USB Encoder OR USB Encode + Buttons
- New Joysticks (or you can rewire the original)
- Raspberry PI 3B + Power Supply (I used the 3B it was cheap)
- LCD Display Controller with HDMI (see ebay here)
- SD Memory Stick
- Retropie Image
The main thing you'll want to double check it the model number on the back of your monitor. Each series uses a different monitor, so you'll need to buy the right HDMI/VGA converter for that model. There are plenty of videos on YouTube which will show you how to connect your monitor. if you get stuck. Here's a link to ETA Prime's YouTube video which first caught my attention late last year.
EDIT: Don't mind the blue line down the middle of the screen. Arcade1up have already sent out a replacement monitor, but I just havent fitted it yet. lol
Joined: May 23, 2003 Posts: 300 Location: Australia
Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2023 11:44 am Post subject:
Got it all finished just in time for quarantine! haha Loving it. Played OUTRUN for a good few hrs last night, started on some of my other favorites attempting to finish them all.
It was great to see your arcade setup last weekend, mate. Your VR setup with the motion cockpit was amazing. I can't remember the last time we hung out like that, man. Let's do it again soon. _________________ XBOX 360 ELITE:
- Custom Faceplate
- Mods Coming
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