Uzebox based mini arcade cab

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Uzebox based mini arcade cab

Post by Harty123 » Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:03 pm

Hi,

I want to built an Uzebox mini arcade cabinet based on the Arcadi iPad mini arcade system...

Today I received my Arcadi iPad mini from Amazone UK:
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Arcadi iPAD mini arcade system
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In the next days I will open the case, add the Uzebox hardware and a 5,7 inch TFT, mount all parts, put new labels to the enclosure.

I will post my progresses in this thread.

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-Harty

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Re: Uzebox based mini arcade cab

Post by Kerby » Thu Sep 12, 2013 7:14 am

Hi!
I do not understand something, it will be your own project or a turnkey solution like this - http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/e762/?

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Re: Uzebox based mini arcade cab

Post by hpglow » Thu Sep 12, 2013 8:32 am

Kerby wrote:Hi!
I do not understand something, it will be your own project or a turnkey solution like this - http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/e762/?
Putting an uzebox in either of the enclosures is not turn key. Nether have a display and both use Bluetooth to connect to the ipad.

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Re: Uzebox based mini arcade cab

Post by Harty123 » Thu Sep 12, 2013 6:44 pm

Kerby wrote:Hi!
I do not understand something, it will be your own project or a turnkey solution like this - http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/e762/?
I'm using only the case of the Arcadi iPAD mini cab for my arcade cab - no iPAD. It's much more easier as building an case by my self.

Today I removed all foils from the enclosure. I'm using a special spray for this job.
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Re: Uzebox based mini arcade cab

Post by Harty123 » Sun Sep 15, 2013 8:23 pm

today I've finished most of the mechanical work and assembled the TFT and other parts:

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Re: Uzebox based mini arcade cab

Post by Harty123 » Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:44 pm

Here some pictures from the nearly finished arcade mini cab:
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modded EUzebox PCB inside the cab
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PACMAN runs fine
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side view
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backside
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I will add the foils outside in the next days

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-Harty

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Re: Uzebox based mini arcade cab

Post by uze6666 » Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:00 pm

Awesome, I love it! Great work, I could see one in my living room! :mrgreen:

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Re: Uzebox based mini arcade cab

Post by Kerby » Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:44 am

Very interesting! The device is lightweight, at the table or the floor is not rigidly attached ... During the game will move on the surface? Convenient control? Or at work to keep him in the hands of need?

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Re: Uzebox based mini arcade cab

Post by D3thAdd3r » Wed Sep 18, 2013 3:25 pm

Very nice project you have going there :ugeek:

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Re: Uzebox based mini arcade cab

Post by Harty123 » Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:55 pm

many thx for your comments
Kerby wrote:Very interesting! The device is lightweight, at the table or the floor is not rigidly attached ... During the game will move on the surface? Convenient control? Or at work to keep him in the hands of need?
There is no moving on the surface of the table - it has bumpons below the case. You need both hands for control. The joystick is not the best. The other disadvantage are the 2 button. This limits the possible games. I have connected button A and Start. So all old retro games (Arkanoid, space invaders, Pacman ... ) will run.

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