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Re: Project: MAME arcade emulator in a box

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Post by SQLGeek » Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:11 am

Will you add an external USB port to make adding new content easier?

This may actually be a good project to start with. I was considering a DIY garage door controller.
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Post by AndyC » Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:10 am

I may; I have one of those HDMI/USB pass-through cables arriving today which can be neatly installed but it's heckuva long, so I may not keep it.

Adding new ROMs via USB-stick or wireless will still be possible, of course.
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Re: Project: MAME arcade emulator in a box

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Post by JakeTheSnake » Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:42 am

GeekwithaGun wrote:
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:01 am
JakeTheSnake wrote:
Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:10 am
GeekwithaGun wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:37 pm
I have a Raspberry Pi 3 running links to my surveillance cameras - HDMI to my receiver and I can display on the TV by switching the input source on the remote. Pretty slick.
How are you accessing your cameras on the RPi? Just put together one and would be nice to be able to pull them up on the TV.
The cameras have a RTSP URL in the configurations (they are Ubiquti Unifi IP Cameras), the PI is running a script which was provided in the Unifi user forums by others that had done this. The Pi refreshes the live video stream using cron and is auto started if the Pi is restarted.

The feeds are displayed using the "omxplayer", because I have Unifi cameras, the tutorial on the user forum was useful for me, not sure if this would be accessible without registering, but here is the link to the specific thread. https://community.ubnt.com/t5/UniFi-Vid ... -p/1536448
Thanks for the info!
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I may; I have one of those HDMI/USB pass-through cables arriving today which can be neatly installed but it's heckuva long, so I may not keep it.

Adding new ROMs via USB-stick or wireless will still be possible, of course.
Very cool project AC! Nice job!

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Re: Project: MAME arcade emulator in a box

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Post by AndyC » Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:35 pm

Almost finished with this gadget. Hole drilled and widened by hand (1-1/8" too small and 1-1/4" too large - of course!) to install a neat HDMI/USB pass-through cable. This way the Pi will be permanently wired inside and a nice adapter outside so there's no holes/wires everywhere.

Now I can plug in a USB-drive to add more files, connect a USB keyboard for editing files (or even another complete controller like this one for Player 2) - and run an HDMI cable to a TV or monitor. I'm satisfied.

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Re: Project: MAME arcade emulator in a box

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Post by loktite » Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:16 am

Nice, tight, compact and portable. Rather unique aesthetics and quite attractive at that. Well done, sir, well done! :tiphat:
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Re: Project: MAME arcade emulator in a box

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Post by Rokyudai » Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:05 am

Does it throw out any heat? Fans/vent?
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Re: Project: MAME arcade emulator in a box

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Post by AndyC » Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:12 am

I'm sure it will, depending upon how hard it gets pushed - I'm going to cut slots along the top edge of the "pages" of the book to allow air-flow and I've ordered a Pi case which contains a fan for the CPU and, instead of the existing brass standoffs, I'll just velcro the underside of this new case to the box; that should arrive Friday:

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Nice, tight, compact and portable. Rather unique aesthetics and quite attractive at that. Well done, sir, well done! :tiphat:
Thank you kindly :)
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Re: Project: MAME arcade emulator in a box

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Post by AndyC » Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:16 pm

I think I'm done - 40mm 3-speed fan in place and all the cabling done. Had to run to Frys to get an L-shaped HDMI adapter because I ran out of room...

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Post by Rokyudai » Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:21 pm

So cool! Good job! I recently saw a few instructables on their website. I like your use of the book best but they have some fun gaming motifs as well.
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Post by AndyC » Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:39 pm

First boot:

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Post by Rokyudai » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:03 pm

:cryin that’s my jelly face! Nice work! :txflag:
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Re: Project: MAME arcade emulator in a box

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Post by AndyC » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:42 am

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Configuring the buttons to do what I want is the hard part - still working on that.
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Post by SQLGeek » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:18 am

Well done, Andy!
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Re: Project: MAME arcade emulator in a box

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Post by AndyC » Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:38 am

Thank you - still some work to go ie. configuration, which is being a beast but I'll get there :) Once I have that nailed down, I'll get a larger sd-card so I can install the larger collection of games.
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Re: Project: MAME arcade emulator in a box

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Post by jason812 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:05 am

AndyC wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:38 am
Thank you - still some work to go ie. configuration, which is being a beast but I'll get there :) Once I have that nailed down, I'll get a larger sd-card so I can install the larger collection of games.

1456 games is not enough? :smilelol5: I'm going to have to look into that when I get time. I would much rather play old games than the ones they have now. Even though PS2 was the last gaming system I bought.

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