I have mentioned in one of my first iCade mod texts that I have used following component for coin slot:
Like I wrote in my previous article “Replace iCade buttons with high quality SANWA buttons” I had a little time on my hands over the weekend to replace the buttons.
I have oredered 6 Sanwa OSBF-30 buttons from eBay for $15.99 with free shipping and you can choose the colors even from this store:
You may have followed my previous articles about modding iCade to create ultimate bartop arcade to fit all my retro gaming needs.
Here they are again in case you have missed them:
Ultimate iCade Raspberry Pi bartop arcade mod – Part IV – Stick
Ultimate iCade Raspberry Pi bartop arcade mod – Part III – LCD screen
Ultimate iCade Raspberry Pi bartop arcade mod – Part II – iCade cabinet
Ultimate iCade Raspberry Pi bartop arcade mod – Part I – The Hardware Continue reading “Replace iCade buttons with high quality SANWA buttons”
One of the hardest things to choose right for me was LCD screen. There are so many of them to choose from, but there is no much choice if you are looking for 4:3 format screen in a compact form.
Since most of the retro games is made for 4:3 aspect ratio this was a must, so after a long search I found Towin L8009 8 Inch TFT Color LCD monitor at eachmall.com website that fits perfectly with it’s 8” size and 800×600 resolution.
Ever since I have discovered beautiful usage of Raspberry Pi for retro-emulation gaming I wanted to build my own bartop arcade cabinet. Bartop of course because I don’t have so much space and it will be portable at least from room to room.
My first attempts were just to put everything up together and see if it works, therefore I constructed a cardboard box which would serve as LCD monitor stand and house all cables and Raspberry pi itself. My first attempt looked like this: