Ikea Arcade Cocktail Table

I´m still working on my real arcade-cab, but at least I functionally finished my Ikea Ramvik Arcade Cocktail table. It still needs some decoration and something stylish under the glass to cover the ugly sawed edges. To build it was simple,  I sawed a monitor-shaped hole in it, screwed two boards below to support the monitor, placed the monitor in and connected everything. It is powerd by an energy-saving TFT-Display and a raspberry pi running RetroPie and generic USB-Joypads. The only obstacle happend all was done and I wanted to play a game, sat down on my sofa  – and then had to realize that the picture was nearly not […]

diy arcade joystick usb adapter/interface

And now for something completely different: Some time ago I bought an old poker-arcade-cab and now started to rebuild it into a pc-driven arcade-cab. Since the whole JAMMA-approach exceeds both, my budget and current knowledge of electronics, I decided to do it on the cheap. Since I got brand new arcade-buttons and joysticks as a birthday-gift last year, the first thing I needed was a way to connect those to my PC. So, i dismantled an old USB-Joypad and simply screwed it on a board, I used a cut plastic-corc as a spacer. Now I soldered cables on each contact and connected them using a wire connector. This was my […]