I convert my old Ion iCade into a Bartop Raspberry Pi Powered Arcade Machine! 'How to' guide inside. IT'S FINISHED!

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PostRe: I convert my old Ion iCade into a Bartop Raspberry Pi Powered Arcade Machine! 'How to' guide inside. UPDATED 20/2/18
by Buffalo » Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:00 pm

I can’t decide on Adcade for a name. Stellar work though, bro.

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PostRe: I convert my old Ion iCade into a Bartop Raspberry Pi Powered Arcade Machine! 'How to' guide inside. UPDATED 20/2/18
by Ad7 » Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:38 am

Just finished it and strawberry float this looks amazing :toot: :toot: :toot:

Edit: it won't turn on :lol: :lol: :lol:

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by Ad7 » Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:53 pm

Well apart from the screen being the cause of it not powering on (if I disconnect the screen power cable, the rest will turn on so there may be a short somewhere), it's finished :toot:

Attaching the brackets for the marquee and speaker. Luckily I had some hex head screws to use inboard as it got really cramped in there later and a screwdriver wouldn't have fitted.

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Attaching the speakers. I'm well chuffed with this as it fits perfectly.

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Really cramped in here (add will get worse when the marquee part goes on)

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Really snug and neat fitting

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Drum roll please...
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:toot: :toot: :toot:
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So pleased with this
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I'll post a video of it in action if I ever get it working again :lol:

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by jawafour » Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:18 pm

Ad7 wrote:...I'll post a video of it in action if I ever get it working again :lol:

That looks terrific, Ad - what a great unit! It's a shame that the screen has thrown out a curve ball like that... hopefully you'll soon work out what the problem is, dude.

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PostRe: I convert my old Ion iCade into a Bartop Raspberry Pi Powered Arcade Machine! 'How to' guide inside. IT'S FINISHED!
by Ad7 » Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:18 pm

:toot: :toot: :toot: :toot:
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by jawafour » Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:20 pm

That looks bloomin' awesome! Nice work, Ad.

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by Ad7 » Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:40 pm

Thanks!

Video of it working. Nice time for the neighbours to start hammering on the wall :lol:


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PostRe: I convert my old Ion iCade into a Bartop Raspberry Pi Powered Arcade Machine! 'How to' guide inside. IT'S FINISHED!
by Cheeky Devlin » Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:00 pm

Very nice.
Currently playing about with my own Pi setup and it's great fun.

I think there's a script for retropie that will hide all the text at boot-up.
Have you looked at any of the filters that would make it look more like a CRT or any of the alternate themes/frontends you can use?

Impressive stuff though Ad. Well done on getting it all put together!

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by still » Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:09 pm

Very cool indeed! Well done and all that.....

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PostRe: I convert my old Ion iCade into a Bartop Raspberry Pi Powered Arcade Machine! 'How to' guide inside. IT'S FINISHED!
by Ad7 » Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:10 pm

Cheeky Devlin wrote:Very nice.
Currently playing about with my own Pi setup and it's great fun.

I think there's a script for retropie that will hide all the text at boot-up.
Have you looked at any of the filters that would make it look more like a CRT or any of the alternate themes/frontends you can use?

Impressive stuff though Ad. Well done on getting it all put together!


It's the first image I put to the sd card and I never modified it, so I'll be wiping it and starting again, then making an ADCADE splash screen and theme.

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by Buffalo » Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:03 pm

Well done lad.

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by kerr9000 » Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:34 am

It's blooming awesome Ad7 absolutely blooming awesome, only tiny downside is it's made me miss my old arcade machine lol

You should be super stoked I think you have made something that's super awesome.

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PostRe: I convert my old Ion iCade into a Bartop Raspberry Pi Powered Arcade Machine! 'How to' guide inside. IT'S FINISHED!
by That's not a growth » Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:54 am

State of those cables :dread:

That's great Ad, nice work!

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PostRe: I convert my old Ion iCade into a Bartop Raspberry Pi Powered Arcade Machine! 'How to' guide inside. IT'S FINISHED!
by Ad7 » Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:08 am

Cheers guys. Need to get some arcade games I actually want to play now. Have to find the right romset first I think.

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by Cheeky Devlin » Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:16 am

Ad7 wrote:Cheers guys. Need to get some arcade games I actually want to play now. Have to find the right romset first I think.

ARcade attacks might help with that. :slol:

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Might be worth looking at attractmode as an alternative front end. Seems a bit more suited to arcade games as well.

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PostRe: I convert my old Ion iCade into a Bartop Raspberry Pi Powered Arcade Machine! 'How to' guide inside. IT'S FINISHED!
by Ad7 » Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:40 am

Cheers, I'll take a look

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by Poser » Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:23 pm

That looks phenomenal mate. Great work, really professional job.

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by Hyperion » Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:30 pm

Is the light from ADcade not prohibitively bright? Like a mini sun there!

Now to bung it in a corner and never play it :datass:

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PostRe: I convert my old Ion iCade into a Bartop Raspberry Pi Powered Arcade Machine! 'How to' guide inside. IT'S FINISHED!
by Dual » Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:36 pm

The edges of the screen look a bit unfinished. Can you put a trim on there to cover it?

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by Ad7 » Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:45 pm

Hyperion wrote:Is the light from ADcade not prohibitively bright? Like a mini sun there!


Not at all. I've currently got the led coil just dropped in the top. I'll trim it down and have it a it further back soon enough. I intentionally left the white protective film on the back side of the rear acrylic panel to difuse the light.

Hyperion wrote:Now to bung it in a corner and never play it :datass:


Already got a spot in the loft for it :datass: I always knew I'd never really play it much, it's more just something I wanted to do and a fun project.

Dual wrote:The edges of the screen look a bit unfinished. Can you put a trim on there to cover it?


strawberry float off, I'll finish you in a minute :lol:


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