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. IT'S FINISHED!
by Dual » Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:50 pm

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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 Green Gecko » Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:46 am

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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.

I'm doing a massive etched window job for a restaurant in a few days, happy to send you a piece of that it's about 56% transmissive and the solvent adhesive will take a little heat no problem (it's good for 7 years..)

Alternatively if you want to colour it and cut it exactly just let me know, only need an SVG, just stick it on the back.

https://www.metamark.co.uk/products/met ... lver-etch/
https://www.metamark.co.uk/products/met ... olourchart

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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 Lorn64 » Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:19 am

That's class. Well done, Ad!

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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 Advent7 » Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:33 pm

Green Gecko wrote:
Ad7 wrote:
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.

I'm doing a massive etched window job for a restaurant in a few days, happy to send you a piece of that it's about 56% transmissive and the solvent adhesive will take a little heat no problem (it's good for 7 years..)

Alternatively if you want to colour it and cut it exactly just let me know, only need an SVG, just stick it on the back.

https://www.metamark.co.uk/products/met ... lver-etch/
https://www.metamark.co.uk/products/met ... olourchart


Thanks, but the protective film on the back is good enough for what I need at the moment, and I can sandwich a bit of coloured film or something at some point to change the colour if I want. One thing I do want to do is add some hard wearing vinyl to the sides (the rough black stuff you get on old arcade machines). The sides are picking up more marks than I expected and I'm being really careful with it at the moment, so god knows how grubby they will get when other people use it.

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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 Green Gecko » Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:47 pm

Not sure about a Tolex style finish so I'll look into it but I can get carbon fibre effect which is very nice and generally used to wrap sportscars. It's 125 micron so twice as thick as standard vinyl, it's a cast film so if you could figure out a net or any roundovers you could smooth it over edges as well with a hairdryer for that rounded off look. It's rated for 5 years exterior use so, I'd like to see what kind of abuse it can take.

Of course I'd CAD-cut it, a laser would just melt it.

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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 Advent7 » Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:51 pm

Cheers, I'm not really into carbon fibre type stuff, tolex type stuff looks ideal.

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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 Green Gecko » Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:08 pm

I can't cut this myself so it would be getting the scalpel out, I could try plotting it anyway provided it doesn't ruin the machine

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It's 110u so still thicker than standard stuff.

Sorry for the strawberry floated compression, my tethering is doing it.

Edit: this is silly, I can find denim and snakeskin for wrapping cars but leather you'd have thought would be easy, bloody hipsters

You could also try iron-on PU flex film which does come in leather effects, just layer it flush over the piece and iron over evenly and the adhesive is strong enough to stick to plastic, I know because I've done it by accident. :shifty:

Cast vinyl again:

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That's black apparently. But it's £78 per metre :shock: nope nope nope

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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 Advent7 » Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:23 am

Bargain :datass:

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by Green Gecko » Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:03 pm

That's some top level Ryan Friedlinghaus gooseberry fool. Leather Bentleys :lol:

I'll see if I can squeeze some of that less insane leather stuff into my intake for science :cool:, I'm picking up a continuously variable heatgun from the same distro this week because it's so strawberry floating cold it's freezing my adhesives. :dread:

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