I convert my old Ion iCade into a Bartop Raspberry Pi Powered Arcade Machine! 'How to' guide inside. UPDATED 12/2/17

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PostRe: I convert my old Ion iCade into a Bartop Raspberry Pi Powered Arcade Machine! 'How to' guide inside. UPDATED 5/9/16
by Poser » Thu Feb 09, 2017 3:19 pm

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Poser wrote:Guys, the Mrs wants to paint the downstairs toilet in Wild Primrose, but I think Buttermilk would be better.

Any thoughts would be welcome.


Worst “I am so posh I have two toilets” post ever.

Don’t bother painting it at all, just have it filled wall to wall with arcade cabinets.


We have three :slol:

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PostRe: I convert my old Ion iCade into a Bartop Raspberry Pi Powered Arcade Machine! 'How to' guide inside. UPDATED 5/9/16
by Ad7 » Thu Feb 09, 2017 3:19 pm

Peter Crisp wrote:Alternatively cover the walls with the cheap kindles and you could try and recreate this scene from the matrix.

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A zion icade amirite

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PostRe: I convert my old Ion iCade into a Bartop Raspberry Pi Powered Arcade Machine! 'How to' guide inside. UPDATED 5/9/16
by Ironhide » Thu Feb 09, 2017 3:22 pm

Poser wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Poser wrote:Guys, the Mrs wants to paint the downstairs toilet in Wild Primrose, but I think Buttermilk would be better.

Any thoughts would be welcome.


Worst “I am so posh I have two toilets” post ever.

Don’t bother painting it at all, just have it filled wall to wall with arcade cabinets.


We have three :slol:


Peasant, we have Four.

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PostRe: I convert my old Ion iCade into a Bartop Raspberry Pi Powered Arcade Machine! 'How to' guide inside. UPDATED 5/9/16
by Poser » Thu Feb 09, 2017 3:26 pm

This needs a poll.

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PostRe: I convert my old Ion iCade into a Bartop Raspberry Pi Powered Arcade Machine! 'How to' guide inside. UPDATED 5/9/16
by Moggy » Thu Feb 09, 2017 3:27 pm

Poser wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Poser wrote:Guys, the Mrs wants to paint the downstairs toilet in Wild Primrose, but I think Buttermilk would be better.

Any thoughts would be welcome.


Worst “I am so posh I have two toilets” post ever.

Don’t bother painting it at all, just have it filled wall to wall with arcade cabinets.


We have three :slol:


I have three if you count pissing out of the window.

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PostRe: I convert my old Ion iCade into a Bartop Raspberry Pi Powered Arcade Machine! 'How to' guide inside. UPDATED 5/9/16
by Peter Crisp » Thu Feb 09, 2017 3:34 pm

Moggy wrote:
Poser wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Poser wrote:Guys, the Mrs wants to paint the downstairs toilet in Wild Primrose, but I think Buttermilk would be better.

Any thoughts would be welcome.


Worst “I am so posh I have two toilets” post ever.

Don’t bother painting it at all, just have it filled wall to wall with arcade cabinets.


We have three :slol:


I have three if you count pissing out of the window.


What's wrong with using the letter box?
Are you trying to let the heat out?

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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by Moggy » Thu Feb 09, 2017 3:41 pm

Peter Crisp wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Poser wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Poser wrote:Guys, the Mrs wants to paint the downstairs toilet in Wild Primrose, but I think Buttermilk would be better.

Any thoughts would be welcome.


Worst “I am so posh I have two toilets” post ever.

Don’t bother painting it at all, just have it filled wall to wall with arcade cabinets.


We have three :slol:


I have three if you count pissing out of the window.


What's wrong with using the letter box?
Are you trying to let the heat out?


It's a first floor flat, I am not going to save any time if I have to walk downstairs to the letterbox.

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PostRe: I convert my old Ion iCade into a Bartop Raspberry Pi Powered Arcade Machine! 'How to' guide inside. UPDATED 5/9/16
by Poser » Thu Feb 09, 2017 3:42 pm

This thread is going from strength to strength. :lol: It's since Ad mentioned it was ranking well on Google: we need to be as batshit as possible in case any potential new members are looking in, right?

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PostRe: I convert my old Ion iCade into a Bartop Raspberry Pi Powered Arcade Machine! 'How to' guide inside. UPDATED 5/9/16
by Ad7 » Thu Feb 09, 2017 3:48 pm

It was fun while it lasted.

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by Peter Crisp » Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:13 pm

Sorry, I had to go to work.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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PostRe: I convert my old Ion iCade into a Bartop Raspberry Pi Powered Arcade Machine! 'How to' guide inside. UPDATED 5/9/16
by Ad7 » Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:23 pm

Partially took it apart this evening. Think I've sorted the sticky button issue and I swapped the octagonal gate back to the square one. Next up is painting the sides I think.

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by Ad7 » Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:19 am

Rex what type of paint did you use to do your Cabinet? Thinking just get some halfords car paint and either going matte or satin.

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by Rex Kramer » Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:22 am

B+Q Valspar black matte sprat paint. Not particularly happy with the finish though, think a satin would have been nicer.

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by Ad7 » Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:26 am

OK i think i'll go with satin. It's going on the two bare sides that used to have the graphics on, so i'll lightly sand those and just spray it on. The rest of it is in black already.

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PostRe: I convert my old Ion iCade into a Bartop Raspberry Pi Powered Arcade Machine! 'How to' guide inside. UPDATED 5/9/16
by Ad7 » Sat Feb 11, 2017 4:15 pm

Got the satin. Would you mind showing me how the marquee bit on yours works?

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by Green Gecko » Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:22 pm

How wide are the side panels on your arcade Ad? Because you could probably just buy a few metres on a roll of matt vinyl and trim it down with a craft knife, and wrap the edges with a hair dryer.

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by Rex Kramer » Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:29 pm

Ad7 wrote:Got the satin. Would you mind showing me how the marquee bit on yours works?

It's a printed vinyl stuck on a piece of perspex and lit from behind with one of these mounted on a piece of board

http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/products/ligh ... -50302712/

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PostRe: I convert my old Ion iCade into a Bartop Raspberry Pi Powered Arcade Machine! 'How to' guide inside. UPDATED 5/9/16
by Ad7 » Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:46 pm

Today's progress:

Disassemble, swap octagonal stick gate back to square, remove sticky button and widen the gap to fix it. Fix IR receiver in place properly this time so it's right near the coin slot (see later pic):
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Mask off the already painted edges to avoid running:
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Lightly sand the surface and spray in satin black (3 light coats):
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Nice finish once dried:
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Starting to look pretty damn smart now:
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IR receiver hidden up close behind the coin slot. Please enjoy copious dog hairs on a gooseberry fool carpet:
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Card mockups for the screen and speaker holding parts. I'll be having these laser cut this week so hopefully it'll be finished by the end of the month. I'll also be having a back and bottom panel made at the same time.
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PostRe: I convert my old Ion iCade into a Bartop Raspberry Pi Powered Arcade Machine! 'How to' guide inside. UPDATED 12/2/17
by Moggy » Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:29 am

State of that carpet. :dread: :dread: :dread:

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PostRe: I convert my old Ion iCade into a Bartop Raspberry Pi Powered Arcade Machine! 'How to' guide inside. UPDATED 12/2/17
by Ad7 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:51 am

It is strawberry floating horrid. It's getting changed when the end suite is done.


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