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

Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:13 am
by Moggy
Ad7 wrote:It is strawberry floating horrid. It's getting changed when the end suite is done.


With the speed at which you convert an old Ion iCade into a Bartop Raspberry Pi Powered Arcade Machine, I'd imagine it will be a few years before you change the carpet. ;)

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

Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:41 am
by Ad7
These things take time.

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

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:42 pm
by Ad7
Mr bump.

Thanks to Devlin sort of reminding me this existed earlier, I decided to bite the bullet and actually order the parts to laser cut.

Then I got to the checkout and saw it was going to cost over £100 :dread:

I ended up not bothering with the back and base panels in the end. I can always make the back up from a bit of card if I feel it really needs it. Where the screen and marquee bit were acrylic and the speaker bit was wood, I've made all clear acrylic to save money (it's all cut from the same sheet) with matching shapes cut from black card. This way it costs half as much, plus on the card part I squeezed in a few bits with ADCADE cut out in the Sega font. I can then either backlight that bit and have it shine, or sandwich a colour in there and have those letters be whatever colour I want (if I decide to use them, full art or blank it off).

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

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:13 pm
by Cheeky Devlin
:lol: :lol: :lol:

You're welcome. Looking forward to seeing the finished product.

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

Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:29 am
by Green Gecko
My bad, I can use an industrial laser cutter now!

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

Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:30 am
by kerr9000
I really enjoyed reading this and taking a look although it was a little bitter sweet, I got an old busted up arcade machine and fixed it up about 10 years ago but had to leave it behind when I moved. I saw one of these I-cade things for £30 a few weeks back and if I had an Ipad id have grqabbed it.

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

Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:32 pm
by Ad7
But it and convert it like I have. Just don't take 3 years to do it.

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

Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:59 pm
by Ad7
Parts have been shipped, fingers crossed I can put it all together this weekend.