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There was some discussion on IRC recently about building an arcade for the space so lets see just how much interest there is out there.
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There was some discussion on IRC recently about building an arcade/MAME cabinet for the space so lets see just how much interest there is out there.
 
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== Brainstorming ==
 
== Brainstorming ==
  
* Inexpensive PC running Linux with a console emulator
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* Inexpensive PC running Linux with a console emulator <-- found several emulators that can be installed, just need a PC
* Alternatively use a dedicated system, such as an old PS1
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* Create a wooden box to hold everything, perhaps have users decorate it with stickers, artwork, etc <-- Noisebridge art project?
* Create a wooden box to hold everything, perhaps have users decorate it with stickers, artwork, etc
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* Use an old xbox running XBMC instead of a PC? Could hack it to do VGA+USB and run plenty of emus on there.
* Cheap LCD
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* Cheap LCD <-- or free even, thanks Miloh!
* I'm sure we could modify a USB joypad/stick to be more arcade like
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* modify a USB joypad/stick to be more arcade like <-- gamepad donated, planning on mapping buttons/joystick to keys on spare keyboard
 
* Coin slot for donations
 
* Coin slot for donations
 
* Need somewhere to put it...
 
* Need somewhere to put it...
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* laptop station for members to hook up their laptops to the joystick/monitor
  
 
== Participants ==
 
== Participants ==
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[[User:Vniow|Ani]]
 
[[User:Vniow|Ani]]
  
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[[User:VonGuard|VonGuard]]
  
 
== Parts needed (strike out when acquired) ==
 
== Parts needed (strike out when acquired) ==
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* <strike>LCD</strike>
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* <strike>controller</strike> <-- one was donated but I got notified that there's a USB two player version of it that would be PERFECT: http://www.xgaming.com/two-player.shtml
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* <strike>keyboard</strike>
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* trackball for additional game control
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* PC <-- preferably later model with a graphics card that supports OpenGL 1.4 at minimum, see XBMC requirements
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== Links ==
 
== Links ==
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Planning on using Xbox Media Centre on top of Ubuntu http://xbmc.org/home/
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found an arcade game browser plugin that looked nice: http://xbmc.org/forum/showthread.php?t=48983

Latest revision as of 00:06, 19 November 2010

There was some discussion on IRC recently about building an arcade/MAME cabinet for the space so lets see just how much interest there is out there.

Contents

[edit] Brainstorming

  • Inexpensive PC running Linux with a console emulator <-- found several emulators that can be installed, just need a PC
  • Create a wooden box to hold everything, perhaps have users decorate it with stickers, artwork, etc <-- Noisebridge art project?
  • Use an old xbox running XBMC instead of a PC? Could hack it to do VGA+USB and run plenty of emus on there.
  • Cheap LCD <-- or free even, thanks Miloh!
  • modify a USB joypad/stick to be more arcade like <-- gamepad donated, planning on mapping buttons/joystick to keys on spare keyboard
  • Coin slot for donations
  • Need somewhere to put it...
  • laptop station for members to hook up their laptops to the joystick/monitor

[edit] Participants

Ani

VonGuard

[edit] Parts needed (strike out when acquired)

  • LCD
  • controller <-- one was donated but I got notified that there's a USB two player version of it that would be PERFECT: http://www.xgaming.com/two-player.shtml
  • keyboard
  • trackball for additional game control
  • PC <-- preferably later model with a graphics card that supports OpenGL 1.4 at minimum, see XBMC requirements


[edit] Links

Planning on using Xbox Media Centre on top of Ubuntu http://xbmc.org/home/

found an arcade game browser plugin that looked nice: http://xbmc.org/forum/showthread.php?t=48983

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