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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.
 
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.
 
 
  
 
== 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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* Cheap LCD <-- or free even, thanks Miloh!
* Cheap LCD
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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
* I'm sure we could modify a USB joypad/stick to be more arcade like
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* 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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== 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>
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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
  
 
== 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

Revision as of 21:54, 23 April 2009

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.

Contents

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?
  • 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

Participants

Ani


Parts needed (strike out when acquired)

  • LCD
  • controller
  • keyboard
  • trackball for additional game control
  • PC <-- preferably later model with a graphics card that supports OpenGL 1.4 at minimum, see XBMC requirements

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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