Welcome… I’ll be using this blog to post status and progress of a new project I’m starting. It will be a wireless coffee table with built in arcade controls for controlling a computer running MAME. I initially planned on making a full-size arcade cabinet but due to moving a lot for work I decided to make something a bit more compact and moveable.
Here are the components I plan on using for this project:
- Custom made coffee table
- 2 Joysticks
- 3″ Trackball
- 14-16 Push buttons
- Arduino Mega 2560
- Bluetooth Arcade Controller from Wayne & Layne
- BT dongle for computer
- 6x AA Power supply for most of the hardware
- 5v Power supply for Trackball
The computer is an HTPC I built that is running linux and has all required software already configured so I wont be covering that part as much. Anyway, hope this will help someone wanting to do something similar.