Hello world!

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.

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  3. [...] thing that is of particular interest is the planned parts list. Amongst them are the typical joysticks, buttons, and even a trackball. What may be new to some of [...]

  4. [...] thing that is of particular interest is the planned parts list. Amongst them are the typical joysticks, buttons, and even a trackball. What may be new to some of [...]

  5. [...] thing that is of particular interest is the planned parts list. Amongst them are the typical joysticks, buttons, and even a trackball. What may be new to some of [...]

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