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NES Themed Arcade (PICS)



  • I built this back in 2016. Got the idea from a reddit post I had seen a while back. I just recently took out the PC that was running in it and replaced it with a rasbperry Pi 3 B+. Should have done it a long time ago as 99% of the library that was being played on it did not need a beefy PC. Still have to get the back panel to enclose it all completely but I never did that before because the PC would get too hot. Now I am working out controller kinks on 2 Aimtraks and the trackball but everything else is working smoother than it was on the PC. Only thing I miss is the Hyperspin front end and Attract Mode crashes every 30-45 min so can't use that right now but, Emulation Station has some good themes that are working great. Anyways, here are some pics.

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  • Gorgeous build! How did you do the black part around the monitor? Is that just plexiglass?



  • @HurricaneFan, Thanks. It's actually tinted tempered glass from Onedayglass. the tinted glass actually serves 2 purposes, it blacks out the interior and gives a sort of old school, CRT, look to the LED LCD TV inside, imo. Only downfall of tinted glass is I had to turn the IR gain all the way up to get the aimtraks to register accurately but once I did that they work great.



  • @zerohex Very cool. Did the aimtrack ir bar go above the monitor or below it in your build?



  • @HurricaneFan , I have it on top the monitor.

    You can sort of see it in this pic when I was doing some testing and playing with a second screen to show controls for each game, which was way too much of pain and I ended up removing it.
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  • @zerohex

    that NES joystick/pad looks nuts!!

    great job



  • @AP1XABAN said in NES Themed Arcade (PICS):

    that NES joystick/pad looks nuts!!

    You put my thoughts perfectly into words. 😆



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