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Author Topic: Mini Arcade Cab - DIY Guide included (Youtube Vid inside)  (Read 57804 times)

a320.emulate.su

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Re: Mini Arcade Cab - DIY Guide included (Update)
« Reply #20 on: January 20, 2011, 02:51:55 pm »
Hi there!
This project is really great!
Just couple of questions:
1. Do dingoo buttons operate with common ground ? (I mean when you press the button, it connects to ground ?)
2. Do all buttons operate the same way ? (see question 1)

Thanks a lot for answers in advance =).

Oops, another question: How do you connect Dingoo to powersource ? Have you removed the battery ? Does your voltage transformer connected to USB power input or directly to battery pins instead (?) of battery.
« Last Edit: January 20, 2011, 02:53:42 pm by a320.emulate.su »

abstauber

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Re: Mini Arcade Cab - DIY Guide included (Update)
« Reply #21 on: January 21, 2011, 08:11:48 am »
@difuno: Alright, I'll try to find a nice place to upload it.

@a320.emulate.su:
1) Yep, just one common ground. You can also take look at my pin assignment in the first post
2) Yep
3) Yes, I've removed the battery and connected the voltage transformer directly. Although I've added protection diodes to prevent the transformer from being charged by USB power (in case its connected to the pc)

But at least with Dingux the A320 work perfectly on USB Power only, so instead of buying a voltage transformer and diodes, you could also get a powered USB Hub.

a320.emulate.su

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Re: Mini Arcade Cab - DIY Guide included (Update)
« Reply #22 on: January 21, 2011, 01:31:29 pm »
ged by USB power (in case its connected to the pc)

But at least with Dingux the A320 work perfectly on USB Power only, so instead of buying a voltage transformer and diodes, you could also get a powered USB Hub.

Thanks a lot for replies!
Using usb power is nice, but there is a delay on start, when you are getting "usb logo" when, native firmware boots...
And another question, may be you do know - is there a pull-up resistors on dingoo buttons (not on ground parts, but on signal ones). I think, they should be... may be inside the IC, where buttons are connected.

abstauber

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Re: Mini Arcade Cab - DIY Guide included (Update)
« Reply #23 on: January 21, 2011, 01:48:38 pm »
That's why I'm using Dingux: Instant PowerOn as soon as I connect USB. But of course this is just a side effect because I also have the voltage transformer.

Dingux is also set as the primary boot OS so the USB logo won't appear. As for the pull-up resistor... no idea, how they did it, could be quite possible.

blastyrant

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Re: Mini Arcade Cab - DIY Guide included (Update)
« Reply #24 on: January 23, 2011, 10:46:34 am »
i really really want one. how much would you charge to build one for someone? =)

abstauber

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Re: Mini Arcade Cab - DIY Guide included (Youtube Vid inside)
« Reply #25 on: January 23, 2011, 06:59:41 pm »
Hehe, unfortunately my flat is too small to start a cab factory. Besides my woodworking skills are quite.. err.. basic ;)

Oh, and I've made a youtube video today ;D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qI4zYo7bjM

difuno

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Re: Mini Arcade Cab - DIY Guide included (Youtube Vid inside)
« Reply #26 on: January 26, 2011, 12:20:15 am »
Have not you used any loud speaker? Would the little speakers on A320 be sufficient?

abstauber

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Re: Mini Arcade Cab - DIY Guide included (Youtube Vid inside)
« Reply #27 on: January 26, 2011, 07:39:35 am »
Oh sorry, I should really finish the build documentation.

I've used the internal speakers of the PSOne screens. They are quite loud, have a decent quality and I didn't have to buy extra speakers or an amp. The Dingoo speakers are way too small for a cab of this size. Not to mention that they sound awful at a high volume.

PS. I really should start uploading the artwork somewhere ;)

difuno

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Re: Mini Arcade Cab - DIY Guide included (Youtube Vid inside)
« Reply #28 on: January 27, 2011, 02:40:59 am »
Oh sorry, I should really finish the build documentation.

I've used the internal speakers of the PSOne screens. They are quite loud, have a decent quality and I didn't have to buy extra speakers or an amp. The Dingoo speakers are way too small for a cab of this size. Not to mention that they sound awful at a high volume.

PS. I really should start uploading the artwork somewhere ;)

Oh, sorry I've really missed the speakers on the PSOne Monitor.  :P

I watched your video but really can't tell for sure if the music in the background really came from the games being played (honestly speaking, did not sound like the game BGM), and I checked in your list but couldn't find the speaker item. That was why I had that question.  ;D

Yup, waiting for your artworks ;)

abstauber

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Re: Mini Arcade Cab - DIY Guide included (Youtube Vid inside)
« Reply #29 on: January 27, 2011, 08:04:32 am »
Hehe, well the BGM is just a dream from my childhood, it's from an ancient Emerald's Mine disk. Live sound is included when I play Ultimate Drift, but my cheap cam can't be trusted - the PSOne speakers can be very loud and sound absolutely sufficent.

Here's my artwork, just make sure you upload some pics of your cab once you've added this :)

http://www.sonores.de/temp/sp_marquee.png (802 Kb)
http://www.sonores.de/temp/sp_sideart.png (3,4 Mb)


difuno

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Re: Mini Arcade Cab - DIY Guide included (Youtube Vid inside)
« Reply #30 on: January 28, 2011, 03:51:21 am »
Hehe, well the BGM is just a dream from my childhood, it's from an ancient Emerald's Mine disk. Live sound is included when I play Ultimate Drift, but my cheap cam can't be trusted - the PSOne speakers can be very loud and sound absolutely sufficent.

Here's my artwork, just make sure you upload some pics of your cab once you've added this :)

http://www.sonores.de/temp/sp_marquee.png (802 Kb)
http://www.sonores.de/temp/sp_sideart.png (3,4 Mb)

Thank you so much!
Downloading the artwork, I think my next question will be, I gotta find a way of getting printed in good quality, what printer and paper you used for printing your artwork?

abstauber

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Re: Mini Arcade Cab - DIY Guide included (Youtube Vid inside)
« Reply #31 on: January 30, 2011, 07:26:41 pm »
@Difuno
I've completed the guide, hopefully it answers your questions :)

SiENcE

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Re: Mini Arcade Cab - DIY Guide included (Youtube Vid inside)
« Reply #32 on: January 30, 2011, 10:14:55 pm »
This Guide is great.

I liked reading it. One day i will make my own arcade.

zear

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Re: Mini Arcade Cab - DIY Guide included (Youtube Vid inside)
« Reply #33 on: January 31, 2011, 12:59:23 pm »
@abstauber
Wow, it's amazing what you have done with your dingoo :D

A question though: how does it handle the native dingux games (As in non emulated. Not to confuse with Native OS games)? Some example games I'm especially interested in: Doom, Duke3D, Cave Story, Thruster. I'm guessing since they weren't designed for arcade controls, they might be cumbersome in control.

abstauber

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Re: Mini Arcade Cab - DIY Guide included (Youtube Vid inside)
« Reply #34 on: February 01, 2011, 09:45:41 am »
@SiENcE
Yay, please build one too. Then we just need usb-networking for some cool arcade multiplayer action ;D

@zear
Hehe, since I used to play those games with a keyboard, all these games feel strange to play :)

Currently I've only tried XRick, Ascii Portal, Gianas Return and Wolf3d and I've no trouble with the controls so far.

For the first person shooters: LR-Trigger are on ring or middle fingers, right hand's thumb and forefinger on the 4 buttons and the rest of the left hand moves the joystick.

But playing Doom with a joystick always feels wrong for a null-modem deathmatch veteran ;)


Compared to a padlayout you have at least one more finger on the buttons, if triggers are needed. Without trigger buttons you can have even more fingers on the action buttons.

I'll test these particular games later this week and let you know how I did.

yoshi41

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Re: Mini Arcade Cab - DIY Guide included (Youtube Vid inside)
« Reply #35 on: February 01, 2011, 10:00:24 pm »
Great idea !  Great cab !  Great guide !

I start to thinking build my own. I have one of these PS1 LCDs and it's getting dust. Unfortunately, I'm not very good at soldering.

PS: Die Anleitung ist wirklich Hammer. Dankesch?n.
Emulator packs and fact sheets for Wiz, Caanoo, Dingoo and Pandora.

Ikonz101

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Re: Mini Arcade Cab - DIY Guide included (Youtube Vid inside)
« Reply #36 on: February 07, 2011, 03:22:13 pm »
Absolutely amazing work abstauber ;D I will be looking into building one of these when I have the time.

Ikonz101

abstauber

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Re: Mini Arcade Cab - DIY Guide included (Youtube Vid inside)
« Reply #37 on: February 09, 2011, 07:53:15 am »
Thanks guys! I hope I see some builds soon.

PS:
If not, consider selling me your PSOne Screens ;D

@zear: Playing czDoom now, works great even on "Ultra Violence". Duke3D somehow way harder, maybe because of the more complex control scheme or simply because I'm better at Doom :)
« Last Edit: February 09, 2011, 07:57:22 am by abstauber »

ruffnutts

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Re: Mini Arcade Cab - DIY Guide included (Youtube Vid inside)
« Reply #38 on: June 11, 2011, 07:46:04 am »
Well this has been a great help and gives me some idea as to whats involed, I will start a new topic as soon as  8)

Thanks abstauber great work ;)

ace9094

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Re: Mini Arcade Cab - DIY Guide included (Youtube Vid inside)
« Reply #39 on: September 30, 2011, 02:06:49 pm »
Hi There,

Love your cab,  INSPIRING !

I commented on the youtube video (black n white tvout issue) I resolved that (got another screen :))

Here is what I got so far....

Joystick and buttons
Joytech 5.6 Screen
Speakers
Dingoo (stripped)

Are there any guides about for the following:
Extending the USB:
making Dingoo run from a plug not batteries (I am new to electronics)
Solder Points for the wiring
Any other tips

Where to get the power converters mentioned.
Could you please post links to where you got all the parts?
Dingoo A320, GCW0, RS-97 x2, Revo-K101, RS-90, PSP, GameGadget, New 3DS 128GB, PS Vita 200GB, RS-45, Gamebox Advance and a few other obscure devices

 

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