During this interim period donations and continued membership are greatly appreciated while we transition to a new space.
|"The Beast" arcade machine|
|Status||Good working order|
|Last updated||11 May 2016 20:18:57|
|Last updated by||Popey|
|Origin||Donation from popey|
|Location||Ground floor, ?A?, in front of the laser cutter|
This is the big arcade machine that lurks in the space.
It has MAME and a large amount of ROMs, with a relatively easy to use front-end.
It runs Windows (sad face) for perfectly sensible reasons.
The machine is currently operational, turn on the wall socket switch in the hall path and give it a go! Report to the mailinglist when something breaks down, or contact user:Yvanj
The machine currently consist out of a Dell i5 desktop running Windows 7.
It has the following software installed:
- TeamViewer (for remote hands, or, hands next to it without digging for a KB/mouse)
- MaLa frontend 
- MAME 
- Windows 7
- Google Chrome
A connected keyboard has been hidden behind the coin door for emergency purposes; the cable should be long enough to pull it and use it.
The hardware is fully working now, however:
- It has a cheap crappy PC speaker ruining gameplay
- We don't have enough inputs to use all of the options in the menu system :sadface:
We are currently playing with the idea of re-implementing a new "real" arcade setup, which will cost monies, but will greatly increase user experience at the cost of no indie games. 
- Real arcade-based gameplay with multiple game possibilities
- Decent audio setup, with accessible volume control
- ACNode integration
We have a set of ideas of reimplementing the arcade part, which are listed below:
Yvan's Arcade Part Idea
- ~£95 - Jamma PCB 
- ~£10 - Amplifier 
- £ ?? - speaker set from flea market
- £15 - Jamma breakout cable set 
Total: ~ £120, excl. flea market speaker set
Yvan's ACNode implementation idea
Use a RPi with an RFID reader (I have both spare), which sends a coin pulse to the PCB when a member badge is tapped. All required parts should be available in my drawer or in the space.
All the control have been replaced, rewired and confirmed working, the side art has been trimmed and cleaned and mame has been installed, the bezel for the monitor has been sprayed black along with the metal trim around the edge of the marquee. 2 locks need replacing and a power button for the shuttle PC needs adding. --YetiFiasco 21/10/2013
New speakers have been fabricated and installed from the google TV speakers, the CRT has been replaced with an LCD mounted to the original board in its original position (upright), still needs aligning properly, given a general tidy. Both joysticks need replacing at ~£30 due to tape being applied instead of the proper collet fouling the dip switches, buttons could be replaced at the same time, wiring also needs replacing, lots of brittle wire and loose connectors. --YetiFiassco 18/08/2013
The flouro light behind the perspex up top is now running, but needs re-wiring properly to be safe. Top taken off and the last vestiges of the broken speaker system removed. Cleaned a bit more.. --TimRTerrible 13/08/2013
The logitech 2.1 system that is installed in the cabinet has a busted amp/sub unit. The satellites work (just) but are naff without amplification. Have installed the old Google TV speakers temporarily, removing the old ones will involve taking the cabinet apart. One of the (mains!) cables that feeds the neons has been yanked out and is hanging loose. Unplugged. Fixing this will involve taking the cabinet apart, too. Tidied all the cables in the back, removed unused stuff. Currently running by the hackspace front door for opening evening. --TimRTerrible 13/08/2013