Pi-Cade Complete

Today we completed the Pi-Cade.

Pi-Cade

Pi-Cade Completed

We were interrupted briefly a small group of Bangor Academy students (who were not in the project group) coming in and marvelling that this sort of thing was being made at their school, in their Technology class.

The problem we had was with the pins-GPIO mapping. The instructions we were using, sourced off the Internet, were incorrect. Through a lot of trial and error and swapping pins about, we managed to figure out where the errors in the mappings were and modify the breadboard accordingly.

The teacher, Mr Pollock, is now taking the new pin layouts and intends to make some PCBs which will make the layouts permanent. As we have another set of joysticks and buttons, the intention is now to make a pretty one.

 

Matt Johnston

"The" Mac geek in Northern Ireland. Also iPhonista, iPadista, Gamer, Writer, Technologist, Futurist, Humanist

 

5 thoughts on “Pi-Cade Complete

  1. That one looks great. I would play more games on my tablet if I had that set-up. Especially the joystick. I suggest the base being a cushioned dinner tray.

  2. Hi matt. I work for clonard monastery youth centre. David crozer put me in touch with you. I have a raspberry pi in our club we have installed some emulators with the hope of building an arcade cabinet. I would like to either get some help from yourself in completing this task or possibly getting you to do a similar thing you completed for bangor academy. Hope to hear from you soon. Thanks; noel. Here’s my number as well. 07714626130

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