Pi-Cade Complete

by Matt Johnston on January 28, 2013

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.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

john January 28, 2013 at 4:08 pm

Nice! You should write it up step-by-step for Make or similar.


Damien January 28, 2013 at 5:24 pm

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.


Matt Johnston January 28, 2013 at 5:26 pm

Well you can pick up an I-Cade for iPad for £60.

This doesn’t use an iPad though. It uses a £25 Raspberry Pi


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