Arcade Machine: Getting Started!
I´m building my own video arcade machine with the help of a friend who´s an architect and an AutoCAD master. I´ll post photos as it develops – today I looked at samples of different woods and picked natural birch. The finish of the machine will be natural wood – I want it to look like a piece of fine, solid-wood furniture. It´s going to be very heavy, but very elegant.
Most of the hardware is purchased, but I did custom design a series of astable multivibrators using the LTC6995-1. A toggle switch selects between normal, one-press-one-cycle button pressing and turbofire. I set it to 20 Hz and that seems to work quite well. This is for all those shooting games, from Galaga to the present where you´d end up with a severe case of Carpel-Tunnel syndrome if it wasn´t for turbofire!