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ElectroHarmonograph - i3Detroit
A Harmonograph is 19th-century mechanical device which draws geometric patterns based on the motion of pendulums. (For a real example, see Marie-therese's Maker Faire project - A 3-pendulum Harmonograph. Also, search youtube for videos like this one) By adjusting the physical parameters of the device, and initial conditions of the pendulums, you can vary the patterns it can make.
i3detroit  projects  hardware  arcade 
march 2017 by deusx
Tempest: Detailed theory of operation
Much of this document is either inadequate due to my (still) limited understanding of the workings of Tempest. Additional information is always welcome.
tempest  arcade  atari 
july 2015 by deusx
Ms. Pac Man PCB edge connector traces burn up - Repair and Recovery Techniques
What happens is that the contacts on the harness loosen over the years. The connectors also oxidize and start making bad connection with the board. As the resistance to the current goes up, so does the heat which burns up the connector.
arcade  mspacman  repair  hardware  diy 
march 2015 by deusx
In Search of Scanlines: The Best CRT Monitor for Retro Gaming - Tested
Your 1080p HDTV may be great for Blu-ray movies, but it sucks for SNES games. Adopting new television technology means saying goodbye to the advantages of older hardware. And yes, there are advantages. There's no such thing as a best TV for all eras of content. And for retro gaming, diehard gamers and collectors turn to old CRTs and specialty scaling hardware in search for that perfect picture.
crts  monitors  retro  gaming  tvs  arcade 
september 2013 by deusx
Mini Arcade featuring slideshow | Dave Nunez's Blog v2.0
Steve and I had talked about making a tiny arcade machine for his little chibi Street Fighter guys (street fighter guys fighting each other but in their own game – very meta).
to:fb  diy  arcade  nifty  hacks  tech 
july 2013 by deusx
Build a MAME Cabinet in 24 Hours
Okay, so now I've got your attention - it's true - the cabinet construction was completed in 24 hours, but it took about three months to get around to the last few bits (like decorating the unit), so don't complain if after one day you don't get something that looks like the unit on the left!
mame  arcade  diy  howto 
february 2013 by deusx
What a Wonder is a Terrible Monitor « ASCII by Jason Scott
The vector lines, which are created by aiming a beam DIRECTLY AT YOUR EYES only to be stopped by a coated piece of glass, have a completely different feel. The phosphor glows, the shots look like small stars floating across the glass, and a raster line is not to be seen. It’s an entirely different experience, and the teenagers at MAGfest had never seen it before, and unfortunately, it is well on its way out.
to:fb  arcade  raster  asteroids  emulation  history 
december 2012 by deusx
Midway’s Space Zap Arcade Flyer (1980) | The Retroist
During the Retroist Arcade Meet Up last week, our very own Plcary asked the gurus of 1984 if they remembered an arcade game where you were positioned in the center of the screen and had to defeat wave after wave of enemies as they came rushing at you, not using a joystick but four directional buttons and a firing button. The gang at 1984 and myself were stumped on this one, but Plcary kept at it and found out the name of the arcade game and it is Midway’s Space Zap from back in 1980.
gaming  arcade  midway  spacezap 
november 2011 by deusx
The Dead Battery Society
"Several arcade game manufacturers decided it would be a good idea to put a battery on their game boards that, when they die (and they will die), disable the game. Why they did this isn't exactly clear. Usually the way suicide batteries work is, the batteries supply power to a bit of RAM that holds a decryption table. This table is the key to decrypting the encrypted program stored in the board's ROMs. When the battery dies, this table goes away and the program code can no longer be decrypted. The CPU no longer has valid code to execute. The board stops working."
arcade  capcom  sega  suicidebattery  odd  electronics  from delicious
october 2009 by deusx
California Extreme 2009, A Celebration of Classic Arcade Games & Pinball
Wishing I was there! "California Extreme 2009, an annual celebration of classic arcade games and pinball, takes place July 11-12 at the Hyatt Regency in Santa Clara."
gaming  california  extreme  oldschool  arcade  events 
july 2009 by deusx
GGPO.net - Home - Lag Free, Online Arcade Gaming Goodness
"GGPO is a networking library that game developers can use to add networked gameplay support to arcade style games. GGPO's latency hiding techniques give each player a gameplay experience that is nearly indistinguishable from playing with their friends locally, even against players around the world. "
ggpo  arcade  gaming  streetfighter  multiplayer 
may 2009 by deusx
95 Old School Games You Can Play Online | AMOG - Alpha Males of the Group
"Remember the classic video games? The 8-bit masterpieces of our sweaty-palmed youth. Inviting some friends over for a Maniac Mansion all-nighter, huffing asthmatically into a cartridge to clear out the dust, or the thrill and crushing disappointment of rescuing a princess, only to discover you’ve really just saved a fungus. ... These games aren’t lost forever. You can still play many of them online. If you love the old classics, this list should have you busy for months. Below is a list of 95 old school video games that you can play online. Click on each title to link directly to the game. Also, we’ve reviewed and rated each game for you, our loyal AMOG readers."
gaming  retro  oldschool  nintendo  arcade  videogames 
december 2008 by deusx
DONHODGES.COM - PAC MAN'S SPLIT SCREEN LEVEL ANALYZED AND FIXED
"Pac-Man suffers from the well known split screen when level 256 is reached. We will examine how and why this occurs, and create a patch to fix the program’s bug."
arcade  gaming  via:waxy  pacman  retro  oldschool 
april 2008 by deusx
Midwest Gaming Classic - Event Home
"The Midwest's largest electronic gaming convention, the Midwest Gaming Classic, is coming to the Olympia Resort!" Maybe next year...
gaming  midwest  arcade  events 
march 2008 by deusx
Peter Hirschberg - My Arcade - Arcade Pics
"The arcade is housed in a seperate dedicated building, right next to our house. The arcade building is 60' x 40' with 2 stories, a bathroom, and 12' ceilings."
arcade  gaming  swoon  retro 
february 2008 by deusx
Game Valhalla: Retro Arcade Gaming Fan Heaven Is Worth Infinite Quarters
"His Luna City Arcade has 57 fully-restored arcade classics, which span from Asteroids to Zaxxon, plus a whole load of pinballs."
arcade  gaming  swoon  retro 
february 2008 by deusx
Space Invaders Plushies « Arcade Heroes
"Indie plush toy artists Amy and Jude Buffum have made a series of eight Space Invaders plush toys for their in a limited edition of 25 for each set."
toys  gaming  arcade  spaceinvaders 
april 2007 by deusx
Waxy.org: Daily Log: California Extreme 2006
"California Extreme, the awkwardly-named yearly arcade/pinball show, comes to San Jose's Parkside Hall again this weekend."
arcade  gaming  california  oldschool  retro 
july 2006 by deusx
California Extreme
"In a nutshell, it's an annual celebration of coin operated pinball machines, video games and other novelties you once found in game arcades."
gaming  arcade  retro  california 
july 2006 by deusx
Ipodmame brings Pac-Man to the iPod - Engadget
"A subset of the iPodLinux project, iPodMame aims to bring the MAME game emulator to iPods, allowing owners to play classic games on their audio players."
ipod  mame  arcade  gaming  crazy  nifty 
march 2006 by deusx
Ultimarc, the Ultimate in Arcade Controls.
"The A-PAC is an analog/digital interface which emulates two gamepads. It can be used for buttons only, or various combinations of buttons and analog potentiometer (pot) devices."
gaming  retro  homebrew  mame  arcade  wishlist  hardware  gadgets  hacks 
september 2005 by deusx
| insert credit | preview | New Power Instinct: Matrimelee |
"The character design, the bizarre denture-throwing super that the old lady has, the ridiculous juxtaposition of sleek&sexy characters with hideous beasts...I just really enjoy it."
gaming  arcade  fighters 
august 2005 by deusx
Tokens - a photoset on Flickr
Old video arcade tokens. Oh, how I miss arcades.
retro  oldschool  arcade  gaming  history 
august 2005 by deusx
The Mame Room - Your one stop arcade cabinet building and arcade games resource
" The MameRoom is your online resource for custom arcade and jukebox enthusiasts."
arcade  gaming  mame 
january 2005 by deusx
MAME Tokens
Built a MAME cabinet from Scratch? Converted a real Arcade Machine to run MAME? Collect Tokens? These “MAME” Tokens are for You.
gaming  arcade  emulation  mame 
january 2005 by deusx

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