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Share Your Cool Arduino (etc) Implementations
« on: August 22, 2021, 10:24:58 pm »
I recently learned what an Arduino board is and it's giving me some ideas.
One I was thinking of is having the insert coin button trigger a sound effect of a coin being inserted on one speaker and then hitting the ground on the other.

But I was curious of cool ways people have integrated Arduino boards and the like into their arcades, so if you've done something cool, please share!

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Re: Share Your Cool Arduino (etc) Implementations
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2021, 02:20:18 am »
Hello, there's a whole forum subsection dedicated to development boards: http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/board,57.0.html
You will for sure find something interesting there :)

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Re: Share Your Cool Arduino (etc) Implementations
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2021, 06:29:29 am »
Hello, there's a whole forum subsection dedicated to development boards:
It's the perfect place for this thread.   ;D

I recently learned what an Arduino board is and it's giving me some ideas.
One I was thinking of is having the insert coin button trigger a sound effect of a coin being inserted on one speaker and then hitting the ground on the other.

But I was curious of cool ways people have integrated Arduino boards and the like into their arcades, so if you've done something cool, please share!
Check out WannabeJoy's build thread for a battery-powered sound and LED toy based on the Pixar movie Inside Out.
- It uses a no-programming sound board from Adafruit.

http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,151577.0/all.html



There have been many projects using Arduino boards as encoders.

If you want to make a mechanical animated cab topper, here's some info on stepper motors, Hall effect switches, and related Arduino code.
http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,161063.0.html


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Re: Share Your Cool Arduino (etc) Implementations
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2021, 01:56:48 pm »
not cool per se,

but i had a touchtunes jukebox that the computer wouldn't automatically power on, regardless of the BIOS on AC restore setting (it's a known issue with these computers.)

usually it involves sending the computer back to touchtunes and wating for a new one...but as of now, they are EOL and NLA.

so i voided the "warranty" and peeled it open. if i jumped the power switch connection it would fire right up. normally i'd pop a capacitor on the pins and call it a day, but for whatever reason the board powers on does a quick test or something then shuts off. so a jumper cap would charge up and wouldn't comeback on. so i programmed an Arduino to wait 10 seconds then "press" the power button for me.

it was only like 8 lines of code, but now it works again.  :cheers:

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Re: Share Your Cool Arduino (etc) Implementations
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2021, 12:32:54 pm »
Here's my hat in the ring:



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  • Potentiometer for sensitivity control

It's a spinner controller for games like Arkanoid, Puchi Carat, and Tempest 3K. It also has a "Mr.Spinner" mode for NES Vaus compatibility on a MiSTer FPGA device.
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Re: Share Your Cool Arduino (etc) Implementations
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2021, 09:46:21 am »
I used an Arduino to create a music player which plays an album by holding the CD cover up to the device.



It's in a temporary housing right now, I'm still deciding on what it's real housing is going to be. The Arduino inside the box reads the NFC sticker on the back of the CD cover and sends its information to the music server it's connected to via USB.

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Re: Share Your Cool Arduino (etc) Implementations
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2021, 11:04:19 am »
I used an arduino to take neo geo mame outputs and light up leds for marquees and a coin counter...