Buttons and controls for our arcade cabinet
And there let be buttons…
The buttons and joysticks are controlled by an IPAC interface, that we can connect to a PS/2 or USB port of our motherboard:
I am going to use some spare parts I have from my old desktop PC to build the CPU.
This is the motherboard (MSI K8N Diamond Plus), with RAM (2GB Crucial Ballistix) and processor (AMD X2 4200) already mounted:
The hard disk drive. Segate Barracuda, 320 GB for loads of ROMs!!
The video card. I think this NVIDIA Geforce 7900GT is enough for my purposes:
Some wires and connectors to setup the IPAC and the buttons:
The joysticks. I have chosen the E-Stick model because it’s easier to mount:
This little thing is the switch itself. It is mounted in the base of every button. We use the connectors shown below to plug it to the IPAC:
I am pretty sure you know what are this buttons for…
Well, now begins the hard part: designing and building the cabinet itself from wood panels…