This is the last part of the DIY Arcade cabinet tutorial series. In this guide, I will show the overall steps to add an emulator. Since there are many different emulators, I cannot write a guide for every emulator. instead, I will show the default steps you should do when adding an emulator to your […]
This part of the DIY Arcade guide will cover the installation and setup of the main software on your arcade. This includes: Setting up windows, configuring your USB Controllers, Installing and configuring the Front-End and much more.
In this part, I will install the electronics in the main cabinet. this includes the computer, speakers, cabinet lighting, coin doors, in cabinet lighting, fans, power supplies, USB hub…
This part will cover the build of the control panel. This includes the building of the control panel, drilling and installing buttons & joysticks, wiring the Controls & LEDs, Installing the Trackball & Spinner…
This part will cover the assembly of the arcade cabinet. As well as creating cutouts for coin doors, speakers, wheels, power button, RJ45 connector…
This is the introduction to building your own full-size, 4-player Arcade Machine. In here you will find everything you need to start building your own. In this part, we will decide over the design of the cabinet, what special effects, controls, TV, artwork and much more. This is a very large project and I recommend […]
I cleaned my Kotronic jukebox and now it’s time to give this an upgrade. I will leave all of the original electronics intact and still working but I will add the WS2812 led strip inside the bezels, top and centerpieces. these will be controlled using an Arduino to simulate the “bubbler” bezels from the original wurtzinger/rock-ola jukeboxes […]
In this guide, I will build a small cocktail arcade machine based on RetroPie running on Raspberry Pi. It has an ‘old school’ look with original arcade controls, can be played with any USB controller you can find, is fairly cheap and easy to build and there is an unlimited amount of retro game ROMS […]
This is the last tutorial in the virtual pinball series which will focus on installing different games for your front-end. The most popular games are Pinball FX2/FX3, Virtual and Visual Pinball.
This part of the virtual pinball guide will cover the software. A visual pinball table requires a lot of software to work together to give a seamless feel when selecting and switching tables. the front end I’ll be using will be PinballX, which will basically show a list of all available pinball tables across all […]
This part will cover the wiring of your electronics, this includes the computer, DMD Screen, Audio, TV, buttons, plunger… It will take quite some time wiring everything up correctly and making sure everything is working as intended. But after this guide, it’s just software that remains.
In this part of the Virtual Pinball guide, I will cover the build of the cabinet and control panel. This includes assembling the cabinet and backbox, painting the panels, mounting the legs. prepare holes for: the controls, speakers, DMD Screen, backglass monitor, Special effects… as well as the installation of the plunger, buttons, power switch, […]
This is the introduction to building your own Virtual pinball table. In here you will find everything you need to start building with all the items I bought for my build. There are other alternatives available but my guides will use the items described here. This part includes cabinet designs, special effects, information on the […]
In this guide, I will build a matching stand for the Bartop Arcade Cabinet I built earlier. This way it can be used as a regular stand-up arcade machine, also while I’m at it. I will add a storage compartment, LED strips, indoor lighting, and a coin door. The storage will be used to store all my […]
In this guide, I will build a small bartop arcade machine based on RetroPie running on a raspberry Pi. It has an ‘old school’ look with original arcade controls, can be played with any USB controller you can find, is fairly cheap and easy to build and there is an unlimited amount of retro game […]
In this guide, I will add 4 “Anran” camera’s to Homebridge/Homekit. The stream format from the cameras is not directly supported in Homekit so the incoming stream has to be converted into an mp4 stream. Homebridge will also automatically take still images to show in the Homekit dashboard so you can see the current state without starting […]
In this guide, I will setup Homebridge to check the power status of the Lenovo IX-400D NAS, Send a Wake-on-LAN command to turn it on or send the shutdown command over ssh to turn it back off. This will give you full control of your NAS on your iPhone, iPad or Mac
Homebridge is a lightweight NodeJS server you can run on your home network that emulates the iOS HomeKit API. It supports Plugins that provide a basic bridge from HomeKit to various 3rd-party “smart home” devices. This guide will cover the installation of Homebridge on raspberry pi using Docker.
This guide will cover the basic setup and installation of docker and docker-compose on a raspberry pi. This guide is a prequel to many other guides found on this site.
Support by Schneider for its Domotics IHC devices is just terrible. The app has been removed from the AppStore and never actually worked well. Until now… this guide will cover all steps on how to give a new life to your old and Schneider/Gardy IHC central using openHAB.