Hopefully you found the discussion about the mechanical design of my MAME setup informative, but the thing that – for better or worse – sets this apart from most of the others on the internet is the fact that it uses a wireless keyboard for control. One could probably use a wireless game controller (or possibly two) with similar or better results.
wireless keyboard and receiver (before) ===>
Finished Product (after)
The first thing to consider when using a wireless keyboard (or wired keyboard for that matter) for this purpose Read more »
So, yes, that’s quite a title. As mentioned in a previous article, the cheap RC truck is a great source of components for whatever hack or re-purposing you have in mind.
The first thing I tried with this set of components was a very simple hack. I don’t remember all the details, but at some point in my education as a mechanical engineer I learned about conservation of angular momentum. In two dimensions, it’s pretty simple; if something is rotating, angular momentum Read more »
As alluded to in the last article, most of the thought involved in constructing my MAME controller went into the mechanical design. As I’ve found constructing this, it really takes a lot of thought and patience to design your own cabinet. As can be seen in this link, there’s no shortage of people who do a marginal job with their cabinets. Then again, the system I’m posting about could probably qualify if taken out of the context of an experiment/first try. What you see here is hopefully the first step in something that will turn out to be great, but is only marginally successful at this point.
Partially cut 3/8 inch acrylic sheet
The first step in the design process was to select the material to use and the general shape. As I had used it in the past, clear acrylic sheet seemed like a good material. It’s very strong, fairly scratch-resistant for this type of material, and easy to machine. On the negative side, it’s more brittle than some materials. 3/8 inch thickness was chosen so it would be a very solid piece although 1/4 inch would probably work as well. Read more »
Without any explanation, here’s how to restore your old Netflix Interface:
- Make sure you’re logged into your Netflix account.
- Click on or paste the following URL into the address bar:
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