So I started receiving parts today for my arcade machine in the mail. It was a really fun day. Here’s the recap!
These are the microswitches. For those that don’t know, these plug into the buttons and the joysticks. The wire hooks into these and into the keyboard encoder. The keyboard encoder hooks into the computer which translates the buttons to keypresses, which results in Mario jumping on screen!
It’s the joysticks for the control panel and mounts for the computer . The mounts will allow me to remove the computer mainboard from its current computer case and put it directly inside the arcade cabinet. This doesn’t give any benefit other than looking cooler (and only when you open up the arcade machine).
So, pretty nerdy, but what are ya gonna do?
That’s all I received today. There’s not much I can do as far as assembly, so for now this needs to go into a newly created ‘project pile’. We’ll see what comes in the mail tomorrow! I’m doing a lot of thinking about ‘the plan’ on how this thing will come together.
Will post more soon.