Tagged: Arcades

Virtual Pinball Restoration

This is the restoration of my first Virtual Pinball. The system was already installed and running, I only dealt with the aesthetic part and organizing some wiring. This system runs Future Pinball, Visual Pinball, PinballFX and PinballFX2. This project was done in a cabinet of a Pinball 2000, perhaps a Revenge from Mars or Star Wars,  but I don’t have the detail of the history of this cabinet.


I did the same treatment that I normally do in other cabinets, leaving it ready to apply the new decals. This horrendous cabinet certainly deserved a good restoration 😀

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These are some decals that I designed specifically for this machine

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After the assembly of some more new decals and components, the look is much more interesting

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I chose to put a new t-molding in chrome, some iluminated flipper buttons and a blue LED mod under the cabinet.



This is a machine that works with a coin door with a  timer. I replaced the timer position at the door for a more visible position in the glass next to lockbar.

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I’ve also put a beautiful fan illuminated in blue on the rear of the cabinet to make the PC system’s ventilation.

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Take a look at this simple video I’ve made. I hope you enjoy it!

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Final Fight Arcade with Raspberry Pi 2


This was an arcade that I had for some time but had not been finalized. As I had a request from a client for an arcade, I decided to take advantage of what was done and implemented it with a Raspberry Pi 2 Retropie and Emulation Station. Since my first project with Raspberry Pi 1 things evolved enough and version 2 already allows to emulate games for Playstation 1.



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I’ve connected the buttons, joystick and an Ipac and left everything well organized, although a system with a Raspberry Pi  may leave a lot of space in a cabinet of this size 😀

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It was the first time I used a LCD monitor instead of the traditional arcade monitors. I’m a bit tired of the problems that those monitors give … I like the traditional part of it, but …


I used a standard arcade power supply to feed the Raspberry Pi with 5v and some parts of the illumination with 12V and this is the perfect solution.


Since the monitor does not have a HDMI input, I was forced to buy a HDMI to VGA adapter that you can buy on Amazon or eBay.


There are some recommendations about cooling when we run graphically complex games on a Raspberry Pi, so I used a PC fan for security.

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As you can see, it turned out alright, huh 😀

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