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Briefcade

by Rydon Sat Feb 15, 2014 11:51 pm

Hey guys, not sure where to put this, but I thought you all would get a kick out of the Briefcade I made awhile ago. Me and a few other guys get together at work to play old school arcade games. Only problem is, I am the only one who hosts with an arcade, so I got sick of everyone coming over to my house and made the arcade portable.

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I found the briefcase at Goodwill and I had been thinking about putting something together like this for awhile. I have more of the actual build on my blog, but here are some more pics.

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A little Ms. Pac-Man
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Re: Briefcade

by Luke Sun Feb 16, 2014 12:02 am

Nice.

Have you tried taking it through an airport?
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Re: Briefcade

by Rydon Sun Feb 16, 2014 12:52 am

You have no idea how many times people have asked me that. The answers is no.
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Re: Briefcade

by mjmjr25 Sun Feb 16, 2014 1:13 am

doesn't the joystick crash into the screen when you close it? sure looks that way...?
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Re: Briefcade

by Bikeage Sun Feb 16, 2014 3:04 am

mjmjr25 wrote:doesn't the joystick crash into the screen when you close it? sure looks that way...?


The ball unscrews. This made http://www.hackaday.com a while back. http://hackaday.com/2014/01/03/arcade-briefcase-the-briefcade/. Great job!
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Re: Briefcade

by EllertMichael Sun Feb 16, 2014 4:57 am

Nice! You should install one of those quick release JLF shafts for your joystick, though.
http://www.focusattack.com/jlf-link/
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Re: Briefcade

by bacteria Sun Feb 16, 2014 5:50 am

Nice idea for a transportable unit to take to work for lunchbreaks!
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Re: Briefcade

by CRTGAMER Sun Feb 16, 2014 12:27 pm

Rydon wrote:Hey guys, not sure where to put this, but I thought you all would get a kick out of the Briefcade I made awhile ago.

I found the briefcase at Goodwill and I had been thinking about putting something together like this for awhile. I have more of the actual build on my blog, but here are some more pics.

That is sweet! You improved on the Laptop by incorporating that Arcade stick in a handy transportable brief case. Interested in the specs and how the stick is wired into I guess a laptop underneath? Link to your blog and maybe a pic of the controller hinged up?
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Re: Briefcade

by Rydon Sun Feb 16, 2014 1:59 pm

Sure, here is the link to the blog I have

[url]rightonrydon.blogspot.com/[/url]

Seems to be down right now, not sure why.

Here is a pic of the internals. It runs on Raspberry Pi, and monitor and Rasp Pi are powered through the same switch.

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Re: Briefcade

by Hazerd Sun Feb 16, 2014 2:35 pm

Dont take it through a airport ever, those bastard TSA's will most likely confiscate it permanently.
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