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Bartop Mini Retro Arcade - Raspberry Pi and Customised Icade
I did the power connections two different ways. In the first build I just hacked a power strip and inserted a switch. I've added a picture (the one showing an open power strip) but if you're not familiar with this, please don't do it. It's not the best method. You really don't want to do it wrong and fry everything in your cabinet or worse yet cause a fire and burn down your house. :-)For the second build I cut off the end of the power strip and replaced it with a standard "PC type" power switch/jack. Then I could use a standard power cord to power the box. The picture showing the back of the box shows it.I haven't searched for them but I imagine there are power strips that have remote switches on them already. That might be the easiest way if you're not familiar with power connections.
Decided to put artwork on the the first one I built. Here's the latest pic of how it turned out.
Can you share more details on how you made/wired the power switch? I like that the power switch controls everthing. Any photos of the wiring or process would be great.
Thanks! - mike_therealest
Plastic mirror holders at Home Depot or any home improvement store. - AugieE
Where'd you get those tabs to hold up your screen? What are they called?Thanks.
Hi, Did you end up purchasing this ipad controller board? If so how has it worked out for you and did you have to purchase anything else? for example something to control the backlight or anything else? My ipad 1 LCD seems to fit perfectly in the icade on landscape orientation so this seems like a great option.
I had someone ask a question via a PM so thought I'd post it here since others might have a similar question.Question:iCade Parts QuestionHello! I was looking over your post and I've gathered the same materials, I just have a question. What screws you used to attach the iPad display to the plexi, and what screws used to attach plexi to the case. Thank you!Answer:re: iCade Parts QuestionTo attach the iPad screen to the plexi I searched my "spare parts bucket" to find some small black screws (probably 3/8" or 1/2" long). If you have spare screws from computer cases and drives, try those. The iPad has a small tab in each corner. The tab has the holes used to connect the iPad screen to the iPad housing (in the original iPad). Those are the same tabs that I used to connect the screen to the plexi. You have to find screws that will thread through those holes.Connecting the plexi to the to case I used #6 3/4" sheet metal screws. Pre-drill holes and paint the heads black. Tighten by hand so you don't strip them. It's really easy to strip them in the cheep MDF used for the ICade cabinet. In the second ICade I build I used bigger screws, #10's I think, because I had some that I didn't have to paint black. Those were too big and didn't look very good. Stick with the smaller ones.
I bought it a while ago for a Sony PTZ camera so had it on hand. It's a 12v, 4A adapter with tip positive. The only problem will be the size of the power pin. This looks like the right adapter and is from the same company I purchased the driver board from. It doesn't look like they have the the pin diameter listed, though.http://www.ebay.com/itm/Power-Adapter-Supply-Especially-for-Our-LCD-Controller-Boards-US-Cord-12V-4A-/271168940342?hash=item3f22eda936:m:mZj-95hORUmviiZ34k3DO6g - Sokratz
Can you point me to the power supply you bought for the controller board? I am going with the same LCD/Board, but I have yet to receive any answer from the seller on what power supply is correct. - patheticpuma
how do you connect this to the raspberry pi? Have you got a display driver board which is compatible with the ipad screen?
I can recommend these guys for the screen... perfect resolution and the perfect ratio and size... https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/hdmi-8-inch-lcd-screen-kit-800-600?utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=googlepla&variant=5699856897&gclid=Cj0KEQjwrZ24BRC098fr-OqnuMkBEiQAKQ9lgAJuP6M9q0Hkrha9rB83AcbwbFZkm4X6rCQq2pMJepMaAurq8P8HAQ
You also don't need any step down power supply for this screen, it runs off usb directly from the pi!!
I can recommend these guys for the screen.... https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/hdmi-8-inch-lcd-screen-kit-800-600?utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=googlepla&variant=5699856897&gclid=Cj0KEQjwrZ24BRC098fr-OqnuMkBEiQAKQ9lgAJuP6M9q0Hkrha9rB83AcbwbFZkm4X6rCQq2pMJepMaAurq8P8HAQ
iPad 2 display man. 9.7". IPS. 1024x768. Largest display you can fit in an iCade. Honestly, that's the only one that should be used!
Any ideas how to solve power input with monitor needing 12V and PI 5V? What if I buy 12V 10A power supply and 12V to 5V converter this way I can split it and power both devices.
I found a 15" 4:3 1024x768 display on eBay. perfect :)
Without side art/paint i think it was about £140. Optional side art (£25-30), paint (£10), and reset button (£2). So £180 ish.
Nice. Especially like the buttons and side art.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/HDMI-Controller-Board-for-...Features:suitable for: IPAD1 IPAD2 LCD screen panel like LP097X02-SLA1; LP097X02-SLA2; LP097X02-SLA3; LP097X02-SLAA; LP097X02-SLN1;LP097X02-SLN2Kindly note: If you have other similar LCD panels, please advise the detailed LCD model no. for checking compatibility, thanks!General Specification for LCD controller board1. Support 1ch VGA input;2. Support 2ch AV input;3. Support 1ch HDMI input; and IC supports HDMI 1.14. Support 1ch reversing input;5. Support wide-voltage input, and could work within 5V-24V;6. Standard backlight: 6 pin connector; could connect inverter externally;7. Integrated with LED backlight circuit;8. Standard LVDS output, supports 1ch 6 bit, 1ch 8 bit, 2ch 6 bit, 2ch 8 bit; but only with panel voltage 3.3V;9. Standard keypad; supports double-color LED indicator.Parameter for LP097X02 LCD panel:Resolution: 1024x768;LVDS signal: 1ch, 6 bit;Backlight: LED;LVDS interface: 30 pin;Package includes: A controller for ipad 9.7” LP097x02 LCD; a LVDS cable; and a keypad with cable.Suitable power adapter(12V,4A) is also required, you could get one here in our eBay store:http://stores.ebay.com/njytouch/Power-Supply-/_i.html?_fsub=3585599018&_sid=390892488&_trksid=p4634.c0.m322
DId you ever find a LVDS to HDMI for the ipad screen? If so how a bout a link.Thanks
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