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My Retropie Coffee Table

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:26 pm
by golgfag
Hi, sorry for my english im french ;p

First time thx petrockblog for your distrib Retropie ;)

I finally finished my project table arcade for two player.

I wanted to make a coffee table functional.

My table contains a raspberry with Retropie.

Another table that inspired me: http://www.instructables.com/id/My-400- ... ade-Table/

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Installation:

Raspberry:

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Sound:

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drawer and lift hinge for automatic joystick:

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joystick module connection:

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rope up the joystick at the opening of tiroir:

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Bottom of coffee table:

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Screen:

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Re: My Retropie Coffee Table

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:26 pm
by dan3008
very nice :)

are both screens run off the one pi then?

Re: My Retropie Coffee Table

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:39 pm
by golgfag
dan3008 wrote:very nice :)

are both screens run off the one pi then?

Yes with HDMI 19-Pin Male to 2 * DVI 24+1 Female Splitter.

Re: My Retropie Coffee Table

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:03 pm
by yottskry
You can tell you're French because your coffee table is very stylish! Trés chic! J'aime ça!

Re: My Retropie Coffee Table

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:19 pm
by golgfag
yottskry wrote:You can tell you're French because your coffee table is very stylish! Trés chic! J'aime ça!
Thx, Merci ! ;)

Re: My Retropie Coffee Table

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:34 pm
by abishur
That is awesome! How did you manage to get the one HDMI to display different images using the dvi splitter?

Re: My Retropie Coffee Table

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:38 pm
by golgfag
that are not different images. The screens are in mirror.

Re: My Retropie Coffee Table

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:58 pm
by abishur
golgfag wrote:that are not different images. The screens are in mirror.
Oh, I see! That makes more sense, it's not like you need two unique displays for arcade gaming.

Re: My Retropie Coffee Table

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:03 am
by etherbest
I'd be interested to see pictures of the assembly process, if you have them.

Re: My Retropie Coffee Table

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:00 am
by Jessie
Nice work

Re: My Retropie Coffee Table

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:30 am
by golgfag
etherbest wrote:I'd be interested to see pictures of the assembly process, if you have them.
I post pictures of the installation in the day.

Re: My Retropie Coffee Table

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:20 am
by golgfag
Update and post installation pictures.

Re: My Retropie Coffee Table

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:40 pm
by etherbest
How does the lifting of the joystick part work? Just by tension on the string , surely not?

C'est bizarre! :)

Re: My Retropie Coffee Table

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:40 pm
by golgfag
etherbest wrote:How does the lifting of the joystick part work? Just by tension on the string , surely not?

C'est bizarre! :)
the idea is not mine, I just copy a good idea

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5G-5kAJDquk

Re: My Retropie Coffee Table

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:17 pm
by etherbest
Its a shame ikea doesnt sell the same model here in the UK.

Read the guy's description on the controller drawer, and I must say Im surprised you managed to get yours working. I have no idea what he means! :D

Re: My Retropie Coffee Table

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:16 am
by golgfag
etherbest wrote:Its a shame ikea doesnt sell the same model here in the UK.

Read the guy's description on the controller drawer, and I must say Im surprised you managed to get yours working. I have no idea what he means! :D

Sur, not easy. this photo sums up the mechanism.

http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?i ... photo7.jpg

4 hinges, 2 hinge attached to a drawer and two other board joystick in the opposite direction. On these latter is fixed a U attached by a cord to the center of the table. Some small adjustment to the rope pulls the U at the right time which have the effect of pushing up the bottom of the board of the joystick.

It is difficult to be clear;)

Re: My Retropie Coffee Table

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:08 pm
by hoogen
Wow, looks great! I am the person who made the instructable and the youtube video you referenced. I just looked at my instructable post and noticed your comment and question. I apologize i didnt reply, but you did a very good job of getting the drawer to work! it looks very close to what i did. if you would like, i can post a couple pictures of what my mechanism looks like.

Re: My Retropie Coffee Table

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:04 am
by golgfag
hoogen wrote:Wow, looks great! I am the person who made the instructable and the youtube video you referenced. I just looked at my instructable post and noticed your comment and question. I apologize i didnt reply, but you did a very good job of getting the drawer to work! it looks very close to what i did. if you would like, i can post a couple pictures of what my mechanism looks like.
More photos there better! ;) I added the link to instructables.

Re: My Retropie Coffee Table

Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 1:00 pm
by NickKnack
Looks amazing - I want to do something similar (possibly copy it completely) but was curious as to what size/type those screens are!

Thanks!