My first idea was a coin-operated arcade machine that could be used as a fundraising project, and after some discussion he loved the idea and agreed. The past week I have been doing plenty of research on the topic and have discovered several designs however many don't have everything that we need/want. One of the biggest problems is finding an emulator that works with a coin slot. I have played around with Retropie and MAME so far. Retropie is very nice and would work if there was a way to restrict access to games based on the amount of credits imputed. I know MAME can register coin input, however not the way i would like.
- Needs to Offer a multitude of games
- Needs to be coin operated so different games cost different amounts
- Needs to be able to be disabled with a key (He would like to be able to turn lock it during class but leave it on)
- Would like to have games from multiple consoles and maybe a way to plug in different controllers