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Wiring the Coin Mech

Most coin mechanisms operate on the same principles as the buttons and the joysticks. Once the coin passes through the mechanism successfully, the coin triggers a micro-switch as it exits the coin mech and falls into the coin tray. For coin mechs that have two quarter slots (or quarter and token) there are two micro-switches. […]

Connecting Arcade Controls to the Pi

To connect the arcade controls to the Pi (or your PC) you’re going to need a USB encoder.  These encoders convert the presses of the buttons into keystrokes on an keyboard that MAME and other emulators can understand. Read More… Join The Geek Pub Guild!

Reverse Sanwa LED Operation

Some prefer their arcade buttons to light on press, while other prefer them to be always on. Reversing the LED operation on the Sanwa Arcade buttons is relatively simple.