Mini Pong arcade using Arduino




Duinocade is a very small arcade cabinet (14cm / 5,5inch height).
The software and parts of the circuit diagram based on the open source handheld Gamebunio, which based on the famous Arduino platform. The Gamebuino and also our Duinocade uses the known Nokia 5110 lcd as screen. At the moment the Gamedunio is an Indiegogo campain and will be official available in July. But some games for example Pong are finished by the Gamebunio community until now….

I’ve hacked not only the Gamebuino but also an Arcadie Dual gamedock for the case. It is much smaller as the Arcadie gamedocks of my other projects and also cheaper.

Mini Pong arcade using Arduino

The electronic is realized on a breadboard. In the future we will create a pcb layout and perhaps also a DIY kit. In contrast to the Gamebuino we don’t have a lithium battery and an USB port. The Duinocade is powered by an external (wall) power supply. The electronic fits in the slot for the iPhone. We don’t have to made mechanical modifications of the case except one additional hole for the power socket. We’ve mounted only an 3,3V power supply, the ATMEGA328 microcontroller, SD card socket and the Nokia LCD on this breadboard.

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Step 1: Tools & materials

Tools:

  • soldering iron
  • electronic side cutter
  • flat nose pliers
  • simple drilling machine

Materials:

  • 1x Arcadie Dual gamedock
  • 1x breadboard 160 x 100 mm
  • 1x ATMEL ATMEGA328 microcontroller
  • 1x 16MHz crystal
  • 2x 15pF disc capacitor
  • 2x 100nF disc capacitor
  • 1x 220uF/25V electrolytic capacitor
  • 1x 10uF/10V electrolytic capacitor
  • 1x 10K resistor
  • 1x 470 Ohm resistor
  • 1x BC547C transistor
  • 1x Nokia5110 lcd
  • 1x Loudspeaker > 50 Ohm
  • 1x push button for THT mounting
  • 1x MCP1702-3302E/TO
  • 1x 2×3 pole header
  • 1x 8 pole ribbon cable & header
  • tin-solder
  • hookup wire
  • double-sided adhesive tape

Step 2: Disassemble the Arcadie enclosure

  1. Remove the both screws (behinde the stickers) at the right and left side of the enclosure
  2. Cut the cable between joystick unit and rear cover
  3. Remove the rear cover
  4. Remove the joystick unit
  5. Open the rear cover
  6. Remove all electronic and mechanical parts inside the rear cover
  7. drill an 7mm hole to the rear cover

Step 3: Remove all the stickers outside

remove the stickers outside the main enclosure, of the backside from rear cover and from the joystick unit. I’m using a label removing spray based on citric acid.

 

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