Archives for Arcade 1Up

Upgrading Arcade 1UP Pac-Man With Raspberry Pi, Part 2

So when I last left you, we had a working Arcade 1UP Pac-Man cabinet and a selection of additional parts purchased to allow it to play more than just Pac-Man and Pac-Man Plus. Let’s open up this pickle jar. The first thing that needed to be done is to remove the original control panel. If you have done any research into upgrading these types of cabinets, most have been done to the Street Fighter Edition cabinet. The reason for that is the control panel for it is already a two player panel. No need to recreate the wheel. All that
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Updating ‘Arcade 1UP Pac-Man’ with Raspberry Pi

When I posted my review of my son’s Arcade 1UP Pac-Man cabinet, I mentioned that I would like to one day, upgrade it to play more games. Seeing as I had a little time, I have accomplished this goal. After quite a bit of Google research, I found that the easiest way and the one that brought the least amount of expense was going the Raspberry Pi route. For those of you unfamiliar, the Raspberry Pi is basically a computer in a very small package. People use them for a number of different projects but they have become increasingly popular for
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Arcade 1up Pac-Man Cabinet Review

If you were a kid in the 80’s, you probably spent more than a little time in the arcades playing a multitude of games that were available back then. Donkey Kong, Galaga, Pac-Man, Street Fighter were just waiting for you to slap your quarter in to test your skills. While arcades are still a thing, those older games have long been passed on for more graphically advanced games and you can forget the idea of a quarter getting you anywhere. But for those of you, like myself, who still have a soft spot for those simpler games of the past,
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