Author Topic: The STAR FORCE PI - Electronic Tabletop Mini-Arcade  (Read 20906 times)

Offline Shadowrunner

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 5780
  • Country: ca
  • Karma: 101
    • View Profile
Re: The STAR FORCE PI - Electronic Tabletop Mini-Arcade
« Reply #150 on: May 05, 2017, 14:54:14 PM »
Those both look awesome! Great job :)

Offline Saturn

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 3011
  • Country: us
  • Karma: 21
    • View Profile
    • http://jaysmith2000.ipbhost.com/index.php?s=c827a7b611daaaf555722b332b1b9a2c&act=idx
Re: The STAR FORCE PI - Electronic Tabletop Mini-Arcade
« Reply #151 on: May 05, 2017, 15:14:43 PM »
That looks incredible 8)

Offline Greyfox

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 4801
  • Country: ie
  • Karma: 34
    • View Profile
    • http://www.atarigamer.co.uk
Re: The STAR FORCE PI - Electronic Tabletop Mini-Arcade
« Reply #152 on: May 05, 2017, 17:37:31 PM »
Pretty amazing modding there..truly breath taking

Offline zapiy

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 13281
  • Country: england
  • Karma: 88
    • View Profile
Re: The STAR FORCE PI - Electronic Tabletop Mini-Arcade
« Reply #153 on: May 07, 2017, 00:03:25 AM »
I am gobsmacked at your talents fella.. Congrats on the baby btw.
Own: Jaguar, Lynx, Dreamcast, Saturn, MegaDrive, MegaCD, 32X, GameGear, PS3, PS, PSP, Wii, GameCube, N64, DS, GBA, GBC, GBP, GB,  Xbox, 3DO, CDi,  WonderSwan, WonderSwan Colour NGPC

Offline starforcepilot

  • Jr. Member
  • *
  • Posts: 54
  • Karma: 7
    • View Profile
    • http://www.starforcepi.com
Re: The STAR FORCE PI - Electronic Tabletop Mini-Arcade
« Reply #154 on: May 07, 2017, 11:38:25 AM »
Cheers guys, yeah it's got a real 80s tech vibe over it :) Once I made the video I'll be sure to post it together with some more pics as a seperate post!


Offline zapiy

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 13281
  • Country: england
  • Karma: 88
    • View Profile
Re: The STAR FORCE PI - Electronic Tabletop Mini-Arcade
« Reply #155 on: May 07, 2017, 12:09:18 PM »
Are you selling any of these to collectors to help you financially mate. Really really impressive stuff.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Own: Jaguar, Lynx, Dreamcast, Saturn, MegaDrive, MegaCD, 32X, GameGear, PS3, PS, PSP, Wii, GameCube, N64, DS, GBA, GBC, GBP, GB,  Xbox, 3DO, CDi,  WonderSwan, WonderSwan Colour NGPC

Offline starforcepilot

  • Jr. Member
  • *
  • Posts: 54
  • Karma: 7
    • View Profile
    • http://www.starforcepi.com
Re: The STAR FORCE PI - Electronic Tabletop Mini-Arcade
« Reply #156 on: May 07, 2017, 14:02:54 PM »
Not yet, but I might do at some point, lotta work and time goes into these things. Only thing I'm working towards to get produced is the STARFORCE PI, but that's certainly gonna have a solid level of quality to it :)

Offline zapiy

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 13281
  • Country: england
  • Karma: 88
    • View Profile
Re: The STAR FORCE PI - Electronic Tabletop Mini-Arcade
« Reply #157 on: May 08, 2017, 09:03:06 AM »
I can only imaging the time and effort that goes into building those fella. Premium prices for them then.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Own: Jaguar, Lynx, Dreamcast, Saturn, MegaDrive, MegaCD, 32X, GameGear, PS3, PS, PSP, Wii, GameCube, N64, DS, GBA, GBC, GBP, GB,  Xbox, 3DO, CDi,  WonderSwan, WonderSwan Colour NGPC

Offline starforcepilot

  • Jr. Member
  • *
  • Posts: 54
  • Karma: 7
    • View Profile
    • http://www.starforcepi.com
Re: The STAR FORCE PI - Electronic Tabletop Mini-Arcade
« Reply #158 on: May 21, 2017, 11:59:58 AM »
You know what's the most time-consuming with these build though? Thinking and problem solving, not even the building itself. Thinking about how to make certain functions work, thinking the best way to do something, how things will fit, placement of ports and such. I think I must've spent a month on the Omega Drive control panel alone, just to make sure everything fits and had enough spacing. With the Starforce Neo I had to think of the easiest home-DIY way to make a curved bezel, and I finally made a mini vacuumforming construction to vacuumform plastic over the original monitor. That was a week right there :P But it's also the most satisfying, when that 19" monitor fit exactly into the After Burner bezel with only several mm spacing, that's very pleasing.

Anyway, I'm gonna focus back on some new features of the Starforce Pi, our engineer quit so I had to find a solution that works on my own, which is tough cuz I'm not an engineer. BUT, I did find some cheaper solutions and figured a way to link 2 Starforce Pis together for head-to-head 2player gaming, so that'll be interesting! I'm still testing though.

Offline TrekMD

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 24753
  • Country: us
  • Karma: 104
    • View Profile
    • http://plus.google.com/+EugenioAngueira
Re: The STAR FORCE PI - Electronic Tabletop Mini-Arcade
« Reply #159 on: May 21, 2017, 14:12:47 PM »
I can see that taking the most time.  These are not simple devices to make.
Going to the final frontier, gaming...


Offline Saturn

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 3011
  • Country: us
  • Karma: 21
    • View Profile
    • http://jaysmith2000.ipbhost.com/index.php?s=c827a7b611daaaf555722b332b1b9a2c&act=idx
Re: The STAR FORCE PI - Electronic Tabletop Mini-Arcade
« Reply #160 on: May 21, 2017, 15:07:56 PM »
Very interesting details on the work. I'll bet it IS satisfying to have success after thinking ways through like that.
Stoked about info on linking 2 units too. Thanks for the insight :)

Offline zapiy

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 13281
  • Country: england
  • Karma: 88
    • View Profile
Re: The STAR FORCE PI - Electronic Tabletop Mini-Arcade
« Reply #161 on: May 22, 2017, 22:28:22 PM »
Really must give you such a buzz..
Own: Jaguar, Lynx, Dreamcast, Saturn, MegaDrive, MegaCD, 32X, GameGear, PS3, PS, PSP, Wii, GameCube, N64, DS, GBA, GBC, GBP, GB,  Xbox, 3DO, CDi,  WonderSwan, WonderSwan Colour NGPC

Offline starforcepilot

  • Jr. Member
  • *
  • Posts: 54
  • Karma: 7
    • View Profile
    • http://www.starforcepi.com
Re: The STAR FORCE PI - Electronic Tabletop Mini-Arcade
« Reply #162 on: August 03, 2017, 21:57:16 PM »
Alright guys, another small treat, check the Sega Omega Drive in action!:

https://youtu.be/mPmshntRQsw

Offline TrekMD

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 24753
  • Country: us
  • Karma: 104
    • View Profile
    • http://plus.google.com/+EugenioAngueira
Re: The STAR FORCE PI - Electronic Tabletop Mini-Arcade
« Reply #163 on: August 03, 2017, 23:17:10 PM »
Well, that looks just awesome!
Going to the final frontier, gaming...


Offline zapiy

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 13281
  • Country: england
  • Karma: 88
    • View Profile
Re: The STAR FORCE PI - Electronic Tabletop Mini-Arcade
« Reply #164 on: August 04, 2017, 13:28:16 PM »
I just flipping love it.
Own: Jaguar, Lynx, Dreamcast, Saturn, MegaDrive, MegaCD, 32X, GameGear, PS3, PS, PSP, Wii, GameCube, N64, DS, GBA, GBC, GBP, GB,  Xbox, 3DO, CDi,  WonderSwan, WonderSwan Colour NGPC

 

SimplePortal 2.3.7 © 2008-2020, SimplePortal