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by BigOlTexasBoy
Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: General Project Chat
Topic: Sony Mega Watchman Project
Replies: 13
Views: 3881

Re: Sony Mega Watchman Project

I may try the acrylic trick. Not sure how hard (or safe) it would be to cut of front of the CRT off.
by BigOlTexasBoy
Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: General Project Chat
Topic: Sony Mega Watchman Project
Replies: 13
Views: 3881

Re: Sony Mega Watchman Project

abrugsch wrote:
Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:37 am
was that on here or over on retropie forums (I saw it too...)
edit: nevermind, it was here:
http://www.sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13
The link didn't go anywhere.
by BigOlTexasBoy
Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: General Project Chat
Topic: Sony Mega Watchman Project
Replies: 13
Views: 3881

Re: Sony Mega Watchman Project

Forgive me if you've seen this before, but this guy put a pi in a beautiful vintage portable TV with bluetooth-enabled controllers. I particularly liked his solution to the CRT glass by...making his own! http://imgur.com/a/nIBqT I like that. I really wish I could put a digital TV tuner in it to kee...
by BigOlTexasBoy
Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: General Project Chat
Topic: Sony Mega Watchman Project
Replies: 13
Views: 3881

Re: Sony Mega Watchman Project

You really can't tell that the screen is curved as small as it is. I will leave the LCD tilted back like the CRT. I'll have batteries in it, but it will probably be plugged in most of the time. With 8x D batteries, I guess there is room for a fairly large battery. The system looks like it runs off 1...
by BigOlTexasBoy
Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: General Project Chat
Topic: Sony Mega Watchman Project
Replies: 13
Views: 3881

Sony Mega Watchman Project

I found this Sony Watchman in a storage building behind my grandma's house. Everything works. It just can't pick up a TV signal now that everything has gone to digital. The plan is to somehow remove the old black & white CRT and replace it with a color LCD. I would like to somehow keep the AM/FM rad...
by BigOlTexasBoy
Wed Jun 28, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: General Project Chat
Topic: Arcade Project
Replies: 5
Views: 2211

Re: Arcade Project

moosepr wrote:
Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:50 am
does that first image really say $25??!?!

Thats an amazing bargain if it does
Yep!
by BigOlTexasBoy
Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: General Project Chat
Topic: Arcade Project
Replies: 5
Views: 2211

Re: Arcade Project

I plugged the arcade in today and got a better picture than I have in the past. It looks like the game itself works and the CRT may just need a little tweaking. I plan on using an LCD, but I may save the CRT and have a repairman look at it. Not sure what to do with the game board. https://i.imgur.co...
by BigOlTexasBoy
Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: General Project Chat
Topic: Arcade Project
Replies: 5
Views: 2211

Re: Arcade Project

According to this, there is a setting in Retroarch to rotate the image between the two sides. I was thinking about putting two separate systems in there, but now I will definitely be using the largest screen I can get in there.

https://retropie.org.uk/forum/topic/280 ... -the-fly/6
by BigOlTexasBoy
Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: General Project Chat
Topic: Arcade Project
Replies: 5
Views: 2211

Arcade Project

I picked up an old cocktail arcade console. It'll need some work on the exterior and a different button configuration. I'm open to all suggestions.
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by BigOlTexasBoy
Mon May 29, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: General Chat (mintyPi)
Topic: Blank Tin Labels
Replies: 23
Views: 9277

Re: Blank Tin Labels

as i'm going to be using a blank tin (either plain or windowed) and want to customise it, i've started to lay a few ideas down.... may just print out a label and stick to the top (still not decided).... a little something that pays homage to the altoids tin (still a work in progress, some colour to...