Undamned's USB Decoders (USB to JAMMA, etc.) !

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  • Jasen HicksJasen Hicks JasensCustoms.com Joined: Posts: 2,376
    According to the MAK site, they have the same NEO Pinout with button 5 and 6 wired in to the DB15, which is the way the ps2 converter is wired and the way any good SG is built. This guys perspective, it should work perfectly!
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  • DarksakulDarksakul Your lack of faith disturbs me Joined: Posts: 23,842
    edited January 2014
    I think the Terminal Block version paired with a Xb1 or PS4 PCB would make great converters to next gen consoles.
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  • FreedomGundamFreedomGundam Freedom, ikimasu! Joined: Posts: 2,521
    edited January 2014
    undamned wrote: »
    [...]hopefully be in full production on the Terminal Block version by end of Feb./early March.
    Can't wait; I'm wrapping up my Supergun build right now and I'm saving a spot in there for these. I have a workaround on it to tide me over until these become readily available, though, but I'm itching just to use USB directly on the unit...
    Darksakul wrote: »
    I think the Terminal Block version paired with a Xb1 or PS4 PCB would make great converters to next gen consoles.
    I almost want to take one of these, combine it with an FGW Converter, as well as an MC Cthulhu, a PS360+ (or any other 360 PCB), along with a PS4 and XBO controllers, so that I can have an "almost-anything-on-everything" adaptor. :D
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  • rukawa_kaederukawa_kaede ({「決最終戦奥義」}) Joined: Posts: 3,446
    bookmarked

    i'm interested, I was thinking in buying the ps2 converter from etokki but since this is cheaper and I can use USB controllers makes it better for my consolized MVS.
  • Jasen HicksJasen Hicks JasensCustoms.com Joined: Posts: 2,376
    Mounting holes! Perfect! How close to the final product dimensions do you think you are? I'm definitely interested in trying one of these out in a SG build to provide honest feedback.... but I can't use them if I can't screw them in!
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  • ReioumuReioumu Play Arcana Heart Joined: Posts: 292
    I just got a namco 256 board that I want to build a supergun for. These will do the trick, I'll order some when ready!
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  • undamnedundamned Wake up! Time to die! Joined: Posts: 1,686
    Prototypes for beta testers should be finished tomorrow and shipping this week!
    -ud
  • Jasen HicksJasen Hicks JasensCustoms.com Joined: Posts: 2,376
    Sweet!!! Very excited.
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  • ReioumuReioumu Play Arcana Heart Joined: Posts: 292
    Oh neat. I gotta keep my eyes out for when they are for sale
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  • UNW4NT3DUNW4NT3D Joined: Posts: 417
    Tbh if the screw terminal version is available much before the DB15 version then I might just get that, The MAK strike has screw terminals for inputs too so I could piggy back it easy enough.
  • erhanpurpleerhanpurple Joined: Posts: 12
    UNW4NT3D wrote: »
    Tbh if the screw terminal version is available much before the DB15 version then I might just get that, The MAK strike has screw terminals for inputs too so I could piggy back it easy enough.

    same here

  • GummoGummo Can We Mod It? Yes, We Can! Joined: Posts: 5,523
    Thanks Brian, I got the boards in today. I tested to see if it will recognize the Dual Shock 4 and Xbox One controllers, but it didn't. It recognized a DS3 controller so thats good.
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  • Jasen HicksJasen Hicks JasensCustoms.com Joined: Posts: 2,376
    Got mine today. Did you post a pin out diagram? Not that it's hard, but the terminals are covering some of the screen.
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  • undamnedundamned Wake up! Time to die! Joined: Posts: 1,686
    Got mine today. Did you post a pin out diagram? Not that it's hard, but the terminals are covering some of the screen.
    Just sent an e-mail to everyone. Yeah, screen print will definitely be adjusted on the final version :)
    -ud

  • Jasen HicksJasen Hicks JasensCustoms.com Joined: Posts: 2,376
    Received. I like it! I'd recommend for those out there that they wire SELECT up to the COIN switch for SuperGun use. I can verify this easily, but I am already posting....

    The GND is common ground on this board, yes? GND on both sides are electrically connected?
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  • undamnedundamned Wake up! Time to die! Joined: Posts: 1,686
    Received. I like it! I'd recommend for those out there that they wire SELECT up to the COIN switch for SuperGun use.
    Yeah, I think most people are accustom to that from Neo-Geo controller setups.
    The GND is common ground on this board, yes? GND on both sides are electrically connected?
    You don't have an ohmeter? :) Yes, GND is common throughout.
    -ud
  • DarksakulDarksakul Your lack of faith disturbs me Joined: Posts: 23,842
    Got the PCB and the nice USB A to A cable, I work this weekend but I am free Monday.

    I am really excited on putting this thing though some tests.
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  • Jasen HicksJasen Hicks JasensCustoms.com Joined: Posts: 2,376
    Quick First Impressions and Video:



    Ok, not quick... 20+ minutes of unfiltered and unbiased thoughts.
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  • undamnedundamned Wake up! Time to die! Joined: Posts: 1,686
    Quick First Impressions and Video:

    ...

    Ok, not quick... 20+ minutes of unfiltered and unbiased thoughts.

    Wow, that was fast! Sadly half the video was you fussing with the PS3 controller! The reason it wasn't working was because when the controller is looking for a Bluetooth signal from a PS3 (all 4 of the PS3 controller LEDs flashing) it won't properly sync up with the converter. If you wait for the LEDs on the PS3 controller to stop flashing it will work every time. Also, you didn't read the OP which states clearly that it only supports X360 and PS3?!

    Anyways. I do appreciate the review. Just wish you would have asked me some questions or done more reading before putting it up on the tubes. I should have given you guys some guidelines about publicity, so I guess that's my bad.
    -ud
  • Jasen HicksJasen Hicks JasensCustoms.com Joined: Posts: 2,376
    Just wanted to leave first impressions and show how it functioned. I think the final build with a final write up on use will definitely help. Admittedly, it was a few weeks since I read the OP and I didn't go back and read it today before playing... too excited. I would argue that by going into it blind I demonstrated what 95% of the population will do when they get it... not read the directions and just start playing. Out of the box it worked perfectly... minus the few problems I had when I intentionally disconnected the USB and plugged it back in to see what would happen. I could have edited the video, to cut some of it out, but I get more from videos where I see the person overcoming problems and really putting it to the test. Edited videos always seem fake to me... clearly not a Marketing guy and more interested in the facts.

    Overall, as I mentioned in the video I was extremely happy with the performance and quality. Definitely a winning idea! I already have people asking when the MK30 is coming out with proper stand offs for this little guy.

    As i dig out my XBOX crap I will do a follow up and address some more of the things based on the previous video and thoughts.

    Great job!
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  • DarksakulDarksakul Your lack of faith disturbs me Joined: Posts: 23,842
    undamned wrote: »
    I should have given you guys some guidelines about publicity, so I guess that's my bad.
    -ud
    So whats your guide lines?

    I am willing to cocoperate
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  • undamnedundamned Wake up! Time to die! Joined: Posts: 1,686
    Darksakul wrote: »
    So whats your guide lines?

    I am willing to cocoperate
    I'll e-mail everyone, but basically, don't post pics/vids/"this doesn't work right" until you've run it by me. Beta testing, so far as I know, is typically a non-public exercise wherein the developer gets private feedback and opportunity to address any outstanding issues before it is made public. Once it's public, any joker is free to hop on youtube and plug their cat's tail into the thing (sorry Jasen, I don't want to beat on you too bad :D).
    -ud
  • emphaticemphatic Joined: Posts: 478
    Mine has landed today, so I'll wire it up ASAP and throw everything I have at it. But first, it's RTFM time.
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  • LizaniasLizanias Joined: Posts: 127
    I'm bookmarking this thread because I am curious on whether this can be used on recent cabinets like Vewlix and Namco Noir.
  • emphaticemphatic Joined: Posts: 478
    Lizanias wrote: »
    I'm bookmarking this thread because I am curious on whether this can be used on recent cabinets like Vewlix and Namco Noir.

    You mean to hook up an USB controller to your cabinet for Player 2? If so, then it should work if you have the correct connector for the cabinet to wire the UD-USB to.

    I love shmups and never play fighting games.
    Here's my Guwange stick: http://www.emphatic.se/?p=197
  • undamnedundamned Wake up! Time to die! Joined: Posts: 1,686
    edited January 2014
    Lizanias wrote: »
    I'm bookmarking this thread because I am curious on whether this can be used on recent cabinets like Vewlix and Namco Noir.
    The age of the cabinet is irrelevant. From PacMan to SFIV, almost every cabinet out there has common ground, active low, +5V logic. That's what this board uses. I have a Namco Excellena in my den that I intend to do a demo video of once I've hooked a board up. Nice for adding an extra player to a cab, or catering to people who prefer their personal controller over the stock arcade panel controls.
    -ud
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  • Jasen HicksJasen Hicks JasensCustoms.com Joined: Posts: 2,376
    Lizanias wrote: »
    I'm bookmarking this thread because I am curious on whether this can be used on recent cabinets like Vewlix and Namco Noir.

    You sure can! The Vewlix and Noir cabinets both have a JVS harness and the JAMMA Harness as well as kick harness points where necessary. The only thing you need to do is wire up your harnesses (from the JAMMA loom) to one of UDs converters, tap +5V from the power supply and go. Super simple.
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  • slash5150slash5150 Naptime? Joined: Posts: 3,616 mod
    My anticipation for these is through the roof!
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  • speedsterharryspeedsterharry Joined: Posts: 786
    UD: I take it that sending these bad boys overseas is not too far-fetched (you sent one to emphatic, who I think lives in sweden) ? I know one guy who wants me to build one UD-USB to MC Cthulhu converter
  • LizaniasLizanias Joined: Posts: 127
    emphatic wrote: »
    ...it should work if you have the correct connector for the cabinet to wire the UD-USB to.
    undamned wrote: »
    The age of the cabinet is irrelevant. From PacMan to SFIV, almost every cabinet out there has common ground, active low, +5V logic. That's what this board uses.
    -ud
    You sure can! The Vewlix and Noir cabinets both have a JVS harness and the JAMMA Harness as well as kick harness points where necessary. The only thing you need to do is wire up your harnesses (from the JAMMA loom) to one of UDs converters, tap +5V from the power supply and go. Super simple.

    Thanks for the replies. I was wondering on whether this device could be used to build extra USB controller ports on arcade cabs, for people who prefer to play with their own controllers. A similar idea to the PS2 controller ports on US Tekken 5 cabinets.
    dGpdxhll.jpg

    Now I'm more excited about this device. :)
  • DarksakulDarksakul Your lack of faith disturbs me Joined: Posts: 23,842
    I think that is the idea.

    Me and undamned were talking about some applications we think could get alot of people excited
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  • undamnedundamned Wake up! Time to die! Joined: Posts: 1,686
    Darksakul wrote: »
    Me and undamned were talking about some applications we think could get alot of people excited
    Right now, I think the hottest one is automated toilet paper dispenser. After hooking up a motor controller, reading on the can would be replace by SF practice sessions. DP motion dispenses 3 squares, fireball 1 square, FADC-Ultra gives 4 squares. Toilet time has never been this fun.
    -ud
  • DarksakulDarksakul Your lack of faith disturbs me Joined: Posts: 23,842
    edited January 2014
    And not putting working USB ports on a NES?

    LOL, Joking. Undamed PCB for robotics is Awesome
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  • UNW4NT3DUNW4NT3D Joined: Posts: 417
    When are these likely to be available? I'm running ST at 2 UK majors this year and would love people to be able to use their USB sticks!
  • undamnedundamned Wake up! Time to die! Joined: Posts: 1,686
    UD: I take it that sending these bad boys overseas is not too far-fetched (you sent one to emphatic, who I think lives in sweden) ? I know one guy who wants me to build one UD-USB to MC Cthulhu converter
    Sure, world shipping is fine.
    UNW4NT3D wrote: »
    When are these likely to be available? I'm running ST at 2 UK majors this year and would love people to be able to use their USB sticks!
    In a couple weeks I should have all my feedback from the beta testers. I will be doing another board revision before building large quantities. Tentatively early March, but between beta testing and full production, I still have about a dozen of these most recent builds to sell off. I already have a list of people that have been hounding me for over a year, so those folks will all get first dibs, based on when they contacted me, so those extra boards should probably already be considered gone.
    -ud
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    IF there are any left I am definitely interested in purchasing and can get the money too ya immediately! :)
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