I’ve been working on this project for some time and would really value some feedback before bringing it to market via KickStarter.
We’ve developed a laser-cut aluminium enclosure that perfectly fits any HOT-2005 arcade panel.
The box comes with 2 micro-controlers that allow for easy config to play on PS3, XBOX etc. Just trim the wires from the panel, stick them into the screw terminals, and match them up via the software provided. Our device is hinged like the Hori VLX, so allows for easy modding. It’s nice and sturdy, can take a beating, and has a non-slip pad on the bottom.
Over the years, I’ve seen so many people use all kinds of items for enclosures for these awesome panels, from floating shelves to modded genuine SEGA Naomi parts (like NOA-1402), but none really offer the solution that many are after - A slick professional looking arcade stick enclosure with a few extra buttons to allow for use on todays modern consoles.
So, a few questions if I may;
1 - What colour should this device ship in?
Right now we’re stuck between Black or White - We think the board needs to be a basic colour to make the panel itself pop!
We will be offering another KickStarter Limited Edition colour as part of the campaign, which is also engraved with your name/PSN/whatever.
2 - What additional buttons are needed?
The current design has a SHIFT button for each player, allowing each other button to be assigned two functions (START can become PS3’s SELECT for example), plus an illuminated HOME button for each player, which could be assigned to the PS BUTTON or XBOX GUIDE button.
3 - How much would you expect this device to cost?
You might already have the perfect arcade setup yourself, but what do you think is a reasonable price for such a device?
Additionally, the device also optionally supports and has internal space for** Raspberry Pi**, so the back of the device has the following:
- Two female USB Ports, one for each player (The device is planned to ship with two cool flat USB extensions)
- HDMI female (RaspberryPi)
- Mini USB female (to power RaspberryPi)
Many thanks for your time, I look forward to hearing your feedback.