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Andromeda Stardust

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Andromeda Stardust last won the day on July 20 2017

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About Andromeda Stardust

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    Cyborg Bounty Hunter
  • Birthday 01/24/1981

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    Church, Cycling, Retro games, Art, Ceramics (clay/pottery), Space Exploration, Cyborg Bountyhunting, Gender Interloping...

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  1. Goodbye, RJ. One for the block list... 🙄
  2. Are you done insulting me yet? Get a life; not everyone has the budget, time, and space to devote to collecting vintage arcade cabs. And it's her btw.
  3. Oh, noes! Crystal Castles has a dirty word in it... How do I get this off? What's my age again? 😝
  4. My home 1up arcade. Left to right ms pacman cocktail, tmnt, star wars, atari legacy tempest. That tempest legacy cab; She's a thing of beauty. Spinner and trackball respond well, and I upgraded the stock buttons. I wish they made the volcano style drop ins for p1/p2. I might even put in an X-arcade coin door like I did with ms pacman.
  5. Can I be both? OMG HELLO KITTY PACMAN! 😻 OMG HELLO KITTY PACMAN! 😻 OMG HELLO KITTY PACMAN! 😻 Curious how those new mazes play out. Instant buy... 🥰
  6. It's spent at this point. I've cried and moved on. The screen and the cabinet are gorgeous. I have already ordered the mod kit to convert it to a mame box with a highly curated set of roms. Just classic vertical 4-way games with 3 or fewer buttons. No fillers. As a bonus, I get to play all the best Nintendo, Atari, and Namco titles all in one unit. I've decided to resurrect an old dinosaur Athlon XP shuttle pc and install linux mint/mame on it. It should run a lot smoother and be easier to setup than those Pi thingies everyone raves about. I'm even building a cigar box trackball "mouse" for centipede. There is a ton of space to work with inside that cabinet.
  7. I screwed up badly. 😭😭😭 My 12v supply for the led mod somehow got pinched underneath one of the button contacts and shorted out the control panel circuit board. The arcade itself is still functional but all controls are unresponsive unless I want to stare at the ms pacman attract screen. If anyone knows of someone who can offer a replacement pcb or has a pinout diagram for the ribbon header, please let me know. I also really don't like the fact there is a proprietary glop top on it, so I can't just wire the controls to the pin header.
  8. I used a router on the mdf. Wear a mask if you do it. Dang thing smoked so bad it set off the fire alarm. The cab is still full of dust...
  9. I went to the hardware store and bought castors with 3" wheels. That helps, plus I got a pacman stool coming in the mail, which will be a bit shorter than my current barstools, sans the leg extentions. My replacement buttons and coin door came in as well. Blue and cotton candy pink... 💙💜❤ Plus there is something deeply satisfying about the cha-chink sound a quarter makes... 💲 20210312_040948.mp4
  10. I recently "upgraded" my 1up Galaga machine to Ms Pacman coctail (best buy exclusive) with 8 games including Galaga. The old riser does not fit. Been there, tried that. Build quality has consistently improved over the years, though I am in the process of upgrading the buttons and sticks, however the control panel on these cabs sits uncomfortably low. The cab has built in adjustable pegs which would make it simple to attach to an existing surface by way of bolt holes. I could buy an old wooden desk at a thrift store, saw the legs off and attach wheels. Space in my studio is limited and all seating is tall bar stools. It would be nice to roll it out from the wall for two player action. Any suggestions or advice for intrepid DIYers?
  11. I don't know what you are talking about. The guy who did that... ...no longer exists! 💁🏻‍♀️
  12. The stick, I didn't see a safe way to dismantle the handle without breakage so I left it alone. It is very clearly a grey code connector. And yeah, probably me and like 2 other people would buy the adapter of available. The leds are badass too. While the notched plugs seem like a cool innovation, it can be a pita to find a cable that fits. The mini usb is more robust than the micro, though the old fashioned usb-b plug that printers use is bulletproof. I generally think the miniaturization of connectors is part of planned obsolescence. By creating a weakened port, you create a failure point for tech devices. Cue how many times I've seen someone with an ipad or android with a busted power cable trying in vain to back up their device (which needs the charge port to do this) before the battery expired.
  13. My appologies for the necrobump. Yeah I was that one of those goofballs who only backed the stick for $30. I did a quick teardown and took pics of the internals. I was hoping to mod it to work with the old school atari, but no dice. There is nowhere to pull the connections from. The joystick itself is pretty basic, digital button membranes, and the shaft has an optical grey encoder embedded in it. Three ribbons connect the battery, rumble motor, and encoder to the pcb.
  14. Okay so I tried three different micro-SD cables and none of them fit. Apparently Atari created a notch-and-key system to make an otherwise generic cable proprietary. Why??? 🤷🏻‍♀️
  15. So I opened the ataribox joystick. I contributed $30 to the indiegogo campaign way back. Kinda glad I didn't pay full retail for it. The stick itself is fairly lightweight and very comfortable to use, but it is not an "analog" control as the advertisements suggest. It's a very basic design, joypad style. The leds light up when I actuate the directions. The rotary stick has a grey code ribbon cable connecting it to the main board, and there is a rumble motor and a battery. The pcb is multilayer. I was hoping for some way to tap into the joystick directions and somehow wire it to an authentic vintage atari system, but no dice. There is no wire harness connected to the joystick so tapping into it without damaging the pcb seems impossible. Aside from pc emulation, I don't see much of a use for it currently. If someone crafted a usb adapter for it that plugs into a 5v atari system, that would be amazing.
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