Jon Thysell

Father. Engineer. Retro games. Ukuleles. Nerd.

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Building the Picade Mini Part V, final touches

In Part I I put together the cabinet, in Part II I got the main electronics installed, in Part III I created a custom rear jack panel, and in Part IV I got everything up and running 95% how I wanted. After that last post, I took the machine to work to show off. Got […]

Building the Picade Mini Part IV, let’s finish this up!

In Part I of this build, I put together the main parts of the cabinet. In Part II I got the main kit’s electronics installed and tested. In Part III I created a custom rear jack panel. Next step was to finally install the rear door. The included hinges and latch worked perfectly. With the […]

Building the Picade Mini Part III, with a custom rear jack panel!!!

Time for another Picade Mini update! In Part I of this build, I put together the main parts of the cabinet. In Part II I got the screen’s faulty driver board replaced and the screen and control electronics tested. Now, according to the instructions, my last construction steps are to install the rear door and […]

Building the Picade Mini Part II, new screen!!!

In the first part of this build, I got the majority of the main cabinet together, but I stalled out when the LCD refused to output correctly. The guys at Pimoroni finally identified that the LCD driver board had a bad firmware on it. A few emails later and a new board was on its […]

Building the Picade Mini Part I

It was over a year since the Picade Kickstarter ended that I finally got my Picade Mini kit in the mail. Others have reported some issues with these early kits, but with the holidays I wasn’t able to crack open my box until this weekend. First up let’s take a look at the instructions. We […]