Cabinet Teardown

Cabinet Teardown

First off, can I just take a minute to admire the insane amount of work that was put into this original cabinet? After I got the cabinet inside and to a place where I could begin work on it, it was time to take the back off and take a look inside. The sheer amount of...
Learning How to 3D Print

Learning How to 3D Print

The Research Last weekend, I started doing research on 3D printers. It’s crazy to think that 3D printing has already been around for 10+ years! So, like with anything in the tech world, the longer it’s available, the better the technology gets and the...
A Trip To The Dream Factory

A Trip To The Dream Factory

Today was an incredible day. Over the last several weeks, I have been in touch with with a gentleman who owns a company that rents, sells, services, and deals with arcade machines, slot machines, ATMs, coin pushers, pinball machines and more. It’s a very cool...
Arcade Parts Arrived

Arcade Parts Arrived

Today was a good day! The parts arrived for the arcade cabinet build. I got a Raspberry Pi 4 kit with case, pre-programmed SD card, HDMI to micro cable, power, and a DIY arcade kit that included several different colored buttons, joysticks and parts. Woo! Step 1: Take...
Arcade Side Quest: Space Fighter

Arcade Side Quest: Space Fighter

Last weekend, I realized I was spending a lot of time focusing on the artwork and visual design of the game. It had been a while (months) since I’d coded anything and even longer since I’d coded a game in Godot. So in an effort to knock the dust off, I...
Building Aseprite

Building Aseprite

After watching several videos on the topic of pixel art, researching some of the artists in the top of my search results, I decided to make the leap and change up my graphics creation strategy. For me, personally, it took quite a bit of time to figure out how to...
Beginning Pixel Art Work

Beginning Pixel Art Work

Next step for tackling this game is going to be pixel art, and lots of it. So I’m taking the time to familiarize myself with this relatively new (to me) art for and it’s nuances. First stop… Which program is the best to tackle this sort of work?...