One thing i noticed when connecting the arcade controls, the ground is common but each 5v line coming to the board....but to make the inputs go high,wwhen the button is pressed how do i pull the voltage up on those lines? I couldnt figure it out, so i rewired it so that the pins on the shift register are pulled high, and then when the button is pressed they are pulled low. this made sense, i figured i must be missinng something...
Well I got the arcade stick , button and coin mech connected to
At this point I've amassed a pretty large collection of old cranes. Mostly United Textiles and Smart cranes. I'm getting pretty frustrated by the limitations of the older cranes so I decided to try and hack together my own crane motherboard. Ideally this would allow me to drop in to any dc driven crane
and get it running.
Some of the goals would be adding percentaging features, bill acceptance & credit accumulation (for the REALLY old cranes that can only play for 25c), and easy auditing
well my business officially has an office. got a mini storage in january but already outgrown it. expecting a bunch of equipment to come in
soon and the mini storage just wasnt cutting it. not enough room for working, no water hook up or hose nearby, no a/c and summer is here. so in my search for a bigger storage space i came across an office/warehouse set up. splitting it with a friend it works out $50 cheaper than my mini storage. Not much to look at but it wil look better full of crane game