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Help with IPac Set Up
#351260 - 03/07/16 04:31 PM


I am building a pedestal using a raspberry pi 3. I would like to have a four player set up (7 buttons for players 1 & 2) and (4 buttons for players 3 & 4) I would also like a trackball and a single 4 way and 3 buttons for older games. Can I accomplish this on a single IPac?



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Re: Help with IPac Set Up new [Re: Rougarou]
#351282 - 03/07/16 11:20 PM


I-PAC 4 is designed for this. Alternatively, you can go with the U-HID and related device(s)....



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Re: Help with IPac Set Up new [Re: Rougarou]
#351336 - 03/08/16 09:36 PM


Also how would i wire the trackball to the IPAC? or should i just use a usb trackball and be done with it?



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Re: Help with IPac Set Up new [Re: Rougarou]
#351448 - 03/11/16 07:07 AM


> Also how would i wire the trackball to the IPAC? or should i just use a usb trackball and be done with it?


I don't recall whether the latest I-PAC can handle analog controls. If it does, I'm sure Andy's got a schematic up. If it don't, then....



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Re: Help with IPac Set Up new [Re: Rougarou]
#351535 - 03/13/16 02:50 AM


> Also how would i wire the trackball to the IPAC? or should i just use a usb trackball
> and be done with it?


An IPAC-4 will handle all the stick and button inputs with no problem (it supports one joystick + 8 buttons per player, plus coin and start per player.)

The IPAC-4 does not support optical/rotary controls like trackballs or spinners, so you'll need a separate interface for any optical devices.

The newer IPAC 2-player boards do support optical devices, but you would need two of those boards to handle the number of inputs you're shooting for.

A USB trackball or spinner would be a fine option.

Edited by jeremymtc (03/13/16 02:53 AM)



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Re: Help with IPac Set Up new [Re: Rougarou]
#351536 - 03/13/16 06:05 AM


For trackballs and/or spinners, you need an Opti-PAC...
http://www.ultimarc.com/optipac1.html



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