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Leaf switch buttons?

Posted: Wed Apr 21, 2021 2:59 pm
by kireol
Is there a way to use the arpicade with a leaf switch?

I'm wanting to convert my ms pacman (with 60 in 1) over to arpicade. Ideally I'd like to add 3 buttons(and a trackball) that use leaf switches. But from what I'm reading arpicade wants USB inputs. I'm not sure how to go from leaf switch to USB.

Re: Leaf switch buttons?

Posted: Wed Apr 21, 2021 4:21 pm
by cool_factor
Both my ArPicades are in actual arcade jamma wired cabinets. They are (push buttons) micro switches but leaf switches will work as well.

Re: Leaf switch buttons?

Posted: Wed Apr 21, 2021 5:35 pm
by kireol
I'm trying to stay away from microswitches as they don't feel like a leaf switch.

How do I go from leaf switch to the raspberry pi?

Re: Leaf switch buttons?

Posted: Thu Apr 22, 2021 7:47 am
by dee2eR
ARpiCADE is not setup for USB inputs. It's setup for JAMMA inputs via the RaspberryJAMMA RPi JAMMA adaptor. If you already have a JAMMA adaptor or modded the wiring to JAMMA for the 60in1 the RaspberryJAMMA would be a drop in replacement for the 60in1.

Leaf switch or micro switch makes no difference at all as far as the wiring and gameboard is concerned. They're effectively interchangeable and just a matter of taste (unless you're restoring something to original).

Re: Leaf switch buttons?

Posted: Thu Apr 22, 2021 7:18 pm
by kireol
dee2eR wrote:
Thu Apr 22, 2021 7:47 am
ARpiCADE is not setup for USB inputs. It's setup for JAMMA inputs via the RaspberryJAMMA RPi JAMMA adaptor. If you already have a JAMMA adaptor or modded the wiring to JAMMA for the 60in1 the RaspberryJAMMA would be a drop in replacement for the 60in1.

Leaf switch or micro switch makes no difference at all as far as the wiring and gameboard is concerned. They're effectively interchangeable and just a matter of taste (unless you're restoring something to original).
Ok.

This post of your says that it should work with USB. viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1636#p5027

Did something change that ARpiCADE won't work with USB?

Re: Leaf switch buttons?

Posted: Thu Apr 22, 2021 11:43 pm
by dee2eR
That thread is about trackballs and other USB devices, not JAMMA controls.