I was stoked a few months back when I was searching for a way to connect my JAMMA arcade cabinet to a new hobby my young son and I have started. A while back, we discovered the Raspberry pi and have had a blast creating small projects. We have done the GoogleAI kit with the Raspberry pi 3 and retro gaming with the pi 0. More recently we have been trying to decide what to do with the old Mrs. Pacman cabinet languishing our in the shed… Well we have decided to work to create a full size Rasperry Pi powered arcade cabinet. I researched zero delay encoders and we made a nice looking game pad out of a “shoe box” (Will post about that one later) This set up was nice, but not strong enough for two players or any “rough” game. The led me in search of what I could use that would easily utilize the JAMMA set up we already were working on. I was ecstatic when I came across a converter that converts JAMMA to USB. My searching led me to the Holland Computers USB to JAMMA converter board.
Even better, I found it on Walmart.com. This was great for us in that one of the many fundraisers our school has is the purchase of gift cards. I was able to help the school and purchase through Walmart.com. I love the fact that Holland Computers has started selling there product through Walmart.
Here is a link to the Walmart page... I am not a Walmart affiliate so no kick back. 🙂
I had hoped to provide the product the first review, but have had difficulty leaving a review there.
Here is a picture of the back…
Also, you can see in the pictures it came with USB cable and audio cable.
As we start our project using this board, we will post more pictures and updates.
I bought this awesome looking guitar strap for my little brother for Christmas. I found that this year was a little easier when I remembered that he was the musical one in the family. The is a high quality attractive strap. I really looks as though it will hold up for the long haul. I can’t wait to give it to him and see what he thinks. I really think he will like the look of it! Leave a comment on what you think.
Wow, I ordered this Melodica on a whim. I had never seen it or even heard of it. I did a quick search on YouTube and saw that it was a pretty neat instrument. Now I am a proud owner of a fun, interesting instrument. I played with it for a bit at work before taking home and glad I did. I think the kids like it as much as I do. This melodica comes with a great case and two long hoses and a short mouth piece. I may not be ready for YouTube, but my version of Chop Sticks is getting better.
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This is actually a nice keyboard. It is very cool that you can roll it up and take it on the go. I was using mine during a meeting connected to a laptop where a co-worker easily became enamored…she now owns a pink one. What I really like about this keyboard, is that is a full functioning one. What I mean by this, is that it has not only the traditional keys, it also has a number pad and arrow keys. The keyboard is waterproof and dust proof.
This light really is nice. The size is nice and fills with light when unit is on. It has a very relaxing yellowish hue. The batteries do seems to drain pretty quick. I am trying different batteries to make sure we just did not initially use some already used batteries. We have used this light in the bedroom and the bathroom at night. Takes 3 “AAA” batteries and they are very easy to replace. Light really is nice, not to bright yet fills the area nicely.
Nice set of a ton of screwdrivers… Here is the way the manufacturer describes it….
Professional multi-function mini Screwdriver bits manual tool set, 42 screwdriver bits include Hex bit 1.0 to 4.0 Nut Driver 2.5 to 5.5 Flathead 1.2-4.0 Torx T4, T5, T6, T7, T8R, T9R, T15R, T20R, Pentalobe 0.8 to 2.0 Tri-wing 1.5 2.0 Triangle 2.0 2.3 etc, a Tweezer, a Handle, an Extension Bar”
The box that houses the screw bits has a pretty cool function as you open up the lid the screw bit raise up for easy access. Not sure how well the bits will hold up. I will update here when I have had some more use time.
These is an awesome set of LED strip lighting. Primary use of this seems to be to back light your TV. This seems to be really well made. We have bought a couple of these and the Exgreem seems to be really well made. It also includes a back that has sticky tape along the entire strip. The included remote works well and allows you to change the colors of the LEDs. The item is very well and right sized packed. Includes everything you need to mount. I think these would look great anywhere. Under the bed, illuminating an arcade cabinet. Really think the uses are some what infinite. The strip is powered via USB, so that is one thing one would need to keep in mind when beginning a project.
This is a very cool set of colored pencils. The set has 24 colors that seem to cover the rainbow gamut. The really great thing about this is the awesome canvas roll-up. The one that I got has a neat blue and white print. Set also comes with a decent little pencil sharpener.
Ordered this in preparation for the Hallowed season. This is a great set of face paints and includes a couple of brushes. We have a decent size costume party at work and we will surely utilize each of the 12 colors helping with final touches to everyone’s costumes. The colors are really neat and vibrant. Hopefully the below picture will help capture the great colors.