Shipping Update and Upgrades!
I'm very sorry but I just learned that due to some logistics related to writing the firmware to all of the RetroCade boards there has been a delay in the... Read more
RetroCade starts shipping in the next couple days!
Hello RetroCade Backers,
Great news, the RetroCade hardware will start shipping in the next couple days. While you are waiting I recorded a quick video of the 1.0 Software in... Read more
Estimated Delivery Date and Version 0.3 of the RetroCade Software.
Hello RetroCade Backers,
I just got great news from Seeed Studio, they expect to have the first batch of RetroCade MegaWings and Papilio Pro boards completed by November 24th! If... Read more
First RetroCade Windows Installer ready for download!
The first version of the Windows installer for RetroCade Synth is now available in the download area. This new installer groups all RetroCade resources together and makes them easily accessible... Read more
Manufacturing updates, Papilio Pro SDRAM, RetroCade libraries!
Hello RetroCade backers, there's a lot of great news about the RetroCade project, so here we go!
RetroCade MegaWing Manufacturing
Seeed Studio just finished the verification and part sourcing of... Read more
RetroCade MegaWing submitted for manufacturing!
The test plan for the RetroCade Synth has been completed and a manufacturing package has been generated and submitted to Seeed Studio. We are waiting for manufacturing samples... Read more
Test plans written and all prototypes passing tests!
Today, with a SDRAM controller from Alvaro Lopes, we were able to finish up the last piece of the puzzle for the test plans. We can now test all functionality... Read more
Prototypes of RetroCade MegaWing, Papilio Pro, and Arcade MegaWing 2.1 Assembled.
After two and a half days of intensive board building we finally have 8 of each type of board built! Six boards for the prototype level backers, one for a... Read more
RetroCade MegaWing completely verified, chat room, and yet another tracking page!
Hello everyone, good news, the RetroCade MegaWing has been completely verified! There are a couple minor issues that need to be fixed and are documented in the issue tracker on... Read more
Verification of prototypes proceeding and new project tracking page.
I put together a new project tracking page that gives a quick at a glance look at where the project stands, as the project proceeds I will keep... Read more
RetroCade Synth Prototypes!
The PCB's for the RetroCade Synth prototypes arrived early this week which was way faster then expected. I put together a bill of materials (BOM) this week and put in... Read more
Amazing example, from Jeri Ellsworth, of the types of custom controllers that can be made with the RetroCade.
The amazing Jerri Ellsworth just released a video that show the internals of her C64 Bass Keytar, as seen at Maker Faire. We were happy to see that... Read more
Kickstarter funding phase complete and work progressing!
Thank you all for supporting the RetroCade Synth! We have successfully completed the Kickstarter funding phase and thanks to your kind support have raised 209% of our goal!... Read more
PCB designs done and up for review! RetroCade MegaWing, Arcade MegaWing, and Papilio Plus.
Last week was very productive! I completely finished routing and verifying the RetroCade MegaWing design and am ready to submit the design to a PCB board house for prototypes. For... Read more
Layout 6: This feels like its the one!
All the great feedback has shaped layout #6 and there is always a feeling you have when you finally get a layout dialed in. I finally have that feeling with... Read more
Update #3: Help shape the RetroCade! Opinions on layouts 4 and 5.
After all the great feedback from layout 1, 2, and 3 it became obvious that the preference is to have the connectors on the upper edge of the pcb. I... Read more
Help shape the RetroCade! Opinions on component placement for RetroCade MegaWing.
Hello everyone, I'm working on the RetroCade MegaWing design and I'm in the phase where I figure out the best physical placement for the components. I usually like to mock... Read more
Let's make a list of dream features!
I was relaxing in my hammock last night dreaming about all the cool things that we could do with the RetroCade Synth and I thought it might be... Read more
Week 1 Update: Almost funded and reworking MegaWing for enclosure!
Hello everyone, I just wanted to give a quick week one update.
It looks like we are well on our way to being funded! If all goes well we will... Read more