Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on January 7, 2011.
About this project
I have been getting a lot of requests from people to buy my iPad Arcade Machine from me. I'm rather fond of my machine though, and I don't want to give it up. This kickstarter project is to support the initial production (and possibly the only production unless I get enough interest to support turning it into a full time job) of my Ultimate iPad Arcade Machine so that other people can have one for their very own. This will also allow me to make a number of improvements to the original prototype design. The money that is raised for this project will be used to purchase a CNC machine and the materials required for building the iPad Arcades. Without a CNC machine the amount of labor that goes into making these precludes me from building them for other people. Here are a few pictures of the finished prototype. End users can expect something even better. (Cleaner cuts and a more symmetrical hole around the projector.)
And some videos of the project in action.
This is an open source hardware project so all production files and related instructions will be posted on www.thingiverse.com as well as my website. This way people who have access to a CNC machine can easily source the parts and build one of their own without ever sending me a dime.
Unfortunately at the moment a JailBreak of your iPad (It works on android out of the box already though) is required to use the arcade stick and display mirroring. If this project is sucessful I will start a new project to support me while I take the time to write the software to allow the arcade stick to be used without JailBreaking.
Due to the size and weight of the iPad Arcade Machine I added $50 dollars to each of those rewards for shipping. If you donate enough to get one of the machines, send me your address and if shipping costs are less than $50 I will send you the difference with the machine when it ships. Or the difference can be applied towards faster shipping.
If the shipping costs are more than $50 dollars I will message you asking you to please pledge the additional difference. (It should only be more for international orders.)
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
- (45 days)