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The Ultimate iPad (and Android) Arcade Machine It features video out, a built in projector, built in speakers, sweet art, and turbo!

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.
http://www.youtube.com/user/Linkreincarnate#p/a/u/1/XIbF82U1jYY
http://www.youtube.com/user/Linkreincarnate#p/a/u/2/sSkswgW_wm4

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.)

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    With just one dollar you could help launch the world's first Open Source gaming accessory company. Not only would you be opening a brand new chapter in Open Source, you would be promoting someone who would eventually further the movement itself. As someone who learned most of what I know about building things and tinkering on the internet, I feel it is my duty to return my knowledge to the internet. As Issac Newton wrote "If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants" Will you be one of my giants?

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    iPad Arcade Keychain

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    3d printed iPad Dock (you have to use your own charge cable.)

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    4 of my 3d printed iPad Protector/ Magnetic Mounts (Enough for 1 iPad) www.thingiverse.com/thing:4040 and www.thingiverse.com/thing:4265 The first link has a picture of them on a fridge. The second shows the updated version. Does not include magnets.

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    4 of my 3d printed iPad Protector/ Magnetic Mounts fully assembled with magnets and ballchain (or drawstring) included.

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    3d Printed iPad Dock and iPad Magnetic mounts with ballchain (or drawstring).

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    Source your own DIY kit. Comes with just the CNC cut wooden parts to allow you to select each part individually. You source all the hardware and electronics that go into the box.

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    Everything but the electronics DIY kit. You source all the electronics. Comes with CNC cut wooden parts, 3d printed iPad Dock, hardware

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    DIY iPad precut kit. Includes all precut wood, screws, bolts, hinges, 3d printed dock, speakers, and arcade stick required to build a functional ipad arcade. Just follow the directions to end up with a functional iPad Arcade that you built yourself! Beginning level soldering will be required to complete this build. Don't let that intimidate you though, it's only six buttons and they are very large. Can be finished in about 2-4 hours including installing software. (Wii Remote Controller and iPad Charging cable not included.)

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    Bolt-together DIY Kit. Same as the precut kit but I will mount the arcade stick (including soldering the buttons for you) so all you have to do is assemble it like ikea furniture.

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    Fully Assembled iPad Arcade with video out capabilities. Painted solid in your choice of color. Includes Wii remote and Charging Cable.

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    Fully Assembled iPad Arcade with video out and built in projector painted in your choice of solid color.

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    Fully assembled iPad Arcade with video out, built in projector and the Steampunk vinyl art wrap pictured above.

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    Fully Assembled iPad Arcade with video out, built in projector, and a custom one of a kind artwork tailored to your personal taste. (No really, I'll make the artist destroy the digital copies of the artwork used to make it afterwards if you want, though you could always keep them and have multiple arcades printed with the same artwork for a discount.) (Shipping not included.)

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    Seriously? You're going to give me 10 grand all by yourself? Since you are so generous you get the ultimate Ultimate iPad Arcade. Not only does this have all the bells and whistles of all the previous models ( including one of a kind artwork) but it adds a touch of class with the inclusion of gold leafed artwork and inlays, custom metal cabinet design to suit your taste, high quality video out cables, high quality sound system, high quality laser projector, cup-holders, built in lighting (led and laser), and a working coin slot. Finally, a one of a kind showpiece to accessorize that jewel encrusted iPad...

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