Added a power button to my picade


#1

I leave my picade in the office and it seems to be nearly a daily occurrence that someone remaps the buttons in a way that makes it impossible to exit an emulator.

Luckily it turned out to be a 5 minutes job to add a power button once I finally decided it was worth doing. In retrospect, I should have done it months ago. I thought I’d share it now so the next guy (or gal) doesn’t waste months putting it off. :)

I ordered one of these buttons, which fit nicely.

And stole the python script from this guy.


#2

Nice. I only just discovered the Monk Makes site today. Some nice stuff there. Was looking at Micro Bit stuff and saw the Squid buttons.
I did it the hard way adding resisters to a Proto Board and wiring my switch to that. Mine isn’t a picade, just a portable setup in an enclosed case with minimal access. Just a power button and shut down button.


#3

Should have mentioned, also discovered that Pimoroni sells Monk Makes stuff, =)
https://shop.pimoroni.com/?q=monk%20makes&hPP=10&idx=shop.pimoroni.com.products&p=0&is_v=1
Looks like my link doesn’t work in IE? Just do a search for Monk Makes in the Pimoroni search function in the Shop section.


#4

Ha, hadn’t noticed there is monk makes stuff in the store either! Luckily the button isn’t here or I would have felt bad for not linking the store. :)


#5

I have my first BBC Micro Bit on the way and was looking at associated bits for that. I found the Monk Makes site and noticed items I also saw here.