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Building a Jamma test rig / Supergun
In the following collection of pages you can learn how I built my own SuperGun, which lets you play Arcade PCBs without having to use an arcade cabinet. These pages are provided as a source of information, not a set of instructions.
Please do NOT e-mail me asking me to build you one as I simply don't have the time. Read through this document and have a go yourself - it's not that difficult.
I built my SuperGun and it works for me, how I built it is described here. If you attempt it and it doesn't work for you, or you blow up your boards, your TV, yourself or anything else then it's NOT MY FAULT! You use this information entirely at your own risk and I accept no responsibility whatsoever.
This is not a "Mickey Mouse" lead-you-by-the-hand set of instructions! Documentation is not of the style "You need a part *exactly* like this, now take part A and plug into part B". If you are not capable of thinking for yourself or you do not understand any part of the documentation then stop reading and point your browser elsewhere. This document provides information on how *I* built *my* Jamma Box. There is ample information included to enable you to build your own, but how you do that is entirely UP TO YOURSELF.
Should you wish to attempt such a project I suggest you read through the entire document several times first. If you don't know which is the hot end of a soldering iron then stop reading now - this project isn't for you.
Power Supply Section
Input Section - Non-player controls
Input Section - Player controls
Visitors designs: These may give you some more ideas. If you come up with a neat solution then send in a picture and I can post it here for others to see.
I have a question... can you help...?
Well, that's it! I've spent quite some time writing this up and I hope it is of use to someone. If you have found it useful, informative, interesting or have any other suggestions then please take a minute or two to Sign My Guestbook and leave a message there. Alternatively you can E-mail me and let me know what you think. Please E-mail any questions regarding construction to the link provided at the top of the FAQ page!
Do NOT E-mail me asking me to build you one - such requests will be ignored.
© Chad Gray March 1999