FnordJr was basically a PC connected to an authentic arcade monitor and a bunch of arcade controls. It used to play pretty much every arcade game ever, courtesy of [MAME]. It's currently undergoing restoration by BenBracker & friends. Previous victims-- er, I mean, maintainers include MorganConbere, BenJencks, and AndrewFarmer.

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Restoration & Maintenance

Fall 2021 updates: Raspberry Pi has been setup with Retropie OS, Emulation Station GUI, Petrock Control Block software, lr-mame 2003 for raster games, and Advance Mame for vector games. Bringup documentation available [here]! (the CS graveyard PC proved to have issues, so I think we are for sure going to use the Pi)

Fall Break 2019 update: After cleaning, recapping, resoldering, and figuring out how frequencies work, THE MONITOR RIDES AGAIN! We have also collected an Raspberry Pi with a shield for joysticks and buttons as well as a CS graveyard PC. Here is some [custom documentation] on how to maintain & troubleshoot FNORD's monitor:

Thanksgiving Break 2019 update: After 2 days of fearsome learning and debugging, the Raspberry Pi shows rudimentary functionality! I.E. it has successfully emulated Asteroids (via Advance MAME) and received joystick input (via the Petrock [Control Block]) to control the game.


Approximate specs (as of 2009):

2019 Specs:

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