Terminator 2 Guns
The above picture shows the whole reason I built Pac-Mamea...
In June 2001, I saw a post on BYOAC about some Terminator 2 guns on Ebay. I had played T2 a LOT in college, and it was a dutch auction where a guy was unloading about 20 of them at once. In the end, I picked up two of them for the low price of $25 each! That's when I thought, "Well, I guess I'm finally buillding my own arcade machine!"
Here's a pic of the box I have the guns mounted on for now. Eventually I will make 2 separate platforms that bolt to the CP, which hold the guns about a foot farther back from the screen...
Here you can see how the wires connect to the 2 start buttons on the platform. Also note the holes in the bottom of the platform, which allow the rightmost set of joysticks on my CP to pass thru...
Next pic shows the Dual Strike board mounted inside the gun itself, with a couple drops of hot-glue. All soldered connections use hot-glue as strain relief. (make sure your connections are good and all inputs work properly before coating with glue--it's really hard to remove without a big mess!!)
This image shows how the ribbon cable comes out from the DS board to connect to one of the pots. The pot connections are the same as in the Star Wars Yoke hack, but you'll need to swap the red and black wire connections on the Dual Strike PCB for the Y-axis pot. This is because the gun uses a flipped Y-orientation (up=up, down=down) opposite from the yoke's orientation (up=down, down=up). Also, you can use either set of button connections (labeled as left grip thumb and trigger switches) for the trigger and rocket launcher buttons.
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