The products on this page are available thanks to Glen’s Retro Show! Glen has been providing some awesome replacement components for the Arcade1UP which also happen to work just great with the Raspberry Pi & RetroPie too! Check out “The Official” Arcade1UP Global fan page on Facebook for more information and upcoming products. In addition, check out Glen’s Retro Show on YouTube!
When connected, this tool displays the current state of your gamepads, inputs, joysticks, and anything else that can be reported by the HTML5 Gamepad Api. This is also useful for debugging broken controllers, experimental hardware, and more.
- Connect the joystick or gamepad to an available USB port on the computer. Insert the CD that was included with the joystick or gamepad into the computer's CD or DVD drive. If the CD does not automatically start the install program, open My Computer, double-click the CD or DVD drive, and then double-click the Setup.exe or Install.exe file.
- Click on Properties to access the dedicated control panel, allowing you to configure the joystick: The bottom right corner of the Control Panel displays the information relative to your joystick and the drivers currently installed. Be sure to have this information at hand if you ever need to contact our technical support.
(New) GRS Arcade Flight Yoke
In this video, we will build a 3D Printed STAR WARS enclosure for the Glen’s Retro Show GRS Yoke! We’ll create a single base with side panels, a custom control panel and demonstrate how to assemble it.
Have you ever wanted to own your very own Star Wars Flight Yoke and use it on your PC, Mac, Linux, Raspberry Pi, Arcade1Up, AtGames Legends Ultimate (ALU) or original Arcade cabinet? Well, you certainly can with the GRS Flight Yoke. Another option is to create a 3D Printed box (i.e. OpenCADE) that will allow you to secure it to your desk and play all those games via USB to whatever machine you want to use. Let’s face it, not everyone has the room for a full-size Arcade cabinet or even the 3/4 size Arcade1UP. But everyone can clear off a little desk space to make room for some fun –right?
Here are some additional videos on the GRS Flight Yoke that you may also enjoy watching to get a better idea of it’s capabilities:
Glen’s Retro Show (YouTube channel / website)
CoolToy (YouTube channel)
Things You’ll need
• GRS Flight Yoke (NOTE: May show unavailable on Amazon, should be re-stocked soon)
• Moukey 2 PCS C Shape Desk Table Mount Clamp – needed to secure your build to the desk and includes padded clips. You can use other clamps, these are what I recommend (small and padded).
• OpenCADE Base – You can pick a base with no front hole cutouts or one with two front hole cutouts.
• M3 Screws – Needed to secure the control panel to the base.
• M3 Nuts – Needed to secure the control panel to the base.
WARNING – The GRS Yoke is top-heavy and can easily be tipped over. Until secured to your desk, use extreme caution to eliminate the possibility of it tipping over and falling off your desk.
- Download the Thingiverse models for the Flight Yoke here.
- Remove the loose metal plate from the GRS Yoke.
- Using the large screws included with the GRS Yoke, slide the screws through the top of the GRS Yoke into the control panel and use the included nuts to secure (*NOTE: rotate the yoke for easier access to the screw holes).
- Mount the left+right supports to the OpenCADE base using the M3 screws+nuts.
- Route the USB cable out the top of the OpenCADE base and bundle all other cables for the yoke inside the base (cable tie, electrical tape, etc.)
- Wrap some electrical tape or cable tie around the USB cable to keep it from sliding out the back of the OpenCADE base/notch at the top. This is to prevent stress on the internal wiring.
- Using the M3 screws + nuts, secure the control panel to the Base.
- Use the clamps mentioned above (or use your own) to clamp the assembly to your desk.
- Plug it into your Computer (PC/Mac/Pi, etc.)
New TRON Control Panel
A new control panel is available in the link below, it will allow you to add a GRS spinner and a Tron Joystick controller to OpenCADE! You can use this with a Raspberry Pi or a PC via USB with MAME. In the video above, I created a separate enclosure and connected it to an existing OpenCADE Console. Of course, I can just as easily attach it to an additional base with Joystick+buttons as well. Build it the way YOU want!
To build this, you will need the following:Chroma studio.
Please see the video for details on how to build your own! But, you can now download and 3D print the control panel from thingiverse here. It’s all still free to print, so no worries there. In addition to the above, here are the screws that worked well for my build:
- M5 screws + nuts for the Flight Stick (x4)
- M3 screws + nuts for the panel & base (x8)
- M2 screws for the PCBs (x6)
- Rubber Bumpers (feet)
Speaking of which, you may be interested to see what Glen had to say about OpenCADE and it’s support of his Arcade products!
Add a Trackball and Spinner to OpenCADE
Check out our new video (below) to help you get started building your own Trackball+Spinner OpenCADE Solution:
The instructions below will assist you in acquiring the parts and assembly of your own Trackball and Spinner for your OpenCADE running RetroPie! What does this mean? It means you can play Tempest the way it was meant to be played as well as many other games such as: Arkanoid, Golden Tee and so many others! Adding a trackball will allow you to play Centipede, Millipede, Marble Madness and so many more – just like you remember them back in the day!
The following instructions assume that you are familiar with OpenCADE and have already assembled a console with at least one Joystick+buttons and added a USB extension. The USB extension will be necessary for the configuration for RetroPie and will require a keyboard. You’ll only have to do this once. Let’s get started!
The following components are needed to build the control panel for the Spinner & Trackball:
- ThunderStick LED Arcade trackball (TS-UTB01)
- Arcade Spinner for Arcade1Up (or RetroPie)
- Arcade1Up 12 in 1 Interface Board (also works with RetroPie)
- micro USB to USB cable (for interface board to Raspberry Pi)
- OpenCADE Base – You’ll want to 3D Print a base to house the trackball and spinner, details here.
- OpenCADE Glen’s Retro Show Trackball and Spinner Control Panel (3D Printed) – link to the model may be found here.
- M3 Screws – Same used in the instructions for OpenCADE. You’ll need x8 for the trackball and spinner.
- M3 Nuts – Same used in the instructions for OpenCADE. You’ll need x8 for the trackball and spinner.
- M2 screws to screw the interface board to the base (included in the M3 screws link above).
Control Panel Assembly Instructions
- 3D Print the OpenCADE base (instructions here)
- 3D Print the GRS Trackball+Spinner Control Panel from here.
- Use x2 M2 screws and screw the Interface board into the OpenCADE base.
Joystick Not Showing In Unity
- Set the dip switches for the GRS Spinner all in the ON position. *NOTE – you may need to remove some plastic film, use a small flat head (jewelers) screwdriver from your local dollar store.
- Install the GRS Trackball to the control panel using x4 (long) M3 screws and x4 nuts. The cable coming out of the Trackball should be towards the top of the control panel (important, otherwise you’ll have to do it again). It can be a little tricky placing the nuts on the bottom of the control panel, for that I recommend using some needle-nose pliers.
- Install the GRS Spinner using x4 (long) M3 screws and x4 M3 nuts.
- Connect both interface cables from the trackball and spinner to the interface board per the manufacturers instructions.
- Connect the microUSB connector to the Interface board. Route the other end (standard USB) through the hole in the side of the OpenCADE base to the base which contains the RPi and Joystick encoder. Plug the USB cable into the Raspberry Pi.
- The Trackball should now light up, you can adjust the dip switches according to the manufacturers instructions to change the color of the trackball. The Assembly should look like the following:
- Screw both base sides together to make one complete control panel. *NOTE – you may optionally install a cover plate, arm rests, etc. from the expansion pack as well.
- You are now ready to setup RetroPie and start playing games!
RetroPie Configuration (AdvancedMAME)
- Install a USB keyboard to the external USB port on the OpenCADE.
- Install AdvancedMAME (from Retropie Setup), if not already installed. If AdvancedMAME is not already installed, please see this.
- Copy AdvancedMAME roms to retropieromsmame-advmame (Centipede, Tempest, Arkanoid, Marble Madness, etc.)
- Restart Emulation Station
- To set the Emulator, press ENTER on the keyboard after launching the game (using the Joystick/Controller)
- Set the Emulator+ROM for ‘Advanced MAME 1.4’.
- Select Launch.
- In AdvancedMAME press the TAB key.
- Set Sensitivity for each game according to your preferences. For the Anaolog controls for Tempest (using the Spinner), I set the following:
- Dial Digital Speed 20
- Dial Autocenter Speed 20
- Dial Reverse Off
- Dial Sensitivity 27%
- ESC out of the configuration
- Start the game, should be good to go!
Steering Wheel for GRS Spinner
The GRS Steering wheel is now available! This new attachment will allow you to more easily play many racing games on your Arcade1UP, OpenCADE or custom build!
It was designed to fit the Glen’s Retro Show (GRS) Arcade Spinner. To use this, you’ll need the Arcade Spinner and 12-in-1 Interface board listed below:
- Arcade Spinner for Arcade1Up (or RetroPie)
- Arcade1Up 12 in 1 Interface Board (also works with RetroPie)
- You’ll also need x1 M5 screw @ 12mm length – The link here is overkill, you only need 1 but this is what I bought so I’ll have some for future projects. I’d recommend trying your local hardware store instead.
GRS Steering Wheel .STL file (~896KB) or from Thingiverse here.
The one shown below was printed with 15% infill and supports (for the middle section). After 3D Printing the Steering wheel and removing the supports, it’s as easy as 1-2-3 to use it. If you’d like to build an arcade console like the one shown in step 3 – the models for that are free also!
Add a Tron Joystick and Spinner to OpenCADE
Done! See above for details and video.
Add a Star Wars Yoke to OpenCADE
Done! See above for details!
Write Your Story
Joystick Show For Free Max
Write Your Story is an inspirational acoustic guitar t..
It's show time! Spectacular is an explosive soundtrack..
Deep, modern and motivational, The Corporate is an ide..
Funk Me Baby
Funk Me Baby is the absolute royalty free funk track. ..
Shiny New Kicks
Urban and soulful, Shiny New Kicks is a cool jazzy hip..
Positive, upbeat and filled with good vibes, Day One i..
Downtown Delight is filled with fresh urban vibes: the..
Oceanic Drift is a deep, warm and dreamy trip hop soun..
Fast & Easy
Every download gives you access to high quality files. You don't even need to create an account
All of our tracks can be used for free on Youtube and other video streaming platforms.Learn More.
We produce the music ourselves, so we can provide you with the rights to use all the tracks