Did you know that you can connect a real coin mechanism to your emulated arcade? For some of the coolest authenticity arcade builders commonly wire a coin mech to their arcade cabinets run by a PC or Raspberry Pi. Coin mechanisms operate basically the same as buttons and joysticks. As coins pass through the mechanism they trigger a micro-switch. You guessed it, the same microswitch used in the buttons. For mechs that have multiple coin slots there are simply multiple micro-switches.

So the question comes next? How do we tell MAME or other arcade emulators that the coin has been inserted?

Watch the Coin Mech Preview Video


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