The Raspberry Pi to JAMMA is an adapter that will allow your Raspberry Pi to connect to a JAMMA compatible arcade cabinet for an unbeatable multi-game emulation experience.
Here’s a quick summary of the features of the PJ Raspberry Pi to JAMMA adapter.
- Inexpensive. See pricing information above.
- Works on all Pi devices with a 40 pin header (no Pi 1 A models unfortunately)
- Low latency control hardware – joystick and button status updates each frame.
- Straight, one step digital to analog, video and sound conversion for a clean picture and sound.
- Native video resolution – no scaling or shimmering artifacts with standard resolution games.
- Zero latency video – one step digital to analog conversion, no scaler buffering required.
- Power monitoring and reporting.
- Auto shutdown on brownout (with a super capacitor bank) will not chew up your SD card. Just turn off your arcade machine and walk away.
- Images for major Retropie releases will be provided.
- Opensource drivers and configuration for more customization.
- Plugs into JAMMA with SF2 kick harness support.
- All IO done through GPIO header. Nice and clean with no messy wires.
- Old skool, through hole design with IC sockets for easy repair and troubleshooting.
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Here are some photos of the PJ adapter connected with a Raspberry Pi2:
Here’s the back side.
Here is the PJ adapter on its own:
And here’s the other angle.
Additional documentation can be found below:
- PJ – Quick Start – Read this first!
- PJ – Image Files
- PJ – Driver Downloads – for creating custom images
- PJ – Installing Image on SD Card
- PJ – Adding ROMs to PJ Retropie Images the Easy Way
- PJ – Transferring ROMs to your image (RetroPie images only, links to RetroPie website)
Joystick, Buttons and Controls:
- PJ – Default button configuration
- PJ – Troubleshooting controls
- PJ – Installing drivers on a vanilla Retropie (or other) setup.
Video and Audio:
- PJ – Disable JAMMA video and use HDMI instead
- PJ – Disable PCM GPIO audio and use the headphone jack instead
- PJ – Rotating Video
Voltages, Power Monitoring and Shutdown:
I made of video of the adapter in action as well. Check out the video and sound quality, and see features described in more detail.
Here’s another video I made that shows the Standalone + MiniLauncher image in action: