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Wii / Kinetic / PS Move Cabinet - Project Interaktiv
« on: September 05, 2010, 06:00:09 am »
I've finally got off my behind and started on my next project which is going to be for Wii / Kinect / PS move games. This is going to be mainly for the wife and kids. Styling wise, I'm going for a Vewlix / Showcase hybrid to fit in with my existing Vewlix clone. I'll be using a 32" LCD tv for the display. It will take aesthetic elements from this:



and my Vewlix cab:



Initially it won't have any control panel but I'll likely add to it at a later stage (double joystick panel and gun controller). Just cut the first pieces of MDF so time to get started. I'm looking forward to doing this because I only have ideas and no plans!! I'm going to freestyle my way through. Wish me luck!!
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Re: Wii / Kinect / PS Move Cabinet
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2010, 07:01:42 am »
Ok, to give a bit more of an idea on the shape, each side will look like this in profile:



I'll be using Ikea table legs as a basis for a monitor stand, so from the front you will see 2 poles between the top of the lower cabinet section and the bottom of the display
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Re: Wii / Kinect / PS Move Cabinet
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2010, 07:44:03 am »
A bit of bevelling on the inside faces of the side pieces for added interest:



It strikes me that I'm going to be able to build this in stages. The base unit/monitor first, the followed by the monitor casing (a 'skin' for the tv) and then the control panel.
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Re: Wii / Kinetic / PS Move Cabinet - Project Interaktiv
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2010, 09:01:44 am »
Next the shelf supports being glued in place. The base unit will house the consoles and will have a mesh fronted door for air flow:





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« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2010, 09:54:38 am »
Just 'balanced' together for now but it shows the shape better:







Should hopefully get a picture with the table legs in place soon.
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Re: Wii / Kinetic / PS Move Cabinet - Project Interaktiv
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2010, 11:20:44 am »
I seem to be racing through the early stages ... there's no substitue for having good plans in place  :laugh2:

Anyway, All except the top shelf has now been glued and screwed in place. Here's a pic with the legs in position:



I'll be making a mount for the tv that will sit in the empty cavities/tubes.

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To give you some idea of the scale, the legs are 70cm hight and the cabinet around 64cm wide.

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Re: Wii / Kinetic / PS Move Cabinet - Project Interaktiv
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2010, 12:02:55 pm »
Each leg is attached with 5 screws so it should be pretty secure, certainly feels it.


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Re: Wii / Kinetic / PS Move Cabinet - Project Interaktiv
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2010, 12:39:43 pm »
Looking good, very fast progress!

Are you using a table saw to cut the mdf?

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« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2010, 12:52:29 pm »
Thanks! I cut the MDF with a circular saw, sadly I dont have a table saw  :(

Here's stage 1 of the VESA mount. This thing needs to be pretty tough to hold the tv in place. The 'prongs' will fit down the cavities in the table legs. I will attach another piece with the correctly spaced holes for the tv to it.



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A couple of pics with it in place:





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« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2010, 02:39:01 pm »
Here's a pic of the TV I'll be using:



And the second part of the Vesa Mount:


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Re: Wii / Kinetic / PS Move Cabinet - Project Interaktiv
« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2010, 02:49:36 pm »
I would bolt those legs to the base if I were you. Screws can pull out of MDF pretty easily.

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« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2010, 03:14:18 pm »
Thanks for that. Good advice - bolts now attached.
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Re: Wii / Kinetic / PS Move Cabinet - Project Interaktiv
« Reply #12 on: September 05, 2010, 09:14:17 pm »
looking good so far, keep those pictures coming.  I've though about moving my wii to my showcase cabinet, mainly to play ghost squad and the house of the dead games.  the light gun tracking on the wii is pretty good, especially with Ghost Squad, but in order to be able to play without the crosshairs, i have to stand back about 15 feet from the screen to get the gun to track accurately.  with a smaller screen in my showcase, it shouldn't be that bad.

i will be following this closely
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Re: Wii / Kinetic / PS Move Cabinet - Project Interaktiv
« Reply #13 on: September 06, 2010, 02:41:16 pm »
Finished of the mount and attached the tv:



Also reinforced the top shelf.
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