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Pedestal
« on: March 27, 2011, 06:27:40 pm »
Finished my pedestal style cabinet. Control panel by North Coast Custom, the rest was built by me.

-Seven buttons for players 1&2, six buttons for players 3&4.
-Start and coin for each player
-Left and right mouse buttons, Admin, Pause, Menu, Exit buttons
-Spinner with steering wheel attachment.
-Trackball with lighting by LEDWiz.
-Inside of the cabinet lights up with bright blue LEDs and the fans also have blue LEDs
-Two Aimtraks
-Four cupholders
-Four USB controllers.
-HDMI and S-Video out

PC Specs:
-Windows 7 64-bit
-4.0 ghz Core2Duo
-Asus Rampage Extreme motherboard
-8 gig of RAM
-Radeon HD 4870x2 video card
-Runs Gamecube and PS2 very nicely.
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Re: Pedestal
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2011, 10:37:54 pm »
That's pretty awesome.  Like how you incorporated the cup holders.  How did u like the work done by north coast customs?  I am thinking about placing an order with them myself!

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Re: Pedestal
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2011, 11:14:20 pm »
very nice. how is it used? will you put it in front of a tv when in use or projector or what?
nice work

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Re: Pedestal
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2011, 09:23:05 am »
Love the CP by North Coast Customs, they did great work.

Yeah, I just plug it into my tv. I wanted to make it portable so I can bring it to parties and things.

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Re: Pedestal
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2011, 07:35:29 am »
I really like the idea of this, and you've done a lovely job with it.

I'm planning something similar in a candy cab style.  It gives you the freedom to upgrade or downgrade the size of your screen so to speak.  or tailor it to your needs.

While I'm more a fan of the jap style curved button layout, your cp does look slick!

The only thing I'm not keen on (sorry) is the front doors.  more precisely the handles. It looks a bit 'furniture' like, maybe that's the idea?

i'd go for a more flush look.  But all in all a fantastic job.

Well done!

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Re: Pedestal
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2011, 10:44:06 am »
yeah, I wasn't entirely sure what to do for doors and just ended up with that. It works for now, though I probably will change the handles at some point.

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Re: Pedestal
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2011, 11:23:07 am »
How sturdy is it standing on carpet?

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Re: Pedestal
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2011, 07:56:14 pm »
yeah, I wasn't entirely sure what to do for doors and just ended up with that. It works for now, though I probably will change the handles at some point.

Doors are doors at the end of the day, they work.  End of story.

It looks great and I'm sure you'll have endless fun!

Post some pics when its up and running on a screen

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Re: Pedestal
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2011, 10:03:50 pm »
Oh it's up and running... looks like any other cabinet running Maximus Arcade though, so I didn't bother with pics of that. I'll probably do a video showing it off at some point.
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Re: Pedestal
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2011, 10:05:46 pm »
it's very sturdy on carpet, it's on 4 decent size locking casters so that it's easy to move around.

the body of it is as deep as the cp, and it's almost as wide so it's pretty balanced weight-wise.

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Re: Pedestal
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2012, 04:27:34 pm »
Hey there.  3 things. 

1.  What steering wheel did you use here?
2.  Those guns are the ones listed on ultimarc right?  Aim-Track  I was thinking about picking some up.  What do you think about them?
3.  Kewl pedestal.

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Re: Pedestal
« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2012, 09:52:39 pm »
1. It's a wheel that attaches to a turbotwist2 spinner. http://groovygamegear.com/webstore/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=86&products_id=268

2. Yes, they're Aimtraks. They are perfect. I have had no problems with them at any distance, they work great in MAME.

3. Thanks!