Main Restorations Software Audio/Jukebox/MP3 Everything Else Buy/Sell/Trade
Project Announcements Monitor/Video GroovyMAME Merit/JVL Touchscreen Meet Up Retail Vendors
Driving & Racing Woodworking Software Support Forums Consoles Project Arcade Reviews
Automated Projects Artwork Frontend Support Forums Pinball Forum Discussion Old Boards
Raspberry Pi & Dev Board controls.dat Linux Miscellaneous Arcade Wiki Discussion Old Archives
Lightguns --- Bug Reports --- Site News

Unread posts | New Replies | Recent posts | Rules | Chatroom | Wiki | File Repository | RSS | Submit news

  

Author Topic: MillerCade! Now 100% complete WOOHOO  (Read 15323 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

DirtyDachshunds

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 360
  • Last login:December 18, 2014, 01:14:25 pm
    • First Project: MillerCade
Re: Introducing the MillerCade! **Marquee art added**
« Reply #80 on: December 13, 2010, 02:50:18 pm »
No template.  Just stated from an idea of what I wanted it to look like.

I've been using Gimp to do all of my art.  It's similar to photoshop, but free  :D

jipp

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 282
  • Last login:April 01, 2016, 07:29:49 pm
Re: Introducing the MillerCade! **Marquee art added**
« Reply #81 on: December 13, 2010, 03:36:21 pm »
No template.  Just stated from an idea of what I wanted it to look like.

I've been using Gimp to do all of my art.  It's similar to photoshop, but free  :D

my grandma use to say "if its free its for me"  ooo such a wise women. :) 

thats cool you did a kick butt job from scratch no doubt. you are much better with gimp than i am with photoshop. heh. 

DirtyDachshunds

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 360
  • Last login:December 18, 2014, 01:14:25 pm
    • First Project: MillerCade
Re: Introducing the MillerCade! **Marquee art added**
« Reply #82 on: January 13, 2011, 10:48:21 am »
I've been traveling a bit for work, so I haven't had as much time to work on the cab as I thought.  Here is a small update anyway.

So I didn't like my bezel, so I took it out and am ordering another piece of plexi.  I'll post pictures when I get it installed.

I have installed gun holsters for my aimtraks.  I stole the idea directly from hituro and his post:
http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=108338.0



It's made using a pipe bracket and insulation.  It's bigger than I though it would be, but hey, now it can fit a bigger gun.  I would love to do this mod, but it seems like a ton of work.  http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=108256.0


Also, I am now leaning away from the original side art I planned.  I originally wanted a collage of my favorite games, with my logo in the foreground.  The problem, these games run at such low resolutions, they would be tiny on the side art, and they would look terrible blown up.

So now I'm thinking of just laminating the sides black to match the rest of the cabinet and somehow installed a neon miller light on each side



It would be awesome to get a custom millerCade neon light, but I'm sure that would cost some serious $$.

ErikRuud

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1710
  • Last login:July 09, 2017, 06:44:20 pm
  • I'll build a cab for only 99.99.99!!!
    • Erik's humble video game page
Re: Introducing the MillerCade! **Marquee art added**
« Reply #83 on: January 13, 2011, 10:59:40 am »




Oh My God!  That's the worst burn in I have ever seen!  :laugh2:

Nice work on that cab!
Real Life.  Still a poor substitute for video games!       
American Laser Games Wrapper
O2em Rom Utility

DirtyDachshunds

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 360
  • Last login:December 18, 2014, 01:14:25 pm
    • First Project: MillerCade
Re: Introducing the MillerCade! *1/13/10*
« Reply #84 on: January 13, 2011, 11:05:48 am »
haha.  That is pretty horrible.

If there were such a thing as reverse screen burn in, thats what it would look like.

Mikezilla

  • I have a hairy back and everything!
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1676
  • Last login:July 18, 2017, 07:06:56 pm
  • I can't see the picture darn it!!!
Re: Introducing the MillerCade! *1/13/10*
« Reply #85 on: January 13, 2011, 12:39:15 pm »
On the custom neon sign note, that costs some serious cheddar. I dont think you would want to go that route, unless you can find a cheap miller one on CL.
Pictures are overrated anyway.

DirtyDachshunds

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 360
  • Last login:December 18, 2014, 01:14:25 pm
    • First Project: MillerCade
Re: Introducing the MillerCade! *1/13/10*
« Reply #86 on: January 13, 2011, 12:58:58 pm »
There are a few in my area that are reasonably priced.  The problem is finding 2 that are exactly the same for each side.

...I might have to come up with a new idea for the sides

Erik

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 181
  • Last login:August 10, 2013, 09:04:35 pm
Re: Introducing the MillerCade! *1/13/10*
« Reply #87 on: January 13, 2011, 08:15:40 pm »
You could get identical etched acrylic signs with the fluorescent lights for not much money.  They would be easy to mount flush too

Now if you could find a short, wide neon sign for the marquee that wouldn't buzz, blind you, or scald your forehead that would be sweeeet

VanillaGorilla

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 480
  • Last login:March 08, 2019, 10:23:51 pm
  • Coin detected in pocket
Re: Introducing the MillerCade! *1/13/10*
« Reply #88 on: January 26, 2011, 01:24:36 am »
i hope I didn't miss this somewhere, but have you seen this, or is it just a really bizarre coincidence?

http://millercade.blogspot.com/search/label/Graphics

His is a sweet bezel, considering the name and all...it fits well! BTW Looking good! How many people does that control panel sleep? As tiny Elvis would say, Thats HUGE! :laugh2: :laugh2:

DirtyDachshunds

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 360
  • Last login:December 18, 2014, 01:14:25 pm
    • First Project: MillerCade
Re: Introducing the MillerCade! *1/13/10*
« Reply #89 on: January 26, 2011, 07:48:39 am »
i hope I didn't miss this somewhere, but have you seen this, or is it just a really bizarre coincidence?

http://millercade.blogspot.com/search/label/Graphics

His is a sweet bezel, considering the name and all...it fits well! BTW Looking good! How many people does that control panel sleep? As tiny Elvis would say, Thats HUGE! :laugh2: :laugh2:


Yea I have seen the other Millercade.  I wish I would have found it before I started...I might have went a different direction...oh well

As for the CP, if I were to do it all over again, I would make it exactly the same.  I understand no one likes the size.  It's the same size as the mameroom CP, 48" long.  But space is still tight with 4 grown men playing around it.  If I had to choose to make it bigger or smaller, I would make it bigger.  It's all personal preference, I like having people over and playing 4 player games, and that wouldn't work on a smaller CP.

Also, I am finally working on the side art and the finishing touches and should hopefully have an update sometime this week.

DirtyDachshunds

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 360
  • Last login:December 18, 2014, 01:14:25 pm
    • First Project: MillerCade
Re: Introducing the MillerCade! *1/13/10*
« Reply #90 on: January 26, 2011, 01:09:48 pm »
So after my last post, I decided get my side art finished.  I attached it, because it is full scale, and it is HUGE.

I went back to the idea of integrating screenshots of my favorite games.  I finally integrated it in a way I like.

This side includes favorites from MAME, NES, SNES, and Sega Genesis.  The left side will include favorites from N64, Playstation, Dreamcast, Sega Model 2, Atomiswave, and Naomi.

I really like the way it came out.  I should have the left side up in a couple days.

Let me know what you think!

DirtyDachshunds

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 360
  • Last login:December 18, 2014, 01:14:25 pm
    • First Project: MillerCade
Re: Introducing the MillerCade! *1/31/11 Right Side Art added*
« Reply #91 on: February 28, 2011, 02:38:52 pm »
So lately I've been sidetracked to get this thing finished.  I'm in the middle of building a chest freezer kegerator for my home brew.  All I need to finish it up are shanks and taps to mount in the wood.








So anyway time for updates!  I wired up some lights.  Took 5v off a spare molex for the LED in the trackball


Then took the 12v from the same molex for the coin door lamps



And my biggest update is that I am finally done with all of my art.  The left side art is attached for those who want to see it in 100% size.

DirtyDachshunds

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 360
  • Last login:December 18, 2014, 01:14:25 pm
    • First Project: MillerCade
Re: Introducing the MillerCade! *1/31/11 Right Side Art added*
« Reply #92 on: February 28, 2011, 02:47:54 pm »
Here is all the art together


DirtyDachshunds

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 360
  • Last login:December 18, 2014, 01:14:25 pm
    • First Project: MillerCade
Re: Introducing the MillerCade! *Updated 2/28/11*
« Reply #93 on: April 30, 2011, 09:43:39 am »
Earlier this week I got my art shipped from gameongrfix...so on to the marquee!



I used sandwiched plexiglass for the marquee


DirtyDachshunds

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 360
  • Last login:December 18, 2014, 01:14:25 pm
    • First Project: MillerCade
Re: Introducing the MillerCade! *Updated 2/28/11*
« Reply #94 on: April 30, 2011, 09:47:59 am »
And with the marquee done makes this unit 100% complete!! woo hoo

PICS!







I'm having people over tonight to celebrate the completion and watching some UFC.  If your in central Ohio stop on by!

I'll post higher res/better pictures later

TIME TO PLAY

eds1275

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2065
  • Last login:Yesterday at 01:17:36 pm
  • Rock and Roll!
Re: MillerCade! Now 100% complete WOOHOO
« Reply #95 on: April 30, 2011, 12:23:14 pm »
Congratulations! I'm jealous you completed your first... not that it was a contest. But if it were... you would win.

I LOVE the chrome tmolding. ANd the art.

bubbles2578

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 4
  • Last login:June 14, 2012, 08:15:25 am
Re: MillerCade! Now 100% complete WOOHOO
« Reply #96 on: April 30, 2011, 02:32:52 pm »
I love the cab, im in the process of building my cab and ive used the same plans as you. What size TV/Monitor is it that you are using in this cab?

Cheers

NipRing

  • Trade Count: (+3)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 143
  • Last login:January 30, 2019, 12:16:47 pm
  • I love cats but i just cant eat a whole one myself
Re: MillerCade! Now 100% complete WOOHOO
« Reply #97 on: April 30, 2011, 03:34:24 pm »
Wow, thats huge! Does it dispense beer someplace as well?

DirtyDachshunds

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 360
  • Last login:December 18, 2014, 01:14:25 pm
    • First Project: MillerCade
Re: MillerCade! Now 100% complete WOOHOO
« Reply #98 on: May 01, 2011, 11:19:40 am »
Thanks for the kind comments!  I'm just glad it's actually finished.

Beer dispersal comes from a 6 tap kegerator.  I'm a homebrewer so I got to keep the beer close ;) but eventually the kegerator and the arcade will be going into the basement once it is finished.  But that won't happen anytime soon.

As for the TV, it's a 27", great size for a larger cab.

bubbles2578

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 4
  • Last login:June 14, 2012, 08:15:25 am
Re: MillerCade! Now 100% complete WOOHOO
« Reply #99 on: May 01, 2011, 12:16:48 pm »
Blimey 27", Just out of curiosity with the design that you have for the cabinet what is the cabinet width between where the monitor fits? The only reason im asking is so that I know when I have the front and rear panels cut I know what size to have them.

Cheers

DirtyDachshunds

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 360
  • Last login:December 18, 2014, 01:14:25 pm
    • First Project: MillerCade
Re: MillerCade! Now 100% complete WOOHOO
« Reply #100 on: May 01, 2011, 12:58:54 pm »
I think my width there was 26" or 26.5", I can't remember, but it is going to depend on the TV/monitor you use.  I had the TV before I started building, so I measured the width of the TV then added an inch in the cab for play room. 

My advise to you is to is to measure the TV width first.  And if you don't want to take apart the TV (like I didn't) than make sure you find a TV that has the speakers on the bottom rather than the sides.  That is extra width you don't want.

Good luck!