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Post links to your rotating projects here.
« on: January 28, 2011, 06:27:32 am »
Use this section to post links to your rotating monitor project.
I have created another topic for discussion and Q&A about MRotate.
I would like to leave this topic to only showcase rotating projects.
Thanks and sorry about the confusion.
« Last Edit: January 28, 2011, 06:37:28 am by DaOld Man »

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Re: Post links to your rotating projects here.
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2011, 06:28:31 am »
If you have a rotating monitor project on here, (I know there are a bunch), how about posting a link to it here.

This is the first one I did, and I learned a lot from this. This post is pretty long, as I tried to post all my trials and errors, (looking back, that probably wasnt a good idea.)
So bear with me if you decide to read it. Hopefully it will save you a few trials and errors.

http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=72750.0

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Re: Post links to your rotating projects here.
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2011, 07:27:48 am »
After lots of time planning out the design of my rotating 21" crt cab, I've literally just started construction, and the monitor rotator is the first bit I'm working on.

Thread is here: http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=107919
Updates will be soon. Honest.

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Re: Post links to your rotating projects here.
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2011, 07:49:50 pm »

here's mine:

http://dannygalaga.com/mame.htm

Nothing much to help on the software side of things, but hopefully lots of inspiration for the mechanical/electrical aspect (",)


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Re: Post links to your rotating projects here.
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2011, 07:08:45 am »
My very first rotating monitor program, (I guess that could be labeled as a project) called DRotate, for DOS machines.
Ahh, the memories LOL.

http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=75380.0

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Re: Post links to your rotating projects here.
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2011, 04:28:49 am »
Here is my rotate Project. It was "very" easy for me, because the original CAB have 4 PCBs inside and was able to turn the screen. My Job was only to rip all out of the cabinet make it more beautyfull and do the connection from the PC to the turning pcb of the cabinet. The build in turning PCB is capable to turn the screen via one signal.
on = turn to vertical
off = turn to horizontal
It has two relais on board and some edge switches at the start and end of the turning points.
and handles the degauss with two ptcs
Look here:
http://wolfsoft.de/wordpress/?p=1487

and here for more pictures of the cab
http://wolfsoft.de/wordpress/?cat=13

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Re: Post links to your rotating projects here.
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2011, 10:24:34 pm »
Good stuff Wolfsoft!

Thank you for sharing your site/info!

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Re: Post links to your rotating projects here.
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2011, 12:48:15 am »
Here's mine. Lots of photos and detail.

http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=110471.0

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Re: Post links to your rotating projects here.
« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2011, 09:22:12 pm »

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Re: Post links to your rotating projects here.
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2012, 11:03:41 pm »
Linear Actuator/lazy susan bearing (27" widescreen)

http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=119308.0


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Re: Post links to your rotating projects here.
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2013, 04:54:38 pm »
Here is mine. , nothing very original I am afraid.

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Re: Post links to your rotating projects here.
« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2014, 06:53:02 pm »
this is a vid of my arcade machine with rotating monitor
http://s757.photobucket.com/user/nick_rs2k/media/arcade.mp4.html

also a few pics of the cab



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Re: Post links to your rotating projects here.
« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2014, 06:10:39 am »
R2-D2 topper - bit different, whilst still being the same as many other builds.
http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,118076.40.html





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Re: Post links to your rotating projects here.
« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2014, 09:16:47 am »
Excellent!
Have you seen this Darthpaul??

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Re: Post links to your rotating projects here.
« Reply #15 on: July 26, 2014, 10:36:22 pm »
How could I have missed this, that looks amazing, I like the way it interacts with the game, excellent work. It's funny how I noticed this on the same day I'm struggling with my Toppers rotation.
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Re: Post links to your rotating projects here.
« Reply #16 on: October 14, 2014, 09:57:27 pm »
Here's a quick video of my rotating monitor setup.  It's driven by a servo similar to the setup used by GORF here: http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,139722.0.html.  I don't actually have any of my cabinet designed or built yet.  Needed a way to mount the monitor for testing, and managed to integrate the rotating monitor into the original monitor mount.

Not counting the cost of the monitor (which I've had laying around for years), I spent less than $80 on all the parts for this.  Once I've pulled together more information, I plan to post a dedicated thread with some pictures, diagrams, and additional details on the parts used, but for now I thought I'd go ahead and post a link to my video on YouTube.



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Re: Post links to your rotating projects here.
« Reply #17 on: October 15, 2014, 07:37:48 pm »
Hello Byancey, and welcome to the forum!
Looks like you are off to a great start on your rotating project.
I have got to get me one of those sevos to play around with.

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Re: Post links to your rotating projects here.
« Reply #18 on: October 22, 2014, 07:03:24 pm »
I've enjoyed looking at all of your guys' rotating displays. I wanted to toss mine onto the pile in case anyone is interested.



I have a write-up with photos here: http://imgur.com/a/GgmXV

I also have a video of the end result in action here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-WNM8A8yzs


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Re: Post links to your rotating projects here.
« Reply #19 on: October 23, 2014, 08:48:38 am »
Hello mrsonicblue, and welcome to the forum!
Nice job on your rotating project.
I like the way you used the right angle gearing.
What drive and  software are you using?

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« Reply #20 on: October 23, 2014, 09:12:39 pm »
Thanks, DaOld Man. I used the miter gears to keep the mechanism as thin as possible. I didn't have a lot of space in the cabinet. Unfortunately in terms of cost, it's one of the more parts. The software (both the menu for picking games and the procedure to run the motor) was written by myself. It's modeled on the original iPod interface - with simple lists that let you filter by different attributes. You can view games by system (or games across all systems), then alphabetically, by developer/publisher, by year, most recently played, favorites, random, or keyword search. I use MAME's rom metadata to decide if a game is vertical (or not) and run a simple routine to run the motor toward a specific angle until it's within a half-degree of the target. By "drive" do you mean the motor controller? If so, it's a Phidgets brand controller. I like it because it connects directly with USB and programming APIs for many, many languages are available.

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Re: Post links to your rotating projects here.
« Reply #21 on: January 01, 2015, 07:48:29 pm »
Just adding a link to the project thread with details on the final results of my rotating Bartop project.

http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,143092.msg1483827.html#msg1483827

The final result ended up deviating a bit from the information I originally posted up in reply #16 of this thread.
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« Reply #22 on: January 14, 2015, 05:03:59 pm »
Just starting my project and thread, so thought I'd share here as I'll likely be asking lots more questions.

"Little Bastard - a mini rotating display bartop"

http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,143354.0.html
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« Reply #23 on: March 28, 2015, 05:56:08 am »
Oops... forgot to add my project to this thread :)

JIMBOVISION - my rotating CP and CRT project

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Re: Post links to your rotating projects here.
« Reply #24 on: August 28, 2015, 01:01:02 pm »
You guys are crazy.  I need to study this further and hopefully it isn't above my skill set to implement...

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« Reply #25 on: August 29, 2015, 11:22:43 am »
You guys are crazy.  I need to study this further and hopefully it isn't above my skill set to implement...

Now James, give credit where credit is due, you know you can do it.
Im just afraid how your build will put my build to shame!
Hvent seen you around for a while, glad to see you back, and hope to see your take on this type project soon.

  
 

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