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Re: Unstupid's Bartop Neo-Geo System - Update 3 years in the making...
« Reply #201 on: February 01, 2014, 09:22:16 pm »
So I haven't done much with these machines in over 3 years because I been too busy making cocktail tables.  Well I had some inspiration and an idea.  I should be done later tonight (tomorrow for you peeps since I live in the past) Here are the cut parts.  Can you guess what it is?


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Re: Unstupid's Bartop Neo-Geo System - The 3 year update...
« Reply #202 on: February 01, 2014, 09:59:04 pm »
call me crazy but it almost looks like a stand/pedestal...

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Re: Unstupid's Bartop Neo-Geo System - The 3 year update...
« Reply #203 on: February 01, 2014, 10:34:50 pm »
First thing that jumped in my mind was an 80's/90's macintosh.

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Re: Unstupid's Bartop Neo-Geo System - The 3 year update...
« Reply #204 on: February 02, 2014, 04:18:25 pm »
call me crazy but it almost looks like a stand/pedestal...
You are crazy, and correct!  Up until today the main cab has been sitting on a Dora the Explorer table.  I recently moved it to my sons room, but he was against the table so I decided to make a custom stand for him that would still look like a real Neo-Geo.  This is what I came up with:

I here's the stand itself.  I added the coin door so that I could get access inside the cab and fill it with weights if necessary.  Also my son can use it as a piggy bank, or a lock box to hide things from his sister.
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It's a little small to play standing up, even smaller than the real Neo Geo 2-13!

But he likes to sit down and play anyways!

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Re: Unstupid's Bartop Neo-Geo System - The 3 year update...
« Reply #205 on: February 02, 2014, 04:20:42 pm »
You know, that's the first bartop pedestal stand I've ever seen done RIGHT. Excellent job!  :cheers:
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Re: Unstupid's Bartop Neo-Geo System - The 3 year update...
« Reply #206 on: February 02, 2014, 05:44:32 pm »
Yeah, that's kickass. :cheers:

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Re: Unstupid's Bartop Neo-Geo System - The 3 year update...
« Reply #207 on: February 02, 2014, 05:52:16 pm »
call me crazy but it almost looks like a stand/pedestal...
You are crazy, and correct!  Up until today the main cab has been sitting on a Dora the Explorer table.  I recently moved it to my sons room, but he was against the table so I decided to make a custom stand for him that would still look like a real Neo-Geo.  This is what I came up with:

But he likes to sit down and play anyways!

I'm sooo Jealous now  :hissy:

great job as usual.

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Re: Unstupid's Bartop Neo-Geo System - The 3 year update...
« Reply #208 on: February 03, 2014, 05:29:14 am »
Looks really nice!

How stable is it? It looks as if you just put the bartop on pedestal, or did you actually fix the two together?

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Re: Unstupid's Bartop Neo-Geo System - The 3 year update...
« Reply #209 on: February 03, 2014, 08:39:58 am »
thats pretty great.
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Re: Unstupid's Bartop Neo-Geo System - The 3 year update...
« Reply #210 on: February 03, 2014, 11:49:26 am »
Thanks guys!
How stable is it? It looks as if you just put the bartop on pedestal, or did you actually fix the two together?
It's very stable!  The base and the bartop are actually screwed together.  Being built with 3/4 inch combicore and with the coindoor the thing weighs what feels like 50 pounds.  I also flared the thing out a few inches in the front (see metal kick plate) just to add a bit more stability and to keep it from tipping forward, although it probably would have been stable even without it!

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Re: Unstupid's Bartop Neo-Geo System - The 3 year update...
« Reply #211 on: February 03, 2014, 11:53:45 am »
Again, looks great. Usually, a pedestal for a bartop looks like an afterthough, but that really integrates well.
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Re: Unstupid's Bartop Neo-Geo System - The 3 year update...
« Reply #212 on: February 03, 2014, 02:59:04 pm »
Again, looks great. Usually, a pedestal for a bartop looks like an afterthough, but that really integrates well.

That's because most people tend to make a full size stand for a small bartop, whereas with this one the stand is proportional to the bartop.  :applaud:

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Re: Unstupid's Bartop Neo-Geo System - The 3 year update...
« Reply #213 on: February 04, 2014, 07:22:19 pm »
True!  It would have been nice to build a 30" pedestal for the bartop which would allow me to stand up and play it, but after overlaying a line drawing of a 4-25 v2 cab (my favorite) I realized to make it look proportional I could only go with a 18" pedestal. 

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Re: Unstupid's Bartop Neo-Geo System - The 3 year update...
« Reply #214 on: February 05, 2014, 03:10:24 am »
Looks really good!  :applaud:
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Re: Unstupid's Bartop Neo-Geo System - The 3 year update...
« Reply #215 on: February 05, 2014, 09:45:14 am »
True!  It would have been nice to build a 30" pedestal for the bartop which would allow me to stand up and play it, but after overlaying a line drawing of a 4-25 v2 cab (my favorite) I realized to make it look proportional I could only go with a 18" pedestal. 

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I'm glad you did that. Others would have said "Screw it!" and would have done a 30" and ended up with something really odd looking. Rep for you.  :cheers:
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Re: Unstupid's Bartop Neo-Geo System - The 3 year update...
« Reply #216 on: February 14, 2014, 11:31:01 am »
 jo unstupid!

:drool amazing lookin pice of art! Impressive.

i was wondering if u could provide the files of the sideart as well. i would like to rebuild one of these 4 my gameroom-i was hooked when i found this thread 2 month ago...(or did i miss a link somwhere in the thread?)


thanx 4 sharing your work:-)

hav a nice one over there,

cheers

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Re: Unstupid's Bartop Neo-Geo System - The 3 year update...
« Reply #217 on: February 16, 2014, 06:20:39 pm »
That's some fine work Unstupid.

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« Reply #218 on: February 16, 2014, 06:50:53 pm »
i was wondering if u could provide the files of the sideart as well.

Welcome aboard, Subalot.

If you're looking for artwork, there's a list of sites here that might have what you're looking for.   :cheers:


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Re: Unstupid's Bartop Neo-Geo System - The 3 year update...
« Reply #219 on: February 16, 2014, 08:06:01 pm »
That is friggin' fantastic!  It looks so good on that pedestal!  :applaud:

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Re: Unstupid's Bartop Neo-Geo System - The 3 year update...
« Reply #220 on: February 19, 2014, 07:55:31 pm »
i was wondering if u could provide the files of the sideart as well. i would like to rebuild one of these 4 my gameroom-i was hooked when i found this thread 2 month ago...(or did i miss a link somwhere in the thread?)
The artwork died with one of my computers a couple years ago...  Although, you should have no problem recreating using the links subalot posted earlier.  Only one youll have a problem with is the "S" in the square before the SNK...  For somereason it is not available anywhere.
That is friggin' fantastic!  It looks so good on that pedestal!  :applaud:
Thanks Man! ;)

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Re: Unstupid's Bartop Neo-Geo System - The 3 year update...
« Reply #221 on: February 20, 2014, 02:13:27 am »
Only one youll have a problem with is the "S" in the square before the SNK...  For somereason it is not available anywhere.

I think Joymonkey has it here on his paysite.

"Neo Geo System SNK Sideart" preview thumbnail



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Re: Unstupid's Bartop Neo-Geo System - The 3 year update...
« Reply #222 on: February 20, 2014, 07:17:48 pm »
Here are some good ones too: http://www.thesupergun.com/tools/neo-geo-side-art-decals/attachment/neo-geo-logos/

Too bad they weren't around 3 years ago... would have made my life a lot easier! :D

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Re: Unstupid's Bartop Neo-Geo System - The 3 year update...
« Reply #223 on: March 02, 2014, 03:10:45 pm »
hey!


bro, thanx 4 the welcom ;D

iŽll hav a l00k at them linx too...thanx 4 the referral...appreciate that!

wish ya  nice one out ther :cheers:



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Re: Unstupid's Bartop Neo-Geo System - The 3 year update...
« Reply #224 on: March 03, 2014, 10:26:30 pm »
Hi, Unstupid

Very cool! Awesome!

I like to share my project on this topic because it is a copy of your arcade, with the difference that it is for 2 players ...

There are still some details, such as sound and light.

I hope you enjoy and comment.

Unstupid, thanks again for sharing your thoughts. The bartop is doing successfully at home.

"http://www.flickr.com/photos/21502808@N05/sets/72157635076583834/


Have a nice day.
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Re: Unstupid's Bartop Neo-Geo System - The 3 year update...
« Reply #225 on: March 03, 2014, 11:36:22 pm »
Hi, Unstupid

Very cool! Awesome!

I like to share my project on this topic because it is a copy of your arcade, with the difference that it is for 2 players ...

There are still some details, such as sound and light.

I hope you enjoy and comment.

Unstupid, thanks again for sharing your thoughts. The bartop is doing successfully at home.

"http://www.flickr.com/photos/21502808@N05/sets/72157635076583834/


Have a nice day.
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Cool... Looks nice... but... Red, Yellow, Green, Blue!  :D

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Re: Unstupid's Bartop Neo-Geo System - The 3 year update...
« Reply #226 on: March 13, 2014, 08:28:00 am »
Just brilliant !
want to make a set my self   however i'm missing a vital part
how did you do the connection between the 2 consoles
is there a wireing diagram ?
in the video you say they are identical on the inside   
but i cant find any info on the net to link up 2 MVS boards  or did you only link up the video, sound and buttons

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Re: Unstupid's Bartop Neo-Geo System - The 3 year update...
« Reply #227 on: March 13, 2014, 07:02:37 pm »
Im a bit late, but I also have to say it anyway. That's a very nice stand for your bartop! In fact, while we know it's made from two pieces, most people will assume it's a single-piece mini-cabinet.

I'm still jealous of your huge industrial CNC though.  :lol

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Re: Unstupid's Bartop Neo-Geo System - The 3 year update...
« Reply #228 on: March 14, 2014, 04:30:02 am »
Just brilliant !
want to make a set my self   however i'm missing a vital part
how did you do the connection between the 2 consoles
is there a wireing diagram ?
in the video you say they are identical on the inside   
but i cant find any info on the net to link up 2 MVS boards  or did you only link up the video, sound and buttons

Greets
Thomas
They are only physically identical.  The main (player 1) cab houses the MVS board and the Gonbes cga-VGA encoder.  Threw Gonbes has dual VGA output so one went to the screen in the player 1cab, the other went to the player 2 cab via the 25 pin connector.  The stereo audio and the joystick inputs were wired to the 25 pin connector as well. 

On another note, you can actually link up MVS boards (well not the boards but the cartridges),  there are 2 games that had what looked like headphone jacks on the cartridge.  Riding hero and league bowling.  League bowling would even allow you to daisy chain up to 4 cartridges for 8 player simultaneous play.  Not real net to your build... Just a fun fact!

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Re: Unstupid's Bartop Neo-Geo System - The 3 year update...
« Reply #229 on: March 14, 2014, 07:09:11 pm »
That was what i suspected
I couldn't find any info on other linking than the cartridge linking  also i thought there was to boards  not just one     
but with only one board it makes it alot easier !
hoped you had done some serious hacking :-)
Thanks for the answer !
now i just have to get the parts  and im totaly using your cad files  just love the form on the cabs

did you make any files for the stand ?
Greets
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« Reply #230 on: March 18, 2014, 06:02:59 pm »
your build got me sooo inspired i just couldent wait
had to get my own  so today i got this one


im still building a copy of your bartops when i can get the cad files to work
about that  could you please post back what scale i should use for the files
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« Reply #231 on: March 19, 2014, 02:11:39 pm »
Not sure about the scale thing.  I usually work in inches, but if sounds like you are printing out in millimeters.  Try scaling everything by 25.4 before you print.

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« Reply #232 on: March 19, 2014, 04:02:59 pm »
im printing it in what ever is needet for it to work !
we tryed 1:1 (printed the files as is)  but they were only about an inch in total 
so either i dont know my way around cad or im using the wrong program or it is all about the scaling ! ??
what size did you make the plans in  or is it scale(less)

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« Reply #233 on: March 19, 2014, 04:18:21 pm »
I didn't provide plans... I did provide a 3d model.  I don't print plans when I make stuff.  3d model -> cam software -> cnc router. 

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« Reply #234 on: March 24, 2014, 12:19:42 pm »
ahh   maybe that is the problem !  as i said  im not good with cad ! :-)
Thanks again

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« Reply #235 on: March 31, 2014, 02:17:56 pm »
Ok  one last question
what programs did you make the files in ?
and what program did you use to make the gcodes for the router

(just got me a 3 axis router)
Then ill never bother you again :-)

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« Reply #236 on: March 31, 2014, 08:03:46 pm »
I built the 3d model in Rhino3D, and I used Mastercam to generate the g-codes for our router.  Rhino 3D is pretty cheap, around $1,000, but the version of Mastercam Router/5-axis that we use cost around $20,000. 

No worry about bothering me,  I like answering questions re. the bartop neo geo.   :D

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« Reply #237 on: April 02, 2014, 12:55:42 pm »
Thank you    ill give it a try
Greets
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Re: Unstupid's Bartop Neo-Geo System - The 3 year update...
« Reply #239 on: April 21, 2014, 06:37:12 pm »
isnt this your design ??
http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEOGEO-MVS-THEMED-BARTOP-ARCADE-MACHINE-1-PLAYER-FLATPACK-KIT-HYPERSPIN-MAME-/161266445819?pt=UK_Video_Games_Coin_Operated_MJ&hash=item258c3aadfb

Actually, I think it is based off of Harumans' NeoGeo bar top that he mentioned he was doing in this thread here: http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,130522.msg1365414.html#msg1365414 .   I wouldn't say he stole that from me though... It may look similar, but there is all kinds of wrong with that kit!