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Author Topic: Dueling Micros: Gauntlet & TRON simultaneous build  (Read 15697 times)

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Re: Dueling Micros: Gauntlet & TRON simultaneous build
« Reply #40 on: June 02, 2012, 01:22:10 am »
Godamnit. Fine. JP1.  ;)

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Re: Dueling Micros: Gauntlet & TRON simultaneous build
« Reply #41 on: June 09, 2012, 12:16:40 am »
Been busy lately, had several hours this evening I could use so I sat down and got some stuff done.  Wiring has commenced. 









Still need to wire everything onto the encoder, do some software maintenance, wire the power switch, and power the coin drop lights.  Should be about it.... oh, and get it to work. 

Pics that aren't crap to follow upon completion of this lil guy.  Then I'll make some headway on TRON hopefully. 

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Re: Dueling Micros: Gauntlet & TRON simultaneous build
« Reply #42 on: June 09, 2012, 07:15:59 am »
Art looks good! :applaud:

What gauge wire is that?!? :o

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Re: Dueling Micros: Gauntlet & TRON simultaneous build
« Reply #43 on: June 09, 2012, 08:43:08 am »
It's 24g stranded.  The insulation is a bit thick on it tho.  I have some 32g enameled that I like for some stuff but I had room to use this stuff so I thought I might as well.

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Re: Dueling Micros: Gauntlet & TRON simultaneous build
« Reply #44 on: June 09, 2012, 11:58:48 am »
I can't wait to see you, and your three closest friends huddled around that.

Looking good as always!

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Re: Dueling Micros: Gauntlet & TRON simultaneous build
« Reply #45 on: October 24, 2012, 09:01:41 pm »
La Chuck, any word on spinner capability for the micro tron?  Would love to see more on these.

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Re: Dueling Micros: Gauntlet & TRON simultaneous build
« Reply #46 on: November 10, 2012, 04:28:54 pm »
These are looking amazing!  Really enjoy the attention to detail.  I've also begun my quest to create one of these micro cabs.  I'm a Tron nut and it makes for an obvious choice which one I start with.  Finally, got the Mame4all working on the PSP but it's rife with problems.  Think i'll investigate the Caanoo, also.
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Re: Dueling Micros: Gauntlet & TRON simultaneous build
« Reply #47 on: November 12, 2012, 10:23:49 am »
La Chuck, any word on spinner capability for the micro tron?  Would love to see more on these.

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Yeah, with caanoo it's going to have to be a micro slip clutch or nothing.  That said it doesn't give the best play so I'm backing off caanoo and forging into R-Pi territory.  I just need to find the right monitors to work with and start getting that together.  Hopefully this will let me finish off gauntlet pretty easily and finally be able to proceed on TRON.  It's not all tears and setbacks tho, if I get the R-Pis working for those two I'll have two caanoos (caani?) left over to tackle a couple of favorites I've been wanting to do, Popeye and Galaga!

These are looking amazing!  Really enjoy the attention to detail.  I've also begun my quest to create one of these micro cabs.  I'm a Tron nut and it makes for an obvious choice which one I start with.  Finally, got the Mame4all working on the PSP but it's rife with problems.  Think i'll investigate the Caanoo, also.

The Caanoo offers a lot of functionality but it hasn't been the best fit with TRON or Gauntlet because Mame4all is plagued by narrow vision when it comes to controller recognition.  Even when I can get 4 controllers recognized by the device I can't get it in Mame4all and I've tried everything under the sun.  Ditto the spinner issue so caveat emptor.  That said if you've got a single player game that needs an analog input the Caanoo is a great platform to build from.

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Re: Dueling Micros: Gauntlet & TRON simultaneous build
« Reply #48 on: April 16, 2014, 04:54:07 am »
wow
did these every get turned on?
Great looking work

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Re: Dueling Micros: Gauntlet & TRON simultaneous build
« Reply #49 on: April 16, 2014, 01:24:51 pm »
Thanks for checking it out Vectoralpha!

The TRON has made like zero progress.  The Gauntet has a new monitor and the CP has been tested and is good.  I haven't gotten around to installing a rpi unit to run the whole thing because I keep bumping that project down the list.  The unit was operational for a few days with the Cannoo but only P1 and P2 would work (an issue I discovered) and since I tore it down from that I haven't taken the time to get it fully working.  I should do that and I'll probably get to that just as soo... hey look!  A shiny penny!

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Re: Dueling Micros: Gauntlet & TRON simultaneous build
« Reply #50 on: July 10, 2014, 08:10:13 am »
Hey how's it going, did you make any more progress with the full size plans?

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Re: Dueling Micros: Gauntlet & TRON simultaneous build
« Reply #51 on: February 12, 2015, 09:19:54 pm »
Thread!

I command you to rise from your grave!

So...  any luck?

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Re: Dueling Micros: Gauntlet & TRON simultaneous build
« Reply #52 on: February 13, 2015, 09:33:04 am »
Thread!

I command you to rise from your grave!

So...  any luck?

Gauntlet will be complete by April 18th as it and SW Micro are coming to Zapcon with me.  If I can't make zapcon I'll have it done anyway.  It's collected dust long enough. 

TRON is a failed project, which leaves me one more cannoo to fiddle with so I can make something else.  I'm looking at anything that uses a regular joystick and buttons.  Make recommendations and I'll pick from those!  I may get a wild hair up ---my bottom--- and try and have that one done too. 

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Re: Dueling Micros: Gauntlet & TRON simultaneous build
« Reply #53 on: February 13, 2015, 10:10:05 am »
Not that mame or a cannoo could handle it, but I always thought a finger controlled DDR would be a cool mini build. Show off your finger dance moves!  ;D

I'd like to recommend Gorf, simply because the cabinet style is so similiar to Tron that it would save you a lot of prep work. However, I doubt that getting the player ranking lights to work on a cannoo would be possible.

I don't know if you got far in the trigger stick plan, but if you did, Satan's hollow or Zaxxon would be cool.

Otherwise, I guess my suggestion is just a game that isn't too intense on precise controls, a few suggestions -
Bubble bobble
Elevator action
Rally X
Dig Dug
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Re: Dueling Micros: Gauntlet & TRON simultaneous build
« Reply #54 on: February 13, 2015, 10:14:24 am »
A Mini Satan's Hollow would be cool.
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Re: Dueling Micros: Gauntlet & TRON simultaneous build
« Reply #55 on: February 13, 2015, 01:42:29 pm »
I might have missed it, but which buttons did you end up using (link)?

I'm going to dip my toe into the micro-cab world and have a couple of different buttons on order to test out. But, since you've done some ofg the leg work already.... :)

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Re: Dueling Micros: Gauntlet & TRON simultaneous build
« Reply #56 on: February 13, 2015, 06:07:31 pm »
I might have missed it, but which buttons did you end up using (link)?

I'm going to dip my toe into the micro-cab world and have a couple of different buttons on order to test out. But, since you've done some ofg the leg work already.... :)

That's actually why I dug up this thread.  I don't have enough space for a bunch of dedicated full-size cabs but would love to build a series of micros, just for giggles.

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Re: Dueling Micros: Gauntlet & TRON simultaneous build
« Reply #58 on: February 13, 2015, 08:15:50 pm »
The small parts are soooooo expensive.  Hard to justify $15 for a micro stick when the full size ones I used were only $9.  Though it looks like they have come down - last time I looked at that Digikey micro stick it was $19.  And $5 a button.  Ugh.  Oh well, I'll have to bit the bullet - and beg the wife.

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Re: Dueling Micros: Gauntlet & TRON simultaneous build
« Reply #59 on: February 13, 2015, 09:04:56 pm »
A micro bartop?   ;D


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Re: Dueling Micros: Gauntlet & TRON simultaneous build
« Reply #60 on: February 13, 2015, 09:05:49 pm »
A micro bartop?   ;D

OMG.  Mind blown. 

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Re: Dueling Micros: Gauntlet & TRON simultaneous build
« Reply #61 on: February 13, 2015, 09:16:49 pm »
How about a micro micro?
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Re: Dueling Micros: Gauntlet & TRON simultaneous build
« Reply #62 on: February 13, 2015, 09:57:08 pm »
now I just gotta make me a micro weecade!   :laugh2:
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