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Author Topic: Xenolix Bartop -Build Update-  (Read 15773 times)

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Re: Xenolix Bartop ~~~~~~~~~
« Reply #80 on: February 21, 2017, 10:02:37 pm »
I've made really good progress on this in the last few day's.  Pics SOOON.

Like normal person soon or Ond soon?  Does the additional "O" denote more time or less?  ::)

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Re: Xenolix Bartop ~~~~~~~~~
« Reply #81 on: February 21, 2017, 10:18:30 pm »
That would be normal person soon. Definitely not Ond soon. Dis shweet little bar top - its angles, all angles. Now let me get back to it!

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Re: Xenolix Bartop ~~~~~~~~~
« Reply #82 on: February 22, 2017, 02:28:57 pm »
Ready for paint later today.




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Re: Xenolix Bartop -Build Update-
« Reply #83 on: February 22, 2017, 02:31:05 pm »
 :applaud:

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Re: Xenolix Bartop -Build Update-
« Reply #84 on: February 22, 2017, 02:41:42 pm »
This looks insane. It in no way looks like wood. Beautiful bartop you got goin' on here.

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Re: Xenolix Bartop -Build Update-
« Reply #85 on: February 22, 2017, 08:54:36 pm »
Wow! This looks insane! Can't wait for the painted pics.
Ond are you going to connect the side moldings from the inside?
What are the small holes on the right side for?

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Re: Xenolix Bartop -Build Update-
« Reply #86 on: February 23, 2017, 01:09:50 am »
Thanks for looking in fella's, glad you like it!

Ond are you going to connect the side moldings from the inside?
What are the small holes on the right side for?

Correct, I'll duplicate the holes on the other side for the moldings to screw into from the inside.  I have yet to create the matching top molding as per the concept drawings, once the painting of the shell is done I'll start on that.

Here's how the blue paint went on.  Expensive little rattle cans of modellers paints but well worth it.  The color in the second image is closer to the real thing, blue/violet which is a close match to the controls color.




Here's the guts I've chosen, the smallest motherboard and PS I could find with a nice mount for an SSD drive on the back of the Motherboard.  Speakers are just parts ratted from a small Logitech sub and satellites I had lying around.




I'm going to use the on-board graphics card which should be fine.  The unit will run a small selection of classic vertical games.  The fans are small 80mm (3") ones, gives you an idea of how miniature the other components are!  It will be a few day's till the next update.  I need to let the paint dry and then paint the front in dark grey.  The finish will be as applied from the can, I'm not after a mirror finish on this, so no multiple coats with endless wet sanding.  The paint does go on very smooth though!

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Re: Xenolix Bartop ~~~~~~~~~
« Reply #87 on: February 23, 2017, 08:04:59 am »
Ready for paint later today.




You mentioned this coating is Bondo (unless I misunderstood what you were talking about). If so what kind of Bondo is that? I've heard of people using Plastic Bondo, and figured that is what you used here but I cannot find any myself.

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Re: Xenolix Bartop -Build Update-
« Reply #88 on: February 23, 2017, 11:25:08 am »
The yellow coating is high build primer sprayed on using a rattle can in several coats and sanding in between.  I also use 'Bondo' a separate product, as a wood filler to fill gaps and small imperfections.  See my videos in the How to videos thread on the Main Board for lots of details.

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Re: Xenolix Bartop -Build Update-
« Reply #89 on: February 23, 2017, 04:30:34 pm »
Thanks I'll check that out.

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Re: Xenolix Bartop -Build Update-
« Reply #90 on: February 23, 2017, 11:13:00 pm »
Now this is an interesting bartop!

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Re: Xenolix Bartop -Build Update-
« Reply #91 on: February 24, 2017, 03:45:13 pm »
Now that I see that blue, you only need to integrate white and you'll have R2-D2 colors.

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Re: Xenolix Bartop -Build Update-
« Reply #92 on: February 24, 2017, 04:05:42 pm »
Cool, cool, cool. :cheers:

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Re: Xenolix Bartop -Build Update-
« Reply #93 on: February 24, 2017, 04:31:18 pm »
Please come to England and paint my next cab.

I'll buy you a beer.  :cheers:

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Re: Xenolix Bartop -Build Update-
« Reply #94 on: February 24, 2017, 05:22:54 pm »
Can someone point me to onds paint tutorial, can't find it from the main forum..

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Re: Xenolix Bartop -Build Update-
« Reply #95 on: February 24, 2017, 05:25:53 pm »
Now this is an interesting bartop!
Thankyou! Just about more than anything, peoples interest in my designs is a big buzz for me.

Now that I see that blue, you only need to integrate white and you'll have R2-D2 colors.

That's...........a frikkin awesome idea!  I'll do the side moldings in white.  Now why didn't that even occur to me?

Cool, cool, cool. :cheers:
Cheers mate, cool bartops are up there with cool mini vpins on my list.  ;D  :cheers:

Please come to England and paint my next cab.

I'll buy you a beer.  :cheers:

Very tempting offer, but beers are warm in Blighty  :laugh:  :cheers:

I'm back on this project today, masking and painting the front , plus starting on the top moldings.  The top moldings are going to need some mad kerfing to get the bends in them to match the cab...should be fun.  I've set up the computer system for this cab now and ordered a scanline generator.  No HLSL for this puppy.  I hope I ordered a good scanline generator, it's from Focus Attack.  Also very impressed with the mini motherboard features.  For a micro second I considered using a Rasberry PI, but only a micro second.

Can someone point me to onds paint tutorial, can't find it from the main forum..

They are right here, it helps to drink alcohol while listening to me drone on, hope you find them useful!

http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,80229.0.html

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Re: Xenolix Bartop -Build Update-
« Reply #96 on: February 24, 2017, 05:27:15 pm »
Thanks

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Re: Xenolix Bartop -Build Update-
« Reply #97 on: February 24, 2017, 10:28:08 pm »
Front painted and white plastic inserts added (not yet positioned correctly).  I still have to make the white plastic insert for the front edge of the control panel.  Speaker grills glued in.




I'm going to keep working on the side and top moldings now, next update when they are primed up.

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Re: Xenolix Bartop -Build Update-
« Reply #98 on: February 26, 2017, 10:33:33 pm »
[emoji33]WOW[emoji33]
Just WOW!!!


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Re: Xenolix Bartop -Build Update-
« Reply #99 on: March 05, 2017, 06:53:29 pm »
Internals all finished on this except for the scan-line generator which I'm waiting on delivery of...any day now...  I swapped out the heat-sink on the CPU for
a beefier one I happened to have, this should help keep it nice and cool.  I also removed the CPU fan as the inlet fan mounted in the cab provides that function.
OS and FE (Mala) are set up with games loaded - it's playable, I spent a fun morning testing games out.



I should have the moldings coated in primer later today.  The final work on this other than painting the moldings will be wiring and diffusing the white LED lighting for the
marquee, rear logo and front CP strip.  12v power for these is from a feed from the computer PS.  Oh, and mounting in the monitor of course.  I came up with a handy way to mount the monitor
which may interest a few people!

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Re: Xenolix Bartop -Build Update-
« Reply #100 on: March 06, 2017, 03:03:36 am »
What are the two circuit  boards next to the speaker? Also I see your monitor cable is plugged into something?

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Re: Xenolix Bartop -Build Update-
« Reply #101 on: March 06, 2017, 05:33:43 am »
What are the two circuit  boards next to the speaker? Also I see your monitor cable is plugged into something?

It's a single board, a small Logitech amp for the sound system. I need to use VGA as I'm using a scan-line generator in this cab, so I'm using a HDMI to VGA converter.  I saw one in a cab when I was in the US and really liked it, plus it frees the modest graphics card from having to process HLSL effects.



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Re: Xenolix Bartop -Build Update-
« Reply #102 on: March 06, 2017, 05:52:17 am »
Great thanks for the info

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Re: Xenolix Bartop -Build Update-
« Reply #103 on: March 07, 2017, 12:52:48 pm »
what games is this gonna run?  Are you putting in an SSD?

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Re: Xenolix Bartop -Build Update-
« Reply #104 on: March 07, 2017, 05:34:43 pm »
what games is this gonna run?  Are you putting in an SSD?

I was thinking of mainly older classic vertical games but I'm open to suggestions  :).  An SSD is already in the system you might have missed my reference to it in an earlier post.  This motherboard is brand new so it can use the most current SSD's they don't look much like a hard drive anymore, everything is still getting smaller and faster (which is good).  The board can even take the new PCIE SSD's but that's overkill. Here is the SSD mounted on the back of the M'Board.



Here is my monitor mounting solution using little wooden camlocks that I made, it works well enough and allows the monitor to be removed fairly easily.



The monitor is also new.  You can still buy new 17" 4:3 monitors.  This one, an LG unit, is very light and thin, perfect for a narrow space.




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Re: Xenolix Bartop -Build Update-
« Reply #105 on: March 08, 2017, 04:26:33 am »
awesome!  gets my vote!

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Re: Xenolix Bartop -Build Update-
« Reply #106 on: March 13, 2017, 01:29:08 am »
Getting close to completion on this one.  Some final paint touch-ups, clean up of some glue marks and fitting of the white moldings remain, everything else is complete.  Here's a sneak peek of it at my workbench.  A bit of LED light shows through the speaker grills, I'll remedy that, probably tone down the LED brightness as well.




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Re: Xenolix Bartop -Build Update-
« Reply #107 on: March 13, 2017, 11:53:57 am »
Stunning.
Click a pic for a video tour 

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Re: Xenolix Bartop -Build Update-
« Reply #108 on: March 13, 2017, 06:54:44 pm »
One of a kind... i love all the details on this masterpiece  :notworthy:

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Re: Xenolix Bartop -Build Update-
« Reply #109 on: March 15, 2017, 07:09:59 am »
Thanks fella's you guy's have certainly inspired me with your own projects so I'm glad you like this one! While I waited for paint to dry on the cab today, I drew up the Mala Xenolix skin.  Here's a sample, it's angular, blue-violet and silver grey with white glowy stripes etc to match the theme.  Just a simple single menu with a bit of a SHMUPs feel.



With the white moldings fitted this bartop cab will have a more complete Viewlix look about it, as I originally intended in the design.


« Last Edit: March 16, 2017, 06:01:58 am by Ond »

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Re: Xenolix Bartop -Build Update-
« Reply #110 on: March 16, 2017, 03:46:49 am »
See my videos in the How to videos thread on the Main Board for lots of details.

I may be a bit thick but I can't seem to find where the Iw to thread is  :dunno  :dunno


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Re: Xenolix Bartop -Build Update-
« Reply #111 on: March 16, 2017, 03:57:07 am »
Mera Peak

That's the you tube channel I watched onds paint tutorials on.
Part 1 was missing though
I think that's where his videos linked to , but I've just checked and all contents gone

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Re: Xenolix Bartop -Build Update-
« Reply #112 on: March 16, 2017, 04:02:00 am »
See my videos in the How to videos thread on the Main Board for lots of details.

I may be a bit thick but I can't seem to find where the Iw to thread is  :dunno  :dunno
Ond's videos are in this post of the "Are there "How to Videos" on arcade building?" thread.

EDIT: Parts 2, 3, and 4 play embedded, but part 1 forces you to play it on YouTube because, "This video contains content from UMG."
The videos don't show when you view the "Mera Peak" account, but they are still available.


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Re: Xenolix Bartop -Build Update-
« Reply #113 on: March 16, 2017, 04:08:00 am »
Yeah there the ones...
Part 1 not available though

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Re: Xenolix Bartop -Build Update-
« Reply #114 on: March 16, 2017, 04:19:15 am »
Yeah there the ones...
Part 1 not available though
Click on the "Watch on Youtube" text or the YouTube icon in the lower right corner to watch it on the YouTube site.


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Re: Xenolix Bartop -Build Update-
« Reply #115 on: March 16, 2017, 04:45:55 am »
Yeah there the ones...
Part 1 not available though
Click on the "Watch on Youtube" text or the YouTube icon in the lower right corner to watch it on the YouTube site.


Scott
Yeah I know..and part 1 isn't available

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Re: Xenolix Bartop -Build Update-
« Reply #116 on: March 16, 2017, 05:22:00 am »
Yeah there the ones...
Part 1 not available though
Click on the "Watch on Youtube" text or the YouTube icon in the lower right corner to watch it on the YouTube site.


Scott
Yeah I know..and part 1 isn't available

It is for me, all play embedded in that thread OK here, BUT there may be some other issue so I'll link to a dropbox download in that thread (and here) so you can view part 1 as soon as I've uploaded it to my Dropbox.

EDIT. Here is the Dropbox link for all tutorials:  https://www.dropbox.com/sh/n9jro2gq42arrzj/AADoKwG7ajQuIHPj3TC8_odEa?dl=0

Dropbox is syncing right now, but all videos should appear there after sync.

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Re: Xenolix Bartop -Build Update-
« Reply #117 on: March 16, 2017, 05:35:38 am »
Yeah there the ones...
Part 1 not available though
Click on the "Watch on Youtube" text or the YouTube icon in the lower right corner to watch it on the YouTube site.
Yeah I know..and part 1 isn't available
It plays fine here in the U.S., but it might be restricted in your country due to the "This video contains content from UMG." restriction.  :dunno

Where are you located?

I'll link to a dropbox download in that thread (and here) so you can view part 1 as soon as I've uploaded it to my Dropbox.
Thanks for going above and beyond.   :cheers:


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Re: Xenolix Bartop -Build Update-
« Reply #118 on: March 16, 2017, 12:29:56 pm »
I'm in the UK.. vid 1 has never worked but the rest are great. Thanks for the Dropbox link

  
 

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