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Malenko's Mom's Mini MsPac
« on: April 18, 2014, 08:24:37 am »
That is, mini in the sense that its smaller than a full sized MsPac :)

My mom is set to retire this year after 35 years working the assembly line at Chrysler. Her favorite game is MsPac so when one popped up on Craigslist local to me, I went and got it:

http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,121331.msg1286989.html#msg1286989

Welp, over the last 2 years Bonnie sorta wants to keep the full sized MsPac, so I decided to build her a smaller version of a MsPac. I ordered a Midway style vertical from Haruman and he did me a HUGE favor by letting me order pink tmolding and having it delivered to him, so he could flush trim it to the 1/2" MDF . The only 1/2" tmolding I could fine was either black or white, and that just wouldnt do.

Here are pix from his potato camera from forever ago:



The Blue was too dark (which is 100% my fault, I made the art) so I remade it lighter blue. more updates after I find the data cable for my phone :)


Price Breakdown all prices approximated, rounded up, and include shipping:

Haruman Vert Kit: $190 (Haruman)
MsPac Art: $80 (Shady Lee / Soul Draw)
TMolding : $20 (tmolding.com)
60 in 1: $75 (paradise)
Sticks and Buttons: $20 (paradise and Haruman)
LED light bar: $25 (Home Depot)
JAMMA Harness: $10 (eBay)
Monitor: $Free (spare)
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Total: $395
« Last Edit: April 21, 2014, 04:53:55 pm by Malenko »
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Re: Malenko's Mom's Mini MsPac
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2014, 04:08:13 pm »
So pulled the dark blue art off:

Also pictured is the icepack for my ankle, my POS Ryobi "drill", and 2 dog toys.


Also pictured is my driving rig, that I cant use because HoBoJoe has my pedals.

The light blue applied:


another slight art issue, if you're OCD like me, you''ll notice one side's MsPac is slightly closer to the curve than the other. I mis-measured when I designed it, and corrected the art for anyone else who gets a whole kit from HaRuMan. Personally it doenst bother me, cant see both sides at the same time. If my mom complains (not likely) I'll get it reprinted and reapply.



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Re: Malenko's Mom's Mini MsPac
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2014, 04:14:24 pm »
 :cheers: :applaud:

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Re: Malenko's Mom's Mini MsPac
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2014, 04:15:25 pm »
And here is the CP and front art applied:

left and right are coin ups, center button is the test switch


I had planned to NephRing this project, but I changed joysticks after ordering the nephring, so I'll prolly need to use this on a different project.


Here is the CP completely assembled:

Also pictured is an almost empty bottle of 1800 (Bonnie had a social event, I dont drink), and the AIMTrack from Ginsu Victim

Took this so I knew which way to orientate the monitor:
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Re: Malenko's Mom's Mini MsPac
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2014, 04:52:38 pm »
That's lookin really slick.  :applaud:

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Re: Malenko's Mom's Mini MsPac
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2014, 07:18:30 pm »
Gorgeous machine.

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Re: Malenko's Mom's Mini MsPac
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2014, 04:25:30 pm »
Thanks for the compliments, maybe I can win a UAC award next year (heh)

Decided to use a real switching power supply instead of hacking something together:


Here is how everything sits inside for now (well this is prior to wiring the CP, thats the bundle of wiring going straight up the back):

I am going to buy a 3 outlet extension cord for the power supply, monitor, and light to plug into.  I'm using a dell monitor with a sound bar, and that plugs directly into the back of the monitor for power. 1 less cord in the way and 1 less outlet to worry about.

Here is some Donkey Kong action with the marquee light on (which looks weird through my phone)


And here is the iCade menu (with that annoying menu music turned off) with the marquee light off so you can see the art better:


The marquee light looks great when lit up in person, its just camera shy I suppose. Only things left to do are the aforementioned power cord, and make the construction paper marquee. I will take some more picture of the JAMMA wiring and the underside of the control panel, in addition to any other pictures you guys would like to see. Once its done Im going to take it downstairs next to the MsPacman full sized cab for a small (pun!) photo shoot.  Although not pictured this time, big shout out to my fiancee Bonnie for pretty  much applying the side art single handedly.(as in I got in her way a lot)  :cheers:
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Re: Malenko's Mom's Mini MsPac
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2014, 07:48:21 pm »
more picture porn  :P

Here is the inside of the control panel. Note that I still havent ran the P2 start wire yet.


Instead of putting a 3 way power splitter in there, I just wired the monitor and marquee into the PS wiring:


Installed V1 SLG:


bezel WIP:


and bezel done:

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Re: Malenko's Mom's Mini MsPac
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2014, 10:49:54 am »
Great job as usual!  :cheers:
         

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Re: Malenko's Mom's Mini MsPac
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2014, 11:48:26 am »
Looks good.  My only suggestion would be to yank that switcher out and throw something like this in there;

http://www.ebay.com/itm/12V-5V-AC-Adapter-Power-Supply-HARD-HDD-DISK-DRIVE-IDE-/231131379314?pt=Laptop_Adapters_Chargers&hash=item35d080f672

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Re: Malenko's Mom's Mini MsPac
« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2014, 12:15:09 pm »
Thats how i want mines to look...great job Thomas. The only thing I dont like is the black dust washer.

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Re: Malenko's Mom's Mini MsPac
« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2014, 12:19:08 pm »
Looks good.  My only suggestion would be to yank that switcher out and throw something like this in there;

http://www.ebay.com/itm/12V-5V-AC-Adapter-Power-Supply-HARD-HDD-DISK-DRIVE-IDE-/231131379314?pt=Laptop_Adapters_Chargers&hash=item35d080f672

I have one and VERY strongly considered it. In the end I just spliced all the power wires into the power input of the switcher just to avoid have any sort of power splitter for the monitor,light, etc to plug into. The power supply I used was an extra and just felt more "arcadey" to use it.   If I ever have an issue with space the power cord you linked to will be exactly what I use.  :cheers:


Thats how i want mines to look...great job Thomas. The only thing I dont like is the black dust washer.
That's a place holder, ordering a custom MsPac one thats more translucent for the eventual neph ring installation, once I get a plate that fits.  If you need any help with your cab, just ask mang.
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Re: Malenko's Mom's Mini MsPac
« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2014, 12:26:15 pm »
Looks great man, sleek and well done.  Good stuff.

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Re: Malenko's Mom's Mini MsPac
« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2014, 01:07:00 pm »
That turned out great.  The pink T-molding really sets it off. 

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Re: Malenko's Mom's Mini MsPac
« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2014, 01:09:02 pm »
Why would you flush trim t-molding rather than use a razor blade?
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Re: Malenko's Mom's Mini MsPac
« Reply #16 on: April 21, 2014, 01:29:09 pm »
Why would you flush trim t-molding rather than use a razor blade?

I used a razor on Bonnie's Pink Box and it didnt turn out as well as this did.
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Re: Malenko's Mom's Mini MsPac
« Reply #17 on: April 21, 2014, 02:20:37 pm »
Looks good.  My only suggestion would be to yank that switcher out and throw something like this in there;

http://www.ebay.com/itm/12V-5V-AC-Adapter-Power-Supply-HARD-HDD-DISK-DRIVE-IDE-/231131379314?pt=Laptop_Adapters_Chargers&hash=item35d080f672

That's pretty slick.

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Re: Malenko's Mom's Mini MsPac
« Reply #18 on: April 21, 2014, 03:18:08 pm »
Why would you flush trim t-molding rather than use a razor blade?

I used a razor on Bonnie's Pink Box and it didnt turn out as well as this did.

Yeah, I feel your pain.  I wasn't totally thrilled with my luck on Konkey Dong.  The turtle box came out better, though.

Double edge trimmer looks cool but $23.   :P
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Re: Malenko's Mom's Mini MsPac
« Reply #19 on: April 21, 2014, 04:59:03 pm »
Double edge trimmer looks cool but $23.   :P

For a one off, yeah, that's a bit much.  But it's a regularly used tool in Haruman's kit, so the price isn't that bad since it gets used a lot.

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Re: Malenko's Mom's Mini MsPac
« Reply #20 on: April 21, 2014, 05:03:47 pm »
Double edge trimmer looks cool but $23.   :P

For a one off, yeah, that's a bit much.  But it's a regularly used tool in Haruman's kit, so the price isn't that bad since it gets used a lot.

^This.  I don't think I paid quite so much for mine.  Looks exactly the same except mine's green. 

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Re: Malenko's Mom's Mini MsPac
« Reply #21 on: April 21, 2014, 05:30:12 pm »
Why would you flush trim t-molding rather than use a razor blade?

I used a razor on Bonnie's Pink Box and it didnt turn out as well as this did.

Yeah, I feel your pain.  I wasn't totally thrilled with my luck on Konkey Dong.  The turtle box came out better, though.

Double edge trimmer looks cool but $23.   :P

Lowes has similar but one side at a time for $8.88 ( http://www.lowes.com/pd_51127-99899-33437_0__?productId=3471105&Ntt=edge+band+trimmer&pl=1&currentURL=%3FNtt%3Dedge%2Bband%2Btrimmer&facetInfo= )


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Re: Malenko's Mom's Mini MsPac
« Reply #22 on: April 21, 2014, 05:52:02 pm »
How stable is that tool on t-molding?   :dunno

Since there is only about 3/8" that engages the face of the MDF, it seems like the curved face of the t-molding could make it a bit wobbly, resulting in an uneven edge.


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Re: Malenko's Mom's Mini MsPac
« Reply #23 on: April 22, 2014, 03:29:02 am »
Very nice work! :cheers:

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Re: Malenko's Mom's Mini MsPac
« Reply #24 on: November 21, 2014, 06:53:11 am »
Why would you flush trim t-molding rather than use a razor blade?

I used a razor on Bonnie's Pink Box and it didnt turn out as well as this did.

I mean it sounds fun, but that is a sensitive area.And it's your Mom! (Alright I know I'm a bit of a perv, and this is a PG forum,but I can't believe nobody else had commented on that remark).