Special Limited Time Offer for the Discerning BYOAC Collector of Other Peoples Unused Project Junk!!!
The smoldering husk of my early-prototype-learning-curve-control-panel-project is available for trade.
Cleaning out the workshop/garage, Ive been throwing away my Mission Control construction templates (at least the ones that I canít store for future reminiscing.) But what to do with my first control panel and intro to the hobby??
This comes from the paper bezel and marble contact paper era of BYOAC, circa 2000, so I felt like it was breaking ground at the time - being made from hardwood and polished plexi. Not very impressive by todayís standards but a big deal for me back then. It was my first attempt at Building My Own Arcade Controls and was a bit of a proof of concept, that I could actually build something. Unfortunately that shows.
This was not built to the same standard or finish as Mission Control. (Ill post pics of the drill blow-out on the underside of the particle board panel for example, and the freehanded control inlays *shudders*) The plexi top has holes for carriage bolts, a relic of the old trackball mounting method I started with - combined with a totally unnecessary attempt to hold the plexi in place.
And no, this is not the CP from the cabinet itself.
The visible woodwork is marginal. It used to be stained but I long ago sanded that out. There are some deviations in the thickness of the wood as a result of the random orbit sand-a-palooza it underwent. It includes the original CPO artwork I designed while still learning Illustrator and Photoshop, so again it shows its age (like 15 years or so) so the paper may be a little puckered or wavy beneath the plastic. It also includes the updated CPO I had printed when getting closer to the actual cabinet design. Um. If I can find it.
There are two holes rudely drilled through the bottom panel that I had used to hang the panel on my office wall when it was not on my desk.Does NOT INCLUDE any controls, joysticks, buttons etc. Just the wood, particle board, t-molding, plexi and hinge.
So the attached pics are how it USED TO LOOK, or might look once reassembled and stained.
Is my unused crap worth anything to anyone? A trade for an iPac2? iPac4? Anything? Anyone?
Available for local pickup (Los Angeles area) or I could ship it if someone wants to pay for that - no idea what it would cost.
This is what it looked like back in the day. If anyone is interested in a trade, Iíll post pics of it as is now, no controls or stain, with the scratches that come from storage in the garage.
And no comments on the classy "seamless background"
It was one of my first digital pictures.