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New 1st time UK Build
« on: May 13, 2013, 01:57:59 pm »
OK. 1st cab. Getting past point of no return. Combination of two concepts:

Simplified lines on OND's cab:
http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,118612.0.html
(love this design - slim, classic and nice feature at bottom)

Modular Control Panel - by Doc:
http://www.beersmith.com/mame/panels.htm
(perfect - CP slim and classic + can expand CP with time + tidy!)

[Edit] Pic attached. Thanks!

Also attached the sketchup file - so any pro builders out there fancy helping out a newb - please feel free to teardown + pre-warn! [scrap that - file too big :( )

(P.S. - that sub kicking about because.... well y'know! ;) )

Cheers folks

Steve
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Re: New 1st time UK Build
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2013, 02:03:15 pm »
You might want to move that trackball further away from the monitor.

Just picture trying to do a Golden Tee "Superman" shot . . .  :angry:


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Re: New 1st time UK Build
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2013, 02:19:17 pm »
You can tell the weather was improving over here, all of a sudden people in the UK start thinking about building things.  ;)

Sadly it was all a trap and now the rain is settling back in.  :badmood:

I'll be watching this one with interest.  Best of luck!  :cheers:

edit:

Oh and as far as getting a picture out of Sketchup goes, File -> Export -> 2d Graphic... should do the trick.

It saves the picture based on where your camera is in Sketchup when you do it.
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Re: New 1st time UK Build
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2013, 03:44:56 pm »
Cheers kingchimp - one lives and learns! And well spotted with the weather connection - oh for a workshop.. or even a garage!

Thanks PL1 - CP layout on pic just a dummy - but now know about trackball placement!

While I'm kicking off on my build - has anyone any advice on the following:

1. Best cover over the monitor - plexiglass, glass or something else. Would prefer non-reflective - and read that tinted works well?

2. Sub in bottom of cabinet - worth the extra expense+loss of cab space? Running 4 speakers off a car stereo hotwired to PSU supply.

3. Whoa... coin doors/spinners/trackballs are expensive! Cheap alternatives?

4. CP is 5 degree angle and 95cm h to button tops - good height/angle?

Just got my 24" 16:10 monitor off ebay for 40!!! The parts are accumulating :) Really should be doing something more life-productive :)
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Re: New 1st time UK Build
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2013, 12:18:18 pm »
Hmmm... guess I better get forum crawling :)