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Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
« Reply #840 on: November 07, 2018, 02:18:52 pm »
Well this build is boarding on legendary at this point.

No, its still a great execution of a bad design; far from legendary. Every time the thread finally fall off the first page (which is tough because the traffic on this site has slowed to a crawl) someone comes along and makes a post that should have been a PM to him or asks for something already answered in the thread.
Yup.  It was executed well, but there are some key flaws in the ergonomic design, especially around the Control Panel.  It's been discussed in many other threads here.

@Skoobie, do yourself a favour and read more of the other 4-player cabinet projects posted here that didn't follow this design. You'll see a lot of projects that have done a 4-player set-up correctly, and it'll give you a better understanding of how to balance the aesthetics and ergonomics of your project, 2 of the main things that must be balanced in creating a viable arcade cabinet.


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Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
« Reply #841 on: November 07, 2018, 02:42:55 pm »
Well this build is boarding on legendary at this point.  :lol: I discovered it as a Reddit reference. I've got a 2-player bartop running Hyperspin that took some time but was well worth it in the end. Helps I work for a large-format print with CNC capabilities  ;D

My best friend finally built his 4-bay shop with a loft and wants to put in a game room. He asked me to help him built a 4-player full sized cabinet. After doing a 2-player bartop I figured a 4-player stand up couldn't be TOO much worse. However I'm having a hard time locating CNC files for a complete cabinet. Found several dead links and partial files (i.e. Flynn's side panels) but nothing complete. Chance, do you have (or even want to distribute) 1:1 CNC plans for your build? I'd like to use it as a template. I think we would dumb it down a bit (no coin door, fewer LED buttons, etc) but the over all build looks perfect for what my friend is looking for. If you willing to share the plans please let me know. At any rate it's and amazing build, well done. And thank you for the contributions!

Hey! Thanks for the kind words :)

Actually no, I dont have full CnC plans for this build. Only the side panels and CP top were made using the CnC. The rest i buit as i went. In part i released only the side panels to both encourage people to ďforge their own wayĒ with a solid head start, and to help diversify the design end results, (as many ďclonesĒ of my design have done, which i love).  At the end of the day, you pick ypur cabinet width based on your display and control panel, then you chose what panels you want to shape the cabinet. No coin door? Great, cut a large rectangle for the kick plate. Have an idea for a WMS style full size speaker grill? Awesome, put as many holes as you want for as many speakers you want up there! Vertical 27Ē LCD? ...you get the picture.

Unless im out of the country for a prolonged period of time with no cell access, iíll always try to reply to this thread as quickly as i can. Just so happens iím just heading to my car after an 8 hour international flight so i missed the notification of your post. :)

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Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
« Reply #842 on: December 11, 2018, 08:43:31 pm »
How did you determine the placements and legnths of all the ledger boards? Do you have a diagram and/or measurements for where to put them?

1) What size boards did you use for your ledger boards?
2) What size screws did you use to attach them to the sides?

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Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
« Reply #843 on: December 12, 2018, 03:23:33 am »
1. I put them where i wanted to and where i thought they would make the most sense to my planning. I really just made it up as i went.

2. No measurements exist. I didnít document the location of each. I just made sure both sides were the same.  Just took a lot of preplanning.  Honestly, the location of each isnít important. Just look at all the clones that exist. This is where youíd make it your own. Its quite easy.

3. Depends.  You could get away with 3/4 or 1Ē ones.  Pre drill all your holes so you dont split them.

4. Wood screws. Making sure they were the proper length.  Again, all depends on what you choose to work with.

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Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
« Reply #844 on: January 01, 2019, 09:10:59 pm »
How far off the ground do your side and front and back  panels sit? Iím guessing you donít want them to sit right on the ground because it would make it hard to move on the back rollers. I just canít decide how far is a good distance.

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Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
« Reply #845 on: January 04, 2019, 12:38:38 am »
Mine's about 1.5" off the ground. But really its what ever looks good. If you have tilting wheels like mine you just need to be sure they make clearance when you tilt the game back. rounding the bottom corners of the side walls helps that.

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Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
« Reply #846 on: January 22, 2019, 02:42:36 pm »
Hey Chance!  Just wanted to let you know your cab has inspired me to kick the can on my own build!  I was flip flopping for a long time whether to give it a shot or buy a prefabed kit.  Your build gives me the confidence I can build my dream can myself tho!  Really kickass build you've got here.

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Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
« Reply #847 on: January 25, 2019, 02:04:55 am »
Thanks man!

If you have any questions about my build just leave them here and iíll try to get to them as soon as i can.  Also, that way anyone else reading this can get those answers too! :)

Good luck!

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Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
« Reply #848 on: January 27, 2019, 02:22:25 am »
Finally getting around to putting up my build here.  Feel free to check it out.  Still in progress.  :cheers:

http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,159436.0.html

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Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
« Reply #849 on: January 27, 2019, 12:05:16 pm »
Awesome! :D

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Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
« Reply #850 on: January 28, 2019, 07:59:38 pm »
Glad to see you getting some pub, Chance!!!

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Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
« Reply #851 on: January 28, 2019, 09:53:17 pm »
About how high would you say the top of the front of your control panel is above the ground?  I'm starting to put mine together based off of your build and mine feels a little high, but it may be all in my head.

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Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
« Reply #852 on: January 29, 2019, 08:33:42 am »
About how high would you say the top of the front of your control panel is above the ground?  I'm starting to put mine together based off of your build and mine feels a little high, but it may be all in my head.
I guess that would be personal preference. If you feel it's too high and uncomfortable to play (for some hours in a row), it's too high.  :dunno

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Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
« Reply #853 on: January 29, 2019, 09:00:50 am »
About how high would you say the top of the front of your control panel is above the ground?  I'm starting to put mine together based off of your build and mine feels a little high, but it may be all in my head.
I guess that would be personal preference. If you feel it's too high and uncomfortable to play (for some hours in a row), it's too high.  :dunno

I think I chose my words wrong.  It doesn't necessarily feel uncomfortable, but just looks high.  I was just curious the height of what most of them would be.

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Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
« Reply #854 on: February 01, 2019, 10:41:23 pm »
About how high would you say the top of the front of your control panel is above the ground?  I'm starting to put mine together based off of your build and mine feels a little high, but it may be all in my head.

Floor to top surface of the front of the control panel is 41.75 inches.  I'm 6 foot tall, fits me perfectly.

Glad to see you getting some pub, Chance!!!



Thats my buddy Matt, he owns Short Circuit. Huge collector in Alberta. We're going to be doing an episode on his collection as soon as Josh and I can find the time to go visit.

Just for clarification, he didn't convert his garage, he purpose built that entire building on his property for an Arcade and storage for his classic car collection.  I watched him over the last year and a bit build it.

Fun fact, the ONLY arcade cabinet I've ever sold from my collection was my Centipede. and Matt bought it for Short Circuit. :)

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Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
« Reply #855 on: February 14, 2019, 10:13:28 pm »
First off amazing build.  One question though on your cp I saw you posted rough dimensions of the base thank you of that but was curious how much of a hangover you have for the top and if the hangover is on all sides or just front and sides.

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Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
« Reply #856 on: February 15, 2019, 07:26:05 am »
First off amazing build.  One question though on your cp I saw you posted rough dimensions of the base thank you of that but was curious how much of a hangover you have for the top and if the hangover is on all sides or just front and sides.

Thanks!

Just the front and sides. And it varies in order for the internals (like the buttons) to make clearance.  The back is basically flush though. 

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Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
« Reply #857 on: March 12, 2019, 01:27:13 am »
Chance- you are an absolute master!  I have spent hours upon hours researching building my first cabinet with my dad, and then I found your post---All I can say is WOW!!!  He is 80 and loves woodworking/cabinetry, and I am 43 and love building computers and electronics, so we are about to embark on this journey together.  I am only hoping I can build something as epic as yours, as this will be the last "project" I think I will get to do with my dad.  Thanks for inspiring me to take the leap, I can't wait to get started.  Thank you for your willingness to share all of your build experiences in such great detail- definitely a labor of love.  From one hockey fan to another- thanks for all you have done and inspired!  here we go....  I can't wait :)

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Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
« Reply #858 on: March 14, 2019, 04:46:27 am »
Thanks Grizz! That means a lot :) Good luck with the build, and as always if you have any questions about what I've done with this build, please don't hesitate to leave them here so they can be shared with everyone.  :)