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Author Topic: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED  (Read 346788 times)

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Re: Project Code Name: Overambitious
« Reply #43 on: October 21, 2013, 07:57:46 pm »
This can only end in tears.
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Re: Project Code Name: Overambitious
« Reply #46 on: October 22, 2013, 12:29:30 am »
Before you spend too much on that translucent t-molding, let me just state that previous posters have proven over the years that it probably won't do what you think it will do. Maybe you can figure something out, but it doesn't work with light the way you think it will.
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Re: Project Code Name: Overambitious
« Reply #48 on: October 22, 2013, 12:35:06 am »
Yeah, I've gotten those samples.

Someone should make white black-light reactive t-molding. That might be cool.
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« Reply #49 on: October 22, 2013, 11:29:20 am »
Why did I just buy a foot of 1-1/2" clear acrylic pipe....

That is probably cause.  The police will raid your house and shoot you while you sleep.

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The translucent one gives me an idea though

If you're thinking about illuminating, it doesn't work that great.
The t-molding doesn't diffuse the light at all.
If you scuff the crap out of it and use EL tape under both sides, it might give you the look that nobody has been able to achieve.

Experiment with your sample before sinking any money into the idea. (if that was your idea)

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« Reply #50 on: October 22, 2013, 12:53:22 pm »
Looking forward to seeing how your tube lighting works out!

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« Reply #51 on: October 22, 2013, 12:58:05 pm »
From where can/does one request/order t-molding samples?

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Re: Project Code Name: Overambitious
« Reply #55 on: October 23, 2013, 09:57:45 am »
The button layout is a bit extreme and as non-traditional as can be.

Looks like the layout for the arcade stick for the original Xbox.
The bottom and far right buttons were left and right trigger, which I thought made a lot of sense.
The new fight sticks have HP and HK (street fighter layout) as right trigger and right button.

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Re: Project Code Name: Overambitious
« Reply #57 on: October 23, 2013, 02:34:13 pm »
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Re: Project Code Name: Overambitious
« Reply #59 on: October 23, 2013, 02:49:04 pm »
:applaud:

Some damn fine work you did there Lee.

Glad to be of service! I can't wait to see that lighting done...    :cheers:

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Re: Project Code Name: Overambitious
« Reply #61 on: October 23, 2013, 03:10:24 pm »
This is where a multimeter comes in handy. Just ohm out the contacts of the existing jack to the pins that solder to the board, then do the same with the new jack, that will tell you what pins on the new jack need to be ran to what solder points on the board. Same thing with the volume pot. Desolder the pot from the board. Measure it's resistance, that will tell you what new pot you will need to order.

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Re: Project Code Name: Overambitious
« Reply #63 on: October 23, 2013, 04:27:38 pm »
Time to make that dream a reality.  Make some sawdust...  Excited to see some build in this build thread!

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Re: Project Code Name: Overambitious
« Reply #65 on: October 23, 2013, 05:41:03 pm »
Time to make that dream a reality.  Make some sawdust...  Excited to see some build in this build thread!

Agreed, but I'm patient. I've got a knack for pre planning. Besides I've been waiting on the completion of the CAD for the Cab. Now that that's done I can make a move on the wood bits :)

Proper preparation is the greatest contributing factor to success of ones goals.

Your reply is far too logical.   :P  Just getting excited for you and the build to see it come together.

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« Reply #68 on: October 23, 2013, 07:52:30 pm »
I'm wondering if i shouldn't have gotten stronger springs and restrictor plates for these 360's.  Anyone else do that with theirs?

Stiff springs are a must for the U360s IMO.

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« Reply #69 on: October 24, 2013, 11:07:35 am »
I'm wondering if i shouldn't have gotten stronger springs and restrictor plates for these 360's.  Anyone else do that with theirs?

Stiff springs are a must for the U360s IMO.

It definitely feels better with the stiff springs.  I would stay away from the octagonal restrictor plate.  It doesn't give you a far enough throw and tends to feel extremely restrictive when playing most games.  I found its easier just to have a 4-8 way and change as needed.   

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Re: Project Code Name: Overambitious
« Reply #72 on: October 25, 2013, 03:29:44 pm »
Just a thought on my joystick light design, Dust washer,  is it really a big problem if I skip them? Or should I add a couple washers around the bolts of the mounting plates to get clearance to put them under the CP and glue my acrylic inserts in place? (well I was gonna glue them anyways)

Get some clear dust washers... problem solved.

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« Reply #75 on: October 26, 2013, 07:23:39 am »
Love what you got going so far. I'll be tuning in, especially to check in on the computer and the Hyperspin setup.  ;)

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« Reply #76 on: October 26, 2013, 11:19:41 am »
Looking at that volume pot, and following the traces, I'm assuming it's a dual gang pot. Meaning it's two pots in one. One for the headphones, and one for the speakers. I'm assuming it's using a shared ground between both.



Based on your ohm readings, you'll probably want to find a dual gang 50K ohm pot with an audio taper. And when you go to connect the new pot, connect its ground pins from both gangs together (since your new pot will likely have 6 pins).

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« Reply #77 on: October 26, 2013, 03:49:14 pm »
I think I'll quietly subscribe to this build and mention a few things.  First is the post about stiffer springs and octogonal restrictors. I have both in my U360's as well as the longer shafts and I really like the feel of them for most games. The only gripe I have with the restrictors is that any game that requires a digital stick (ie. Nintendo 64's James Bond Goldeneye game) the throw is to short. It makes it very hard to move the cursor slowly across the screen as apposed to zooming franticly across.

Second would be about the clear dust washers and your artwork. How are you planning on building your CP?  Most I've seen that use artwork have it underneath a layer of plexiglass. Shouldn't have to worry about the artwork getting scratched then.

Looking at that volume pot, and following the traces, I'm assuming it's a dual gang pot. Meaning it's two pots in one. One for the headphones, and one for the speakers. I'm assuming it's using a shared ground between both.



Based on your ohm readings, you'll probably want to find a dual gang 50K ohm pot with an audio taper. And when you go to connect the new pot, connect its ground pins from both gangs together (since your new pot will likely have 6 pins).

This is aimed more at Nephasth but from my understanding of dual gang pots is that they are for stereo output. One side controls the left channel, one controls the right.  I don't remember exactly how my setup was but I'm guessing it goes something like: audio source (ie sound card) > potentiometer > headphone jack > output (speakers).  That way the one dual gang pot would be controlling both channels for both the headphones and speakers.  Now if it was a mono signal you may be right.

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« Reply #79 on: October 26, 2013, 03:57:44 pm »
This is aimed more at Nephasth but from my understanding of dual gang pots is that they are for stereo output. One side controls the left channel, one controls the right.  I don't remember exactly how my setup was but I'm guessing it goes something like: audio source (ie sound card) > potentiometer > headphone jack > output (speakers).  That way the one dual gang pot would be controlling both channels for both the headphones and speakers.  Now if it was a mono signal you may be right.

Good catch. Hell of a brain fart... Looking at the pics again it looks like it goes audio source > headphone jack > potentiometer > speakers.
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