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Author Topic: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED  (Read 234009 times)

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Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
« Reply #880 on: May 19, 2019, 04:11:02 am »
Well here it is... I've finally started. Thanks Chance for all of the inspiration and design. I have started with your side panels and tweaked it a little along the way. Added a spinner, changed the way the marquee mounts, and like you have said many times, just came up with things along the way. Here is a link to my build
http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,160304.0.html

Awesome!

I really should add a section to this thread linking all of the clone cabs.  I'm excited to see how this turns out!

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Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
« Reply #881 on: June 26, 2019, 03:40:16 pm »
Greetings. Could you share which specific cabinet hinges you got for both the keyboard area and the top control panel piece? I went to Lowe's today and i'm kind of stuck on which specific one I need. I apologize if I missed that on an earlier post. I imagine it needs to be an 3/4 inch overlay? Thanks

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Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
« Reply #882 on: June 26, 2019, 09:05:15 pm »
Not exactly sure what euro style ones i used for the door, but these are the ones for the control panel.

http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=40233&cat=3,41241

Honestly for the CP, a standard piano hinge from the hardware store would work just as good or better.

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Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
« Reply #883 on: June 27, 2019, 01:11:45 pm »
Not exactly sure what euro style ones i used for the door, but these are the ones for the control panel.

http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=40233&cat=3,41241

Honestly for the CP, a standard piano hinge from the hardware store would work just as good or better.

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Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
« Reply #884 on: July 02, 2019, 01:03:31 pm »
Where did you get your crimper for the molex pins? I'm having issues with the one I ordered where the little tabs that lock into place inside of the enclosure are crushed when crimped. I'm just assuming it's an issue with the crimper tool and not a technique error, but it's driving me crazy either way  :banghead:

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Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
« Reply #885 on: July 02, 2019, 01:08:43 pm »
Most of my tools were bought locally.

I THINK these were the exact ones i used...

http://shop.mroelectronics.com/mro/product.php?id_product=3290

https://www.be-electronics.com/product_p/16801.htm

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Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
« Reply #886 on: July 02, 2019, 01:33:04 pm »
Where did you get your crimper for the molex pins? I'm having issues with the one I ordered where the little tabs that lock into place inside of the enclosure are crushed when crimped. I'm just assuming it's an issue with the crimper tool and not a technique error, but it's driving me crazy either way  :banghead:

this is what i ended having to order:  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01CE4FAMW/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
« Reply #887 on: July 02, 2019, 01:51:19 pm »
I know everyone swears by ratcheting crimp tools, but personality I canít stand them. Haha maybe thats just me :)

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Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
« Reply #888 on: July 02, 2019, 02:13:48 pm »
I know everyone swears by ratcheting crimp tools, but personality I canít stand them. Haha maybe thats just me :)

everything about my build has been a new learning experience.  no real woodworking background...no electrical background....i work in IT, so i know about cable management  :dunno

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Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
« Reply #889 on: July 02, 2019, 08:12:14 pm »
Honestly that was pretty much the same for me. Iím crazy grateful for the skillset i picked up. I can pretty much draw a strait line from starting this build to every major thing iím involved with now.

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Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
« Reply #890 on: July 03, 2019, 10:29:51 pm »
I know everyone swears by ratcheting crimp tools, but personality I canít stand them. Haha maybe thats just me :)

It's just you

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Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
« Reply #891 on: July 03, 2019, 10:49:11 pm »
I know everyone swears by ratcheting crimp tools, but personality I canít stand them. Haha maybe thats just me :)

It's just you

 :) Figured as much.

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Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
« Reply #892 on: July 08, 2019, 12:45:04 am »


I'm still struggling to figure out which specific cabinet hinges you used for your keyboard/storage area. I went to both Lowe's and Home Depot and no one could help me pin point it. I know Flynn said he couldn't remember which hinges he used, but does anyone else happen to know which specific hinges I need for that area? Would be greatly appreciated. It's literally my last goal with the woodworking part of the project before I move on to paining/graphics/electrical/etc. I attached a photo from Flynn's project to remind people of what i'm referring to. Thanks

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Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
« Reply #893 on: July 08, 2019, 12:57:14 am »
These are what you are looking for. Just pick the type you need depending on the way you want the door to come out.

http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=55420&cat=3,41241

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Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
« Reply #894 on: July 08, 2019, 12:44:42 pm »
These are what you are looking for. Just pick the type you need depending on the way you want the door to come out.

http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=55420&cat=3,41241

Thanks Chance. I'm trying to mirror exactly what you did with kind of the hidden access door concept with the push in to come out mechanism. Just like your pic below. What hinges would you recommend for that? Sorry, the site you sent me has so many options and i'm just trying to make sure I get the right ones. Thanks for your help.


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Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
« Reply #895 on: July 08, 2019, 01:03:35 pm »
Option B on that list. Not sure which ones. But it was a clip-top.

Each one of those options has a diagram when you click on it showing you the range of motion. Youíll need to know this before you install them.   

It may look confusing and daunting but some times thats part of the process. Take a moment and look at each option and decide from the diagrams which one will suit your exact needs.

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Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
« Reply #896 on: July 08, 2019, 01:06:16 pm »
And youíll need at least one of these...

https://www.ikea.com/ca/en/p/utrusta-push-opener-80230224/

Doesnít have to be the ikea brand. Can be anything similar.

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Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
« Reply #897 on: July 08, 2019, 01:31:25 pm »
Thanks Chance.

Update: I went to a local advanced hardware store and they were able to help me find the correct hinges. That was a bit of a pain but it looks like we got it figured out.  Thanks again.
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Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
« Reply #898 on: August 10, 2019, 01:32:50 pm »
What's the secret to getting the molex pins into the connectors securely? The wires on the leds are so thin it's hard to push them into the housings.

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Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
« Reply #899 on: August 11, 2019, 02:47:25 am »
As long as you crimped them properly and are using the right pin type in the right connector side you should hear them click into place with a tiny snap. Should be pretty strong after that point.  Wanna post a couple pictures of your work? One showing your wire crimp job with the pins and the other showing them in the connector.

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Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
« Reply #900 on: August 12, 2019, 06:39:23 pm »
Hereís some pictures, if you need different/closer angles let me know. Pushing the pin any further takes a ton of force and feels like forcing a round peg into a square hole (not entirely wrong to be fair). If anyone knows what Iím doing wrong, donít be afraid to be brutally honest

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Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
« Reply #901 on: August 12, 2019, 10:13:39 pm »
The crimp looks a little messy on the pin, youíre kinda squishing parts of the pin that would help it snap in. Plus youíre using the wrong pin in that connector. You need to use the square female pin that this mail pin in your picture goes into.

https://flic.kr/p/novYh9

https://flic.kr/p/hoorpM

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Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
« Reply #902 on: August 12, 2019, 11:24:47 pm »
 :laugh2: Dang, didnít expect the round peg analogy to be spot on. Thanks for the help, time to practice some crimps!

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Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
« Reply #903 on: September 16, 2019, 07:59:34 am »
Very nice job.   I have been working on building one real close to this.   I was wondering if you had the measurements for the joystick/buttons board.   I want to make sure i get good spacing on the buttons and from the picture it looks like this board hangs over the sides by like 8 inches but i wanted something a little more accurate when i do my cuts.   Also i wanted to determine how high the board goes.  I think its as high as the notch that is cut out on the sides but i wasn't sure.  If you have any insight or some prints with measurements this would help me out.

Thank you.

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Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
« Reply #904 on: February 22, 2020, 11:55:32 am »
I was also wondering if you had the plans for the control panel. Want to try to make this but cannot seem to find anything on the actual dimensions for it.


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Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
« Reply #905 on: March 16, 2020, 03:13:46 pm »
Hello ,

Could somebody please help for plans for the sidepanels , but then for a 43 inch screen ?

thank you

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« Reply #906 on: March 16, 2020, 04:53:50 pm »
I was also wondering if you had the plans for the control panel. Want to try to make this but cannot seem to find anything on the actual dimensions for it.

If you're still looking for this send me a PM.

Hello ,

Could somebody please help for plans for the sidepanels , but then for a 43 inch screen ?

thank you

Whats the hight of the display you're using including the casing?, you might just have room. Mind you, at 43" It will look funny and 32" is PLENTY big for being that close.