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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.

Thanks

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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.

Jim

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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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Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
« 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.

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Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious)
« Reply #907 on: April 02, 2020, 10:34:09 pm »
OH SNAP!  ...Update time.

First off, very impressed with OneDayGlass.com. In less then a week they made my glass to spec and delivered it to me over the border.  If you need a sheet of glass for your project they are a pretty solid choice.


Now, on with the update!  As mentioned the display glass has arrived!  It is a Dark tint ľ" sheet of tempered glass, custom made with a pencil grind on two edges. overall dimensions are 25" x 31"13/16ths.



I picked up some Ĺ" closed cell foam weatherstripping from Home Depot. Its a little thick, however it should give the glass a snug fit.



I cut two strips and attached them to the rails on either side of the display.



Next i made sure to clean the display, and add a small bit of electrical tape over the TV's green indicator light.



The glass can be installed two ways. With one person where you remove the control panel box, but that could take ages and is best done when relocating the cab. Or the second method is to use two people and prop open the CP lid. I haven't installed the nice little stay chains yet, so i had to hold it open with a half deck of cards. (Pardon the hazy picture, forgot to clean the fingerprints off lens of my iPhone).



The tolerance is just enough that it fits up into the top of the cab, then slots down into the back of the CP box mounting surface. Exactly as planned so many months ago.  ;D



I am very happy with how the display glass turned out. As i said, its a bit snug due to how thick the foam is, but its solid. I'm not painting the back of the glass. I purposefully made everything i could inside black so i wouldn't have to mask off the glass or add some kind of bezel. The added bonus is that you can see the CPU through the lower part of the display when you open the hidden utility panel on the front.



Its hard to tell in the pictures, but the glass goes right to the bottom of the base of the CP box, and totally encloses the display area off. It looks so slick and bad ass in person.



I still have a few more smaller things to do: Some 120v wiring, adding the serial number plate, make a couple changes to the CP wiring to help in game control setup/coin door operation better, some software tweaks, shelling Windows, programming the button LEDs, adding a light diffuser under the Trackball LED, and finishing the setup of the emulators.  For now though here are a couple pictures of the lighting test i ran after installing the glass to check for glare and play distractions...

It's REALLY hard to see in the pictures, but with the dark tinted glass in place, and a game running, the screen looks like its just floating in the middle of the glass. Its really cool!















...More to come... We're not done yet folks!

Thanks for the detail in this thread, i just started my build today based on your design.

If you have the time, i have a few questions regarding your TV and the glass in front of it.

1) Did you get the "Dark Gray" tint?

2) Are the pencil grind edges on the left and rights sides?

3) Did you put anything around the tv the 'enclose' it?
3a) If you didn't, with the tinted glass, do you see anything around the tv?

4) Does the tint affect the color / picture quality? Did you have to turn the brightness up on the TV?

5) The glass i was quoted was about $150 for the glass shipped, about right?

Thanks in advance.


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« Reply #908 on: April 04, 2020, 10:38:15 am »

Thanks for the detail in this thread, i just started my build today based on your design.

If you have the time, i have a few questions regarding your TV and the glass in front of it.

1) Did you get the "Dark Gray" tint?

2) Are the pencil grind edges on the left and rights sides?

3) Did you put anything around the tv the 'enclose' it?
3a) If you didn't, with the tinted glass, do you see anything around the tv?

4) Does the tint affect the color / picture quality? Did you have to turn the brightness up on the TV?

5) The glass i was quoted was about $150 for the glass shipped, about right?

Thanks in advance.

Sweet! Make sure you post a ton of pictures in your build thread.

1) Yes, I believe it was. It was a darker grey. But yes a grey tint.

2) I had them put a nice grind all the way around. Pretty sure it was pencil.

3)nope, the TV was black, and I painted the interior black as well. The only thing that bothered me was the status LED from the TV so I masked that off with eTape, but later removed it. This blended in the Tv nicely and you only see inside the cabinet when the lower light for the computer door is on. Screen looks like its floating in space when its on.

4) No, but there is a very small blemish in the glass which I noticed playing Super Mario Bros. It sat right where mario runs. So I just rotated the glass and it went away. Brightness went up a tiny bit. But its in a dark basement so it didnt matter. Adjust as needed.

5) I think mine was $200 shipped from one day glass. Thats in CDN$

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Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
« Reply #909 on: April 06, 2020, 09:20:11 pm »
Hello new to this site Just registered to download your cp designs but cant seem to find them :(  anyway great build man love it

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« Reply #910 on: April 22, 2020, 09:01:05 pm »
Love the build, Chance. And love reading the thread throughout the process. I believe I see four utility buttons at the top center.. just out of curiosity, what functions did you assign them?

Also, did you line up the p1/p2 joysticks with the center of the two button rows? And are there any changes you would make to the CP layout if you could?
« Last Edit: April 23, 2020, 09:05:58 pm by JRobATL »

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Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
« Reply #911 on: April 24, 2020, 07:14:27 pm »
Oooh Master :notworthy:
Any chance we can get the dimensions/plans for that CP ? Would looooooove to do something similar!
I got the spouse approval already too  :cheers: haha

And goodjob on the build  :applaud: : its just insane! (Wont lie, took some good greats ideas ready those pages last year  :tool:)

Thanks in advance!

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Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
« Reply #912 on: May 22, 2020, 07:31:33 pm »
Oooh Master :notworthy:
Any chance we can get the dimensions/plans for that CP ? Would looooooove to do something similar!
I got the spouse approval already too  :cheers: haha

And goodjob on the build  :applaud: : its just insane! (Wont lie, took some good greats ideas ready those pages last year  :tool:)

Thanks in advance!

I would also like the dimension of the cp loving it I am guessing this is old post

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« Reply #913 on: May 26, 2020, 02:21:52 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.


I'm a new user to this forum and can't send PMs yet - any chance you could PM me a PDF for the CP? Just planning my own cab and your's has really become the standard in this space I think.

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« Reply #914 on: May 26, 2020, 02:55:29 pm »
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Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
« Reply #915 on: May 26, 2020, 05:04:44 pm »
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Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
« Reply #916 on: May 26, 2020, 06:12:04 pm »
I would also like the dimension of the cp loving it I am guessing this is old post

Oooh Master :notworthy:
Any chance we can get the dimensions/plans for that CP ? Would looooooove to do something similar!
I got the spouse approval already too  :cheers: haha

And goodjob on the build  :applaud: : its just insane! (Wont lie, took some good greats ideas ready those pages last year  :tool:)

Thanks in advance!

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Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
« Reply #917 on: May 26, 2020, 06:19:13 pm »
Love the build, Chance. And love reading the thread throughout the process. I believe I see four utility buttons at the top center.. just out of curiosity, what functions did you assign them?

Also, did you line up the p1/p2 joysticks with the center of the two button rows? And are there any changes you would make to the CP layout if you could?

Thanks!

Original plan was to have them as generic utility buttons, Pause, return to menu etc. but they can really be switched for anything. Start/Select on consoles, etc.

The only intentional design choices on the CP layout were to have the P1/2 buttons ergonomically shaped to my hand when playing, and distances apart so the controls would fit when installed in the real world. 

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Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
« Reply #918 on: May 26, 2020, 08:02:20 pm »
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Thanks, Chance

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Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
« Reply #919 on: May 27, 2020, 04:33:58 am »
Thanks!

Original plan was to have them as generic utility buttons, Pause, return to menu etc. but they can really be switched for anything. Start/Select on consoles, etc.

The only intentional design choices on the CP layout were to have the P1/2 buttons ergonomically shaped to my hand when playing, and distances apart so the controls would fit when installed in the real world.

I would also appreciate a lot if I could get the the files for the controls in particular
Im starting to make my own arcade, and its really hard to find any good control layout like you have on your arcade

I will also say that the result is quite impressive, I will be quite pleased if I can achieve at least half of it