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Author Topic: Blip - 100% complete - Updated the Control panel  (Read 52807 times)

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Re: Blip
« Reply #80 on: June 24, 2014, 06:23:02 pm »
That overlay looks sick!  I love the LED's and the artwork seems to line up perfectly with your controls--especially the buttons.  Nice work!   :applaud:

Thanks man - I thought after the rest of the cabinet the control panel would be easy. How wrong I was! Even after massively careful lining up the joystick and spinner were a few mm out so I had to go back and widen the mounting plates to make them fit right with the artwork.

Reminded me of what my old woodwork teacher taught me - you don't have to get everything perfect - just have the patience to make it look like it is. Wise words !
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« Reply #81 on: June 26, 2014, 12:43:24 am »
Hi yvan. When I had the idea for the leds I was sure someone must have tried it before but didn't see any examples which made me wonder if there was a fundamental problem with the concept. What made you abandon the idea?

I didn't abandon the idea, it was for another project that never got started in the first place. But it's worth testing it yourself, you'll be impressed by how invisible it is when it's off and how bright it can be even through black photo paper when it's on. I got the idea because I'm getting tired of all those ultra-bright power LED indicators on all modern hardware. An indicator is supposed to be subtle, not a flashlight trying to blind me.

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Re: Blip
« Reply #82 on: June 26, 2014, 01:04:45 am »
Definitely my favorite art concept since Echo Base. Great job!
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Re: Blip
« Reply #83 on: June 26, 2014, 01:36:30 am »
Not much to add that hasn't already been said, but why let a little thing like content get in the way? :) I love the cleanness to this design, and the excellent way you integrated the "angularity" of the 80's with, I don't know, something else entirely that feels more present yet transcends both eras. Or something. It's late and I'm tired. This is my long-winded way of saying I think this cabinet is great. ;-)

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Re: Blip
« Reply #84 on: July 21, 2014, 06:23:05 am »
Control Panels / Artwork

So finally got these finished and the artwork added. The LEDs were a huge pain in the ass to get aligned but Iím pretty chuffed with how itís all turned out.





It's really hard to get a good picture of the LEDS lit but they look really good in person. Doesn't help that the room this is in has crap lighting and I'm using a camera phone but should give you an idea.

As there are currently two panels I needed somewhere to store one when it wasn't in use so Iím using the area at the top/rear of the cabinet. Itís not visible from the front and pretty easy to get to when I need to do the swap.



Also got my admin panel finished and wired up.



And finally (for this update), just as a little touch...  ;D




So we're now about done. I'll be posting the completed pics very shortly...

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Re: Blip - control panels done. Cab 99% complete
« Reply #85 on: July 21, 2014, 06:35:08 am »
 :applaud: :applaud: :applaud:

Excellent!

 :cheers:

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Re: Blip - control panels done. Cab 99% complete
« Reply #86 on: July 21, 2014, 07:36:34 am »
That panel storage solution puts this over the top! :applaud:  Well done man, well done.  Looks great!

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Re: Blip - control panels done. Cab 99% complete
« Reply #87 on: July 21, 2014, 08:50:14 am »
Thanks chaps... just



left to add  ;D


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Re: Blip - control panels done. Cab 99% complete
« Reply #88 on: July 21, 2014, 09:41:33 am »
Thanks chaps... just one more thing left to add  ;D



What...?!  :o

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Re: Blip - control panels done. Cab 99% complete
« Reply #89 on: July 21, 2014, 12:11:20 pm »
That panel storage solution puts this over the top! :applaud:  Well done man, well done.  Looks great!

+1 

Very clever approach to the 2nd panel.   :applaud:

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Re: Blip - control panels done. Cab 99% complete
« Reply #90 on: July 21, 2014, 01:58:51 pm »
That panel storage solution puts this over the top! :applaud:  Well done man, well done.  Looks great!

+1 

Very clever approach to the 2nd panel.   :applaud:

Thanks! The plan kinda falls apart if I build a 3rd panel but works quite well for two which is probably all I'll have on this build.

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Re: Blip - control panels done. Cab 99% complete
« Reply #91 on: July 21, 2014, 02:02:05 pm »
Thanks chaps... just one more thing left to add  ;D



What...?!  :o

Yep... actually had it working a while ago but only just adding it to cab now...




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Re: Blip - control panels done. Cab 99% complete
« Reply #92 on: July 21, 2014, 07:47:33 pm »
Pretty impressive.  Can you give us more details? I did some Binging and found some model numbers but nowhere to purchase.

Thanks chaps... just one more thing left to add  ;D



What...?!  :o

Yep... actually had it working a while ago but only just adding it to cab now...



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Re: Blip - control panels done. Cab 99% complete
« Reply #93 on: July 21, 2014, 08:30:55 pm »
Yep... actually had it working a while ago but only just adding it to cab now...


Damn, that is cool.

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Re: Blip - control panels done. Cab 99% complete
« Reply #94 on: July 22, 2014, 12:59:06 am »
pretty sure I know who's winning a BYOAC award in 2014.... or at least who's getting my vote.

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Re: Blip - control panels done. Cab 99% complete
« Reply #95 on: July 22, 2014, 01:38:15 am »
So just how costly are those ultra wide displays for video marquee use...?

Would luv to do that as well but hearing they might be $1,000 US means I would never do it.  :dizzy:

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Re: Blip - control panels done. Cab 99% complete
« Reply #96 on: July 22, 2014, 03:36:24 am »
WP34 / DGP - It's a Litemax SSD2313 ultra wide monitor. Cost $700 when I got it 2 years ago but think the price may have changed since then.

http://www.litemax.com/PD_Products_Detail_51_141_1847_US_utf-8.html#.U84P9PldV8E

I figured that as the rest of the build wasn't costing much (I had nearly all the parts already) that I could splurge on one thing which was this.

pretty sure I know who's winning a BYOAC award in 2014.... or at least who's getting my vote.

Cheers  :cheers: but this has been an insane year for builds. R-POD / MVC2 / Mario Pedestal would probs get my vote so far but there's been so many awesome ideas this year already it's hard to choose.

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Re: Blip - control panels done. Cab 99% complete
« Reply #97 on: July 22, 2014, 03:44:37 am »
It's alive...!

Hope you don't mind lots of pics... I know the quality isn't great so will try and get some better ones later.











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Re: Blip - LCD marquee added. Cab 99.99% complete
« Reply #98 on: July 22, 2014, 04:12:31 am »
Ohh... that's nice!  :applaud:

What's the price on that screen?

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Re: Blip - LCD marquee added. Cab 99.99% complete
« Reply #99 on: July 22, 2014, 04:27:23 am »
Damn - that's looking sweet. Great build.

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« Reply #100 on: July 22, 2014, 04:31:02 am »
That's just... wow! :cheers:

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Re: Blip - LCD marquee added. Cab 99.99% complete
« Reply #101 on: July 22, 2014, 05:51:59 am »
aww shucks. Thanks chaps!

I'm just pleased it's (99.99%) done.  Still got to wire up the recoil kit and fix a problem with LEDblinky not lighting the correct controls but they're pretty minor things.

The LCD marquee was the big reason for going with the basic black and white theme as having too many different styles of art all over the place could have looked like crap.

Itís interesting that Maximus mentioned the same thing on his MVC v2.0 build (which is amazing) - if youíre using digital marquees then it can really clash with any graphics you have on the cabinet. I realised this when I was building the cab in 3D a year or so ago and so this is what drove the simplistic black and white look. The Blip name was a happy coincidence which fell out of a search for retro electronics but then led to the white t-molding and light up LEDs for controls which I think ties the whole thing together quite nicely.

Anyway - will post some better pics when I sort out a camera and the lighting is better in that room. Big thanks to everyone who commented and feel free to ask anything if I haven't made it clear.

What's the price on that screen?

700 dolla - mentioned it above but the price may be different now.  I think they make the monitors to order.

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Re: Blip - LCD marquee added. Cab 99.99% complete
« Reply #102 on: July 22, 2014, 07:17:36 am »
Congrats on a job well done! :cheers:

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Re: Blip - LCD marquee added. Cab 99.99% complete
« Reply #103 on: July 22, 2014, 08:25:40 am »
If I had to pic a cab to copy completely and just live with that one I think yours would be it.  There is a lot of perfect going on here.  Very nicely done. 

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« Reply #104 on: July 22, 2014, 09:23:31 am »
You have set the bar high with this build.  :applaud: :applaud: :applaud: :applaud: :applaud:  The storage for the 2nd panel is pure genius.  :notworthy: :notworthy:

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« Reply #105 on: July 22, 2014, 10:32:12 am »
If I had to pic a cab to copy completely and just live with that one I think yours would be it.  There is a lot of perfect going on here.  Very nicely done.

+1

Mannnn  :censored: Hell, what a fantastic machine you build here  :dizzy:  :cheers: :notworthy:

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« Reply #106 on: July 22, 2014, 10:50:21 am »
What can I say that hasn't already been said? This is simply awesome!  :cheers:

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Re: Blip - LCD marquee added. Cab 99.99% complete
« Reply #107 on: July 22, 2014, 12:38:06 pm »
The dell 29" Ultrawide LCD that Griffindodd is using on his 2.0 cab is running $549 right now on sale from $699

Oh and by the way, just a beautiful unique cab
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« Reply #108 on: July 22, 2014, 02:24:07 pm »

This entire build is incredible, the unique LED control indicators, the simplistic/elegant design, second cp storage all capped off (literally) with the incredible marquee.   :notworthy:

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Re: Blip - LCD marquee added. Cab 99.99% complete
« Reply #109 on: July 22, 2014, 02:35:02 pm »
You're making me blush!

Really appreciate the feedback guys. I purposefully left the marquee til last as it was pretty much the only thing I was sure about when I started it. Have to say that if Calamity hadn't got groovymame working with 2 screens then the marquee have been sacrificed to another project. I LOVE groovy mame so  :notworthy:

The aim was to make a build that looked classic but with funky new stuff on top. Had a lot of fun/frustration making it (don't talk to me about laminating or coin doors!)

 And now I can finally start joining in on the high score comps  :)                                     

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« Reply #110 on: July 22, 2014, 04:26:50 pm »
700 dolla - mentioned it above but the price may be different now.  I think they make the monitors to order.

That is surprisingly great pricing for a custom job. What's the dimensions (internal and external) on the one you went with? You know. For science.

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« Reply #111 on: July 22, 2014, 06:03:22 pm »
Stunning. Evocative of 2001 for me  :applaud:
Click a pic for a video tour 

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« Reply #112 on: July 22, 2014, 07:39:10 pm »
It hit me today why I love this build so much.  The black and white classic design reminds me of my first love---Space War.

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« Reply #113 on: July 23, 2014, 09:20:29 am »
A striking piece of design - very nice work sir.

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Re: Blip - LCD marquee added. Cab 99.99% complete
« Reply #114 on: July 23, 2014, 12:28:26 pm »
That is surprisingly great pricing for a custom job. What's the dimensions (internal and external) on the one you went with? You know. For science.

The outside is 612 x 198 x 41.5mm with the screen measuring 575 x 162mm. I made my cabinet 620mm wide between the sides so there would be room for airflow around it.

What's wierd is that the screen *thinks* it is 1366 x 768 resolution when in reality it's 1366 x 384. Took a while to get my head around artwork / layout files to make it work properly as you're actually seeing the top half of the screen.   :dizzy:

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« Reply #115 on: July 23, 2014, 12:34:06 pm »
The outside is 612 x 198 x 41.5mm with the screen measuring 575 x 162mm. I made my cabinet 620mm wide between the sides so there would be room for airflow around it. What's wierd is that the screen *thinks* it is 1366 x 768 resolution when in reality it's 1366 x 384. Took a while to get my head around artwork / layout files to make it work properly as you're actually seeing the top half of the screen.   :dizzy:

Thanks for the info. I'll be totally transparent here. Your video marquee and replaceable panel placement ideas are simply genius, and if I ever make "the one" cabinet for my home, I'm totally stealing them. Honestly, until someone comes out with "video film" to project the actual side-art onto the cabinet sides (barring the obvious "projector" solution) this is the best idea that has come to our craft in years.

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« Reply #116 on: July 23, 2014, 12:56:39 pm »
The outside is 612 x 198 x 41.5mm with the screen measuring 575 x 162mm. I made my cabinet 620mm wide between the sides so there would be room for airflow around it. What's wierd is that the screen *thinks* it is 1366 x 768 resolution when in reality it's 1366 x 384. Took a while to get my head around artwork / layout files to make it work properly as you're actually seeing the top half of the screen.   :dizzy:

Thanks for the info. I'll be totally transparent here. Your video marquee and replaceable panel placement ideas are simply genius, and if I ever make "the one" cabinet for my home, I'm totally stealing them. Honestly, until someone comes out with "video film" to project the actual side-art onto the cabinet sides (barring the obvious "projector" solution) this is the best idea that has come to our craft in years.

Woah thanks chap. Please do steal. Nearly every idea used in this cab has been stolen or based upon some other cab that was posted here so it would rude not to!

I'll upload the plans and artwork when i get my head around sketch up.

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« Reply #117 on: July 23, 2014, 01:47:11 pm »
Thanks for the info. I'll be totally transparent here. Your video marquee and replaceable panel placement ideas are simply genius, and if I ever make "the one" cabinet for my home, I'm totally stealing them. Honestly, until someone comes out with "video film" to project the actual side-art onto the cabinet sides (barring the obvious "projector" solution) this is the best idea that has come to our craft in years.

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Re: Blip - LCD marquee added. Cab 99.99% complete
« Reply #118 on: July 23, 2014, 01:58:03 pm »
Markc74-

My favorite thing about this cabinet is how traditional everything looks on this cabinet while still raising the bar. The digital marquee doesn't simply looked tacked on, but rather it seamlessly integrates into the design, almost as if you PLANNED IT THAT WAY.  :laugh: People working on building their first cabinet would be wise to look at your process and the physical build and graphic design choices your made.

I love the theme, I love the coloring, I love the fact that you didn't try to cram a 40" wide LCD in there and make the cabinet twice as wide as an authentic cabinet. I love the fact you decided on a theme and ran with it rather than calling it "Mark's Arcade" and plastering 'roided out Street Fighter characters all over the sides and control panels. Yes, my tastes trend towards being a traditionalist, and that colors how I view new cabinets, but, simply put, this is one of the best cabinets I've seen in the last 4 years, period. And I'm not talking a general "one of the best", I'm saying like top two or three to come along since 2010 (since I've been on this site). Blip! looks like something I would have seen if I walked in an arcade in 1985, standing there next to Pac-Man and Star Wars and Dragon's Lair. You have much to be chuffed about, my brother!  :cheers:
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Re: Blip - LCD marquee added. Cab 99.99% complete
« Reply #119 on: July 23, 2014, 02:19:29 pm »
Outstanding.  Love that LCD Marquee, Design, etc. Great job.

  
 

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