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Re: RoToron ロトロン
« Reply #240 on: March 02, 2019, 09:15:44 am »
Don't be discouraged by your lack of drawing talent.

Not many people have the innate artistic abilities that I possess. I am still pissed the Javeryh didn't use this for his side art.



Seriously though that is very nice work. Putting pen to paper like that is part talent, part skill, and part practice.

This may still get used at some point.  I need to get of my lazy a** and finish my mini cab and then ponder the next project...

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Re: RoToron ロトロン
« Reply #241 on: May 06, 2019, 08:15:40 am »
I got the official project hat!
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Re: RoToron ロトロン
« Reply #242 on: August 19, 2019, 06:00:51 pm »
Just call me the thread resurrector.

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Re: RoToron ロトロン
« Reply #243 on: August 19, 2019, 10:50:18 pm »
And of Ond?  The legends whisper that he is not dead -
that he only sleeps, and in this forum's hour of greatest need
he shall return, triumphant and resplendent, in his dust mask and regalia
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Re: RoToron ロトロン
« Reply #244 on: August 20, 2019, 06:05:42 am »
:laugh2:

You guys......and I was just getting all cosy, sitting back watching your projects progressing with all the obvious hard work you've been putting in. 

Good timing actually.  Since I moved into the new place I've been spending any spare moments working toward a workspace to work on my projects again.  I took delivery of some structural pine and drywall sheeting on the weekend which I'm going to make a wall for peg boards and other wall mounted stuff.  This is not a big deal and shouldn't take more than a few days to get most of it done.  The other thing I'm doing is taking two weeks off work (first two weeks of September) to spend time almost entirely on this and other arcade related projects.

My goal is to have my workshop ready by the time I take leave.  In my part of the world the forecast is for continuous rain...for ever.  This was the view as I drove home recently.


Doesn't matter, workshop will be warm and dry.

This was the workshop a week ago.  Stuff everywhere.  You can play "where's Wally" and pick out some familiar objects in the picture if you look hard enough.  Actually most of the boxes and crap are all gone now. Half the space is cleared in readiness for the aforementioned workspace build.


So yeah, maybe your attention is wandering from BYOAC lately.  Not much going on?  Thinking of taking up macramé or origami or doing some needlepoint?  What a spectacular mistake that would be.  Ummabout turn this sucka up to ELEVEN!! So stay tuned.

p.s. each and every day I flip my letter box open with a kind of trembling excitement, hoping to find a package there post marked from Milwaukee USA.  ???


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Re: RoToron ロトロン
« Reply #245 on: August 24, 2019, 12:31:50 pm »
Nothing like real life getting the way of a project! :angry: I look forward to more progress
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Re: RoToron ロトロン
« Reply #246 on: September 25, 2019, 08:17:16 pm »
Nothing like real life getting the way of a project! :angry: I look forward to more progress

Just temporary setbacks my friend.   :cheers:

For reference, here is the design again.

 

Get used to seeing this odd shape over the next few updates.  I want to bring this right up to completion before moving on to the base of the cab.


Its mainly refining and strengthening this component with fiberglass.  That means plenty of sanding, filling, sanding and so on until I get rid of all the little imperfections.  With each coat of primer and some bondo work the shape becomes smoother and cleaner.  The center section with the ugly bolts sticking out of it is not going to be visible on the finished cab.  A covering component (of a similar shape) is going over it.  I'll construct that in the next few days.


The design has speakers of a matched color fitted to the top hemisphere.  The pair I've chosen are mid-range priced.  I've read good reviews of these from car audio folks so they should sound quite nice.    Arcade games don't need anything special in the way of speakers but the cab has a jukebox mode as well.


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Re: RoToron ロトロン
« Reply #247 on: September 26, 2019, 12:54:52 am »
Ooh, those speakers are going to look great in it if the color match works out.

Glad to see you back!

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Re: RoToron ロトロン
« Reply #248 on: September 26, 2019, 07:56:16 am »
He’s back!  Great to see a post on one of your project threads OND.  Keep it comin!

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Re: RoToron ロトロン
« Reply #249 on: September 26, 2019, 09:09:53 am »
Noice! Just saw that you added some photos to the pictures thread and had to hurry over here to see what was happening! ;D

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Re: RoToron ロトロン
« Reply #250 on: September 26, 2019, 11:56:57 am »
Rotoron is back!!!

This project is my favorite, and it really blew my mind and raised the bar to unreachable heights...

It is inspiration for my third project (actually struggling to finish my first... 🤷🏻‍♂️)... dream big, they say...

Keep up the excellent work!!


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Re: RoToron ロトロン
« Reply #251 on: September 26, 2019, 01:15:01 pm »
Love this design. I’m a big fan of retrofuturism as well, and this is a really innovative design.
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Re: RoToron ロトロン
« Reply #252 on: September 28, 2019, 05:41:27 am »
Thanks fellas, it's nice to join the builders here again. I have a strong image in my mind of this component sitting all shiny and complete - keeps me moving forward.  It felt like steps backwards today as I had to grind away some material around the edges of the sphere and then apply fiberglass patching to strengthen areas with hairline cracks. I don't wanna post the pics.  The repair looks uglyass rough right now.  I'll work at it again tomorrow when the fiberglass has set.  The important thing is just to keep going.  Here's something to look at while we wait.

When the cab was in its initial design it had more of an automobile aesthetic - think red and chrome corvette.  There is a key which switches the cab on (at the rear under the sphere).  Originally this was just going to be a fairly ordinary metal key in a barrel lock.  Now that the color scheme and aesthetic is different  :P I want to rethink the key.  Maybe make it a bit more retro-future. Here is a sneak peek at what I came up with.  Materials for this design will be covered in future posts.

Key and Key Case.  The key is not large, about the size of a car key.


There will be some simple electronics in the key.  I'll be challenged to work in a very miniature way, fabricating small fiddly parts, struggling with soldering tiny components, sweating over making them all fit.....AND.......loving it!

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Re: RoToron ロトロン
« Reply #253 on: September 28, 2019, 10:59:42 am »
It's all these little things you choose to do that nobody would ever think of that make this so compelling to watch.  :cheers:

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Re: RoToron ロトロン
« Reply #254 on: September 28, 2019, 11:42:22 am »
I love that not only are you making a key but also a custom case to hold it.   :cheers:


When the cab was in its initial design it had more of an automobile aesthetic - think red and chrome corvette. 

I've been wanting to build a racing cabinet with that design for a while.  Torch red with chrome.  Just can't come up with a design I like.

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Re: RoToron ロトロン
« Reply #255 on: October 12, 2019, 03:08:38 am »
It's all these little things you choose to do that nobody would ever think of that make this so compelling to watch.  :cheers:

I'm glad you enjoy the extra stuff Jimbo.  This cabinet has a number of peripheral 'extra' features.  Things like the comic book which covers the RoToron backstory, the official project cap and some other novelty items.  These things keep me interested and are a happy diversion now and then from the less fun rebuild/repair.  I do make myself attack the difficult stuff though.

I love that not only are you making a key but also a custom case to hold it.   :cheers:


When the cab was in its initial design it had more of an automobile aesthetic - think red and chrome corvette. 

I've been wanting to build a racing cabinet with that design for a while.  Torch red with chrome.  Just can't come up with a design I like.

One thing leads to another when I'm in daydream design mode. Working on little fiddly things is my therapy  :D.

A slick curvy racing cab is way way at the back of my design ideas (may never happen)  If you have some overall ideas, sketches, doodles whatever, send them my way.  I can have a go at a design you may like.

I finally cut back the repair job I did to the top hemisphere.  Its more like boat building than arcade cabinet construction but wuteva!

Fugly ain't it?


It's good to post up the hard work.  When we get to the sexy stuff you'll all have made the journey with me.


For fun I made a start on the key & custom case.

I chose some nice rosewood for the case.  The case will be cut from this single piece.

First angle cut the corners ready for rounding.


Round off the corners and sand smooth.  Oh, look a wooden block of soap!  :lol


Cut the piece in half ready to route out the inside of case bottom and lid.


Here's some bits and pieces.  Black acrylic sheet for forming parts from, small switch, and an aluminum rod.


Drill out a length of the aluminum rod to take wiring.


File and smooth three faces into the rod to form a triangular section.


Drill a hole in each face which will be enlarged.  This will allow the insertion of a LED into the rod.


Here's the rod ready for wiring and LED.


Wired, ready to go.


Tiny headless screws and Aryldite hold the three acrylic 'fins' to the rod.  It's in the vise waiting for glue to dry.


Here is the unit with the LED switched on.  A small button battery and resistor will be used in the finished key.

My idea is to use this key for not only powering on RoToron but a few additional functions as well.  Within the one lock, depending upon the position of the key it can also open the cabinet back hatch, coin door etc.  Each unlock action requires a button press on the key and LED to light.


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Re: RoToron ロトロン
« Reply #256 on: October 12, 2019, 11:50:02 am »
This is really really really cool.  Very creative and excellent craftsmanship as always. 

What happens if the LED dies and needs to be replaced?

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Re: RoToron ロトロン
« Reply #257 on: October 12, 2019, 12:44:27 pm »
This is really really really cool.  Very creative and excellent craftsmanship as always. 

What happens if the LED dies and needs to be replaced?

He builds a new cabinet. Duh.
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Re: RoToron ロトロン
« Reply #258 on: October 12, 2019, 03:04:35 pm »
This is really really really cool.  Very creative and excellent craftsmanship as always. 

What happens if the LED dies and needs to be replaced?

He builds a new cabinet. Duh.

The LED can be removed but it does mean replacing the acrylic fin parts.  The LED should last a long time given the intended use.

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Re: RoToron ロトロン
« Reply #259 on: October 16, 2019, 07:09:18 pm »
Starting to work on the interior of the hemisphere today.  I've decided to line it with polystyrene.  Also getting a cutting template setup for the curved back section add-on for the hemisphere.

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Re: RoToron ロトロン
« Reply #260 on: October 29, 2019, 04:39:46 am »
Sometimes I think "should I post this latest thing I've been working on?"  When I go off on some tangent that interests me should it be shared? Yeah why not. You're not here to look at the standard BYOAC stuff, you are here to see what I've been up to.  Therefore....

Not happy with the acrylic parts of the key.  Reworked, looks better.  Never be afraid to re-work, re-think until you are happy.


The key case after a few coats of clear coat fitted together with hinges and clasp.


Routing out the interior of the case required some serious thought to get a clean symmetrical cut.

The 'handle' part of the key is coming together.  The parts are just coated in primer at this stage.  Paint application is next.  I also have to fabricate the key's button with embossed letter 'R' in it.

I am working on the hemisphere as well. Filling pits and gaps after the fiberglass work I did recently.  I'll post pics of that when I'm up to the final primer stage.




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« Reply #261 on: October 29, 2019, 04:43:43 am »
Looking good. I like that box.

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« Reply #262 on: October 29, 2019, 04:56:43 am »
Looking good. I like that box.

Thanks Mike, I handed that key case to my daughters to see if they could work the clasp.  It passed the test ok.  When I showed the work in progress key to my youngest daughter (aged 19) she said "dad you are SO extra, that looks like something from the Fifth Element". 

I was chuffed at that comment/reaction.   :cheers:

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Re: RoToron ロトロン
« Reply #263 on: October 30, 2019, 01:04:20 pm »
Honestly, stunning.  Incredible craftsmanship and attention to detail.  :applaud:

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Re: RoToron ロトロン
« Reply #264 on: October 30, 2019, 01:23:13 pm »
Bitchin OND, truly creative.  I assume we’re talking one of those flat battery’s inside the key?  The box turned out beautiful.

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« Reply #265 on: October 31, 2019, 05:49:20 pm »
Some really mind-blowing stuff going on here. Some people take it to the next level, and then there is this.