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Re: Custom 4 Player Arcade Cabinet (Dark TMNT Theme)
« Reply #80 on: November 21, 2017, 05:40:19 am »
Does anyone have any recommendations on where to buy a marquee light? Thanks

For my Star Wars cab I used a cheap warm white LED strip I bought at a local store for about 15$. To spread the light I used aluminum foil. The LED strip came with a simple IR remote control dimmer so I can make it as bright or dimmed as I want it to be. I put the IR receiver behind the Marquee plexi with artwork (top left corner in the picture) and if I point the remote within a meter (3 feet) distance it works perfectly.


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Re: Custom 4 Player Arcade Cabinet (Dark TMNT Theme)
« Reply #81 on: November 26, 2017, 07:07:32 pm »
Does anyone have any recommendations on where to buy a marquee light? Thanks

For my Star Wars cab I used a cheap warm white LED strip I bought at a local store for about 15$. To spread the light I used aluminum foil. The LED strip came with a simple IR remote control dimmer so I can make it as bright or dimmed as I want it to be. I put the IR receiver behind the Marquee plexi with artwork (top left corner in the picture) and if I point the remote within a meter (3 feet) distance it works perfectly.




Thanks man.  I like your idea.  Very creative

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Re: Custom 4 Player Arcade Cabinet (Dark TMNT Theme)
« Reply #82 on: November 26, 2017, 07:13:44 pm »
Finally starting to put this thing together.  Hopefully going back to bro-in-law's on Tues to continue connecting this bad boy.  Trying to get the box finished before winter really hits here in Idaho.  Gonna be harder to cut outside in the snow:).  Then all I have left to do is paint, graphics, electrical, wire management, etc. 





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Re: Custom 4 Player Arcade Cabinet (Dark TMNT Theme)
« Reply #83 on: November 27, 2017, 06:48:49 pm »
Any suggestions on 120 mm usb (I don't know if they have to be USB??) fans for the arcade and where to buy from? I think I'm going to do 2 up top and 2 towards the bottom (on the backside).  Thanks

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Re: Custom 4 Player Arcade Cabinet (Dark TMNT Theme)
« Reply #84 on: December 01, 2017, 04:52:18 pm »
You don't have to get usb fans, just splice a pc power connector onto a dc power brick. (See below link) I found some LED speed controllable PC Fans which I put in mine.




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Re: Custom 4 Player Arcade Cabinet (Dark TMNT Theme)
« Reply #85 on: July 08, 2019, 12:49:54 am »
I'm back and about 95% done with the woodworking. My bro in law has finally had time to help me finish this beast of a project. This project has taken forever but is totally worth it. Will be awesome when it's finished. Once woodworking is finished, on to painting, graphics and electrical.






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Re: Custom 4 Player Arcade Cabinet (Dark TMNT Theme)
« Reply #86 on: July 08, 2019, 12:58:26 am »
I'm struggling to figure out what specific cabinet hinges I need for the keyboard/storage area below the control panel. I asked Flynn from Flynn's arcade forum and he couldn't remember which specific hinges he used. I also went to both Home Depot and Lowe's and no one could help me there either. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. This is literally my last step before I move on to painting. Thanks




This is a pic from Flynn's arcade showing the hinges I'm looking for. Anyone know what kind of hinges these are?


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. 
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Re: Custom 4 Player Arcade Cabinet (Dark TMNT Theme)
« Reply #87 on: September 12, 2019, 05:36:58 pm »
Update on the arcade. Finally got it all together and painted. Paint job turned out real nice in my opinion, for being the first time I ever painted, literally anything.

Someone with a lot more experience with graphics and photoshop is currently looking at some PSD files I sent him for the side, marquee and CP graphics. Once I get those ordered I should be golden. I'm waiting on the graphics to then finish wiring all the buttons and leds, and placing in the plexi glass. Hopefully i'll be 100% done with this bad boy within the next month. This has been quite the experience. I'll probably do a video of it when it's done. Below are some photos of where i'm at. I have the buttons working so me and the boys can at least enjoy some Ninja Turtles and NBA Jam in the meantime. The joystick plates are currently taped on. I didn't want to screw them in until I got the CP graphics.











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Re: Custom 4 Player Arcade Cabinet (Dark TMNT Theme)
« Reply #88 on: September 12, 2019, 06:57:27 pm »
Is that Virtua Tennis?
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Re: Custom 4 Player Arcade Cabinet (Dark TMNT Theme)
« Reply #89 on: September 12, 2019, 06:59:08 pm »
Is that Virtua Tennis?

Yes, I was playing VT4 at the time, from Teknoparrot, just to test a 4 player game. Worked great :)

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Re: Custom 4 Player Arcade Cabinet (Dark TMNT Theme)
« Reply #90 on: September 12, 2019, 08:55:21 pm »
Bro.  I had no idea that existed.

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