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Re: Sega Genesis Bartop
« Reply #160 on: December 01, 2014, 02:26:36 pm »
this project is awesome.
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Re: Sega Genesis Bartop
« Reply #161 on: December 01, 2014, 06:56:40 pm »

this project is awesome.
I sooooooo agree.  Nice work.
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Re: Sega Genesis Bartop
« Reply #162 on: December 02, 2014, 04:31:10 pm »

this project is awesome.

I sooooooo agree.  Nice work.

Thanks guys, appreciate it.


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Re: Sega Genesis Bartop
« Reply #163 on: December 05, 2014, 04:58:19 pm »
Back in Business!!!

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Re: Sega Genesis Bartop
« Reply #164 on: December 05, 2014, 08:51:57 pm »
Yea. um. So I found out that i'm not exactly great at wiring. If it was a larger project with a full board it might be easier, but yea. It's not something i'm super proud of.


Also, I have an issue where the keywiz is just pressing px1px1px1px1px1 when I turn on the PC and open notepad. I even unplugged all of the disconnects for the buttons and still happening. I'll have to take out the joystick too and add them in one by one to see what's up.


I probably can't do it tonight, i'm supposed to be studying for finals tomorrow.  :cry:  If I can't get it tonight before bed, i'll work on it tomorrow evening and finish this bad boy. The only thing left will be to black out the plexi to hide the monitor.

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Re: Sega Genesis Bartop
« Reply #165 on: December 06, 2014, 04:50:08 am »
Back in Business!!!

Just what I see on a snippet pictures ;) It looks GREAT  :cheers: 

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Re: Sega Genesis Bartop
« Reply #166 on: December 06, 2014, 05:12:43 pm »
The control panel looks great! :cheers:

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Re: Sega Genesis Bartop
« Reply #167 on: December 07, 2014, 09:49:18 am »
Got the encoder figured out by taking all of the connections off and putting them on one at a time. Just need to move my media over that I've been setting up on another computer, and get the plexi bezel painted. Also am going to play with diffusing the marquee light (which is off in this picture)

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Re: Sega Genesis Bartop
« Reply #168 on: December 07, 2014, 09:51:39 am »
Turned out incredibly well, you should be proud!
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Re: Sega Genesis Bartop
« Reply #169 on: December 07, 2014, 10:00:30 am »
A incredible nice build!  :applaud: :applaud: :applaud:

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Re: Sega Genesis Bartop
« Reply #170 on: December 07, 2014, 11:42:51 am »
Nice work!  Epic for sure!
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Re: Sega Genesis Bartop
« Reply #171 on: December 07, 2014, 11:50:29 am »
Thanks guys, i'm stoked to finally get to play some games, although I think the journey is probably more fun than the payoff in the end  :cheers:


I'll post some better pics soon. I usually do work late at night and my phone isn't the best in low light. This is the coolest hobby ever. I'm officially addicted. My next build will be a full size cab for sure. (Definitely need the mini SLG, can't wait to get that)




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Re: Sega Genesis Bartop
« Reply #172 on: December 07, 2014, 01:49:07 pm »
Looks great love the CP artwork  :applaud:

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Re: Sega Genesis Bartop
« Reply #173 on: December 07, 2014, 02:02:57 pm »
 :applaud: Home stretch.

Oh, bonus points for a matching plugin fight stick for P2 controls.  :laugh:

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Re: Sega Genesis Bartop
« Reply #174 on: December 07, 2014, 05:01:37 pm »
Every details fits like a glove  :notworthy: :dizzy: :dizzy: :cheers:

Great one .. that's the bartop of the year

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Re: Sega Genesis Bartop
« Reply #175 on: December 07, 2014, 05:11:34 pm »
Been following this thread but never commenting.  Great idea and fantastic execution!

What do we do with these machines after we build them?  They are so much fun to build but you only really need 1 in the house...

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Re: Sega Genesis Bartop
« Reply #176 on: December 07, 2014, 05:19:49 pm »
She's an absolute beauty. An idea superbly executed. Artwork is fantastic. Stunning work.
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Re: Sega Genesis Bartop
« Reply #177 on: December 07, 2014, 06:44:05 pm »
...What do we do with these machines after we build them?  They are so much fun to build but you only really need 1 in the house...


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Re: Sega Genesis Bartop
« Reply #178 on: December 07, 2014, 06:52:08 pm »
...What do we do with these machines after we build them?  They are so much fun to build but you only really need 1 in the house...


ha ha, maybe I should have taken out "need" and replace with "are allowed".

1 was a stretch. ;)

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Re: Sega Genesis Bartop
« Reply #179 on: December 07, 2014, 07:03:20 pm »
ha ha, maybe I should have taken out "need" and replace with "are allowed".

1 was a stretch. ;)

I keep telling you people, you married the wrong women if this is the case.  :laugh:

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Re: Sega Genesis Bartop
« Reply #180 on: December 07, 2014, 07:15:26 pm »
Thanks for all the compliments and help throughout this build!


I take back my comment. I really like how it turned out and other than a few finishing touches this week I can't wait to actually play some games. In the end if it collects dust, then you should build furniture and not arcade machines  :cheers:


Chance, since my wife is literally gonna pop out a child any week now, i'm not going to push it, but she already knows a full size cab is next. I already have my man cave (Arcade) marked out in the garage to build in the spring.


Oh, bonus points for a matching plugin fight stick for P2 controls.  :laugh:
LOVE this idea. Matching artwork and hardware that will accompany this for some fighting game action. I just have enough wood to do this. Looks like I have a quick Christmas project ahead of me gents!!!!!

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Re: Sega Genesis Bartop
« Reply #181 on: December 07, 2014, 07:51:27 pm »
Chance, since my wife is literally gonna pop out a child any week now, i'm not going to push it, but she already knows a full size cab is next. I already have my man cave (Arcade) marked out in the garage to build in the spring.

Oh, bonus points for a matching plugin fight stick for P2 controls.  :laugh:
LOVE this idea. Matching artwork and hardware that will accompany this for some fighting game action. I just have enough wood to do this. Looks like I have a quick Christmas project ahead of me gents!!!!!

well looks like you married the right kind.   ...just don't tell her the addition was my idea...  ;D ;D

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Re: Sega Genesis Bartop
« Reply #182 on: December 08, 2014, 10:36:10 am »
ha ha, maybe I should have taken out "need" and replace with "are allowed".

1 was a stretch. ;)

I keep telling you people, you married the wrong women if this is the case.  :laugh:

Yes, in this regard....so much yes.

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Re: Sega Genesis Bartop
« Reply #183 on: December 08, 2014, 11:18:28 am »
Just placed my order with CraftyMech for the MINI SLG.

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Re: Sega Genesis Bartop
« Reply #184 on: December 08, 2014, 02:48:45 pm »
I was a huge Sega fanboy growing up. This project is awesome. The artwork, hardware, build etc, all excellent. Really excited to see it finished.

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Re: Sega Genesis Bartop
« Reply #185 on: December 08, 2014, 03:50:13 pm »
Got the encoder figured out by taking all of the connections off and putting them on one at a time. Just need to move my media over that I've been setting up on another computer, and get the plexi bezel painted. Also am going to play with diffusing the marquee light (which is off in this picture)

um unless i'm missing something, why are you using cold cathodes, those things are notorious for burning out.

get you a roll of this (cheap via ebay), which can be used for tons of other builds....and dim it with (pic2) if it's too bright, its runs off 12v.

also, i just sand the back plexi piece to diffuse, i normally use 1 strip of this for all of my bartop builds and its plenty of light if you want it really lit up use 2, and adjust it with the dimmers to get it perfect.



« Last Edit: December 08, 2014, 03:57:43 pm by rablack97 »
   

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Re: Sega Genesis Bartop
« Reply #186 on: December 08, 2014, 06:33:29 pm »
Maybe he's partial to that nostalgic hum and glow? LED's are best left for them new fandangled, multi console, 64bit+ cabs.

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Re: Sega Genesis Bartop
« Reply #187 on: December 08, 2014, 09:08:53 pm »

um unless i'm missing something, why are you using cold cathodes, those things are notorious for burning out.
1. Stupidity
2. Figured I wouldn't need the same amount of brightness since bartop marquees are smaller and in your face.
3. Didn't realize that it would be as hard to diffuse the CC but they are so close to the plexi.  :blah:


I checked those led rolls out on ebay and they are under 10 bucks shipped. didn't think they were that cheap thanks. I tried masking the area around the genesis logo with paper to diffuse it and it worked ok for now. I was thinking of just blacking out the plexi that surrounds the genesis logo. That's the only thing that really needs to pop and it looks great because it's directly in front of the lights.

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« Reply #188 on: December 08, 2014, 09:12:17 pm »
I got a pretty decent effect with the groovy game gear marquee LEDs. Mounting them on the bottom rather then the back and lining the area with reflective tape. It kinda shoots the light strait up with the way the LEDs are shaped like little bricks. Then the tape just evenly bounces it around. On top of that I just kept one of the protective layers on the plexi, and added a couple theatre lighting gel swatches for colour.

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Re: Sega Genesis Bartop
« Reply #189 on: December 08, 2014, 09:28:01 pm »
That is indeed a sexy looking bartop.  :applaud:

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« Reply #190 on: December 09, 2014, 06:18:51 am »
Niiice !

The agonizing over the art really paid off.

Please consider immortalizing this cab in the I completed my project! I posted a pic and a link to my project thread sticky !
                  

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« Reply #191 on: December 09, 2014, 09:03:32 am »
Thanks!

Please consider immortalizing this cab in the [/size]I completed my project! I posted a pic and a link to my project thread[size=78%] sticky !
I definitely will when it's done:lol
Still have some details to finish up (Mainly getting the bezel plexi painted, Hopefully tonight)


I copied over the 50 GB of artwork and videos to the bartop and got all the inputs mapped with every emulator. Home stretch indeed.  :cheers:

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« Reply #192 on: December 09, 2014, 09:34:08 am »
I definitely will when it's done:lol

So hurry up already  ;D
                  

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Re: Sega Genesis Bartop
« Reply #193 on: December 09, 2014, 01:23:36 pm »
I super want one.

I loved me some SEGA back in the day.

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« Reply #194 on: December 09, 2014, 01:40:08 pm »
Niiice !

The agonizing over the art really paid off.

Please consider immortalizing this cab in the I completed my project! I posted a pic and a link to my project thread sticky !

Dude, do you work on commission?  :dizzy:  >:D
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« Reply #195 on: December 09, 2014, 02:09:35 pm »
Yes !!! I will be rich ! RICH, I tell you !!!

Nope, since the sticky was my idea I try to keep it alive. The goal is to have every completed build in there (at least since the sticky started). I figure that most people will not notice the sticky and so I keep reminding them.
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« Reply #196 on: December 09, 2014, 04:46:07 pm »
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Re: Sega Genesis Bartop
« Reply #197 on: December 09, 2014, 06:02:07 pm »
If only there was a wiki you could edit with that info
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« Reply #198 on: December 09, 2014, 06:24:46 pm »
You should build something.

I would love to, but I've got the slight problem of having no money and no space to do that. So I do the next best thing, which is harrassing other builders  ;D

If only there was a wiki you could edit with that info

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« Reply #199 on: December 09, 2014, 08:10:42 pm »
Are you serious or doing a pbj ?
Little bit of column a, little bit of column b
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