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Author Topic: "Avengerless Avenger" - [11/17/15] Finished!  (Read 29713 times)

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Re: "Avengerless Avenger" - [11/17/15] Finished!
« Reply #160 on: December 18, 2015, 12:15:12 pm »
That guy was always my favorite ---uvula---.

But I thought I was your favourite?

 ;) ;D
You're not an ---uvula---, though. Fourth favorite Canadian, if that counts for anything.
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Re: "Avengerless Avenger" - [11/17/15] Finished!
« Reply #161 on: December 18, 2015, 12:37:26 pm »
You're not an ---uvula---, though.

I may just add this to my signature line. For posterity. Appreciated!

:D

Fourth favorite Canadian, if that counts for anything.

This one brought a tear to my eye. ;) Thanks, man!

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Re: "Avengerless Avenger" - [11/17/15] Finished!
« Reply #162 on: December 18, 2015, 12:45:50 pm »
Looks great!  Just watched your video on Youtube and left my own comments.  LOL.

Nice!

D
Stop by my Youtube channel and leave a comment:

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Re: "Avengerless Avenger" - [11/17/15] Finished!
« Reply #163 on: December 18, 2015, 12:52:37 pm »
Looks nice! Always like it when builders wrap up with a demo video.

I've always wondered why a 2nd monitor would be necessary but you have certainly demonstrated its usefulness and practicality.  :cheers:
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Re: "Avengerless Avenger" - [11/17/15] Finished!
« Reply #164 on: December 18, 2015, 01:45:33 pm »
The cables you used - were they just db25 extension cables?

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Re: "Avengerless Avenger" - [11/17/15] Finished!
« Reply #165 on: December 21, 2015, 10:35:51 am »
Thanks, all... Now I need to look through my profile settings and try to figure out what a --uvula-- is.   :D

(EDIT: Aha..  I thought so.  Although the uvula is actually on the other end, you know......)

The cables you used - were they just db25 extension cables?

Yup.  3ft M/F DB25 cables.  Monoprice.com part #1591, to be exact.
« Last Edit: December 21, 2015, 10:37:44 am by RxBrad »

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Re: "Avengerless Avenger" - [11/17/15] Finished!
« Reply #166 on: December 21, 2015, 12:42:30 pm »
Thanks!  Love Monoprice.

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Re: "Avengerless Avenger" - [11/17/15] Finished!
« Reply #167 on: February 19, 2016, 11:58:27 am »

Thoughts after a couple months of use....
  • I swapped in this USB-powered LED tape to light the marquee.  The speaker hum I'd complained about is now gone.  I wish I'd have bought that in the first place, as it's half the price of the LED tape + power supply I originally bought.
  • My sister-in-law was playing some Frogger, and she's a huge spazz with the joystick.  I need to install some kind of bracket on the CP box to keep the detachable control panel from sliding back toward the inside of the cab when someone slams the joystick upwards really hard.  Should be easy enough.
  • Even though the mouse/keyboard surface was copied directly from the control panel using the router's flush-trim bit, it fits a lot tighter than the CP does.  Too tight, really.  I need to trim about 1/16" off the width of the KB/mouse panel (hopefully without ruining the vinyl that's on it).
  • It's easy enough to reach under the CP to switch between 4 & 8-way mode on the OMNI2 stick, but I'm really wishing I'd used a ServoStik for Player 1.  Looks like the mounting plate is the same size as the OMNI2 -- but I have a bad feeling I didn't leave enough room on the side to fit the servo mechanism (I'm certain there isn't enough room between the stick and the buttons).
  • On my next go-around, I think I can nix the front door.  It's not bad having it there; but as often as I need to get into the cab, backdoor access would've been just fine.
  • Occasionally, my cab turns itself on from complete power-down.  Nothing in the BIOS seems to allow this, nor do any of the component power settings in Windows (ethernet, etc).  Clearly this is because my house is haunted.  (Or maybe a short in the power switch on my crappy PC case; or maybe the power supply in the PC is flaky.  I'm going with ghosts, though.)
A co-worker apparently has access to free Pi2 boards(!).  Between that and the 19" 4:3 monitor I picked up over the summer, I now have visions of bartops in my head...
« Last Edit: February 19, 2016, 12:00:27 pm by RxBrad »

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Re: "Avengerless Avenger" - [11/17/15] Finished!
« Reply #168 on: February 20, 2016, 05:18:51 am »
On the last snag, who ya gonna call?
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Re: "Avengerless Avenger" - [6/7/15] Joysticks Routed, Admin Panel w/Plexi
« Reply #169 on: February 25, 2016, 10:21:06 pm »



If I'd have bought a top-bearing bit in the first place, I could have avoided so many of the mishaps I've run into.  Trying to awkwardly position templates underneath your work where you cant see them; or trying to balance your work on scraps so it's level.  This all just leads to trouble.  :banghead:

Sure, this thing worked great for trimming the plexi to fit my admin panel, and it will probably work well to trim my CP/AP graphics to fit.  But aside from that, it can go eff itself.

Friends don't let friends try doing template work with bottom-bearing flush trim bits.

Grrr.

I use bottom bearing trim bit also, but I use it on my router table which mounts upside down making it a top bearing trim bit

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Re: "Avengerless Avenger" - [11/17/15] Finished!
« Reply #170 on: October 17, 2016, 02:54:29 pm »
Almost a year later....  I realized that by flipping the 7" display upside-down, it is now perfectly viewable.  Before, I had to stoop down to see it.  Took a bit of Dremeling to get it in there; but it's much better now.

So, just a reminder to everyone to check the viewing angles of their monitors.  They might look better mounted upside down.


Also, I was eventually able to track down my cab turning itself on to a BIOS setting on the motherboard in my PC.
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Re: "Avengerless Avenger" - [11/17/15] Finished!
« Reply #171 on: October 17, 2016, 03:05:40 pm »
Cool beans. Saves turning your cab upside-down.

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Re: "Avengerless Avenger" - [11/17/15] Finished!
« Reply #172 on: October 17, 2016, 09:13:48 pm »
I'm so glad I found this thread. I'm in the design stage of my cabinet and I LOVE the admin panel! I am stealing your idea for sure. Awesome job. Super clean. I love it!

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Re: "Avengerless Avenger" - [11/17/15] Finished!
« Reply #173 on: October 19, 2016, 01:38:56 pm »
Excellent Cab. The graphics are very clean . I like the admin panel too.

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Re: "Avengerless Avenger" - [11/17/15] Finished!
« Reply #174 on: January 11, 2021, 01:37:57 pm »
She's still alive and kicking.  And she has a newly-finished basement to live in.  I even built a little side table using some of the newer, cooler tools I've collected in the last 5 years, since I didn't want to profane my cab with a cupholder.

Aside from occasionally getting the urge to redo the control panel so I can fit in a Servo-Stik, I'm happy with all of the decisions I made.  I did look through my build pics here, and I cringe a little at my lack of woodworking skills back then.  It's a wonder that I didn't kill myself with that jalopy of a router I was using.


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Re: "Avengerless Avenger" - [11/17/15] Finished!
« Reply #175 on: January 11, 2021, 01:45:27 pm »
Not sure how I missed this one.   That's a very nice clean design and I really like your admin panel.   :cheers: