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Re: Meet George Jetson!
« Reply #40 on: July 06, 2015, 09:10:23 pm »
I have now completed the Player 1 side. When I put it all together, I held my breath to see if the touch controls were going to give me grief again, but it seems rock solid now. So these pics show how I put the buttons together in 'layers'. First, LEDS in. Then wire LEDS. Next microswitches in. Then Touch control in and wired. You can see the touch control module is just held on a microswitch with some double sided tape. Look carefully and you will see the little squares of copper foil that make the touch switches. The connector that the touch switch goes to has three different functions to save on having even more connectors.As well as the touch switch wires, it has the earth for the buttons, and the common (positive) for the LED's which also has the resistor in heatshrink.
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Re: Meet George Jetson!
« Reply #41 on: July 09, 2015, 08:34:47 pm »

Bezel completed. The bottom of the pic is the front of the bezel. Those 'arches' let some air flow up towards the back. There are some small vents under the joysticks and where the wiring comes out. Each is quite small but it all adds up and is better than nothing.

I asked at the hardware shop for the blackest black they had. We both agreed you couldn't get blacker than black chalkboard paint. Unfortunately, rather obviously that paint is designed to be marked. You bump it ever so slightly (even rubbing your hand on it hard) and it marks! So learn from my mistake- you don't need it to be THAT black :duckhunt


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Re: Meet George Jetson!
« Reply #42 on: July 09, 2015, 08:39:00 pm »
That looks sharp. Why not put a matte clear coat over it to protect it?
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Re: Meet George Jetson!
« Reply #43 on: July 09, 2015, 09:06:55 pm »
That looks sharp. Why not put a matte clear coat over it to protect it?

Why not indeed! So obvious now you point it out- blackest you can get, with a protective coating. I'll pick up a can of matte clear coat today  :cheers:


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Re: Meet George Jetson!
« Reply #44 on: July 09, 2015, 09:28:02 pm »
That looks sharp. Why not put a matte clear coat over it to protect it?

Why not indeed! So obvious now you point it out- blackest you can get, with a protective coating. I'll pick up a can of matte clear coat today  :cheers:
Post pictures of your results! Can't wait to see them.
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Re: Meet George Jetson!
« Reply #45 on: July 10, 2015, 11:41:13 am »
Looking good!

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Re: Meet George Jetson!
« Reply #46 on: July 10, 2015, 01:36:03 pm »
 :applaud:

Sorry if I missed this, but what is the bezel made out of and how did you got about doing it?

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Re: Meet George Jetson!
« Reply #47 on: July 11, 2015, 03:15:55 am »
:applaud:

Sorry if I missed this, but what is the bezel made out of and how did you got about doing it?

The making of the bezel is in post #3 (",)


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Re: Meet George Jetson!
« Reply #48 on: July 12, 2015, 03:48:38 pm »
Thanks.

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Re: Meet George Jetson!
« Reply #49 on: July 13, 2015, 11:41:28 am »
I love bezels with corners. Smart solution!  :cheers:

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Re: Meet George Jetson!
« Reply #50 on: July 14, 2015, 01:48:37 am »
I love bezels with corners. Smart solution!  :cheers:

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Re: Meet George Jetson!
« Reply #51 on: July 15, 2015, 06:09:23 am »

I'm calling this one done (",)



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Re: Meet George Jetson!
« Reply #52 on: July 15, 2015, 08:29:29 am »
Congrats on completion! 

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Re: Meet George Jetson!
« Reply #53 on: July 15, 2015, 10:05:31 am »
Things I like about Australia:

Mad Max
Low boy arcade cabinets
The cool accent
Midnight Oil
This cabinet right here

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Re: Meet George Jetson!
« Reply #54 on: July 15, 2015, 08:01:12 pm »
Things I like about Australia:

Mad Max
Low boy arcade cabinets
The cool accent
Midnight Oil
This cabinet right here

No love for the OND?  I'm Australian too!  :P.  Great work Danny, I love the shape and the color, this cab has great instant visual appeal, it's a clever theme well executed.

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Re: Meet George Jetson!
« Reply #55 on: July 15, 2015, 10:24:53 pm »
Things I like about Australia:

Mad Max
Low boy arcade cabinets
The cool accent
Midnight Oil
This cabinet right here

No love for the OND?  I'm Australian too!  :P.  Great work Danny, I love the shape and the color, this cab has great instant visual appeal, it's a clever theme well executed.

Sorry OND,
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Re: Meet George Jetson!
« Reply #56 on: July 16, 2015, 07:20:24 pm »
Very nice! 

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Re: Meet George Jetson!
« Reply #57 on: July 17, 2015, 08:50:37 am »
Very nice! 

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Now updated the first post (",)


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Re: Meet George Jetson!
« Reply #58 on: September 23, 2015, 03:27:35 am »

The perfect accessory for a glass control panel. A two dollar dent puller from ebay to lift the glass (",)


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Re: Meet George Jetson!
« Reply #59 on: September 23, 2015, 05:35:08 pm »
That's brilliant - was looking for something exactly like that for my low boy -  :cheers:
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Re: Meet George Jetson!
« Reply #60 on: September 28, 2015, 09:30:58 am »
I had some friends over for a retro games day. Had a whole bunch of consoles set up around the house, and both arcade machines going. Discovered the position of my touch switches is not ideal as people kept hitting ipac short cuts :duckhunt

I had anticipated TAB as a problem as that used to be hit on my cocktail cab, so that was easily changed to be accessed with T (T for tab!). Off the top of my head I can't actually think how to change the other P1(shift) + joystick shortcuts. Will have to have a look on ultimarcs site...


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Re: Meet George Jetson!
« Reply #61 on: September 28, 2015, 10:19:11 am »
Great project Danny  :applaud:

Have fun with it :cheers:

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« Reply #62 on: September 29, 2015, 10:40:08 pm »
 :applaud:

very unique and impressive.  i love the shape of this cabinet, and the controls through the glass.  great job
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Re: Meet George Jetson!
« Reply #63 on: December 12, 2015, 08:17:23 pm »

Meh. Definitely the first and last time I do the arcade monitor thing  :-\



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« Reply #64 on: December 13, 2015, 01:35:46 pm »
Looks like a knob adjustment.
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« Reply #65 on: December 13, 2015, 02:00:20 pm »

Meh. Definitely the first and last time I do the arcade monitor thing  :-\

Same here Danny. I got suckered into doing it for the authenticity and I it $ucked my wallet dry. Never again.

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« Reply #66 on: December 15, 2015, 03:09:13 am »
Looks like a knob adjustment.

You saying that gave me a thought. The weather was quite cool when I first got this going, and now it's summer time. Maybe my adjustment was a bit marginal and now with the warmer weather it slips out of the 'zone'. It starts off alright but after a while goes like this.

When I get a chance, I'll take the back off and point a pedestal fan at the chassis and see if that does anything. If so maybe a bit more adjustment is necessary, and at worst maybe a cooling fan...


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« Reply #67 on: December 15, 2015, 09:12:41 am »
Looks like H hold specifically.
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« Reply #69 on: March 01, 2017, 09:49:15 pm »

Meh, I had never quite got around to getting the monitor sorted and now I am moving house. Pulled the monitor out and damned if I could remember what ANY of the wires are for! Will post a pic of its new digs soon...


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« Reply #70 on: March 01, 2017, 10:04:40 pm »
All I'm saying is this cabinet would be turned up to 11 with artwork.

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« Reply #71 on: March 02, 2017, 12:19:15 am »
All I'm saying is this cabinet would be turned up to 11 with artwork.

I like to let the curves do the talking, bit like my women  ;D


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« Reply #72 on: March 02, 2017, 03:34:54 am »
All I'm saying is this cabinet would be turned up to 11 with artwork.

I like to let the curves do the talking, bit like my women  ;D
Even the curvy ones need a little lipstick from time to time. :)

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« Reply #73 on: March 18, 2017, 09:35:11 pm »
All I'm saying is this cabinet would be turned up to 11 with artwork.

I like to let the curves do the talking, bit like my women  ;D
Even the curvy ones need a little lipstick from time to time. :)

Um, are we still talking about cabs?  ;D


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