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Electrocade - Completed
« on: July 06, 2015, 07:56:45 pm »
Well thought I would toss a thread up here so that I can update occasionally. I have been working for several months already on this and really don't have a whole lot to show for it, LOL.
Started planning everything in March, then ordered a majority of the parts early April, and have been sitting here ever since it seems :P

Before I get into the details I have to give MAJOR props to ChanceKJ and his Flynn's Arcade Build. The moment I stumbled upon that build I knew that was the hot setup for me! After documentation like that I really have no questions in regards to build other than the software side of it!! From a quality and cost perspective you would be hard pressed to beat the choices ChanceKJ made in his build

Best places to get updates:
Instagram #bcsarcade
Google photo album


Shotouts and references:
ChanceKJ Flynn's Arcade Build
OND Lower Cabinet indirect side lighting design
dfwArcade Artwork Design
Lucian045 Artwork Printing
Arcadenut Any Coin V2 3D printed coin mech replacements 
Simply Austin Hyperspin and other misc YT tutorials
Ultimarc Lots of products and outstanding service!
Arzoo LEDBlinky!
Paradisearcadeshop IL Buttons and LEDs

 
It's complete:

Build sheet parts here:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/19WTNNRB5TsE-CwYkAgoyqrqf2O_iE_W9I5tfybz4x6g/edit?usp=sharing

All put together in it's final form



Little walk through video
! Full walk through vid




Overall Goodies:



Cabinet build progress:
So far I only have the sides ready to go. I had a PVC template made at a local sign shop from ChanceKJ Arcade sides CAD file. Traced the template onto 3/4" MDF, rough cut em out with a jigsaw, then finished em off with a router. Man that was crazy simple! I hope the rest goes that smooth ;)



Frontend progress:
Hyperspin is my frontend of choice right now (only one I've tried to date). So far I'm about 60+ hours into configs, downloads, etc in getting it setup how I would like it (thank God for Simply Austin on youtube!). Just got my P1 controller mock completed and testing things out with LEDBlinky...so far LEDs are all correct but I'm missing something when it comes to setting up LEDBlinky..more reasearch :P






Anyway, that's all for now. Keep on building and inspiring!!

Scotty C













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Re: Electrocade (Pretty much a Flynn Clone)
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2015, 01:11:06 am »
This build is gonna be so sweet! Thanks for the kind words, I'll be following (and prodding  :D) until completion.

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Re: Electrocade (Pretty much a Flynn Clone)
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2015, 11:51:41 am »
Well a short update...

Hyperspin is pretty much all setup for my P1 mockup. Good lord that took a long time. Reading all the skepticism with running two IPAC Ultimate I/Os I'm a little nervous. That'll be next to try out before I get to far on the CP build.

Artwork is coming along. Final Marquee design below and initial side art (still playing with ideas for side art)


Finally got an opportunity yesterday to play around on a CNC router table for the first time. It's really a plasma cutting table, but can do both router and plasma. Well after about 6hrs my co-worker and I were able to get 1 good CP top and bottom. What an experience that was. With as many mistakes as we made, we can now confidently do some CNC routing. There's something quite satisfying about doing your own CNC work, except when it comes to cleanup.








Going to try and get some of the things done this week
-Dismantle the coin door and strip the paint. Repaint with some hammered black (probably a 2-3wk project on that)
-Figure out the coin mechs and adjust to take tokens
-Start on power design
-Get ledger boards glued and screwed (I have a feeling this is going to be more difficult than I imagine)

Brian


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Re: Electrocade (Pretty much a Flynn Clone)
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2015, 12:19:59 pm »
Well it's official Chance....

Flynn's is the new weecade....

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Re: Electrocade (Pretty much a Flynn Clone)
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2015, 12:25:33 pm »
Well it's official Chance....

Flynn's is the new weecade....

You shut your filthy whorish mouth.

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Re: Electrocade (Pretty much a Flynn Clone)
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2015, 12:48:26 pm »
I can't wait to vote for "Best Widescreen Cabinet Inspired By ChanceKJ's Flynn's Arcade" in next year's UCAs.
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Re: Electrocade (Pretty much a Flynn's Clone)
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2015, 03:05:12 pm »
Not a huge update this week, but still some progress none the less

Got the coin mechs all adjusted to accept tokens (or anything smaller). Coin door completely stripped of original paint (used Rust-oleum Aircraft remover, can't believe how well that stuff works!!). Swapped out all the joystick handles for the 10mm longer ones. Installing everything in my mock up CP to test out the setup on two IPAC Ulimate I/Os. Not pictured but I did drill out 2 different button configs for P1 and P2. Need to decide on which one I'm going to go with. Artwork is getting closer.

Longer shafts:


CP Mockup:


Coin Door:



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Re: Electrocade (Pretty much a Flynn's Clone)
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2015, 01:20:35 pm »
Small update. Been playing some games to test which button layout I like the best..So far Im really loving Chance's more exotic layout which I did for P1 so I think I'm going with that layout. I've also been playing around with using 2 I-PAC Ultimate I/Os (UIO's) with firmware 1.32 on the same PC. First and foremost a little info on things are layed out and wired up.

Player layout on CP:

3---1---2---4




I wired everything up using the full wiring harness which came with the UIO's which utilizes pins for P1 and P2.
UIO#1
P1 pins wired to P1 position
P2 pins wired to P3 position
Trackball hooked up to trackball inputs
UIO#2
P1 pins wired to P4 position
P2 pins wired to P2 position


My observations.
- Keyboard controls/emulator work perfecly!
Each controller just works awesome button/input mapping to 'keystrokes'. On UIO#1 I did remap P2 pin inputs to match what they would be on the IPAC4 for player 3, and same goes for UIO#2 P1 inputs to match IPAC4 P4 mappings. I also disabled shift functions on both UIOs. Note: I had to connect only one board at a time to the PC to ensure I was changing mapping on the correct board.

- LED control function does not work as anticipated.
In LED_Blinky(maybe other software as well..no other experience with others) it sees both UIOs as 1 LED controller regardless of how I add the controllers.  On the UIO's you are unable to set a specific device ID for each individual controller via software like you can with the PacLED64's. I went ahead and sent an email to Andy for verification and he confirmed the issue. He is on break this week and will be sending FW next week that will change the ID on one of the UIOs. Outstanding customer service to respond while he's on break. Highly recommend Ultimarc.

Looking forward to trying out the new firmware and posting up the results :)
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Re: Electrocade (Pretty much a Flynn's Clone)
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2015, 01:54:54 pm »
8 buttons... ::)

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Re: Electrocade (Pretty much a Flynn's Clone)
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2015, 10:37:49 pm »
Progress update:
Coin door is in the process of drying after a couple coats of hammered black...really not what I expected. I was expecting to have much a much more 'clumpy' texture but it's actually pretty even and mildly textured..I kinda like it

Artwork is complete. Big thank you to Josh White (dfwArcadeon HS forums) http://www.jwgfx.com/ Very easy to work with and very reasonable pricing.


Will be working on the CNC late this week or early next to do the final CP. Then it's time to hit the cabinet build.

Still waiting to hear from Andy on the UIO firmware. I'm sure he's swamped this week though, just getting back from break.
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Re: Electrocade (Pretty much a Flynn's Clone)
« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2015, 01:46:33 pm »
Regarding using the 2 UIO's: I flashed the firmware received from Andy on one of the UIO's and then needed to update the LEDBlinky PacDrive32.dll (added the PacDrive64.dll in there for good measure). After those 2 steps I can now say I have a 100% fully functional setup for 2 UIO's!! :)

Some minor coin door progress
Coin door repainted after being stripped (two coats flat black with primer, 2 costs hammered black). New reject buttons received, and coin door surround bezels cleaned up a bit..man those were dirty..even had a layer of paint on em.





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Re: Electrocade (Pretty much a Flynn's Clone)
« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2015, 06:06:27 pm »
Looking good bud!

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Re: Electrocade (Pretty much a Flynn's Clone)
« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2015, 12:39:20 am »
Looking good bud!
Thanx !! By the time I get one of these cabs built you'll have built 10 of em, hahaha. I have lots of questions on your LED button setup for KNIGHTMARE, but I'll try and figure it out first ;)

Well another month has gone by and hardly any work done. Here's a very minor update.

Coin door has cured for a month or so, hehe. Went ahead and put the new lock on. This week I'm going to try and get the mechs all reinstalled.


Got the final CP routed out with the buttons and recessed joystick holes for the clear tubing.



Went to Staples today and had some artwork printed to test alignment. Staples told me it was about a 4hr lead time so I let em stage the files and left for another store. Well not even 10mins later they called and said they were ready. went back to pick em up and they said no charge (would have been around $8 was the initial quote)! Awesome! Got it all taped/trimmed to the CP (didn't bother to cut out all holes...kinda got tired of doing it.) Looks like I'm going to need a little tweak on the right starburst thingy so that it's right at the joystick hole. Left one turned out pretty good IMO





Well that's it for now. Back to lurking the forums for info ;)




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Re: Electrocade (Pretty much a Flynn's Clone)
« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2015, 02:32:06 am »
coming along nicely bro ;)
question....were did you purchase those ball top joysticks? are they jlf's? and where did you get the longer shafts?
thanks in advance.
nevermind just found them at utimarc thanks
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my first build classic style upright cabinet..... MARVELOUS FIGHTER (FINISHED) http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,133066.0.html

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Re: Electrocade (Pretty much a Flynn's Clone)
« Reply #14 on: September 30, 2015, 07:45:25 am »
I dig the artwork. I think the marquee will really pop when lit up. Great job so far.

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Re: Electrocade (Pretty much a Flynn's Clone)
« Reply #15 on: November 16, 2015, 09:45:05 pm »
Well it's been quite a while since the last update. So here it goes.

Coin door is fully assembled...although I realized I'm missing all the coin door mounting pieces. Those little clips that attach the door to the panel itself..have to track those down somewhere



After it was all assembled I found out about these 3D printed AnyCoin V2 mech replacements..had to pick em up...not sure if I'll use them or not however


Finally getting down and dirty with the build itself!!!
Started out with the CP base since I figured that would be the most challenging with all the angles. Turns out it went pretty well..although I did not like how far the front of the base protruded so I top mounted that piece and routed some of it out to clear the track ball. then I routed out 1/8" off the CP bottom so the trackball will sit just right with the trim ring on there.






Next up was the cabinet base. That was a fun one to build! Especially routing out the room for the wheels...What a mess...hahaha!





Next up was getting the ledgers on the side panels..Wasn't as easy as I thought it would be but it's close to being done




Also in possession of some of the remaining pieces for the build




Then after a couple tweaks on getting the artwork 100% aligned I got it all printed out. Man this looks really nice!



Now...back to the build. Hoping to get painting late next week, but I guess I'll see




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Re: Electrocade (Pretty much a Flynn's Clone)
« Reply #16 on: November 17, 2015, 08:40:42 am »
I'm not the biggest fan of carrier-like CPOs, but it looks like it's going to have some good proportions.

Which kind of trackball are you using? I'm looking into using one for my first project, but so far all the ones I've found are either terrible and cheap looking or industrial ones that happen to be hideously expensive.

Edit: I see on Google Photos it's an Ultimarc. Time to take a look at my budget.
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Re: Electrocade (Pretty much a Flynn's Clone)
« Reply #17 on: November 17, 2015, 08:50:54 am »
If there was one thing I'd change on the CP I'd put the P3 and P4 buttons a little further in from the edge. When I rest my hand positioned over the buttons the palm of my hand is resting right on the edge of the CP. Won't bother me much as it'll mainly be a P1/P2 in play 90% of the time. If anything it'll promote player rotation for those players ;)

I'm using the Ultimarc U-TRAK trackball.

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« Reply #18 on: November 17, 2015, 08:55:31 am »
I'm using the Ultimarc U-TRAK trackball.
Thanks for the confirmation. It looks like I'll have to keep looking for an alternative since I won't be using one of their encoders.

Good job on that coin door, BTW.
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Re: Electrocade (Based on Flynn's arcade)
« Reply #19 on: November 23, 2015, 09:32:23 am »
Making some good progress. Spent a majority of the day working on the build yesterday. Started the day with just the sides, base, and the CP completed. Cut all the front and back facing boards. I'm actually very surprised how well it came together. Still some additional pieces to get installed but ran short on time so I'll have to finish those up this week. I will be painting by the weekend..oh yes I will be :P Still a lot to do!






Does anyone know where I can get the coin door clips that are this style?


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Re: Electrocade (Based on Flynn's arcade)
« Reply #20 on: December 07, 2015, 03:38:38 pm »
Slowly making some headway. Doubt it'll be done by EOY but we'll see what I can pull off ;)

Have completed nearly all the cabinet build. Only 6 more boards to cut, holes to drill, power connection panel to build, and then bondo/sanding.

Back Panels:


Marquee holders. Going to use tmolding to hold the marquee in place



Pocket screwed the 2x6 inplace  (successfully managed to do no screws through the outside of the side panels!)


drilled concealed hinge holes in the fold down door on the front (kit came with a nice 35mm forstner bit and pattern template! for $13)


tmolding slot cut on all pieces (that was easy, but what a mess lol!)



Then the fun part started. Removable front panel with coin door. Amazingly enough the dremel router attachment had the perfect curve for the coin door corners!


Cut the inner panel of the front to make room for the coin door and decided the best place for the 2 fans, then mounted my spacer pieces



Added the threaded inserts to the front panel and put it on there. Should allow for a nice indirect lighting glow. The LED strips and fan holes will not be visible!



Well that's it for now.






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Re: Electrocade - Still in build process 12/7
« Reply #21 on: January 23, 2016, 07:34:16 pm »
well it's been a long while since I've updated. Thought I was going to hammer this out over the holiday break, but didn't even touch it. Figured I'll probably have it completed by April, haha.  Well where am I currently...

Picked up a couple AimTrak's for Christmas so those will be a nice addition. (also got a 34VDC PS to go with em). Any must haves shooters out there other than the MAME ones and THOD series?


Also had this for a while just thought I would post it up, but it's a rack mounted power strip..Adding custom ckt design to be essentially a smart strip with ability to bypass when needed. Stay tuned for that progress



Did the remaining work on the bottom of the CP and the CP box. Put all the recessed inserts in(TB ones not pictured) and routed out the parts for the LEDs that light the joystick surrounds. Then on the CP box I drilled a couple holes for some pinball buttons (L/R flipper and ball launch).



Then I needed to 'frost up' the clear tube joystick inserts so came up with a viable solution to spin them easily while sanding (30mm forstner with elec tape ;) )



Then I started on the fun part of this...painting...this by far is the hardest part of building a cabinet IMO. I've tried soo many methods to paint thus far it's been quite distrubing. So far what I've found to be the best for me is a couple coats of killz primer (sanded each coat), then 2-3 coats of Rust-Oleum Satin black..final coat just put down tonight. So we'll see how it turns out. For now I'm just trying to get the CP and CP box painted so I can vinyl and wire it up over the next month or so. The main cab will have to wait for consistent warm weather I'm afraid.

Couple pics of the paint process during various stages





Then moved onto the rattle can stuff :P (paint still wet in the pics...will see how they dry but there are little bubbles scattered everywhere. Will probably be good enough for the CP and CP box..but not the main cab IMO)





hehe in that last pic I'm trying the paint+primer spray. you can really tell how much MDF soaks up the paint compared to bondo ;)




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Re: Electrocade - painting 1/23
« Reply #22 on: January 23, 2016, 10:23:24 pm »
um you should of hit it with kilz first sand then paint, for the edges, its been recommend to seal first with water glue slurry.
   

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Re: Electrocade - painting 1/23
« Reply #23 on: January 23, 2016, 10:28:38 pm »
yeah, you may have something there. will sand it down a bit and take it from there. Thinkin I could get away with a shortcut here and there ;)

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Re: Electrocade - painting 1/23
« Reply #24 on: January 29, 2016, 11:37:38 pm »
hmmmm.....what's this?   ;D


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Re: Electrocade - painting 1/23
« Reply #25 on: January 30, 2016, 10:26:54 am »
hmmmm.....what's this?   ;D



That's Puuuuuurdy :)

Really like you build here.  Doing a great job!

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Re: Electrocade - painting 1/23
« Reply #26 on: January 30, 2016, 10:33:51 am »
Thanx dezmond!  I've been following yours well! You've got some great woodworking skills!


The finish on the CP came out great! Spray paint is the way to go! Ended up getting both sides of the CP completed this week and only a couple more coats to go on the CP box and that will be done.



Spent what I felt was an hour to line up the vinyl on the CP. Finally got it just where it needed to be.


I tried to flush cut the vinyl on a spare piece and I really didn't like the look of it. So decided to tuck the vinyl in on the edge and kind of hold it in there with the T-molding



Turned out awesome!....now to cut the holes out


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Re: Electrocade - painting n CP work 1/30
« Reply #27 on: January 30, 2016, 01:50:14 pm »
Get yourself a new pack of fine tipped exacto blades and take your time. Start either the button holes for practice, unlike the others, you won't see the cut job on those as they'll be under the buttons. Comes out nice and clean with a bit of an angle to the blade. Use a fresh sharpie to touch up any cuts on the wood. :)

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Re: Electrocade - painting n CP work 1/30
« Reply #28 on: January 30, 2016, 07:05:47 pm »
I like Virtua Cop 1 and 2 and the other Sega games for the Aimtraks as well.  Make sure you use the Troubleshooter application and use the older version of the emulator for proper support though.

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Re: Electrocade - painting n CP work 1/30
« Reply #29 on: January 30, 2016, 09:16:38 pm »
Good tips Chance! Will try the angle out when starting on the buttons. For sure those joystick cutouts are going to have to be near perfect.


scoodidabop: I've been playing around with troubleshooter2 app with model 2 emulator v1.0 and THOTD PC versions and just can't seem to get it to work right. I'm playing around with it on my windows 10 PC so maybe that's the reason. The actual arcade pc is running win 7 so I might give it a go on that one.  BTW did you get those 10 cabinets built yet? :P  You've got to be getting close, hehe.  oh and I've got future pinball all setup finally just needing to create some snap vids of each table which are not available on emu movies. What did you use to create your snap vids?
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Re: Electrocade - painting 1/23
« Reply #30 on: January 31, 2016, 06:36:39 am »
hmmmm.....what's this?   ;D


Hmm, ok, you got my attention here. What is this?
Also: where and how much?  ;D

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Re: Electrocade - painting n CP work 1/30
« Reply #31 on: January 31, 2016, 10:37:53 am »
Betafini:  Liquid neon! I was looking into crackle and plasma tubes but they were just too much $$  These guys are little though only12" http://www.xoxide.com/12linespcoca.html but only $30 for 3 of em

Thinkin one on each side of the monitor. Probably only have them on during power up and when the door is open (also on demand).
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Re: Electrocade - painting n CP work 1/30
« Reply #32 on: January 31, 2016, 10:58:11 am »
Thanks for the info! Now I'm thinking of ways to implement this for my marquee...

I'm eager to see the result on your cab. Keep up the good work! And I love your artwork btw, sounds very promising.

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Re: Electrocade - painting n CP work 1/30
« Reply #33 on: January 31, 2016, 04:53:54 pm »
Utterly Sublime work!!!

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Re: Electrocade - painting n CP work 1/30
« Reply #34 on: February 08, 2016, 09:28:28 am »
thanx for the encouragement and kind words!

Managed to get a little bit of work started...it's going to be a chore to do all this wiring, but it'll look decent. My original plan was to do a pcb that would route to a central connection point for each player, but just couldn't warrant the cost or design time. Going to use the heat shrink and wire sleeving I have on hand. Pics! :)

Got all the vinyl cut where needed. Exacto at and angle and a sharpie worked awesome!


next up installed all the joystick light rings and lighting


Trackball was up next...sits perfect IMO. I like the look of it with the trim ring


Then tossed the buttons in there...


Oh man....what did I get myself into!



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Re: Electrocade - painting n CP work 1/30
« Reply #35 on: February 08, 2016, 10:25:27 am »
Those are some crazy ass button arches you got there.

The "helping hands" you're using is pretty cool. Never seen one like that. :cheers:
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Re: Electrocade - painting n CP work 1/30
« Reply #36 on: February 08, 2016, 07:08:16 pm »
Those are some crazy ass button arches you got there.

The "helping hands" you're using is pretty cool. Never seen one like that. :cheers:

I'm assuming you are referring to the button layouts themselves (Although the wires on the button LEDs can definitely be shorter) I based the button layout on Chances Flynn's example and tweaked it a bit for my fingers. I'm pretty impressed with how comfortable it feels. The 6 inner buttons will be used the most though and those are in a more traditional style layout. The extreme outer ones will be more for the L/R triggers on SNES and the like ;)

I love the helping hands! Picked em up at sparkfun a while back.

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Re: Electrocade - painting n CP work 1/30
« Reply #37 on: February 08, 2016, 11:45:45 pm »
See Yots, I'm not just a pretty face and a case of Molson. :)

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Re: Electrocade - painting n CP work 1/30
« Reply #38 on: March 07, 2016, 09:14:13 pm »
well...it's been about a month and I've managed to get about 20hrs of sleeving, shrinking, cutting, and soldering done. I can officially say the CP LED wiring is complete. I had a couple odd issues along the way. First a couple of the button LEDs themselves seem to be bad as the blue leads on the led would actually light up the red...so those LEDs were red, green, and red...lol. the other one I haven't really tackled yet, but on the Trackball LED wiring when I bench test it using the 4 pin connector it ends up lighting one of the admin buttons to white at full brightness...suspecting this has something to do with how I hooked up the 2nd ground from the trackball LED.  I'm outta town for 3 out of the next 5 weeks so won't have much time to work on this, but we'll see what I can pull off. But since I'm stuck in NJ for this week I'm going to be scouring  the forums and catching up on other projects around here.






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Re: Electrocade - painting n CP work 1/30
« Reply #39 on: March 07, 2016, 09:17:23 pm »
Nice wiring porn!

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Re: Electrocade - painting n CP work 1/30
« Reply #40 on: March 08, 2016, 05:10:02 am »
Wow, that's some damn neat wiring. Also love the coolant nozzle helping hands. Its going to look good once finished, big bastard, but good.

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Re: Electrocade - painting n CP work 1/30
« Reply #41 on: March 08, 2016, 09:19:59 am »
Thanx for the compliments! LOTS of time spent thus far but I'm glad it's turning out well.

I forgot to mention that I picked up a pretty cool usb volume control.  Fusion rotary USB volume controller.  Push to mute/unmute, rotary colors adjustable, and power led brightness adjustable via their software....now to figure out where to place it...


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Re: Electrocade - painting n CP work 1/30
« Reply #42 on: March 09, 2016, 07:33:40 am »
That wiring is fantastic! What joysticks are you using? I like that all the wiring is somewhat hidden on them.

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Re: Electrocade - painting n CP work 1/30
« Reply #43 on: March 10, 2016, 10:17:59 am »
J-Sticks(Sanwa JLW-TM-8) from Ultimarc.  I haven't actually wired those up yet...still trying to determine how to do those the cleanest way possible.

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Re: Electrocade - painting n CP work 1/30
« Reply #44 on: March 12, 2016, 09:05:35 pm »
Where'd those longer shafts come from?  They'd come in real handy on the servostick in my panel.

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Re: Electrocade - painting n CP work 1/30
« Reply #45 on: March 13, 2016, 04:14:27 pm »
Where'd those longer shafts come from?  They'd come in real handy on the servostick in my panel.

Got them at Ultimarc. They have them for ball top and oval top.
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« Reply #46 on: March 15, 2016, 02:49:18 pm »
Impressive! Love the artwork and the extremely neat wiring.  :applaud:

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Re: Electrocade - painting n CP work 1/30
« Reply #47 on: March 17, 2016, 11:10:48 pm »
Thanx edekoning! 

So I've reached a dilemma.. Should I sleeve the ground wires or no?

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Re: Electrocade - painting n CP work 1/30
« Reply #48 on: March 18, 2016, 12:05:54 am »
I was wondering the same for mine.  Kind of pointless with just one wire, but could aesthetically give you some continuity.  I think it looks great as-is.  How come you don't run your control wires with your RGB wires?  BTW, what size are you using for the sleeves you have pictured?

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Re: Electrocade - painting n CP work 1/30
« Reply #49 on: March 18, 2016, 10:56:51 am »
Wanted to keep the LED wiring separate to avoid any hassles in the future if they have any issues. (not anticipating any but ya never know). Plus is looks a whole lot better on the UIO ;) The sleeving size is 1/8"  with no treatment.

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Re: Electrocade - painting n CP work 1/30
« Reply #50 on: March 18, 2016, 11:50:19 pm »
I'm about 1/2 way done with all the grounds. Decided not to sleeve the grounds that were in close proximity of eachother. I did sleeve the main ground wires that I added to the UIO harness tough. I think this will work nicely. Kinda makes it really look like a circuit board where all traces are various sizes(haha, umm..yeah thats it).



Also received my rollie leaf switches. They are pretty nice. Should work good for the flipper buttons on the sides of the CP box.  Ended up notching them out just a hair on the bottom so that the LED wires are not pinched.
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Re: Electrocade - painting n CP work 1/30
« Reply #51 on: April 18, 2016, 05:31:22 pm »
Well...after 2 months of wiring  (I took a 3 week break in there as well ;) ) the CP is done! Was it worth it?? I think so. Only 3 buttons left to completely wire on the CP base, and then the coin mechs, but that's easy stuff ;) I'm ready to get this thing done already!





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Re: Electrocade - painting 5/31
« Reply #52 on: May 31, 2016, 10:56:36 pm »
It's been a while since the last update so here it goes.

Well the CP vinyl tuck job didn't work out as slick as I thought it would. ended up bubbling up the edges a bit in some spots. Ended up just trimming it flush and it turned out pretty good. Still need to touch up a couple more spots but all in due time ;)


Did the remainder of the woodwork (man thought I had that stuff done, lol.)







Ended up building a little 'paint booth'




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Re: Electrocade - painting 5/31
« Reply #53 on: July 05, 2016, 09:26:09 am »
so..painting....yeah for sure the hardest part of the build IMO. Once I thought it was good to go, I noticed something else. It's not perfect but I'm not going to stress over it any longer ;) Got all the remaining CP buttons wired in. Vinyl and t-molding on put on along with the fans.

Photobomb incoming...






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Re: Electrocade - 7/5 putting it all together
« Reply #54 on: July 05, 2016, 09:35:02 am »
What a great looking project! The wiring has come out beautifully clean and the artwork is nice and bright without having 'roided out characters all over it. Congrats. This is a showpiece.  Where did you find the wheels that you used? I really like those but everywhere around here only has the standard casters. I am assuming I will have to order them from somewhere.

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Re: Electrocade - 7/5 putting it all together
« Reply #55 on: July 05, 2016, 10:27:37 am »
Thanx again n3wt0n!  I got the 'heavy duty arcade wheels' from ebay:  www.ebay.com/itm/160729041603

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Re: Electrocade - 7/5 putting it all together
« Reply #56 on: July 05, 2016, 07:10:40 pm »
I'm a well-known 'hater' of that shape and control panel, but I gotta admit, your side art is aces and looks good on the cab. Nice job!
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Re: Electrocade - 7/5 putting it all together
« Reply #57 on: July 06, 2016, 09:54:47 am »
I'm a well-known 'hater' of that shape and control panel, but I gotta admit, your side art is aces and looks good on the cab. Nice job!

Glad you like the artwork! Josh really nailed the concept I had in my head and made it a reality :)


Minor thing I was able to get done last night. covered the speaker panel in speaker cloth. I've never been a fan of speaker grills. Just looks too boom boxy for my taste ;)


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Re: Electrocade - 7/5 putting it all together
« Reply #58 on: July 08, 2016, 12:31:24 am »
oooo, i REALLY like the look of that speaker panel!   :applaud:


...why didn't i think of that?

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Re: Electrocade - 7/5 putting it all together
« Reply #59 on: July 11, 2016, 07:48:42 pm »
Damn, that is one sexy speaker panel! :applaud:

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Re: Electrocade - 7/5 putting it all together
« Reply #60 on: July 12, 2016, 05:41:45 pm »
Agreed on the speaker panel - looks way more sleek than speaker grills.

Might need more staples though.  ;)

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Re: Electrocade - 7/5 putting it all together
« Reply #61 on: July 15, 2016, 02:04:44 pm »
Scotty, This is great work , I love the theme and the high quality work. Question, Is that 1/8 blue wire mesh sleeving for your pushbuttons?

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Re: Electrocade - 7/5 putting it all together
« Reply #62 on: July 23, 2016, 06:46:17 pm »
Awesome job.
I love the artwork and theme throughout.

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Re: Electrocade - 7/5 putting it all together
« Reply #63 on: July 29, 2016, 09:57:38 am »
Agreed on the speaker panel - looks way more sleek than speaker grills.

Might need more staples though.  ;)

haha...:P I even used spray adhesive on the front side

Scotty, This is great work , I love the theme and the high quality work. Question, Is that 1/8 blue wire mesh sleeving for your pushbuttons?

Thanx Vincefaro! Yes the 1/8 is for the 'trigger' wire on all the push buttons

Awesome job.
I love the artwork and theme throughout.

Thanx mgb!

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Re: Electrocade - 7/5 putting it all together
« Reply #64 on: July 29, 2016, 10:56:40 am »
small update... (I think snails move faster than me and this project)

Ordered some USB cables for the control panel to reach the computer in the base of the cabinet. Found some that matched my color scheme (blue and black) :)


Got the TV all mounted up, Marquee stuck to the lexan, added some spare vinyl to the sides of the coin door, and my custom smart strip power supply (triggered by USB) is finished!

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Re: Electrocade - 7/5 putting it all together
« Reply #65 on: August 01, 2016, 12:24:09 pm »
Nice, that accent lighting in front goes great with the side art.  :applaud:

How did you like that paint gun from HF?

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« Reply #66 on: August 01, 2016, 01:27:47 pm »
How did you like that paint gun from HF?

It was okay..ended up getting the bigger HVLP gun from HF as the spray pattern on the detail one was only like 1.5" wide. the HPLV worked pretty good once I found the right mixture for thinning..I do not recommend thinning latex paint for a sprayer..super hard to get consistent results. In the end I ended up using rattle cans for the final coat.

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Re: Electrocade - 7/5 putting it all together
« Reply #67 on: August 24, 2016, 09:50:31 am »
Well...its up and running! Up next is to finish up the misc software config (FE, emu controls, LEDs, cabinet lighting..etc).

Some pics (way more in the google album)

LED strip cabinet lighting:


Power button: Note don't forget to fill in the top screw holes..lol. I did it on a whim with silicone and man that stuff shrinks!


Cabinet wiring:


Coindoor installed:



Coin door and misc wiring in lower cab:


'Freeplay switch' :)


As it sits right now:



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Re: Electrocade - 8/24..FE and software touch ups
« Reply #68 on: August 24, 2016, 10:13:16 am »
Beautiful work! This cab seems to lend itself to that control panel design. Also, I usually don't care for a lot of fancy lighting on cabs but I love your use of it here. Not too much but just enough! Great job.  :applaud:


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Re: Electrocade - painting 5/31
« Reply #69 on: October 03, 2016, 05:21:28 pm »

Hi, I was just admiring your beautiful work, I just got my fan vents just like yours. What size hole saw did you use for the holes 5 inch?




so..painting....yeah for sure the hardest part of the build IMO. Once I thought it was good to go, I noticed something else. It's not perfect but I'm not going to stress over it any longer ;) Got all the remaining CP buttons wired in. Vinyl and t-molding on put on along with the fans.

Photobomb incoming...






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Re: Electrocade - 8/24..FE and software touch ups
« Reply #70 on: October 03, 2016, 07:04:11 pm »
Vincefaro: Thanx! and yes you got it. I used a 5" hole saw

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Re: Electrocade - 8/24..FE and software touch ups
« Reply #71 on: October 03, 2016, 09:17:07 pm »
This is inspiring!!!  Thanks so much for documenting your journey.

Huge props for the super clean wiring.  THAT is a chore, but you'll be so happy you took the time to do it down the road.

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Re: Electrocade - painting 5/31
« Reply #72 on: October 04, 2016, 12:14:17 am »
It's weird, in this photo, the CP looks like it was photoshopped on...

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Re: Electrocade - painting 5/31
« Reply #73 on: October 04, 2016, 05:20:42 pm »
It's weird, in this photo, the CP looks like it was photoshopped on...

hahaha...wow it really does look fake. Could be because the TV was on and it changed the lighting on the arcade side panel..

This is inspiring!!!  Thanks so much for documenting your journey.

Huge props for the super clean wiring.  THAT is a chore, but you'll be so happy you took the time to do it down the road.

Mike

thanx for the compliments Mike/rave0035. It was an extreme chore, but sooo worth it. although on the next one I highly doubt I'll go to that extreme again.

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Re: Electrocade - 8/24..FE and software touch ups
« Reply #74 on: October 06, 2016, 11:48:31 pm »
Well it's done! Picked up some tinted acrylic sheets 2064 and 2074.. Wasn't sure which darkness I would like the best and ended up going with the 2064. Had some issues with recoil in the guns  :angry:. Still do not fully understand how or why they acted like they did, but 2 recoil rebuilds later, PC swap (Dell optiplex 9020), and different power strip and they work perfectly now..LOL One thing to note for those thinking about running a fusion USB volume control...it requires explorer.exe to be running to function....so running a custom user interface via gpedit in win7 pro didn't work perfectly for me. So needless to say still tweaking the startup sequence, cabinet lighting, and games on the arcade, but I expect that to be a never ending process anyway ;)

Lastest pics and a full walk through vid for everyone.

Bottom of acrylic and a good shot of my 'freeplay' switch(basically just disconnects the CP coin buttons)


Top of the acrylic..lines up perfectly ;)


All put together in it's final form



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Re: Electrocade - Completed
« Reply #75 on: October 07, 2016, 03:43:40 am »
Its a class looking cab for sure. Enjoy it.

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Re: Electrocade - Completed
« Reply #76 on: October 07, 2016, 08:39:01 am »
Very well done. I am definitely going to steal that speaker cloth idea for my next build. I may as well give you credit for it in advance. :applaud:

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« Reply #77 on: October 12, 2016, 08:53:12 pm »

Too late ,
I already stole it for my build. 

This is looking great by the way.


Very well done. I am definitely going to steal that speaker cloth idea for my next build. I may as well give you credit for it in advance. :applaud:

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Re: Electrocade - Completed
« Reply #78 on: October 23, 2016, 03:20:50 pm »
Wow!   The attention to detail and quality is fantastic!

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Re: Electrocade - Completed
« Reply #79 on: July 13, 2017, 10:13:34 pm »
~10 month update :P
First I went through and corrected all pic links to a new host.

Cab  is still running great. I play it about 1-2 times a week. I've only performed a handful of updates to it. Updated MAME to 0.183 for the gun stability mainly. Updates to Hyperspin themes here and there. Really got into playing with LED blinky customization, including some animations. Man you can really go crazy with those animations!  I've had a couple of the red LED's on the buttons go out within the first couple months of operation. Replacing those easy enough with some spares I had on hand and I haven't had any other issues with any other LED's since. The rollie leaf switches need more frequent adjusting than I thought would be required.


Couple of animation vids:
Colorwave animation


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Re: Electrocade - Completed
« Reply #80 on: July 14, 2017, 02:27:49 am »
Those light effects are really cool. I may have some questions about some of the LED blinky fun you have been having. 10 months later and it's still an awesome cabinet.  :cheers:

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Re: Electrocade - Completed
« Reply #81 on: July 14, 2017, 06:48:31 pm »
thanx n3wt0n!  Hit me up if you have questions.. I'll help if I can :)

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Re: Electrocade - Completed
« Reply #82 on: August 08, 2017, 06:41:41 pm »
thanx n3wt0n!  Hit me up if you have questions.. I'll help if I can :)

Did you use 1/8inch to sleeve everything? The blue looks a bit bigger.


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Re: Electrocade - Completed
« Reply #83 on: August 09, 2017, 05:30:12 pm »
Did you use 1/8inch to sleeve everything? The blue looks a bit bigger.

Hey gumby510 I used 1/4" on the neon blue sleeving:  https://www.wirecare.com/category/braided-sleeving/general-purpose/flexo-pet/ptn0.25nb-flexo-pet-1-4-neon-blue-10-ft-cuts

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Re: Electrocade - Completed
« Reply #84 on: August 09, 2017, 10:03:56 pm »
From your pics linked on google you have a spool of blue 1/8 inch in the pic. Looks like you started with 1/8 and then finished it off with 1/4.   

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Re: Electrocade - Completed
« Reply #85 on: August 10, 2017, 11:06:33 am »
wow, that turned out really nice

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Re: Electrocade - Completed
« Reply #86 on: August 10, 2017, 11:09:03 am »
Came looking for electro....



Left disappointed.


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Re: Electrocade - Completed
« Reply #87 on: August 10, 2017, 11:36:20 am »
   That paint gun, hard to see in the pics, but appears to more for like spraying glue or something, the tip is big and few if any little atomizing holes on either side, bet it sprayed like a dream.... Next time dollar for dollar go to the auto store and at the very least get their budget gun, you will be amazed at the difference.... As for tha cab that turned out really nice, just gotta love up on that wiring 8).

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Re: Electrocade - Completed
« Reply #88 on: August 13, 2017, 12:17:49 am »
From your pics linked on google you have a spool of blue 1/8 inch in the pic. Looks like you started with 1/8 and then finished it off with 1/4.

Ah good eye! Totally forgot I did that.. So bundle of wires from the IPAC I used 1/4"..then when it seperated out to the individual buttons I did use 1/8"

wow, that turned out really nice

Thanx!

   That paint gun, hard to see in the pics, but appears to more for like spraying glue or something, the tip is big and few if any little atomizing holes on either side, bet it sprayed like a dream.... Next time dollar for dollar go to the auto store and at the very least get their budget gun, you will be amazed at the difference.... As for tha cab that turned out really nice, just gotta love up on that wiring 8).

hehe, great advice on getting a better gun! Honestly I couldn't get anything to spray consistently with either gun.

  
 

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