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Re: Vigolix, a super easy mini cab on 1 sheet of 2X4 plywood
« Reply #120 on: August 27, 2013, 03:29:41 am »
Thank you for all the detailed feedback. 

I mocked up a 72" cut high version (final 6" less) and it did end up feeling a tad bit short for me standing up, but it felt pretty close on a stool.

I drew up plans based on:

24" deep
78" tall
24" wide

and I think you could cut the entire cabinet from a 4x8 sheet and have more than enough left over to do anything extra like.

I just recently got a tabletop cocktail unit with the JAMMA 60-in-1 and now I'm just rethinking everything.  That 60-in-1 really sucks.  With the 4-way/8-way issue and there is really only like 10 decent games on that whole board and half you have to give up depending on the joystick you choose.

I don't want to derail this thread, but I'm not sure what to do.  Want to build something but have no idea based on what.  ArcadeSD is so pricey, MAME seems intimidating to me and alot of work.  IDK

Thanks again for all the advice and feedback though!  Really appreciate it.

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Re: Vigolix, a super easy mini cab on 1 sheet of 2X4 plywood
« Reply #121 on: July 27, 2014, 10:24:13 am »
I just wanted to share my build inspired by this project.



http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,140348.0.html
« Last Edit: December 19, 2014, 09:30:19 am by DeLuSioNal29 »

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Re: Vigolix, a super easy mini cab on 1 sheet of 2X4 plywood
« Reply #122 on: July 27, 2014, 10:45:44 am »
Hmmm....I just realized that I have a brandy new 15" monitor laying around staring at me.  I was gonna build a juke outta it but this look like it's a better fit.  Maybe a dedicated vertical cab as stated above.

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Re: Vigolix, a super easy mini cab on 1 sheet of 2X4 plywood
« Reply #123 on: February 18, 2015, 07:17:44 pm »
(Really not sure if this is the place to post for sure but it seemed appropriate to me at the time of this writing.)I am new to the forum, and had first heard about it after seeing this project and wanted to build one of my own. After about a year of planning and scraping one idea after another I decided that this design was in fact the way to go. My limitations are mostly living space, as I only have a small section of home office to put a cab and the Vigolix design fits the bill, and corner. But being the dreamer I am, I wanted to see how far I can push the design while staying true to the original plans. Just how much cool stuff can I fit in this cab? Well I loaded up SketchUp and decided to find out. At this point I would say my design is 80-90% done and I cannot wait to get started. It is going to take some time to save up for it and I will more than likely be working on it for over a year and dropping around $1,000 into it, but I would like to introduce the Noir-Cade (I'm still open for a better name.)




It is going to run on an AMD A10-7850K APU and eventually the GTX 750 ti that is currently in my main PC when I upgrade the GPU on that. It's going to be cooled by a Corsair H100i and I would like to fit a Logitech LS21 in if possible, gotta have a little bass. The joystick, trackball and 14 buttons are going to be RGB LED connected to a Howler controller. It's a bit ambitious, but I hope to get it done they way I plan. Once I have enough parts to get the build truly started I will start a thread for the build with updates on progress.
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Re: Vigolix, a super easy mini cab on 1 sheet of 2X4 plywood
« Reply #124 on: February 18, 2015, 07:48:58 pm »
Thank you for all the detailed feedback. 

I mocked up a 72" cut high version (final 6" less) and it did end up feeling a tad bit short for me standing up, but it felt pretty close on a stool.

I drew up plans based on:

24" deep
78" tall
24" wide

and I think you could cut the entire cabinet from a 4x8 sheet and have more than enough left over to do anything extra like.

I just recently got a tabletop cocktail unit with the JAMMA 60-in-1 and now I'm just rethinking everything.  That 60-in-1 really sucks.  With the 4-way/8-way issue and there is really only like 10 decent games on that whole board and half you have to give up depending on the joystick you choose.

I don't want to derail this thread, but I'm not sure what to do.  Want to build something but have no idea based on what.  ArcadeSD is so pricey, MAME seems intimidating to me and alot of work.  IDK

Thanks again for all the advice and feedback though!  Really appreciate it.

I've managed to get this far on one piece of 4' x 8' MDF. I'm going to have to pick up an additional piece of wood to create a monitor mount and to close off the back, but I will have plenty for the marquee mount and shelf surface for the bottom inside. Also note, my build is 32" wide and about 72" tall so if you're planning on going 24" wide, one 4 x 8 piece should be plenty.




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Re: Vigolix, a super easy mini cab on 1 sheet of 2X4 plywood
« Reply #125 on: February 26, 2015, 01:38:59 am »
(Really not sure if this is the place to post for sure but it seemed appropriate to me at the time of this writing.)I am new to the forum, and had first heard about it after seeing this project and wanted to build one of my own. After about a year of planning and scraping one idea after another I decided that this design was in fact the way to go. My limitations are mostly living space, as I only have a small section of home office to put a cab and the Vigolix design fits the bill, and corner. But being the dreamer I am, I wanted to see how far I can push the design while staying true to the original plans. Just how much cool stuff can I fit in this cab? Well I loaded up SketchUp and decided to find out. At this point I would say my design is 80-90% done and I cannot wait to get started. It is going to take some time to save up for it and I will more than likely be working on it for over a year and dropping around $1,000 into it, but I would like to introduce the Noir-Cade (I'm still open for a better name.)




It is going to run on an AMD A10-7850K APU and eventually the GTX 750 ti that is currently in my main PC when I upgrade the GPU on that. It's going to be cooled by a Corsair H100i and I would like to fit a Logitech LS21 in if possible, gotta have a little bass. The joystick, trackball and 14 buttons are going to be RGB LED connected to a Howler controller. It's a bit ambitious, but I hope to get it done they way I plan. Once I have enough parts to get the build truly started I will start a thread for the build with updates on progress.

Hey Loper! Thanks for the post. Sorry for the lack of reply, but I couldn't figure out the images right away. I am reposting them below, as long as you don't mind. Pretty slick! Is that gonna be plexi glass in the front?  8) My only question of concern is on the control panel. Simply that you have an 8 button layout but all the buttons are straight. Usually the left most column is lowered down so it is easier for the thumb to use that button.  I also am guessing there will be a marquee area on top? Other than that, I think this is gonna look really great.  :cheers:

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Re: Vigolix, a super easy mini cab on 1 sheet of 2X4 plywood
« Reply #126 on: April 02, 2015, 10:47:58 pm »
Sorry my reply is so late. Life happened. Yes the front will be plexi, but it was not yet added to the sketchup model in these images, and as far as the straight button layout, that is a concept i want to try for a couple of reasons, I will rarely use all 8 at the same time, and when I do it will likely be things like final fantasy 7 and 8, so when it comes to things like neo geo, i want to try the top right 3 with one on the bottom row for the 4th. and i also want to see how the top row plus the one in the bottom row that is centered under those works with asteroids. I would post updated images but i am not sure how to get the images to post.

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Re: Vigolix, a super easy mini cab on 1 sheet of 2X4 plywood
« Reply #127 on: April 04, 2015, 05:16:32 am »

Late to this thread, but nice work Vigo on the minimalist approach. I like minimalist, which is why I've nearly finished building  cab with about 6 different sheets of MDF…

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Re: Vigolix, a super easy mini cab on 1 sheet of 2X4 plywood
« Reply #128 on: April 04, 2015, 09:53:02 pm »
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Re: Vigolix, a super easy mini cab on 1 sheet of 2X4 plywood
« Reply #129 on: April 07, 2015, 04:53:52 pm »

Late to this thread, but nice work Vigo on the minimalist approach. I like minimalist, which is why I've nearly finished building  cab with about 6 different sheets of MDF…

Hey, I'm a whiskey priest.

Thanks, Danny!   :cheers:   :lol

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Re: Vigolix, a super easy mini cab on 1 sheet of 2X4 plywood
« Reply #130 on: April 07, 2015, 04:57:08 pm »
Sorry my reply is so late. Life happened. Yes the front will be plexi, but it was not yet added to the sketchup model in these images, and as far as the straight button layout, that is a concept i want to try for a couple of reasons, I will rarely use all 8 at the same time, and when I do it will likely be things like final fantasy 7 and 8, so when it comes to things like neo geo, i want to try the top right 3 with one on the bottom row for the 4th. and i also want to see how the top row plus the one in the bottom row that is centered under those works with asteroids. I would post updated images but i am not sure how to get the images to post.

Gotcha! That makes sense! I'll be interested to see how using Neo Geo with that layout works for you.

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Re: Vigolix, a super easy mini cab on 1 sheet of 2X4 plywood
« Reply #131 on: May 27, 2015, 11:55:54 pm »
Can you make one for me please I'm a high functioning autistic girl and I'm seem to like arcade games many of them. ???

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Re: Vigolix, a super easy mini cab on 1 sheet of 2X4 plywood
« Reply #132 on: May 28, 2015, 11:56:50 am »
Hello! Thanks for your interest.  :)

I am not currently building any vigolix cabs, but there are plenty of people on this site who do make arcade cabinets. You should post a request at the buy/sell/trade board and there should be someone able to help you out.


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Re: Vigolix, a super easy mini cab on 1 sheet of 2X4 plywood
« Reply #133 on: September 09, 2015, 06:58:45 am »
Hey all,

I have drawn up to scale plans for a single sheet 8 by 4 (2400 by 1200 for us in the UK!). This is based on measurements I took from my Naomi standup cab..I have indicated the position of the control panel and the screen.

The front panels are set to 800mm wide which is enough room for a 32 inch TV in horizontal mode. It retains the same angle as the original so should be just as stable.

On the naomi the control panel is 960mm high and the overall cabinet is 1760mm high (without marquee) and 740mm wide.

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Re: Vigolix, a super easy mini cab on 1 sheet of 2X4 plywood
« Reply #134 on: February 02, 2019, 07:39:03 pm »
I've just completed my own Vigolix-inspired cabinet, but scaled up to 6'.


Here are some more pics, with the rear view and some of the build process.
https://imgur.com/gallery/KpoHLDu

Thanks for the inspiration!

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Re: Vigolix, a super easy mini cab on 1 sheet of 2X4 plywood
« Reply #135 on: February 02, 2019, 10:23:22 pm »
Nice!  Looks good. Have you considered adding a matching Tankstick overlay to give it a more custom look?

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