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Author Topic: Project Neon Flynn's: Yet Another COMPLETED Flynn's Arcade!  (Read 10932 times)

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Re: Project Neon Flynn's: Yet Another Flynn's Arcade!
« Reply #120 on: November 04, 2015, 11:08:48 pm »
   

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Re: Project Neon Flynn's: Yet Another Flynn's Arcade!
« Reply #121 on: November 04, 2015, 11:21:31 pm »
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Re: Project Neon Flynn's: Yet Another Flynn's Arcade!
« Reply #122 on: November 05, 2015, 12:46:13 am »


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Re: Project Neon Flynn's: Yet Another Flynn's Arcade!
« Reply #123 on: November 05, 2015, 09:57:49 am »
Hmmm....I foresee a Showdown occurring.


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Re: Project Neon Flynn's: Yet Another Flynn's Arcade!
« Reply #124 on: November 05, 2015, 11:03:26 am »
The centerpiece of this cab should be the marquee. That T molding? Not so much.

No.

Attention should be on the beautiful translite and the glorious joystick.

When I still planned on finishing my Tron restore, I wanted to change to glowing buttons and spinner dial. That's about the only pimping that makes sense on a cab that is already blinged-out.
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Re: Project Neon Flynn's: Yet Another Flynn's Arcade!
« Reply #125 on: November 05, 2015, 11:05:51 am »
The centerpiece of this cab should be the marquee. That T molding? Not so much.

No.

Attention should be on the beautiful translite and the glorious joystick.

When I still planned on finishing my Tron restore, I wanted to change to glowing buttons and spinner dial. That's about the only pimping that makes sense on a cab that is already blinged-out.

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Re: Project Neon Flynn's: Yet Another Flynn's Arcade!
« Reply #126 on: November 05, 2015, 11:46:52 am »
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Re: Project Neon Flynn's: Yet Another Flynn's Arcade!
« Reply #127 on: November 07, 2015, 03:03:49 pm »
Got the T-molding on and made a few updates.  I like the orange and I don't think I will change it.  Lowered the intensity of the marquee backlight, seems to help.  Ongoing love hate relationship with Hyperspin but the thing is functional now.

Didn't take long to find people that wanted to play :)  Its weird to see my kids play these old games.


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Re: Project Neon Flynn's: Yet Another Flynn's Arcade!
« Reply #128 on: November 07, 2015, 03:12:48 pm »
 :applaud:

Very nice!

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Re: Project Neon Flynn's: Yet Another Flynn's Arcade!
« Reply #129 on: November 07, 2015, 03:14:05 pm »
Niiice. Photo makes the t molding look redder than I expected but that could be just my screen.

All it needs now is some illu... Nah. I'm not gonna go there...  ;D

Is it finished? If it is change the post subject to say that so that peeps know.

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Re: Project Neon Flynn's: Yet Another Flynn's Arcade!
« Reply #130 on: November 07, 2015, 03:52:59 pm »
That looks perfect the way it is. Great job.
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Re: Project Neon Flynn's: Yet Another Flynn's Arcade!
« Reply #131 on: November 07, 2015, 03:55:38 pm »
Yeah, this is looking awesome! The marquee backlight still seems a touch bright, like the value is similar to the FLYYN'S, but it might just be exposure compensation, too. Looks great!

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Re: Project Neon Flynn's: Yet Another Flynn's Arcade!
« Reply #132 on: November 07, 2015, 04:48:54 pm »
Niiice. Photo makes the t molding look redder than I expected but that could be just my screen.

All it needs now is some illu... Nah. I'm not gonna go there...  ;D

Is it finished? If it is change the post subject to say that so that peeps know.

You're right, the t molding keeps looking redder in pictures.  That's what caused my concerns with it in the first place.  Looks bright orange in reality and fits nicely with the art.

Its not quite finished although most of the remaining work is under the hood.  I will post some nicer pics and re-label the thread once its complete.

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Re: Project Neon Flynn's: Yet Another Flynn's Arcade!
« Reply #133 on: November 07, 2015, 08:22:31 pm »
It's hard to photograph bright orange. I've been a McLaren fan since I was a kid and never realized how neon the "Rocket Red" on their f1 cars really was until I went to my first race in 2012.

Looks good! Seriously jealous of the marquee.  :cheers:

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Re: Project Neon Flynn's: Yet Another Flynn's Arcade!
« Reply #134 on: November 09, 2015, 11:19:37 am »
I didn't like the exposed edge between the top of the CP and the window so I designed a little custom plastic trim to go there.  I 3D printed it in 4 parts and used black vinyl wrap to turn it into a single piece.  Doesn't look too bad.


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Re: Project Neon Flynn's: Yet Another Flynn's Arcade!
« Reply #135 on: November 09, 2015, 11:33:30 am »
Ok, I am calling it.  I have some ideas for things I'd like to change but Rev 1 is complete.  Here is a collection of pics attempting to cover different lighting conditions.  Haven't been able to cover the whole dynamic range but I hope this gives you an idea of how it turned out.

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Re: Project Neon Flynn's: Yet Another COMPLETED Flynn's Arcade!
« Reply #136 on: November 09, 2015, 11:39:43 am »
 :applaud:  Great build! Excellent innovation and clever new use of 3d printing. Great tempering your build features to make it flashy, but not dizzying.

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Re: Project Neon Flynn's: Yet Another COMPLETED Flynn's Arcade!
« Reply #137 on: November 09, 2015, 11:41:22 am »
Agreed Vigo, he did fine work.

Make sure you post in the "I completed my project" thread.

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Re: Project Neon Flynn's: Yet Another COMPLETED Flynn's Arcade!
« Reply #138 on: November 09, 2015, 11:42:01 am »
Yeah, ignore temptation to add more light. Great job. Best not-really-a-Flynn-clone Flynn clone ever. :cheers:
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Re: Project Neon Flynn's: Yet Another COMPLETED Flynn's Arcade!
« Reply #139 on: November 09, 2015, 11:44:25 am »
Man this Arcade turned out so cool.
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Re: Project Neon Flynn's: Yet Another COMPLETED Flynn's Arcade!
« Reply #140 on: November 09, 2015, 02:39:58 pm »
Fantastic job! I love the marquee and the overall esthetic of the cabinet.

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Re: Project Neon Flynn's: Yet Another COMPLETED Flynn's Arcade!
« Reply #141 on: November 09, 2015, 03:06:25 pm »
Looks great, well done.

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Re: Project Neon Flynn's: Yet Another COMPLETED Flynn's Arcade!
« Reply #142 on: November 09, 2015, 03:09:31 pm »
Awesome marquee for an awesome build! Congrats!

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Re: Project Neon Flynn's: Yet Another COMPLETED Flynn's Arcade!
« Reply #143 on: November 09, 2015, 04:09:35 pm »
Looking awesome, really nice clean build. That marquee  :cheers: and love the lighting options.
This was a fun project to work on for sure. You killed it
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Re: Project Neon Flynn's: Yet Another COMPLETED Flynn's Arcade!
« Reply #144 on: November 09, 2015, 04:29:46 pm »
That orange lighting on the front just makes me think of a Recognizer. Good job!  :cheers:

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Re: Project Neon Flynn's: Yet Another COMPLETED Flynn's Arcade!
« Reply #145 on: November 09, 2015, 04:31:46 pm »
Yeah, ignore temptation to add more light. Great job. Best not-really-a-Flynn-clone Flynn clone ever. :cheers:

Dammit man, it wasn't light it was soft ahmmmbianceee.
   

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Re: Project Neon Flynn's: Yet Another COMPLETED Flynn's Arcade!
« Reply #146 on: November 09, 2015, 04:34:09 pm »
Yeah, ignore temptation to add more light. Great job. Best not-really-a-Flynn-clone Flynn clone ever. :cheers:

Dammit man, it wasn't light it was soft ahmmmbianceee.

Doesn't need it. It's perfect the way it is. Any more lights and he may as well add a ticket dispenser to the sides. :cheers:
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« Reply #147 on: November 09, 2015, 04:34:23 pm »
Yeah, ignore temptation to add more light. Great job. Best not-really-a-Flynn-clone Flynn clone ever. :cheers:
^ Agreed.  :applaud:

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Re: Project Neon Flynn's: Yet Another COMPLETED Flynn's Arcade!
« Reply #148 on: November 09, 2015, 04:36:40 pm »
Looking awesome, really nice clean build. That marquee  :cheers: and love the lighting options.
This was a fun project to work on for sure. You killed it

Thanks!  You did a fantastic job with the artwork.  All the people who have seen the cab loved it.

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Re: Project Neon Flynn's: Yet Another COMPLETED Flynn's Arcade!
« Reply #149 on: November 09, 2015, 04:39:46 pm »
That orange lighting on the front just makes me think of a Recognizer. Good job!  :cheers:

Interesting, I never thought of it this way.  I kind of liked how it projects on the floor and matches the bottom of the side art (the orange glow).  My only issue right now, is I find it a bit bright and you can see the leds.  I might design some sort of diffuser.  Thats one item on the list of possible tweaks. 

Meh, right now I just want to play games for a bit...
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Re: Project Neon Flynn's: Yet Another COMPLETED Flynn's Arcade!
« Reply #150 on: November 09, 2015, 04:50:53 pm »
Yeah remove the temptation to take any more light away from it   >:D

Any less lighting, and you might as well call it PONG....
   

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Re: Project Neon Flynn's: Yet Another COMPLETED Flynn's Arcade!
« Reply #151 on: November 09, 2015, 05:15:04 pm »
Yeah remove the temptation to take any more light away from it   >:D

Any less lighting, and you might as well call it PONG....

Pong was a bad-ass cab for its time.

Too bad Liberace passed on, bro, you could have helped him build a cab!

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« Reply #152 on: November 09, 2015, 05:23:07 pm »
or live in the stone age and play tetris....



And yes i would have, dude was pizzzaid......

He's lookin at you like.


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« Reply #153 on: November 09, 2015, 05:24:35 pm »

And yes i would have, dude was pizzzaid......

True dat. He would have made it worth your while $$$.
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Re: Project Neon Flynn's: Yet Another COMPLETED Flynn's Arcade!
« Reply #154 on: November 09, 2015, 05:31:04 pm »
Just messing with the homie again.....

Your right bro its cool the way it is...........

   

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Re: Project Neon Flynn's: Yet Another COMPLETED Flynn's Arcade!
« Reply #155 on: November 09, 2015, 05:31:32 pm »
Hard to fault anything about this build. Good show. :cheers:

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« Reply #156 on: November 09, 2015, 05:34:25 pm »
Just messing with the homie again.....

Your right bro its cool the way it is...........

:cheers:

This is a great example of an innovative modern cabinet that still retains a classic arcade feel. Personally, I don't consider it a clone of anything, nor do I see it as "yet another" anything as well (and I changed my subject title to reflect that). Nicely done. My favorite cab this year, by far.
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« Reply #157 on: November 09, 2015, 05:34:56 pm »


Too bad Liberace passed on, bro, you could have helped him build a cab!



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Re: Project Neon Flynn's: Yet Another COMPLETED Flynn's Arcade!
« Reply #158 on: January 15, 2019, 10:50:13 am »
So I have been reading this forum for years knowing that eventually I would finally decide to go ahead and build my own MAME machine.  Well today is the day.  Actually a few days ago but who's counting :)

Obviously, I have been inspired by the great contributors here.  Main inspiration includes:
- ChanceKJ's Flynn's Arcade: http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,146068.0.html
- Project Mame: http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,76150.0.html
- Ond Metropolis: http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,118612.0.html


I read ChanceKJís thread last year with a lot of interest and really liked the idea of Flynnís arcade.  I especially focused on the arcade itself (the building) since it is the place where the gaming happens and has references to video games etc.  Anyways, I was toying with my new 3D printer back then and set on to try and make a replica of the Flynnís neon sign at the front.  I thought this could make for a pretty kickass marquee for an arcade cabinet.   I spend a few weeks designing and building it and was pretty happy with the results (see pics).  Thus I knew I was going to make Yet Another Flynnís Arcade!

While I absolutely love ChanceKJís design, I really wanted to make something much smaller.  I already have a pinball machine and space (read wife tokens) is limited.  So I settled on a 2 player system that would be fairly minimalistic.  I also wanted it to be well setup for Robotron and so sticks needed to be reasonably close to one another.  After searching for a while I found the Project Mame design which is pretty much what I am looking for.  I changed the marque area to be curved in order to match the neon sign and the Arcade building shape.  I also really like Ondís idea for the front part with LEDs so I added that in.  I changed the base to make it more rigid and used a design similar to ChanceKJís Flynn.  Below are some shots of the concept 3D model as it stands now.

More to come...


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Thank you so much

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« Reply #159 on: January 30, 2019, 05:29:35 pm »
I love it!! amazing work!!  :applaud:

  
 

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