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Author Topic: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!  (Read 574209 times)

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Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
« Reply #1000 on: May 04, 2019, 12:39:44 am »
Here's some pics.
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Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
« Reply #1001 on: May 28, 2019, 09:08:39 pm »
curate
[ noun kyoo r-it; verb kyoo-reyt, kyoo r-eyt ]

verb (used with object), cu·rat·ed, cu·rat·ing.

to pull together, sift through, and select for presentation, as music or website content:



Nah, he used it right. 
If you can't be a good example at least try to be a horrible reminder.

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Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
« Reply #1002 on: May 29, 2019, 07:00:13 pm »
@dir: looks great. Cute overlay. The buttons around the spinner add slight congestion to the panel, and add no functionality.


curate
[ noun kyoo r-it; verb kyoo-reyt, kyoo r-eyt ]

verb (used with object), cu·rat·ed, cu·rat·ing.

to pull together, sift through, and select for presentation, as music or website content:



Nah, he used it right. 

His use was a little off the connotation, that being care-taking, rather than assembling and culling. No one mentioned his great wiring job, though.
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Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
« Reply #1003 on: November 19, 2019, 02:13:02 am »
Found an image of the original control panel to Defender, and created my own art from the official art. It's a little busy, but I love it :P

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Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
« Reply #1004 on: April 10, 2020, 10:20:06 pm »
Just wrapped this one up for my first cab, the Chrono Crosser.  It's a pretty general jack-of-all trades design for 4 players that tries to not QUITE be a Frankenpanel.  I opted for auto-mappable Ultrastiks and a flight stick instead of a bespoke 4-way.  Main 20 buttons are RGB lit and auto-swap per-game using RGBCommander.







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Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
« Reply #1005 on: May 26, 2020, 12:32:28 am »
That's killer!

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Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
« Reply #1006 on: May 27, 2020, 08:51:54 pm »
I'll add mine to the mix (",)

The controls are set in the tempered glass. To avoid too many holes in the glass, the joysticks (servostiks) are mounted on a base. Features touch controls for P1 P2 and coin buttons. Turns out its not a good idea having them between the buttons like I did as you can sometimes set one of them off while button mashing  :lol  I put them there because the CRT was affecting the touch controls sometimes due to the magnetic field. If I used an LCD (which I regret not doing) then they would have been up the side of the bezel, far far away from the buttons!  Talking of buttons, there is a minimum distance between holes in tempered glass. Mine ended up a bit bigger than needed which meant the already not ideal spacing was even further apart. If I had to do it again, I'd get them to use imperial sizing (was in millmetres) and that should get the switches just that much closer together.

http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,144934.0.html
















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Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
« Reply #1007 on: May 27, 2020, 09:13:51 pm »
That is pretty snazzy. Did you drill the glass and then have it tempered?

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Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
« Reply #1008 on: May 27, 2020, 09:17:04 pm »
That is pretty snazzy. Did you drill the glass and then have it tempered?

Glass guys did that. CNC I think. Then tempered. There is a price per hole which meant the holes added up to costing more than the glass!


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Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
« Reply #1009 on: May 27, 2020, 09:27:40 pm »
I can imagine it wasn't cheap. It turned out nice.

I have drilled lots of holes in glass. It can be an adventure. Especially drilling aquariums. You only get one chance.


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Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
« Reply #1010 on: June 02, 2020, 03:29:36 am »
This is my first time posting anything on here.
I want to say, there are so many incredible CPs in this thread! Major inspiration going from page to page.




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Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
« Reply #1011 on: July 13, 2020, 03:46:48 pm »



You can download the GIMP image file for it here (warning: it's almost 200MB): https://www.dropbox.com/s/2gpfo1ivag3yxih/Arcade%20Control%20Panel.xcf?dl=0

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Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
« Reply #1012 on: July 17, 2020, 09:10:19 am »
This was my first build.  The buttons are all RGB-LED and are controlled by LEDBlinky to provide voice function and illumination for each game.

I also used the TR2N font and Word Art to create the custom button labels in maintaining the Tron Legacy theme of the cab. 

The joysticks are Sanwa J-sticks with P1  being a servostik.  I love it's automated 4-way and 8-way adjustment. Thanks, Andy @ Ultimarc!

The mini-flight stick is from Groovy Game Gear and is wired in parallel to the P1 controls. (thanks, Scott!)

The spinner detaches and fits a 6" steering wheel (both purchased from Ultimarc) in case my friends feel like playing Pole Position, Outrun, Ivan Ironman, etc.
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Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
« Reply #1013 on: August 22, 2020, 08:57:58 pm »
Here's my control panel before/after enabling the lighting:






I built the control panel as an inner sleeve that just slides into the top of the outer control box. Only needs two cables to attach to the cabinet. The control box and sleeve use a 5 degree slope for comfort. The controls are two ServoSticks, two ultimarc spinners and trackball and 18 Spectra Eclipse RGB LED buttons.











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Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
« Reply #1014 on: September 07, 2020, 09:57:18 pm »
This is what I have done so far.. hand crafted myself, still sorta putting it together.. ;)



And my buttons






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Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
« Reply #1015 on: September 07, 2020, 10:37:13 pm »
I didn't know SpaceX made Christmas trees.

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Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
« Reply #1016 on: September 09, 2020, 05:58:35 pm »



JK! It's just my test rig
Everyone has the right to be stupid. Some just abuse the privilege.

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Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
« Reply #1017 on: October 03, 2020, 03:57:04 am »
My Naomicab control panel  :)
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