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Author Topic: Upright Cabinet Project HYPERSPACE Codename (Overdue) ,7/15 CP Sneak Peek!  (Read 8025 times)

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It has been over a year since I purchased a computer from a member on this site (Computer For Sale), and I think if I post the project , It will motivate me to get my dream arcade cabinet done. I have been inspired by so many of you on this site and I thank you for all of your help. Anyway here are the details.

The Computer I purchased

Details

Upright cabinet
I5 CPU, 16 GB ram, 2 TB SSD , Windows 7 ,ATI Radeon 4350,
27" CRTy
Hyperspin, Groovymame
2 Player control panel, trackball, spinner,
IL Pushbuttons with LEDs
28" stretch LCD Marquee  (I hope)
Happ Mini coin door

Inspiration
   
These are the projects that inspired me the most . There are many other as well, But these guys have inspired me and helped me as well.
     blind_dado      http://www.rdowney.com , This site has been where I go to almost daily for reference and inspiration on how to build my arcade cabinet. Robert has been a Huge help.
     chancekj         Flynns Arcade  Another huge inspiration, great help.
   wp34    Tron Legacy Pretty much built the same cabinet as this one and he has been a huge help.
markc74           Blip   
     Pauly                Ready Player One

Theme

This has been the biggest delay , It started as a Tron theme but I am not convinced I am going to keep it . The one problem I have is that Tron is a real game I think I want to create an original theme.  I may do a similar theme but make it more generic.


Goals

I want to play the classic arcade games that I remember playing as a kid , using a big CRT running, using buttons that have LED lights, trackball, and spinner. I would really like a LCD Marquee, this is a game changer, but I am not sure i can get it done.
 
Hyperspin
I really like the layout and the Flash graphics in this Frontend. It has been very frustrating at times but I have it working nicely. I plan on running MAME, Daphne, Atari 2600, and 5200, Maybe Sega Genesis, But thats about it . I am not interested in playing Pinball, Playstation, Jaguar, WII, etc. Just the classics.
CRT
This has been tough , I started with a WG D9200 and after a few months , it failed. I bought a NOS Chassis and it turned out that the tube was bad. I then picked up a NOS WG D9800 , It is working well although it needs to be adjusted






Cabinet My Brother who is an expert woodworker is going to build the cabinet( I know, I should do it but this will get it done faster and better than I could do), I will then paint, drill holes , install artwork, and install all the components. 



Control Panel
Heavily inspired by blind_dado's Odyssey machine . I am not sure if I am going to have blue IL pushbuttons , or Clear IL pushbuttons so that the LEDS are not just blue but RGB . Another issue I need to decide soon.



« Last Edit: July 15, 2017, 05:09:31 pm by Vincefaro »

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Looks like a good start.

How are you getting a 15hrz single from the PC to the CRT? I have wanted to do a build with a real CRT arcade monitor for years. Hopefully when I move back to the US.

From my reading I plan on use a {url=https://www.ultimarc.com/jpac.html]jpac[/url] because it won't let a non 15hrz signal throw, protecting your monitor. It's Jamma for ease of use. 

Good luck

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Good start, now get it built! Lol

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Re: Upright Cabinet Project Codename (Overdue) , Time to get this done ...
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2016, 10:13:25 pm »
Looks like my post commenting on your use of the amazing D9800 was lost in the Great Server Outage of 2016.  Very much looking forward to this build.   :cheers:

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Well after going back and forth on if I would personally build the cabinet or not  , after getting 2 very high estimates , My father and I are building the cabinet . This is the way it should be anyways , I was just concerned it would never get done but we made great progress in one day.



Got the wood, Mommmy i'm scared






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Re: Upright Cabinet Project Codename (Overdue) , Update 9/06 Still Building
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2016, 01:46:22 pm »
Looking good so far.  Have you gotten any further on a theme?  Are you going to paint or laminate?

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Re: Upright Cabinet Project Codename (Overdue) , Update 9/06 Still Building
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2016, 02:28:07 pm »
I am going to prime and paint it , I would like to do laminate , yours looks so good , I dont want to deal with trimming T-molding and since my wood is 3/4 already i am just going to stick with patch , sand , paint . As far as the theme , right now I am sticking with the Tron Theme like yours , although, I want to do a back lit control panel like the NASA build . and do stickers on the sides,  no portholes, although I love the portholes.

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Re: Upright Cabinet Project Codename (Overdue) , Update 9/06 Still Building
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2016, 07:02:11 pm »
I probably wouldn't go the porthole route again for what it is worth.

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Re: Upright Cabinet Project Codename (Overdue) , Update 9/12 more done
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2016, 01:38:46 pm »
I started on the drawer and control panel box , I hope to do a plexiglass top that is translucent and will light up like the NASA build. I hope I can do it, although I don't know how yet. The Monitor placement is a pain in the ...  I lifted it in and out of the cabinet at least 10 times yesterday. I think I have the placement right. I still don't know how to keep the bezel in place.  Anyway, I am enjoying every minute of this build.


 



     

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Re: Upright Cabinet Project Codename (Overdue) , Update 9/12 more done
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2016, 01:40:54 pm »
I think I should have put the coin door up higher , but i'm not changing it now . Oh well.

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Re: Upright Cabinet Project Codename (Overdue) , Update 9/12 more done
« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2016, 02:00:46 pm »
I think I should have put the coin door up higher , but i'm not changing it now . Oh well.

Cant you rotate the bottom plate 180 degree?

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Re: Upright Cabinet Project Codename (Overdue) , Update 9/12 more done
« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2016, 02:24:11 pm »
What is the drawer for?
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Re: Upright Cabinet Project Codename (Overdue) , Update 9/12 more done
« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2016, 02:40:22 pm »
The Monitor placement is a pain in the ...  I lifted it in and out of the cabinet at least 10 times yesterday. I think I have the placement right. I still don't know how to keep the bezel in place. 

I felt the same exact way with my monitor.  I took it in and out many times.  It is worth it though.  You want to get it positioned so you are happy with it.   :cheers:

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Re: Upright Cabinet Project Codename (Overdue) , Update 9/12 more done
« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2016, 02:49:55 pm »
I think I should have put the coin door up higher , but i'm not changing it now . Oh well.

I thought the same thing at first about mine and never notice it now. 

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Re: Upright Cabinet Project Codename (Overdue) , Update 9/12 more done
« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2016, 03:36:14 pm »
What is the drawer for?
I almost went without a drawer but then I thought what the heck, I'm building this thing it's not taking away any Space or design I might as well put one in for a keyboard and mouse .

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Re: Upright Cabinet Project Codename (Overdue) , Update 9/12 more done
« Reply #16 on: September 12, 2016, 03:43:09 pm »
keyboard and mouse .

What is the keyboard and mouse for?
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Re: Upright Cabinet Project Codename (Overdue) , Update 9/12 more done
« Reply #17 on: September 13, 2016, 04:10:31 pm »
I think I should have put the coin door up higher , but i'm not changing it now . Oh well.

Cant you rotate the bottom plate 180 degree?
I thought the exact same thing. That would probably be enough.

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Re: Upright Cabinet Project Codename (Overdue) , Update 9/12 more done
« Reply #18 on: September 14, 2016, 04:56:33 pm »
So , I need help setting up the power button switch to the power strip, to power up the whole shhbang.  I bought the 25 mm LED power button, I hooked it up to my switching power supply to the + 5v and -5V and it lights up . I dont have +12 v and - 12 v on my power supply.

Will 5v work with these power buttons?
How do I connect the power strip to the button?



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Re: Upright Cabinet Project Codename (Overdue) , Update 9/12 more done
« Reply #19 on: September 14, 2016, 05:28:33 pm »
The way I did mine was to replace my PC power button with one like yours. My PC had two wires for the switch and two wires for power (light) going to it.

I then used a smart power strip to power everything else on whenever the PC is turned on.

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Re: Upright Cabinet Project Codename (Overdue) , Update 9/12 more done
« Reply #20 on: September 15, 2016, 04:29:29 am »
Yup, smart power strip is the way to go - PC in "Master" output, and the rest in "Slave".
The computer will always have power, so just grab 5V/12V from the computer to make sure the power button is always lit.

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Re: Upright Cabinet Project Codename (Overdue) , Update 9/12 more done
« Reply #21 on: September 27, 2016, 04:35:22 pm »
Vince, Where did you pickup that coin door?

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Re: Upright Cabinet Project Codename (Overdue) , Update 9/12 more done
« Reply #22 on: September 27, 2016, 06:59:30 pm »
Nice build mate - I know it's only a minor thing but I'm using the same power switch on my build, albeit a red one. I think I overpaid for mine but pffft.

I really like the way you've rounded the corners around the profile - looks really good. Tell me there's a CRT going in there...?

And glad to see you're enjoying the build process. Too often people (me included) rush it and screw up. You've got the right mindset.

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Re: Upright Cabinet Project Codename (Overdue) , Update 9/12 more done
« Reply #23 on: September 28, 2016, 10:16:24 am »
I got the same button but in red led light, i wonder if the power led pinout from a pc motherboard has enough voltage..
Otherwise ill just get it from the pc power supply 12v

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Re: Upright Cabinet Project Codename (Overdue) , Update 9/12 more done
« Reply #24 on: September 29, 2016, 09:09:59 pm »
Vince, Where did you pickup that coin door?

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Re: Upright Cabinet Project Codename (Overdue) , Update 9/26 update...
« Reply #25 on: September 29, 2016, 09:20:40 pm »
New update worked on the Marquee area. I had some trouble figuring out how it works. Thanks for the input guys o how to do this. Check out my mistakes on the side , It will all go away with patch and sand.








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Re: Upright Cabinet Project Codename (Overdue) , 10/18 update...
« Reply #26 on: October 18, 2016, 06:53:11 pm »
So my Dad was able to help me while I was at work today . I am lucky, because I set my deadline for Thanksgiving , and it is approaching fast. So,  He cut out the fan, and vent holes, fixed the coin door placement so that it is higher , and also created the control panel top.







« Last Edit: October 18, 2016, 06:57:20 pm by Vincefaro »

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after getting 2 very high estimates

Wait, your brother was going to CHARGE you to build the cabinet??  :dizzy:

Glad you decided to tackle it on your own. You never learn when others do something for you, and now you will have the experience of saying you built it yourself (with help from Dad).

Looking great, and don't let the purists bring you down. While you will probably never use the keyboard and mouse once up and running, if the drawer is tight and hidden, it's not a big deal. Whatever works for you is what it's all about.

Looking good!

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Re: Upright Cabinet Project Codename (Overdue) , 10/18 update...
« Reply #28 on: October 19, 2016, 10:27:02 am »


after getting 2 very high estimates

Looking great, and don't let good design choices get in the way of your "vision".

Fixed that for you. I'm out of gold stars and participation ribbons, unfortunately.
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Re: Upright Cabinet Project Codename (Overdue) , 10/18 update...
« Reply #29 on: October 19, 2016, 10:41:07 am »
 :applaud:

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after getting 2 very high estimates
Thanks .  No my brother was not going to charge me but two other estimates were just too much money . My brother would have done it for free , but he is too busy and It would not have been as fun as building it with my dad.





Wait, your brother was going to CHARGE you to build the cabinet??  :dizzy:

Glad you decided to tackle it on your own. You never learn when others do something for you, and now you will have the experience of saying you built it yourself (with help from Dad).

Looking great, and don't let the purists bring you down. While you will probably never use the keyboard and mouse once up and running, if the drawer is tight and hidden, it's not a big deal. Whatever works for you is what it's all about.

Looking good!

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Re: Upright Cabinet Project Codename (Overdue) , 10/18 update...
« Reply #31 on: October 20, 2016, 01:30:57 pm »
So After further inspection of the console top, I'm worried it is to big. The overhang on the bottom is 3 inches, and the sides are an inch . The overall is 33 wide by 16 . What you guys think?



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Re: Upright Cabinet Project Codename (Overdue) , 10/18 update...
« Reply #32 on: October 26, 2016, 03:58:04 am »
My cabs control panel was 36" wide and it feels fine to me so 33" should be fine. As for the overhang, 3" seems just a tad deep but if it looks good then go with it. No one will even notice or care about such a detail, so long as it doesn't affect game play it should be fine.

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Re: Upright Cabinet Project Codename (Overdue) , 10/18 update...
« Reply #33 on: October 26, 2016, 01:14:51 pm »
Thanks , for the input. The past few mornings , I have been patching and sanding, patching and sanding, and patching and sanding. Tim, Why didn't you tell me to do laminate for the cabinet? Oh yeah you did tell me . Prepping for paint is the least amount of fun.



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Re: Upright Cabinet Project Codename (Overdue) , 10/18 update...
« Reply #34 on: October 26, 2016, 03:16:54 pm »
Thanks , for the input. The past few mornings , I have been patching and sanding, patching and sanding, and patching and sanding. Tim, Why didn't you tell me to do laminate for the cabinet? Oh yeah you did tell me . Prepping for paint is the least amount of fun.

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Re: Upright Cabinet Project Codename (Overdue) , 10/18 update...
« Reply #35 on: October 26, 2016, 10:32:54 pm »
I think the CP looks great. It's what you think and feels right. It's your cabinet, think of it as a piece of art, unique to your design. Unless your going for a copy of a real machine,

Mine is 32" wide with 4" overhangs on the sides.

With the painting, prime it with a light coat, after filling and sanding it once or twice, then go back and sand and fill, because you will miss something and the first coat of primer will bring it out. I painted sanded twice, four times on the edge. I used MDF and no t-molding, just routed the edge. the paint caused the MDF to puff-up, but it was cheaper than the T-molding.

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Re: Upright Cabinet Project Codename (Overdue) , 10/18 update...
« Reply #36 on: October 27, 2016, 03:47:23 am »
It doesn't look like you are using mdf but if you are then be sure to use an oil based primer. Oil based primer on mdf won't cause it to swell and it will provide better coverage because the mdf won't suck it up as much.

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Re: Upright Cabinet Project Codename (Overdue) , 10/18 update...
« Reply #37 on: October 27, 2016, 04:03:06 pm »
 Here are some pictures of the prep work , The install of the speakers , and the overhang on the control panel.




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Re: Upright Cabinet Project Codename (Overdue) , 10/31 Halloween update...
« Reply #38 on: October 31, 2016, 01:20:59 pm »
Still Sanding and prepping for paint. Also ,  Got some speaker fabric and copied ScottyC's Speaker grill . I think it looks pretty cool. I built a bezel shelf and glass shelf to keep them in place. Paint coming soon.












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Re: Upright Cabinet Project Codename (Overdue) , 10/31 Halloween update...
« Reply #39 on: October 31, 2016, 03:52:34 pm »
looks good :)  Keep up the good progress.

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Re: Upright Cabinet Project Codename (Overdue) , 10/31 Halloween update...
« Reply #40 on: October 31, 2016, 08:47:59 pm »
That bezel looks like it fits real nice. Great to see you making progress.   :cheers:

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Re: Upright Cabinet Project Codename (Overdue) ,6/12 Sideart Installed.
« Reply #41 on: November 07, 2016, 01:14:48 pm »
So I started painting this weekend , the base was was and looks good. The inside is well , not that good, but I guess it will never be seen , I did a lot of prep work on the inside too and it just didn't come out that great. I will do at least two coats inside, and then paint it black. If I had to grade myslef, I would give it a C+, but I am moving forward. I will continue to paint this week and will give special attention to the sides and front which are very clean as far as prep.





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Re: Upright Cabinet Project Codename (Overdue) ,11/7 Paint started...
« Reply #42 on: November 14, 2016, 04:15:13 pm »
I started painting black inside. We will see how this goes. The first coat well, is not looking great but we will see after the second coat. I will sand in between coats .








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Re: Upright Cabinet Project Codename (Overdue) ,11/7 Paint started...
« Reply #43 on: November 16, 2016, 01:09:40 pm »
I sanded the cabinet this morning , boy Im getting tired of paintwork. But I used 1000 sandpaper and wetsanded the front of the cabinet , its working great supersmooth .

So, I have been messing with the control panel artwork. This is still WORK IN PROGRESS, but i thought I would share it .I am a left handed player so i thought i would make player 1 with left handed controls. 


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I installed some LEDS underneath the cabinet and in the Control Panel . It is looking pretty  cool.





https://youtu.be/3VcZ9kWm4U4
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This has been a fun build to watch. It's some nice work. I'd still probably laminate the outside of the cabinet (I hate prepping and painting).

I totally agree about making the cabinet for yourself and since you are left handed... well, now I have a question. Do you normally play cross handed?



The life of a lefty. Brutal. I built a cabinet with my nephew who was left handed. Some tools were just plain dangerous for him to use and watching him try to use scissors was painful.

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I have a friend who has a 4-player pedestal and player 1 is left handed.  As far as I know it hasn't caused any issues.

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Yeah as a lefty I just learned to play right handed on the games that only had the right hand version. I am going with player one being left handed.

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Yeah as a lefty I just learned to play right handed on the games that only had the right hand version. I am going with player one being left handed.
This was just delivered . yippee . Now I have to figure out how to get it working with my system .



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A few more pics of the new screen . I am still trying to work out , How I am installing the Speaker panel so that I can remove it , as I see already that I will need to replace the speaker cloth after a few years or maybe even sooner.I am also trying figure out what is the best way to install the marquee monitor. I am trying magnets for the black piece below the marquee it seems to work pretty well. The speakers are another story. I am still messing with them.





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I am still trying to work out , How I am installing the Speaker panel so that I can remove it , as I see already that I will need to replace the speaker cloth after a few years or maybe even sooner.

You can use velcro to secure it to some battens. Later on you can just push it out if you can get at it from the inside of the cab or pull it out from the outside.
                  

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Im going with magnets , It is working well.




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Does the HD4350 card work properly with your CPU?  I have the same model Lenovo as you and cannot get it to boot with an HD5450.  The card works in other computers so I think it is a Lenovo issue. 

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Does the HD4350 card work properly with your CPU?  I have the same model Lenovo as you and cannot get it to boot with an HD5450.  The card works in other computers so I think it is a Lenovo issue.


I'm using the 4550 Card and it works great .

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Does the HD4350 card work properly with your CPU?  I have the same model Lenovo as you and cannot get it to boot with an HD5450.  The card works in other computers so I think it is a Lenovo issue.


I'm using the 4550 Card and it works great .

Awesome.  Thanks!   :cheers:

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Third coat on the sides . Still needs at least one more . As you know black shows every imperfection , I just need to let it go though . I wetsanded the last coat with 2000 . It seems to be working but I really don't know what I'm
Doing . Can I borrow some laminate ?


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Third coat on the sides . Still needs at least one more . As you know black shows every imperfection , I just need to let it go though.


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Looking good.  You are so right about letting it go though.  I have the same problem when I paint.

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Re: Upright Cabinet Project HYPERSPACE Codename (Overdue) ,2/2 LED Marquee In!
« Reply #57 on: February 23, 2017, 01:32:21 pm »
So , I added the LCD Marquee to the cabinet and put the CRT in to see if they work together , After a few hours trying to get Hypermarquee to work on the 26 LCD monitor and Hyperspin on the CRT and staying there after several restarts, it is working. However, when I select a mame game from Hyperspin, The game moves to the LCD marquee and does not play on the CRT. Bummer. I need to figure this out. The games will play form Daphne, and other emulators, but not groovymame. Huh.


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Re: Upright Cabinet Project HYPERSPACE Codename (Overdue) ,2/2 LED Marquee In!
« Reply #58 on: February 24, 2017, 08:21:58 am »
Can you post the info of the LCD you are using?

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Third coat on the sides . Still needs at least one more . As you know black shows every imperfection , I just need to let it go though . I wetsanded the last coat with 2000 . It seems to be working but I really don't know what I'm
Doing . Can I borrow some laminate ?


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It's actually the Sheen of the paint that shows or hides imperfections. The more shine, the more imperfections arrise. Take a pic of the paint you used... I work in the paint industry and am curious about why it needs 3-coats, and I can give you some pointers so this part of your journey next time is way smoother.

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Re: Upright Cabinet Project HYPERSPACE Codename (Overdue) ,2/2 LED Marquee In!
« Reply #60 on: February 24, 2017, 05:02:29 pm »
Those smart strips suck ass, the sensor goes out rendering them useless and the adjustment knob gets stripped.  Beware.
   

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Re: Upright Cabinet Project HYPERSPACE Codename (Overdue) ,2/2 LED Marquee In!
« Reply #61 on: February 24, 2017, 07:02:40 pm »
uh ooh . What sensor?

Those smart strips suck ass, the sensor goes out rendering them useless and the adjustment knob gets stripped.  Beware.

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Well, It has been 6 months and I finally sent the sent my artwork to be printed . I was holding it back just because I was not sure If I really liked it .  Well, I like it enough to finish the project , It has been long enough. Its time to finish this box! I have to say I am pretty happy with the sideart . The last part that I need to finish is the most important part the control panel. I have the artwork for it but I want to do a clear plexi top So I need to have that made which I will be done in the next two weeks. Then This thing will be finished. Another delay has been dealing with my LCD Marquee and running Groovymame . I have been trying to get this to work well for months . I have since given up on the "correct" way to run Mame with the LCD Marquee, and I am just running Hypermarquee with EDS and Hyperspin. It seems to work well with most games so I am going with it.







My Dad and I installing the sideart.












Last and most important piece still needs to be completed.


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That turned out nice.   :applaud:

Were you nervous applying the side-art? 

I've been stuck in about the same spot with GroovyMame and my 2nd monitor for a couple of years.  Getting ready to take another run at it soon.

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Thanks Tim. I was very nervous That is why I didn't do it alone.  I will say it went very well . The rapid tac worked wonders with removing bubbles . If you need any help with the 2nd monitor , I will offer what I know about the subject which is well not that much.


 

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I would have been nervous which is why I asked.   ;D

I'll PM you if I get stuck again on the 2nd monitor.  I'm 99% certain my main issue is that the 2nd monitor is USB and not HDMI or VGA.

It is great to see you making progress.  It inspires me to get off my butt and finish my project.   :cheers:

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just checking in to see how this build was going. Love the blue tmolding and the side art!

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just checking in to see how this build was going. Love the blue tmolding and the side art!

I agree with Scotty C! That side art with the blue t molding is an awesome combo. I am looking forward to the rest of this build.  :cheers:

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Thanks for the great comments . I now have my control panel top built and I tested the lights that will illuminate the control panel from underneath. It looks like it is going to work!








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That's pretty cool.   :cheers:

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Well after a day of trying to line up my control panel artwork I have failed . I am going to have another piece printed and try again . This is more difficult than I thought . Any tips ?


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I would try cutting the artwork to size and then apply it.

- punch a small hole through the middle of each crosshair

- flip the artwork over so that the backside is up

- flip the CP over so that the backside is up

- align the CP and the artwork using the holes as a guide

- use weak double tape or clamps to make sure that CP and artwork stay in place

- use a sharp knife to cut along the edges of the CP

- remove the double tape/clamps

- flip CP and artwork over

- apply artwork

If you can't align CP and artwork properly because one or more holes in the CP are mayhaps a bit off, whip out a ruler, measure where each hole is and adjust your artwork accordingly before having it printed again.

If you happen to have a messed up CP lying around, I would use that and the crumpled artwork to do a practice round.
                  

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Wow, that looks really cool all lit up like that!  :applaud:

Yamatetsu has some good advice. Hope you have better luck on the 2nd try.

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Thanks for the advice , Im going to try that on the crumpled up artwork .


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« Reply #74 on: August 15, 2017, 11:42:04 am »
I installed some LED lights for the coin door and they are bright and beautiful and plug right into the light socket. Thanks Chance .
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« Reply #75 on: August 21, 2017, 11:50:11 am »
Installed the control panel artwork ! Overall, I think it looks good. I had 4 clampsn and went slow , the only issue was that I missed a spot spraying Rapid Tac underneath the artwork . Boy without using rapid tac there were some tough bubbles to remove . I also started mounting joysticks and the trackball to the control panel . It's coming along .




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« Reply #76 on: August 26, 2017, 04:52:10 pm »
Started wiring and putting the control panel together . It's looking good . I made a mistake right near the trackball cutting the CP artwork . I took my time but It happened . It's right where the trackball bezel is supposed to go but I guess I could cut a smaller hole for the trackball , so I guess I could just cut a larger hole and then the bezel will fit over the mistake .


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Your CP is shaping up very nicely and that trackball is really fun.   :cheers:

Does the trackball light up?

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« Reply #78 on: August 27, 2017, 03:37:32 pm »
It sure does. I hope it's not gonna blind the players.


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I'm not sure, I might switch the button plungers to black , like most people are doing. What do you think ?

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I say keep them clear.....looks sharp as it is. Black is plain....

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Try it as it is. See if you like it.

You can always order a couple of black plungers later without having to rewire everything  :)

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Re: Upright Cabinet Project HYPERSPACE Codename (Overdue) ,7/15 CP Sneak Peek!
« Reply #82 on: September 01, 2017, 08:49:07 am »
the trackball will blind your players, fire the leds from the sides. and your gonna have this nice kaleidoscope on your ceiling.

for the buttons, you could always just use black casing with the clear center plunger, or vices versa clear casing with black plunger so you get the clear ring effect.
   

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Re: Upright Cabinet Project HYPERSPACE Codename (Overdue) ,7/15 CP Sneak Peek!
« Reply #83 on: September 01, 2017, 04:40:09 pm »
Very Nice build!

I'm 'borrowing' some ideas for my cabinet.
Looking forward to the final reveal.
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Re: Upright Cabinet Project HYPERSPACE Codename (Overdue) ,7/15 CP Sneak Peek!
« Reply #84 on: September 11, 2017, 12:43:56 pm »
       Some wiring pictures , I am almost done . I am having trouble with my LEDs not working with my iPac ultimate . I need to figure it out .


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« Reply #85 on: September 13, 2017, 11:14:21 pm »
Nice progress!! Can we get back to that LCD marquee please!!! Give us the details about it and where you got it. Lets see some live action pics!!

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« Reply #86 on: September 17, 2017, 11:54:02 pm »
I had a bad day working on the machine . I found the time to spend almost a full day on the project . I put the machine together adding the monitor , putting the control label on and start to wire all of the items .

Problems

1. Wiring  the power switch .  I can't get this thing to work it keeps giving me an error .  More on this later ...


2 . My IPac ultimate is not lighting up my buttons . I have power 5v connected and I have my leds  that I made from Paradise Arcade RGB LEDs and they are not lighting .

3 . No desktop .  Im trying to adjust , all my settings but I removed my desktop to early and now it's just a pain in the a** to fix any settings .


4 .  The 2nd monitor causes havoc .
The LCD marquee looks cool but it seems like it's a prototype and not ready for production , every time I'm running Hyperspace selecting games it seems that the cursor pops to the second monitor and then I can't select a game or anything . I have to cntrl/ tab to get back to the the CRT . It happens a lot . My Groovymame settings are not right for the two monitors either . I am hearing audio delays , and a few games don't play right .

It was a frustrating day , I guess I thought once I had everything in my possession , I would just put it all together and it would work . I felt like throwing the towel In today .
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