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Author Topic: Upright Cabinet Project HYPERSPACE Codename (Overdue) ,7/15 CP Sneak Peek!  (Read 7972 times)

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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. 


« Last Edit: November 17, 2016, 01:23:14 pm by Vincefaro »

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





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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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Upright Cabinet Project HYPERSPACE Codename (Overdue) ,7/15 CP Sneak Peek!
« 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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Upright Cabinet Project HYPERSPACE Codename (Overdue) ,7/15 CP Sneak Peek!
« 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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Upright Cabinet Project HYPERSPACE Codename (Overdue) ,7/15 CP Sneak Peek!
« 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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