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Re: Pixel Playcade - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #120 on: October 19, 2016, 05:31:22 pm »
im really close to being done with the plans for the cut.
but im no where near done with the artwork/theme.

im wondering if i can add the art work later or should i really apply the artwork as im building it? would be a lot easier.. but i have no idea when ill be done.
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Re: Pixel Playcade - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #121 on: October 19, 2016, 06:07:05 pm »
i think i really need help naming this build. i cant think of anything that really fits. without a name its really hard to come up with the artwork. not sure if asking the internet for help is the right move lol but i could use the help. i hate naming things.

ideally i think the name should represent how fun, overall emulation (retro and newer systems), Illumination, and could be the name of a game you would find at an arcade.

below are the names i have come up with and hounded my friends with lol. so far pixel playcade seems the most popular. believe it or not this is the short list.

pixel playcade
bit rush (name of song)
video game hero
pixel attack
digital daydream
timeout arcade
nostalgia hunter
arcade empire
highscore hunter
rom master
emulatron
credit cartel
credit king
the wayback when
nostalgia castle (from a game)

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Re: Pixel Playcade - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #122 on: October 19, 2016, 06:15:23 pm »
i think i really need help naming this build.

The lumberjack
Sasquatch
Bigfoot
The widow-maker
The back breaker
The USS waterslide
dikembe mutombo
Neon Leon
radiance
luminosity*
polychromasia
Future so bright...gotta wear shades


(just realized these all sound like roller coaster rides...but then again...this machine is almost as tall as one)

*my serious suggestion :)
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Re: Pixel Playcade - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #123 on: October 19, 2016, 06:28:00 pm »
Just steer clear of anything with "cade" or "retro" and you won't be judged as being tacky AF.  >:D

My suggestions:

Tower of Power
Eye of Sauron - you could put a big flaming eye at the top of this
Goliath's Tooth
The Missile
Glow Wyrm
Spire of Back Pain
The Northest Pole
The 4th Page

Ok I'm done. 

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Re: Pixel Playcade - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #124 on: October 19, 2016, 08:15:13 pm »
LOL @ The Northest Pole and Spire of Back Pain   :applaud:

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Re: Pixel Playcade - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #125 on: October 19, 2016, 10:42:14 pm »
lol yeah i dont mind parody names, the more clever the better.

divorce tower etc lol

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Re: Pixel Playcade - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #126 on: October 19, 2016, 10:45:19 pm »
Ugh.... stay away from stuff like "Grounds For Divorce" or things like that. So lame.
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Re: Pixel Playcade - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #127 on: October 20, 2016, 07:25:37 am »
VaporCADE? :dunno

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Re: Pixel Playcade - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #128 on: October 20, 2016, 07:51:16 am »
Arcadius.
                  

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Re: Pixel Playcade - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #130 on: October 20, 2016, 01:00:40 pm »
Subtlety
JustInCaseYouDidntSeeMe
ABuggerToDust
CanyaHearMeDownThere
HowBigsYours?

Alternatively:
Monolith

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Re: Pixel Playcade - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #131 on: October 20, 2016, 01:06:43 pm »
IMAX
Zaxxon Jr.

Ok, I'll show myself out now.  :)
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Re: Pixel Playcade - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #132 on: October 20, 2016, 01:38:28 pm »
Bigly

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Re: Pixel Playcade - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #135 on: October 20, 2016, 04:30:12 pm »
im wondering if i can add the art work later or should i really apply the art work as im building it? would be a lot easier.. but i have no idea when ill be done.

Artwork after it's assembled and mostly done, but before T-molding.

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Re: Pixel Playcade - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #136 on: October 20, 2016, 05:16:16 pm »
Artwork after it's assembled and mostly done, but before T-molding.

Cool thanks, this means ill have to get the artwork done asap. I'm assuming the artwork should be applied after the wood is assembled but before the electronics.
if someone does a restore do they gut the electronics? with the TV installed, it would be annoying to add the artwork to the TV unit.

This naming thing is a super pain in the butt for me lol. To stop this from becoming something that never ends, I'll create a poll out of the best names I've got and the suggestions i like. so suggest away. all input is welcomed and appreciate the help.

I'll wait till Sunday to see what suggestions people have before creating the poll. I'll keep the poll alive till about Friday.
in the meantime, I'm going to get started on some generic artwork that could suit almost any name.
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Re: Pixel Playcade - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #137 on: October 20, 2016, 11:27:51 pm »
Putasawtosomewoodcade  :applaud:
   

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Re: Pixel Playcade - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #138 on: October 20, 2016, 11:38:55 pm »
Large marge
Acrophobia
Break neck
Gingerballs  ;D

I second "Neon Leon"







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Re: Pixel Playcade - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #139 on: October 20, 2016, 11:43:34 pm »
CNCYouOnPage5 :)

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Re: Pixel Playcade - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #141 on: October 21, 2016, 01:32:49 am »
"NOT RETRO ENOUGH 4 U"
"WASTE OF SPACE AND MONEY"

 :cheers:

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Re: Pixel Playcade - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #142 on: October 21, 2016, 02:07:51 am »
Who Needs College
Don't LED Me Down
Rise and Shine
Sky's the Limit
PixelJunk Tower

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Re: Pixel Playcade - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #143 on: October 21, 2016, 03:27:24 am »
Since we're having fun with names:

Eiffelcade
Cirque Du Arcade
Neopolis
Gigantor
Gonna need a bigger boat
So I don't need my glasses
The Partition Wall
Size matters not
The compesator
Everest
Fuzzy Wuzzy was a woman!

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Re: Pixel Playcade - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #144 on: October 21, 2016, 07:55:27 am »
How about:

The Never Ending Story
This Thing is So Big I Have to Sleep OutsideCADE

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Re: Pixel Playcade - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #145 on: October 21, 2016, 08:42:48 am »
since it looks like a monolith

2016: an arcade odyssey
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Re: Pixel Playcade - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #146 on: October 21, 2016, 09:38:34 am »
No sir, as we are reaching page 5 and this started October the 2nd,  there is no way your finishing this in 2016.

Might wanna change that 2020: An innovative thought

   

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Re: Pixel Playcade - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #147 on: October 21, 2016, 10:24:19 am »
I'm glad you have a sense of humor chito.  ;D

Other builders might have grabbed their ball and gone home.  :cheers:
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Re: Pixel Playcade - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #148 on: October 21, 2016, 11:09:13 am »

~Building Arcade Cabinets are like raising children, you always mess up your first~

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Re: Pixel Playcade - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #149 on: October 21, 2016, 11:11:19 am »
I'm glad you have a sense of humor chito.  ;D

Other builders might have grabbed their ball and gone home.  :cheers:

lol yeah this is all about having fun. And while i want to create something that looks good and works well which sometimes comes off a bit serious. Im not above having fun at my own expense. Im a bit of a joker in real life

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Re: Pixel Playcade - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #150 on: October 21, 2016, 11:16:04 am »
No sir, as we are reaching page 5 and this started October the 2nd,  there is no way your finishing this in 2016.

Might wanna change that 2020: An innovative thought



There are 3 blockers right now.
  • the name <- poll should finalise this soon
  • the artwork/theme <- needs name first
  • and the joystick illumination solution <- unable to work on it while on holidays. Back home after this weekend and ill should have this done this week

once the joystick solutions is done, i can finish the cad files
then i can order the cut,
at the same time ill try finish and order the artwork.
hopefully, both arrive around the same time.

the actual cutting and assembly will be quite quick (provided i dont stuff up the t-moulding). If i dont end up needed the money for other things then this could very well be done by end of this year.
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Re: Pixel Playcade - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #151 on: October 21, 2016, 11:20:41 am »
this could very well be done by end of this year.


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Re: Pixel Playcade - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #152 on: October 21, 2016, 11:30:57 am »
this could very well be done by end of this year.



lol that pic made me crack up. I dont have kids so its very do-able. but we will see.
I'm trying to get this as right as possible the first time around. I have a background in manufacturing and engineering which prob explains all the prep work and planning. But from experience (not with arcade builds) i expect there will be a version 1.5 or something. Which im really trying to avoid.
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Re: Pixel Playcade - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #153 on: October 21, 2016, 12:24:07 pm »
So while i wait for name suggestions to come in, I was hoping I could get help with the base for the pedestal.
here is the basic layout, and a better view with text removed



I have the 16mm (0.6 inch) MDF base sitting on top of about 3-4 dollies that can each carry 100kg (220 pounds).

Using fusion 360 i was able to estimate the weight of the pedestal unit to be around 50 kgs (110 pounds). Im concerned that base that is holding all the weight of the control panel and its tower isnt strong enough. the design uses tabs and lips inserts in the same way that most "put it together yourself" kits do. These add some strength but are there more so that parts to line up and lock in effortlessly.



The tabs that interacts with the tower that will hold up the control panel should add extra strength. Stil I also plan to reinforce every butt joints with a lot blocks, nails, screws and glue. these aren't in the design as they will be added as needed when i assemble it. But no matter how much i reinforce the joints, if the MDF is too weak then its points less. It will break anyway.



So while doing my research, i saw builds where the base is really thick, and i wonder if my solution will be enough or it will break under the weight. should i use something stronger than MDF (maybe ply) for the base? I dont know if this is overkill as other cabinets I've looked at seem to have a really simple base. Also a pedestal cabinet won't have the weight of the TV or all the wood of a standup cabinet as well so it should reduce the load requirements of the base. 

Does anyone have any advice?
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Re: Pixel Playcade - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #154 on: October 21, 2016, 01:03:28 pm »
since it looks like a monolith
2016: an arcade odyssey

"My god, it's full of stars....."

I've changed my mind. Change I change my serious suggestion from "Monolith" to:

BigMo**erF***ingBa***rd

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Re: Pixel Playcade - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #155 on: October 21, 2016, 02:05:30 pm »
I don't see an airflow plan in that base.  Kinda important.

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Re: Pixel Playcade - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #156 on: October 21, 2016, 03:40:50 pm »
In the immortal words of General George S. Patton:

"A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week" :)

(page 5 ftw)


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Re: Pixel Playcade - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #157 on: October 21, 2016, 06:02:07 pm »
I don't see an airflow plan in that base.  Kinda important.

Good spot. about that. there kinda is, its just not in the plans. so while designing this i was putting all these holes for cables, fans etc but i figured it could be done as its assembled. that way you're not forced to use holes that wouldve been better on the other side
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Re: Pixel Playcade - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #158 on: October 21, 2016, 06:10:08 pm »
In the immortal words of General George S. Patton:

"A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week" :)

(page 5 ftw)

i dont have unlimited resources to make mistakes and redo if need be. but i get the hint, even though im worried about the base as mentioned before, i think ill just go for it once i sort out the joysticks. i think it should be ok. if anyone can spot some obvious problems that would be great.

ps please keep the name suggestions coming
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Re: Pixel Playcade - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #159 on: October 23, 2016, 05:33:09 pm »
This naming thing is a super pain in the butt for me lol. To stop this from becoming something that never ends, I'll create a poll out of the best names I've got and the suggestions i like. so suggest away. all input is welcomed and appreciate the help.

I'll wait till Sunday to see what suggestions people have before creating the poll. I'll keep the poll alive till about Friday.
in the meantime, I'm going to get started on some generic artwork that could suit almost any name.

Asking the internet to name something by poll??

"Cadey McCadeface"  ;D