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Re: Monolith - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #240 on: November 27, 2016, 01:11:21 am »
Ahem... that was my next build... well there goes the big reveal i had planned



Also Ive been seeing these around shopping centers and train stations. Monolith version 2? lol they are commercial screens and as far as I know they are quite expensive.


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Re: Monolith - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #241 on: November 27, 2016, 06:11:57 am »
Ha! Kudos to you. Good sport.

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Re: Monolith - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #242 on: December 22, 2016, 02:54:11 pm »
Also Ive been seeing these around shopping centers and train stations. Monolith version 2? lol they are commercial screens and as far as I know they are quite expensive.



https://www.elotouch.com/touchscreen-signage.html

if you have to ask how much, you can't afford it.

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Re: Monolith - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #243 on: December 22, 2016, 06:53:59 pm »
I know i haven't updated this thread in a while, Im trying to avoid it actually until i can "cut wood". But i thought id share an update on the artwork. One thing i want say is that im really enjoying this build, Ive always being technical and creative and i love how building an arcade lets me draft a cad concept, do the graphic design, programming, wiring, drilling, cutting... everything. it's the perfect hobby for me.

Anyway about the artwork, I've spent ages creating and testing different looks, and while im still not finished, I think ive found the angle i want to go in. Since this build will have a lot of colour with the lights etc, i wanted to combine that with a retro and space theme. Im really liking how its turning it out. Its no where near finished but. The side panel art is pretty much complete and im happy with it but the control panel will most likely be redone as i want it to look more like an actual control panel on a space station or something. Pretty happy with the logo for this theme as well. notice that it's used differently on the control panel than the side panel. Also Note that the purple/pink lines used to outline the button holes and panels are the diecut lines and are not part of the artwork. They will not get printed.

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Re: Monolith - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #244 on: December 22, 2016, 07:05:13 pm »
YOVOLIT? you changed the name?

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Re: Monolith - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #245 on: December 22, 2016, 07:06:43 pm »
lol na its still monolith, i see the confusion, thats just how the aliens write it

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Re: Monolith - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #246 on: December 23, 2016, 06:47:50 am »
The Neverending Story continues...

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Re: Monolith - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #248 on: February 22, 2017, 12:20:51 am »
I just had to bring this one back.. I have so much invested in this... Chito come back! Cut some wood bud!
Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats.

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Re: Monolith - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #249 on: February 22, 2017, 01:17:29 am »
Sorry Mate, Ive literally got back from Japan 2 days ago lol. Had washing to do and clean my place. Now that im back, as soon as i can im going to get this build made. I did find some changes i need to make but they are minor.

Updated the control panel art to something that looks way more arcade-ish



Also checked out the arcades in japan... some really strange machines lol. I even saw an arcade of Type or dead which is a hack of house of the dead and they even had keyboards lol. They had something ive never seen before and i have no idea how they work... and that these arcades that use cards to interact with the game! I thought that was cool and it even gave me the idea to create something like that to load roms for console games! so a card kinda acts like a cartilage


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Re: Monolith - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #250 on: February 22, 2017, 05:57:58 am »
I've seen something similar to that zombie type or die on PC.
(Can't really remember the name right now) but each zombie/bad guy has a word
on them and the faster you type it, the faster you can kill it. It's kind of cool cause it actually
 helps you practice your typing while killing zombies.

 :cheers:

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Re: Monolith - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #251 on: February 22, 2017, 06:42:29 am »
yeah that is the game. and they put it into a cab lol.
used to give this game out to friends that wanted to learn how to type lol

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Re: Monolith - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #252 on: February 22, 2017, 07:00:07 am »
saddle up. ;)

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Re: Monolith - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #253 on: February 22, 2017, 01:52:50 pm »
saddle up. ;)

heh.

Had washing to do and clean my place.

Damn - that's disappointing. That just confirms to me that this'll never get made. :(
Washing and cleaning come second to cab building. Sorry, bro - you just aint got the passion for this scene.
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Re: Monolith - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #254 on: February 22, 2017, 05:11:10 pm »
I've seen something similar to that zombie type or die on PC.
(Can't really remember the name right now) but each zombie/bad guy has a word
on them and the faster you type it, the faster you can kill it. It's kind of cool cause it actually
 helps you practice your typing while killing zombies.

 :cheers:

Sega's Dreamcast also had a home port of Typing of the dead.
Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats.

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Re: Monolith - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #255 on: February 22, 2017, 08:33:33 pm »
saddle up. ;)

heh.

Had washing to do and clean my place.

Damn - that's disappointing. That just confirms to me that this'll never get made. :(
Washing and cleaning come second to cab building. Sorry, bro - you just aint got the passion for this scene.
;)
He's still contributing ideas. And inspiration! I personally am hooked on this thread. Besides,
Time not important. Only life important.

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Re: Monolith - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #256 on: February 22, 2017, 08:43:17 pm »
I have given Chito a bunch of crap in this thread. I hope you can see the humor in it Chito. There is no malice intended. I really hope you cut some boards in the near future.

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Re: Monolith - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #257 on: February 23, 2017, 02:25:45 am »
its okay i know you say it with love lol and a ton sarcasm

Sega's Dreamcast also had a home port of Typing of the dead.

i thought it must have, every version ive seen of this, they are wearing sega saturns on their back with a huge battery in the game lol and they have keyboards.

japan... so random
they even have arcade games of kancho!

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Kancho is a game or trick often played in Japan by young school-aged children; it is performed by clasping the hands together so the index fingers are pointing out and attempting to insert them into someone's anal region when the victim is not looking

11 Most Unbelievable Arcade Games Ever
https://youtu.be/CQ8edS3j-t0

They have any of the "touch octogon" games? it kinda plays like guitar hero but you touch the bars on the outside of the screen when the light hits it. They were all the rage in Taiwan.
yeah they did, so many rhythm, prize skill tester games and of course pachinko

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Re: Monolith - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #258 on: February 28, 2017, 02:53:10 pm »
I have been wanting to do a Vertical cab like yours for over a year now 49in TV not 55. After reading the whole thread for hours at work, I am pumped to start it up again. If you look at the Johns Arcade video the CRUSIN cab is using the hollow T-Molding and the LED strips, when you see them head on they pretty much look defused but in the reflections from the other walls of the cab you can see it's separate LEDs.

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Re: Monolith - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #259 on: March 10, 2017, 02:04:06 pm »
Sooo... any wood cut yet?

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« Reply #260 on: March 10, 2017, 02:06:42 pm »
Yeah. I want to see this thing get built.

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Re: Monolith - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #261 on: March 10, 2017, 07:24:57 pm »
update time

so while i was in japan i thought of a solution for making this beast easier to build. kind of like an ikea flat pack so im making those design changes now. also in a kind of stroke of luck, it turns out a mate who is a sign maker has a cnc machine and can help with the build, including sourcing materials at better prices, machine the wood, print the artwork and help with the assembly. he is very good at what he does and has great attention to detail.

so now a few new options have become available like making the bezel acrylic instead of mdf and the control panel might get an acrylic cover ;) the only problem is that he lives 4 hours away and it will be a massive undertaking to manufacture it there and transport it to where i live. but the quality of the build will be way better. so im glad i didn't get it cut yet. but im trying to get this cut asap. I also really want to start the build.
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Re: Monolith - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #262 on: March 10, 2017, 07:43:29 pm »

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Re: Monolith - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #263 on: March 10, 2017, 08:00:57 pm »
You going to rename it?

Someone-else-did-all-the-actual-workade?

so to clarify this project has always been a cad based one, which has been a massive amount of work in just planning and means i give the files to someone who has a cnc machine that can cut them out. My mate can also do the printing so he would probably be able to apply the artwork to the pieces as well. He may even have better ideas for solutions to some problems like how to get the illuminated t-moulding added on such big pieces with so many curves... but it will be transported flat pack (way too big to transport assembled)... the rest of the work will be done by me... which is final assembly: wiring, fixing oversights, applying the illuminated t-moulding and regular t-moulding, painting, screwing/nailing/gluing it all together. there is still a shitload to do

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Re: Monolith - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #264 on: March 11, 2017, 03:44:09 pm »
It's okay Chito! I am behind you! 7 pages in! Even Ond has something cut by this time...  :laugh2:
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Re: Monolith - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #265 on: March 11, 2017, 05:10:12 pm »
Neverending Story is still the most fitting name.

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Re: Monolith - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #266 on: April 10, 2017, 08:50:43 pm »
Update

so it has been while since i posted but ive been working on this every free moment i have. so many things have happened (in a good way). the new design changes have allowed this cab to be so easy to assemble and transport. Also here in Aus there are a few April public holidays coming up, 2 long weekends. ill do a proper write up with breakout diagrams and design changes and why of everything thats happened soon. just need to focus on the designs. but the gist is i have deadlines/milestones around these public holidays
finalise new design changes by 18th
start cutting panels - 19th
gather all materials by 21st; ive already ordered all materials (except buttons, joysticks)
construction by the 25th (empty cab, no electronics except tv)
drive home 26th come back for delivery 29th.

heaps has happened the the design is "smarter" and everything has been booked and paid for. so its happening ready or not. really looking forward to it and as soon i have a break ill do a proper write up.

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« Reply #267 on: April 10, 2017, 08:54:54 pm »
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Re: Monolith - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #268 on: April 12, 2017, 06:53:58 pm »
ParadiseArcade are out of stock on the buttons and LEDs i want to use. the got back to me and said it will be 4-6 weeks for them to be in stock. which is unfortunate but will give me plenty of time to work on the other electronics and programming

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Re: Monolith - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #269 on: April 12, 2017, 11:33:37 pm »
Lots of places sell buttons and LEDs.

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Re: Monolith - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #270 on: April 13, 2017, 01:03:57 am »
yeah but not the ones I want. ie the iL concaved black plunger with a clear body with matching RGB led, I also need the joysticks with an extended shaft since it needs to go through mdf. They sell both. I can find the joysticks in many places... cant find an extended shaft.

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Re: Monolith - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #271 on: April 13, 2017, 05:12:09 am »
Groovygamegear.com. or just use a regular shaft. Your fancy CNC guy can recess the joystick so it can be top mounted.

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Re: Monolith - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #272 on: April 13, 2017, 05:54:08 am »
not top mounting so i can install lights at the base of the joystick like Flynn's Arcade build. i like that look way more than the lit up ball tops

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Re: Monolith - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #273 on: April 13, 2017, 06:07:53 am »
recess from the bottom.

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recess from the bottom.
Mike, don't try to reason with him. Chito Gon' Chito. Just sit back and enjoy the ride, United Style.
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« Reply #275 on: April 13, 2017, 09:39:03 am »
I don't want to be beaten and dragged out of here! :o

United may have been a bad example. ;D

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Re: Monolith - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #276 on: April 13, 2017, 09:54:44 am »
have you guys not seen Flynn's Arcade Build?



you need the thickness to get the lighting effect. this is why i can top mount or recess.



view from the bottom



I already mentioned this a few pages back.

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Re: Monolith - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #277 on: April 13, 2017, 09:58:15 am »
Sorry. I read that post 19 years ago. I have raised two kids since you started this thread.

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Sorry. I read that post 19 years ago. I have raised two kids since you started this thread.


I'm quite familiar with that thread,  thank you.  No need to recap.
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Re: Monolith - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #279 on: April 13, 2017, 02:32:38 pm »
yeah but not the ones I want. ie the iL concaved black plunger with a clear body with matching RGB led, I also need the joysticks with an extended shaft since it needs to go through mdf. They sell both. I can find the joysticks in many places... cant find an extended shaft.

uhhh you know you can buy the concave button and a set of the IL clear.  ans just swap on the plunger, retro fit with and LED?





Neph rings bitches, top mounted....it can be done sir......

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