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Re: Monolith - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #441 on: August 29, 2017, 03:22:33 pm »
Hey Chito,

your cab totally rocks! I love your attention to detail  :cheers: :applaud:

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Re: Monolith - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #442 on: August 30, 2017, 02:40:47 am »
Cheers Chris
I put a lot of effort into this machine, I wanted to create something that would ease my Arcade itch. I get a lot of ideas and always want to make things, this cab is a whole bunch of that all in one so I don't have to later go, "I wish my cab had this or that".
Hate that this has stalled, the hardware part of it is so close to being done.


Thanks for all the suggestions stigzler, It would be good to get my hands on some that stuff and see how much can be done with it/hack it, in terms of shape especially. Maybe wedging it in the channel would be enough? hmm, I think I would still need something to cover up the machined edges. But it's good to see there is stuff out to mess with.

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Re: Monolith - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #443 on: September 12, 2017, 11:39:24 am »
Update

So last time I was at my mate's workshop. I had to leave so I could make my 4hr drive home and get home before midnight. We got a lot done and had just applied the LEDs, silicone and t-moulding to the control panel when I had to leave. So the pending items were:
  • printing the art work
  • applying artwork to control panel, side panels and marquee
  • applying LED, silicone and t-moulding to the side panels
  • package everything on a pallet ready for pick and delivery

So my friend offered to take care of the rest so that I didn't have to make the trip back. Did I mention he is a top bloke?
While he did manage to get some stuff done, it turns out that he ended up getting swamped with work, he was left on his own to run the business as his parents (who are part owners) had to fly overseas for a family emergency. He ended going to hospital for Kidney stones. So he wasn't having the best of times. So I decided to drive up and help him, once we cleared things up we would finish off what was left.

Lessons learned
So with the control panel, we used a natural cure silicone, which took forever to set! I'm talking about 4-5 weeks. So we switched to an acetic cure silicone which doesn't need air and also sets faster than natural cure. So because we were using a new silicone we weren't sure if the colour of it once set would be different. didn't want the control panel blue to be different to the side panels blue, so we removed the t-moulding and silicone from the control panel and reapplied. came out pretty easily.

Side panels
My mate had already applied the artwork and trimmed the edges. He also applied masking tape around the edges to protect the art from the process.

like before we embedded the LEDs in the channel and applied the silicone and t-moulding. Doing it in sections, we prepped the t-moulding, added the silicone pinned down the t-moulding and then tapped it down so that it sets nice and firm.



in the photo, you can see the little bartop build which I was also able to finish this weekend.

Control Panel
So with the artwork printed, we applied it, trimmed all the edges and then let it dry. Once dried we applied the silicone and t-moulding in the same way as the side panels. Because the control panel has tighter corners and curves we decided the wrap the whole thing in packing shrink so that it would make thing tighter and help hold the t-moulding in place while it set.



And with that, we were done! cabinet is built! although in sections lol. now to get it home and wire everything up.

Packing
So we have another friend who has a huge trailer, and he frequents the journey to where my mate lives and my city. We organised to get his help, he is on holiday at the moment to once he gets back and is settled he will bring it down. In the mean time, the silicone will set so it works out well.

So to get it ready we packed the pallet. once we had everything where we wanted it, we wrapped it in so much shrink wrap to make it as sturdy as possible.






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Re: Monolith - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #444 on: September 12, 2017, 07:55:47 pm »
I get a lot of ideas and always want to make things, this cab is a whole bunch of that all in one so I don't have to later go, "I wish my cab had this or that".

Welcome to the club  :cheers: I remember saying (cab -3) was everything I wanted and wouldn't need to build another...!

Followed your build from the start - initially just as a wtf thing but I like your vision. Not something I would build (or more truthfully, not what I would think to build) but it's definitely grown on me and I can see it being a lot of fun. You've put a lot of thought, effort and skill into this and I'm really looking forwards to seeing the final cab.

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Re: Monolith - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #445 on: October 16, 2017, 08:37:09 am »
Any updates? I would love to see pics of this thing put together!
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Re: Monolith - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #446 on: October 16, 2017, 05:51:41 pm »
unfortunately nothing has happened since my last post. the guy who was going to trasnport the pallet went on holiday the weekend we finished it. so i had to wait. then October came around but its a really full on month for me so i doubt ill be able to do anything till Nov im affraid. plus i still need to make room for it at my place.

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Re: Monolith - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #447 on: October 22, 2017, 09:38:41 am »
This may be of interest for your Tmolding deliberations:

https://youtu.be/AZF07D_T2Ug

He tears it down so you can see how it operates.

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Re: Monolith - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #448 on: October 22, 2017, 10:15:45 am »
stigzler That's pretty awesome. The only problem I see with them is with the LEDs mounted on the side (which is a clever idea) it won't curve around corners because its designed to fold in on itself along the sides and not the bottom. but there must be one with the LEDs along the bottom. it would be cool to experiment and see how effective it would be on corners, especially tight ones. Still, you new the limitation of it from the beginning you could design a cab appropriately to accommodate of it.

Do you know if anyone is using this in a build or has exp with it?

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Re: Monolith - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #449 on: October 22, 2017, 10:17:09 am »
Just go full Neon. "go for broke" <- lol  >:D
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Re: Monolith - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #450 on: October 22, 2017, 12:16:35 pm »
Do you know if anyone is using this in a build or has exp with it?
Nope

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Re: Monolith - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #451 on: February 07, 2018, 07:27:54 am »
Did this beast ever get finished? I really wanted to see the end result.

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Re: Monolith - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #452 on: February 07, 2018, 06:32:39 pm »
It fell on him during production. The end result wasn't pretty.....
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Re: Monolith - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #453 on: February 07, 2018, 07:01:10 pm »
It fell on him during production. The end result wasn't pretty.....
 :censored:

:laugh2: soda through the nose on that one.

Seriously though I second Mike, was an interesting project and was looking forward to the results.

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Re: Monolith - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #454 on: February 07, 2018, 11:27:16 pm »
its been a while since I last posted an update, September in fact. Things are still moving along just very slowly. Took a break from all my projects to enjoy the Aussie summer, I've been doing a lot of snorkeling and harassing ocean life with my GoPro. Also bought a new property so that kept me busy for a while. Things have finally started to settle and I was already gathering all my parts and getting organized.

But that's not say nothing has happened.

Update

Finally got delivered
So it took awhile for things to line up before I could get the arcade delivered 400km by a friend for free and save myself about $200 dollarydoos. But eventually it got delivered and I started assembling it again. I had to do on my own which turned out to be harder than I thought as some parts are not only heavy but also big. I also got stuck when for some reason parts that fit together at my friend's workshop for some reason didn't when I got it to my apartment. With everything else going on in my life it was left as this huge thing in my dining room/kitchen for I think 3 weeks lol



good news it's not all together and upright in its new spot, ready for the electrical work to start. on that note.

What is the best way to mount a computer in a cab?
I was planning to remove the motherboard from the tower and have it screwed to an MDF board along with the hard drives, much like wall mounted computers are.



but now I'm thinking just place the whole tower in there sideways and be done with it. A guy my local comp store told me the tower is designed to absorb some vibrations that would otherwise affect hardware and prevent vibration noise. so I'm still not sure how I will do this. But it would be cool to have easy access to the internal hardware but then again maybe it would be rare that I need so much access... still if anyone knows a great way to solve this, that would be very helpful.

Artwork
So in the past, I wanted to create a screen that mimics an upright cabinet with a bezel and speakers like this



but then I realised that it doesn't really match this cabinet as it not really based on a traditional upright cabinet. The guys I got the idea off intended it suit cabs like this



So ive been messing around with the design. There is so much room to play with, seems like a waste to not use it better so I made a few variations and showed some friends for some feedback



the one that got the most positive feedback was this one



And I've made a few other draft versions of the other systems just to see what it would look like



Then I thought it might be better to have the play area more in the center so I made these



anyway this is where im at... still going to play around with the layout because it still doesnt feel right

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Re: Monolith - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #455 on: February 08, 2018, 03:33:36 am »
Good to see that you got the second dining room table installed and functional. Congrats, dude!  :cheers:

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Re: Monolith - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #456 on: February 08, 2018, 06:03:09 am »
Just throw the whole computer in the cab.

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Re: Monolith - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #457 on: February 08, 2018, 08:47:39 am »
Good to see that you got the second dining room table installed and functional. Congrats, dude!  :cheers:

I thought that was a wet bar....

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Re: Monolith - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #458 on: February 08, 2018, 10:21:45 am »
Its a 1:1 model of the USS Nimitz.

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Re: Monolith - 55inch vertical screen - project name &quot;go for broke&quot;
« Reply #460 on: February 08, 2018, 11:21:01 am »
Chito, you’re going to Idea Man yourself to death. Just get ‘er dun.
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Re: Monolith - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #461 on: February 08, 2018, 11:47:51 am »
I like the part where he drops thousands on a cabinet, brags about his investment properties, and then mentions he screwed a friend into free delivery. 

 :cheers:

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Re: Monolith - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #462 on: February 08, 2018, 12:47:46 pm »
I like the part where he drops thousands on a cabinet, brags about his investment properties, and then mentions he screwed a friend into free delivery. 

 :cheers:

and that is how he affords to spend thousands on a drinks bar?


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Re: Monolith - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #463 on: March 12, 2018, 12:36:28 pm »
Its time for your monthly update Chito!
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Re: Monolith - 55inch vertical screen - project name "go for broke"
« Reply #464 on: March 22, 2018, 09:57:38 am »
Chito. We need an update. I want to see that monster lit up in all its glory.

You put a lot of work into this project. I hope it was completed.

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« Reply #465 on: March 22, 2018, 10:07:58 am »

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Clearly, the machine toppled over and killed him. Every time you guys bump this, it makes me sad. Pour one out for Chito, please.
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« Reply #467 on: March 22, 2018, 10:30:14 am »
r.i.p

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« Reply #468 on: March 22, 2018, 10:31:13 am »
Clearly, the machine toppled over and killed him. Every time you guys bump this, it makes me sad. Pour one out for Chito, please.

It will have to be a tall boy.

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Clearly, the machine toppled over and killed him. Every time you guys bump this, it makes me sad. Pour one out for Chito, please.

It will have to be a tall boy.

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« Reply #470 on: March 22, 2018, 10:46:47 am »
I really wanted to see him finish this. Chito took criticism really well. He had a vision and he was sticking to it.

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« Reply #471 on: March 22, 2018, 11:11:17 am »
A guy on our local Facebook arcade group posted some pictures of neon t-molding on his Tron.

https://imgur.com/gallery/8Tfio

https://www.tinkercad.com/users/j4iDWNcy7Ak-theblen

It still isn't quite there (I don't like the clips) but it is an improvement over previous efforts and is also kinda fun. 

The posting reminded me of Monolith.


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« Reply #472 on: March 22, 2018, 11:17:52 am »
Some day someone will mod the Tron arcade game so it doesn't suck.


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« Reply #473 on: March 22, 2018, 11:30:18 am »
Some day someone will mod the Tron arcade game so it doesn't suck.

I played a Tron on location at an arcade last night and had a blast.  It isn't everyone's cup of tea.

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A guy on our local Facebook arcade group posted some pictures of neon t-molding on his Tron.

https://imgur.com/gallery/8Tfio

https://www.tinkercad.com/users/j4iDWNcy7Ak-theblen

It still isn't quite there (I don't like the clips) but it is an improvement over previous efforts and is also kinda fun. 

The posting reminded me of Monolith.

I saw that. The clips suck and the molding sits too far off the game.
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« Reply #475 on: March 22, 2018, 08:11:10 pm »
He should have went full on NEON!

We miss you Chito!
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« Reply #476 on: March 22, 2018, 08:12:33 pm »
A guy on our local Facebook arcade group posted some pictures of neon t-molding on his Tron.

https://imgur.com/gallery/8Tfio

https://www.tinkercad.com/users/j4iDWNcy7Ak-theblen

It still isn't quite there (I don't like the clips) but it is an improvement over previous efforts and is also kinda fun. 

The posting reminded me of Monolith.

I love it!
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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