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Wrist support in bartop arcades
« on: March 26, 2017, 09:34:24 pm »
Hi everyone! I'm contemplating between building my own bartop arcade or buying the widescreen kit from HaRuMaN. I was wondering if the wrist support would be sufficient on any bartop arcade in general. I looked at hundreds of different bartop arcades but they all seem to share very similar design, especially the control panel and ~4inch high front panel with joysticks and buttons really close to the edge. I have a question for all users how comfortable is it to use it for longer gaming sessions? Would it be better to move the buttons for coins or 1-2players to the actual control panel and make it deeper, while lowering the front to as low as 1-2 inches?

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Re: Wrist support in bartop arcades
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2017, 02:51:38 am »
Never had much support at the arcades and that was never an issue.
Issue I have with my bartop is it being too low causing my hands to uncomfortably bend while standing. Sitting is fine.

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Re: Wrist support in bartop arcades
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2017, 09:21:33 am »
Here's the draft of what I can see as having the better wrist support.



http://picpaste.com/Wrist_support-XeJy9L88.jpg

Do I make things more complicated and should just go with the "common" design?
« Last Edit: March 27, 2017, 09:23:41 am by AlexFLA »

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Re: Wrist support in bartop arcades
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2017, 10:17:38 pm »
I noticed that with my bartop as well after about 20 mins of play.  So my local shop is making me a new CP that is deeper (wider) by 2" so my wrists can rest on it.  Pics coming in the next 2 days.

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Re: Wrist support in bartop arcades
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Re: Wrist support in bartop arcades
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2017, 12:08:22 am »
Looks amazing, equilizer! Did you bottom mount your joysticks without routering the recess? As I wasn't going to use the router, I ordered a pair of shaft extension rods. What's the model of your trackball? It's not recessed either, is it? Is it a volume knob next to your ESC key?

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Re: Wrist support in bartop arcades
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2017, 07:18:24 pm »
yes im using sanwa sticks and buttons.  The sticks are bottom mounted using CNC and the trackball is also recessed with 2 bolts holding it in.  You can use the extensions as well to save the hastle of using a router.  That is a spinTrac spinner.  I control my volume using an Ipac2 and the Shift keys.

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Re: Wrist support in bartop arcades
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2017, 08:54:32 pm »
Yeah, I goofed on my TMNT panel and wish I had moved the controls two inches up.  No sense in not being comfortable if you're building it yourself.


  
 

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