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Re: Building A Goldfish Arcade
« Reply #80 on: November 11, 2017, 07:49:04 am »
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Re: Building A Goldfish Arcade
« Reply #81 on: November 11, 2017, 11:15:41 am »
https://www.pugetsystems.com/submerged.php

just put a robotic fish into the mineral oil and use the entire pc as the fishtank display.
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHH!!!!!

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Re: Building A Goldfish Arcade
« Reply #82 on: November 11, 2017, 11:40:47 am »
What a shame, those owl eye coin doors are highly sought after by collectors. You probably have an early run Astroids cabinet there.

You can fix monitors. Either your friend doesnít want to spend the money, or TV guy doesnít want to be bothered with it. I myself have brought monitors back from the dead and I donít have any formal training. You just have to want to know how to do it.

I hope you and your fishies enjoy your little tribute to vanity there. And for the rest of you that encourage this ---steaming pile of meadow muffin---, well, you know...
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Re: Building A Goldfish Arcade
« Reply #83 on: November 11, 2017, 02:19:03 pm »
Thanks for the encouragement.  I still haven't got the Asteroids cabinet.  I went over to my mates house last weekend and he showed me the asteroids cabinet which looked odd.  The coin door look very different.  My mate calls them owl eyes as they do look like Bubo from Clash of the Titans (sorry its from an old 1980 movie we like) but the monitor doesn't work.  We hear the sounds but no picture.  He took the monitor to a TV repair shop and the guy said it was dead.  Sorry Yotsuya but it is going in the special recycle bin.

So I get to have the cabinet without the monitor.  My mate says I can use a LCD screen.  I told him about my design and he laughed.  He thinks I am off my head but my mate needs it gone, so it will be lighter to move.  He lives on the other side of the country so it will take some time to shift it to my house.  I still need to figure out the support of the monitor shelf.  Does the TV in the asteroids weigh 90 kilos?  We are going to make a cupboard inside the cabinet to store our consoles.  My guess the electronics are dead too and my mate knows someone that wants the innards so the wires will be removed.

The baby oil is for the PC.  It is an AMD and it runs too hot.  So another mate showed me a youtube clip where they sunk the PC in baby oil and it cooled down the PC.  It will be sloshing in the bottom of the cabinet so the fish will not be baby oiled.  I will add more photos and drawing on the plans of the actuator.  I am using the plans from the internet to create mock ups and using cardboard.  I am really looking forward to this being a reality. 

Thanks for the input.
  WHAT???, You NEED to come in off the ledge, ....If you desecrate , and chop an asteroids machine, without even a basic understanding of monitor theory Jennifer will personally Troll your miserable threads till they kick me off this site. :badmood: :badmood: :badmood:

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Re: Building A Goldfish Arcade
« Reply #84 on: November 11, 2017, 02:29:34 pm »
Thanks for the encouragement.  I still haven't got the Asteroids cabinet.  I went over to my mates house last weekend and he showed me the asteroids cabinet which looked odd.  The coin door look very different.  My mate calls them owl eyes as they do look like Bubo from Clash of the Titans (sorry its from an old 1980 movie we like) but the monitor doesn't work.  We hear the sounds but no picture.  He took the monitor to a TV repair shop and the guy said it was dead.  Sorry Yotsuya but it is going in the special recycle bin.

So I get to have the cabinet without the monitor.  My mate says I can use a LCD screen.  I told him about my design and he laughed.  He thinks I am off my head but my mate needs it gone, so it will be lighter to move.  He lives on the other side of the country so it will take some time to shift it to my house.  I still need to figure out the support of the monitor shelf.  Does the TV in the asteroids weigh 90 kilos?  We are going to make a cupboard inside the cabinet to store our consoles.  My guess the electronics are dead too and my mate knows someone that wants the innards so the wires will be removed.

The baby oil is for the PC.  It is an AMD and it runs too hot.  So another mate showed me a youtube clip where they sunk the PC in baby oil and it cooled down the PC.  It will be sloshing in the bottom of the cabinet so the fish will not be baby oiled.  I will add more photos and drawing on the plans of the actuator.  I am using the plans from the internet to create mock ups and using cardboard.  I am really looking forward to this being a reality. 

Thanks for the input.
  WHAT???, You NEED to come in off the ledge, ....If you desecrate , and chop an asteroids machine, without even a basic understanding of monitor theory Jennifer will personally Troll your miserable threads till they kick me off this site. :badmood: :badmood: :badmood:

Don't waste your time, Jenn.

Build what you dig, bro. Build what you dig.


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Re: Building A Goldfish Arcade
« Reply #85 on: November 11, 2017, 07:17:37 pm »
Thanks for the encouragement.  I still haven't got the Asteroids cabinet.  I went over to my mates house last weekend and he showed me the asteroids cabinet which looked odd.  The coin door look very different.  My mate calls them owl eyes as they do look like Bubo from Clash of the Titans (sorry its from an old 1980 movie we like) but the monitor doesn't work.  We hear the sounds but no picture.  He took the monitor to a TV repair shop and the guy said it was dead.  Sorry Yotsuya but it is going in the special recycle bin.

So I get to have the cabinet without the monitor.  My mate says I can use a LCD screen.  I told him about my design and he laughed.  He thinks I am off my head but my mate needs it gone, so it will be lighter to move.  He lives on the other side of the country so it will take some time to shift it to my house.  I still need to figure out the support of the monitor shelf.  Does the TV in the asteroids weigh 90 kilos?  We are going to make a cupboard inside the cabinet to store our consoles.  My guess the electronics are dead too and my mate knows someone that wants the innards so the wires will be removed.

The baby oil is for the PC.  It is an AMD and it runs too hot.  So another mate showed me a youtube clip where they sunk the PC in baby oil and it cooled down the PC.  It will be sloshing in the bottom of the cabinet so the fish will not be baby oiled.  I will add more photos and drawing on the plans of the actuator.  I am using the plans from the internet to create mock ups and using cardboard.  I am really looking forward to this being a reality. 

Thanks for the input.
  WHAT???, You NEED to come in off the ledge, ....If you desecrate , and chop an asteroids machine, without even a basic understanding of monitor theory Jennifer will personally Troll your miserable threads till they kick me off this site.

Whoa! Settle down!! I'm finding it really odd that you would take such a harsh stance. This isn't a bad idea really, but more of a learning opportunity for creativity and innovation.

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Re: Building A Goldfish Arcade
« Reply #86 on: November 12, 2017, 04:55:15 am »
Thanks for the encouragement.  I still haven't got the Asteroids cabinet.  I went over to my mates house last weekend and he showed me the asteroids cabinet which looked odd.  The coin door look very different.  My mate calls them owl eyes as they do look like Bubo from Clash of the Titans (sorry its from an old 1980 movie we like) but the monitor doesn't work.  We hear the sounds but no picture.  He took the monitor to a TV repair shop and the guy said it was dead.  Sorry Yotsuya but it is going in the special recycle bin.

So I get to have the cabinet without the monitor.  My mate says I can use a LCD screen.  I told him about my design and he laughed.  He thinks I am off my head but my mate needs it gone, so it will be lighter to move.  He lives on the other side of the country so it will take some time to shift it to my house.  I still need to figure out the support of the monitor shelf.  Does the TV in the asteroids weigh 90 kilos?  We are going to make a cupboard inside the cabinet to store our consoles.  My guess the electronics are dead too and my mate knows someone that wants the innards so the wires will be removed.

The baby oil is for the PC.  It is an AMD and it runs too hot.  So another mate showed me a youtube clip where they sunk the PC in baby oil and it cooled down the PC.  It will be sloshing in the bottom of the cabinet so the fish will not be baby oiled.  I will add more photos and drawing on the plans of the actuator.  I am using the plans from the internet to create mock ups and using cardboard.  I am really looking forward to this being a reality. 

Thanks for the input.
  WHAT???, You NEED to come in off the ledge, ....If you desecrate , and chop an asteroids machine, without even a basic understanding of monitor theory Jennifer will personally Troll your miserable threads till they kick me off this site.

Whoa! Settle down!! I'm finding it really odd that you would take such a harsh stance. This isn't a bad idea really, but more of a learning opportunity for creativity and innovation.

Learning opportunity yes.

Innovation? No....

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Re: Building A Goldfish Arcade
« Reply #87 on: November 12, 2017, 06:37:52 am »
If you are dead ass serious, this needs to be a scratch custom build.

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Re: Building A Goldfish Arcade
« Reply #88 on: November 12, 2017, 01:16:34 pm »
     OK.... I will reel it in a bit. Jennifer can not save them all alone, I have seen them pushed off roofs, smashed down for the dumpster, Burned,  Started by someone with Zero experience, and just left for dead on the street, And  chopped up and parted out for Mame,   Even I am guilty of making a bird cages out of a crane games. Its your machine, do with it what you will....Bad idea? perhaps not, That kind of thing was considered  art back in the day with television cabs but take notice of the fact they are not around anymore.... And finally re: Thomas_surles,  :cheers:

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Re: Building A Goldfish Arcade
« Reply #89 on: November 12, 2017, 03:41:25 pm »
https://www.pugetsystems.com/submerged.php

just put a robotic fish into the mineral oil and use the entire pc as the fishtank display.

beat me to it!

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Re: Building A Goldfish Arcade
« Reply #90 on: Today at 12:19:05 am »
I have been busy with work, so prototyping has been slow, but I have a good idea on how to bring the arcade monitor from the bottom of the cabinet (near the coin door) to the monitor shelf.  I will be using two linear actuators in parallel to raise the LED TV to completely mask the aquarium.  Two large PC fans on each side of the monitor shelf should keep the fishies and the back of the TV cool. I can cut out ventilation holes in the side of the cabinet for better air flow.  We can add cold cathode lighting to the inside of the cabinet and the fans have a nice neon blue light.

I have asked repeatedly for the weight that the monitor shelf can support.  Does anyone know?  I understand that the sides of the cabinet is plywood, so I am not sure if I need to reinforce the monitor shelf with MDF to support the tank.  I thought the control panel was all metal, but my mate says there is wood in there as well.  Should I remove it before adding more controls to it?  I am not sure what controls I need, but I want more players.  I would like to play gauntlet together so it would be great to have all four of us playing at the same time.  Is that possible?  I am not very experienced with arcade machines, so any help would be appreciated.  I will be posting some drawings for the linear actuator lifts.  I decided that rotating the screen would be hard so the LED will be fixed horizontally.

I like the idea with the robotic fish, but they sound expensive!  ;D

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Re: Building A Goldfish Arcade
« Reply #91 on: Today at 04:47:57 am »
I am so looking forward to see how this turns out.  :applaud:

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Re: Building A Goldfish Arcade
« Reply #92 on: Today at 06:54:57 am »
Despite all the jokes in this thread I can actually sorta imagine a cool arcade cabinet fish tank combo but, as with all other things, it will heavily depend on the final design and overall aesthetics of it all. If done correct in the sense of design the fish tank should be fluently integrated with the rest of the cabinet design (Somehow I imagine some kind of 60's curvey design inspired by James Bond/Austin Powers/Star Trek 60's design elements). If you'd walk in the room and be like 'hey that's an Asteroids cabinet with a fish tank added' it might not be that great in the end, but hey that's just my opinion. To be honest I think a scratch build would be better for design purposes and probably for constructional, fish tank maintenance and electrical planning as well. Still if you want to use the Asteroids cabinet and design something to your own satisfaction, let the sky be the limit and go for it.

Fun fact, this guy actually replaced the screen of an Asteroids cabinet for a fish tank: http://www.tomtilley.net/projects/fish-tank/ Never mind, I just noticed it being referenced before in this thread, but hey, here is a pinball fish tank:



Regarding your question about reinforcement, unless you find some way to make a precise calculation you could consider reinforcing it with some sturdy 4x4's (wood).

I sincerely wish you the best of luck and am curious to see the results!
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Re: Building A Goldfish Arcade
« Reply #93 on: Today at 07:06:32 am »
...I would like to play gauntlet together so it would be great to have all four of us playing at the same time.  Is that possible?

Sure, four player controls are technically possible to integrate, but the real question is if it's possible in a ergonomically sound way so you and your friends actually have enough space to stand around the cabinet and use the controls. Beside ergonomics the appearance of your cabinet is a factor to keep in mind as well. Within the current dimensions of the control panel I think there is definitely not enough room for four player controls. If you really want to have four player controls I'd advice you to design and build a new control panel which extrudes out of the cabinet's current boundaries as in the picture:

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Re: Building A Goldfish Arcade
« Reply #94 on: Today at 07:43:43 am »
So......what kind of fish you puttin in there?

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Re: Building A Goldfish Arcade
« Reply #95 on: Today at 01:35:13 pm »
I wonder if, like dogs, aquarium arcade fish resemble their owners?


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« Reply #96 on: Today at 02:27:03 pm »
...I would like to play gauntlet together so it would be great to have all four of us playing at the same time.  Is that possible?

Sure, four player controls are technically possible to integrate, but the real question is if it's possible in a ergonomically sound way so you and your friends actually have enough space to stand around the cabinet and use the controls. Beside ergonomics the appearance of your cabinet is a factor to keep in mind as well. Within the current dimensions of the control panel I think there is definitely not enough room for four player controls. If you really want to have four player controls I'd advice you to design and build a new control panel which extrudes out of the cabinet's current boundaries as in the picture:



And look at those straight mounted joysticks for P3/P4. Suck it joystick anglers.

  
 

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