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The Grid....(Redesign)
« on: January 08, 2018, 01:11:30 am »
Thought I'd post the latest pics here:




The following is the original post:


First post, first build....

So thought I was good with this...
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Re: The Grid....
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2018, 01:14:09 am »
Which after realizing I couldn't play Arkanoid and Discs of Tron led me to find this: 


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Re: The Grid....
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2018, 01:15:25 am »
Which led me to this:
http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=135116.0


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Re: The Grid....
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2018, 01:17:43 am »
Which made me wanna buy this:
https://www.mameroom.com/webstore.asp?categoryID=42


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Re: The Grid....
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2018, 02:12:55 am »
After reading these forums knew I had to do it myself.  Huge Tron fan so took a stab at the artwork and came up with this:, but after seeing the talent in here realized I needed help.  Hired (digitalcutti) at Fiverr to do the artwork (published Marvel artist) and came up with this:

Idea is that you are on ďThe GridĒ'

Gonna make all the n00b mistakes:

Rotating monitor (thank you Maximus,DNADan)
LED buttons (thank you ChanceKJ and Nephasth)
Dynamic Marquee: (thank you Blip and Mimic, i.e. markc74 and Laythe)
Frankenpanel (yes I know, but hopefully its not too bad :D

Sketchup drawing so far:



I have a couple of ideas that I THINK, havenít been done so far but with all of the talent on this forum itís probably been done and I just missed it.

Looking forward to posting at a SLOW pace (two kids).

Oh and if it wasn't blatently obvious, I totally ripped off Chance's design.  Thanks Chance ;)
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Re: The Grid....
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2018, 12:59:10 pm »
I like your theme and it is interesting how you made the artwork wrap around the cabinet.  Good luck with your build!

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Re: The Grid....
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2018, 01:18:08 pm »
Thanks wp34, I gotta say I thought I had some original ideas but then saw your Tron build and well, you already nailed it.  Gonna do the same Soulinertia discs you did but over the speakers.  Also been working on my Tron stick:


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Re: The Grid....
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2018, 01:41:01 pm »
Nice.  I had a lot of fun putting those discs together. I like the location you chose to place yours.   

Looking forward to seeing your progress.   :cheers:

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« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2018, 08:39:21 pm »
I dig the level of commitment on hiring out the art... that wraparound art looks pretty rad!

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Re: The Grid....
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2018, 11:07:23 pm »
wp34 those discs made it snow black for an entire weekend.  Twice had to get the saline out to dig out bits in my eye before I threw on the goggles, slow learner, LOL.

Morton, yeah I highly recommend digitalcutti at Fiverr, very professional and easy to work with.

Plan on posting more this weekend when some parts come in for my monitor....well laid plans... weíll see.🤞


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Re: The Grid....
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2018, 08:01:58 am »
wp34 those discs made it snow black for an entire weekend.  Twice had to get the saline out to dig out bits in my eye before I threw on the googles, slow learner, LOL.

Ha!  I could smell the plastic burning again when I read this.   :cheers:

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Re: The Grid....
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2018, 09:21:26 am »
Where are you guys sourcing the tron style flight stick?

I canít seem to find a good quality flight stick anywhere


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Re: The Grid....
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2018, 11:09:48 am »
The main sticks you can get here:

https://na.suzohapp.com/products/joysticks&FNAME=JOYSTICK_TYPE&FVAL=Heavy%20Duty%20Joystick&FUOM=

It depends on if you want digital or analog.  I went with digital but will be attaching a U360 onto the base so that I can get analog and digital controls.

The UV reactive blue shell you can get here:
http://groovygamegear.com/webstore/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=319

 I plan on doing a write up once I get it put together, to describe everything and source of parts.

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Re: The Grid....
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2018, 02:36:03 pm »
I'm really digging the theme and the art  :o !  Looking forward to the final product!

Do you have any templates you could share, whether 3D or art? I'm about to start the design stage for my build and am currently sourcing templates.

Good luck and I'll look out for your next update!
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Re: The Grid....
« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2018, 09:42:31 pm »
Thanks, yeah I spent a lot of time with the artist on a theme, he was very patient with me[emoji851].

As for the templates not sure exactly what your looking for but I figured Iíd throw up dimensions of the side panels.  The one on the left is ChanceKJís Flynn design.  The one on the right is the modified version I made to accommodate the dynamic Marquee and rotating screen and also a lower control panel height (37Ē, I think Chances came out to 40Ē).

I can attach the original CAD files that he made public or also give you my version if thatíd help.

If you havenít already Iíd highly recommend building the machine in Sketchup or some CAD program, letís you test out any ideas and make any changes before cutting wood and finding out stuff doesnít fit the way you thought it would.


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Re: The Grid....
« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2018, 11:57:35 pm »
Oh man! This is so cool!

 :cheers:

Can't wait to see this built. Good call on the marquee and I love your art package!

(oh and thanks for the shoutouts :D )

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Re: The Grid....
« Reply #16 on: January 10, 2018, 09:34:21 am »
You da man Chance.
Now get back to the Sheriff restoration, I wanna see that thing runnin!

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Re: The Grid....
« Reply #17 on: January 10, 2018, 09:48:33 am »
You know your build has a pinball twin  :applaud:



Looking forward to seeing what you do with this......TRON is da bomb :blowup:
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Re: The Grid....
« Reply #18 on: January 10, 2018, 03:08:02 pm »
Thatís awesome, who built that?

Cheers by the way Rodney, loved your MKX build, that was clean, and the graphics were sick![emoji108]

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Re: The Grid....
« Reply #19 on: January 10, 2018, 03:42:33 pm »
Nice looking project!
You guys have such great artist skills..
Looking forward to the updates.
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Re: The Grid....
« Reply #20 on: January 10, 2018, 03:56:13 pm »
While itís no secret Iím not a fan of that particular cabinet shape, I do want to say that your artwork is superb and I do dig the speaker discs. Kudos to you for reaching out to a professional artist and valuing his work.

If you need anything, just ask. :cheers:
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« Reply #21 on: January 10, 2018, 04:48:11 pm »
While itís no secret Iím not a fan of that particular cabinet shape, I do want to say that your artwork is superb and I do dig the speaker discs. Kudos to you for reaching out to a professional artist and valuing his work.

^ All of this.
Too bad about the shape design, especially the control panel, but great planning so far. Looking forward to how that artwork turns out.

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« Reply #22 on: January 10, 2018, 08:26:56 pm »
Thanks bperkins wish I could take the credit for the talent.

Yotsuya & opt2not - thanks for chiming in, any praise from you two is awesome, but Iíll bank it for when I actually get this thing built[emoji6].

I actually was conflicted a lot on the design, Iím a 79í kid so my experience was split between the 80ís and 90ís stuff.  Huge fighting game fan and loved the 4 player TMNT NBA Jam 4 player games, and at the same time loved some of the classics with spinners and flight sticks. 

Worked on the art before really diving into Sketchup and kinda committed at this point.  If Iím able to build cab #2 Iíd love to design something on my own.  Cheers guys.

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Re: The Grid....
« Reply #23 on: January 10, 2018, 10:03:55 pm »
Thanks bperkins wish I could take the credit for the talent.

Yotsuya & opt2not - thanks for chiming in, any praise from you two is awesome, but Iíll bank it for when I actually get this thing built[emoji6].

I actually was conflicted a lot on the design, Iím a 79í kid so my experience was split between the 80ís and 90ís stuff.  Huge fighting game fan and loved the 4 player TMNT NBA Jam 4 player games, and at the same time loved some of the classics with spinners and flight sticks. 

Worked on the art before really diving into Sketchup and kinda committed at this point.  If Iím able to build cab #2 Iíd love to design something on my own.  Cheers guys.

I like your enthusiasm, brother. Youíre all right.

Good luck with the build. Where you located?
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« Reply #24 on: January 10, 2018, 10:18:24 pm »
Between two kids and a full time job this is EASILY the coolest thing I got going on.  Love to find someone else in San Francisco area that gets it, cause when I tell the peeps I get:

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« Reply #25 on: January 10, 2018, 10:34:21 pm »
Between two kids and a full time job this is EASILY the coolest thing I got going on.  Love to find someone else in San Francisco area that gets it, cause when I tell the peeps I get:


Opt2Not is in SF. You should come to ZapCon Ď18 with him! ;)
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« Reply #26 on: January 10, 2018, 10:42:21 pm »
Love to but Iím gonna be in Japan visiting the in-laws.  Is it always the third week in April?  Maybe I can block it off for 2019.


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« Reply #27 on: January 10, 2018, 10:49:31 pm »
Love to but Iím gonna be in Japan visiting the in-laws.  Is it always the third week in April?  Maybe I can block it off for 2019.


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Not necessarily, but usually. Plan for Ď19. DIUBA!
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« Reply #28 on: January 10, 2018, 10:56:39 pm »
Calendered

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« Reply #29 on: January 10, 2018, 10:58:40 pm »
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« Reply #30 on: January 10, 2018, 11:14:57 pm »
Calendered


ďIím the man up in this place. Iím the poh-lice, I run steaming pile of meadow muffin round hereĒ


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« Reply #31 on: January 10, 2018, 11:56:51 pm »
Opt2Not is in SF. You should come to ZapCon Ď18 with him! ;)
Not anymore! I moved to the Silicon Valley. :D

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« Reply #32 on: January 11, 2018, 12:34:58 am »
Opt2Not is in SF. You should come to ZapCon Ď18 with him! ;)
Not anymore! I moved to the Silicon Valley. :D

Thatís right. Well, youíre closer to homie than I am!
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« Reply #33 on: January 11, 2018, 10:47:37 pm »
Thatís awesome, who built that?

Cheers by the way Rodney, loved your MKX build, that was clean, and the graphics were sick![emoji108]

Little old me built the pinball as well, doubled back and built a killer instinct, now working on injustice 2.

Will be following this while munching popcorn.......am a tron fan for sure.....ought to be top notch.
   

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« Reply #34 on: January 11, 2018, 11:51:51 pm »
Little old me built the pinball as well, doubled back and built a killer instinct, now working on injustice 2.

Will be following this while munching popcorn.......am a tron fan for sure.....ought to be top notch.


Dunno how I missed that. This pic right here says it all:

Thatís a legit build, Iíd love to try a Vpin some day just for the challenge.
Cheers bro, Iíll try to keep up the standard you set.
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« Reply #35 on: January 12, 2018, 12:58:53 am »
Opt2Not is in SF. You should come to ZapCon Ď18 with him! ;)
Not anymore! I moved to the Silicon Valley. :D

You been to Coin-Op or Brewcade before you left?  Still not sure how I feel about the Barcade thing....

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« Reply #36 on: January 12, 2018, 03:44:25 am »
Opt2Not is in SF. You should come to ZapCon Ď18 with him! ;)
Not anymore! I moved to the Silicon Valley. :D

You been to Coin-Op or Brewcade before you left?  Still not sure how I feel about the Barcade thing....
Yeah Iíve been to Brewcade on the regular to throw up a high score on their multi-Williams (mainly Robotron) or 1942. I like their beer selection and the times I go there arenít many people there. Which is part of the problem because of Killer Queen. Nothing infuriates me more than some hipster trying to recruit me to play that game  with 9 of his/her friendís. Especially when Iím there to chill, drink beer, and enjoy some single player hi score action. Then say I do cave and join in, the first 15 minutes is them explaining to me how to play the darn thing. Yeah ďbruhhhĒ Iíve played this game before. Itís just ďokayĒ.

They have an small selection of games, the notables are R-type, Paperboy, a Neo Geo 4 slotter, ms pac, 1942 and of course the Williams cab. The rest are drivers and some quarter munchers. There are a few pins too.  I like the place overall because I lived a few blocks away and it was a go-to spot to unwind on my way home from work.
Emporium SF is apparently open now, and itís supposed to be huge. Itís an old converted theatre with multiple floors of games. Next time Iím back in the city for a visit Iíll check it out.

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« Reply #37 on: January 12, 2018, 08:42:53 am »
Which is part of the problem because of Killer Queen. Nothing infuriates me more than some hipster trying to recruit me to play that game  with 9 of his/her friendís. Especially when Iím there to chill, drink beer, and enjoy some single player hi score action. Then say I do cave and join in, the first 15 minutes is them explaining to me how to play the darn thing. Yeah ďbruhhhĒ Iíve played this game before. Itís just ďokayĒ.

^This right here. 
If anyone wants to see how NOT to build an Arcade then checkout a 8 player Killer Queen on side by side 50Ē screens.
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« Reply #38 on: January 12, 2018, 08:58:22 am »
10 player! 5v5. Itís a MASSIVE machine!

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« Reply #39 on: January 12, 2018, 09:02:25 am »
I donít know, some of the cabs I see being built approach the dimensions of one of them at least. ;)
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