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New 4 players Cabinet Build: Gaudium Maxima - worklog
« on: May 19, 2018, 08:12:13 pm »
I started building my 4th arcade box in April 2018, this time is a full size multi arcade / platform cabinet (my other boxes was just 1 or 2 joysticks only)
I was dreaming about doing this for a long time, and I have some draw down ideas on paper, I checked other similar projects to see if that ideas are actually good ideas or not  :D

Ideally the hardware will be like this:
  • Full Side Cabinet (6feet tall)
  • The cabinet will allow four players.
  • 32" HD TV.
  • Ultimarc Ultimate IO to handle buttons and LEDs.
  • Player 1 and Player 2, six buttons, Player 3 and Player 4 four.
  • Four Control panel buttons always On.
  • Start button for every player.
  • Coin button where the coin slots are located (no coin slots I hate them)
  • Printed art for the sides, controls and marquee.
  • PC hardware recycled from an old pc I don't use anymore.
  • Illuminated Marquee.
  • Rear Access to the PC hardware and connectors.
  • Detachable controls.
  • Storage Drawer to store gaming stuff I have everywhere.
  • 4 USB connectors
  • External volume control
  • Trackball
  • Custom wiring for easy connection
  • 200mm Fan in the top with a nice grill
  • Lock for the drawer and rear access

The software:
  • Linux OS, Ubuntu 18.04, most likely set by hand  ;D
  • Emulationstation front end
  • Mame
  • Some of my son's fav consoles (I hate them but my wife love them so I have all of them at home  :()
  • C64 Games
  • My ScummVM collection
  • Some linux games my son or I normally plays

Steps:
  • Wife approval
  • purchase cabinet material, wood, screws, nails, glue, etc
  • purchase arcade buttons and joysticks
  • purchase Keyboard interface board
  • Electronic components
  • Build Cabinet and paint it
  • Build Controllers box and paint it
  • Build marquee
  • Send art to print
  • finish details (art, t-molding, usb ports, bezel, acrylics, rear carpet)
  • build drawer
  • Build PC stand and put the PC on it
  • install OS and main software (drivers and some games)
  • install emulators and set artwork
  • setup software

Road Blocks:
  • Time to finish the software setup
  • RGBcommander not working correctly (was working fine until one day just start doing clicks with mame games)
  • Forum images ??? not sure how to display them with preview

Stores / Suppliers
  • Paradise Arcade Shop
  • Ultimarc
  • Arcade Renovations
  • Focus Attack
  • Game On Grafix
  • Amazon
  • Ebay
  • Home Depot
  • Lowels
« Last Edit: June 08, 2018, 05:29:54 pm by meduza »
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Re: New 4 players Cabinet Build: Gaudium Maxima - worklog
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2018, 04:56:27 pm »
Building the Cabinet

























Componets
Tv

Fan (already have it)

Speakers

Joysticks, Buttons and Topballs

T-molding, handlers, USB ports

Blue Buttons

Grills

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Re: New 4 players Cabinet Build: Gaudium Maxima - worklog
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2018, 04:56:41 pm »
Bezel



Drawer










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« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2018, 04:57:00 pm »
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Re: New 4 players Cabinet Build: Gaudium Maxima - worklog
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2018, 06:35:10 pm »
Hey there, cool build and a quick tip. When posting your images press the "Insert Image" button and paste the photo link in between the 2 brackets. This will add the preview.

Also the last few links are dead.


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Re: New 4 players Cabinet Build: Gaudium Maxima - worklog
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2018, 11:56:00 pm »
Hey there, cool build
Tnx  :cheers:
and a quick tip. When posting your images press the "Insert Image" button and paste the photo link in between the 2 brackets. This will add the preview.
I did but I having issues with the img tag
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