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Author Topic: Pac-Man 256 - formerly New cabinet  (Read 4294 times)

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Pac-Man 256 - formerly New cabinet
« on: June 30, 2018, 10:18:53 pm »
How many cabinets does one need that plays old games?  X + 1

Anyway, knocked out the sides and cut the t-molding slot today.  Not sure if Iím cutting down existing artwork or buying opt2not a new pair of silk ankle socks.

« Last Edit: November 08, 2018, 09:42:41 am by pbj »

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Re: New cabinet
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2018, 04:42:47 pm »
Smoothed out that bump on the top.

Framed and glued. Best I can do when it's 102 in my garage.



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Re: New cabinet
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2018, 07:40:20 pm »
Looks like not much room, what you going to power it with? RPi?

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Re: New cabinet
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2018, 07:50:15 pm »
Weecade?

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Re: New cabinet
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2018, 11:16:55 pm »
Looks like not much room, what you going to power it with? RPi?
 

Iím afraid itís much worse than that.  Weíre gonna party like itís 2007 and shove a Jakks Pacific in there.

Weecade?

No.  :bat

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Re: New cabinet
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2018, 11:55:23 pm »
I will be following this. I got one of those jakks which has pacman, galaga and one or two more games.  (Or maybe Ms pacman.).
I need some sort of cabinet to put it in, so I may steal your idea.

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Re: New cabinet
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2018, 07:18:48 am »
Jakks Pacific? Something like this??
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Ms-Pac-man-TV-Games-Plug-Play-5-In-1-NAMCO-2004-JAKKS-Twist-Control-Joystick/382506653973

Yep. As a matter of fact that one. I bought it off ebay a couple of years ago, been gathering dust since then. It works, but missing the battery cover, and I think I had to re-solder a broken wire on the video cable, it kept cutting out. I drug it out of my hoarder collection and took a picture of it:


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Re: New cabinet
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2018, 08:30:08 am »
Never heard of it, but it looks like crap  :laugh:

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Re: New cabinet
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2018, 08:33:34 am »
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Never heard of it, but it looks like crap  :laugh:

Are you trying to take my job?

I am waiting to see what PBJ is up to...besides heat stroke.

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Re: New cabinet
« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2018, 09:00:39 am »
« Last Edit: July 02, 2018, 09:05:27 am by jdbailey1206 »

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Re: New cabinet
« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2018, 09:15:30 am »
Jakks Pacific? Something like this??
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Ms-Pac-man-TV-Games-Plug-Play-5-In-1-NAMCO-2004-JAKKS-Twist-Control-Joystick/382506653973

Yep. As a matter of fact that one. I bought it off ebay a couple of years ago, been gathering dust since then. It works, but missing the battery cover, and I think I had to re-solder a broken wire on the video cable, it kept cutting out. I drug it out of my hoarder collection and took a picture of it:

We used to have one of those.  It was surprisingly fun.  My oldest took it to college and the kids on his floor played the crap out of it.


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Re: New cabinet
« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2018, 09:30:54 am »
Yeah, its Ok. I was thinking of putting it in a small bartop cabinet, but when I took it apart, I could see some problems getting it to all fit in a cabinet.
The joystick is a spinner too, so I figured I had to use it, and not a standard joystick. I think thats what threw me for a loop.

Im anxious to see how PBJ pulls this one off.

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Re: New cabinet
« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2018, 12:02:31 pm »
Yeah, I will have to get creative with the joystick spinner.  Couple of options there... use a real joystick and rig the Jakks one to a spinner knob.... modify a real joystick....

I'm a little more concerned about the marquee area.  What can I say, you start losing your mind in 102.  I'll come up with a solution that will annoy me but nobody else will ever notice.

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Re: New cabinet
« Reply #14 on: July 02, 2018, 01:23:40 pm »
Not sure if Iím cutting down existing artwork or buying opt2not a new pair of silk ankle socks.

*ehem* Black silk ankle socks. 

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Re: New cabinet
« Reply #15 on: July 02, 2018, 04:36:37 pm »
... use a real joystick and rig the Jakks one to a spinner knob....

Hey i like that idea, provided you have enough real estate on the CP.

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Re: New cabinet
« Reply #16 on: July 02, 2018, 11:09:21 pm »
Cool. Check out MarkVPs build using the same unit.

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Re: New cabinet
« Reply #17 on: July 03, 2018, 01:09:34 am »
What am I missing here?.... Why no pic, Oh yes Jennifer wants to see too.... Pics you big boo or it just didn't happen :applaud:

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Re: New cabinet
« Reply #18 on: July 03, 2018, 11:56:34 am »
Weecade?

No.  :bat

It's a weecade.

It's worse than a weecade, its a Junker putting together junk stuffed with more junk. He may even snazz it up with free crap gift cards to claire's boutique.

I love it! I can't wait to see the end product!
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Re: New cabinet
« Reply #19 on: October 08, 2018, 05:15:55 pm »
Turns out I framed the wrong side of one of the side panels.

Lol. Sigh.

Not sure if this will have a marquee or not but here's a rough draft I worked up during my mental health day today.

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Re: New cabinet
« Reply #20 on: October 09, 2018, 06:27:30 pm »
Live a little and round off the top so you can put in a marquee. It will give you more room. Either Kerf it or use some thin bendy ply pieces.

You changed Jakks units?

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Re: New cabinet
« Reply #21 on: October 09, 2018, 06:53:10 pm »
That thing is just so cute...Wouldn't change a thing. (Perhaps put weights in the bottom for ballast).

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« Reply #22 on: October 09, 2018, 06:58:20 pm »
Lovin the shape of that little fella.
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Re: New cabinet
« Reply #23 on: October 10, 2018, 11:00:54 am »
man you got 2 projects going on? I really need to get my ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- together and finish off Ginger 2.0


I like the shape, doesn't need a marquee. Love that little CRT.
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« Reply #24 on: October 10, 2018, 12:17:20 pm »
 :applaud:
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Re: New cabinet
« Reply #25 on: October 10, 2018, 04:57:21 pm »
Totally needs a marquee! Here's an extremely crappy visual

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« Reply #26 on: October 10, 2018, 05:27:10 pm »
 :stupid

Definitely needs a marquee.  Could be a good opportunity to do some small kerfing in that area to get the curve to match the sides. It could look pretty cute with a rounded top and a small marquee.

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« Reply #27 on: October 10, 2018, 06:12:50 pm »
I've been kicking around a few ideas.  One would be to do a small Nintendo Vs style topper.  Another is to do a marquee box like you see on top of the Golden Tees.  Ideally lit up.  Or get one of those cheesy LED sign things that can do animations and scrolling words.  (they sell basic ones for cars for about $30 shipped now)

Or go Mappy style.  Pics related.

I like the flat top because that means I can set a beer on it. 

Will have to try kerfing a piece of scrap, though.

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« Reply #28 on: October 10, 2018, 06:23:34 pm »
I would try a 1/4Ē hardboard. Iím betting it would make the curve without a kerf. Double them up and it would be sturdy.

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Re: New cabinet
« Reply #29 on: October 10, 2018, 08:23:08 pm »
Beer > Marquee

 :cheers:

I've been kicking around a few ideas.  One would be to do a small Nintendo Vs style topper.  Another is to do a marquee box like you see on top of the Golden Tees.  Ideally lit up.  Or get one of those cheesy LED sign things that can do animations and scrolling words.  (they sell basic ones for cars for about $30 shipped now)

Or go Mappy style.  Pics related.

I like the flat top because that means I can set a beer on it. 

Will have to try kerfing a piece of scrap, though.

 :cheers:

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« Reply #30 on: October 10, 2018, 10:16:34 pm »
Itís a Jakks in a box. Why bother with a marquee? It plays yer bideo gamez just fine. Another vote for beer stoop.
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Re: New cabinet
« Reply #31 on: October 10, 2018, 10:40:12 pm »
...but, itís a bartop cabinet. Put your beer on the bar-top...

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Re: New cabinet
« Reply #32 on: October 11, 2018, 08:40:39 am »
maybe  a topper but a legit boxed in back lit marquee?.....not worth it.
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« Reply #33 on: October 11, 2018, 09:21:34 am »
Megatouch marquee...
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« Reply #34 on: October 11, 2018, 11:18:16 am »
...but, itís a bartop cabinet. Put your beer on the bar-top...

You know what would be sweet.....cupholders.

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« Reply #35 on: October 11, 2018, 12:03:27 pm »
I still think you should junk this thing out in style.... maybe wallpaper the bastard and mount a Jackalope on the top.   :afro:
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Re: New cabinet
« Reply #36 on: October 11, 2018, 12:41:45 pm »
Just glue a Pac-Man Amiibo on top and call it a day. Nice quick build though. You going to add glass?

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« Reply #37 on: October 11, 2018, 04:25:18 pm »
Some good suggestions, thanks.  Yeah, the plan is to add glass.  The TV is just perched on the edge of the control panel for photography purposes.  The marquee question is going to dictate how it's angled.

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« Reply #38 on: October 11, 2018, 04:41:28 pm »
I do like the form factor for what it is worth.  It looks more like an arcade cabinet than your standard bartop.

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« Reply #39 on: October 11, 2018, 04:46:51 pm »
Couple of bolt on options I'm considering.  The ARCADE sign is like $12 shipped.  I'd have to figure out how to pull off the light and mount on the bottom... seems like an impossible task to convey that to a Chinese seller.

Neon is $66. 

Both are 12" wide so would fit fine.

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