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JRChristenson

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Attaching Modular Control Panels
« on: January 08, 2019, 06:09:59 pm »
I'm planning a small MAME project that will have three interchangeable control panels for different kinds of games. I'm looking for a simple way to attach and detach them to swap them out. Any thoughts?

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Re: Attaching Modular Control Panels
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2019, 06:40:20 pm »
Velcro, magnets or friction depending on how the panels will 'sit' in the cab. I use friction on my Blip cab and the panel doesn't move during gameplay but it does drop into place so you have to lift it out to change it.

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Re: Attaching Modular Control Panels
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2019, 11:13:25 am »
I use metal dowels with hard drive magnets to keep them from moving.

It is a bit more involved removing them.
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Re: Attaching Modular Control Panels
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2019, 11:47:27 am »
Velcro, magnets or friction depending on how the panels will 'sit' in the cab. I use friction on my Blip cab and the panel doesn't move during gameplay but it does drop into place so you have to lift it out to change it.

Hey Mark, I remember your Invaders CP coming forward a bit when I played on it the other week... maybe I was too rough on it tho  :blah: :laugh2: 

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Re: Attaching Modular Control Panels
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2019, 01:05:51 pm »
Hey Mark, I remember your Invaders CP coming forward a bit when I played on it the other week... maybe I was too rough on it tho  :blah: :laugh2:

True - that one does move a bit. It's not swappable- I was just too lazy to fix it until u had a working stick in it! Loving the suzo in it though.


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Re: Attaching Modular Control Panels
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2019, 02:40:12 pm »
Good job :)  Glad you're getting on with it!

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Re: Attaching Modular Control Panels
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2019, 11:01:19 am »
I like the idea of magnets. . .