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Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
« Reply #1000 on: December 31, 2020, 09:02:28 am »
Sorry I think my request got buried, would I be able to nab those plans? It looks beautiful!

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Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
« Reply #1001 on: December 31, 2020, 09:07:41 am »
No worries. I sent you a PM. :)

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Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
« Reply #1002 on: January 01, 2021, 05:53:10 pm »
Hey Chance!

Woow! Awesome build with real big love for the detail.

I've already downloaded the 2.0 - file from your earlier posts in this thread. This will be a big help for building my own one.

I'm not sure which additional information is in the "plans" everyone keeps asking. But if there are more infos inside it would be great to get them.

very thankful for your thread!

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Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
« Reply #1003 on: January 02, 2021, 12:50:08 pm »
Thanks Georg :)

Iíll send you a PM.

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Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
« Reply #1004 on: January 03, 2021, 12:36:35 pm »
This build is FANTASTIC!!

I just received spousal approval myself.. "Honey, the kids will love it".. and have started doing research. It's going to take some time  :)

Would you be willing to share the plans that others have asked about?

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Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
« Reply #1005 on: January 08, 2021, 03:09:24 pm »
I joined the forum just so I could compliment your build and ask for plans (can't PM yet as I'm too new). I'm planning on building something very similar with my son and have only recently realized what a tall order that is. Your plans would go a long way towards helping. Of note, I'm planning on making the cab somewhat modular so it can be taken apart and moved more easily. I'm happy to send back my adjustments if you're interested. I've got a homemade CNC, so I plan on doing everything up as vector files.

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Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
« Reply #1006 on: January 08, 2021, 03:58:29 pm »
For sure! I'll send you a PM with the particulars. Its actually already modular :) I've had to move it three times in the last 6 years, so I can definitely say it transports well.

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Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
« Reply #1007 on: January 08, 2021, 04:29:59 pm »
Hey Chance..... Im probably one of many who copied your design and built a Mortal Kombat themed cab in 2015 but cheaped out on the buttons and used single color LED buttons originally.

Well my job closed because of this stupid covid crap and so have a bunch of time on my hands at the moment and I am building a new PC for the cab and doing a facelift on it and just ordered Ultimarc rgb buttons and 2x ledpac64's......

 Anyway, I originally had led lit balltops on my sanwa jlf's but decided to replace the balltops with white bat tops and stiffer springs and am thinking about just lighting the joystick shaft holes like you did. I ordered clear dust covers and rgb LED's with pigtails and connectors already installed, they will plug right into the pac64's and plan on just doing what you did with acrylic or polycarbonate tubing but have a question.....

Do you think a single RGB led would illuminate the clear tubing piece good enough if i scuffed the tubing up good to make it diffuse? I think you ended up using 2 per hole but I think you did some testing with a single rgb led at one point and wondered if you thought a single put out enough light to look decent?

I also thought about just angling a single rgb led up at the dust cover and just sanding the bottom of the dust covers to make them opaque/diffused, did you ever try that?

Thanks! :cheers:
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Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious)
« Reply #1008 on: January 08, 2021, 05:11:11 pm »
Yes, I definitely did some testing, but it wasn't on the count of the LED's in the stick, It was pretty much planned from Day 1 that I was going to have a pair on each stick and have them light from the left and right sides. Not really sure why I made that decision, just did. I'm sure you could use one LED, but I'd recommend positioning it between the player and the shaft of the stick, pointing away from the player towards the stick, and not from "above" pointing back at the player.  I'd also recommend scuffing up the plexi tube to help defuse the light better.

I never did try scuffing the dust washers, as I had planned for them to have the player number on each laser etched into them, plus I wanted to see down into the hole, and have a good amount of light come up and hit the smoke ball tops.

Continuing some LED tests today... Trying to decide on transparent or translucent inserts for the joystick lights.

I've thrown them both into my test rig for consideration.  One thing is for sure. there is no middle ground. it's either fully transparent or completely buffed up translucent. The other two test rings didn't make a big enough difference to be considered. 




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Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious)
« Reply #1009 on: January 08, 2021, 05:20:36 pm »
Yes, I definitely did some testing, but it wasn't on the count of the LED's in the stick, It was pretty much planned from Day 1 that I was going to have a pair on each stick and have them light from the left and right sides. Not really sure why I made that decision, just did. I'm sure you could use one LED, but I'd recommend positioning it between the player and the shaft of the stick, pointing away from the player towards the stick, and not from "above" pointing back at the player.  I'd also recommend scuffing up the plexi tube to help defuse the light better.

I never did try scuffing the dust washers, as I had planned for them to have the player number on each laser etched into them, plus I wanted to see down into the hole, and have a good amount of light come up and hit the smoke ball tops.


Ok, Ill have to do some testing. I think today im going to pull the whole control panel off and try to get my cab upstairs in my room  :dizzy: Im tired of it being used as an intable in the living room lol.

thanks for the quick reply!
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Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
« Reply #1010 on: January 19, 2021, 05:17:24 pm »

Hi Chance, your project is awesome. The detail is incredible and I really like that it doesn't take up an insane amount of space. I've built a 2-player cabinet which easily fits through a standard doorway and looking to do a 4-player with removable control panel that will also be relatively easy to move.

I just created an account so can't DM, yet. Are you able share the plans via DM?

Thanks a bunch.

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Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
« Reply #1011 on: January 20, 2021, 01:42:22 pm »
Amazing build! I tried getting your pdfs and the link seems dead. Can you send me a pm with your plans? Thanks!

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Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
« Reply #1012 on: January 20, 2021, 06:07:56 pm »

Hi Chance, your project is awesome. The detail is incredible and I really like that it doesn't take up an insane amount of space. I've built a 2-player cabinet which easily fits through a standard doorway and looking to do a 4-player with removable control panel that will also be relatively easy to move.

I just created an account so can't DM, yet. Are you able share the plans via DM?

Thanks a bunch.

Thanks, My plan was actually to make a 2 player version of this cabinet that was the same side walls, with a 2 player control panel, and a vertical display. It was going to have a cool collage of black and white photos from WWII, red t-moulding, and be called "War Games". It never went past the planning stage as I transferred to restoring actual games. I'll send you a PM.

Amazing build! I tried getting your pdfs and the link seems dead. Can you send me a pm with your plans? Thanks!

Thanks! yes, it was broken, I've updated those posts. I'll send you a PM.