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My first build
« on: February 17, 2018, 01:37:39 pm »
After years of wanting to build one, i finally started building my first cabinet.
It is loosly based upon the weecade, but it has a deeper body, since i wanted to fit in my old full size atx board.
I custom designed the control panel using a sheet of aluminium that i bend using a home made bending tool.
Then i downloaded some button plans and started playing with the layout. I decided to use the Sega layout for the left player and the namco layout for player 2.this way your body is turned away from the other player creating more space.
Iím not a skilled woodworker, but i think i did a nice job. Next step is to place my monitor that i want to swivel.
First i thought it wouldnít make a lot of difference, but once i played vertical shooters with the monitor in vertical position, i couldnít go back. So i had to adopt my design a bit to accomodate the bigger swivel monitor that i bought yesterday for 5 euro.

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Re: My first build
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2018, 04:33:41 pm »
By swivel, I assume you are rotating?  What mechanism are you using?  Love that CP!

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Re: My first build
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2018, 05:26:32 pm »
Going to use parts of the stand from my hp 1955 monitor. Going to manually rotate it, until i know how to automate it.

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Re: My first build
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2018, 01:34:59 am »
Looking good so far :)

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Re: My first build
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2018, 05:02:45 pm »
Add the monitor today. But i think i need to lean it back a bit more. Itía to streep now when standing behind the controls.

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Re: My first build
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2018, 02:16:25 pm »
Have been working on my cab for the past weeks and iím Getting there.
Still need some new plexi for my bezel. The part I had wasnít big enough.
Also need to paint the cab. I fitted my pc inside, using the mainbord tray from the old pc.
Need to secure the power supply. Made a hard disk tray using some plexi.
After painting I can start doing some cable management. I have a buzzing sound going trough the speakers. Most likely some static the audio cable pics up from bad cable management.
Also need to make a back door and add some fans to cool the system.
Added some locks to you cannot open the controlpanel.
And I need to add a power socket to the back.

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Re: My first build
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2018, 12:43:04 pm »
Very Cool! Keep up the good work! Like the rotating monitor!
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Re: My first build
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2019, 10:47:49 am »
Been busy with the software side a lot lately, so the cabinet still isnít finished.
But today I added a second monitor inside the bezel.
I use this monitor to display the controls for each system.
I used a 5Ē waveshare monitor. Perhaps I could have mounted a 7Ē with a bit of extra work, but the cab is already way over budget according to my wife. So I used a 5Ē. Itís a 800x480 pixel monitor.
I made the button artwork for the systems myself using Microsoft publisher.
To display the images I use HyperMarquee.

The rotating monitor is on hold for the moment.

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Re: My first build
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2019, 04:13:24 pm »
already way over budget according to my wife.

I've heard this a few times already, lol. Build is looking great!

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Some updates
« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2019, 03:59:10 pm »
It has been a while since my last post, but i was working on the software side.
But the last weeks i have started to finish the build. Had to redo some woodwork since I wasnít satisfied with it.
All the woodwork is ready and everything is painted. Made a new monitor bracket since I wonít be using the rotating monitor. Maybe in the future, or maybe I build a small unit for those games.
I used a Matt black finish and I didnít use t-molding. Just sanding and bondo.
Made a baseplate to attach all electronic to so I can take it out as one unit.

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Re: My first build
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2019, 07:43:18 am »
Coming along nicely, reminds me a lot of the bartops i've cobbled together :)

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Re: My first build
« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2019, 09:56:16 am »
Just when you think you are ready something will happen and you need to fix it.
After putting everything together I tried if everything was working, and bad luck strikes. My main monitor doesnít work anymore. A small flat band cable had ripped so the monitor doesnít work anymore.
Need to see if I can fix it tomorrow.