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New Arcade Mame - Beginner woodworker!
« on: December 04, 2019, 12:51:47 pm »
Hi,
here my first Arcade Build,
*** first time working with a router, and many of the technique need to build a project like this

my side panel (gave me a good chalenge to get those cut straight)   


my base (easy part ;)

Assembling without the control panel and monitor bezel :

Now my big challenge.. the control panel to fit my cheap trackball from amazon (2.5inch/4.5cm)
first try :

i was not happy with the result.. so i made another one.

i routed it to be sure the ball was going through.. still not happy with it.. right now i have no idea what i will do with it



I'm open to suggestion .  next step will be the paint for it

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Re: New Arcade Mame - Beginner woodworker!
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2019, 01:20:03 pm »
Some pics of the track ball and of the mounting difficulties would help a lot.

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Re: New Arcade Mame - Beginner woodworker!
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2019, 01:47:05 pm »
yeah.. i corrected my link

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Re: New Arcade Mame - Beginner woodworker!
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2019, 02:13:42 pm »
It looks like you need to route out the underside of the panel a bit. Can we get a pic of the whole trackball and the underside of the control panel?

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Re: New Arcade Mame - Beginner woodworker!
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2019, 02:29:33 pm »
For that small square-case trackball, you might want to try the approach that Degenatrons used here.


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Re: New Arcade Mame - Beginner woodworker!
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2019, 02:32:04 pm »
It looks like you need to route out the underside of the panel a bit. Can we get a pic of the whole trackball and the underside of the control panel?

i will do tonight.. i dont think i can route more than i did. not much wood left.

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Re: New Arcade Mame - Beginner woodworker!
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2019, 02:34:09 pm »
We might have to get creative. The pics will dictate what happens next.

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Re: New Arcade Mame - Beginner woodworker!
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2019, 02:36:10 pm »
For that small square-case trackball, you might want to try the approach that Degenatrons used here.


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that really a good idea. i think he screw it from the top.. if i want to that , i think i need to redo my control panel , not much wood left because of the routing trying to make it fit

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Re: New Arcade Mame - Beginner woodworker!
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2019, 03:24:43 pm »
i think he screw it from the top..
He used threaded inserts -- no hardware visible from the top.



if i want to that , i think i need to redo my control panel , not much wood left because of the routing trying to make it fit
If you don't have enough wood left in the pocket for the inserts, you can use several support bars/straps like the "Under mount (support blocks)" joystick mounting method in the FAQ.
-Put the threaded inserts in an un-routed section of the panel.




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Re: New Arcade Mame - Beginner woodworker!
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2019, 05:31:50 pm »
In that example it looks like the ball isn't high enough. Is that just a bad pic?

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Re: New Arcade Mame - Beginner woodworker!
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2019, 07:59:07 pm »
In that example it looks like the ball isn't high enough. Is that just a bad pic?
That pic is at a not-so-great angle for depth perception.
- Degenatron's panel is 12mm (1/2"), same thickness as the removed upper cover.
- Moving the threaded inserts to the side like the "Under mount (support blocks)" method increases how high you can mount the trackball.



Two related approaches using a router if you want your trackball to ride higher.

1.  Case top not removed -- case top provides support for the thin part of the control panel
- Route a pocket for the case.
- Route clearance for the catches on the side of the case.
- Use threaded inserts and bars/straps like the "Under mount (support blocks)" method mentioned above.

2. Case top removed
- Route a pocket for the lower case.
- Route an extra 2mm deep clearance slot for each of the two encoder wheels.
- Use threaded inserts and bars/straps like the "Under mount (support blocks)" method mentioned above.


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Re: New Arcade Mame - Beginner woodworker!
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2019, 08:46:26 pm »
Several related pics and threads with this type of trackball.

DaOld Man's A Little Rage - http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,116422.msg1343444.html#msg1343444



processedmeat's IKEAKADE - http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,135143.msg1394849.html#msg1394849




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Re: New Arcade Mame - Beginner woodworker!
« Reply #12 on: Yesterday at 07:42:23 am »
Thanks for the idea.. i'm going to with with the threaded insert and a plate to support the trackball. i will post some picture this weekend.

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Re: New Arcade Mame - Beginner woodworker!
« Reply #13 on: Yesterday at 07:43:55 am »
here what wood left in the panel. so that will be my best option

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Re: New Arcade Mame - Beginner woodworker!
« Reply #14 on: Yesterday at 09:00:51 am »
Would you add more button to control HyperSpin/Mame. . or i should be ok with those?

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Re: New Arcade Mame - Beginner woodworker!
« Reply #15 on: Yesterday at 12:04:30 pm »
Would you add more button to control HyperSpin/Mame. . or i should be ok with those?
That is a question of personal preference.

The FAQ lists PROs and CONs regarding dedicated admin buttons and "shifted functions".

http://wiki.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/FAQ#Number_of_admin_buttons


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Re: New Arcade Mame - Beginner woodworker!
« Reply #16 on: Yesterday at 02:38:08 pm »
i should have added a EXIT, PAUSE button.. i will see how i can fit it to the build