Main Restorations Software Audio/Jukebox/MP3 Everything Else Buy/Sell/Trade
Project Announcements Monitor/Video GroovyMAME Merit/JVL Touchscreen Meet Up Retail Vendors
Driving & Racing Woodworking Software Support Forums Consoles Project Arcade Reviews
Automated Projects Artwork Frontend Support Forums Pinball Forum Discussion Old Boards
Raspberry Pi & Dev Board controls.dat Linux Miscellaneous Arcade Wiki Discussion Old Archives
Lightguns Arcade1Up --- Bug Reports --- Site News

Unread posts | New Replies | Recent posts | Rules | Chatroom | Wiki | File Repository | RSS | Submit news

  

Author Topic: Second arcade build  (Read 1209 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Seob

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 44
  • Last login:October 25, 2020, 05:12:23 am
  • I want to build my own arcade controls!
Second arcade build
« on: September 22, 2020, 04:10:11 pm »
So I just love the build. Having finished my first arcade cabinet, I couldnít resist building a second one.
My first one is pc based running hyper spin. But for this one I wanted to go with a raspberry pi4 to keep the cost down.

Since my 10 year old son loves tinkering with his electronic experiment box. I thought this would be a nice project to make with him. The cutting I did myself, but putting the cabinet together he helped. Going to paint it together with him and then I will let him do the wiring with my help. Setting up the raspberry pi with retropie is also a task he is going to do. So in the end he can say he has build a arcade.
The control panel artwork I put together taking his wish into account. The arcade will be white with chrome t-molding.
« Last Edit: October 06, 2020, 02:45:19 pm by Seob »

Osirus23

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 784
  • Last login:Yesterday at 11:43:41 pm
Re: Second arcade build
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2020, 04:27:04 pm »
The arcade will be white with chrome t-molding.

Interested in seeing how this looks.

toastbot

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 5
  • Last login:October 09, 2020, 09:51:09 am
Re: Second arcade build
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2020, 10:25:55 am »
Interesting design choice with the "player-2 only" control panel layout.

Seob

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 44
  • Last login:October 25, 2020, 05:12:23 am
  • I want to build my own arcade controls!
Re: Second arcade build
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2020, 02:28:02 pm »
Left is for a future spinner.

Seob

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 44
  • Last login:October 25, 2020, 05:12:23 am
  • I want to build my own arcade controls!
Re: Second arcade build
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2020, 02:48:42 pm »
Did some filling, and we put on the first layer of paint.

I messed up the acrylic by using a sharp drill to widen some holes. Now I need to redo the control panel acrylic.
« Last Edit: October 06, 2020, 02:45:58 pm by Seob »

Seob

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 44
  • Last login:October 25, 2020, 05:12:23 am
  • I want to build my own arcade controls!
Re: Second arcade build
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2020, 06:28:30 am »
Painting is ready, now the fun part starts.
« Last Edit: October 06, 2020, 02:46:25 pm by Seob »

javeryh

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 6811
  • Last login:Yesterday at 09:17:40 am
    • Bella's Arcade
Re: Second arcade build
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2020, 08:08:44 am »
Looks good so far.  I wish my son had an interest in this stuff but heís too busy with Minecraft and whatever else on the Xbox with his friends.  Iím hoping his love for building fake houses in Minecraft eventually lead him to wanting to build something in real life but Iím not holding my breath...

Seob

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 44
  • Last login:October 25, 2020, 05:12:23 am
  • I want to build my own arcade controls!
Re: Second arcade build
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2020, 08:22:18 am »
Iím lucky he is also big into build with Lego. So after they used up theyíre gaming time, he starts building with Lego.

Some artwork pre fit. Ordered the vinyl at a local printshop. Should be in coming week. Tomorrow we are going to do some installation.
« Last Edit: October 06, 2020, 02:47:18 pm by Seob »

Seob

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 44
  • Last login:October 25, 2020, 05:12:23 am
  • I want to build my own arcade controls!
Re: Second arcade build
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2020, 08:04:35 am »
A photo when we where building the frame.

And after installing the t-molding.
« Last Edit: October 06, 2020, 02:47:55 pm by Seob »

Howard_Casto

  • Idiot Police
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 18854
  • Last login:Yesterday at 04:38:11 pm
  • Your Post's Soul is MINE!!! .......Again??
    • The Dragon King
Re: Second arcade build
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2020, 04:54:47 pm »
You look young so I won't kill you too bad, but you didn't finish your first arcade unless you built a building housing several arcade machines.  You built an arcade machine or an arcade cabinet.  Your new one appears to be a bartop machine.   Individual games are not "arcades"

Anyway, progress looks good.  Thanks for sharing. 

Seob

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 44
  • Last login:October 25, 2020, 05:12:23 am
  • I want to build my own arcade controls!
Re: Second arcade build
« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2020, 01:35:58 pm »
You look young so I won't kill you too bad, but you didn't finish your first arcade unless you built a building housing several arcade machines.  You built an arcade machine or an arcade cabinet.  Your new one appears to be a bartop machine.   Individual games are not "arcades"

Anyway, progress looks good.  Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for the young looking comment from a 47 year old. But anyway English isnít my first languages so forgive me for not addressing the title correctly.
But this being my second build, and the fact I build my own house, Iím getting there.
Added a picture of my first arcade cabinet.
« Last Edit: October 06, 2020, 02:48:28 pm by Seob »

Osirus23

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 784
  • Last login:Yesterday at 11:43:41 pm
Re: Second arcade build
« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2020, 06:18:28 pm »
Why is the forum showing all attachments in fat-o-vision?

PL1

  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Full Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 8009
  • Last login:Yesterday at 07:28:22 pm
  • Designated spam hunter
Re: Second arcade build
« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2020, 07:57:42 pm »
Why is the forum showing all attachments in fat-o-vision?
Details and workarounds in this Bug Reports post.
http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,163723.0.html

TL;DR version -- EXIF rotation and/or large photos. (>1024 pixels)


Scott

Seob

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 44
  • Last login:October 25, 2020, 05:12:23 am
  • I want to build my own arcade controls!
Re: Second arcade build
« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2020, 02:31:53 pm »
Why is the forum showing all attachments in fat-o-vision?
Details and workarounds in this Bug Reports post.
http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,163723.0.html

TL;DR version -- EXIF rotation and/or large photos. (>1024 pixels)


Scott

I fixed the view of the photo's llike mentioned in the thread, but it now displays it correct in the text box, but it still displays it as attachment in the bottom of the article. Is there a way to get the attachments not showing up?

I found it. http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,139723.msg1445482.html#msg1445482
« Last Edit: October 06, 2020, 02:38:42 pm by Seob »

Seob

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 44
  • Last login:October 25, 2020, 05:12:23 am
  • I want to build my own arcade controls!
Re: Second arcade build
« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2020, 02:58:47 pm »
Spray painted the top en bottom marquee holder chrome, since i didn't like the look of the white bezel.


Picture of the back

From left to right
Place for the amp, cooling, reset button for raspberry, power jack, and above power jack a place for a switch to turn on the monitor in case i need it.

Seob

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 44
  • Last login:October 25, 2020, 05:12:23 am
  • I want to build my own arcade controls!
Re: Second arcade build
« Reply #15 on: October 10, 2020, 02:37:23 pm »
Artwork attached. Note for next time. Do not use guide lines printed on the art, and print 5% bigger then you need.


Attaching the buttons.


Some cable management


Soldering wires to the speakers


Installing the speakers.
« Last Edit: October 10, 2020, 02:41:51 pm by Seob »

Seob

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 44
  • Last login:October 25, 2020, 05:12:23 am
  • I want to build my own arcade controls!
Re: Second arcade build
« Reply #16 on: October 17, 2020, 04:15:45 am »


Finished. Ready to play.



On to the next build. Now iím going to build one together with my oldest son. Ordered a new router that is arriving  today, so the next t-molding will be death center. At one point iím going to redo the monitor bezel art because it isnít straight on, and because i didnít leave 5% overlap i cannot hide the errors. Lesson learned. Also going to redo the t-molding on the left side of the cabinet since i did cut the back to do the bent next to the monitor, but this leaves ugly marks on the bezel front.

Mike A

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 4830
  • Last login:Yesterday at 10:46:29 pm
  • card carrying purist
Re: Second arcade build
« Reply #17 on: October 17, 2020, 08:32:54 am »
I like the angry Panda. It looks like he just got done playing Defender.

DaOld Man

  • Trade Count: (+4)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 4998
  • Last login:Yesterday at 05:04:36 pm
  • Wheres my coffee?
    • Skenny's Outpost
Re: Second arcade build
« Reply #18 on: October 19, 2020, 02:15:57 pm »
I like this build. looks great! Also its good that your son is taking an interest and you are passing your skills along to him.
Just something about a young person learning to solder! It is a skill he can take with him from now on.

Osirus23

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 784
  • Last login:Yesterday at 11:43:41 pm
Re: Second arcade build
« Reply #19 on: October 19, 2020, 02:44:52 pm »
Everything is great except for Comic Sans font.  :angry:

Seob

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 44
  • Last login:October 25, 2020, 05:12:23 am
  • I want to build my own arcade controls!
Re: Second arcade build
« Reply #20 on: October 21, 2020, 02:15:44 pm »
Everything is great except for Comic Sans font.  :angry:
Yes his choice. ;D