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Arcade Lounge , Filling The Void
« on: June 01, 2021, 08:54:34 am »
Hey everybody,

I feel the need to build something again. So this time I will build a compact hanging bartop that fits the empty space in the IKEA cabinet setup.

And on the top will house the projector.

Total height of the cabinet + projector will be the same as the IKEA cabinet.

For starters i finished debating on my sketchup plans and have cut up some MDF.



Just a small heads up.

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Re: Arcade Lounge , Filling The Void
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2021, 07:34:28 pm »
 :applaud:
  Looking forward to this build.

 :cheers:

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Re: Arcade Lounge , Filling The Void
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2021, 10:11:46 am »
Started making the sides..




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Re: Arcade Lounge , Filling The Void
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2021, 03:53:25 pm »
A legend returns....  :cheers:

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Re: Arcade Lounge , Filling The Void
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2021, 07:05:22 am »
A legend returns....  :cheers:

Thanks! I enjoyed all my projects. This is just a small one, nothing ground breaking  ;D


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Re: Arcade Lounge , Filling The Void
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2021, 01:37:52 pm »
Made some more panels!






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Arcade Lounge , Filling The Void
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2021, 05:23:28 pm »
Welcome back!  I always enjoy seeing pictures of your woodworking.   :cheers:

Those arches are beautiful.  :applaud:

Made some more panels!







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Re: Arcade Lounge , Filling The Void
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2021, 07:38:58 am »
Hi Martijn, gotta ask...(off topic, I know, but...)... Do you use the projector for gaming?
Cheers :cheers:

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Re: Arcade Lounge , Filling The Void
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2021, 09:52:22 am »
Hi Martijn, gotta ask...(off topic, I know, but...)... Do you use the projector for gaming?
Cheers :cheers:

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Re: Arcade Lounge , Filling The Void
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2021, 12:22:39 pm »
Damn, your woodworking is so CLEAN.  Great stuff.   :cheers:

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Re: Arcade Lounge , Filling The Void
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2021, 03:32:55 am »
Made some more progress








The shape may look strange. But thats because it needs to fit within a ikea cabinet.


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Re: Arcade Lounge , Filling The Void
« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2021, 07:01:36 am »
Started working on the control panel.



And laminated both sides.

Then applied the artwork and drilled the holes.





Then added the controls and components and wired things up.





The panel will be held in place with 8 very strong magnets. Because of the wall mounting of the cab, it was kind of a puzzle to make it as clean as possible without visible screws.

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Re: Arcade Lounge , Filling The Void
« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2021, 12:49:31 pm »
Love this.  The sharp lines just look fantastic.

I am very curious to see if your magnet solution works - I have tried in the past using rare Earth magnets and it didn't work.  I could still pop the CP off during quick movements with the joystick.  Maybe mine weren't big enough though.

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Re: Arcade Lounge , Filling The Void
« Reply #13 on: August 26, 2021, 12:13:48 am »
Very cool cabinet.

I look forward to hearing that your magnet plan has succeeded.
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Re: Arcade Lounge , Filling The Void
« Reply #14 on: August 31, 2021, 02:31:00 pm »
After a weekend of arcade goodness, I can say that the magnets hold up great. The control panel is easy to remove, but feels like it's locked down when mounted.



It's really slim against the wall, but still very Arcade!. I approve!











Specs :

i5-3570K 3.8 Ghz
Dell - 7040 Logic Board
16GB Ram
1TB Crucial MX500 SSD
Nvidia 1060 3GB GPU
Sharkoon SilentStorm SFX Gold PC Power Supply (500 Watt, SFX, Cable Management)
GigaWorks T40 Series II 2.0 High-end Speakers
Acer Nitro VG270 Monitor 27 Inch 19:6 1920x1080
SANWA JLF-TP-8YT-SK joysticks with octagonal restrictor standard spring
HQ Classic Concave pushbuttons with Cherry D44X microswitches
Xinmotek 2-Player USB Controller
i-pac USB Controller
Coolwhite brightness adjustable ledstrip behind marquee
2 top air vents with fans
Plexiglass panel in front of the LCD is a UV-resistant/absorbent, High break resistance and surface hardness, 49% Light Transmission, transparent, high-gloss
Plexiglass panel holding the marquee is a UV-resistant/absorbent, High break resistance and surface hardness, 92% Light Transmission, transparent, high-gloss

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Coinops frontend
Mame and some BGFX/HLSL goodness

Still need to do some software and visual tweaking, but it's playable.
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Re: Arcade Lounge , Filling The Void
« Reply #15 on: August 31, 2021, 03:00:39 pm »
I love it, its like a modern take on a "Bad Dudes" cab turned bartop.  The marquee art is simple but at the same time amazing. It really draws the eye.
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Re: Arcade Lounge , Filling The Void
« Reply #16 on: August 31, 2021, 04:27:58 pm »
Great work!  :cheers:

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Re: Arcade Lounge , Filling The Void
« Reply #17 on: September 01, 2021, 02:36:35 am »
very nice.

Cool to see that your plan to fill the space turned out that nice!

Stoked your magnets worked.
If I can establish the idea won't wreak havoc with a CRT I may flatter your design by stealing the idea
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Re: Arcade Lounge , Filling The Void
« Reply #18 on: September 01, 2021, 06:09:39 am »
Started making the sides..



What is that jig? Some kind of thing for cutting curves?

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Re: Arcade Lounge , Filling The Void
« Reply #21 on: September 01, 2021, 10:28:57 am »


Organized the cables the best I could. There really isn't any space for anything else anymore. Happy it fits!