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Re: 15-ish Years in the making
« Reply #40 on: February 15, 2022, 08:27:53 pm »
Feeling better then now it appears?!  Good to hear.
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How was Mexico?
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Re: 15-ish Years in the making
« Reply #41 on: February 21, 2022, 01:44:44 am »
Yes, feeling much better. Mexico was awesome, went diving (to my doctors dismay).  Was the first time I have dove in warm water and it was amazing.

Anyway, been working on the cabinet a bunch this weekend.  Got LED Blinky configured and starting the panel assembly.


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Re: 15-ish Years in the making
« Reply #42 on: February 21, 2022, 01:56:20 am »
More progress pics.

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Re: 15-ish Years in the making
« Reply #43 on: February 21, 2022, 01:58:00 am »
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Re: 15-ish Years in the making
« Reply #44 on: February 21, 2022, 02:50:43 pm »
So I bought a piece of 36"x48" black formica about 10 years ago for this project....finally using it.

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Re: 15-ish Years in the making
« Reply #45 on: March 04, 2022, 12:15:41 pm »
Making slow progress.  Between work and doing other fun things, and the fact I hate finishing work (clear coats)...progress is slow.  Hoping to get the last of the 3 control panels done this weekend.  T-molding came in this week so I can wrap the front edge of the panels and get it closer to a finished look.  A few of the last pieces I needed to cut for the cabinet have also been done.

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Re: 15-ish Years in the making
« Reply #46 on: March 13, 2022, 03:17:03 am »
Didn't finish the 3rd CP last weekend but did make progress, forgot to upload pics. 

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Re: 15-ish Years in the making
« Reply #47 on: March 13, 2022, 03:19:57 am »
When I did the design of the rotating panel, I did not have all the parts on hand.  I wanted a U360 Flight Stick, but they were out of stock....then I saw the Tron reporoduction sticks and grabbed one.  Also, didnt have a star wars yoke, but when I got both my design was about 1/2" or so off for them both to fit well.  I ended up having to make some adjustments on the fly.  Control panle 3 with the yoke, has a arc cut into it to allow the yoke to rotate the full amount.  Had to also adjust the upper part of the contral panel with a hinge so the Tron stick could clear when rotated.

That being said, I did get the panels finished and wired up today, tomorrow will be testing it out to make sure the wiring is good.



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Re: 15-ish Years in the making
« Reply #48 on: March 13, 2022, 05:27:11 am »
Hope your test is a success.

As long as it actually works and plays well you should disregard everything else and just enjoy the ever-loving crap out of it.
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Re: 15-ish Years in the making
« Reply #49 on: March 14, 2022, 04:19:28 am »
Hope your test is a success.

As long as it actually works and plays well you should disregard everything else and just enjoy the ever-loving crap out of it.

It worked well.  Panel rotates and no tangled wires etc.  The only issues I am having is within the MAME settings itself regarding the device ID's.  My Ultimarc Ultra-stik 360 are identified as 1 and 2 in windows and installed in the typical control panel 1 and 2 locations.  However, MAME insists as using the P2 position as Joy_1 and P1 position as Joy_2.  Tried doing the stable ID configuration, but I can't seem to get it to work.  I could always just reset the config file so MAME assigns all P1 joy to used the Joy_2 and vice versa....but it really irritates me.

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Re: 15-ish Years in the making
« Reply #50 on: March 14, 2022, 03:32:54 pm »
Photos of the test setup and how the 4 wires (ipac power, ipac USB, USB hub, USB hub power)from the control panel are routed so the CP can rotate the needed 270 degrees to access the 3 panels.


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Re: 15-ish Years in the making
« Reply #51 on: April 25, 2022, 12:56:21 am »
So long time no post/updates, but to be honest I fell into the trap where you get the cab playable without finishing the wood work and become lazy.  I also fell down the light gun rabbit hole and messed around with trying to get wiimote cameras to work, but didn't have any success.  Fortunately the DFrobot cameras I ordered in January came in and I was able to wire up a gun and mess around with it.  Started with a guncon2 shell, but found a printable case that was easier to work with as it was designed for using a Gun4IR setup.  So rather than work on a cab, CNC'ed my own pcb's and put time into the light gun and it works quite well.  Time to finish the woodworking before the wife gets any more pissed about an unfinished cabinet.