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Author Topic: Pixelhugger's Arcade of Whoopass control panel finished.  (Read 1921 times)

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Pixelhugger's Arcade of Whoopass control panel finished.
« on: December 20, 2004, 03:05:20 pm »
This is a control panel I just finished for a friend's autistic son as a Christmas present. He loves Pac Man and Metal Slug and has no idea such a thing as Mame exists.... Should be a great surprise.

You'll notice some unfortunate cracking where my forstner bit blew out at the bottom of the lexan. Not sure why that happened. Didn't do it on my previous panel but then I used a drill press on that one. This was hand held.

I am blown away by the quality of the printing job mamemarquees did. Absolutely stunning color and sharpness.

The only unique things about construction were

1) the use of a lexan panel set in a dado for the bottom of the CP box, so when you look at it upside down it becomes a sort of shadow box allowing the kid and his friends see how the controls work...

and
« Last Edit: December 20, 2004, 03:24:24 pm by Pixelhugger »
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Re: Pixelhugger's Arcade of Whoopass control panel finished.
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2004, 03:30:31 pm »
Bloody EXCELLENT quality as usual, Pix...but then I'd expect no less from you mate ;).  He should be VERY happy indeed.

Superb!

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Re: Pixelhugger's Arcade of Whoopass control panel finished.
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2004, 03:34:58 pm »
Can we see a pic of the bottom?

What does the name under 'Player 2' say?

Awesome job!!

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Re: Pixelhugger's Arcade of Whoopass control panel finished.
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2004, 03:39:37 pm »
Thanks for the kind words! Player 2 is named VICTIM (for head to head games).

Here is a pic of the exposed soft underbelly of the beast. It looks much cooler than this now that the wiring and all the switches are in. I'll replace this pic with an updated one tonight.
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Re: Pixelhugger's Arcade of Whoopass control panel finished.
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2004, 03:58:26 pm »
Can't wait to see it..  wires and all...

After helping my brother wire a 4-player panel this weekend, I know I'd love to have some way (like this) of showing off all of the hard work..  Of course, our wiring job would need to be cleaned up a bunch, but...  :)

Wish you could bottle up some of that artistic talent and send it my way  :)

Very cool!  :)

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Re: Pixelhugger's Arcade of Whoopass control panel finished.
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2004, 04:08:10 pm »
Of course, our wiring job would need to be cleaned up a bunch, but...

IKWYM...  my previous panel was a complete rat's nest of wires. This one took much longer to wire but the result was worth it. I just wish I could have found blue wire.
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Re: Pixelhugger's Arcade of Whoopass control panel finished.
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2004, 10:50:24 am »
Great Job Pix!!  Wouldn't expect anything less from you.


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Re: Pixelhugger's Arcade of Whoopass control panel finished.
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2004, 05:44:53 pm »
Soooomebody doesn't like to solder  ::) Since my soldering skills result in fillets like lead candycorns I thought it'd be better to use quick disconnects.
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Re: Pixelhugger's Arcade of Whoopass control panel finished.
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2004, 06:13:07 pm »
I call em Spade terminals...don't know, is that right?

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Re: Pixelhugger's Arcade of Whoopass control panel finished.
« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2004, 06:13:30 pm »
Soooomebody doesn't like to solder  ::) Since my soldering skills result in fillets like lead candycorns I thought it'd be better to use quick disconnects.

Dems some pretty QDs.  Where'd you get 'em?

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Re: Pixelhugger's Arcade of Whoopass control panel finished.
« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2004, 12:06:14 am »
I just finished wiring my Omega Mame CP and debated about posting pics as the wiring is not as pretty as I would like.
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Re: Pixelhugger's Arcade of Whoopass control panel finished.
« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2004, 09:09:39 am »
 :o

That's beautiful..  Brings a tear to my eye...

GREAT JOB!

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Re: Pixelhugger's Arcade of Whoopass control panel finished.
« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2004, 12:07:20 pm »
WOW!! Stunning.  I think we've all come to expect great graphics/artwork from you, but the wiring job is top notch too.  Neat idea with the plexi on the bottom to "show off" the insides.  I think your friend's son is going to be a very happy camper!  Great job!

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Re: Pixelhugger's Arcade of Whoopass control panel finished.
« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2004, 01:11:50 pm »
That must be the neatest wiring job EVER.  Unreal.  Good work!

And it goes without saying that the graphics own also.

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Re: Pixelhugger's Arcade of Whoopass control panel finished.
« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2004, 11:29:14 pm »
BTW: That little clip that is holding the PS/2 cable in the second pic.  Did you make that or did you purchase?  Next time around I need to have some cable-mgmt clips etc laying around.  I really could have used 'em.
It looks like one of those double-armed cable hold downs.  You should be able to find something close to it in the electrical department of your local big box Home Improvement store.  They are usually sold in packs of ~15-100, but once you have a use for 1, you can usually find a use for the rest  ;)
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