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Author Topic: new 2/3 scale project - mini ms pacman *MAMEY*  (Read 13548 times)

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new 2/3 scale project - mini ms pacman *MAMEY*
« on: December 21, 2004, 10:59:32 pm »
OK so you guys may have seen my mini Mr Do machine I made in October.

http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,26939.0.html


A few people I know have been hounding me for machines so I broke down and built one for someone.

Here's a 1/3 scale ms pacman I put together. Not an exact replica but pretty close I think. Did this one in about 30 hours.

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the machine is about 4' high and I put some 2" casters on it which are a little recessed underneath so it's probably about 4'1" - 4'3".

Sorry. not nearly as many photos as the mr DO project but I'm building another one of these next month so I'll document it.







sorry for the blurry photos.. the flash was giving the thing a disgusting look so i was shooting without flash.

looking at it now.. it's lacking a nice ms pac bezel .. but i literally odered the side art for next day dellivery and had to pay 100% rush charge so I tried to kep the sq. footage to a minimum.

next one will have the 'woiks'. haha

i'm also a little vexed at the fact that there's seemingly no way to have all the functions necessary to operate the emulator (pause, coin, tab, etc) without having a <auto-censored> load of buttons on the CP.
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Re: new 1/3 scale project - mini ms pacman
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2004, 11:45:41 pm »
damn that's cool (",) . and i'm guessing that's you in the photo? it's just the right height for you...


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Re: new 1/3 scale project - mini ms pacman
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2004, 11:58:00 pm »
damn that's cool (",) . and i'm guessing that's you in the photo? it's just the right height for you...


ummm. that's my 4 year old son. i got him by about 2 1/2 feet. haha
it's actually made for a small kid to stand and play or an adult to sit down at.


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Re: new 1/3 scale project - mini ms pacman
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2004, 12:02:26 am »
Very cool as is the Mr. Do!

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Re: new 1/3 scale project - mini ms pacman
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2004, 02:21:48 pm »
That looks great!  It is not 1/3 scale though...maybe more like 2/3+ scale.  Try adding they extra buttons to the top next time.  I recessed some buttons in the top of mine when I ran out of room.  Especially if they are not buttons typically used by the general public. 
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Re: new 1/3 scale project - mini ms pacman
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2004, 02:27:00 pm »
sorry. i mean i scaled it down 1/3 (about 30%).

buttons on the top wouldn't really work on this because it's only 4 feet tall so walking up to it and it having buttons on the top would look a little wierd.

i'm going to be looking into some dual pole (?) microswitches. then I can run some of the buttons in series so that certain button combos trigger key presses.

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Re: new 2/3 scale project - mini ms pacman
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2004, 04:52:41 pm »
....WOW...that's fantastic. You could go into business making little cab kits for people to put in their offices.....uh, how much for a kit????

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Seriously. Will it fit in my basement or what?

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Re: new 2/3 scale project - mini ms pacman
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2004, 05:58:36 pm »
Very very nice!
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Re: new 2/3 scale project - mini ms pacman
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2004, 11:11:27 pm »
....WOW...that's fantastic. You could go into business making little cab kits for people to put in their offices.....uh, how much for a kit????

Merry Xmas!

MameMaster!
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Re: new 2/3 scale project - mini ms pacman
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2004, 11:06:44 am »
Very nice and professional looking.

My only question is why the horizontal orientation?  Would Pac Man look better verticle?

Plus, a cab like this screams for verticle classics (donkey kong, etc)

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Re: new 2/3 scale project - mini ms pacman
« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2004, 12:26:23 pm »
ok i see where you're seeing what appears to be horizontal monitor.
that's just the shadow form the marquee area. actually this is a 17" vertical setup.

the idea was to play ms pacman as faithfully as possible and all the vertical classics. with the ati rage card they rock full screen at 60+ fps with scanlines and no border.

i'll try to get a photo of the monitor on and post it so you can see it in action before i deliver it.

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Re: new 1/3 scale project - mini ms pacman
« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2004, 03:55:20 pm »
sorry. i mean i scaled it down 1/3 (about 30%).

buttons on the top wouldn't really work on this because it's only 4 feet tall so walking up to it and it having buttons on the top would look a little wierd.

i'm going to be looking into some dual pole (?) microswitches. then I can run some of the buttons in series so that certain button combos trigger key presses.
Ah, true, mine is a mini but it's black so it is hardly noticed.  Light blue on the other hand....
How is the marquee installed?  Is it removable?  Sorry but the pictures look like it is stuck in there forever which is fine but I was wondering about changing the light bulb.
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Re: new 2/3 scale project - mini ms pacman
« Reply #12 on: December 23, 2004, 04:00:00 pm »
the top of the cabinet is screwed down from the top by 4 screws. the light fixture sits on the bottom marquee board. to change the light.. remove 4 screws.. pull off the top.. change buld and reverse.

the marquee is held in by slots i routed in the top and bottom pieces. then.. the top just sandwiches it into that channel.

i had a frogger cabinet once and this is how it was done.

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Re: new 2/3 scale project - mini ms pacman
« Reply #13 on: December 23, 2004, 04:41:15 pm »
the top of the cabinet is screwed down from the top by 4 screws. the light fixture sits on the bottom marquee board. to change the light.. remove 4 screws.. pull off the top.. change buld and reverse.

the marquee is held in by slots i routed in the top and bottom pieces. then.. the top just sandwiches it into that channel.

i had a frogger cabinet once and this is how it was done.
Nice, that is just an excellent job.  I'm hoping my daughter's mini will turn out as good.
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Re: new 2/3 scale project - mini ms pacman *mamey*
« Reply #14 on: January 17, 2005, 12:52:55 am »
horray for me. i won a mamey!.

http://www.mameworld.net/massive/Awards/Misc/misc.html

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i'd like to thank my fans who supported me.. my family.. and friends.. and most of all, the little yellow chick with the red bow. this one's for you baby!


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Re: new 2/3 scale project - mini ms pacman *MAMEY*
« Reply #15 on: January 17, 2005, 01:53:03 pm »
any plans for this?

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Re: new 2/3 scale project - mini ms pacman *mamey*
« Reply #16 on: January 17, 2005, 02:52:15 pm »
horray for me. i won a mamey!.

http://www.mameworld.net/massive/Awards/Misc/misc.html

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i'd like to thank my fans who supported me.. my family.. and friends.. and most of all, the little yellow chick with the red bow. this one's for you baby!



Congrads!!

I would love to see the plans for this too!