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Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
« Reply #160 on: July 09, 2007, 02:35:23 pm »
No artwork but a 2 player panel with trackball and spinner. Built for Mame but also to hook up to my PS2, DC and Saturn.
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Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
« Reply #161 on: July 19, 2007, 03:23:50 pm »
My monster from the top:
{4 players, 2 trackballs, 2 spinners, a lot of square footage.   ;D}



...and from the side:



...and the finished product:  {...other than the original CRT being replaced by an LCD since this picture was taken...}



...so, there ya' go.  :)
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Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
« Reply #162 on: July 22, 2007, 11:28:55 am »
Glad to see some more Top Fires in play!  That's a lot of controls!  Cool!  I wish I had more friends into gaming so I could build a 4 player panel that would get used. 

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Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
« Reply #163 on: August 01, 2007, 06:37:52 pm »
Nothing real fancy, but here's my shot at fame:


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Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
« Reply #164 on: August 01, 2007, 08:14:17 pm »
Very nice and clean DaOld Man.  Seems like a very good layout :)

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Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
« Reply #165 on: August 02, 2007, 05:03:54 pm »
Thank you, meismr!

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Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
« Reply #166 on: August 03, 2007, 12:05:50 am »
Here's mine. First control panel, and it's mounted in a very unusual way, but it's comfortable enough and it works. The overlay is actually a funky vinyl aquarium background.

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Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
« Reply #167 on: August 07, 2007, 02:11:38 pm »
Dude, here's a pic of my CP.....Peace..... 8)

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Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
« Reply #168 on: August 08, 2007, 12:00:09 pm »
I wish I had a good picture of the CP in action but I am in the progress of re-doing it (removing the plexi). Here is the artwork used. I used visio to make it. Not a bad job if I dont say so myself.




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Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
« Reply #169 on: August 13, 2007, 06:09:40 pm »
My stab at a control panel:








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Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
« Reply #170 on: August 20, 2007, 10:19:56 pm »
My Knievel inspired control panel.

Project thread

http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=63629.0








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Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
« Reply #171 on: August 21, 2007, 04:52:57 pm »
well, its almost a shame to post this here with all these great looking cp's, but hey, it should be good for a few laughs.

a nice star wars theme          :laugh2:



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Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
« Reply #172 on: August 23, 2007, 02:31:49 pm »
I created the following control panel for my wife's child care facility.

It is made from cut laminate shelving.  The stuff you buy in the Organizer section at Lowe's.  It has a Min-Pac controller, E-Stik joystiks, Happ horizontal buttons, and decals I created with my vinyl cutter.


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Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
« Reply #173 on: August 23, 2007, 03:52:39 pm »
Handy Desktop controller with USB hub and memory key to hold MAME and a few games.  It uses a GPWiz eco for the interface.  I need to swap out the green stick for blue and put all red buttons in the front.




More pics can be seen here

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Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
« Reply #174 on: August 26, 2007, 12:23:18 pm »
Welp I've finally put aside some time to show you what I've been up to ... First off, I'd like to give some long over due THANKS to the following people who have helped with this project so far....

Knievel - What can I say but THANKS!  This user/professional has been the inspiration to my InfernoMame project.  If it wasnt for him and his kindness and quick response to questions, I would of given up a long time ago on this project.  Knievel is a HUGE asset to this community.  Thanks Bro!!!!

Scott (Mamemarquees) - Fantastic job on the overlays man!  Great quality work for a great price.  Highly Recommended!!!

Ponyboy - Thanks for the buttons and accessories.  You'll be my first contact for anymore parts.  Highly Recommended!!

Ok so enough of the #$*@-kissing huh .. :) ... Now on with the project.  I have not posted over in the new projects just yet cause I'm just starting off but thought I'd share the Control Pannel here...... I got my inspiration after watching the movie GhostRider, and decided to call my project InfernoMame.  After figuring out my button layout with the help of Knievel, we threw around some pictures and below are the outcomes.  I am using the same CPO design as Knievel uses on his projects.....

Attached are the overlays that Scott did and a picture of the translucent buttons I'm going to use.  I've also attached an example of the overlay that Knievel uses just to show what it will look like finished..... -= Enjoy =-

« Last Edit: August 26, 2007, 12:25:13 pm by d00dness »

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Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
« Reply #175 on: August 26, 2007, 10:41:06 pm »
Recently got back my Futurama themed art for my cab, so I started in earnest on my CP. Since Futurama is a vivid and colourful show, I decided to use every colour of pushbutton available. There's no major theme to the colour placement of the buttons, so it's a bit varied. The inside wiring as well is a little messy, but this was the first CP that I wired myself, so I'm happy with the results.

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Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
« Reply #176 on: August 27, 2007, 09:50:44 am »
Joystick Jerk, are you using magnets to secure your CP box down? Cheers!

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Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
« Reply #177 on: August 28, 2007, 02:41:01 am »
There is the piano hinge at the back, but yeah, the front is secured with magnets. They're just standard cabinet magnets from Home Depot, but they're pretty damn strong. There's one on each side of the CP, and each one has two magnets in it, so I can lift the CP just by the top panel and the magnets are strong enough to still keep it closed.


Oh, and Mountain, that is some seriously righteous wire-fu you got going on inside your CP. I wish mine could be that clean!

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Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
« Reply #178 on: September 01, 2007, 10:31:24 am »

with LEDs


and a more current pic, without LEDS:





very humble compare to some of these panels
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Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
« Reply #179 on: September 04, 2007, 12:12:48 pm »
Malenko, why did you get rid of the LED'S?

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Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
« Reply #181 on: September 14, 2007, 01:07:16 am »
One more to the list... I built this cabinet about 4 years ago and just recently decided to upgrade it to translucent Happ buttons driven by an LED wiz. The back panel buttons have the GGG RGB board installed and the rest I just drilled a hole and put in single color leds. Happ trackball is also now lit by 3 bright whites in a home made bracket...


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Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
« Reply #182 on: September 14, 2007, 01:34:34 am »
Hard to believe it's been a year since we "finished" our first cabinet (quotes added for the amusement of anyone who's built one  :) ), and alas, still no website.  Here goes with a truncated summary...

Mostly a LuSiD-based design, with the following controls - Top row:  Oscar Push-Pull spinner, Wico 4-way joystick, Happ Heavy Duty joystick.  Bottom row:  Wico 8-way joysticks, translucent leaf buttons, Happ Hi-ball 3" trackball.  Extra function/admin buttons on sides of box.

Details of note:  All controls designed to be installed/removed/serviced from the bottom so as to not disrupt the artwork.  Dust washers float underneath the artwork.  Button layout is the result of a painstaking analysis of the top 100 classic games and works quite well, believe it or not.  We're still wiring up the button LEDs and working to optimize the ease-of-use.  Will it ever be DONE done?

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Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
« Reply #183 on: September 14, 2007, 02:28:58 pm »
looks good.. I like the twilight zone overlay..

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Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
« Reply #184 on: September 17, 2007, 09:57:34 am »
redid the control panel AGAIN:

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Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
« Reply #185 on: September 18, 2007, 03:40:33 pm »
My 2 player CP:



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Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
« Reply #186 on: September 19, 2007, 02:19:35 am »
My 2 player CP:




Jesus...

Zip-Strips and a little planning would help with your wiring.

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Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
« Reply #187 on: September 19, 2007, 03:12:38 am »
Jesus...

Maybe some glasses would help you see that he's not done wiring, hell, I don't think a single wire is connected to that keywiz yet.  At least let him finish before you talk smack about his workmanship.

Ha1ex,
Nice work on keeping the themed artwork clean and simple.  Looks like a good project in the works.

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Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
« Reply #188 on: September 19, 2007, 11:26:44 am »
Jesus...

Maybe some glasses would help you see that he's not done wiring, hell, I don't think a single wire is connected to that keywiz yet.  At least let him finish before you talk smack about his workmanship.

Ha1ex,
Nice work on keeping the themed artwork clean and simple.  Looks like a good project in the works.

Thanks, you are correct.  I just started hooking up wires when I took the picture, so I was a long way from being done.  Once everything is complete I'll take another photo and replace the messy version.  I know I should have just waited......  :banghead:

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Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
« Reply #189 on: September 20, 2007, 09:34:41 am »
Here is my desktop box that I just finished on Monday. I've been lurking around here for a few weeks absorbing knowledge and there are still a few things I'd do differently on the next one. I'm still pretty happy with it and I don't think its too bad for a first shot.

It's mostly a copy of this one, http://www.ironvulva.com/?page_id=13, but I liked the look of it so why change it?

I'm planning on making another for my GF if she gets into it. I would probably just plug it into this box to use the other side of the IPAC.

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Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
« Reply #190 on: September 20, 2007, 03:24:08 pm »
Hi, this is my first control panel - Defender Station.

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Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
« Reply #191 on: September 20, 2007, 03:31:39 pm »
Hi, this is my first control panel - Defender Station.
Sweet, I love duct tape - glad to see it getting used 'round here.

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Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
« Reply #192 on: September 20, 2007, 03:52:16 pm »
OK. I'll try to fix it  ;D

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Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
« Reply #193 on: September 20, 2007, 03:59:13 pm »
OK. I'll try to fix it  ;D
No, please... I was being serious.

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Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
« Reply #194 on: September 20, 2007, 11:55:23 pm »
My 2 player CP:




Jesus...

Zip-Strips and a little planning would help with your wiring.

Does it really matter what the wiring looks like?  If it looks good from the outside who cares how clean the inside is.  The only problem I see with some "sloppy wiring" is that it is a pain in the *** to replace/fix when the time comes.  CP looks great!  From one Cheesehead to another :)

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« Reply #195 on: September 21, 2007, 06:25:47 am »
Does it really matter what the wiring looks like?  If it looks good from the outside who cares how clean the inside is.  The only problem I see with some "sloppy wiring" is that it is a pain in the *** to replace/fix when the time comes.  CP looks great!  From one Cheesehead to another :)

It doesn't matter in a technical sense, but as were all fans of arcade gaming that put a lot of effort into our cabs, I would hope we all strive for an elegant solution to our builds.

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« Reply #196 on: September 25, 2007, 01:19:59 am »
CP of my beloved ARTIFACT GAME MUSEUM upright cab (designed & built from scratch).
Detailed project thread here.









Some of the early plans - the spinner ended up on the other side (rightly so) - still interesting to see the design process:

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Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
« Reply #197 on: September 30, 2007, 09:03:48 am »
Hi, this is my first control panel - Defender Station.
Sweet, I love duct tape - glad to see it getting used 'round here.

Yeah duct tape rocks!
Too bad the dog stole the title from it. Duct tape is really "man's best friend".

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Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
« Reply #198 on: September 30, 2007, 01:44:09 pm »
My new control panel. Asteroids. For Defender too.
Sorry. No duct tape now. >:D

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Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
« Reply #199 on: October 07, 2007, 10:13:31 am »
Finally got my CP fully built and attached.  I haven't gotten a chance to put art on it yet, but man it plays nice!





Just need to figure out some art for it now