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« Reply #960 on: November 08, 2016, 07:41:25 am »
8-bit zombie is done, it's final resting place is my basement and due to low light these are the best pictures I could come up with. Enjoy!

Wow I like the graphics !!

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Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
« Reply #961 on: November 11, 2016, 05:27:49 pm »
My first (and currently only) control panel build.  Loosely based on the Tron arcade panel.
First picture is the inspirational photo.
Next is the cad drawing I made.
Wood routing and inlay, followed by final assembly.

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« Reply #962 on: November 15, 2016, 10:16:26 am »
I like the idea, but that woodgrain is just depressing...

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« Reply #963 on: November 16, 2016, 09:15:14 am »
Here are a few pics of my plexi tabletop controller.



That is pretty cool... I am sure there would be some who would have loved to see a build thread! Do you have a wide shot of the control panel???
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« Reply #964 on: December 05, 2016, 05:03:32 pm »
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« Reply #965 on: December 05, 2016, 11:02:37 pm »
Finally got mine done.

« Last Edit: December 06, 2016, 09:55:30 am by SlyBlueFox »

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« Reply #966 on: January 27, 2017, 09:52:01 am »
Centipede bartop cabinet completed Jan. 2017





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Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
« Reply #967 on: February 16, 2017, 11:19:18 am »
Ha! How comes i didnt see this topic earlier, ive done my external control panel 11 years ago  :notworthy:  :o

More Infos and how i build them here: http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,52390.msg513679.html#msg513679
The pics/infos are outdated, i now have a spinner build in, need to make new pics.





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Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
« Reply #968 on: March 01, 2017, 09:38:46 pm »
my control panel I designed

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Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
« Reply #969 on: March 29, 2017, 12:57:00 pm »
Where did you buy your buttons?

Holy hell that is awesome. How do you configre the buttons to light up like that?

The Beast's panels. >:D



Whole cab in Hyperspin.


MK3 layout.


NeoGeo layout.


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« Reply #970 on: April 15, 2017, 05:41:50 am »
Hi,

Not sure if I can post this here,
because it's not exactly an arcade control panel,
but here is the pinball controller I've made :

Follow this link for all the pictures :
https://www.flickr.com/photos/22664067@N02/albums/72157633471958539





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« Reply #971 on: August 14, 2017, 12:53:45 am »
Here are a few pics of my plexi tabletop controller.



































Do you have a template of your stick/button layout? I like this set up.

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« Reply #972 on: January 01, 2018, 08:45:32 am »
At the moment, it's a bit of ply with the buttons and controller. I hacked it up just to make sure the hardware / software all worked together. Haven't decided on the final layout yet, either.

I'm struggling with MAME on Raspberry Pi, and once I have that sorted, I'll start a more respectable console. Probably just a box to set on my lap with a power cord and an HDMI output for the TV.


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Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
« Reply #973 on: January 29, 2018, 02:20:55 pm »
Happ Perfect 360 Joysticks
Ultimarc GoldLeaf pushbuttons
Ultimarc 3" UTrak Trackball
SlikStik Tornado Spinner
IPac2

Some AMAZING control panels here!!!!

Not sure if I ever posted the control panel from my ARTIFACT Game Museum cab... Here we go!

Thanks to all in the community who helped me back in the day in 2007 when I was planning and building it.
I miss it..... Maybe I should build another project.......

What are the dimensions of your CPs?  I will be using almost the same exact controls and layout.  Looking to fit mine on a 23"x13" panel, but not sure if it will fit.  Both of yours look close, though. 

(two players, 6 buttons each, trackball, spinner, and some admin/coin/start buttons)

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Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
« Reply #974 on: January 29, 2018, 02:46:03 pm »
Happ Perfect 360 Joysticks
Ultimarc GoldLeaf pushbuttons
Ultimarc 3" UTrak Trackball
SlikStik Tornado Spinner
IPac2


What are the dimensions of your CPs?  I will be using almost the same exact controls and layout.  Looking to fit mine on a 23"x13" panel, but not sure if it will fit.  Both of yours look close, though. 

(two players, 6 buttons each, trackball, spinner, and some admin/coin/start buttons)

My Dream Machine CP is 26" x 15". But it has a bit of an overhang on the edges. Actual interior dimension would be like 24" wide. Hope this helps.


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« Reply #975 on: February 04, 2018, 02:50:07 pm »
hello !

here are my new cp :

for 2 linked "tate" aero-city, 1p cp for player one cab and 1p cp for the player 2 cab. it should be better to play shmups with friends now :)
and 1p cp for my konami Windy "parodius style".

« Last Edit: February 04, 2018, 02:56:59 pm by sunn »

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« Reply #976 on: February 15, 2018, 08:47:30 am »
Hi, I recently joined the forum because after years of hassitation I finally started building my own bar top arcade.
It started after a friend of mine wanted to build his own arcade and asked me if I would help him with it.
To get him started we bought a cheap 2nd hand cabinet. He then bought a flat pack that we are currently assembling.

I didnít want to go the pre-build route and started to build the cabinet myself.
I started with the control panel so I can alter the dimensions of the cabinet so it will fit the control panel perfect.
Also, now I can play without having the cabinet fully build. Since that will take a while.
I used a 1mm sheet of aluminum that I bend building my own bending bench from some wood and hinges.
This was because I accidentally ordered snap in buttons.
Used 15 mm mdf to support the alloy.

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« Reply #977 on: March 25, 2018, 09:08:36 pm »
New to mancave...

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Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
« Reply #978 on: March 26, 2018, 02:11:53 am »
You definitely don't have enough buttons on that thing.

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Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
« Reply #979 on: April 21, 2018, 04:30:12 pm »
Hi,

Not sure if I can post this here,
because it's not exactly an arcade control panel,
but here is the pinball controller I've made :

Follow this link for all the pictures :
https://www.flickr.com/photos/22664067@N02/albums/72157633471958539




That's awesome.  I'm a huge pinball fan, great idea!

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Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
« Reply #980 on: May 15, 2018, 04:24:59 am »
Hello

First time user here. In februar I decided to build by own arcade control panel. Here is my first attempt to build it.

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« Reply #981 on: July 03, 2018, 06:19:55 am »
Here's mine :)

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« Reply #982 on: July 22, 2018, 03:54:10 pm »
Hello

First time user here. In februar I decided to build by own arcade control panel. Here is my first attempt to build it.

Nice Control Panel do you have a work log of the build?

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« Reply #983 on: July 22, 2018, 05:11:20 pm »
Hello

First time user here. In februar I decided to build by own arcade control panel. Here is my first attempt to build it.
I really like this, and have been thinking about something similar.  I like the idea of being able to move the control panel around independently of a standalone stand-up arcade given my circumstances (and for practice).

I have a couple questions -
What are the buttons on the front?
Can you speak to the built-in speakers?
Is this wireless? 

Very nice work.

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« Reply #984 on: August 13, 2018, 05:53:54 am »
Hello

First time user here. In februar I decided to build by own arcade control panel. Here is my first attempt to build it.
I really like this, and have been thinking about something similar.  I like the idea of being able to move the control panel around independently of a standalone stand-up arcade given my circumstances (and for practice).

I have a couple questions -
What are the buttons on the front?
Can you speak to the built-in speakers?
Is this wireless? 

Very nice work.

Buttons on the front are actually speaker amplifier. I control speaker with it.
Currently I am using raspberry pi 3 as an engine for arcade control. I made it in such a way, that I can use it also to control external PC if needed. In the back I have a switch which controls
what my internal USB hub controls. In the back I have a connector for external USB which can be connected to the PC. If i want independent behaviour then I just switch in the back to control
internal raspberry pi.

Control panel is stored in a special place in the living room, when not in use.

I use internal speaker exclusively as even that HDMI audio is an option. I just prefer it more and i have control over loudness at the tip of the finger.

Also I made a separate stand for external monitor. At my work i got an old (broken !!!!) monitor. I found out, that only control panel was broken so I ordered control panel for monitor panel from China and made
enclosure for the panel so everything is now wood. It really looks cool and I use it when my main 55 inch TV is not available. This is also the reason I built in the speakers as monitor did not have any
audio capabilities.

For network capabilities I currently use network cable, which is connected in the back in special passthrough network connector. I probably could use wireless capabilities of the raspberry pi, but I did not try this feature.

In the future I will replace raspberry pi with more powerful mini PC. Currently I have my eyes set to HADES CANYON NUC from intel, as its measurement fit perfectly for the space I have inside arcade control panel.
Arcade control panel can be opened from the front and is using some magnets to keep it shut. I made special handles for carrying control panel around the house.

The whole control panel took me about 3 month. I did everything from woodworking to installation and programming. I am just geek about this things. If you look at the picture you could see control panel sitting on little
coffee table which I made and is made from the same material I used for control panel. Unfortunately I did not do any documentation about process of building this stuff, but I am open to discuss it.

 

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« Reply #985 on: August 20, 2018, 01:12:51 am »
Hello

First time user here. In februar I decided to build by own arcade control panel. Here is my first attempt to build it.
I really like this, and have been thinking about something similar.  I like the idea of being able to move the control panel around independently of a standalone stand-up arcade given my circumstances (and for practice).

I have a couple questions -
What are the buttons on the front?
Can you speak to the built-in speakers?
Is this wireless? 

Very nice work.

Buttons on the front are actually speaker amplifier. I control speaker with it.
Currently I am using raspberry pi 3 as an engine for arcade control. I made it in such a way, that I can use it also to control external PC if needed. In the back I have a switch which controls
what my internal USB hub controls. In the back I have a connector for external USB which can be connected to the PC. If i want independent behaviour then I just switch in the back to control
internal raspberry pi.

Control panel is stored in a special place in the living room, when not in use.

I use internal speaker exclusively as even that HDMI audio is an option. I just prefer it more and i have control over loudness at the tip of the finger.

Also I made a separate stand for external monitor. At my work i got an old (broken !!!!) monitor. I found out, that only control panel was broken so I ordered control panel for monitor panel from China and made
enclosure for the panel so everything is now wood. It really looks cool and I use it when my main 55 inch TV is not available. This is also the reason I built in the speakers as monitor did not have any
audio capabilities.

For network capabilities I currently use network cable, which is connected in the back in special passthrough network connector. I probably could use wireless capabilities of the raspberry pi, but I did not try this feature.

In the future I will replace raspberry pi with more powerful mini PC. Currently I have my eyes set to HADES CANYON NUC from intel, as its measurement fit perfectly for the space I have inside arcade control panel.
Arcade control panel can be opened from the front and is using some magnets to keep it shut. I made special handles for carrying control panel around the house.

The whole control panel took me about 3 month. I did everything from woodworking to installation and programming. I am just geek about this things. If you look at the picture you could see control panel sitting on little
coffee table which I made and is made from the same material I used for control panel. Unfortunately I did not do any documentation about process of building this stuff, but I am open to discuss it.
I'm in awe and I think yours is a template I'd like to follow.  Do you have more pictures that you can post from other angles and inside?  This is super impressive.

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« Reply #986 on: September 06, 2018, 10:36:27 am »
Built mine to share with co-workers and add some fun to the work enviornment (I play enough games at home on my own...)
This was made probably ... 3ish years ago, and I'm finally deciding to post something about it.

Few bits of info:
iL on left, Sanwa on right from ParadiseArcade
Several parts from Andy at Ultimarc including the PCB, trackball, 4way stick, and spinner
Neutrik USB Passthroughs on front for connecting wired USB controllers, and USB Hub goes to another Neutrik that goes to the PC
Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 speakers
Monitor is on a two arm monitor mount that I removed the other monitor hing, did this to allow the monitor to be rotated for vertical games
XBox 360 wireless controllers for modern games that don't play well with joysticks

All going to a PC running Windows 7 with a highly customized, very manual Hyperspin using lots of AutoHotkey scripts
Curated Pulled together, sifted through, and selected for presentation (https://www.dictionary.com/browse/curated) the list of games down to about 2k games, to prevent tedioius list scrolling of games NO ONE will ever play...
Includes all the regulars like MAME and Retroarch stuff, and has Steam games as well



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« Reply #987 on: September 06, 2018, 10:38:23 am »
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Curated the list of games down to about 2k games
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« Reply #988 on: September 06, 2018, 10:55:51 am »
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Curated the list of games down to about 2k games
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This is worthy of a rolling on the floor laughing emoji because...?

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« Reply #989 on: September 06, 2018, 11:05:44 am »
Your definition of curated amuses me.

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« Reply #990 on: September 06, 2018, 11:39:54 am »
Your definition of curated amuses me.

In what way?

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« Reply #991 on: September 06, 2018, 11:48:35 am »
A joke isn't funny if it has to be exaplained. I obviously failed at tweaking your funny bone. Sorry.
 

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« Reply #992 on: September 06, 2018, 01:47:09 pm »
Your definition of curated amuses me.

I'm with you.

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« Reply #993 on: September 06, 2018, 02:10:02 pm »
Your definition of curated amuses me.

I'm with you.

With him how?  In what way?  For what reason?

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« Reply #994 on: September 06, 2018, 02:19:39 pm »
Holy crap dude. I just thought it was funny that you narrowed the list down to a slim 2000 games. It was really no big deal.

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« Reply #995 on: September 06, 2018, 02:44:34 pm »
Holy crap dude. I just thought it was funny that you narrowed the list down to a slim 2000 games. It was really no big deal.

Well that makes sense, sure.
It did take work, and I suppose it could be construed as funny for one to put effort into something like that.
As funny as someone putting effort into any of this stuff could be, as it's all frivolity and pointless in the end I suppose.

I'm not sure what that has to do with my use of the word curate, however.  My initial response to your post was wondering what you found funny, and you didn't state what you just said, but instead chose to point at my use of a word.  To that end, if one were to be pedantic, one could say my use of the word wasn't, entirely, idiomatically correct.  But when did forums about posting pictures of arcade cabinets become grammar or vocabulary quizzes?

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« Reply #996 on: September 06, 2018, 02:48:30 pm »
I think I am being Punk'd.

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« Reply #997 on: September 06, 2018, 03:22:40 pm »
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Curated the list of games down to about 2k games

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Games: Asteroids Deluxe | Atomiswave | Centipede | Championship Sprint | Defender | Donkey Kong | Dig Dug | Frogger | Ikari Warriors | Missile Command | Pac-Man | Pole Position | Robotron | Spy Hunter | Tempest | Super Mario Strikers

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« Reply #998 on: September 20, 2018, 05:47:35 pm »
Holy crap dude. I just thought it was funny that you narrowed the list down to a slim 2000 games. It was really no big deal.

Well that makes sense, sure.
It did take work, and I suppose it could be construed as funny for one to put effort into something like that.
As funny as someone putting effort into any of this stuff could be, as it's all frivolity and pointless in the end I suppose.

I'm not sure what that has to do with my use of the word curate, however.  My initial response to your post was wondering what you found funny, and you didn't state what you just said, but instead chose to point at my use of a word.  To that end, if one were to be pedantic, one could say my use of the word wasn't, entirely, idiomatically correct.  But when did forums about posting pictures of arcade cabinets become grammar or vocabulary quizzes?

Let me step in to explain the joke.  2000 is still a rather large number of games. Combined with "curating down" (as, we have taken it to mean, narrowing down), it came off as humorously ironic (which may or may not be the proper use of the word but whatever)   That's what the joke was.

Okay, back to my lurking corner.  Carry on with the panel porn.
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