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Author Topic: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!  (Read 466808 times)

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Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
« 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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Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
« Reply #962 on: November 15, 2016, 10:16:26 am »
I like the idea, but that woodgrain is just depressing...

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Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
« 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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Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
« Reply #964 on: December 05, 2016, 05:03:32 pm »
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Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
« 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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Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
« 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.


TMNT showing all player controls.


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Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
« 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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Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
« 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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Post a picture of your Control Panel!
« 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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Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
« 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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Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
« 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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Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
« 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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Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
« 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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Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
« 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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Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
« 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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