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Author Topic: "Arcade Replay" - Slim LCD cabinet. Now with CABINET LIGHTING.  (Read 37665 times)

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Re: "Arcade Replay" - Slim LCD cabinet. CPO applied.
« Reply #160 on: April 25, 2012, 11:51:27 am »
Love that panel art!  :cheers:

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Re: "Arcade Replay" - Slim LCD cabinet. CPO applied.
« Reply #161 on: April 26, 2012, 03:24:21 pm »
Nothing other than shrink-wrapping them afterward for safety.  The kit I bought also had a rubber boot that went over the whole thing behind the panel, and I secured that tight with zip-ties 

If you don't have something similar I'd consider somehow protecting it with an electrical box or a lot of tape.  You obviously don't want ANY chance of electrocution if you or loved ones happen to reach into the cab for some reason.


Mine doesn't have a boot but I heat shrinked it.  Just got done in fact.  Thanks.   :cheers:

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Re: "Arcade Replay" - Slim LCD cabinet. CPO applied.
« Reply #162 on: April 28, 2012, 09:41:25 am »
Just found a great t-shirt from one of our vendors that will complement my cab perfectly!

http://lowrez.spreadshirt.com/laser-blast-vintageprint-free-shirtcolor-selection-A8430497/customize/color/63#details

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Re: "Arcade Replay" - Slim LCD cabinet. CPO applied.
« Reply #163 on: April 28, 2012, 10:59:30 am »
Great looking cab, brilliant work  :applaud:

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Re: "Arcade Replay" - Slim LCD cabinet. CPO applied.
« Reply #164 on: April 29, 2012, 12:00:06 am »
A blast from the past, nice to see it come together.

This one really looks like it could be dropped right into an 80's arcade!  :cheers:



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Re: "Arcade Replay" - Slim LCD cabinet. CPO applied.
« Reply #165 on: April 29, 2012, 10:39:50 am »
Thanks, it's always nice to get kudos from the king :)

I was hoping to use GGG Electric Ice button shells with black Happ button inserts for a 'glowing ring' effect but alas, almost no light was transmitted.  (see the bottom middle button in the pic.)  I was very disappointed, but then I replaced them all with pure Electric Ice buttons and fired up LEDBlinky.  Holy Cow it looks great.



This is my first LED cab, and I have to say I am blown away by the features packed into LED-Blinky.  I was also very pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to set up.  I thought I'd have to spend hours designing animations, but after seeing the assortment available I really think I can use what's in there with only minor tweaks.   The LED setup has surpassed my expectations and it only took a few hours to get it all the way I wanted it.

Next up - I need to add the RGB cabinet lighting.  Video to follow that.
« Last Edit: April 29, 2012, 10:42:52 am by Santoro »

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Re: "Arcade Replay" - Slim LCD cabinet. CPO applied.
« Reply #166 on: May 27, 2012, 11:23:54 am »
The RGB-lit buttons have been bugging me.  In the darkness, the Electric ice buttons look stunning, but in the light, they really looked washed out to me.  So then I tried clear pushbuttons.  I expected too much glare, and I was correct.  I started brainstroming how I might 'frost' the inside of the clear buttons, and the solution hit me - scotch tape.  

I am not sure if it has been done here before, search yielded nothing.  Essentially I stuck a bit of tape onto the end of the plunger spring and used a razor blade to cut the extra off. I will post pics of that in a bit.  The result?  A perfectly frosted clear plunger.  I use black casings with clear plungers- I don't like how the clear casings looked.

VID_20120331_233423.mp4
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Re: "Arcade Replay" - Slim LCD cabinet. LED Buttons complete.
« Reply #167 on: May 27, 2012, 11:50:59 am »
Wow those look awesome! smart thinking.

A little trick I've always done with my button LEDs is to square off the round tips with my bench grinder.
Diffuses them nicely so you never get that center 'hot spot'.

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Re: "Arcade Replay" - Slim LCD cabinet. LED Buttons complete.
« Reply #168 on: May 27, 2012, 12:46:48 pm »
Looks good! :applaud:

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Re: "Arcade Replay" - Slim LCD cabinet. LED Buttons complete.
« Reply #169 on: May 27, 2012, 02:48:25 pm »
Belt in the dryer?  Didn't sound like shoes.  Thunk...thunk...thunk...

Those look pretty pimp, I had thought about using some 200 or 300 grit on the end of a dowel rod and sanding the inside to get goop opacity but it looks like the tape does the trick pretty well.  Nicely managed. 

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Re: "Arcade Replay" - Slim LCD cabinet. LED Buttons complete.
« Reply #170 on: May 27, 2012, 08:37:42 pm »
Belt in the dryer?  Didn't sound like shoes.  Thunk...thunk...thunk...

My wife was drying baseball cap by itself in the dryer - it wasn't nearly as loud in reality, my phone mic seems to have accentuated that part of the audio. 

Wow those look awesome! smart thinking.

A little trick I've always done with my button LEDs is to square off the round tips with my bench grinder.
Diffuses them nicely so you never get that center 'hot spot'.

I remember you saying that in the past but I had forgotten and didn't try it.  I may still do that because you can sometime see the RGB component colors in the non-frosted part of the plungers.  It's not that noticeable - but it might be a little better.

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Re: "Arcade Replay" - Slim LCD cabinet. LED Buttons complete.
« Reply #171 on: June 11, 2012, 05:31:51 am »
Ok, as my first post I'm gonna give kudos and thumbs up for the awesome look you managed to achieve for your cabinet! Looks good all the way  ;)
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Re: "Arcade Replay" - Slim LCD cabinet. LED Buttons complete.
« Reply #172 on: June 15, 2012, 10:45:10 pm »
Thanks, I am honored!

Not too much progress lately.  I do have some of the Cabinet lighting done, I will post some more video of that when I am done with that.  After that, all I need to do is the following:

1) Make a back panel
2) Finish installing the Aimtrak in my gun shell and set it up in MAME
3) Possibly install virtual pinball.  Not sure if I'd really use it.

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Re: "Arcade Replay" - Slim LCD cabinet. LED Buttons complete.
« Reply #173 on: July 04, 2012, 03:32:24 pm »
I do have some of the Cabinet lighting done, I will post some more video of that when I am done with that. 

Looking forward to seeing this! :)

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Re: "Arcade Replay" - Slim LCD cabinet. LED Buttons complete.
« Reply #174 on: September 30, 2012, 07:36:03 am »
Maybe today - I only have one LED strip on top, I will be adding the side ones today I think.  Then I can post some video.

Judging from how good it looks already, I think you'll like it.

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Re: "Arcade Replay" - Slim LCD cabinet. LED Buttons complete.
« Reply #175 on: September 30, 2012, 08:19:29 am »
Very nice job on the buttons. I had considered LED buttons, but decided to have a couple kids instead. Now I have no time or money for, well, for anything.

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Re: "Arcade Replay" - Slim LCD cabinet. LED Buttons complete.
« Reply #176 on: September 30, 2012, 10:04:25 am »
Maybe today - I only have one LED strip on top, I will be adding the side ones today I think.  Then I can post some video.

Judging from how good it looks already, I think you'll like it.


Wow, didn't realize you were doing an upgrade, it looked great already.
Can't wait to see the video.


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Re: "Arcade Replay" - Slim LCD cabinet. LED Buttons complete.
« Reply #177 on: September 30, 2012, 08:06:58 pm »
Here is the menu and in-game cabinet lighting animation.  I will probably modify it later to stay on each of the the colors a little longer.   (sorry about the background noises, my house is NEVER quiet.  :banghead: )

VID 20120930 194419



This is the 'paused game' cabinet animation.  It's one of the LED-Blinky canned ones, and it's a little seizure-inducing so I may do something different.

VID 20120930 194609


Event-based cabinet animations are possible thanks to Arzoo's latest LEDBlinky released a few days ago.

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Re: "Arcade Replay" - Slim LCD cabinet. Now with CABINET LIGHTING.
« Reply #178 on: September 30, 2012, 08:41:09 pm »
 :applaud:

One thing I've noticed is that the animations you create are slower in the animation editor than they are when you actually implement them.

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Re: "Arcade Replay" - Slim LCD cabinet. Now with CABINET LIGHTING.
« Reply #179 on: October 02, 2012, 01:47:18 pm »
The Pause one is a bit twitchy but the menu one is quite nice really.  I don't have much motivation to go down the LED road but that is nice enough to make me take a look at it as an option again.  :cheers:

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Re: "Arcade Replay" - Slim LCD cabinet. Now with CABINET LIGHTING.
« Reply #180 on: October 02, 2012, 03:11:45 pm »
I adjusted the slower animation so that it stops on each color for seven seconds and then fades to the next. I like it much better.  I will post a vid tonight after dark.

Also - In case anyone is gonna try this - you need a dedicated lighting controller for your cabinet lighting.  I didn't grasp that at first.  More info here

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Re: "Arcade Replay" - Slim LCD cabinet. Now with CABINET LIGHTING.
« Reply #181 on: October 02, 2012, 08:57:34 pm »
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Re: "Arcade Replay" - Slim LCD cabinet. Now with CABINET LIGHTING.
« Reply #182 on: October 02, 2012, 09:32:03 pm »
^ Private video?

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Re: "Arcade Replay" - Slim LCD cabinet. Now with CABINET LIGHTING.
« Reply #183 on: October 02, 2012, 09:38:38 pm »
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Re: "Arcade Replay" - Slim LCD cabinet. Now with CABINET LIGHTING.
« Reply #184 on: October 13, 2012, 11:36:50 am »
This is..Disco !   :afro:
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Re: "Arcade Replay" - Slim LCD cabinet. Now with CABINET LIGHTING.
« Reply #185 on: December 18, 2012, 11:10:36 am »
Santaro,

I have been looking at several of the slim cabs in the forums of late.  They all look like they could tip over easily.  I like the design of yours with the wider profile.  I tried to download the sketchup file and got an internal server error.  Really all I need is a layout of the side with measurements.

Nice job on a long project.
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Re: "Arcade Replay" - Slim LCD cabinet. Now with CABINET LIGHTING.
« Reply #186 on: December 18, 2012, 02:26:06 pm »
Santaro,

I have been looking at several of the slim cabs in the forums of late.  They all look like they could tip over easily.  I like the design of yours with the wider profile.  I tried to download the sketchup file and got an internal server error.  Really all I need is a layout of the side with measurements.

Nice job on a long project.
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« Reply #187 on: December 18, 2012, 09:55:58 pm »
Santaro,

I have been looking at several of the slim cabs in the forums of late.  They all look like they could tip over easily.  I like the design of yours with the wider profile.  I tried to download the sketchup file and got an internal server error.  Really all I need is a layout of the side with measurements.

Nice job on a long project.
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Re: "Arcade Replay" - Slim LCD cabinet. Now with CABINET LIGHTING.
« Reply #188 on: December 24, 2012, 10:13:13 am »
Seems like bitly doesn't like my URL anymore.  Fixed the link in post 1.

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« Reply #189 on: December 24, 2012, 02:26:46 pm »
Seems like bitly doesn't like my URL anymore.  Fixed the link in post 1.

For some reason the link still doesn't like me.  :(


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Re: "Arcade Replay" - Slim LCD cabinet. Now with CABINET LIGHTING.
« Reply #190 on: January 02, 2013, 07:26:37 pm »
OK try again - it might have been related to the long file name.

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« Reply #191 on: January 02, 2013, 08:59:32 pm »
What are you using for leds on the back and how many?
         

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« Reply #193 on: January 03, 2013, 07:05:44 am »
I used about 3 feet of this stuff on each side.... and 18 inches up top.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=+5050+RGB+LED+STRIPS+5M+&_sacat=0&_odkw=black+PCB+16.4FT+5050+RGB+LED+STRIPS+5M+300leds+waterproof&_osacat=0


Thanks for the link Santoro.
Was just wondering if these had a sound/music activated mode?

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Re: "Arcade Replay" - Slim LCD cabinet. Now with CABINET LIGHTING.
« Reply #194 on: January 03, 2013, 08:55:09 am »
np... 

That is a built in feature of LED Blinky, but I don't use it (yet.)

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« Reply #195 on: May 27, 2015, 07:36:58 pm »
Hello Dave. It's a nice marquee design you have made for your mame. Is it ok I use it too?

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« Reply #196 on: May 27, 2015, 08:56:48 pm »
Look at that Santoro. His first post. You're a star!

  
 

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