more shots of getting the trackball in
I tried a bunch of different cabinet hinges but none of them worked, a piano hinge would work but you'd see it, so after much searching I found these "invisible" hinges at woodcraft and they'll work great!
here we are the prototype coming together
here it is all folded up
a couple things I found along the way, I really have to make it a little wider so there is a little more room for your hand to the left of the joystick.
I think I'm going to make it an inch wider and slide the joystick over an additional 1/2"to the right
I'm using mostly 1/2" MDO for the construction because I want it to be as light as possible and I'm going to use black laminate to cover the whole thing and finish it off with 5/8" black T-molding ( 1/2"+ laminate on each side = 5/8")
I'm still waiting on the computer, I think DHL has lost it!
Dell sent it out on the 19th and I've been traking the shipment since then and it hasen't been updated in a week so I called DHL and they don't know where it is
so If Dell has to make me a new one this could really set me back another month
I guess it's ok I still have to go from prototype to finish and configuring Mala and load all the games, emu's, software, videos, snaps, marquees, custom front end and whatnot which will take some time