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Author Topic: "BENDERAMA" folding portable bartop (quick video of unfolding 6-28-10)  (Read 48995 times)

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Re: "BENDERAMA" folding portable bartop (small update 6-07-09)
« Reply #160 on: July 27, 2009, 07:19:06 pm »
Woah!  I got some of the black version of those buttons. . wish I had seen the colored ones! :)

If you had 3/4" MDF (and 3/4" plywood for prototyping) and you want to mount some of these small buttons in a spot where there is zero clearance beneath the plywood, how would you do it?  There is space nearby if the wires were routed across the board a couple inches.
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Re: "The Bender" folding portable bartop (progress pics)
« Reply #161 on: August 29, 2009, 07:22:44 am »
Thanks Eric,

I actually have both an Apache and a GGG up/down spinner
overall I like the feel of the Apache better, but it's a matter of space. the GGG spinner is a really nice too, but much smaller so it will fit very easily, I have to see how hard the apache will be to squeeze in there
hey I got the trackball in, so we'll see




Does anything use up/down besides Discs of Tron?  Trying to decide what kind of spinner to get when I get one. :)
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Re: "BENDERAMA" folding portable bartop (small update 6-07-09)
« Reply #162 on: August 29, 2009, 06:45:27 pm »
Very nice, i'm impressed with the laminate bending !! you should be proud of yourself. :woot
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Re: "BENDERAMA" folding portable bartop (small update 6-07-09)
« Reply #163 on: August 29, 2009, 10:58:07 pm »
hey Gary,

there used to be a website that listed games by control type, but it's down so I can't give you an exact count, but I think there are 3 up/down games and several that or either jut up or just down, the main reason fro me is DOT


Very nice, i'm impressed with the laminate bending !! you should be proud of yourself. :woot


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Re: "BENDERAMA" folding portable bartop (small update 6-07-09)
« Reply #164 on: September 03, 2009, 03:05:54 pm »
There is a sightings thread in the main forum for those interested in seeing the Benderama in the wild

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Re: "BENDERAMA" folding portable bartop (small update 6-07-09)
« Reply #165 on: March 25, 2010, 07:50:01 pm »
Bender!! We need some complete pics of this thing! How about a quick vid of it folding up & down?

 :applaud:
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Re: "BENDERAMA" folding portable bartop (small update 6-07-09)
« Reply #166 on: March 25, 2010, 08:59:42 pm »
Bender!! We need some complete pics of this thing! How about a quick vid of it folding up & down?

 :applaud:

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Re: "BENDERAMA" folding portable bartop (small update 6-07-09)
« Reply #167 on: June 03, 2010, 12:06:28 am »
@Bender: This is without a doubt one of the most ingenious bartop designs I've seen. Major major kudos!
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Re: "BENDERAMA" folding portable bartop (small update 6-07-09)
« Reply #168 on: July 28, 2010, 03:44:09 pm »
Here ya go a quick little vid of it opening up, sorry this has taken so long to do :dunno

Benderama2.m4v





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Re: "BENDERAMA" folding portable bartop (quick video of unfolding 6-28-10)
« Reply #169 on: July 28, 2010, 03:57:22 pm »
LOVE IT  LOVE IT  LOVE IT  LOVE IT  LOVE IT  LOVE IT  LOVE IT  LOVE IT   :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:
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Re: "BENDERAMA" folding portable bartop (quick video of unfolding 6-28-10)
« Reply #170 on: July 28, 2010, 04:35:45 pm »
Very nice presentation. Love the smoothness in both video and product xD
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Re: "BENDERAMA" folding portable bartop (quick video of unfolding 6-28-10)
« Reply #171 on: July 28, 2010, 05:55:51 pm »
WOW, totally unique, slick, arcade eye candy.

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Re: "BENDERAMA" folding portable bartop (quick video of unfolding 6-28-10)
« Reply #172 on: July 28, 2010, 10:00:31 pm »
ive been hoping to see it in action, I thought you said you sold it.

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Re: "BENDERAMA" folding portable bartop (quick video of unfolding 6-28-10)
« Reply #173 on: July 29, 2010, 03:02:25 am »


Spring load it, and set it so it snaps shut when your opponent gets too close to your hi scores...


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Re: "BENDERAMA" folding portable bartop (quick video of unfolding 6-28-10)
« Reply #174 on: July 29, 2010, 09:00:00 am »
Thats awesome! :cheers:

Nice work and Idea; one of the coolest bartops i've ever seen  ;D

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Re: "BENDERAMA" folding portable bartop (quick video of unfolding 6-28-10)
« Reply #175 on: July 29, 2010, 09:20:40 am »
Finally! I have been wanting to see that since you completed it. Definitely in the top 5 for best design and execution.  :applaud: :applaud: :applaud:

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Re: "BENDERAMA" folding portable bartop (quick video of unfolding 6-28-10)
« Reply #176 on: August 03, 2010, 04:27:49 pm »
So awesome.  Are these for sale?

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Re: "BENDERAMA" folding portable bartop (quick video of unfolding 6-28-10)
« Reply #177 on: August 03, 2010, 05:02:35 pm »
Are these for sale?

These....heheh.....*snort*   ;D
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Re: Bender's Fold-A-Cade portable bartop (temporary name)
« Reply #178 on: October 15, 2011, 02:55:07 pm »



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! :angry: :angry: :angry:
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 :dunno
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

Yeah, I used those hinges for my build. Never using them before, it was tricky trying to figure out exactly where they went. But after a couple of test installs, i kind of figured it out. They're pretty sturdy for their size. Oh, & I just saw your complete build video, friggin awesome!

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Re: "BENDERAMA" folding portable bartop (quick video of unfolding 6-28-10)
« Reply #179 on: December 20, 2011, 06:31:49 am »
Had to watch twice to believe it. Good grief that's a SWEET build.   :notworthy: :notworthy:  :cheers:

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Re: "BENDERAMA" folding portable bartop (quick video of unfolding 6-28-10)
« Reply #180 on: August 14, 2012, 07:57:26 pm »
Missed this all those many years ago...  What a great idea! 


Well done!

  
 

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