Main Restorations Software Audio/Jukebox/MP3 Everything Else Buy/Sell/Trade
Project Announcements Monitor/Video GroovyMAME Merit/JVL Touchscreen Meet Up Retail Vendors
Driving & Racing Woodworking Software Support Forums Consoles Project Arcade Reviews
Automated Projects Artwork Frontend Support Forums Pinball Forum Discussion Old Boards
Raspberry Pi & Dev Board controls.dat Linux Miscellaneous Arcade Wiki Discussion Old Archives
Site News

Unread posts | New Replies | Recent posts | Rules | Chatroom | Wiki | File Repository | RSS | Submit news


  

Author Topic: Scratch Build Custom Street Fighter Arcade Cabinet (upd.7-Jul-09 SF IV READY)  (Read 179283 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Martijn

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 802
  • Akira!
    • ModMyBox
Re: Scratch build costum Street Fighter Arcade cabinet (upd. 23-sep-08)
« Reply #40 on: September 23, 2008, 03:09:26 pm »
well, i spend my evenening creating a bezel.

first one was to thick
second one was to small on the sides
third one had broken pieces of laminate
fourth one was almost perfect until i bumped with routing  :hissy:

out of mdf and glue

ill give it a rest and do something else and think of my mistakes

Ian

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 928
  • "A day without Laughter is a day wasted"
Re: Scratch build costum Street Fighter Arcade cabinet (upd. 23-sep-08)
« Reply #41 on: September 24, 2008, 09:33:49 am »
Very cool.... can't wait to see the final product!!!
Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats.

Martijn

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 802
  • Akira!
    • ModMyBox
Re: Scratch build costum Street Fighter Arcade cabinet (upd. 23-sep-08)
« Reply #42 on: September 24, 2008, 10:47:38 am »
--=[ U P D A T E  T I M E ]=--  :applaud:

I fastened the tv holding frame from the sided on there final position.
I screwed from the sides for extra strength, i also did this to the wheels.

So now i can laminate the sided...

Here you can see my side shape on the back of the laminate. And my glue and roller  :cheers:



And the cab on his side..



Glued both sides and placed the laminate, then applied pressure everywhere by hand





Ah then waveryder emaild me he needed more measurements of the sides   :D

So i need to lift the cab up again  ;D At a 45 degree angle so i could measure for him
I needed to do this because the laminate sticks out everywhere, and still needed to be flush cut trimmed with the router.



The glue was dry and i could router the sides (plastic protection is still on.)
And i didnt router where the cp would be, for people who notice this..



NEXT SIDE, DIFFERENT DAY  :cheers:









After drying, and remove protective plastic from both sides...  :notworthy:















Dont mind the dust and stains and glue residue i still need to remove from edges  :-[

Ah, lets do 1 picture again because its so pretty  :applaud:



Thats it for now..

Next up Monitor Bezel + Marquee Light and light bleeding + Speaker installation

 :applaud: :applaud: :applaud: :applaud: :applaud:





« Last Edit: April 14, 2015, 06:55:33 am by Martijn »

thatitalian

  • Don't worry about the chicken, I feed my friends human all the time...
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 887
  • The Revolution Is Coming...
Re: Scratch build costum Street Fighter Arcade cabinet (upd. 24-sep-08)
« Reply #43 on: September 24, 2008, 10:55:36 am »
YEAH!!! That's the one! It looks awesome buddy! WELL DONE! :cheers:

Gatsu

  • Trade Count: (+3)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 943
  • I'm not prejudice. I hate everyone equally.
Re: Scratch build costum Street Fighter Arcade cabinet (upd. 24-sep-08)
« Reply #44 on: September 24, 2008, 11:46:50 am »
NICE!!  :cheers:

Now you gotta build me one for a ridiculously low price.  ;)

Martijn

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 802
  • Akira!
    • ModMyBox
Re: Scratch build costum Street Fighter Arcade cabinet (upd. 24-sep-08)
« Reply #45 on: September 24, 2008, 04:06:49 pm »
thnx :)

still loads to do, its much more work then i thought, so many little things take so much time.

ah well, good news, my wife had an idea to place it in the living room where the dogs sleep  :laugh:
and they move somewhere else.


Ian

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 928
  • "A day without Laughter is a day wasted"
Re: Scratch build costum Street Fighter Arcade cabinet (upd. 24-sep-08)
« Reply #46 on: September 24, 2008, 09:21:12 pm »
That cab is ultra hot... love the curves...  >:D
Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats.

solid187

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 102
Re: Scratch build costum Street Fighter Arcade cabinet (upd. 24-sep-08)
« Reply #47 on: September 25, 2008, 01:17:43 pm »
Super nice, yet we still wait patiently for more wifey pics... :banghead:

Martijn

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 802
  • Akira!
    • ModMyBox
Re: Scratch build costum Street Fighter Arcade cabinet (upd. 24-sep-08)
« Reply #48 on: October 04, 2008, 10:44:27 am »
Some time has passed and i made some progress.

All the artwork is done and is being processed.  :applaud:

I worked on the marquee light, i bought 2 x 500mm Cold-Cathode tube from ultimarc

install pictures.

Marquee light mdf holder  ;D



added zilver aluminium to the front so the light would be evenly distributed.







Placed the power adapters on the backside



Installed  :cheers:





 :applaud:






Then i started to install the holders for the 2 pieces of lexan to hold the marquee

i placed a wooden bar to hold the marquee holder and make it horizontal.



i placed these little things on the bottom, forgotten the name.

i first cut off a little part to make it fit.





marquee holder  ;D



2 pieces of lexan





And the result  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D :applaud: :applaud: :applaud: :cheers:









And now the bezel part

i created 2 pieces of bezel (if id brake one) and laminated it



made a router parth for my flush bit





finished



i also painted the inside edge with mat spray paint



results
















i got the drill template for the control panel  :cheers:



placed it on wood and cut out what i did not need





glued it to the cp













i also screwed the coin box with nice screws (hard to get)



thats it for now..

i changed my mind with the tv speakers, i bought a logitech z 2300, what i will implement  ;D
















« Last Edit: April 14, 2015, 06:57:11 am by Martijn »

Franco B

  • Trade Count: (+10)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 3766
Re: Scratch build costum Street Fighter Arcade cabinet (upd. 4-Okt-08)
« Reply #49 on: October 04, 2008, 11:09:15 am »
This is turning out to be super sweet, I friggin love it!

Good work! Bet you cant wait to play with that puppy! :)

Gatsu

  • Trade Count: (+3)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 943
  • I'm not prejudice. I hate everyone equally.
Re: Scratch build costum Street Fighter Arcade cabinet (upd. 4-Okt-08)
« Reply #50 on: October 04, 2008, 12:34:56 pm »
I love the artwork for the control panel. Can't wait to see the full color versions.

Looking stellar man. I hope my cab looks half as good as this when its done.

thatitalian

  • Don't worry about the chicken, I feed my friends human all the time...
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 887
  • The Revolution Is Coming...
Re: Scratch build costum Street Fighter Arcade cabinet (upd. 4-Okt-08)
« Reply #51 on: October 05, 2008, 07:06:22 am »
Awesome job man!  :applaud:

Singapura

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 496
  • I, for one welcome our new insect overlords!
Re: Scratch build costum Street Fighter Arcade cabinet (upd. 4-Okt-08)
« Reply #52 on: October 05, 2008, 08:51:47 am »
Martijn, fantastische prestatie! Gefeliciteerd  :cheers: You should make these cabs available in your shop!
Wish list: Galaga, Pacman, Pooyan, Star Wars cockpit, Gauntlet, Tron

And the Lord spake, saying, 'First shalt thou take out the Holy Pin. Then, shalt thou count to three. No more. No less. Three shalt be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, nor either count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three.

Martijn

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 802
  • Akira!
    • ModMyBox
Re: Scratch build costum Street Fighter Arcade cabinet (upd. 4-Okt-08)
« Reply #53 on: October 06, 2008, 11:52:13 am »
thank, i will be putting it in my shop ;) Then i can make it a company investment  :angel:

All the artwork is at mamemarquees , lets hope for a quick delivery.

This week i will be drilling the CP holes and laminating the cp.

And maybe i need to find a 175 angled hinge, or not.........., i don't really care for people to see the wires..... :dunno

i have bought these clamps to hold it. i think its fine



i can adjust the strength/length

and i will intergrate the new sound system

Logitech z 2300



i will also add 2xusb 1xaudiojack and sound level knobs in front under the cp

the subwoofer will have its opening @ the back door of the arcade cab

I need to be looking for darkened glass in the netherlands, of dark plexi glass
Anyone got a idea !?

stay tuned..

Cheers !  :cheers:


scottp

  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 87
    • Mame marquees and Side Art
Re: Scratch build costum Street Fighter Arcade cabinet (upd. 4-Okt-08)
« Reply #54 on: October 07, 2008, 07:38:07 am »
Martijn, the artwork printed beautifully, it looks great.  It is shipping out today.

Scott
http://www.gameongrafix.com

10% off Coupon for BYOAC members, just type in BYOAC at checkout

Todd H

  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 657
  • It's Gameday!
    • Middle Georgia Storm Chasers
Re: Scratch build costum Street Fighter Arcade cabinet (upd. 4-Okt-08)
« Reply #55 on: October 07, 2008, 08:10:13 am »
Love the look of this cabinet. I'm jealous. :)

Martijn

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 802
  • Akira!
    • ModMyBox
Re: Scratch build costum Street Fighter Arcade cabinet (upd. 4-Okt-08)
« Reply #56 on: October 07, 2008, 08:48:58 am »
Martijn, the artwork printed beautifully, it looks great.  It is shipping out today.

Scott

THANKS SCOTT !!  :cheers:  :applaud:  :notworthy:

Cant wait :)

Martijn

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 802
  • Akira!
    • ModMyBox
Re: Scratch build costum Street Fighter Arcade cabinet (upd. 4-Okt-08)
« Reply #57 on: October 07, 2008, 08:50:31 am »
Love the look of this cabinet. I'm jealous. :)

thanks :) It's not that hard at all, first cab just takes way to long.

Martijn

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 802
  • Akira!
    • ModMyBox
Re: Scratch build costum Street Fighter Arcade cabinet (upd. 4-Okt-08)
« Reply #58 on: October 07, 2008, 10:07:57 am »
ah and its great fun  ;D

Todd H

  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 657
  • It's Gameday!
    • Middle Georgia Storm Chasers
Re: Scratch build costum Street Fighter Arcade cabinet (upd. 4-Okt-08)
« Reply #59 on: October 07, 2008, 10:10:25 am »
Love the look of this cabinet. I'm jealous. :)

thanks :) It's not that hard at all, first cab just takes way to long.

I'm finding that out. My cab I picked up last week is still sitting in the garage. All I've gotten around to is taking off the old beat-up t-molding and taking measurements to determine how to fit a control panel. Luckily my wife hasn't complained (yet) about losing half of the garage.

Miguelsluma

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 35
Re: Scratch build costum Street Fighter Arcade cabinet (upd. 4-Okt-08)
« Reply #60 on: October 08, 2008, 04:12:42 pm »
another dutch balkony-made arcade ;) looks great!

as for the glass: bought some of the 'antraciet' plexi at http://www.bouwplastics.nl/ , you can order it at custom sizes there. Personally, i love how it looks!

Martijn

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 802
  • Akira!
    • ModMyBox
Re: Scratch build costum Street Fighter Arcade cabinet (upd. 4-Okt-08)
« Reply #61 on: October 08, 2008, 04:19:13 pm »
hi, and thanks. I have ordered and received a sample of the plexi, i think its very dark, it does remove stress for the eyes.

Did you,by any chance also find glass in different dark rates  :) ?

I will make of my mind for this when my PC is complete and tested some games.



Miguelsluma

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 35
Re: Scratch build costum Street Fighter Arcade cabinet (upd. 4-Okt-08)
« Reply #62 on: October 09, 2008, 02:43:16 am »
I havnt looked for different dark-rates. I can tell you that it might appear very dark, but doesnt change the colours of games. I play both my mame and xbox360 games on that tv, without changing the brightness or anything.

waveryder

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 585
  • I Troop, therefore I am
    • BubbleGum Custom Art
Re: Scratch build costum Street Fighter Arcade cabinet (upd. 4-Okt-08)
« Reply #63 on: October 09, 2008, 03:20:02 am »
Thats it I'm getting me a router, a jigsaw and some wood. Anyone know where I can buy a balcony to make this thing  :hissy:
When pixelated clipart just wont do, just call for Betty

Martijn

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 802
  • Akira!
    • ModMyBox
Re: Scratch build costum Street Fighter Arcade cabinet (upd. 4-Okt-08)
« Reply #64 on: October 09, 2008, 04:25:01 am »
Thats it I'm getting me a router, a jigsaw and some wood. Anyone know where I can buy a balcony to make this thing  :hissy:

 ;D Buy a router and a flush cut bit and just copy over my entire cab  ;)

btw, you where right about the sound, it was not satisfing enough, i am getting some audio horsepower tomorrow  :cheers:


Martijn

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 802
  • Akira!
    • ModMyBox
Re: Scratch build costum Street Fighter Arcade cabinet (upd. 4-Okt-08)
« Reply #65 on: October 09, 2008, 04:28:09 am »
I havnt looked for different dark-rates. I can tell you that it might appear very dark, but doesnt change the colours of games. I play both my mame and xbox360 games on that tv, without changing the brightness or anything.

i will try the piece when mame is running its have the screen size so i can compare 
i did try it with my ps2, i must say without my eyes hurt from so close up. its better with the plexi, but the soccer field was dark.

we are talking about the same piece?

http://www.bouwplastics.nl/catalog/main2.php?cPath=4_34_293

and then plexiglas 3mm antraciet getint ?

Miguelsluma

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 35
Re: Scratch build costum Street Fighter Arcade cabinet (upd. 4-Okt-08)
« Reply #66 on: October 09, 2008, 04:57:19 am »
Checked the order in my mailbox, and yes, i orderen the 'antraciet getinte' 3mm plexi...

Perhaps my TV screen is brighter by default, or I am easily satisfied :)

Martijn

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 802
  • Akira!
    • ModMyBox
Re: Scratch build costum Street Fighter Arcade cabinet (upd. 4-Okt-08)
« Reply #67 on: October 16, 2008, 04:18:27 am »
UPDATE

Been a few weeks. I have done a lot to the cab.

- I have been working on the cp, but i will post this when its done.  :notworthy:
- Working on the new sound system, and will also post this when its done.  :afro:
- Configuring the pc  :dizzy:
- configuring the tv in the service menu, top right corner is still a little off  :timebomb:

But i finished the front panel.

The new sound system is z 2300 from logitech. it has a remote to control sound and bass and a headphone jack, its a wired system



I spray painted the volume and bass knobs with 5 layers of black mat paint
Don't mind the dust  :angel:



I extended the volume and bass pots





I ordered 2 x usb jacks http://www.n-joymusic.nl/neutrik-usbb-p-33561.html



and 1 x audio jack Neutrik NJ 3



I removed the red part of the audio jack

Mounted it on the front plate








And the result

From left to right

Infra red eye on the left
then 2x usb
then main volume
then bass
then audio jack
and on the right a plunger action button.

Infra red eye for tv remote





Panel mounted on the cab.





that's it for now
Will be working on the cp and subwoofer mount

Oh and the art work arrived :) it looks great, i need tips to apply the sideart and control panel , the holes have been drilled already...


« Last Edit: April 14, 2015, 06:58:32 am by Martijn »

Martijn

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 802
  • Akira!
    • ModMyBox
Re: Scratch build costum Street Fighter Arcade cabinet (upd. 16-Okt-08)
« Reply #68 on: October 16, 2008, 04:21:31 am »
lol, i just noticed 1x usb is upside down  :banghead:

oh well  ;D

waveryder

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 585
  • I Troop, therefore I am
    • BubbleGum Custom Art
Re: Scratch build costum Street Fighter Arcade cabinet (upd. 16-Okt-08)
« Reply #69 on: October 16, 2008, 04:31:03 am »
Beautiful job. with the volume control. Was just gonna point out that usb port was upside down  ;D. Now bring on the artwork  ;)
When pixelated clipart just wont do, just call for Betty

Martijn

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 802
  • Akira!
    • ModMyBox
Re: Scratch build costum Street Fighter Arcade cabinet (upd. 16-Okt-08)
« Reply #70 on: October 16, 2008, 04:36:50 am »
Beautiful job. with the volume control. Was just gonna point out that usb port was upside down  ;D. Now bring on the artwork  ;)

thats gonna be a pain applying  :-\

waveryder

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 585
  • I Troop, therefore I am
    • BubbleGum Custom Art
Re: Scratch build costum Street Fighter Arcade cabinet (upd. 16-Okt-08)
« Reply #71 on: October 16, 2008, 04:45:08 am »
Oh you tease  ;)

try this for applying:

use a soft roller to smooth it out as you apply it.
Trim back any edges with a surgical scalpel.
Finally wrap the cabinet in bubble wrap and send it to me  >:D
When pixelated clipart just wont do, just call for Betty

Martijn

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 802
  • Akira!
    • ModMyBox
Re: Scratch build costum Street Fighter Arcade cabinet (upd. 16-Okt-08)
« Reply #72 on: October 16, 2008, 05:30:54 am »
will try that, and for the control panel? the holes already been drilled, how do i align it with the holes..

waveryder

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 585
  • I Troop, therefore I am
    • BubbleGum Custom Art
Re: Scratch build costum Street Fighter Arcade cabinet (upd. 16-Okt-08)
« Reply #73 on: October 16, 2008, 06:10:03 am »
It should be completely identical in size just glue it down and scalpel out the holes.
When pixelated clipart just wont do, just call for Betty

Malenko

  • KNEEL BEFORE ZODlenko!
  • Trade Count: (+58)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 13080
    • forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,142404.msg1475162.html
Re: Scratch build costum Street Fighter Arcade cabinet (upd. 16-Okt-08)
« Reply #74 on: October 16, 2008, 08:54:19 am »
It should be completely identical in size just glue it down and scalpel out the holes.

since I cant get a surgical scalpel, I use an exacto knife
No matter one's station in life, the Dance of Death unites us all.

Martijn

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 802
  • Akira!
    • ModMyBox
Re: Scratch build costum Street Fighter Arcade cabinet (upd. 16-Okt-08)
« Reply #75 on: October 16, 2008, 09:03:31 am »
I have a surgical scalpel, but thanks for the tip  :cheers:








Todd H

  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 657
  • It's Gameday!
    • Middle Georgia Storm Chasers
Re: Scratch build costum Street Fighter Arcade cabinet (upd. 16-Okt-08)
« Reply #76 on: October 16, 2008, 10:42:25 am »
You have inspired me to use laminate on my cabinet. It just looks way too nice. :)

Martijn

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 802
  • Akira!
    • ModMyBox
Re: Scratch build costum Street Fighter Arcade cabinet (upd. 16-Okt-08)
« Reply #77 on: October 16, 2008, 10:44:29 am »
yes its great, you can hide any imperfection's in wood by just not trimming the laminate on that spot and you can do neat tricks like the usb ports

ivwshane

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1021
    • My first mame cab! (WIP)
Re: Scratch build costum Street Fighter Arcade cabinet (upd. 16-Okt-08)
« Reply #78 on: October 16, 2008, 08:16:39 pm »
Ok I want laminate now!! Exactly what kind of store did you find it in? Counter top store, hardware, home improvement, etc?

Martijn

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 802
  • Akira!
    • ModMyBox
Re: Scratch build costum Street Fighter Arcade cabinet (upd. 16-Okt-08)
« Reply #79 on: October 17, 2008, 02:47:37 am »
bought it online in my country

http://www.klushandel.nl/product_info.php?products_id=39674

HPL (high pressure laminate)

its so strong and wont scratch even if i try to scratch in it with a screwdriver

  
 

Sitemap 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31