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Author Topic: Scratch Build Custom Street Fighter Arcade Cabinet (upd.7-Jul-09 SF IV READY)  (Read 180859 times)

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Re: Scratch build costum Street Fighter Arcade cabinet (upd. 16-Okt-08)
« Reply #80 on: October 17, 2008, 11:17:28 am »
Wow, this is looking  very impressive. Like a few others you set a high bar. Ill be happy to get even 1/10 of that in my cab.
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Re: Scratch build costum Street Fighter Arcade cabinet (upd. 16-Okt-08)
« Reply #81 on: October 17, 2008, 11:26:42 am »
thanks, i try my best, but i don't think i can get anywhere near some peoples work

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Re: Scratch build costum Street Fighter Arcade cabinet (upd. 16-Okt-08)
« Reply #82 on: October 17, 2008, 12:10:10 pm »
_Baars en Bloemhof_ sells it as well, but I don't know if they sell to individuals or only to companies.

(Mooie kast man, waar heb je die molding overigens vandaan?)

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Re: Scratch build costum Street Fighter Arcade cabinet (upd. 16-Okt-08)
« Reply #83 on: October 17, 2008, 02:13:55 pm »
@ Blueznl : what molding? i didnt install any yet  :dunno

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Re: Scratch build costum Street Fighter Arcade cabinet (upd. 16-Okt-08)
« Reply #84 on: October 23, 2008, 06:56:46 am »
I love how you made the bezel, I will probably do the same.  The cab looks great!

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Re: Scratch build costum Street Fighter Arcade cabinet (upd. 16-Okt-08)
« Reply #85 on: October 23, 2008, 08:08:51 am »
thanks !

I am still dubbing if i want plexi glass in front of it, or placing it flush with the bezel, routing out some wood from the inside edge, without touching the laminate, and placing it flush to the laminate..

or no plexi at all

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Re: Scratch build costum Street Fighter Arcade cabinet (upd. 16-Okt-08)
« Reply #86 on: October 23, 2008, 06:53:18 pm »
Martin, my Dutch isn't that great - what is the specification / manufacturer of the laminate - I would like to fit out my control panel with this stuff, and I'm struggling to get anything similar - the only laminate I can get is Formica sheets, which are too brittle.

Yours came in a roll?
« Last Edit: October 23, 2008, 06:57:55 pm by valiant »

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Re: Scratch build costum Street Fighter Arcade cabinet (upd. 16-Okt-08)
« Reply #87 on: October 24, 2008, 02:27:23 am »
it came flat  :) we roled it up downstairs and taped it to hold its roll, its to thick to roll actually

the material is also used in kitchen worktop


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Re: Scratch build costum Street Fighter Arcade cabinet (upd. 16-Okt-08)
« Reply #88 on: October 24, 2008, 08:50:49 am »
I ordered formic sample and it does not seem brittle to me! I bent the s**t out of it and it did not crack. It is not very thick (approx .5mm) but it is very flexible and very tough.

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Re: Scratch build costum Street Fighter Arcade cabinet (upd. 16-Okt-08)
« Reply #89 on: October 24, 2008, 08:54:18 am »
I ordered formic sample and it does not seem brittle to me! I bent the s**t out of it and it did not crack. It is not very thick (approx .5mm) but it is very flexible and very tough.

mine is 0,9mm thinest i could find

any building pics yet :P its almost november ;)

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Re: Scratch build costum Street Fighter Arcade cabinet (upd. 16-Okt-08)
« Reply #90 on: October 24, 2008, 03:09:32 pm »
I ordered 1mm thick Formica for my jukebox (which has a curve with an 8" radius around the top) and when I went to pick it up it was rolled up much tighter than that so I have no doubt it will work just fine (I'll know more tomorrow when I actually glue it down).

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Re: Scratch build costum Street Fighter Arcade cabinet (upd. 16-Okt-08)
« Reply #91 on: October 25, 2008, 06:17:30 am »
Update  :cheers:

Time to go to work on the control panel

its not done yet but i think people want to see more  :pics

Let's Go (lemmings)

Placed the drilling template on the control panel with glue



28 mm drill bit



and the first hole is there



did that 19 times



Gotta love her !



drilled holes for the u360 sticks



i mounted the u360 plate as high as i could with just the 4 bolts flush with the wood and filled the rest up.

all done



bottom side. what will i be creating here? :angel:







 ;D  ;)

more on the backside next week !

lets continue with the topside

i laminated the topside and made 4 holes for the screws for the u360. For easy maintenance.



i decided on red and blue button set. I am short of buttons so i cant continue working on it now.







that's it for now.

What do you guys think, all red, all blue , or red and blue like now.
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Re: Scratch build costum Street Fighter Arcade cabinet (upd. 25-Okt-08)
« Reply #92 on: October 25, 2008, 07:59:47 am »
Red and blue, as that seems to be one of the characteristics of this type of cab.

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Re: Scratch build costum Street Fighter Arcade cabinet (upd. 25-Okt-08)
« Reply #93 on: October 26, 2008, 06:19:57 am »
Little more update.

I applied the side art this morning.

First i cleaned the laminate with ammonia and then placed the art work on top, measured out the correct placing and then removed a little part of the backside of the sticker at the bottom of the cab. and then applied it.

Then with help of my girlfriend we applied the rest of the sticker working from bottom till top ( cab was on his side)

pictures..

My boy having fun  :afro:





We put the cab on his side and cleaned it with ammonia



Placed the sideart for correct placement and stickied a little part on the bottom myself.
Then applied the rest with my girlfriend, just by pulling the non sticky part off the sticker and applying with both hands.



When that was finished i first rough cut the edges with scalpel and then trimmed it with a router.

Result..







i will order the remaining buttons i need and we made a decision for the t-molding color. Will order both today




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 :o  :o  :o

Wow! That looks fantastic! I bet you are over the moon with that!

Love it :)  :applaud:

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hi!

yes thank you, i am pleased with it.

stil undecided for t-molding

black or red..

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Red T-mold without a doubt.....

.... That is so sweet!
When pixelated clipart just wont do, just call for Betty

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Funk Me!!!!

After your heads up I only saw the laminate version. That looks fantastic! And I'm not that keen on SF - the artwork, cabinet lines and general look are brilliant  :applaud:

 :cheers:

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DUDE! That looks so f**king sweet! :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:

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Holy crap - that looks AMAZING.  GREAT GREAT job on selecting that design.  WOW!   :notworthy:

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Thanks everyone   :)

I came up with the colors and rough idea, then i called for waveryder and we created this retro kind of look.
Big thanks to him and his fast and professional work ! :applaud:  :cheers:

The RED  :applaud: T-molding is ordered and will come this week i think.

Still working on the inside parts. Ill post the inner works  like the subwoofer and PC mount tomorrow evening.

After that ill finish up the control panel and unveil the backside of it  :applaud:

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That's really an awesom cabinet.  All the work is just top-notch.

I would like to see any pics you have of the completed Control Panel, from the underside, so we can see exactly how and where you wired up all your componants.

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oh baby....if that cabinet were a woman....I'd make sweet sweet love to it all night long.

That is a badass piece of work man. Congrats. All that hard work is coming together, and it looks fantastic.

Suggestions:
Red t-molding
dual-colored buttons. Blue for Player 1, red for player 2....or other way around.

Other than that. Looks amazing.

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Thanks Gatsu, i was wondering where you went.. Any progress yet on your fighter cab? Did you buy a Mortal Kombat cab yet?


We decided exactly what you said, Red t-molding and blue(p2) and red(p1) button set


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Great job!
(I bet the ammonia was heck to put up with in your living room!)

Again, great work!
 :applaud: :applaud: :applaud:

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Looks like it rolled out of Capcoms factory.  :applaud: :applaud:

I know you've said somewhere in this thread but...  who did the artwork for this?

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Thanks Gatsu, i was wondering where you went.. Any progress yet on your fighter cab? Did you buy a Mortal Kombat cab yet?


We decided exactly what you said, Red t-molding and blue(p2) and red(p1) button set



sadly no progress on mine yet. I've kept an eye out on MK cabinets and found a few that were just out of my range. So I think I'm gonna have to go the route you did and build my own from scratch. More work....but in the end you have alot more to be proud of I think.

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Looks like it rolled out of Capcoms factory.  :applaud: :applaud:

I know you've said somewhere in this thread but...  who did the artwork for this?

look 3 posts above you :P

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go with black t-molding. nice cab btw good job :cheers:

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Little update...  :cheers:

I got the tracking numbers of my missing buttons and t-molding, should arrive Friday. Just in time for the weekend to install.

Here is some info about the subwoofer and PC mounting..

Here is a picture of how i mounted the subwoofer of the logitech z2300 set.

The subwoofer has its own box, the box is made of 1.8cm thick mdf and is standing on 3 thick pine wood pieces of wood connected to the bottom plate. So its completely free of the sides or back
The opening of the box for the sub is flush with the backplate. it has a little angle. this way both the woofer and bass reflex pipe output directly to the outside. there is a 5-7cm gap between the wall and the opening of the subwoofer box.
its the best way i think to place this sub in the cab.

Mountain came up with the idea, big thanks !  :notworthy:
His idea with the woofer outputting to the floor was better, but not possible with my cab design.

It sounds great, much better then when i placed the sub without the box in the cab.

Its more controlled..







then just above the subwoofer is the PC panel.



all the components are fastened with screws and brackets. all the heat is outputted to the back and can go up to the cab's fans.

the PC system is completely passive.

Zalman 500 watt passive heatsink power supply.
core2duo e8500 2x3.15ghz with coolermaster passive cpu cooler. maybe ill install a fan on this cooler and overlock tot 2x3.5ghz
4 GB ram dd2 800MHz
Ati x800 XL 512 Mb passive Pci-e Videocard. Also have bought a Radeon 3870 passive for it . but it its new for soft15KHz
Wificard 54G pci card
DVD player
750 GB Samsung Spinpoint f1 Sata-II (very silent) with extra hdd cooler and hdd silencer





I built a simple videocard/wificard holder







And i worked on the backplate for the subwoofer grill

Drew out the subwoofer box opening



Finished



Power button and socket with filter



Bought a aluminium grill and some more paint



for making a grill for this hole..



Cut it to size



Primed it



Painted it with 4 layers of spray matt paint



Its still drying

result of it tomorrow.






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This is a very nice build and I commend you for taking your time, paying close attension to detail. I can only hope that my setup turns out half this nice when its done.  :notworthy:

Don't forget to but some lights on top of that CoolMaster for low flying aircraft, CRIPES! ...and I thought my Zalman was BIG!
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So sweet!

Great job on your cab.  I love that artwork too.  Where did you get the full body artwork.  You probably mentioned it but I was blinded by the pretty photos.



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Looks like it rolled out of Capcoms factory.  :applaud: :applaud:

I know you've said somewhere in this thread but...  who did the artwork for this?

look 3 posts above you :P

Waveryder.  I should have known.  That guy is good.   :)

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Wow. Absolutely gorgeous. I need to get my jaw off the floor.  :notworthy:

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This is one of the best projects I've seen on here. Absolutely beautiful.

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thanks for showing us your progression on this. excellent!  ;D

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Thanks everyone :cheers:




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This cabinet is incredible! Totally unique.

Glad to see you got the sub mounted and sounding good.  :cheers:

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This cabinet is incredible! Totally unique.

Glad to see you got the sub mounted and sounding good.  :cheers:

Now i am truly honoured ;D Your way of working and thinking was one of my examples

 :cheers:  :cheers:  :cheers:   :)

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Still not sure I get the sub idea, its a box, inside a box, inside a box.  :dizzy:

I mean it looks nice but is all that really needed?
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