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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #160 on: June 07, 2009, 01:10:11 am »
Dang Ond, you are da man wid da plan.  You got some skills with sketch up that I wish I had.  Just don't have much time to learn right now.

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #161 on: June 07, 2009, 06:49:10 am »
Well, not to offend anyone but it is not the Sketchup skills that impress me the most :-)

Totally awesome work!

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #162 on: June 07, 2009, 10:31:54 am »
Well, not to offend anyone but it is not the Sketchup skills that impress me the most :-)

Totally awesome work!

I totally agree, this is going to be an awesome cab.  The work with that spray putty, the precise cuts and everything.  It still wouldn't be as good if this was built with out a plan.  This is a perfect example of a good set of plans and the execution of them.

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #163 on: June 08, 2009, 11:03:27 am »
Outstanding man....just superb...I'm so glad I saw this thread.
I was going to build something similar but I've putting it off due to a real lack of enthusiasm but this thread has given my procrastination a kick in the behind....time to get planning  :applaud:

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #164 on: June 08, 2009, 01:05:31 pm »
Insane.....  :cheers:

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #165 on: June 11, 2009, 11:48:48 pm »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #166 on: June 12, 2009, 02:38:22 am »
@Kman_Sweden hey, were’s ya avatar got to?
It wasn't displayed in correctly for some reason... I'll fix it and put it up again.
Are you a Maiden fan too?

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #167 on: June 12, 2009, 04:24:25 am »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #168 on: June 12, 2009, 09:05:01 am »
Yep!  Fav albums are 'Killers' and 'The Number of the Beast'
Cool. So did you see them there this year? I think it was more than 10 years ago that they where there last?
Avatar is back but still blurry... Don't know why it's displayed at 80x80 when its only 60x60..? I din't have the big original anymore so I'll have to live with it I guess.
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #169 on: June 12, 2009, 03:44:23 pm »
Just found something that really made me think about your project style wise.

http://www.autoblog.com/2007/01/08/ces-2007-alpine-debuts-the-mercedes-rls/


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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #170 on: June 13, 2009, 01:32:44 am »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #171 on: June 14, 2009, 04:02:57 am »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #172 on: June 23, 2009, 09:06:06 am »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #173 on: June 23, 2009, 09:46:09 am »
Wow - just unbelievable work - is there anything you don't know how to do?   ;D

How are you getting the monitor to stop rotating at exactly 90 degrees?

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #174 on: June 23, 2009, 10:03:29 am »
Now that is just damn cool. You are putting an insane amount of work into this bad boy. And its gonna rock 100% because of it. Keep it up man.

You do know when you get the software written a lot of folks here are gonna want a copy. lol.

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #175 on: June 23, 2009, 10:52:52 am »
Holy crap!  Now that's super official(tm).

Out of curiosity, how much did you invest in the motor parts/software portion?  Is this software something that anyone with basic programming skills could create or does this take a BS in computer science?

I like that your setup does not depend on physical stops to prevent turning past 90 degrees.  Even though my rotating setup rotates slower, and has padded stops, the screen still gets slightly jolted upon hitting the mark.

Great work!  Is your next project an Iron Man flight suit?

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #176 on: June 23, 2009, 11:09:02 am »
Damn, now that is fudgesicle cool!  8)

Awesome work on the fabrication and well, damn, everything!   :applaud:

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #177 on: June 23, 2009, 12:55:10 pm »
Sick just freekin' Sick! :cheers:

I love the slowdown at the beginning and the end of the rotation, unbelievable!

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #178 on: June 23, 2009, 01:39:20 pm »
Wow.  :notworthy:

If I'm remembering correctly, it seems a cryin' shame to hide all those gears/bearing/plates inside the top canopy. They look awesome! And the movement is fantastic.

You're really one of the mythbusters guys, right  ;)

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #179 on: June 23, 2009, 03:44:39 pm »
WOW! This project makes mine look like total crap!!  ;D

Fantastic work, there has no been a single corner cut ... Can't wait for the next updates ...  :applaud:

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #180 on: June 23, 2009, 08:51:44 pm »
<sniff, sniff>  Do I smell a Memey?  Very nice!

How are you controlling the position?  I mean, are there limit switches or are you just counting steps?  What happens if the power goes out in a non-home position, do you have to manually "reset" it?

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #181 on: June 24, 2009, 01:12:17 am »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #182 on: June 24, 2009, 02:01:45 am »
Hey OND, if you need help with serial port nuts and bolts, give me a shout.

I can't promise I'll have much to contribute, but I have written some commercial serial apps in the past, so I know a thing or two about the subject.

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #183 on: June 24, 2009, 04:31:06 am »
Please take the rotation up to helicopter speeds and post a video on it. You know you want to, and it's what the gears are made for....  >:D

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #184 on: June 24, 2009, 01:18:15 pm »
 :notworthy:  :notworthy:  :notworthy:
NO MORE!!

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #185 on: June 24, 2009, 02:39:24 pm »
That sound is fantastic! Beautiful work and a sure fire Mamey winner!  :applaud:

God, I need to build a Dan Dare Televiewer now...
The future isn't what it used to be.

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #186 on: June 24, 2009, 06:41:11 pm »
WOW!! Looks great!  :applaud:

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #187 on: June 25, 2009, 06:24:01 am »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #188 on: June 25, 2009, 11:59:47 am »
@RayB - all those cabs are yours?? wow!
Umm, yeah...  I must admit, I've recently been wondering if these things are my version of "turtles".  :-\
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #189 on: June 25, 2009, 05:17:26 pm »
Dan Dare's the British Buck Rogers. Bigger chin though! There's some great retro-futuristic designs in the strip.
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #190 on: June 30, 2009, 07:02:44 am »
Wow Ond, that is one fine setup!

I thought about stepper motors on my rotate project, but the price scared me away.
But it looks like it may be money well spent.

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #191 on: June 30, 2009, 10:34:32 am »
hey Ond,

I had a question about the motor
does it have an auto shut off if there is to much resistance (like something preventing the monitor from spinning)
or is there a way to have a sensor to shut it off if there is some obstruction?

Thanks

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #192 on: June 30, 2009, 04:01:07 pm »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #193 on: July 04, 2009, 05:07:08 pm »
Awesome project, keep the good work.  :notworthy:

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #194 on: July 07, 2009, 11:40:08 am »
Ond, that rotating setup is top tier.  Sounds like you have all the contingencies covered.  Got to see how you do the shell around the monitor assembly now.

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #195 on: July 07, 2009, 02:02:27 pm »
this project is truly awe-inspiring.  I cannot wait to see how this thing turns out.   keep up the good work
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #196 on: July 11, 2009, 08:47:23 am »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #197 on: July 11, 2009, 08:52:59 am »
That looks like it would hold a 19" CRT! Good quality and very secure.
Where's my gold star :P

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #198 on: July 11, 2009, 09:05:10 am »
Very nice. The action is very smooth.  :applaud:

You've definitely raised the bar with that setup.

Now, I need to figure out how to do the same thing mounted flat against a wall   :-\

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #199 on: July 11, 2009, 01:42:17 pm »
Nice and smooooth  8)

Get that ---smurf--- cranked up and see if you can get some lift. Helicade!  :D