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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #440 on: January 02, 2010, 10:36:42 pm »
Jeez, Ond. Think you could tidy that wiring up a bit there, bud?  ;)

Very nice. I've only wired up a few RGBs (I'm using those flickering fake tea light leds mostly for backlighting in my cab) and just the few I did were a pain. I'd have to think long and hard about wiring them up to each button!

Cool stuff.

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #441 on: January 03, 2010, 06:35:37 am »
Nice soldering skills there Ond. I normally wave a cigarette lighter under my black heat shrink but your orange would be discoloured. My plan also was to have only one USB cable attaching my CTL panel but already that is blown, I have an optipac and an Ipac board (thats 2 usb cables) and I just realised that there will be cables going down to the coin mechanism and then there are side flippers (for pinball) I am now considering too.
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #442 on: January 03, 2010, 10:04:34 am »
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Wrap each LED leg (except for common) with bit of tape, trim and slide shrink tubing over....

I'm in the process of wiring my cab, what's reasoning behind leaving the common bare?
   

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #443 on: January 03, 2010, 10:06:58 am »
My guess is to save effort. Since the rest of the legs are insulated with tape, there's really no need to wrap the last one -- it's covered by the shrink tubing anyway.

Man, will my cab EVER be finished?

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #444 on: January 03, 2010, 01:42:13 pm »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #445 on: January 04, 2010, 05:46:31 am »
Wow, your CP will have a pink hairdryer! AWESOME!

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #446 on: January 04, 2010, 09:35:09 pm »
Wow, your CP will have a pink hairdryer! AWESOME!
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...for all of those hair-drying sims, no doubt.  They're just not the same when you have to substitute a light gun.

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #447 on: January 04, 2010, 10:58:46 pm »
First one to mount an AimTrack in a hairdrier wins a.... oh hell, bragging rights?  ;D

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #448 on: January 04, 2010, 11:45:12 pm »
First one to mount an AimTrack in a hairdrier wins a.... oh hell, bragging rights?  ;D

How about mounting a hairdryer inside a GunCon?  Sounds more challenging to me.

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #449 on: January 05, 2010, 11:56:00 am »
First one to mount an AimTrack in a hairdrier wins a.... oh hell, bragging rights?  ;D

How about mounting a hairdryer inside a GunCon?  Sounds more challenging to me.

Be careful, those things can blow your head clean off.  :angel:

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #450 on: January 06, 2010, 01:11:33 am »
I never thought I'd find such a terrible pun so genuinely funny.  Well done, sir.  :applaud:

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #451 on: January 06, 2010, 02:19:45 am »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #452 on: January 06, 2010, 05:19:31 am »
:P each one of my cabs comes with it's own full blown Phd..............Pink Hair Dryer.   ehhhhh.

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But does it have an AimTrack built into it?

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #453 on: January 21, 2010, 02:44:39 am »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #454 on: January 21, 2010, 03:02:46 am »
Aaaaaaah.... ....I...Neeeeeeed....MOOORE!  :blowup:

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #455 on: January 21, 2010, 04:08:43 am »
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What the hell? slipping away to page 2?  No way!

LOL...I think the last joke about the hairdryer kinda killed the room. ;)

Looking good, man.  That CP is going to be hot.

My next cab is going to have a LOT of time devoted to the CP.  My current one looks pathetic compared to some of the stuff I've seen here.  (To be fair, it's not done yet. :P) There are a lot of builds on here that are fairly average styles, but have a good paint job and a nice CP that make them unique.

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #456 on: January 21, 2010, 05:17:16 am »
I don't know if I have told you this but you make my day... will you marry me? I only ask because that way I can take half that machine! >:D

I'm American woman now Eddiieeeee... HALF! Lol.

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #457 on: January 27, 2010, 06:17:16 pm »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #458 on: January 28, 2010, 04:19:09 am »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #459 on: January 28, 2010, 09:00:19 am »
Kinda the "year in review" of the retro future cab. Nice stuff. Esp that satellite dish and those ears!

And the smooth finish, the CP lights, wiring, that coin slot..... oh hell.....

 :notworthy:

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #460 on: January 28, 2010, 02:43:00 pm »
No more in review picks. hahahahaha

New picks are in demand. ;)

This is by far one of my all time never going to forget cabs I've witnessed by photos being built here.

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #461 on: January 28, 2010, 03:17:46 pm »
I just found this project a few days ago. I built a bartop cab back in '03 and I've kinda been out of the scene for a while. Getting back into it lately. I just wanted to post a reply here and say how impressed I am with this ambitious project. On my first read-through I think my jaw hit the floor with every new updated post. I can't wait to see this thing finished. Makes me really inspired. A huge thank you for sharing this with us. 

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #462 on: February 10, 2010, 05:29:58 am »
Anything new to report? I know a lot of people are getting the DT's.

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #463 on: February 10, 2010, 05:40:59 am »
Wow!

That is some jaw dropping work right here! I'm more of a Traditionalist to be fair, but i can totally appreciate this!

Awesome  :notworthy:
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #464 on: February 10, 2010, 11:14:43 am »
Agreed, amazing summary. I love how the CP is coming along. I also can't help looking at the background of your shots and seeing how organized your tools are.../jealous

I think this weekend I will make a concerted effort to organize my tools.../ohtheshame
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #465 on: February 10, 2010, 03:23:55 pm »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #466 on: February 10, 2010, 03:42:41 pm »
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I have one small confession to make....I've been playing too much Wolfenstein 2009    I must     tear     myself    a    w     a    y ..........

LOL tell me about it...what little free time I have had I have spent either gaming on my PS3 or PC ;)

And yes, ill be putting some of those boards up to organize my tools.
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« Reply #467 on: February 10, 2010, 06:38:47 pm »

Meh.

I'm living proof that those boards don't know how to pick the tools up after I'm finished with them.

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #468 on: February 10, 2010, 11:18:43 pm »

Meh.

I'm living proof that those boards don't know how to pick the tools up after I'm finished with them.

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #469 on: February 11, 2010, 04:24:23 am »
I'm going to have to remove the unit and swap the Aussie 20 cent for the Token.  The Melbourne weather should be mild this weekend and the machine mocks me everytime I open the garage door to check it's still there  :lol so,  I've got no real excuses have I?

 :laugh: I'd never have thought that my favourite build on these forums is being built by a fellow Melbournian.  It's a small world  :)

I've read this thread from start to finish and the attention to detail on this build is like nothing I've ever seen.  It's awesome!  You'd be able to hand this thread in as a resume to prospective employers and you'd be a walk up start to most tradie/engineering type jobs I reckon.

Agree about the weather. Lately it's been so hard to do anything that doesn't involove being in front of an air conditioner.

Look forward to more pics.

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« Reply #470 on: February 11, 2010, 10:45:23 am »
Agree about the weather. Lately it's been so hard to do anything that doesn't involove being in front of an air conditioner.

I just cleared away about 17 inches of snow!   ;D

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« Reply #471 on: February 11, 2010, 12:32:22 pm »
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I just cleared away about 17 inches of snow!

Javeryh...send us some of that snow for the Olympics will ya? ;)
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« Reply #472 on: February 11, 2010, 09:06:25 pm »
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« Reply #473 on: February 12, 2010, 06:47:58 am »

:laugh: I'd never have thought that my favourite build on these forums is being built by a fellow Melbournian.  It's a small world  :)


A Bendigonian here, watching this build with interest  :applaud:

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« Reply #474 on: February 12, 2010, 11:19:03 am »
Ond,

Just checking...did you make it out of your garage ok with pics? ;)

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #475 on: February 12, 2010, 12:32:07 pm »
MORE! MORE! WE MUST HAVE MORE!
Man, will my cab EVER be finished?

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #476 on: February 12, 2010, 06:28:45 pm »
The Melbourne weather should be mild this weekend and the machine mocks me everytime I open the garage door to check it's still there  :lol so,  I've got no real excuses have I?

Great news everyone Melbourne weather does look like it will be mild this weekend. http://www.weather.com.au/vic/melbourne

Sorry Ond, do it in your own time, I am just being a smart ass.
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #477 on: February 12, 2010, 08:36:27 pm »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #478 on: February 13, 2010, 02:29:17 am »
Damn Ond...that looks friggin sweet...so clean.   It's really captures the feeling and theme of the rest of the cab.

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #479 on: February 13, 2010, 07:40:49 am »
Awesome build, you are a true tactician.

Good thing i live in Perth or id be fronting up to your door as a repo guy  ;D