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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - Astro !
« Reply #560 on: March 15, 2010, 11:24:17 am »
Absolutely stunning Ond..usually spare buttons sit stitched into my pockets next to the lint...   :cheers:

I would love to see more detail on how you do the PVC inserts...they look amazing. IE how you take them from raw to...well....polished and molded...any pics on those details?

IE...the drill press method?...dremel for polish?
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - Astro !
« Reply #561 on: March 15, 2010, 07:55:32 pm »
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« Reply #562 on: March 15, 2010, 09:08:27 pm »
@Ond,

Awesome...really looking forward to seeing that part of the process documented (Both the PVC refinement and plunger!).  :cheers:


As for the PVC...where did you get that chunk from?

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - Astro !
« Reply #563 on: March 15, 2010, 09:48:09 pm »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - Astro !
« Reply #564 on: March 15, 2010, 11:10:08 pm »
Ah no worries...my brother works for a sheet plastic company and I will ask him...for some reason I pictured you cutting pieces out of a pvc pipe but could never see the curves so was curious  :laugh:

1 foot square chunks makes much more sense and is much more scrounge worthy ;)

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - Astro !
« Reply #565 on: March 16, 2010, 07:26:58 am »
Thanks man, yep those are clear Seimitsu's with some printed art under the caps.  They will be lit with RGB LEDS using the secret Franco method  :lol   

Keep that steel colossus coming, hey, did I just come up with a name for your cab???   :)  :cheers:

Cheers.  I was planning on using the same buttons for my whole CP integrating the CP art into the buttons, like all the SFIV people to to their fighting sticks.  I might just have to "borrow" ;) (or blatantly rip off) your admin button idea as well.  Just looks so classy.  Cant' wait to see them lit as well.

It is a bit of a steel colossus :lol  - It's currently the clubhouse leader for a name for my cab.  I like it.


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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - Astro !
« Reply #566 on: March 17, 2010, 06:42:57 am »
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« Reply #567 on: March 17, 2010, 07:28:28 am »
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Wow!!!!  Great tutorial. Keep those pics coming.

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« Reply #568 on: March 17, 2010, 07:55:56 am »
Ond you are in a league all on your own.

It's great how you spend the time to document all the steps through out your build, most people just hammer through then take a picture.


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« Reply #569 on: March 17, 2010, 09:25:10 am »
Beautiful stuff.   :cheers:

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - Astro !
« Reply #570 on: March 17, 2010, 11:11:26 am »
Ond,

Two things...

1) Wow...awesome...simply amazing. Really appreciate the documentation  :cheers:

2) My Power tool wish list list has just expanded to include a few more items :(

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - Astro !
« Reply #571 on: March 19, 2010, 08:32:50 am »
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« Reply #572 on: March 19, 2010, 09:10:43 am »
Holy crap!   :applaud: :applaud:

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« Reply #573 on: March 19, 2010, 09:29:16 am »
Holy crap!   :applaud: :applaud:

+1.  No one is ever going to touch this project.  It is ridiculously complex, there is a TON of innovation, the overall design is beautiful and the craftsmanship is impeccable.  I'm so jealous.   

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - Astro !
« Reply #574 on: March 19, 2010, 10:04:05 am »
.....Cupio, Virtus, Licet.....
Man, will my cab EVER be finished?

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« Reply #575 on: March 19, 2010, 10:08:36 am »
Holy crap!   :applaud: :applaud:

Couldn't have said it better myself
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« Reply #576 on: March 19, 2010, 11:24:16 am »
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« Reply #577 on: March 19, 2010, 11:48:31 am »
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Holy crap +3

What I love most about this project isn't just the original modern cab design...it's the Macgyver'ism of almost every aspect...

Absolutely droolworthy.
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« Reply #578 on: March 19, 2010, 03:10:18 pm »
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« Reply #580 on: March 19, 2010, 08:23:24 pm »
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Aw, man... how can you post an update like this and ban me from bowing?!?!  ;) Just wong man. Just plain wrong.  ::)

Looking great.



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« Reply #581 on: March 19, 2010, 08:39:35 pm »
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« Reply #582 on: March 19, 2010, 09:29:15 pm »
[perpetual ojigi] no problem [/perpetual ojigi]
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - Astro !
« Reply #583 on: March 20, 2010, 01:35:29 am »
Thanks for the acknowledgment  ;D but my build doesn't even come close I'm afraid.

So looking forward to seeing the final outcome.

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« Reply #584 on: March 20, 2010, 08:03:31 am »
This thing should be put in a giant glass case when its done! I don't know how you would allow anyone to touch this after putting such a crazy amount of work into it! You know who I'm talking about, the people whose knuckles turn white from moving the joystick so hard! I would have a separate cheap control panel beside the cab just for them!  :lol

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - Astro !
« Reply #585 on: March 20, 2010, 08:53:39 am »
I'm a little disappointed that the ball hasn't been lit.  :angry:

JK. Awesomeness all around.  :applaud:

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« Reply #586 on: March 20, 2010, 11:06:35 am »
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that video :laugh2:

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« Reply #587 on: March 22, 2010, 01:19:00 am »
Dang OND this gets crazy better every time I look. And there is nothing you have not done other than make this thing fly like Astro!!! :applaud:

Seriously you could probably retire off this cab if you sold it!!!

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« Reply #588 on: March 22, 2010, 05:03:05 am »
This thing should be put in a giant glass case when its done!

I said the exact same thing on this thread a couple of pages back last month.
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« Reply #589 on: March 22, 2010, 07:05:18 am »
WOW OND, your work never ceases to amaze me, although I'm impressed with alot of the projects on here, this one blows my mind, you even take awesome pictures.....I think I'd almost be afraid to play this when it's done, or let anyone within 5 feet of it, should be roped off somewhere in a museum, a work of art....

I'm waiting on how you fiberglass the globe around the top portion, I'm sure it will be a perfect sphere, with a paint job you'd see on a brand new ferrari...can't wait.

once again, so glad to see the progress, thanks for the detailed pics and descriptions!

take care...   :cheers:

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« Reply #590 on: March 22, 2010, 09:37:27 am »
Simply stunning! However, those LED's are wired in serial...

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Then I wound fine copper wire around each cathode post and solder and then repeat with the anode legs for two rings which connect all the LEDS in parallel.

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« Reply #591 on: March 22, 2010, 09:45:42 am »
I'm waiting on how you fiberglass the globe around the top portion, I'm sure it will be a perfect sphere, with a paint job you'd see on a brand new ferrari...can't wait.

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« Reply #592 on: March 22, 2010, 09:54:41 am »
Simply stunning! However, those LED's are wired in serial...

Looks parallel to me..

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« Reply #593 on: March 22, 2010, 11:56:35 am »
Simply stunning! However, those LED's are wired in serial...

Looks parallel to me..

Each LED is connected to the previous one in a circle - looks serial to me. Parallel would have each LED connected to their own circuit. Here's a simple test - cut a connection to one of the LED's and see if they still light. I bet they don't...

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - Astro !
« Reply #594 on: March 22, 2010, 12:12:37 pm »
It looks just like this:



Unless I am wildly confused anyway.   :dunno

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« Reply #595 on: March 22, 2010, 12:47:20 pm »
Parallel.  You have basically, two physically parallel rails tied together in a loop.  It feeds + to one rail, - to the other.

You could cut any two leads -between- LED's (as long as it wasn't the ones between the power feed) and still have the ring work.
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« Reply #596 on: March 22, 2010, 01:24:01 pm »
I think you mean series, not serial.
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« Reply #597 on: March 22, 2010, 01:25:38 pm »
I think you mean series, not serial.

I think he does.  And I'm totally serial.  Series.  Serious.  Whatever.  :D
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« Reply #598 on: March 22, 2010, 02:20:24 pm »
Who let all you nerds in here?  ;)

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« Reply #599 on: March 22, 2010, 02:27:42 pm »
With work like this I don't even want to start a build. I mean nothing would even compare. hahahaha