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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1040 on: September 22, 2011, 11:37:35 pm »
I've been quiet this whole time ('cept somewhere in the beginning) but still been watching, and I must say this thing is phenomenal.

Question:
On that yellow chrome back plate, did you sand back the cog pocket or did the putty shrink in the oven?

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1041 on: September 23, 2011, 06:30:37 am »
I've been quiet this whole time ('cept somewhere in the beginning) but still been watching, and I must say this thing is phenomenal.

Question:
On that yellow chrome back plate, did you sand back the cog pocket or did the putty shrink in the oven?

Huh?  I'm probably missing something but from what I see:

A picture of the cog covered in wax setting in a shallow circular depression on the coin slot mounting plate surrounded with fresh bondo.

A picture of the coin slot mounting plate after it has come out of the oven with the cog removed and the bondo still sticking up beyond the front of the plate.

A picture of the coin slot mounting plate after the bondo has been sanded down flush with the front of the plate and the "teeth" on the edge sanded so their profile matches the plate.

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1042 on: September 23, 2011, 06:00:21 pm »
Wow... it's been a while since I last saw your progress, it's looking very impressive!  I really like the idea of the control panel, as I have done something similar myself. I made a control panel and a controller that fits into the cp. No screws, no bolts are seen. Mine is based around portability and easy access, so I did it that way.

This is the best build out there... period. Keep it up  :cheers:

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1043 on: September 23, 2011, 07:06:31 pm »
@JustMicheal

Yep, you've missed something...

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1044 on: September 28, 2011, 03:40:23 am »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1045 on: September 28, 2011, 04:25:45 am »
Wow!  :notworthy: :notworthy: Absolutely brilliant use of the coin mech to fit it for your purposes. Did you just shoot from the hip on that one, or did you figure it out before even buying the coin mech? Either way, it is a stroke of genius.

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1046 on: September 28, 2011, 05:22:21 am »
Thanks for the exciting update. Lovely and smart work as always.  :cheers:

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1047 on: September 28, 2011, 01:50:03 pm »
Reading new stuff on this build can put a smile on my face no matter how ---smurfy--- of a day I'm having!

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1048 on: September 28, 2011, 02:11:27 pm »
Forget the cab work- I'm absolutely flabbergasted by the genius move in making a spraying booth out of an old tent!
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1049 on: September 28, 2011, 02:14:31 pm »
That's not an arcade cabinet, that's modern art!  :dizzy:

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1050 on: September 28, 2011, 02:15:16 pm »
Forget the cab work- I'm absolutely flabbergasted by the genius move in making a spraying booth out of an old tent!

I was so impressed with this idea, I'm stealing it!

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1051 on: September 28, 2011, 02:17:28 pm »
Fibreglass is the new laminate  :angel:

Love it!

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1052 on: September 28, 2011, 05:43:40 pm »
Forget the cab work- I'm absolutely flabbergasted by the genius move in making a spraying booth out of an old tent!

x2.  Great idea indeed!

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1053 on: October 09, 2011, 05:14:35 am »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1054 on: October 09, 2011, 08:21:36 am »
I would say looking great so far but "great" is so inadequate.  When this cab is done, I hope you are insuring it for at least 25K.

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1055 on: October 09, 2011, 08:25:12 am »
Meh, no insurance necessary. Just like NASA, Ond is secretly building a clone of this cab in the tropics.  I'll be beta testing it, of course. ;)
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1056 on: October 09, 2011, 09:35:08 am »


The coin return + coin box door should be painted with flames coming out the bottom of that rocket (coin slot) like it's taking off.

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1057 on: October 09, 2011, 07:31:22 pm »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1058 on: October 09, 2011, 08:06:16 pm »
Painted flames? Come on.

I want to see an actual blue-white jet of flame spewing from that rocket when you put a quarter in!

All you need is a little sticker somewhere that says "Play at your own risk!". That way, you're covered.

Awesome update btw  :applaud:

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1059 on: October 10, 2011, 12:35:36 am »
It would be very cool if there was a led that was activated as money are put in the slot that creates the flame effect. Or paint the flame with UV color and have a UV light turn on to show it on coin activation.  :cheers: But... would that be doable?

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1060 on: October 10, 2011, 09:51:06 am »
I'd happily pay an Australian quarter to have my shin burned by Ond's cab!  It's an honor, like having your calf branded on the sidepipe of an AC cobra or corvette.

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1061 on: October 10, 2011, 10:10:40 am »
I have a feeling the flame effect you're seeking could be achieved with some OLED paint.
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1062 on: October 16, 2011, 05:38:44 am »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1063 on: October 16, 2011, 08:02:12 am »
The tinted and toughened glass will be completely smooth and free of any screws or mounting bolts on the outside surface.  Should be cool.

Cool?

Sounds awesome!  :droid

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1064 on: October 16, 2011, 10:22:42 am »
Nice.

I just had a windshield replaced and they used a tube of this thick black silicone glue to attach the new one. Are you going to paint the back of the glass to hide the edges?

Hadn't heard of oled paint, but i DO know you can get EL sheeting. that stuff is flexible and can be cut to whatever shapes you want



There are different colors available...

In your case, you could cut several individual elements out, wire them independently (so that they essentially act like seperate LEDs) and then just control them as you would an LED, make them flash, animate them etc.

I'm having a hard time visualizing what it could look like, but I know that's one possible approach.

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1065 on: October 16, 2011, 10:39:40 am »
  To remove the glass from the monitor will require a double cup suction lifter, the kind cable dudes use to lift floor tiles in server  rooms (anyone know what I mean?)  one of these puppies.

I immediately knew what you were talking about :P If you feel like going really fancy you can attach super strong magnets to the glass and hold it in magnetically. This is the same way that the newer Apple iMacs hold their front glass on.
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1066 on: October 16, 2011, 03:35:24 pm »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1067 on: October 18, 2011, 02:03:07 pm »
Pretty sweet job on the manufacturing. can't wait to see this complete


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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1068 on: October 18, 2011, 06:27:05 pm »
Love the work man it's very nice :)
Great design and fantastic skill

And I know what you mean about the tile suction cups ;)

I do have a suggestion though with the talk of the flame under the rocket and this going for a retro-futuristic look I can see neon flames under the rocket working well there it would match the theme I believe.

Now of course neon tubing isn't the best idea for that spot but I was thinking if you used EL wire for that spot it could work nicely as if done right it can look like neon tubing but it's smaller and looks more futuristic.

Just a thought if your still going for the flame look

You can also get some plexi etched and light that up then use another piece behind it etched as well lit up in a different colour I've done it before and it works great and can make the flame animated as well but but I think it would be way too thick to be used.

Great work as always  :applaud:

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1069 on: October 18, 2011, 07:20:43 pm »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1070 on: October 18, 2011, 08:53:21 pm »
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Painted on flames just won't cut it eh?

That's right! Gauntlet, meet floor! Have at you then!

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1071 on: October 18, 2011, 08:57:07 pm »
Drventure shot the food.

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1072 on: October 18, 2011, 09:39:53 pm »
I've seen etched plexi lit and it is quite impressive.  Hmmm, could be edge lit from different angles with sequenced ultra bright LEDS to produce a kind of flame effect.

An idea I was toying with way back (I posted it somewhere in this thread) was to use fibre optic cable for some effects.  I put it out of my mind and got on with the build.  I have a bunch of printed info on Edge Emitting Fiber from a supplier here in Australia that I'll dig up and revisit.  The centre of the cog-coin slot glows white 'hot' (Iron Man style) when the cab is on, any flame effect should be in line with that.  Of course you all realise you're setting me some kind of complicated challenge here.  Painted on flames just won't cut it eh?   Alright then.    >:D

I didn't think of that I was thinking of 3 pieces of plexi that had different shapes etched so the first would be white then next yellow then orange for the last bit and have them turn on one after the other to make it look like the rocket was taking off like if you put in a coin the rocket blasts off then stops etc.

I think one piece of plexi with alternating colours around the edge would give you a sort of movement I think.

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1073 on: October 18, 2011, 10:39:43 pm »
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Drventure shot the food.

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What's sad is I had to google "shot the food" before I realized the reference  :embarassed:

I'm just looking forward to whatever ond comes up with next. I still love that spray on velvet stuff he used to line the inside of his cp. Awesome!

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1074 on: November 21, 2011, 04:49:46 am »
Just dropping in to see your progress, Ond.  ;D
As always your work is  :burgerking:

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1075 on: November 24, 2011, 10:37:57 am »
The attention to detail on this project is outstanding!


I think painted flames would be a mistake, they would be appropriate if the rocket was also painted;



However, the rocket in question is more like an architectural detail, and so the flames should be as well.

Something in this vein;
 
would still afford the opportunity to light it if you wished.
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1076 on: November 25, 2011, 11:27:01 am »
When this thing lands, there is a clear space in my back yard - Vancouver Island, BC, Canada.

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1077 on: November 25, 2011, 05:43:55 pm »
K, been a lurker for a while now (I first came here after trying to find help with a broken button on my machine) and seen a lot of amazing projects. This is great, but imho maybe the flames are in danger of making this the Katie Price of the arcade world????? of course it's your machine, and you'll make it awesome, but I feel flames might detract from the smooth, organic feel of the build.

But meh, what do I know? I'm no OND..

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1078 on: November 26, 2011, 08:31:52 am »
K, been a lurker for a while now (I first came here after trying to find help with a broken button on my machine) and seen a lot of amazing projects. This is great, but imho maybe the flames are in danger of making this the Katie Price of the arcade world????? of course it's your machine, and you'll make it awesome, but I feel flames might detract from the smooth, organic feel of the build.

But meh, what do I know? I'm no OND..


Blasphemy.

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1079 on: November 26, 2011, 08:44:46 am »
Can you imagine what RumpelOnd's spinning wheel looks like?

Edit - Found it:



Has he claimed his Lexus child yet?
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