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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1400 on: June 02, 2013, 09:45:41 am »
My foray with magnets didn't turn out so well. I used high power neodymiums but it still wasn't quite enough to hold the PC box up to the underside of my buffet.

This is different what with the glass likely being lighter and being mounted vertical instead of horizontal.

Will you have registration pins on the glass (so that it'll line up "automatically" once the pins are lined up?). or it is stick it in place and jockey it around?  I found that even a slight gap diminishes the magnet stretch exponentially.

but I didn't play with harddrive mags like that. I'll have to scrounge a few now! I do love magnets!

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1401 on: June 02, 2013, 10:11:13 am »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1402 on: June 09, 2013, 02:12:36 am »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1403 on: June 09, 2013, 05:43:39 am »
Stunning dude! Just stunning!

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1404 on: June 09, 2013, 06:00:23 am »
Yeah!  :applaud: :cheers:

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1405 on: June 09, 2013, 11:25:11 am »
Leave it to Ond to make it fit right the first time!

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1406 on: June 09, 2013, 04:03:05 pm »
You know when its done and finally playable, it will be a letdown don't you.
You obviously are having way more fun building it!!!!!!!!

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1407 on: June 09, 2013, 07:57:11 pm »
 :cheers:

Ond...that kicks major ass...very  nice work!  I so can't wait to see it done and get enjoyable and well deserved playtime!
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1408 on: June 09, 2013, 08:01:05 pm »
I've been F5'ing this project for the last 4 years... I can't wait to see it finished!

Truly inspiring...

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1409 on: June 11, 2013, 09:55:44 am »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1410 on: June 11, 2013, 09:57:20 am »
I get the video is private. :(

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1411 on: June 11, 2013, 10:01:55 am »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1412 on: June 11, 2013, 10:08:10 am »
Video works, and it looks fantastic!

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1413 on: June 11, 2013, 11:18:44 am »
It's near silent compared to my whirring linear actuator.  :lol
The action looks slick and the ratio of screen to bezel looks well balanced in both directions.
This half-sphere cabinet thing might catch on.

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1414 on: June 11, 2013, 11:21:32 am »
This half-sphere cabinet thing might catch on.

It would certainly make a good cocktail table.  Fun to watch the drinks rotate too. 

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1415 on: June 11, 2013, 12:16:53 pm »
 :o Looks great!  :cheers:

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1416 on: June 11, 2013, 01:32:56 pm »
This is insanely awesome.   :o

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1417 on: June 11, 2013, 01:46:48 pm »
That turned out even better than I would have imagined.  The rotation is amazing.

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1418 on: June 11, 2013, 03:55:17 pm »
The rotation is perfection, but I wouldn't of expected anything less from you. Simply amazing.  :applaud: :applaud:

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1419 on: June 12, 2013, 03:48:57 am »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1420 on: June 12, 2013, 05:21:42 am »
I don't know what you do for a living but if creativity or design are involved your employer doesn't pay you enough. Perfection! Nothing but absolute perfection!

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1421 on: June 12, 2013, 09:21:51 am »
Per the chart you're going to always rotate back to horizontal rather than doing a vertical version of the layout.   but the menu shows at 45/135 degrees?

Are the limit switches hit in the normal positioning of the monitor or are they over-limit safety switches?  I thought with the stepper motor you already had positive positioning taken care of. 

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1422 on: June 12, 2013, 04:52:15 pm »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1423 on: June 12, 2013, 05:14:03 pm »
Did you get the files? *looks around mysteriously*

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1424 on: June 12, 2013, 05:19:38 pm »
Ond,

It's  :censored: :censored: :censored: Great what you did here.
As a perfectionist myself  :laugh2: I know how much time it cost when you see everything ... but at the and it pays of  :notworthy: :notworthy:

Great design and paintjob , mannnnnnnnnnnn  :censored: :censored: :censored:

 :cheers:

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1425 on: June 12, 2013, 05:27:38 pm »
Looks great! What system is that Cyvern game (0:50 in the rotation movie) running on? It's completely different from the MAME one...

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1426 on: June 12, 2013, 05:32:36 pm »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1427 on: June 12, 2013, 05:46:25 pm »
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Looks great! What system is that Cyvern game (0:50 in the rotation movie) running on? It's completely different from the MAME one...

Thanks, actually that is Mame (148u5)  :dunno
I ran it again and indeed. It was different in my mind  :dizzy: Nevermind. Great build once again  :applaud:

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1428 on: June 13, 2013, 09:37:54 am »
I am a little bummed that the stepper setup doesn't yield full time positive positioning.  Does the motor controller setup allow for braking when not rotating?  Either way you have it solved by having it check in with the limit switches.

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1429 on: June 13, 2013, 10:47:46 am »
Omg. This just gets better & better. I think I'm going to cry.

That video of the rotation was beautiful. It's so quiet! I've already bought the parts to replicate weisshaupt's rotator, or I might have been pestering u to spoon feed me the details on yours.

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1430 on: June 13, 2013, 05:11:43 pm »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1431 on: June 13, 2013, 07:10:08 pm »
At some stage I will turn my thoughts to a script to integrate with Mala specific to the stepper motor.  If anyone wants to give some thought to the code please be my guest.  I'm happy to swap some design / art time for some code time  :P

Here's the basic high level flow I had in mind:



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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1432 on: June 13, 2013, 09:10:46 pm »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1433 on: June 14, 2013, 10:11:46 am »
Finally I have a video to do for a certain Encryptor on the ins and outs of my DIY velvet flocker.

Oh, we already know what you use your velvet flocker for, dude.


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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1434 on: June 14, 2013, 03:56:04 pm »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1435 on: June 22, 2013, 12:42:46 pm »
It just gets more and more stunning. 


Wow.

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1436 on: July 30, 2013, 07:21:03 am »
[sorry to get people's hopes up but this is a reply and not Ond]

Heh Ond,

Can you display an animation whilst it's turning?

It would look freaky if you rotated the animation at the *same speed* as the screen turns... the animation would look static but the monitor would be rotating around it!

Maybe?  :dunno

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1437 on: July 31, 2013, 04:21:14 am »
OND: This cab is perfect! You sir are an artist!

Thanks for the kind comments DarthPaul and OND, but I gave up on using servos, the cheap ones I bought were not strong enough to do the job.

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1438 on: July 31, 2013, 09:47:08 am »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1439 on: July 31, 2013, 04:22:12 pm »
What an incredible project, I am amazed every time this thread gets bumped!

FWIW, despite the unbelievably sexy design of the cabinet thus far, the lightning stencils and white letters seem like a step down from your normal aesthetic quality.  Something about the jaggedness of the lightning and the bland white lettering (largely meaningless to me at least, so meaningless to most casual viewers) is distracting and not visually pleasing alongside the smooth curves and bold colors elsewhere.  The stencils are "hijacking" the rest of the design.  It's kind of like if Steve Jobs had walked in on the original iPhone just before launch and said, "I know, let's put BLACK LIGHTNING on the side, that'll look AWESOME!", and no one had the nerve to tell him it wasn't that great of an idea. My 2 cents, again this is an incredible project!

Thanks Rick, that's a real muthaflocker!

As I mentioned here's a render to show the stencil art I intend to apply to the finished cab and the chrome pieces I've yet to create.  These are going to take some time to complete mainly due to the lengthy electroplating process.  The last piece I had done took around 5 weeks to come back to me from the chrome finisher.  While I'm waiting for those I'll be surface finishing the rest of the cab.  Ta ta for now.