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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1560 on: October 26, 2015, 11:03:12 pm »
It is crazy how creative this build is! Looks like something that would be out of the 50's on how the future would look

 :notworthy: keep it up!

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1561 on: October 29, 2015, 08:40:33 pm »
What I find amazing is this build was started in early 2009, has influenced so many other builds (re approach and materials), yet no one has dared to try and imitate / replicate  - it is still a very unique / amazing build   :applaud: that I for one are impatient to see completed  :blah:
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Built "n0tsq3" cocktail cab http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,133913.0/all.html
..and restoring a Sega MegaLo 410 Candy Cab & Moon Patrol Cab

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1562 on: October 29, 2015, 09:15:06 pm »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1563 on: February 08, 2016, 10:27:17 pm »

Ond,

Have you worked on your your cab since this post?

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - Astro ! **Coin Slot Revision**
« Reply #1564 on: February 08, 2016, 10:35:34 pm »

Look forward to this Ond, don't forget to tell us what eBay store you get the dilithium crystals to power it  ;D

 :laugh: Will do, details follow  :)

@emphatic -  ;D

@mllkat  :lol (nice work)

@XeviouS - OK I admit it  :P well I loved that show in its day anyhow, in the MacGuyver spirit here's more....

As promised here's a DIY Electrostatic Flock Applicator.  "What does this have to do with arcade cab builds?" I hear you ask.  Not much really,  but it is part of MY cab build and who knows may be of interest to someone.  As I mentioned I've seen some great finishes on things like car dashboards and moulded inserts etc, I figured it would look wicked whenever the hood is popped on my cab, to see a smooth flock finish inside.  I first had to come by an applicator.  A brief search online revealed these to cost around $200+ for a hand held device.  Too much.  Maybe I can make one.  Some more research and sure enough other people have similar ideas.   I’ve seen some made from margarine containers, flash lights and so on.  I like plumbing fixtures, they’re cheap, easy to cut and different pieces fit together to make stuff totally unrelated to plumbing.  Ticks all the boxes!

Here are the bits for my version.
 


Essentially the unit uses an ion generator like those found in air purifiers.  They generate negatively charged particles that help remove dust particles from the air.  I’m afraid the Ion Generator is  nothing  much to look at despite the exciting sounding name.
They can be ordered from  http://secure.oatleyelectronics.com//product_info.php?products_id=327&osCsid=c3396bb14f42d4849e8836f0b20b7c1a
at a cost of about $12.  The switch and socket can be purchased at any electronics hobby outlet.  The power pack I had left over from a dead ADSL modem.
The switch, ion generator and socket all fit neatly onto the PVC handle, some gluing, drilling, cutting, soldering and assembly and here’s the result.



You fill it with ‘Flock’ fine fibres of rayon about .75mm long, power it up and sprinkle the media over any surface covered in glue.  Let dry, and you get a durable suede finish in the colour you choose.



I’ve tested the unit and it works really well!  For not much more than $25 dollars, worth the effort.
For those interested here is the wiring setup I used.



A word of warning these units generate high voltages, some commercial ones up to 40KV or more, touching the earth lead and screen at the same time aint healthy!  If you build one and taser yourself accidently it wasn't my fault  ::).

Next post will show the CP  lined inside with flock coating, and some other good stuff  ;D 

Ond,

What sizes are the PVC pieces you used to make this?

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1565 on: February 10, 2016, 06:21:33 pm »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1566 on: February 10, 2016, 06:24:48 pm »
That's why we're commemorating the design in this year's BYOAC ZapCon shirt. We've all been waiting with bated breath!
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1567 on: February 10, 2016, 06:42:32 pm »
Ond,

I'll look forward to getting the measurements for the flocking applicator. The project! I don't know that I would call it that. It is a thing of beauty and maybe should be called a piece of art. Last pictures I saw it was stunning. Can't wait to see you finish it. I haven't been here in a long time but I want to make a flock applicator so I remembered yours and came here to get the specs and get a list of parts I need. Thanks!

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1568 on: February 10, 2016, 06:59:29 pm »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1569 on: February 10, 2016, 10:06:05 pm »
Ond,

Ironic you are getting back to finish this project now.  I have been powering thought this 40 page thread for the past few weeks.  I mostly just want to say thanks.  Your project was a fun journey to read about and I learned a LOT from your posts here and elsewhere in the forums.  I've learned how to use my router a lot more (and with better results) and a lot of great tips on painting and finishing (I watched your paining videos too).  It's encouraging to see what is possible with time and effort and attention to detail.  I can't say I will spend as many years as you have on my first project, but I am slowing down a little after reading yours and others project threads.  Thanks and congrats on getting your stuff back out of storage!   :cheers:

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1570 on: February 11, 2016, 08:43:47 am »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1571 on: February 11, 2016, 03:33:46 pm »
Very happy to see this update.  :cheers:

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1572 on: February 12, 2016, 01:16:51 pm »
Very happy to see this update.  :cheers:

 :notworthy:    :cheers:   :applaud:   :applaud:   :applaud:

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1573 on: March 05, 2016, 09:15:08 pm »
Hello BYOAC bothers, sisters and other peoples....

Encryptor,  I dismantled the original flock applicator and then built a new improved mark II model featuring a more powerful Ion generator.  The improved unit needed a larger diameter handle to fit the generator.  It turned out nice (I painted it black too) and it works well.  It's currently hidden amongst a pile of boxes in my garage,  I'll find it and measure the pieces and let you know.

So, back to this project I started in, what was it 2009?  The last two years have been taken up with renovating my house for sale and then selling it and moving my family into a rental.  We will rent for the next year at least while we look for a country property to buy. All Arcade stuffs (and many other things) were in deep storage during this time.  I'm happy to say, all that is done, my Astro Cab is back in my garage and a workshop of sorts is coming together.  The cab has suffered some gouges and scratches to the paintwork and parts are scattered here and there.  No problem though, all can be brought back to a gleaming finish.

This project has a ridiculous number of pages and many, many viewers, it's been buried for so long, some newbies will be seeing it for the first time - g'day to you.  I love this cab, have loved working on it and will enjoy seeing it through to completion (finally). A few more pages, updates and falavel to come.  I yar excited!   ;D

 :cheers:

Ond

Hey Ond,

Did you happen to locate your new flock applicator from your garage?

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1574 on: March 06, 2016, 02:12:06 am »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1575 on: March 06, 2016, 06:59:54 am »
Very cool. Thank you Sir!

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1576 on: March 06, 2016, 09:53:21 pm »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1577 on: March 07, 2016, 06:03:37 pm »
Sweet, can't wait to see it again!  Good luck  :applaud:

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1578 on: March 11, 2016, 01:51:05 am »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1579 on: March 11, 2016, 10:43:58 am »
Back in the saddle again! So good to see regular updates going on this project again. Keep on pushing, Ond, were all excited to see more!
Man, will my cab EVER be finished?

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1580 on: March 11, 2016, 11:19:41 am »
Back in the saddle again! So good to see regular updates going on this project again. Keep on pushing, Ond, were all excited to see more!
Here's another guy that doesn't check in as often as he should! At least I get my fix of you on KLOV!
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1581 on: March 11, 2016, 11:34:46 am »
   OMG yot you are one of them? This shatters my faith in humanity, and has the makings of a really bad day... TO THE DUNGEN WITH YOU!

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1582 on: March 11, 2016, 11:46:06 am »
"Them?"
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1583 on: March 11, 2016, 12:03:41 pm »
    ** Edit.... I ment to say one of those esteemed Klovers. ::)
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1584 on: March 11, 2016, 12:26:42 pm »
    ** Edit.... I ment to say one of those esteemed Klovers. ::)
Don't worry, I read your initial post. KLOVes aren't all that bad. Most of my closest friends locally in this hobby I met on KLOV.

Pinside, that's a different story. There's actually some people there who support Kaneda. I have a feeling they're the same people holding up "Go Juice Go!" signs when OJ was in the white Bronco.
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1585 on: March 11, 2016, 01:13:56 pm »
    Kaneda is quite insightful and informative on the subject, he was banned for merely making a observation on a pin, Those simpleminded troll mods and ultimately Robin would have to take blame for the stink on that site. Next time you go over to Klove however say hello for me (See I got a friend over ther now too 8))....Anyway I don't want to derail this thread so, OND... Get out to the shop already and show the love man, Your killing us!
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1586 on: March 11, 2016, 01:22:38 pm »
Kaneda was banned for openly flaunting the rules, even after he spoke to Robin on the telephone and promised he wouldn't do it anymore. It had nothing to do with his opinions. They tolerate ---uvulas--- over there. But not when they break the rules and brag about it.

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1587 on: March 15, 2016, 11:56:49 pm »
Hey Ond...are you by chance a mini-war gamer. That flock machine is reminiscent of what we use to apply static grass.
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1588 on: March 16, 2016, 07:01:15 pm »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1589 on: March 17, 2016, 01:23:35 pm »
Are the scratches from moving or from when your ceiling caved in?

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1590 on: March 17, 2016, 03:37:12 pm »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1591 on: April 13, 2016, 01:33:52 pm »
Hello everyone,

Ond thank you to you for sharing, an arcade of dreams.

I think a little copy on you to my arcade.  ;)

I started to draw my arcade with Auto-Cad but I'm afraid of being wrong on the final dimensions, so could you share your plans and ratings?

I live in France, so sorry for my bad English and thank you google translate.

Again, great realization of arcade.

Thank you
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« Reply #1592 on: April 14, 2016, 09:12:12 pm »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1593 on: April 18, 2016, 02:55:14 am »
Ond -

  Having gotten to see the coin slot subassembly in person, I've got to say, wow.   :notworthy:

Your craftsmanship is just amazing.  The photos in this thread were impressive, and they didn't really do it justice.

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« Reply #1594 on: April 18, 2016, 07:58:43 am »
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« Reply #1595 on: April 18, 2016, 10:17:20 am »
Say hi to Pixelhugger for us! Let him know that I used one of his joysticks in my ZapCon: The Game build.
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1596 on: April 18, 2016, 10:22:54 am »
Sadly. I never had a chance to check out "the piece" that you brought to Zapcon.

Anyone have a pic of it?

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1597 on: April 18, 2016, 10:47:22 am »
Pictures don't do it justice, but here is a shot i snapped.

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1598 on: April 18, 2016, 05:54:56 pm »
Man that's sexy.
Man, will my cab EVER be finished?

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1599 on: April 19, 2016, 09:04:09 pm »
Say hi to Pixelhugger for us! Let him know that I used one of his joysticks in my ZapCon: The Game build.

So technically I was there. Glad to hear it made a contribution.

Looks like you guys had a lot of fun.

Ond -

  Having gotten to see the coin slot subassembly in person, I've got to say, wow.   :notworthy:

Your craftsmanship is just amazing.  The photos in this thread were impressive, and they didn't really do it justice.

+1 on the photos not doing this thing justice. It is absolutely astounding work. I can only imagine the entire cabinet is similarly impossible to really appreciate in pictures.
« Last Edit: April 19, 2016, 09:08:16 pm by Pixelhugger »
Project mega thread HERE