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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #120 on: May 11, 2009, 06:09:37 pm »
Getting the "bug" again on my second cab, then I run into builds like this......... :cry:

I stay away a few months and the bar gets raised once again.


Wow, just wow  :applaud:




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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #121 on: May 12, 2009, 02:09:31 pm »
That glowing thingamabob for some reason reminds me of Mr Bill.
OHHHHH NOOOO this thing is too nice.
Way cool man
Keep the pic's coming

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #122 on: May 12, 2009, 02:41:29 pm »
Son of a ---smurfette---!

Auto rotating monitor based on game selection, swappable panels, futuristic design, iron man looking coin slots...........

Whats next, when you play Tapper does a tapper handle and icy cold mug extend out and automatically fill up an fresh brew for you?

This is a mame cabinet someone in the year 2120 could be proud of.

Keep up the good work.   :cheers:


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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #123 on: May 12, 2009, 03:38:45 pm »
@flake
Dude, now he's gonna go and do that too! We'll +never+ get to see finished pics at this rate  ;)

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #124 on: May 12, 2009, 04:43:40 pm »
I've seen a lot of great projects on here that make my cabinet look jealous, but this takes the cake.

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #125 on: May 12, 2009, 07:03:41 pm »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #126 on: May 12, 2009, 08:17:02 pm »
mate who cares if you lass says you have a big head ... dammed right let it be big . it has to be !!!! How else you going to fit all that superbness into it .. you cannot be normal ...lol ....

We all agree .....

Again as ever big fan of this mod / master peace of work ....

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #127 on: May 17, 2009, 05:36:57 am »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #128 on: May 17, 2009, 06:16:15 am »
Looks great as per usual Ond.

I think you must be Shiva to have taken some of those photos  ;D

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #129 on: May 18, 2009, 05:22:19 pm »
Nice action shot of the Dremel in action! Who's taking the pics?
The future isn't what it used to be.

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #130 on: May 18, 2009, 06:30:04 pm »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #131 on: May 19, 2009, 07:42:49 am »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #132 on: May 19, 2009, 07:53:22 am »
Just seen this in the CP thread  :afro:

Looks great Ond, it looks a little time consuming but the outcome is really nice. Good thinking Batman!

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #133 on: May 19, 2009, 10:07:24 am »
Wow that is impressive.  Very nice work and great thought process.

I really like the way that looks.  The advantage of being able to highlight the buttons but not going overboard with fully lighted ones.

You might want to patent that idea quick. 

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #134 on: May 19, 2009, 11:30:36 am »
Agreed!

[thinks about making stainless button plunger tops and stainless button bezel housings with Onds blue LED lighting discs for my cocktail )

Off to CAD we go!  ;D

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #135 on: May 19, 2009, 12:25:36 pm »
now that is just damn cool.

how much would you charge me for some red lit buttons like that?  :cheers:

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #136 on: May 19, 2009, 12:45:49 pm »
Damn.  Now that is cool.  You continue to impress.

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #137 on: May 19, 2009, 01:26:36 pm »
Franco, if you can make +real+ metal button tops, I may need to talk to you  :)

I've refinished the plastic buttons with metal spray paint and the results are quite nice, BUT real metal... Oh yeah!


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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #138 on: May 19, 2009, 02:14:14 pm »
Great project!

I like the idea with edge lit buttons.  :applaud:

I could rip out a bunch of those frosted inserts on the CNC if you need it, could save a bunch of time.
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #139 on: May 19, 2009, 04:26:22 pm »
Holy ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- this is awesome!!!  I cannot wait to build myself a cab when I purchase our new home later this year!

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #140 on: May 19, 2009, 07:54:11 pm »
What did you use to glue the pieces together?


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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #141 on: May 19, 2009, 08:18:46 pm »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #142 on: May 19, 2009, 11:42:04 pm »
The thing I like about this idea, is that this could be done to happ competition buttons, which have a convex top and are made of a softer, better feeling material then some of the currently available pre-lit buttons.

What is that black tube you used and I assume you also just glued that do the pronged button base?  These look badd ass for sure!

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #143 on: May 19, 2009, 11:57:05 pm »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #144 on: May 20, 2009, 01:21:20 am »
Damn!!

The creativeness you have with taking random parts is amazing!

I'm waiting for you to take something like a deodorant stick and turn it into some sort of flight stick!

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #145 on: May 20, 2009, 02:15:41 am »
I have a few sheets of frosted blue acrylic, this will look pretty sweet using that....

drventure: I think if you made a simple set of dies from pieces of hardwood, you could stamp out button tops from thin copper sheets sold at Hobby Lobby and the like. With a red or blue light shining out from under that your buttons would look amazing. Maybe even drill holes around the circumference so the light comes out there instead of all around, it would look very steampunk.... :burgerking:

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #146 on: May 20, 2009, 10:13:48 am »
Been a while since I looked at any arcade projects.  This one is being added to my notification list.  Where do you get that spray putty?  I see so many applications for that stuff.

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #147 on: May 20, 2009, 07:01:34 pm »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #148 on: May 20, 2009, 10:38:59 pm »
I've thought for a while that taking an MDF cab to an auto painter for an honest to god automotive metallic paint finish would be stunning. Your cab seems to beg for that treatment.
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #149 on: May 20, 2009, 11:07:30 pm »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #150 on: May 21, 2009, 01:34:38 am »
If these buttons ever make it to market - let me know.  :)  I'll take a few.

Awesome work.

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #151 on: May 29, 2009, 07:58:10 am »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #152 on: May 29, 2009, 11:44:46 am »
Beautiful.

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #153 on: May 29, 2009, 02:02:22 pm »
I really love that smooth finish that the spray putty created. Most excellent Ond.

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #154 on: May 30, 2009, 01:41:19 am »
I've thought for a while that taking an MDF cab to an auto painter for an honest to god automotive metallic paint finish would be stunning. Your cab seems to beg for that treatment.

I did my cab with automotive paint, the trick was getting the wood really well sealed so that the paint could be lightly wet sanded. I did have one small area get some moisture into the end grain but overall it turned out really nice... IIRC a total of 14 coats of sealer primer, finish primer, paint and clear coat.

Oh and 1967 Mustang Midnight Metalic Blue color formula FTW

Keep this up and you will beat Pixelhugger to the finishline with an amazing cab

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #155 on: June 04, 2009, 07:19:42 am »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #156 on: June 04, 2009, 10:49:25 am »
Finally here is a sketch showing the upper cabinet framework surrounding the monitor assembly.


So...theory is all well and good - time to put it into practice.
Oh wow, can't wait to see that part! But from what I've seen so far, I'm sure you'll not only be able to pull it off, but perfectly as well!  :notworthy:

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #157 on: June 04, 2009, 03:21:37 pm »
damn that is so cool! :cheers:

is there some round object you can find that you can use a base for the shell?
seems like that would be easier than constructing that frame you have there, not that you have taken the easyway on anything on this project so far ;)

is holding torque how much pressure it takes to move it when the motor is stopped?

can't wait to see this running!

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #158 on: June 04, 2009, 03:44:23 pm »
When you find the gears you plan to use, could you post the details?

I'm looking for similar gears for my cab and haven't had a whole lotta luck.

Right now, I'm leaning towards a motorcycle chain and sprocket assembly, but I think nice big brass gears would be better.

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #159 on: June 04, 2009, 06:07:55 pm »
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