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battlecat

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Calculating and routing the insert space for a monitor
« on: February 18, 2009, 08:19:49 pm »
Hello:

I have been working on my recreation of a MS. Pacman Cocktail cabinet based on Kyle Lindstrom's plans. I have used 3/4 plywood so that it will be pretty sturdy. What I need to do now is figure out how to mount a computer monitor (its all I have) upside down to the top 3/4 inch plywood. I also need to figure out how to calculate the size and location before I cut out the hole for the monitor. I would like a snug solid fit.

I see that in a "real" MS. Pacman cocktail cabinet the monitor has a beautiful mount. I do not of course have that since I cannot sadly afford a real arcade monitor.

Any suggestions, ideas, or links to sites that may have solved this issue?

Thanks!
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Re: Calculating and routing the insert space for a monitor
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2009, 07:08:18 pm »
Mock it up out of 2x4 sticks or cardboard or something.  You can get good measurements for a very precise fit that way.

Are you decasing or just mounting it with the case intact?