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Re: Atari Xevious Bartop 10" VGA CRT
« Reply #160 on: March 28, 2010, 02:31:18 pm »
The first cab's all sanded primed and painted up now - it stopped raining today  :) Just need to apply the side art (plus wire the thing up). Still thinking about how to make the cone LEDs light up correctly. I think that I'll have to mod a flasher kit from Maplin.
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Re: Atari Xevious Bartop 10" VGA CRT
« Reply #161 on: September 01, 2010, 04:29:11 pm »
Just wondering how you are getting on with the bartops?

Would love so see them finished ;)

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Re: Atari Xevious Bartop 10" VGA CRT
« Reply #162 on: September 01, 2010, 04:35:06 pm »
Hey, thanks for the interest  :)

I've got the t-molding on one of the cabs. It's looking good so far.

The other still needs wiring up and artwork applying to the sides. It all kind of went on hold while I had a knee op.

I'm looking forward to getting them finished now.
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Re: Atari Xevious Bartop 10" VGA CRT
« Reply #163 on: September 01, 2010, 04:36:56 pm »
Hey, thanks for the interest  :)

I've got the t-molding on one of the cabs. It's looking good so far.

The other still needs wiring up and artwork applying to the sides. It all kind of went on hold while I had a knee op.

I'm looking forward to getting them finished now.
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Glad to hear you're recovering from the knee op!

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Re: Atari Xevious Bartop 10" VGA CRT
« Reply #164 on: September 01, 2010, 05:42:08 pm »
Hey, thanks for the interest  :)

I've got the t-molding on one of the cabs. It's looking good so far.

The other still needs wiring up and artwork applying to the sides. It all kind of went on hold while I had a knee op.

I'm looking forward to getting them finished now.
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Glad to hear you're recovering from the knee op!

Thanks.

I've still got to try out the power delays. The monitors are not playing ball.

Also, the shielded and buzz quite a lot. I'll have a go at sorting them out soon.

My kids love playing on them, even though they're incomplete  ;D
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Re: Atari Xevious Bartop 10" VGA CRT
« Reply #165 on: September 01, 2010, 10:39:03 pm »
Do you have anything to do with Nigel at arcadestickers anymore? The guy seems to have gone AWOL, or has completely turned off to this community when he stopped answering e-mails earlier this year?

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Re: Atari Xevious Bartop 10" VGA CRT
« Reply #166 on: September 02, 2010, 02:14:13 am »
Do you have anything to do with Nigel at arcadestickers anymore? The guy seems to have gone AWOL, or has completely turned off to this community when he stopped answering e-mails earlier this year?

I found Nigel Cave from arcadestickers: http://shop.ebay.co.uk/monkey-online/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=&_trksid=p3686

I sent him a message on Thursday, nothing back yet. It really does look like he's blanking us, doesn't it? I may write him a letter instead, see if he replies...

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Re: Atari Xevious Bartop 10" VGA CRT
« Reply #167 on: September 02, 2010, 05:35:10 am »
Do you have anything to do with Nigel at arcadestickers anymore? The guy seems to have gone AWOL, or has completely turned off to this community when he stopped answering e-mails earlier this year?

No, I've had no reply from him either. Looks like I'll have to go to the States for my next artwork, unless anyone here knows of a U.K. based firm or individual who can do a good job.
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Re: Atari Xevious Bartop 10" VGA CRT
« Reply #168 on: September 02, 2010, 08:50:05 am »
Hopefully some good news - I've just spoken to a company here in Brighton that say they can do backlit polyester film (marquees) and polycarb laminated vinyl (CPO's), plus general self- and non-adhesive vinyl work.

 I've just sent them some PDF's for a quote so I'll post back here with the results.

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Re: Atari Xevious Bartop 10" VGA CRT
« Reply #169 on: September 02, 2010, 08:56:07 am »
Hopefully some good news - I've just spoken to a company here in Brighton that say they can do backlit polyester film (marquees) and polycarb laminated vinyl (CPO's), plus general self- and non-adhesive vinyl work.

 I've just sent them some PDF's for a quote so I'll post back here with the results.

Nice one  :cheers:
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Re: Atari Xevious Bartop 10" VGA CRT
« Reply #170 on: September 02, 2010, 12:33:05 pm »
Quote as follows
 
1) Tron Mini Bezel 300mm x 218mm
    vinyl print & laminate with cut out 6.50
 
2) Tron Mini Marquee 457mm x 142mm
    backlit polyester material digital print  9.50

I'm gonna continue posting progress at the "UK artwork - printer needed" thread to save double-posting everything:

http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=102492.0

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Re: Atari Xevious Bartop 10" VGA CRT
« Reply #171 on: September 02, 2010, 11:21:33 pm »





This project looks pretty amazing so far. Can't wait to see it finished.

Sorry to ask this in here, but does anyone know where I can buy one of these? I've looked on DigiKey but there's so much stuff I don't really know which one to pick. I'm in the US btw. Thanks.

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Re: Atari Xevious Bartop 10" VGA CRT
« Reply #173 on: June 23, 2011, 02:34:12 am »
Bump for 2011!

Did you ever get these babies finished?

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Re: Atari Xevious Bartop 10" VGA CRT
« Reply #174 on: January 01, 2012, 07:38:05 pm »
Hopeful bump for 2012!

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Re: Atari Xevious Bartop 10" VGA CRT
« Reply #175 on: January 02, 2012, 12:07:06 pm »
They're still here, I'm really going to get around to them soon  ::)
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Re: Atari Xevious Bartop 10" VGA CRT
« Reply #176 on: May 07, 2012, 10:27:27 am »
Bump.

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Re: Atari Xevious Bartop 10" VGA CRT
« Reply #177 on: May 07, 2012, 12:05:27 pm »
hey dude this build is amazing.  There's so much here that has inspired me to get mine going.  Thank you.

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Re: Atari Xevious Bartop 10" VGA CRT
« Reply #178 on: May 07, 2012, 12:15:36 pm »
I just want one of those 10" CRTs... 

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Re: Atari Xevious Bartop 10" VGA CRT
« Reply #179 on: May 07, 2012, 02:44:54 pm »

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Re: Atari Xevious Bartop 10" VGA CRT
« Reply #180 on: May 07, 2012, 02:46:25 pm »
Good bump.  :)

That's what she said...

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Re: Atari Xevious Bartop 10" VGA CRT
« Reply #181 on: July 24, 2012, 10:50:48 am »
Right, back on the job. I've got some spare time now - the kids are older, less demanding and like... Games  ;D

Got the rest of the side art on the second cab today. Just need to put the T-Molding on and sort out the wiring.

I had to go back through my old posts to see what I have and haven't done so far  :laugh2:
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Re: Atari Xevious Bartop 10" VGA CRT
« Reply #182 on: July 25, 2012, 11:45:59 am »
Installed the T-Molding today. Hot glue all the way  :applaud:



Just to prove there are two  ;)




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Re: Atari Xevious Bartop 10" VGA CRT
« Reply #183 on: July 25, 2012, 11:47:25 am »
 :applaud: Awesome to see this thread back in action!  :applaud:

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Re: Atari Xevious Bartop 10" VGA CRT
« Reply #184 on: July 25, 2012, 11:50:55 am »
Awesome work!   :cheers:

Damn, I want one of those tiny VGA monitors...  

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Re: Atari Xevious Bartop 10" VGA CRT
« Reply #185 on: July 25, 2012, 05:07:48 pm »
Man, that's looking great!  :cheers:

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Re: Atari Xevious Bartop 10" VGA CRT
« Reply #186 on: July 25, 2012, 08:44:12 pm »
Very nice indeed!  :cheers:
So glad to see this thread up again too!

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Re: Atari Xevious Bartop 10" VGA CRT
« Reply #187 on: July 26, 2012, 11:41:55 am »
Stoked to see these are back! Looking gorgeous!  :applaud:

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Re: Atari Xevious Bartop 10" VGA CRT
« Reply #188 on: July 30, 2012, 01:13:30 pm »
Loved Xevious back in the day!  These look awesome!  :applaud:

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Re: Atari Xevious Bartop 10" VGA CRT
« Reply #189 on: July 31, 2012, 02:12:02 pm »
WOW. Amazing amazing work.  :cheers:
Seriously. Will it fit in my basement or what?

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Re: Atari Xevious Bartop 10" VGA CRT
« Reply #190 on: July 31, 2012, 11:10:13 pm »
Love it - especially that you went JAMMA with the project (unless I missed something - I skipped a couple of pages.)  Good job!
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Re: Atari Xevious Bartop 10" VGA CRT
« Reply #191 on: August 01, 2012, 03:02:55 pm »
Sweeeeeeeet, so glad you came back to this!

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Re: Atari Xevious Bartop 10" VGA CRT
« Reply #192 on: August 03, 2012, 06:13:51 pm »
Second cab's 48-in-1 in place now, and stripped the connectors off the loom to fit the joystick/buttons/power. I'd forgotten how much time and crimping hand-ache that takes  :dizzy:



Rewired the first cab's spaghetti wiring too. I think I was in a rush when I first did it.



When I plug the monitor in the speakers buzz... not a hum, a really LOUD buzz  :banghead:

They're fine without the monitor on, guess I'm going to have to try to replace then speaker cable to the Jamma edge connector with some shielded cable. If that doesn't work then maybe a rethink on the speakers. Powered small units driven from the jack on the board?
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Re: Atari Xevious Bartop 10" VGA CRT
« Reply #193 on: August 03, 2012, 06:58:06 pm »
... Powered small units driven from the jack on the board?

Thats what I do. I think it makes the boards crappy audio sound much better. Distortion is less...
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Re: Atari Xevious Bartop 10" VGA CRT
« Reply #194 on: August 04, 2012, 06:13:12 pm »
Yeah, the sound is awful.  :badmood:

Just don't know if these ex millitary monitors pump out so much interference that NO speakers will work in close proximity to them :'(
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Re: Atari Xevious Bartop 10" VGA CRT
« Reply #195 on: August 07, 2012, 11:59:12 am »
I did a lot of testing today. Different monitors (LCD and CRT), different PSUs, powered from within the cab and externally... looks like the 10" CRT, which at the moment needs to be powered up after the power to the Jamma board, is effecting the voltage to the 48-in-1. When the monitor is plugged in, the sound garbles. I need to find a way of regulating the power internally to the cab  :banghead:
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Re: Atari Xevious Bartop 10" VGA CRT
« Reply #196 on: October 03, 2012, 04:21:49 pm »
Four monitors - each seems to work differently  :badmood: One picks up the signal when first powered up, so I'll go with that one to start with.
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Re: Atari Xevious Bartop 10" VGA CRT
« Reply #197 on: October 03, 2012, 04:24:47 pm »
Well six months have passed and due to umpteen circumstances interfering it's now back on track.

After searching for delay timers here's what I've come up with:





A dial-in timer allows for changing the power delay and doesn't cost an arm and a leg. 5 in comparison to 40 plus for a rack-mount component. Now to see if it works...

These worked great. Once. Then there was an almighty burning smell... on both of them.  :banghead: Next cab will have a PC and LCD installed  :angry:
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Re: Atari Xevious Bartop 10" VGA CRT
« Reply #198 on: October 03, 2012, 04:34:06 pm »
So I'm on the lookout for a decent power delay timer (that'll fit in the cab  ;), that doesn't cost an arm and a leg. One monitor works fine, so I only need one that can delay for a second or so.
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Re: Atari Xevious Bartop 10" VGA CRT
« Reply #199 on: October 03, 2012, 04:45:24 pm »
Here are a few pics of a the playable cab:




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