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Author Topic: Bonnie's Pink Box(update 7-26-10 new pix and starpower)  (Read 4666 times)

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Bonnie's Pink Box(update 7-26-10 new pix and starpower)
« on: October 24, 2009, 10:06:29 pm »
no plans, and yes, I know its kinda ugly, but its rough, so be gentle.
I'm prolly gonna recut the top, I dont like the lip up top. Also, the "frame" around the monitor is int he way of the screen but about 1/8th inch on the left AND the screen is ever so slightly crooked, nto much, but I noticed it, and Imma try and fix it.

starting the monitor support:


turn your head, forgot to rotate the image. More rough frame:


Basic computer fitment:


iso view:


sorry I didnt rotate these:/  hole cut out the side for easy computer access:


everything put together, and lookin rough:


blowhole fan up top, it'll be replaced with a pink one and tons of other pink stuff too, lol:

« Last Edit: July 27, 2010, 08:49:50 pm by Malenko »
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Re: Unnamed Bartop Touch Screen aka GF's Xmas gift
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2009, 10:09:49 pm »
tight fit inside:


touch screen game running:


you can actually see how crooked the screen is by following the black line at the bottom of this shot:

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Re: Unnamed Bartop Touch Screen aka GF's Xmas gift
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2009, 10:59:00 am »
What touchscreen game is that? I have been thinking about doing a jukebox/touchscreen game combo for awhile but haven't seen anything good to use with a touchscreen yet.
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Re: Unnamed Bartop Touch Screen aka GF's Xmas gift
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2009, 08:38:18 am »
Strike Zone Blowling?  ::)
Looks good though.

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Re: Unnamed Bartop Touch Screen aka GF's Xmas gift
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2009, 10:55:30 am »
Strike Zone Blowling?  ::)
Looks good though.

I went searching and couldn't find anything.
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Re: Unnamed Bartop Touch Screen aka GF's Xmas gift
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2009, 11:35:53 am »
If you like slot machines, buy 'Little Green Men' and/or 'Texas Tea', they're PC versions of real slot machines.  The games that have bonus rounds are really fun with the touchscreen, even though all you're doing is selecting items. 

Note that one problem I've been having with both games installed is that Little Green Men keeps borking it's install requiring a reinstall to get working again.  The next time it breaks I'll install it into a seperate directory and see if that makes it more stable.


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Re: Bonnie's Pink Box
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2009, 08:43:13 pm »
Heres the lip I didnt like:






its still a work in progress. I re-cut the top, I didn't like the lip. I also just wrapped it in black leather texture vinyl till we figure out how we want the outsides. Blue fan replaced with Pink UV fan, still waiting for the pink lights for the inside to come in. Also, theres a 1/4" gap in the back at the top, this was intentional! it serves multiple purposes, better ventilation and it'll let the pink lights inside GLOW

(Yes, its an unfinished porch, and yes there is tons of crap laying around)







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Re: Bonnie's Pink Box
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2009, 08:57:40 pm »
Looks great so far.   You have come a long way in a short time from the original wood construct. :applaud: :applaud:

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Re: Bonnie's Pink Box
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2009, 10:04:34 pm »
Hilarious title!  ;D

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Re: Bonnie's Pink Box
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2009, 04:32:40 am »
Hilarious title!  ;D

I raised an eyebrow at the name too. I wondered if it had the same slang meaning in other English speaking countries (specifically the US) as it does in the UK?

Good progress, you work fast and its turning out pretty cool, but I'd think about changing the name maybe?
" ਜਿਹੜਾ ਲਾਓ ਜਰਦਾ ਉਹ ਸੌ ਸਾਲ ਨੰਈ ਮਰਦਾ " (he who chews tobacco would live to be a hundred )

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Re: Bonnie's Pink Box
« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2009, 05:00:14 am »
+1 for the title. Ans yes, it does mean the same, slangwise.

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Re: Bonnie's Pink Box
« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2009, 07:14:33 am »
great. another thing to add to the list. Nice Box you got there....thats pretty cool....good posts/pics. Thanks for sharing....I'll continue to watch for updates......

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Re: Bonnie's Pink Box
« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2009, 02:13:47 pm »
great. another thing to add to the list.

Yeah, I thought that. Next up on my list is to build a cabaret like Chicken McNobody's for the corner of the kitchen and now i 'need' a touch screen box thingy that I never knew I wanted.
" ਜਿਹੜਾ ਲਾਓ ਜਰਦਾ ਉਹ ਸੌ ਸਾਲ ਨੰਈ ਮਰਦਾ " (he who chews tobacco would live to be a hundred )

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Re: Bonnie's Pink Box
« Reply #13 on: November 04, 2009, 08:11:23 am »
So what's next for this Malenko?
" ਜਿਹੜਾ ਲਾਓ ਜਰਦਾ ਉਹ ਸੌ ਸਾਲ ਨੰਈ ਮਰਦਾ " (he who chews tobacco would live to be a hundred )

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Re: Bonnie's Pink Box
« Reply #14 on: November 04, 2009, 09:44:08 am »
right now I just wiped the HD and reinstalled XP trying to clear out a buncha junk files, however I think Im going to do an nlite install. Im also going through the 100 or so touch games on there to see which ones are working of of those, which are worth keeping . Far too many of them are trivia games based on knowledge of the UK, so they gotta go.

I'm also building a stand alone controller with XBOX360 guts that will plug into the USB port on the side so she can play traditional games and/or pinball :) It'll match the theme of black with pink highlights. Shes bought some stuff for the side art, some Sakura tree decals n stuff, looks pretty neat.

As for the Bezel, Im trying to convince FrancoB to make one for me cause Im not too fond of the wood picture frame thing, I mean its neat but its not awesome, imo

2 of these are going inside for a hot pink center:

its an LED bar, not a cold cathode
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Re: Bonnie's Pink Box
« Reply #15 on: November 04, 2009, 12:34:41 pm »
where did you find the games for your pink box?  I noticed the photo hunt and others.  I was doing some searching one time but I could not find the games that I would normally see on those touch screen bar games.

by the way your pink box is looking great!   >:D

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Re: Bonnie's Pink Box
« Reply #16 on: November 04, 2009, 05:48:30 pm »
I'll do my best to try and sqeeze a bezel in for your pink box in time for xmas  ;)

I bet you don't get that offer every year :D

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Re: Bonnie's Pink Box
« Reply #17 on: November 04, 2009, 11:31:43 pm »
I can squeeze my WICO in your pink box for free! :cheers:

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Re: Bonnie's Pink Box
« Reply #18 on: November 05, 2009, 12:16:22 am »
4 inch shaft, 1cm dia.?

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Re: Bonnie's Pink Box
« Reply #19 on: November 14, 2009, 07:41:04 pm »
I can squeeze my WICO in your pink box for free! :cheers:

Im a dude. just saying.

4 inch shaft, 1cm dia.?

you kids! you never mix metric and standard measurements! lol


I was trying to make the wires nice and neat but they were just taking up way too much room, especially with the big speakers. So I put in an order at MonoPrice and got some 1 foot cables; 1 VGA and 1 3Prong power cord.



I just put a quick coat of white primer inside to reflect the pink light around, tomorrow I start the final inside wiring hopfully everything will be nice and pretty (in pink). May even pick up the faux mirror project board so it'll really bounce the light around inside. I also picked up some little rubber feet. If time allows I'll put up more pictures tomorrow.
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Re: Bonnie's Pink Box
« Reply #20 on: November 15, 2009, 01:39:12 am »
I would also be very interested to know where you got the games. I have a 15" touch screen I'd LOVE to do this with. I've tried to ask others where they get them from and no one has a straight answer.

thanks.

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Re: Bonnie's Pink Box
« Reply #21 on: November 15, 2009, 07:24:44 am »
Hilarious title!  ;D

The name caught my eye too...but then I read the first line; "I know its kinda ugly, but its rough, so be gentle."   :dunno

I also suppose the photo on the LED bar was not rotated for a reason?


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Re: Bonnie's Pink Box
« Reply #22 on: November 15, 2009, 08:24:21 am »
When I first read the title of this thread, I thought, "With a name like that, it's got to be good!"

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Re: Bonnie's Pink Box
« Reply #23 on: November 15, 2009, 05:35:35 pm »
When I first read the title of this thread, I thought, "With a name like that, it's got to be good!"

Smuckers?  HAHAHAHA



OK, so finally a bit of progress. I finally stuffed all the wires inside, the 1 foot cords made HUGE difference. The speakers (not pictured) still take up too much room, so Im lookin for a set of small USB powered cheapies so long as they sound pretty good, but the price of the project is jumping REALLY quickly :/

quick pic of the 1 foot cords installed, I love monoprice.


heres everything stuffed inside like a turkey, the pink LEDs are laying on the table:

I put the scraps of reflective vinyl on the back of the monitor.

Here is the stand alone controller for the touch cade, pink buttons on order:


Controller is powered by a 360 wired controller:


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Re: Bonnie's Pink Box(update 11-15-09 new pix and stand alone controller)
« Reply #24 on: July 27, 2010, 08:49:17 pm »
8 months later......

wiped the HD, installed TinyXP, it runs sooooo much better now. Its still pretty boring looking on the outside, so I spiced up the back a bit.....(pix below)
I need to order 3 or 4 more pink LED strips so you can see the outline on the wall behind the touchcade. Still havent ordered pink buttons yet.





I'll also be finding new better speakers, the USB powered ones I have are ok, but I want this little box to bump.
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Re: Bonnie's Pink Box(update 7-26-10 new pix and starpower)
« Reply #25 on: July 27, 2010, 08:58:11 pm »
Very nice work. That pink box is invincible!

Ok, for real... spill the beans on where you got the touch screen games!!  :o

I have a touch screen that I would love to make something similar to this, but without the games, its not yet worth it!

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Re: Bonnie's Pink Box(update 7-26-10 new pix and starpower)
« Reply #26 on: July 30, 2010, 10:06:14 pm »
Very nice work. That pink box is invincible!

Ok, for real... spill the beans on where you got the touch screen games!!  :o

I have a touch screen that I would love to make something similar to this, but without the games, its not yet worth it!

joe

I second that! Even if you just pm me or something like that you got to spill!
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