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Title: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: ChanceKJ on October 14, 2013, 11:57:18 pm
*Finger Snap*
Title: Re: Project Code Name: Overambitious
Post by: yotsuya on October 15, 2013, 01:04:13 am
:cheers:

(http://www.historyinanhour.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Hindenburg-disaster.jpg)
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Post by: ChanceKJ on October 15, 2013, 01:05:22 am
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Post by: ChanceKJ on October 15, 2013, 02:48:41 am
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Post by: PL1 on October 15, 2013, 03:17:17 am
The good news is that you already have spousal approval -- keep her happy and saying, "You Shook Me" and "I Can't Quit You Baby" rather than, "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You".

Hopefully you can come up with a good sideart theme so you don't leave a barren Black Mountain Side on your cab.

Just keep your spirits up no matter How Many More Times you have to revise your plans.

There will be Good Times Bad Times, but Your Time is Gonna Come unless there is a Communication Breakdown that leaves you so Dazed and Confused that you can't finish the build.

For the light in the drawer, consider using a roller microswitch (http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2049719) that engages with the back right or back left side.

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Scott

P.S. For those wondering about the content of this post :dizzy:, click here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Led_Zeppelin_%28album%29#Track_listing).

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Title: Re: Project Code Name: Overambitious
Post by: jdbailey1206 on October 15, 2013, 07:16:01 am


Design steps:
1. Spousal approval (CHECK!)

Spousal approval...Pure gold!  By the way...No cupholders?  I KID!  I kid!   :lol
Title: Re: Project Code Name: Overambitious
Post by: Rick on October 15, 2013, 08:28:13 am
Doodles

If you keep up with the doodles as plans, then you are certainly well on your way! I'm excited to be watching this build.

<AJ>Subscribed.</AJ>

Rick
Title: Re: Project Code Name: Overambitious
Post by: yotsuya on October 15, 2013, 10:40:22 am
I'm trying to figure out what Scott does for a living.
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Post by: mcseforsale on October 15, 2013, 01:13:26 pm
Aw, crap!

AJ

(notice I'm posting above you...  >:D )

Doodles

If you keep up with the doodles as plans, then you are certainly well on your way! I'm excited to be watching this build.

<AJ>Subscribed.</AJ>

Rick
Title: Re: Project Code Name: Overambitious
Post by: jdbailey1206 on October 15, 2013, 01:27:49 pm
I did  feel spaced out this morning.  I don't remember typing my last post on this thread.  So AJ is capable of possession.  So there's that.   :D
Title: Re: Project Code Name: Overambitious
Post by: yotsuya on October 15, 2013, 01:42:20 pm
That CP shape is known affectionately in some circles as 'The Aircraft Carrier'.
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Post by: mcseforsale on October 15, 2013, 01:47:06 pm
That CP shape is known affectionately in some circles as 'The Aircraft Carrier'.

LOL, yeah, but when you have a 32" LCD, there's a lot of real-estate to cover.  :bump

AJ
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Post by: Nephasth on October 15, 2013, 01:58:57 pm
-IL Concave RGB/LED buttons (black tops, lit rings) (As seen on the Two-Headed Beast)
-Molex QD on all LED harnesses (Also thanks to Nephasth (you bastard, thanks for the expensive ideas... ;) )

Glad the Beast can still be a source of inspiration! I can help you out with lowering the cost on the Molex parts. PM coming your way. :cheers:
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Post by: ChanceKJ on October 15, 2013, 03:04:38 pm
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Title: Re: Project Code Name: Overambitious
Post by: Nephasth on October 15, 2013, 03:15:39 pm
Now, ethical question: Looking at all these nice bartops that are being CnC'd is it a sin if i forgo most of the standard fabrication of the cab and have the technical bits plotted out on a local woodworkers CnC?

If you have the resources... Use them!
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Post by: ChanceKJ on October 15, 2013, 03:27:42 pm
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Title: Re: Project Code Name: Overambitious
Post by: kahlid74 on October 15, 2013, 04:03:07 pm
That's a lot of buttons.
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Post by: yotsuya on October 15, 2013, 04:08:47 pm
You might want to check with HaRuMaN on that aircraft carrier. I think he might be able to help.
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Post by: mcseforsale on October 16, 2013, 12:20:48 pm
If yer in the US, Harbor Freight for castors.

AJ
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Post by: ChanceKJ on October 18, 2013, 03:09:33 am
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Title: Re: Project Code Name: Overambitious
Post by: PL1 on October 18, 2013, 03:54:04 am
No biggie -- just let Saint know that you like it, but it would be so much better if we could get the logins working again so we could update the contents.   >:D

It's almost time for another monthly bump over in the Wiki Discussion (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/board,30.0) sub-forum.   ;D


Scott
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Post by: ChanceKJ on October 18, 2013, 04:14:10 am
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Post by: javeryh on October 18, 2013, 09:26:10 am
That's a lot of buttons.

I came here to post this.  Simple is always better, IMO.  It's OK to not be able to play every single game known to man.  That's why you build cab #2!

I am super jealous of the spouse approval.  Someone should write a wiki on how that happens.  I'm almost there but I think I'm missing a key piece of information.

1.  Come up with awesome idea to build arcade cabinet
2.  Tell wife
3.  ???
4.  Everyone is happy!
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Post by: ChanceKJ on October 18, 2013, 10:13:26 am
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Title: Re: Project Code Name: Overambitious
Post by: javeryh on October 18, 2013, 10:23:48 am
I've just found that more buttons leads to more confusion - the less clutter on a CP the more people seem to enjoy it.  My first cabinet tried to "do everything" and it led to 500 questions every time I had people over to play.  My DK gets played a ton more and no one really ever asks me how it works other than how to switch games.  Of course, it only has a 4-way and one action button so it's not that tough to figure out but still.  The DK has about 30 games and the other cab had about 300 so you would think that the cab with more games would be played more but it just didn't (so I got rid of it).  I don't know - there's no right answer but I was just sharing my own experience.
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Post by: yotsuya on October 18, 2013, 10:32:21 am
I've just found that more buttons leads to more confusion - the less clutter on a CP the more people seem to enjoy it.  My first cabinet tried to "do everything" and it led to 500 questions every time I had people over to play.  My DK gets played a ton more and no one really ever asks me how it works other than how to switch games.  Of course, it only has a 4-way and one action button so it's not that tough to figure out but still.  The DK has about 30 games and the other cab had about 300 so you would think that the cab with more games would be played more but it just didn't (so I got rid of it).  I don't know - there's no right answer but I was just sharing my own experience.

***slow 80s clap***

Most of us that are "Anti-button evangelists" speak from practial experience.

What kind of coin door are you looking for? I have a brand new one I don't need that I was thinking of offering for sale.
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Post by: ChanceKJ on October 18, 2013, 10:45:14 am
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Title: Re: Project Code Name: Overambitious
Post by: PL1 on October 18, 2013, 11:05:35 am
If Yotsuya doesn't have the kind of door you're looking for, check out Divemaster's site here (http://www.arcadeemulator.net/cgi-bin/shop/cp-app.cgi?usr=51F3987067&rnd=7359987&rrc=N&affl=&cip=68.13.130.140&act=&aff=&pg=prod&ref=Multi-Player+Over%2FUnder+Door&cat=Coin+Doors&catstr=HOME:Coin+Doors).

The second option on that page matches with the link you posted -- PM Divemaster127 if you want to confirm.

Since this is bigger than a flat rate box, I'd definitely suggest that you not order direct from Happ.


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Post by: ChanceKJ on October 18, 2013, 12:52:21 pm
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Post by: HaRuMaN on October 18, 2013, 07:02:14 pm
You rang??

What do you need? :)
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Post by: ChanceKJ on October 18, 2013, 07:03:41 pm
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Post by: yotsuya on October 18, 2013, 07:15:59 pm
Naw, I don't have that door.
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Post by: ChanceKJ on October 18, 2013, 07:18:15 pm
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Post by: yotsuya on October 18, 2013, 07:33:28 pm
No problem. I'm still working on that other thing we discussed.
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Title: Re: Project Code Name: Overambitious
Post by: yotsuya on October 21, 2013, 07:57:46 pm
This can only end in tears.
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Post by: ChanceKJ on October 22, 2013, 12:26:40 am
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Post by: yotsuya on October 22, 2013, 12:29:30 am
Before you spend too much on that translucent t-molding, let me just state that previous posters have proven over the years that it probably won't do what you think it will do. Maybe you can figure something out, but it doesn't work with light the way you think it will.
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Post by: ChanceKJ on October 22, 2013, 12:31:47 am
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Post by: yotsuya on October 22, 2013, 12:35:06 am
Yeah, I've gotten those samples.

Someone should make white black-light reactive t-molding. That might be cool.
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Post by: BadMouth on October 22, 2013, 11:29:20 am
Why did I just buy a foot of 1-1/2" clear acrylic pipe....

That is probably cause.  The police will raid your house and shoot you while you sleep.

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The translucent one gives me an idea though

If you're thinking about illuminating, it doesn't work that great.
The t-molding doesn't diffuse the light at all.
If you scuff the crap out of it and use EL tape under both sides, it might give you the look that nobody has been able to achieve.

Experiment with your sample before sinking any money into the idea. (if that was your idea)
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Post by: Nephasth on October 22, 2013, 12:53:22 pm
Looking forward to seeing how your tube lighting works out!
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Post by: CaptainMarvel on October 22, 2013, 12:58:05 pm
From where can/does one request/order t-molding samples?

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Post by: ChanceKJ on October 23, 2013, 02:41:10 am
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Post by: BadMouth on October 23, 2013, 09:57:45 am
The button layout is a bit extreme and as non-traditional as can be.

Looks like the layout for the arcade stick for the original Xbox.
The bottom and far right buttons were left and right trigger, which I thought made a lot of sense.
The new fight sticks have HP and HK (street fighter layout) as right trigger and right button.
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Post by: ChanceKJ on October 23, 2013, 02:33:43 pm
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Post by: HaRuMaN on October 23, 2013, 02:34:13 pm
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Post by: ChanceKJ on October 23, 2013, 02:36:01 pm
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Post by: HaRuMaN on October 23, 2013, 02:49:04 pm
:applaud:

Some damn fine work you did there Lee.

Glad to be of service! I can't wait to see that lighting done...    :cheers:
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Post by: ChanceKJ on October 23, 2013, 02:54:02 pm
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Post by: Nephasth on October 23, 2013, 03:10:24 pm
This is where a multimeter comes in handy. Just ohm out the contacts of the existing jack to the pins that solder to the board, then do the same with the new jack, that will tell you what pins on the new jack need to be ran to what solder points on the board. Same thing with the volume pot. Desolder the pot from the board. Measure it's resistance, that will tell you what new pot you will need to order.
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Post by: ChanceKJ on October 23, 2013, 03:46:07 pm
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Post by: zanna5910 on October 23, 2013, 04:27:38 pm
Time to make that dream a reality.  Make some sawdust...  Excited to see some build in this build thread!
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Post by: ChanceKJ on October 23, 2013, 04:36:25 pm
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Post by: zanna5910 on October 23, 2013, 05:41:03 pm
Time to make that dream a reality.  Make some sawdust...  Excited to see some build in this build thread!

Agreed, but I'm patient. I've got a knack for pre planning. Besides I've been waiting on the completion of the CAD for the Cab. Now that that's done I can make a move on the wood bits :)

Proper preparation is the greatest contributing factor to success of ones goals.

Your reply is far too logical.   :P  Just getting excited for you and the build to see it come together.
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Post by: ChanceKJ on October 23, 2013, 05:49:05 pm
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Post by: Nephasth on October 23, 2013, 07:52:30 pm
I'm wondering if i shouldn't have gotten stronger springs and restrictor plates for these 360's.  Anyone else do that with theirs?

Stiff springs are a must for the U360s IMO.
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Post by: jdbailey1206 on October 24, 2013, 11:07:35 am
I'm wondering if i shouldn't have gotten stronger springs and restrictor plates for these 360's.  Anyone else do that with theirs?

Stiff springs are a must for the U360s IMO.

It definitely feels better with the stiff springs.  I would stay away from the octagonal restrictor plate.  It doesn't give you a far enough throw and tends to feel extremely restrictive when playing most games.  I found its easier just to have a 4-8 way and change as needed.   
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Post by: ChanceKJ on October 24, 2013, 11:34:43 am
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Post by: HaRuMaN on October 25, 2013, 03:29:44 pm
Just a thought on my joystick light design, Dust washer,  is it really a big problem if I skip them? Or should I add a couple washers around the bolts of the mounting plates to get clearance to put them under the CP and glue my acrylic inserts in place? (well I was gonna glue them anyways)

Get some clear dust washers... problem solved.
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Post by: Hockeyboy on October 26, 2013, 07:23:39 am
Love what you got going so far. I'll be tuning in, especially to check in on the computer and the Hyperspin setup.  ;)
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Post by: Nephasth on October 26, 2013, 11:19:41 am
Looking at that volume pot, and following the traces, I'm assuming it's a dual gang pot. Meaning it's two pots in one. One for the headphones, and one for the speakers. I'm assuming it's using a shared ground between both.

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=103207.0;attach=299034)

Based on your ohm readings, you'll probably want to find a dual gang 50K ohm pot with an audio taper. And when you go to connect the new pot, connect its ground pins from both gangs together (since your new pot will likely have 6 pins).
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Post by: AlienInferno on October 26, 2013, 03:49:14 pm
I think I'll quietly subscribe to this build and mention a few things.  First is the post about stiffer springs and octogonal restrictors. I have both in my U360's as well as the longer shafts and I really like the feel of them for most games. The only gripe I have with the restrictors is that any game that requires a digital stick (ie. Nintendo 64's James Bond Goldeneye game) the throw is to short. It makes it very hard to move the cursor slowly across the screen as apposed to zooming franticly across.

Second would be about the clear dust washers and your artwork. How are you planning on building your CP?  Most I've seen that use artwork have it underneath a layer of plexiglass. Shouldn't have to worry about the artwork getting scratched then.

Looking at that volume pot, and following the traces, I'm assuming it's a dual gang pot. Meaning it's two pots in one. One for the headphones, and one for the speakers. I'm assuming it's using a shared ground between both.

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=103207.0;attach=299034)

Based on your ohm readings, you'll probably want to find a dual gang 50K ohm pot with an audio taper. And when you go to connect the new pot, connect its ground pins from both gangs together (since your new pot will likely have 6 pins).

This is aimed more at Nephasth but from my understanding of dual gang pots is that they are for stereo output. One side controls the left channel, one controls the right.  I don't remember exactly how my setup was but I'm guessing it goes something like: audio source (ie sound card) > potentiometer > headphone jack > output (speakers).  That way the one dual gang pot would be controlling both channels for both the headphones and speakers.  Now if it was a mono signal you may be right.

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Post by: ChanceKJ on October 26, 2013, 03:55:34 pm
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Post by: Nephasth on October 26, 2013, 03:57:44 pm
This is aimed more at Nephasth but from my understanding of dual gang pots is that they are for stereo output. One side controls the left channel, one controls the right.  I don't remember exactly how my setup was but I'm guessing it goes something like: audio source (ie sound card) > potentiometer > headphone jack > output (speakers).  That way the one dual gang pot would be controlling both channels for both the headphones and speakers.  Now if it was a mono signal you may be right.

Good catch. Hell of a brain fart... Looking at the pics again it looks like it goes audio source > headphone jack > potentiometer > speakers.
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Post by: Nephasth on October 26, 2013, 04:08:21 pm
Now that I've got access to photoshop, this was easier to make. Red = right, white = left.
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Post by: ChanceKJ on October 26, 2013, 05:09:34 pm
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Post by: PL1 on October 26, 2013, 05:41:49 pm
On this side of the pond, you can get clear JLF washers here (http://www.canadianjoysticks.com/sanwa-denshi-jlf-cd-c-clear-shaft-guard-and-dust-cover/) or here (http://www.focusattack.com/sanwa-jlf-cd-clear-shaft-matching-dustwasher-set/).

Another option is Justin at TEFightStands -- his B/S/T thread for custom dust washers is here (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,121920.0.html).

(http://d111vui60acwyt.cloudfront.net/product_photos/1514580/_23304_large.jpg)


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Post by: lcmgadgets on October 26, 2013, 05:49:53 pm
Just tuned in on this 1. Go man, go!  :cheers:
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Post by: Nephasth on October 26, 2013, 06:33:16 pm
If you want etched dust washers, just go to a local trophy shop. They should have a laser engraver that can do any design you can think of.  And they should have different thicknesses of acrylic on hand.
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Post by: PL1 on October 26, 2013, 08:01:50 pm
You may want to allow for the fact that the washer will turn easily.

Consider moving the logo to the 6 o'clock position and rotating it 90 degrees each step as you add three more logos at 9, 12 and 3 -- whichever way it turns the logo closest to you is always upright.

Alternate version, move the logo to the 12 o'clock and repeat the process -- logo on the side of the washer away from you is always upright.


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Post by: mcseforsale on October 29, 2013, 11:02:05 am
Mmmmmmmmmmmm  Spade connectors!

AJ
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Post by: TKW4rr10r on October 29, 2013, 11:35:01 am
Very curious to see where this is going, keep up the great work!  :applaud:
That's a very unique button layout, as well. I just can't wrap my head around how/what you would be playing with that  :lol
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Post by: Bambam1963 on October 29, 2013, 08:01:11 pm
:cheers:

(http://www.historyinanhour.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Hindenburg-disaster.jpg)

Too funny  :laugh2:
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Post by: Bambam1963 on October 29, 2013, 08:09:08 pm
Ok, proper update time.

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Go big or go home...and it doesn't look like your going home ;-)
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Post by: Bambam1963 on October 29, 2013, 08:11:42 pm
OOoooo, Updates!

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Calgary.  Oh how I miss thee.  My favourite city.  Stuck in Ottawa :-(
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Post by: Rick on October 31, 2013, 06:15:29 am
And i know what you're all saying: "This build sucks! Where's the sawdust!"  Well, to that i say "SHUDAP!" i'm getting there.

I feel your pain! ;)

Looking good so far. Can't wait for more.
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Post by: HaRuMaN on October 31, 2013, 09:53:55 am
Yeah, what you are wanting to get cut should run in the $200 range I would estimate... maybe $250.
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Post by: yotsuya on October 31, 2013, 12:25:24 pm
That's what I'm going to tell them. It was funny how excited I was right up until the second the PDF loaded on my iPad, and then boom,  :dunno I've put out a couple calls for a backup. We'll see where this goes.

Just to put it in perspective, my local CNC guy cut me a new Star Wars cabinet out of MDF for $160.
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Post by: TKW4rr10r on November 02, 2013, 07:29:40 am
Cannot wait to see this CP come together. Awesome work!

Had the same theme in mind for my 4 player: understated black controls but with RGB ring lights. Was looking at those very buttons or the Seimitsu PS-14-GN-KN:
http://www.paradisearcadeshop.com/seimitsu-pushbuttons/939-seimitsu-ps-14-gn-kn-black.html (http://www.paradisearcadeshop.com/seimitsu-pushbuttons/939-seimitsu-ps-14-gn-kn-black.html)

You still using two PacLED64 to control everything correct? I'll be in the corner taking notes  ;)
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Title: Re: Project Code Name: Overambitious
Post by: Nephasth on November 02, 2013, 08:28:49 pm
Tuck your PCB feet under your boards like this I-PAC. I angled the feet towards the center of the board.
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Post by: mcseforsale on November 04, 2013, 02:57:30 pm
Rit won't take in nylon unless you boil it in. 

AJ
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Post by: yotsuya on November 04, 2013, 03:05:49 pm
Black QD insulators and PCB feet? That's the highest level of anal-retentiveness I've ever seen on this board.  :cheers:
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Post by: yotsuya on November 04, 2013, 03:48:37 pm
Nice!  ...what do I win?

(http://www.project-vision.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/gold-star.jpg)

Feel free to dye it black when you get home.




*Note: that's why I like Chance - he can take good-natured ribbing and roll with it.
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Post by: Brian74 on November 04, 2013, 08:23:42 pm
When I got my buttons from pa, he didnt have the black centers. So I bought 50 black buttons from x-arcade. Used the extra nuts to keep them from bleeding.

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Post by: yotsuya on November 05, 2013, 12:01:15 am
Side note: Rit Dye test number two was a failure. Not only did the parts fail to change colour in the boiling water. the bolts embedded in the standoffs expanded in the heat of the boiling water and cracked the plastic. The insulator for the Quick disconnect had no change from the brown cloudy colour it was after the last attempt.

Meh.  :)

(http://thehappygoddess.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/snoopyhug.jpg)
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Post by: Brian74 on November 05, 2013, 03:32:12 am
Brian, i just spent the better part of an hour trying to find your build thread. you should add it to your signature.

(Hey! 4 pages, and not a single speck of sawdust action!)
If I knew how I would :-[

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Post by: PL1 on November 05, 2013, 04:11:00 am
Brian, i just spent the better part of an hour trying to find your build thread. you should add it to your signature.
If I knew how I would :-[

This sounds familiar . . . maybe because of this old PM.  :lol

Brian,

Just noticed that your sig pic isn't linked to your build.

Doing so would allow people to click on the pic to open your build thread.

If you want to add that feature, go into your profile and select Modify Profile - Update Profile.

In the Signature block, add the part in red:

(url=http://build thread here](img]http://Picture link(/img](/url]

Substitute [ for ( and insert link for your build thread.   :cheers:


Scott
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Post by: Brian74 on November 05, 2013, 04:40:48 am
Brian, i just spent the better part of an hour trying to find your build thread. you should add it to your signature.
If I knew how I would :-[

This sounds familiar . . . maybe because of this old PM.  :lol

Brian,

Just noticed that your sig pic isn't linked to your build.

Doing so would allow people to click on the pic to open your build thread.

If you want to add that feature, go into your profile and select Modify Profile - Update Profile.

In the Signature block, add the part in red:

(url=http://build thread here](img]http://Picture link(/img](/url]

Substitute [ for ( and insert link for your build thread.   :cheers:



Scott

You got me scott! :-[ Dont you people sleep? I already have over 1.5 hrs in at work. As I type and drive my semi lol

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Post by: Brian74 on November 05, 2013, 04:46:02 am
I should edit my old thread or start a new one. I have taken out my clear buttons, the lcd and changed my cp. Now I have a vertical 27" crt and all black buttons.

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Post by: PL1 on November 05, 2013, 05:35:09 am
Dont you people sleep?
When I'm not looking up old PMs or drawing diagrams.  :P

See, i was nice and collected all the code he needed...  :P
You're a gentleman and a scholar, sir.  :cheers:

Scott, any input on the wiring up of that potentiometer?
Sorry, didn't look too close at that since Neph was helping you with it.

Not sure about the schematic equivalent/pinout of your particular double-gang pot and diagram -- it doesn't quite make sense to me. :dunno

Looking at the pics again it looks like it goes audio source > headphone jack > potentiometer > speakers.
Based on that, the schematic should look something like this.


Scott

EDIT: Forgot to include the ground for the headphone jack.
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Post by: thomas_surles on November 05, 2013, 09:07:13 am
I like the button choice. It makes me regret my boring red happ buttons. :banghead:
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Post by: Brian74 on November 05, 2013, 09:10:44 am
Its was funny, those buttons showed up on pa after a few of us did them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSMK-8b0fB4&feature=youtube_gdata_player (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSMK-8b0fB4&feature=youtube_gdata_player)

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Post by: ChanceKJ on November 05, 2013, 09:02:36 pm
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Post by: AlienInferno on November 05, 2013, 09:47:44 pm
Nice. Looks like fun. Shouldn't be hard to mod the mechs to accept tokens.

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Post by: thomas_surles on November 05, 2013, 09:57:45 pm
Awesome. I havent really seen any four slot coin doors before.
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Post by: yotsuya on November 06, 2013, 10:02:26 am
All people are going to care about in the end, bro, is if it can play Galaga.  :cheers:










Good job so far. I like the wiring on the coin lights.
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Post by: ChanceKJ on November 06, 2013, 10:42:53 am
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Post by: yotsuya on November 06, 2013, 10:55:44 am
I've been playing with potentiometers with my Jukebox, trying to find the right one. I've used a 100k and a 500k, but still am not 100% happy with the volume adjustment. I have a 10k one that should be here today or tomorrow, and I'll try that.
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Post by: Yvan256 on November 06, 2013, 03:01:58 pm
I've been playing with potentiometers with my Jukebox, trying to find the right one. I've used a 100k and a 500k, but still am not 100% happy with the volume adjustment. I have a 10k one that should be here today or tomorrow, and I'll try that.

Don't forget that for audio control you need a logarithmic potentiometer.
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Post by: yotsuya on November 06, 2013, 03:50:54 pm
I've been playing with potentiometers with my Jukebox, trying to find the right one. I've used a 100k and a 500k, but still am not 100% happy with the volume adjustment. I have a 10k one that should be here today or tomorrow, and I'll try that.

Don't forget that for audio control you need a logarithmic potentiometer.

Trust me, I know that. I'm just trying to find the one that I think works best. Maybe I need to invest in wooden knobs (https://web.archive.org/web/20060101104135/http://www.referenceaudiomods.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=NOB_C37_C&Category_Code=VOLUME&Product_Count=2).
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Post by: mcseforsale on November 07, 2013, 01:06:46 pm
Dude, hammered black.  The only way to go.  Right Maximus?  :P

(http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p191/mcseforsale/MAME_CAB/PLBW42.jpg) (http://s128.photobucket.com/user/mcseforsale/media/MAME_CAB/PLBW42.jpg.html)

(http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p191/mcseforsale/MAME_CAB/IMG_1378.jpg) (http://s128.photobucket.com/user/mcseforsale/media/MAME_CAB/IMG_1378.jpg.html)

(http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p191/mcseforsale/MAME_CAB/IMG_0380.jpg) (http://s128.photobucket.com/user/mcseforsale/media/MAME_CAB/IMG_0380.jpg.html)

Seriously, though.  Just get a primer for plastic paint and any latex enamel spray and yer good to go.

AJ
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Post by: HaRuMaN on November 08, 2013, 08:50:59 am
Your workroom is far too clean.   :lol
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Post by: mcseforsale on November 08, 2013, 10:21:53 am
+1.  And no bikes, skateboards, foamy pool thingies and countless wreathes.  :banghead:

AJ

Your workroom is far too clean.   :lol
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Post by: ChanceKJ on November 09, 2013, 03:36:08 am
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Post by: Nephasth on November 09, 2013, 12:15:16 pm
( still keeping the theme under wraps :) )

Fantastic 4 by chance?
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Post by: PL1 on November 11, 2013, 04:23:53 am
How do i measure them to verify the size?
Dial calipers.
(http://image.made-in-china.com/2f0j00fBbtRGPqulcU/Dial-Calipers.jpg)
Scott
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Post by: Nephasth on November 11, 2013, 09:28:16 am
How do i measure them to verify the size?
Dial calipers.
(http://image.made-in-china.com/2f0j00fBbtRGPqulcU/Dial-Calipers.jpg)
Scott

Make sure to read the RCH scale.
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Post by: ChanceKJ on November 11, 2013, 08:21:32 pm
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Post by: thomas_surles on November 11, 2013, 09:05:03 pm
There are some cool tokens here. Probably the cheapest around.
http://www.arcadereplay.com/product_info.php?cPath=22&products_id=34&osCsid=8418f5b8efc40079486b720b6ef2b962 (http://www.arcadereplay.com/product_info.php?cPath=22&products_id=34&osCsid=8418f5b8efc40079486b720b6ef2b962)
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Post by: ChanceKJ on November 11, 2013, 09:16:41 pm
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Post by: yotsuya on November 11, 2013, 10:25:48 pm
Chuck E. Cheese theme?  >:D
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Post by: yotsuya on November 11, 2013, 10:35:18 pm
I bet you picked up 25 Flynn's Arcade tokens off eBay. I've done the same. They're awesome.
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Post by: Brian74 on November 14, 2013, 07:00:41 am
I gave up on it, so I had someone setup the files and crap for me. Add the roms, artwork, themes myself. I did however managed to add model 2, ps2 and GameCube myself. Its sweet once its setup. Im using the old version, no point in changing it if it works.

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Post by: Fursphere on November 14, 2013, 08:42:38 am
Small Update:   F**K  HyperSpin!   

I'm done trying to work with it. I've fought and stressed over that piece of donkey crap for weeks now. MaLa took 5 minutes to setup and WORKS. It doesn't send me a patronizing sound effect every time a fuc*ing error shows up.

So yeah, there's that.   I wanna thank those of you watching this thread that have tried to help me and give me advice with HyperSh*t.  20 Minutes tonight with MaLa and I'm hooked. Now i just gotta spend some time getting the whole thing customized for my liking and setup to match the theme of the cab.   

I feel a million times better. 


Oh and does anyone have a link to the "controls.ini" file? the link in the wiki is broken. (http://wiki.arcadecontrols.com/wiki/Mala_Setup)

I offered in your other thread to help walk you through the setup process.   Never heard back...
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Post by: Fursphere on November 14, 2013, 12:05:50 pm
I offered in your other thread to help walk you through the setup process.   Never heard back...

Yes! Thank you for that. I think late last night it just came to a point where I didn't even care about it any longer. I was gonna take one more crack at it myself and then let you know. But after a couple botched attempts I just said screw it.  I tell you it's the damn sound effects that go off with error messages.

Oh well.

If you change your mind let me know.  I'm probably going to write up a tutorial on how to build the whole thing from scratch as it is - because this seems to be the biggest pain point.
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Post by: ChanceKJ on November 14, 2013, 12:11:32 pm
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Post by: Fursphere on November 14, 2013, 12:25:08 pm
I might definitely do that.

The video tutorials and step by steps online today are brutal.  I even found a step by step on the HS forums and the guy writing it must have lost interest near the end. It became less particular to detail and just abruptly ended. Maybe when you write it use colours or bold/italic text to define file paths and folder names.

I'm a Systems Engineer by trade.  I build complex enterprise class systems..........AND document how to rebuild them.  Step by step so in the event it blows up and has to be rebuilt, anyone should be able to do it.

Documenting a Hyperspin build would be easy for - it would just take the better part of a weekend for me.  lol
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Post by: Fursphere on November 14, 2013, 12:31:54 pm
The challenge is that Hyerspin is a moving target - those guys have changed sooooo much in the last year alone it'll make your head spin.  Frankly, its awesome in its current state with the amount of control you have over just about everything. 

But the hard part is keeping the "how to" content up to date as they change thing.  Hell, catching the changes is hard enough - since I haven't done a "from ground zero" install in over two years.  I keep updating mine.
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Post by: Fursphere on November 14, 2013, 12:35:21 pm
You only mess with it when you are adding content.  Its not a daily thing.  Once its setup - you really forget about it (which is part of the problem - you forget how you set it up in the first place)
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Post by: thatpurplestuff on November 14, 2013, 01:18:19 pm
Yeah, see that just doesn't sound like fun. It drains the awesomeness out of the hobby.

Once it is set up correctly, updates are pretty much completely automated (assuming that you have membership(s) that allow you to use Hypersync).  Any new XML game lists, themes, videos, images, etc can be added to your setup just by syncing with Hypersync, and you can tell it exactly what you do and don't want to download.  I'm one of the people that create themes for the project, and there are always new themes being added to various systems.
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Post by: Fursphere on November 14, 2013, 10:18:39 pm
Ok well, here's the litmus test. You write one, if I can follow it and make things work then you've succeeded.

Ok, I started this tonight.  Give me a few days to build the doc and test it in my virtual machine space - make sure it makes sense. 

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Post by: severdhed on November 14, 2013, 10:47:44 pm
Small Update:   F**K  HyperSpin!   

I'm done trying to work with it. I've fought and stressed over that piece of donkey crap for weeks now. MaLa took 5 minutes to setup and WORKS. It doesn't send me a patronizing sound effect every time a fuc*ing error shows up.

So yeah, there's that.   I wanna thank those of you watching this thread that have tried to help me and give me advice with HyperSh*t.  20 Minutes tonight with MaLa and I'm hooked. Now i just gotta spend some time getting the whole thing customized for my liking and setup to match the theme of the cab.   

I feel a million times better. 


Oh and does anyone have a link to the "controls.ini" file? the link in the wiki is broken. (http://wiki.arcadecontrols.com/wiki/Mala_Setup)


I couldn't agree more....it looks nice, but is way too cumbersome
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Post by: BadMouth on November 15, 2013, 09:24:57 am
controls.ini
http://controls.arcadecontrols.com/controls/controls_dat.php (http://controls.arcadecontrols.com/controls/controls_dat.php)

It hasn't been updated since v.141
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Post by: ChanceKJ on November 15, 2013, 10:39:17 pm
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Post by: yotsuya on November 15, 2013, 11:39:26 pm
I have access to a pretty bad ass embroidery machine,

There's a joke here, but I just can't find the right angle to play on it...  :cheers:
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Post by: jongunz on November 17, 2013, 01:50:25 am
I like Hyperspin.  I'm only using it for mame though so maybe that's why it seems so easy.
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Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious)
Post by: lcmgadgets on November 17, 2013, 07:04:49 pm
Oooo, oooo, let me b the 1st--SWEEETT!!  :applaud: :applaud: :applaud:
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Post by: sabreerbasAlpha on November 19, 2013, 05:25:17 am
I absolutely love that art work. Covered in plexi and lit up at night it will look so sweet. Very nice my friend.  :applaud:
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Post by: Asmotron on November 19, 2013, 10:16:02 pm
Magnets?!  That is a fantastic idea!
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Post by: BadMouth on November 20, 2013, 09:23:17 am
Where can I find those magnet mounts?!?
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Post by: HaRuMaN on November 20, 2013, 09:26:33 am
Where can I find those magnet mounts?!?

http://www.amazon.com/Neodymium-Magnets-inch-Ring-N48/dp/B001KUN5J2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1384957578&sr=8-1&keywords=magnet+ring (http://www.amazon.com/Neodymium-Magnets-inch-Ring-N48/dp/B001KUN5J2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1384957578&sr=8-1&keywords=magnet+ring)

Or some with countersunk holes:

http://www.amazon.com/Neodymium-Magnets-Discs-Countersunk-Recess/dp/B004PVN08O/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1384957634&sr=8-2&keywords=magnet+ring+countersunk (http://www.amazon.com/Neodymium-Magnets-Discs-Countersunk-Recess/dp/B004PVN08O/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1384957634&sr=8-2&keywords=magnet+ring+countersunk)
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Post by: lcmgadgets on November 20, 2013, 12:53:50 pm
Magnets?! BRILLIANT! I'm gonna remember that 1!
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Post by: yotsuya on November 20, 2013, 01:00:52 pm
See folks, I'm not just a pretty face.


Last night I priced out what this has cost so far and what I still have left to go. All I can say to people looking to build something similar: Don't. Run, just run. Take up building sand castles, or something. 

I mean, at least it will be bad ass when it's done. Right?

/grumble.

As bad ass as that embroidery machine, perhaps?  :cheers:

I've learned never to keep a budget on a machine you're going to keep, only one you're making for someone.  :lol
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Post by: yotsuya on November 20, 2013, 01:07:05 pm
Where were you with that advice YESTERDAY!

Useless.

Haha.

Oh, and does that budget count the changes you make AFTER it's done? Since I finished my cab in 2010, I've added LEDs, a new monitor, a new CP overlay, an LED-Wiz, upgraded the computer... :laugh2:
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Post by: BadMouth on November 20, 2013, 01:47:38 pm
$40 here.  $40 there.  A year later, you have $200 in your joysticks.  :lol  :cry:
I look at it as money spent on entertainment.  If I weren't working on the cab, I'd be spending the money on some other way to entertain myself.

The only cheap route in this hobby is to find a fairly complete machine for <$100, do minimal work to it, toss in a PC found curbside, & sell the original boards to recoup some money.
....but it would probably be limited to 2D games in MAME and definitely wouldn't be Overambitious.

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Post by: TKW4rr10r on November 20, 2013, 04:52:54 pm
Absolutely love the magnet idea. If the magnets are strong enough, could be a good alternative to CP clamp downs, as well. Unless you need the CP locked from curious fingers...
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Post by: yotsuya on November 20, 2013, 06:25:50 pm
No, hence all the preplaning. It will be right, and done the first time.

Good. Remember that when you get THE ITCH.
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Post by: stigzler on November 25, 2013, 04:22:44 pm
Tidy.
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Post by: Asmotron on November 25, 2013, 11:55:45 pm
No, hence all the preplaning. It will be right, and done the first time.

I remember pre-planning, then saw a cab with a 32" led TV... And had to start preparing planning all over again.  :P
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Post by: Brian74 on November 27, 2013, 09:48:41 am
Small update because it's really late and i'm tired.   I've been working on the side art for the last 5 hours and i hate computers right now...

Keychain came in the mail today. Amazing quality, and i'm very happy with it, Jon does good work. Be sure to check out his thread Here (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,97793.0/all.html)

My quick disconnects came in from Hong Kong. I now figure I need about 80, but because I suck at math I ordered 300.
They were dirt cheap, and not bright red, so that makes me happy. The extra will come in handy and maybe i'll use the same ones on my next build.

...Wait, i'm using bright red for my next build...    Meh.

Also, i had the outline for my CP printed so i could get an idea of scale. This thing is big...


Also, If anyone cares i've been blogging this build on Instagram under the Hashtag #ChancesArcade. Tons more pictures and craziness.
Have a link for those disconnects?

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Post by: BadMouth on November 27, 2013, 01:01:42 pm
Have a link for those disconnects?

Keep in mind that the Japanese buttons use smaller terminals (.110") if you're using those.

EDIT: That's the 2.8mm from the same seller.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/100-Set-2-8mm-Crimp-Terminal-Female-Spade-Connector-Case-/110992661704?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19d7ad9cc8 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/100-Set-2-8mm-Crimp-Terminal-Female-Spade-Connector-Case-/110992661704?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19d7ad9cc8)
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Post by: Nephasth on November 29, 2013, 10:38:54 am
Not sure if you can tell but the Arcade(MAME) one has a small homage to a very popular BYOAC Cab that may have won 2012 cab of the year.....
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7416/11112876846_a5e13b5ce3_b.jpg)

Dude, that's awesome! I'm honored and flattered to see aspects of the Beast, even the little ones, carry over into other people's builds. :cheers:
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Post by: Nephasth on November 29, 2013, 12:17:11 pm
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Post by: Slippyblade on November 29, 2013, 08:06:53 pm
Don't think I'd have used clear dust washers.  They look cool, but not my style.
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Post by: emphatic on November 30, 2013, 04:03:29 am
Keep in mind that the Japanese buttons use smaller terminals (.110") if you're using those.

In my experience, .187 disconnects work very well with .110 switches (i.e. they won't fall off unless you pull on them). The other way, not so much. ;)
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Post by: Nephasth on November 30, 2013, 06:01:55 pm
Looking forward to seeing how your tube lighting works out!

Works quite well thank you...  ;D ;D

Yup, I dig it. :cheers:
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Post by: rtkiii on December 03, 2013, 02:57:40 pm
It is coming along nicely.  I think "Flynn's Arcade" might be one of the coolest names I have seen on these forums...2nd to only that of my cabinet called..."Time Machine."

Seriously I like your name better.  I almost want to start a new Cabinet in the color scheme of Flynn's Arcade from Tron... Nice.
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Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious)
Post by: mcseforsale on December 09, 2013, 10:15:50 am
Hammered black FTW!  Right, Maximus?

 >:D

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Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious)
Post by: mcseforsale on December 10, 2013, 10:49:27 am
http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,123397.msg1353812.html#msg1353812 (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,123397.msg1353812.html#msg1353812)

As with any joke, I do it to DEATH!

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Hammered black FTW!  Right, Maximus?

...you're going to have to enlighten me on this one.
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Post by: BadMouth on December 10, 2013, 12:11:24 pm
Painted the footrest of my home bar with hammered black.
It sucks.  It's more grey than black and IMO looks more like defective paint than hammered metal.
That's my $.02 on hammered texture paint.  >:D
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Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious)
Post by: mcseforsale on December 24, 2013, 12:04:11 pm
You talking about vandal switches?

(http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p191/mcseforsale/MAME_CAB/IMG_7224.jpg) (http://s128.photobucket.com/user/mcseforsale/media/MAME_CAB/IMG_7224.jpg.html)

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Post by: ChanceKJ on December 24, 2013, 12:08:23 pm
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Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious)
Post by: mcseforsale on December 24, 2013, 08:55:20 pm
I dunno man.  Mine looked so sexy when I set it up, I had to have it front and center:

(http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p191/mcseforsale/MAME_CAB/IMG_5222.jpg) (http://s128.photobucket.com/user/mcseforsale/media/MAME_CAB/IMG_5222.jpg.html)

Mine's black, so when the machine is off, you can barely see it:

(http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p191/mcseforsale/MAME_CAB/IMAG0406_zpsbfcd2c61.jpg) (http://s128.photobucket.com/user/mcseforsale/media/MAME_CAB/IMAG0406_zpsbfcd2c61.jpg.html)

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Post by: WaRpEd on December 30, 2013, 11:26:08 am
I love the theme and artwork, keep up the great work!
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Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious)
Post by: Santoro on January 06, 2014, 02:10:47 pm
Love the artwork. 
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Post by: monkeychunkuk on January 06, 2014, 04:02:08 pm
Any chance of you could share that fab artwork id love it for my machine
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Post by: Fursphere on January 06, 2014, 04:59:48 pm
WOOOOO!!

T-Moulding order came in.  (is it weird that i had another "this is so happening now" moment when i opened this box?)

Thats it for now.

Be careful with that slot cutter.  I have the same one - that thing is wicked.  Finger eater!  :)

And it makes awesome fireworks when you hit a screw you forgot was there.  lol
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Post by: yotsuya on January 06, 2014, 05:24:00 pm
Thanks. If I lose any then I'll lose the ability to count to ten without taking off my socks.

I've also heard/seen people put the bit on backwards. I'll keep an eye out for that.

If you get a shitload of smoke when cutting, it's on backwards.  :cheers:
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Post by: Slippyblade on January 06, 2014, 06:35:08 pm
Backwards slot cutter seems to be pretty common.  When I first joined there was a slew of threads about it, it seems that the word has gotten out though and it's doesn't seem quite so common anymore.  First time I used one I was super careful about the backwards thing because I'd read so much about it on here.
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Post by: mcseforsale on January 06, 2014, 08:33:13 pm
Yeah, the slot cutter is a vicious thing.  Makes you want to wear a welders apron when using it.

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Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious)
Post by: rablack97 on January 11, 2014, 02:26:26 am
Maybe its just me, but couldn't you have just used one of these to cut your prototype holes.

(http://i21.geccdn.net/site/images/n-picgroup/IRW_BM42916.jpg)

Or did you just do it that way cause you mentioned boredom.

Very nice work though anyway man, very nice. :applaud:
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Post by: emphatic on January 11, 2014, 06:01:39 am
Sexy buttons. Very sexy buttons. :cheers:
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Post by: emphatic on January 18, 2014, 07:10:52 am
I've noticed that the crimp section of these QD's is HUGE. must be meant for a larger gauge wire.  I still need to find a proper crimper for these. I can't seem to get my hands on one at my local shops. Any ideas?

This is probably blasphemy here, but I use my wire cutter to crimp that kind of QD, it's much easier to work with IMHO than my heavy duty crimping tool. :cheers:
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Post by: wp34 on January 18, 2014, 09:23:47 am
Made sure to test the wiring as i went.
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5527/11883314776_4bd93345f7_c.jpg)

That looks fantastic!  Nice work. :cheers:
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Post by: rablack97 on January 18, 2014, 12:11:06 pm
Small update:

I've been busy and sitting on my @$$ with this.

I figure now i'm going to miss my mid-Feb Deadline. Oh well. We'll get there folks...

Finished the vector art for the I/O panels.
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3681/12009359174_a7564dc0fc_c.jpg)

I've noticed that the crimp section of these QD's is HUGE. must be meant for a larger gauge wire.  I still need to find a proper crimper for these. I can't seem to get my hands on one at my local shops. Any ideas?
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3790/12009035525_d2cc0a65d5_c.jpg)

Uh yeah, Solder.......the take needle nose pliers and fold over the holders, if your good at it you can round off the crimp, its not pretty but it holds good, the plastic will cover up the mess anyhow.  Bottom line is you will have a good connection.

Theres a youtube video of a guy using needle nose for these crimps looks pretty darn good....

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Post by: HaRuMaN on January 18, 2014, 06:08:22 pm
Get a rachet crimper.  So nice to use when you are crimping like 100 connectors at a sitting...
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Post by: mcseforsale on January 26, 2014, 12:45:01 am
SNAP!  Poke at coreybee for the avery labels on pop cans.  *BUT* I can speak for the quality of Cory's pop-can labels.  They're actually pretty cool!

AJ
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Post by: yotsuya on January 26, 2014, 01:33:13 am
SNAP!  Poke at coreybee for the avery labels on pop cans.  *BUT* I can speak for the quality of Cory's pop-can labels.  They're actually pretty cool!

AJ

Yeah, CB's handmade plates fit in nicely at a place called Build Your Own Arcade Controls.
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Post by: Nephasth on January 29, 2014, 09:04:49 am
Not bad for $28!

For about that, you could have got yourself a pair of ratcheting crimpers (http://www.amazon.com/Tool-Aid-18930-Ratcheting-Weatherpack/dp/B000K1CFXO/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1391004248&sr=8-5&keywords=tool+aid+crimper).
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Post by: yotsuya on January 29, 2014, 09:27:58 am
Brother Neph speaks the truth. I bought those on his recommendation and haven't looked back.
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Post by: jdbailey1206 on January 29, 2014, 09:31:21 am

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3764/11883531156_409d22e037_c.jpg)


Chance - Where did you pick up your 4 pin molex connector that is on the top left of this picture?  Hoping to get one in a kit so I can put it together instead of hacking a pre made one.  Been looking for one for my coin door.  Thanks in advance.
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Post by: Nephasth on January 29, 2014, 11:20:52 am
For about that, you could have got yourself a pair of ratcheting crimpers (http://www.amazon.com/Tool-Aid-18930-Ratcheting-Weatherpack/dp/B000K1CFXO/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1391004248&sr=8-5&keywords=tool+aid+crimper).

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Post by: Nephasth on January 29, 2014, 12:18:22 pm
How are you crimping your micro-fit terminal pins?
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Post by: KevinFlynn on January 29, 2014, 05:09:40 pm
I can't wait to see your finished product - GREAT work man!!   :cheers:  I would love to buy you a beer and pick your brain!
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Post by: Nephasth on February 25, 2014, 10:53:48 am
Progress bump...
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Post by: Nephasth on February 26, 2014, 08:53:45 am
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Post by: mcseforsale on March 20, 2014, 12:10:49 pm
Love this idea.  What's the going rate on embroidery such as this (ask yer bud).

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Post by: yotsuya on March 20, 2014, 12:12:45 pm
Waiting for the eventual Project Code Name: SitMyAssDown thread.  :cheers:
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Post by: jaharr01 on March 25, 2014, 10:37:53 pm
Hey Chance, I got a set of logitech computer speakers like yours. I want to separate the pot from the board like you did. The diagram that you have farther back on your blog (I attached). So how would I wire the pot up just exactly like it is but off the board to mount it on the arcade? It was pretty clear until I saw you had it wired going into 4 separate jacks. would it still be the same?BTW if u get a chance, chance check out my build thread.

         Thanks Jay
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Post by: DarakuTenshi on March 26, 2014, 08:56:26 am
My brother is also doing a Flynn's theme on his cab. I thought I might share this with you if you are interested at all. I recreated this for his cab using GIMP
(http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b626/Ayce78/0941e67ca5f0189eec6b33bc5f963106_zps64645428.jpg)
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Post by: jaharr01 on March 26, 2014, 10:56:27 am
Thanks yes
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Post by: mcseforsale on April 11, 2014, 03:34:52 pm
That is awesome.    Would've looked better if you pulled up on a black Ducati.

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Post by: yotsuya on April 16, 2014, 01:55:30 am
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Post by: Nephasth on April 25, 2014, 10:04:03 am
Badass! :cheers:
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Post by: wp34 on April 25, 2014, 10:12:44 am
Yes, the knob actually goes to 11! ;D

Nice!

Those panels are off the hook!
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Post by: wirenut on May 13, 2014, 05:11:13 am

One of the first things I did today when I came home from the office was to install the buttons and connections on these they look quite nice. I'm quite happy with the way theses came out.

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5109/14004050345_ae5bbeb1c8_c.jpg)

Yes, the knob actually goes to 11! ;D

Oh man that is sexy!  Can't wait to see it on the cab.   :applaud:
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Post by: menace on May 17, 2014, 07:22:17 am
If we ever won the lottery and I spent the proceeds on building an arcade machine, my wife would kill me! ;D

You sir, are crazy (in a nice way  :cheers:)...very cool! (and I wish I had the time, patience or money to spend on a project like this)..keep going!
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Post by: emphatic on May 17, 2014, 09:17:02 am
Very cool stuff. Love the stool! :cheers:
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Post by: monkeychunkuk on May 17, 2014, 01:25:54 pm
My god your putting us all to shame I can't wait for this project to be finished it's gonna be epic !
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Post by: monkeychunkuk on May 18, 2014, 06:17:26 am
I like buffed ones it gives a better glow
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Post by: wirenut on May 18, 2014, 07:36:43 am
Yeah from the pics I'm going with translucent.  Either way sick.  Just sick.  :applaud:
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Post by: yotsuya on May 18, 2014, 01:15:57 pm
Transluscents.
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Post by: Nephasth on May 18, 2014, 08:47:38 pm
Transparent, only because of the buttons you're using. But the translucent is more aesthetically pleasing. 
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Post by: AlienInferno on May 19, 2014, 01:53:26 am
Stool came out looking great. 

I would use the scuffed up ones on the buttons for glow.  But I think the clear ones look better.
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Post by: emphatic on May 19, 2014, 06:30:10 am
Nice progress! :cheers:
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Post by: wirenut on May 19, 2014, 09:55:57 am
Dude speakers really??  What happened to the Transducers?  :dunno
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Post by: AlienInferno on May 19, 2014, 10:01:04 am
You're going to hide that awesome IO panel on the back?   :angry:

Nah man.  Your stuffs looking great so far.  Keep it up.
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Post by: yotsuya on May 19, 2014, 10:49:53 am
Dude speakers really??  What happened to the Transducers?  :dunno

Transducers are probably better suited for small bartops. With a cab, you want to turn that mother out.
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Post by: yotsuya on May 19, 2014, 05:36:51 pm
Dude speakers really??  What happened to the Transducers?  :dunno

Transducers are probably better suited for small bartops. With a cab, you want to turn that mother out.
Dude speakers really??  What happened to the Transducers?  :dunno

Yep! The transducer is for my PacMan build.

I just recently caught the tutorial on the Griffin PowerMate mod, might have to mod one of those and adjust my plans for the front I/O.

I have a PowerMate if you can't find one.
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Post by: JeffB13 on May 19, 2014, 06:40:35 pm
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5527/11883314776_4bd93345f7_c.jpg)

Where did you get these switches?
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Post by: wirenut on May 19, 2014, 09:11:50 pm
Dude speakers really??  What happened to the Transducers?  :dunno

Transducers are probably better suited for small bartops. With a cab, you want to turn that mother out.
Dude speakers really??  What happened to the Transducers?  :dunno

Yep! The transducer is for my PacMan build.

I just recently caught the tutorial on the Griffin PowerMate mod, might have to mod one of those and adjust my plans for the front I/O.

The transducers were kind of a joke.  But I am new, maybe I'm not allowed to joke yet?  :dizzy:

Although if I ever get to do a dream build, there will be transducers in it.  (High End Ones)

I just broke down my Power Mate yesterday.  It would look really good powder coated black on your rig.
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Post by: JeffB13 on May 19, 2014, 11:07:41 pm
An aliexpress.com vendor. Search for "Vandal Switch". There are MILLIONS of variations. I picked those ones out based on my needs. These were latching/momentary, 12v, blue LED, 25mm, black, single/dual polarity. The options are endless.

Ebay has them too.

Great.  Thanks.
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Post by: wirenut on May 20, 2014, 02:04:11 am
The Pcb looks about 3.5 cm or 1 3/8" wide and just over 3cm tall.  Let me know if you need any other measurements...

(http://i.imgur.com/YyvofJ4.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/URUjIJ5.png)
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Post by: wirenut on June 04, 2014, 04:36:15 am
That's a sweet re-purpose using the lego fiber!  I've been trying to figure out how to utilize the LED on my build too, but I think I'm just going to have to let it go.
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Post by: jaharr01 on June 04, 2014, 07:38:15 am
Your cab is looking great Chance  can't wait to see that bad boy finished.

           Jay
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Post by: mcseforsale on June 05, 2014, 03:42:08 pm
Wheel slots look great. 

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Post by: mcseforsale on June 07, 2014, 10:32:39 am
I dunno man.  After that great start with the wheel notches, I'm just not impressed.

























KIDDING!  THAT THING IS AWESOME!!  That panel work is amazing!

AJ
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Post by: Nephasth on June 07, 2014, 11:39:53 am
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2908/14179024860_0f52449831_c.jpg)

Looks like you might have some marquee shadow issues.
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Post by: mcseforsale on June 07, 2014, 11:45:23 am
I wouldn't worry.  Just sandwich the marquee in between 2 pieces of plexi and scuff up the back piece with some 00 steel wool to make it opaque.  Should do the trick.

Plus, you can use some CCFLs which can overlap.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14551/lit-305/Logisys_6_Dual_Cold_Cathode_Kit_-_White.html?tl=g6c75s1570 (http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14551/lit-305/Logisys_6_Dual_Cold_Cathode_Kit_-_White.html?tl=g6c75s1570)

That's what I'm running and there's no shadows.

(http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p191/mcseforsale/MAME_CAB/IMG_4186.jpg) (http://s128.photobucket.com/user/mcseforsale/media/MAME_CAB/IMG_4186.jpg.html)


AJ
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Post by: jaharr01 on June 07, 2014, 02:00:30 pm
I did my marquee box like that I just put reflective aluminum tape on it. Hey Chance have you ever tried auto body filler to fill imperfections? It's a bit messy but it seems like it works better than wood fillers

  Jay

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Post by: jaharr01 on June 07, 2014, 06:51:51 pm
bondo on burgers? I tried some of those cold cathode lights and they were too dark. +1 to LED's, I used 2 of those under the cabinet fluorescent fixtures. I really like your cabinet with all of the meticulous detail.I think it will look great. What do you think you will build after this? Pinball maybe?
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Post by: jaharr01 on June 07, 2014, 07:07:09 pm
Yea it's no fun and boring if everybody has already done one.
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Post by: jaharr01 on June 07, 2014, 07:19:50 pm
        There was a guy where I live and I saw he had 2 arcade machines in the back of his truck. He didn't seem like the restorer type, but I waited several days and asked him about them. Apparently he was moving into a building and it had around 75 arcade games sitting all dusty in storage. You name it, it was probably there. He didn't know if they worked or not. He was giving them away, I about fainted. but then he said he promised them to a guy about an hour away. He said if I would have come a day or so earlier he would have gave them to me.I even offered to buy them but he said he promised them to the guy and he wasn't going to back out. What a shame, but I did avoid a divorce by not bringing them home.

Jay
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Post by: mcseforsale on June 08, 2014, 10:53:14 pm
Screw that, she can sleep in the car.

AJ

        There was a guy where I live and I saw he had 2 arcade machines in the back of his truck. He didn't seem like the restorer type, but I waited several days and asked him about them. Apparently he was moving into a building and it had around 75 arcade games sitting all dusty in storage. You name it, it was probably there. He didn't know if they worked or not. He was giving them away, I about fainted. but then he said he promised them to a guy about an hour away. He said if I would have come a day or so earlier he would have gave them to me.I even offered to buy them but he said he promised them to the guy and he wasn't going to back out. What a shame, but I did avoid a divorce by not bringing them home.

Jay
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Post by: Generic Eric on June 13, 2014, 02:51:50 pm
What a shame, but I did avoid a divorce complete arcade by not bringing them home.

Jay
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First the hidden access door on the front. Nothing crazy, just mounted the hinges.

Will there be a pull out tray behind that access door?
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Post by: Generic Eric on June 13, 2014, 03:22:11 pm
Nope.  Although the tray would be a more elegant solution over the silly and awkward drawers that people put under the CP.  For the future if I plan on putting light guns on the cab I'll hide them in here with cable retractors.

One of the Dynamo cabinets had a pull out tray that held the power supply and game board on the same piece
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Post by: EMDB on June 13, 2014, 04:00:16 pm
Nope.  Although the tray would be a more elegant solution over the silly and awkward drawers that people put under the CP.  For the future if I plan on putting light guns on the cab I'll hide them in here with cable retractors.
A drawer is just an elegant tray  >:D
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Post by: wirenut on June 13, 2014, 09:59:11 pm

Also, I needed to move and reinforce the USB cable from the top to the back of the PowerMate PCB. Unless you have experience with soldering wires 30 AWG and smaller, don't do this. Just don't. Save your sanity.


I'm with you man.  I moved my wires around, but did not reinforce while I "tested" and then I ended up braking one of the already soldered wires.  :hissy:

Not looking forward to re-soldering it.  :banghead:
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Post by: thrasherx on June 13, 2014, 10:25:47 pm
The cab is coming along nicely.  I may have to borrow your speaker panel and marquee design.  I've been running (mental) circles trying to figure out  those two things.  It seems as though our builds are very similar.  Yours is cleaner.  I debated using plywood vs mdf.  Cheers.
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Post by: jaharr01 on June 13, 2014, 10:47:45 pm
May i ask Chance is this a permanent spray booth or is it just for this cab? i wondered because there are easier and cheaper ways of spray painting without a spray booth. Aren't you going to have full vinyl on the side anyway? Dust is the main enemy of paint. You can softly wet everything down ( not what you are painting of course) and eliminate 90% of the dust. Tack cloths also work but you probably know that.
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Post by: jaharr01 on June 16, 2014, 04:30:17 pm
Red sky in the morning, sailors warning! Looks great so far. I wish at times I was as meticulous as you. I can be but I have to force myself. But I do finish my projects. I swear the next big cab I build I'm gonna laminate the whole thing. I hate to paint.
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Post by: jaharr01 on June 17, 2014, 10:01:14 am
Brad's working on my vinyl for my scooby doo pinball.
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Post by: HaRuMaN on June 17, 2014, 10:04:08 am
Who is Brad?
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Post by: yotsuya on June 17, 2014, 10:42:35 am
Yeah, Brad is the --smurfing-- MAN. High quality stuff.
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Post by: jaharr01 on June 17, 2014, 12:25:21 pm
He is very conscientious about trying to do quality work
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Post by: mattgold on June 17, 2014, 04:45:28 pm
Artwork looks great!  Those threaded knobs inside the CP look awesome as well!
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Post by: jaharr01 on June 17, 2014, 11:02:07 pm
YEAH GET SOME!!! I wanna see some paint and vinyl on this ---smurfette---!!
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Post by: Gatsu on June 18, 2014, 12:38:22 am
About how much did that birch run you per board if you don't mind me asking?

Keep it up man. Looking great!  :afro:
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Post by: thrasherx on June 18, 2014, 12:59:10 am
It's eerie how similar our construction is. Granted, yours is plywood, and a bit cleaner. I used carriage bolts in pretty much the exact same way to hold down my control panel.
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Post by: yotsuya on June 18, 2014, 11:34:34 am
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3908/14425616404_c41cd48447_c.jpg)

Woooo!  :applaud:

I love the kickstand on the back. Is that a Canadian thing?  >:D
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(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3908/14425616404_c41cd48447_c.jpg)

Woooo!  :applaud:

I love the kickstand on the back. Is that a Canadian thing?  >:D

Hey Yotsuya, that kickstand came off his car okay.
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Post by: jaharr01 on June 22, 2014, 10:38:01 am
Oh hey look!.... An update.  ;D

My plan of attack is simple. Finish the wood, then use Rust-oleum painters touch. One or two base coats, depending on coverage. Then two to three coats of black on any of the external panels, and then a coat of satin varnish. Proper sanding between coats. Any of the internal sections will get a simple base coat of primer and a single coat of black, simple.

Are you gonna paint that big ass cabinet with 3 cans of paint? You better get about 15.



I also plan on leaving the t-moulding slots bare. So I split some masking tape and covered the slots along the side panels and cp edge. You have no idea how hard it is to find Ĺ" masking tape. The ĺ" stuff had to do. And it worked well. There's no real reason for painting the sides other than I want a nice black edge just in case I don't get good coverage with the molding and the side art.

Not a bad idea I didn't do that and I about never got the T molding in


I pretty much left it at that for the night. My next step will be to sand and prep all the surfaces. I picked up a new 5" orbital sander and some discs to help with the job. I wanted to get an idea of coverage a couple weeks ago so I slowly painted a test piece. I was quite happy with the finish and can't wait to do the whole cab.

I use this sander a lot http://www.target.com/p/black-decker-mouse-detail-sander-with-dust-colts/-/A-12445486?ref=tgt_adv_XSG10001&AFID=google_pla_df&LNM=12445486&CPNG=Unassigned&kpid=12445486&LID=13pgs&ci_src=17588969&ci_sku=12445486&gclid=CN6ozZLYjb8CFbRj7AodZUAA3w (http://www.target.com/p/black-decker-mouse-detail-sander-with-dust-colts/-/A-12445486?ref=tgt_adv_XSG10001&AFID=google_pla_df&LNM=12445486&CPNG=Unassigned&kpid=12445486&LID=13pgs&ci_src=17588969&ci_sku=12445486&gclid=CN6ozZLYjb8CFbRj7AodZUAA3w)  it is good for getting back into tight spots

Check out my updated artwork draft for my pin that Brad did on my project page it looks awesome. Your build is awesome Chance I can't wait to see it finished.
Jay
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Post by: jaharr01 on June 22, 2014, 08:17:26 pm
yeah he is impressive, thanks for turning me on to him.
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Post by: yotsuya on June 22, 2014, 08:32:03 pm
I also plan on leaving the t-moulding slots bare. So I split some masking tape and covered the slots along the side panels and cp edge. You have no idea how hard it is to find Ĺ" masking tape. The ĺ" stuff had to do. And it worked well. There's no real reason for painting the sides other than I want a nice black edge just in case I don't get good coverage with the molding and the side art.

I try to do this on all my builds, too.  :cheers:
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Post by: jaharr01 on June 24, 2014, 07:30:53 am
YEAH paint!!! your in the home stretch Chance.

Jay
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Post by: Malenko on June 24, 2014, 08:09:54 am
Just played catch up with this thread, making great leaps in the progress!  I love the barstool, really takes it over the top.  :applaud:


I nee to make me a paint booth like that for my garage.
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Post by: mcseforsale on June 24, 2014, 10:15:24 am
Go Massa/Bottas/Williams!

They squandered their pole, but great finish for them. 

Also, Nico rocks! 

AJ
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Post by: HaRuMaN on June 24, 2014, 10:25:38 am
I hate it when I squander my pole...
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Post by: yotsuya on June 24, 2014, 10:35:46 am
I hate it when I squander my pole...

You been sleeping on the couch again?  >:D
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Post by: HaRuMaN on June 24, 2014, 10:45:15 am
I hate it when I squander my pole...

You been sleeping on the couch again?  >:D

Not lately!
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Post by: mcseforsale on June 24, 2014, 03:44:59 pm
I do like McLaren...Button's a great dude but he's having trouble with the new tech...not enough downforce for his type of driving.  Hate Ferrari, but love Kimi and respect the hell out of Alonso. 

I say bring back the V10s.  I saw them at the Can GP at CGP in Montreal in '01 and they were amazing. 

AJ
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Post by: jaharr01 on June 24, 2014, 07:14:58 pm
I am a medical professional and if you squander your pole you will go blind just like your mother said you would.  :laugh2:

Jay

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Post by: mcseforsale on June 25, 2014, 01:15:56 pm
Senna?  But, why?  Because the steering column wasn't welded properly (even though it shouldn't have been welded to begin with)?  Or because they fecked up the rear-end geometry so it hit the track just ahead of Tamburello? 

I'm not sure RBR was scrutinized properly during their 4 WCs.  Something about how they were able to accelerate out of corners when everyone wasn't was a bit funny.

AJ
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Post by: mcseforsale on June 25, 2014, 02:59:18 pm
Yeah.  Webber rocks.  I was hoping to see him get a WC before he retired, but the German/Austrian sponsors wouldn't let that happen...now would they?  *cough,cough...redbullisaustrian...cough,cough*.

I really want to see Massa back.  Taking that spring to the forehead at ~178mph was almost his death.  Then to have Ferrari baste him with team orders, let Alonso take point after point after clearly being slower, then let him go....I want to see him put his foot right up Stefano's ass for that this year. 

AJ
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Post by: yotsuya on June 25, 2014, 03:00:02 pm
What does all this talk have to do with the kickstand on the back of this cabinet?  >:D
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Post by: mcseforsale on June 25, 2014, 03:02:28 pm
Everything.  It has everything to do with the kickstand on the back of this cabinet.


What does all this talk have to do with the kickstand on the back of this cabinet?  >:D
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Post by: yotsuya on June 25, 2014, 03:03:38 pm
Everything.  It has everything to do with the kickstand on the back of this cabinet.

(http://karlmac.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/ysjIk.gif)
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Post by: mcseforsale on June 25, 2014, 10:48:14 pm
Wow.  That's very very cool.  Wish I had the $$ for some F1 collectibles.  I only have '01 and '03 programs from the Canadian GP and a Juan Pablo Montoya Williams/BMW hat.   :laugh:

AJ
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Post by: mcseforsale on June 25, 2014, 11:01:30 pm
Awesome.  I gotta get more money.  Post some pics if you get a chance. 

AJ
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Post by: jaharr01 on June 28, 2014, 05:41:37 am
Looks good Chance. You mean your supposed to wear a mask? Is that why I blow out big chunks of black snot. I tell you the next cab I build I am going to get a HVLP gun. I could have bought 20 of them in the amount of spray paint cans I've bought.

Jay
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Post by: mcseforsale on June 28, 2014, 09:07:17 am
Masks are for pu&&ies.  Black snot-cicles are where it's at!

AJ
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Post by: yotsuya on June 28, 2014, 06:40:38 pm
...I tell you the next cab I build I am going to get a HVLP gun. I could have bought 20 of them in the amount of spray paint cans I've bought...

I had the same thought pass through my head holding a full basket of cans, staring at the wall of sprayers. Meh.  Yeah, next time.

I find the mask helps offset the dizzy buzz you get when you mix paint fumes and a couple drinks. I need the few brain cells I have left from all the years of getting shot in the head on the Paintball field.

"Calgary man found with spray can in one hand and a bottle of Elsinore in the other in some some of auto-erotic asphyxiation booth, news at 11"  :cheers:
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Post by: yotsuya on June 28, 2014, 06:50:41 pm
...oh. Added points for the Strange Brew reference. :D

90% of what I know about your people I learned from that movie. The other 10% comes from mike boss.  :cheers:
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Post by: ViriiGuy on June 28, 2014, 07:37:05 pm
This thing is going to be insane!! It looks great!
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Post by: jaharr01 on June 29, 2014, 12:50:52 am
Damnation Chance throw some paint on that thing. You build arcades like old people screw**** SLOW. Get u a 12 pack of brew with a little paint high stay up all night and get that thing painted. Those runs will sand out. No I'm just kidding It's gonna be awesome.

Jay
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Post by: emphatic on June 29, 2014, 04:32:59 am
90% of what I know about your people I learned from that movie.

+1. Also learned how to get free movie tickets by using a huge glass bottle filled with moths.
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Post by: mcseforsale on June 29, 2014, 12:44:50 pm
Damnation Chance throw some paint on that thing. You build arcades like old people screw**** SLOW AND SLOPPY. Get u a 12 pack of brew with a little paint high stay up all night and get that thing painted. Those runs will sand out. No I'm just kidding It's gonna be awesome.

Jay

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SMOOOOOVE. 

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Post by: BGoulette on June 30, 2014, 03:51:00 am
That immediately reminds me of that blue film that comes with shiny plastic things (like Blu-ray players and mobile phones) and how much I freaking LOVE removing that stuff. I've fought and killed for the privilege. All right, I haven't, but it's almost 4 a.m. and I should be in bed. I really do like peeling back that film, though. Probably too much.

Paint looks nice! :D
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Post by: ViriiGuy on June 30, 2014, 06:19:39 am
Crazy Cannuck.. you can't build a Tron cabinet.. that is American.. Now go change your theme to Bob and Doug Mackenzie, or Red Green. ;).
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Post by: PL1 on June 30, 2014, 07:19:34 am
Now go change your theme to Bob and Doug Mackenzie, or Red Green. ;).
Gotta admit that a Red Green cab with duct tape sideart and/or t-molding would be pretty funny.  :duckhunt


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Post by: PL1 on June 30, 2014, 07:32:51 am
Wouldn't mind replacing that trackball with something a little less "white".
You might consider getting a clear translucent ball instead.

Check Rodney's B/S/T thread here (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,129928.0.html).


Scott
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Post by: ViriiGuy on June 30, 2014, 08:58:28 am
Crazy Cannuck.. you can't build a Tron cabinet.. that is American.. Now go change your theme to Bob and Doug Mackenzie, or Red Green. ;).

Only 25% of the judges on America's Got Talent are even American. Your argument is invalid.

They just put that show on to make the Canadians feel better about themselves :)

I kid I kid.. I lived for 10 LONG years in Nova Scotia :D
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Post by: ViriiGuy on June 30, 2014, 09:16:46 am
Someone needs to find an old Atari cab and build a "Galactic Border Patrol".

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5514/14355148520_9e9a5807eb_c.jpg)

Ya know.... I might just have to do this next :D if I don't do the Ond Designed Cocktail cabinet.
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Post by: KevinFlynn on June 30, 2014, 09:34:50 am
The cab's lookin killer, EH!   :cheers:
 "Yeah. OK, well, uh, we found, uh, this mouse in a bottle of YOUR BEER, eh. Like, we was at a party and, uh, a friend of ours -a COP - had some, and HE PUKED. And he said, uh, come here and get free beer or, uh, he'll press charges."
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Post by: ViriiGuy on July 01, 2014, 05:20:31 am
Looking good!

You may be able to find a clear 3 inch ball at your local hobby store, for CHEAP.
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Post by: jaharr01 on July 01, 2014, 03:38:08 pm
Good call! Acrylic contact juggling balls. I've found a few 3" ones from around $16-$22. Should be exactly what I need.  Thanks! :)

Now Chance that is just being ridiculous why do you want your arcade cabinet to juggle. If you do make it juggle you will have to move your post to the automated projects thread. Looks great Chance. Brad's printing my graphics tomorrow, i'm pumped.

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Post by: ViriiGuy on July 01, 2014, 03:55:44 pm
Glad I could pay ya back on the help. :)
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Ohhhh... Are those Screw inserts for the joysticks!!!! That is a great idea! I REALLY did not want to drill thru the top to mount them.
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Post by: ViriiGuy on July 01, 2014, 04:12:25 pm
Mmmmmm Looks like a trip to ace hardware and Maryville Bolt and Fastener might be in order........
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Post by: PL1 on July 01, 2014, 04:16:27 pm
Ohhhh... Are those Screw inserts for the joysticks!!!! That is a great idea! I REALLY did not want to drill thru the top to mount them.
You did read about them in this part (http://newwiki.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?title=FAQ#Hardware) of the FAQ, right?   ;D

There's also a picture of the type of threaded insert to avoid for MDF -- very useful if you're not getting them from GGG or Ultimarc.


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Post by: ViriiGuy on July 01, 2014, 04:48:11 pm
Ohhhh... Are those Screw inserts for the joysticks!!!! That is a great idea! I REALLY did not want to drill thru the top to mount them.
You did read about them in this part (http://newwiki.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?title=FAQ#Hardware) of the FAQ, right?   ;D

There's also a picture of the type of threaded insert to avoid for MDF -- very useful if you're not getting them from GGG or Ultimarc.


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Read an FAQ???? I am in IT.. We don't read no stinkin FAQ's :D

And thanks :D Let me go check that out :)
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Post by: Nephasth on July 02, 2014, 10:12:31 pm
Love it. :applaud:
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Post by: dkersten on July 03, 2014, 11:12:42 am
Ohhhh... Are those Screw inserts for the joysticks!!!! That is a great idea! I REALLY did not want to drill thru the top to mount them.
You did read about them in this part (http://newwiki.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?title=FAQ#Hardware) of the FAQ, right?   ;D

There's also a picture of the type of threaded insert to avoid for MDF -- very useful if you're not getting them from GGG or Ultimarc.
Yup, the FAQ had some good advice on the inserts.  Those inserts you shouldn't use are for use with hard woods and have a fine thread to them.  It is important to note because if you tried to screw in the course threaded ones into a hardwood you would probably break threads off and would likely warp or collapse the insert.  I bought mine from GGG because the price was far better than Ultimarc.  I also bought some from Lowe's and I made sure that they were the courser thread for use with MDF.  They worked perfectly for mounting my screen to the bezel although they had the slot for installing with a flat blade screwdriver instead of the hex for using an allen key to install.  The FAQ shows a slotted, fine thread insert, and I wanted to point out that the threads are the reason not to use in MDF not the slot. 

I will also note that Ultimarc's trackball (U-Trak) comes with some very small inserts that are not threaded and are press fit instead..  Probably not the best for MDF, but they seemed to work just fine.  I will see after I have a few drunk friends slamming the trackball in Golden Tee.. but I am confident it will hold just fine. 

FYI, if you DO just put a wood screw in MDF or particle board and you have to remove it and screw it back in, if it strips you can take a toothpick and put wood glue on it, stick it in the hole, break it off so it isn't sticking out, and put the screw back in and it will hold again. 

If you ever need a super strong way to mount something in MDF, tee nuts are the best way.  MDF is strongest on the flat surface since it is basically layers of thick paper (MDF is technically just thick paper, not wood), and a tee nut plays to that strength.  You will break a bolt before you pull a tee nut through MDF. 
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Post by: SpaceHedgehog on July 03, 2014, 11:32:48 am
Very classy looking CP. Nice job  :cheers:
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Post by: wp34 on July 03, 2014, 02:31:46 pm
Your CP is really turning out great.   Thanks for posting all the great pics!

Those custom Encom stools are really impressive as well.  Nice job.   :cheers:

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Post by: Nephasth on July 05, 2014, 08:23:48 pm
Tonight i plan on starting the CP wire up.

Looking forward to the finished art!
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Post by: Nephasth on July 06, 2014, 12:44:39 am
Tonight i plan on starting the CP wire up.

Looking forward to the finished art!

Why do i get the feeling i'll be jugged (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Jugged) on it ;D

Interesting choice of words there. :lol
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Post by: jaharr01 on July 06, 2014, 06:55:35 am
Tonight i plan on starting the CP wire up.

Looking forward to the finished art!

Why do i get the feeling i'll be jugged on it ;D


You probably will, but I wouldn't take it personal. You have done an excellent build.:notworthy: :notworthy: It's easy to be an armchair quarterback here, and you know there will always be criticism whether valid or not. BTW did you get you shaft size figured out? :laugh2:
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Post by: jaharr01 on July 06, 2014, 07:02:10 am
Hey btw where did you get those molex plugs?
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Post by: Nephasth on July 06, 2014, 09:13:02 am
Hey btw where did you get those molex plugs?

From the armchair quarterback. :P
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Post by: jaharr01 on July 06, 2014, 03:32:23 pm
Are you jugging on me because have a short shaft joystick?
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Post by: mcseforsale on July 06, 2014, 11:10:19 pm
"Genetics, peewee" - Ray Tango

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Are you jugging on me because have a short shaft joystick?
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Post by: ViriiGuy on July 07, 2014, 06:45:51 pm


Next time I'm not going to spray the cab... many cans died for this finish.  Meh.  :dunno

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5577/14570330866_1c6105a084_c.jpg)

Man this is really looking awesome!!

And I Know THAT feeling!! I am in it  so far for 6 cans of KILLz Primer, 8 cans of white and 3 cans of black... And I am not even worrying about painting the inside!!
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Post by: mcseforsale on July 14, 2014, 10:24:38 am
Looks really good!  Check them twice before mounting though!

Love wiring...   :applaud:

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Post by: AzureKnight on July 14, 2014, 02:04:02 pm

This is looking great so far, nice work.
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Post by: BGoulette on July 14, 2014, 03:02:19 pm
It's...it's beautiful!
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Post by: Nephasth on July 14, 2014, 06:53:12 pm
(http://www.careerealism.com/home/jtodonnell/careerealism.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Approved-Business-Partner-Featured.png)
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Post by: mcseforsale on July 14, 2014, 10:41:49 pm
Yeah, man.  Check all the connections twice before mounting the CP.  :D

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Post by: zabrin on July 19, 2014, 09:50:41 pm
Holy Cow...This is one of the nicest builds I have seen!!!! Excellent job!!!!

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Post by: AlienInferno on July 19, 2014, 11:53:39 pm
Nice looking job on the wiring.  Although I'm a bit surprised that Nephasth approved it.  I mean it's not black, on black, on black.  LOL.
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Post by: Nephasth on July 20, 2014, 09:46:55 am
It's approved because he took the time to learn a new skill, and learned it well enough to pull off a clean execution. But yeah, black on black on black would have put the wiring over the top. ;D
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Post by: jaharr01 on July 21, 2014, 05:02:54 am
It looks really good Chance. I can't wait to see it finished

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Post by: AlienInferno on July 21, 2014, 06:22:29 pm
Looking good man.
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Post by: mcseforsale on July 23, 2014, 09:42:20 pm
Yeah, that looks nice!  Should be excellent reflecting in the gloss of the painted cab.

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Post by: Speed Racer on July 27, 2014, 02:50:38 am

The idea is simple, mount the brackets, then mount the speakers to the brackets. :D

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3836/14544815809_b3320b29eb_c.jpg)


Very nice work so far Chance  :applaud:

I've been looking at the same logitech speakers for my project, but wasn't sure how well they performed. I know most old games don't have sophisticated sound so they are probably fine. How would you rate them?
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Post by: monkeychunkuk on July 27, 2014, 06:54:25 am
amazing working with that cool silver part of the speaker im surprised you didn't de case them and mount from the bottom?

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Post by: mcseforsale on August 01, 2014, 11:46:04 am
Wow.  Jugglegear.com.  That's awesome.  Had never heard of contact balls and they have some slick stuff.  What's the diameter that you used?  76mm?

AJ
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Post by: Rick on August 01, 2014, 01:11:21 pm
The results speak for themselves!

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5564/14737338945_a91e0b73ba_c.jpg)

The clear ball lights really well, and just looks sick when sitting next to these buttons.

They certainly do, holy hell. These look AMAZING. I've definitely bookmarked this site - certainly a worthy upgrade to any stock trackball configuration!!!
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Post by: rablack97 on August 01, 2014, 03:14:28 pm
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3912/14731161562_f0db923614_c.jpg)  (http://mypurplemartinblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/foam-tape-300x300.jpg)

I use foam tape weather stripping...for all my light bleeds, just place a strip on the cab behing the marquee and done.

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5564/14737338945_a91e0b73ba_c.jpg)

This isnt a new find, there's a thread in here somewhere on using contact juggling balls as trackballs.

The difference here is that this is acrylic, which isn't as durable as the clear polycarbonate ball you would get from happs.  Acrylic is softer and scratches alot easier than polycarb, so a few months of use and this acrylic ball will get scuffed up pretty bad.  However, this is the reason the same site has polishing kits to remove minor acrylic scuffs.

So yes its good for initial eye candy but will show more wear and tear, hence the cheaper price.  The polycarbonate is also heavier ball, so a purist will see the difference in the roll, although it works you will get some slips using the clear ball.

If you plan to light it up, get ready to blind your eyes out, if you fire a light at the bottom through the ball, and hit it at the right angle it's annoying and blinding, and you will have this wonderful dot on your ceiling fromm the magnified light.  In thinking though this may be what you want....in reference to your theme.

I had to design a RBG board and modify the shells of my T-balls so the LED would fire through the sides, for a more diffused solid color in the clear rather than a concentrated magnified beam of light.

They do look sweet though, but just and FYI from a member who has worked with a few of these bad boys.

I would recommend, spending and extra $20.00 and getting the real thing from divemaster to complete the quality aspect of the build, less scratches and the proper weight....

http://www.arcadeemulator.net/cgi-bin/shop/cp-app.cgi?usr=51F2166288&rnd=5241423&rrc=N&affl=&cip=99.127.150.14&act=&aff=&pg=prod&ref=Replacement+Balls+for+Happ+Con&cat=Trackballs&catstr=HOME:Trackballs (http://www.arcadeemulator.net/cgi-bin/shop/cp-app.cgi?usr=51F2166288&rnd=5241423&rrc=N&affl=&cip=99.127.150.14&act=&aff=&pg=prod&ref=Replacement+Balls+for+Happ+Con&cat=Trackballs&catstr=HOME:Trackballs)

Also yes, 76mm is the correct size.  76mm = 3"..... :cheers:

I dunno though, i think the UV reactive/white translucent ball would look better in your machine, it would give off a more Tron-esque glow at night....
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Post by: Dance Commander on August 02, 2014, 07:47:51 pm
The difference here is that this is acrylic, which isn't as durable as the clear polycarbonate ball you would get from happs.  Acrylic is softer and scratches alot easier than polycarb, so a few months of use and this acrylic ball will get scuffed up pretty bad.  However, this is the reason the same site has polishing kits to remove minor acrylic scuffs.

So yes its good for initial eye candy but will show more wear and tear, hence the cheaper price.  The polycarbonate is also heavier ball, so a purist will see the difference in the roll, although it works you will get some slips using the clear ball.

I think you may have your materials mixed up. Polycarbonate is way softer and scratches easier than acrylic. It is more impact resistant though.
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Post by: rablack97 on August 02, 2014, 11:21:46 pm
The difference here is that this is acrylic, which isn't as durable as the clear polycarbonate ball you would get from happs.  Acrylic is softer and scratches alot easier than polycarb, so a few months of use and this acrylic ball will get scuffed up pretty bad.  However, this is the reason the same site has polishing kits to remove minor acrylic scuffs.

So yes its good for initial eye candy but will show more wear and tear, hence the cheaper price.  The polycarbonate is also heavier ball, so a purist will see the difference in the roll, although it works you will get some slips using the clear ball.

I think you may have your materials mixed up. Polycarbonate is way softer and scratches easier than acrylic. It is more impact resistant though.

Your probably right, I'm not chemist.  However in my testing my happs ball is 5 years old and looks practically new, i stress tested the acrylic for about a week and it looked worse than my 5 years happs ball.  So i was assuming that the acrylic was a softer and lighter material being that it scuffed easier than the polycarb ball.

Learned something today though, thanks for the wisdom regarding polycarb vs. acrylic.  :cheers:
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Post by: Santoro on August 07, 2014, 11:37:56 am
Really nice progress, looks fantastic!
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Post by: wp34 on August 08, 2014, 10:24:33 am
Great information thanks for sharing.  I've been kicking around going with a black trackball for my build.  Good to know there are other options.  That steel one looks bad ass!


Speaking of the control panel, the good folks over at jugglegear.com (http://www.jugglegear.com) sold me a clear Contact Juggling ball that is the exact same size and weight as the stock U-Trak ball. the best part it was under $20. These guys were awesome. Coming from a background of big box retail and eCommerce Marketing i can definitely say that Peter and his wife are legit!  If you need a cool trackball they have a bunch of cool of options like UV responsive, clear, and even steel. VERY happy with both their service and this purchase.

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2932/14550657440_41689855b2_c.jpg)

The results speak for themselves!

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5564/14737338945_a91e0b73ba_c.jpg)

The clear ball lights really well, and just looks sick when sitting next to these buttons.

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3910/14757186373_a828ed796b_c.jpg)

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Post by: yotsuya on August 24, 2014, 02:57:40 pm
You're gonna hate me for saying this. But I think it looks quite messy.

Well, we sure as Hell don't hate you because you're beautiful!  >:D
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Post by: yotsuya on August 24, 2014, 03:00:17 pm
Stop. You're gonna make a girl blush.

http://youtu.be/hz8ul-gmLyA (http://youtu.be/hz8ul-gmLyA)
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Post by: Malenko on August 25, 2014, 03:59:37 pm
good tip with using felt above the speaker holes to block light. I used to cut up old black t shirts, but felt is like 30 cents at a the craft store.  :cheers:

Cab looks to be coming together nicely!
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Post by: Cobrawolf on September 17, 2014, 03:14:49 pm
Hi Chance.

First, to mirror the comments of many other users on here before me - amazing system you've got going. The time and effort to not only build but document everything step by step is great, and will be a huge help to many people getting into this hobby - much like myself.

I hope to catch you pre-move, but my question is on the Mac Mini. Do you happen to know which model it is? I believe I have the same one at the house, but was planning on turning it into a Plex server. It's also only a 32-bit system, which would throw me off a bit as well. I'm curious which one you have, as it may make me rethink the machine I'm going to put together for the build.

Thanks in advance,
-Dave
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Post by: Cobrawolf on September 19, 2014, 01:13:01 pm
Thanks Chance. Mine is about 8 months older, so no upgrade past 2GB, and a hack needed to run in 64bit mode. I'll probably mount that inside the unit as a Plex server, with network storage.

The main rig will be an older Dell XPS, ripped apart and custom mounted.

Still, great build man. Like you, I'm pulling bits and pieces of inspiration from every build on here, and a few deep dark recesses of my own warped imagination.

Can't wait to see the rest of your work.
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Post by: Rick on October 20, 2014, 03:53:02 pm
Damn, that looks slick. Nice, clean job there. Nice work!
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Post by: yotsuya on October 20, 2014, 04:00:29 pm
I don't know if it's the lighting in the photo or what, but the lines on the first one look kind of .... weird. Like it reminds me of a Transformer or something.
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Post by: yotsuya on October 20, 2014, 04:06:04 pm
Not sure what you mean, I don't see it. Might be the light being bent by the gravitational force of my tubby dog... :D

I dunno, it's probably the shadows on all the angles on the front. But it looks like it's ready to unfold and turn into the ScottBot or something.  >:D
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Post by: wp34 on October 20, 2014, 04:15:10 pm
That turned out great.  It looks fantastic both with the lights on or off.  Well done.   :cheers:
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Post by: Rick on October 20, 2014, 04:38:35 pm
...you know Rick, my new place has a massive garage. And once spring comes and the snow melts we'll pull the cars out and I'll have some shop space. Might want to think about how we could get a full size Nintendo cab cut and sent to Calgary. That or I let you in on my other project i wanna do, I might need some C&C work done over the winter.

I am just waiting to hear back from Purolator, to see if they can provide me a rate for Canada, as we speak - so that full-size Nintendo may not be a problem! (I've already got the Solidworks plan in the works.) And, of course, any other idea you may have!
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Post by: Saneless on October 21, 2014, 04:38:58 pm
Very cool. Your latest pics inspired me a bit.  I have an extra LED strip from IKEA that didn't fit under my counters but would probably fit under the front of the cabinet on the floor.  I might stick that there and see how it does.
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Post by: mcseforsale on October 25, 2014, 12:03:25 pm
http://youtu.be/aSVD3nzsIyA (http://youtu.be/aSVD3nzsIyA)

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Post by: jaharr01 on October 26, 2014, 12:22:07 am
Hey Chance your cab turned out really nice. excellent work.I like the all blue leds in the dark. So you are running a mac. How's emulation with a mac.Is it windows or osX that u are using. So what front end are you using these days?

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Post by: jaharr01 on October 26, 2014, 01:55:05 am
Yeah I've tried about all of the frontends, and they all kind of suck.I've used maximus quite a bit. It would be an awesome frontend if it had even a teaspoon of support. On my pincab I use pinballx, great frontend. I thought I would give gameex a try Its big and bulking with a ton of features,but you need a damn quadcore processor to make it run fast. The best thing about it is there is a ton of support. Evolution is coming out soon too. But my take on Gameex is it's too slow and complex.I'm gonna set maximus up and give it another go, if I an find my key.I may use evolution when it comes out though.If you have a pincab, pinballx is the bomb. simple, fast, lots of features. It's actually gonna get direct output framework support, When it comes it will have much better ledwiz integration.

Jay
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Post by: thatpurplestuff on October 26, 2014, 02:08:55 am
First of all, the machine looks gorgeous dude.  Honestly the attention to detail is great and it just flows really well.  The only thing that doesn't quite work for me is the marquee... the actual content is great, but I feel like it needs to have a striking blue hue like the rest of the cab.  Right now you've got a really cool blue theme going when the room is dark, but the marquee looks almost white.  It could definitely just be the lighting in the photo, but that is the only thing that looked a bit off to me.

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3956/15617629781_27edd6f93b_c.jpg)

Either way it's just awesome work man and you should be really proud of this cab!
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Post by: ChanceKJ on October 26, 2014, 02:14:12 am
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Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious)
Post by: dkersten on October 26, 2014, 12:15:24 pm
Just swap the led strips in the marque for rgb strips, and get an rgb pwm dimmer that allows you to adjust to the color you want.  They are cheap on amazon, just feed your 12v into it, out to the strip with 4 wires, and dial in the color you want.  I think it would look good in blue too.  And less than a 20 dollar bill for all the parts (with about 4.5 more meters of rgb strip left over for other projects)..
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Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious)
Post by: yotsuya on November 01, 2014, 11:49:55 am
Holy crap... I just noticed this thread now has over 30k views...  20,000 of them are probably me, haha,  :D

Probably more like 25,000.  >:D

Inside looks clean, good job.
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Post by: Locke141 on November 03, 2014, 12:44:47 am
Wow,

This came out amazing. :cheers:

I love you all the little details.   
Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious)
Post by: AzureKnight on November 05, 2014, 01:44:44 am

I've been holding off on commenting because this build just keeps getting better, the attention to detail is incredible.

I'll be stealing the weatherstrip idea when I have LED bleed issues on my build (which I'm sure I'm going to). 

I also will be using velcro to secure some of the wiring.

Honestly,  along with Blip this is one of my favorite builds...nice work  :applaud:
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Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious)
Post by: BadMouth on November 06, 2014, 01:55:30 pm
been a while since I checked in on this one....

It looks awesome!
Getting the bezel glass in place always makes it feel much more finished.

The inside looks too nice.  :laugh:
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Post by: ChanceKJ on November 06, 2014, 01:57:57 pm
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Post by: yotsuya on November 06, 2014, 02:23:46 pm
:laugh: "too nice"?

An electrician buddy of mine gave it a 7.5/10. It's almost inspired me to rip it all out and start again.  :laugh:

Please do. And make sure you post about it. With photos.  >:D
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Post by: rablack97 on November 06, 2014, 05:54:14 pm
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I really wasn't happy with the stock Ultimarc trackball LED kit. SO i decided to make my own. For starters, now that i have a clear trackball the light from the LEDs just shoots right through to the ceiling and its blindingly bright compared to all the other controls.  I propped open the control panel and removed the LED kit.  Just to give you an idea of how easy light shines through, you can see the display from the screen projected through the bottom of the trackball into the ball. it's so cool, like a mini hologram.

Here's my solution, one the the same Paradise Arcade LED's that i'm using to light my joysticks, mounted to a small piece of plexi left over from my marquee. I added a layer of translucent plastic to help defuse the light a bit more, then wrapped it all nicely with some high quality electrical tape. Then i drilled a small hole and mounted it the same way the stock LED kit is attached. WAY BETTER.  If you do go the clear trackball route i highly suggest you make your own LED pack like this then use the stock one.

Or you could just ask me for a set of my boards and modded your t-ball.  Side firing leds  :)

(http://i.imgur.com/irN5j3M.jpg?2)

(http://i.imgur.com/pRHrNg6.jpg?1)
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Post by: ChanceKJ on November 06, 2014, 08:00:13 pm
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Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious)
Post by: rablack97 on November 06, 2014, 11:11:10 pm
http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,132054.msg1355944.html#msg1355944 (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,132054.msg1355944.html#msg1355944)

I ran into the same issue with my clear ball projects, so i had some of these boards fabbed to keep from burning my eyes out.  :)

Awesome work man....... :applaud:
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Post by: ChanceKJ on November 07, 2014, 01:36:56 am
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Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious)
Post by: rablack97 on November 07, 2014, 09:47:07 am
It's not hard, you have to know how to use eagle cad and create some gerber files.

The cheapest route is to have them fabbed overseas, it takes awhile but very cost effective.

Depending on the size of the boards, you can get 10 2 layer boards done in green for about 15.00 shipped.  Haven't found a fab shop that will do 1-2 for a decent price. 

http://imall.iteadstudio.com/open-pcb/pcb-prototyping/im120418001.html (http://imall.iteadstudio.com/open-pcb/pcb-prototyping/im120418001.html)

Or a second super cheap option is to make them yourself by etching copper boards.  I've done that for simple one off boards, but they have to be 1 layer, the 2 layers are a pain in the ass to pull off.

So if your routing calls for 2 layers i recommend sending them off to fab, you'll just have a few extras for testing purposes.. :)


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Post by: ChanceKJ on November 09, 2014, 10:44:03 pm
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Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious)
Post by: yotsuya on November 09, 2014, 10:50:50 pm
yotsuya - for the constant heckling.

Wuv you too, brah!

Bummed you're done. I was waiting for the multi-picture post where you show us how you switched from oval-head screws to pan-head screws.  >:D

Congrats on being done. Best feeling in the (BYOAC) world.  :cheers:
Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: Nephasth on November 10, 2014, 12:40:21 am
Congrats man! This project turned out great! :applaud:
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Post by: AzureKnight on November 10, 2014, 10:25:51 am

Nice work, I've really enjoyed following this thread.   :applaud:
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Post by: yamatetsu on November 10, 2014, 10:32:08 am
That turned out great !  :applaud:

I have to admit that I really hate CP boxes that are wider than the cab because it just looks clunky, but you, Sir, managed to pull it off with aplomb. Well done !

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Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: ZexisStryfe on November 10, 2014, 10:40:10 am
I have been lurking here for a while but this project made me finally come out of the shadows...

Chance, this is just a gorgeous cab!  :applaud:

Quick question for you- After reading the entire thread I noticed you did quite a bit of work putting molex connectors and other quick disconnects in when wiring your cabinet. This is a fantastic idea! Why didn't you put in quick disconnects on the back of your Control Panel so you would be able to remove it without pulling wires from the cab interior?
Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: grippie on November 10, 2014, 11:53:05 am
Read through this entire post over the last two days. (took me that long haha). Great work as everyone has already stated, and I just bought a role of velcro for my cable management. :cheers:
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Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: SpaceHedgehog on November 11, 2014, 11:29:14 am
This turned out exceedingly well. Lots of loving care apparent and everything looks so well put together and finished. A pro-build Chance  :cheers:
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Post by: ChanceKJ on November 11, 2014, 11:48:39 pm
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Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: jdbailey1206 on November 12, 2014, 06:59:35 am
Its an okay build I guess.   :D But in all seriousness where did you get your artwork printed at?  Its refective and shiny!   :o
Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: markc74 on November 12, 2014, 12:49:22 pm
Is this really your first build? I don't even think i would have dared show mine. 'Kill it with fire' seemed to be the general response from people i showed my first cab attempt to.

This on the other hand looks awesome.  Cool (and appropriate) design. Overlapping control panel which i normally hate looks really well designed and insanely well put together. In fact everything looks great here.

Nice work. And really good write up!  :applaud:

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Post by: ChanceKJ on November 12, 2014, 08:36:11 pm
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Post by: jdbailey1206 on November 19, 2014, 07:57:11 am
I can only assume the artwork is has an adhesive backing?  (Don't know why I am posting when I could just go email the man.   :laugh:)
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Post by: ChanceKJ on November 19, 2014, 09:29:21 am
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Post by: Jin2k9 on November 19, 2014, 09:56:10 pm
Great work man. Congrats for finishing it with it with style. Have to say that it turned out very well.

One question though about the serial plates you and a few others gets custom made, what kind of "store" makes these ?
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Post by: PL1 on November 19, 2014, 10:34:43 pm
Great work man. Congrats for finishing it with it with style. Have to say that it turned out very well.

One question though about the serial plates you and a few others gets custom made, what kind of "store" makes these ?
You can make these yourself.   ;D

CoryBee's tutorial is here (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,129180.0.html), but I recommend using a better metal plate than soda cans he mentions in that thread.

His later plates used thin sheet metal like the ones near the end of this thread (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,129116.0.html).


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Post by: ChanceKJ on November 19, 2014, 10:38:42 pm
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Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: taylormadelv on November 21, 2014, 11:38:27 am
Holy CRAP! Nice work!  bit of a "ripple in the Matrix" using the Mac Mini, hehe I like it though. Love the led accent lighting, very nice!
Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: Nephasth on November 21, 2014, 02:04:55 pm
By LEDs I assume you mean the ones at the base? That's really all there is aside from the buttons, coin door and marquee. But yes, if I want them off I just reach in and press a button. Can change their colour too.

specifically I meant the button LEDs

Turn off the button LEDs? That's just crazy talk.
Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: ZexisStryfe on November 21, 2014, 03:18:50 pm
If you daisy chain the ground wires for the LEDs (which I know Chance didn't do) you could just put a latching/momentary button in the loop, right?
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Post by: yotsuya on November 21, 2014, 03:23:16 pm
If you daisy chain the ground wires for the LEDs (which I know Chance didn't do) you could just put a latching/momentary button in the loop, right?

Yeah, probably.
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Post by: dkersten on November 21, 2014, 03:51:17 pm
I don't recall which LED controller was used for the buttons, but if it is the Ipac UIO, then the LED's will turn off with the computer, in sleep mode, or when the FE is exited.  If an LEDWiz is being used, it is easy to connect a relay to the computer's usb port to turn the power supply for the LED's on and off with the computer (as well as ambient and marquee lighting), achieving the same effect.  Unless you want to be able to turn off the LED's during game play, that should be enough control, and considering that the whole point is to be able to have the buttons light up based on the game you are playing, I can't really see wanting to be able to turn them off manually..
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Post by: PL1 on November 21, 2014, 04:05:52 pm
If you daisy chain the ground wires for the LEDs (which I know Chance didn't do) you could just put a latching/momentary button in the loop, right?
RGB LED controllers use one (daisy-chained) 5v/12v line and three separate ground lines for red, green, and blue per LED.

If you want to switch off the LEDs with one single-pole, single-throw (SPST) switch, you would place it on the daisy-chained 5v/12v line between the power supply and the LEDs.


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Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: yotsuya on November 21, 2014, 04:09:24 pm
If you daisy chain the ground wires for the LEDs (which I know Chance didn't do) you could just put a latching/momentary button in the loop, right?
RGB LED controllers use one (daisy-chained) 5v/12v line and three separate ground lines for red, green, and blue per LED.

If you want to switch off the LEDs with one single-pole, single-throw (SPST) switch, you would place it on the daisy-chained 5v/12v line between the power supply and the LEDs.


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Glad to see you're back from refurbishment, ScottBot.
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Post by: yotsuya on December 30, 2014, 10:53:48 pm
I love the dog's expression - "Oh no, not more ---smurfing--- pictures..."
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Post by: Rockhart on December 31, 2014, 12:39:12 am
Talk about sexy wiring! :D
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Post by: Nephasth on December 31, 2014, 06:30:17 pm
Talk about sexy wiring! :D

Yeah, no kidding.

He and Neph roll like that. With their fancy all black wires and fancy neat runs with no extra slack and their fancy fanciness. 


:notworthy: fancy %$#*ers

http://youtu.be/hy_rrJBYUrQ (http://youtu.be/hy_rrJBYUrQ)
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Post by: ChanceKJ on January 02, 2015, 09:10:59 pm
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Post by: jaharr01 on January 03, 2015, 12:05:30 pm
You did up a really nice cab Chance. The detail is excellent. I just wish I had a 1/3 of your patience and attention to detail.What front end are you using these days? I've went back to Mala again. Was running into issues with maximus again.

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Post by: two40 on January 04, 2015, 04:29:04 am
You mentioned something about pro photos - did you get them done?

I read this build thread yesterday. Pretty effing epic stuff. You're giving me a complex about posting any of my work. :p
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Post by: ChanceKJ on January 04, 2015, 04:36:44 am
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Post by: Imagamejunky on January 05, 2015, 02:43:24 am
Your work is very impressive. This cab is fantastic. Great job.
Please take a minute to help me out.
Please tell me why you chose to use 2 u360's and 2 j sticks. Why not 4 of the 360's? I'm in the parts ordering phase of my project and having a difficult time deciding on which sticks to buy. If you had it to do all over again what changes if any would you make in the control panel? Are you happy with your button configurations? Thanks in advance. And once again, great job dude.
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Post by: StefR on January 05, 2015, 09:50:08 am
I am getting started with my design and reading this thread has been a great source of inspiration.  I have a couple designs modeled in sketchup and I am toying with different side art concepts that I am applying as textures in there to see how it will look.  So far I was only using vector graphics and had given up on the idea of using images due to the high resolution needed for such large printouts.  I guess seeing your work that its not completely impossible!  What did you use as a source for your side art images?
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Post by: dkersten on January 05, 2015, 02:47:46 pm
I will add to Chance's info: The u360 is a great "do-everything" stick, but if you are looking to play something specific, it is not always the best for any one thing.  The J-stik with servo option is also a good stick, but again not the best 4 way or the best 8 way, just good for a situation where you want one stick doing either automatically.  Adding the longer shafts to either (same shafts for both sticks) affects the throw quite a lot, so consider the balance between how you want it to LOOK vs how you want it to FEEL.  I never got around to going with the long shafts on my j-stiks and for 4 way games I like them better than the u360's, but I used the j-stik with the servo in Nostalgia and with the long shafts they aren't nearly as good on games like pac-man. 
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Post by: Imagamejunky on January 06, 2015, 03:01:57 am
Thank you very much Chance for the thorough response!

I actually already purchased ONE ipac ultimate i/o and a utrac trackball with rgb.  Unfortunately after doing more reading it looks like I will need a second ipac ultimate i/o. CRAP.  With my plan for a full 4 player control panel similar to yours it doesn't look like one ultimate i/o will be enough.  I'm assuming this is why you stated that you would have purchased 2?  I'm pretty confused by the ulitmarc website.  Why does it say that the ipac won't allow for a 4 player set-up AND the trackball when the trackball has usb anyway?

And thanks for the advice dkersten.

Junky
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Post by: dkersten on January 06, 2015, 11:49:15 am
You can order the trackball with or without it's own usb controller, and you can run it off the ipac uio, but it does take several inputs away from the ipac.  Using the u360's means you can free up 4 inputs each on the uio and still have enough room to run a full 4 player setup off one controller.  It is true, if the ipac uio had just a few more inputs and outputs, it would be even more perfect for a full 4 player "frankenpanel".  Since my trackball and mouse cover the p3 and p4 joystick inputs, I used the p1 and p2 for p3 and p4 and used the u360's as joysticks through their own usb.  I could have freed up tons more inputs on the ipac too, if I had chosen to us the u360 inputs for the buttons.  But in the end, if you are going 100% switch based controls and also want to use a spinner and a trackball, you will have to add some other form of controller. 
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Post by: sc23 on January 09, 2015, 07:25:25 am
Awesome machine. Everything is so well finished, what an achievement.
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Post by: mcseforsale on January 18, 2015, 08:10:36 pm
Chance, this is one of the best finshed cabs I've seen on here.  My neighbor just asked if I could build him a 4P cabinet and I'm going to use yours as inspiration.  Simply awesome.

P.S.  Look for a new build thread from me in about a couple of weeks....or 2 :D

AJ
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Post by: ozone614 on January 23, 2015, 02:11:20 pm
Chance, what a great build. Really enjoyed reading through this thread. Your prep work really paid off and shows through on the finished product. Love the attention to detail you put into everything. Just an amazing job from start to finish. I hope to start my first build later this year and would be ecstatic if it turns out half as good as yours.
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Post by: Billabong on January 23, 2015, 03:08:38 pm
Just want to add another pat on the back. Awesome build and I love the theme! :)
The details are what separate the good cabinets from the great. Like the tokens, key ring, etc.

You've inspired me as well. Thank you!
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Post by: Sparkolicious on January 23, 2015, 03:18:43 pm
 :cheers: wow!
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Post by: mcseforsale on January 25, 2015, 09:56:17 pm
Any way to get a measurement on the CP top? 

AJ
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Post by: mcseforsale on January 28, 2015, 08:52:06 pm
BTW, GT Bikes FTW!  Been riding them since '83.

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2928/14203996184_f545acf3a3_c.jpg) (https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2928/14203996184_f545acf3a3_c.jpg)


(http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p191/mcseforsale/80S_FREESTYLE_PICS/rt5bmx_lookback_4.jpg) (http://s128.photobucket.com/user/mcseforsale/media/80S_FREESTYLE_PICS/rt5bmx_lookback_4.jpg.html)

(http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p191/mcseforsale/MTB/RUCKUS/DSC01445.jpg) (http://s128.photobucket.com/user/mcseforsale/media/MTB/RUCKUS/DSC01445.jpg.html)

(http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p191/mcseforsale/MTB/IMAG0840_zpsa416801d.jpg) (http://s128.photobucket.com/user/mcseforsale/media/MTB/IMAG0840_zpsa416801d.jpg.html)

There's a few more, but this is just an arcade forum...

AJ
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Post by: mcseforsale on February 28, 2015, 01:55:09 pm
maybe:

(http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p191/mcseforsale/Mobile%20Uploads/20150207_1207101_zpsff6d33c7.jpg) (http://s128.photobucket.com/user/mcseforsale/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150207_1207101_zpsff6d33c7.jpg.html)

(http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p191/mcseforsale/Mobile%20Uploads/20150222_2041071_zpsbfad0363.jpg) (http://s128.photobucket.com/user/mcseforsale/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150222_2041071_zpsbfad0363.jpg.html)

Thanks for all the help!  I'm hoping to start putting panels on soon.

AJ
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Post by: mcseforsale on February 28, 2015, 02:02:16 pm
sure will.  It's been fits and starts lately with the weather and work.  Unfortunately, all of my cutting has to happen outside in the driveway.  But, I got the bulk of the panels cut a week ago, it's just been too crappy out to start really building.  We might go pick up the monitor tomorrow, then I can start the real building...at which time I'll start the "Blatant ripoff of ChanceKJs FLYNN'S ARCADE" build thread. :D

AJ
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Post by: mcseforsale on February 28, 2015, 02:26:02 pm
Yeah, I think we're going to go a little cheaper with a 60HZ TV.  Also, it'll be wintel....I got an old AMD lying around.  Just need to figure out the video card.

AJ
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Post by: MeatLoafX on March 06, 2015, 03:54:36 pm
Just wanted to say that this build has been a huge inspiration to me.  I'm nowhere near ready to start building, but I've looked through this entire thread many times and have it bookmarked on multiple devices.

My project will not be nearly as advanced as this one, but the size and shape of the cabinet and control panel are definitely something I'm likely to use. 

Thank you for making so much useful information available.

(side question - were the CP plans/sketches available?  Hard to get a sense of the depth and width - I really like the hinged aspect as well!)

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Post by: yotsuya on March 06, 2015, 04:41:43 pm

(side question - were the CP plans/sketches available?  Hard to get a sense of the depth and width - I really like the hinged aspect as well!)

He would do anything for you, but he won't do that.
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Post by: MeatLoafX on March 06, 2015, 06:04:13 pm


He would do anything for you, but he won't do that.

Ha!  Fair enough.  I saw the side panel files and didn't know if I was just missing a cp layout.

This thread is a constant source of information.  I'm source of information.  So much to digest !!
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Post by: yotsuya on March 06, 2015, 06:11:29 pm
That was just a play on your forum nickname, my friend. I'm sure ChanceKJ would be willing to share with you. He's a good guy.
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Post by: MeatLoafX on March 06, 2015, 06:14:58 pm
Well,  I had the side panel dimensions and the front panel dimensions... I figured two out of three ain't bad.   ;)
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Post by: ChanceKJ on March 06, 2015, 09:28:03 pm
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Post by: MeatLoafX on March 07, 2015, 08:53:14 am
I gave out side dimensions? ???

Well, between photo 2 & 3 on your Flickr page and the pdf/cad files in this thread, I have a really good idea on side panel dimensions - thank you!

And thank you for taking the time to put together the rough numbers.  It really helps a ton.

My goal isn't to copy you - imho, you've set the gold standard here and I'm thankful I can pick your brain a little bit.  My project is just getting started - I have the computer system set up, the front end, and most of the software finished.  The weather has been way too cold to go to the garage and start building anything (and I'm not at that stage yet anyway - still trying to learn as much as I can). 

Thank you again for your time and willingness to answer questions.  It's a huge help.
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Post by: ChanceKJ on March 07, 2015, 01:42:57 pm
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Post by: mcseforsale on March 26, 2015, 04:12:48 pm
OK, so build thread is forthcoming.  I should have it up this weekend.  I finally got the coindoor from TS so I can finalize all the panels.  Then, the case can be permanently glued/screwed and put in the background while I work on the CP and CP box.  I've made a couple of changes but only because I won't have a shelf with the PC on it. 

On another note, he found a pretty monster PC to drive the thing.  It's an AMD dual core with 4 GB of ram and a huge HD.  My plan is to have it serve as a jukebox, MAME/Arcade and household file server.  He's a musician and after talking to him it would be nice for him to have a central place to keep all his tunes and lyrics and stuff.  So, the PC will probably continuously run for the most part. 

Teaser shot:

(http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p191/mcseforsale/Old_Number_7/20150321_1838341_zps79f2b9d3.jpg) (http://s128.photobucket.com/user/mcseforsale/media/Old_Number_7/20150321_1838341_zps79f2b9d3.jpg.html)

(http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p191/mcseforsale/Old_Number_7/20150321_1838431_zps8222472c.jpg) (http://s128.photobucket.com/user/mcseforsale/media/Old_Number_7/20150321_1838431_zps8222472c.jpg.html)

Look for the "I'm totally ripping off ChanceKJ's Flynn's Arcade project just like I did with Knievel's Slimline" build thread.  Coming at you this weekend!

AJ
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Post by: mcseforsale on March 26, 2015, 04:16:40 pm
Chance, see any GTs in the background?  >:D

AJ
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Post by: ChanceKJ on March 26, 2015, 09:07:13 pm
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Post by: mcseforsale on March 26, 2015, 09:22:29 pm
Yes.  I LOVE blue GTs.

(http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p191/mcseforsale/80S_FREESTYLE_PICS/rt5bmx_lookback_4.jpg) (http://s128.photobucket.com/user/mcseforsale/media/80S_FREESTYLE_PICS/rt5bmx_lookback_4.jpg.html)

Sorry...I just love that pic.

AJ
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Post by: zahhhkinnn on March 27, 2015, 11:25:22 am
Awesome machine man, i love the attention to details,  :notworthy:

can you tell me which volume knob/potentiometer you bought for this and how do you wired it, i have the exact same set of speakers,

if you have an ebay link or something for the part it will be great :)   
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Post by: ChanceKJ on March 27, 2015, 11:31:45 am
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Post by: zahhhkinnn on March 27, 2015, 11:51:49 am
great man, but i was looking more for the actual potentiometer, the one where you solder the wires, something like this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/3-pcs-Alpha-50KA-A50K-50K-Dual-Logarithmic-Audio-Pot-Potentiometer-15mm-1-4W-/300921414376?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item46105062e8 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/3-pcs-Alpha-50KA-A50K-50K-Dual-Logarithmic-Audio-Pot-Potentiometer-15mm-1-4W-/300921414376?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item46105062e8)
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Post by: ChanceKJ on March 27, 2015, 11:57:55 am
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Post by: abkaz on March 27, 2015, 12:20:17 pm
Where did you get the plastic cover for the button on the back of your control panel? I seem to recall a post that mentioned it, but I can't find it because my mind is melting from all the great pics in this thread.
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Post by: ChanceKJ on March 27, 2015, 12:31:01 pm
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Post by: Scotty_C on April 06, 2015, 11:34:53 pm
Absolutely amazing build! Your attention to the little things is what makes this project I've thought about doing one of these for years...well now all I need is a theme! I've looked at several of these builds on here to get a feel for what I really want for my cabinet and well your side panels are perfect, so I'll be using those for sure. thanx for taking the time to post and take pics
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Post by: ChanceKJ on April 06, 2015, 11:37:44 pm
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Post by: KPowers on May 17, 2015, 09:27:40 am
Great build. I was looking to do the button and controller lighting you did. What size acrylic tube did you use for the joysticks. I can't tell the inside diameter from the picture. Also if you could supply where you purchased it from it would be greatly appreciated.
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Post by: zahhhkinnn on May 20, 2015, 01:44:20 pm
hi ChanceKJ can you tell me if you encounter this same issue with the Griffin PowerMate, in some emulators, i.e. supermodel3 the volume control of the PowerMate stops working, the light its still on but it doesnt do anything and when i close the emulator (hit esc) it start working again, did this ever happened to you?, btw im using hyperspin. best regards!
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Post by: ChanceKJ on May 20, 2015, 02:44:27 pm
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Post by: Manorite on June 07, 2015, 11:22:20 pm
Hi Chance, love this build! I've designed my control panel shape very similar to yours (and space paranoids).  I'm about to order my CP overlay from Game On Grafix, and I'm wondering if you ordered it the exact size of your control panel, or slightly larger and them trimmed off the extra after it was installed?  Thanks!
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Post by: ChanceKJ on June 07, 2015, 11:27:03 pm
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Post by: Vincefaro on June 09, 2015, 02:25:30 pm
Simply Amazing work. Your attention to detail is  just awesome. I am about to start my Cab and I wanted to do a Tron Theme, I 'm still working out the design and art. Great work and great thread. I will start my thread soon .
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Post by: ChanceKJ on June 09, 2015, 02:29:44 pm
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Post by: BlackMage on June 09, 2015, 05:47:51 pm
I can't find the translucent tubing to save my life,  any additional info available to share?
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Post by: ChanceKJ on June 09, 2015, 06:23:39 pm
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Post by: BlackMage on June 09, 2015, 06:50:57 pm
Yessir!  Thank you.  I was looking for translucent, but I found the clear.  I assume you just scuffed up the clear to get the translucent look?
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Post by: ChanceKJ on June 09, 2015, 08:21:19 pm
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Post by: mgb on June 13, 2015, 12:15:13 am
it's funny, I've known about this build for a while but never bothered to really check it out.

 :applaud:
very nicely done.
I love how clean and slick it is.
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Post by: jmcginley on July 31, 2015, 11:44:50 am
Hi Chance,

Awesome build! I just read through all 17 pages and it was so informative! Just wanted to get clarification on one thing. In order to wire up the buttons/joysticks/trackball as well as the LEDs, what would you recommend? I saw you post somewhere else saying to get 2 I-PAC Ultimate I/O for a setup such as this. So that will take care of the LEDs as well as the controls? Anything else that would need to be purchased?

Thanks in advance for your help!
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Post by: ChanceKJ on July 31, 2015, 12:26:17 pm
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Post by: deezdrama on July 31, 2015, 10:56:01 pm
Thanks! :) You are correct. A pair of ultimates would control and light all the buttons. That and wiring up LED's and the buttons should be it.

I know you recommended the same thing for my work in progress cab.
Im curious.... will wiring up 2 ultimate i/o's make mame setup confusing?

I was under the impression that I could get away with a single ipac4, but then would need led driver,and optipac....right?

So is the ultimate io basically an ipac2,led driver,opti all in one?
Do they make a 4 player ultimate?

Sorry.... im sure these are dumb questions... just still a little confused on what to plan on ordering for first cab
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Post by: chadmoe1 on August 01, 2015, 12:17:17 pm
First, awesome build and amazing description of the entire process! I'm been pseudo-stalking this build as I began designing and building my own arcade.  I'll likely document as well, and I'll send a link Chance to make sure you get credit for all of the help -- your ideas and implementation were a great inspiration.

With regards to the ultimate i/o's, I contacted Andy at Ultimarc and he stated that he did not build in unique ID's for those boards, so it is unlikely that your OS would handle both.  For the mega board setup as in this build and what I'm doing,  he suggested two PacLED64s to control lights and two Mini-Pacs for controls.  His trackball setup has usb options as well, but they make a mini-Pac that can handle a trackball and a spinner.  I'm not sure if anyone else had success with two ultimate i/o's, but I trust Andy's advice.  Good luck, and thanks again Chance!
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Post by: subjimbo on September 13, 2015, 08:58:34 pm
Awesome build Chance, you have done really well and paid a lot of attention to detail.

How have you found the 4player CP with the 32" TV? Is that large enough for those extra two players?

I am in the process of planning my setup. Just ordered some test buttons from GGG / Paraside Arcade to find out which setup I like the feel of. 10-20 days to Australia, I'm hanging out to get them!

I really want 4 players because I always have a load of people over and it would get used but I am worried about the monitor not 'feeling' in the right spot for that 3/4 player. How have you found this?

Also, Are you able to share your CP dimensions / CnC diagram? It looks the perfect size!

First, awesome build and amazing description of the entire process! I'm been pseudo-stalking this build as I began designing and building my own arcade.  I'll likely document as well, and I'll send a link Chance to make sure you get credit for all of the help -- your ideas and implementation were a great inspiration.

With regards to the ultimate i/o's, I contacted Andy at Ultimarc and he stated that he did not build in unique ID's for those boards, so it is unlikely that your OS would handle both.  For the mega board setup as in this build and what I'm doing,  he suggested two PacLED64s to control lights and two Mini-Pacs for controls.  His trackball setup has usb options as well, but they make a mini-Pac that can handle a trackball and a spinner.  I'm not sure if anyone else had success with two ultimate i/o's, but I trust Andy's advice.  Good luck, and thanks again Chance!

Andy also said this to me - Use 2x PacLED64's and 2x Mini-iPAC's so you can put the boards at either side of the CP and still have room for a trackball in the middle - Seems logical. A setup like Chance's needs a load of LED channels and the only way to get them is 2x PacLED64's!
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Post by: ChanceKJ on September 13, 2015, 09:37:22 pm
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Post by: subjimbo on September 13, 2015, 10:37:41 pm
Thanks!

32" is pretty big. Almost too big for the p3/4 spots. 27" would actually be fine as well. Definitely would t go any bigger then 32.  Remember a vast majority of these games were only ever on 19" - 25" monitors. If Simpsons or TMNT Konami cabs can stand the test of time on a 25"CRT 4:3 monitor with 4 players 32" is WAY more than enough.

Great! Thank's a load for the swift reply. Looking forward to getting my buttons to test out. I love the look of the black plunger, magic!

How wide is your CP?

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Post by: ChanceKJ on September 14, 2015, 01:13:33 am
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Post by: fablog on November 18, 2015, 03:06:25 pm
Chance, where did you find these round speaker covers?
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Post by: fablog on November 18, 2015, 03:18:52 pm
Any suggestion for a 4" speaker cover maybe?
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Post by: ChanceKJ on November 18, 2015, 03:24:41 pm
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Post by: Rick on November 18, 2015, 04:48:56 pm
A quick google search found this

An even quicker link found this (http://www.gameroomdesigns.ca/shop/accessories/speaker-cover-4-inch/).

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Post by: ChanceKJ on November 18, 2015, 05:15:37 pm
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Post by: Rick on November 18, 2015, 09:59:02 pm
Yep! Also a good choice! :D

Thanks! (Edit: I actually just updated the image, as it was all wrong. The speaker grills I have are actually EXACTLY like the link you posted. They're metal, and come in two pieces, so that you can install them and hide the screws at the same time.)
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Post by: rablack97 on November 18, 2015, 09:59:50 pm
U.S. seller....I get mine from here, cheap.

http://www.8linesupply.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=8line&Product_Code=iron-speaker-cover (http://www.8linesupply.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=8line&Product_Code=iron-speaker-cover)
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Post by: JudgeRob on December 01, 2015, 09:55:49 pm
So fresh and so clean clean!  Very nice job ChanceKJ, I love the results.  Question: I saw that you were briefly considering putting a 4-way on the CP but obviously you did not.  Any regrets?  Do you find yourself wishing you had it for the 4-way games or are the 360s good enough?

Thanks and congrats.  I can't wait to call mine "finished".  :)
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Post by: ChanceKJ on December 01, 2015, 10:04:43 pm
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Post by: GreenGriffon on December 07, 2015, 07:24:46 pm
Hey Chance, incredible build! You've helped and inspired me greatly.

Quick question - you didn't happen to post a PDF for your marquee artwork, did you?

I'm looking for a very high res picture of the Flynn's Arcade token like you have in your marquee, but the only one I can find is cropped too much to be able to use.

Would you mind posting yours if you haven't already?

Thanks very much,

GG


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Post by: fryed_1 on December 09, 2015, 04:27:20 pm
Glad I read through this.  I was nervous on my first build thinking of a very similar idea of sandwiching the glass over the monitor in a very similar way, but using the weather stripping to help secure it between the bottom and speaker board like you've done has just convinced me to move forward.


and FWIW I'd put my "walmart special" mongoose up against a GT any day ;)

(http://aoc.pandapub.com/images/bike1.jpg)

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Post by: fryed_1 on December 09, 2015, 06:31:19 pm
:cheers:

Haha "wal-Mart special" did it smash to bits after this pic was taken? :P

hehe Mongoose has a two bike lines.  One that sells in the dept and consumer store and the pro line.  That is an '09 boot'r, one of the big boy models.
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Post by: coldcoffeecup on December 17, 2015, 03:23:07 pm
Very impressive build! It's given me a lot of inspiration and ideas for my own, first MAME cabinet. Hopefully by mid year 2016 I will have something ready for my new game room!
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Post by: coldcoffeecup on December 26, 2015, 02:54:00 pm
Thanks for your response! I have one other question about picking a monitor for a 4-player cabinet. I'm debating between my 32" monitor/TV choices, and I'm having trouble picking one with an adequate (or what I would think to be) viewing angle. Based on the TV you bought, do you find any real issue for the outermost players? From what I can tell, the outer players would be at somewhere around an 40 degree off center angle, which seems bad.

There are what look to be a few good 2015 choices for TVs/monitors which offer 1080p resolution, and a similar angle to the one you went with. Am I overthinking this?
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Post by: yotsuya on December 26, 2015, 04:13:26 pm
65" ASUS G-sync Lightning Bolt Air Force One or GTFO.
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Post by: rablack97 on December 26, 2015, 04:57:54 pm
Jiminy Integration Vermuth Excretion..... :applaud:
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Post by: yotsuya on December 26, 2015, 05:30:42 pm
Jiminy Integration Vermuth Excretion..... :applaud:

Pray to J I got the same ol' same ol'.
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Post by: rablack97 on December 26, 2015, 06:46:16 pm
Brang the coal upside his head jack....cold got to be!!! Shiii  :afro:
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Post by: Rick on December 29, 2015, 08:48:02 pm
Brang the coal upside his head jack....cold got to be!!! Shiii  :afro:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0j2dVuhr6s (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0j2dVuhr6s)

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Post by: Brizzle on February 04, 2016, 10:02:53 am
I just stumbled upon this arcade build.  For what I like, this is the most impressive arcade I have ever seen.  It inspires me to do more with my build in my head (ha ha), though I don't have a high credit limit budget ha ha.  VERY impressive and thanks for sharing!
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Post by: jbl77 on February 08, 2016, 12:16:14 am
Awesome cab Chance.  Leave it to a fellow Alberta boy to make something so nice  :cheers:  Been working on the software side of things to get my own going before I got to starting the build so now that I have actually got that all working with all the artwork, previews etc...now comes the fun.  Got 30 days to teach myself autocad (trial license loll)

Figured I would use this opportunity to come out of lurking to give you props for job well done.  :applaud:

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Post by: coldcoffeecup on February 22, 2016, 11:32:53 am
Hey! got another question for you :)

Which type of tint did you go with from onedayglass? I'm looking at their options, and if I had to guess I would say maybe 'Dark Gray', but I have no clue how that translates to a % of light which passes through, which is typically how tinting is measured (I think?).

I really like the idea of using tinted glass instead of a traditional bezel that's masked off. How well does the tint you went with prevent you from seeing the TV (frame, etc) behind the glass?

There are a lot of custom glass places in my local area, and I was thinking about getting some estimates, but it's hard for me to guess about what % tinting would accomplish what I'm going for.

Thanks in advance!
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Post by: ChanceKJ on February 22, 2016, 03:57:03 pm
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Post by: coldcoffeecup on February 22, 2016, 04:57:33 pm
Wow that's interesting. There are actually a LOT of plastics suppliers in my area, some of which I've used before for various game boards and whatnot. I just always assumed that glass would've resulted in a more elegant solution.

Any advice on material or tinting style? I'm not very familiar with translucent plastics, so I'll need to do some research I suppose.
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Post by: yotsuya on February 22, 2016, 05:03:21 pm
Be careful with plexi, though... it will scratch easier than glass. Use clean microfiber towels to clean it, not paper towels or anything like that.
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Post by: coldcoffeecup on February 22, 2016, 05:35:03 pm
Be careful with plexi, though... it will scratch easier than glass. Use clean microfiber towels to clean it, not paper towels or anything like that.

I spoke with a plastic company locally and they suggested either polycarbonate, or acrylic. They mentioned the acrylic is more resistant to scratches.
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Post by: jbl77 on February 28, 2016, 01:12:23 am
(https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7696/17251281373_8187336747_c.jpg)

Hmmm....I wonder if/how this would work in this application.  Diamaters look close:

https://www.adafruit.com/products/2851 (https://www.adafruit.com/products/2851)



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Post by: jmcginley on March 03, 2016, 01:38:31 pm
Hey Chance, on page 12 you show pictures and talk about making LED pairs for your joysticks with LEDs purchased from Paradise Arcade. I'd like to do the same with my joysticks in order to save space on my Ultimate I/O. Just had a couple questions on that:

1) Will there be enough power to run 2 RGB LEDs off of the same 3 pins? Will they be more dim?

If I can get away with using only 3 pins for the 2 RGB LEDs on each joystick, then I think I can run my entire CP off of one Ultimate I/O. If I'll need to use 6 pins for the 2 RGB LEDs, then I've got to rethink some stuff or buy another LED controller.

2) Are the Paradise Arcade LEDs holding up well with PacLED64s? I've read that some LEDs are dim or will degrade more quickly due to some resistor discrepancies with 3rd party LEDs on Ultimarc products.
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Post by: dropper on March 09, 2016, 10:23:15 am
Hey Chance, on page 12 you show pictures and talk about making LED pairs for your joysticks with LEDs purchased from Paradise Arcade. I'd like to do the same with my joysticks in order to save space on my Ultimate I/O. Just had a couple questions on that:

1) Will there be enough power to run 2 RGB LEDs off of the same 3 pins? Will they be more dim?

If I can get away with using only 3 pins for the 2 RGB LEDs on each joystick, then I think I can run my entire CP off of one Ultimate I/O. If I'll need to use 6 pins for the 2 RGB LEDs, then I've got to rethink some stuff or buy another LED controller.

2) Are the Paradise Arcade LEDs holding up well with PacLED64s? I've read that some LEDs are dim or will degrade more quickly due to some resistor discrepancies with 3rd party LEDs on Ultimarc products.

All of the RGB's run off of the same 5V line, so whether you hook them up to one pin, or multiple, they are all running in parallel.  You would only see dimming if you ran any of your LEDs in series.

The PacLED64 and Ultimate I/O both manage the current at 20ma, so you shouldn't run into any issues with LEDs degrading.  The PacDrive could damage an LED with unrestricted current.  You can also run current from a separate source and just use the grounds from the PacLED64.  I am doing that with my 12V Bulgin switches.

Keith
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Post by: dropper on March 09, 2016, 10:47:56 am
Chance, first of all great build.  I have now read through this twice.  Once a while back, and again, yesterday.  It is interesting how many ideas I took from you that I didn't realize that I had.  Mostly what I have done is a bit of a redo of my control panel and marquee, but I ended up using the IL buttons that now come pre-done with the black inserts and the same RGB illumination, only using an Ultimate I/O instead of the PacLED.  I have even incorporated similar Bulgin buttons for power and admin, but I am using the UIO to control the admin buttons as well (power gets its power from the PC). 

I need to get some pics of the wiring cleaned up and actually hooked up to the UIO.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1603/24788287430_63668032a0_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/DLssf3)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1444/24942807322_ef63006d67_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/E17pC7)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1618/24942802342_07f0faa2d6_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/E17o9f)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1546/25101060075_466e235b32_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Ef6uDR)

Video:
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1454/25159493175_1177c104e6_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/EkfYM6)

Keith
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Post by: dkersten on March 09, 2016, 06:39:20 pm
The PacLED64 and Ultimate I/O both manage the current at 20ma, so you shouldn't run into any issues with LEDs degrading. 
FYI, the GGG RGB Drive II LEDs were actually 18ma max rated when I bought them 2 years ago, so even with a resistor the UIO (or PacLED64) will feed it 20ma and they will degrade over time.. I have several that are dim on certain colors, flicker in and out, and in general are working poorly.  For the record, Randy offered to take them back and refund my money even though it was my mistake in using those LED's with Ultimarc's controller.  I did purchase Ultimarc's LED's to replace them but I never got around to swapping them, so I still have those GGG LED's in my cab, which is fine because it only gets used twice a year, lol. Some day I will spend the time replacing all 24 LED's, if I am REALLY bored.

It is a good idea to be cautious when buying LED's to use with a controller that manages the current.  Not all LEDs are created equal.  The GGG specs on their website say that the RGB Drive II consume 20ma, so perhaps they use a slightly different LED component now, or maybe that is just a ballpark to calculate total current draw.  Either way, the ones I got were slightly overdriven with the UIO and if I were doing it again, I would buy the Ultimarc LED's just to be safe. 
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Post by: thepro8 on March 28, 2016, 05:35:22 pm
Ok have a question, what would you don't you like / what would you do differently in your component selection?
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Post by: ChanceKJ on April 06, 2016, 06:01:39 pm
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Post by: nipsmg on April 12, 2016, 12:53:27 pm
... but I ended up using the IL buttons that now come pre-done with the black inserts and the same RGB illumination, only using an Ultimate I/O instead of the PacLED. 
I need to get some pics of the wiring cleaned up and actually hooked up to the UIO.
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I'm curious how/when you got the LEDs.. they've been sold out for weeks now :(  I really want to go with that solution, but I can't find the LEDs anywhere else, and may have to abandon the ILs for something else.
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Post by: rablack97 on April 12, 2016, 01:37:30 pm
Probably cause they are just selling these now.

(http://www.paradisearcadeshop.com/147-large_default/il-lumination-5vdc-rgb-led.jpg)

You can also go with GGG's helio9 leds, they are pricey but they work really well.

(http://groovygamegear.com/webstore/images/large/Helio9_LRG.jpg)
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Post by: nipsmg on April 13, 2016, 08:26:55 am
I saw those Helio 9's, but would they work inside the IL pushbutton?  I was really hoping to use the same buttons Chance did (black with the transparent bezel).
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Post by: rablack97 on April 13, 2016, 10:56:12 am
I saw those Helio 9's, but would they work inside the IL pushbutton?  I was really hoping to use the same buttons Chance did (black with the transparent bezel).

There's nothing special about the buttons chance used, i did the same thing 7-8 years ago in blacks magic.

You can either make your own if you have the stock or just buy these from paradise arcade.

(http://www.paradisearcadeshop.com/1226-large_default/il-psl-l-cv-translucent-with-black-convex-plunger.jpg)

Paradise is the only spot I know of that sells the IL clear, its just a black plunger inside of an IL clear casing.  The Helios led's fit and work just fine in that setup.

(https://talk.dallasmakerspace.org/uploads/default/original/2X/a/ad63296a5852258b64c8f037ad5fa4379cfdd0c7.png)

(https://talk.dallasmakerspace.org/uploads/default/original/2X/a/a39486c41386860e9185bc27deb9e69c8a2a5380.png)
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Post by: DarthBS on May 24, 2016, 08:45:04 am
such a sick build.
Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: DarthBS on May 24, 2016, 09:29:03 am
by the way Chance. i might have sent you 2 pms by mistake. it doesnt show in my sent file but who knows.
Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: DarthBS on June 02, 2016, 12:38:40 pm
Chance, you can pm me if you don't want to post it here (not sure if i can even receive pms yet lol) but how much did you roughly spend on everything for this build?
Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: yotsuya on June 02, 2016, 01:42:26 pm
Chance, you can pm me if you don't want to post it here (not sure if i can even receive pms yet lol) but how much did you roughly spend on everything for this build?
One million dollars, Canadian.

Sent from my SM-G386T using Tapatalk

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Post by: yotsuya on June 02, 2016, 01:42:37 pm
Oh, and you might have better luck with him on KLOV.
Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: DarthBS on June 02, 2016, 03:23:46 pm
Oh, and you might have better luck with him on KLOV.

I just realized I replied 3 times in a row to the same thread lol.

noob question of the day....what is KLOV?
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Post by: Charlie97L on June 02, 2016, 03:32:53 pm
It's a site/forum that mostly focuses on restoration/repair/collection of original arcade hardware, from what I can see.
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Post by: DarthBS on June 02, 2016, 04:01:05 pm
It's a site/forum that mostly focuses on restoration/repair/collection of original arcade hardware, from what I can see.

thanks!
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Post by: PL1 on June 02, 2016, 04:03:30 pm
what is KLOV?
It's the arcade-museum site and forums -- a great resource for finding info and parts for dedicated cabs.

http://forums.arcade-museum.com/ (http://forums.arcade-museum.com/)


Scott
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Post by: DarthBS on June 02, 2016, 04:18:53 pm
thansk guys. i signed up and got banned for 30 minutes for not logging in with the right username on one page and my email on the other. not my day lol
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Post by: yotsuya on June 02, 2016, 04:23:35 pm
thansk guys. i signed up and got banned for 30 minutes for not logging in with the right username on one page and my email on the other. not my day lol
When you do send them a p.m. there, make sure you tell him I sent you.

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Post by: yotsuya on June 02, 2016, 04:24:54 pm
Why does BYOAC hate Tapatalk?
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Post by: yotsuya on June 02, 2016, 04:27:25 pm
Somebody really needs to do something about this site.

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Post by: ChanceKJ on July 08, 2016, 12:39:11 am
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Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: DarthBS on July 08, 2016, 09:17:49 am
Oh, and you might have better luck with him on KLOV.

^^^^This is good advice.^^^^

...how much did you roughly spend on everything for this build?

a LOT.  Lost track past $5500 Canadian, (whats that like $50 USD??).  But thats including a TON of parts and supplies i didn't use, or had to buy replacements of if i messed something up.   This build was my first, a labor of love, and an all out balls to the wall effort of throwing money at things until they were how i imagined them.

...Just, would have used plexi instead of glass...  ::)

thanks for the reply. I am debating making it myself or getting PDX to make it. trying to see how much I would be saving doing it myself. (which in turn could mean jack if I end up messing up over and over)
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Post by: Fydo on July 08, 2016, 05:58:28 pm
Hi Chance!

Awesome build, and a pleasure to read through the log.

Quick question: I love the glow effect around the joysticks. Where did you source the polycarbonate tubing for the "glow rings"? I found one place online but they wanted an arm and a leg for it (and the other arm + leg to ship it!)
Also, since I see you're in Alberta, do you have any of the tubing left over that you'd want to get rid of? :)

Cheers
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Post by: jbl77 on July 12, 2016, 12:56:27 am
Chance got it from ebay...not necessarily this "store"....but this one is in Canada :)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/24-Length-Clear-Acrylic-Plexiglass-Tube-Outside-Diameter-3-8-1-2-5-8-3-4-/351488556771?var=&hash=item51d659bee3:m:m9CPmMBRbCscShqkTyNuw6w (http://www.ebay.com/itm/24-Length-Clear-Acrylic-Plexiglass-Tube-Outside-Diameter-3-8-1-2-5-8-3-4-/351488556771?var=&hash=item51d659bee3:m:m9CPmMBRbCscShqkTyNuw6w)
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Post by: ChanceKJ on July 16, 2016, 09:08:33 pm
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Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: Fydo on July 18, 2016, 05:20:14 pm
Thanks for the help, guys! Once I have enough things in order I'll likely start up a build thread of my own. The threads / worklogs on this forum are super inspiring (especially this one!)
Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: jbl77 on July 20, 2016, 12:25:02 am
Where abouts you at in Dipperland?
Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: hilyou on July 21, 2016, 02:03:37 am
Great build!

Just wanted to ask what those 4 black knob looking things are in the control panel?

I've seen them in numerous other builds too

On another note, glad to see another Canadian on this forum
Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: Nephasth on July 21, 2016, 09:02:31 am
Just wanted to ask what those 4 black knob looking things are in the control panel?

(https://i.memecaptain.com/gend_images/NltPxw.jpg)
Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious)
Post by: nexusmtz on July 22, 2016, 01:27:55 am
Just wanted to ask what those 4 black knob looking things are in the control panel?

They're what they look like. Star Knobs. The bolts come upward, through the board that the control panel rests on. The control panel base has holes the the bolts pass through, and the knobs secure the panel to the cabinet. They just make it easy to remove the panel without tools.

...Once i was happy with the base, i lined up the CP centre with the cab, clamped it down and used the same small forester bit to cut holes through the CP and mounting board. The bolts shown in the picture are just temporary ones i had in case i went with a thicker mounting board. I need to get shorter ones or cut these down.

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3863/14423385391_82e4671deb_c.jpg)
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Post by: chito on September 05, 2016, 11:55:23 pm
I havent finished reading the whole 19 pages of this amazing build yet
but im not sure if these were available at the time of the build but couldnt you use the PELE ring light for the joysticks?

http://www.paradisearcadeshop.com/button-leds/580-pele-30mm-led-rings.html (http://www.paradisearcadeshop.com/button-leds/580-pele-30mm-led-rings.html)

has anyone tried this?
Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: jemkewl on September 16, 2016, 12:41:16 pm
Chance, first of all great build.  I have now read through this twice.  Once a while back, and again, yesterday.  It is interesting how many ideas I took from you that I didn't realize that I had.  Mostly what I have done is a bit of a redo of my control panel and marquee, but I ended up using the IL buttons that now come pre-done with the black inserts and the same RGB illumination, only using an Ultimate I/O instead of the PacLED.  I have even incorporated similar Bulgin buttons for power and admin, but I am using the UIO to control the admin buttons as well (power gets its power from the PC). 

I need to get some pics of the wiring cleaned up and actually hooked up to the UIO.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1603/24788287430_63668032a0_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/DLssf3)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1444/24942807322_ef63006d67_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/E17pC7)

Keith

Hello Keith,

Can you share where you purchased your black IL buttons with transparent bezel that come pre-done with the color changing RGB LEDs?  I too am researching to do a similar control panel and want to light up the bezels for the player, start, controls, etc. in different colors.

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Post by: bboris74 on September 22, 2016, 05:34:25 am
Hi Chance,

Really love your build, its inspired me to build my own but I have a question about your power supply.  Is it a 12VDC, 5A, 60W POWER SUPPLY such as the one found here http://www.mroelectronics.com/mro/product.php?id_product=880? (http://www.mroelectronics.com/mro/product.php?id_product=880?)  If so are you running a direct 12v line into your two PacLED64's?  The reason I ask is that the button led's I picked up from Paradise arcade are 5v and if i run 12v power into my PacLED64's I assume I will either shorten the life of my led's and or my PacLED64's.

Thanks,
Bill
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Post by: yotsuya on September 22, 2016, 09:03:28 am
Hi Chance,

Really love your build, its inspired me to build my own but I have a question about your power supply.  Is it a 12VDC, 5A, 60W POWER SUPPLY such as the one found here http://www.mroelectronics.com/mro/product.php?id_product=880? (http://www.mroelectronics.com/mro/product.php?id_product=880?)  If so are you running a direct 12v line into your two PacLED64's?  The reason I ask is that the button led's I picked up from Paradise arcade are 5v and if i run 12v power into my PacLED64's I assume I will either shorten the life of my led's and or my PacLED64's.

Thanks,
Bill
Yeah, just see if you can exchange the 5v leds for 12v ones.
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Post by: fablog on September 22, 2016, 06:36:57 pm
Quote

Hello Keith,

Can you share where you purchased your black IL buttons with transparent bezel that come pre-done with the color changing RGB LEDs?  I too am researching to do a similar control panel and want to light up the bezels for the player, start, controls, etc. in different colors.

Arcade Paradise ;)
Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: julezvernez on October 12, 2016, 09:36:38 am
 :applaud: Hey !

I am working on building my own Arcade... already have parts of the hardware done and Hyperspin running...

Can you let me know where you got the Coin Door?
What kind of Coin-Mech did you use?
Where did you get your own "Flynn's" Coins?

 ???

THANK YOU for the help,
Julez
Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: 80sarcadegames on November 30, 2016, 01:57:07 pm
:applaud: Hey !

I am working on building my own Arcade... already have parts of the hardware done and Hyperspin running...

Can you let me know where you got the Coin Door?
What kind of Coin-Mech did you use?
Where did you get your own "Flynn's" Coins?

 ???

THANK YOU for the help,
Julez

Just read through every post on this thread, all 19 pages of it.
Lots of information!!!! Love the detail of the build shared in this thread!

Couple of questions if the builder ChanceKJ:

1.  Where did you buy the black L brackets to hold the marquee in?
2.  Did you keep the display frame on and then place weather stripping on the sides, then the tinted glass?
3.  How do you control power to everything? Is there a one button control for everything to turn on at once?

Wow! Great cabinet!!
Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: yotsuya on November 30, 2016, 05:29:40 pm
Why don't you people just PM him directly? He doesn't come around much anymore. That's his business, but I bet if you sent him a message, he'd probably answer it.
Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: gumby510 on December 02, 2016, 03:19:16 am
1.  Where did you buy the black L brackets to hold the marquee in?

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Alexandria-Moulding-1-in-x-1-in-x-96-in-Metal-Mira-Black-Outside-Corner-Moulding-AT009-AM096C01/205576696 (http://www.homedepot.com/p/Alexandria-Moulding-1-in-x-1-in-x-96-in-Metal-Mira-Black-Outside-Corner-Moulding-AT009-AM096C01/205576696)

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Post by: dgrace on December 04, 2016, 01:20:09 am
I'm digging those speaker grills.  Anyone know where he purchased those or where I could get similar ones for my cab? Thanks
Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: yotsuya on December 04, 2016, 11:51:13 am
I'm digging those speaker grills.  Anyone know where he purchased those or where I could get similar ones for my cab? Thanks
I don't know. Why don't you PM him?
Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: eleehl on December 19, 2016, 12:39:51 am
Hi Chance,

I've literally been lurking on your build for the past month. A neighbor and I are really inspired by your build and are starting to piece everything together for the build! I feel the need to give you props for the amazing work and ideas you've given us!! We won't be able to build anything close to your caliber but we'll do our best and if we don't screw up we'll definitely be posting here!!

Thanks!
E
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Post by: yotsuya on December 19, 2016, 05:01:25 pm
Welcome aboard, eleehel. Batten down the hatches, hoist the mainsail and all that.
Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: Typefighter01 on December 19, 2016, 08:14:39 pm
Must just burn your guys nuts that that his build keeps floating to the top...I love it.

I think Chance got thrown into the same pot as Kaneda (for reasons really unknown to me other than he had some hard earned expendable income that he threw at a hobby he enjoyed...something that is frowned upon on this forum as you need to be some cheap ass ---fudgesicle--- that wouldn't pay retail to save a drowning baby to get any respect)...then it turned into a hate parade. Also...he seemed generally happy...another trait frowned upon.

Most of the people I know don't give two shits about building their own arcade cab...think you folks need to embrace (tolerate?) someone that at least enjoys(ed) the hobby and contributed something other than snide ass comments about his forum etiquette (which never bugged me).

Also, who gives a ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- when he decides to post here either...some guys don't post here for years and when they do, people jump all over their d$#k.:dunno

Let the thread do what it does...if ya don't like it...ya don't click on it...pretty simple... :cheers:

Actually...not sure I ever posted in this thread, so as not to upset the forum police with an unnecessary bumping, I will say "Good work on the cab...don't think I have seen a more popular design since I joined.". As they say, "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!!!".
Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: yotsuya on December 19, 2016, 09:00:52 pm
Must just burn your guys nuts that that his build keeps floating to the top...I love it.

I think Chance got thrown into the same pot as Kaneda (for reasons really unknown to me other than he had some hard earned expendable income that he threw at a hobby he enjoyed...something that is frowned upon on this forum as you need to be some cheap ass ---fudgesicle--- that wouldn't pay retail to save a drowning baby to get any respect)...then it turned into a hate parade. Also...he seemed generally happy...another trait frowned upon.

Most of the people I know don't give two shits about building their own arcade cab...think you folks need to embrace (tolerate?) someone that at least enjoys(ed) the hobby and contributed something other than snide ass comments about his forum etiquette (which never bugged me).

Also, who gives a ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- when he decides to post here either...some guys don't post here for years and when they do, people jump all over their d$#k.:dunno

Let the thread do what it does...if ya don't like it...ya don't click on it...pretty simple... :cheers:

Actually...not sure I ever posted in this thread, so as not to upset the forum police with an unnecessary bumping, I will say "Good work on the cab...don't think I have seen a more popular design since I joined.". As they say, "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!!!".
I get along with Chance very well.  We chat outside this forum. What I don't like/feel bad for are people who post questions for him and then get ignored. That's why I recommend they PM him.  It has nothing to do with being a "hater". :dunno
Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: Typefighter01 on December 19, 2016, 09:43:42 pm
Must just burn your guys nuts that that his build keeps floating to the top...I love it.

I think Chance got thrown into the same pot as Kaneda (for reasons really unknown to me other than he had some hard earned expendable income that he threw at a hobby he enjoyed...something that is frowned upon on this forum as you need to be some cheap ass ---fudgesicle--- that wouldn't pay retail to save a drowning baby to get any respect)...then it turned into a hate parade. Also...he seemed generally happy...another trait frowned upon.

Most of the people I know don't give two shits about building their own arcade cab...think you folks need to embrace (tolerate?) someone that at least enjoys(ed) the hobby and contributed something other than snide ass comments about his forum etiquette (which never bugged me).

Also, who gives a ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- when he decides to post here either...some guys don't post here for years and when they do, people jump all over their d$#k.:dunno

Let the thread do what it does...if ya don't like it...ya don't click on it...pretty simple... :cheers:

Actually...not sure I ever posted in this thread, so as not to upset the forum police with an unnecessary bumping, I will say "Good work on the cab...don't think I have seen a more popular design since I joined.". As they say, "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!!!".
I get along with Chance very well.  We chat outside this forum. What I don't like/feel bad for are people who post questions for him and then get ignored. That's why I recommend they PM him.  It has nothing to do with being a "hater". :dunno

Mehhh... he took some cheap shots from a lot of people.

Also, I said "hate parade"...not "yotsuya the hater". You know what goes on in here, the people I am talking about and exactly what I am talking about, so lets not not act the different.
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Post by: sealcouch on December 20, 2016, 07:17:20 pm
You guys see that new Star Wars?
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Post by: yotsuya on December 20, 2016, 07:18:38 pm
No beefs allowed on the SS BYOAC. Go help people with their monitor problems and leave this thread alone, Mel.
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Post by: KLRinstinct on January 10, 2017, 12:19:46 am
G'day Mate! I just signed up to the forum specifically to say thank-you very much for the awesome write up! Its proved kinda hard to find decent info on cab building online so this has been my saviour. I've been over and over this thread the last week or so and its helped me a lot! I'm now ready to dive in and get this puppy made. Your design is soon to exist way across the ocean in Australia! Gonna go with a more rounded at the front CP and a Street Fighter theme, cant wait!
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Post by: KLRinstinct on January 10, 2017, 07:06:49 am
Cool, thanks a lot. Ive started a thread here http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,152916.0.html (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,152916.0.html)

Not much to see yet though. I could use some tips on joysticks and buttons as it turns out. Will be playing mostly beat em up's on the machine would you have any recommendations? Should I make sure I get a SANWA brand stick ya think? Also just thought of another one after scouring your thread again - How much T-moulding did you end up using? TIA
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Post by: Modigy on January 10, 2017, 01:42:11 pm
This looks fantastic, amazing work!
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Post by: Rockstead on January 10, 2017, 02:08:51 pm
Just wondering where the custom tokens were sourced? They are very nice along with the rest of the build.
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Post by: CoOlSlY on January 10, 2017, 02:56:18 pm
Just wondering where the custom tokens were sourced? They are very nice along with the rest of the build.

Those are not customs, he said earlier (don't remember the page though) that they were leftover tokens...
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Post by: Rockstead on January 10, 2017, 06:52:44 pm
Just wondering where the custom tokens were sourced? They are very nice along with the rest of the build.

Those are not customs, he said earlier (don't remember the page though) that they were leftover tokens...

OK thanks, I figured since the name of the tokens matched the name in the Marquee that they were custom.
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Post by: KLRinstinct on January 10, 2017, 09:59:36 pm

Hey Chance. I'm just talking with a printer now to see about getting the PDF plan printed out and he's saying "The PDF file is setup at a standard A1 size (841mm x 594mm)".
He's wondering what size I want it enlarged to and I'm not sure about this.
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Post by: yotsuya on January 10, 2017, 10:27:51 pm
Hey Chance, what do you suggest regarding trying to reduce the sodium in my diet?
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Post by: KLRinstinct on January 10, 2017, 10:48:14 pm
Hey Chance, what do you suggest regarding trying to reduce the sodium in my diet?

Simple. Eat less sodium.



Thanks for that Chase. Yeah I found them and sent them to him and said if you expand it evenly until the back edge hits the 5'4" mark we should be right. Hope he can handle it.
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Post by: KLRinstinct on January 10, 2017, 11:35:41 pm

Just thought id mention this PDF is only 33 by 23 inches in both my and the printers pdf viewers. It cant be 1:1 lol. Not that I'm complaining or anything its still a huge help as is.
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Post by: yotsuya on January 11, 2017, 10:46:49 am
See how he ignores me?

Hey Chance, who should I pick this weekend, Dallas or Green Bay?
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Post by: yotsuya on January 12, 2017, 07:54:50 am
Cowboys, 27-24 fo sho.
We are no longer homies.
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Post by: KLRinstinct on January 13, 2017, 09:24:42 pm

Insert noob question here.. lol. I edited this out coz I found the answers to my questions while you were away... :)
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Post by: ginkgoblue on January 17, 2017, 05:44:28 pm
Hey Chance, AWESOME build man. One question though, when you wired up the dual LEDs for the joystick lights, how did you connect them to the controller? Did you wore them in series to one (or 3 RGB) output? Or did you wire them to separate channels that have the same color setting at all times?


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Post by: yotsuya on January 17, 2017, 06:56:25 pm
Hey Chance, looks like you were wrong on that Cowboys pick. Who do you like this weekend? Let me know so I can bet accordingly.
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Post by: processedmeat on January 20, 2017, 01:53:03 pm
Chance, great build. 

I'm thinking about a 32" TV like you and I was wondering if you feel like you missed out on anything with the TV being 720p or gained anything with it being 120Hz?  I know the games are much lower in resolution but I'm planning on using the simulated widescreen bezels on mine and they were almost photorealistic on my 1080p monitor. 

Also, is this TV able to turn itself on after detecting a signal like a computer monitor?  Is there a specific feature I need to look for in shopping for these monitors?

Thanks for answering my questions.
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Post by: jbl77 on January 27, 2017, 12:34:05 am
crazy resemblance...
http://www.paradoxarcades.com/intro/ (http://www.paradoxarcades.com/intro/)

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Post by: yotsuya on January 27, 2017, 12:17:34 pm
Yep, he uses my design for his cabs that he builds and sells.  Kinda cool actually :D
Your design?

You mean jarrett's design , right?
Your entire cab is based on his form factor.
Considering Jarrett never actually built it, I guess it's safe to say the design belongs to the community. :-)
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Post by: wp34 on January 27, 2017, 01:11:22 pm
Yep, he uses my design for his cabs that he builds and sells.  Kinda cool actually :D
Your design?

You mean jarrett's design , right?
Your entire cab is based on his form factor.
Considering Jarrett never actually built it, I guess it's safe to say the design belongs to the community. :-)

Did Jarrett design the whole cabinet or just the CP?  I remember seeing the CP mock-up but not a cabinet.
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Post by: jbl77 on January 30, 2017, 11:38:53 pm
Sorry for bringing this up.   Didn't mean to spin up the wheel for some axe grinding :(
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Post by: opt2not on January 30, 2017, 11:48:53 pm
^ Its alright. Whenever Chance posts that happens anyway.
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Post by: Alkahest on February 22, 2017, 09:08:06 pm
Hello, I was piddling around with the idea of building a cab, and was working on some plans and was trying to get dimensions from your pictures and the few actual numbers you have posted. However I'm running into issues where some of my numbers aren't quite lining up and was hoping I could get a few concrete measurements from you?

If possible could I please get the width of the CP Base, the height of the cab, and the height and width of the speaker panel? Those should clear up the issues I'm having.
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Post by: Scotty_C on February 23, 2017, 06:03:59 pm
These are straight from the CAD file :)  On my cab I did all the front and rear panels 32" wide (Same as Chance).

In this post he listed rough dimensions of the CP base
http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,135116.msg1499869.html#msg1499869 (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,135116.msg1499869.html#msg1499869)
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Post by: Alkahest on February 23, 2017, 07:47:22 pm
Awesome, that helps out a lot, thank you very much!
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Post by: pingu08 on March 20, 2017, 07:21:31 pm
Hey Chance,


First up, you were truly an inspiration on my build. it's far from what you achieve but hey I'm still happy with my first ''handwork'' project.
PS: the IL boutton now comes with that little hole on the side for the LED. thanks for that!!!!:P


But I have one issue with the brightness of all my leds that you can help me out maybe.

I have the same item as you....
https://paradisearcadeshop.com/button-leds/1835-il-lumination-rgb-5vdc-led-rev-a.html
combine with
https://paradisearcadeshop.com/buttons-il-industrias-lorenzo/809-il-psl-l-translucent-with-black-concave-plunger.html

Are your photos taken with lights off ???
My buttons are simple not glowing !!! I'm connected via the power source of my Ipac ultimate and I simply don't get a quarter of your photos.
I can add pics if you want but I simply get a glare of the leds and need to look at it from the top (90 degres) to get a descent result.

I tried wrapped the bottom of the buttons with tape but didn't help.

Any comeback from your end will be appreciated.


Thanks
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Post by: dgrace on June 30, 2017, 03:22:08 pm
Can I ask where you got your speaker grill from? I apologize if you've already answered this question.  Thanks
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Post by: dgrace on July 09, 2017, 01:24:00 pm
Hey Chance (or anyone), do you have any more specific I instructions on where exactly to attach the cleats to the large side panels, especially the top section for the marquee? So I'm not just winging that part. Thank you!
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Post by: Rockstead on July 11, 2017, 09:44:09 am
Chance,

Had you considered a pedestal at any point instead of a cabinet based on the Control Panel and screen size? Typically most control panels I see that large are being used in a Pedestal type setup.

Just wanted your thoughts on that,  I want a similarly sized control panel but had not considered a cabinet.
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Post by: drewjbx on September 26, 2017, 06:45:41 pm
Chance,

Had you considered a pedestal at any point instead of a cabinet based on the Control Panel and screen size? Typically most control panels I see that large are being used in a Pedestal type setup.

Just wanted your thoughts on that,  I want a similarly sized control panel but had not considered a cabinet.

I didn't. Honestly, i can't think of a single time where i though to go that route. I guess for me the focus was playing games like Konami Simpsons, Metal Slug, and DK. All games that I only ever saw in cabinets. I think thats also the genesis of where my design came from. I wanted the screen hight from my childhood playing Simpsons, but at the initial inset of this project i knew little to nothing about CRT's in relation to the arcade world and gaming and had very little space to work with where i was living. I was struggling with the challenge of the overall form factor and as i was doing my research i found there were a few notable "out of the box" options like Ond's Metropolis. In the end I really didn't see anything avalible for side profile designs i loved, and also found it to be one of those things that everyone made up themselves, with some getting beached on.   If you talk a look at the 3rd post in this thread, i had a profile and layout that i wanted to adhere to, but i wanted to make it my own. 

Soon after realizing a vast majority of the overall design was building off of the best parts of other cabinets i'd researched, i decided to make the plans free for anyone who wanted to use them. After consulting with HaRuMaN, i commissioned him to take my rough plans into CAD for use on a CnC. He thankfully added a few additions to the side profiles like rounded corners, and a 4ļ tilt to the control panel mounting surface. Then we did a little back and forth on the button layout to go on Jarrett's CP top design.

In the end this project rests on the shoulders of those who are noted in the first post. All of them. I added a few little things of my own over time, and in the end this is what i was left with.   A couple notable things i would have done differently are the back panel design, (which i learned could have been MUCH more simple from the actual cabinets i would go on to restore), as well as the display glass where i should in retrospect have used tinted plexi.

Found this thread.. your work is top notch, I have built simpe bartops and I think I'm ready for the next level. I downloaded your side panels, but can you share the plans for CP and all the other panels, and more importantly plans that show the framing that shows locations on the side panels?


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Post by: dgrace on November 27, 2017, 03:08:30 pm
Hi Chance,

Your project has been very helpful to me while doing my own.  I'm trying to finalize how I want to do the backside of my arcade (whether to cover everywhere, or keep some spaces open for extra ventilation) and I noticed that you didn't have fans for the PC area or the TV/monitor area; just for the area where the speakers would go and the keyboard tray area (at least based on your pics).  Is there a reason you wouldn't do one (a fan or two) for the PC area and the TV area, given how they would generate the most heat? For example I have a PC with a built in fan, but I worry if I close off that whole bottom section from the back, my PC will still overheat without an extra fan blowing in there.  Thoughts?

http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,152274.0.html (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,152274.0.html)

Thanks Man.
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Post by: dgrace on December 11, 2017, 06:55:09 pm
Next i tackled mounting the CP.  I'm pretty proud of this part of the design. Simple, basic and it also doubles as a rail to hold the display glass. I wasn't planning on drilling through the side panels, but for something that needed to be as sturdy as the CP mount i made an exception. Six 3" deck screws later...

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5514/14240026879_cfe1bc85b0_c.jpg)

Here's a closeup of the rabbit i put on the edge to hold the display glass. I made sure it was a couple millimetres lower then the side panel CP outcroppings. this way i can have a snug fit with the CP and the side panels in case theres any warping in the wood, now or down the road.

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5112/14240078559_d72e69c275_c.jpg)


Hey Chance, a couple questions.
1. What is the height of your marquee? I'm trying to decide if I want to raise the cleats in the marquee area and make the top part flush in order to give me some more height or just leave it with a little space on top (which I think looks better).  What is the standard marquee hight? 6" and if so, does include the parts covered by the L-bracket?
2. When it comes to the rabbit you put on the edge to hold the display glass, is that only because you used display glass instead of the plexi? For example, I may end up using dark grey plexi 1/4" for my display.  If so, do you think I would still need the rabbit as a placer for the plexi? I'm guessing that's better than drilling in the plexi? Is that typically how the plexi or display glass is placed? Thanks
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Post by: jennifer on December 13, 2017, 12:36:02 am
Hey!

First off, yeah, i'd most definitly go with smoked plexi over glass. a nice sheet of ľ" should do well.

The height of the marquee in its brackets is just a little past 7", I know home depot has a couple sizes of that black metal bracket i used. This was the 1", but ĺ" will work just as well and is what i use on some of my restorations like i did with my Robotron (https://flic.kr/s/aHskCC3hHC). the actual marquee plastic is i think 7", but that gap is covered by the brackets. There is no standard size for a marquee. I've got some pretty odd sizes in my collection, and theres even more out there. I just made it that tall because anything larger looked silly in my 3D sketches.  I did consider to switch the bracket to ĺ" after i had bought that 1" by accident. but i didn't mind the way it looked.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4537/38306163814_143db1152a_b.jpg)

I think its typical to have something that holds the display surface in place. Most actual arcade cabinets have some sor of edge or groove holding it in place. I'd still go with the rabbet. In fact here (https://www.woodmagazine.com/woodworking-tips/techniques/joinery/5-ways-to-make-precision-rabbet-cuts) is a good resource for making rabbets.  The one thing i would have added is a cutout so that i could easily remove the glass/plexi. I've shown that in the picture below as a red marking. I've needed to remove the glass a couple times and this would have just made it a TON more easy. as it stands right now i have a couple small strips of thin black ribbon under the glass so i can lift it up, which isn't ideal. 

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4689/39022706041_202cc0b483_b.jpg)
   Ok Jennifer will bite on this....Why would you most definitely go with smoked plexy over glass?
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Post by: jennifer on December 13, 2017, 01:15:07 am
Ok Jennifer will bite on this....Why would you most definitely go with smoked plexy over glass?

...Why do you have to quote the whole post if you're posting right after?  haha :)

Plexi over glass is simple, Weight, cost, clarity.  Plexi weighs less then glass, costs less then glass, and unless you buy higher end glass you'll avoid blemishes in plexi like you see in glass.   Glass was great (kinda) in older arcade cabinets when plexi was expensive, but now, and especially for home use plexi is the clear winner.  Even when it comes to older games, unless it was originally glass, i'd rather have plexi as it can be repaired by simply polishing with Novis.
  I have never seen a piece of plexy worth saving, Especially in smoky abusive, environments, glass IMO would be a far better choice on a machine called overambitious....In other news, I watched your pinball unboxing video.... And OMG, did I laugh, and laugh , and then your buddy was all like scratching his butt out in the warehouse parking lot. So I would laugh again. :laugh2:
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Post by: jennifer on December 13, 2017, 12:21:34 pm
   Plexy always looks dry, scratchy, and just has a flimsy cheap look, polish may save the day for a bit, but in a less than tolerant environment, at best would be short lived and a mere stop gap in the quality to which the rest of the machine is built (IMO).... Your video was quite long (but worth every moment ;D) so a timestamp would be hard to find, It was early on before you got it, standing in the parking lot, and wondering what to do. Oh yes do A scratch, scratch  loop, scratch, scratch loop vid, it would be awesome. Thx for that vid however, that was fun times.
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Post by: bperkins01 on December 15, 2017, 08:52:07 am
Thank you for this thread. 
The time consumed just putting information in it alone is staggering.  (I've done it for other projects and really understand)
On top of that - a great build.  Really fantastic in every way.  You have great vision.

Very inspirational and great content all around.
I'm in the 'testing' phase myself and should be picking up plywood in the next week or two.
Thanks again - truly exceptional!
Bob
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Post by: gumby510 on December 22, 2017, 12:59:00 am
I don't know chance I think you did right by getting glass. I went plexi like you said and after six months And a few cleanings it's scratched and looks like ass. I ordered some novus so I'll try that. I live in the desert so dust is an issue I should have used a can of air and then clean it. The fine dust particles did a number on mine.


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Post by: gumby510 on December 22, 2017, 06:07:10 pm
How hard are you dusting?!

Iíd just run over it with a swifer and stay away from any kind of windex or glass cleaner.  Did you get acrylic or polycarbonate?  Acrylic is shinier and polycarb is stronger. Acrylic is less expensive but easier to crack. Polycarb is more impact resisant but easier to scratch.
It was my fault didn't dust it off like what you said a swifter. And it's just cheap Home Depot plexi


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Post by: Arroyo on January 08, 2018, 02:18:08 am
Damn you Chance and your fancy build.  Had to copy ya!  Been lurking here for awhile and early on influenced by your build.  Posted today in Project Announcements, looking to honor your design.  Love Canadian Arcade BTW, subscribed


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Post by: elk29n on February 01, 2018, 02:52:31 pm
Loved your finished project and layout Chance!
You've inspired me to do my own instead of buy!

I'm working on doing a similar CP with a pedestal. Thinking a collapsable pedestal if possible.

Could I PM you to discuss the layout of the CP and get permission for the CAD files?

Thanks again!
elk
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Post by: yotsuya on February 01, 2018, 06:34:46 pm
ďRightsĒ he sez

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Post by: AggieRWC on February 10, 2018, 05:29:00 pm
How did you determine the placements and legnths of all the ledger boards? Do you have a diagram and/or measurements for where to put them?
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Post by: bad_boo on February 11, 2018, 11:39:59 pm
Omg this project is awesome
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Post by: PeterS on February 12, 2018, 02:54:44 pm
Hey Chance, this unit is AMAZING. I'm just starting my research on building my own unit and your resources on the 1st page is a great resource. About 4 years ago I read the book Project Arcade by St. Clair and I recently purchased his most recent version and starting my reading again. It's due to having kids and coaching club soccer 5-6 days a week for the past 3 years that this project has taken a back seat. I REALLY need to start this project as I'm itching to play all the old games I grew up with. I do have a few questions if you don't mind answering:

1) On your CP, why do you have only 4 buttons on players 3 & 4? What type of games are played with 4 players? This will obviously decided on a 2 or 4 player CP.
2) With this unit playing the old style games, can it easily play the current gaming units like PS, Xbox, etc. I've never purchased either but in the event I do I would like it to be compatible.

I live in Edmonton, AB and sometimes travel up to Calgary for soccer tournaments. Any chance we can meet and take a look at your cabinet? Take care

Peter
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Post by: yotsuya on February 12, 2018, 06:04:52 pm
Hey Chance, this unit is AMAZING. I'm just starting my research on building my own unit and your resources on the 1st page is a great resource. About 4 years ago I read the book Project Arcade by St. Clair and I recently purchased his most recent version and starting my reading again. It's due to having kids and coaching club soccer 5-6 days a week for the past 3 years that this project has taken a back seat. I REALLY need to start this project as I'm itching to play all the old games I grew up with. I do have a few questions if you don't mind answering:

1) On your CP, why do you have only 4 buttons on players 3 & 4? What type of games are played with 4 players? This will obviously decided on a 2 or 4 player CP.
2) With this unit playing the old style games, can it easily play the current gaming units like PS, Xbox, etc. I've never purchased either but in the event I do I would like it to be compatible.

I live in Edmonton, AB and sometimes travel up to Calgary for soccer tournaments. Any chance we can meet and take a look at your cabinet? Take care

Peter

You shouldnít of said you were from Edmonton, bro. Chance is a hard-core Flames fan. You blew your chance. :-)
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Post by: jdbailey1206 on February 13, 2018, 01:22:11 pm
Hey Chance, this unit is AMAZING. I'm just starting my research on building my own unit and your resources on the 1st page is a great resource. About 4 years ago I read the book Project Arcade by St. Clair and I recently purchased his most recent version and starting my reading again. It's due to having kids and coaching club soccer 5-6 days a week for the past 3 years that this project has taken a back seat. I REALLY need to start this project as I'm itching to play all the old games I grew up with. I do have a few questions if you don't mind answering:

1) On your CP, why do you have only 4 buttons on players 3 & 4? What type of games are played with 4 players? This will obviously decided on a 2 or 4 player CP.
2) With this unit playing the old style games, can it easily play the current gaming units like PS, Xbox, etc. I've never purchased either but in the event I do I would like it to be compatible.

I live in Edmonton, AB and sometimes travel up to Calgary for soccer tournaments. Any chance we can meet and take a look at your cabinet? Take care

Peter

You shouldnít of said you were from Edmonton, bro. Chance is a hard-core Red Wings fan. You blew your chance. :-)

FTFY
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Post by: PeterS on February 13, 2018, 01:59:12 pm
If Chance is a hard-core Red Wings fan then we are fine and have no problem. If he was a Flames fan then I would have to play nice as die hard flames and Oilers fans know how they REALLY feel about each other. Besides my 1984-85 Oilers were voted Team of the Century so I'm good. I experienced all 5 Stanley Cups and met a lot of those guys in the bar those days. Now that was great hockey to watch back then......all about scoring and no defense (until the playoffs).
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Post by: ChanceKJ on February 14, 2018, 02:24:04 am
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Post by: yotsuya on February 14, 2018, 12:52:05 pm
I actually use the pull for Calgary during the Lanny McDonald days. Glad he got a Cup.

My favorite hockey memory growing up was the night the lights went out at the Boston Garden, meaning Boston and the Oilers didnít get to play. They had to move the game back to Edmonton the next day because the Celtics were in the Eastern Conference Finals, and Boston fans were mad. A reporter was interviewing them on TV and they were pretty much saying F the Celtics. Good times

And Iím a long suffering Arizona Coyotes fan, but thatís OK. Weíre still young..
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Post by: hackvector on March 19, 2018, 09:47:01 pm
Great cabinet.  I see you shared the side panel drawings. What about all the rest of the parts?

I have access to a CNC router machine and i'd love to make this with the CNC router.

Do you have the rest of the plans?


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Post by: AkAdam44 on September 20, 2018, 11:00:52 am
Trying to download your CAD/PDF files from the first post but the link doesn't seem to work for me.  Is there anywhere else I can download from or does anyone else have a copy they can link me to??  Thanks in advance!
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Post by: ChanceKJ on September 20, 2018, 01:42:26 pm
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Post by: AkAdam44 on September 20, 2018, 02:23:42 pm
Trying to download your CAD/PDF files from the first post but the link doesn't seem to work for me.  Is there anywhere else I can download from or does anyone else have a copy they can link me to??  Thanks in advance!

I just tried it and it seems to work fine. Keep in mind that the link on the first post simply redirects you to the actual post deeper in the thread that I uploaded the zip file to.

Thanks, now I got it.  For some reason that link kept bumping me back to the forum's main page.  I tried another browser and that took me to the correct post.  I'm hoping to begin building my cabinet based on your design really soon!  There's so many great ones.  There should be a dedicated section on the forum just for all the "Flynn's Arcade Clones" HaHa
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Post by: ChanceKJ on September 20, 2018, 06:28:56 pm
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Post by: ehammer85 on October 16, 2018, 06:45:49 pm
mimicking your build with a few modifications on things i'm personally wanting. i'm fairly new to the site and didn't start a build post (mostly cause i don't know what i'm doing) but i've gone through this build about 50 dozen times and glad to see it's fairly active.  here's my work in progress

***be nice, this is my first build haha***
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Post by: AkAdam44 on October 17, 2018, 01:31:12 pm
mimicking your build with a few modifications on things i'm personally wanting. i'm fairly new to the site and didn't start a build post (mostly cause i don't know what i'm doing) but i've gone through this build about 50 dozen times and glad to see it's fairly active.  here's my work in progress

***be nice, this is my first build haha***
Looking good!  What kind of plywood did you use?  And do you have a pic of you control panel?  You really should start your own post and add some more interior pics. Would like to see the progress of this build.

Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk

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Post by: ChanceKJ on October 17, 2018, 01:47:08 pm
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Post by: ehammer85 on October 18, 2018, 03:53:15 pm
mimicking your build with a few modifications on things i'm personally wanting. i'm fairly new to the site and didn't start a build post (mostly cause i don't know what i'm doing) but i've gone through this build about 50 dozen times and glad to see it's fairly active.  here's my work in progress

***be nice, this is my first build haha***
Looking good!  What kind of plywood did you use?  And do you have a pic of you control panel?  You really should start your own post and add some more interior pics. Would like to see the progress of this build.

Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk

3/4 MDF and i'm still working through my control panel same dimension's as Chance's, different button layout.  i'll likely start my own post when i get a chance, fall is a busy time for me
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Post by: ehammer85 on October 18, 2018, 03:59:06 pm
Thats awesome!

I really love how you did the gun holsters! :D

thanks for the inspiration! i didn't feel the need for the authenticity of a coin door and the idea just came to me, glad it worked out with my limited wood working experience.  now to sell some organs for control panel items
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Post by: ChanceKJ on October 18, 2018, 04:07:33 pm
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Post by: jdbailey1206 on October 18, 2018, 04:11:48 pm
I funded my build by selling my body parts on the black market...
Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: Skoobie on November 06, 2018, 05:32:32 pm
Well this build is boarding on legendary at this point.  :lol: I discovered it as a Reddit reference. I've got a 2-player bartop running Hyperspin that took some time but was well worth it in the end. Helps I work for a large-format print with CNC capabilities  ;D

My best friend finally built his 4-bay shop with a loft and wants to put in a game room. He asked me to help him built a 4-player full sized cabinet. After doing a 2-player bartop I figured a 4-player stand up couldn't be TOO much worse. However I'm having a hard time locating CNC files for a complete cabinet. Found several dead links and partial files (i.e. Flynn's side panels) but nothing complete. Chance, do you have (or even want to distribute) 1:1 CNC plans for your build? I'd like to use it as a template. I think we would dumb it down a bit (no coin door, fewer LED buttons, etc) but the over all build looks perfect for what my friend is looking for. If you willing to share the plans please let me know. At any rate it's and amazing build, well done. And thank you for the contributions!
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Post by: Malenko on November 07, 2018, 01:59:05 pm
Well this build is boarding on legendary at this point.

No, its still a great execution of a bad design; far from legendary. Every time the thread finally fall off the first page (which is tough because the traffic on this site has slowed to a crawl) someone comes along and makes a post that should have been a PM to him or asks for something already answered in the thread.
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Post by: opt2not on November 07, 2018, 02:18:52 pm
Well this build is boarding on legendary at this point.

No, its still a great execution of a bad design; far from legendary. Every time the thread finally fall off the first page (which is tough because the traffic on this site has slowed to a crawl) someone comes along and makes a post that should have been a PM to him or asks for something already answered in the thread.
Yup.  It was executed well, but there are some key flaws in the ergonomic design, especially around the Control Panel.  It's been discussed in many other threads here.

@Skoobie, do yourself a favour and read more of the other 4-player cabinet projects posted here that didn't follow this design. You'll see a lot of projects that have done a 4-player set-up correctly, and it'll give you a better understanding of how to balance the aesthetics and ergonomics of your project, 2 of the main things that must be balanced in creating a viable arcade cabinet.

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Post by: ChanceKJ on November 07, 2018, 02:42:55 pm
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Post by: AggieRWC on December 11, 2018, 08:43:31 pm
How did you determine the placements and legnths of all the ledger boards? Do you have a diagram and/or measurements for where to put them?

1) What size boards did you use for your ledger boards?
2) What size screws did you use to attach them to the sides?
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Post by: ChanceKJ on December 12, 2018, 03:23:33 am
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Post by: AggieRWC on January 01, 2019, 09:10:59 pm
How far off the ground do your side and front and back  panels sit? Iím guessing you donít want them to sit right on the ground because it would make it hard to move on the back rollers. I just canít decide how far is a good distance.
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Post by: ChanceKJ on January 04, 2019, 12:38:38 am
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Post by: Goose1 on January 22, 2019, 02:42:36 pm
Hey Chance!  Just wanted to let you know your cab has inspired me to kick the can on my own build!  I was flip flopping for a long time whether to give it a shot or buy a prefabed kit.  Your build gives me the confidence I can build my dream can myself tho!  Really kickass build you've got here.
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Post by: ChanceKJ on January 25, 2019, 02:04:55 am
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Post by: ehammer85 on January 27, 2019, 02:22:25 am
Finally getting around to putting up my build here.  Feel free to check it out.  Still in progress.  :cheers:

http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,159436.0.html (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,159436.0.html)
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Post by: ChanceKJ on January 27, 2019, 12:05:16 pm
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Post by: yotsuya on January 28, 2019, 07:59:38 pm
Glad to see you getting some pub, Chance!!!

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190129/9fabdeb0995b999adb80af3369b7e842.jpg)
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Post by: AggieRWC on January 28, 2019, 09:53:17 pm
About how high would you say the top of the front of your control panel is above the ground?  I'm starting to put mine together based off of your build and mine feels a little high, but it may be all in my head.
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Post by: barrymossel on January 29, 2019, 08:33:42 am
About how high would you say the top of the front of your control panel is above the ground?  I'm starting to put mine together based off of your build and mine feels a little high, but it may be all in my head.
I guess that would be personal preference. If you feel it's too high and uncomfortable to play (for some hours in a row), it's too high.  :dunno
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Post by: AggieRWC on January 29, 2019, 09:00:50 am
About how high would you say the top of the front of your control panel is above the ground?  I'm starting to put mine together based off of your build and mine feels a little high, but it may be all in my head.
I guess that would be personal preference. If you feel it's too high and uncomfortable to play (for some hours in a row), it's too high.  :dunno

I think I chose my words wrong.  It doesn't necessarily feel uncomfortable, but just looks high.  I was just curious the height of what most of them would be.
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Post by: ChanceKJ on February 01, 2019, 10:41:23 pm
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Post by: smitty1141 on February 14, 2019, 10:13:28 pm
First off amazing build.  One question though on your cp I saw you posted rough dimensions of the base thank you of that but was curious how much of a hangover you have for the top and if the hangover is on all sides or just front and sides.
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Post by: ChanceKJ on February 15, 2019, 07:26:05 am
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Post by: grizzhcky on March 12, 2019, 01:27:13 am
Chance- you are an absolute master!  I have spent hours upon hours researching building my first cabinet with my dad, and then I found your post---All I can say is WOW!!!  He is 80 and loves woodworking/cabinetry, and I am 43 and love building computers and electronics, so we are about to embark on this journey together.  I am only hoping I can build something as epic as yours, as this will be the last "project" I think I will get to do with my dad.  Thanks for inspiring me to take the leap, I can't wait to get started.  Thank you for your willingness to share all of your build experiences in such great detail- definitely a labor of love.  From one hockey fan to another- thanks for all you have done and inspired!  here we go....  I can't wait :)
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Post by: ChanceKJ on March 14, 2019, 04:46:27 am
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Post by: grizzhcky on March 24, 2019, 01:04:25 pm
Ok- so I have spent many days reading through and organizing my thoughts/plans.  One question that i keep coming back to is why did you do quick disconnects (molex) connections on each of your RGB's?  What it the purpose/benefit of doing this vs. a straight run from each LED to the controller? 
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Post by: ChanceKJ on March 24, 2019, 01:24:56 pm
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Post by: grizzhcky on March 24, 2019, 04:13:58 pm
makes sense- as far as time/cost what do you feel that it added to your project overall if you don't mind me asking?
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Post by: yotsuya on March 24, 2019, 08:48:56 pm
makes sense- as far as time/cost what do you feel that it added to your project overall if you don't mind me asking?

Do it - you wonít regret doing it, but chances are (ha) you will if you donít.
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Post by: Nephasth on March 24, 2019, 09:08:37 pm
Always take time to incorporate designs that simplify maintenance.
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Post by: ChanceKJ on March 24, 2019, 09:49:40 pm
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Post by: Malenko on March 24, 2019, 10:24:56 pm
Should make for swapping out the terrible control panel for a better design that much easier.
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Post by: gingecko on April 10, 2019, 03:00:10 pm
Whew, finally finished reading through this mammoth thread. Kudos on having completed your vision! There were so many interesting ideas used in your build. Your attention to detail really shows in the finished product too.

The last time I built a cab was over 10 years ago and the notes in this thread helped me quite a bit in catching up. Granted things have continued to change, but this was a good starting place, especially with all the pictures and notes you took, suggestions along the way, etc. I don't think I'll be making the same shaped cabinet, but will probably borrow a number of ideas.

Your build notes are pretty easy to understand. The volume control is one piece I'm still wondering about though. It looks like you had one idea originally and then opted to use a PowerMate? Do you use that in combination with the iPacs to control volume? It's one of the things I'm not quite clear on, and I'm not much of an electrician so rewiring a speaker volume know might be a bit tricky.

How stable is your cab overall? I noticed after putting wheels on my original one, that the cab would rock side to side a bit, when people got crazy on the machine. I'm considering using two front leveling legs and the two wheels in back like you did.

It looks like you're more into the restoration scene these days. With all your restored cabs, how does the Flynn arcade stand up? Do you and your friends spend as much time playing it or do people tend to gravitate to the original machines? If Flynn still gets decent usage, what games are people playing on there that they couldn't play on the dedicated machines?

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Post by: grizzhcky on April 11, 2019, 09:38:34 pm
Ok Chance- I am underway in my build!  I just received my Ultimarc U-Trac trackball and had a question about your install.  If I am correct, it doesn't look like you ended up using the trim ring over the top, correct?  If so, are you still happy with that decision or would you have used the trim ring in hindsight?

Thanks again!
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Post by: ChanceKJ on April 13, 2019, 05:56:00 pm
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Post by: gingecko on April 16, 2019, 04:54:41 pm
Thanks for the questions!

Sure thing, thanks for the answers! Your candidness about arcades and all that, is pretty awesome and probably why you keep getting questions from so many people. Double edged sword, haha!

You found a new partner since Flynn? My first wife and I divorced shortly after I finished my arcade machine. Little to do with that, but funny that it coincided. My new Wife (and now kids), don't totally understand this new project, but I have a feeling once they see it completed and what it can do, they will be impressed. My first arcade machine was pretty imperfect, but people who saw it in person were pretty blown away.

Great to hear that Flynn and your dedicated machine play pretty well together. If I had the space, I'd probably opt for more dedicated Mame machines, but for now I got to work with what I have.

Interesting that you got rid of Centipede. I think that it depends on what you grew up on. I'd probably never want a Pong (even though I'm old enough to have played it), but Robotron 2049, Defender, Ms Pac Man, and Centipede would likely be on my buy lists if I had the space for those Arcade machines. Even though there are games with much better graphics out there, something about the gameplay in those games really draws me in.

Okay, one more question from me. Arcade machines are pretty big projects involving a lot of different skill sets, software, electronics, wood working, design, etc. Which parts came easiest to you and which were more difficult?

Thanks again!




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Post by: ChanceKJ on April 16, 2019, 06:16:23 pm
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Post by: gingecko on April 16, 2019, 09:50:53 pm
Ah yea, a background in technical theater probably helped a lot!

I haven't had a lot of experience with carpentry or electrical (both of which will really show once I complete my cab!). I'm an amateur artist, which helps a bit. I've done programming quite a bit, but even that doesn't necessarily help a lot with these front ends. Maybe when I delve deeper into them and have to modify things.
Didn't realize you were a Reality TV guy, nice! I still need to watch some of your Canadian Arcade, and will check that out at some point. Good to hear this was just the launch board for many more adventures!
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Post by: grizzhcky on April 23, 2019, 02:00:41 am
Damn you Chance and your quick disconnects! You convinced me to order a bulk load of them from China. Now I have been up all night trying to learn how to crimp perfectly... It's not easy! Any tips to become a master crimper?  :banghead:
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Post by: ChanceKJ on April 23, 2019, 02:04:35 am
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Post by: chadwyk on May 04, 2019, 05:55:17 pm
Hey Chance! Love your work! Iím a total wood working noob starting my own build based off your side panels. Thanks for such detailing your build in such depth! Itís going to help a ton!

Here is my thread.
http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,160171.0.html

Just an FYI, your pdf version of the template is still not the correct size. I had to have Staples scale it up to 72Ē tall. The Adobe Illustrator file is correct though. I saw that someone else notified you of that and you uploaded v2, but it doesnít look like it changed.


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Post by: bynkan on May 12, 2019, 02:48:10 am
Hey Chance,

Love your work its an amazing arcade, and great photos :) I am a newb that is from Sweden, living in Cambodia. Now my plan is to build an Arcade for the neighborhood children using it to teach them to do good by offering them coins whenever they do good deeds and letting them play on the arcade. I will do a time-based system so that each coin offer a certain play time. Since the area where I live most people are poor and uneducated and this is my way to give some inspiration to the children to do better for them self.

Now my question to you since I am not good at cad/cam or SketchUp. My part is the tech and connecting all together, I would like to ask you a major favor, would it be possible for you to send over all the woodworking cad files, sketch files and also the lineout on the graphics, I will manage do the graphic design my self, I think to have the cad/SketchUp and lineout in scale 1:1 would help a lot. I will most likely do some changes but not much on the files, but the graphics will be a big change, I will try to incorporate things to inspire the children even more.

Thank you for reading... :) hoping for the help...
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Post by: ChanceKJ on May 14, 2019, 02:15:48 am
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Post by: Mike A on May 14, 2019, 05:25:31 am
People are always asking for CAD files for a box with a TV in it. Just sketch it on paper and build it. The cab you want to build could probably support an entire impoverished Cambodian family for a few years. The equivalent of their minimum wage is like 150 USD a month. An arcade machine is probably not the best allocation of resources there.
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Post by: Mike A on May 14, 2019, 05:35:41 am
I work at my local food pantry. I had the same idea you did. I was going to build a cab to put in the pantry on free play. The director kindly slapped down my well intentioned idea. She handed me a priority list a mile long. The first thing on the list was a functional oven. I used the money I was going to spend on an arcade machine and I started plowing through her list.
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Post by: grizzhcky on May 18, 2019, 09:10:00 pm
 Well here it is... I've finally started. Thanks Chance for all of the inspiration and design. I have started with your side panels and tweaked it a little along the way. Added a spinner, changed the way the marquee mounts, and like you have said many times, just came up with things along the way. Here is a link to my build
http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,160304.0.html
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Post by: dgrace on June 26, 2019, 03:40:16 pm
Greetings. Could you share which specific cabinet hinges you got for both the keyboard area and the top control panel piece? I went to Lowe's today and i'm kind of stuck on which specific one I need. I apologize if I missed that on an earlier post. I imagine it needs to be an 3/4 inch overlay? Thanks
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Post by: ChanceKJ on June 26, 2019, 09:05:15 pm
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Post by: dgrace on June 27, 2019, 01:11:45 pm
Not exactly sure what euro style ones i used for the door, but these are the ones for the control panel.

http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=40233&cat=3,41241

Honestly for the CP, a standard piano hinge from the hardware store would work just as good or better.

Thanks
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Post by: Dallinj on July 02, 2019, 01:03:31 pm
Where did you get your crimper for the molex pins? I'm having issues with the one I ordered where the little tabs that lock into place inside of the enclosure are crushed when crimped. I'm just assuming it's an issue with the crimper tool and not a technique error, but it's driving me crazy either way  :banghead:
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Post by: ehammer85 on July 02, 2019, 01:33:04 pm
Where did you get your crimper for the molex pins? I'm having issues with the one I ordered where the little tabs that lock into place inside of the enclosure are crushed when crimped. I'm just assuming it's an issue with the crimper tool and not a technique error, but it's driving me crazy either way  :banghead:

this is what i ended having to order:  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01CE4FAMW/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Post by: ChanceKJ on July 02, 2019, 01:51:19 pm
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Post by: ehammer85 on July 02, 2019, 02:13:48 pm
I know everyone swears by ratcheting crimp tools, but personality I canít stand them. Haha maybe thats just me :)

everything about my build has been a new learning experience.  no real woodworking background...no electrical background....i work in IT, so i know about cable management  :dunno
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Post by: HaRuMaN on July 03, 2019, 10:29:51 pm
I know everyone swears by ratcheting crimp tools, but personality I canít stand them. Haha maybe thats just me :)

It's just you
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Post by: dgrace on July 08, 2019, 12:45:04 am
(https://i.imgur.com/FnAH24g.jpg)

I'm still struggling to figure out which specific cabinet hinges you used for your keyboard/storage area. I went to both Lowe's and Home Depot and no one could help me pin point it. I know Flynn said he couldn't remember which hinges he used, but does anyone else happen to know which specific hinges I need for that area? Would be greatly appreciated. It's literally my last goal with the woodworking part of the project before I move on to paining/graphics/electrical/etc. I attached a photo from Flynn's project to remind people of what i'm referring to. Thanks
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Post by: dgrace on July 08, 2019, 12:44:42 pm
These are what you are looking for. Just pick the type you need depending on the way you want the door to come out.

http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=55420&cat=3,41241

Thanks Chance. I'm trying to mirror exactly what you did with kind of the hidden access door concept with the push in to come out mechanism. Just like your pic below. What hinges would you recommend for that? Sorry, the site you sent me has so many options and i'm just trying to make sure I get the right ones. Thanks for your help.

(https://i.imgur.com/s2MU0lx.jpg)
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Post by: dgrace on July 08, 2019, 01:31:25 pm
Thanks Chance.

Update: I went to a local advanced hardware store and they were able to help me find the correct hinges. That was a bit of a pain but it looks like we got it figured out.  Thanks again.
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Post by: Dallinj on August 10, 2019, 01:32:50 pm
What's the secret to getting the molex pins into the connectors securely? The wires on the leds are so thin it's hard to push them into the housings.
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Hereís some pictures, if you need different/closer angles let me know. Pushing the pin any further takes a ton of force and feels like forcing a round peg into a square hole (not entirely wrong to be fair). If anyone knows what Iím doing wrong, donít be afraid to be brutally honest
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 :laugh2: Dang, didnít expect the round peg analogy to be spot on. Thanks for the help, time to practice some crimps!
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Post by: Pleblo on September 16, 2019, 07:59:34 am
Very nice job.   I have been working on building one real close to this.   I was wondering if you had the measurements for the joystick/buttons board.   I want to make sure i get good spacing on the buttons and from the picture it looks like this board hangs over the sides by like 8 inches but i wanted something a little more accurate when i do my cuts.   Also i wanted to determine how high the board goes.  I think its as high as the notch that is cut out on the sides but i wasn't sure.  If you have any insight or some prints with measurements this would help me out.

Thank you.

Jim
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Post by: Borkis on February 22, 2020, 11:55:32 am
I was also wondering if you had the plans for the control panel. Want to try to make this but cannot seem to find anything on the actual dimensions for it.

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Post by: defre19766 on March 16, 2020, 03:13:46 pm
Hello ,

Could somebody please help for plans for the sidepanels , but then for a 43 inch screen ?

thank you
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Post by: lakerimff on April 02, 2020, 10:34:09 pm
OH SNAP!  ...Update time.

First off, very impressed with OneDayGlass.com (http://www.OneDayGlass.com). In less then a week they made my glass to spec and delivered it to me over the border.  If you need a sheet of glass for your project they are a pretty solid choice.


Now, on with the update!  As mentioned the display glass has arrived!  It is a Dark tint ľ" sheet of tempered glass, custom made with a pencil grind on two edges. overall dimensions are 25" x 31"13/16ths.

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5608/15434168758_a699319124_c.jpg)

I picked up some Ĺ" closed cell foam weatherstripping from Home Depot. Its a little thick, however it should give the glass a snug fit.

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3946/15434700110_6d5e79d32a_c.jpg)

I cut two strips and attached them to the rails on either side of the display.

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5602/15621128832_9aae3d0b4a_c.jpg)

Next i made sure to clean the display, and add a small bit of electrical tape over the TV's green indicator light.

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3950/14999533084_ec7070db9b_c.jpg)

The glass can be installed two ways. With one person where you remove the control panel box, but that could take ages and is best done when relocating the cab. Or the second method is to use two people and prop open the CP lid. I haven't installed the nice little stay chains yet, so i had to hold it open with a half deck of cards. (Pardon the hazy picture, forgot to clean the fingerprints off lens of my iPhone).

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3953/15433654929_c7e4b45e4a_c.jpg)

The tolerance is just enough that it fits up into the top of the cab, then slots down into the back of the CP box mounting surface. Exactly as planned so many months ago.  ;D

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3937/15434170688_34891aa417_c.jpg)

I am very happy with how the display glass turned out. As i said, its a bit snug due to how thick the foam is, but its solid. I'm not painting the back of the glass. I purposefully made everything i could inside black so i wouldn't have to mask off the glass or add some kind of bezel. The added bonus is that you can see the CPU through the lower part of the display when you open the hidden utility panel on the front.

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3937/15434170688_34891aa417_c.jpg)

Its hard to tell in the pictures, but the glass goes right to the bottom of the base of the CP box, and totally encloses the display area off. It looks so slick and bad ass in person.

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3953/15618618711_8cd75fff2a_c.jpg)(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5616/15622106332_f94e5c4532_c.jpg)

I still have a few more smaller things to do: Some 120v wiring, adding the serial number plate, make a couple changes to the CP wiring to help in game control setup/coin door operation better, some software tweaks, shelling Windows, programming the button LEDs, adding a light diffuser under the Trackball LED, and finishing the setup of the emulators.  For now though here are a couple pictures of the lighting test i ran after installing the glass to check for glare and play distractions...

It's REALLY hard to see in the pictures, but with the dark tinted glass in place, and a game running, the screen looks like its just floating in the middle of the glass. Its really cool!

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3933/15433659109_f0ab377c67_c.jpg)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3938/15434291807_5233a5255c_c.jpg)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3956/15434706350_d22f79c00c_c.jpg)

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5601/15434292927_9fd10cdf74_c.jpg)

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5614/15434176448_4bdb181eba_c.jpg)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3956/15617629781_27edd6f93b_c.jpg)



...More to come... We're not done yet folks!

Thanks for the detail in this thread, i just started my build today based on your design.

If you have the time, i have a few questions regarding your TV and the glass in front of it.

1) Did you get the "Dark Gray" tint?

2) Are the pencil grind edges on the left and rights sides?

3) Did you put anything around the tv the 'enclose' it?
3a) If you didn't, with the tinted glass, do you see anything around the tv?

4) Does the tint affect the color / picture quality? Did you have to turn the brightness up on the TV?

5) The glass i was quoted was about $150 for the glass shipped, about right?

Thanks in advance.

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Post by: harddrv1 on April 06, 2020, 09:20:11 pm
Hello new to this site Just registered to download your cp designs but cant seem to find them :(  anyway great build man love it
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Post by: JRobATL on April 22, 2020, 09:01:05 pm
Love the build, Chance. And love reading the thread throughout the process. I believe I see four utility buttons at the top center.. just out of curiosity, what functions did you assign them?

Also, did you line up the p1/p2 joysticks with the center of the two button rows? And are there any changes you would make to the CP layout if you could?
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Post by: DragoonerUnltd on April 24, 2020, 07:14:27 pm
Oooh Master :notworthy:
Any chance we can get the dimensions/plans for that CP ? Would looooooove to do something similar!
I got the spouse approval already too  :cheers: haha

And goodjob on the build  :applaud: : its just insane! (Wont lie, took some good greats ideas ready those pages last year  :tool:)

Thanks in advance!
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Post by: hemicharger2007 on May 22, 2020, 07:31:33 pm
Oooh Master :notworthy:
Any chance we can get the dimensions/plans for that CP ? Would looooooove to do something similar!
I got the spouse approval already too  :cheers: haha

And goodjob on the build  :applaud: : its just insane! (Wont lie, took some good greats ideas ready those pages last year  :tool:)

Thanks in advance!

I would also like the dimension of the cp loving it I am guessing this is old post
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Post by: 66dutch on May 26, 2020, 02:21:52 pm
I was also wondering if you had the plans for the control panel. Want to try to make this but cannot seem to find anything on the actual dimensions for it.

If you're still looking for this send me a PM.


I'm a new user to this forum and can't send PMs yet - any chance you could PM me a PDF for the CP? Just planning my own cab and your's has really become the standard in this space I think.
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Post by: Mike A on May 26, 2020, 02:55:29 pm
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Post by: JRobATL on May 26, 2020, 08:02:20 pm
 :cheers:
Thanks, Chance
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Post by: skyshadow on May 27, 2020, 04:33:58 am
Thanks!

Original plan was to have them as generic utility buttons, Pause, return to menu etc. but they can really be switched for anything. Start/Select on consoles, etc.

The only intentional design choices on the CP layout were to have the P1/2 buttons ergonomically shaped to my hand when playing, and distances apart so the controls would fit when installed in the real world.

I would also appreciate a lot if I could get the the files for the controls in particular
Im starting to make my own arcade, and its really hard to find any good control layout like you have on your arcade

I will also say that the result is quite impressive, I will be quite pleased if I can achieve at least half of it
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Post by: vertexguy on May 27, 2020, 04:39:30 pm

I would also appreciate a lot if I could get the the files for the controls in particular
Im starting to make my own arcade, and its really hard to find any good control layout like you have on your arcade

I will also say that the result is quite impressive, I will be quite pleased if I can achieve at least half of it

I would highly recommend you research other 4 player control panels on this forum before you decide.  I too was inspired by this build, but when you do your homework, you may opt for a revised layout.  You should also consider who you are building for.  As Chance pointed out, he revised his button layouts to specifically match his hand.  You might want to do the same, or go with something more universal.  Some food for thought...
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Post by: skyshadow on May 27, 2020, 11:36:38 pm
I would highly recommend you research other 4 player control panels on this forum before you decide.  I too was inspired by this build, but when you do your homework, you may opt for a revised layout.  You should also consider who you are building for.  As Chance pointed out, he revised his button layouts to specifically match his hand.  You might want to do the same, or go with something more universal.  Some food for thought...

True, I have actually visited many other projects and read many comments about positioning
But seems quite hard to get a full layout so you can at least get a decent initial buttons and joysticks positions
I may try to use one layout, edit it a little and then try to make it on cardboard to see how it ends up
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Post by: bperkins01 on May 28, 2020, 08:25:30 am
I would highly recommend you research other 4 player control panels on this forum before you decide.  I too was inspired by this build, but when you do your homework, you may opt for a revised layout.  You should also consider who you are building for.  As Chance pointed out, he revised his button layouts to specifically match his hand.  You might want to do the same, or go with something more universal.  Some food for thought...

True, I have actually visited many other projects and read many comments about positioning
But seems quite hard to get a full layout so you can at least get a decent initial buttons and joysticks positions
I may try to use one layout, edit it a little and then try to make it on cardboard to see how it ends up

If you are going to put any time and effort into actually building a machine - its going to cost you at least $1K  (mine was over $2K and its not nearly the scale of this one) - if you have no tools to build one its even more except the tools are reusable.

Make a mock up of the CP in particle board.  Its inexpensive.  How do you "play" a game on cardboard with it flexing, etc..?  My mock-up was set up on a bench for 2 weeks while I tweaked the height, angle and button layouts..  The only right answer is the one that fits you ..  I worked on screen angle too - but I was starting from the beginning.

Finally - what's the goal?  building a cabinet or having a cabinet?  If building one isn't first.. you may have a tough time finishing (that been my observation over time)
Good luck!

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Post by: skyshadow on May 28, 2020, 03:46:54 pm
I would highly recommend you research other 4 player control panels on this forum before you decide.  I too was inspired by this build, but when you do your homework, you may opt for a revised layout.  You should also consider who you are building for.  As Chance pointed out, he revised his button layouts to specifically match his hand.  You might want to do the same, or go with something more universal.  Some food for thought...

True, I have actually visited many other projects and read many comments about positioning
But seems quite hard to get a full layout so you can at least get a decent initial buttons and joysticks positions
I may try to use one layout, edit it a little and then try to make it on cardboard to see how it ends up

If you are going to put any time and effort into actually building a machine - its going to cost you at least $1K  (mine was over $2K and its not nearly the scale of this one) - if you have no tools to build one its even more except the tools are reusable.

Make a mock up of the CP in particle board.  Its inexpensive.  How do you "play" a game on cardboard with it flexing, etc..?  My mock-up was set up on a bench for 2 weeks while I tweaked the height, angle and button layouts..  The only right answer is the one that fits you ..  I worked on screen angle too - but I was starting from the beginning.

Finally - what's the goal?  building a cabinet or having a cabinet?  If building one isn't first.. you may have a tough time finishing (that been my observation over time)
Good luck!

I heard about people that started projects, but once they had a functioning arcade, they didnt continued doing the rest
Actually, my idea is to just do the controls, not the rest of the cabinet, and i will put it whenever I want to play. I know its not exactly light weight, but its possible to move without major problems I think
Also, I dont have space to put a big cabinet, not even one without the monitor for now

My idea is just a fast project, not spending much. I have all the buttons, joysticks and boards. All the woods too. Im just doing the designs for the 4 players. I also read that the 3rd and 4th player usually have a wrong aligment on most projects, as they are too close to the player 1 and 2, and their elbows may collide

I do hope in the future that I have enough space to build a full arcade cabinet, maybe a new one or one for using the controls that I want to make

Thanks for the advices, I will make that mockup to see if it looks good
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Post by: vertexguy on May 28, 2020, 04:01:06 pm
Thanks for the advices, I will make that mockup to see if it looks good

Sounds like you should consider starting a project thread. ;)
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Post by: DeLFus on June 04, 2020, 04:57:18 pm
It is an amazing job. I want to mount something like that but I don't have plans to do it. There is a possibility that you could send me the plans. Where I live there is nothing similar to be able to develop it. Thank you
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Post by: Ithilien on June 08, 2020, 10:37:39 am
Great build thread Chance! Awesome detail and pictures.

Would you happen to have a list of everything you ordered over the course of the build? Iíve seen a few partial lists throughout this thread. Iíll soon be placing my orders for my own build and am doing my best to make sure Iím not missing anything (extra shipping costs for missed items = sadness).

Cheers!
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Post by: uptown47 on June 09, 2020, 03:19:44 am
Really love your cabinet mate. You've done an amazing job. The finish on it is incredible. It oozes the hard work that you've poured into it. Well done :-)
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Post by: hursty_4 on June 12, 2020, 11:37:10 pm
It is an amazing job. I want to mount something like that but I don't have plans to do it. There is a possibility that you could send me the plans. Where I live there is nothing similar to be able to develop it. Thank you

PM sent. :)

Could I also get a copy of those?  I'm totally jealous of your build and I'd love to try it myself.
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Post by: pucci on June 14, 2020, 05:29:18 pm
For sure! I sent you a PM!

can you send also to me?

thanks!
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Post by: Ithilien on June 19, 2020, 08:35:49 am
I was also wondering if you had the plans for the control panel. Want to try to make this but cannot seem to find anything on the actual dimensions for it.

Could I please also get a copy?
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Post by: TyrantDawg on June 22, 2020, 08:33:29 am
I'm really impressed with what you did with this project. I'm trying to do something similar between what you did and aspirex did with his Pathway Cabinet build. Do you think you could send me you're plans so I have a starting point? I'm trying to build it in CAD right now from scratch.
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Post by: yotsuya on June 22, 2020, 11:38:46 am
I hope all you people coming with your hands out are at least subscribing to his YouTube channel or something like that....
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Post by: Drnick on June 22, 2020, 02:04:52 pm
Its a take take take, Instant gratification world out there,  Over 50% of the people who have asked for plans have all of 1 or 2 posts total here :) We need new blood building stuff, don't just hit and run with the plans, stay, show, share :)



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Post by: Mike A on June 22, 2020, 02:52:04 pm
A large percentage of the people that ask for plans never do anything with them. Those that do manage to start on a cab very seldom finish the project.

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Post by: yotsuya on June 22, 2020, 02:59:27 pm
Chance is a nice guy. You guys should at least offer to throw a few bucks his way via PayPal.
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Post by: Mike A on June 22, 2020, 03:06:26 pm
The problem is that his YouTube channel is all in Canadian.

There are no subtitles for that.
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Post by: opt2not on June 22, 2020, 04:34:48 pm
Its a take take take, Instant gratification world out there,  Over 50% of the people who have asked for plans have all of 1 or 2 posts total here :) We need new blood building stuff, don't just hit and run with the plans, stay, show, share :)
I dunno, I'm fine with these hit and run members.  Last thing we need is more perpetuation of bad design choices being propogated throughout the forum, and us having to constantly course-correct people on why that CP design isn't ideal. 
These fly-bye'rs are not here to learn, or join a community of like-minded gamers and builders, they're here to clone and show their friends a nerd trophy.  Let them come and go, we'll keep the members who are looking to stay and contribute.
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Post by: jennifer on June 22, 2020, 04:56:44 pm
A large percentage of the people that ask for plans never do anything with them. Those that do manage to start on a cab very seldom finish the project.
Perhaps this is true...However my house reeks of epoxy today, and Jenn has bits of carbon fiber stuck to her hair, Finish this...Or die trying.
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Post by: rhinojwb on June 24, 2020, 06:25:32 pm
Chance, great looking build, both cabinet and CP.  Was thinking of upgrading the hardware and software in the cocktail table I built 15 years ago, but since it still works great decided to build all new and add a stand up machine to the game room.  After much searching, basing my build on your machine will hit all the marks for why I want to build a new one.  Would love to get copies of your cabinet and CP plans if possible. Thanks!

Picture of the cocktail table just for fun:

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Post by: jdbailey1206 on June 25, 2020, 09:34:52 am
I'm pretty sure every single post member in this thread is just Chance creating new accounts on different computers to get his post count up for this thread.   ;D

...Uh I mean Great build Chance!  I am building a Star Wars cab and I come here for inspiration. 
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Post by: Tragically Geek on July 31, 2020, 02:12:07 pm
Hey Chance,

Fellow Canadian here who would love to get a copy of the designs as well, if possible, please. :)

I have followed your build, and many of the ones inspired by it over the past few years with the intention of starting my own soon.
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Post by: specialist168 on August 05, 2020, 01:10:58 am
It is an amazing job. There is a possibility that you could send me the plans. If you could do this again would you put a bigger tv other then the 32 inch?  if so what do you think is good would saying this is too much? Thank you
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Post by: GTchr1s on August 05, 2020, 07:47:30 pm
I made an account on this forum, to say that this build is awesome, and I am inspired.

I purchased a used cabinet on Craigslist and it is very lacking... I popped it open and was thinking, this would be really easy to build my own, the way I want. I have been pouring over builds on various sites for the last 2 weeks looking for ideas, hardware recommendations and plans. I figured the toughest part would be the PC software and games. I have already set up and old PC with Launchbox and several MAME emulators to get the games, I HAVE TO HAVE already up and running.

I am looking forward to starting a project and would be willing to PAY for the plans that you have been sharing.


Regards to the comments others have said about people that don't follow through with projects, rest assured I follow through with projects and will document my progress, as I did on this car that I restored

 :D :D :D

The build thread on the car is in the link below.

https://www.stangfix.com/threads/67-gt-390-fastback.3917/ (https://www.stangfix.com/threads/67-gt-390-fastback.3917/)

This should be pretty easy, (and less expensive) compared to that.
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Post by: GTchr1s on August 06, 2020, 01:32:16 pm
I hope all you people coming with your hands out are at least subscribing to his YouTube channel or something like that....

I did, as well as sent him a few bucks. Thanks for the super fast reply Chance!
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Post by: yotsuya on August 06, 2020, 01:33:15 pm
I hope all you people coming with your hands out are at least subscribing to his YouTube channel or something like that....

I did, as well as sent him a few bucks. Thanks for the super fast reply Chance!
Youíre a good dude!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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Post by: LTC on August 06, 2020, 06:45:10 pm
I hope all you people coming with your hands out are at least subscribing to his YouTube channel or something like that....

I did, as well as sent him a few bucks. Thanks for the super fast reply Chance!

You should start your own build thread, but if you want a head start on the project, here's your chance to get a pre-made control panel
http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,163252.0.html (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,163252.0.html)

Nice Mustang BTW
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Post by: GTchr1s on August 06, 2020, 11:58:14 pm
I hope all you people coming with your hands out are at least subscribing to his YouTube channel or something like that....

I did, as well as sent him a few bucks. Thanks for the super fast reply Chance!

You should start your own build thread, but if you want a head start on the project, here's your chance to get a pre-made control panel
http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,163252.0.html (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,163252.0.html)

Nice Mustang BTW

Thanks for the heads up on the panel, sent PM's!!

That Mustang was a fun / frustrating / bucket list project. I'll get a lot more enjoyment / use with an arcade cabinet rather than riding around in an old, loud, no AC, no power steering, no modern safety features car..

Actually the loud part was pretty cool..
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Post by: DMF on September 03, 2020, 09:24:47 pm
Sorry for the duplicate post if my original one ever comes through, but I'll join the piling on as well....Chance, love the design, amazing job.  A friend of my built a cabinet recently (until then I didn't even know it was a thing), and gave me all of the plans, but I ended loving the look of this one so much that I ended up just trying to replicate it instead.  I was going to "guestimate" on the control panel dimensions, but I'd love to grab the plans from you as well if you still don't mind.  Happy to contribute and share as well...almost done with the cabinet myself!

https://photos.app.goo.gl/Prz124qy5nXJ4vm77

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Post by: Doops82 on September 20, 2020, 03:30:04 pm
Truly awesome build.  Iíve never built anything above 24Ē yet, but would love to have a go at something similar to this build.  Would it also be possible to send me your plans chance.
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Post by: Rsiebring on September 21, 2020, 10:04:52 pm
Found this thread while searching how to build a cabinet. It turned out Awesome.  I got motivated by watching my two young kids playing the 1-up at my local Costco.  I would love to get a copy of your plans whenever you get around to it.  Also seems like a good place to get help and feedback. Thanks your any help.
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Post by: luizw81 on September 23, 2020, 10:32:56 pm
Chance, what's the width of your CP? Left my 2 player cab in our old house when we moved and looking to upgrade to 4 player.

Sent from my SM-J337V using Tapatalk

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Post by: Rispido on September 25, 2020, 08:06:46 am
HI. I found your great project on research for build a cabinet. I'm from Argentina. Can you send me the plans/schematics please? Thanks, and sorry my poor english.
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Post by: karma8u2eh on September 25, 2020, 02:12:49 pm
From one Canadian to another, can you share your plans.  This is an amazing build.
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Post by: Scrubbs on October 02, 2020, 01:40:51 am
Man, Canadians seem to have all the good plans. I just got plans for a DIY Voice Acting booth from a Canadian builder that I'm looking forward to building :D I don't suppose you'd be willing to share your plans for the whole thing? I'd love to give this a go. I've been debating between trying to do my own (first time) or buying one from like MonsterArcades. Building seems more fun, if more time intensive. Might save money though! Thank you in advance.
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Post by: smorg on October 17, 2020, 05:26:07 pm
This is a truly incredible build! Is there any chance I could also get a copy of the plans?

I started a build many years ago but stopped after completing the CP (insert excuses here) though I'm currently redoing the top. If possible I would like to base the cabinet off of yours while using the CP I have already made.
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Post by: fredo on October 20, 2020, 04:53:53 pm
Hai ChanceKJ,

Found this post while searching arcade cabinet tutorials/build. This is my first time build. Can you share me the plans? please.
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Post by: ajames11 on October 20, 2020, 09:31:15 pm
If you could PM the plans this would be a huge help!!!
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Post by: didio13579 on October 23, 2020, 07:50:31 pm
wow i just spent a good 90 minutes with a huge smile on my face in this thread. I have never been more motivated to build a cabinet is there any chance i could please get a copy of the plans?     
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Post by: arcadefan957 on November 06, 2020, 06:18:28 pm
Hi ChanceKJ,

I really love this build! I was wondering if I can have a copy of the plans please? Thanks in advance.
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Post by: gbonawitz2 on November 16, 2020, 09:59:09 am
Hi Chance.  Thank you for all of your posts and your pictures - for a noob like me it's very helpful!
Would be possible to get a copy of the plans too?  I did see you posted some content in one of the earlier posts in this thread... so I'm not sure what add'l info there is to DM but I'm going to assume its "better" since everyone keeps asking for it.

I'm sorry if I missed a post, but looking back do you have any regrets about what you didn't do/wish you'd done anything differently?  (I'll be going back and RTFM again to make sure I didn't miss it ;-)  )
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Post by: WrongWayJames on November 18, 2020, 10:14:39 pm
Chance, truely inspiring work. Iíve only considered building one in the last few weeks and I admit itís daunting to consider undertaking this epic endeavor. May I also ask for a copy of your plans/complex design. Just as you finish, Iím starting. Really wish I were in your shoes right now and on the other end of all the mistakes Iíll make but it looks like you had a blast.
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Post by: M387 on November 24, 2020, 02:43:38 pm
Hi Chance.  Iím new to all of this and came across this thread.  Awesome work!  Can I also have a copy of the plans please?
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Post by: tino.dss@gmail.com on November 25, 2020, 12:45:40 pm
Hi Chance awesome job! I have been searching all around for a design just like this. Would you be willing to share the plans with me?
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Post by: gww on November 25, 2020, 12:55:05 pm
I have never built an arcade machine and would love a copy of these plans as a starting point.  It's an incredible build.

Thanks so much
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Post by: Ahampton13 on December 03, 2020, 04:42:05 pm
Found this thread while searching how to build a cabinet. I have been looking to build a 4 player arcade cabinet the last few years and finally have some free time!  Your cabinet turned out AWESOME!.  I would love to get a copy of your plans whenever you get a chance.  Also seems like a good place to get help and feedback. Thanks for your help!
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Post by: Niner on December 06, 2020, 07:55:33 pm
This build is amazing and gorgeous. Do you find it wide enough for 4 adults to play without any crowding?

Also can I get the your plans? I'm want to start my own 4 player cabinet build soon and this looks like a great starting off point.
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Post by: Wondering on December 07, 2020, 07:08:20 am
I love how neat this build is, thanks for all your insights and tips! You have saved me many hours and my sanity as you show me things I hadnít even considered.   Iíll also base my CP on Jarrettís design but will have my own spin on it.

Apologies if you have shown it somewhere but what microswitches did you or would you choose for you buttons if you could pick again?
Can I also please get your cabinet plans,  Iím going to start my building my cabinet over the Christmas break when I have access to a Ute.

I agree you should add a thread linking all the clone cabs!     
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Post by: krion on December 11, 2020, 05:53:30 pm
This project is unreal.  Any chance anyone has a copy of the plans for the control panel?  I am rebuilding mine and this is very much what id like to build.  THanks!

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Post by: Zombie_Ken on December 14, 2020, 12:51:12 am
Nice work, Chance! That's a pretty epic project, I'm happy to have found this. I'll be checking out the Canadian Arcade youtube channel tonight, hopefully I can see more of your crazy cool basement there. If you have the time, I'd like to get a copy of your plans to look over. Thanks for posting this.
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Post by: codejockey1 on December 21, 2020, 12:02:50 am
I'm working on putting together my own cabinet and love the design of yours! Wondering if you would mind sharing your plans? I think I want to do something different with the control panel but your cab is a great starting point. Thanks and great job!
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Post by: Kahn on December 30, 2020, 01:36:30 am
Been looking for plans so I can build a cabinet and was led here. your build is fantastic and I made an account just to say that and to ask if I can also have the plans as so many others have asked.
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Post by: obsidianmystic on December 30, 2020, 09:37:53 am
Ditto! Would love the plans to get started on a cab of my own! Looks amazing!
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Post by: Kahn on December 31, 2020, 12:04:51 am
Thank You, I greatly appreciate it
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Post by: obsidianmystic on December 31, 2020, 09:02:28 am
Sorry I think my request got buried, would I be able to nab those plans? It looks beautiful!
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Post by: georg.hahn on January 01, 2021, 05:53:10 pm
Hey Chance!

Woow! Awesome build with real big love for the detail.

I've already downloaded the 2.0 - file from your earlier posts in this thread. This will be a big help for building my own one.

I'm not sure which additional information is in the "plans" everyone keeps asking. But if there are more infos inside it would be great to get them.

very thankful for your thread!
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Post by: BigCaah on January 03, 2021, 12:36:35 pm
This build is FANTASTIC!!

I just received spousal approval myself.. "Honey, the kids will love it".. and have started doing research. It's going to take some time  :)

Would you be willing to share the plans that others have asked about?
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Post by: fasteddy on January 08, 2021, 03:09:24 pm
I joined the forum just so I could compliment your build and ask for plans (can't PM yet as I'm too new). I'm planning on building something very similar with my son and have only recently realized what a tall order that is. Your plans would go a long way towards helping. Of note, I'm planning on making the cab somewhat modular so it can be taken apart and moved more easily. I'm happy to send back my adjustments if you're interested. I've got a homemade CNC, so I plan on doing everything up as vector files.
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Post by: deezdrama on January 08, 2021, 04:29:59 pm
Hey Chance..... Im probably one of many who copied your design and built a Mortal Kombat themed cab in 2015 but cheaped out on the buttons and used single color LED buttons originally.

Well my job closed because of this stupid covid crap and so have a bunch of time on my hands at the moment and I am building a new PC for the cab and doing a facelift on it and just ordered Ultimarc rgb buttons and 2x ledpac64's......

 Anyway, I originally had led lit balltops on my sanwa jlf's but decided to replace the balltops with white bat tops and stiffer springs and am thinking about just lighting the joystick shaft holes like you did. I ordered clear dust covers and rgb LED's with pigtails and connectors already installed, they will plug right into the pac64's and plan on just doing what you did with acrylic or polycarbonate tubing but have a question.....

Do you think a single RGB led would illuminate the clear tubing piece good enough if i scuffed the tubing up good to make it diffuse? I think you ended up using 2 per hole but I think you did some testing with a single rgb led at one point and wondered if you thought a single put out enough light to look decent?

I also thought about just angling a single rgb led up at the dust cover and just sanding the bottom of the dust covers to make them opaque/diffused, did you ever try that?

Thanks! :cheers:
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Post by: deezdrama on January 08, 2021, 05:20:36 pm
Yes, I definitely did some testing, but it wasn't on the count of the LED's in the stick, It was pretty much planned from Day 1 that I was going to have a pair on each stick and have them light from the left and right sides. Not really sure why I made that decision, just did. I'm sure you could use one LED, but I'd recommend positioning it between the player and the shaft of the stick, pointing away from the player towards the stick, and not from "above" pointing back at the player.  I'd also recommend scuffing up the plexi tube to help defuse the light better.

I never did try scuffing the dust washers, as I had planned for them to have the player number on each laser etched into them, plus I wanted to see down into the hole, and have a good amount of light come up and hit the smoke ball tops.


Ok, Ill have to do some testing. I think today im going to pull the whole control panel off and try to get my cab upstairs in my room  :dizzy: Im tired of it being used as an intable in the living room lol.

thanks for the quick reply!
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Post by: disbudsfru on January 19, 2021, 05:17:24 pm

Hi Chance, your project is awesome. The detail is incredible and I really like that it doesn't take up an insane amount of space. I've built a 2-player cabinet which easily fits through a standard doorway and looking to do a 4-player with removable control panel that will also be relatively easy to move.

I just created an account so can't DM, yet. Are you able share the plans via DM?

Thanks a bunch.
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Post by: norttron on January 20, 2021, 01:42:22 pm
Amazing build! I tried getting your pdfs and the link seems dead. Can you send me a pm with your plans? Thanks!
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Post by: valdan on January 26, 2021, 02:57:43 pm
Hey! I've been following your gallery and Deez's updates on Reddit. I'm hoping to find the control panel plans if possible! Everything else has been amazing and really got me going. Just looking at everything has been inspiring and really got me wanting to do the wiring (my favorite part) and learning the woodworking as I go!

My last question is I have a 47" TV that has been retired, would this work for that as well or would your recommend sticking to 32" to reduce bezel space?

Thanks again, this is truly fantastic work!
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Post by: casey914 on January 27, 2021, 08:53:34 am
Good morning!  Super high quality work.  I am new and apparently can't send PMs but could chance, the op please email me the side pdf to caseyparkin@gmail.com?

Thank you.
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Post by: B0RGS on January 31, 2021, 11:41:07 pm
Looking to build myself an arcade machine this year and I think yours checks all my boxes. Willing to share your design? Much obliged!
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Post by: Ohdukes on February 05, 2021, 09:42:06 am
Chance,
This is awesome! I'm going to start building one ASAP.
I would love to have those plans if your willing.
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Post by: dragon36 on February 07, 2021, 02:28:09 pm
I'd also love to see the plans for this. Very nice build, exactly what I would like to do.
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Post by: Blanchy on February 13, 2021, 03:01:46 am
Been a lurker following and loving this thread and it's development.  The spousal approval has just been given after she finally got to see this thread, so I joined up to reply.  I'd love to give this a crack myself.  MayI also join the long list of PM's for the plans? 
Thanks again!
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Post by: Whaleman on February 21, 2021, 06:48:12 pm
Hi Chance!
Awesome job - this 4 player cabinet is incredibly impressive!!!
This spring once the snow melts I will be starting on my journey to build my first cabinet which has always been a dream of mine - and with your permission I would like to base it on yours, as the shape and size is exactly what Iím looking for!
As I seem to be unable to send PMs yet, as a new user, would you be so kind as to PM me your plans which would greatly help in my voyage?

The main thing that would help would be the dimensions of the wood including shelves and control panel, if possible!

Thanks!!
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Post by: ragecagegroves on February 21, 2021, 07:37:47 pm
Hi Chance! d00d amazing job.  :applaud: you are swaying me to go 4players.  I recently bought a 2 player control boards from GRS and its not enough. I need to build the whole cabinet. Can you send me your plans as well? Thank you
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Post by: lebiduledunet74 on February 26, 2021, 02:59:37 am
Damn great job and exactly what i dream of.
Impossible to pm you to inquiry plan and other stuff ,youtube Channel link , shop ...
If you read me send me a PM or maybe someone else who have  those plans .
Thanks !!!!
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Post by: cyberphox on February 27, 2021, 02:19:18 pm
Did I hear plans were available? :)
Can I get in on this train too!  Thanks!

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Post by: Pilgor on March 02, 2021, 10:50:22 am
Love the build.  Attention to detail was great and as someone is interested in building a 4 play cab, I learned a lot going this thread.  Would appreciate the plans if possible.
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Post by: Mike A on March 02, 2021, 01:31:15 pm
Why don't you just post the plans in the thread?

Then people don't have to prostrate in front of you to get them...or is that the idea?
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Post by: Lareau100 on March 05, 2021, 09:37:59 am
Hey ChanceKJ this is great, This build is great.  I see the "plans" everyone is going on about.  I am trying to get a build going anyway I can get a link to grab these.  Thx in advance for any help.
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Post by: Mike A on March 05, 2021, 11:40:24 am
Wouldn't it be convenient if they were just posted on the forum?
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Post by: Malenko on March 07, 2021, 07:32:09 pm
Wouldn't it be convenient if they were just posted on the forum?

Then no one would bump the thread and this well crafted poorly designed cabinet would finally disappear into the ether.
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Post by: Mike A on March 07, 2021, 07:36:22 pm
---smurfing--- Malenko. Awesome to hear from you.
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Post by: opt2not on March 07, 2021, 10:43:38 pm
Wouldn't it be convenient if they were just posted on the forum?

Then no one would bump the thread and this well crafted poorly designed cabinet would finally disappear into the ether.
This. Right. Here.
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Post by: cyberphox on March 09, 2021, 01:21:33 pm
Wouldn't it be convenient if they were just posted on the forum?

Because he's not giving them away, he's trying to sell them.
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Post by: Mike A on March 09, 2021, 01:28:08 pm
Is that true?

Maybe that is why every person requesting is good for one or two posts here and then vapor.
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Post by: opt2not on March 09, 2021, 05:42:29 pm
So wait, let me get this straight: the dude comes to this forum, asks for help/tips/tricks/advice from the community here. Promises to "give back" to the forum... by charging people for the plans that he got help to make?

That is some scumb-bag stuff right there. 

Well, I hope you'll all enjoy the horrible mess that i'm about to make. Hopefully i'll be able to get some tips and tricks along the way and contribute back to this place at least something since i've received so much great advice just reading about your builds thus far. Well, that and in hopes you'll bring solutions to me instead of me having to spend hours more using the search function on the site! ;D
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Post by: Mike A on March 09, 2021, 07:57:18 pm
Well I was hoping he would explain that here. I know he read my post.
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Post by: bobbyb13 on March 09, 2021, 09:48:39 pm
Wouldn't it be convenient if they were just posted on the forum?

Because he's not giving them away, he's trying to sell them.

And this would not surprise me, since most of what I see for his posts seem to be making opportunities to include photos of his own work on other peoples threads, going so far as to chime in on something, add absolutely nothing to a conversation and yet still promote his own work while he is at it.

It's obnoxious really, and what I would consider a slap in the face if I were the gentleman who has put so much effort into creating this community-
And then have some coconut use it as his personal space to monetize what he has been taught by all the veterans here.
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Post by: pbj on March 09, 2021, 10:07:45 pm
Anyone wanna buy a Canadian Arcade tshirt?  Imma need you to like, follow, and subscribe to my YouTube channel first, though.

 :cheers:
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Post by: Mike A on March 09, 2021, 10:08:59 pm
He has been lurking all day according to the forum stats.

Hey Chance. Sack up. Tell us what is going on.
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Post by: yotsuya on March 09, 2021, 10:44:57 pm
He has been lurking all day according to the forum stats.

Hey Chance. Sack up. Tell us what is going on.
Ask him about that dude in Alberta selling Jawhnís EasyCoinUps while youíre at it.


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Post by: cyberphox on March 10, 2021, 09:40:32 am
I'm not going through the the 27 pages of this thread or other posts of the OP to see what was promised or not - for this I do not know.
What I do know is that this board, and the Internet in general, is a vast and lovely place for information. And if you have the time and patience, $60 for plans is just not something I would likely pay for.

However, in defence of the OP. I understand that on the opposite end of the spectrum of DIY people are people that are willing to pay for convenience.
If you want to lose weight and get in shape, there are plenty of free google searches you can do to figure it out for yourself. OR - you can hire a personal trainer and nutritionist.

Different strokes for different folks I guess.
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Post by: Mike A on March 10, 2021, 10:30:03 am
60 bucks?
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Post by: Mike A on March 10, 2021, 11:15:39 am
So Chance, are you going to speak up or just keep lurking around?
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Post by: yotsuya on March 10, 2021, 11:26:45 am
Was that 60 bucks for a PDF, or was he going to like print templates out and send them to you?

And does Jarrett get a cut for his original aircraft carrier design?

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Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: Mike A on March 10, 2021, 11:32:06 am
This thread should be moved to the Vendor section or better yet removed entirely.

It is bait and switch. Really shady.
Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: wp34 on March 10, 2021, 11:50:28 am

Ask him about that dude in Alberta selling Jawhnís EasyCoinUps while youíre at it.


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I don't give care if he is selling the plans.  We expect folks to pay for artwork.  Not sure why this is different but also don't care.

But I am curious if Chance stole Jawhnís EasyCoinUps design and is reselling it as your post implies.  If true that is not cool at all.
Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: Mike A on March 10, 2021, 11:54:12 am
It is not that he is selling the plans. He can go nuts for all I care.

He is hiding the fact that he is selling them.

It is not in the vendor section.
Title: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: yotsuya on March 10, 2021, 11:57:27 am

Ask him about that dude in Alberta selling Jawhnís EasyCoinUps while youíre at it.


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I don't give care if he is selling the plans.  We expect folks to pay for artwork.  Not sure why this is different but also don't care.

But I am curious if Chance stole Jawhnís EasyCoinUps design and is reselling it as your post implies.  If true that is not cool at all.
Part of the issue with paying for the plans is that some of those designs it incorporates, like that stupid aircraft carrier. That was Jarrettís design, and he released that design free to this board. To take that design and incorporate it into something youíre charging people for? I donít think thatís really cool.

By the way, Iíve always felt everybody asking for Chanceís plans should have at least thrown something his way, like a few bucks or a subscription to his YT channel, but thatís when I thought he was sharing them out of the goodness of his heart and spirit of community. If heís charging $60 for them, now heís a vendor. Itís a big difference.

Regarding the EasyCoinUps, I donít think Chance is the one selling them, but someone he knows is. Itís literally the same exact switch that Jawhn sells, with a different sticker. I mean, itís not like Jawhn had an exclusive patent on the item, but again, bad form. What kind of community is this if we allow people to be parasites off each otherís ideas?


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Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: wp34 on March 10, 2021, 12:11:09 pm

Ask him about that dude in Alberta selling Jawhnís EasyCoinUps while youíre at it.


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I don't give care if he is selling the plans.  We expect folks to pay for artwork.  Not sure why this is different but also don't care.

But I am curious if Chance stole Jawhnís EasyCoinUps design and is reselling it as your post implies.  If true that is not cool at all.
Part of the issue with paying for the plans is that some of those designs it incorporates, like that stupid aircraft carrier. That was Jarrettís design, and he released that design free to this board. To take that design and incorporate it into something youíre charging people for? I donít think thatís really cool.

By the way, Iíve always felt everybody asking for Chanceís plans should have at least thrown something his way, like a few bucks or a subscription to his YT channel, but thatís when I thought he was sharing them out of the goodness of his heart and spirit of community. If heís charging $60 for them, now heís a vendor. Itís a big difference.

Regarding the EasyCoinUps, I donít think Chance is the one selling them, but someone he knows is. Itís literally the same exact switch that Jawhn sells, with a different sticker. I mean, itís not like Jawhn had an exclusive patent on the item, but again, bad form. What kind of community is this if we allow people to be parasites off each otherís ideas?


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I get your point about the plans but still don't think it is a big deal.  When folks make custom artwork that has Pac Man on it I don't care if they kick something up to NAMCO.  Seems like a small thing to get this much attention but again that's just me.

The EasyCoinUps thing is horrible.  Stealing or ideas or flat out cloning boards is one of the worst aspects of this hobby.  This has happened with a couple of multi-boards over the years and has caused the developer to stop supporting their original design.
Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: yotsuya on March 10, 2021, 12:39:23 pm

Ask him about that dude in Alberta selling Jawhnís EasyCoinUps while youíre at it.


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I don't give care if he is selling the plans.  We expect folks to pay for artwork.  Not sure why this is different but also don't care.

But I am curious if Chance stole Jawhnís EasyCoinUps design and is reselling it as your post implies.  If true that is not cool at all.
Part of the issue with paying for the plans is that some of those designs it incorporates, like that stupid aircraft carrier. That was Jarrettís design, and he released that design free to this board. To take that design and incorporate it into something youíre charging people for? I donít think thatís really cool.

By the way, Iíve always felt everybody asking for Chanceís plans should have at least thrown something his way, like a few bucks or a subscription to his YT channel, but thatís when I thought he was sharing them out of the goodness of his heart and spirit of community. If heís charging $60 for them, now heís a vendor. Itís a big difference.

Regarding the EasyCoinUps, I donít think Chance is the one selling them, but someone he knows is. Itís literally the same exact switch that Jawhn sells, with a different sticker. I mean, itís not like Jawhn had an exclusive patent on the item, but again, bad form. What kind of community is this if we allow people to be parasites off each otherís ideas?


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I get your point about the plans but still don't think it is a big deal.  When folks make custom artwork that has Pac Man on it I don't care if they kick something up to NAMCO.  Seems like a small thing to get this much attention but again that's just me.

The EasyCoinUps thing is horrible.  Stealing or ideas or flat out cloning boards is one of the worst aspects of this hobby.  This has happened with a couple of multi-boards over the years and has caused the developer to stop supporting their original design.
Look, I donít think Chance is a bad guy or anything like that, Iím just disappointed because selling the plans like that, especially they were a) initially posted for free in this thread and b) contain other peoples work that was initially released free to the community on the sly seems sketchy. Why would people contribute ideas and designs otherwise if other people are just going to profit on them? Weíve had discussions about this before and I thought as a group we thought that was wrong.

If youíre going to sell the plans, then say so. We wouldíve even known if somebody didnít make it common knowledge.


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Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: jdbailey1206 on March 10, 2021, 12:44:30 pm
I just want know if he is actually charging $60 for plans that are displayed on the 22nd post in this thread....
Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: Gilrock on March 10, 2021, 12:50:49 pm
I just want know if he is actually charging $60 for plans that are displayed on the 22nd post in this thread....

Did you actually click the link for the plans?  It takes you to post #561 where he requests you DM him to get the plans.
Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: yotsuya on March 10, 2021, 12:53:57 pm
I just want know if he is actually charging $60 for plans that are displayed on the 22nd post in this thread....
I hope not, since those arenít the complete plans.

Oh, and thanks for posting... I found this:

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210310/b367fd3cf20531f8bc62da8275567332.jpg)

This is the guy selling the EasyCoinUp clones.


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Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: jdbailey1206 on March 10, 2021, 12:56:47 pm
I just want know if he is actually charging $60 for plans that are displayed on the 22nd post in this thread....

Did you actually click the link for the plans?  It takes you to post #561 where he requests you DM him to get the plans.

What I meant Gil is that post #22 has three pictures that outline the side panels.  I understand that not everyone is mechanically inclined but why pay $60 when you could just take the side panel dimensions and figure out the rest....
Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: Gilrock on March 10, 2021, 01:08:36 pm
I just want know if he is actually charging $60 for plans that are displayed on the 22nd post in this thread....

Did you actually click the link for the plans?  It takes you to post #561 where he requests you DM him to get the plans.

What I meant Gil is that post #22 has three pictures that outline the side panels.  I understand that not everyone is mechanically inclined but why pay $60 when you could just take the side panel dimensions and figure out the rest....

Yeah I know what you meant...  Just pointing out he probably originally had the plans on that link then later changed it so folks need to message him.  Guess you gotta buy the plans to answer your question.
Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: wp34 on March 10, 2021, 01:24:21 pm

Look, I donít think Chance is a bad guy or anything like that, Iím just disappointed because selling the plans like that, especially they were a) initially posted for free in this thread and b) contain other peoples work that was initially released free to the community on the sly seems sketchy. Why would people contribute ideas and designs otherwise if other people are just going to profit on them? Weíve had discussions about this before and I thought as a group we thought that was wrong.

If youíre going to sell the plans, then say so. We wouldíve even known if somebody didnít make it common knowledge.


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I'd have to know more about the quality of the plans to have an strong opinion.  If Chance took time to put them together professionally then I have no problem with him being compensated for his time.

I've paid for artwork before that used freely available images.  What I paid for was someone's time who is better at using Adobe than me.
Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: bobbyb13 on March 10, 2021, 01:36:58 pm
I believe nobody here faults anyone for asking for something for THEIR work, especially if it is clear and up front.

It is when you are asking for compensation for someone ELSE'S work (which the original craftsman/designer/whatever offered up for free as a contribution to the HOBBY) that I think crosses a line.

But 27 pages of posts with a total of over 300k views?!  (Which sadly/ironically I am contributing to right now...)

When even the Hall of Fame thread has not even half as much view traffic...?!

C'mon...
Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: yotsuya on March 10, 2021, 01:43:24 pm

Look, I donít think Chance is a bad guy or anything like that, Iím just disappointed because selling the plans like that, especially they were a) initially posted for free in this thread and b) contain other peoples work that was initially released free to the community on the sly seems sketchy. Why would people contribute ideas and designs otherwise if other people are just going to profit on them? Weíve had discussions about this before and I thought as a group we thought that was wrong.

If youíre going to sell the plans, then say so. We wouldíve even known if somebody didnít make it common knowledge.


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I'd have to know more about the quality of the plans to have an strong opinion.  If Chance took time to put them together professionally then I have no problem with him being compensated for his time.

I've paid for artwork before that used freely available images.  What I paid for was someone's time who is better at using Adobe than me.
I guess we donít see this the same way.

What if Opt2Not designed a custom arcade classics marquee and posted it here for everyone to use. Then somebody took it, designed some side art, and wanted to sell the art files files with Optís marquee artwork included. Would that be OK?


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Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: yotsuya on March 10, 2021, 01:43:58 pm
I believe nobody here faults anyone for asking for something for THEIR work, especially if it is clear and up front.

It is when you are asking for compensation for someone ELSE'S work (which the original craftsman/designer/whatever offered up for free as a contribution to the HOBBY) that I think crosses a line.

But 27 pages of posts with a total of over 300k views?!  (Which sadly/ironically I am contributing to right now...)

When even the Hall of Fame thread has not even half as much view traffic...?!

C'mon...
This dude gets it.


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Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: jdbailey1206 on March 10, 2021, 01:51:19 pm
And there is a HUGE gap between creating a line drawing and of side panels and creating side art.  Having an art background there is a lot of nuance between the two.
Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: opt2not on March 10, 2021, 02:32:55 pm
1. He didn't post it in Vendors because he knows this is shady af.

2. selling plans that were based off taking free designs is scummy. but granted, if these idiots are willing to pay for it then good for him I guess. A fool and his money will soon be parted.

3. the above point is on us though.  I feel we need to make sure new people and lurkers of the forum are aware that these plans can be had for free.  That would squash any scalping of community designs pretty easily.

4. Paying for plans based on community contribution is NOT the same as paying for custom artwork.  That is a ---smurfy--- comparison and really shows how people do not understand or respect artists and the creations they are coming up with.   First, custom artwork is not a free community resource. You're not paying people who make custom art from scratch, or from photochopped existing artwork for the actual art. You're paying for their skillset, experience and education to get them to the point of being able to build that art for you.  In comparison, Chance took plans that were made available for free, along with advice, tips and suggestions given freely by the community and monetized it. That is NOT the same as someone building custom artwork for your projects based on artistic interpretation.

5. Chance isn't replying because he knows this is shady ---steaming pile of meadow muffin---.

6. What's even more sad is people actually paying for a design that is broken.  That CP is a big problem ergonomically.  The overlap of elbows from P3 and P4 onto the P1/P2 controls is created by that offset and inset of the shape.  This is why original 4 player panels were created with a semi-eclipse shape. Spacing player positions side by side is more ergonomically sound than having them staggered in position like this panel.  The only thing good about this design is it has a different angular look.  Again, this is on us. We need to step it up and educate people how to blend ergonomics with aesthetics. This design is more about form, rather about function.
Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: wp34 on March 10, 2021, 02:38:28 pm

Look, I donít think Chance is a bad guy or anything like that, Iím just disappointed because selling the plans like that, especially they were a) initially posted for free in this thread and b) contain other peoples work that was initially released free to the community on the sly seems sketchy. Why would people contribute ideas and designs otherwise if other people are just going to profit on them? Weíve had discussions about this before and I thought as a group we thought that was wrong.

If youíre going to sell the plans, then say so. We wouldíve even known if somebody didnít make it common knowledge.


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I'd have to know more about the quality of the plans to have an strong opinion.  If Chance took time to put them together professionally then I have no problem with him being compensated for his time.

I've paid for artwork before that used freely available images.  What I paid for was someone's time who is better at using Adobe than me.
I guess we donít see this the same way.

What if Opt2Not designed a custom arcade classics marquee and posted it here for everyone to use. Then somebody took it, designed some side art, and wanted to sell the art files files with Optís marquee artwork included. Would that be OK?


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That is sketchy but wouldn't be enough to make me angry.   In your example the marquee was given away freely for anyone to use. 

I probably sound more interested in this than I really am and I'm certainly not trying to defend Chance.  I was really more interested in if he was stealing the EasyCoinUp and got side-tracked.
Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: opt2not on March 10, 2021, 02:41:19 pm

Look, I donít think Chance is a bad guy or anything like that, Iím just disappointed because selling the plans like that, especially they were a) initially posted for free in this thread and b) contain other peoples work that was initially released free to the community on the sly seems sketchy. Why would people contribute ideas and designs otherwise if other people are just going to profit on them? Weíve had discussions about this before and I thought as a group we thought that was wrong.

If youíre going to sell the plans, then say so. We wouldíve even known if somebody didnít make it common knowledge.


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I'd have to know more about the quality of the plans to have an strong opinion.  If Chance took time to put them together professionally then I have no problem with him being compensated for his time.

I've paid for artwork before that used freely available images.  What I paid for was someone's time who is better at using Adobe than me.
I guess we donít see this the same way.

What if Opt2Not designed a custom arcade classics marquee and posted it here for everyone to use. Then somebody took it, designed some side art, and wanted to sell the art files files with Optís marquee artwork included. Would that be OK?


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That is sketchy but wouldn't be enough to make me angry.   In your example the marquee was given away freely for anyone to use. 

I probably sound more interested in this than I really am and I'm certainly not trying to defend Chance.  I was really more interested in if he was stealing the EasyCoinUp and got side-tracked.

This has actually happened before. Which is why I stopped giving free artwork out.

Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: opt2not on March 10, 2021, 02:52:12 pm
And again, I will post this here, cut from the first post of this thread.

Well, I hope you'll all enjoy the horrible mess that i'm about to make. Hopefully i'll be able to get some tips and tricks along the way and contribute back to this place at least something since i've received so much great advice just reading about your builds thus far. Well, that and in hopes you'll bring solutions to me instead of me having to spend hours more using the search function on the site! ;D

Where is the contribution back to the forum?  You're making money off what you've learned and taken from here, what have you given back?  I doubt you are secretly passing part of the profit you're making toward Saint to keep this forum up.

Title: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: yotsuya on March 10, 2021, 02:52:46 pm

Look, I donít think Chance is a bad guy or anything like that, Iím just disappointed because selling the plans like that, especially they were a) initially posted for free in this thread and b) contain other peoples work that was initially released free to the community on the sly seems sketchy. Why would people contribute ideas and designs otherwise if other people are just going to profit on them? Weíve had discussions about this before and I thought as a group we thought that was wrong.

If youíre going to sell the plans, then say so. We wouldíve even known if somebody didnít make it common knowledge.


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I'd have to know more about the quality of the plans to have an strong opinion.  If Chance took time to put them together professionally then I have no problem with him being compensated for his time.

I've paid for artwork before that used freely available images.  What I paid for was someone's time who is better at using Adobe than me.
I guess we donít see this the same way.

What if Opt2Not designed a custom arcade classics marquee and posted it here for everyone to use. Then somebody took it, designed some side art, and wanted to sell the art files files with Optís marquee artwork included. Would that be OK?


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That is sketchy but wouldn't be enough to make me angry.   In your example the marquee was given away freely for anyone to use. 

I probably sound more interested in this than I really am and I'm certainly not trying to defend Chance.  I was really more interested in if he was stealing the EasyCoinUp and got side-tracked.
Getting back to the EasyCoinUps, some guys have called the guy out who posted them in arcade groups on Facebook. Itís the same exact switch Jawhn has been selling for years, with a different custom sticker.


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Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: wp34 on March 10, 2021, 03:06:46 pm

Look, I donít think Chance is a bad guy or anything like that, Iím just disappointed because selling the plans like that, especially they were a) initially posted for free in this thread and b) contain other peoples work that was initially released free to the community on the sly seems sketchy. Why would people contribute ideas and designs otherwise if other people are just going to profit on them? Weíve had discussions about this before and I thought as a group we thought that was wrong.

If youíre going to sell the plans, then say so. We wouldíve even known if somebody didnít make it common knowledge.


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I'd have to know more about the quality of the plans to have an strong opinion.  If Chance took time to put them together professionally then I have no problem with him being compensated for his time.

I've paid for artwork before that used freely available images.  What I paid for was someone's time who is better at using Adobe than me.
I guess we donít see this the same way.

What if Opt2Not designed a custom arcade classics marquee and posted it here for everyone to use. Then somebody took it, designed some side art, and wanted to sell the art files files with Optís marquee artwork included. Would that be OK?


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That is sketchy but wouldn't be enough to make me angry.   In your example the marquee was given away freely for anyone to use. 

I probably sound more interested in this than I really am and I'm certainly not trying to defend Chance.  I was really more interested in if he was stealing the EasyCoinUp and got side-tracked.
Getting back to the EasyCoinUps, some guys have called the guy out who posted them in arcade groups on Facebook. Itís the same exact switch Jawhn has been selling for years, with a different custom sticker.


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That's unfortunate. 

Someone in one of my Facebook arcade groups copied the Any Coin design so that people can 3D-print their own now.  That stinks for Brien.  I still plan to order from him.
Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: yotsuya on March 10, 2021, 03:14:10 pm

Look, I donít think Chance is a bad guy or anything like that, Iím just disappointed because selling the plans like that, especially they were a) initially posted for free in this thread and b) contain other peoples work that was initially released free to the community on the sly seems sketchy. Why would people contribute ideas and designs otherwise if other people are just going to profit on them? Weíve had discussions about this before and I thought as a group we thought that was wrong.

If youíre going to sell the plans, then say so. We wouldíve even known if somebody didnít make it common knowledge.


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I'd have to know more about the quality of the plans to have an strong opinion.  If Chance took time to put them together professionally then I have no problem with him being compensated for his time.

I've paid for artwork before that used freely available images.  What I paid for was someone's time who is better at using Adobe than me.
I guess we donít see this the same way.

What if Opt2Not designed a custom arcade classics marquee and posted it here for everyone to use. Then somebody took it, designed some side art, and wanted to sell the art files files with Optís marquee artwork included. Would that be OK?


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That is sketchy but wouldn't be enough to make me angry.   In your example the marquee was given away freely for anyone to use. 

I probably sound more interested in this than I really am and I'm certainly not trying to defend Chance.  I was really more interested in if he was stealing the EasyCoinUp and got side-tracked.
Getting back to the EasyCoinUps, some guys have called the guy out who posted them in arcade groups on Facebook. Itís the same exact switch Jawhn has been selling for years, with a different custom sticker.


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That's unfortunate. 

Someone in one of my Facebook arcade groups copied the Any Coin design so that people can 3D-print their own now.  That stinks for Brien.  I still plan to order from him.
Good for you, dude. The cool thing is that Brien is always working on making the design better, so when you buy from him, you get something thatís been tested and refined.


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Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: slickam on March 10, 2021, 08:50:44 pm
I just want know if he is actually charging $60 for plans that are displayed on the 22nd post in this thread....
I hope not, since those arenít the complete plans.

Oh, and thanks for posting... I found this:

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210310/b367fd3cf20531f8bc62da8275567332.jpg)

This is the guy selling the EasyCoinUp clones.


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I've seen him on the local news a couple times, but had no idea he was doing something shady like that.
Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: Neblit on March 13, 2021, 04:17:56 pm
This is amazing! I'm looking at building my own cabinet this summer and would love it if I could get the plans you used for this!
Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: bobbyb13 on March 14, 2021, 07:35:56 am
Face...
Meet palm
Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: Ond on March 14, 2021, 02:47:23 pm
That's hilarious  :laugh2: Neblit are you taking the piss?  They are like moths to the bright light.
Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: Gilrock on March 14, 2021, 07:24:40 pm
The only way to find out what is going on is to create a new account and ask for the plans.  You'll never know which one is me. :)
Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: 1upControl on March 14, 2021, 08:38:23 pm
If you are interested in my plans, please post in the thread or DM me.

Could i get the plans , i find your layout to be about the right size for me and I would think it would be fun to try , though i suck at wood working.
Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: Mike A on March 14, 2021, 09:45:26 pm
Do any of you knobs even read the thread?
Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: bobbyb13 on March 14, 2021, 10:19:42 pm
Do any of you knobs even read the thread?

Could it be the originator of said thread has taken to creating user accounts to continuously bump this 5 alarm dumpster fire and thereby perpetuate the madness?

 :bump

Or are we approaching near full devolution of the species?!
Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: pbj on March 14, 2021, 11:10:47 pm
$60 is $60 and those reptile habitats donít buy themselves.

Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: jdbailey1206 on March 15, 2021, 02:40:56 pm
I'm pretty sure every single post member in this thread is just Chance creating new accounts on different computers to get his post count up for this thread.   ;D

...Uh I mean Great build Chance!  I am building a Star Wars cab and I come here for inspiration.

Do any of you knobs even read the thread?

Could it be the originator of said thread has taken to creating user accounts to continuously bump this 5 alarm dumpster fire and thereby perpetuate the madness?

 :bump

Or are we approaching near full devolution of the species?!

Yeah.  I came to the conclusion that Chance is bumping his own thread last year.

The only way to find out what is going on is to create a new account and ask for the plans.  You'll never know which one is me. :)

Gil quit taking my ideas that I'm too lazy to implement.
Title: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: yotsuya on March 15, 2021, 03:32:35 pm
I'm pretty sure every single post member in this thread is just Chance creating new accounts on different computers to get his post count up for this thread.   ;D

...Uh I mean Great build Chance!  I am building a Star Wars cab and I come here for inspiration.

Do any of you knobs even read the thread?

Could it be the originator of said thread has taken to creating user accounts to continuously bump this 5 alarm dumpster fire and thereby perpetuate the madness?

 :bump

Or are we approaching near full devolution of the species?!

Yeah.  I came to the conclusion that Chance is bumping his own thread last year.

The only way to find out what is going on is to create a new account and ask for the plans.  You'll never know which one is me. :)

Gil quit taking my ideas that I'm too lazy to implement.
Itís funny you say that - a longtime member who hadnít been around for a while PMed me two weeks ago before all the fun just to say ĎďĎSup?Ē and basically stated as an aside that he thought Chance was bumping this thread. I LOLed and didnít think anything of it myself. I guess heís not the only one, huh?


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Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: bobbyb13 on March 15, 2021, 11:31:55 pm
It's all quite obnoxious...

And that's coming from someone who is quite obnoxious
Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: jdbailey1206 on March 16, 2021, 07:33:02 pm
And that's coming from someone who is quite obnoxious

You're probably not 'over charge for cabinet plans obnoxious'.
Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: ChanceKJ on March 19, 2021, 02:18:09 am
**Finger Snap**
Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: Mike A on March 19, 2021, 07:21:54 am
You are even a giant ---meecrob--- when you leave.

Instead of **finger snap** it should be **toilet flush**.
Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: pbj on March 19, 2021, 07:22:05 am
Canít even be original about pulling a pinballjim.

 :lol

Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: Gilrock on March 19, 2021, 09:00:55 am
Operation Rage Quit....successful...lol
Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: javeryh on March 19, 2021, 11:25:38 am
Damn.  I hope that DK Ultimate thread is archived somewhere.
Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: Gilrock on March 19, 2021, 11:29:32 am
Damn.  I hope that DK Ultimate thread is archived somewhere.

Yeah I actually just stumbled on that thread about a week ago and was thinking wow Chance put in a lot of effort to get all those measurements for the community.  Now he deleted the only useful content he added to the forum...  I reported the thread just to point out its not worthy of being a pinned one anymore.
Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: opt2not on March 19, 2021, 11:32:36 am
:lol :lol :lol :lol Good riddance. Iíve been trying to get this coward to leave the forum for years. In the end, it took a group effort to call out this --cream-filled twinkie-- for who he is. He knew what he was doing was scummy, and he couldnít even defend himself.

Today is a good day.
Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: opt2not on March 19, 2021, 11:33:59 am
Damn.  I hope that DK Ultimate thread is archived somewhere.

Wayback machine will have all the info. Nothing is lost on the internet.
Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: Malenko on March 19, 2021, 11:34:30 am
In the end, it took a group effort to call out this --cream-filled twinkie-- for who he is.

Today is a good day.

I'm sure PL1 will blame me anyway.
Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: yotsuya on March 19, 2021, 11:51:12 am
In the end, it took a group effort to call out this --cream-filled twinkie-- for who he is.

Today is a good day.

I'm sure PL1 will blame me anyway.
You buy that KADE yet?


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Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: opt2not on March 19, 2021, 11:55:17 am
Remember that time he blasted us on Instagram for giving hard critiques on that nasa build? Because we called out his broken aircraft carrier design. Threatening that he snitched us out to the mods because he didnít like the difference of opinions.

The irony of him telling others what is in the spirit of BYOAC. Like being a scumbag and leeching off the community for personal gain is in the spirit of things.

(https://i.imgur.com/xIsgVPN.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/A4uRhC7.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/Z3NDn16.png)

The guy still never got it. While that shape looks (subjectively) cool, itís functionality is flawed. Bad positioning to p3 and p4.
Chance still couldnít really figure out that arcade cabs need to be part form and part function. Not just bling bling.
But then again, he is a poseur.
Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: javeryh on March 19, 2021, 12:27:59 pm
While that shape looks (subjectively) cool, itís functionality is flawed.

It really does look cool especially if you haven't really played any cabinets before (under the age of 30). 

I've noticed that 99% of people who aren't into arcade cabinets but like video games want 1 cabinet that plays everything under the sun and lights up like a christmas tree.  They will never build a second one or notice a problem with an 8-way and Pac-Man and they must think there's nothing better than a good 40 hour session of Final Fantasy VI while standing up (because they have to have literally every game available at a moment's notice).  Oh, and it has to be 4 players for the 1 time a year everyone gets drunk and plays TMNT for 20 minutes - but also eff P3 and P4, they get angled controls and a horrible view. 

This build is absolutely perfect for those people which is why it gets so much attention.  Or maybe looks can be deceiving?  I've never actually tried it. 
Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: bobbyb13 on March 19, 2021, 01:33:15 pm
While that shape looks (subjectively) cool, itís functionality is flawed.

It really does look cool especially if you haven't really played any cabinets before (under the age of 30). 

I've noticed that 99% of people who aren't into arcade cabinets but like video games want 1 cabinet that plays everything under the sun and lights up like a christmas tree.  They will never build a second one or notice a problem with an 8-way and Pac-Man and they must think there's nothing better than a good 40 hour session of Final Fantasy VI while standing up (because they have to have literally every game available at a moment's notice).  Oh, and it has to be 4 players for the 1 time a year everyone gets drunk and plays TMNT for 20 minutes - but also eff P3 and P4, they get angled controls and a horrible view. 

This build is absolutely perfect for those people which is why it gets so much attention.  Or maybe looks can be deceiving?  I've never actually tried it.

You nailed it.
It has a pile of shiny baubles and bits that scratch all the itches of the uneducated.
For those who don't want to work at it... there it is.

In so many instances I've watched superior marketing and salesmanship make an inferior product outsell the real deal.
Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: Gilrock on March 19, 2021, 02:19:32 pm
I was wondering if he figured out a way to script changing 3228 posts but based on a few timestamp samples he spent at least 4 hours doing it.
Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: Malenko on March 19, 2021, 02:23:30 pm
They could easily be edited back, I know Saint took a backup before I helped him with the search.
Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: opt2not on March 19, 2021, 02:39:05 pm
Really just goes to show what kind of person Chance is.

After getting called out, he didn't even have the balls to respond, explain, or even apologize, just take his ball and go home. This guy thinks he's above the community, after all the help that people gave him to get him to where he is today.

He turned this forum into his own promotional tool to shill his youtube channel, or rip-off noobs. Really despicable behavior.

I hope Saint restores at least the Nintendo base thread, as a tribute showing that information that we share here in the community is not yours to own and dictate to others. It's for everyone to use freely.  THAT, is the spirit of BYOAC.
Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: dmckean on March 19, 2021, 04:57:49 pm
Yay!!

We finally got rid of this Chance motherucker and his over built abomination. Now we can all move on together as group.

Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: jdbailey1206 on March 20, 2021, 09:56:29 am
Me when Tully left:
(https://media.tenor.com/images/ae84bef3966c2aafe087b20659fff885/tenor.gif)

Me when Chance left:
(https://64.media.tumblr.com/c7841cbd6505c78f2913bdfaa78ff400/1a2bfb6694831d9b-b2/s400x600/f325cab11a19599b769c06654e57a8fc85da8c91.gifv)
Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: lomoverde on March 20, 2021, 10:03:36 am
Im not one for poking my nose in where its not wanted.But Id love to maybe hear something about this Tully guy.He seems to have a lot of love with the older heads here,and "The Tully" has grown on me personally. :notworthy:
Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: nitrogen_widget on March 20, 2021, 10:05:07 am
While that shape looks (subjectively) cool, itís functionality is flawed.

It really does look cool especially if you haven't really played any cabinets before (under the age of 30). 

I've noticed that 99% of people who aren't into arcade cabinets but like video games want 1 cabinet that plays everything under the sun and lights up like a christmas tree.  They will never build a second one or notice a problem with an 8-way and Pac-Man and they must think there's nothing better than a good 40 hour session of Final Fantasy VI while standing up (because they have to have literally every game available at a moment's notice).  Oh, and it has to be 4 players for the 1 time a year everyone gets drunk and plays TMNT for 20 minutes - but also eff P3 and P4, they get angled controls and a horrible view. 

This build is absolutely perfect for those people which is why it gets so much attention.  Or maybe looks can be deceiving?  I've never actually tried it.

marked down to $1100 and has everything up to PSone.
just 30 mins. away!
BRB SCORE!
(https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/s960x960/136686913_3636877189682886_9182607775167998893_o.jpg?_nc_cat=109&ccb=1-3&_nc_sid=3b2858&_nc_ohc=qJRGZJ9j2qwAX8vxl1z&_nc_ht=scontent-lga3-1.xx&tp=7&oh=533198ebac4c2e1b1acaee60204f0c08&oe=607AD3FC)

he says it's basically brand new. only played a few times.
gee I wonder why?
Title: Re: FLYNN'S ARCADE (Project Code Name: Overambitious) - FINISHED
Post by: nitrogen_widget on March 20, 2021, 10:16:22 am
Im not one for poking my nose in where its not wanted.But Id love to maybe hear something about this Tully guy.He seems to have a lot of love with the older heads here,and "The Tully" has grown on me personally. :notworthy:

I liked Tully.
I only had a brief communication with him on a bomberman cabinet he was working on so i didn't know him as well as the others.
I think i have a good idea why he left but I'm not 100% sure.
I think he was the one who did the Game of Thrones gauntlet built made of carved foam.
but I could be wrong.
I was new to the forum back then.
it was next level.