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Title: THE ARCADE SHOP at GAMEROOM DESIGNS - Arcade Systems, Kits, Parts & Accessories
Post by: Rick on August 11, 2013, 06:24:00 pm
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Gameroom Designs Canada is proud to manufacture well-priced, high-quality Bartop Arcade Cabinets, Cocktail Arcade Cabinets, Pinball Cabinets, and other designs for the Canadian Market. Every cabinet product is designed using cutting-edge 3D modelling tools and created from the best materials, using professional CNC machinery to provide a professional finish. With an ever-expanding inventory of products, we work with the top arcade suppliers to provide our customers with everything needed to create bring their projects to life. Check out our website at GameroomDesigns.ca (http://www.gameroomdesigns.ca/arcadeshop) for your complete source of joysticks, buttons, power supplies, arcade PCB's, encoders and much, much more!

Each of our bartop arcade cabinet products offer classic, retro-inspired designs that are inspired by some of the most famous arcade games in history.

Our premium products are produced from professional grade 5/8" medium density fiberboard (MDF) for the best stability, functionality and the most flexibility in finish options.

An industry first, Gameroom Designs Canada is the first manufacturer to include 1/4" slots integrated into the sides to support simple installation of clear acrylic for both the marquee and bezel at no extra cost. T-molding slot cutting for the sides, top, marquee and control panel is also included at no additional cost.

Customize every product to your personal requirements with the most flexible customization options in the industry! Select from a blank control panel, or choose one of our professional templates - six button straight "fighter-style" layout, or six button curved ergonomic layout, or others - and we'll make sure it meets your requirements.

We put a lot of thought into each and every bartop, and the quality of workmanship extends into the interior of the arcade cabinet as well. There is ample space in the cabinet to accommodate a PC or arcade power supply, up to a full ATX motherboard, encoder board (if used) and wiring. Each of our standard designs support up to a 19" 4:3 or 16:9 monitor, and comes complete with a monitor mounting kit, which is slotted to accommodate standard mounting screws, permitting monitors to be installed in either a horizontal or vertical alignment! Our larger cabinets are built to support even larger monitors, with 25" and 27" internal widths available, and these cabinets are perfect for two-player solutions.

Once you have your cabinet selected, we have a number of great add-ons that are included at no extra cost, that will help to finish your project. Our Acrylic Kit offers you CNC-cut clear acrylic for your marquee (2 pieces), bezel and control panel, and fit perfectly for your cabinet. Our Door Access Kit, including properly selected hinges and a barrel lock with two keys also comes as a standard option.

Cocktail Arcade Cabinets are a nostalgic solution that offer a seated option for playing the classics, with the added bonus of being able to use their table-top as a place to hold your drink. We have two models for all of your gaming needs. Our Paragon offers standard two-player entertainment, allowing for head-to-head play, and our widescreen Paragon XL also permits horizontal, side-by-side play.

Our Mystic XL Pinball Cabinet is a widebody pinball configuration that supports up to a 46" flat-screen monitor for the playfield (a 42" flat-screen should fit without any modification to the playfield case, but 46" flat-screens will likely require the use of power tools to modify the case slightly), 29" flat-screen monitor for the backglass, and up to a 24" flat-screen monitor for DMD. (There is a hole between the backbox and the main body, so horizontal or vertical monitor mounting can be accommodated.)

Shipping:

Our Bartop Systems, Kits and Arcade Parts can be shipped worldwide, and we have worked with National Courier Companies to bring you the best prices on insured shipping. Local pick-up is also available by appointment.

Once we receive your order, our manufacturing, finishing, quality control and packaging processes take approximately 2-4 weeks. In-stock Arcade Parts orders are usually shipped within 48 hours. We will contact you when your order is ready for pickup/shipping, and continue to follow-up until your order arrives.

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Title: Re: Custom Bartop and Arcade Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: ebarlow99 on August 12, 2013, 03:08:09 pm
very nice!!
Title: Re: Custom Bartop and Arcade Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: SgtSlaughter on August 14, 2013, 10:20:07 pm
Any idea on when you're thinking of having these available?  I've been debating making these as I've been eyeing HaRuMan's kits for a while now, I probably would have bought one if shipping wasn't so expensive and I didn't have to deal with customs.

Title: Custom Bartop and Arcade Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Monkeyvoodoo on August 15, 2013, 12:34:47 am
I'll have to keep an eye on this. I may have a spot for one of those.
Title: Re: Custom Bartop and Arcade Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on August 15, 2013, 05:29:27 pm
very nice!!

Thanks! Once I have my prototype(s) in hand, I'll be posting more pictures!

Any idea on when you're thinking of having these available?  I've been debating making these as I've been eyeing HaRuMan's kits for a while now, I probably would have bought one if shipping wasn't so expensive and I didn't have to deal with customs.

I'm hoping to have the first model (above) available in the next couple/few weeks. I will be working on the pricing shortly, but am hoping to offer a single player, 19" monitor compatible model for $100 + the cost of shipping.

I'll have to keep an eye on this. I may have a spot for one of those.

Many thanks!
Title: Re: Custom Bartop and Arcade Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on August 16, 2013, 12:35:46 pm
Voting time!


(http://i.imgur.com/ldlw1Uz.png)


I will be doing my best to get a prototype created for each of these three models, but if you had the choice, which one would you buy? As I'm sure you will notice, each of the models I am working on are inspired by the most famous and recognizable cabinets we all know and love.


What do you think? Which model would you be most interested in?


Follow-up question: If YOU were designing a line of bartops, which full-size arcade cabinet would YOU want to see as a bartop cabinet?
Title: Re: Custom Bartop and Arcade Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: yotsuya on August 16, 2013, 12:49:09 pm
Voting time!


(http://i.imgur.com/ldlw1Uz.png)


I will be doing my best to get a prototype created for each of these three models, but if you had the choice, which one would you buy? As I'm sure you will notice, each of the models I am working on are inspired by the most famous and recognizable cabinets we all know and love.


What do you think? Which model would you be most interested in?


Follow-up question: If YOU were designing a line of bartops, which full-size arcade cabinet would YOU want to see as a bartop cabinet?

The Titan looks like a CoryBee Special.
Title: Re: Custom Bartop and Arcade Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on August 16, 2013, 12:52:06 pm
The Titan looks like a CoryBee Special.

Then I'm in good company, for sure!

:D

Originally, I was inspired by the distinct lines of the Taito cabs.

(http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q57/phetishboy/P1010150.jpg)
Title: Re: Custom Bartop and Arcade Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: rablack97 on August 16, 2013, 01:17:52 pm
Voting time!


(http://i.imgur.com/ldlw1Uz.png)


I will be doing my best to get a prototype created for each of these three models, but if you had the choice, which one would you buy? As I'm sure you will notice, each of the models I am working on are inspired by the most famous and recognizable cabinets we all know and love.


What do you think? Which model would you be most interested in?


Follow-up question: If YOU were designing a line of bartops, which full-size arcade cabinet would YOU want to see as a bartop cabinet?

The Titan looks like a CoryBee Special.

 :laugh2: :laugh2: You are wrong in so many ways dude.....

The forum took Corybee under its wing as his first builds were just plain terrible, now the man makes works of art....

1 possibility, 2 too boxy, 3 just no altogether

Also considering your designs are really upright...the way your CP's are placed aren't gonna give much space for 2plr, it looks like your closing off the space, looks cramped, 1plyr doable.

I would say think out of the box a little more offer something a little more exciting.  I know the basis is to save folks shipping costs, but when i look at these, i just dont say wow.....

#1 is a good start though.....

Also, make sure you make graphic templates along with your prototypes.  I know for some its a pain to want to skin the sides of your machine and have to draw up the .psd's.  That way you can send out blanks and folks can get their own stuff printed, especially if your doing kits....

Title: Re: Custom Bartop and Arcade Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on August 16, 2013, 01:31:56 pm
1 possibility, 2 too boxy, 3 just no altogether

Noted, thanks! For the record, the "Thunder" is my take on a Tempest-styled cabinet. I thought it looked a bit boxy, but wanted to get the community's take on it. In my head, I can see it done up in white, with some similar blue/silver artwork on the sides...

Also considering your designs are really upright...the way your CP's are placed aren't gonna give much space for 2plr, it looks like your closing off the space, looks cramped, 1plyr doable.

That's a great point. I don't usually think of how cramped a two-player may feel, since I personally have an odd play style. (I'm right handed, and have always crossed my hands to play so that my right hand operates the joystick, and my left hand operates the buttons.) As such, I've always had my shoulders crowded in, like I was sitting in a tiny seat in a theatre.

I think I'll consider an additional design for a more dedicated two-player feel. Thanks for the input!

I would say think out of the box a little more offer something a little more exciting.  I know the basis is to save folks shipping costs, but when i look at these, i just don't say wow..... #1 is a good start though.....

Awesome, thanks!

Also, make sure you make graphic templates along with your prototypes.  I know for some its a pain to want to skin the sides of your machine and have to draw up the .psd's.  That way you can send out blanks and folks can get their own stuff printed, especially if your doing kits....

That's a great point. I'm sure I can provide overlay files for both the sides as well as the control panel. That way, people can get everything graphically designed exactly the way they want it!

Thanks man! That's all awesome feedback!
Title: Re: Custom Bartop and Arcade Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: rablack97 on August 16, 2013, 01:59:49 pm
(http://www.rotheblog.com/images/arcade/project/tempest/tempest_sm-3.jpg)

Tempest does have rounded corners.

I think it's the CP part.  The bottom angle, need to be brought in more, then a line straight down, then drawn to the back.  May have to lengthen the base so it wont tip over.
Title: Re: Custom Bartop and Arcade Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on August 16, 2013, 02:57:08 pm
Tempest does have rounded corners. I think it's the CP part.  The bottom angle, need to be brought in more, then a line straight down, then drawn to the back.  May have to lengthen the base so it wont tip over.

Good call. I think with a bit of a redesign (I don't think I'd continue the base as it is - I'd 'cut' just below the CP section) that we could have a winner. I do see what you mean, with the base of the CP being a much more 'extreme' angle!
Title: Re: Custom Bartop and Arcade Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: opt2not on August 16, 2013, 03:00:51 pm
Personal Preference: bartop's should only be 1 player. The cabs are smaller, easier to place on a bar without taking up too much room, and IMO it looks more aesthetically pleasing.
BITD how many bartops had 2 player panels? I can only think of one, the nintendo cabinets:
(http://www.arcade-museum.com/images/110/1102078391.jpg)
And that thing was a beast!

I'm trying to picture the cabinet with controls and Monitor + Marquee plexiglass installed. But out of all three of your designs, I like  Titan , Galaxy then Thunder, in that order.
Titan has the best viewing capabilities because of the taito-esque curves. And Galaxy is Galaga, so you can't go wrong there.
rablack97 makes good points about the angles though.

Also, I first thought Thunder was based off Gyruss:
(http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/6254/simili.jpg)



For suggestions:

Dynamo HS-5
(http://www.vidiot.ca/images/hs-5.jpg)
Classic Street Fighter/Jamma conversion cab for most people in North America.

Nintendo (obvious):
(http://www.arcademachinesforsale.co/wp-content/uploads/donkey-kong-full-300x300.jpg)

Defender or Williams style:
(http://thumbs3.ebaystatic.com/d/l225/m/mXT_Vf-_VQNMZTeBoN89Pmg.jpg) (http://www.arcade-museum.com/images/118/1181242123203.jpg)
Title: Re: Custom Bartop and Arcade Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: rablack97 on August 16, 2013, 03:55:09 pm
Titan will have to grow on me.... i think its the curves mixed with the sharp angles thats throwing me off.
Title: Re: Custom Bartop and Arcade Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on August 16, 2013, 04:08:35 pm
Personal Preference: bartop's should only be 1 player. The cabs are smaller, easier to place on a bar without taking up too much room, and IMO it looks more aesthetically pleasing. BITD how many bartops had 2 player panels? I can only think of one, the nintendo cabinets... And that thing was a beast!

I'm in agreement there. I think, if you're planning on playing a bartop game, it should be a single player. If you want to play two player games, you really need a full-size cab.

I'm trying to picture the cabinet with controls and Monitor + Marquee plexiglass installed. But out of all three of your designs, I like  Titan , Galaxy then Thunder, in that order. Titan has the best viewing capabilities because of the taito-esque curves. And Galaxy is Galaga, so you can't go wrong there.

Thanks for the feedback!

rablack97 makes good points about the angles though.

I agree. I'm going to make some final changes to the models, so that there are less (no) sharp angles. It will certainly make any t-molding significantly easier to install.

Also, I first thought Thunder was based off Gyruss...

Ah! Another model I hadn't considered... Hmm...

For suggestions: Dynamo HS-5, Nintendo (obvious), Defender or Williams style.

Thank you, thank you and thank you. I have actually worked out a new production method... ...which should mean that once I've got the designs complete - I can produce any or all of them.

Titan will have to grow on me.... i think its the curves mixed with the sharp angles thats throwing me off.

100% agreed. I will definitely fix that!

Awesome feedback, thanks guys!
Title: Re: Custom Bartop and Arcade Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: rablack97 on August 16, 2013, 06:41:05 pm
I dunno guys....as you see bartops and minis are becoming more popular.

To say they are only for 1plyr is limiting the possibilities and the versatility.

Unless your purist having a full size arcade in your house becomes an eye sore.  Being able to move the bartop and even sell it and not have to worry picking it up with a truck is huge too.

I think if the design is aesthetically correct and it all balances out, then bartops should not be limited to 2 plyr only.

It's an arcade not a megatouch.  So per opt2not it is personal preference, but dont limit your builds to one player only, the demand for it is out there and you will be shorting your sales.
Title: Re: Custom Bartop and Arcade Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on August 16, 2013, 06:55:55 pm
To say they are only for 1plyr is limiting the possibilities and the versatility. <snip> It's an arcade not a megatouch.  So per opt2not it is personal preference, but dont limit your builds to one player only, the demand for it is out there and you will be shorting your sales.

Good points, for certain. Fear not - I will be offering a 1 and 2 player option! (How many can I put you down for?)

;)
Title: Re: Custom Bartop and Arcade Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: TKW4rr10r on August 16, 2013, 07:20:58 pm
I agree with the tempest style needing a more dramatic angle for the LCD, looks more like a Gyruss. To get more space the LCD can be tilted slightly back, this is a bar-top after all. The LCD wouldn't have to be perpendicular to the bar surface. One that took it a little more to the extreme shape and look of the original cab would be very appealing.

I also 2nd the Nintendo bar-top idea. Too many people (myself included) would love to make a Fix-it Felix or similar game. Whomever makes this for a reasonable price will have a lot of orders, guaranteed.

(I'll keep sending those atari cabaret measurements as I send them to HaRuMaN, crazy busy with work but took more notes as I started to dismantle my cab earlier.)
Title: Re: Custom Bartop and Arcade Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on August 16, 2013, 07:29:09 pm
I agree with the tempest style needing a more dramatic angle for the LCD, looks more like a Gyruss. To get more space the LCD can be tilted slightly back, this is a bar-top after all. The LCD wouldn't have to be perpendicular to the bar surface. One that took it a little more to the extreme shape and look of the original cab would be very appealing.

Agreed! I'm working on multiple changes as we speak.

I also 2nd the Nintendo bar-top idea. Too many people (myself included) would love to make a Fix-it Felix or similar game. Whomever makes this for a reasonable price will have a lot of orders, guaranteed.

Shh! Coming soon! ;)

(I'll keep sending those atari cabaret measurements as I send them to HaRuMaN, crazy busy with work but took more notes as I started to dismantle my cab earlier.)

I hear you! And thank you so much for the work you're doing for this!!! It's very much appreciated.
Title: Re: Custom Bartop and Arcade Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: opt2not on August 16, 2013, 07:39:56 pm
I think if the design is aesthetically correct and it all balances out, then bartops should not be limited to 2 plyr only.
Agreed, but notice that these three designs are built off 1-player styled cabinets. For a 2-player bartop, these designs aren't the right choice.
Better to go with the Weecade style for 2-players...or an updated bartop version of the Dynamo cab I suggested.

Quote
It's an arcade not a megatouch.  So per opt2not it is personal preference, but dont limit your builds to one player only, the demand for it is out there and you will be shorting your sales.
While lots of bartops were megatouch type games, there were small few that we true arcade games. rare though...
Arkanoid was one:
(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_-eftqxoZ1K0/TABR4RnLoXI/AAAAAAAABus/iKTldirXCH8/s800/DSCF1855.JPG)

The Vectrex had 'em too! Ran on a coin-op timer.
(http://vectrexmuseum.com/collection/_picts/minicade/vectrex-miniarcade-prev.jpg)
http://vectrexmuseum.com/collection/vectrexminicade.php (http://vectrexmuseum.com/collection/vectrexminicade.php)


I think some of the best looking bartops out of this forum have all been 1-player:

leapinlew's Galaga and Tempest bartops:
(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=51525.0;attach=82275;image)
(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=51525.0;attach=103742;image)
http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,49622.0.html (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,49622.0.html)

unstupid's neo geo duo
(http://www.unstupid.com/myimages/bartopneogeo.jpg)
http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,114435.0.html (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,114435.0.html)

retrofuture's Xevious Bartop
(http://retrofuture.co.uk/build_photos/xevious_bartop/xevious-bartop-finished1.jpg)
http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=92656.0 (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=92656.0)

The list goes on...

DK, DK Jr., Mario Bros. Bartops - by Jigenjuke (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=85596.0)

UK Dig Dug Bartop - by shrunkenmaster (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=96983.0)

POWcade - by endtwist  (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=80337.40)  <---very nice size and cute outcome.

Metroid Mother Brain Super Console - by SodaPopinksi (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=72801.0)   <---- fricken amazing!!!

Title: Re: Custom Bartop and Arcade Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: TKW4rr10r on August 16, 2013, 09:34:58 pm
Quote
(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=51525.0;attach=103742;image)
http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,49622.0.html (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,49622.0.html)

Now that's a tempest bar-top. Very cool.
Title: Custom Bartop and Arcade Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Monkeyvoodoo on August 16, 2013, 11:28:46 pm
Hey Rick, I have some time off this coming week. If you like I could throw together some designs if you want some more variations.
Title: Re: Custom Bartop and Arcade Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: rablack97 on August 17, 2013, 12:42:08 am
All good points Opt2not.....

I agree some dedicated bartops should be 1plyr, I was just saying he shouldn't limit his designs to just 1 plyr only....

Thanks for the picture show man, those are some hella nice 1 plyr bartops.... :cheers:
Title: Re: Custom Bartop and Arcade Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on August 17, 2013, 07:47:36 am
Hey Rick, I have some time off this coming week. If you like I could throw together some designs if you want some more variations.

If you'd like, that's certainly appreciated! I'm actually doing that right now - creating a whole host of sides to match up with the internals, all inspired by the great designs we remember.
Title: Re: Custom Bartop and Arcade Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: SgtSlaughter on August 17, 2013, 08:14:10 pm
Hey Rick,

Designs look great.  I'm actually leaning towards the titan as being my favorite, although the other 2 seem to have more of a retro feel (which I assume a lot of people would prefer).  I agree these smaller bartops just seem best suited for 1 player.  I assume they are going to support a 19 or 20" 4x3 screen.  That being said, I think if you wanted to incorporate 2 player potential I don't think you'd want the side panels going over top of the side of the control panel.  This allows you to mount the joysticks and buttons closer to the sides without having your wrist hitting the side.

I also like rablack97's idea with having some templates done up in .PSD so it makes it easier to get some artwork printed up.

Great work though, keep it up!
Title: Re: Custom Bartop and Arcade Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: rablack97 on August 18, 2013, 03:03:27 am
Man, I dont know why i cant get into the Titan, seems to be the fave of everyone else... :dunno
Title: Re: Custom Bartop and Arcade Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: TheDude on August 18, 2013, 03:20:45 am
Very good idea to make bartops available in different countries. Here in Europe there are also people that begin to offer kits at least in Britain and France !

These machines are more and more in demand and people need to have the option to begin with kits if they don't have all the reauired tools, space, time, etc.

I think there's room for multi-player bartops as well, why not ?

An d for the different options I lke them all except that the Thunder could be less wide at the top.
Title: Re: Custom Bartop and Arcade Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on August 18, 2013, 07:48:05 am
Designs look great.  I'm actually leaning towards the titan as being my favorite, although the other 2 seem to have more of a retro feel (which I assume a lot of people would prefer).

Thanks! I'm thoroughly enjoying trying to bring the inspiration of classic cabinets into the original designs. I keep looking at the games I remember playing growing up, and try to reimagine them as bartop units. I only wish I had the ability to create art like some of the guys on here. I can see my own 'take' on the Galaxy and even the Thunder side-art - as an homage to the originals - but have no ability to bring that all to fruition.

I agree these smaller bartops just seem best suited for 1 player.  I assume they are going to support a 19 or 20" 4x3 screen.  That being said, I think if you wanted to incorporate 2 player potential I don't think you'd want the side panels going over top of the side of the control panel.  This allows you to mount the joysticks and buttons closer to the sides without having your wrist hitting the side.

Good idea. I think that I'm going to try and focus on couple design that's more open, and dedicated to a two-player bartop.

I also like rablack97's idea with having some templates done up in .PSD so it makes it easier to get some artwork printed up.

That's definitely a great idea, and one I'm planning on incorporating. Anything that gives the new owner the ability to speed up production on their cabinets is a plus!

Man, I dont know why i cant get into the Titan, seems to be the fave of everyone else... :dunno

I'm with you. It's not my favourite, but it is definitely still going to be an available option.

Very good idea to make bartops available in different countries. Here in Europe there are also people that begin to offer kits at least in Britain and France! These machines are more and more in demand and people need to have the option to begin with kits if they don't have all the required tools, space, time, etc.

Thanks. I just noticed that there didn't seem to be anyone producing these (at least, not with the fervor that Haruman is in the U.S.!) in Canada, and I know there must be some need for them!

I think there's room for multi-player bartops as well, why not? And for the different options I like them all except that the Thunder could be less wide at the top.

The Thunder is definitely getting a redesign. Don't you worry. ;)

As for models, I'm presently in-progress on the following designs and re-designs:

- The Galaxy
- The Thunder
- The Titan
- The Dinky King (man, I need a better name for this)
- The Horus (thanks opt2not, for the Gyruss idea)
- The Ominoss (Sinistar/Williams clone, anyone?)

Yeah - I'm reaching on some of the names. But, it's huge fun to do so! LOL.
Title: Re: Custom Bartop and Arcade Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: PTD on August 18, 2013, 10:37:00 am
Can this be built ?

(http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss251/Ond_photos/DSCg_0020_zps7bd0f379.jpg)

Take a look at this thread:

http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,128362.40.html (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,128362.40.html)

I have not seen a kit for this yet.  It looks great.

This would be great for the vertical shooters games.
Title: Re: Custom Bartop and Arcade Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on August 18, 2013, 11:16:10 am
Can this be built ? Take a look at this thread: http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,128362.40.html (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,128362.40.html) I have not seen a kit for this yet.  It looks great. This would be great for the vertical shooters games.

I do have plans to have some vertical cabinets, and was hoping (one day) to design a bartop (and full-size) View/Xeno/Ondlix-styled (heh) cabinet. I wasn't considering it this soon, as I'm still in the design phase with the others, but what the hell. Let me see what I can do. I am loving me some SolidWorks right now.

;)
Title: Re: Custom Bartop and Arcade Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: rablack97 on August 18, 2013, 12:16:26 pm
Can this be built ?

(http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss251/Ond_photos/DSCg_0020_zps7bd0f379.jpg)

Take a look at this thread:

http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,128362.40.html (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,128362.40.html)

I have not seen a kit for this yet.  It looks great.

This would be great for the vertical shooters games.

I agree but a kit would be a doosie.....Getting all those curves aligned and capable of being put together easily will be the challenge.

Due to the complexity that will be your most expensive kit.  So you'll have the challenge of making it easy but also pricing it so people will buy it.  Folks will have that fear of buying one at a high price and it looks like crap after assembly.

Interested to see how this one goes....



Title: Re: Custom Bartop and Arcade Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: SgtSlaughter on August 18, 2013, 09:05:06 pm
I'm sure this has been discussed elsewhere on the forums, but what program are you using to design the cabs?  I opened the DWG in Haruman's thread with a few different viewers, but didn't see a way of printing it with all the dimensions. 

I'm getting the urge just to start cutting some wood and trying crap out, but I have a feeling I'll not give myself enough room in the cab for the components.

Rick I hear ya with not being good with the side art stuff.  Easier said than done, but if you could team up with a good artist to have some side art templates ready to go that would be amazing. 

Another neat bartop was the Taxicab (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=78492.0 (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=78492.0))
(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn95/dmworking247/bartop2_finishing43.jpg)

Mind you I kinda of like having the control panel attached.
Title: Re: Custom Bartop and Arcade Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on August 18, 2013, 09:07:29 pm
I'm sure this has been discussed elsewhere on the forums, but what program are you using to design the cabs?  I opened the DWG in Haruman's thread with a few different viewers, but didn't see a way of printing it with all the dimensions.

I can't speak for others, but I was designing in Google Sketchup, and then when I got serious (and when my CNC guy said he couldn't use my Sketchup DXF exports because of issues) I started using SolidWorks. It's a professional program, and I haven't looked back.
Title: Re: Custom Bartop and Arcade Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: XxSparkyxX on August 18, 2013, 11:20:34 pm
I love the lines of this one, just maybe wider... But the side profile is cool
Title: Re: Custom Bartop and Arcade Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: XxSparkyxX on August 24, 2013, 11:10:08 pm
Any chances of producing a cocktail cabinet? I wouldn't mind building one.
Title: Re: Re: Custom Bartop and Arcade Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on August 24, 2013, 11:59:48 pm
Any chances of producing a cocktail cabinet? I wouldn't mind building one.

It's definitely an option I'm exploring. Keep checking back, and I'll see what I can do in the coming couple of weeks.
Title: Re: Custom Bartop and Arcade Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on August 26, 2013, 10:41:47 am
Since Haruman loves teasing his new builds... ...I figured I'd just tease one of my own. In the midst of working out pricing for nitz's Atari Cabaret build, and during some 'down time' while my six-year-old recuperates from surgery, I managed to put this little toy together.

(http://i.imgur.com/WMoNeyx.jpg)

Yup. That's right. That's a Williams-style widebody pinball kit, and as soon as my prototype arrives, pricing will follow shortly thereafter.

Your move, Haruman.

 ;) :D
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: heinekenlvr on August 27, 2013, 12:51:06 pm
Titan +1 for sure gets my vote.

Williams Joust would be a cabinet I'd like to see.
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: rablack97 on August 27, 2013, 01:47:17 pm
Titan +1 for sure gets my vote.

Williams Joust would be a cabinet I'd like to see.

I guess my tastes suck...Titan seems to be the fave.... :dunno

Nice pinball prototype....

Question, if you start dipping into bigger kits like this, wont shipping eat you alive?

I figured the purpose of flat packs was small and fairly light, that complete kits looks heavy and huge.....

You may have it figured out, but just wondering how you would offer a competitive price?
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: HaRuMaN on August 27, 2013, 03:13:45 pm
Oh, you don't want to tempt me into making something crazy >:D

Looking good, though...
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: yotsuya on August 27, 2013, 03:54:17 pm

I guess my tastes suck...Titan seems to be the fave.... :dunno


Naw, I'm with you on that one as well.
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: macattack on August 27, 2013, 04:22:52 pm
nice work. Being able to supply within Canada is huge. I know its been costly for a number of people in Canada that I have supplied pincabs for.

For me the Titan out of those is my favorite. Working on a similar designed bartop based off the fullsize arcades I am producing for an Ohio based customer. Love the shape.

(http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac340/gbconcepts/null_zpsddb626de.jpg) (http://s913.photobucket.com/user/gbconcepts/media/null_zpsddb626de.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on August 27, 2013, 04:52:03 pm
Nice pinball prototype... Question, if you start dipping into bigger kits like this, wont shipping eat you alive? I figured the purpose of flat packs was small and fairly light, that complete kits looks heavy and huge... You may have it figured out, but just wondering how you would offer a competitive price?

That's a good question. I've seen similar pinball kits being offered for $450 and up, and that doesn't include shipping. I can produce my kit for a lot less (more importantly, I could sell it for a lot less) and still have a fair profit.

I had worked for Canada's largest courier for over thirteen years, so I can tell you that without committing to shipping large volumes - near impossible for this business model - everybody will be in the same boat. That means, everybody will have similar shipping costs to get the package from point A to point B.

Are pinball kits going to be more expensive? Yes, undoubtedly. My aim is to produce them - all of my kits, for that matter - at a competitive price that is still profitable, to help those who can't (or don't want to) create their own from scratch. They'll determine on their own whether or not the shipping cost is worth it.
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: rablack97 on August 27, 2013, 06:17:41 pm
nice work. Being able to supply within Canada is huge. I know its been costly for a number of people in Canada that I have supplied pincabs for.

For me the Titan out of those is my favorite. Working on a similar designed bartop based off the fullsize arcades I am producing for an Ohio based customer. Love the shape.

(http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac340/gbconcepts/null_zpsddb626de.jpg) (http://s913.photobucket.com/user/gbconcepts/media/null_zpsddb626de.jpg.html)

Well i'll be damned, there is it again...

Nice pinball prototype... Question, if you start dipping into bigger kits like this, wont shipping eat you alive? I figured the purpose of flat packs was small and fairly light, that complete kits looks heavy and huge... You may have it figured out, but just wondering how you would offer a competitive price?

That's a good question. I've seen similar pinball kits being offered for $450 and up, and that doesn't include shipping. I can produce my kit for a lot less (more importantly, I could sell it for a lot less) and still have a fair profit.

I had worked for Canada's largest courier for over thirteen years, so I can tell you that without committing to shipping large volumes - near impossible for this business model - everybody will be in the same boat. That means, everybody will have similar shipping costs to get the package from point A to point B.

Are pinball kits going to be more expensive? Yes, undoubtedly. My aim is to produce them - all of my kits, for that matter - at a competitive price that is still profitable, to help those who can't (or don't want to) create their own from scratch. They'll determine on their own whether or not the shipping cost is worth it.

gotcha, nice explanation  :cheers:
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Mamezilla on August 30, 2013, 01:53:18 pm
Very interesting subject. Any updates on this project ?  Being from Canada myself, I'd be interested in a bartop that would not require paying custom duties and charges because it shipped from the States

Another interest I'd have would be on a virtual pinball cabinet (that you seem to have plans for), however I'd be more interested on a 2/3 size cabinet using a 32" for playfield (like the DigiPin made by Swaffar, which is in the "Projects announcements" section of this forum), because there wouldn't be enough room in my basement for a bigger one.  I could always try to make one by myself, but my woodworking skills are mediocre, I haven't have either the place or the tools needed for big wood cutting, and I'm currently recuperating from surgery which doesn't allow me to lift more than 10 pounds.  So I'm watching this topic with great interest.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on August 30, 2013, 02:01:49 pm
Very interesting subject. Any updates on this project ?  Being from Canada myself, I'd be interested in a bartop that would not require paying custom duties and charges because it shipped from the States.

I'm currently finalizing plans (always seems to be the case!) and have just finalized a work arrangement with my CNC shop, so I'm hopeful to have a working prototype cut very soon! (I personally wouldn't want to buy something I haven't seen 'physically assembled', and I don't want to pre-sell them without doing the same.)

While it seems I keep apologizing, and saying "soon", that's where I'm at right now!

Another interest I'd have would be on a virtual pinball cabinet (that you seem to have plans for), however I'd be more interested on a 2/3 size cabinet using a 32" for playfield (like the DigiPin made by Swaffar, which is in the "Projects announcements" section of this forum), because there wouldn't be enough room in my basement for a bigger one.  I could always try to make one by myself, but my woodworking skills are mediocre, I haven't have either the place or the tools needed for big wood cutting, and I'm currently recuperating from surgery which doesn't allow me to lift more than 10 pounds.  So I'm watching this topic with great interest.

I will make do some investigation regarding TV sizes (playfield and backbox) and make some modifications to create a new "mini-pin" configuration. As long as there's interest (which you count as being interested, so there's that!) then I'm all for opening the floodgates on new and different projects.

In the interim, if there are any questions, please let me know! I'm happy to answer them. This project is active!
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Mamezilla on August 30, 2013, 04:10:10 pm
Thanks for the update Rick, I'll keep watching
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: XxSparkyxX on August 30, 2013, 04:28:11 pm
Any interest in making something like this? I like the looks of these
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on August 30, 2013, 04:30:25 pm
Any interest in making something like this? I like the looks of these

Damn it!

:D

Yes. I watched the guy's YouTube video about that, and was considering that for a future build. I too like the small form factor of the beast, and considering it would be ultimately portable, I can see fantastic applications for a simple design. (Portable mini-pin, anyone?)

So, yes. Yes, yes and yes.
Title: Re: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: XxSparkyxX on August 30, 2013, 06:34:42 pm
Any interest in making something like this? I like the looks of these

Damn it!

:D

Yes. I watched the guy's YouTube video about that, and was considering that for a future build. I too like the small form factor of the beast, and considering it would be ultimately portable, I can see fantastic applications for a simple design. (Portable mini-pin, anyone?)

So, yes. Yes, yes and yes.
I saw that same video! That was a really cool set up
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on September 06, 2013, 09:38:40 pm
Final designs are UP! I've sent them in to the CNC shop for final testing, but hope to see some sawdust next week... That means, I have pricing to work on for both the cabinets and shipping, but hope to complete that soon.

Here's what I have thus far:

(http://i.imgur.com/hYwBwwq.jpg)

THE GALAXY - inspired by the sleek lines of cabinets that held the likes of Galaga and Pac Man, the look is retro and timeless.

(http://i.imgur.com/9jZ3eXM.jpg)

THE TITAN - with a simple viewing area, and inspired by the Taito cabinets of days gone by.

(http://i.imgur.com/EsduAIu.jpg)

THE THUNDER - with looks inspired by the cabinet that housed Tempest, and the added functionality of the customizable admin panel.

(http://i.imgur.com/28b2WrS.jpg)

THE CONTENDER - with the classic lines inspired by Nintendo cabinets that housed favourites such as Donkey Kong.

Each of my bartop designs have integrated 1/4" slots carved into them to support easy installation of plexi for playfield glass and marquees. All of the control panels can be customized to your specifications at time of order. Standard offerings are blank, straight "fighter" style and offset button styles. Each control panel (except for the "Contender" model) offer curved fronts. Every cabinet comes with mounts to support standard 75mm and 100mm VESA compatible monitor formats.

(http://i.imgur.com/tOgDWL4.jpg)

WIDEBODY PINBALL CABINET - supports up to a 46" flat-screen monitor for the playfield (please note: 42" flat-screens should fit without any modification to the playfield case, but 46" flat-screens will likely require the use of power tools to modify the case slightly), 29" flat-screen monitor for the backglass (not 32", as previously stated - apologies), and 24" flat-screen monitor for DMD. (There is a hole between the backbox and the main body, so horizontal or vertical monitor mounting can be accommodated.


(http://i.imgur.com/ekdy9EF.png)

I should have one of each of these prototypes ready for next week, and pricing information will follow soon. I will update the first post with all of the most current information as soon as it's all together.

Thank you to everybody who has supported me in this idea, and have been my inspiration to continue. I'm excited to bring high quality, low cost arcade cabinets to the Canadian market.
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Mamezilla on September 06, 2013, 10:21:09 pm
Great news !  Looking forward to this !   :applaud:
(and my offer still stands...)   ;D
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: TKW4rr10r on September 06, 2013, 11:18:13 pm
I-N-S-A-N-E

(But what's up with the no marquee on the mini-nintendo? Is the model missing a piece?)

You need to update your original post with these designs once you have pricing.

You also need to trade your Nintendo bartop designs for our favorite US based designer's Atari plans, if he hasn't shared them already  ;)
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on September 07, 2013, 01:07:26 am
Great news !  Looking forward to this !   :applaud:
(and my offer still stands...)   ;D

Thank you, thank you! And I will most certainly take you up on your generous offer. Let me know which of the designs you would like, and you shall be the proud owner of "0001" of said model!

I-N-S-A-N-E  (But what's up with the no marquee on the mini-nintendo? Is the model missing a piece?)

Good eye! Yes, I did in fact miss that until you mentioned it. I had originally went with the idea of having the two plexis 'meet' with a small runner of plastic in between, however, I forgot to remember that the actual lighting would glare too much on the screen below! That will be fixed before the orders go in. Thanks!

You need to update your original post with these designs once you have pricing. You also need to trade your Nintendo bartop designs for our favorite US based designer's Atari plans, if he hasn't shared them already  ;)

Will do, and already done!

:D
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: CoryBee on September 07, 2013, 02:29:29 am
Awww....so many nice things were said about me in the first page......

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ljh78fqhNl1qgawuto1_500.jpg)

-------------

Loving the work Rick man, I didn't know you were this deep in the game when you sent that PM. To be frank though I am not a fan of any of the bartop designs.....sorry. The Pinball cabinet is quite badass though, a Mini version would be kick ass that could fit like a 24" LCD screen.

The Titan does have some similarities to my bartops but yours is bigger and much more blocky than mine. Also, most of mine were two player...so I win!

Subscribed! :cheers:
Title: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: macattack on September 07, 2013, 07:29:01 am
Looking good. So on your pin design, have you exceeded the widebody width so you need a custom lockbar? Or are you stating it will take a 46" if you slot the inside?

Also on the backbox, how much taller have you made it to accommodate a 32 and 24 given a 29 and 15.6 is pushing it within the confines of a std Williams backbox.

Certainly great news for those in Canada given the import cost of the last few I shipped.
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Mamezilla on September 07, 2013, 11:02:58 am
Great news !  Looking forward to this !   :applaud:
(and my offer still stands...)   ;D

Thank you, thank you! And I will most certainly take you up on your generous offer. Let me know which of the designs you would like, and you shall be the proud owner of "0001" of said model!

Oh boy...  That's a tough one since each one is a beauty by itself. You  sure did "make it right", to quote a famous contractor from your area whose tv shows I love...  I like the little details like the speaker hole on the front of the control panel on the Contender. 

My favorite one is the Titan.  Since I'm more a "classics" player, I would only put one joystick (I have a Mag-Stik sleeping somewhere in my basement), 2 buttons and if possible a 2 1/4" trackball (for Centipede and such), if possible.

Keep up the great work Rick ! 
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on September 07, 2013, 02:34:04 pm
Looking good. So on your pin design, have you exceeded the widebody width so you need a custom lockbar? Or are you stating it will take a 46" if you slot the inside?

I just rechecked my numbers, and I'm glad that I did. (Thank you!) A Williams' Widebody is reported to be 630mm across the front, which is 24.8". When I rechecked my model, it is only 24.5"... That .3" makes a 5/16" difference in the negative - so it needs to be changed. (Again, thank you. I'm going to run the numbers on everything again.)

And yes, you're right. The standard widebody 'can' accommodate a 46" monitor, but dependent upon the model, the monitor will likely need to be decased, and there may need some minor modification to the playfield box (internal routing or cutting down the top). I've seen this done on a number of builds, and when successful, it honestly gives the best results, as there's little-to-no 'edging' to speak of.

Also on the backbox, how much taller have you made it to accommodate a 32 and 24 given a 29 and 15.6 is pushing it within the confines of a std Williams backbox.

Hmm. You might be right about the 32", but I think the issue will be with the width, as opposed to the height. From what I could find, the standard Williams backbox is around 28 1/2" wide (which is the size used in my design) and most of the 32" monitors seem to be pushing that in size - without having a specific model decased to make sure of - so I'll be changing my original estimate right now.

As for the monitor 'DMD', some clarification is in order. I have created a 'hole' in the bottom of both the backbox, as well as the top of the playfield rear. As such, a monitor can be mounted horizontally or vertically, as required. (If you had a 19" or 24" monitor available, and wanted to mount it vertically, you could.) So yes, I think my original comments were a bit confusing.

(http://i.imgur.com/ekdy9EF.png)

Certainly great news for those in Canada given the import cost of the last few I shipped.

I can imagine! I know there's nothing worse than meeting our UPS guy at the door, only to find out I need to pay out a little bit more just to get the items I've ordered.
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on September 07, 2013, 02:49:39 pm
Oh boy...  That's a tough one since each one is a beauty by itself. You  sure did "make it right", to quote a famous contractor from your area whose tv shows I love...

That's certainly high praise! Thanks so much!

I like the little details like the speaker hole on the front of the control panel on the Contender.
 

That one is causing me a bit of a headache. There is a good possibility I might make some quick modifications to the design a bit. Right now, the speaker hole looks good but it's functionality is hampered slightly by the fact that there is a 5/16" piece mounted directly behind it... If I make changes, I would have to increase the height of the front panel, and I don't know if that is going to make it look odd, or not...

A-HA! (Sorry - thinking out loud here.) I think I just figured it out. I can route out a channel in the piece immediately behind it, to help to accommodate the speaker hole. It will definitely help the whole aesthetic, I'm sure. (Although, I might be overthinking it all - since if you look inside a speaker hole, you really shouldn't see beyond ... the speaker itself! LOL.)

My favorite one is the Titan.  Since I'm more a "classics" player, I would only put one joystick (I have a Mag-Stik sleeping somewhere in my basement), 2 buttons and if possible a 2 1/4" trackball (for Centipede and such), if possible.

I can certainly accommodate whatever you'd like. What were you thinking for the orientation of the joystick/buttons and the trackball? There are a couple of things to consider - such as, having the trackball on the left, joystick almost centered, and the two buttons to the right... Or the joystick on the left, trackball in the center, and two buttons on the right.

(If it was me, I would probably shy away from the trackball, personally. I do have plans for a trackball based bartop, but it will likely be 'trackball only' with a couple of buttons on either side, with no joystick to be found.)

Let me know what you think, and I'll put together a number of different designs for you.

Keep up the great work Rick !

Thank you, thank you!
Title: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: macattack on September 07, 2013, 03:06:35 pm
Rick you are correct, a 32 is a good bit wider than a std backbox. As for slotting the bottom to allow the monitor to drop through, you can and we did back in the early days. However you cannot then of course tilt the head down for transport like a real pin. Plus anything larger widescreen wise over 16" is wasted real estate and cost. 16" is spot on for the std width of a DMd.

Height wise I can tell you from plenty of experience a 29" led and and Hanns g 16" screen takes up all the vertical space you have.

Granted a customer can have or want a setup anyway they desire, but good to keep on mind if they want to try and buy them use factory decals.

Just offering some advice since I was where you are 3 years ago when I first started offering cnc pincabs.

Feel free to ping me with any questions you may have or if you'd be interested in supplying my p2k designed cabs in Canada.


WWW.Xtremepinball.com
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on September 07, 2013, 03:24:23 pm
Rick you are correct, a 32 is a good bit wider than a std backbox. As for slotting the bottom to allow the monitor to drop through, you can and we did back in the early days. However you cannot then of course tilt the head down for transport like a real pin. Plus anything larger widescreen wise over 16" is wasted real estate and cost. 16" is spot on for the std width of a DMD. Height wise I can tell you from plenty of experience a 29" led and and Hanns g 16" screen takes up all the vertical space you have.

Good info to know, thank you!

Granted a customer can have or want a setup anyway they desire, but good to keep on mind if they want to try and buy them use factory decals.

That's true. And thank you, I did not consider the factory decals in my plan, but I'm really happy that I was able to stick with 'common' industry standard dimensions.

Just offering some advice since I was where you are 3 years ago when I first started offering cnc pincabs. Feel free to ping me with any questions you may have or if you'd be interested in supplying my p2k designed cabs in Canada.

I appreciate that, thank you!

I can't wait to see the cut items arrive, as I'm very interested to be able to offer them for sale. (As I've said before, I won't sell anything without making sure everything is 100%.) If I'm really lucky, my Wife will let me build up the pinball for 'promotional reasons'. I'm sure nothing sells a pincab more than having a fully operational one to show off.

;)

But of course, we'll see! (But certainly again - thank you so much for the offer!)
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Mamezilla on September 08, 2013, 11:09:31 am
Oops, wrong key...  see post below...
Sorry    ::)
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Mamezilla on September 08, 2013, 11:19:19 am
Hey Rick,

That's a tough one, I was thinking maybe the joystick on the left, 2 1/4" trackball in the middle and 2 buttons on the right, but maybe this would cram the control panel too much...  I've checked other bartop projects and haven't seen one with this kind of layout, so maybe you're right I should ditch the trackball.

It's just that I wanted to make use of parts I already have stored and sleeping in my basement since the last 4 or 5 years; like a 60 in 1 board which is capable of playing Centipede or Millipede.  If that does not work, to keep costs down, I could also maybe try to use my Raspberry Pi board.  I only want it to play the 80's classics.  Maybe someone else has an input in this matter, for now I really don't know.  So don't waste time trying to do designs for me at this time, at worse I'd take a blank CP and drill it myself when I do decide finally on the layout.

Speaking of parts I already have, I have an original Mag-Stik (not the Plus one) and it seems I've lost both the toothed washer and the end nut, if I compare with the Mag-Stik Plus parts layout that is on the Ultimarc website (I did not find the original Mag-Stik parts layout there).  I'll have to ask Andy what is the thread size of that end nut and exactly what the toothed washer looks like, so that I can try and get these in my local hardware store.

Thanks and cheers !!

Oh boy...  That's a tough one since each one is a beauty by itself. You  sure did "make it right", to quote a famous contractor from your area whose tv shows I love...

That's certainly high praise! Thanks so much!

I like the little details like the speaker hole on the front of the control panel on the Contender.
 

That one is causing me a bit of a headache. There is a good possibility I might make some quick modifications to the design a bit. Right now, the speaker hole looks good but it's functionality is hampered slightly by the fact that there is a 5/16" piece mounted directly behind it... If I make changes, I would have to increase the height of the front panel, and I don't know if that is going to make it look odd, or not...

A-HA! (Sorry - thinking out loud here.) I think I just figured it out. I can route out a channel in the piece immediately behind it, to help to accommodate the speaker hole. It will definitely help the whole aesthetic, I'm sure. (Although, I might be overthinking it all - since if you look inside a speaker hole, you really shouldn't see beyond ... the speaker itself! LOL.)

My favorite one is the Titan.  Since I'm more a "classics" player, I would only put one joystick (I have a Mag-Stik sleeping somewhere in my basement), 2 buttons and if possible a 2 1/4" trackball (for Centipede and such), if possible.

I can certainly accommodate whatever you'd like. What were you thinking for the orientation of the joystick/buttons and the trackball? There are a couple of things to consider - such as, having the trackball on the left, joystick almost centered, and the two buttons to the right... Or the joystick on the left, trackball in the center, and two buttons on the right.

(If it was me, I would probably shy away from the trackball, personally. I do have plans for a trackball based bartop, but it will likely be 'trackball only' with a couple of buttons on either side, with no joystick to be found.)

Let me know what you think, and I'll put together a number of different designs for you.

Keep up the great work Rick !

Thank you, thank you!
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on September 09, 2013, 01:50:01 pm
Oh look, another one!

(http://i.imgur.com/zM5ux5F.jpg)

THE CUBIC - Like a Volvo, they're boxy, but they're good. You'd have to be crazy people not to like this design.

:D
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: TKW4rr10r on September 09, 2013, 04:15:24 pm
So when are you posting details on pricing/shipping? You get any cut yet?

We need some real-life shots, man!  :drool
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Mamezilla on September 09, 2013, 04:34:00 pm
Another beatiful one, indeed   :applaud:
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on September 09, 2013, 06:20:35 pm
So when are you posting details on pricing/shipping? You get any cut yet? We need some real-life shots, man!  :drool

Thanks, man! I've updated the main post with the following info:


(http://i.imgur.com/UE5dPxU.png)

I've sent off all of the final files to our CNC guy, and their machine is booked on a substantial job this week, but they've told me that later this week they may be free, and able to cut them for me. I'm extremely hopeful to have some pictures up on the weekend! Fingers crossed!

Another beautiful one, indeed   :applaud:

Thanks! I'm excited to finally see them IRL!
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: heinekenlvr on September 10, 2013, 12:13:20 pm
Awesome news! How do we place an order???
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on September 10, 2013, 12:20:01 pm
Awesome news! How do we place an order???

Once I have the cabinets in hand, I will open up ordering. I will accept payment via Paypal, which I can provide my e-mail address once ordering is open. I'm hoping this is later this week, but in speaking with my CNC shop, it is more likely to be early next week as they have a large order on their machines right now, so mine won't be cut until they are complete.
 
Why the wait? I'm not comfortable taking people's money without seeing the finished product up front. If I'm not confident in the quality, how would I expect my customers to be? Thanks for your patience!
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: yotsuya on September 10, 2013, 02:55:34 pm
Wow- most companies don't advertise until they have the final product in hand - unless it's a Kickstarter.  :cheers:
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on September 10, 2013, 03:01:37 pm
Wow - most companies don't advertise until they have the final product in hand - unless it's a Kickstarter.  :cheers:

I like to call it creating a buzz in the marketplace. I certainly don't want to fall off of anybody's radar.

:D
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: yotsuya on September 10, 2013, 03:03:05 pm
Can I see your mockups for The Fiery Fists O' Pain (MK Style) and The Tom Cruise (Midway Cocktail)????
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on September 10, 2013, 03:04:29 pm
Can I see your mockups for The Fiery Fists O' Pain (MK Style) and The Tom Cruise (Midway Cocktail)????

What are you doing? Don't you know that by saying it out loud, now I gotta go design them?!

:lol
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: yotsuya on September 10, 2013, 03:06:14 pm
I just trademarked those names, btw.
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on September 10, 2013, 03:11:09 pm
I just trademarked those names, btw.

HA! Under Canadian Trademark Law, you have to show your work in physical existence to have a claim of ownership!

(http://i.imgur.com/IXyy2h4.png)

Kinda like that, right there.

;)
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on September 11, 2013, 11:15:56 pm
Whew! What a day!

I received a message back from my CNC guy, who has just informed me that - because of my 'smaller run' of prototypes, containing more 'small parts' than they're used to doing - they're looking at modifying their pricing model. This is both good and bad news. The good is that they didn't ever do a 'small run' prior to my request - making my 5 sheet order much, much less expensive that it would have been for me. (Yay!) The bad is that, because I'm running significantly over their '19 pieces per sheet' for their standard pricing model, it's possible that each sheet (hopefully not piece!) will be charged an additional amount. (Boo!) We'll see how it affects the pricing going forward.

As I have mentioned to a couple of interested parties, I've been working hard today to modify every one of my bartop models. Why? Because I hadn't paid close enough attention to the ratio for the marquees to this point. When I tried to design a nice-looking marquee to fit the space - it turned out that I had only allotted a 3" - 3 1/2" vertical space for the marquee, even though the internal width on the cabinets is 20". So, I have modified each of the cabinet designs to accommodate a 5" marquee, which will keep the (seemingly standard) size ratio of 4:1. This is especially important for the "Contender" cabinet, as most people interested in it seem to want to build a "Fix-It Felix", "Donkey Kong" or even a "Popeye" clone... ...and after seeing a resident Popeye bartop going for ~$1K in the marketplace, I don't blame 'em! ;)

(Oh, right. You can see the changed designs in the FIRST POST, or squint really, really hard below.)

So, about an hour ago, I forwarded the FINAL final assemblies over to my CNC guy. I hope to receive a response from him mid-morning tomorrow, after which, I'm hoping to get good news - that we can go ahead with my first order. And hopefully, all of my hard work designing (and re-designing) these cabinets will be worth it!


So, here, for your viewing pleasure, is the render of the "Master Assembly". This is a view of every single item that is "on order" for prototyping from my CNC shop. (Neat thing is, they all fit on 4 1/2 sheets of MDF!)


(http://i.imgur.com/d3stEWH.jpg)


Enjoy!

Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: BobA on September 12, 2013, 10:58:52 am
Since you are very familiar with the shipping industry can you ballpark what the shipping would be for a standard bartop to spots across Canada?   I was thinking Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Northern Ont, Montreal and Maritimes.   This would give a good price estimate once your CNC costs are finalized.

Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on September 12, 2013, 11:01:47 am
Since you are very familiar with the shipping industry can you ballpark what the shipping would be for a standard bartop to spots across Canada?   I was thinking Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Northern Ont, Montreal and Maritimes.   This would give a good price estimate once your CNC costs are finalized.

Thanks for the Q, BobA!

I actually have completed the check for my location (GTA) to Vancouver and the Maritimes, and each one came in just under $50 CDN. ($48 and change, if memory serves.) This is assuming a product size of 30" x 20" x 6", at a 50lb weight.

Give me 10 minutes, and I will price the other locations.
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on September 12, 2013, 11:14:07 am
As requested, here's a small set of shipping charges through Canada Post:

Vancouver, BC (V5T 4C8): $48.08
Edmonton, AB (T6L 1Y6): $48.08
Winnipeg, MB (R2E 0J4): $38.62
Thunder Bay, ON (P7E 6C9): $41.56
Montreal, QC (H1Y 2G6): $28.90
Halifax, NS (B3P 2L4): $41.56

All of these are assuming 30" x 20" x 6" packaging, weighing 50lbs.
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Mamezilla on September 12, 2013, 11:19:57 am
Well, that design change to accommodate the exact ratio of the marquee is quite nice indeed.   :applaud:  Nice job, as always !
Like Holmes would say: "everything is in the details"...    Looking good !

Found a 19" 4:3 locally, should pick it up tomorrow night.  Only bummer:  as I said earlier, I wanna make use of parts and things I already have to keep the cost down.  I just noticed the 2 25 feet rolls of black T-molding I have are 3/4"...  Rats, hope I can find 5/8" locally...


Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on September 12, 2013, 11:33:45 am
Well, that design change to accommodate the exact ratio of the marquee is quite nice indeed.   :applaud:  Nice job, as always! Like Holmes would say: "everything is in the details"...    Looking good!

Thanks! I don't think I would have been happy with the smaller marquee, and I wouldn't have expected anyone else to buy them if they were like that.

Found a 19" 4:3 locally, should pick it up tomorrow night.  Only bummer:  as I said earlier, I wanna make use of parts and things I already have to keep the cost down.  I just noticed the 2 25 feet rolls of black T-molding I have are 3/4"...  Rats, hope I can find 5/8" locally...

First, check this thread (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,132413.msg1360384.html). Another option, if you can't buy a cutter, would be to use a sharp razor blade or even a very sharp chisel, running along the control panel to get a smooth cut. I, myself, also have 3/4" t-molding on order (mainly because there seem to be more selection) and am planning on doing this to trim it all out. Don't forget, if you are planning on using plexi to cover your control panel, you can use your 3/4" to give a flush edge to the panel with the plexi on it.
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Mamezilla on September 12, 2013, 11:45:53 am
Nice find, and my local Home Depot seems to have these in stock  ;D
Thanks for the tip !
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on September 12, 2013, 11:53:39 am
Nice find, and my local Home Depot seems to have these in stock  ;D Thanks for the tip!

No problem! Mine also has them in stock, but only 3 left! I see a trip in my immediate future.

:D
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: PacMon on September 15, 2013, 10:26:54 pm
Looking forward for a price on that Pinball kit.  It's great to have a Canadian option.
Title: Re: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on September 15, 2013, 11:53:17 pm
Looking forward for a price on that Pinball kit.  It's great to have a Canadian option.

Well, I'm not happy just fixing the whole 'shipping costs and duty' problem, so let's do this: I've found comparable full kits run about $399 for the cabinet and backbox... ...so let's chop that price down to size.*

As our "Opening Special" for a limited time, I'm offering packages at $250, plus applicable shipping, for the full Williams Widebody-style kit, for BYOAC Members. Pickup available if you're in the GTA area.

How's that?
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: eisbar on September 17, 2013, 01:40:49 pm
I have a couple questions:

- If I use the slot to hold plexi or glass, does it essentially make it impossible to replace in the future (it appears it would be captured between the sides when the cab is glued together)?

- I probably missed this on an earlier post, so I apologize if you've answered this already - what size/aspect monitor is ideally suited for this cabinet? 17" 5:4? 19" 5:4? 20" 4:3?

- Does shipping scale down at all if more than one kit is ordered at the same time?

I'm looking forward to these being order-able.  Having an option for these in Canada is fantastic, not just because your designs look great, but because shipping is so reasonable (and no "brokerage fees" or other nonsense to deal with).

Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on September 17, 2013, 01:47:17 pm
If I use the slot to hold plexi or glass, does it essentially make it impossible to replace in the future (it appears it would be captured between the sides when the cab is glued together)?

I've designed the bartops with the routing on the sides. The top and bottom won't be slotted. You'll be able to 'press' or 'pull' them out of the side slots with ease. I designed them this way, because if they were slotted along the horizontal plane, the plexi could be too stiff, and crack if you attempted removal.

I probably missed this on an earlier post, so I apologize if you've answered this already - what size/aspect monitor is ideally suited for this cabinet? 17" 5:4? 19" 5:4? 20" 4:3?

I designed them to work with a 19" 4:3 LCD I have here, so a widescreen 19" or standard 17" should also fit well. With either, I still recommend bezel art or painting the plexi.

Does shipping scale down at all if more than one kit is ordered at the same time?

I would assume it would. I'm not 'upselling' on the shipping (i.e. not making money on the charges) and I believe Canada Post should cut a break on the shipping, as long as the packages don't go over their single-package maximum of 67lbs.

I'm looking forward to these being order-able.  Having an option for these in Canada is fantastic, not just because your designs look great, but because shipping is so reasonable (and no "brokerage fees" or other nonsense to deal with).

Thanks! I'm working to bring these to you soon! (At the very least, my post responses are prompt!)

:D
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: HaRuMaN on September 17, 2013, 02:34:55 pm
This thread needs more wood ;)
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on September 17, 2013, 02:53:20 pm
This thread needs more wood ;)

Just wait. I'll have wood sooner than you think.

Err...
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: SgtSlaughter on September 18, 2013, 09:29:11 pm
Check with Fedex for shipping as well.  I used to ship stuff all over Canada and US although they were smaller packages, but Fedex had the best prices and most reliable service, not to mention you can easily print the way bills online and they will give you free clear envelops to include the waybill on the package (and you just call them to schedule pickup - if you do it frequently and you get a good pickup guy, you can just call him direct and skip the 800 number) 

Not that you're shipping to the US, but they also would wave brokerage fees going to the US if the order was under $200 (although this may be different for other types of products - we were shipping granola bars).

Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: HaRuMaN on September 19, 2013, 11:07:20 am
Show me some wood and I'll give you a sticky...

Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on September 19, 2013, 11:09:50 am
Show me some wood and I'll give you a sticky...

I keep forgetting you're a moderator! (*cough* conflict of interest! *cough*)

;)

I did receive the same offer from Saint (PHRASING!) and I do hope to provide some pics SOON! (I'm just waiting for a response from my CNC shop as to if I can come pay my bill and deliver the wood. If all goes well, I'll be doing both this afternoon!)
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: HaRuMaN on September 19, 2013, 11:19:51 am
I keep forgetting you're a moderator! (*cough* conflict of interest! *cough*)

Yup... if the competition starts getting too serious...

(http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20090111132209/mcleodgaming/images/7/79/Banhammer2.gif)

Muahaha!  >:D
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on September 19, 2013, 11:42:00 am
DAMN.

I just received an e-mail from my CNC shop, asking if I can hold onto my projects until the middle of next week. I'd just asked if I was able to have my stock of 4'x8's shipped over, and they're re-organizing the shop to better manage the increasing CNC orders, dealing with a dead forklift battery, and completing a "larger than expected" run from another customer.

It can't be helped, and I certainly can't complain. I've been sending them new files and updates for weeks now, and they've been more than helpful with changes and providing tips to make the whole process easier.

(Hmm. I wonder if I can sneak a mini-pin in there, under the wire... Anyone interested in that?)

:D
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on September 20, 2013, 08:30:34 am
(Hmm. I wonder if I can sneak a mini-pin in there, under the wire... Anyone interested in that?)

Well. It would seem the answer to this question is definitely yes.

(http://i.imgur.com/nF86iAp.jpg)

This Mini-Pin is made to support up to a 27" LCD playfield and a 24" backglass. I've made a 'blank' backglass option, as well as a 'cut' option, so that someone could modify their output to show a simulated DMD and speakers, although depending upon the choice of backglass monitors, they could be in the way of the display of either. (i.e. the monitor may be too low)

I wonder what else I can design to get into this weeks' order?


 >:D
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: TKW4rr10r on September 20, 2013, 09:22:25 am
What are the overall dimensions of that mini-pin? That looks really cool.
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on September 20, 2013, 10:07:24 am
What are the overall dimensions of that mini-pin? That looks really cool.

Thanks! The backbox is 23.25" wide x 17" high. The playfield is 17.25" wide and 32.75" deep.
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Brian74 on September 20, 2013, 02:47:22 pm
Wall mount jukebox, touch screen game station

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Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on September 20, 2013, 02:49:43 pm
Wall mount jukebox, touch screen game station.

This guy. This guy, right here.

 :D

Do you have any examples I can work from? I am right in the middle of another design right now (shhh!) but yeah, I'd be interested in that!
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on September 20, 2013, 04:23:48 pm
(shhh!)

Something kinda like this...

(http://i.imgur.com/rnIF7JJ.jpg)

:D

Damn, I love Solidworks. This one is a full-on Midway clone, shy of the wooden control panel components, which could be replaced with NOS components or even 'factory correct' reproductions. In a few, I'm making some modifications to make this a full four-player capable cabinet.
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: HaRuMaN on September 20, 2013, 04:26:04 pm
<twitch>
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on September 20, 2013, 04:28:12 pm
<twitch>

Gave me the goosebumps too when I saw the render. It could have been much easier if I had bought the model from you directly, but hey, I'm a glutton for punishment.

:lol
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: HaRuMaN on September 20, 2013, 04:40:35 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/Ie17FZ6.gif)
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: TKW4rr10r on September 20, 2013, 06:08:07 pm
In a few, I'm making some modifications to make this a full four-player capable cabinet.
(http://86bb71d19d3bcb79effc-d9e6924a0395cb1b5b9f03b7640d26eb.r91.cf1.rackcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/pac-man-battle-royale-arcade-machine-cabinet-picture-small.jpg)

You thinking like a "Pac-Man Battle Royale meets classic cocktail" design? THAT would be very interesting to see.

You know the Battle Royale game will be released in steam in a few months, right?  ;D
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on September 20, 2013, 07:12:48 pm
You thinking like a "Pac-Man Battle Royale meets classic cocktail" design? THAT would be very interesting to see. You know the Battle Royale game will be released in steam in a few months, right?  ;D

Ohhhhh. You mean this bad boy?

(http://www.namcoamerica.com/games/pacmanbattleroyale/downloads/Pac-Man%20Battle%20Royale%20Brochure%20web.jpg)

I wasn't thinking about it, but I am now!
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: yotsuya on September 20, 2013, 07:29:11 pm
RIck, you need to start thinking about the 2014 models. You're slipping, my friend.
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on September 20, 2013, 07:35:13 pm
RIck, you need to start thinking about the 2014 models. You're slipping, my friend.

So, the Deluxe Edition, then?

(http://www.firestonefinancial.com/Collateral/Images/English-US/Pac-Man%20Battle%20Royale%20DX%20Prototype%20Cabinet%20Hi%20Res.jpg)

:D
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: yotsuya on September 20, 2013, 07:52:07 pm
I think Super Turbo Turkey Puncher is silently weeping in the corner.
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on September 20, 2013, 08:43:33 pm
I think Super Turbo Turkey Puncher is silently weeping in the corner.

That made me sad. You cut me to the bone, my friend...

:(

...and when I work so hard to bring you guys stuff like this:

(http://i.imgur.com/1yg8eDg.jpg)

This one is a bit larger, supporting a 27" LCD monitor.
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: yotsuya on September 20, 2013, 09:09:24 pm
I'll go to the penalty box and feel shame.
Title: Re: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Brian74 on September 21, 2013, 12:30:43 am
Wall mount jukebox, touch screen game station.

This guy. This guy, right here.

 :D

Do you have any examples I can work from? I am right in the middle of another design right now (shhh!) but yeah, I'd be interested in that!
A free standing jukebox that could double as a megatouch machine?
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Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Brian74 on September 21, 2013, 12:39:00 am
That last pic, idk, just looks cool ::)

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Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: TKW4rr10r on September 21, 2013, 06:32:57 am
(http://i.imgur.com/1yg8eDg.jpg)

This one is a bit larger, supporting a 27" LCD monitor.

That's what I was thinking. The stand up cocktail version of the original battle royale could be a bit much unless someone was looking for a direct clone. This gives the classic look. Wasn't sure if you were going this route or a "double sided" cocktail, think Nintendo red tent but with two wide screen LCDs...

We are so giving you too many ideas at once  ;)
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Brian74 on September 21, 2013, 06:50:11 am
Yeah, I gave haruman the idea about the red tents. I hope someone builds them I like those better then a cocktail. Not so much neck strain.

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Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on September 21, 2013, 07:18:42 am
...think Nintendo red tent but with two wide screen LCDs... We are so giving you too many ideas at once  ;)

Hmm, now you have me thinking... ...and don't you worry about that. I love designing these things.

Yeah, I gave haruman the idea about the red tents. I hope someone builds them I like those better then a cocktail. Not so much neck strain.

(http://dramastic.info/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/redtents.jpg)

LOVE the Red Tent. I'd be afraid I wouldn't be able to do them justice, however. I don't have any capabilities - presently - to work with metal. I'm sure it would take little to find a metal shop in the area, mind you, so you never know. ;)
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: TKW4rr10r on September 21, 2013, 08:17:49 am
I don't think designing one out of wood would take away from the look of the original. Since it's not a "clone", liberties could be taken with the design.
- Looking at that pic I see either a 16:9 or 16:10 on each side, removing that artwork square and coin mech (coin mech could be relocated under the CP or on sides if wanted).
- The CP area extends out and inch or so towards the players, giving space for two six button layouts per side.
- Remove the 4 player start buttons on the far side to space things out better.
- The individual player start buttons can be relocated in front of each player, either in the vertical plane on front of the CP, or above the CP but under the screens.

The only major hurdle with the design I see are the legs. If something could be tracked down via a furniture parts store or ikea, that would be the best route.

Now as far as internals, that depends on if the builder wants straight cloned displays (in that case, all you need is the 2nd LCD and a "Y" VGA adapter. Could even use just one SLG still) or individual setups linked over network possibly.

I need to get into something like solid-works to start fleshing out my ideas. Sketch-up is "ok", but I hear a lot of CNC guys have trouble with the files.
(yes, coffee has been extra strong this morning  ;D )
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on September 21, 2013, 09:38:39 am
I don't think designing one out of wood would take away from the look of the original. Since it's not a "clone", liberties could be taken with the design.

Oh, I'm sure it's possible, but it would be more of a bastardized bartop/red tent hybrid than anything... ...unless you went to a lot of after-build trouble to mitre the edges for joining at appropriate angles, which is of course, possible. If you didn't, you could always just 'clone' the sides of a popular bartop, and then, make it a 'back-to-back' unit.

In fact, the whole idea sounds pretty damn smart.

- Looking at that pic I see either a 16:9 or 16:10 on each side, removing that artwork square and coin mech (coin mech could be relocated under the CP or on sides if wanted).
- The CP area extends out and inch or so towards the players, giving space for two six button layouts per side.
- Remove the 4 player start buttons on the far side to space things out better.
- The individual player start buttons can be relocated in front of each player, either in the vertical plane on front of the CP, or above the CP but under the screens.

You're right. It's actually a very clean design, and would be fairly simple to modify into a custom design.

The only major hurdle with the design I see are the legs. If something could be tracked down via a furniture parts store or ikea, that would be the best route.

If you want to be original, and go with a chome and metal look, then yeah. It would also be pretty easy to replicate using wood.

Now as far as internals, that depends on if the builder wants straight cloned displays (in that case, all you need is the 2nd LCD and a "Y" VGA adapter. Could even use just one SLG still) or individual setups linked over network possibly.

Now, you're thinking! More than I have, actually. I've been so busy with the design aspect, I've totally glossed over the hardware. It's got some impressive functionality, to say the least.

I need to get into something like solid-works to start fleshing out my ideas. Sketch-up is "ok", but I hear a lot of CNC guys have trouble with the files. (yes, coffee has been extra strong this morning  ;D )

You do. You really do. I'm a Sketchup convert. Solidworks has a lot of differences, and I liken the learning curve to that with Classic Doom to Doom 3. Both had great, cutting-edge functionality and performance, and specific controls that worked for their own personal iterations.

But yeah, Solidworks is "the" go-to program, in my opinion.
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: open6l on September 21, 2013, 03:06:03 pm
any chance of a Mid-Cab using a 32" playfield, 24" backglass and a 17" DMD opening (for a 3rd 17" monitor)? :)

(Hmm. I wonder if I can sneak a mini-pin in there, under the wire... Anyone interested in that?)

Well. It would seem the answer to this question is definitely yes.
any chance for a "mid"-size pincab using a 32" playfield, 24" back
(http://i.imgur.com/nF86iAp.jpg)

This Mini-Pin is made to support up to a 27" LCD playfield and a 24" backglass. I've made a 'blank' backglass option, as well as a 'cut' option, so that someone could modify their output to show a simulated DMD and speakers, although depending upon the choice of backglass monitors, they could be in the way of the display of either. (i.e. the monitor may be too low)

I wonder what else I can design to get into this weeks' order?


 >:D
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: CoryBee on September 21, 2013, 10:20:15 pm
I like this thread a lot.

I however would like to have seen your Cocktail renders not have the CP stick out further then the glass\top.....
Title: Re: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on September 21, 2013, 11:15:25 pm
I like this thread a lot.

I however would like to have seen your Cocktail renders not have the CP stick out further then the glass\top.....

Thanks!

It's one of two things. Either I haven't assembled the control panels properly (not inset enough) or it's an optical illusion. I'll check in the morning! (I do see what you mean, though.)
Title: Re: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: CoryBee on September 22, 2013, 08:03:39 am
I like this thread a lot.

I however would like to have seen your Cocktail renders not have the CP stick out further then the glass\top.....

Thanks!

It's one of two things. Either I haven't assembled the control panels properly (not inset enough) or it's an optical illusion. I'll check in the morning! (I do see what you mean, though.)

Yea it is an aesthetic thing that I hate seeing on cocktail cabinets. On the cocktail I made from scratch I had it so that the controls were at an angle and part of the joystick and first row of buttons were partially inside the main body.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on September 22, 2013, 09:13:30 am
Yea it is an aesthetic thing that I hate seeing on cocktail cabinets. On the cocktail I made from scratch I had it so that the controls were at an angle and part of the joystick and first row of buttons were partially inside the main body.

Well, here's your answer.

(http://i.imgur.com/ePVUSPO.jpg)

From the image, the control panel is physically under the top, so I'm going to go with 'optical illusion'. The Midway plans I went from have a slight 'inset' in the bottom of the control panel sides, which seem to be the point that they attach to the body. Now, that being said, there is about 1/2" of control panel side that is protruding from the side, and that could be 'set in' more, into the side, to give the look you prefer...

...which is a very, very nice thing with this plan - it's certainly adaptable.

;)
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Mamezilla on September 22, 2013, 10:07:24 am
Geez, I'd like to have only a small part of your talent with Solidworks...

I only tried once using Sketchup for the layout of the control panel of my future cabaret cab (guess from whom I'll get it...), and never was able to do anything..
I never understood all the logics behind CAD drawing.  Heck, I have talents elsewhere... 

That mini-pin design you posted a few days ago is very tempting to say the least, but my wife wouldn't certainly agree for now...

Yea it is an aesthetic thing that I hate seeing on cocktail cabinets. On the cocktail I made from scratch I had it so that the controls were at an angle and part of the joystick and first row of buttons were partially inside the main body.

Well, here's your answer.

(http://i.imgur.com/ePVUSPO.jpg)

From the image, the control panel is physically under the top, so I'm going to go with 'optical illusion'. The Midway plans I went from have a slight 'inset' in the bottom of the control panel sides, which seem to be the point that they attach to the body. Now, that being said, there is about 1/2" of control panel side that is protruding from the side, and that could be 'set in' more, into the side, to give the look you prefer...

...which is a very, very nice thing with this plan - it's certainly adaptable.

;)
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on September 22, 2013, 10:21:10 am
Geez, I'd like to have only a small part of your talent with Solidworks... I only tried once using Sketchup for the layout of the control panel of my future cabaret cab (guess from whom I'll get it...), and never was able to do anything.. I never understood all the logics behind CAD drawing.  Heck, I have talents elsewhere...

Thanks! I've been dabbling with Sketchup for a couple of years, and recently moved into Solidworks. The last time I ever worked with CAD was on a piece of vellum paper in grade 7 drafting class. That being said, I recalled some of the basics, and looked to YouTube and Google for the rest.

I'm certainly no expert, but have considered trying my hand at a career move recently.

That mini-pin design you posted a few days ago is very tempting to say the least, but my wife wouldn't certainly agree for now...

Funny you mention that. I've got a 27" LCD in my full-size cab, and a spare 19" 4:3 LCD sitting around, so I actually designed around that... ..."just in case" it didn't sell.

;)
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: CoryBee on September 22, 2013, 04:48:29 pm
 :applaud:

Much better!

I love how this is going for you.

One other request, Wood, let me see your wood....Wait...
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on September 22, 2013, 04:56:45 pm
Much better!

Thanks, but that's simply a different view of the same model. I actually didn't make any changes, other than the camera angle.

I love how this is going for you.


Me too! I'm excited to actually see the physical manifestation of the designs... ...soon!

One other request, Wood, let me see your wood....Wait...

My milkshakes bring all the boys to the yard.

:D
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: CoryBee on September 22, 2013, 05:23:02 pm
My milkshakes bring all the boys to the yard.

And they're like my designs are better than yours

(no offense huroman)
Title: Re: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: HaRuMaN on September 22, 2013, 07:27:05 pm
My milkshakes bring all the boys to the yard.

And they're like my designs are better than yours

(no offense huroman)

Ban... Hammer... Itch....
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on September 22, 2013, 07:28:54 pm
Ban... Hammer... Itch....

Come on, now. No need to get all upset... <snicker> ...huroman.

;)
Title: Re: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: CoryBee on September 22, 2013, 08:24:35 pm
Ban... Hammer... Itch....

But I am a contributing member of society!!!
Title: Re: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: HaRuMaN on September 22, 2013, 11:54:09 pm
Ban... Hammer... Itch....

But I am a contributing member of society!!!

Contributing to my headache, yes...   :lol

This is like the erectile dysfunction bartop thread...  i.e., no wood.  ;)
Title: Re: Re: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on September 22, 2013, 11:59:40 pm
This is like the erectile dysfunction bartop thread...  i.e., no wood.  ;)

So, we've sunk to dick jokes, have we? That sucks, dude.

:lol
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: CoryBee on September 23, 2013, 12:42:19 am
hehe penis
Title: Re: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on September 23, 2013, 01:07:07 am
hehe penis

THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID!
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: mike boss on September 23, 2013, 07:38:40 pm
I'd love to see the Nintendo inspired design.
Do you have one available to be seen in the GTA ? (I'm in Durham)

Also if purchased locally would you be selling plexi cut to size for marquee and bezel ?
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on September 23, 2013, 07:41:55 pm
I'd love to see the Nintendo inspired design. Do you have one available to be seen in the GTA ? (I'm in Durham) Also if purchased locally would you be selling plexi cut to size for marquee and bezel?

Once I have the designs cut, I'd be happy to show you the Contender assembled. I'm in Ajax, so it's a nice, short drive (or possibly walk) I'm sure! I hadn't thought too much regarding the plexiglass, but it's not a bad idea. I'll see what the cost would be to get a sheet cut for the various models.
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: yotsuya on September 23, 2013, 07:58:59 pm
C'mon, Rick! You gotta at least get one cab made before Chufftember ends!
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on September 23, 2013, 08:02:17 pm
C'mon, Rick! You gotta at least get one cab made before Chufftember ends!

As soon as I show you my wood, it's going to be Rick-member!

...err...
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: HaRuMaN on September 23, 2013, 08:28:53 pm
Rick needs bartop-Viagra... ;)
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on September 23, 2013, 08:39:23 pm
Rick needs bartop-Viagra... ;)

I really do!

(http://images.sodahead.com/polls/001277361/SmilingBob20with20coffee_xlarge.jpeg)
Title: Re: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on September 23, 2013, 09:26:32 pm
Rick needs bartop-Viagra... ;)

I really do!

(http://images.sodahead.com/polls/001277361/SmilingBob20with20coffee_xlarge.jpeg)

I don't know what's worse. The anonymousness of the abuse of power (changing my post, for those who didn't see the original post), the change itself, or the fact that I didn't get notification via email of the update.  Damn.

;)
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: ed12 on September 23, 2013, 09:48:47 pm
rick
stay on track
forget what the >side-lines< say
get er done
i am in your corner

ed
Title: Re: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on September 23, 2013, 09:51:08 pm
rick
stay on track
forget what the >side-lines< say
get er done
i am in your corner

It's all good, man. All joking aside, I hope to be delivering wood to my CNC guys tomorrow!
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: HaRuMaN on September 23, 2013, 10:03:44 pm
If only I could edit the last edited by part...  muaha

In any case, I'm sure Rick knows I'm just giving him a good-natured ribbing!   :applaud:
Title: Re: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on September 23, 2013, 10:05:15 pm
If only I could edit the last edited by part...  muaha

In any case, I'm sure Rick knows I'm just giving him a good-natured ribbing!   :applaud:

Totally, man. In a "ribbed for her pleasure" kind of way, I'm sure.

:lol
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: mike boss on September 24, 2013, 08:32:20 am
Rick that is awesome as I am in Ajax myself.
And Ajax is small so I'm sure your close.

I'd love to see one of these and possibly purchase one.

I'm so inspired by that Popeye in the other thread and think this would be amazing in my collection (all be I'm sure my wife would think otherwise!).

I can only speak for myself, but my skill set and tool set are limited , for me a more complete product would be ideal. So the plexi and even marquee/bezel retainers would be fantastic.

I know in the other thread a few pics exist as does a list of what would used, however detailed pics and description dont.

Thank you
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on September 24, 2013, 09:10:06 am
Rick that is awesome as I am in Ajax myself. And Ajax is small so I'm sure your close.

Yup. Ajax is one of those cities you pass quickly when you're driving down the 401... In fact, I think even the sign says, "Now Entering & Leaving Ajax".

I'd love to see one of these and possibly purchase one. I'm so inspired by that Popeye in the other thread and think this would be amazing in my collection (all be I'm sure my wife would think otherwise!).

I'm sure your Wife would love it. ;) I'm pretty sure the prototype is already sold, but when you're ready, I'll place an order for yours!

I can only speak for myself, but my skill set and tool set are limited , for me a more complete product would be ideal. So the plexi and even marquee/bezel retainers would be fantastic.

Good news on that front. Because I've routed the channels, the plexi on both the marquee and bezel are integrated into the frame. That means no 'shadowing' from the lighting or screen on the sides, for a less obstructed view!
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Mamezilla on September 24, 2013, 11:28:28 am
I'd love to see one of these and possibly purchase one. I'm so inspired by that Popeye in the other thread and think this would be amazing in my collection (all be I'm sure my wife would think otherwise!).
I'm sure your Wife would love it. ;) I'm pretty sure the prototype is already sold, but when you're ready, I'll place an order for yours!

You can be sure that the prototype is indeed sold...   ;D
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: mike boss on September 24, 2013, 12:23:35 pm
@ Mamezilla,

I don't blame you.........these are sweet looking! And I can see why you'd one.
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on September 24, 2013, 12:28:46 pm
You can be sure that the prototype is indeed sold...   ;D

This just means the second order will be for at least two - one for Mike Boss and one for my six-year-old, who want's an FFjr. cab.

:)

I don't blame you.........these are sweet looking! And I can see why you'd want one.

Thanks!

Just as an update, I've talked with the CNC shop, and they're still super busy this week, reorganizing their shop. They have, however, committed to a 'completion date' of Monday/Tuesday next week. I'll be delivering wood to them Friday! Cautiously EXCITED!
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: mike boss on September 24, 2013, 01:47:47 pm
Locally we have a guy who does full size machines CNC cut, oddly no bartop units.
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on September 26, 2013, 10:46:54 am
Good news, everyone!

(http://www.drivingnowhere.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/GoodNewsEveryone.jpg)

I just returned from Home Depot, where I have placed and paid for the delivery order for the wood. I've confirmed with the CNC Shop that they are ready to accept the delivery, and they have confirmed that the cutting will be completed on Tuesday at the latest.
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: HaRuMaN on September 26, 2013, 10:55:09 am
What material are you using?
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on September 26, 2013, 10:58:12 am
What material are you using?

12mm plate aluminum.

;)

5/8" MDF. Tough as nails, and able to be laminated or painted to personal preference.
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: SgtSlaughter on September 27, 2013, 08:44:16 pm
I haven't been following this closely lately... You actually ready for orders now?  For the price I'm more than likely to buy one.  I liked the titan, but wife said she liked Galaxy the best... (not that she'd rather I have either) hmmm...  Send me a PM with shipping (I'm in Oakville L6K2Z7).  As much as I wanted to make my first myself... just don't see myself having the time until after the new year.

Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Nianticcardplayer on September 28, 2013, 11:11:42 am
Goofy Question and I have read the entire thread as well but is there an option for shipping to USA? reason I ask is your offering a selection at a very reasonable price (even in US dollars) and with shipping prices your showing for Canada it comes in well under anything that the US is offering currently without shipping...so what I am saying is if you aren't shipping to USa does anyone know of a seller/manufacturer of kits like this that are 120 bucks....?

Thanks in advance
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: JDFan on September 28, 2013, 12:57:58 pm
Goofy Question and I have read the entire thread as well but is there an option for shipping to USA? reason I ask is your offering a selection at a very reasonable price (even in US dollars) and with shipping prices your showing for Canada it comes in well under anything that the US is offering currently without shipping...so what I am saying is if you aren't shipping to USa does anyone know of a seller/manufacturer of kits like this that are 120 bucks....?

Thanks in advance

Check Haruman's Thread here in the BST forum ( http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,130522.0.html (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,130522.0.html) ) -- he is in the US and his pricing includes shipping so very close to the same pricing (since IIRC Rick's reason for starting these sales was to provide similar units to Haruman's for the Canadian market since shipping from the US was outrageous !!)  :

Quote
Barstick: $85 Shipped!
Standard 4:3 1 player: $140 shipped!
MVS Inspired 4:3 1 player: $150 shipped!
Widescreen 2 player: $160 shipped!
Vertical: $180 Shipped!
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: yotsuya on September 28, 2013, 01:12:25 pm
I also assume Rick's prices are in loonies and not US dollars.
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on September 28, 2013, 02:39:09 pm
Check Haruman's Thread here in the BST forum ( http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,130522.0.html (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,130522.0.html) ) -- he is in the US and his pricing includes shipping so very close to the same pricing (since IIRC Rick's reason for starting these sales was to provide similar units to Haruman's for the Canadian market since shipping from the US was outrageous !!)

Very true. There aren't (m)any other sources that I can find in Canada who are selling the cabinets, so I've been working to produce as many varying options as I can, at a fair price. I do also ship to the U.S., but it would definitely be advantageous to purchase from Haruman, as I guarantee the shipping costs on my units would be more.

Of course, he also doesn't presently sell pinball cabinets, so if you're looking for one of those, I'm your man. (Until macattack jumps in, of course.)

;)

I also assume Rick's prices are in loonies and not US dollars.

Correct, but the difference is negligible, as the exchange rate right now is very, very close. ($1.00 USD = 1.03065 CAD, as per xe.com.)
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: TKW4rr10r on September 28, 2013, 06:07:34 pm
Not sure if this was asked already, but if not this would certainly be good info for anyone interested: What will be included in the bar-top kits? I'm assuming all the flat pack panels and not much else, but if including any hardware what will that consist of? Otherwise any recommendations on hardware? Also, if not including any plexi for the marquee and bezel, what dimensions would we need to cut/order from elsewhere?

I'm certainly interested in a contender with blank control/admin panels, but the plexi dimensions would be helpful for lining up any custom artwork I had in mind.

Can't wait for the eventual "parts are now cut" inventory picture.
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on September 28, 2013, 07:08:12 pm
Not sure if this was asked already, but if not this would certainly be good info for anyone interested: What will be included in the bar-top kits? I'm assuming all the flat pack panels and not much else, but if including any hardware what will that consist of? Otherwise any recommendations on hardware? Also, if not including any plexi for the marquee and bezel, what dimensions would we need to cut/order from elsewhere?

Each package will come with the cut pieces, and I'm still working on planning marquees and plexi pricing at the moment.

Over the past few days, I have been working on various image packages that will accompany each of the orders. I have created Photoshop images of the sides, admin and control panels of all current offerings. You will find a sample of them attached, and the specific required files will be forwarded via e-mail to those who purchase the various packages.

I'm certainly interested in a contender with blank control/admin panels, but the plexi dimensions would be helpful for lining up any custom artwork I had in mind.

From my designs, here are the measurements of each of the packages:

CONTENDER - Marquee Measurement: 20.5" Wide x 5" Tall (20" x 5" Viewable Area) - Plexi Measurement: 20.5" Wide x 13.16" Tall (20" x 13.16" Viewable Area)

CUBIC - Marquee Measurement: 20.5" Wide x 5" Tall (20" x 5" Viewable Area) - Plexi Measurement: 20.5" Wide x 15.90" Tall (20" x 15.90" Viewable Area)

GALAXY - Marquee Measurement: 20.5" Wide x 5" Tall (20" x 5" Viewable Area) - Plexi Measurement: 20.5" Wide x 15.90" Tall (20" x 15.90" Viewable Area)

THUNDER - Marquee Measurement: 20.5" Wide x 5" Tall (20" x 5" Viewable Area) - Plexi Measurement: 20.5" Wide x 15.75" Tall (20" x 15.75" Viewable Area)

TITAN - Marquee Measurement: 20.5" Wide x 5" Tall (20" x 5" Viewable Area) - Plexi Measurement: 20.5" Wide x 14.40" Tall (20" x 14.40" Viewable Area)

There are slots cut into the sides of each bartop to accommodate the marquees and plexi, which are 1/4" wide and 1/4" deep.

Can't wait for the eventual "parts are not cut" inventory picture.

I'm not sure what that is, but I'm sorry - I don't have a picture for you.

:D

Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: TKW4rr10r on September 28, 2013, 10:11:25 pm

Can't wait for the eventual "parts are not cut" inventory picture.

I'm not sure what that is, but I'm sorry - I don't have a picture for you.

:D

Whoops, that was meant to be a "now" not a "not". As in, the shots HaRuMaN usually posts when he has everything back from the CNC shop all cut and in neat little piles ready to be shipped out.
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: HaRuMaN on September 28, 2013, 10:13:52 pm
Yeah, Rick, why can't you be more like me? ;-)
Title: Re: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on September 28, 2013, 10:13:56 pm
Whoops, that was meant to be a "now" not a "not". As in, the shots HaRuMaN usually posts when he has everything back from the CNC shop all cut and in neat little piles ready to be shipped out.

Ahhhh. Gotcha. I'm hoping to show those pictures on Tuesday.

:D
Title: Re: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on September 28, 2013, 10:18:03 pm
Yeah, Rick, why can't you be more like me? ;-)

Well, I was going to offer delivery that takes 4 days to arrive, but I didn't want to make my customers wait twice as long!

;)
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: mike boss on September 30, 2013, 10:37:24 am
Hey Rick I shared these over on cgcc.
It's a local forum with a ton of Ontario guys and thought perhaps they'd love to see your cabinets.
Here is the link : http://www.cgcc.ca/forum/viewtopic.php?t=25738 (http://www.cgcc.ca/forum/viewtopic.php?t=25738)

Looking forward to taking a look at the Nintendo inspired cabinet in person.
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on September 30, 2013, 01:34:50 pm
Hey Rick I shared these over on cgcc. It's a local forum with a ton of Ontario guys and thought perhaps they'd love to see your cabinets. Here is the link : http://www.cgcc.ca/forum/viewtopic.php?t=25738 (http://www.cgcc.ca/forum/viewtopic.php?t=25738)

Looking forward to taking a look at the Nintendo inspired cabinet in person.

Hey, thanks a lot! I did apply for the site, and received a message saying "wait for an admin to authorize you", but haven't heard back yet. (So if you have any pull with the admins, let me know!)

To answer the question on that site, my designs should support up to a 19" LCD monitor. (I designed them around my Samsung 19" 4:3 LCD, so they should be good with standard 4:3's and even widescreen versions.)

:D
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: mike boss on September 30, 2013, 01:42:35 pm
Hey Rick I shared these over on cgcc. It's a local forum with a ton of Ontario guys and thought perhaps they'd love to see your cabinets. Here is the link : http://www.cgcc.ca/forum/viewtopic.php?t=25738 (http://www.cgcc.ca/forum/viewtopic.php?t=25738)

Looking forward to taking a look at the Nintendo inspired cabinet in person.

Hey, thanks a lot! I did apply for the site, and received a message saying "wait for an admin to authorize you", but haven't heard back yet. (So if you have any pull with the admins, let me know!)

To answer the question on that site, my designs should support up to a 19" LCD monitor. (I designed them around my Samsung 19" 4:3 LCD, so they should be good with standard 4:3's and even widescreen versions.)

:D


No stroke with admin, sorry.
But I'd suspect in a day or so you'd get a response.

I did however respond on the site letting people know it was a 19" monitor.
I had not seen your most recent post, but did recall reading 19" somewhere in the thread.

Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on September 30, 2013, 01:44:59 pm
No stroke with admin, sorry. But I'd suspect in a day or so you'd get a response.

Hmm. It's been six days so far... I wonder if my acceptance got 'lost in the mail' or something.

I did however respond on the site letting people know it was a 19" monitor. I had not seen your most recent post, but did recall reading 19" somewhere in the thread.

I appreciate that, thanks!
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: HaRuMaN on September 30, 2013, 01:45:33 pm
Mine'll take a 20.1" monitor ;)
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Mamezilla on September 30, 2013, 01:46:01 pm
Hey Rick I shared these over on cgcc. It's a local forum with a ton of Ontario guys and thought perhaps they'd love to see your cabinets. Here is the link : http://www.cgcc.ca/forum/viewtopic.php?t=25738 (http://www.cgcc.ca/forum/viewtopic.php?t=25738)

Looking forward to taking a look at the Nintendo inspired cabinet in person.

Hey, thanks a lot! I did apply for the site, and received a message saying "wait for an admin to authorize you", but haven't heard back yet. (So if you have any pull with the admins, let me know!)

To answer the question on that site, my designs should support up to a 19" LCD monitor. (I designed them around my Samsung 19" 4:3 LCD, so they should be good with standard 4:3's and even widescreen versions.)

:D

Unless I'm mistaking, it looks you could be autorized over there, since your nickname is stated on the main page has being one of newest members. If you did not have the "GO", your name would logically not be stated there,

And thanks for the reply in PM,  I guess installing an ATX motherboard will mean installing also one or 2 fans on the rear door, don't you think ?  Now gotta get some PCB mounting feets, off to E-Bay...
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on September 30, 2013, 01:46:37 pm
Mine'll take a 20.1" monitor ;)

Mine'll fit an ATX motherboard.

Your move, Haruman.

:D
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: mike boss on September 30, 2013, 02:01:35 pm
These bartops could be really cool XBOX emulator projects.
Thats what I'm thinking.
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: HaRuMaN on September 30, 2013, 02:02:48 pm
Mine'll take a 20.1" monitor ;)

Mine'll fit an ATX motherboard.

Your move, Haruman.

:D

Hmmm?

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=103207.0;attach=289361;image)
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on September 30, 2013, 02:11:39 pm
Hmmm?

Isn't that a mini-ATX? It certainly looks smaller to me.

;)
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: HaRuMaN on September 30, 2013, 02:31:40 pm
Hmmm?

Isn't that a mini-ATX? It certainly looks smaller to me.

;)

It's a micro-ATX  ;)
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on September 30, 2013, 02:34:21 pm
It's a micro-ATX  ;)

Ah, ok! I just wanted to confirm, just in case people expected your designs to fit a full-size (305mm x 244mm) ATX motherboard...

(http://i.imgur.com/ZzZOcIJ.jpg)

...like mine do.

:D
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: mike boss on September 30, 2013, 02:46:16 pm
Odd, I created a post that did not post.

I had another question with regards to plexi/acrylic/whatever it is.
For someone like myself with no real skill set (or good tool box) I'd be scared I'd crack the material.
Any info available on if the plexi would be an add on option to the kit ?
I know the material is readily available @ Home Depot and what not, but I like the idea of having it pre cut.
So for example the bezel, marquee, and even a control panel overlay as to protect the art.
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: HaRuMaN on September 30, 2013, 02:46:57 pm
Well....  how about:

Neo Geo mobo:

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=130522.0;attach=292496;image)

Orrrrrrr xbox:

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=130522.0;attach=292107;image)

 ;)
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on September 30, 2013, 03:24:01 pm
Well....  how about... Neo Geo mobo... Orrrrrrr xbox...

 ;)

Well, I guess that's okay...

;) :) :D
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on September 30, 2013, 03:30:31 pm
I had another question with regards to plexi/acrylic/whatever it is. For someone like myself with no real skill set (or good tool box) I'd be scared I'd crack the material. Any info available on if the plexi would be an add on option to the kit? I know the material is readily available @ Home Depot and what not, but I like the idea of having it pre-cut. So for example the bezel, marquee, and even a control panel overlay as to protect the art.

Hey mike boss. Sorry I missed your q until now:

This is important to me as well, and once I have the physical pieces in hand, I will make this a priority. I'll make a trip over to HD, and figure out how much the plexi will cost. Pricing for this will follow shortly.

:D
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: mike boss on September 30, 2013, 03:53:16 pm
I look forward to the info about the plexi, thank you.

I have a question specific to the Nintendo inspired unit.
If a customer wanted admin buttons on the underside of the control panel would that be doable ?

For example on my Nintendo MAME cabinet I have three buttons on the underside of the panel, this way they dont obstruct the front. I can't find the image now on my blog, but I think it's easy to figure out what I mean.
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on September 30, 2013, 04:02:27 pm
I have a question specific to the Nintendo inspired unit. If a customer wanted admin buttons on the underside of the control panel would that be doable? For example on my Nintendo MAME cabinet I have three buttons on the underside of the panel, this way they dont obstruct the front. I can't find the image now on my blog, but I think it's easy to figure out what I mean.

Yes, that's absolutely doable. There's enough space in the design to support buttons on the underside. The only thing I might be concerned with would be the 'depth' of the buttons conflicting with the control panel parts. I do believe that there are different switch options that are available, which could alleviate this, however. (So, it might mean you have to spend a bit more for specific buttons to accommodate.)
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: mike boss on September 30, 2013, 05:08:00 pm
I have a question specific to the Nintendo inspired unit. If a customer wanted admin buttons on the underside of the control panel would that be doable? For example on my Nintendo MAME cabinet I have three buttons on the underside of the panel, this way they dont obstruct the front. I can't find the image now on my blog, but I think it's easy to figure out what I mean.

Yes, that's absolutely doable. There's enough space in the design to support buttons on the underside. The only thing I might be concerned with would be the 'depth' of the buttons conflicting with the control panel parts. I do believe that there are different switch options that are available, which could alleviate this, however. (So, it might mean you have to spend a bit more for specific buttons to accommodate.)

I never thought of that, but that makes complete sense.
Thank you
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on October 01, 2013, 07:16:55 pm
Well.

Since I don't have any sawdust to show, how about a part to a new prototype design I'm working on?

(http://i.imgur.com/Wql1IVg.jpg)

Anyone care to guess how this thing might look once the design is all complete?

And in regards to the bartops, I received an e-mail from my CNC guy today, hugely apologizing for all of their delays. (I get it - they've been reorganizing their business for the past week. I'm surprised they're finishing it as quickly as they did.) I even received an offer to go in and watch the cutting, and right now I'm waiting for a "when" as well as an answer as to whether or not they'll mind if I film a bit of it. (I hope so!)

More to come!
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: TKW4rr10r on October 01, 2013, 10:27:11 pm
OOO OOO I know, I know!  >:D
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: HaRuMaN on October 01, 2013, 11:17:42 pm
HAL?
Title: Re: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on October 01, 2013, 11:18:55 pm
HAL?

Lol. Not quite! The lines are some exploratory kerf cuts. I need to refine the measurements a bit, but the curves should make for a striking design.
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on October 02, 2013, 05:15:11 pm
So, while I'm waiting (and waiting and waiting) for "the call", I've been toying with Solidworks options for applying "decals" to your designs. I must say that I LOVE this program.

(http://i.imgur.com/YklZZsG.jpg)

:D
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Brian74 on October 05, 2013, 11:31:51 am
Well.

Since I don't have any sawdust to show, how about a part to a new prototype design I'm working on?

(http://i.imgur.com/Wql1IVg.jpg)

Anyone care to guess how this thing might look once the design is all complete?

And in regards to the bartops, I received an e-mail from my CNC guy today, hugely apologizing for all of their delays. (I get it - they've been reorganizing their business for the past week. I'm surprised they're finishing it as quickly as they did.) I even received an offer to go in and watch the cutting, and right now I'm waiting for a "when" as well as an answer as to whether or not they'll mind if I film a bit of it. (I hope so!)

More to come!
A 3 woofer jukebox? :dunno
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on October 05, 2013, 11:43:47 am
A 3 woofer jukebox? :dunno

Give the man a prize!

It's confusing to look at, since the section above and below the monitor cut-out is a group of kerf cuts, as I'm planning on bending the section around a form... I'm considering having the base house a subwoofer configuration - I'm going to seal it in there as best I can, but the two above will be for mids/highs.

I'm actually working on the design right now, so it should have a bit better form once I've got some more of it ironed out.
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Brian74 on October 05, 2013, 11:47:03 am
Yep, Im pretty AWESOME!! lol, jk, well kinda.. I redid a netstar juke, but now I have to start over. Seeing as it wont fit down the steeps..
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Brian74 on October 05, 2013, 11:49:39 am
Hey Rick, I have another idea for you. A video slot and poker machine, housing a 17" touchscreen  :o
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on October 05, 2013, 07:15:01 pm
Hey Rick, I have another idea for you. A video slot and poker machine, housing a 17" touchscreen  :o

Would this work?

(http://i.imgur.com/hvYWGoj.jpg)

This is "The Music B'Rick", which is my concept design of a standing jukebox. The design, above, uses a kerf cut face panel to 'wrap over' the monitor display, thus giving a nice, seamless finish from the front to the back. The sides have plexi channels, which could be incorporated with music-driven LED's.

I'm no audiophile by any stretch of the means, but if I can manufacture something that looks nice and puts out good sounding music, I'm all for that. (That being said, I welcome to any critique of my idea.)
Title: Re: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: yotsuya on October 05, 2013, 07:34:26 pm

This is "The Music B'Rick"

HAHAHA!!!!1!
Title: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: macattack on October 05, 2013, 07:50:38 pm
Looks cool, where are the other speakers going to be? Mids, tweeters etc ? Wall mount? Good spot for the subs but would be good to get separation for the others to get a more left/right feel.




WWW.Xtremepinball.com
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Brian74 on October 05, 2013, 07:53:17 pm
For the slot, poker machine I was thinking more like this. Tilt the screen in more on the top, make the cp a little more flat. That way you have room to have 14 buttons and a place to rest your hands. I also think it would be cool to make it so you can swap out the cp to for a fighting setup!! How cool is that?

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Title: Re: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Brian74 on October 05, 2013, 07:54:48 pm
For the slot, poker machine I was thinking more like this. Tilt the screen in more on the top, make the cp a little more flat. That way you have room to have 14 buttons and a place to rest your hands. I also think it would be cool to make it so you can swap out the cp to for a fighting setup!! How cool is that?

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damn.. can't upload the pic

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Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on October 05, 2013, 09:48:11 pm
Looks cool, where are the other speakers going to be? Mids, tweeters etc ? Wall mount? Good spot for the subs but would be good to get separation for the others to get a more left/right feel.

I hadn't given 'stereo' too much thought, after the first draft that I didn't share. I was considering having three speakers on each side - in exactly the same format as the front - for left and right separation... ... while in it's current form, it could fit in between arcade cabinets, if needed. Of course, if I installed bluetooth, then any external speakers could work.

What do you think? What would you recommend?
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Brian74 on October 05, 2013, 09:51:33 pm
This for a slot poker cab.
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Brian74 on October 05, 2013, 09:56:18 pm
Wall mount juke

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Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Brian74 on October 05, 2013, 09:59:10 pm
Or these

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Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Brian74 on October 05, 2013, 10:00:18 pm
I have been searching trying to find a bar display like that touchtunes one has.

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Title: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: macattack on October 05, 2013, 10:21:22 pm

Looks cool, where are the other speakers going to be? Mids, tweeters etc ? Wall mount? Good spot for the subs but would be good to get separation for the others to get a more left/right feel.

I hadn't given 'stereo' too much thought, after the first draft that I didn't share. I was considering having three speakers on each side - in exactly the same format as the front - for left and right separation... ... while in it's current form, it could fit in between arcade cabinets, if needed. Of course, if I installed bluetooth, then any external speakers could work.

What do you think? What would you recommend?

Side output is not going to give you the best sound, maybe come up with a material style grill at the front so you can get it all forward facing, the sub could always go out the back, or raise it and fire down.

Bluetooth is an idea, but frankly there are no decent speakers I would pair that with.  Plus most are not amped enough for what you wanna do.

You could maybe give it some pods to the side to hold them.


WWW.xtremepinball.com
Title: Re: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on October 05, 2013, 10:24:35 pm
You could maybe give it some pods to the side to hold them.

Ah, angled 'wings' could work very, very well for this. I think I have an idea that may be good to go with that. Thanks!
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: mike boss on October 05, 2013, 11:30:26 pm
Hey Rick,

this might be a bad idea....but I'll ask anyway.
Any thought of making some custom pedestal bases that would pair with some of the cabinets ?

Like something with the Nintendo logo that goes with the bartop ?
Title: Re: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on October 05, 2013, 11:36:02 pm
Any thought of making some custom pedestal bases that would pair with some of the cabinets ?

It's not a bad idea, just an expensive one, considering what you get. It takes a lot of wood to make a base - almost as much as a bartop itself - and all you get is ... a base.
Title: Re: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: yotsuya on October 06, 2013, 12:03:27 am
Any thought of making some custom pedestal bases that would pair with some of the cabinets ?

It's not a bad idea, just an expensive one, considering what you get. It takes a lot of wood to make a base - almost as much as a bartop itself - and all you get is ... a base.

Good point, Rick. You may as well just build a full-size if you're going that route.
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: mike boss on October 06, 2013, 09:23:15 am
I was thinking more from a design point, that someone could have a pedestal/cabinet of sorts.
Perhaps a logo on the front, and also serve as some storage.

I purchased two of these prior (why 2, I don't know) : http://www.ebay.com/itm/NINTENDO-3D-SIGN-game-room-Genesis-SEGA-Wii-Motorsport-Playstation-X-BOX-/290982420041?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item43bfe75e49 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/NINTENDO-3D-SIGN-game-room-Genesis-SEGA-Wii-Motorsport-Playstation-X-BOX-/290982420041?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item43bfe75e49)

I thought it would be cool to have a base and put this on the front.
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on October 06, 2013, 10:15:41 am
I was thinking more from a design point, that someone could have a pedestal/cabinet of sorts. Perhaps a logo on the front, and also serve as some storage.

It has always been my plan to work towards competing directly with North Coast Customs, so this certainly isn't out of the running. First, I'm still trying to figure out a way to get an Atari Cabaret out to Nitz without spending $200+ on shipping alone. (I didn't forget you, buddy!) Shipping is really the challenge right now.
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: ed12 on October 06, 2013, 01:10:22 pm
well i for are waiting for the go ahead
so i can order a few
great thing here is i live 2hr's west of u rick
so shipping is of no concern,as i can drive down and pick them/it up

on a side note here i would love it if u could look into doing a pinball cab..
as i am starting to get a demand for vp pins

ed
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on October 06, 2013, 01:58:43 pm
well i for are waiting for the go ahead so i can order a few. great thing here is i live 2hr's west of u rick
so shipping is of no concern, as i can drive down and pick them/it up

No problem there, sir! As soon as I have something to show you, you're welcome to visit!

on a side note here i would love it if u could look into doing a pinball cab.. as i am starting to get a demand for vp pins

Well, I've got some good news for you then! This...

(http://i.imgur.com/gexxAe2.jpg)

...is one of the items incoming on the current cut list! So, yes. The Williams Widebody Pinball Cabinet will be available!
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: ed12 on October 06, 2013, 02:15:55 pm
rick
that is the exact cab i am looking for
let me know so we can  hook up

ed
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: mike boss on October 10, 2013, 02:51:00 pm
These are going to kick --I'm attempting to get by the auto-censor and should be beaten after I re-read the rules-- !
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on October 10, 2013, 02:57:24 pm
that is the exact cab i am looking for. let me know so we can  hook up

As soon as they're in, you'll hear from me!

These are going to kick --I'm attempting to get by the auto-censor and should be beaten after I re-read the rules--!

Thanks Mike! I received an e-mail from the CNC shop earlier today that they had some problems with my designs that they say seems to originate with their CAM software, but that two of my five sheets were cut. They're working with the software company to repair the issue, and to complete the rest of the sheets as soon as possible.
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: HaRuMaN on October 10, 2013, 03:04:21 pm
We want wood!  :P
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on October 10, 2013, 03:08:43 pm
We want wood!  :P

I KNOW! Nobody wants to see it more than I do. :D

I hope that they're able to fix up the issues today, and get the rest completed for pickup tomorrow. Once we've got all of the prototypes cutting at 100%, they're confident that I can place an order, and then pick it up a couple of days later.
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: SgtSlaughter on October 10, 2013, 09:21:18 pm
The anticipation is killing me here... heh.  Oh well it has given me some time to get my front end going... 
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: ed12 on October 10, 2013, 09:29:14 pm
that would be sweet rick
as i said i am 2hrs away
and would love to see your handy work..touchie fellie kinda thing
plus it would give me a  time line for the vp's i want to build

ed
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: mike boss on October 11, 2013, 10:51:17 am
The GTA is a big market, and I know that locally you don't see many items like this.
The fact that these mimic some classic designs, peoples true favorites I think is a huge plus!
I know I can't wait to see the Nintendo inspired cabinet....and lord knows I need NO NEW PROJECTS !!!
(my wife will confirm)..................... YET.................I WANT ONE !
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: SgtSlaughter on October 17, 2013, 09:11:04 pm
Hey Rick, Whats the word?  Been quiet on this thread the last week, which is not like you  :dunno
Title: Re: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on October 17, 2013, 09:33:42 pm
Hey Rick, Whats the word?  Been quiet on this thread the last week, which is not like you  :dunno

I'm frazzled, tbh.

My CNC guy cut two sheets on Thursday last week, and then noticed some key elements were missing from the cuts. (Holes, slots, etc.) He said my designs were fine, but that it's an issue with their CAM software, and that he's taking it up with them.

We had Canadian Thanksgiving on Monday, and I've been trying to get an answer as to what's happening, but I haven't heard back yet.

I'm very sorry to everybody whose waiting on these. I thought I'd have everything in hand by now.
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Brian74 on October 17, 2013, 09:52:58 pm
Its just issue after issue huh rick? Things will pan out :))

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Title: Re: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on October 17, 2013, 10:07:26 pm
Its just issue after issue huh rick? Things will pan out :))

I'm hoping so.

I am, however, looking at future opportunities. This includes looking for a small (likely shared) industrial space and building my own CNC machines. If everything pans out on that plan, then I'd have the ability to assemble them whenever I needed them. 
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: burningtoys on October 19, 2013, 03:27:04 pm
Hey Rick I'm local to you (Oshawa) and would love to grab a couple of these.
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on October 19, 2013, 03:29:13 pm
Hey Rick I'm local to you (Oshawa) and would love to grab a couple of these.

Sounds good! Just so you're aware, I believe ALL of the current order have been spoken for, but once I have them in hand and have verified their quality, I will be opening up a new round of orders.

Thanks for the interest!
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: burningtoys on October 19, 2013, 04:24:15 pm
Quote
Sounds good! Just so you're aware, I believe ALL of the current order have been spoken for, but once I have them in hand and have verified their quality, I will be opening up a new round of orders.

Thanks for the interest!

Sounds good. I'm eyeing a Pinball cabinet and one of the barcade designs.  I just finished my vertical mame cab and want to make something dedicated to horizontal games. I''ll keep an eye on this thread and get in on the next round.
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: mike boss on October 21, 2013, 09:08:29 am
I'm stoked to see these in person.
I think the product line shown here is awesome.
So many great designs.....truly awesome stuff.

Good luck, hope all works out, hope we can all see these soon.
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Mamezilla on October 21, 2013, 09:17:00 am
I'm stoked to see these in person.
I think the product line shown here is awesome.
So many great designs.....truly awesome stuff.

Good luck, hope all works out, hope we can all see these soon.

I second that
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: mike boss on October 23, 2013, 01:54:05 pm
Hey Rick,

Had another question and thought I would ask here.
When you get these I know it will be one of each (if all goes to plan) from my understanding.
I know the intention is to assemble them so people can see a built project, but will you be dressing them up/staging them (not sure of a better term) with joysticks, buttons, bezel, marquee etc to show a true finished project ?

I ask for people who are perhaps less visual who'd like see that.
I've been showing these to a few buddies who forever ask me about my machines but would never pop for one
(be it cash, or wife wont let them, etc) . Telling them these would be an awesome alternative. Most of them responded with "I'll wait til I see yours!" LOL - cheap b@stards !

I think for us involved in the hobby simply taking a look at the MDF model built gives us a good idea, but for others who'd like something for a man cave and are not in the hobby that idea makes sense.
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Brian74 on October 23, 2013, 02:29:01 pm
+1

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Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: HaRuMaN on October 23, 2013, 02:33:02 pm
I'm gonna go out on a limb and say no, since I think he has sold all of his initial line... 
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: mike boss on October 23, 2013, 02:37:03 pm
Perhaps not these inital ones , but a run shortly after.
Again, I feel that these bartops could have sooooo much appeal.
I'd also be willing to bet that locally (Durham, Ontario) there would be people who woulc/could offer such servies with a kit of this nature. If not even buy in bulk, fix up and sell.

None the less, I think a fully assembled (not working, but built) would be a good idea.
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on October 23, 2013, 03:20:45 pm
When you get these I know it will be one of each (if all goes to plan) from my understanding. I know the intention is to assemble them so people can see a built project, but will you be dressing them up/staging them (not sure of a better term) with joysticks, buttons, bezel, marquee etc to show a true finished project?

I ask for people who are perhaps less visual who'd like see that. I've been showing these to a few buddies who forever ask me about my machines but would never pop for one (be it cash, or wife wont let them, etc). Telling them these would be an awesome alternative. Most of them responded with "I'll wait til I see yours!" LOL - cheap b@stards!

I think for us involved in the hobby simply taking a look at the MDF model built gives us a good idea, but for others who'd like something for a man cave and are not in the hobby that idea makes sense.

I'm gonna go out on a limb and say no, since I think he has sold all of his initial line... 

It's certainly an idea that I'm going to work with, yes. Haruman is right, unfortunately. Right now, this "first order" will be in the door/out the door, with a quality control check followed by a brief photo op. I do plan to place a new order almost immediately afterward, as I will be opening the pre-orders of the products, and I do want to have a couple of 'spares' available for my own projects... ...especially considering I spent a part of yesterday disassembling a couple of 17" LCD's from TKW4rr10r - so, there's that.

:D

Now, for the bad news...

I've just (like, just) got off an hour long phone call with my CNC provider, as we were discussing the ongoing delays, and when I hope to receive the wood. As it turns out, the specific issue isn't with my designs at all. It was determined that the CAM program is ignoring most of the arcs in my files. I was asked what program I had designed in, as the CAM software technicians thought that it was because of an import issue, but I have been working natively in Solidworks, so my CNC guy agrees that it's the CAM software that's at fault.

In his own words, "we've spent considerable money on this CAM software, and they told us that they will work 100% with Solidworks, so it's up to them to fix this for us." So, he's back on top of them, pushing them to put out a fix as soon as possible.

So, I'm pretty happy with that. Sure, there's a delay, and I'm forced to 'suck it up' and tell all of you who have been very patiently waiting that yes, there's another delay. But, the fact that it's not a problem with the work I've done makes me very happy. My CNC guy will work through it (hopefully quickly!) and we'll be able to put out a great product.

Thanks again!
Title: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: macattack on October 23, 2013, 07:02:43 pm
Well your other option is send it over here and I can convert it to something he can deal with right away, I ran into this with several files sent over by users and how Mach 3 etc deals with arcs. Open offer.


WWW.Xtremepinball.com
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: HaRuMaN on October 23, 2013, 07:04:13 pm
(http://images.wikia.com/darkheresy/images/0/0c/Its_a_trap.jpg)
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: ebarlow99 on October 24, 2013, 12:05:31 pm
no Trap...Greg's a stand up guy for sure!!!!

FYI no line up on my CNC  ;D
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on October 24, 2013, 03:23:51 pm
FYI no line up on my CNC  ;D

You're not working hard enough!

:lol
Title: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Monkeyvoodoo on October 24, 2013, 04:16:04 pm
I'll be watching for your second run Rick. No room in the wallet this soon before Xmas but the girlfriend is bugging me for a wreckit Ralph cab. Your minitendo cab would be perfect.
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on October 24, 2013, 04:19:17 pm
I'll be watching for your second run Rick. No room in the wallet this soon before Xmas but the girlfriend is bugging me for a wreckit Ralph cab. Your minitendo cab would be perfect.

I hear you! Thanks for the interest! I'm pretty sure I'll have the second run in time for Christmas... ...but we'll definitely see.

Once we're in the swing, and have all the kinks worked out, I'm hoping to run orders once every couple of weeks, so there shouldn't be much of a delay. I certainly don't want to keep people waiting for their cabinets, as it's been killing me up to this point as it is.
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: yotsuya on October 30, 2013, 12:01:39 pm
Any updates?
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on October 30, 2013, 12:24:38 pm
Any updates?

Very small.

My CNC guy is still working with his CAM software provider on the problem, but has offered to rebuild the design parts that are affected by the bug manually - and at no cost - and have one of my designs ready for Friday, my first day off.

I've just started a new job, after a years' hiatus from the working world, and I'm only off today and Friday. So, I hope to have some great pictures up at that time!
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: rablack97 on October 30, 2013, 01:31:06 pm
ok, when are we gonna build something here, all these diagrams, sketch-up pics, and promises......

Can we see some wood?

No more talk..........wood, mdf, melamine, particle board, mould it out of sutcco if you have too....

 :soapbox:   :badmood:

Hi Ya Rick :applaud:

Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: mike boss on October 31, 2013, 10:53:44 am
Like many others here..........I WANT WOOD!
I really look forward to checking these out.
I think this will be such a cool project.
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Brian74 on October 31, 2013, 11:39:26 am
There is a awful lot of talk about wood in this thread lol

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Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on October 31, 2013, 11:56:27 am
There is a awful lot of talk about wood in this thread lol

(http://www.fundamentalguy.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/ron-swanson.jpg)
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: rablack97 on October 31, 2013, 06:22:15 pm
This is getting depressing....

(http://animatedviews.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/05/droopy-02.JPG)
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: rablack97 on October 31, 2013, 06:30:15 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4d8ZDSyFS2g

However, at 0:16 in this video, that will be the response of the audience when we see wood....

Until then, its...0:8 t0 0:15, instead of bags its posts....

and then it's 0:19 to the end of video, if we see one more sketchup drawing w/o wood....


By the way, Unicorns are fictional characters, could this thread be fictional....

Well, FYI, the Unicorns be like.....

(http://www.downvids.net/video/bestimages/img-unicorns-be-like-257.jpg)


Hi Ya Rick :applaud:
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on October 31, 2013, 07:51:45 pm
Shun! Shuuuuuunnnn!!!!!
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: rablack97 on October 31, 2013, 09:16:20 pm
Just giving you a hard time man, waiting for all this greatness to take shape.....Looking forward to your new brood of Bartop goodness... ;D
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: yotsuya on November 01, 2013, 12:39:07 am
:cheers:
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: HaRuMaN on November 01, 2013, 09:33:43 am
 :applaud:
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on November 01, 2013, 10:22:34 am
Received just now:

Quote
"I just got an email last night from the CAM people with some things to try. I'm working on them now, will be in touch shortly." - My CNC Guy

(http://somewhatmanlynerd.com/gifs/bbshockedattuco.gif)

 :o :)
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on November 06, 2013, 09:38:19 am
Good news. The parts are ready, and I can pick them up any time!!! Here's the bad news. I'm working an afternoon/evening shift today (12-930, ack) and the same tomorrow, so I won't be able to pick them up until Friday.

I'm off on Friday, so I will have a comprehensive and exhaustive post then, but I have also asked the CNC guy if he's able to snap some pics for me... If I get them this afternoon, look for a post from me tonight after I get home! I CAN'T WAIT!!!
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on November 06, 2013, 09:41:44 am
Oh, and one more thing...

(http://img.pandawhale.com/post-29966-ITS-HAPPENING-gif-Ron-Paul-HD-xThK.gif)
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: yotsuya on November 06, 2013, 09:48:11 am
Craigslist rules apply here: Unless it's in your truck, there's no deal.  >:D






* Yay Rick!
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on November 06, 2013, 10:21:28 am
Craigslist rules apply here: Unless it's in your truck, there's no deal.  >:D

You son of a ...

 :angry:

Fine. Then I guess you don't want to see more of these...

(http://i.imgur.com/TAZ3O8b.jpg)

;)

* Yay Rick!

HA! Saw that! Ok, ok. Here you go. These are the pics from the potato camera at my CNC guy's place. Everything is skidded and ready to go. Looks like I'm going to need a bigger car. (I drive a Suzuki Swift, sooooo ... yeah.)

The Skid, top down:

(http://i.imgur.com/rW2vspu.jpg)

The rear top piece, showing the venting:

(http://i.imgur.com/njz86Wv.jpg)

The common monitor mount, including both sets of mounting holes:

(http://i.imgur.com/yWV83AH.jpg)

The Contender's control panel:

(http://i.imgur.com/Xwv6dyV.jpg)

The Contender's control panel, in a closer detail:

(http://i.imgur.com/ys7KAZ3.jpg)

So, there's a bit of cleanup to do on the pieces - giving them all the once-over with some fine sandpaper and dusting them up, but there you go. We're ... almost ... there! (I'll forgo the "wood" jokes for the time being, and save you all from me posting "The O Face" gif.

:D

p.s. Haruman, TTT, if you please!!!
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: HaRuMaN on November 06, 2013, 10:22:52 am
What is TTT?  ???
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on November 06, 2013, 10:25:05 am
What is TTT?  ???

To the top!!! (My fun way of requesting "sticky status".) Thank you, good sir! It's been a loooooong time coming.

:D
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: HaRuMaN on November 06, 2013, 10:26:02 am
Done.  Lol.
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets NOW AVAILABLE! - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: yotsuya on November 06, 2013, 10:28:32 am
Imagine the crowd is chanting your name:

(http://www.reactiongifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/orson_wells_Slow-Clap.gif)
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets NOW AVAILABLE! - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on November 06, 2013, 10:32:29 am
Imagine the crowd is chanting your name.

Thank you! LOL.

Really, it does mean a lot to me to have the support of the Membership here. I'm really happy to be able to provide these, and will do my best to continue giving back to the community wherever possible!
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets NOW AVAILABLE! - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: macattack on November 06, 2013, 10:37:39 am
looking good. you are right about needing to get a truck now :)

love the fact they labelled all the parts. makes life alot easier, id love to have that done but since it means i would need to do it myself, i think i'll have to skip it :)

looking forward to seeing the test fit pics.
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets NOW AVAILABLE! - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: opt2not on November 06, 2013, 03:47:42 pm
Let the bartop wars begin!  :applaud:
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets NOW AVAILABLE! - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Mamezilla on November 06, 2013, 05:40:52 pm
 :applaud:

Great news !!!
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets NOW AVAILABLE! - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Typefighter01 on November 06, 2013, 05:45:25 pm
Good for you Rick, I am glad things are coming together  :cheers:
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets NOW AVAILABLE! - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: SgtSlaughter on November 06, 2013, 09:02:57 pm
Woohoo!   :applaud:v

Now when these shipping?  (Or available for pickup)  :cheers:
Title: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets NOW AVAILABLE! - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Monkeyvoodoo on November 06, 2013, 09:34:48 pm
Awesome! Now to wait until January to put my order in
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets NOW AVAILABLE! - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: mike boss on November 07, 2013, 08:05:11 am
Excited to see these come together.
Cant wait to see them in person.

Perhaps I need to ask the wife for one for my B-day (Dec 21st) ???????

Glad to see it's all coming together Rick!

Make sure you share this info on CGCC!
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets NOW AVAILABLE! - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on November 07, 2013, 08:58:01 am
looking good. you are right about needing to get a truck now :) love the fact they labelled all the parts. makes life alot easier, id love to have that done but since it means i would need to do it myself, i think i'll have to skip it :) looking forward to seeing the test fit pics.

No kidding about the truck. I actually did pay $4 a sheet extra for the labeling, but I see that as a definite positive, since I had so many pieces at the end of a six sheet run!

Let the bartop wars begin!  :applaud:

LOL. Those started a long time ago, and I figure I've lost more than my fair share of battles. I've kicked myself for coming out of the gate so early with my designs, because nobody was really focused on making bartops inspired by the originals (en masse, anyway) until after I came out with mine.

Ah well. Next time, I won't be so quick to throw out my new ideas before I have "prototype in hand".

;)

Great news!!!

Thanks for the support! (The cheque's in the mail!)

;)

Good for you Rick, I am glad things are coming together.

Seriously, thank you. After both my Wife and I were let go a year ago, and having so much difficulty finding jobs recently, I hope that this will be a small bit of positive "something" that can help out, even just a little.

Woohoo! Now, when these shipping?  (Or available for pickup)

I'm off on Friday and Saturday, and will be focused on getting things checked for quality (fit and finish) at that point. This also means a trip out to Brampton (Uline, bitches! Hey Haruman, I can drive to mine!  >:D) to buy me some boxes and the local Dollarama for extra packing material.

If I'm really, really lucky, everything that I have that is "spoken for" (which, actually is everything!) will be picked up or shipped out the door before the end of the weekend.

Awesome! Now to wait until January to put my order in.

No worries, sir! I'm at your service, and only hope that the prototypes live up to the images I have in my head!

Excited to see these come together. Can't wait to see them in person. Perhaps I need to ask the wife for one for my B-day (Dec 21st)? Glad to see it's all coming together Rick! Make sure you share this info on CGCC!

LOL. No worries! My next stop is the CGCC for a bit of a "teaser post". I'm sure that it's going to drum up some serious business over the coming couple of weeks, what with Christmas and all.

And to everybody here - I can not impart enough how much I appreciate your support. The inspiration of the custom builders, of Haruman, macattack and all of the others who provide products to the arcade enthusiast community as a whole, and the people who simply play. Without these people, there would be no community, and I wouldn't be so lucky as to be doing what I am doing.

Thank you all, so very, very much.

 :notworthy:
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets NOW AVAILABLE! - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: HaRuMaN on November 07, 2013, 09:11:16 am
LOL. Those started a long time ago, and I figure I've lost more than my fair share of battles. I've kicked myself for coming out of the gate so early with my designs, because nobody was really focused on making bartops inspired by the originals (en masse, anyway) until after I came out with mine.

Ah well. Next time, I won't be so quick to throw out my new ideas before I have "prototype in hand".

;)

*cough*IcallBS,checkthedates*cough*

I am also working a new design for a vertical kit.   :applaud:

MVS inspired single player:
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets NOW AVAILABLE! - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: HaRuMaN on November 07, 2013, 09:14:05 am
I'm off on Friday and Saturday, and will be focused on getting things checked for quality (fit and finish) at that point. This also means a trip out to Brampton (Uline, bitches! Hey Haruman, I can drive to mine!  >:D) to buy me some boxes and the local Dollarama for extra packing material.

I do wish I had a Uline closer.  Paying $20+ for shipping every time I need 10 more boxes sucks.
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets NOW AVAILABLE! - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on November 07, 2013, 09:14:28 am
*cough*IcallBS,checkthedates*cough*

LOL. I may be a cade snob, but I don't count MVS/NeoGeo as being a 'classic cabinet design'. I was really talking the Midway and Nintendo. (So much so, that I needed to Google what the f "MVS" stood for.)

:lol
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets NOW AVAILABLE! - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: HaRuMaN on November 07, 2013, 09:15:52 am
*cough*IcallBS,checkthedates*cough*

LOL. I may be a cade snob, but I don't count MVS/NeoGeo as being a 'classic cabinet design'. I was really talking the Midway and Nintendo. (So much so, that I needed to Google what the f "MVS" stood for.)

:lol

Midway was April 24th.  ;)
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets NOW AVAILABLE! - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on November 07, 2013, 09:18:59 am
Midway was April 24th.  ;)

(http://www.dusa.de/images/DogbertBah.gif)

Ok, fine. I'll concede that. Nintendo is what I meant. Strictly Nintendo.

;)
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets NOW AVAILABLE! - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: HaRuMaN on November 07, 2013, 09:20:46 am
Nintendo was a customer request.  I had no plans to do one, really.  Glad I did, though.  It's now just behind the widescreen weecade as a the top-seller.
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets NOW AVAILABLE! - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on November 07, 2013, 09:22:16 am
Nintendo was a customer request.  I had no plans to do one, really.  Glad I did, though.  It's now just behind the widescreen weecade as a the top-seller.

Then, you're welcome for the inspiration.

;)

(Seriously. You don't have to say it. I won't hold you to it. But you know it's all me, dude.)

:lol ;) :D
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets NOW AVAILABLE! - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: yotsuya on November 07, 2013, 09:30:25 am
*cough*IcallBS,checkthedates*cough*

LOL. I may be a cade snob, but I don't count MVS/NeoGeo as being a 'classic cabinet design'.

Be careful saying that. You might unleash a hoarde of fanboys.
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets NOW AVAILABLE! - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on November 07, 2013, 09:34:55 am
Be careful saying that. You might unleash a hoarde of fanboys.

I know. I guess I'm an old codger that way. I just always saw those cabinets as being an "oh look, a 4-in-1 system. Somebody couldn't afford the space for four real arcade games?"

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_ScX3v-08ZUU/SZyuUz0RqbI/AAAAAAAAAYY/QXiDdqy1h5A/s400/gran-torino-clint-eastwood.jpg)

Also: GET OFF MY LAWN.
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets NOW AVAILABLE! - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: mike boss on November 07, 2013, 09:46:39 am
The idea of bartop units that borrow from the classics is a great idea.
I can see why people are so excited!
As I said before I can't wait to see pics of the Nintendo inspired model all put together.
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets NOW AVAILABLE! - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on November 07, 2013, 10:01:18 am
The idea of bartop units that borrow from the classics is a great idea. I can see why people are so excited! As I said before I can't wait to see pics of the Nintendo inspired model all put together.

I'm excited for this too! If I can, I'm hoping to assemble everything, and have a "group photo"... A few bartops and a pinball cab!
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets NOW AVAILABLE! - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on November 08, 2013, 07:21:46 am
2013.11.08 - The Day

05:30 : The alarm goes off, and my Wife goes to shower and get ready for work.
05:48 : My Wife returns from the washroom, wakes me, and starts to get dressed.
05:50 : I start getting dressed, and go in to help my six-year old get ready.
06:09 : Breakfast! Om nom nom nom! Coffee! Mmmmmm...
06:27 : Time to brush our teeth and get ready to leave.
06:38 : Dressed and out the door! Time for us to drive my Wife to catch the train to Toronto. (ugh)
06:59 : Kiss my Wife goodbye, and watch her walk towards the train. Drive my Son back to his daycare.
07:06 : Return to the car, and open the rear hatch. Empty the contents of the trunk, and fold down the rear seating. My body is ready.
07:10 : Reenter the house, sit down with coffee in hand (still warm!) and log in to BYOAC.
07:19 : Rest. Relax. Breathe. It is almost here.

...time to open my E-Mail, print the invoice for my parts pickup, and Google directions to the location so that I can be there for when they open their doors at 09:00. Today is going to be a good day.

(http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/QWfbGGZE07M/maxresdefault.jpg)
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets NOW AVAILABLE! - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on November 08, 2013, 10:00:04 am
Well, it certainly wouldn't be my thread if I didn't post a 'good news, bad news' story, now would it?

Here's the good news:

(http://i.imgur.com/HiiUkaZ.jpg)

I'm in the middle of my first load! It's all AMAZING LOOKING. The quality is definitely top notch.  Here's the bad news. When the supplied replaced some stock that didn't cut right, because it was their issue, they ate the cost, and ordered me some wood. The bad part comes in where the wood they ordered is actually almost 1/8" wider than mine.

(http://i.imgur.com/u7mHX3L.jpg)

This wouldn't be too big of a deal if most of these pieces weren't tenons, the part that fits into the mortises... ...basically, the 'tabs' that fit into the 'slots'. The original pieces that are cut fit very, very tight - which is expected. The larger ones won't. Ever.

I've already sent my e-mail, asking for a quick resolution, and hope to have one very, very soon. As it is, I'm going to do an inventory of the affected parts, and see if I can get a few items assembled for pics. If I'm very, very lucky (which doesn't seem to happen much, does it?) I'll have pictures of me smiling very soon.

But right now, I've got to take Terry (the warehouse guy who's really great) his coffee, and get me some more parts.

ONWARD!!!

:D
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets NOW AVAILABLE! - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: pbj on November 08, 2013, 10:02:08 am
I got $50 shipped for one of your goofed cabinets.  I'll just run the edges across my table router.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets NOW AVAILABLE! - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on November 08, 2013, 10:55:35 am
I got $50 shipped for one of your goofed cabinets.  I'll just run the edges across my table router.

 :cheers:

Let me see if I have enough of the improperly sized pieces to build a full-on cabinet. I don't think I do, but if I'm wrong, we can talk. (See, mebronx? That's how it's done.)

;)
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets NOW AVAILABLE! - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on November 08, 2013, 10:57:49 am
Also, not even 10 minutes after I e-mailed the CNC guy to let him know about the issues, I received this response:

Quote
Please send an assembly to my attention, we will certainly recut the oversized parts. Clearly someone grabbed the wrong stock.

So, we're good.

Now, I gotta go unload my second batch of parts. There's quite a bit of furring that I'll try and touch up and sand out, but it all looks AMAZING! I'm especially excited to see what a pinball machine looks like all assembled.

:D
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets NOW AVAILABLE! - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: yotsuya on November 08, 2013, 11:02:57 am
You must have jinxed yourself because you used a photo of Ice Cube when referencing a Dr. Dre song.  :cheers:






Glad they are going to make it right so quickly.
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets NOW AVAILABLE! - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on November 08, 2013, 11:07:34 am
You must have jinxed yourself because you used a photo of Ice Cube when referencing a Dr. Dre song. :cheers:

Oh?

Ice Cube It Was a Good Day (lyrics) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3EeBFE44MU#)

Glad they are going to make it right so quickly.

So am I, my friend!

 :applaud:
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets NOW AVAILABLE! - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: yotsuya on November 08, 2013, 11:15:14 am
OK, just checked. I will admit to being wrong. I will admit the lily-white Canadian has better Gangsta Rap skills than I do.  :notworthy:
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets NOW AVAILABLE! - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on November 08, 2013, 11:30:35 am
I will admit the lily-white Canadian has better Gangsta Rap skills than I do.

*Nervously looks around for the hidden camera.*

:D

No worries, good sir. Both Cube and Dre were in NWA back in the day, so it's easy to get them mixed up sometimes. (Can I call them "Cube" and "Dre"? I mean, with me being "lily-white" and all. LMAO.) On a serious note, I once Tweeted Ice-T about how Ice Cube went from hardcore rapper to the guy in the "Are We There Yet?" family flicks, and he replied to me, "N-word's can't be angry all the motherfuckin' time."

:lol
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets NOW AVAILABLE! - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: yotsuya on November 08, 2013, 11:35:13 am
I will admit the lily-white Canadian has better Gangsta Rap skills than I do.

*Nervously looks around for the hidden camera.*

:D

No worries, good sir. Both Cube and Dre were in NWA back in the day, so it's easy to get them mixed up sometimes. (Can I call them "Cube" and "Dre"? I mean, with me being "lily-white" and all. LMAO.) On a serious note, I once Tweeted Ice-T about how Ice Cube went from hardcore rapper to the guy in the "Are We There Yet?" family flicks, and he replied to me, "N-word's can't be angry all the motherfuckin' time."

:lol

Actually, I can't stand Gangsta Rap, but back in 1993 the girl I was dating did. If you want a little something something, you don't change the radio dial.
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets NOW AVAILABLE! - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on November 08, 2013, 11:36:55 am
If you want a little something something, you don't change the radio dial.

Words to live by.

:cheers:
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets NOW AVAILABLE! - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: pbj on November 08, 2013, 11:37:33 am
No worries, good sir. Both Cube and Dre were in NWA back in the day, so it's easy to get them mixed up sometimes. (Can I call them "Cube" and "Dre"? I mean, with me being "lily-white" and all. LMAO.) On a serious note, I once Tweeted Ice-T about how Ice Cube went from hardcore rapper to the guy in the "Are We There Yet?" family flicks, and he replied to me, "N-word's can't be angry all the motherfuckin' time."

Didn't Ice-T and Ice Cube go to the same dance school in the 80s?

Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets NOW AVAILABLE! - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on November 08, 2013, 11:38:24 am
Didn't Ice-T and Ice Cube go to the same dance school in the 80s?

Ice ... capades?
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets NOW AVAILABLE! - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: HaRuMaN on November 08, 2013, 11:43:01 am
I find it pretty funny that Ice-T plays a cop on TV now... 
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets NOW AVAILABLE! - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Ginsu Victim on November 08, 2013, 01:09:50 pm
^wasn't he a cop way back in New Jack City? Or was he the bad guy? I don't remember....
Title: Re: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets NOW AVAILABLE! - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on November 08, 2013, 01:11:55 pm
^wasn't he a cop way back in New Jack City? Or was he the bad guy? I don't remember....

He played a cop, and had the best line EVER in that movie. "I want to kill you so bad..." ...look up the rest. Lol.
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets NOW AVAILABLE! - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: opt2not on November 08, 2013, 03:40:11 pm
Didn't Ice-T and Ice Cube go to the same dance school in the 80s?

Ice ... capades?

You're thinking Vanilla Ice...?
Vanilla Ice Ninja Rap [HD] Go Ninja, Go Ninja GO! - High Quality (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_K6971WmAs#)
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets NOW AVAILABLE! - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on November 08, 2013, 03:47:01 pm
So, I'm ... almost ... there!

I've just spent the past couple of hours outside, trying to cut off the remaining tabs (my CNC guy doesn't have a vacuum table, sadly) and sand up the edges so they are up to an acceptable level of quality. I have the majority of the parts in piles, around my dining room, so that I can identify all of the pieces, as well as the ones that are improper sizes and the ones that are missing. (It looks like maybe 3 pieces may have been either misplaced or accidentally thrown out with the waste wood.)

No worries either way - my CNC guy is ready for the "here's what's missing" order, and is committed to making it right. Good on him.

So - do I continue dusting and vacuuming my back hall, or do you want me to snap some pictures [to_haruman]with my Nikon D3100 camera[/to_haruman]?

 >:D
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets NOW AVAILABLE! - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: HaRuMaN on November 08, 2013, 03:49:50 pm
So - do I continue dusting and vacuuming my back hall, or do you want me to snap some pictures [to_haruman]with my Nikon D3100 camera[/to_haruman]?

 >:D

Did you not see the non-potato camera pic?

http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,130522.msg1399769.html#msg1399769 (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,130522.msg1399769.html#msg1399769)

You better get dusting and vacuuming before your wife finds what you did...  >:D
Title: Re: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets NOW AVAILABLE! - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on November 08, 2013, 03:54:06 pm
Did you not see the non-potato camera pic?

I did! Looks awesome! (The Midway Rep forwarded it to me.)

;)

 
You better get dusting and vacuuming before your wife finds what you did...  >:D

Too true!

:lol
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets NOW AVAILABLE! - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: Rick on November 08, 2013, 04:32:47 pm
Alright, that took way too long. Here's some pics of what I've got done:

(http://i.imgur.com/ZMPNATJ.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/FABMxP7.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/EkUesK8.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/2jW22v0.jpg)

So, I have one complete Williams Widebody kit, one Midway inspired, two Nintendo inspired and one Taito inspired kit.

Orders are now OPEN for the next set. I still have to contact those who want these ones. If you're interested, please PM me with your e-mail address, and I'll contact you that way. Constant PM's back and forth fill up my inbox fast!

Thank you!!!

Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets NOW AVAILABLE! - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: mike boss on November 08, 2013, 06:46:15 pm
I gotta see a complete Nintendo...................cant wait !
Title: Re: CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets - Orders Now Open! Proudly Canadian.
Post by: Rick on November 09, 2013, 11:24:58 am
I gotta see a complete Nintendo...................cant wait !

Do you know how irritating it is to have a dining room full of these parts, and not be able to assemble them??? Allow me to explain:

I cut the mortises (the slots) into the sides at 5/8", to match the depth of the tenons (the tabs), which I see now was a mistake. Without at least 1/8" clearance (I should have made the mortises 11/16") I fear that the tenons won't fit into the slots without squeezing the MDF significantly - and this would mean using a rubber mallet, which would more than likely damage the wood.

So, I am going to setup my router table and shave the tenons on everything - the internal supports, the tops and bottoms (and in the case of the Contender, the marquee base), so that they are just under 11/16" depth... ...and this should fix all of the problems for assembly. I'm hoping that I get a good day to do it (right now, it's raining) and in line with the same time I receive my replacement parts from the CNC shop.

Once I've done that, everything will be assembled, photographed, packed and shipped!
Title: Re: CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets - Orders Now Open! Proudly Canadian.
Post by: JDFan on November 09, 2013, 11:39:50 am
Just don't forget to notify the CNC guy that you need to adjust the tenons -- It's one thing to have to fix it on the first run but even worse if you go to production and forget to fix it beforehand in the plans !!!!
Title: Re: CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets - Orders Now Open! Proudly Canadian.
Post by: Rick on November 09, 2013, 01:11:41 pm
Just don't forget to notify the CNC guy that you need to adjust the tenons -- It's one thing to have to fix it on the first run but even worse if you go to production and forget to fix it beforehand in the plans !!!!

Smart.

I do actually have to re-engage with the CNC guy, because last time, I provided him with all of the current assemblies (two Contenders, two Titans, one Galaxy and one Pinball Machine) and he used the nesting capabilities of the CAM software to maximize the spacing. That meant that a lot of different parts of different assemblies found there way into different sheets. Going forward, I would really like to standardize a single sheet, so that I might fit two of the same bartop on the same sheet. Only then, would I be happy with sending in a request without an attached assembly.
Title: Re: CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets - Orders Now Open! Proudly Canadian.
Post by: mike boss on November 12, 2013, 11:25:07 am
I'm like a kid @ X-Mass waiting in anticipation. ;D
I keep coming back waiting for the updates.
Really excited, glad it's all coming together Rick. :applaud:
Title: Re: CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets - Orders Now Open! Proudly Canadian.
Post by: yotsuya on November 12, 2013, 11:32:07 am
You going to put one of these on the back of every cab:

(http://www.truenorthgear.ca/Assets/design07_09.jpg)

 >:D
Title: Re: CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets - Orders Now Open! Proudly Canadian.
Post by: opt2not on November 12, 2013, 11:34:58 am
The True North, Strong and Free.  :cheers:
Title: Re: CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets - Orders Now Open! Proudly Canadian.
Post by: yotsuya on November 12, 2013, 11:46:49 am
Will it be standard to mount the hockey stick holder on the back, or do clients have to specially request that?

(http://lumberjocks.com/assets/pictures/projects/98910-438x.jpg)
Title: Re: CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets - Orders Now Open! Proudly Canadian.
Post by: opt2not on November 12, 2013, 11:55:46 am
That's a great idea. Though this might be too cumbersome to pack on my dog-sled. ;)

Also, hockey is the greatest sport in the world. Just sayin.
Title: Re: CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets - Orders Now Open! Proudly Canadian.
Post by: yotsuya on November 12, 2013, 12:07:52 pm
That's a great idea. Though this might be too cumbersome to pack on my dog-sled. ;)

Also, hockey is the greatest sport in the world. Just sayin.

Oh, I agree with you about hockey. I'm been going to games here in Arizona since 1990 (minors, then NHL).
Title: Re: CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets - Orders Now Open! Proudly Canadian.
Post by: Rick on November 13, 2013, 08:42:46 am
You going to put one of these on the back of every cab:

(http://www.truenorthgear.ca/Assets/design07_09.jpg)

Funny you mention that. I was considering something similar.

;)


Oh, I agree with you about hockey. I'm been going to games here in Arizona since 1990 (minors, then NHL).

I'm a bad Canadian. I don't even watch hockey. Then I make jokes in poor taste, like MS-Painting a Leafs logo over someone else's favourite team's logo on a cocktail cabinet they made... Some people are real fans.

Of course, I do support Canadian sports. I believe the CFL is a better game than the NFL (for whatever reason my Grade 7 gym teacher gave me thirty years ago) even though I never watch football, and I happily pay a bit towards my twelve-year-old Son's rep-level hockey attendance.
Title: Re: CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets - Orders Now Open! Proudly Canadian.
Post by: opt2not on November 13, 2013, 11:23:09 am
No wonder you didn't reply to my email about the Canucks/Leafs game.
But good on you Rick, not all Canadians need to watch hockey. Personally I'm a fan of the big 3, hockey, basketball and football. NFL though, I can't stand CFL. The rule changes are too much in the favour of a passing game only and the production values seem less than Collage football.

The whole hockey thing is actually something I've been getting annoyed of lately. This country puts way too much emphasis in the sport that it dwarfs any other support for the others.
In fact, the association of patriotism and sports in Canada has been really laid on thick.  For example, Canadian teams get preferential broadcasting for other sports other than hockey. Basketball and baseball is the worst. There could be an awesome rivalry NBA game scheduled, say OKC vs Miami, but it won't get broadcasted because its not the crappy Raptors. Baseball's the same,  unless its the Bluejays, we don't care to show anything else. Not sure if this is different back east, but in the west its real sad that we're forced to watch the two Toronto teams.

I personally would not like hockey to define Canadians. We've done much more than that (see inventions, our part in wars, our social advancements, environmental awareness, great taste in beer...).

We try so hard to differentiate ourselves from Americans, that its really only cared about in this country, something that strokes our own egos. You're average American knows nothing about Canada, nor do they care to, USA has enough problems of their own.  And in the world, unless you specifically point-out that you're Canadian, most people just assume you're american. But i advise you to do point-out you're Canadian, especially in the European countries, you'll get more friendly interactions.

This is a big deal for me lately because the wife and i are planning our first child, and it got me thinking what sport will he/she clamber onto? I want my kid(s) to have a variety of choice, not just raise your typical Canadian hockey players.

Sorry for the rant.

Back on topic, if you are going to mark where its made, i'd suggest branding it on the inside.
(Actually, this whole thing got me thinking that perhaps the wood that the other guys are using is from Canada too! I wouldn't be surprised if it was imported wood...:lol)
 
Title: Re: CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets - Orders Now Open! Proudly Canadian.
Post by: mike boss on November 18, 2013, 11:01:26 am
5 days...no update.....Rick your killing us! lol

In all seriousness I wanted to share this :

http://www.homedepot.ca/product/f15t8-fluorescent-direct-wire-undercabinet-fixture-18-inches/980573 (http://www.homedepot.ca/product/f15t8-fluorescent-direct-wire-undercabinet-fixture-18-inches/980573)

I use these in all my cabinets, they sell @ Home Depot for about $12.
But what I noticed other day was cool. I remove the plastic that covers the bulb to get a more bright marquee.
I took the curved plastic cover and placed it overtop my Nintendo bracket. Was near perfect !
I thought perhaps  I could use some black poster board on the underside and then paint this gloss back and use as a bracket for one of your machines.

Just thought I'd share.
Title: Re: CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets - Orders Now Open! Proudly Canadian.
Post by: Malenko on November 18, 2013, 12:30:38 pm
I personally would not like hockey to define Canadians. We've done much more than that (see inventions, our part in wars, our social advancements, environmental awareness, great taste in beer...).

And Loverboy AND Justin Beiber!

/double-sarcasm

Also, for the record, when I went to Taiwan I told everyone I was Canadian American Stigma sucks.
Title: Re: CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets - Orders Now Open! Proudly Canadian.
Post by: Rick on November 18, 2013, 07:16:30 pm
And Loverboy AND Justin Beiber! /double-sarcasm

I'm sorry. Headstones and William Shatner, you say? Ryan Gosling for the ladies? (and 'comfortable-with-their-sexuality' guys) April Wine and Michael J. Fox? Bachman Turner Overdrive and Jim Carrey?

Also, for the record, when I went to Taiwan I told everyone I was Canadian American Stigma sucks.

I watched an 'educational video' with work once, where they advised American travelers to sew a Canadian flag on their backpacks when traveling to countries that were considered 'less safe' than others.

Go Us.

;)
Title: Re: CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets - Orders Now Open! Proudly Canadian.
Post by: opt2not on November 18, 2013, 10:45:03 pm
I watched an 'educational video' with work once, where they advised American travelers to sew a Canadian flag on their backpacks when traveling to countries that were considered 'less safe' than others.

Go Us.

;)
Yeah I don't agree with that at all. Has the potential to sully the good Canadian name. Some Americans are a bit too American, if you know what I mean. My wife has here moments, which prompts me to remind her she's not living in the States anymore, and in some places in Vancouver, acting like that will get you in a fight.  We've had our fair share of hate from the ignorant around here.
Title: Re: CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets - Orders Now Open! Proudly Canadian.
Post by: Rick on November 21, 2013, 10:48:56 am
Ok, BACK TO THE WOOD!

Here's the current status. I've been working way too many hours - so many, many apologies for the number of 'non-posts'. In fact, I'm ready for work right now, and have a shift in a bit over an hour, with some things to do in the interim. So, I am truly sorry for the lack of updates.

I am still waiting for the completed recuts, and they should be along any time now. Once I have them, I will be working feverishly to trim down the edges to fit, as well as carving the t-molding channels, so that I can - finally - have a product worthy of showcasing! That being said, here's some IMPORTANT BREAKING NEWS!

I have placed an order with my CNC guy for 10 more sheets... ...and that's 4 more sheets than I had with this order right here. So, once everything is perfect, orders will commence, and more wood will be cut.

Keep watching this space for more info! And thank you for your continued patience.
Title: Re: CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets - Orders Now Open! Proudly Canadian.
Post by: mike boss on November 26, 2013, 09:52:28 am
Cant wait to see these all built Rick.
Leaning towards doing a Fix It Felix.

So I guess all issues with the CNC guys have been sorted out now ?
It should be a simple order process now ?
Title: Re: CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets - Orders Now Open! Proudly Canadian.
Post by: Rick on November 27, 2013, 03:20:27 pm
Cant wait to see these all built Rick.

Can you wait ... another couple of hours?

Seriously, I've just got outside (after trying to rid my attic of squirrels, to no avail) and finished calibrating the router to trim 1/16" x 1/4" off each ridge, and it now fits PERFECTLY. I'm going back outside in a couple of minutes, after a quick break - mostly to post this.

Leaning towards doing a Fix It Felix.

DOO EET! After a nice, quick wheel-n-deal, I now have 10 sheets of 5/8" MDF sitting in my CNC guys' shop, ready for new cabinets!

So I guess all issues with the CNC guys have been sorted out now? It should be a simple order process now?

It looks like we're in the home stretch. I want to get these assembled, pics taken, and then I'll be working with "The Boss" (my Wife) to come up with a good game plan to go forward. She's in Quality (that's what she said!) and I'm definitely going to talk to her about 'best processes', if you know what I mean.

;)

On an even more serious note, I was talking with one of the business partners at my CNC guy's shop, and got to discussing building your own CNC. I sent my guy a bunch of videos and background information and told him about how my Wife and I had considered renting some industrial space, building up a handful of CNC machines, and starting up our own business... I then made a comment saying, "Unfortunately, the time on that idea ran out, and we both have since found employment... ...but if your company wanted to invest in me and my idea, I'd certainly be open to discussing it!"

...and so an hour later, my CNC guy replied, and wants to talk about the idea in the new year. Specifically, he said, "I would be interested in discussing this with you in the new year (December is booked solid). Reach out in early January and perhaps we can sit down to discuss what you have in mind."

So I'm all like, WHAT JUST HAPPENED???

:o

We'll see...
Title: Re: CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets - Orders Now Open! Proudly Canadian.
Post by: pbj on November 27, 2013, 03:24:37 pm
He's gonna ask you to wire him $3,000 in "document fees" from Western Union.  That's what is going to happen.

Title: Re: CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets - Orders Now Open! Proudly Canadian.
Post by: yotsuya on November 27, 2013, 03:51:31 pm
It looks like we're in the home stretch. I want to get these assembled, pics taken, and then I'll be working with "The Boss" (my Wife) to come up with a good game plan to go forward. She's in Quality (that's what she said!) and I'm definitely going to talk to her about 'best processes', if you know what I mean.

;)

Are you implying that you guys are going to have sex? If so,  :cheers:
Title: Re: CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets - Orders Now Open! Proudly Canadian.
Post by: Rick on November 27, 2013, 03:53:35 pm
He's gonna ask you to wire him $3,000 in "document fees" from Western Union. That's what is going to happen.

Come to think of it, he DID say he was a Nigerian Prince!

:lol

Are you implying that you guys are going to have sex? If so,  :cheers:

Thank you. And yes, yes we are.

:D

Anywho, joking aside, here's what my blood, sweat and tears looks like assembled. And photographed with Haruman's potato:

(http://i.imgur.com/uGumQ0w.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/rC2kSxR.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/xKQsVsx.jpg)

I like it!
Title: Re: CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets - Orders Now Open! Proudly Canadian.
Post by: HaRuMaN on November 27, 2013, 03:59:35 pm
What, no t-molding slots?  :o
Title: Re: CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets - Orders Now Open! Proudly Canadian.
Post by: Rick on November 27, 2013, 04:01:54 pm
What, no t-molding slots?  :o

Puhh-leaze. I'm doing the lot of them all at once. That's coming soon. I was testing fit'n'finish.

:D
Title: Re: CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets - Orders Now Open! Proudly Canadian.
Post by: yotsuya on November 27, 2013, 04:11:59 pm
What's all that white stuff in your backyard, mang?

(http://okc.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/tony-montana-11.jpg)
Title: Re: CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets - Orders Now Open! Proudly Canadian.
Post by: Rick on November 27, 2013, 04:13:25 pm
What's all that white stuff in your backyard, mang?

I wish!! I mean ... er ... Umm, snow.
Title: Re: CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets - Orders Now Open! Proudly Canadian.
Post by: opt2not on November 27, 2013, 05:03:09 pm
What's all that white stuff in your backyard, mang?

I wish!! I mean ... er ... Umm, snow.
I have no idea what that is.

West siiiiiiiide!
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_EBmpqCL3evc/SnZVPVWt3FI/AAAAAAAACoI/WGPs4bp6E48/s400/tupac_west_side.jpg)
Title: Re: CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets - Orders Now Open! Proudly Canadian.
Post by: Rick on November 28, 2013, 08:20:35 pm
Sure, I'm up to my neck in pre Black Friday goodness, but not too busy to post today's news...

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/29/uvytameq.jpg)

The tabs were a bit finicky, so that's the reason for the clamps.
Title: Re: CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets - Orders Now Open! Proudly Canadian.
Post by: burningtoys on November 29, 2013, 03:02:20 pm
Looking good! I gotta get in on the next order.
Title: Re: CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets - Orders Now Open! Proudly Canadian.
Post by: Monkeyvoodoo on November 30, 2013, 02:29:33 am
Sure, I'm up to my neck in pre Black Friday goodness, but not too busy to post today's news...

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/29/uvytameq.jpg)

The tabs were a bit finicky, so that's the reason for the clamps.

Looking slick there Rick.
I think it's been asked before but are you providing templates for designing sideart and cp art?
Title: Re: CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets - Orders Now Open! Proudly Canadian.
Post by: Rick on November 30, 2013, 10:13:18 am
Looking slick there Rick. I think it's been asked before but are you providing templates for designing sideart and cp art?

Thanks, man! Yes, I will absolutely be providing templates for both the side and control panel artwork. I've got them configured 1:1 in Photoshop, which I believe is the "go to" program of choice.

I've since managed to do the edge routing for the t-molding, and hope to make a big splash with pictures as soon as work slows down. I'm off on Sunday (finally!) so I'm going to make a big push towards getting in touch with all of the current buyers, and to get some good looking pictures!!!

Thanks again, everyone, for your support!
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Post by: opt2not on November 30, 2013, 03:57:39 pm
Yeah bud, this is looking tight!
 :applaud:
Title: Re: CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets - Orders Now Open! Proudly Canadian.
Post by: gmurad on November 30, 2013, 09:35:19 pm
Hey, any news on a 2 player version? I think the Cubic would work out with 2 players since the sides are not blocked (like the Galaxy). I want to buy a 2 player cubic and I'm in Toronto, I'm willing to buy ASAP.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Re: CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets - Orders Now Open! Proudly Canadian.
Post by: Rick on December 01, 2013, 12:33:54 am
Hey, any news on a 2 player version? I think the Cubic would work out with 2 players since the sides are not blocked (like the Galaxy).

I'll focus on that for the upcoming order, and make the two player available for the Cubic and Titan models. I hope to place the next order in the next week or so. Cool?
Title: Re: CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets - Orders Now Open! Proudly Canadian.
Post by: mike boss on December 02, 2013, 03:26:12 pm
Rick, looks amazing !!!!
That Nintendo inspired model is a thing of beauty.

Looking forward to more progress, great work.
Title: Re: Re: CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets - Orders Now Open! Proudly Canadian.
Post by: gmurad on December 02, 2013, 07:26:27 pm
Hey, any news on a 2 player version? I think the Cubic would work out with 2 players since the sides are not blocked (like the Galaxy).

I'll focus on that for the upcoming order, and make the two player available for the Cubic and Titan models. I hope to place the next order in the next week or so. Cool?

Hi Rick. Thanks for the reply.
Do you have a rough estimate of when I would be able to pickup a 2 player cubic? I'm just trying to figure out if I want to wait for your next order or take my cad to the CNC shop that I know(they charge more than you but I don't want to wait too much)

Thanks.
Title: Re: CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets - Orders Now Open! Proudly Canadian.
Post by: mike boss on December 03, 2013, 12:28:21 pm
Lookin' Good Rick, Lookin' Good!!!!
Can't wait to see more examples.

Based on the models, having them infront of you, do you think 2 player would work well ?
A 2 player, 6 button per side layout for example.

Title: Re: CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets - Orders Now Open! Proudly Canadian.
Post by: yotsuya on December 03, 2013, 12:29:24 pm
Lookin' Good Rick, Lookin' Good!!!!
Can't wait to see more examples.

Based on the models, having them infront of you, do you think 2 player would work well ?
A 2 player, 6 button per side layout for example.

The TITAN XTRA - Coming Spring 2014!  >:D
Title: Re: Re: CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets - Orders Now Open! Proudly Canadian.
Post by: Rick on December 03, 2013, 12:31:24 pm
The TITAN XTRA - Coming Spring 2014!  >:D

Ribbed for her pleasure!

;)
Title: Re: Re: CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets - Orders Now Open! Proudly Canadian.
Post by: yotsuya on December 03, 2013, 12:33:27 pm
The TITAN XTRA - Coming Spring 2014!  >:D

Ribbed for her pleasure!

;)

Nice.

Hurry up and get Mike Boss a cabinet, lest he explode.
Title: Re: CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets - Orders Now Open! Proudly Canadian.
Post by: Rick on December 04, 2013, 09:41:48 am
Hi Rick. Thanks for the reply. Do you have a rough estimate of when I would be able to pickup a 2 player cubic? I'm just trying to figure out if I want to wait for your next order or take my cad to the CNC shop that I know(they charge more than you but I don't want to wait too much)

Let me get a quote from the shop, and I'll be in a better position to let you know. I'm guessing 5-7 business days from date of order, as they've noted our recent 'challenges' have now been ironed out. In the interim, I'm working on the new panels as we speak, and hope to have a rendered pic up shortly!
Title: Re: CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets - Orders Now Open! Proudly Canadian.
Post by: Rick on December 05, 2013, 12:28:24 pm
I have great news!

I have completed all of the finish work and hope to have all of the cabinet packed and shipping this weekend! I will be contacting everybody with information over the next couple of days to confirm payment and shipping arrangements.

If you've committed to purchasing one of the current builds, if it's not too much trouble, please reach out to me via email to let me know. It would help out so I won't have to search out our previous conversations.

Thanks!
Title: Re: CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets - Orders Now Open! Proudly Canadian.
Post by: macattack on December 05, 2013, 04:23:28 pm
what no pics before they went out....  :hissy:
Title: Re: Re: CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets - Orders Now Open! Proudly Canadian.
Post by: Rick on December 05, 2013, 05:53:49 pm
what no pics before they went out....  :hissy:

They are going out *by Wednesday. I will definitely be snapping pictures prior to shipping!

Ninja Edit: As it turns out, I wasn't given Sunday off, as I had hoped. I am working Tuesday 2:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., and am off on Wednesday.
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Post by: eaks on December 12, 2013, 06:18:53 pm
When you get the two player ones setup let me know.. I would love to get one of these built (maybe one or two more in the future for my kitchen and a couple for the bar).. I was unable to PM you (possibly too few posts.. Just made this account so I can hopefully grab one of these from you).. I am hoping to have one by mid january as I have a week off and could use a project to keep me busy..

Let me know.. Thanks and I may forget about this site so if you can email me when you are placing orders for the 2 player setup let me know..
Title: Re: CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets - Orders Now Open! Proudly Canadian.
Post by: Rick on December 13, 2013, 06:57:01 am
When you get the two player ones setup let me know.. I would love to get one of these built (maybe one or two more in the future for my kitchen and a couple for the bar).. I was unable to PM you (possibly too few posts.. Just made this account so I can hopefully grab one of these from you).. I am hoping to have one by mid january as I have a week off and could use a project to keep me busy..

PM Sent! Thanks for the interest.

Let me know.. Thanks and I may forget about this site so if you can email me when you are placing orders for the 2 player setup let me know..

You're going to forget about this site? BYOAC? How could you, sir?

;)
Title: Re: CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets - Orders Now Open! Proudly Canadian.
Post by: Rick on December 13, 2013, 07:06:30 am
So, an update!

(http://i.imgur.com/tZvqZCI.jpg)

These are three of the four cabinets presently sitting in my living room, ready to go out TODAY! Each box seam has been triple-taped, the box voids have been filled with craft paper, and every part has been plastic-wrapped for their protection.

Once my local postal outlet opens up, these will be shipping out!

What's in them, you ask? One of these...

(http://i.imgur.com/bWjVYDe.jpg)

...one of these...

(http://i.imgur.com/G9ckjfp.jpg)

...and two of these...

(http://i.imgur.com/BItmYVA.jpg)

Unfortunately, due to unforseen circumstances, one customer had to back out of his order. So, if anyone would like my final Contender cabinet, I do have ONE LEFT! Get it now, and have it delivered before Christmas!

:)
Title: Re: CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets - Orders Now Open! Proudly Canadian.
Post by: Rick on December 13, 2013, 09:58:18 am
*sniff* Goodbye, my friends!!!

(http://i.imgur.com/OGtwJeC.jpg)

So, it's finally happened. All of the arcade cabinets I have built (EXCEPT ONE - ORDER NOW FOR CHRISTMAS DELIVERY!) have been delivered to Canada Post, and are on their way to their new homes.

Imma gonna miss 'em!
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Post by: pbj on December 13, 2013, 10:07:07 am
Those look really nice and I appreciate that you added a couple of stylistic flairs to the designs.  Makes them much less IKEA like.

Title: Re: CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets - Orders Now Open! Proudly Canadian.
Post by: HaRuMaN on December 13, 2013, 10:09:16 am
Those look really nice and I appreciate that you added a couple of stylistic flairs to the designs.  Makes them much less IKEA like.

Ok who hacked pbj's account?  Must have been Rick... 
Title: Re: CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets - Orders Now Open! Proudly Canadian.
Post by: Rick on December 13, 2013, 10:12:53 am
Those look really nice and I appreciate that you added a couple of stylistic flairs to the designs.  Makes them much less IKEA like.

Thanks man!

On the "IKEA" note, have you been reading my mind? (Yes, I realize Haruman reads my threads, but no, I'm happy to share.) I've been looking into overseas suppliers of these babies...

(http://www.missingscrew.co.uk/WebRoot/Store/Shops/es143616/4FFC/9EB9/C3E0/18DC/7AE8/0A0F/1117/B918/Cam_Lock.jpg)

Good ole' cam-locks and screws. For the arcade cabinet owner that has everything. And ONLY IN CANADA!

;)
Title: Re: CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets - Orders Now Open! Proudly Canadian.
Post by: yotsuya on December 13, 2013, 10:14:36 am
Yes, I realize Haruman reads my threads, but no, I'm happy to share.

Why, are you guys competing for the Great White North market?
Title: Re: CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets - Orders Now Open! Proudly Canadian.
Post by: Rick on December 13, 2013, 10:16:47 am
Why, are you guys competing for the Great White North market?

No no. Just a little bit of needling between friends. I've taken more than my fair share of ideas from Haruman's great builds. He's set the bar pretty high. I hope to someday raise it.

;)
Title: Re: CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets - Orders Now Open! Proudly Canadian.
Post by: HaRuMaN on December 13, 2013, 10:19:38 am
Why, are you guys competing for the Great White North market?

No no. Just a little bit of needling between friends. I've taken more than my fair share of ideas from Haruman's great builds. He's set the bar pretty high. I hope to someday raise it.

;)

 :cheers:

That reminds me, I did have a question about your plexi slots.  Is the plexi put in place as the cabinet is being assembled or after?  If during assembly, how do you get it out if needed?
Title: Re: CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets - Orders Now Open! Proudly Canadian.
Post by: macattack on December 13, 2013, 10:21:53 am
Flex it ;)


WWW.Xtremepinball.com
Title: Re: CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets - Orders Now Open! Proudly Canadian.
Post by: Rick on December 13, 2013, 10:26:03 am
That reminds me, I did have a question about your plexi slots.  Is the plexi put in place as the cabinet is being assembled or after?  If during assembly, how do you get it out if needed?

It's made to install after the assembly.

Flex it ;)

The man's got it right. With a 1/4" depth on each side, the plexi should just pop right in. It should be pretty simple, considering the 20" expanse across the marquee and monitor openings.
Title: Re: CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets - Orders Now Open! Proudly Canadian.
Post by: SgtSlaughter on December 15, 2013, 04:15:54 pm
Woohoo!  Got mine today, on a Sunday no less... didn't know Canada Post delivered on Sundays.

(http://i.imgur.com/pRSpnnz.jpg)

Anyone anyone hesitating to get this, I wouldn't.  Quality is great, and since this was only the first run I'm sure it will only be getting better.  Now I just need to source some more parts before I put this thing in action.

I'll create a build thread when I'm ready.
Title: Re: CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets - Orders Now Open! Proudly Canadian.
Post by: Rick on December 15, 2013, 05:04:06 pm
Woohoo!  Got mine today, on a Sunday no less... didn't know Canada Post delivered on Sundays.

Dude, that's awesome! I'm happy to see it reached you so quickly, and good to see it arrived safe and sound!

Anyone anyone hesitating to get this, I wouldn't. Quality is great, and since this was only the first run I'm sure it will only be getting better. Now I just need to source some more parts before I put this thing in action.

Thanks for the kind words. It's good to have your work appreciated!
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Post by: VoltaTom on December 15, 2013, 05:15:07 pm

Woohoo!  Got mine today, on a Sunday no less... didn't know Canada Post delivered on Sundays.

Only in December they are delivering on Sundays! Pretty sweet.


Sent from my iPhone
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Post by: Monkeyvoodoo on December 15, 2013, 05:15:26 pm


(http://i.imgur.com/pRSpnnz.jpg)


Hey Rick, are you shipping cats with these?
Title: Re: CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets - Orders Now Open! Proudly Canadian.
Post by: Rick on December 15, 2013, 05:55:33 pm
Hey Rick, are you shipping cats with these?

Not me, dude. That's an aftershock from ordering one of my cabinets! Buy cabinet. Get ...

... a cat.

(I mean, come on guys. This is a family show.)

:D
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Post by: mike boss on December 16, 2013, 09:12:14 am
Great news and great progress !
You gotta share this info with the folks over on CGCC!
Title: Re: CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets - Orders Now Open! Proudly Canadian.
Post by: Rick on December 17, 2013, 10:00:43 am
Great news and great progress! You gotta share this info with the folks over on CGCC!

Shared! The next bit of news I hope to share is when my website goes up... (OOP! I've said too much!) ;)

On a serious note, it looks like the next block of orders may be placed as soon as Friday of this week. If anyone is looking for an arcade cabinet, please let me know.
Title: Re: CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets - Orders Now Open! Proudly Canadian.
Post by: yotsuya on December 30, 2013, 10:04:11 pm
So what's up with these? Those of you who bought these, what do you think? Been pretty quiet.
Title: Re: CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets - Orders Now Open! Proudly Canadian.
Post by: SgtSlaughter on December 31, 2013, 11:00:51 pm
I like mine for sure.  I haven't had a chance to do much with it yet, but I picked up my Plexi and some Laminate to cover it.  I'm just waiting for my trim router to come in the mail.  I'll start a thread once I get into things, but too early at this point. 

As far as Rick, last I heard I don't think he has had power since Christmas and has been living out of a hotel or something.  Not much keeps him from responding (except maybe lack of power) =).
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Post by: wonderalex on January 05, 2014, 01:13:00 pm
Just wanted to say good on you Rick for doing this, we don't have many options for this up here.

I tried to do this about a while back here in Montreal after I lost my job- but I couldn't get an affordable price unless I ordered a very large quantity (IE: 100's of sets)- seriously considered getting my own CNC. Had I known about your effort earlier I would have ordered two bartops from you instead of cutting two out myself in my overly cramped workshop.

Any plans for full sized cabs?

Be seeing you,

WonderAlex
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Post by: Rick on January 07, 2014, 09:25:33 am
So what's up with these? Those of you who bought these, what do you think? Been pretty quiet.

Hey ho, I'm back! FINALLY, a day off after a very eventful end-of-the-year.

Yes, all of the current orders (from here) have been faithfully fulfilled, and I've been in contact with all of the recipients! Everybody has provided AMAZING feedback - and as I've requested, I've received the positive AND negative, and continue to improve my product and services accordingly. I'll post more on that later in the day, after I get the NEXT set of cabinets shipped out. (For those keeping track, so far, I'm up to four original orders, one repeat customer with an additional two cabinets, two new orders, and a full-on customer commissioned Galaga inspired finished cabinet!)

I like mine for sure.  I haven't had a chance to do much with it yet, but I picked up my Plexi and some Laminate to cover it.  I'm just waiting for my trim router to come in the mail.  I'll start a thread once I get into things, but too early at this point.


I can't wait! (No seriously, I can't wait. Get 'er done!)

Mr. Slaughter (You can't spell "slaughter" without "laughter"!) has been one of my most vocal respondents! His feedback was amazing, and I can't wait to see his build!

As far as Rick, last I heard I don't think he has had power since Christmas and has been living out of a hotel or something.  Not much keeps him from responding (except maybe lack of power) =).

Lack of power. Lack of time. Etc. Etc. Ad nauseum. ;)

Yes, on December 25, mid-day, we lost power. Our neighbour's neighbour's tree had fallen into my neighbour's yard on the 21st, pulling her power lines out of her house, and knocking the 'stack' (where power comes in) off of ours. She lost power on the 21st, but we didn't. Presumably, on the 25th, the local power company came by and saw the damage, and cut us off as well. After visiting with Family (yay, warm!), we returned to a cold house and  stuck it out that night - where the heat dropped to 4 degrees - and I had to return to work the next day. (Boxing Day in Retail? 'nuff said.) When I drove home that night, I received a page from my Wife that she and my 6-year-old were in the local motel.

What can I say? We were lucky. We were warm. We were together. It was everything I needed and more.

So, anyway - fast forward to late last week. We returned to the house, had an electrician come in and repair the stack (but not before showing me a 4" piece of BURNED WIRING from the last electrician, who had NEGLECTED TO TIGHTEN THE SCREWS TO THE MAIN POWER COMING INTO THE HOUSE) and the result was a length of burned wiring, where it had been arcing and sparking for who knows how long. After the repair, we got the power back, and have been cleaning up the mess ever since.

Holiday Groceries, gone. Christmas Eve dinner, gone. Bleh.

So anyway, now I'm back. I'm on a healthier two-days-off-a-week schedule, and I hope to be a bit more active.

Just wanted to say good on you Rick for doing this, we don't have many options for this up here. I tried to do this about a while back here in Montreal after I lost my job- but I couldn't get an affordable price unless I ordered a very large quantity (IE: 100's of sets)- seriously considered getting my own CNC. Had I known about your effort earlier I would have ordered two bartops from you instead of cutting two out myself in my overly cramped workshop.

Thanks! I DO have plans for my own CNC in the future, but for right now... ...I've said too much! ;)

Any plans for full sized cabs?

I do. I'm working on some designs right now, for local pickup only. The shipping of these might be counter-productive, but hey, you never know. I just might be able to swing something!

Be seeing you,

Be seeing you!

(http://deuxmessieurs.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/number-6-patrick-mcgoohan-The-Prisoner-at-Portmeirion-the-Travelling-Mulberry-Les-Deux-Messiuers-luxury-gay-travel-guide.jpg)
Title: Re: CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets - Orders Now Open! Proudly Canadian.
Post by: Rick on January 08, 2014, 10:59:38 pm
Update!

One of my customers from Kijiji is the first out of the gate with some images! (Well, one image.) Here we go:

(http://i.imgur.com/pfNOuMt.jpg)

It's only the first coat, but it's a good looking start to a bartop DK cabinet, don't you think?
Title: Re: CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets - Orders Now Open! Proudly Canadian.
Post by: SgtSlaughter on January 09, 2014, 12:02:54 am
Oh the race is on!!!!
Title: Re: CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets - Orders Now Open! Proudly Canadian.
Post by: Rick on January 09, 2014, 12:06:47 am
Oh the race is on!!!!

Oh? There's a race? Does this mean I need to post pics of my own Galaga inspired cabinet commission?

:D
Title: Re: CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets - Orders Now Open! Proudly Canadian.
Post by: yotsuya on January 09, 2014, 12:15:42 am
Oh the race is on!!!!

Oh? There's a race?


(http://o.onionstatic.com/images/8/8029/original/700.jpg?3845)
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Post by: Rick on January 09, 2014, 12:21:06 am
(http://o.onionstatic.com/images/8/8029/original/700.jpg?3845)

Qwop Real Life attempt (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Gxf2dw7pZk#ws)
Title: Re: CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets - Orders Now Open! Proudly Canadian.
Post by: yotsuya on January 09, 2014, 12:29:55 am
Qwop Real Life attempt (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Gxf2dw7pZk#ws)

What the ---fudgesicle--- was that?  >:D
Title: Re: CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets - Orders Now Open! Proudly Canadian.
Post by: SgtSlaughter on January 09, 2014, 12:53:19 am
Oh man... he puts Ric Flair to shame.  Tribute to Ric Flair's "Flops" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4G1XdJj-oc#)
Title: Re: CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets - Orders Now Open! Proudly Canadian.
Post by: Rick on January 09, 2014, 08:26:14 pm
What the ---fudgesicle--- was that?  >:D

Dude. You don't know QWOP (http://www.foddy.net/Athletics.html)? The most aggravatingly simple/impossible game ever?
Title: Re: CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets - Orders Now Open! Proudly Canadian.
Post by: Billy_Goatfeet on January 10, 2014, 12:27:45 am

  Wow, loving this thread!!  The flop videos really put it over the top!!   ;D  Rick, I am loving the product line, it looks great.  Even better that a fellow Ajax resident is creating them!  Including Mike Boss we are representing this fine albeit presently cold little town... I am loving the Widebody pinball cab, I thought that would be the project AFTER my current one but I can't resist.  Will be keeping an eye on this thread, await word on when you are ready to take orders on the Pinball cab.   Cheers!!

Rick Flair really has perfected that flop move...  :laugh2:


BG.




Title: Re: CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets - Orders Now Open! Proudly Canadian.
Post by: Rick on January 10, 2014, 08:56:53 am
Rick, I am loving the product line, it looks great. Even better that a fellow Ajax resident is creating them! Including Mike Boss we are representing this fine albeit presently cold little town...

Thanks, sir! Much appreciated! I'm happy to be providing the service! The majority of my cabinets have been shipped to various points in Ontario, with one going out to Quebec and the furthest out to BC.

I am loving the Widebody pinball cab, I thought that would be the project AFTER my current one but I can't resist. Will be keeping an eye on this thread, await word on when you are ready to take orders on the Pinball cab.

Hmm. Well, I WAS going to build up the Widebody myself... ...but I'm sure I could part with it. :D I do have one Widebody kit, sitting here in my workshop. It's yours for $250, if you would like it. I haven't sourced a box for it as yet, but can definitely give you the parts together, grouped with shipping wrap. (Local pickup, but that doesn't sound like it would be an issue.) Let me know if you're interested!

Thanks again!
Title: Re: CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets - Orders Now Open! Proudly Canadian.
Post by: Billy_Goatfeet on January 11, 2014, 11:41:24 pm

  Hey Rick, I did have one question about the widebody pinball, the specs state a 29" flat-screen monitor for the backglass, I am assuming we are talking about a 4:3 lcd at that.  This seems like an odd size...is this going to be very difficult to source?  Yeah, no need for boxes or wrap for that matter.  I am in the Westney/Rossland area so I am pretty close to you by the sounds of it.  If you are hoping I will be assembling this thing soon so that you can use it for a reference piece, I won't be on it immediately.  I have a project to finish first.  If that changes things for you I can wait. 

BG.

Title: Re: CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets - Orders Now Open! Proudly Canadian.
Post by: Rick on January 12, 2014, 12:04:37 am
Hey BG,

The interior dimensions of the backbox are 27 1/3" wide (with a view-able area of 25 1/3" wide  after edges of the backbox face) by 19.70" high view-able area... It's as close to 'original specs' as I could get, and I did my best to maximize the visible area of the screen. You can definitely use a 16:9 or 16:10 LCD in there, and simply use painted/covered plexi to cover off the unused portions of the screen.

You are really close - I'm just south of Hwy 2 off Harwood. You're certainly welcome to the kit! No pressure on starting or finishing - I certainly know how that is. I've got a bunch of irons in the fire myself! Let me know when you'd like to drop by, and I'll wrap the kit and have it ready for you.
Title: Re: CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets - Orders Now Open! Proudly Canadian.
Post by: Billy_Goatfeet on January 14, 2014, 11:26:43 pm

  Hey Rick, yeah, you are quite close!  I had to do some Williams wide body project research, I admit that I haven't gone that deep into this as it was a 'future' project.  I am more confident that this will work for me now so count me in.  Will PM you for details.  Cheers.

BG.

Title: Re: CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets - Orders Now Open! Proudly Canadian.
Post by: Rick on January 15, 2014, 12:12:09 am
I had to do some Williams wide body project research, I admit that I haven't gone that deep into this as it was a 'future' project. I am more confident that this will work for me now so count me in. Will PM you for details. Cheers.

PM received, and replied to. Thanks!

As for everybody else waiting with baited breath... ...I'm ordering some amazing art that Malenko worked on for me (thanks man!) so I can complete a Galaga cab. I've assembled it, and have given her the first paint job. (An hour with brushes and rollers and some nice, satin black paint.) She looks nice so far!
Title: Re: CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets - Orders Now Open! Proudly Canadian.
Post by: yotsuya on January 17, 2014, 03:35:26 pm
You know who else is proudly Canadian?

(http://cdn.popdust.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/pop-olympics-trials-bieber.jpg)
Title: Re: CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets - Orders Now Open! Proudly Canadian.
Post by: HaRuMaN on January 17, 2014, 03:36:02 pm
 :laugh2:
Title: Re: CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets - Orders Now Open! Proudly Canadian.
Post by: Rick on January 17, 2014, 03:41:38 pm
You know who else is proudly Canadian?

YOUR MOM.

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m4k2hxSdKD1rsfld3o1_500.gif)
Title: Re: CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets - Orders Now Open! Proudly Canadian.
Post by: yotsuya on January 17, 2014, 03:44:44 pm
You know who else is proudly Canadian?

YOUR MOM.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_VoTMOdI9adk/Sls-5gJnYAI/AAAAAAAAGiQ/f7WL3DBsiI0/s400/great+white+north+bw.JPG)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets
Post by: Rick on January 18, 2014, 12:24:55 am
Main post updated! (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,133905.msg1379763.html#msg1379763)

 8)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: SgtSlaughter on January 18, 2014, 09:42:47 am
ohhhh, nice!  I'm liking this, finally a local dealer!  See if you can carry some of Randy's line, love his products.
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: yotsuya on January 19, 2014, 04:34:51 pm
I'd like to apply for ownership of the Gameroom Designs Arizona franchise, plz.  :cheers:
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: HaRuMaN on January 19, 2014, 09:34:23 pm
I'd like to apply for ownership of the Gameroom Designs Arizona franchise, plz.  :cheers:

 :angry:
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on January 21, 2014, 09:37:48 am
Ok, question time!!!

I'm trying to finish up a customer commission, and need to figure this out. He's asked for a Galaga-themed 6-button MAME setup. (He wants to play the vertical classics like Galaga and PacMan and also wants to play horizontal games like Mortal Kombat.) I have a 19" 4:3 monitor, so it's very close either way.

I guess what I'm asking is, does it even really make that much of a difference what orientation the monitor is?

Also, obligatory:

:angry:

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

;)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: yotsuya on January 21, 2014, 09:45:43 am
Ok, question time!!!

I'm trying to finish up a customer commission, and need to figure this out. He's asked for a Galaga-themed 6-button MAME setup. (He wants to play the vertical classics like Galaga and PacMan and also wants to play horizontal games like Mortal Kombat.) I have a 19" 4:3 monitor, so it's very close either way.

I guess what I'm asking is, does it even really make that much of a difference what orientation the monitor is?

Also, obligatory:

:angry:

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

;)

Just do it horizontal. Instruct your customer to use the bezel option in MAME for the vertical classics, and it's not an issue at all. Are you installing other hardware as well?
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on January 21, 2014, 09:52:16 am
Just do it horizontal. Instruct your customer to use the bezel option in MAME for the vertical classics, and it's not an issue at all.

Cool. Makes sense! Thanks!

Are you installing other hardware as well?

Yes. I've been checking through my parts box, and found myself an uber AMD Athlon 1100MHz w/1GB RAM, AGP Video w/256MB on-board, and 160GB Hard Drive. Should work ok, I'd think.

 8)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: yotsuya on January 21, 2014, 09:53:14 am
What about joysticks and encoder?
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on January 21, 2014, 10:10:32 am
What about joysticks and encoder?

Yup. Got him a Zippy 2/4/8-way switchable and some buttons (in my store soon!) and an encoder (forget which one) that I had ordered a while back. I'll be posting some pics later today - right now, my kitchen table looks like this:

(http://i.imgur.com/nHRmot2.jpg)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: SgtSlaughter on January 21, 2014, 11:34:08 am
That's looking like my office... I got parts all over the entire room....  I'm just trying to figure out how I'm going to fit a full size motherboard in this thing with a power supply, subwoofer, and smart strip...  In addition, the only spare power supply I have for this thing is 750W which is way overkill....  Oh well...
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on January 21, 2014, 03:37:00 pm
Ok, progress! So, for all of you wondering what my cabinets actually look like ASSEMBLED (since it would seem that I'm a bit further ahead than many of my customers - wink, wink!) I figured I'd show a bit of my current customer commission.

(http://i.imgur.com/34vc87w.jpg)

There's still a LOT to go, and I'm trying to do too many things at once. I'm not happy with the paint finish yet, but I think some wet sanding with very, very fine grit sandpaper might fix that all up - but that, in itself, may be moot once the artwork arrives. (Yes, that's printed on my home inkjet printer. That's certainly NOT the final control panel overlay.

:D

I like the way the MDF feels - it's a lot like the cabinets I grew up playing. The bartop itself is nice and SOLID (am I allowed to blow my own horn?) and I even threw in some extra brackets for good measure, although i'm sure I'll never need them. (Yes, the "Hardcore Player Bracket Kit" will be available in the store soon!)

Many, many thanks to Malenko for the (Hey, I didn't realize Galaga had six buttons?!) "artwork makeover!"
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: HaRuMaN on January 21, 2014, 04:07:43 pm
When are you gonna get a decent camera?  >:D
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on January 21, 2014, 04:12:56 pm
When are you gonna get a decent camera?  >:D

When you get a decent website.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eVi-3bwG0I (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eVi-3bwG0I#ws)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: HaRuMaN on January 21, 2014, 04:20:09 pm
Talk to my web designer...

(hint... it's your mom)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on January 21, 2014, 04:21:33 pm
(hint... it's your mom)

Regular Show - Muscle Man My Mom Compilation (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuCV4-CXwOs#)

:(
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: yotsuya on January 21, 2014, 04:29:55 pm
I keep clicking this graphic on your .ca website, but there's no way for you to take my loonies.
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on January 21, 2014, 04:40:09 pm
I keep clicking this graphic on your .ca website, but there's no way for you to take my loonies.

Should I link it directly to my Paypal instead of an e-mail pop-up?

;)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: yotsuya on January 21, 2014, 04:49:49 pm
I keep clicking this graphic on your .ca website, but there's no way for you to take my loonies.

Should I link it directly to my Paypal instead of an e-mail pop-up?

;)

I need to see products first. Who's your webmaster, HaRuMaN's?
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: HaRuMaN on January 21, 2014, 06:10:11 pm
I need to see products first. Who's your webmaster, HaRuMaN's?

(http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/144/d/1/et_tu__brute__by_themrock-d3h4zph.jpg)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Malenko on January 21, 2014, 06:44:54 pm
Many, many thanks to Malenko for the (Hey, I didn't realize Galaga had six buttons?!) "artwork makeover!"

Anythign need adjusted? I was spit balling button placement based on up scaling the PDFs you sent. Looks like the width was right, lol
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on January 21, 2014, 07:41:13 pm
Anythign need adjusted? I was spit balling button placement based on up scaling the PDFs you sent. Looks like the width was right, lol

It's almost too perfect, sir! (I could use an additional 1/4" of overflow at the rounded edge of the control panel, but if I'm really, really careful, applying it should be fine.) It's 100% dead-on in regards to the specifications. Thanks again!
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: SgtSlaughter on January 21, 2014, 08:46:33 pm
Ok, progress! So, for all of you wondering what my cabinets actually look like ASSEMBLED (since it would seem that I'm a bit further ahead than many of my customers - wink, wink!)

It's on now!  I'll get this thing up and going ASAP... might have to wait on the artwork though.  Your progress looking good.  I just didn't want to post an empty shell as I figure you already had that covered... This cold weather is really screwing up my working in the garage though, even with the heater going in there I can't get it above 0. 
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Malenko on January 21, 2014, 10:52:00 pm
Anythign need adjusted? I was spit balling button placement based on up scaling the PDFs you sent. Looks like the width was right, lol

It's almost too perfect, sir! (I could use an additional 1/4" of overflow at the rounded edge of the control panel, but if I'm really, really careful, applying it should be fine.) It's 100% dead-on in regards to the specifications. Thanks again!

Thats an easy peasy fix, want me to email you an updated one?
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on January 22, 2014, 07:22:56 am
Thats an easy peasy fix, want me to email you an updated one?

If that's ok, I'd really appreciate it. It's the only piece I can see where there's just a touch of whitespace showing. I'm sure it's an issue with my mounting - but yeah, I can NOT complain one iota about the work you did. It's pure awesome! (In fact, I'm ordering it today. I just can't decide between GameOnGrafix or SoulDraw...)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Malenko on January 22, 2014, 02:02:51 pm
CYMK files sent, and made the CP file a tad longer (adjusted canvas size, not graphics size. fille din gap with CP blue)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on January 24, 2014, 08:44:55 am
CYMK files sent, and made the CP file a tad longer (adjusted canvas size, not graphics size. fille din gap with CP blue)

Sweet deal! Thanks so much!
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: yotsuya on January 24, 2014, 09:26:17 am
Still proudly Canadian, huh? ARE YOU???!!!!  >:D

(http://www.kiddnation.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/justin-bieber-mugshot-slider.jpg)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on January 24, 2014, 09:28:58 am
Still proudly Canadian, huh? ARE YOU???!!!!  >:D

(http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/8839/elishacuthberthotchick5.jpg)

Yes. Yes, I am.
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: yotsuya on January 24, 2014, 09:29:43 am
Canada wins!  :cheers:
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on January 24, 2014, 04:50:53 pm
So, a customer just dropped by to pick up one of my extra Cubic arcade cabinets... ...and asked me, "hey, can you build one of these?"

(http://i.imgur.com/OFbL9Os.png)

So I said, "Yeah, I can build one of these."

 8)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: yotsuya on January 24, 2014, 05:28:46 pm
I was going to post something, but that photo of that damn fine woman distracted me.
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Malenko on January 24, 2014, 06:50:53 pm
Rick, art stats:

Right side : 19.64 inches wide , 29 inches tall
Left side : 19.64 inches wide, 29 inches tall (surprise!)
marquees : 20 inches wide, 5 inches tall (both versions, same size)
control panel : 20 inches wide , 7.75 inches tall
admin panel : 20 inches wide ,5.25 inches tall
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: mike boss on January 27, 2014, 03:33:11 pm
With my daughter just six months old I find myself having less and less time.
Not to mention I get more and more tired.
The days of trying to stay awake until the wife passes out so I can do "me stuff" dont happen.
ANYWAY ---------- one of these cabinets (as Rick knows) is on my "want list."

For anyone who bought on of these kits, are you doing a build thread ?
I'd love to see the progress and know the costs involved in the build.
(someone Canadian would be even better)

Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: SgtSlaughter on January 27, 2014, 10:45:17 pm
I'm pretty close to doing one.  Just didn't want to post to early so it looks like progress is too slow... heh.  I'll post in this thread probably within a week.  I'm in Canada and as well have been keeping track of costs.
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: yotsuya on January 28, 2014, 12:11:28 am
Just had to check in and say goodnight to the hot photo of Elisha Cuthbert.
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: SgtSlaughter on January 28, 2014, 12:24:51 am
Alright Mike, you inspired me to get off ---my bottom--- and just create the thread.  Here it is http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,137425.0.html (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,137425.0.html).

I don't promise it being a speedy thread, but I'll do my best.
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: yotsuya on January 29, 2014, 12:15:25 am
WTF happened to the photo of Elisha Cuthbert? That's the only reason why I visit this thread, you hoser!
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: HaRuMaN on January 29, 2014, 08:59:44 am
WTF happened to the photo of Elisha Cuthbert? That's the only reason why I visit this thread, you hoser!

It's still there... maybe you went blind?  ;)  ;D
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on January 29, 2014, 09:07:24 am
It's still there... maybe you went blind?  ;)  ;D

You might want to check your browser settings. I was getting a 404 on it myself. So. Updated!
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: yotsuya on January 29, 2014, 09:27:10 am
Awwwwwwwwww...... I liked the other one better. Her hair looks like Bret Michaels circa 1989 there.
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Malenko on January 29, 2014, 09:58:56 am
any updated pictures of the Galaga yet?
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on January 29, 2014, 10:55:24 am
any updated pictures of the Galaga yet?

Not yet, as Chinese New Year means I cannot place an order through SoulDraw until February 7. Damn.

BUT, I do have some great news - our Official Plexi Finish Kit is ready to go!

It contains two pieces of CNC cut 0.080" clear acrylic for the marquee, one piece for the bezel, and one piece to cover the control panel, all for only $45 + shipping. I just picked up the kit from the shop this morning, checked it for fit and finish, and it's PERFECT. I'll post up pics when I get the chance to clean up some of the sawdust.

:D
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: mike boss on January 29, 2014, 01:59:23 pm
@ SgtSlaughter

I look forward to checking out the thread.

@ Rick

Is the plexi available for each model ?
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: SgtSlaughter on January 29, 2014, 07:25:29 pm
That's awesome you got the plexi package now.  $45 is a great deal for it too since it costs like $36 for the plexi from home depot.
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: mike boss on January 29, 2014, 09:31:08 pm
Plexi is f**king expensive ! I had mentioned to Rick that it would be cool to see some cut ready to go plexi!
So I'm glad to see its available. Someone like me would crack it or f**k it up !
Just waiting on confirmation that it is available for all units.
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on January 29, 2014, 10:25:10 pm
Is the plexi available for each model?

Absolutely. Right now, I'm waiting on a complete run that will work on the Cubic, Galaxy, Thunder and Titan. Beyond that, I'll be getting some cut for the Contender as well.

That's awesome you got the plexi package now.  $45 is a great deal for it too since it costs like $36 for the plexi from home depot.


Thanks! I actually tried cutting it myself, and without going into too much detail, I failed dramatically. So, off to the CNC shop my order went.

:D
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: mike boss on January 30, 2014, 07:54:40 am
Great news!
Do you have a smoked plexi option also ?
(Rick, we will be in touch!)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on January 30, 2014, 11:10:51 pm
Great news! Do you have a smoked plexi option also? (Rick, we will be in touch!)

I don't have a smoked plexi option yet, but will check into it. I do have this, mind you. Perhaps this might suffice in the interim.

(http://i.imgur.com/eR72BbL.png)

;)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: yotsuya on January 30, 2014, 11:12:13 pm
Is that made out of chocolate?
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on January 30, 2014, 11:19:02 pm
Is that made out of chocolate?

Nope. Just a render in gloss red. Thank you, Solidworks.
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: yotsuya on January 30, 2014, 11:22:31 pm
I would have bought that in chocolate.
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Malenko on January 31, 2014, 08:22:50 am
Is that made out of chocolate?

Nope. Just a render in gloss red. Thank you, Solidworks.

do it again with white tmolding.
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on January 31, 2014, 08:39:29 am
do it again with white tmolding.

I'm a Solidworks rendering noob. Is this ok?

(http://i.imgur.com/rBY8Pgd.png)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: HaRuMaN on January 31, 2014, 08:59:03 am
Can you make it look.... happier?
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on January 31, 2014, 09:00:18 am
Can you make it look.... happier?

Does ... does it look sad?
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: HaRuMaN on January 31, 2014, 09:03:37 am
 ;D
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Malenko on January 31, 2014, 09:27:40 am
actually I meant more like this:

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=136713.0;attach=303789;image)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on January 31, 2014, 09:31:38 am
actually I meant more like this:

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=136713.0;attach=303789;image)

See. I KNEW someone would see the opportunity with this design!

;)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: HaRuMaN on January 31, 2014, 09:35:25 am
Hmm... where have I seen that before...  oh yeah:

(http://i.imgur.com/sPnxp6H.jpg)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on January 31, 2014, 09:38:25 am
Hmm... where have I seen that before...  oh yeah:

I'll admit it. Mine is like yours. Only, mine is sexy.

:P
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: HaRuMaN on January 31, 2014, 09:40:56 am
Hmm... where have I seen that before...  oh yeah:

I'll admit it. Mine is like yours. Only, mine is sexy.

:P

I was gonna say chubby, but hey, some people like em thick... ;)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on January 31, 2014, 09:43:45 am
I was gonna say chubby, but hey, some people like em thick... ;)

You're right. And, I quote:

(hint... it's your mom)

:D
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: yotsuya on January 31, 2014, 09:44:42 am
Hmm... where have I seen that before...  oh yeah:

I'll admit it. Mine is like yours. Only, mine is sexy.

:P

It'd be sexier if it were made of chocolate.

And it's OK, I like them thicker.
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: HaRuMaN on January 31, 2014, 09:50:22 am
I was gonna say chubby, but hey, some people like em thick... ;)

You're right. And, I quote:

(hint... it's your mom)

:D

ZinG!
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Malenko on January 31, 2014, 10:02:40 am
where'd you get that monitor mount idea?  ???
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on January 31, 2014, 10:13:52 am
where'd you get that monitor mount idea????

From my good friend, THE MIGHTY MALENKO!!!
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: SgtSlaughter on February 01, 2014, 09:25:19 pm
So I setup the new monitor mount... works perfect, I like the new design!  My Dell Ultrasharp 1907FP had a little lip on the back and it rests perfectly.  Was this on purpose or just lucky? (not sure if all monitors would have the same kinda lip).

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-A-Ng3WXwvI0/Uu2rNyH04pI/AAAAAAAAGfs/sKeLXSJc-7I/w896-h672-no/IMG_20140201_183950.jpg)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on February 03, 2014, 06:13:47 am
So I setup the new monitor mount... works perfect, I like the new design!  My Dell Ultrasharp 1907FP had a little lip on the back and it rests perfectly.  Was this on purpose or just lucky? (not sure if all monitors would have the same kinda lip).

While I would *love* to say it was on purpose, this was purely sheer dumb luck. I haven't seen a lip like this on any of the LCD's I've disassembled, however, it easily could have gone the other way, and have required a cutout in the piece! You were really lucky.

And your work looks AMAZING! Keep it up!
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: opt2not on February 04, 2014, 12:39:57 pm
I recently picked up a Titan Bartop from Gameroom Designs Canada, and I gotta say I'm really happy to get another bartop project jump-started with this kit.
This is my unboxing first impressions:

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=133905.0;attach=304039)

First and foremost, the package arrived unscathed and marked for care. It was delivered fairly quick after Rick informed me he shipped it, especially since I'm in Vancouver and the package had to trek across the country to arrive. :)

The packaging is tight, secure, and cleanly packed. I didn't feel it rattling around the box when moving, which is important to delivery since the wood is MDF and any sudden jolt can knock it around inside and end up chipping the panels.

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=133905.0;attach=304041)

One thing I really like about this kit is it comes with a parts-list (omg personalized! he wrote my name specifically for my kit! Hey this might be significant to some but a little personalizing of products feels pretty special to me) full colour pictured instruction manual for assembly, and a little bit of information for when you're finishing off your project.

There's a good 10 pages of full page steps that are pretty straightforward to understand, but if all else fails, Rick included his contact info on the first page, and his communication is excellent btw.

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=133905.0;attach=304043)

Here's all the packaged panels laid out, as you can see, tightly wrapped and secured.

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=133905.0;attach=304045)

The wood comes "unfinished" in the sense that it's only wood-cut-panels, and they're t-mold slotted, so you will just have to paint it yourself. But, for those like me will be putting full vinyl artwork on the sides and front, a small priming process could suffice to get the adhesive prints to bond well to the surface, though not completely necessary.

This kit is looking awesome, and you can tell Rick is putting a lot of love into them. For being well built Canadian-made, cheaper shipping, as well multiple cabinet style options, this is really great for those of us who might not have the time or space to build a cabinet out of wood.

I gotta say, Rick you dun gud. :)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Malenko on February 10, 2014, 02:22:39 pm
*crickets*

Wheres that Galaga?!? Im giddy like a school girl over here!
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: yotsuya on February 10, 2014, 05:10:41 pm
*crickets*

Wheres that Galaga?!? Im giddy like a school girl over here!

(http://assets.diylol.com/hfs/f8b/cee/851/resized/congratulations-jb-meme-generator-congratulations-you-rock-138beb.jpg?1334005382.jpg)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Malenko on February 10, 2014, 05:48:08 pm

beiber pic


Isnt there a 4 player control panel out there that needs to be called an aircraft carrier? get to it!
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: yotsuya on February 10, 2014, 07:05:14 pm

beiber pic


Isnt there a 4 player control panel out there that needs to be called an aircraft carrier? get to it!

Not anymore. I took a vow.
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: yotsuya on February 11, 2014, 10:56:04 am
Rick, buddy, you doing OK? We've posted a bunch of crap in your thread, with nary a peep from you.

(http://www.controltv.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/justin-bieber.jpg)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: HaRuMaN on February 11, 2014, 10:58:10 am
Ugh.  Shouldn't chicks shave their pits? 
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: yotsuya on February 11, 2014, 11:06:42 am
Here's our other proud Canadian...

(http://images1.fanpop.com/images/photos/1400000/Elisha-elisha-cuthbert-1412371-1024-768.jpg)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on February 13, 2014, 06:35:59 am
SORRY, everyone! I guess I received a notification a couple days ago that the thread had a response, and hadn't had the opportunity to get back. As such, I have some news - personal news, mind you - but it definitely impacts my work with Gameroom Designs Canada...

I GOT A NEW JOB!!!

Yes, I will finally be returning to the Corporate world starting in March, and this means that I will be working a regular, Monday to Friday, 9-5 shift. No longer will I be working 11+ hour days, missing my family time, at odd schedules!!! This means - in addition to the fact that now, I'll get to see my Wife and kids - that I should have more time to devote to providing better updates, better feedback, more cabinets and more options.

I'm so freakin' excited over here!!! (It also comes with a SIGNIFICANT pay increase - like, a lot more than I was making a year ago in Corporate, so yeah, that's huge as well!)

:D :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: jmike on February 13, 2014, 07:03:09 am
 :applaud: :applaud:

Congrats on the new job Rick.


 :cheers:
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: SgtSlaughter on February 13, 2014, 02:57:52 pm
Congrats Rick,  how's that build you were doing?  Has it stalled like mine has?  I'm hoping to get back to it next week a little.
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Malenko on February 13, 2014, 09:33:51 pm
I was hopin to see some Galaga pix :)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on February 13, 2014, 11:19:17 pm
Congrats on the new job Rick.

Thanks! I'm excited for the fact that I'll have a lot more time to spend with family and work on projects now!

Congrats Rick,  how's that build you were doing?  Has it stalled like mine has?  I'm hoping to get back to it next week a little.

Sort of. I'm trying to get back to it. I need to finish it as soon as possible, so I can give it to my customer (before I leave the company. LOL.)

I was hopin to see some Galaga pix :)

Soon, sir! Soon!
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: VoltaTom on February 14, 2014, 09:49:26 am
Congrats on the job Rick.

I'm going to be ordering one of these for sure! Probably Titan.

Do you have 2 player options? I don't see them in the photos - would the control panel be too cramped?
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on February 14, 2014, 09:52:57 am
Congrats on the job Rick. I'm going to be ordering one of these for sure! Probably Titan. Do you have 2 player options? I don't see them in the photos - would the control panel be too cramped?

The 1P options are 20" across, and I'm presently working on a wider, 26" 2P option. It's the most popular request, and once I have some spare time, I will be focusing on completing these models! So - "coming soon" is as good as I can say for the moment!
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on February 24, 2014, 11:36:33 am
One of my customers just posted his build thread over here at CGCC.ca (http://cgcc.ca/forum/viewtopic.php?t=26221), and his complete progress via Imgur here! (http://imgur.com/a/jTdIB) I must say I'm jealous of the progress being made... One of these days, I'll get to finish up my friend's Galaga! Here's a completed pic:

(http://i.imgur.com/DRHISmZ.jpg)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on February 24, 2014, 08:40:15 pm
With the popularity I've received from the BYOAC Forums (as well as others), it was about time I forayed into the Reddit-verse. You can find my first post here (http://www.reddit.com/r/cade/comments/1yt4k5/bartop_arcade_cabinets_from_gameroomdesignsca/).

Thanks for all the support!

Rick
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on February 25, 2014, 04:27:40 pm
Psst. News flash! Coming soon, new materials! Yes, friends. Finally, in addition to Premium MDF, we will be offering cabinet grade pre-finished (both sides!) plywood, and various types of melamine-covered hardboard! New pricing coming soon!
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on February 25, 2014, 07:02:00 pm
Ohhhh, and what's THIS in my inbox? An incoming shipment???

(http://i.imgur.com/uWAwtJ1.jpg)

But, why are there TWO copies of each???

:D
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Malenko on February 25, 2014, 08:13:23 pm
But, why are there TWO copies of each???

I get one?
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on February 27, 2014, 10:29:23 am
Watch 'er spin! (https://vimeo.com/87661609)  :D

Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: yotsuya on February 27, 2014, 10:31:24 am
I would, but an error was encountered while loading this video.
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: HaRuMaN on February 27, 2014, 10:43:00 am
I would, but an error was encountered while loading this video.

 :laugh2:
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: VoltaTom on February 27, 2014, 12:22:23 pm
With that video you have sold me! Except I want to see the control panel layout a little better


Sent from my iPhone
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on March 02, 2014, 08:25:55 am
With that video you have sold me! Except I want to see the control panel layout a little better

How's this?

1P Control Panel - Straight (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8U4wPMyw1kU#ws)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: VoltaTom on March 02, 2014, 10:15:39 am
Looking good. Are there different layout options? Or is that the standard layout/number of buttons?


Sent from my iPhone
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on March 02, 2014, 02:14:17 pm
Looking good. Are there different layout options? Or is that the standard layout/number of buttons?

Thanks! There are different layout options for the Sides, Admin Panel, Control Panel, and Rear Door. I'm just working on the image/video layouts now, but in the interim, check out some Admin Panels...

Choice Items Admin Panels (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2Ao5jCgAMQ#ws)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on March 02, 2014, 08:39:25 pm
And now, control panels:

Choice Items - Control Panels (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6vapUGIMnM#ws)

...and the Nero...

The NERO Arcade Cabinet (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfvyG-3cqpA#ws)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on March 09, 2014, 10:08:24 pm
I was hopin to see some Galaga pix :)

At long last, I had some opportunity to work on the cabinet this weekend! I hope my humble work meets with the approval of the Mighty Malenko, who provided me with the amazing graphics.

(http://i.imgur.com/1S3IHuZ.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/roT8ivt.jpg)



(http://i.imgur.com/kAyrAWC.jpg)

Right now, I'm trying to work on wiring up the GP-Wiz, and then get the rest of this darned thing assembled. Hopefully, I can find the time to make more progress this week!
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: opt2not on March 09, 2014, 10:20:12 pm
That looks really cool Rick!  :applaud:
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Malenko on March 10, 2014, 08:05:15 am
looks really good! Im pleased everything lined up and I look forward to seeing the finished project.
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Billy_Goatfeet on March 17, 2014, 10:37:31 pm
+1!  Looks great!


BG.


Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on March 26, 2014, 12:27:20 am
So, right now, I have an ancient motherboard sitting atop the 99% completed cabinet, running 2 of 142 Windows updates. I'm pretty stoked that my first bartop commission will be completed very shortly!

My only trouble right now is with the vinyl stickers - they didn't stick properly the first time I had attached it, so I used some spray adhesive to stick them down... ...but now, about 1/4" around the outside edge is lifting. I guess I'll be pulling back a bit of the sticker, and using some good old-fashioned wood glue to get it sealed around the edge.

As it is, I hope to have it completed in the next few days, and will definitely post up some great pics and a gameplay vid as well!

Stay tuned!
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: SgtSlaughter on March 26, 2014, 05:31:22 pm
Looking good Rick!  I'm glad you've almost got it completed.  Unfortunately mine has halted, we purchased a house and I've been doing some major renovations before we move in a couple weeks.  I'm hoping to get back to it mid April, as my wife is 3 months pregnant and I'll need to finish it before the baby.



Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on April 02, 2014, 10:53:08 am
Thanks guys.

I'm getting there ... SLOWLY! I have a seemingly endless list of stuff I have to/want to finish:

- Glue up the t-molding on the face pieces (Stupid me, I forgot to cut channels into the front of the top and the marquee pieces, so I've resorted to trimming off the channel piece, and gluing/clamping the pieces on.) - IN PROGRESS
- Reconfigure the motherboard I have here (PS/2 keyboard only, grrrr) to work with DirectDraw properly. Somehow, the DirectDraw 3D setting is hanging the system. Thanks, Windows XP. What you give me in performance over Windows 7 (which WORKED) you take away in functionality. - IN PROGRESS
- Clean the plexi. There is a rogue eyelash in between the plexi and the monitor that dances around with the static electricity. At least I hope it's an eyelash. ;)
- Use marker to colour the insides of the trimmed bezel piece black. I had it printed on white paper, and you can see where I made my cuts a bit too well.
- Glue, clamp and screw the monitor mount in place PERMANENTLY. It's fit in there right now, and it's a nice, tight fit, but I don't want it to move EVER once it's in place.
- I've already soldered up the power switch to the mobo, and now I have to desolder/resolder the power cable to the new smart power bar.
- Once everything above that is done, it's final installation time. PSU, mobo, hard drive, speakers and lighting get installed, and we play us some games!
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: yotsuya on April 02, 2014, 11:39:44 am
- Glue up the t-molding on the face pieces (Stupid me, I forgot to cut channels into the front of the top and the marquee pieces, so I've resorted to trimming off the channel piece, and gluing/clamping the pieces on.) - IN PROGRESS

Good luck with that - I hope the glue stays adhered to the plastic.
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on April 02, 2014, 11:43:00 am
Good luck with that - I hope the glue stays adhered to the plastic.

Thanks! So far, it's been good. I glued up a piece overnight, and it's still holding strong. Worst case scenario, I do have some Gorilla Glue and a hot glue gun available.

:D
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: yotsuya on April 02, 2014, 11:44:33 am
I do have some Gorilla Glue and a hot glue gun available.

:D

Which gets us to:

At least I hope it's an eyelash. ;)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on April 09, 2014, 12:49:29 pm
And, we're done!

(http://i.imgur.com/Gzx5xW0.jpg)

Lots of lessons learned on this one. It takes a lot more time to build these up than I first thought! In the end, I'm proud of this 'first try', which I built for a buddy of mine.

MANY, MANY THANKS to the following, for which this would not be fully realized:

MALENKO - for providing the amazing artwork that fit perfectly with the cabinet, control panel and other parts
MIKE BOSS - for providing the Mala Background and configuration
ADAM at MULTICADE.CA - for providing me a great deal on the joysticks and buttons

And, of course, to the ARCADE GAMING COMMUNITY as a whole, for keeping this hobby alive!
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Mamezilla on April 12, 2014, 11:26:54 pm
Hey Rick, did you have the marquee and sideart printed locally ?  If so, were these done at Staples ?  I might start building my Titan during Easter weekend, but have no idea what artwork to use.  Any idea what could look good on a Titan ?
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on April 13, 2014, 11:23:40 am
Hey Rick, did you have the marquee and sideart printed locally?  If so, were these done at Staples?

I had the sideart printed at Souldraw.com, and they turned out incredible. They're all vinyl, and look incredible. I did have the bezel art printed (as an afterthought) at Staples and DO NOT RECOMMEND. It turned out "okay", but with two major issues - one, when I had the art printed, I sent it in with picture-perfect dimensions in the file, and they printed it too small. Seriously - it was about 3/4" shorter on each side. That is unacceptable. (Worst part was that they have a real jerk running our print shop here in Ajax, and she argued with me that I should have specified the size when I sent it, rather than expecting them to "know how to print it properly." Isn't that your frigging job?)

The second problem is that you can see that the resolution isn't as good as the vinyl either. Thankfully, it's behind the plexi, and it looks 'acceptable'. Next time, however, I'll go with Souldraw for everything.

I might start building my Titan during Easter weekend, but have no idea what artwork to use.  Any idea what could look good on a Titan?

Google "Taito Side Art" and check out pictures there. That's the inspiration for the Titan's lines, and should give you some ideas of what you could do.
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on April 16, 2014, 11:36:26 am
A quick render of the latest order... ...hope to see this one delivered next week:

(http://i.imgur.com/bDghVzr.jpg)

And, so you don't think I'm sitting around being lazy, a quick new design for the shop. It's still very basic. I haven't added much of my own 'design' to this design. It's more of a first draft.

(http://i.imgur.com/J48K3VP.jpg)

I can't explain it, but I've received more requests for full-size cabinets in the past week than I have since I started building.
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Mamezilla on April 17, 2014, 12:38:14 pm
Nice job Rick !   :applaud:
Now I just have to find artwork for my Titan.  Wil probably have to go thru Souldraw.  Anyhow, Staples doesn't do adhesive vinyl prints of graphics / clipart.  They only do letters / words / numbers. This added to your experience convinced me to go elsewhere.
Do you plan to offer in the future some artworks for your kits ?  If I remember correctly, you did at a certain time.   
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on April 17, 2014, 01:07:37 pm
Nice job Rick !   :applaud: Now I just have to find artwork for my Titan.  Wil probably have to go thru Souldraw.  Anyhow, Staples doesn't do adhesive vinyl prints of graphics / clipart.  They only do letters / words / numbers. This added to your experience convinced me to go elsewhere. Do you plan to offer in the future some artworks for your kits? If I remember correctly, you did at a certain time.

I hope to. I haven't come up with a convincing layout as yet, but I'll keep you posted!
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Malenko on April 18, 2014, 07:31:33 am
I hope to. I haven't come up with a convincing layout as yet, but I'll keep you posted!

I know a pretty good artist.
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on April 18, 2014, 08:01:50 am
I know a pretty good artist.

I already checked, but Opt is busy.

 >:D  ;)  :D  ;D
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Malenko on April 18, 2014, 08:30:51 am
 :'(
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on May 20, 2014, 10:09:40 pm
Whoo whoo! Mystery box! Whoo whoo! Mystery box!

(http://i.imgur.com/l2GrT6a.jpg)

What is it? What could it be? Why is there a $300 box from China in my workshop???

(http://cooperscorner.info/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/72.jpg)

Maybe the better question... How much ---goshdarn--- Galaxian green t-molding did I buy???

(http://i.imgur.com/N3r0pcd.jpg)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: mike boss on May 22, 2014, 10:41:17 am
Can not wait for my bartop to be ready.
I've been in the basement gathering parts.
This project will give me a chance to use up some of my inventory.
KADE for the controls, my scanline generator from CraftyMech, and
FINALLY I'll be able to use my external HDD with a super tricked out
Hyperspin install.

I was wondering Rick if you have a link to the strip you used for the marquee lighting ?
Do you find it to do a good job ?

Do you use 5V led buttons or 12V led buttons ?
How do you power them ?


PS - looks like a nice box of goodies. I'd like to see what you have in the works !
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on May 22, 2014, 01:01:56 pm
Can not wait for my bartop to be ready. I've been in the basement gathering parts. This project will give me a chance to use up some of my inventory. KADE for the controls, my scanline generator from CraftyMech, and FINALLY I'll be able to use my external HDD with a super tricked out Hyperspin install.

NICE. I'm just waiting on some replacement pieces - namely a back door and one of your cabinets' sides that I noticed had a nice big chip in it - and should have it all ready by this weekend.

I was wondering Rick if you have a link to the strip you used for the marquee lighting? Do you find it to do a good job?

It's ... okay. It's not as bright as a (much larger) fluorescent, but it does the job: http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7393977&CatId=340 (http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7393977&CatId=340)

Do you use 5V led buttons or 12V led buttons? How do you power them?

I've only used regular buttons in the past. This is the first time I'll be using lighted buttons, but just received info on how to wire them up - they're 12V, and will be powered by the supply I ordered as well.

PS - looks like a nice box of goodies. I'd like to see what you have in the works!

AH! FINALLY, someone asks me what's in the box...

There is actually VERY LITTLE for me in the box. I presently have the following:

- a few different joysticks - both lighted and regular 2/4/8 way
- LED lighted buttons of various styles
- vinyl stand-offs for mounting boards (lots and lots and lots)
- some arcade power supplies
- buttloads of t-molding

...and more. I'm presently evaluating the products, as well as the supplier's ability to provide me with said product on a timely and cost-effective basis, to sell in my store. I hope to be able to provide the Canadian market with product quality and pricing similar to (and in, some cases, better than) our U.S. counterparts.

So - if anyone has a recommendation of product they'd like me to import, please let me know!
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: mike boss on May 22, 2014, 02:48:16 pm
Thank you for the info.
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Kevinchrysler on May 23, 2014, 03:55:54 pm
Hey Rick I noticed you mentioned multicade Canada but I went to make an order but it said they didn't ship to ontario?
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on June 02, 2014, 10:42:53 am
Hey Rick I noticed you mentioned multicade Canada but I went to make an order but it said they didn't ship to ontario?

Well, I'm in Ontario, and I've received shipments before - I certainly hope they still do! (I haven't placed an order in the past month or so, but if you talk to Aaron, he'll definitely let you know.)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on June 02, 2014, 04:07:29 pm
New Product: The Speedster Racing Kit

(http://i.imgur.com/YKzTjd1.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/MBD4AXx.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/eHTLRBV.jpg)

It's precision designed and CNC cut from black melamine-covered hardboard, comes complete with t-molding slots cut, has double-tiered shelf construction and yes, the most important option ever driver needs: CUP HOLDERS!

Fashioned after the spoiler on many late-model sports cars (ok - after my old Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart) this sturdy racing platform allows you to attach most standard gaming steering, and has the additional lower platform to support pedals as well. The height allowance has been designed to work with most seating, to provide a comfortable driving experience. All you need to do is glue, clamp and drive! (And, if you want to paint the interior of the cup-holders, you could do that too!)

Be one of the first 10 people to order one right now for the ridiculously low introductory price of $80, and I will include the green t-molding you see in the image at no additional cost!
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Malenko on June 03, 2014, 07:08:09 pm
little bit of design feedback:


The sides should be shaped a little more like a letter A for stability. I know that with feet on the pedals and hands on the wheel its not likely to fall, but it just looks a little unstable.

I'd lower the bottom shelf (the one directly under where the wheel clamps on) a couple inches to make room for a console like a PS3 or XBOX360

Prolly lose the cupholders, or at least make them optional.

Attached is a very crude Photoshop. Cut me some slack, Im tired :/
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: yotsuya on June 03, 2014, 07:23:34 pm
If I were in the market for something like that, I'd want the front to be enclosed.

I also agree with the "A" framing idea. Seems like all the force will be pulling the stand forward.

Shoot video of you testing it!
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on June 03, 2014, 08:15:34 pm
Little bit of design feedback: The sides should be shaped a little more like a letter A for stability. I know that with feet on the pedals and hands on the wheel its not likely to fall, but it just looks a little unstable.

While it may not look it, it's very stable. This isn't actually the first design I've built of this table - the last one was ... damaged ... when my 12 year old accidentally stood on the bottom shelf when he backed up and didn't notice it was in the room. (It wasn't anywhere near as sturdy as this one - as it was hand-made, from terribly unstable melamine from Home Depot - and didn't have the mortise and tenon joinery this one does.)

I'd lower the bottom shelf (the one directly under where the wheel clamps on) a couple inches to make room for a console like a PS3 or XBOX360.

Now that's an idea I like! Never thought of that. (Without the wheel, it does house a keyboard and mouse nicely as well.)

Prolly lose the cupholders, or at least make them optional.

Agreed. This was our "home model", so yeah, cupholders were a must for my kids.

Attached is a very crude Photoshop. Cut me some slack, Im tired :/

You must be really tired, pal.

;)

If I were in the market for something like that, I'd want the front to be enclosed.


I considered that, but if I did that, I'd want it to have the smooth, curved flow, which would mean kerf cuts... I've wanted to do that for a while now, but haven't had the time.

I also agree with the "A" framing idea. Seems like all the force will be pulling the stand forward.

We'll agree to disagree. The look is part of the table's charm. (That, and when you're sitting, you can lean back like you're in a driver's seat for maximum effect! Works nicely on an Ikea Klippan sofa!)

Shoot video of you testing it!

That ... is a wonderful idea. I'll do just that!

:D
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: yotsuya on June 03, 2014, 08:27:54 pm
Quote from: Rick
Shoot video of you testing it!

That ... is a wonderful idea. I'll do just that!

:D

Sweet. Just make sure you have your pants on.
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on June 03, 2014, 08:30:41 pm
Sweet. Just make sure you have your pants on.

No promises.

;)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Malenko on June 04, 2014, 02:05:06 pm
you must be more tired, you quoted yots as me, more than once.
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on June 04, 2014, 02:40:52 pm
you must be more tired, you quoted yots as me, more than once.

After today's news, more 'sad' than tired. My CNC Shop has decided to move their focus back to their core business - which means CNC services won't be available after July 1. I'm forced to look around for a different solution, and hopefully they can do the same quality and work out similar pricing for the work I have.

:(
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Malenko on June 04, 2014, 02:55:13 pm
get them to CNC you the parts to make your own CNC
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on June 04, 2014, 02:58:14 pm
get them to CNC you the parts to make your own CNC

You say that like you don't think I've already asked that question.

(http://i.imgur.com/146Sfn5.png)

:D
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Monkeyvoodoo on June 04, 2014, 03:14:52 pm
After today's news, more 'sad' than tired. My CNC Shop has decided to move their focus back to their core business - which means CNC services won't be available after July 1. I'm forced to look around for a different solution, and hopefully they can do the same quality and work out similar pricing for the work I have.

:(

Well this sucks. I still was planning on ordering a Nintendo cab from you this summer. Have you thought of selling the plans for people to cnc locally? :angel: Could be a way to raise some capital for getting your own 4x8 cnc built.
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on June 04, 2014, 03:55:55 pm
Well this sucks. I still was planning on ordering a Nintendo cab from you this summer.

Don't worry. I'm not giving up that easily. So far, this afternoon my Wife has sent me a set of various Business/Industrial locations for lease... ...so she's on the task right now.

:D

Have you thought of selling the plans for people to cnc locally? :angel: Could be a way to raise some capital for getting your own 4x8 cnc built.

I thought about it... ...for about 2 seconds. I'm not big on "sharing". (I actually had a guy offer me $50 for the plans, right after telling me he had been planning on ordering 10+ cabs a month from me...)

:lol
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: HaRuMaN on June 05, 2014, 02:22:50 pm
you must be more tired, you quoted yots as me, more than once.

After today's news, more 'sad' than tired. My CNC Shop has decided to move their focus back to their core business - which means CNC services won't be available after July 1. I'm forced to look around for a different solution, and hopefully they can do the same quality and work out similar pricing for the work I have.

:(

(https://i.imgur.com/bTn4gHc.gif)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on June 05, 2014, 02:34:48 pm
(https://i.imgur.com/bTn4gHc.gif)

I know, right? I'm happy to report we're working on how to get the outbuilding built sooner, rather than later, and then I'm planning on building my own CNC. It's just a bit of a pain to have to move quicker on the whole plan.
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: mike boss on June 05, 2014, 02:39:01 pm
Good luck with the search Rick.
I hope it works out for you.
I wish you the best of luck.

PS - I told Scott HURRY THE F**K UP and get in touch with Rick!
I'm super stoked for my unit, perhaps I'll drag him with me to pick it up.
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on June 05, 2014, 02:41:21 pm
Good luck with the search Rick. I hope it works out for you. I wish you the best of luck. PS - I told Scott HURRY THE F**K UP and get in touch with Rick! I'm super stoked for my unit, perhaps I'll drag him with me to pick it up.

Thanks Mike. Scott might be on the late side of things... I have a bit of stock left, but they may already be spoken for.
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: mike boss on June 05, 2014, 03:00:02 pm
His loss, f**k him!
I only care about me anyway. I'm selfish! ::)
Once I have my Punch-Out bartop I can brag how awesome your stuff is and he can look at his incomplete cabinet for another 2 years.
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: mike boss on June 11, 2014, 01:22:49 pm
Hey Rick,

Did you sort out your issues with the CNC shop,or you still need to find a new source ?
Either way best of luck....us local guys need your service.
You'll have my continued support.
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: macattack on June 11, 2014, 07:52:13 pm
You could always pop over the boarder ;)


Www.xtremepinball.com
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on June 11, 2014, 09:46:27 pm
Did you sort out your issues with the CNC shop,or you still need to find a new source? Either way best of luck....us local guys need your service. You'll have my continued support.

Thanks Mike.

I have a guy who's about an hour away, and he's noted that he will be able to be "in the ballpark" with my current cost model... ...so, I just have to figure out a way for him to get each of my design parts in a DXF and translate them properly. Damn, this was so much easier when I just sent over a 3D model. (It's also a bit of a pisser that it'll mean I'll need to make orders monthly, rather than bi-weekly, to support cost of the drive.)

On the flipside, this week we had all of the stumps removed from the property, and we're talking about erecting (heh) a nice 14' x 24' workshop. So, I've got that going for me, which is nice.

:lol

You could always pop over the boarder ;)

I could! It sounds like it may be a bit more of a trek, though.
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: mike boss on June 12, 2014, 09:33:13 am
Glad to hear it is coming together.
I wish you the best of luck!!!!!!!!
I have not been as excited for a project as I am to tackle this bartop.
This will truly be a custom project and I can not wait to pick up my unit from you.
Let me know when it's ready and I'll be at your door cash in hand (and ready to start a build thread!).
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on June 12, 2014, 09:39:01 am
Glad to hear it is coming together. I wish you the best of luck!!!!!!!!

Thanks Mike. It's coming together, slowly but surely.

:D

I have not been as excited for a project as I am to tackle this bartop. This will truly be a custom project and I can not wait to pick up my unit from you. Let me know when it's ready and I'll be at your door cash in hand (and ready to start a build thread!).

No worries. I received an e-mail from the CNC shop last night, asking for some *ahem* clarification on what my outstanding/final orders were, and an apology as they have been swamped for the past few weeks - and then, I received the final confirmation of the cut list just before midnight, so that's good news!

As soon as everything is here, you'll be the first to know. (The buttons haven't come in as yet, but the cabinet just needs that recut side.)

(http://lh6.ggpht.com/-f4I1hyHHvjQ/T0CbEgVTWtI/AAAAAAAADwI/M2muQ7p9M2o/soon-cat-bowl.jpg)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: stereoguy on June 16, 2014, 09:07:57 am
 I have been following this thread for some time with interest... kinda waiting for you to do a 2 player actually lol.

I have a cousin with a full wood / cabinet shop that owns a large deck CNC that has done flatpack work previously.  He is at 400 and 407 - it might be worth your time to have a conversation with him? I mentioned this thread to Ted - he said he would be interested in speaking with you. I am trying to figure out how to pm you this information - let me know if you are interested. No guarantees, but might work out for you somehow?
Its great to see this being done locally.

Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on June 16, 2014, 09:38:12 am
I have been following this thread for some time with interest... kinda waiting for you to do a 2 player actually lol.

I have a cousin with a full wood / cabinet shop that owns a large deck CNC that has done flatpack work previously.  He is at 400 and 407 - it might be worth your time to have a conversation with him? I mentioned this thread to Ted - he said he would be interested in speaking with you. I am trying to figure out how to pm you this information - let me know if you are interested. No guarantees, but might work out for you somehow?
Its great to see this being done locally.



That's awesome, thanks! I know you need to be a regular to PM, bit I'd love it if you could send me a quick email. My address is arcadeshop@gameroomdesigns.ca.

400/407 is perfect for me. I hope this works out!
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: mike boss on June 17, 2014, 10:00:13 am
Good luck!
These are the coolest little cabinets I've ever seen.
The fact that we can get them locally is a huge plus.
I hope all works out Rick.
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on June 17, 2014, 10:48:04 am
Good luck! These are the coolest little cabinets I've ever seen. The fact that we can get them locally is a huge plus. I hope all works out Rick.

Thanks SO MUCH! Seriously, it means a lot.

Just as an aside, your cabinet is READY and I'm expecting the shipment of parts TODAY! I'll give you a heads up when I'm home, and let you know when you can come by.
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: mike boss on June 17, 2014, 03:06:18 pm
Great news Rick, thank you.
By all means let me know and I'll come ASAP.
I can always swing back for the buttons at a later date.
But if you have the t-molding that would be great.

thank you again
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on June 17, 2014, 04:09:58 pm
Great news Rick, thank you. By all means let me know and I'll come ASAP. I can always swing back for the buttons at a later date. But if you have the t-molding that would be great. thank you again.

No worries. I have the t-molding ready for you. I just need to put the re-done right side with the rest of the parts!
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: mike boss on June 18, 2014, 12:43:50 pm
Super stoked Rick, thank you.
Keep me posted and I'll come get it when it's all ready.
This project is going to be awesome.
I can not wait to see how the buttons with the green LED's look.
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on June 18, 2014, 12:48:33 pm
Super stoked Rick, thank you. Keep me posted and I'll come get it when it's all ready.
This project is going to be awesome. I can not wait to see how the buttons with the green LED's look.

Sorry for not getting back to you last night, but you were probably stuck in the same storm we were... I checked, and all your parts are here. I just need to find the time to cut the t-molding slot into the new side. Hopefully, I'll be able to get to that today. If I can finish it up, it'll be ready for you any time!
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: mike boss on June 18, 2014, 01:46:30 pm
Great Rick, thank you.
Just let me know and I'll come get it!
If you could email me that would be great, as it will
come to my phone. vibefx@gmail.com

Thank you
Title: Re: Custom Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets (Coming Soon) - GTA, Ontario, Canada
Post by: GrandBofTarkin on June 19, 2014, 08:12:38 am
I think Super Turbo Turkey Puncher is silently weeping in the corner.

That made me sad. You cut me to the bone, my friend...

:(

...and when I work so hard to bring you guys stuff like this:

(http://i.imgur.com/1yg8eDg.jpg)

This one is a bit larger, supporting a 27" LCD monitor.

Watching this thread like a hawk and once you're back up and running I want one of these.
I'd build it myself but I want the quality which I can't produce.
Here's hoping it's not too long Rick!  8)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: yotsuya on June 19, 2014, 10:28:25 am
I still think Super Turbo Turkey Puncher is silently weeping in the corner.  >:D
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on June 19, 2014, 10:32:52 am
I still think Super Turbo Turkey Puncher is silently weeping in the corner.  >:D

You're right. In fact, I've been seriously considering dismantling her, in favour of a redesign once I have access to the new CNC shop.

 :o

Yes, that's right - I said it. If my new CNC shop has the appropriate tooling, I may just disassemble what I've completed in favour of a more 'forgiving' medium - even if it's only just partially. I know the sides are presently in a state where they would need a significant amount of Bondo - and they would definitely benefit from a more 'professional finish'...

But it's still up in the air. Right now, she is - in fact - silently weeping in the corner of my workshop. So, thanks for that.

You bastard.

;)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: yotsuya on June 19, 2014, 10:34:40 am
I still think Super Turbo Turkey Puncher is silently weeping in the corner.  >:D

You're right. In fact, I've been seriously considering dismantling her, in favour of a redesign once I have access to the new CNC shop.

 :o

Yes, that's right - I said it. If my new CNC shop has the appropriate tooling, I may just disassemble what I've completed in favour of a more 'forgiving' medium - even if it's only just partially. I know the sides are presently in a state where they would need a significant amount of Bondo - and they would definitely benefit from a more 'professional finish'...

But it's still up in the air. Right now, she is - in fact - silently weeping in the corner of my workshop. So, thanks for that.

You bastard.

;)

Good. I remember being excited about this project during Obama's FIRST term. Would love to see it done.  :gobama
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Malenko on June 19, 2014, 10:48:38 am
you need to finish Super Turbo Turkey Puncher. No redesigns or anything, just get her finished. I remember being super excited to see that cab when I was in my 20s.
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: yotsuya on June 19, 2014, 10:57:10 am
I was going to compile a list of stuff that's happened since Super Turbo Turkey Puncher was announced, but it would be 4 years long worth.  >:D
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: stereoguy on June 19, 2014, 08:28:10 pm
Rick - just making sure you received the email I sent you? Were you able to connect with Ted?


I have been following this thread for some time with interest... kinda waiting for you to do a 2 player actually lol.

I have a cousin with a full wood / cabinet shop that owns a large deck CNC that has done flatpack work previously.  He is at 400 and 407 - it might be worth your time to have a conversation with him? I mentioned this thread to Ted - he said he would be interested in speaking with you. I am trying to figure out how to pm you this information - let me know if you are interested. No guarantees, but might work out for you somehow?
Its great to see this being done locally.



That's awesome, thanks! I know you need to be a regular to PM, bit I'd love it if you could send me a quick email. My address is arcadeshop@gameroomdesigns.ca.

400/407 is perfect for me. I hope this works out!
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: mike boss on June 23, 2014, 09:37:52 am
Had the pleasure of meeting Rick Sunday evening and getting my bartop cabinet.
I can not say enough good things about the cabinet and the guy behind these cabinets.
Both are AWESOME!
Rick is a great guy proving a great product at a great price.
For anyone on the fence about one of these units GET OFF AND ORDER !
Honestly Rick is great and he cares about what he is doing.
He loves the hobby!

Rick thank you again, project thread started (as you know).
It was a pleasure to meet you.

PS - these are proudly made in Canada Eh!
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Malenko on June 23, 2014, 09:47:07 am
For anyone on the fence about one of these units GET OFF AND ORDER !

is the discount code FAP ?
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on June 23, 2014, 09:49:58 am
is the discount code FAP?

No, it's MALENKOSMOM2014.

 8)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: HaRuMaN on June 23, 2014, 09:51:51 am
is the discount code FAP?

No, it's MALENKOSMOM2014.

 8)

Weeeaaaaaaakkkkk...  what's up?  Haven't had the morning coffee yet?
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Malenko on June 23, 2014, 09:52:20 am
is the discount code FAP?

No, it's MALENKOSMOM2014.

 8)


I went to try it, but you website uhhhh... doesnt exist.
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on June 23, 2014, 09:59:25 am
I went to try it, but you website uhhhh... doesnt exist.

So, just to be clear... ...you went to try MALENKOSMOM2014. Ok then.

:D
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Malenko on June 23, 2014, 10:16:31 am
still no coffee?
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: yotsuya on June 23, 2014, 10:46:35 am
PS - these are proudly made in Canada Eh!

(http://capitalistprofit.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/canadian-beaver.png)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on June 23, 2014, 10:50:33 am
(http://capitalistprofit.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/canadian-beaver.png)

Nothing beats Canadian beaver.

;)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: yotsuya on June 23, 2014, 10:55:05 am
Nothing beats Canadian beaver.

;)

(http://lh6.ggpht.com/-fWDQp9dgI2Q/UIo2k3AoPbI/AAAAAAAAAgc/2c9sjwPIliU/well-played-sir-well-played-indeed.jpg)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Malenko on June 23, 2014, 10:59:32 am
(http://capitalistprofit.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/canadian-beaver.png)

You replace your CNC guy with a Beaver Numeric Control guy?
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: mike boss on June 23, 2014, 06:54:52 pm
I think the US is a very different climate when it comes to the arcade/coin-op hobby.
You see it on shows like American Pickers when they goto talk to guys who were in the business for years.
Or even on Pawn Stars guys coming in to pawn old cocktail machines.
Just seems the scene is larger.

I'm in Ajax just east of Toronto. Toronto being known of the "Mega City." And even in the Mega City we had one place that did coin-op auctions. Prices USED to be great, then they went up. When you are the only show in town why not right ? Now they only run the auctions online and prices are WAY UP.

So to have someone like Rick who sells a great product at a great price may seem like something that is "meh" or readily available, but here it is not the case.

These cabinets are great and the guy behind them is a stand up dude !
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on June 27, 2014, 08:35:40 am
I think the US is a very different climate when it comes to the arcade/coin-op hobby. You see it on shows like American Pickers when they goto talk to guys who were in the business for years. Or even on Pawn Stars guys coming in to pawn old cocktail machines. Just seems the scene is larger.

This seems to be true, and it's unfortunate. I'm subscribed to a number of online YouTube guys - John's Arcade, Arcade Impossible, etc. - and they seem to have a large following down in the U.S.  They go to local arcades, visit friends who have home arcades, visit conventions and trades. You just don't see that up here in Canada.

I'm in Ajax just east of Toronto. Toronto being known of the "Mega City." And even in the Mega City we had one place that did coin-op auctions. Prices USED to be great, then they went up. When you are the only show in town why not right ? Now they only run the auctions online and prices are WAY UP.

I've lurked a few online auctions, and it seems like they're all just money-sinks. Everything seems overpriced, and overvalued. It's like the comic-book scene that I got out of a few years ago - too many people have the same item, think it's "the only one left in existence" and try and charge way too much. It's ridiculous.

So to have someone like Rick who sells a great product at a great price may seem like something that is "meh" or readily available, but here it is not the case. These cabinets are great and the guy behind them is a stand up dude!

I appreciate the kind words, sir. Thanks so much!

I am trying to solidify my offering right now, and think I need to take a short break from manufacturing - EXTREMELY SHORT (like, two weeks) - and focus on infrastructure. That means three things need attention: the website, the products and the pricing. What I want to bring back is a better service, overall.

The move from my existing CNC shop hit me hard. My latest orders (3 cocktails and 5 bartops) took between 30 and 60 days to fulfill, due to issues with production, and that's not acceptable to me. I want to continue to give a professional product at a great price. That's going to happen, and that's going to happen shortly. (Stay tuned!)

Thanks again, Mike. I can't wait to see your build progress!
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: mike boss on June 27, 2014, 09:06:13 am
I can only imagine that move was a major set back in many ways.
But I will tell everyone, WAITING for a QUALITY & LOCAL product is worth it.
In the end us as consumers will win, I'd hate to guess what it would cost to get a bartop kit from the US (when I pay $20 for a marquee/$25 for some art work in a tube).

Talking back about the local coin-op scene for a second.
When I bought my house (7 years ago) I looked all over the net for a cabinet, later finding out about the auction. It was dominated by guys that had a few years on me. They loved the PAC-MAN's, Galaga, etc..........the tru classics. Me, slightly younger it was all about Street Fighter. The crowd at the auction wasn't really into that, I could have got (and did get a Marvel vs Capcom) in a Dynamo cabinet for $75 !!! But then as it grew, the auction house started to use social media and the online resources like Kijiji + Craigslist. The auctions grew as did the prices.

I'm just happy that I was able to build my collection prior to this. I have my Nintendo line up (4 machines), 2 bartops (1 PC/1 48-in-1 Jamma) and My Bad Dudes & Final Fight. I dont want (or need) anything else.

I'll be keeping my project/build thread updated as I make any progress. Cost break down, progress made, pics, etc. I'm excited to get some free time and make some progress this weekend. If I need help getting it together I'll be sure to email you Rick!
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: ChanceKJ on June 28, 2014, 12:22:47 pm
Rick, you gotta get this runnin. Come next spring (if all goes well) you're my guy in-country I'm going to get that Nintendo upright kit from. I've even got Spousal Approval for a DK/Mario Bros cab to go in our spare bedroom (I know I was shocked too!!). Don't let me down Rick.

:D
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on July 10, 2014, 08:21:40 am
Rick, you gotta get this runnin. Come next spring (if all goes well) you're my guy in-country I'm going to get that Nintendo upright kit from. I've even got Spousal Approval for a DK/Mario Bros cab to go in our spare bedroom (I know I was shocked too!!). Don't let me down Rick.

Working on it! I've got two suppliers who are presently vying for my work, and one is definitely in the lead! (He can handle my Solidworks native files, so I'm planning on getting a sample cut in the next week or so!)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: ChanceKJ on July 10, 2014, 02:26:38 pm
This could benifit you. If you've got two send parts for your own CnC to each of them, and for the one in the lead sneak the parts in across various orders.  They'd never know.  ;D
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: yotsuya on July 10, 2014, 02:53:43 pm
Damn sketchy Canadians...  >:D
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: ChanceKJ on July 11, 2014, 12:21:11 am
You have no idea.
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on July 14, 2014, 12:53:23 pm
Bought me some sexy artwork from Malenko for an upcoming project... Can't WAIT to have it printed up, and applied to the proj. Will keep you updated!
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: yotsuya on July 14, 2014, 12:57:40 pm
Bought me some sexy artwork from Malenko for an upcoming project... Can't WAIT to have it printed up, and applied to the proj. Will keep you updated!

Malenko??? I thought he was a shill for one of your "competitors". What you say?!!
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Malenko on July 14, 2014, 01:11:14 pm
Bought me some sexy artwork from Malenko for an upcoming project... Can't WAIT to have it printed up, and applied to the proj. Will keep you updated!

Malenko??? I thought he was a shill for one of your "competitors". What you say?!!

Doing art work for anyone who wants to pay me (even if its Canadian monies) is the perfect cover to be a shill!
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: yotsuya on July 14, 2014, 01:13:15 pm
Bought me some sexy artwork from Malenko for an upcoming project... Can't WAIT to have it printed up, and applied to the proj. Will keep you updated!

Malenko??? I thought he was a shill for one of your "competitors". What you say?!!

Doing art work for anyone who wants to pay me (even if its Canadian monies) is the perfect cover to be a shill!

So what, you earned like 3 loonies for your troubles?
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Malenko on July 14, 2014, 01:14:42 pm
So what, you earned like 3 loonies for your troubles?

Whats that in Harubucks?
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: yotsuya on July 14, 2014, 01:15:21 pm
So what, you earned like 3 loonies for your troubles?

Whats that in Harubucks?

In HaRuBuCkS? You owe Rick $35.01.
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: HaRuMaN on July 14, 2014, 01:21:01 pm
 :badmood:
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on July 14, 2014, 01:25:13 pm
In HaRuBuCkS? You owe Rick $35.01.

Man, the exchange rate on these HaRuBuCkS is worse than Zibwabwe's dollar (http://americanmonetaryassociation.org/blog/the-5-worst-currencies-in-the-world/)!

 :laugh2:
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: yotsuya on July 14, 2014, 01:28:26 pm
In HaRuBuCkS? You owe Rick $35.01.

Man, the exchange rate on these HaRuBuCkS is worse than Zibwabwe's dollar (http://americanmonetaryassociation.org/blog/the-5-worst-currencies-in-the-world/)!

 :laugh2:

Yeah, but the benefit is that you get free Gatorade and pizza with your HaRuBuCkS!  :cheers:
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on July 14, 2014, 01:31:33 pm
Yeah, but the benefit is that you get free Gatorade and pizza with your HaRuBuCkS!  :cheers:

I guess that's ok... (Mine come with free beer and poutine.)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-fXUpa-KHgaA/Ts2BLhdnHuI/AAAAAAAADys/6aVXrPW5Moc/s1600/IMG_4182.JPG)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: yotsuya on July 14, 2014, 01:34:43 pm
Yeah, but the benefit is that you get free Gatorade and pizza with your HaRuBuCkS!  :cheers:

I guess that's ok... (Mine come with free beer and poutine.)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-fXUpa-KHgaA/Ts2BLhdnHuI/AAAAAAAADys/6aVXrPW5Moc/s1600/IMG_4182.JPG)

What the ---fudgesicle--- is that ---steaming pile of meadow muffin---?????!!!!  >:D
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: HaRuMaN on July 14, 2014, 01:38:04 pm
Looks like puke.

Mine came with free beer, too, but someone forgot to drink it...   :cheers:
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: yotsuya on July 14, 2014, 01:40:36 pm
Looks like puke.

Mine came with free beer, too, but someone forgot to drink it...   :cheers:

Foul! Foul! I was never offered a beer!!!  >:D
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: HaRuMaN on July 14, 2014, 01:43:28 pm
Looks like puke.

Mine came with free beer, too, but someone forgot to drink it...   :cheers:

Foul! Foul! I was never offered a beer!!!  >:D

It was in the fridge 5 feet away from you like the whole time.   :D
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: yotsuya on July 14, 2014, 01:46:48 pm
Looks like puke.

Mine came with free beer, too, but someone forgot to drink it...   :cheers:

Foul! Foul! I was never offered a beer!!!  >:D

It was in the fridge 5 feet away from you like the whole time.   :D

It's probably better it didn't, lest your hallway look like a drunken monkey cut the floor tiles....

Oops, we're derailing Rick's thread! Back on track!!!

Poultine! Stanley Cup! Dudley Do-Right!!!  :angel:
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: ChanceKJ on July 14, 2014, 08:46:43 pm
Americans... *sigh*

/ShakesHead
/LeavesTheRoom
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Malenko on July 14, 2014, 09:09:59 pm
Americans... *sigh*

/ShakesHead
/LeavesTheRoom

I like mayo or gravy on my fries, and I take Canadian "dollars" as payment too!
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: ChanceKJ on July 14, 2014, 10:54:21 pm
Mayo?

...sick. (http://forums.macresource.com/smileys/barf.gif)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: JDFan on July 14, 2014, 11:12:00 pm
Americans... *sigh*

/ShakesHead
/LeavesTheRoom

I like mayo or gravy on my fries, and I take Canadian "dollars" as payment too!
Mayo?

...sick. (http://forums.macresource.com/smileys/barf.gif)

Gotta agree -- though Gravy is good but Chili and Cheddar Cheese is much better !  :cheers:

(http://ts4.mm.bing.net/th?id=HN.608044490314025215&pid=15.1&P=0)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on July 15, 2014, 09:26:21 am
Still working...

The "Titan Widescreen 25" Bartop Arcade Cabinet, with an internal width of 25" to accommodate most mid-size flat-screen monitors:

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

The "Titan Widescreen 27" Bartop Arcade Cabinet, with an internal width of 25" to accommodate most large size flat-screen monitors:

(http://i.imgur.com/Q5lDHhQ.png)

Each of these new widescreen models are available in the various designs - Cubic, Galaxy, Nero and Titan.
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on July 17, 2014, 03:00:40 pm
Well, oh my. What could this be, now?

(http://i.imgur.com/PmwVDO1.jpg)

A HUGE thank you to The Mighty Malenko and his amazing digital editing skills. (Seriously - he didn't even pay me to say that.)

I understand a "your move, Hairyman!" are in order...

:D
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: HaRuMaN on July 17, 2014, 03:04:19 pm
Lol... you know why Malenko was so fast with this particular request?  'Cuz he already made that art for my vertical kit.   :burgerking:
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on July 17, 2014, 03:07:07 pm
Lol... you know why Malenko was so fast with this particular request?  'Cuz he already made that art for my vertical kit.   :burgerking:

I heard about that! I heard you begged him for art, and then did NOTHING with it. And then, you called him a shill.

>:D
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Malenko on July 17, 2014, 03:10:02 pm
ladies, you're both pretty!
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: HaRuMaN on July 17, 2014, 03:12:23 pm
Rofl. The Malenko's a shill thing was started by 404... I still find it hilarious.   :laugh2:

I've got a lot of art from Malenko that I haven't used... yet.  But I will.  I just need business to calm down some first.   :dizzy:
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Malenko on July 17, 2014, 03:20:41 pm
Rofl. The Malenko's a shill thing was started by 404... I still find it hilarious.   :laugh2:
Yeah he was pretty adamant that I was intentionally running off other kit vendors because I jokingly asked ebarlow if he was doing something because Haruman was, then he RAN with it. Believe he's currently on vacation at banned camp.
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on July 17, 2014, 03:24:33 pm
Yeah he was pretty adamant that I was intentionally running off other kit vendors because I jokingly asked ebarlow if he was doing something because Haruman was, then he RAN with it.

Sigh. I hate that. We're all doing similar things - and you know what? Things are going to overlap.
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: HaRuMaN on July 17, 2014, 03:26:33 pm
Yeah he was pretty adamant that I was intentionally running off other kit vendors because I jokingly asked ebarlow if he was doing something because Haruman was, then he RAN with it.

Sigh. I hate that. We're all doing similar things - and you know what? Things are going to overlap.

Yup.   :applaud: 
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on July 17, 2014, 03:27:49 pm
Yup.   :applaud: 

I know, right? And WHO CARES if my stuff is that much more amazing? Right? Amirite guys? Guys?

;)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: HaRuMaN on July 17, 2014, 03:32:22 pm
(http://skepchick.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/no__9gag__by_hujikari-d51hu4l.jpg)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on July 17, 2014, 03:34:47 pm
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-6EtMXB7mh5Q/T_FAUUvrbHI/AAAAAAAAAEw/cri-0Xv1nO8/s1600/you-jelly.jpg)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: yotsuya on September 03, 2014, 04:16:20 pm
Dude, are you compensating for something with the size of that signature file?  I like the design but c'mon! >:D
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: yotsuya on September 03, 2014, 04:17:52 pm
Damn Canadians taking up all the real estate! 

Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on September 03, 2014, 04:19:03 pm
Dude, are you compensating for something with the size of that signature file?  I like the design but c'mon! >:D

I'm still working on this whole "learning Adobe Illustrator" thing. Too many jaggies when I convert to a smaller PNG. Totally my bad. Work in progress.

:)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: yotsuya on September 03, 2014, 04:21:01 pm
Dude, are you compensating for something with the size of that signature file?  I like the design but c'mon! >:D

I'm still working on this whole "learning Adobe Illustrator" thing. Too many jaggies when I convert to a smaller PNG. Totally my bad. Work in progress.

:)

 :cheers:
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on September 03, 2014, 04:27:24 pm
:cheers:

There we go. As good as it seems to get.

:D
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: yotsuya on September 03, 2014, 04:27:50 pm
Much better, you hoser.
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: pbj on September 03, 2014, 04:31:31 pm
Adblock Plus:Add Image....

Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: PL1 on September 03, 2014, 04:46:26 pm
Now you need to fix your avatar -- "designs" is illegible.   ;D


Scott
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on September 03, 2014, 04:47:12 pm
Now you need to fix your avatar -- "designs" is illegible.

It's legible to me. Of course, I'm working at 1920x1080 at 125% for my browser.
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: PL1 on September 03, 2014, 04:57:39 pm
"Gameroom" and the logo jump out, but the contrast between "designs" and the background is too low IMHO.

It becomes readable at about half the usual distance to the screen.

Browser at 120%, 1360x768.


Scott
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Malenko on September 03, 2014, 06:02:48 pm
let us count the gradients!

we have circular gradient on the igloo dome, lovely.
circular gradient on the igloo hallway (not aligned, not light sourced), scrumptious!
whats that?!?!! a 3rd circular gradient on the orange balltop? DO GO ON!
linear gradient on the logo letters, 4 gradients on 1 image ? ballsy!

Flat unshaded faux light sourced grey joystick? how chic!


The concept is clever, the execution is abysmal. I had no idea you could build igloos out of pieces of the sun.
I still love you boo  :cheers:


The positives:
like a said, good concept
I really like the letter A, I'd suggest cutting the bottom left corner out of all the vowels for consistency .

suggested changes:
make the igloo blue, like it was built out of , oh , I dont know.... ice?
ball top and button should be red
use the balltop as the light source and shade appropriately.
make a website.




I'd be happy to work on the logo a bit if you email me the source files.
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on September 03, 2014, 08:19:56 pm
let us count the gradients! we have circular gradient on the igloo dome, lovely. circular gradient on the igloo hallway (not aligned, not light sourced), scrumptious! whats that?!?!! a 3rd circular gradient on the orange balltop? DO GO ON! linear gradient on the logo letters, 4 gradients on 1 image ? ballsy! Flat unshaded faux light sourced grey joystick? how chic!

The concept is clever, the execution is abysmal. I had no idea you could build igloos out of pieces of the sun.

I get it - it has more flaws than your grammar and punctuation. No worries here. I have every iteration of the logo under the sun... Three different lighting 'choices', five different colours, etc. etc.

I still love you boo  :cheers:

You too, man. You too.

suggested changes:
make the igloo blue, like it was built out of , oh , I dont know.... ice?
ball top and button should be red
use the balltop as the light source and shade appropriately.

I've got a blue one. I've got every model with red balltops and buttons. No worries here.

make a website.

Go stuff a duck.

:D
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: HaRuMaN on September 04, 2014, 09:47:27 am
Looks like a cold boob with a mutant nipple.
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on September 04, 2014, 09:50:36 am
Looks like a cold boob with a mutant nipple.

You, of all people, have nothing to tell me regarding design. Good day, sir.

;)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Malenko on September 04, 2014, 10:10:04 am
dont pick on him!  I know where the logo came from, this is his new CNC shop:

(http://domaingang.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/igloo-snow.jpg)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: HaRuMaN on September 04, 2014, 10:10:36 am
Bwaha!
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on September 04, 2014, 10:16:33 am
A good logo should be unique, memorable, and fit the business. I hit on all points, and you guys are proving it, one comment at a time.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Monkeyvoodoo on September 04, 2014, 10:29:54 pm
dont pick on him!  I know where the logo came from, this is his new CNC shop:

(http://domaingang.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/igloo-snow.jpg)

Naw, that will never hold up through a winter ;)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: TheTrain on September 15, 2014, 06:31:34 pm
Hello,

I stumbled across this thread and it looks to be exactly what I am looking for!  Any update on when these will be available?  I am located in the 400/7 area as well, and have spent the last 45 min throwing money at the screen.

Feel free to PM me for an email to chat further!

Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: yotsuya on September 15, 2014, 08:17:13 pm
What, you're looking to buy an igloo?
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on September 16, 2014, 12:27:08 pm
I stumbled across this thread and it looks to be exactly what I am looking for!  Any update on when these will be available?  I am located in the 400/7 area as well, and have spent the last 45 min throwing money at the screen. Feel free to PM me for an email to chat further!

Hey there! I'm definitely still working, although there's a 4-6 week lag right now in production. If you'd like to give me an idea of what machine you're looking at, please send me an e-mail at arcadeshop@gameroomdesigns.ca.

Thanks!
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: JBED on September 17, 2014, 11:28:39 am
Hi Guys,

Here are a couple of pictures of one of Rick's bartops that I finally completed. Rick was great to work with and answered all my questions before and after purchase.

The bartop plays all 4 way 0-2 buttons games. I might add a 3rd button later on and get a better joystick that will switch 4/8way so I can add more games. 

Thanks for looking.
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on September 17, 2014, 01:02:07 pm
Here are a couple of pictures of one of Rick's bartops that I finally completed. Rick was great to work with and answered all my questions before and after purchase. The bartop plays all 4 way 0-2 buttons games. I might add a 3rd button later on and get a better joystick that will switch 4/8way so I can add more games. Thanks for looking.

That looks awesome! Thanks for sharing the pics! Do you have any more? (I'm always excited when I see pics of one of my kits!)

Did you install any lighting for your marquee? (It looks fairly dark, unless it's just not turned on to get a better picture.)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: yotsuya on September 17, 2014, 01:22:13 pm
Needs more Molsons stickers.
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: JBED on September 17, 2014, 03:26:47 pm
Thanks for the kind words Rick. I'll take some more pics. The marquee doesn't have a light I added the image to the front of the plexiglas. Its the basement lighting that makes it look dull, I'll move it upstairs to get some better pics.
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: ChanceKJ on September 23, 2014, 07:52:55 pm
Needs more Molsons stickers.

Agreed.
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Gaaargh on October 14, 2014, 01:21:00 pm
I think the US is a very different climate when it comes to the arcade/coin-op hobby. You see it on shows like American Pickers when they goto talk to guys who were in the business for years. Or even on Pawn Stars guys coming in to pawn old cocktail machines. Just seems the scene is larger.

This seems to be true, and it's unfortunate. I'm subscribed to a number of online YouTube guys - John's Arcade, Arcade Impossible, etc. - and they seem to have a large following down in the U.S.  They go to local arcades, visit friends who have home arcades, visit conventions and trades. You just don't see that up here in Canada.


Do you ever come near Sarnia?
I've built, or helped build 7 MAME machines, and restored about as many actual arcades.

While maybe not the focus, my 2 mame + pinball room is popular at our parties, and my brother-in-law has 3 cabs as well. We've built mame cabs for other friends & family, and refurb arcades for sale in the local community. We have "arcade-stuff" days, where we rehab, assemble, etc, and have a good time.
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: BobA on October 20, 2014, 12:07:50 pm
Cocktail cab build using one of Rick's great kits.  http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,140422.0.html (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,140422.0.html)

Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: yotsuya on October 20, 2014, 12:09:47 pm
Do Rick's kits come with the pink keyboards?  >:D
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on October 20, 2014, 12:11:58 pm
Cocktail cab build using one of Rick's great kits.

Thank you sir! I love the way that looks. (I especially love the creative use of speakers - how does it sound?)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: BobA on October 20, 2014, 02:36:31 pm
Do Rick's kits come with the pink keyboards?  >:D

Sorry no keyboards supplied.  I got a few pinks at the Dollar store for $2 so I use them wherever I hide the keyboard which is only needed when configuring new emulators.
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: BobA on October 20, 2014, 02:41:40 pm
Sounds great coupled with the 10W per channel amplifier.  Speakers were a real plus as they came with the rad grills.  I think the cabinet acts as a fairly good enclosure and do not hear any problem with having L and R in the same box.   Most games are mono anyway so the 2 speakers have no problem.

Cocktail cab build using one of Rick's great kits.

Thank you sir! I love the way that looks. (I especially love the creative use of speakers - how does it sound?)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on October 30, 2014, 06:37:53 pm
Anyone coming to this (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,142027.0.html)? I'm just asking, because I'll be debuting a BRAND NEW PRODUCT there. I'll give you a hint. It's under $100, it's portable, and it's the newest item to come out of my NEW CNC SHOP. (If someone guesses what it is, I'll show some pics of the prototype. If nobody guesses, I'll post pics after the show.)

Anyone care to guess?

>:D
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: VoltaTom on October 30, 2014, 07:08:38 pm
Barstick? Ps would love to see a website :)


Sent from my iPhone
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on October 30, 2014, 07:09:54 pm
Barstick? Ps would love to see a website :)

Close - although a barstick would likely be a bit more than $100 if/when I work on one. ;) And the website is ... under construction. Damn it.
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: yotsuya on October 30, 2014, 07:10:10 pm
Anyone coming to this (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,142027.0.html)? I'm just asking, because I'll be debuting a BRAND NEW PRODUCT there. I'll give you a hint. It's under $100, it's portable, and it's the newest item to come out of my NEW CNC SHOP. (If someone guesses what it is, I'll show some pics of the prototype. If nobody guesses, I'll post pics after the show.)

Anyone care to guess?

>:D

(http://ep.yimg.com/ay/hockeymonkey/toronto-maple-leafs-plastic-mini-goalie-stick-4.jpg)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on October 30, 2014, 07:17:21 pm
Herp derp.

NO.

(http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2012/232/3/5/boss_on_the_ice_by_arkham_insanity-d5brucq.jpg)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: yotsuya on October 31, 2014, 12:57:19 am
It's a fight stick.
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: ChanceKJ on October 31, 2014, 01:05:24 am
Ha! clever.

It's also Leafs merch, so it's the ugly stick as well.  :D

Haha, ...Leafs suck.
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on October 31, 2014, 10:38:07 am
It's a fight stick.

Give the man a cookie.

(http://i.imgur.com/jYl0Hxw.jpg)

CNC cut, and made from Premium 5/8" MDF.
Built for fighters in a standard 6-button layout.
During assembly, the builder can select a left-handed or right-handed configuration.
Two button holes on the front for 1P/2P, 1P/Coin or other configuration.
Hinged, lockable base allows entry for wiring, changes or future upgrades.
Includes all basic hardware - a hinge kit and barrel lock is included!

(Yes, the pile behind it are a bunch of parts to put in boxes for the show. I have 14 left right now, and when they're gone, I can reorder easily. Pre-orders are available - if you want one, let me know and I'll put it on hold for you!)

I'm selling the full kit for $60 plus shipping. (It looks like shipping is ~$20 locally, and ~$30 across Canada into the U.S.) If you come to the show, you can see one in person. I'm working to complete a fully-kitted out model for Sunday!
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on November 01, 2014, 05:43:36 pm
I'm working to complete a fully-kitted out model for Sunday!

Shy of an overlay and a plexi cover that I couldn't finish in time, this may be a fitting showpiece for the trade show.

(http://i.imgur.com/2lyhfgX.jpg)

I see now that these balltops are a bit short for mounting under wood without a routed channel, but I think it works for a quick display. Regardless, with a quick t-molding cut and single coat of black satin paint, she doesn't look half bad. (I'm sure when I do up a "pro" model, I'll put the extra effort in with more coats.)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: ChanceKJ on November 01, 2014, 05:52:44 pm
Sick.

This makes me want to make a self contained "Flynn's Mini" replicating my P1/P2 controls and toss a NUC inside it to make it an all in one.
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on November 01, 2014, 05:55:11 pm
Sick.

Thank you! This is certainly high praise, coming from you. I LOVE your Flynn's build. In fact, the blue motif I chose was inspired by your work.

This makes me want to make a self contained "Flynn's Mini" replicating my P1/P2 controls and toss a NUC inside it to make it an all in one.

Well, I know where you can get a kit, if you need one.

;)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: ChanceKJ on November 01, 2014, 06:02:50 pm
I might have to spend some time in Sketchup today and design one that encorperates my light pipe, P1 controls, and can house a NUC with power supply. It would have under glow, external plugins for HDMI, audio and Power.  Hmmmmmm

Damn it Rick!
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on November 01, 2014, 06:13:30 pm
I might have to spend some time in Sketchup today and design one that encorperates my light pipe, P1 controls, and can house a NUC with power supply. It would have under glow, external plugins for HDMI, audio and Power. Hmmmmmm

Well, it's got a bit of space available, if you can swing it. The sides are almost completely clear, and my fit only had the mini-emulator, joystick and buttons to contend with. (Forgive the messy wiring job - the cables were 'ready made' and came with the emulator. I haven't completed the joystick wiring yet either, as I've got some soldering to do - it's in a 'ready to show' state, but not quite ready to play.)

(http://i.imgur.com/2FiZGwD.jpg)

Damn it Rick!

I do seem to have that effect on people.

>:D
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: mike boss on November 05, 2014, 08:52:55 am
Looking fantastic Rick!
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: ChanceKJ on November 05, 2014, 04:09:57 pm
Wait...

What mini emulator is that?
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on November 05, 2014, 04:18:05 pm
Wait...

What mini emulator is that?


I believe it is a "Xin Mo", but it doesn't have any identifying marks.
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: yotsuya on November 05, 2014, 04:28:43 pm
I think Ricardo is using the wrong terminology. It's not an "emulator", it's an "encoder". Eh.
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on November 05, 2014, 04:29:59 pm
I think Ricardo is using the wrong terminology. It's not an "emulator", it's an "encoder". Eh.

I believe you are correct. :(
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: ChanceKJ on November 05, 2014, 09:47:41 pm
Haha, that made my brain run wild for a minute trying to think of a way to build a Mini PCB that could run MAME and had a basic video out signal.  Something the size of the Kade, boots to MAME, runs off 5v, and has a mini SD card and pins for a VGA or Comp out. 
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on November 05, 2014, 09:50:28 pm
Haha, that made my brain run wild for a minute trying to think of a way to build a Mini PCB that could run MAME and had a basic video out signal.  Something the size of the Kade, boots to MAME, runs off 5v, and has a mini SD card and pins for a VGA or Comp out.

My Wife asked me tonight if my 19-in-1 / 60-in-1 boards would fit. :o I told her they wouldn't fit in this model, but in the next one they will!

;)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: ChanceKJ on November 05, 2014, 10:30:54 pm
Brilliant woman that one, Good job Rick.  :laugh:

Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Malenko on November 06, 2014, 07:23:35 am
well you guys just spoiled a project I was workin on :(
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on November 06, 2014, 07:30:06 am
well you guys just spoiled a project I was workin on :(

With respect to the amazing compliments I've received on the Fight Stick, it's really a pretty simple design - in essence, it's a box with some holes. We're really only talking about a slightly bigger box with some holes.

;D
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Malenko on November 06, 2014, 07:47:04 am
With respect to the amazing compliments I've received on the Fight Stick, it's really a pretty simple design - in essence, it's a box with some holes. We're really only talking about a slightly bigger box with some holes.

;D

not that, I meant a 60 in 1 inside a "fightstick" , or basically a giant wooden Jakks but with an iCade board lol.
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on November 06, 2014, 07:49:32 am
not that, I meant a 60 in 1 inside a "fightstick" , or basically a giant wooden Jakks but with an iCade board lol.

So, exactly that, then.

:D

Besides, I'm thinking a bit 'bigger' than just a simple ##-in-1. Sure, that's the model, but the execution of the flagship product may be so much sweeter.

 8)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: ChanceKJ on November 06, 2014, 09:15:44 am
What, like this?

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3950/15700237032_7240b5885b_c.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/chancekj/15700237032/sizes/o/in/photostream/)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: yotsuya on November 06, 2014, 09:26:29 am
That's a painful looking button arch.
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: ChanceKJ on November 06, 2014, 08:25:56 pm
It's exactly the same one that's on my cab. Sorry, it's a bit crooked, I'm new, I used the CAD from my Flynn's files cause I'm lazy.
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on November 14, 2014, 09:54:20 am
BIG NEWS: Our most recent PRICE LIST is attached to this post as well as on the first post in this thread. We now have stock on most items, and are shipping within 48 hours of payment clearing. If we don't have it in stock, we can and will have it within 10 business days!

We have everything you need to complete your arcade machine. Joysticks, buttons, wiring harnesses, and more! If you don't see it, and you want it, just ask!

 ;D
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: yotsuya on November 14, 2014, 09:59:32 am
BIG NEWS: Our most recent PRICE LIST is attached to this post as well as on the first post in this thread. We now have stock on most items, and are shipping within 48 hours of payment clearing. If we don't have it in stock, we can and will have it within 10 business days!

We have everything you need to complete your arcade machine. Joysticks, buttons, wiring harnesses, and more! If you don't see it, and you want it, just ask!

 ;D

Price list? Do we need to phone in orders as well?  :cheers:
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on November 14, 2014, 10:03:09 am
Price list? Do we need to phone in orders as well?  :cheers:

Welcome back to 1985!

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-K40LTEbTHbQ/UmVTRX7NIqI/AAAAAAAAHzU/vxFmPOKOZ8M/s1600/Christopher+Lloyd+como+Emmett+'Doc'+Brown.jpg)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: yotsuya on November 14, 2014, 01:16:08 pm
Price list? Do we need to phone in orders as well?  :cheers:

Welcome back to 1985!

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=133905.0;attach=319410)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: yotsuya on November 14, 2014, 01:19:02 pm
Wait, I just looked at the price list. There's no prices for bartop kits.
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on November 14, 2014, 01:37:04 pm
Wait, I just looked at the price list. There's no prices for bartop kits.

This is true, but they are there.

My new CNC shop is currently setting up to handle my designs, and has to provide me with quotes on how much it's going to cost me going forward. (I have to provide them every... single... part... in a multi-layered DXF file now, which means working with every part to create the new format. Ugh. So much work.) As such, I cannot provide pricing at this time, but I am optimistic it will be in the ballpark with my original pricing.

If not... ...then, the creation of bartops will be pushed out to Q1/2 of 2015. I hope this is not the case.
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: ChanceKJ on November 14, 2014, 02:23:29 pm
Where's my price for a full size DK shipped to YYC?  :laugh:

Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: yotsuya on November 14, 2014, 02:37:56 pm
Wait, I just looked at the price list. There's no prices for bartop kits.

This is true, but they are there.

My new CNC shop is currently setting up to handle my designs, and has to provide me with quotes on how much it's going to cost me going forward. (I have to provide them every... single... part... in a multi-layered DXF file now, which means working with every part to create the new format. Ugh. So much work.) As such, I cannot provide pricing at this time, but I am optimistic it will be in the ballpark with my original pricing.

If not... ...then, the creation of bartops will be pushed out to Q1/2 of 2015. I hope this is not the case.

Thanks for the info. Good luck!
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: yotsuya on November 14, 2014, 02:39:06 pm
Oh, and are your prices in Loonies or US dollars?
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on November 14, 2014, 04:29:11 pm
Where's my price for a full size DK shipped to YYC?  :laugh:

Thanks for the info. Good luck!

Thank you!

Oh, and are your prices in Loonies or US dollars?

That is 100% Canadian dollar, my friend. And if you look around, I believe I beat the prices of most of my competition for parts, even when at par!

 :cheers:
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: ChanceKJ on November 14, 2014, 09:36:02 pm
 :laugh:  you didn't answer my question, you just read it, quoted it, and moved on. Hahah
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on November 14, 2014, 10:04:21 pm
:laugh:  you didn't answer my question, you just read it, quoted it, and moved on. Hahah

CRAP, sorry. It's on the list of cabs I'm getting quoted.
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: coindropper on November 29, 2014, 09:07:25 pm
Haha, that made my brain run wild for a minute trying to think of a way to build a Mini PCB that could run MAME and had a basic video out signal.  Something the size of the Kade, boots to MAME, runs off 5v, and has a mini SD card and pins for a VGA or Comp out.

You could try a Raspberry PI, it runs MAME, uses a mini SD card and has HDMI or composite video ;)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raspberry_Pi (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raspberry_Pi)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on December 08, 2014, 10:51:32 am
Why, oh why, does nobody want my money? Here's a direct reply to my request for more information from the latest local CNC Shop:

Quote
"You would be better off finding a place with a large CNC router.  That would be more set up for what you require."

 :banghead:
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: yotsuya on December 08, 2014, 10:59:47 am
Why, oh why, does nobody want my money? Here's a direct reply to my request for more information from the latest local CNC Shop:

Quote
"You would be better off finding a place with a large CNC router.  That would be more set up for what you require."

 :banghead:

Probably because they see you as small potatoes. If you put in an order for 1000 cabs at a time, they'd be happy to take your money.
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: ChanceKJ on December 08, 2014, 06:45:12 pm
I had a similar problem with finding someone local to cnc my side panels and CP top on my FLYNNS build. It was incredible. I finally found some guy who had access to one who works with a company out of town. So I paid a bit of a middle man price. But oh well.

I seriously just want my own. I wish I had the space.

Imagine if there was a place that you paid a membership to that gave you access to CNC's, 3D Printers, engravers, laser cutters, embroidery machines, etc and they had some basic staff that were trained on them. Hmmm
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: yotsuya on December 08, 2014, 07:41:36 pm
I had a similar problem with finding someone local to cnc my side panels and CP top on my FLYNNS build. It was incredible. I finally found some guy who had access to one who works with a company out of town. So I paid a bit of a middle man price. But oh well.

I seriously just want my own. I wish I had the space.

Imagine if there was a place that you paid a membership to that gave you access to CNC's, 3D Printers, engravers, laser cutters, embroidery machines, etc and they had some basic staff that were trained on them. Hmmm

Places like that exist.

http://woodworkersclub.com/ (http://woodworkersclub.com/)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: ChanceKJ on December 08, 2014, 08:02:54 pm
Yeah... But not in Alberta.
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: VoltaTom on December 11, 2014, 07:57:11 am

Yeah... But not in Alberta.

Google "hacker space" or "maker space". They are everywhere and exactly what you are describing. I did a quick search and found one in Calgary.
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: ChanceKJ on December 11, 2014, 08:56:25 am
Sweet merciful crap! That place is like 5 minutes from my office!

Strange, why didn't I see this before when I went looking. I'm gonna have to check them out!  Thanks.  ;D
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on December 11, 2014, 09:21:01 am
Sweet merciful crap! That place is like 5 minutes from my office! Strange, why didn't I see this before when I went looking. I'm gonna have to check them out!  Thanks.  ;D

There's like three or four Makerspaces in my area - and none of them have a CNC bigger than a desktop unit. Gotta love it.

 :dunno
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: ChanceKJ on December 11, 2014, 11:07:30 am
I don't understand why any of them don't make building a larger one a priority? Just a few stepper motors and a rail system.

How hard can it be??
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on December 11, 2014, 11:09:09 am
I don't understand why any of them don't make building a larger one a priority? Just a few stepper motors and a rail system. How hard can it be??

I'll tell you after Christmas.

 8)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: yotsuya on December 11, 2014, 11:12:15 am
I don't understand why any of them don't make building a larger one a priority? Just a few stepper motors and a rail system. How hard can it be??

I'll tell you after Christmas.

 8)

CHRISTMAS 2020!!!!
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on December 11, 2014, 11:15:45 am
CHRISTMAS 2020!!!!

Well, if UPS takes that long, then I think I'll be asking for my money back.
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: ChanceKJ on December 11, 2014, 11:34:22 am
http://youtu.be/IrC07t88-wU (http://youtu.be/IrC07t88-wU)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on December 18, 2014, 01:58:20 pm
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

(http://i.imgur.com/8pdT2Gz.jpg)

(I should have waited to open them, but I was too excited.)

:D
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: ChanceKJ on December 18, 2014, 03:34:28 pm
#Stoked
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on December 19, 2014, 07:28:25 am
#Stoked

Me too, man. Me too. I've got a local CNC shop who's ready to quote, and I'm working on the first part of the new machine this week. I hope to have pics of the design posted up shortly, but I'm going to open a new project link for that. Stay tuned!
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Mamezilla on December 19, 2014, 07:30:43 am
Great news !  :applaud:
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on December 22, 2014, 10:16:00 am
I created a Project Link, here (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,142914.0.html), where you can track the progress of the project. Thanks for your support!
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: pbj on December 22, 2014, 10:48:10 am
You're having a CNC shop prepare pieces for your CNC machine?



Yo dawg, that's how the machines get self aware.
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on December 22, 2014, 10:57:29 am
You're having a CNC shop prepare pieces for your CNC machine?Yo dawg, that's how the machines get self aware.

A-ha, that's what I was thinking too! (Skynet, anyone?) So, I've decided to pass along 1/3 of the design to one shop, 1/3 of the design to another, and the final 1/3 to a third shop... Miles Dyson, be damned!

>:D
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: ChanceKJ on December 22, 2014, 02:01:51 pm
 ;D you just don't want any of them figuring out what your doing and giving you a half assed product.
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on December 22, 2014, 02:06:02 pm
;D you just don't want any of them figuring out what your doing and giving you a half assed product.

I'd be lying if I hadn't already thought about this. It's definitely a concern. The 'good news' is, I simply hand them a bunch of files, and not the finished render. So, unless they employ Kreskin, there's little chance they can figure out what I'm building if I don't tell them.
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: yotsuya on December 22, 2014, 02:13:18 pm
Are Canadians usually this paranoid?  :dizzy:
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on December 22, 2014, 02:16:02 pm
Are Canadians usually this paranoid?  :dizzy:

I've contacted every CNC shop within an hour's radius of me, and haven't found out suitable solution. While I'm not really farming the job out to multiple shops, I definitely won't take the chance of the shops I do have available to say no.
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: ChanceKJ on December 22, 2014, 03:44:22 pm
Are Canadians usually this paranoid?  :dizzy:

No.

...Possibly.

Wait, who's asking?!

#ShiftyEyes
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: ChanceKJ on December 22, 2014, 03:56:13 pm
Rick, can I make a suggestion here, build it out of extruded aluminum project beams and hardware.

(http://ulule.me/presales/6755/makerslide-10.jpeg)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: ChanceKJ on December 22, 2014, 04:06:59 pm
Like this stuff...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/openrail/openbuilds-v-slot (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/openrail/openbuilds-v-slot)

http://openbuilds.com/?category=cnc-router-builds&id=286 (http://openbuilds.com/?category=cnc-router-builds&id=286)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on December 22, 2014, 04:33:35 pm
Rick, can I make a suggestion here, build it out of extruded aluminum project beams and hardware.

While I love (LOVE) the idea behind extruded aluminum, the expense of it all makes it a bit cost-prohibitive. For example, the track will inevitably wear as the bearings roll against it. This will happen with what I'm choosing to go with (3/4" L-Channel Aluminum Rails) and also with it's extruded cousin. While it may not happen as quickly with the extruded option, it would cost approximately 3-5x the price to replace.

I really wish that extruded aluminum had a better price point, because I would definitely look at it as an option. (BTW, I totally misread your comment - I was under the impression you were speaking of the linear motion systems, and not the entire machine.)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on December 22, 2014, 04:38:17 pm
And damn it, now I have to look at other cool options. Thanks a lot.

;)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: yotsuya on December 22, 2014, 04:41:27 pm
This place will feature creep anything to death, apparently.  >:D
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: ChanceKJ on December 22, 2014, 04:47:06 pm
The base of the vaccum table could me MDF. But for flexability, design, etc I'd construct the axis rails from this openbuilds stuff.

I'm not 100% sure but I think they're Canadian. I'm at the office so I don't really have the time to investigate this further. Prices seem decent. Especially because you already have the steppers and other various hardware. And it shows the stuff in Canadian pricing. Let's hope I'm right, odds are if they are Canadian or have a distributor it will be in the GTA.
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on December 22, 2014, 04:49:46 pm
The base of the vaccum table could me MDF. But for flexability, design, etc I'd construct the axis rails from this openbuilds stuff. I'm not 100% sure but I think they're Canadian. I'm at the office so I don't really have the time to investigate this further. Prices seem decent. Especially because you already have the steppers and other various hardware. And it shows the stuff in Canadian pricing. Let's hope I'm right, odds are if they are Canadian or have a distributor it will be in the GTA.

Damn you, dude. Damn you. (Kidding, obviously.)

I just downloaded some Solidworks files from 8020.net... Looks like I can design the darn thing in Solidworks using their extrusion files. I'll have to check out these guys now. Damn it.

:D
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: ChanceKJ on December 22, 2014, 06:47:50 pm
/EvilLaugh

You'll thank me when the thing has a higher resale value and every time you have to do some maintience on it.
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: ChanceKJ on December 22, 2014, 06:50:02 pm
It could also be designed to breakdown into smaller "simple to store size" sections for relocation, those days you want to work out in the sun in your back yard, or you and the wife give up on the GTA and head out west to the 403 like everyone else does.

Just saying. ;)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Mamezilla on January 03, 2015, 10:36:41 am
Hello Rick,

Would it be possible to get a pic of the sides on a Titan with the exact measurements of it ?  I'd live to use it as a Template in Adobe Illustrator so that I can plan the layout of the side art I may want to use on it, and play with that.

I still have no idea on what to do with it.  I've checked and googled "Taito side art" but I didn't find anything inspiring for me.  I really do not want to limit the side art of it to something "Taito" inspired, if that make sense,  I'd like that art to be more like "80's Arcade Classics" inspired, a bit like some of the "Multicade" side art we see everywhere, with all the different caracters of these classics.  But the curved part of the side of the Titan somehow limits the use of these, as I would have to be placed below the curved part. Would prefer something that would fit better.

Maybe the mighty Malenko might some ideas.  I've seen some of his amazing work in this topic, just awesome. 

At the same time, I want to wish you and everyone following this topic a Happy New Year !

Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on January 03, 2015, 10:45:40 am
Would it be possible to get a pic of the sides on a Titan with the exact measurements of it? I'd live to use it as a Template in Adobe Illustrator so that I can plan the layout of the side art I may want to use on it, and play with that.

No problems. I've got that ready for you. PM me your email address, and I'll send it right over.

I still have no idea on what to do with it.  I've checked and googled "Taito side art" but I didn't find anything inspiring for me. I really do not want to limit the side art of it to something "Taito" inspired, if that make sense, I'd like that art to be more like "80's Arcade Classics" inspired, a bit like some of the "Multicade" side art we see everywhere, with all the different characters of these classics.  But the curved part of the side of the Titan somehow limits the use of these, as I would have to be placed below the curved part. Would prefer something that would fit better.

I've always been a fan of the original 'Taito' side art, personally, but yeah - it's a bit minimalist... I also wanted to make an "Elevator Action" cab, as that's one of my favourite Taito games... Check this (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Taito_games) - maybe that'll help.

Maybe the mighty Malenko might some ideas.  I've seen some of his amazing work in this topic, just awesome.

Malenko is the man. He's the guy I call when I need great art.

At the same time, I want to wish you and everyone following this topic a Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Mamezilla on January 03, 2015, 11:07:56 am
Would it be possible to get a pic of the sides on a Titan with the exact measurements of it? I'd live to use it as a Template in Adobe Illustrator so that I can plan the layout of the side art I may want to use on it, and play with that.

No problems. I've got that ready for you. PM me your email address, and I'll send it right over.

PM sent. Thanks !
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: CaptainMarvel on January 03, 2015, 02:45:37 pm
Is there no longer a website for Gameroom Designs?
 
I tried clicking the link - and it says "Coming Soon."  -  Perhaps there's a new/different link?    :-\
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on January 03, 2015, 02:47:01 pm
Is there no longer a website for Gameroom Designs? I tried clicking the link - and it says "Coming Soon."  -  Perhaps there's a new/different link?    :-\

We're still coming soon. I haven't completed the website as yet.
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: yotsuya on February 02, 2015, 03:39:55 pm
Moved over here to keep HaRuMaN's thread cleaner-

Damn, Rick's chippy. Waiting on his CNC to get finished is giving him blue balls or something.

Nah. Hardly that. Add that I can't walk to the fact that I lost my job and can't claim UI and that could be the source of the snappy retorts. Meh, all the way around.

Wait, what, you lost your job? When did that happen? You ok, bro? I know about the leg, but I didn't know about the job.
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on February 02, 2015, 03:51:46 pm
Wait, what, you lost your job? When did that happen? You ok, bro? I know about the leg, but I didn't know about the job.

Yeah, that's new. I'm doing ok - one day at a time.

I was a contract employee, and my contract was set to expire on March 3, so I figured I'd talk to my Manager and ask if my contract was going to be renewed - since the project is set to be ongoing into 2017. I was told it was not, as the SVP's wanted everybody to downsize their departments. Sadly, that seems to mean only me, as there are still two other Consultants who are still working there. It's ---smurfy---, and I just put in my last timesheet on Friday, but it is what it is. Thankfully, my Wife makes enough for the both of us for now. We're doing ok.

I've been working ---my bottom--- off on getting my website up and running, and will be launching in the next day or so. (Surprise!) I have all of my products (not my CNC stuff, but everything else) ready and up, and am working on the payment gateways now. So, hopefully, there's a silver lining coming.

In the interim, I spend a couple hours a day applying for jobs - the Internet has really destroyed that whole process. I can apply (and have!) for hundreds of jobs every single day - supply my resume and put in a great cover letter - and be ignored by hundreds of companies en masse. (Seriously - I've got the skills for every job I apply for, but there's just so many applicants, I'm lucky to have received three replies...)

I'm doing the best with what I've got right now. My Wife and kids have been waiting on me hand and foot, pretty much. I'm lucky that way.
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: yotsuya on February 02, 2015, 03:56:10 pm
Wait, what, you lost your job? When did that happen? You ok, bro? I know about the leg, but I didn't know about the job.

Yeah, that's new. I'm doing ok - one day at a time.

I was a contract employee, and my contract was set to expire on March 3, so I figured I'd talk to my Manager and ask if my contract was going to be renewed - since the project is set to be ongoing into 2017. I was told it was not, as the SVP's wanted everybody to downsize their departments. Sadly, that seems to mean only me, as there are still two other Consultants who are still working there. It's ---smurfy---, and I just put in my last timesheet on Friday, but it is what it is. Thankfully, my Wife makes enough for the both of us for now. We're doing ok.

I've been working ---my bottom--- off on getting my website up and running, and will be launching in the next day or so. (Surprise!) I have all of my products (not my CNC stuff, but everything else) ready and up, and am working on the payment gateways now. So, hopefully, there's a silver lining coming.

In the interim, I spend a couple hours a day applying for jobs - the Internet has really destroyed that whole process. I can apply (and have!) for hundreds of jobs every single day - supply my resume and put in a great cover letter - and be ignored by hundreds of companies en masse. (Seriously - I've got the skills for every job I apply for, but there's just so many applicants, I'm lucky to have received three replies...)

I'm doing the best with what I've got right now. My Wife and kids have been waiting on me hand and foot, pretty much. I'm lucky that way.


Just CNC yourself a new leg and you'll be good to go!  :cheers:

Take care, bro.  :cheers:
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on February 02, 2015, 03:59:25 pm
Just CNC yourself a new leg and you'll be good to go!  :cheers:

Take care, bro.  :cheers:

LOL, thanks man! I've got the machine to build, and just got a new PC built up for it, so it's in the works! (I do also have over 80 bottles of home brew that are ready to drink, so I'll be ok.)

;)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: ChanceKJ on February 02, 2015, 06:17:09 pm
Sorry to hear that Rick, I have a few frineds who run contract work out here. Some of them are lucky to work for the city and just go back to to what they were on before the contract. But that private sector, man, we can be ruthless.

Maybe you guys need some mountain air? Sounds like an excuse to relocate to Calgary.
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on February 02, 2015, 06:46:45 pm
Sorry to hear that Rick, I have a few frineds who run contract work out here. Some of them are lucky to work for the city and just go back to to what they were on before the contract. But that private sector, man, we can be ruthless. Maybe you guys need some mountain air? Sounds like an excuse to relocate to Calgary.

Appreciate it, sir. This was my first foray into the world of contract employment - the money was amazing, but yeah, the negatives are definitely not worth it... I'm hoping to find another full-time gig soon, unless my web launch makes me enough money to go full-time with the shop. We shall see!

:D
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: ChanceKJ on February 02, 2015, 08:13:34 pm
Well it goes without saying that anytime I can help I will. I have tons of people I get caught up with talking about what I do in this hobby and your wares would make it easy for some of them to get into this hobby or at the very least play Galaga in an easy way. Well, more so then if you did the woodworking.

If anyone brings up the hobby as a topic and says they wish they had a build I'll let them know that I know a guy.
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - CNC Cut Bartop, Arcade and Pinball Cabinets AND MORE!
Post by: Rick on April 05, 2015, 12:59:26 pm
Well it goes without saying that anytime I can help I will. I have tons of people I get caught up with talking about what I do in this hobby and your wares would make it easy for some of them to get into this hobby or at the very least play Galaga in an easy way. Well, more so then if you did the woodworking. If anyone brings up the hobby as a topic and says they wish they had a build I'll let them know that I know a guy.

Appreciated sir, thanks again!

I just wanted to note that I will be updating this thread (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,144712.0.html) with the 'newest news' from the business going forward, and keeping this thread (the one you're reading) as the discussion thread. I will still keep posting the 'unofficial' and 'progress work' information here, and I appreciate all of the support that everybody has been giving me!
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - Discussion Thread
Post by: Rick on April 10, 2015, 08:06:20 pm
As part of my commitment to provide fresh and new content on my website, I have started a weekly editorial, where I give my personal insight and review on classic arcade games... I invite everybody who's interested to give it a read! Click on the links below:

Retro Review Friday #1: Pac-Man

(http://www.gameroomdesigns.ca/gdc-content/uploads/2015/04/Retro-Review-Friday-01-Pac-Man.png) (http://www.gameroomdesigns.ca/retro-review-friday/)



Retro Review Friday #2: Xevious

(http://www.gameroomdesigns.ca/gdc-content/uploads/2015/04/Retro-Review-Friday-02-Xevious2.png) (http://www.gameroomdesigns.ca/retro-review-friday-2-xevious/)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - Discussion Thread
Post by: Malenko on April 11, 2015, 09:13:07 am
might I advocate reviewing slightly less well known games? What are you reviewing next, Galaga?
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - Discussion Thread
Post by: Rick on April 11, 2015, 09:25:21 am
might I advocate reviewing slightly less well known games? What are you reviewing next, Galaga?

Reviewing different games is definitely in my plan, yes.

I am starting with the classics people (may) know because I have a broader audience than just the experts or those heavily involved in the hobby - I also have to present to people who haven't played a game in twenty years and simply want the nostalgia. I will definitely be doing reviews on more obscure titles as well once I have established a following, as this will help me to select the next reviews.

And no, I'm not doing Galaga next. It's Galaxian. ;)
(I'm kidding - it's not Galaxian)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - Discussion Thread
Post by: Rick on April 17, 2015, 08:44:14 am
Retro Review Friday #3: Captain America and The Avengers

(http://www.gameroomdesigns.ca/gdc-content/uploads/2015/04/Retro-Review-Friday-03-Captain-America-and-The-Avengers-Header.png) (http://www.gameroomdesigns.ca/retro-review-friday-3-captain-america-and-the-avengers/)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - Discussion Thread
Post by: Rick on April 24, 2015, 12:00:37 pm
Retro Review Friday #4: I, Robot

(http://www.gameroomdesigns.ca/gdc-content/uploads/2015/04/Retro-Review-Friday-03-I-Robot-Header1.png) (http://www.gameroomdesigns.ca/retro-review-friday-4-i-robot-2/)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - Discussion Thread
Post by: Rick on May 01, 2015, 07:06:30 am
Retro Review Friday #5: Dungeons & Dragons - Tower of Doom

(http://www.gameroomdesigns.ca/gdc-content/uploads/2015/04/Retro-Review-Friday-03-DaDToD-Header.png) (http://www.gameroomdesigns.ca/retro-review-friday-5-dungeons-dragons-tower-of-doom/)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - Discussion Thread
Post by: Rick on May 08, 2015, 01:31:51 pm
It's a new look! Check it out!

Retro Rewind Friday #6: Soccer Brawl

(http://www.gameroomdesigns.ca/gdc-content/uploads/2015/05/Retro-Rewind-Friday-06-Soccer-Brawl-Post-Header1.png) (http://www.gameroomdesigns.ca/retro-rewind-friday-6-soccer-brawl/)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - Discussion Thread
Post by: Rick on May 15, 2015, 12:39:20 pm
Retro Rewind Friday #7: Kangaroo

(http://www.gameroomdesigns.ca/gdc-content/uploads/2015/05/Retro-Rewind-Friday-07-Kangaroo-Post-Header-01.png) (http://www.gameroomdesigns.ca/retro-rewind-friday-7-kangaroo/)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - Discussion Thread
Post by: Malenko on May 15, 2015, 05:19:57 pm
ok you seriously need to review something a little more...... less well known. Why not WindJammers or something like that?
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - Discussion Thread
Post by: yotsuya on May 15, 2015, 05:42:54 pm
Wait, when did you become a blogger, Rick? Aren't you still cutting bartops?
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - Discussion Thread
Post by: Rick on May 15, 2015, 06:25:06 pm
ok you seriously need to review something a little more...... less well known. Why not WindJammers or something like that?

I'll be honest - I was busy working all week, and didn't get the opportunity to review a more "unique" games. When it came down to producing this week's article, I had to go with a game I knew very well to get it out on time. Truth be told, it takes me several hours of work to produce each article, as I do try to research the games and provide a unique viewpoint on each.

If Windjammers is a request, I'll definitely do my best to get to that soon!

Wait, when did you become a blogger, Rick? Aren't you still cutting bartops?

I am! In fact, I've completed two for sale - my first two-player Titan, and a one player Contender - just this last week. I've actually been really busy working on growing the company, and am happy to report that it's going really, really well. (Certainly not, "I can quit looking for a job" well, but definitely, "I'm helping to keep my house" well.)

;)

As for the blogging, yes, I realize that without more topical updates regarding the company, it does seem to be that I'm only a writer. What I am trying to do is to promote the company, and keep people coming back to the website for a reason. I've built more than my fair share of websites in the past for others, and it's disappointing when I go back to review them - sometimes over a year later - and find out that they haven't even made a single update, or topical post.

In fact, I'm planning even more of a media presence very soon, including some other... ...more 'unique' choices. They may fizzle - in fact, I think it'll take a bit of time before they catch on at all - but they're something I've been working hard on, and something that I hope will help energize the arcade industry in the long run.
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - Discussion Thread
Post by: Rick on May 22, 2015, 02:42:44 pm
Retro Rewind Friday #8: Windjammers

(http://www.gameroomdesigns.ca/gdc-content/uploads/2015/05/Retro-Rewind-Friday-08-Windjammers-Post-Header-01.png) (http://www.gameroomdesigns.ca/retro-rewind-friday-8-windjammers/)

Thank you, Malenko, for the awesome recommendation!
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - Discussion Thread
Post by: Rick on May 29, 2015, 11:42:28 am
We've got two new articles this week - one of which showcases some new products! Cocktail, pedestal, full-size and pinball arcade cabinets are now available in the shop!

"In the Arcade Shop" Product Showcase

(http://www.gameroomdesigns.ca/gdc-content/uploads/2015/05/Product-Showcase-01-New-Cabinets-Post-Header.png) (http://www.gameroomdesigns.ca/product-showcase-1-new-arcade-cabinets-available-now-in-the-arcade-shop/)

Retro Rewind Friday #9: Warrior

(http://www.gameroomdesigns.ca/gdc-content/uploads/2015/05/Retro-Rewind-Friday-09-Warrior-Post-Header-01.png) (http://www.gameroomdesigns.ca/retro-rewind-friday-9-warrior/)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - Discussion Thread
Post by: yotsuya on May 29, 2015, 12:21:08 pm
We've got two new articles this week - this bring with us some new products!

WHAT YOU SAY?
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - Discussion Thread
Post by: Rick on May 29, 2015, 12:23:43 pm


WHAT YOU SAY?

Cocktails, and pedestals, and full-size, and pinball. Oh my!

:D
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - Discussion Thread
Post by: Rick on June 02, 2015, 04:14:19 pm
Just a number of examples of some customer-made creations with my kits...

First, a custom 1P Titan Kit (http://www.gameroomdesigns.ca/shop/bartop-cabinet-kit/titan-bartop-cabinet/) (using our standard 1P chassis and a custom control panel):

(http://i.imgur.com/7jk1ZP4.jpg)

A Nero Kit (http://www.gameroomdesigns.ca/shop/bartop-cabinet-kit/nero-bartop-cabinet/):

(http://i.imgur.com/8glk8Vk.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/anyk8tI.jpg)

A custom 2P Cubic Kit (http://www.gameroomdesigns.ca/shop/bartop-cabinet-kit/cubic-bartop-cabinet/) (using our standard 1P chassis and a custom control panel):

(http://i.imgur.com/qGXk7Ea.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/QBqcWnn.jpg)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - Discussion Thread
Post by: Rick on June 05, 2015, 08:07:54 am
Retro Rewind #10: Elevator Action Returns

(http://www.gameroomdesigns.ca/gdc-content/uploads/2015/06/Retro-Rewind-Friday-10-Elevator-Action-Returns-Post-Header-01.png) (http://www.gameroomdesigns.ca/retro-rewind-10-elevator-action-returns/)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - Discussion Thread
Post by: Malenko on June 05, 2015, 08:14:37 am
love that game!  Almost nobody even knows it exists :/   Did you play all the way through? It kinda gets a little "unfun hard" near the end, I think the woman is the easiest person to beat the game with.
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - Discussion Thread
Post by: Rick on June 05, 2015, 08:21:21 am
love that game!  Almost nobody even knows it exists :/   Did you play all the way through? It kinda gets a little "unfun hard" near the end, I think the woman is the easiest person to beat the game with.

I wasn't able to beat the game myself, no. I did love the music and sound, and I was really surprised at how I had never heard of this game before. (It's truly a hidden gem - I couldn't find much information on the cabinet, other than it was a "Taito F3 cartridge", so I don't know if it ever came in it's own cabinet, or if it was an 'upgrade' cart.)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - Discussion Thread
Post by: Rick on June 12, 2015, 08:46:17 am
Retro Rewind #11: Scramble

(http://www.gameroomdesigns.ca/gdc-content/uploads/2015/06/Retro-Rewind-Friday-11-Scramble-Post-Header.png) (http://www.gameroomdesigns.ca/retro-rewind-11-scramble/)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - Discussion Thread
Post by: Statsman1 on June 14, 2015, 08:50:46 pm
Scramble was an awesome game - even the handheld version was cool (you could turn the sound off, I think, so you could play it after being sent to bed).  Simple concept and annoyingly hard at the end, and I still don't understand how shooting a tank of fuel puts gas in the spaceship.

Great review, Rick!
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - Discussion Thread
Post by: Vigo on June 14, 2015, 09:25:06 pm
love that game!  Almost nobody even knows it exists :/   Did you play all the way through? It kinda gets a little "unfun hard" near the end, I think the woman is the easiest person to beat the game with.

I wasn't able to beat the game myself, no. I did love the music and sound, and I was really surprised at how I had never heard of this game before. (It's truly a hidden gem - I couldn't find much information on the cabinet, other than it was a "Taito F3 cartridge", so I don't know if it ever came in it's own cabinet, or if it was an 'upgrade' cart.)

Great to see some Elevation Action Returns love. Great hidden gem.  :cheers:
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - Discussion Thread
Post by: Rick on July 04, 2015, 12:45:18 pm
We'll be at the 2015 Barrie Game Exchange in Barrie, Ontario, Canada on Sunday, July 5, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. If you're in the area, drop on by!

(http://i.imgur.com/VqaZaEC.png)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - Discussion Thread
Post by: Rick on July 26, 2015, 01:16:52 pm
(http://www.gameroomdesigns.ca/gdc-content/uploads/2015/07/T-Shirt-and-Giveaway-Post-Header.png)

For those of you watching this thread who may have missed it, Gameroom Designs is giving away a fully-functional BARTOP ARCADE SYSTEM as well as some free T-SHIRTS to some lucky winners!

Click here for more info! (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,146485.0.html)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - Discussion Thread
Post by: yotsuya on July 26, 2015, 01:38:51 pm
Since this is the "discussion" thread, I'm curious - what are your plans for expansion that you allude to in the t-shirt mega giveaway post?
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - Discussion Thread
Post by: Rick on July 26, 2015, 01:46:12 pm
Since this is the "discussion" thread, I'm curious - what are your plans for expansion that you allude to in the t-shirt mega giveaway post?

I'm going to build a full-size, proper workshop in my backyard to support the CNC, plus finishing, assembly and painting services. I want to do it right, with a proper concrete floor, wide entrance to support storing proper wood stock, environmental control, a surplus of clean power, and most of all, a proper vacuum system to accommodate dust control. I want it to be a safe, clean space that is dedicated to the work, and that no longer encroaches on the "family space" we share.

(Right now - I mean "right now", I'm sitting in the living room with earplugs in, waiting for a cut to complete, while my Wife and Son are upstairs. It's certainly not the ideal situation, but it's what I have right now.)
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - Discussion Thread
Post by: yotsuya on July 26, 2015, 01:47:51 pm
Since this is the "discussion" thread, I'm curious - what are your plans for expansion that you allude to in the t-shirt mega giveaway post?

I'm going to build a full-size, proper workshop in my backyard to support the CNC, plus finishing, assembly and painting services. I want to do it right, with a proper concrete floor, wide entrance to support storing proper wood stock, environmental control, a surplus of clean power, and most of all, a proper vacuum system to accommodate dust control. I want it to be a safe, clean space that is dedicated to the work, and that no longer encroaches on the "family space" we share.

(Right now - I mean "right now", I'm sitting in the living room with earplugs in, waiting for a cut to complete, while my Wife and Son are upstairs. It's certainly not the ideal situation, but it's what I have right now.)
Cool! Good luck.
Title: Re: GAMEROOM DESIGNS CANADA - Discussion Thread
Post by: Rick on July 26, 2015, 01:48:36 pm
Cool! Good luck.

Thanks, Yots! I appreciate the support!

:D
Title: Re: THE ARCADE SHOP at GAMEROOM DESIGNS - Arcade Systems, Kits, Parts & Accessories
Post by: Rick on August 03, 2015, 10:45:53 am
Just a quick note, for those who may not have clicked out to the site to check out our "Coin Up!" t-shirts...

(http://www.gameroomdesigns.ca/gdc-content/uploads/2015/07/Coin-Up-All-Colours-01.png)

...and remember, every t-shirt purchased enters you in to a draw for a completed Bartop Arcade System, similar to this one:

(http://www.gameroomdesigns.ca/gdc-content/uploads/2015/07/Titan-Arcade-System-600x.png)

The winner will get their choice of bartop arcade (Contender, Cubic, Galaxy, Nero or Titan) fully assembled and ready to play. Select from a vertical or horizontal configuration, and shipping is included within North America.

Here are the important links:

"Coin-Up Campaign" Information (http://www.gameroomdesigns.ca/arcade-system-and-t-shirt-giveaway/)
"Coin Up!" T-Shirts store page (http://www.gameroomdesigns.ca/shop/retro-arcade-apparel/coin-up-arcade-enthusiast-t-shirt/)
Bartop Arcade Systems store page (http://www.gameroomdesigns.ca/shop/bartop-arcade-system/bartop-arcade-system/)

Thanks for your support!

Rick
Title: Re: THE ARCADE SHOP at GAMEROOM DESIGNS - Arcade Systems, Kits, Parts & Accessories
Post by: Rick on September 29, 2015, 11:49:21 pm
Just in case anyone was wondering why I'm unable to post as much as I used to, this picture is pretty much weekly for me:

(http://i.imgur.com/NyVCeqK.jpg)

I'm presently working on getting out a backlog of orders, and do hope to be a bit more active on the forums in the coming weeks.
Title: Re: THE ARCADE SHOP at GAMEROOM DESIGNS - Arcade Systems, Kits, Parts & Accessories
Post by: ChanceKJ on September 30, 2015, 01:25:17 am
So business is good?
Title: Re: THE ARCADE SHOP at GAMEROOM DESIGNS - Arcade Systems, Kits, Parts & Accessories
Post by: Rick on September 30, 2015, 01:30:47 am
So business is good?

Business is good! Thanks for asking!

I also determined yesterday that a change I had made to my CNC programs back a couple of months ago was detrimental to my progress... I'd implemented a 'lead in' which was supposed to gradually cut into the wood, and help to alleviate deeper cuts on single lines, like the circles I used for button and joystick holes. What I didn't know was that it had been applied to ALL lines - which means the router was going back and forth and back and forth and back and forth along edges, wasting a lot of time and burning bits out too quickly.

When I finally figured this out, I recalculated one of my larger projects - the full-size cabinet, which takes four sheets to complete. The original configuration took 5 hours 22 minutes to complete, and once I fixed the programming, it now completes in 2 hours and 10 minutes! So frustrating.

 :timebomb:
Title: Re: THE ARCADE SHOP at GAMEROOM DESIGNS - Arcade Systems, Kits, Parts & Accessories
Post by: ChanceKJ on September 30, 2015, 01:33:38 am
Holy crap!

so you're one step closer to making plywood replica kits for the Nintendo upright?
Title: Re: THE ARCADE SHOP at GAMEROOM DESIGNS - Arcade Systems, Kits, Parts & Accessories
Post by: Rick on September 30, 2015, 01:41:26 am
Holy crap!

Yeah. I was totally pissed at that gaffe. Ah well. Live and learn.

so you're one step closer to making plywood replica kits for the Nintendo upright?

I am - with a small caveat. I'm working on a different 'major project' right now, and that's an upright CNC machine to replace the beast in my dining room.

When it's complete, it will still cut 4x8 sheets, have a footprint of 10' x 3', and be surrounded by a case that will help with dust and sound... ...much, much nicer to the whole 'in the house' dynamic.

I've also asked a bunch of questions about upgrading to an 80W laser - particularly how it handles mortises and depth of cut. It may be a big 'no go', but I'm doing my investigation first before deciding which direction to take. (I'm reallllly hoping laser will work for my application - because there's no pushback from a cutting bit, I should be able to push the machine from the 120IPM I'm getting now to up to 600IPM with the laser on rapids... ...but we'll see.)

:D
Title: Re: THE ARCADE SHOP at GAMEROOM DESIGNS - Arcade Systems, Kits, Parts & Accessories
Post by: Phreakwars on September 30, 2015, 02:16:10 am
So I'm eyeballing that 27" one... couple of questions... is that vertically or horizontal? Also, for the CP, I'm kinda thinking I want something like my very first cabinet where I had the joystick on the right, and buttons on the left, except this time I was thinking of going with a track ball and possibly even a spinner. I guess I'm worried a bit about cramming all that onto a CP. I'm not really looking for a 2 player config, I have that already with my son's cocktail build. This one is gonna be my personal baby for my office. Do you happen to have any plan designs I could look at for the type of CP I am thinking about? I'm thinking I might, just might, wanna add a gun as well so I can play Hogan's Alley. I already know for my personal setup, I'm going CONCAVE RGB all the way with a PACLED64.
Title: Re: THE ARCADE SHOP at GAMEROOM DESIGNS - Arcade Systems, Kits, Parts & Accessories
Post by: yotsuya on September 30, 2015, 03:38:57 pm
You still want to keep this in your house? My props to Mrs. Rick.
Title: Re: THE ARCADE SHOP at GAMEROOM DESIGNS - Arcade Systems, Kits, Parts & Accessories
Post by: Rick on October 03, 2015, 06:30:28 pm
You still want to keep this in your house? My props to Mrs. Rick.

She's actually pushing for the new design. While I've recently found out that laser won't be feasible, the new design will be a much smaller footprint, quieter, and with a lot more dust control.
Title: Re: THE ARCADE SHOP at GAMEROOM DESIGNS - Arcade Systems, Kits, Parts & Accessories
Post by: Rick on October 12, 2015, 11:43:17 pm
Cabinet pr0n! Here's a pic of a 99% complete full-size Titan XL kit (the best priced full-size on the 'net!) from Gameroom Designs, that I just sold to a customer a few weeks ago...

(http://i.imgur.com/x9yiCLk.jpg)

Unfortunately, he broke the bezel during installation, so a replacement is going out tomorrow via courier. I'll post more pics once he's received it, and it's installed and complete!
Title: Re: THE ARCADE SHOP at GAMEROOM DESIGNS - Arcade Systems, Kits, Parts & Accessories
Post by: alienyde on October 19, 2015, 03:54:32 pm
Hey Rick,

I stumbled upon this thread as well as visited your website and I must say that this is an awesome idea! Growing up with arcades and recently visiting FunSpot in New Hampshire, my love for arcades has been rekindled. I'm dabbling with the idea of building a full size cabinet to install a PC to mame. If the end product can look like the picture above, this is going to be awesome!

Alienyde
Title: Re: THE ARCADE SHOP at GAMEROOM DESIGNS - Arcade Systems, Kits, Parts & Accessories
Post by: Rick on October 21, 2015, 01:16:06 am
I stumbled upon this thread as well as visited your website and I must say that this is an awesome idea! Growing up with arcades and recently visiting FunSpot in New Hampshire, my love for arcades has been rekindled. I'm dabbling with the idea of building a full size cabinet to install a PC to mame. If the end product can look like the picture above, this is going to be awesome!

Thanks, Alienyde! I'm very proud to bring arcade creations to the public, and I'm happy to say we're constantly busy bringing new products to the public! I hope you consider Gameroom Designs when you're ready to build your cabinet!

My customer just completed his cabinet bezel, and has provided a couple of updated pics...

(http://i0.wp.com/www.gameroomdesigns.ca/gdc-content/uploads/2015/10/Herman-Moheng-Full-Size-Titan-XL-2.jpg)

(http://i2.wp.com/www.gameroomdesigns.ca/gdc-content/uploads/2015/10/Herman-Moheng-Full-Size-Titan-XL-1.jpg)

I'm really happy with how this cabinet turned out, and love when my customers share their awesome work!
Title: Re: THE ARCADE SHOP at GAMEROOM DESIGNS - Arcade Systems, Kits, Parts & Accessories
Post by: Rick on November 13, 2015, 01:47:16 pm
Yet another Street Fighter full-sized cabinet:

(http://i1.wp.com/www.gameroomdesigns.ca/gdc-content/uploads/2015/11/Arcade-Profile-1.jpg?resize=600%2C800)

Click here (http://www.gameroomdesigns.ca/loren-bandieras-titan-xl-full-size-arcade/) for the build log on our website.

I love these machines, the more I build them. Maybe the next one will have a different theme. (Not that I'm complaining - they look AMAZING.)

:D
Title: Re: THE ARCADE SHOP at GAMEROOM DESIGNS - Arcade Systems, Kits, Parts & Accessories
Post by: mike boss on November 26, 2015, 09:39:46 am
Some great cabinets Rick.
Looking good, looking really good!!!
Hope the business is doing well.
Title: Re: THE ARCADE SHOP at GAMEROOM DESIGNS - Arcade Systems, Kits, Parts & Accessories
Post by: hypergaming on January 20, 2016, 12:58:41 pm
(http://www.gameroomdesigns.ca/gdc-content/uploads/2015/07/Header-Logo-The-Arcade-Shop.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/QDNro6b.png)

Gameroom Designs Canada is proud to manufacture well-priced, high-quality Bartop Arcade Cabinets, Cocktail Arcade Cabinets, Pinball Cabinets, and other designs for the Canadian Market. Every cabinet product is designed using cutting-edge 3D modelling tools and created from the best materials, using professional CNC machinery to provide a professional finish. With an ever-expanding inventory of products, we work with the top arcade suppliers to provide our customers with everything needed to create bring their projects to life. Check out our website at TheArcadeshop.com (http://www.thearcadeshop.com/arcadeshop) for your complete source of joysticks, buttons, power supplies, arcade PCB's, encoders and much, much more!

Each of our bartop arcade cabinet products offer classic, retro-inspired designs that are inspired by some of the most famous arcade games in history.

Our premium products are produced from professional grade 5/8" medium density fiberboard (MDF) for the best stability, functionality and the most flexibility in finish options.

An industry first, Gameroom Designs Canada is the first manufacturer to include 1/4" slots integrated into the sides to support simple installation of clear acrylic for both the marquee and bezel at no extra cost. T-molding slot cutting for the sides, top, marquee and control panel is also included at no additional cost.

Customize every product to your personal requirements with the most flexible customization options in the industry! Select from a blank control panel, or choose one of our professional templates - six button straight "fighter-style" layout, or six button curved ergonomic layout, or others - and we'll make sure it meets your requirements.

We put a lot of thought into each and every bartop, and the quality of workmanship extends into the interior of the arcade cabinet as well. There is ample space in the cabinet to accommodate a PC or arcade power supply, up to a full ATX motherboard, encoder board (if used) and wiring. Each of our standard designs support up to a 19" 4:3 or 16:9 monitor, and comes complete with a monitor mounting kit, which is slotted to accommodate standard mounting screws, permitting monitors to be installed in either a horizontal or vertical alignment! Our larger cabinets are built to support even larger monitors, with 25" and 27" internal widths available, and these cabinets are perfect for two-player solutions.

Once you have your cabinet selected, we have a number of great add-ons that are included at no extra cost, that will help to finish your project. Our Acrylic Kit offers you CNC-cut clear acrylic for your marquee (2 pieces), bezel and control panel, and fit perfectly for your cabinet. Our Door Access Kit, including properly selected hinges and a barrel lock with two keys also comes as a standard option.

Cocktail Arcade Cabinets are a nostalgic solution that offer a seated option for playing the classics, with the added bonus of being able to use their table-top as a place to hold your drink. We have two models for all of your gaming needs. Our Paragon offers standard two-player entertainment, allowing for head-to-head play, and our widescreen Paragon XL also permits horizontal, side-by-side play.

Our Mystic XL Pinball Cabinet is a widebody pinball configuration that supports up to a 46" flat-screen monitor for the playfield (a 42" flat-screen should fit without any modification to the playfield case, but 46" flat-screens will likely require the use of power tools to modify the case slightly), 29" flat-screen monitor for the backglass, and up to a 24" flat-screen monitor for DMD. (There is a hole between the backbox and the main body, so horizontal or vertical monitor mounting can be accommodated.)

Shipping:

Our Bartop Systems, Kits and Arcade Parts can be shipped worldwide, and we have worked with National Courier Companies to bring you the best prices on insured shipping. Local pick-up is also available by appointment.

Once we receive your order, our manufacturing, finishing, quality control and packaging processes take approximately 2-4 weeks. In-stock Arcade Parts orders are usually shipped within 48 hours. We will contact you when your order is ready for pickup/shipping, and continue to follow-up until your order arrives.

(http://www.gameroomdesigns.ca/gdc-content/uploads/2015/07/Titan-Arcade-System-600x.png)



Hi,

was wondering if you have any 1 Player Bartop kits available for purchase and how long it takes to ship?
how much would be shipping to NJ Zipcode 08003
What comes with the Kit?

I'm ready to purchase one right now, I would prefer the Galaxian style one but am open for anythign that is available for quick shipping.

thanks.



Title: Re: THE ARCADE SHOP at GAMEROOM DESIGNS - Arcade Systems, Kits, Parts & Accessories
Post by: Rick on February 09, 2016, 12:34:18 pm
Was wondering if you have any 1 Player Bartop kits available for purchase and how long it takes to ship? How much would be shipping to NJ Zipcode 08003
What comes with the Kit? I'm ready to purchase one right now, I would prefer the Galaxian style one but am open for anything that is available for quick shipping.

Hey, sorry for the delay in replying to this - I thought I was all caught up with posts.

Our kits are built to order, and can be cut and shipped within 5-10 business days. Every kit comes with the parts required to assemble, plus hinge kit and a barrel lock and key set. Shipping to your location in the U.S. would be ~$75 Canadian. (...and ALL of our pricing is in Canadian.)

 8)
Title: Re: THE ARCADE SHOP at GAMEROOM DESIGNS - Arcade Systems, Kits, Parts & Accessories
Post by: Rick on February 10, 2016, 03:48:03 pm
Forgive the potato quality, but here's a pic of a system I just completed for a customer:

(http://i.imgur.com/x78nppv.jpg)

I took some pics with the system running and all the LED's working, but the marquee only showed white in the photos. Bummer. My Nikon was out of batteries. Great timing.

He just picked it up, and is super-stoked about it. It's a gift for his employers, and after he had placed the order, they were at a local bar with a small bartop and commented, "Man, I wish we had one of these!" Suffice to say, my customer was happy that he already had this gift in the works.

:D
Title: Re: THE ARCADE SHOP at GAMEROOM DESIGNS - Arcade Systems, Kits, Parts & Accessories
Post by: jimmyjamez on March 02, 2016, 02:24:46 pm
I sent an email regarding custom bartop.

Hopefully you got it.
Title: Re: THE ARCADE SHOP at GAMEROOM DESIGNS - Arcade Systems, Kits, Parts & Accessories
Post by: Rick on March 04, 2016, 01:29:43 pm
I sent an email regarding custom bartop. Hopefully you got it.

Got it! Thanks!

Just some quick eye candy for you all. What's been keeping me busy lately...

(http://i.imgur.com/bhR3yZM.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/R2cNGjv.jpg)

Got a number of new products in the works, and should be presenting some prototypes in the next week or so. Can't wait to get back to producing the new stuff! Stay tuned!
Title: Re: THE ARCADE SHOP at GAMEROOM DESIGNS - Arcade Systems, Kits, Parts & Accessories
Post by: JLR2000 on April 10, 2016, 09:26:29 pm
Hi Rick -

Really love your work and was wondering if you have any interest in adding a "slimline" cabinet to your offering:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/gajafirenza/Cabs1small.jpg)

http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=89163.0 (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=89163.0)

I really love the design and as you can see the author hasn't been active.  I've built my full size cabinet from help here 15 years ago and now I'm thinking these slim cabinets would be perfect.  I also remember all the work the build was for the "carpentry challenged" like myself, so having a kit option would be so awesome.

If someone else is doing this type of kit already, please let me know! 

Thanks!
Title: Re: THE ARCADE SHOP at GAMEROOM DESIGNS - Arcade Systems, Kits, Parts & Accessories
Post by: Rick on April 11, 2016, 12:57:20 pm
Really love your work and was wondering if you have any interest in adding a "slimline" cabinet to your offering. I really love the design and as you can see the author hasn't been active.  I've built my full size cabinet from help here 15 years ago and now I'm thinking these slim cabinets would be perfect.  I also remember all the work the build was for the "carpentry challenged" like myself, so having a kit option would be so awesome. If someone else is doing this type of kit already, please let me know!

I've always loved this cabinet configuration. I am presently working on a cabinet similar to ChanceKJ's recent work, and do have plans to introduce a slim design shortly as well. I do post everything new here, but you can also subscribe on my website (http://gameroomdesigns.ca/resources/sign-up-for-our-newsletter/) for the latest info first!
Title: Re: THE ARCADE SHOP at GAMEROOM DESIGNS - Arcade Systems, Kits, Parts & Accessories
Post by: yotsuya on April 11, 2016, 01:00:08 pm
Really love your work and was wondering if you have any interest in adding a "slimline" cabinet to your offering. I really love the design and as you can see the author hasn't been active.  I've built my full size cabinet from help here 15 years ago and now I'm thinking these slim cabinets would be perfect.  I also remember all the work the build was for the "carpentry challenged" like myself, so having a kit option would be so awesome. If someone else is doing this type of kit already, please let me know!

I've always loved this cabinet configuration. I am presently working on a cabinet similar to ChanceKJ's recent work, and do have plans to introduce a slim design shortly as well. I do post everything new here, but you can also subscribe on my website (http://gameroomdesigns.ca/resources/sign-up-for-our-newsletter/) for the latest info first!
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160411/b2bf9aa4720cbff8050063d1347f5ac5.jpg)
Title: Re: THE ARCADE SHOP at GAMEROOM DESIGNS - Arcade Systems, Kits, Parts & Accessories
Post by: Rick on April 11, 2016, 04:22:23 pm
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160411/b2bf9aa4720cbff8050063d1347f5ac5.jpg)

What? You don't like new things?
Title: Re: THE ARCADE SHOP at GAMEROOM DESIGNS - Arcade Systems, Kits, Parts & Accessories
Post by: JLR2000 on April 11, 2016, 10:04:33 pm
Really love your work and was wondering if you have any interest in adding a "slimline" cabinet to your offering. I really love the design and as you can see the author hasn't been active.  I've built my full size cabinet from help here 15 years ago and now I'm thinking these slim cabinets would be perfect.  I also remember all the work the build was for the "carpentry challenged" like myself, so having a kit option would be so awesome. If someone else is doing this type of kit already, please let me know!

I've always loved this cabinet configuration. I am presently working on a cabinet similar to ChanceKJ's recent work, and do have plans to introduce a slim design shortly as well. I do post everything new here, but you can also subscribe on my website (http://gameroomdesigns.ca/resources/sign-up-for-our-newsletter/) for the latest info first!

Thanks Rick....I signed up for the newsletter as well.  Look forward to seeing what you come up with.  I think what I like best is the shallow design that can be attached to the wall, so hopefully you'll have that option...
Title: Re: THE ARCADE SHOP at GAMEROOM DESIGNS - Arcade Systems, Kits, Parts & Accessories
Post by: SNAAKE on April 20, 2016, 10:50:38 am
are your control panels really...blue?

like the original capcom cabinets?
Title: Re: THE ARCADE SHOP at GAMEROOM DESIGNS - Arcade Systems, Kits, Parts & Accessories
Post by: Rick on April 21, 2016, 08:21:43 pm
are your control panels really...blue? like the original capcom cabinets?

No sir. All of our renders were created in blue, simply to meet the colour scheme of the website. I'm reconsidering the colours, in favour of a 'wood-grain' render, just to stave off confusion in the future.
Title: Re: THE ARCADE SHOP at GAMEROOM DESIGNS - Arcade Systems, Kits, Parts & Accessories
Post by: rsantos97 on January 15, 2017, 10:23:09 pm
I am interested in a Cubic.  I sent you an email through your site but didn't get a response.  I had a few question before ordering.

1. I am interested in the Cubic 20" but with the 2P CP like you did for Michael Boutinís cabinet that you have on the website's gallery, but I would go with the curved ergo layout. Would that be ok?

2. Can the front edge of the CP be straight instead of curved.  I think it would look better, but not a big deal if not.

3. On your site it says to choose materials but, but I see no option for that.  I was hoping you offered a white or even black melamine so that I wouldn't have to paint it. I would prefer white because I plan I going with chrome t-molding and chrome button rings.

4. Is the Control Panel cut out for Sanwa JLF joystick, and what buttons can I use?

5. Are the prices shown on your site Canadian?

My build will be as follows:
Monitor 19" 5:4 HP LP1965 S-MVA Panel
Motherboard: Abit P35-E
CPU: Intel Q6600 QuadCore OCed to 3.0Ghz
Ram: 4gb DDR2 800 (The max this board can handle)
Videl: 8400 GS (might upgrade it to GTX 750ti)
PSU: Antec EarthWatts 380w
Amp: probaly some Lapei 2ch amp which is what many people seem to be using
Speakers: Some cheap 2-way 4" car speakers


The cabinet theme will be White with chrome accents (t-molding, button rings, ...).  Player one will be Blue with a clear blue ball top and blue led lit buttons with the lightest switches.  Player two will be the same but in green.  I will also get the blue and green aluminum bat tops from Paradise Arcade in case I want to switch them out.  And to finish the look I will get the ggg coin drop buttons.
Title: Re: THE ARCADE SHOP at GAMEROOM DESIGNS - Arcade Systems, Kits, Parts & Accessories
Post by: menace on January 16, 2017, 07:44:20 am
I too sent an email last week and didn't get a response--so here's another shout out--maybe he's on vacation or something and forgot to update the website or set up his out of office reply  :dunno
Title: Re: THE ARCADE SHOP at GAMEROOM DESIGNS - Arcade Systems, Kits, Parts & Accessories
Post by: Rick on January 16, 2017, 08:09:47 am
I am interested in a Cubic. I sent you an email through your site but didn't get a response. I had a few question before ordering.

Thanks for the message. I'd like to apologize - it's been really busy since before Christmas, and I've also been having some trouble receiving some emails since I changed web hosts as well. I am looking into it, and hope to have everything back up and running properly, as soon as possible.

1. I am interested in the Cubic 20" but with the 2P CP like you did for Michael Boutinís cabinet that you have on the website's gallery, but I would go with the curved ergo layout. Would that be ok?

That's absolutely no problem. I have a 20" two player template available, and can create any custom design you may wish to have.

2. Can the front edge of the CP be straight instead of curved.  I think it would look better, but not a big deal if not.

I can do that, no problem.

3. On your site it says to choose materials but, but I see no option for that.  I was hoping you offered a white or even black melamine so that I wouldn't have to paint it. I would prefer white because I plan I going with chrome t-molding and chrome button rings.

At present, we do not offer melamine-covered particle board as an available option. We have had limited success cutting it on our CNC, as it will leave a minimal number of 'chips' on the wood on the finished edges. We have made the appropriate changes to the machine configuration, used the proper (and expensive) bit for dual-sided melamine wood, and unfortunately, I believe that the poor quality of wood supply may be a factor. I have attempted to source better wood, melamine covered MDF with a thicker melamine coating, and have found a local supplier, however, they cannot deliver to my location due to the fact that I do not have a dock-level receiving bay, and I don't have a vehicle which could be used for picking up.

4. Is the Control Panel cut out for Sanwa JLF joystick, and what buttons can I use?

I can definitely cut the pockets in the control panel for the shorter-throw joysticks. As for buttons, I cut a 1.15625" hole for joysticks and buttons, which will accommodate HAPP-compatible and other standard button sizes.

5. Are the prices shown on your site Canadian?

Absolutely. Now, and forever. :)

I too sent an email last week and didn't get a response--so here's another shout out--maybe he's on vacation or something and forgot to update the website or set up his out of office reply  :dunno

I do apologize, again, for the lack of timely communication in the past few weeks. I am going to try and find any missing emails that I haven't yet replied to, but if you haven't received a response from me shortly, if you don't mind, could you please PM me your email address so I can search for anything that may be amiss? I'd really appreciate it, if so.

As it is right now, I'm on my way out for a bit of minor surgery. (To add insult to injury, on my hand, no less. Yay.) I will be back later today, and hopefully, will get the majority of these communication issues cleared out then.
Title: Re: THE ARCADE SHOP at GAMEROOM DESIGNS - Arcade Systems, Kits, Parts & Accessories
Post by: rsantos97 on January 29, 2017, 11:23:27 pm
Thank you Rick.  I placed the order tonight but did not see a place for notes.
Title: Re: THE ARCADE SHOP at GAMEROOM DESIGNS - Arcade Systems, Kits, Parts & Accessories
Post by: rsantos97 on March 13, 2017, 11:46:56 am
What is the lead time for bartop cabinets?
Title: Re: THE ARCADE SHOP at GAMEROOM DESIGNS - Arcade Systems, Kits, Parts & Accessories
Post by: Rick on March 13, 2017, 12:43:40 pm
What is the lead time for bartop cabinets?

Normally, it's a LOT quicker than it has been. I apologize for the delay. I'm in the process of packing your order right now for shipment, and will send over tracking details via email. (I've also sent you an email detailing this as well.)

Thank you for your patience!

Rick
Title: Re: THE ARCADE SHOP at GAMEROOM DESIGNS - Arcade Systems, Kits, Parts & Accessories
Post by: rsantos97 on March 13, 2017, 01:04:11 pm
What is the lead time for bartop cabinets?

Normally, it's a LOT quicker than it has been. I apologize for the delay. I'm in the process of packing your order right now for shipment, and will send over tracking details via email. (I've also sent you an email detailing this as well.)

Thank you for your patience!

Rick

Thanks Rick.  No worries, I'm in no rush. 
Title: Re: THE ARCADE SHOP at GAMEROOM DESIGNS - Arcade Systems, Kits, Parts & Accessories
Post by: Rick on April 10, 2017, 02:56:24 pm
Hi all,

It's been a while since I've had the opportunity to post on the forums, but we've been really busy preparing for a huge change, and I am excited to post here...

The Arcade Shop at Gameroom Designs is MOVING!

We are presently moving the entire operation to a commercial space, where we will be better suited to provide our customers with high-quality arcade systems, kits and parts. (For those who are local to us, don't worry - we're planning on remaining in the Durham Region, which is easily accessible within the GTA.)

Our plans for the new location are underway. We're going to have a showroom, including fully-functional models of every system we sell, as well as a huge inventory of in-stock parts, so that orders can be shipped within 24 hours. We're also planning on adding two additional CNC machines, to reduce the wait time on cut orders, and have a professional paint booth for finishing fully built systems.

We're just cutting the final sheet on our CNC today, to fulfill current orders, and then I'll be disassembling, and transferring the machine to storage until our new space is ready.

Once we're setup in the new space, we're going to have an open house, and hope to see some of you there!

Thanks again for all of the support you've shown us over the past few years!

Rick
Title: Re: THE ARCADE SHOP at GAMEROOM DESIGNS - Arcade Systems, Kits, Parts & Accessories
Post by: yotsuya on April 10, 2017, 07:51:51 pm
Translation: "Honey, get your ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- out of the kitchen, I'm tired of MDF sandwiches."
Title: Re: THE ARCADE SHOP at GAMEROOM DESIGNS - Arcade Systems, Kits, Parts & Accessories
Post by: Rick on April 10, 2017, 08:32:40 pm
Translation: "Honey, get your ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- out of the kitchen, I'm tired of MDF sandwiches."

LOL. My wife thought that was hilarious.

We are actually selling our house and moving into a rental property, and using the equity to invest in the company, as the housing market is really great right now. It is, however, very, VERY exciting to not have the machine running all day within the house.
Title: Re: THE ARCADE SHOP at GAMEROOM DESIGNS - Arcade Systems, Kits, Parts & Accessories
Post by: Rick on January 20, 2018, 10:59:54 am
(http://gameroomdesigns.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Game-Over-Post-Header-01.png)

Gameroom Designs Canada is closing its doors for good. You can read about it all here (http://gameroomdesigns.ca/four-years-many-arcade-cabinets-later-2-2/).

Thank you.
Title: Re: THE ARCADE SHOP at GAMEROOM DESIGNS - Arcade Systems, Kits, Parts & Accessories
Post by: yotsuya on January 20, 2018, 11:32:05 am
(http://gameroomdesigns.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Game-Over-Post-Header-01.png)

Gameroom Designs Canada is closing its doors for good. You can read about it all here (http://gameroomdesigns.ca/four-years-many-arcade-cabinets-later-2-2/).

Thank you.

Wow. Hope all is well Rick, and this is just a career decision.

Iím hanging out with HaRuMaN later today. Weíll pour a 40 out for you.
Title: Re: THE ARCADE SHOP at GAMEROOM DESIGNS - Arcade Systems, Kits, Parts & Accessories
Post by: Malenko on January 20, 2018, 01:31:57 pm
I never got my free one ;)
Title: Re: THE ARCADE SHOP at GAMEROOM DESIGNS - Arcade Systems, Kits, Parts & Accessories
Post by: Le Chuck on January 21, 2018, 10:57:07 am
Rick, if this was a business decision I'd be interested to hear details of what went right and what didn't. For example, a business that I've worked for over the past five years started as a garage start-up, eventually moved to a commercial space, made a solid run on that for about 3 years, but has recently moved back into the garage.

Bottom line, the business (they're a custom sign maker) was viable and profitable as a home venture but was barely able to make the jump in sales to cover the overhead associated with going commercial, committing to showroom hours, etc. This, in my opinion, was largely due to two factors. First, the local market didn't support the brick and mortar costs. Secondly, they were never able to achieve an economy of scale. It's a custom business where every order is a special order. 

If your decision was based on a major life change I hope everything is okay, but if it's something similar to the above I very much would be interested in hearing a rundown of your decision cycle. Your situation is just very compelling since it seems to have taken a radically different trajectory in the last year.   
Title: Re: THE ARCADE SHOP at GAMEROOM DESIGNS - Arcade Systems, Kits, Parts & Accessories
Post by: lilshawn on February 22, 2019, 05:54:47 pm
(http://gameroomdesigns.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Game-Over-Post-Header-01.png)

Gameroom Designs Canada is closing its doors for good. You can read about it all here (http://gameroomdesigns.ca/four-years-many-arcade-cabinets-later-2-2/).

Thank you.

what's this then.....

http://gameroomdesigns.ca/back-to-the-arcade-2k19/ (http://gameroomdesigns.ca/back-to-the-arcade-2k19/)
Title: Re: THE ARCADE SHOP at GAMEROOM DESIGNS - Arcade Systems, Kits, Parts & Accessories
Post by: HaRuMaN on February 22, 2019, 09:21:56 pm
Looks likes just parts but no cabinets
Title: Re: THE ARCADE SHOP at GAMEROOM DESIGNS - Arcade Systems, Kits, Parts & Accessories
Post by: Rick on February 23, 2019, 12:38:12 pm
Hey all,

Yes, I am back in business. My wife and I had a long talk over the past few months, as she mentioned I "haven't been the same recently". It actually took a heavier toll on me than I'd first thought. It's been a long road, but I am working hard to get back to what I've loved doing, so yeah, I'm back.

Haruman is correct - there are no cabinet kits. I have sold that part of the business to a U.S. Company, and they have been ramping up to distribute these. They actually run a very successful arcade in their area, which I understand has been becoming even more popular in the past number of months, so there hasn't been as much activity in production as they had originally hoped. But, good on them for having a successful business that's keeping them that busy. I had also sold off my CNC machine, and also do not have space for one in my current area. I am presently looking into producing completed arcades for the local area, so that may change and evolve in the future. We'll see. The one challenge with this is, of course, I would have to create all new designs so as not to infringe on the sale of my original designs... I simply would not be unfair to the guy who bought them.

As for parts - yes, those are returning full throttle. When I left the business, there were a few other companies who jumped in to fill my spot, and I think they all found some of the things that I had learned over the years - there are very small profit margins, and you need to make sure you buy a large amount of stock and may have to hold onto it for a long time before you make your money back on it. I saw some who took the opportunity to raise their prices above what I helped to set across Canada, sometimes, up to 20% more! (I've seen the most generic buttons I was selling for $1.85 on their shops for up to $2.50!)

That's not fair. That's not right. I'm sorry, but that was one of the things couldn't stop following when I left. I looked at what I had left behind, and it looked like a hole. I came back to do the job, and to help the market as best as I could.

I am having a sale, if you guys are interested, to help me fill the shop up. I'm ordering all of my new parts on March 1, and have a 19% sale going on right now. If you place an order, use coupon code ARCADE2K19 on checkout. Oh, and it works on 'on sale' items as well, as I've changed that mechanic as well, for even more savings. (Here's the link to the shop (http://gameroomdesigns.ca/arcadeshop), as well.)

I do want to thank everybody for following, and for caring. I've had no end of great convos with people since I left, and I'm sure that will continue now that I am returning. Feel free to reach out to me here, or via my email at arcadeshop@gameroomdesigns.ca.

Cheers. And thanks.
Title: Re: THE ARCADE SHOP at GAMEROOM DESIGNS - Arcade Systems, Kits, Parts & Accessories
Post by: Rick on April 24, 2019, 07:24:26 am
Looks likes just parts but no cabinets

Hmm. That sounds ...wrong, somehow. ;)
Title: Re: THE ARCADE SHOP at GAMEROOM DESIGNS - Arcade Systems, Kits, Parts & Accessories
Post by: Mike A on April 24, 2019, 08:14:08 am
Your site says you have the largest in stock inventory of arcade parts in North America. Did you exclude the United States from North America?

Browsing your website that statement doesn't look remotely true. Please correct me if I am wrong about that.
Title: Re: THE ARCADE SHOP at GAMEROOM DESIGNS - Arcade Systems, Kits, Parts & Accessories
Post by: Rick on April 24, 2019, 09:46:48 am
Your site says you have the largest in stock inventory of arcade parts in North America. Did you exclude the United States from North America? Browsing your website that statement doesn't look remotely true. Please correct me if I am wrong about that.

When this marketing tagline was created, my in-stock inventory was well above competitors across North America who carried the same products that I carry, and I worked to create a marketing 'hook' which would be true to this fact. It may have been a bit bold of a statement, but I certainly won't argue the fact that it is technically correct - I'm not claiming that I carry the largest distinct number of unique products.

That being said - I was/am in the process of changing it up. I just hadn't come up with a suitable replacement for it. I was leaning towards ... 'nothing at all', as a marketing campaign because my work, products and services speak for themselves.
Title: Re: THE ARCADE SHOP at GAMEROOM DESIGNS - Arcade Systems, Kits, Parts & Accessories
Post by: yotsuya on April 24, 2019, 09:47:06 am
Your site says you have the largest in stock inventory of arcade parts in North America. Did you exclude the United States from North America?

Browsing your website that statement doesn't look remotely true. Please correct me if I am wrong about that.

Itís Rick. We love Rick, but he graduated from the P.T. Barnum School of Biz.
Title: Re: THE ARCADE SHOP at GAMEROOM DESIGNS - Arcade Systems, Kits, Parts & Accessories
Post by: Mike A on April 24, 2019, 09:49:50 am
I don't love ---That which is odiferous and causeth plants to grow---. There is no way that statement was true in any form you could try to twist it into.
Title: Re: THE ARCADE SHOP at GAMEROOM DESIGNS - Arcade Systems, Kits, Parts & Accessories
Post by: Rick on April 24, 2019, 10:02:52 am
I don't love ---That which is odiferous and causeth plants to grow---. There is no way that statement was true in any form you could try to twist it into.

You are welcome to your opinion, even if it's factually incorrect. Consider this: if I had only one arcade product, and I had a greater quantity of in-stock pieces of it than all of my competition, then the statement, "largest in-stock inventory of arcade parts in North America" is correct.

You may, of course, refute this by visiting each site, attempting to order each of their parts to make sure they are in stock, and then giving me your 'ah-ha, gotcha!' reply by finding the sites that have more in-stock that I do. (There are actually scripts that will allow you to scrape entire websites to determine this info, by the way.)

But, we could just both agree that yes, you don't like my marketing, and move on. I'm not here to forum-warrior.

Itís Rick. We love Rick, but he graduated from the P.T. Barnum School of Biz.

It's not a party without a Yotz sunburn. ;) And yes. I'm fantastical, at best. I do try to be able to live up to my own hype though.
Title: Re: THE ARCADE SHOP at GAMEROOM DESIGNS - Arcade Systems, Kits, Parts & Accessories
Post by: Mike A on April 24, 2019, 10:12:13 am
"if I had only one arcade product, and I had a greater quantity of in-stock pieces of it than all of my competition, then the statement, "largest in-stock inventory of arcade parts in North America" is correct."

You don't have only one arcade part.

By that stupid logic I have  the largest in-stock inventory of arcade parts in North America.
Title: Re: THE ARCADE SHOP at GAMEROOM DESIGNS - Arcade Systems, Kits, Parts & Accessories
Post by: Rick on April 24, 2019, 10:23:55 am
You don't have only one arcade part.

True! (And first, I said "product", not part.) And by your 'logic', each additional part only exponentially proves my point, if each one is assumed to be of larger quantities than the competition. More importantly, why are you arguing about this? Is this really the hill you want to die on?

As I mentioned above, you don't like the marketing. That's all fine and well. I've decided *I* don't like the marketing, so I've made the change I wanted to make, so I figure this whole argument is moot. Hopefully, you don't feel the need to waste more of your time in a thread you're not going to convince anyone you're right in.
Title: Re: THE ARCADE SHOP at GAMEROOM DESIGNS - Arcade Systems, Kits, Parts & Accessories
Post by: Mike A on April 24, 2019, 10:28:02 am
I am glad you decided to change your dishonest marketing hook.

Hopefully, you don't feel the need to waste more of your time in a thread you're not going to convince anyone you're right in.
Title: Re: THE ARCADE SHOP at GAMEROOM DESIGNS - Arcade Systems, Kits, Parts & Accessories
Post by: yotsuya on April 24, 2019, 10:39:49 am
Both of you STFU about this. :cheers:

How you been, Rick? Miss eating MDF sandwiches?
Title: Re: THE ARCADE SHOP at GAMEROOM DESIGNS - Arcade Systems, Kits, Parts & Accessories
Post by: lilshawn on April 24, 2019, 02:41:03 pm
I have like... at least... 10,000 lock washers, williams part number 4701-00023-00 in our mezzanine warehouse.

now, do I have the largest in-stock inventory of pinball parts in North America?

if not i can head down to the supply house and grab a case of 200,000.

Title: Re: THE ARCADE SHOP at GAMEROOM DESIGNS - Arcade Systems, Kits, Parts & Accessories
Post by: JDFan on April 25, 2019, 01:34:11 pm
do I have the largest in-stock inventory of pinball parts in North America?

Doesn't really matter if you don't have 1 of the part I need at the time ! ( Don't really care who has the largest inventory if they don't have the specific product you need at the time !)
Title: Re: THE ARCADE SHOP at GAMEROOM DESIGNS - Arcade Systems, Kits, Parts & Accessories
Post by: Malenko on May 14, 2019, 04:51:12 pm
I've decided *I* don't like the marketing

I wish you didn't like blue gradients.