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Title: DeeGor's Funglo pedestal clone
Post by: DeeGor on October 03, 2017, 08:53:25 pm
Hi Guys,

It's been awhile since I've worked on a project, so I decided to build myself another arcade cabinet, since I had to give up my last one when I made a big move up north.  Instead of the traditional full sized cabinet, I opted for an arcade pedestal with a wall mounted TV instead.
I searched for examples of pedestals out there on the interwebs, and I found a lot of great examples, but I really liked the X-Arcade / Funglo design, so I decided to make a clone of it with just a few of my own changes.

Here is the design I whipped up in sketchup.  I guessed at all the measurements using a picture of the funglo pedestal as my guide.  I think it looks fairly close.

(https://www.dropbox.com/s/6700i2yfpcawn60/02%20-%20Current%20Design%20%28Front%29.png?raw=1)

For joyticks and buttons I went with some sanwa ball top sticks and the GGG eclipse buttons.

(https://www.dropbox.com/s/vy65tq49gl4n9ln/04%20-%20Joystick.JPG?raw=1)
(https://www.dropbox.com/s/g3sd3js4fobq1zz/09%20-%20Single%20Button.JPG?raw=1)

For the trackball I picked up a U-Trak from Ultimarc.

(https://www.dropbox.com/s/4i846ai5a30wkl2/05%20-%20Trackball.JPG?raw=1)

For the pedestal I ended up using ĺĒ MDF, which in hindsight is way overkill.  If I were to do the project over again, I would probably use plywood.  Itís lighter and a lot less messy when cutting.

(https://www.dropbox.com/s/7jlyw04kjlx31fm/12%20-%20Base%202.JPG?raw=1)
(https://www.dropbox.com/s/j0zuhwei5jujipb/14%20-%20Pedestal%20Top%201.jpg?raw=1)
(https://www.dropbox.com/s/n6tq6kqynwds6es/15%20-%20Pedestal%20Top%202.jpg?raw=1)

Instead of the coin door in front, I opted the make the front a simple cabinet door since nobody would ever be inserting coins into the machine.

(https://www.dropbox.com/s/dq8spnbx4d394lq/20%20-%20Front%20Door.jpg?raw=1)
(https://www.dropbox.com/s/vqc65y9f3rcxyzf/21%20-%20Test%20Fitting%20Base%20Lid%201.jpg?raw=1)

Added some vent holes for heat to escape.

(https://www.dropbox.com/s/uczpdojjxn2xxyy/23%20-%20Vent%20Holes%201.jpg?raw=1)

Motherboard tray mounted to the pedestal interior wall.

(https://www.dropbox.com/s/fl7ar0ccqy2588t/25%20Motherboard%20Tray.jpg?raw=1)

Control Panel cuts complete and no screw ups!

(https://www.dropbox.com/s/qpxehx6y8vhyk7t/29%20-%20Control%20Panel%204.jpg?raw=1)

Time for the wiring.  Not as bad as I expected.

(https://www.dropbox.com/s/7lq90akvfui3upj/33%20-%20Control%20Panel%20Wiring%203.png?raw=1)

Control panel reinstalled on the pedestal.

(https://www.dropbox.com/s/oexr10ik9y1phev/34%20-%20Control%20Panel%20Complete.jpg?raw=1)

Now, time for the laminate.  This stuff is a lot thicker and tougher than I was expecting.

(https://www.dropbox.com/s/l9cqf6rtdp6zjnx/39%20-%20Laminate.jpg?raw=1)

Rough cut with snips, then sprayed with adhesive and left to dry overnight.  This stuff is a complete mess when trimming with the router.  I had little black strands EVERYWHERE in my garage.  Reminds me of routing acrylic.

(https://www.dropbox.com/s/nwtdxa4p5baq8s7/40%20-%20Laminate%202.jpg?raw=1)

Now itís time to put it all back together.

(https://www.dropbox.com/s/kutiaxkjkjlghv4/42%20-%20Putting%20it%20back%20together%201.jpg?raw=1)

Installing some diamond plate.

(https://www.dropbox.com/s/xsu7etpd1eol7nw/43%20-%20%20Putting%20it%20back%20together%203.jpg?raw=1)

T-Molding too.

(https://www.dropbox.com/s/5q6cmrvqfw2o6uq/46%20-%20T-Molding%202.jpg?raw=1)
(https://www.dropbox.com/s/elvt57spi6nd4ig/47%20-%20T-Molding%203.jpg?raw=1)
(https://www.dropbox.com/s/n0x2gafd3hwb3sp/50%20-%20Diamond%20Plate%20Done.jpg?raw=1)
(https://www.dropbox.com/s/qqkpz64gxnzgx4p/51%20-%20All%20together%201.jpg?raw=1)
(https://www.dropbox.com/s/g9q1bks9wjfgml7/52%20-%20All%20Together%202.jpg?raw=1)

This is where Iím at currently.    As far as I have come, there are still a decent amount of things I need to do.

Iím still trying to figure out exactly what control panel artwork I want to go with.  I have a few ideas, but none that Iím 100% happy with.
Once the artwork is settled on and installed, I need to get the computer up and running, and working with the lighting controller.  I will be going with a Hyperspin setup on this one.

DG

Title: Re: DeeGor's Funglo pedestal clone
Post by: rablack97 on October 03, 2017, 10:52:24 pm
nice did you keep the cut plans for this?

remove that chrome handle and knob sir......

Title: Re: DeeGor's Funglo pedestal clone
Post by: chris77 on October 04, 2017, 02:26:37 am
Hey DeeGor,

love your new project, can't wait to see this finished  :applaud:


cheers
Chris
Title: Re: DeeGor's Funglo pedestal clone
Post by: DeeGor on October 04, 2017, 10:20:16 am
nice did you keep the cut plans for this?

remove that chrome handle and knob sir......

Yes, I still have the plans.  People are welcome to have them.  They simply contain the wood pieces, and not all the hardware used to put it together.  Measurements can be found by opening the outliner window in Sketchup and clicking on "Measurements".

https://www.dropbox.com/s/b4ytaxek78cr3qi/Mame%20Pedestal%20Funglo%20v5.skp?dl=0 (https://www.dropbox.com/s/b4ytaxek78cr3qi/Mame%20Pedestal%20Funglo%20v5.skp?dl=0)

Knob and handle are staying. :)
Title: Re: DeeGor's Funglo pedestal clone
Post by: rablack97 on October 04, 2017, 10:01:06 pm
Appreciate it bro, i'm gonna convert these into vcarve cnc files.

Been wanting to build one of these.

chrome handle and knob........http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCRn0F7gylA
Title: Re: DeeGor's Funglo pedestal clone
Post by: boomerps2 on September 04, 2018, 06:29:26 pm
Did you get those plans converted to CNC?
Title: Re: DeeGor's Funglo pedestal clone
Post by: Zeosstud on April 19, 2019, 07:02:51 pm
What he said.. :-)
Title: Re: DeeGor's Funglo pedestal clone
Post by: DeeGor on April 21, 2019, 03:01:09 pm
I just realized I never posted the final results.  I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out.  There might be a few things I would do differently if I did it all over again.  Particularly with the artwork, but I think it still looks great. :)

(https://www.dropbox.com/s/wt5rnns14oenycy/DSC_0764.JPG?raw=1)

(https://www.dropbox.com/s/wb4p0z6ghee5qos/DSC_0766.JPG?raw=1)

(https://www.dropbox.com/s/e0fca1k17x00uck/DSC_0770.JPG?raw=1)
Title: Re: DeeGor's Funglo pedestal clone
Post by: javeryh on April 25, 2019, 04:42:49 pm
Wow - this thing is awesome!!  Very nice job.   :applaud:
Title: Re: DeeGor's Funglo pedestal clone
Post by: Locke141 on April 25, 2019, 07:52:43 pm
Looks really nice.  :cheers:
Title: Re: DeeGor's Funglo pedestal clone
Post by: Zeosstud on May 23, 2019, 12:04:45 pm
You think it looks great, because it LOOKS GREAT.. Very well done, as a big pedestal fan myself, I can really appreciate the work you have done on this and am motivated to build one myself now.. Really well done, thanks for sharing.  Still also curious about the CNC thing, did you happen to get it converted?

- Zeosstud
Title: Re: DeeGor's Funglo pedestal clone
Post by: CanadianRyGuy on March 19, 2020, 08:53:57 am
Hey All,
I love this pedestal design and appreciate you sharing your sketch up plans for it! Do you know how easy it would be to change to a 4 player design? I have zero experience with sketch up but am willing to give it a try. Also, weíre these plans ever converted to a CNC file I could take to a local shop?

Cheers
Ryan