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Title: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on January 26, 2009, 11:00:22 pm
This is my design for a Retro-Futuristic arcade cabinet project named Astro. This project covered in detail my different approaches to crafting the various components of the rendered concept you see below. 

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=149895.0;attach=370035;image)

In the early stages I updated this thread regularly often several times a week.  Progress was good and the community here at BYOAC helped to both inspire and motivate me to do the best work I could.  As you can see I came close to realising my vision.

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=149895.0;attach=370037;image)
(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=149895.0;attach=370039;image)
 
Two things ultimately stopped this in its tracks. One was a design flaw which only became apparent after quite a few years.  Though the build neared completion I was unhappy with cracking and warping in the lower part of the cabinet due to expansion and contraction of plywood over the seasons.  The project slowly stalled with a few false starts here and there. 

Then came the Photobucket debacle which wiped out all my images over some 40+ pages.  To be honest I just wanted the whole mess to go away at that point.  Foolishly I removed my own text from the thread which, without the accompanying images made little sense.  Much was lost to BYOAC, but even more was lost to me because I gave up on the project.
 
Dispirited I left the forum and the cabinet sat gathering dust under a sheet in my workshop for many months.  One day I had a light bulb moment.  ďWhat if I could fix not only the warping/cracking problem but any other things about the cabinet I didnít like?Ē. I was no longer on the forum, I could do whatever I wanted with the cabinet.  From the proverbial ashesÖ..well you know the saying.  I sat down and redesigned the cab, the concept, the premise, the backstory everything.

So now the project is re-born here  - http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,158083.0.html (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,158083.0.html)

Thanks for looking and taking an interest Ė OND.
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Post by: Games001 on January 26, 2009, 11:07:37 pm
That's an awesome setup.  Why can't I cut a stright line with a table saw and a fence?  :dizzy:
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Post by: Ond on January 26, 2009, 11:12:24 pm
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Post by: leapinlew on January 27, 2009, 12:09:12 am
 :applaud:

Looking good. I'm keeping my eye on this. Good luck. Work at a comfortable speed. This looks pretty intricate.
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Post by: Bender on January 27, 2009, 01:07:12 am
Dude, that thing kicks ass!  :applaud: :applaud:
love the design
Where did you get those bearings and brackets?
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Post by: XeviouS on January 27, 2009, 01:20:31 am
Bloody hell, what a brilliant design!!! :o
:notworthy:
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Post by: danny_galaga on January 27, 2009, 02:36:53 am
Bloody hell, what a brilliant design!!! :o
:notworthy:

+1 (",)
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Post by: Blanka on January 27, 2009, 02:45:56 am
What's the screen type?
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Post by: Ond on January 27, 2009, 02:58:14 am
Dude, that thing kicks ass!  :applaud: :applaud:
love the design
Where did you get those bearings and brackets?

Thanks!  the bearings and brackets are from a bearing wholesaler - they mainly sell to the automotive market.  I had to find something that was strong and wouldn't wobble, not a even a little bit, it has to support the 21" NEC LCD Monitor which is a heavy pro unit.  The shaft will be attached by direct drive to a stepper motor controlled by PC.  When a game is chosen in the front end (Mamewah) a small app will turn the monitor through 90 degrees.  Well thats the theory anyhow.  I have researched the stepper motor side of things a fair bit...there are motors that are torque matched to the weight  and will mount onto the frame nicely....
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Post by: Ond on January 27, 2009, 03:00:09 am
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Post by: Blanka on January 27, 2009, 03:06:19 am
Only thing I don't know yet is the "Zeeuws Meisje" / "Nurse" part: the cap and the ears:
(http://image61.webshots.com/61/4/79/19/462247919fEFOup_ph.jpg)

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y41/Freefreq/Nurse/images/Nurse4.jpg)
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Post by: Martijn on January 27, 2009, 03:08:41 am
great sketchup idea!

and the first build pics look nice and clean to

good planning ! keep it up

how is the weight and stability doing now. when you get button smashing friends over i hope it wont break or fall

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Post by: Ond on January 27, 2009, 03:14:10 am
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Post by: Ond on January 27, 2009, 03:21:10 am
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Post by: scriptfactory on January 27, 2009, 03:28:03 am
What's the screen type?

The monitor is an 21.1" NEC Model LCD2090Uxi SpectraView 2090   , they are expensive, three times the price of my Samsung WS 22"! (my wife says " that should have been our new fridge!") it weighs 9.7Kg or 21.3 lbs.  specs are here http://nec.com.au/d7e13d2711994bce83257e3563aa225e.htm

1600x1200 native res will be used for Mamewah front end and any games that support it.  Mame just uses video hardware stretch as you know.

Why did I spend so much?  well, big 4:3 LCDmonitors are getting reaaly hard to find now....the fridge will hafta wait  ;D

I love the Mame cab idea AND that monitor! I'm going to have to get one of my friends in the States to pick a refurbished one up for me.
http://www.techforless.com/cgi-bin/tech4less/LCD2090UXI-BK?mv_pc=pricescan&tts=20090123140542

Definitely a thread to watch.
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Post by: Ond on January 27, 2009, 03:42:06 am
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Post by: Blanka on January 27, 2009, 05:15:32 am
The best deal in that segment is still the Samsung 214T I believe.
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Post by: Ond on January 27, 2009, 05:34:42 am
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Post by: csa3d on January 27, 2009, 08:33:30 am
Hey wow, there are other dudes with rotating designs here!.....I'm in the right place yeah?

Indeed you are.

Off the top of my head you should look up:

- Weisshaupts "Ghost in the Machine" project (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=75411.0)
- Cornchip's project (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=62577.0)
- DaOldMan's rotating project (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=72750.0)
- Psychotech's "Yet another Take" project (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=76867.0)
- Danny Galaga's cocktail project
- Koz's project
- Edge's project  (He used bearings from Grainger very similar to what you have!) (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=63216.msg629307#msg629307)

I've linked a few of these projects in my thread linked here in my sig.

Your design is very cool.  I too am interested mainly in the bearings.. anything you can post about part numbers, where to order, how the motor interfaces, etc.  Software wise, DaOldMan is knocking out a command line program with a plugin for MaLa to rotate via the Parallel port.  You should be able to rotate with this software from Mamewah as well.  It's still being beta tested currently, but it's pretty much ready to go.

Nice design skills!  Thanks for sharing with the forum!

-csa
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Post by: YoGaBaR on January 27, 2009, 08:50:38 am
That is AWESOME!!!

Those speakers wont interfer with the monitor being right behind it will it?
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Post by: gatordad on January 27, 2009, 10:40:05 am
Love it!



Nice original idea.
one comment though,


It will get boring playing with yourself after awhile!  :o



Add a second player to that cp.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on January 27, 2009, 02:45:24 pm
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Post by: Ond on January 27, 2009, 02:52:20 pm
Love it!



Nice original idea.
one comment though,


It will get boring playing with yourself after awhile!  :o



Add a second player to that cp.

The CP panel is interchangeable, there will be other configurations.  I have to come up with a simple docking system for connections so that the panel basically just lifts out.  Another great reason to be on the forum -so many ideas!

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Post by: Ond on January 27, 2009, 03:10:37 pm
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Post by: Pixelhugger on January 28, 2009, 07:10:45 pm
Wow! Really really impressive design. I love the plywood curves. I've been planning similar curves for the top and back of my project and thought I'd have to brace them quite a bit more than what I see you've done. Are the unbraced portions of the curves relatively solid?

It's great to see the envelope being pushed. I'm just amazed at what people have been doing around here lately. The production value of these projects keeps ratcheting higher.
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Post by: Ond on January 28, 2009, 08:38:53 pm
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Post by: drventure on January 29, 2009, 12:01:42 am
Very cool idea. and Great Progress. :notworthy:

I love the curves.
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Post by: Franco B on January 29, 2009, 04:40:38 am
Love the deisgn and the woodwork!

Will be following this one closely  :)
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Post by: thatitalian on January 30, 2009, 05:42:05 am
I love this design! Very space saving but completely different! And it really does look "arcadey" still!

But why did you not make this bad boy 2 player? You could easily fit another joy a 6 buttons on there!

Loving the wood bending! And the thing looks sturdy as hell, more so than so of the fat boys I have seen on here!
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Post by: Visitor Q on January 30, 2009, 10:18:20 am
NEAT!

Can't wait to see it finished.
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Post by: patrickl on January 30, 2009, 10:38:45 am
Looks great. Amazing how the render looks quite fragile, but the build shows it should be quite sturdy.
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Post by: Ond on January 30, 2009, 04:58:05 pm
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Post by: bgspot on February 02, 2009, 01:38:27 am
WOW just when i think i've seen it all someone comes along with another fresh cab. I LOVE!!
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Post by: Ond on February 08, 2009, 03:39:56 am
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Post by: TAG on February 08, 2009, 09:27:02 pm
(you can never have too many clamps!  ;D)

Amen to that!!

(http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss251/Ond_photos/DSC01197.jpg)

Maybe it's the angle on this picture, but the hole for the joystick looks smallish to me.  Is it smaller than the typical button-sized holes?  How much smaller?

The cabinet looks truly amazing so far, not to mention unique! 
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Post by: Ond on February 08, 2009, 09:40:07 pm
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Post by: TAG on February 09, 2009, 02:44:01 am
The joystick hole is smaller than typical button sized holes, but the plate is rebated underneath for the joystick unit, so where it mounts is only about 5mm thick.  The hole allows complete x /y movement of the stick i.e. it doesnt touch it even if you try and force it!  Thanks for compliment btw.

I was just impressed by how clean the smaller hole made the joystick area look, even without a dust washer on it.  With the details that neat, it's no wonder the project is looking so great!
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Post by: thatitalian on February 09, 2009, 08:07:34 am
Bonkers! :applaud:
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Post by: drventure on February 09, 2009, 08:16:02 am
I'm impressed by all the curves. Getting those to look right ain't easy! :notworthy:

Very nice. Can't wait to see how things progress!
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Post by: YoGaBaR on February 10, 2009, 09:27:06 am
This is coming along very well. Keep up the work, cant wait to see it done.
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Post by: BASS! on February 11, 2009, 07:05:56 pm
I love it! totally breaking away from the fridge with a 5 ft control panel aesthetic! I really hope you think about the art a bit more though. That is such a strange design, it really needs some awesome custom art. I'm thinking wild colors, and cool accent lines. Take your time and don't rush this, you already have an awesome start, and once you get there really concentrate on those finishing touches!

PS is this a "wife friendly" machine? Not to pry, but I always want to know what peoples marital status is when they build their cabs.
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Post by: Ond on February 12, 2009, 12:17:53 am
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Post by: mayhem on February 12, 2009, 04:06:27 am
mate this is just getting better and better ..... and so modest ...

This thing is beautiful wish i was just 1/2 as good at wood work as you mate.

:)
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Post by: YoGaBaR on February 12, 2009, 08:37:04 am

Right now I enjoy nothing more than hanging out in the garage, radio on, beer within easy reach and powertools screaming  ;D


Thats the best part right there.   :cheers:   Untill everyone that comes over and oooooohhhhhhss and aaaaaawwwwwwwwssss at your creation.  >:D
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Post by: Franco B on February 12, 2009, 08:57:25 am

Right now I enjoy nothing more than hanging out in the garage, radio on, beer within easy reach and powertools screaming  ;D


Thats the best part right there.   :cheers:   Untill everyone that comes over and oooooohhhhhhss and aaaaaawwwwwwwwssss at your creation.  >:D

3rd'd :)

Looks great. It looks 100 times better with the corners beveled and it didn't exactly look shabby in the 1st place.  8)

Keep it up, I can tell this will have an awesome finish already.  :cheers:
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Post by: Ond on February 15, 2009, 05:59:33 pm
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Post by: Ummon on February 15, 2009, 07:36:53 pm
Now that is some custome work. Seen some similar projects and approaches, but they're few and far between.
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Post by: SNAAKE on February 16, 2009, 12:48:09 pm
looks really good. try not to ruin it with random-ass megaman picture.
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Post by: Ond on February 21, 2009, 05:12:17 am
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Post by: BASS! on February 21, 2009, 05:40:46 am
Man this is getting so absurd I want to puke...............................................................................Awesome ;D!
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Post by: patrickl on February 21, 2009, 07:15:47 am
I like the clean look you're going for, but aren't you afraid that in the area around the coin inserts the paint is going to look bad (scratched) quickly?
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Post by: Ond on February 21, 2009, 01:43:09 pm
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Post by: Ond on February 21, 2009, 01:49:14 pm
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Post by: patrickl on February 21, 2009, 01:50:11 pm
I like the clean look you're going for, but aren't you afraid that in the area around the coin inserts the paint is going to look bad (scratched) quickly?

The coin slots you see at the moment will be coverd by a raised panel with lit coin slot - I just didn't want a coin recovery/coin box door below that on the front of the unit.  The final raised final panel should be able to take plenty of coin without scratches to cab.
Lol, sorry. I feel embarassed for even assuming a single detail would be left unaccounted for :-[

Can't wait to see this thing finished in all it's glory.
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Post by: Ond on February 21, 2009, 02:00:24 pm
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Post by: BASS! on February 21, 2009, 05:19:09 pm
Man this is getting so absurd I want to puke...............................................................................Awesome ;D!

Lol  ;D thanks for comments - your original post with suggestions for final artwork still has me pondering (in a good way)

How about I throw some stuff into the ol' photoshop to show you what my ramblings mean:-)
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Post by: Ond on February 21, 2009, 05:28:18 pm
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Post by: Ond on March 01, 2009, 06:13:47 am
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Post by: mayhem on March 01, 2009, 10:27:48 pm
Hi mate, are you having just 1 switch on each side for flipper or adding a second one for tilting. i recommend a second one for tilting on each side. The fist system i built with on 1 button on each side and then later on i added a second button for the tilting action ... It makes for some good pinball gaming.
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Post by: pinballwizard79 on March 02, 2009, 12:08:18 am
Wow, I want to be your friend.........thats amazing!

Spray putty, holy McGuiver!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: Ond on March 02, 2009, 12:47:07 am
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Post by: Ond on March 02, 2009, 12:54:10 am
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Post by: BASS! on March 02, 2009, 03:51:36 am
Man, I have put my project on hold because of the particle board that it has. Time for that spray! Where did you pick that up?
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Post by: Ond on March 02, 2009, 05:06:16 am
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Post by: deoblo85 on March 02, 2009, 08:26:05 am
Holy Holy  :dizzy: were did you come up with an idea like that WoW  :applaud: :notworthy: :applaud: :notworthy: :applaud: :notworthy: if dont mind me asking what do you do for a living does it have anything to do with your skills on the arcade......... man WoW!!!!!!!
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Post by: Ond on March 02, 2009, 07:10:30 pm
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Post by: ZEN on March 02, 2009, 08:21:58 pm
Excellent idea, proving that you dont just have to have a two armed two legged arcade.
-I have never seen the spray putty, intereting finsh, and I can already think of about 500+ applications I could have used this for in the past, I am running out the door to get some to play with.
-Did you note how you will finish it, I saw you wanted black gloss, compressor and spray tip?  I will be very interested in seeing that one. 
-Bump to you sir, excellent work!
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Post by: brock.sampson on March 02, 2009, 09:40:44 pm
Excellent idea, proving that you dont just have to have a two armed two legged arcade.
-I have never seen the spray putty, intereting finsh, and I can already think of about 500+ applications I could have used this for in the past, I am running out the door to get some to play with.
-Did you note how you will finish it, I saw you wanted black gloss, compressor and spray tip?  I will be very interested in seeing that one. 
-Bump to you sir, excellent work!

If you find some of that spray putty in a rattle can in the US please pass it along.  I have a couple projects coming up that would be great for.
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Post by: drventure on March 02, 2009, 10:46:04 pm
I found some at pep boys. Not the exact same make, but it was "spray filler/putty", so I'm guessing it's close.

I intend on trying it out on a future project. The cab I'm working on now is all finished hardwoods, so stuff like this is off limits  :)
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Post by: BASS! on March 03, 2009, 03:39:07 am
Still gonna do those artwork sugestions in photoshop you mentioned? b :D I am interested ya know  :cheers:

I did a couple sketches just to visualize, and am having a hard time getting the proportions right due to all the angles that it has. I then got a brainstorm! That 3d file that you made could be the ticket, my gf is a modeler and I could unwrap that to get some shapes to drop into photoshop/illustrator. You wouldn't be against letting me snag those files would ya?
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Post by: Ond on March 03, 2009, 06:50:53 am
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Post by: Santoro on March 03, 2009, 07:40:31 am
holy cow. NICE concept, great execution.  Can't wait to see it done.
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Post by: Luigi on March 03, 2009, 01:33:48 pm

WTF??? This is not the design of cabs I prefer but it's a very outstanding design and you are doing an amazing job here!!!  :notworthy:  :applaud:

You should win every "Designer prize" with that !!! :)
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Post by: Barry Barcrest on March 04, 2009, 07:25:01 am
This is just crazy awsome... I saw the coing chute and i was blown away. The attention to detail and craftsmanship is just outstanding. Looking forward to seing the final product.  :applaud:
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Post by: Ond on March 09, 2009, 06:53:24 am
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Post by: Santoro on March 09, 2009, 07:48:34 am
 :o

Just wow.
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Post by: deoblo85 on March 09, 2009, 11:32:29 am
 :censored: I quit how do you compete with that  :'(  but really their are no word's :notworthy:
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Post by: kizer on March 09, 2009, 12:19:56 pm
Oh heck NO. How did you build that lid? I mean it just fits perfectly. Photos?

I don't reply a lot to some of these builds because I never have much to add other than looks nice, but holly molly that is just sick.
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Post by: Ond on March 09, 2009, 07:44:36 pm
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Post by: CheffoJeffo on March 10, 2009, 03:05:09 pm
wow

/end of line

 :notworthy:
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Post by: TAG on March 10, 2009, 04:48:10 pm
That CP unit is just amazing.  It looks like it just rolled off the line of some professional manufacturing outfit.

I am truly glad that I finished up most of my project before your build pictures started going up, or else I may have gotten really discouraged when mine didn't turn out to have anywhere close to your level of professionalism!

I look forward to reading this thread every time that I see you've updated it!
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Post by: Ond on March 10, 2009, 06:28:47 pm
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Post by: Franco B on March 11, 2009, 04:09:48 am
I've just caught up with this thread, wow, just wow!  :dizzy:

I love the finish. I'll definitely be following some of your steps for future projects. Thanks for sharing!  :cheers:

Looking forward to the next updates already :)
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Post by: sean-o-mac on March 11, 2009, 08:46:13 am
Holy crap man...  That is too sweet.  That spray putty is the bomb, it makes your cab look like plastic.
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Post by: Ond on March 22, 2009, 04:38:51 am
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Post by: Franco B on March 22, 2009, 06:11:29 am
Now that is sexy. Love it  :afro:
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Post by: dekar24k on March 22, 2009, 11:20:58 am
Wow that's a sweet cab. I don't think I could ever make anything like it. Great work!
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Post by: CheffoJeffo on March 22, 2009, 11:43:58 am
Very cool -- I love the details on this cab!
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Post by: javeryh on March 22, 2009, 01:05:57 pm
Holy :censored:.
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Post by: Bender on March 22, 2009, 08:29:04 pm
Holy :censored:.

yeah, what he said!
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Post by: deoblo85 on March 23, 2009, 10:59:27 am
 :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o and :o
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Post by: mayhem on March 24, 2009, 08:11:34 pm
be careful your giving me ideas of making that lady's hair 3d now with tubing ..... lol .... Nice one mate looking good again.
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Post by: cornishHen on March 25, 2009, 07:58:13 am
Nice work Ond! How did you go about cutting the foam?    Also, I don't understand where the pvc is located.. Is that in the center and creating the rounded edge on top center?


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Post by: Deefish on March 25, 2009, 11:10:41 am
Hey OND, where did you get that chrome collar? (and do they come in other sizes?)

I searched online and cannot locate anything like that. I want to make a button similiar to yours, but have it be the power button for the machine.

Thanks,
Deefish
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Post by: Ond on March 25, 2009, 03:03:27 pm
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Post by: Uncle Monkey on March 25, 2009, 03:37:22 pm
Man, that is going to be an awesome setup, I'm very impressed
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Post by: DaOld Man on March 25, 2009, 06:47:39 pm
I have just read this thread, and I am speechless...
Great work!
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Post by: Deefish on March 25, 2009, 07:43:24 pm
Ahhh I see. Yea I scrounge alot of stuff too. I try to search the interweb for anything that could be frankensteined into something cool for my cab.

I just found these today and ordered a couple for experiments. See pics below.

These were from this website: 

http://www.goldmine-elec-products.com/prodinfo.asp?number=G1616

They have a pretty good selection of parts and pieces for all kinds of stuff.

Ok OND, thanks for the info. I can not wait to see more progress with your awesome Retro Cab.

Deefish

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Post by: mayhem on March 25, 2009, 07:48:49 pm
Yahooo ... Im not the only one then
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where you can find dudes like me endlessly wandering the isles muttering to ourselves about the things we need for our cabs.


My misses thinks im mad and i just come back and say no love this is like you shopping for clothes except i dont go into a dark room afterwards and try to wear what i buy i just think right what can i do with it lol ....
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Post by: severdhed on March 26, 2009, 04:53:32 pm
all i can say is "Wow!!!!"

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Post by: Benevolance on March 27, 2009, 01:00:57 pm
I really like these original design arcade projects. I find them much more interesting than a standard box. And this cabinet is turning out beautifully. The quality of the finish on that control panel is unbelievable. Very sharp and professional looking. I am really impressed.
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Post by: Neverending Project on April 03, 2009, 04:25:38 pm
I'm putting only one switch per side for flippers but making a 'tilt' sensor switch for inside the CP.  The unit will be on castors and have some movement so tilt is possible.  I'll test first before really committing to that though, if it sucks I'll add extra switches near flippers as you say - be nice if it worked though  ;D .

First off, great build thread - I am just now enjoying catching up on your unique design.  :applaud:

Second, did you happen to see the announcement (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=91140.0) of the new U-HID-G? It might save you quite a bit of fiddle time.
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Post by: Ond on April 03, 2009, 06:09:12 pm
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Post by: mayhem on April 08, 2009, 10:04:16 am
Sorted your pinball titlt mate hahaha -. http://www.u-hid.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=21&Itemid=24

Im going to order one asap.
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Post by: thatitalian on April 21, 2009, 03:17:51 pm
WTF man! :hissy: :cry:

You know this is going to be one of the sexiest cabs in existence when it is finished!

It should be "Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet" it should be called "Retro-Future Mamey cabinet". Yeah, that is more appropriate!
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Post by: Ond on May 03, 2009, 11:22:09 am
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Post by: Gatsu on May 03, 2009, 01:18:09 pm
sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeet. that is friggin awesome man. just....wow.  :applaud: :notworthy:
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Post by: thatpurplestuff on May 03, 2009, 03:35:39 pm
That is insanely cool.  Color me very impressed.
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Post by: bosco on May 04, 2009, 09:26:53 am
I don't know maybe it's me...your coin slot looks a bit perverted. :censored:

J/k it looks amazing...very well thought out.
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Post by: javeryh on May 04, 2009, 10:16:26 am
 :o :o :o :o :o

Damn.  That is unbelievable.  I'm so jealous of your skills.  How did you achieve such even lighting?  The LEDs diffused nicely along the surface.  I can't believe the level of work going on here.  That thing looks like it came right out of the factory.  Unreal.  I can't wait to see what's next.

 :cheers:
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Post by: Ond on May 04, 2009, 05:06:31 pm
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Post by: Pixelhugger on May 04, 2009, 05:42:44 pm
Speechless. Just unbelievable work. :notworthy:
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Post by: pinballwizard79 on May 04, 2009, 07:08:00 pm
I hate you.
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Post by: Ond on May 06, 2009, 10:05:48 pm
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Post by: Franco B on May 07, 2009, 05:52:40 am
Pure awesome'ness  :afro:

I presume that the CP lid supports won't foul on your pinball buttons?
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Post by: Ond on May 07, 2009, 06:24:49 am
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Post by: Franco B on May 07, 2009, 06:37:43 am
I didn't think they would do, I just wasn't sure by the pic. I didn't expect you had overlooked it but just wanted to check :)

Good work on the BYO hinges, they look great and I bet they work very well too. Keep it up  :applaud:
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Post by: SNAAKE on May 07, 2009, 04:02:07 pm
that looks like the ironman chest thing. awesome work.

 :cheers:
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Post by: sean-o-mac on May 11, 2009, 02:03:13 am
Probably the best work I have ever seen on BYOAC.  The arcade is simply awesome.   :notworthy:

Just makes you want to say God  :censored:
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Post by: Kronos on May 11, 2009, 12:22:13 pm
thats it, its now official. I FREAKIN HATE YOU MAN!  :angry: That is the sickest ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- I have ever seen. You are a true Craftsman. ( I still hate you but you are a god)
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Post by: mj147 on May 11, 2009, 06:09:37 pm
Getting the "bug" again on my second cab, then I run into builds like this......... :cry:

I stay away a few months and the bar gets raised once again.


Wow, just wow  :applaud:




mj147
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Post by: gatordad on May 12, 2009, 02:09:31 pm
That glowing thingamabob for some reason reminds me of Mr Bill.
OHHHHH NOOOO this thing is too nice.
Way cool man
Keep the pic's coming
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Post by: Flake on May 12, 2009, 02:41:29 pm
Son of a ---smurfette---!

Auto rotating monitor based on game selection, swappable panels, futuristic design, iron man looking coin slots...........

Whats next, when you play Tapper does a tapper handle and icy cold mug extend out and automatically fill up an fresh brew for you?

This is a mame cabinet someone in the year 2120 could be proud of.

Keep up the good work.   :cheers:

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Post by: drventure on May 12, 2009, 03:38:45 pm
@flake
Dude, now he's gonna go and do that too! We'll +never+ get to see finished pics at this rate  ;)
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Post by: Nemss316 on May 12, 2009, 04:43:40 pm
I've seen a lot of great projects on here that make my cabinet look jealous, but this takes the cake.
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Post by: Ond on May 12, 2009, 07:03:41 pm
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Post by: mayhem on May 12, 2009, 08:17:02 pm
mate who cares if you lass says you have a big head ... dammed right let it be big . it has to be !!!! How else you going to fit all that superbness into it .. you cannot be normal ...lol ....

We all agree .....

Again as ever big fan of this mod / master peace of work ....

mick
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Post by: Ond on May 17, 2009, 05:36:57 am
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Post by: Franco B on May 17, 2009, 06:16:15 am
Looks great as per usual Ond.

I think you must be Shiva to have taken some of those photos  ;D
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Post by: retrofuture on May 18, 2009, 05:22:19 pm
Nice action shot of the Dremel in action! Who's taking the pics?
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Post by: Ond on May 18, 2009, 06:30:04 pm
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Post by: Ond on May 19, 2009, 07:42:49 am
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Post by: Franco B on May 19, 2009, 07:53:22 am
Just seen this in the CP thread  :afro:

Looks great Ond, it looks a little time consuming but the outcome is really nice. Good thinking Batman!
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Post by: cmoses on May 19, 2009, 10:07:24 am
Wow that is impressive.  Very nice work and great thought process.

I really like the way that looks.  The advantage of being able to highlight the buttons but not going overboard with fully lighted ones.

You might want to patent that idea quick. 
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Post by: Franco B on May 19, 2009, 11:30:36 am
Agreed!

[thinks about making stainless button plunger tops and stainless button bezel housings with Onds blue LED lighting discs for my cocktail (http://freesmileyface.net/smiley/Thinking/bad-idea-014.gif))

Off to CAD we go!  ;D
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Post by: Gatsu on May 19, 2009, 12:25:36 pm
now that is just damn cool.

how much would you charge me for some red lit buttons like that?  :cheers:
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Post by: javeryh on May 19, 2009, 12:45:49 pm
Damn.  Now that is cool.  You continue to impress.
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Post by: drventure on May 19, 2009, 01:26:36 pm
Franco, if you can make +real+ metal button tops, I may need to talk to you  :)

I've refinished the plastic buttons with metal spray paint and the results are quite nice, BUT real metal... Oh yeah!

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Post by: mountain on May 19, 2009, 02:14:14 pm
Great project!

I like the idea with edge lit buttons.  :applaud:

I could rip out a bunch of those frosted inserts on the CNC if you need it, could save a bunch of time.
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Post by: butteroj on May 19, 2009, 04:26:22 pm
Holy ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- this is awesome!!!  I cannot wait to build myself a cab when I purchase our new home later this year!
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Post by: Encryptor on May 19, 2009, 07:54:11 pm
What did you use to glue the pieces together?


Encryptor
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Post by: Ond on May 19, 2009, 08:18:46 pm
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Post by: csa3d on May 19, 2009, 11:42:04 pm
The thing I like about this idea, is that this could be done to happ competition buttons, which have a convex top and are made of a softer, better feeling material then some of the currently available pre-lit buttons.

What is that black tube you used and I assume you also just glued that do the pronged button base?  These look badd ass for sure!

-csa
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Post by: Ond on May 19, 2009, 11:57:05 pm
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Post by: ivwshane on May 20, 2009, 01:21:20 am
Damn!!

The creativeness you have with taking random parts is amazing!

I'm waiting for you to take something like a deodorant stick and turn it into some sort of flight stick!
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Post by: Octo on May 20, 2009, 02:15:41 am
I have a few sheets of frosted blue acrylic, this will look pretty sweet using that....

drventure: I think if you made a simple set of dies from pieces of hardwood, you could stamp out button tops from thin copper sheets sold at Hobby Lobby and the like. With a red or blue light shining out from under that your buttons would look amazing. Maybe even drill holes around the circumference so the light comes out there instead of all around, it would look very steampunk.... :burgerking:
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Post by: Kaytrim on May 20, 2009, 10:13:48 am
Been a while since I looked at any arcade projects.  This one is being added to my notification list.  Where do you get that spray putty?  I see so many applications for that stuff.

Michael
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Post by: Ond on May 20, 2009, 07:01:34 pm
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Post by: Pixelhugger on May 20, 2009, 10:38:59 pm
I've thought for a while that taking an MDF cab to an auto painter for an honest to god automotive metallic paint finish would be stunning. Your cab seems to beg for that treatment.
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Post by: Ond on May 20, 2009, 11:07:30 pm
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Post by: leapinlew on May 21, 2009, 01:34:38 am
If these buttons ever make it to market - let me know.  :)  I'll take a few.

Awesome work.
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Post by: Ond on May 29, 2009, 07:58:10 am
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Post by: javeryh on May 29, 2009, 11:44:46 am
Beautiful.
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Post by: Benevolance on May 29, 2009, 02:02:22 pm
I really love that smooth finish that the spray putty created. Most excellent Ond.
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Post by: Yarb on May 30, 2009, 01:41:19 am
I've thought for a while that taking an MDF cab to an auto painter for an honest to god automotive metallic paint finish would be stunning. Your cab seems to beg for that treatment.

I did my cab with automotive paint, the trick was getting the wood really well sealed so that the paint could be lightly wet sanded. I did have one small area get some moisture into the end grain but overall it turned out really nice... IIRC a total of 14 coats of sealer primer, finish primer, paint and clear coat.

Oh and 1967 Mustang Midnight Metalic Blue color formula FTW

Keep this up and you will beat Pixelhugger to the finishline with an amazing cab

Yarb
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Post by: Ond on June 04, 2009, 07:19:42 am
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Post by: Yvan256 on June 04, 2009, 10:49:25 am
Finally here is a sketch showing the upper cabinet framework surrounding the monitor assembly.
(http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss251/Ond_photos/Motor-1.jpg)

So...theory is all well and good - time to put it into practice.
Oh wow, can't wait to see that part! But from what I've seen so far, I'm sure you'll not only be able to pull it off, but perfectly as well!  :notworthy:
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Post by: Bender on June 04, 2009, 03:21:37 pm
damn that is so cool! :cheers:

is there some round object you can find that you can use a base for the shell?
seems like that would be easier than constructing that frame you have there, not that you have taken the easyway on anything on this project so far ;)

is holding torque how much pressure it takes to move it when the motor is stopped?

can't wait to see this running!
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Post by: drventure on June 04, 2009, 03:44:23 pm
When you find the gears you plan to use, could you post the details?

I'm looking for similar gears for my cab and haven't had a whole lotta luck.

Right now, I'm leaning towards a motorcycle chain and sprocket assembly, but I think nice big brass gears would be better.
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Post by: Ond on June 04, 2009, 06:07:55 pm
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Post by: Kaytrim on June 07, 2009, 01:10:11 am
Dang Ond, you are da man wid da plan.  You got some skills with sketch up that I wish I had.  Just don't have much time to learn right now.

Michael
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Post by: rockworm on June 07, 2009, 06:49:10 am
Well, not to offend anyone but it is not the Sketchup skills that impress me the most :-)

Totally awesome work!
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Post by: Kaytrim on June 07, 2009, 10:31:54 am
Well, not to offend anyone but it is not the Sketchup skills that impress me the most :-)

Totally awesome work!

I totally agree, this is going to be an awesome cab.  The work with that spray putty, the precise cuts and everything.  It still wouldn't be as good if this was built with out a plan.  This is a perfect example of a good set of plans and the execution of them.

Michael
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Post by: sealslayer on June 08, 2009, 11:03:27 am
Outstanding man....just superb...I'm so glad I saw this thread.
I was going to build something similar but I've putting it off due to a real lack of enthusiasm but this thread has given my procrastination a kick in the behind....time to get planning  :applaud:
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Post by: Kman-Sweden on June 08, 2009, 01:05:31 pm
Insane.....  :cheers:
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Post by: Ond on June 11, 2009, 11:48:48 pm
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Post by: Kman-Sweden on June 12, 2009, 02:38:22 am
@Kman_Sweden hey, wereís ya avatar got to?
It wasn't displayed in correctly for some reason... I'll fix it and put it up again.
Are you a Maiden fan too?
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Post by: Ond on June 12, 2009, 04:24:25 am
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Post by: Kman-Sweden on June 12, 2009, 09:05:01 am
Yep!  Fav albums are 'Killers' and 'The Number of the Beast'
Cool. So did you see them there this year? I think it was more than 10 years ago that they where there last?
Avatar is back but still blurry... Don't know why it's displayed at 80x80 when its only 60x60..? I din't have the big original anymore so I'll have to live with it I guess.
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Post by: BASS! on June 12, 2009, 03:44:23 pm
Just found something that really made me think about your project style wise.
(http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2007/01/img_0622.jpg)
http://www.autoblog.com/2007/01/08/ces-2007-alpine-debuts-the-mercedes-rls/

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Post by: Ond on June 13, 2009, 01:32:44 am
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Post by: Ond on June 23, 2009, 09:06:06 am
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Post by: javeryh on June 23, 2009, 09:46:09 am
Wow - just unbelievable work - is there anything you don't know how to do?   ;D

How are you getting the monitor to stop rotating at exactly 90 degrees?
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Post by: Gatsu on June 23, 2009, 10:03:29 am
Now that is just damn cool. You are putting an insane amount of work into this bad boy. And its gonna rock 100% because of it. Keep it up man.

You do know when you get the software written a lot of folks here are gonna want a copy. lol.
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Post by: csa3d on June 23, 2009, 10:52:52 am
Holy crap!  Now that's super official(tm).

Out of curiosity, how much did you invest in the motor parts/software portion?  Is this software something that anyone with basic programming skills could create or does this take a BS in computer science?

I like that your setup does not depend on physical stops to prevent turning past 90 degrees.  Even though my rotating setup rotates slower, and has padded stops, the screen still gets slightly jolted upon hitting the mark.

Great work!  Is your next project an Iron Man flight suit?

-csa
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Post by: Franco B on June 23, 2009, 11:09:02 am
Damn, now that is fudgesicle cool!  8)

Awesome work on the fabrication and well, damn, everything!   :applaud:
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Post by: Bender on June 23, 2009, 12:55:10 pm
Sick just freekin' Sick! :cheers:

I love the slowdown at the beginning and the end of the rotation, unbelievable!
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Post by: drventure on June 23, 2009, 01:39:20 pm
Wow.  :notworthy:

If I'm remembering correctly, it seems a cryin' shame to hide all those gears/bearing/plates inside the top canopy. They look awesome! And the movement is fantastic.

You're really one of the mythbusters guys, right  ;)
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Post by: ratzz on June 23, 2009, 03:44:39 pm
WOW! This project makes mine look like total crap!!  ;D

Fantastic work, there has no been a single corner cut ... Can't wait for the next updates ...  :applaud:
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Post by: system01 on June 23, 2009, 08:51:44 pm
<sniff, sniff>  Do I smell a Memey?  Very nice!

How are you controlling the position?  I mean, are there limit switches or are you just counting steps?  What happens if the power goes out in a non-home position, do you have to manually "reset" it?
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Post by: Ond on June 24, 2009, 01:12:17 am
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Post by: drventure on June 24, 2009, 02:01:45 am
Hey OND, if you need help with serial port nuts and bolts, give me a shout.

I can't promise I'll have much to contribute, but I have written some commercial serial apps in the past, so I know a thing or two about the subject.
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Post by: XeviouS on June 24, 2009, 04:31:06 am
Please take the rotation up to helicopter speeds and post a video on it. You know you want to, and it's what the gears are made for....  >:D
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Post by: RayB on June 24, 2009, 01:18:15 pm
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Post by: retrofuture on June 24, 2009, 02:39:24 pm
That sound is fantastic! Beautiful work and a sure fire Mamey winner!  :applaud:

God, I need to build a Dan Dare Televiewer now...
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Post by: Hazzard on June 24, 2009, 06:41:11 pm
WOW!! Looks great!  :applaud:
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Post by: Ond on June 25, 2009, 06:24:01 am
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Post by: RayB on June 25, 2009, 11:59:47 am
@RayB - all those cabs are yours?? wow!
Umm, yeah...  I must admit, I've recently been wondering if these things are my version of "turtles".  :-\
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Post by: retrofuture on June 25, 2009, 05:17:26 pm
Dan Dare's the British Buck Rogers. Bigger chin though! There's some great retro-futuristic designs in the strip.
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Post by: DaOld Man on June 30, 2009, 07:02:44 am
Wow Ond, that is one fine setup!

I thought about stepper motors on my rotate project, but the price scared me away.
But it looks like it may be money well spent.
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Post by: Bender on June 30, 2009, 10:34:32 am
hey Ond,

I had a question about the motor
does it have an auto shut off if there is to much resistance (like something preventing the monitor from spinning)
or is there a way to have a sensor to shut it off if there is some obstruction?

Thanks
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Post by: Ond on June 30, 2009, 04:01:07 pm
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Post by: daok on July 04, 2009, 05:07:08 pm
Awesome project, keep the good work.  :notworthy:
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Post by: Kaytrim on July 07, 2009, 11:40:08 am
Ond, that rotating setup is top tier.  Sounds like you have all the contingencies covered.  Got to see how you do the shell around the monitor assembly now.

Michael
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Post by: severdhed on July 07, 2009, 02:02:27 pm
this project is truly awe-inspiring.  I cannot wait to see how this thing turns out.   keep up the good work
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Post by: Ond on July 11, 2009, 08:47:23 am
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Post by: Pinball Wizard on July 11, 2009, 08:52:59 am
That looks like it would hold a 19" CRT! Good quality and very secure.
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Post by: drventure on July 11, 2009, 09:05:10 am
Very nice. The action is very smooth.  :applaud:

You've definitely raised the bar with that setup.

Now, I need to figure out how to do the same thing mounted flat against a wall   :-\
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Post by: Franco B on July 11, 2009, 01:42:17 pm
Nice and smooooth  8)

Get that ---smurf--- cranked up and see if you can get some lift. Helicade!  :D
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Post by: blueznl on July 11, 2009, 03:29:07 pm
I actually LIKE that sound  :dunno
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Post by: slasherman on July 29, 2009, 11:30:26 am
 :cheers: the best project ever  8)
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Post by: Kman-Sweden on July 29, 2009, 01:22:15 pm
Any updates Ond?  :cheers:
I'm waiting for two things... Assassins Creed 2 and your next update Ond.
Don't make us wait until Xmas.

Do you know Ond means Evil in Swedish?  >:D
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Post by: Ond on July 29, 2009, 08:38:53 pm
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Post by: drventure on July 29, 2009, 10:10:42 pm
Holy cow! Nice setup. This is going to be one hell of a machine.

You actually hacked apart a PS to power the speakers :dizzy:

 :notworthy:
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Post by: jeef on July 29, 2009, 10:25:12 pm
where's the 12" cone for the boot? :D
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Post by: Kman-Sweden on July 30, 2009, 11:51:22 am
Nicely done.
Where are you gonna mount the speakers, top or bottom part of your cab?
Are you gonna go with the stock CPU cooler?
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Post by: Ond on July 30, 2009, 05:04:09 pm
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Post by: Ond on August 02, 2009, 04:17:08 am
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Post by: Franco B on August 02, 2009, 05:23:30 am
Looking sexy as :)

I bet it will sound awesome :)

When I built my 1st mame cab I had some 6x9's and a car amp. I just hooked that straight up to the 12v from the atx psu, I presume thats wrong?
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Post by: Ond on August 02, 2009, 08:02:48 am
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Post by: Yvan256 on August 02, 2009, 02:13:15 pm
The paint (primer?!) finish on those pictures... looks like commercial molded plastic or carbon fiber or something...  :dizzy:
 :notworthy:
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Post by: javeryh on August 03, 2009, 12:13:09 pm
OK, I was only slightly annoyed before but now I'm legitimately pissed.  This is so incredibly awesome that the rest of us may as well quit.

 :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry:

Man you have some serious talent.  I can't wait to see how this turns out.   :cheers:
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Post by: Zakk on August 03, 2009, 12:26:51 pm
This is just silly it's so good. 
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Post by: Pixelhugger on August 03, 2009, 12:34:35 pm
 :notworthy:
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Post by: Zakk on August 03, 2009, 12:36:19 pm
:notworthy:

Stop bowing and go work on your own cabinet!!!!  :angry:


GIT ER DONE!!!!
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Post by: Ond on August 04, 2009, 06:17:01 am
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Post by: mayhem on August 05, 2009, 12:59:07 am
come in along nicely now mate :) ..
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Post by: Ond on August 05, 2009, 01:42:07 am
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Post by: Yvan256 on August 05, 2009, 08:42:57 am
I guess I could call this phase two (out of a total of 3 phases).

I can't wait to see pictures of a wooden half-sphere!
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Post by: emphatic on August 05, 2009, 06:05:40 pm
Haven't commented on this build so far, as most updates make me speechless. Fantastic work, and I'm waiting for the next update everytime I visit this site.
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Post by: Turnarcades on August 06, 2009, 09:54:23 am
Holy kick-ass DIY Batman!

The paint (primer?!) finish on those pictures... looks like commercial molded plastic or carbon fiber or something...  :dizzy:
 :notworthy:


This is a fantastic-looking machine, luckily with well put-together electronics and internals. It will look like a factory finish once done, and I totally get the 'retro-futuristic' look you are going for - kind of what people in the 60's and 70's would consider futuristic (like looking back at Star Trek now - all spangly and shiny but basically just clever moulding and trickery). This reminds me a lot of a 'Computer Space' cabinet.

Couple of questions though - How are you controlling the volume/bass of that car sound system? Is there some kind of controller module that would mount nicely on the shell to adjust these levels, like the ones you sometimes get with 2.1 PC speaker systems? Also, how sturdy is the overall design? I know from in-car builds that wood, filler and fibreglass builds often crack with heat or over time as the chemical compound of them shrink and dehydrate.
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Post by: Ond on August 06, 2009, 03:42:07 pm
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Post by: Ond on August 09, 2009, 08:17:18 am
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Post by: Yvan256 on August 09, 2009, 09:36:53 am
OMG what size are those fans?  :o
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Post by: Twin-X on August 09, 2009, 01:21:39 pm
OMG what size are those fans?  :o

I think that is the bottom of his power supply. It is quite normal these days with that size for +_600W powersupplys
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Post by: Yvan256 on August 09, 2009, 01:35:22 pm
OMG what size are those fans?  :o

I think that is the bottom of his power supply. It is quite normal these days with that size for +_600W powersupplys

You mean 600W computer power supplies? That's just... insane!

I guess I'm just used to my Mac mini, VIA C3 and intel Atom mini-ITX computers... all under 100W total including the LCD monitor.
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Post by: spOOf on August 10, 2009, 10:53:03 am
Amazing.  :notworthy:
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Post by: RyoriNoTetsujin on August 10, 2009, 01:03:03 pm
I just read this entire thread from the OP, and I have to say:

Ond = Tony Stark. 

Seriously... you are Iron Man. 

... and you obviously have Stark Industries-level funding.  :o  Would you mind posting some pics of that holographic rendering engine you used to build the Mk.1 suit in the movie? 

Ridiculously amazing work.  Looking forward to the final reveal.

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Post by: bosco on August 10, 2009, 05:05:42 pm
I don't know why I didn't get involved with this project sooner.  OND you've made it evident
over and over that you don't know what you're doing.  Here is a simple solution to your bass
punch problem.  Boy do I need to design this whole thing for you.  A duh just build a stool.
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Post by: drventure on August 10, 2009, 06:38:04 pm
Personally, I think he should just hot glue the sub to the bottom of that cp.

Problem solved. And you get gut punching bass, literally.

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Post by: retrofuture on August 10, 2009, 06:39:59 pm
Producing artwork to fit those curves as going to be a   :censored:

But somehow I know you've got it in hand...  Have you got the artwork finalized?
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Post by: Ond on August 10, 2009, 08:18:28 pm
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Post by: retrofuture on August 11, 2009, 06:16:27 am
The old Soviet artwork is pretty inspiring.

Let us know how you get on with the tablet, it's something I really must purchase one day...
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Post by: Ond on August 20, 2009, 08:28:16 am
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Post by: orion on August 20, 2009, 08:53:59 am
Dude, in real life you don't happen to be Norm Abram do you? He has nothing on you, and I didn't even see you break out any fancy tools with lasers ect.. If you can pull this off with with crappy Ryobi routers and the like, well that's just insane! This thread also makes me want to track down and buy a few dozen cases of that spray putty (which nobody carries locally near me for some reason). Wow! :applaud:
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Post by: syph007 on August 20, 2009, 01:21:22 pm
Awesome project.  I take it the 'retro' feel is Computer Space game?

(http://www.arcadeflyers.com/flyers_video/nutting/120425602.jpg)
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Post by: LeedsFan on August 20, 2009, 03:09:48 pm
Awesome project.  I take it the 'retro' feel is Computer Space game?

(http://www.arcadeflyers.com/flyers_video/nutting/120425602.jpg)


LOL at the comment in the flyer... "Most competitive and fastest action of any video game ever". Well it would be wouldn't it? This was the very first wasn't it? Even before Pong?
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Post by: severdhed on August 20, 2009, 03:22:49 pm
you can definitely see similarites there.  this project is just simply amazing.


on a side note, why isnt Computer Space emulated in mame?
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Post by: orion on August 20, 2009, 04:07:02 pm
you can definitely see similarites there.  this project is just simply amazing.


on a side note, why isnt Computer Space emulated in mame?

If I had to guess, probably for the same reasons Pong isn't.

"The driver for "Pong" was pretty much an ad-hoc attempt at simulating the circuitry of the original machine, and it wasn't following any tracable path from the original circuitry to the driver (in other words, the writer "played it by ear," so to speak). The "pseudo-CPU" used for timing purposes was a kludge, also. Because MAME's mission is accuracy, and since the Pong driver wasn't sufficiently accurate, the driver was dropped. I've been informed that, should one actually attempt to properly simulate the circuitry (like using the video clock as a timebase), then it would be accurate enough for inclusion in MAME. However, simulation of discrete circuitry involves a jump of thinking over regular emulation programming (involving as it does the simulation of electric components normally overlooked in regular emulation--diodes, transistors, etc.--as well as the emulation of any ICs that may still be present.), and I don't know of anyone who has made such a faithful attempt yet."

Space war is in Mame, and as I understand it, is pretty close to Computer Space, so I just play that.
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Post by: Ond on August 20, 2009, 07:50:48 pm
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Post by: solowCX on August 21, 2009, 03:49:17 am
you can definitely see similarites there.  this project is just simply amazing.


on a side note, why isnt Computer Space emulated in mame?

If I had to guess, probably for the same reasons Pong isn't.

"The driver for "Pong" was pretty much an ad-hoc attempt at simulating the circuitry of the original machine, and it wasn't following any tracable path from the original circuitry to the driver (in other words, the writer "played it by ear," so to speak). The "pseudo-CPU" used for timing purposes was a kludge, also. Because MAME's mission is accuracy, and since the Pong driver wasn't sufficiently accurate, the driver was dropped. I've been informed that, should one actually attempt to properly simulate the circuitry (like using the video clock as a timebase), then it would be accurate enough for inclusion in MAME. However, simulation of discrete circuitry involves a jump of thinking over regular emulation programming (involving as it does the simulation of electric components normally overlooked in regular emulation--diodes, transistors, etc.--as well as the emulation of any ICs that may still be present.), and I don't know of anyone who has made such a faithful attempt yet."

Space war is in Mame, and as I understand it, is pretty close to Computer Space, so I just play that.

There was an emulator that started being worked on a little over a year ago for ICs. All it ever included though was Pong and a couple other similar games. Ended up working fairly well though.

http://adamulation.blogspot.com/
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Post by: retrofuture on August 22, 2009, 07:12:06 pm

I know someone like retrofuture understands this perfectly (duh).


Oh yeah. To me retro is faded red and green with slight sepia tones (or what ever printing techniques where used at the time of your retro - whenever it may be). Space Ships Away!

I love this cab  :applaud:
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Post by: Ond on August 22, 2009, 11:50:44 pm
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Post by: Ryglore on August 22, 2009, 11:59:02 pm
Rad! I can't wait to see it in place! You must have the patience of a saint with this project. What with all the warped wood pieces, the custom button testing and the hemisphere.

Totally love this project Ond. Dr. Light would be proud.  ;D
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Post by: Bender on August 23, 2009, 12:26:30 am
I'm repeating myself here but....

Sick, just Sick that is AWESOME! :cheers: :cheers:
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Post by: drventure on August 23, 2009, 02:16:07 am
Jeez, You'll be able to play Pac man, +and+ scan for signs of intelligent life in the gamma quadrant with that  dish!

I love it!
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Post by: Franco B on August 23, 2009, 04:17:36 am
How the smurf?? Mind boggling work buddy! (http://smiley.onegreatguy.net/crazyeyes.gif)  :applaud:
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Post by: smalltownguy on August 23, 2009, 08:44:19 am
You know that feeling you have when you witness superhuman effort on something? Like when Tiger Woods bounces a golf ball on his iron for 30 seconds and smacks it from mid air, or when you see some table tennis phenom blizzing around in a blurr of paddles and balls?

You just kind of stop trying to comprehend and just simply accept the fact that you're witnessing something supernatural.

That's how I feel about this cab.  8)
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Post by: Yvan256 on August 23, 2009, 08:44:59 am
Very impressive work Ond, I'm proud* of you!  :cheers:

Seriously, though, I'd worry about having the whole thing hold with MDF, I would use metal bars or something in the "neck", MDF is not that strong IMHO.

* wink to Ryglore because of my avatar
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Post by: SailorSat on August 24, 2009, 06:58:28 pm
Consider me being impressed :)
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Post by: said7 on August 24, 2009, 07:36:43 pm
This is gonna be the sickest cab ever made.

I'm not easily impressed, and this is one sweet build. Nice job! :applaud:
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Post by: Ond on August 24, 2009, 08:26:18 pm
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Post by: retrofuture on August 25, 2009, 04:16:13 pm
Go on then... what's the plan with the hemisphere? Somehow I can't see papier mache on that baby  :)
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Post by: Octo on August 25, 2009, 06:56:04 pm
Wrap it in fleece and dump on fiberglass resin... That'll make it nice and seamless and strong. :cheers:
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Post by: Ond on August 26, 2009, 04:13:58 am
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Post by: retrofuture on August 26, 2009, 05:31:02 am
That's going to look fantastic  :applaud:
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Post by: emphatic on August 26, 2009, 07:39:13 am
Awesome looking computer rendering, but I just know the real thing will look even better when it's done.  :applaud: So if I'm not mistaken, the whole dish won't rotate with the monitor, right? Do you intend to have some sort of blinking lights or something from behind the monitor when the rotating takes place to enhance the awesomeness?  :afro:
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Post by: drventure on August 26, 2009, 08:06:52 am
Wow.

That's going to look incredible, even if it is hiding all those wonderful gears and cogs  ;)

Add a cone of silence and it'll be right out of the 60's! (doh, wrong 60's theme  :) )

Just awesome.
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Post by: javeryh on August 26, 2009, 11:00:28 am
OMG.  This is far and away the most original, craziest and completely awesome cab I've ever seen. 

 :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:

I only wish it was made for 2P!
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Post by: emphatic on August 26, 2009, 11:26:04 am
It would be cool with some typ of hood ornament or vintage tail light on that ridge on top of the dish.

(http://www.taillightking.com/images/Hood-FenderOrnaments/Hood_Ornament_Pics/olds_50-57_Hood_ornament_3.jpg)

(http://www.taillightking.com/images/Hood-FenderOrnaments/Hood_Ornament_Pics/Various_Ophan_Hood_ornament_9.jpg)

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Post by: orion on August 26, 2009, 11:56:39 am
Thanks very much for all the very encouraging comments folks (I'm not worthy of some of them, jeez  :) )it's great to know that my design which is not along the lines of 'classic arcade cabs' has your approval.  It means a lot to me.  I'm sure there are folks who prefer classic designs and of course the purist in me is right there with you, I was there in the decades when they ruled so I have that nostalgic attachment to them as well.

Why feel that you have to take a "purist" approach with a Mame machine? The ability to create your own unique arcade machine is perhaps the best aspect of the philosophy of build your own Mame machine. This isn't a restoration project or saving a gutted, otherwise destined for the trash bin cab that deserves to be respected for what it is, this is a one of a kind creation. The best Mame machines on here are the ones that are very unique and are put together by folks who are a little more than talented woodworkers, rather true artisans in every since of the word!  That's exactly what this is, this is the stuff that folks around here CRAVE, and aspire to build themselves. Don't take my word for it, just look at all the cabs in the Mamey sections. Really dude, I mean it, this is turning out to be that good!
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Post by: D10 on August 26, 2009, 12:18:10 pm
Don't know how I have not noticed is project until today?  :dunno

Simply amazing.

Don't know what else to say that hasn't already been said before, other than I'll take mine in red.  :lol

Excellent work!
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Post by: Ond on August 26, 2009, 08:15:01 pm
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Post by: jeef on August 26, 2009, 09:15:56 pm
With the glass rotating with the screen, it's going to have to be centered very well! Otherwise you might get snags?

Am enjoying following this one, keep it up!
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Post by: drventure on August 26, 2009, 09:19:17 pm
If anyone can get the glass centered right on this beast, my money's with OND.

The dude laid up a coin slot from an avatar image on this board, fer crissakes  :notworthy:
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Post by: Epyx on August 26, 2009, 09:24:41 pm
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Who'd of thought it.  I was bowling with my family the other day when I spotted a Space Invaders II cab in very good condition.  I forgot all about bowling and went over to check it out.  I was enthusiastically explaining the monitor system to my 14 y/o who just stood there and said ďDad it's your go!Ē.

Lol so, so true...I was watching Aventureland with my wife last night and kept pausing it when the arcade games came into view to see what cabs they were..some authentic and even a few fictional ones...but ya old cabs catch my eye immediately.

Now for the fan drooling part...

 :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :cheers:

I can't WAIT to see how this turns out!
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Post by: jeef on August 26, 2009, 09:59:37 pm
If anyone can get the glass centered right on this beast, my money's with OND.

The dude laid up a coin slot from an avatar image on this board, fer crissakes  :notworthy:
Haha, fair enough! :D
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Post by: GAtekwriter on August 27, 2009, 09:14:43 am
Amazing DIY work, Ond... enjoying the trip pictures.

I scanned through the posts quickly looking for the CAD app you're using, but didn't find it (or overlooked it).  Do you have a background in it or self-taught?  I'm spending some time trying to advance my CAD design skills and just curious about the app you're using.

Jim
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Post by: Ond on August 27, 2009, 09:53:04 pm
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Post by: jeef on August 27, 2009, 10:27:36 pm
Is GMax still around? I thought it was discontinued years ago. (I've been using 3ds since like version 2). Another great app is SolidWorks. ProE and Inventor are competing products. SolidWorks is dimension driven where 3DS is vertex. None of these are free though.

My Project has been modelled in SolidWorks. The advantage of dimension driven design is that if you say, alter the width of your cab, it can drive the length/width of all panels etc, right down to keeping that hole in the monitor frame centered. A damn sight better than Google Sketch-ups dimension driven plugin... of course, as aforementioned, not free.
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Post by: Ond on August 27, 2009, 10:44:43 pm
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Post by: jeef on August 27, 2009, 11:20:23 pm
Autodesk no longer support GMax but it is still available for download.  I've played with various modelling apps over the years including Maya and Lightwave, overall for what you get with 3DS MAX I've yet to see anything better but then it all gets down to personal preference and what you know/ have learned/ feel most comfortable with.

BTW I use the 'Scale' feature in Max to alter dimensions, scale over either x,y or z axis or combo's thereof.

Glad to hear that GMax is still going, that one was a great idea IMO.

Don't get me wrong, I love 3DS and still actively use it. SolidWorks is in a completely different field. Maya and Lightwave are competing products, SolidWorks is not in competition with 3DS. I actually use both in conjunction with each other. Engineering models are designed in SolidWorks and then imported into 3DS for texture/animation. I modelled my cabinet in SolidWorks and imported to 3DS for painting, graphic designs etc.

[pimp]
If you scaled the width of your cabinet, your side panels would reduce in thickness. Trust me, if you can ever get your hands on SolidWorks give it a shot. Sounds like you've got your experience in 3D modelling and that will carry through to SolidWorks easy enough. ;)

I was going to stop my pimping there but I'll leave you one little tid-bit. You've no doubt had your share of pain with boolean operations in 3DS ;) In SolidWorks you don't even think twice about drilling holes in the CP. I have a pattern sketched out mapping hole center's that can easily be changed in either mm or inches. Routing has been done where joysticks will be mounted and I have even cut out the t-mold groove. Overkill? Yes. But try boolean that in 3DS... and then change the width of the panel ;)
[/pimp]

okay, yes it would be possible to adjust the width of the CP even after all the Boolean operations if you left your Modifier List in tact.
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Post by: Ond on August 28, 2009, 12:19:21 am
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Post by: jeef on August 28, 2009, 01:50:51 am
Wise choice with the splines! I'm not debating at all. Like I said, I still use 3DS. I just thought SolidWorks was worth a mention is all.
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Post by: Ond on August 28, 2009, 06:13:08 am
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Post by: system01 on August 28, 2009, 10:34:21 pm
Solidworks is the only way to go with this technical stuff!  I'm an AD Inventor (a direct SW competetor) user professionally and find it worthless, I mean priceless.  3DSmax/Maya/Lightwave are good for the out-the-box conceptualization and brainstorming and rendering, but the mechanical apps are invaluable for laying down objects and changing dimensions around in a more real-world, machine shop environment where you want the result to exactly match your 3D concept.

I also hear Rhino is a good mix between dimension-driven 3D and freehand sculpting, but I haven't had a chance to try it.

Anyways... I can't get enough of this thread.  Your design is so complex but so simple.  I love it! :cheers:
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Post by: Octo on August 28, 2009, 11:00:55 pm
"and find it worthless"

+1
When I started my drafting degree, the first 3D modeler they had us use was Inventor. It seemed so cool at the time, but once I learned SolidWorks it was over. I like ProE too, but it's not nearly as user-friendly for quick projects... ::)
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Post by: system01 on August 28, 2009, 11:22:17 pm
"and find it worthless"

+1
When I started my drafting degree, the first 3D modeler they had us use was Inventor. It seemed so cool at the time, but once I learned SolidWorks it was over. I like ProE too, but it's not nearly as user-friendly for quick projects... ::)

Yeah, I'm not sure which I'd rather use right now.  I certainly have some serious beefs with AD, but I've used SW a bit and it had it's shortcomings.  I started with R4 and it was complete garbage.  I'm still with it at r2009 and a ton of things have been ironed out.  But it's still a love/hate ralationship.  Hell, I learned drafting on ACAD r10, and any version of IV is still miles ahead of any ACAD3D or MechDesktop.

From the articles and reviews I see, it seems to be a see-saw battle as far as performance.  When it comes to exchanging models - like forums like this - the SW community is much bigger.  In fact, the whole support community is immeasurable, which is really worth more than the license cost.

When looking for a new job though, all they care about is if you have boolean experience.  They don't care if it's IV, Alibre, SW, whatever... the principal is the same.
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Post by: Ond on August 30, 2009, 05:30:47 pm
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Post by: Kman-Sweden on August 31, 2009, 03:56:45 am
So I get back from a 10 day vacation all rested and ready to go back to work on my cab....  :o OMFG!  :o
I think I'm going to set it on fire instead...  :badmood:
Or maybe donate it to Mythbusters so they can build a big trebuche and throw it from a skyscraper on to a totally oblivious Buster.

I'm starting to think that you enjoy the BUILD more then the actual playing of the games, Ond?
Fantastic work!  :applaud:
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Post by: Ond on August 31, 2009, 04:36:22 am
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Post by: Vebbo on August 31, 2009, 05:52:12 am
OMG how could this slipped my byoac forum crawling... Jeez Ond i'm speachless... This is going to be the cooolest thing  :cheers: LOVE IT.
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Post by: Epyx on September 04, 2009, 07:57:20 pm
I'm in serious update withdrawal...got any new pics!?
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Post by: Ond on September 06, 2009, 10:33:26 am
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Post by: emphatic on September 06, 2009, 10:42:47 am
 :applaud:

Is that the actual button layout you're considering? I've found that having the buttons lined up straight like that is pretty uncomfortable on your wrists. You'd do better with some curved placement such as on a SEGA Astro City:

(http://bspeclabs.com/Pictures/AstroStuff/NewAstroPanel1.jpg)

Never mind the 7th button placed to the left near the joysticks... And thanks for the update!
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Post by: drventure on September 06, 2009, 12:13:35 pm
I'd agree with emphatic about the button layout. I +really+ like the curved 7 button layout, and it was a total leap of faith for me. I just decided on that layout after reading as many posts as a could (and yet I STILL went with angled p3-4 sticks :-\

See the Benderama thread
http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=84113.msg880206#msg880206 (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=84113.msg880206#msg880206)

But if a straight layout works for you, go for it! That cab's awesome either way!
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Post by: Ond on September 06, 2009, 04:31:58 pm
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Post by: severdhed on September 06, 2009, 10:16:29 pm
as always...looking good.  it is just amazing to see the things that you have done with this project.  You not only managed to design something so completely awesome, but you managed to build it too.  this is just too impressive. 

you are an inspiration to us all.

keep up the good work, and keep posting those pics :)
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Post by: MaMeNnO on September 07, 2009, 02:18:31 am
Wow! Amazing work, both on the design and build. How are you going to cover that hemisphere?
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Franco B on September 07, 2009, 05:31:13 am
Looking great as per usual bud, but then I don't expect anything less now :)

If you are after the Astro City layout (highly recommended!) you can find dimensions as well as a printable template [here (http://slagcoin.com/joystick/layout.html)]. I can't view that page as its blocked at work but from memory it is the 7th layout down (just using the first six buttons).

As for button choice I deffo think you should go Jap. I prefer the Seimitsu buttons over Sanwa ones but that's just personal preference.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on September 07, 2009, 09:57:49 pm
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Post by: Franco B on September 08, 2009, 02:45:40 am
Your welcome bud.

I've got the button mod sorted for the Seimitsu PS-14-KN/GN's if you are interested but it should be able to applied to most other buttons too. I am using buttons with a translucent plunger + inset artwork so that's the first button I worked on.

As you know there is much less button to play with than the Happs which makes it much harder to remove material from the plunger, mainly because its so damn hard to hold the thing!

Anyway I eventually came up with a fixture to hold them and removed 2mm from the face of the plunger:

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=90051.0;attach=131142)

I'm then going to turn some 2mm discs of cast acrylic to light in the same way as your button mod. I made some nylon discs for a start just to check the idea worked. I'm going to put a piece of aluminium foil in between the plunger and the artwork to stop the LED lighting the artwork:

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=90051.0;attach=131144)

You can 'just' fit two 5mm holes in the bottom of the buttons for LEDs.

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=90051.0;attach=131146)

The snap in type buttons have a smaller microswitch which can give you a little more room to work with.

However mounting the LEDs here means get a lot of spotting as the LEDs are mounted directly below the edge of the disc, unlike the Happs mod where the LED is in the center of the button. To counter this I am going to make some black nylon LED holder inserts to mount the LEDs as close to the microswitches inner shaft and center of the button as possible.

If you can't do some of this yourself maybe I could trade you for the work you are doing for me?

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Post by: emphatic on September 08, 2009, 05:14:22 am
Ond: I you have no experience with Japanese buttons, the general difference is that Sanwa's are a bit more sensitive, so if you (like me) like to rest your fingers on the buttons, accidental presses are likely to occur. The Seimitsu's IMHO, are perfectly balanced for most games. Keep in mind though, that neither brands offer the 'click' sounds of HAPP ore similar brand buttons, but are about as silent as leaf switch buttons. In addition, Seimitsu offer "pearl" finish on their buttons, that I personally find very classy and have installed on all of my cabinets:

(http://www.emphatic.se/xiongba-panel/panel.glue.with.new.cpo.02.jpg)

Sorry if going slightly off topic.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Franco B on September 08, 2009, 06:02:40 am
Ond: I you have no experience with Japanese buttons, the general difference is that Sanwa's are a bit more sensitive, so if you (like me) like to rest your fingers on the buttons, accidental presses are likely to occur. The Seimitsu's IMHO, are perfectly balanced for most games. Keep in mind though, that neither brands offer the 'click' sounds of HAPP ore similar brand buttons, but are about as silent as leaf switch buttons.

+1. Thats exactly why I prefer Seimitsu's.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on September 08, 2009, 08:40:25 am
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Post by: Franco B on September 08, 2009, 09:45:59 am
I've got some CAD work to later and I'll do a model of what I'm thinking about at the same time. I'll put it in my Naomaming thread so not to bog down your awesomeness :)
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on September 11, 2009, 01:05:11 am
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Post by: emphatic on September 11, 2009, 04:12:25 am
Cool, look forward to seeing it.  I've pretty much decided to go with the Seimitsus.  Here's my 'take II' on the 2P CP design.  I set the 6 button positions directly from the Sega Astro City (Player 1) layout.  I've swapped out the Happ style buttons for the 30mm Semitsus.  Hmmm I think I prefer the red CP lid as well.  The white discs are of the same material my coin slot is made of and can be LED lit to indicate two player etc.  It's nearly beer o'clock on a Friday..... weekend, here I come.

I like the 'wider' style pushbutton of the Japanese buttons, even if it is just a render.

(http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss251/Ond_photos/cpZ_2Low_res.jpg)

Jeez that's pretty. Do you plan on labels in the CPO as well? I'm curious about the three buttons at the top.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on September 11, 2009, 05:42:40 am
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Post by: Franco B on September 11, 2009, 05:56:20 am
Looks great bud. I wish I could do nice renders. I can draw in AutoCAD a little in 3D but that's about it. I will have to take a look at those links you posted before  :cheers:

Glad to hear you are using the Seimitsu buttons, I'm sure you will love them. I'm just working on the CAD for the mod at the moment and will post it later.

Lucky you that its beer o'clock. Its 11am here. Still a little early for a beer, only just tho! :)

Hope you have a nice birthday tomorrow, enjoy playing with your new tablet. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with it ;)
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: emphatic on September 11, 2009, 06:46:32 am
The three white buttons are: 1 Player, Escape/Exit, 2 Player.  There will also be 'Retro' artwork on the red space on the CP.

Protip: Don't put the exit button so close to start buttons. This WILL get accidentally pushed, no doubt, especially when beer is in the picture. Better use it as a "shift" button (at least in MAME) and exit games by holding it and pressing fire 1 or something.

I just had a really bold idea: How about whenever you press that button, it lits a lamp inside your cp creating a back lit effect showing hidden text? This would only need a bit of transparent glass/plastic on that part of the cp, and a layer that has the text underneath the CPO.

(http://www.pici.se/pictures/eeYyzSvHI.gif)

(http://www.pici.se/pictures/WeAwTADrM.jpg)
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: severdhed on September 11, 2009, 10:24:26 am
that looks amazing...i do however have to agree with emphatic...an exit button that close to the start buttons is just asking to get pressed accidentally.    perhaps it would work good as a pause button, and set it up so that pause + start 1 = exit or something like that.

there is nothing more annoying that your idiot friend hitting the exit button accidentally in the middle of a game
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: smalltownguy on September 11, 2009, 10:51:56 am
that looks amazing...i do however have to agree with emphatic...an exit button that close to the start buttons is just asking to get pressed accidentally.    perhaps it would work good as a pause button, and set it up so that pause + start 1 = exit or something like that.

there is nothing more annoying that your idiot friend hitting the exit button accidentally in the middle of a game

That very situation can be very frustrating -- I've lived it once too many times. Let me just say that Double Dragon is a very long game when you try to 'one credit' it, and my buddy and I were all the way to Machine Gun Willie....*POW*...back to my front end.

Here's my post (read: RANT!) on remapping 'Escape' (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=95568.msg1006365#msg1006365)
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Kaytrim on September 11, 2009, 12:33:44 pm
Man I have been away from these forums way too long.  This is some excellent progress and more in the planing stages.  I love the little modifications you made to the joystick too.  That little tutorial has been bookmarked for future reference.

TTFN :cheers:
Michael
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on September 13, 2009, 05:02:14 am
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Post by: Pinball Wizard on September 13, 2009, 09:32:07 am
Am I allow to hate you yet? I know that my MAME cabinet is ambitious and if I ever get more time into it, it will be fantastic, but you have some super awesome ideas and woodworking skills. This cabinet is very good and looks sturdy with still a great atmosphere look to it.

P.S. What is that on the display for the horizontal and vertical screen test?
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Kaytrim on September 13, 2009, 10:11:10 am
:notworthy:  Dam Ond, your accuracy in building is out of this world.  The precision of building that hemisphere so it would perfectly surround the monitor is uncanny.  I am sure you had a little fiddling to get the placement just right but it couldn't have been much.  How are you going to skin the hemisphere, fiberglass?

TTFN :cheers:
Michael
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Post by: escher on September 13, 2009, 04:55:35 pm
P.S. What is that on the display for the horizontal and vertical screen test?

Not sure about horizontal, but vertical is Ikaruga.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Franco B on September 13, 2009, 05:06:31 pm
(http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss251/Ond_photos/DSC01533.jpg)

 ;)
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: SpaceHedgehog on September 13, 2009, 05:44:46 pm
Fan frekin' tastic !!!
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: emphatic on September 13, 2009, 05:48:27 pm
@emphatic- I like the backlit label idea, I was thinking along these lines myself, Lit shifted selections, button labels and joysticks/ Pinball plunger are also on my to do list.

Cool, if anyone can pull this off it's you Ond. That horizontal screenshot looks like 1944 to me btw.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on September 19, 2009, 04:00:56 pm
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Post by: Franco B on September 19, 2009, 09:51:09 pm
Lookin unreal as per usual bud :).

Looks like you bought the Seimitsu-PS-14-DN's I think you will need the Seimitsu PS-14-GN-CP's if you want to light them in the same way as your Happ mod. Ive been working on it and am now on prototype #6 .I love these little projects where there is minimal space/material to work with. I'm just finalising the 15 degree endmill jig required to machine the holes in the nylon inserts.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Epyx on September 19, 2009, 11:22:41 pm
Looking amazing. Btw...what is the thickness of that back piece of curved plywood?  I just love these curves.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: javeryh on September 20, 2009, 12:40:23 am
I love it Ond.  It has been tons of fun following this thread.   :cheers:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: system01 on September 20, 2009, 01:36:04 am
Woah, you're rotating the entire face of the, um, front?  I guess I assumed you were going to fix dark glass over everything and have the LCD rotate behind it.  I'm sure you got it figured out, but are you putting felt or anything between to keep any scraping noise away?

Keep it up.  Most addictive.  Thread.  Evar.

BTW, Ikaruga FTW!
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: smalltownguy on September 20, 2009, 08:19:22 am
This thread is becoming like religion. I may not go to church every week, but I do make sure I get a weekly(daily!) dose of the updates from this build!

Ond I think you should leave this cab 95% finished and play it all you can, because I fully believe that once it's 100% complete, it will ascend to the heavens.

It'll be like 'The Rapture.'

Anyone for some special kool aid?

/end rant
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on September 21, 2009, 04:45:04 pm
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Post by: Ryglore on September 21, 2009, 04:50:52 pm
(http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss251/Ond_photos/DSC01533.jpg)

 ;)

Pure sexiness Ond. Nice choice testing it w/ Ikaruga.  :cheers:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Epyx on September 21, 2009, 04:51:24 pm
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Mame be with you my son.

In nomine arcade et rotating monitor spiritu CP! ;)

Two long weekend in a row eh? Lucky bugger...our next isn't until the Canadian Thanksgiving in October :(
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: drventure on September 21, 2009, 05:36:42 pm
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Mame be with you my son

 :laugh2:

My inet's been down all weekend so I've missed some things.

I too really want to see what those speakers ears end up looking like!

I'd have to agree though, you CANNOT be allowed to finish this cab.

That is, of course, unless your next cab is an enclosed driving cockpit you build for me  :angel:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on September 22, 2009, 06:54:56 am
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Post by: Kman-Sweden on September 22, 2009, 07:45:09 am
Damn it Ond! It looks fantastic.  :cheers:
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Post by: emphatic on September 22, 2009, 08:19:14 am
Awesomeness!
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: drventure on September 22, 2009, 08:54:10 am
Wow, if things turn out half as nice as the render, that's going to be sweet.

But with all that chrome, it needs a polished packard flying girl hood ornament on top, or at least some cadillac fins on the sides  ;)

Really nice!



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Post by: jmike on September 22, 2009, 08:59:56 am
This is just ......  :notworthy:

Keep the pics coming. Really great work Ond. Looking forward to the next update.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: smalltownguy on September 22, 2009, 09:06:04 am
Can you hurry up and get this done so you can build me one too?
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: n88n on September 22, 2009, 09:32:27 am
 :dizzy: I have been watching this thread but now I just have to comment.  This machine is really coming together and now that I see your final concept I am totally blown away.  And judging by the stellar work you have done so far I am convinced your machine will look like your render....  awesome.

super creative and totally original.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Bender on September 22, 2009, 10:39:57 am
Looks just incredable as ussual! :cheers:

how are going to "chrome" those peieces
I know I could just wait till you do it, but I'm impatient >:D

I have to learn one of those 3D programs those renders make sketch-up look like cave drawings
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: system01 on September 22, 2009, 11:28:56 am
Ooooh, I just messed myself.

 :applaud:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Epyx on September 22, 2009, 01:02:57 pm
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I have to learn one of those 3D programs those renders make sketch-up look like cave drawings

Isn't that the truth.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Pixelhugger on September 22, 2009, 01:06:15 pm
Seeing what ond is capable of, I'm betting the final result looks even better than the renders. Absolutely insane.  :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ryglore on September 22, 2009, 01:06:41 pm
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I have to learn one of those 3D programs those renders make sketch-up look like cave drawings

Isn't that the truth.

Totally makes my photoshop mock ups look like - dooty-.  :laugh2:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Pixelhugger on September 22, 2009, 01:13:13 pm
Holy crap ond... just looked at the previous page (I had missed somehow) to see the monitor housing. That is by far the most impressive woodwork I've seen in my 10 years here. I'm still reeling. Making a cylinder like that would be impressive, but a dome for crissakes!?!?? Hats off.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: HaRuMaN on September 22, 2009, 01:22:20 pm
Holy crap ond... just looked at the previous page (I had missed somehow) to see the monitor housing. That is by far the most impressive woodwork I've seen in my 10 years here. I'm still reeling. Making a cylinder like that would be impressive, but a dome for crissakes!?!?? Hats off.

Don't get any ideas.  You're far enough behind as it is...   ;D
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Epyx on September 22, 2009, 01:23:21 pm
Agreed Pixelhugger.  Now get back to work! Even my pixelhugger watch (which counts time in decades..says your coffee break is over)  :lol

What is so sad is that usually we worry about an arcade cabinet looking bad in a living room and WAF. I think this is the first project where the living room would look bad and the wife unit would have to scramble to replace stuff to compliment the cab.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Shortbus on September 26, 2009, 09:45:06 am
Holy Moleee that is just TOO COOL.....wow..... :applaud:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on September 27, 2009, 05:49:48 am
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Post by: Shortbus on September 27, 2009, 06:55:26 am
Sorry, I gotta say it again, that is EXCELLENT.....excellent work under hazardous conditions even......

Is that PVC for the speaker enclosures? will that effect the sound? wondering......

have fun camping but leave your laptop at home, or so says my wife....."but honey, might need to identify a snake or spider, or find the closest wal-mart" LOL

camping is great, I'm originally from NH, but live in FL, used to camp ALOT, but don't down here, too many things can KILL you in the woods here....anyway, enjoy, you have such a great project there, I was considering something similar,

 Keep the pictures coming, they make the thread, for me anyway. I'm tuning in with great anticipation.....THANK YOU

How are you planning on covering the dome around the monitor? I had assumed Resin of some type, fiberglass or something, but now I'm leaning towards an industrial sized container of Spray Putty.....please share (if you have and I missed it, it's because I'm lost in those pictures of your amazing project)

Peace...
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: emphatic on September 27, 2009, 07:15:45 am
Have a nice trip man.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Kman-Sweden on September 27, 2009, 08:09:56 am
Nice work! Sit back, down a couple of Foster's and feel proud about what you have achieved so far.
Recpect.  :afro:

/Kman_Sweden
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Kaytrim on September 27, 2009, 10:44:46 am
I can see why the speaker enclosures took so long.  You had a lot of fine fitting to get it just right.  From the sounds of your post you do need a break.  Enjoy next weekend with the family and we'll catch you on the flip side.

Michael
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Zakk on September 27, 2009, 12:26:20 pm
Very nice!

By the way, ignore these fellas telling you to take a break.  These are the same guys that convinced pixelhugger to 'slow down and relax', in 2003, and here we are coming up on 2010  :o :o :o :o  We don't want you falling into the same 7+ year trap!  :banghead:

So KEEP WORKING!!! :angry:



 :cheers:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Kaytrim on September 27, 2009, 12:40:08 pm
  We don't want you falling into the same 7+ year trap!  :banghead:

 :cheers:

Yea the 7 year trap isn't as good as the 7 year itch.   :laugh2:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Shortbus on September 27, 2009, 04:57:54 pm
****SPRAY PUTTY*******

I live in Florida , anyone know where I can buy Spray Putty ? not online?

I checked Lowes, Home Depot, Ace & the Evil Walmart, and none carry it....

I'm totally hooked from this thread and want a dumptruck full of it, or atleast 1 can to try it out....

anyone? I'm desperately seeking this stuff.....  :banghead:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: drventure on September 27, 2009, 06:03:56 pm
@Shortbus

About the spray putty, try Pep boys, or an auto refinishing supply house. You might have better luck one that kind of a place...


@Ond
As usual, impressive. I love the use of the PVC corners (that's gotta be what those are, right?) Very clever!
Are you going to chrome plate those somehow? I'm very interested in how you  might do that.

I've got some pieces that I may want to get brass plated eventually.

I'm in Texas, so I know all about dodging hail (ducking under overpasses in the car, etc).

Have fun camping!
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: hunta2097 on September 27, 2009, 08:31:49 pm
Total respect Ond!

I've been lurking on these forums for a while but feel I have to pipe up and pay my respects!

That's one-helluva nice LCD panel you've got on there too!

Awesome, you've got the whole community waiting with bated breath, we will try and survive a weekend sans-updates!

]-[
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Post by: Epyx on September 28, 2009, 12:31:32 am
Looking great as always. Enjoy a deserved break!
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: XeviouS on September 28, 2009, 04:40:35 am
If you are anything like me Ond you would have spent at least two hours in the plumbing section at Bunnings staring blankly at the shelves of PVC fittings trying to work out exactly what you needed for your speaker tubes. In my experience there's always one fitting that you need that the pipe company has never ever made. :dizzy:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on September 30, 2009, 11:30:15 pm
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Post by: drventure on September 30, 2009, 11:50:53 pm
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Iím the guy the trady/staff at Bunnings hate, the guy who never wants hardware for its intended purpose.

 :laugh2:

I got that exact same reaction from the "older" ladies in the "crafty stamp shop" place where I bought the floral stamp and ink I used on the CP.

(she, kind of flustered looking)
"So, what are you working on?"

"It's for an arcade machine control panel"

"Oh. Really, dear? Well, isn't that nice. Hear ya go!"
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: XeviouS on October 01, 2009, 04:11:09 am

 Iíd rather chew razor blades than explain my real purpose to em. 


I guess that means you sometimes don't use razor blades for their real purpose either!  :laugh2: :laugh2: :laugh2:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: BurgerKingDiamond on October 05, 2009, 01:41:59 pm
Hey Ond if you're looking for a young apprentice I can come live in your garage and be responsible for making coffee and going on beer runs. You are insane. You have gone so far above and beyond what I thought any one person could create with their own hands. I can't wait to see the finished product. :burgerking:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Shortbus on October 05, 2009, 02:02:29 pm
Hey Ond if you're looking for a young apprentice I can come live in your garage and be responsible for making coffee and going on beer runs. You are insane. You have gone so far above and beyond what I thought any one person could create with their own hands. I can't wait to see the finished product. :burgerking:

Now that (up there) is funny....Thanks for the laugh Xevious, OND makes me look bad too, it's amazing what he's done. ! I'm totally blown away.....

now if I could only find some darn Spray putty. I have checked  lowes/homedepot/walmart/pepboys/autozone/napa.....

want to hear something funny concerning spray putty.....

Since I cannot find any stateside, I looked on ebay and saw this:
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2664/3983936143_5f65a68099.jpg)

kind of pricey, with the shipping, even worse, it's out of the UK.

so I send a friendly email to SIMONIZ, asking them where I can get some in the us. after 8 back and forths, Simoniz denies this product even exists.....just my luck....I got tired of arguing with them, even sent them the pic........

guess i have to pay for overseas shipping, what a bummer.....I think that stuff can save/hide my crappy craftsmanship, I want a plastic looking finish.....for my cab......


Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: smalltownguy on October 05, 2009, 02:28:28 pm
Wow, she's pricey, but you can get a liter can size at a time, so not too bad. Coming from New Zealand, though.

http://www.smitsgroup.co.nz/shop.aspx?showproduct=350 (http://www.smitsgroup.co.nz/shop.aspx?showproduct=350)

(http://www.smitsgroup.co.nz/images/objectimages/AASP400%20Spray%20Putty%20aerosol.jpg)

Here's the same product, at the manufacturer's home page. Maybe you could work out some kind of volume purchase to the US?

http://www.septone.com.au/detail.asp?item_cat=5&item_number=231&page_num=2

(http://www.septone.com.au/prod_img/AASP400.jpg)

Here's the product that BurgerKingDiamond posted about, available at  UK dealer. They do take Paypal, though, and who knows, maybe they'll ship to the US for you?

http://www.carpartfactors.com/acatalog/paint.html

Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Shortbus on October 05, 2009, 02:33:02 pm
You rock Smalltownguy. thanks for taking the time. I'll check it out...I've always wanted to move to New Zealand......hmmm....I'll talk to the wife...
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Kman-Sweden on October 05, 2009, 04:03:59 pm
We have it in Sweden as well...
(http://www.koskimaki.se/res/MAME/spackel.jpg)
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: BurgerKingDiamond on October 05, 2009, 04:36:43 pm
Hey Kman-Sweden I see you're into Maiden. Me too. Do you like King Diamond/Mercyful Fate? If so you probably have had the oppurtunity to see some shows (being in Sweden where metal is much more alive than in the states). I was going to see King Diamond play like a year ago or sth but he messed up his back and cancelled the U.S. part of the tour. :hissy: :hissy: :hissy: :hissy: :hissy:

-sorry for going off the topic.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Zakk on October 06, 2009, 01:55:00 am
Hey Kman-Sweden I see you're into Maiden. Me too. Do you like King Diamond/Mercyful Fate? If so you probably have had the oppurtunity to see some shows (being in Sweden where metal is much more alive than in the states). I was going to see King Diamond play like a year ago or sth but he messed up his back and cancelled the U.S. part of the tour. :hissy: :hissy: :hissy: :hissy: :hissy:

-sorry for going off the topic.

My maiden tat, vintage 80's goodness...
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Kman-Sweden on October 06, 2009, 02:24:34 am
Sorry Ond but I can't pass on commenting on an excellent tattoo.
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Post by: BurgerKingDiamond on October 06, 2009, 10:52:46 am
NICE! I like the Atari logo on his shirt too.
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Post by: Kaytrim on October 11, 2009, 09:04:48 am
Hey Ond if you're looking for a young apprentice I can come live in your garage and be responsible for making coffee and going on beer runs. You are insane. You have gone so far above and beyond what I thought any one person could create with their own hands. I can't wait to see the finished product. :burgerking:

Now that (up there) is funny....Thanks for the laugh Xevious, OND makes me look bad too, it's amazing what he's done. ! I'm totally blown away.....

now if I could only find some darn Spray putty. I have checked  lowes/homedepot/walmart/pepboys/autozone/napa.....

want to hear something funny concerning spray putty.....

Since I cannot find any stateside, I looked on ebay and saw this:
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2664/3983936143_5f65a68099.jpg)

kind of pricey, with the shipping, even worse, it's out of the UK.

so I send a friendly email to SIMONIZ, asking them where I can get some in the us. after 8 back and forths, Simoniz denies this product even exists.....just my luck....I got tired of arguing with them, even sent them the pic........

guess i have to pay for overseas shipping, what a bummer.....I think that stuff can save/hide my crappy craftsmanship, I want a plastic looking finish.....for my cab......




I spent some time in a local AutoZone looking at all the spray products available in the auto finishing section.  After looking at everything and reading a lot of lables I picked up one can of this stuff, RustOleum Filler Primer (http://rustoleum.com/CBGProduct.asp?pid=11).  Basically the spray putty that Ond is using fills the cracks and smooths out the surface.  That is exactly what this stuff says it will do.  I haven't given this a try yet.  We are in the middle of an early cold snap and had our first hard freeze over night.  We may not see any warm temps for some time so if anyone wants to do the test in a warmer location please post your results here.

Michael
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Post by: patrickl on October 11, 2009, 09:27:35 am
Can't you find something like that in the UK? In the Netherlands I found some from Motip. I bought it at a car accessory store.

Motip Spray Putty (http://www.motip.nl/?page=23&id=643&lang=EN)
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Kaytrim on October 11, 2009, 09:38:38 am
Can't you find something like that in the UK? In the Netherlands I found some from Motip. I bought it at a car accessory store.

Motip Spray Putty (http://www.motip.nl/?page=23&id=643&lang=EN)

It is Stateside where we can't find this stuff.  To be honest what is called Spray Putty in Europe could be the same type of stuff that is called Filler Primmer here in the States.  The product descriptions are almost identical.

Michael

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After reading the technical information and MSDS documents they both have the same type of chemicals.  Though my guess is that the chemicals listed are for the propellant.  They both refer to containing a resin.  The Rustoleum product has a higher solids percentage than the Spray Putty (32% vrs. 27%).  It could be the same type of product just called different due to local laws.  We also have to keep in mind the process that Ond uses in applying the product which he describes in detail here (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=88912.msg940142#msg940142).
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Post by: shrunkenmaster on October 12, 2009, 03:03:39 am
Just to let you know that for the UK, this eBay shop stocks filler/primer spray putty:

http://shop.ebay.co.uk/gleam-clean/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg= (http://shop.ebay.co.uk/gleam-clean/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=)

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Post by: KissMyWookie on October 12, 2009, 06:05:29 pm

It is Stateside where we can't find this stuff.  To be honest what is called Spray Putty in Europe could be the same type of stuff that is called Filler Primmer here in the States.  The product descriptions are almost identical.


I think it's just a different name for what we (in the US) call a "High Build Primer".

The same thing are given different names over here, as I found out when I moved from London (England) to Houston, Texas.

eg: Skirting Board = Baseboard; Scones = Biscuits; Biscuits = Cookies; Plasterboard = Sheetrock; Pikey = Redneck.  ;)

Steve
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Post by: Lord Hiryu on October 13, 2009, 10:28:53 am
WOWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!
I'm spechless!!!!
This, is far, the best and most outstanding project I've seen in years!!!!!

Congrats Ond!!!!
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Post by: bosco on October 13, 2009, 02:32:24 pm
I don't know why everyone praises him.  This is NOT an arcade cabinet.  He's planning on taking over the world with this thing.  He hasn't posted the pictures of the nuclear reactor inside (or maybe it was a matter/anti matter reactor).

Oh the estimated time to completion?  2012

Coincidence?
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: KissMyWookie on October 13, 2009, 08:14:13 pm
I don't know why everyone praises him.  This is NOT an arcade cabinet.  He's planning on taking over the world with this thing.  He hasn't posted the pictures of the nuclear reactor inside (or maybe it was a matter/anti matter reactor).

Oh the estimated time to completion?  2012

Coincidence?
December 21st, 2012 ?
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: JRoz on October 13, 2009, 09:31:38 pm
This is one of the coolest designs!
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: bosco on October 14, 2009, 04:50:14 pm
I'm thinking he's gonna push the so called "start" button on December 21st.
I think there is a Nostradamus quatrain about OND somewhere.

Google searching now............
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on October 14, 2009, 07:49:55 pm
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Post by: smalltownguy on October 14, 2009, 07:55:07 pm
(http://www.smileyvault.com/albums/forum/smileyvault-drool.gif)
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: XeviouS on October 17, 2009, 05:36:40 pm
(http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/ww219/alfinpogform/drevil.jpg)
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on October 18, 2009, 12:01:32 am
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Post by: XeviouS on October 18, 2009, 12:50:21 am
:laugh2:  might want to resize either Dr Evil or the Cab unless he's bout 7 feet high.

It's "Maxi-me".  ;D
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Kman-Sweden on October 18, 2009, 01:15:50 am
:laugh2:  might want to resize either Dr Evil or the Cab unless he's bout 7 feet high.

It's "Maxi-me".  ;D
Now that's funny. ;D
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Post by: Shortbus on October 18, 2009, 11:13:14 am
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2565/4021993075_81a332884c.jpg)

Papa? is that you?

(http://www.filmschoolrejects.com/images/rocky4-5.jpg)

think we found long lost relative of your cab, and a movie star as well.......LOL

Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Demon-Seed on October 18, 2009, 08:38:27 pm
Dude that thing looks amazing. I want one! Can't wait to see finish product.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on October 20, 2009, 07:24:42 pm
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Demon-Seed on October 20, 2009, 07:41:23 pm
Dude
If this thing works out (which I am sure it will) would you sell me one?
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: drventure on October 20, 2009, 09:26:20 pm
Nice tweak on the graphics card.

I'll have to take a look at that card. I thought I could get by with the onboard graphics of the mobo I picked up, and for MAME, it's fine, but boy, try running Future Pin or Visual Pinball on it and it completely dogs down.

So if I'm gonna update it, might as well go whole hog.

Love those speaker mounts, too. You must enjoy bondo far more than I ever did  :)
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: KissMyWookie on October 20, 2009, 09:36:08 pm
Dude
If this thing works out (which I am sure it will) would you sell me one?
::)

With the amount of one-off work he's done building this cabinet, you'd have to offer him around $15k to build you another (and even then he might be sick of working on it and just want a rest from building).
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on October 20, 2009, 11:31:48 pm
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Post by: system01 on October 25, 2009, 09:18:50 pm
This thing just keeps on getting better!  Keep effing that chicken, Ond!

I'm glad you put the glass of Scotch in there for scale. :cheers:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Kman-Sweden on October 26, 2009, 03:51:41 am
Keep it up, Ond.  :)
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Post by: Ond on October 27, 2009, 06:57:34 pm
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Post by: Kman-Sweden on October 28, 2009, 03:47:39 am
 :laugh2:
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Post by: shrunkenmaster on October 28, 2009, 04:08:39 am
Ond, your words speak a thousand pictures  :laugh2:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Shortbus on October 31, 2009, 08:50:29 am
My garage ceiling has many dings and dents, walls too...I can relate...still looking awesome OND....great posts always, start to finish.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on November 01, 2009, 06:00:37 am
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Shortbus on November 01, 2009, 07:25:25 am
Not sure if anyone has mentioned this or not OND  ::)  :blah: :blah: :blah: . But your work is amazing....LOL, yes I think it's been mentioned a couple times. Don't mean to sound like a broken record (and no need to thank me). But every update is more captivating, I've never known/seen/read about anyone that can make a PVC pipe look like it was made by BOSE. You are gifted, your thread is great and I look forward to every update, and really curious about the whole wire/mesh deal, want to see how that all works, keep the digicam batteries fresh.

oh, and, just walked through my garage and took a glance at my cab....... :laugh2:  boy i suk.....lol    :banghead:   :badmood:

Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: emphatic on November 01, 2009, 07:26:30 am
 :applaud:

Great to see that your little break from the cab building hasn't eaten away at your skills, Ond.  :cheers:
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Post by: Vebbo on November 01, 2009, 09:09:06 am
Ahh such joyment following this tread  :applaud: unbelievable skillz Ond, the hat is long gone. Really love how the speaker design look and "feel".
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Kman-Sweden on November 01, 2009, 11:21:39 am
Man! I wish I had more time for my project.  :-\
Ond I envy your work space and your skills.   :cheers:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: emphatic on November 01, 2009, 12:00:57 pm
Ond I envy your space work

^^fixed. :D
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Post by: Pixelhugger on November 02, 2009, 01:26:27 pm
 :censored: unreal.
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Post by: HaRuMaN on November 02, 2009, 01:56:19 pm
:censored: unreal.

Get to work, you...
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Post by: Epyx on November 02, 2009, 02:02:34 pm
Absolutely unreal...you managed to turn PVC pipe into factory looking speaker tubes...
 :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ryglore on November 02, 2009, 10:32:10 pm
Ridiculously amazingly ridiculous and awesome! That, sir, is possibly the coolest thing I've seen in a long, long time!

Love this cab Ond!  :cheers:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on November 08, 2009, 06:34:23 am
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Post by: smalltownguy on November 08, 2009, 07:20:24 am
Shaped PVC flush mount joystick inserts, to be lit from below?

Ahhhhhh....it's like crack. Thanks for the weekly dose, Ond.  :notworthy:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: emphatic on November 08, 2009, 10:16:54 am
 :applaud:
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Post by: drventure on November 08, 2009, 11:01:27 am
Love that lit stick mount!  :o

Just one more level in your seemingly infinite platformer of awesomenessticity  :)
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Shortbus on November 08, 2009, 11:04:57 am
Love that lit stick mount!  :o

Just one more level in your seemingly infinite platformer of awesomenessticity  :)

No isht ! very cool guy to follow, great ideas and workmanship....they say opposites attract, so maybe thats why I'm hooked on this one....
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: emphatic on November 08, 2009, 12:15:32 pm
Btw, Ond, as you have screw-in buttons, you should be able to use them to hold a mounting plate for the joysticks. A rectangular plate with button holes and screws attached that match the actual stick ones. This way you won't have to drill through that panel, and these plates can be removed very easily.

(http://www.pici.se/pictures/qVlcyiScQ.png)
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on November 08, 2009, 05:34:12 pm
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Post by: emphatic on November 08, 2009, 06:41:07 pm
Great idea! and I totally did NOT think of that.  The CP plate will be covered by Laminex around the joysticks though so drilling it is not a problem, hmm I'll ponder it further.

Now that I look at my sketch I realize that you could probably even use your router and make a track in the wood that the mounting plate slides into instead of mounting a "lip" onto the panel. And I agree it's a great idea.  ;)
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Kman-Sweden on November 09, 2009, 02:41:11 am
Looking 4ward 2 the lighting of the joysticks.  :cheers:
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Post by: Franco B on November 09, 2009, 10:19:18 am
Sexy, everything about you so sexy...  [/Liberty X]  ;D

Looking hawt as usual ma boy!   8)

I've had a better idea for lighting those buttons than in that PM before. I'm hoping to get a prototype done this week.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: RayB on November 12, 2009, 02:13:26 pm
I'm speechless.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Encryptor on December 01, 2009, 05:37:32 am
Updates??? I need a fix!  :notworthy:


Encryptor
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Franco B on December 01, 2009, 06:26:26 am
He hasn't been online since Nov 21st, hope he is ok  :-\
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Post by: thatitalian on December 02, 2009, 05:45:59 pm
Could be on holiday i.e. seeing the folks.
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Post by: Turnarcades on December 02, 2009, 07:06:23 pm
Coulda ran outta cash. Coulda spent so much time in the workshop it's assimilated him!
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Post by: djfunkshun on December 02, 2009, 07:53:54 pm
Wow. Just wow. This thing is EPIC! Glad I found it before you finish.
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Post by: Ond on December 02, 2009, 11:08:49 pm
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Post by: drventure on December 02, 2009, 11:51:59 pm
Hey Ond

Glad to hear your feeling better!

All I picked up over thanksgiving was a bad case of too much turkey  :)

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Post by: emphatic on December 03, 2009, 04:00:55 am
Swine Flu huh?  :o Glad you're still around.  :cheers:
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Post by: Encryptor on December 03, 2009, 05:16:59 am
Glad to hear you're ok and well on the path to recovery.  :applaud:

Encryptor
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: smalltownguy on December 03, 2009, 07:25:39 am
All Hail Ond! All Hail Ond!

Our fearless thread leader, wounded and fighting on  :notworthy:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Demon-Seed on December 05, 2009, 08:46:29 pm
Oh my god! this thing is killing me.. I must see more photos! this thing is amazing! more updates please!!.

Can we mass produce these?? you would make a fortune
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on December 08, 2009, 02:33:41 am
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Post by: Kman-Sweden on December 08, 2009, 06:46:05 am
Last weekend was spent 'Griswolding' the house ready for Xmas, something I've not really gone in for in the past but this year I said "what the hell, lets light it up".
:laugh2:
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Post by: Demon-Seed on December 08, 2009, 09:26:50 am
I can not wait!
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Post by: TEKNYNE on December 18, 2009, 11:09:37 pm
OK I just read this project from page one to current, this is the most ridiculously amazing build I have seen and read to date. So good I am afraid to even start my project that will be so inferior. I would be lucky to get 50% of this quality.  :'(  Just hope this site doesn't self-destruct when you post the finished build as it wont be-able to contain its awesomeness .    :dizzy:

Nothing anyone ever says will give this build enough praise.  :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:
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Post by: painterinfo on December 19, 2009, 04:59:59 am
A truly amazing build to follow and ditto to everyone elseís complements. I recon you could rent it out for mega bucks to a science fiction movie producer. I imagine it being played by some future dude on a distant planet, it is bound to make the movie better anyway.


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Post by: emphatic on December 19, 2009, 05:42:16 am
Just hope this site doesn't self-destruct when you post the finished build as it wont be-able to contain its awesomeness .

QFT.
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Post by: Tiouko on December 24, 2009, 01:47:46 am
OK, they are few cabs I like in this this thread & this one is one of them. you deserve every compliments that's has been given to you. I wish i got some "cohones" to put something like that together some day :laugh2:
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Post by: smalltownguy on December 26, 2009, 06:00:30 pm
Ond! It's time! Give us more!!
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Post by: saurian333 on December 27, 2009, 03:14:18 am
Holy  :censored:, how have I missed this??  I mean, I haven't been frequenting for that long, but still...

That is amazing.  I love your design, and I appreciate how much work goes into the curved plywood.  Incredible job!  Can't wait to see it done!  :notworthy:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on December 30, 2009, 03:12:17 pm
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Post by: rablack97 on December 30, 2009, 04:19:50 pm
Yeaaaaa....Ond is back.....

This is like a freakin mini series of books.  Everybody waits for the next segment to come out.....

Keep the crakc coming Ond, all your users in remission.....
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Post by: Encryptor on December 30, 2009, 05:51:34 pm
Dude!!! That is some sick ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- you got going on around the joysticks and spinner.  :notworthy:

Encryptor
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Post by: emphatic on December 30, 2009, 06:13:43 pm
OMG, he's back and HE HAS A NEW AVATAR!  :applaud:

Glad to see that my idea worked. Your top was to thin to route a slot for that plate to slide into for support on the "joystick side"? Have a great new years eve!
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Post by: Franco B on December 31, 2009, 02:25:27 am
Nice to see some more pics buddy   :)

I can imagine your wiring took a while, ouch! Looks great though.

I have those LED enclosures wired up on one of my machines now. I'll shoot you some pics over. There is also a couple of further mods we could do to alter the brightness/effect and mounting depth if needs be.

Have a great NYE bud  :cheers:
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Post by: saurian333 on January 01, 2010, 12:53:30 am
Woohoo, update!  That spinner looks bad-ass.

Quote from: Ond
The curved plywood shapes all started out life as some doodling on the back of a memo at work.  From a rough daydream sketch to 3D design it was then, ok how can I make this thing real, what materials?  One pair of odd angles at the rear of the CP unit required steaming plywood over a kettle to generate a twist in the panels to match the design :dizzy:.

I hear you.  I tried steaming plywood once; ended up with a steaming pile.   :lol
You seem to have had more success.
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Post by: Ond on January 02, 2010, 06:42:04 pm
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Post by: Comtek on January 02, 2010, 09:30:00 pm
this cab is awesome.
unbeleavable.
i have a few carpenters in the family
so i know what goes into making a piece of wood look like that
sweet job inspiring
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Post by: drventure on January 02, 2010, 10:36:42 pm
Jeez, Ond. Think you could tidy that wiring up a bit there, bud?  ;)

Very nice. I've only wired up a few RGBs (I'm using those flickering fake tea light leds mostly for backlighting in my cab) and just the few I did were a pain. I'd have to think long and hard about wiring them up to each button!

Cool stuff.
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Post by: painterinfo on January 03, 2010, 06:35:37 am
Nice soldering skills there Ond. I normally wave a cigarette lighter under my black heat shrink but your orange would be discoloured. My plan also was to have only one USB cable attaching my CTL panel but already that is blown, I have an optipac and an Ipac board (thats 2 usb cables) and I just realised that there will be cables going down to the coin mechanism and then there are side flippers (for pinball) I am now considering too.
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Post by: rablack97 on January 03, 2010, 10:04:34 am
Ond,

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Wrap each LED leg (except for common) with bit of tape, trim and slide shrink tubing over....

I'm in the process of wiring my cab, what's reasoning behind leaving the common bare?
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Post by: smalltownguy on January 03, 2010, 10:06:58 am
My guess is to save effort. Since the rest of the legs are insulated with tape, there's really no need to wrap the last one -- it's covered by the shrink tubing anyway.

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Post by: Ond on January 03, 2010, 01:42:13 pm
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Post by: thatitalian on January 04, 2010, 05:46:31 am
Wow, your CP will have a pink hairdryer! AWESOME!
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Post by: saurian333 on January 04, 2010, 09:35:09 pm
Wow, your CP will have a pink hairdryer! AWESOME!
:laugh2:
...for all of those hair-drying sims, no doubt.  They're just not the same when you have to substitute a light gun.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: drventure on January 04, 2010, 10:58:46 pm
First one to mount an AimTrack in a hairdrier wins a.... oh hell, bragging rights?  ;D
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: saurian333 on January 04, 2010, 11:45:12 pm
First one to mount an AimTrack in a hairdrier wins a.... oh hell, bragging rights?  ;D

How about mounting a hairdryer inside a GunCon?  Sounds more challenging to me.
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Post by: emphatic on January 05, 2010, 11:56:00 am
First one to mount an AimTrack in a hairdrier wins a.... oh hell, bragging rights?  ;D

How about mounting a hairdryer inside a GunCon?  Sounds more challenging to me.

Be careful, those things can blow your head clean off.  :angel:
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Post by: saurian333 on January 06, 2010, 01:11:33 am
I never thought I'd find such a terrible pun so genuinely funny.  Well done, sir.  :applaud:
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Post by: Ond on January 06, 2010, 02:19:45 am
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Post by: saurian333 on January 06, 2010, 05:19:31 am
:P each one of my cabs comes with it's own full blown Phd..............Pink Hair Dryer.   ehhhhh.

...

But does it have an AimTrack built into it?
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Post by: Ond on January 21, 2010, 02:44:39 am
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Post by: Kman-Sweden on January 21, 2010, 03:02:46 am
Aaaaaaah.... ....I...Neeeeeeed....MOOORE!  :blowup:
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Post by: saurian333 on January 21, 2010, 04:08:43 am
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What the hell? slipping away to page 2?  No way!

LOL...I think the last joke about the hairdryer kinda killed the room. ;)

Looking good, man.  That CP is going to be hot.

My next cab is going to have a LOT of time devoted to the CP.  My current one looks pathetic compared to some of the stuff I've seen here.  (To be fair, it's not done yet. :P) There are a lot of builds on here that are fairly average styles, but have a good paint job and a nice CP that make them unique.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: thatitalian on January 21, 2010, 05:17:16 am
I don't know if I have told you this but you make my day... will you marry me? I only ask because that way I can take half that machine! >:D

I'm American woman now Eddiieeeee... HALF! Lol.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on January 27, 2010, 06:17:16 pm
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on January 28, 2010, 04:19:09 am
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: drventure on January 28, 2010, 09:00:19 am
Kinda the "year in review" of the retro future cab. Nice stuff. Esp that satellite dish and those ears!

And the smooth finish, the CP lights, wiring, that coin slot..... oh hell.....

 :notworthy:

 :)
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: kizer on January 28, 2010, 02:43:00 pm
No more in review picks. hahahahaha

New picks are in demand. ;)

This is by far one of my all time never going to forget cabs I've witnessed by photos being built here.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Vidiot on January 28, 2010, 03:17:46 pm
I just found this project a few days ago. I built a bartop cab back in '03 and I've kinda been out of the scene for a while. Getting back into it lately. I just wanted to post a reply here and say how impressed I am with this ambitious project. On my first read-through I think my jaw hit the floor with every new updated post. I can't wait to see this thing finished. Makes me really inspired. A huge thank you for sharing this with us. 

:cheers:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Encryptor on February 10, 2010, 05:29:58 am
Anything new to report? I know a lot of people are getting the DT's.

Encryptor
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: ShoryuKeith on February 10, 2010, 05:40:59 am
Wow!

That is some jaw dropping work right here! I'm more of a Traditionalist to be fair, but i can totally appreciate this!

Awesome  :notworthy:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Epyx on February 10, 2010, 11:14:43 am
Agreed, amazing summary. I love how the CP is coming along. I also can't help looking at the background of your shots and seeing how organized your tools are.../jealous

I think this weekend I will make a concerted effort to organize my tools.../ohtheshame
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on February 10, 2010, 03:23:55 pm
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Epyx on February 10, 2010, 03:42:41 pm
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I have one small confession to make....I've been playing too much Wolfenstein 2009    I must     tear     myself    a    w     a    y ..........

LOL tell me about it...what little free time I have had I have spent either gaming on my PS3 or PC ;)

And yes, ill be putting some of those boards up to organize my tools.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: fatfingers on February 10, 2010, 06:38:47 pm

Meh.

I'm living proof that those boards don't know how to pick the tools up after I'm finished with them.

 :(

Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Bender on February 10, 2010, 11:18:43 pm

Meh.

I'm living proof that those boards don't know how to pick the tools up after I'm finished with them.

 :(


:laugh2: :laugh2: :laugh2:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: kop on February 11, 2010, 04:24:23 am
I'm going to have to remove the unit and swap the Aussie 20 cent for the Token.  The Melbourne weather should be mild this weekend and the machine mocks me everytime I open the garage door to check it's still there  :lol so,  I've got no real excuses have I?

 :laugh: I'd never have thought that my favourite build on these forums is being built by a fellow Melbournian.  It's a small world  :)

I've read this thread from start to finish and the attention to detail on this build is like nothing I've ever seen.  It's awesome!  You'd be able to hand this thread in as a resume to prospective employers and you'd be a walk up start to most tradie/engineering type jobs I reckon.

Agree about the weather. Lately it's been so hard to do anything that doesn't involove being in front of an air conditioner.

Look forward to more pics.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: javeryh on February 11, 2010, 10:45:23 am
Agree about the weather. Lately it's been so hard to do anything that doesn't involove being in front of an air conditioner.

I just cleared away about 17 inches of snow!   ;D
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Epyx on February 11, 2010, 12:32:22 pm
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I just cleared away about 17 inches of snow!

Javeryh...send us some of that snow for the Olympics will ya? ;)
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on February 11, 2010, 09:06:25 pm
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: XeviouS on February 12, 2010, 06:47:58 am

:laugh: I'd never have thought that my favourite build on these forums is being built by a fellow Melbournian.  It's a small world  :)


A Bendigonian here, watching this build with interest  :applaud:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Epyx on February 12, 2010, 11:19:03 am
Ond,

Just checking...did you make it out of your garage ok with pics? ;)

*cough*
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: smalltownguy on February 12, 2010, 12:32:07 pm
MORE! MORE! WE MUST HAVE MORE!
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: painterinfo on February 12, 2010, 06:28:45 pm
The Melbourne weather should be mild this weekend and the machine mocks me everytime I open the garage door to check it's still there  :lol so,  I've got no real excuses have I?

Great news everyone Melbourne weather does look like it will be mild this weekend. http://www.weather.com.au/vic/melbourne (http://www.weather.com.au/vic/melbourne)

Sorry Ond, do it in your own time, I am just being a smart ass.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on February 12, 2010, 08:36:27 pm
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Epyx on February 13, 2010, 02:29:17 am
Damn Ond...that looks friggin sweet...so clean.   It's really captures the feeling and theme of the rest of the cab.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Kurt on February 13, 2010, 07:40:49 am
Awesome build, you are a true tactician.

Good thing i live in Perth or id be fronting up to your door as a repo guy  ;D
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: emphatic on February 13, 2010, 01:25:05 pm
 :applaud:

Good to see an update to this thread. The lack of them has been disturbing.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Silas (son of Silas) on February 15, 2010, 04:46:09 pm
If this was my build, I wouldn't play on it when it's finished, I'd just put it in a glass case in the middle of my living room and look at it. Really nice.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: smalltownguy on February 15, 2010, 05:23:48 pm
From this very thread, many months ago....  ;D

This thread is becoming like religion. I may not go to church every week, but I do make sure I get a weekly(daily!) dose of the updates from this build!

Ond I think you should leave this cab 95% finished and play it all you can, because I fully believe that once it's 100% complete, it will ascend to the heavens.

It'll be like 'The Rapture.'

Anyone for some special kool aid?

/end rant

Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on February 15, 2010, 11:30:20 pm
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Bender on February 16, 2010, 12:56:02 am
The Red Rocket
The Launch Pad
Red Rider
Red Retro Redemption
The Sickest Cab Ever  ;)

Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Kman-Sweden on February 16, 2010, 01:14:27 am
Don't take let us become a burden, Ond.
I'd rather see your cab compleated IN DUE TIME, than having you burning the candle at both ends and running out of energy, and not finishing it, because we're all pushing you to finish.
Your work so far is unprecedented. Hell! I've started, finished and then ripped everything out of my cab again while you put on your 26th layer of spray putty.
I don't have the patience it takes but I'm glad you do. Take your time, put the sanding block away, sit back and enjoy what you've created once in a while.
 
Your friend in the north. :applaud:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Kurt on February 16, 2010, 01:39:49 am
"WTF"

and if your a fan of Rove just "WT"
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Kman-Sweden on February 16, 2010, 06:08:05 am
For a name I'd go with: "The Red Baron"
(http://www.thebicyclingguitarist.net/graphics/studies/fokker425-17.jpg)
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: smalltownguy on February 16, 2010, 06:25:08 am
"Imminent Past"

"Immortal Future"

"Orbital Indulgence"

"Pivotal Pleasures"

"Time turner"

"Ground Control"

and my favorite....

'COUNTDOWN'

Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: emphatic on February 16, 2010, 07:30:16 am
I've always thought "Time Waster" had a nice ring to it after first noticing that cab in the background in some Simpsons episodes taking place in the Springfield bowling alley.

Other suggestions:
"Leisure Lab" (Needs swirly Cadillac type font)
"C.O.N.T.R.O.L." (In beveled type font)
"W.A.R.P." (see above)
"Omni Fun"
"GAME-A-TRON"
"Proto-Play"
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Vidiot on February 16, 2010, 09:19:35 am
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I have a small challenge though, itís been really bugging me ever since I began.  What to call the damn thing??? Sure the thread title is ĎRetro-Futuristic Mame Cabinet, but that isnít a name. Iím thinking of offering a Ďprizeí to whoever can come up with a name i.e. artwork or design work or similar.
 
So Iím throwing it out there...    Name this cab and win artwork or design work to the  value of..well,....my time and effort!    Those Iím already supposed to be doing stuff for are included Ė weíll work out something extra ;D   For artwork samples Iíve done previously check here http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=95035.0 (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=95035.0)



An old Sanctuary song comes to mind..."Future Tense".  Also, Iron Maiden's "Remember Tomorrow". Whatever you name it, I can't wait to see the final product. I think this is one of the most if not the most creative ideas I've seen come to fruition in such a successful way.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Epyx on February 16, 2010, 11:02:55 am
One of my favourite Dr. Who stories was a story called "Terminus"


In latin it means "End of the road, boundary stone"...plus it looks like a terminal.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on February 16, 2010, 11:27:51 am
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: smalltownguy on February 16, 2010, 01:47:33 pm
Omni-MAME
Ever Present
Hal 9001
Deep Mame 9
Mameula *snort*
R.F.M.C.
Mamesphere
Mame-o-sphere
Bender's Revenge
Blast Forward
Coin Retro


Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Silas (son of Silas) on February 16, 2010, 02:54:11 pm
Omni-MAME
Ever Present
Hal 9001
Deep Mame 9
Mameula *snort*
R.F.M.C.
Mamesphere
Mame-o-sphere
Bender's Revenge
Blast Forward
Coin Retro

+1 for Blast Forward and Coin Retro. Both very cool
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: javeryh on February 16, 2010, 04:03:18 pm
I do not think this awesome cab needs a name.  There is no traditional marquee so why slap a name on it just for the sake of doing so?
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: EwJ on February 16, 2010, 05:08:32 pm
From NASA Mercury missions:
Redstone 3 or Freedom 7.
Less retro: Apollo 18.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on February 16, 2010, 05:12:53 pm
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: javeryh on February 16, 2010, 06:12:03 pm
I do not think this awesome cab needs a name.  There is no traditional marquee so why slap a name on it just for the sake of doing so?

You're right jav - no traditional marquee but I still want a name on the FE / menu and start up vid. I'm thinking of working the name into some artwork on the body of the cab as well. Not just for the sake of it, but if it looks good and ties in well then sure why not?  I toyed with the idea of a sort of a clear marquee with just EL wire for lettering only above the hemisphere.  I haven't totally dismissed the idea but at this stage it's unlikely.  Even if it ends up as just a "Signature" style in small lettering on the CP that would be cool too.

Some more great candidates...thanks folks  :cheers:

The FE/start up vid would be a great place for a name but I'd think about whether you need to put it on the side even if it ties in - even though this cabinet is extremely complex it is actually kind of simplistic/elegant in its overall design.  Rather than a name, perhaps you could add some sort of design to the outside to make it pop (like racing stripes but not racing stripes if you know what I mean) instead of a font.  I'm sure whatever you decide on will be perfect - everything else has been so far.  Just throwing it out there...   :cheers:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: wilno45 on February 16, 2010, 06:34:59 pm
"skunk works"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skunk_Works (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skunk_Works)

Really good book btw.

Great job ond.

Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on February 16, 2010, 06:53:31 pm
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: drventure on February 16, 2010, 07:31:48 pm
I've been looking for names of old cadillacs or similar cars. Nothings struck me as good enough in that vein, but I did come across the name

"Spitfire"

That, or some derivative of, might work.

I was thinking along the lines of this font

http://www.dafont.com/spitfire.font (http://www.dafont.com/spitfire.font)

Maybe the "Spitfire Emporium".... Ok, that might be a tad too steampunkish  ;)
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Comtek on February 16, 2010, 07:51:28 pm
when i saw this picture i thought of astroboy
so maybe ASTRO
For that matter i thought just the name RETRO was pretty good
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: painterinfo on February 17, 2010, 06:22:21 am
Has anyone suggested the obvious name yet?

"THE OND" or even more simply "OND"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OND (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OND)

It could be printed on front in CAPS or as a signature on back.

Oh yeah and that wiki article will need updating too.

Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: XeviouS on February 17, 2010, 07:28:29 am

El Spherico Deluxe

Ball of Game

Convexo Relaxo

Helmetron 2000

The Umbulator

The Lenticular Spectactular

The Cryptic Elliptic

Mame-o-sphere

Orbitron II

Knackerama

 :dunno





Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: drventure on February 17, 2010, 07:30:10 am
Every time I see OND, I think "pwned", which is pretty much what this cab is doing to most other cabs  ;)

+1 on the Astroboy or Something*Astro*Something. It definitely has that look.

"Helmetron 2000"  :laugh2:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: thatitalian on February 17, 2010, 07:55:38 am
How about Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis? :P
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on February 17, 2010, 08:50:47 am
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: XeviouS on February 17, 2010, 03:50:04 pm

@XeviouS -   :laugh2: :laugh2:  ahhh *tears*  you should win a prize for the funniest no matter what... and wow what creativity, can I hire you as my muse?


I grew up on MAD magazines  :laugh:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on February 17, 2010, 05:42:34 pm
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: binarydump on February 17, 2010, 06:19:17 pm
"One step beyond" - You could have the Madness version of the song in the start up vid'

If you're unfamiliar with the track, looky here:

Madness - One Step Beyond (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-uyWAe0NhQ#)



Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: XeviouS on February 18, 2010, 01:12:32 am

Astroglob

Wok-o-Matik MkI

Time Pellet

Cycloptia

Oculus Prime

Chortle Portal

Doctor Discoid

Orbiculator

The Atmo-Sphere

 :P






Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: emphatic on February 18, 2010, 05:51:49 am
The Doomsday Machine
The Blob
The Pocket Rocket
The Spruce Goose (or some other Howard Hughes concept)
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on February 18, 2010, 06:34:28 am
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - Astro 2010 - it's Named!
Post by: drventure on February 18, 2010, 07:51:45 am
Very nice.! Rendered like that, that font definitely fits that cab!

You just need some tail fins and a great big winged angel hood ornament on it somewhere  ;)
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - Astro 2010 - it's Named!
Post by: Bender on February 18, 2010, 11:18:42 am
Congrats on the name! :cheers:
I'd like to see the letter on "Astro" connect as if it were made of one piece of bent chrome
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - Astro 2010 - it's Named!
Post by: Epyx on February 18, 2010, 11:23:44 am
I like it to...it's really the name that fits as it was the theme we were first exposed to when we saw your original sketches/plans.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - Astro 2010 - it's Named!
Post by: Comtek on February 18, 2010, 11:34:20 am
An honor OND thanks

this cab is a work of art if there is any cab on these boards that should be in a museum this is one of them
after looking through the thread again as i do quite often  :notworthy:  :notworthy:  :notworthy:
i noticed it was this picture that made me think of astro

soon as i come up with some concept of a cab i want to build i look forward to your help  :cheers:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - Astro 2010 - it's Named!
Post by: Epyx on February 18, 2010, 11:43:41 am
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after looking through the thread again as i do quite often     
i noticed it was this picture that made me think of astro

Ah...I had thought you saw his original renders which actually had astroboy showing...not sure if it was Ond's or someone elses but there was at one time a picture of astro boy art rendered on the cab.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - Astro 2010 - it's Named!
Post by: Yvan256 on February 18, 2010, 11:47:43 am
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after looking through the thread again as i do quite often     
i noticed it was this picture that made me think of astro

Ah...I had thought you saw his original renders which actually had astroboy showing...not sure if it was Ond's or someone elses but there was at one time a picture of astro boy art rendered on the cab.

I thought it was Mega Man (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mega_Man_(character))?
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - Astro 2010 - it's Named!
Post by: Epyx on February 18, 2010, 02:23:26 pm
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I thought it was Mega Man?

You are right Yvan256...damn other than the blue the buggers looks sorta similar :)
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - Astro 2010 - it's Named!
Post by: Ond on February 21, 2010, 04:24:24 am
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - Astro 2010 - it's Named!
Post by: kop on February 21, 2010, 06:11:19 am
Nice work.  Very neat paintwork.   :applaud:

Acetone is awesome stuff.  Always comes handy when you manage to super glue your fingers as well.  ;D
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - Astro 2010 - it's Named!
Post by: emphatic on February 21, 2010, 07:59:16 am
That paint work is really above and above everything else I've seen.  :notworthy: It will really look like it's ready for space once done.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - Astro 2010 - it's Named!
Post by: Ond on February 22, 2010, 06:38:12 am
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - Astro 2010 - it's Named!
Post by: Kman-Sweden on February 22, 2010, 06:44:26 am
The background will be that deep red you're painting you cab with, right?
Not the black you have in the pic above?
I can see picture it in my head: on a blue oval background with a chrome outline. (like a Ford emblem)
That'll look killer on the red.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - Astro 2010 - it's Named!
Post by: Kurt on February 22, 2010, 08:24:24 am
Looks nice, would be cool if you got that made as a chrome badge.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - Astro 2010 - it's Named!
Post by: Bender on February 22, 2010, 10:20:21 am
Acetone is awesome stuff.  Always comes handy when you manage to super glue your fingers as well.  ;D

That's never happened to me.......OK yes it has  :laugh:

That paint work is really above and above everything else I've seen.  :notworthy: It will really look like it's ready for space once done.

Thanks man, I dunno though  :-\ there's some pretty awesome paint finishes getting done around this place, I draw ever closer to the actual paint finish, lotsa red!

Here's a mark II render of the cabs name ala Bender's suggestion with extra flourish.  (Click on the attachment for better view).


my, my, my, that looks AWESOME!!!!! :cheers: :cheers:


Looks nice, would be cool if you got that made as a chrome badge.

That's exactly what I thought when I saw it!
or knowing Ond he'll make it himself, that sick bastard!
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - Astro 2010 - it's Named!
Post by: javeryh on February 22, 2010, 11:11:28 am
Awesome.  I agree with everyone else so far that has suggested the chrome badge.  Also, if you do go with printed art and since the cab will be red shouldn't the accents in the chrome be red too (instead of black which goes with the background in the pic)?   :cheers:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - Astro 2010 - it's Named!
Post by: Ond on February 22, 2010, 01:39:11 pm
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - Astro 2010 - it's Named!
Post by: Kman-Sweden on February 22, 2010, 01:40:48 pm
Hell you beat me to it!
I was posting this....


Something like this?... To give a general idea of my post earlier.

(http://www.koskimaki.se/res/MAME/ond.jpg)

Don't know how to make a chrome ring around it.  ;D
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - Astro 2010 - it's Named!
Post by: Bender on February 22, 2010, 05:29:29 pm
Personally I'd lose the year, dates the project and clutters it up a little IMHO
Just astro with the top sweep would rock, simple but elegant, like the cab
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - Astro 2010 - it's Named!
Post by: emphatic on February 22, 2010, 05:33:32 pm
Personally I'd lose the year, dates the project and clutters it up a little IMHO
Just astro with the top sweep would rock, simple but elegant, like the cab


Agreed, less is more. It could be even more stylized though, like a real ornament. I imagine wings on both sides. *fires up Photoshop*
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - Astro 2010 - it's Named!
Post by: Kurt on February 22, 2010, 07:25:55 pm
+1 just astro would look slick
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - Astro 2010 - it's Named!
Post by: drventure on February 22, 2010, 09:11:52 pm
+1 on the wings

Very nice
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - Astro 2010 - it's Named!
Post by: Ond on February 23, 2010, 03:51:53 am
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - Astro !
Post by: emphatic on February 23, 2010, 04:01:32 am
That looks very nice.  :applaud: I just think that the "tail drop" of the sweep clashes a bit with the top of the surrounding oval, you know what I mean, as it does not sit parallel? Ah, the nonsensical mumblings of a non-native English speaker...  ;D
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - Astro !
Post by: Ond on February 23, 2010, 04:07:56 am
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - Astro !
Post by: Kurt on February 23, 2010, 04:34:17 am
Looks heaps nicer though im not sure about the lines in the sweap probably a trick of the eye but they dont look straight.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - Astro !
Post by: Kman-Sweden on February 23, 2010, 04:36:06 am
I like it..
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - Astro !
Post by: drventure on February 23, 2010, 07:42:46 am
That's just like ond. Take a perfectly good idea and amp it up 2 notches  ;)
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - Astro !
Post by: emphatic on February 23, 2010, 07:44:13 am
Yeah, the more I look at it, the better it looks!  :cheers:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - Astro !
Post by: Epyx on February 23, 2010, 11:10:36 am
Wow I like that as well...very nice and retro...it really captures the overall theme of the cab imo...that futuristic interpretation of the 50s/60s.

Just think one day you will be playing on this thing...although id almost be tempted to build another less awesome cab so you can seal the original away in glass!  :cheers:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - Astro !
Post by: javeryh on February 23, 2010, 11:21:43 am
That's the one.   :applaud:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - Astro !
Post by: Comtek on February 23, 2010, 11:32:42 am
yup something about that one makes it fit looks old but new or is it new but old  :dizzy: perfect :cheers:
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Post by: Bender on February 23, 2010, 05:35:32 pm
DING, DING, DING, we have a winner!!!!!!! :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

better than I even imagined, great work once again Ond!
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Post by: polaris on February 23, 2010, 07:14:19 pm
OND i've been meaning to say for the last 14 pages, WOW , just fantastic ,  :cheers:
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Post by: Kaytrim on February 25, 2010, 09:48:36 am
Very cool logo you have going there.  I like the sweep and wing effect.  Makes me think of a 1950s car.

Michael
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Post by: Ond on March 14, 2010, 07:40:18 am
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Post by: Kurt on March 14, 2010, 08:27:15 am
speechless
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Post by: mllkat on March 14, 2010, 09:31:36 am
This Project never ceases to amaze me with your never ending ingenuity. Bravo!!  :applaud: By the way, I have found a pencil, a sponge, and a ball of lint laying about...Do you think you could manufacture a control panel feature from that??? :laugh2: I cannot wait to see the finished project. Even my wife, who cares nothing for arcade machines (although she has been a great sport about my endeavors) was impressed with your skills!
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Post by: Comtek on March 14, 2010, 09:36:10 am
Ond all you do is mess with my brain  :dizzy: :dizzy: :dizzy: dude they are buttons for a shirt not an arcade  :laugh2: genius man love your work
now every single item i see has potential for an arcade 
 :notworthy: :notworthy: 
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Post by: drventure on March 14, 2010, 11:01:52 am
Very Cool!

I used some fake mother of pearl snaps for button caps (as well as to actually snap down some of the fabric that upholsters part of my cab).

They work great, transluscent, but they have that pearly opaque look when there's no lighting.

Great stuff!
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Post by: emphatic on March 14, 2010, 02:45:42 pm
Lovely.  :applaud:
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Post by: Pixelhugger on March 14, 2010, 02:57:42 pm
I love how everything on this project looks machined and manufactured. Stunning. :notworthy: :applaud:
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Post by: Ond on March 14, 2010, 07:53:48 pm
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Post by: kop on March 15, 2010, 05:52:57 am
Love the way it looks.  :applaud: 

There's so many different aspects to this CP but you've still managed to keep it looking very clean and simple.

Also, are your admin buttons clear Seimitsu PS-14-KN's with the plunger removed and your own art added in? or something else?  I reckon they look fantastic.
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Post by: Ond on March 15, 2010, 07:12:51 am
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Post by: HaRuMaN on March 15, 2010, 09:38:40 am
I love how everything on this project looks machined and manufactured. Stunning. :notworthy: :applaud:

Get back to work, you...
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Post by: smalltownguy on March 15, 2010, 09:58:47 am
You know how Pi has an endless calculation? That's how I feel about Ond's ability to amplify this cabinet's God-like status. Just when you think there's nothing else that could possibly bring more beauty to this symphony, there's more.

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Post by: Epyx on March 15, 2010, 11:24:17 am
Absolutely stunning Ond..usually spare buttons sit stitched into my pockets next to the lint...   :cheers:

I would love to see more detail on how you do the PVC inserts...they look amazing. IE how you take them from raw to...well....polished and molded...any pics on those details?

IE...the drill press method?...dremel for polish?
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Post by: Ond on March 15, 2010, 07:55:32 pm
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Post by: Epyx on March 15, 2010, 09:08:27 pm
@Ond,

Awesome...really looking forward to seeing that part of the process documented (Both the PVC refinement and plunger!).  :cheers:


As for the PVC...where did you get that chunk from?

 :applaud:
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Post by: Ond on March 15, 2010, 09:48:09 pm
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Post by: Epyx on March 15, 2010, 11:10:08 pm
Ah no worries...my brother works for a sheet plastic company and I will ask him...for some reason I pictured you cutting pieces out of a pvc pipe but could never see the curves so was curious  :laugh:

1 foot square chunks makes much more sense and is much more scrounge worthy ;)

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Post by: kop on March 16, 2010, 07:26:58 am
Thanks man, yep those are clear Seimitsu's with some printed art under the caps.  They will be lit with RGB LEDS using the secret Franco method  :lol   

Keep that steel colossus coming, hey, did I just come up with a name for your cab???   :)  :cheers:

Cheers.  I was planning on using the same buttons for my whole CP integrating the CP art into the buttons, like all the SFIV people to to their fighting sticks.  I might just have to "borrow" ;) (or blatantly rip off) your admin button idea as well.  Just looks so classy.  Cant' wait to see them lit as well.

It is a bit of a steel colossus :lol  - It's currently the clubhouse leader for a name for my cab.  I like it.

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Post by: Ond on March 17, 2010, 06:42:57 am
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Post by: jmike on March 17, 2010, 07:28:28 am
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Wow!!!!  Great tutorial. Keep those pics coming.

 :cheers:
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Post by: Kurt on March 17, 2010, 07:55:56 am
Ond you are in a league all on your own.

It's great how you spend the time to document all the steps through out your build, most people just hammer through then take a picture.

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Post by: javeryh on March 17, 2010, 09:25:10 am
Beautiful stuff.   :cheers:
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Post by: Epyx on March 17, 2010, 11:11:26 am
Ond,

Two things...

1) Wow...awesome...simply amazing. Really appreciate the documentation  :cheers:

2) My Power tool wish list list has just expanded to include a few more items :(

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Post by: Ond on March 19, 2010, 08:32:50 am
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Post by: HaRuMaN on March 19, 2010, 09:10:43 am
Holy crap!   :applaud: :applaud:
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Post by: javeryh on March 19, 2010, 09:29:16 am
Holy crap!   :applaud: :applaud:

+1.  No one is ever going to touch this project.  It is ridiculously complex, there is a TON of innovation, the overall design is beautiful and the craftsmanship is impeccable.  I'm so jealous.   

:applaud:  :applaud:  :applaud:
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Post by: smalltownguy on March 19, 2010, 10:04:05 am
.....Cupio, Virtus, Licet.....
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Post by: severdhed on March 19, 2010, 10:08:36 am
Holy crap!   :applaud: :applaud:

Couldn't have said it better myself
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Post by: BurgerKingDiamond on March 19, 2010, 11:24:16 am
I want to be you when I grow up.
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Post by: Epyx on March 19, 2010, 11:48:31 am
 :notworthy: :cheers:

Holy crap +3

What I love most about this project isn't just the original modern cab design...it's the Macgyver'ism of almost every aspect...

Absolutely droolworthy.
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Post by: opt2not on March 19, 2010, 03:10:18 pm
 :o :o

... I came twice.  :lol
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Post by: Ond on March 19, 2010, 06:45:59 pm
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Post by: Pixelhugger on March 19, 2010, 08:23:24 pm
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dude, ya gotta drop the bowing icon in my thread

Aw, man... how can you post an update like this and ban me from bowing?!?!  ;) Just wong man. Just plain wrong.  ::)

Looking great.

BOW POST FINAL2.mov (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYTF5MNsia8#)

Take that McGyver!
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Post by: Ond on March 19, 2010, 08:39:35 pm
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Post by: Pixelhugger on March 19, 2010, 09:29:15 pm
[perpetual ojigi] no problem [/perpetual ojigi]
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Post by: Kurt on March 20, 2010, 01:35:29 am
Thanks for the acknowledgment  ;D but my build doesn't even come close I'm afraid.

So looking forward to seeing the final outcome.
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Post by: Nacimroc on March 20, 2010, 08:03:31 am
This thing should be put in a giant glass case when its done! I don't know how you would allow anyone to touch this after putting such a crazy amount of work into it! You know who I'm talking about, the people whose knuckles turn white from moving the joystick so hard! I would have a separate cheap control panel beside the cab just for them!  :lol
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Post by: emphatic on March 20, 2010, 08:53:39 am
I'm a little disappointed that the ball hasn't been lit.  :angry:

JK. Awesomeness all around.  :applaud:
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Post by: SNAAKE on March 20, 2010, 11:06:35 am
 :laugh2:

that video :laugh2:
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Post by: TEKNYNE on March 22, 2010, 01:19:00 am
Dang OND this gets crazy better every time I look. And there is nothing you have not done other than make this thing fly like Astro!!! :applaud:

Seriously you could probably retire off this cab if you sold it!!!

By the way if you are ever in Perth say hi to my Pops...

Teknyne
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Post by: Silas (son of Silas) on March 22, 2010, 05:03:05 am
This thing should be put in a giant glass case when its done!

I said the exact same thing on this thread a couple of pages back last month.
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Post by: Shortbus on March 22, 2010, 07:05:18 am
WOW OND, your work never ceases to amaze me, although I'm impressed with alot of the projects on here, this one blows my mind, you even take awesome pictures.....I think I'd almost be afraid to play this when it's done, or let anyone within 5 feet of it, should be roped off somewhere in a museum, a work of art....

I'm waiting on how you fiberglass the globe around the top portion, I'm sure it will be a perfect sphere, with a paint job you'd see on a brand new ferrari...can't wait.

once again, so glad to see the progress, thanks for the detailed pics and descriptions!

take care...   :cheers:
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Post by: Havok on March 22, 2010, 09:37:27 am
Simply stunning! However, those LED's are wired in serial...

;)


Then I wound fine copper wire around each cathode post and solder and then repeat with the anode legs for two rings which connect all the LEDS in parallel.
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Post by: Kurt on March 22, 2010, 09:45:42 am
I'm waiting on how you fiberglass the globe around the top portion, I'm sure it will be a perfect sphere, with a paint job you'd see on a brand new ferrari...can't wait.

No pressure Ond Haha, poor bugger.. world is watching chop chop!
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Post by: Santoro on March 22, 2010, 09:54:41 am
Simply stunning! However, those LED's are wired in serial...

Looks parallel to me..
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Post by: Havok on March 22, 2010, 11:56:35 am
Simply stunning! However, those LED's are wired in serial...

Looks parallel to me..

Each LED is connected to the previous one in a circle - looks serial to me. Parallel would have each LED connected to their own circuit. Here's a simple test - cut a connection to one of the LED's and see if they still light. I bet they don't...
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Post by: Santoro on March 22, 2010, 12:12:37 pm
It looks just like this:

(http://www.physics247.com/physics-tutorial/images/parallelcircuit.jpg)

Unless I am wildly confused anyway.   :dunno
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Post by: Ed_McCarron on March 22, 2010, 12:47:20 pm
Parallel.  You have basically, two physically parallel rails tied together in a loop.  It feeds + to one rail, - to the other.

You could cut any two leads -between- LED's (as long as it wasn't the ones between the power feed) and still have the ring work.
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Post by: BurgerKingDiamond on March 22, 2010, 01:24:01 pm
I think you mean series, not serial.
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Post by: Ed_McCarron on March 22, 2010, 01:25:38 pm
I think you mean series, not serial.

I think he does.  And I'm totally serial.  Series.  Serious.  Whatever.  :D
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Post by: leapinlew on March 22, 2010, 02:20:24 pm
Who let all you nerds in here?  ;)
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Post by: kizer on March 22, 2010, 02:27:42 pm
With work like this I don't even want to start a build. I mean nothing would even compare. hahahaha
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Post by: Havok on March 22, 2010, 02:31:51 pm
Bah - you're right. Darn! And I meant series. See what only one year of electrical engineering gets you? (Plus I took it 18 years ago...)

Now where's my beer?

 :cheers:
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Post by: smalltownguy on March 22, 2010, 02:33:50 pm
Personally I think Ond and Saint should team up to write a 2nd book. It's time for a 2nd edition, and I think Ond might be able to contribute just a little bit of creative knowledge.

Just a bit.

 >:D
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Post by: wilno45 on March 22, 2010, 05:16:45 pm
Ond, can I send you a list of stuff that I need built?

 :applaud:
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Post by: hyiu on March 24, 2010, 06:35:33 pm
 :o :o :o :o :o :applaud: :applaud: :applaud: :applaud: :applaud:
speechless... my jaw just dropped on the floor...
OMG....
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Post by: Ond on March 25, 2010, 03:24:13 am
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Post by: kizer on March 25, 2010, 11:44:03 am
Ond, well said on your response to me. I've built some junk in my eyes, but I was as proud as a new Papa when it fired up and worked. I look back now and think what was I thinking, but others say well with a little work it could look nice, but it works great.

Haha
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Post by: Epyx on March 25, 2010, 11:54:48 am
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You know whatís nice, putting my hands around the curved corners of the CP in the pinball playing position.  Iíd love to say I intended this, and maybe, subconsciously I did, but the curved surfaces on those outer CP edges fit perfectly into the palm of each hand, the position lines up with your flipper fingers exactly.  Itís nearly (but not quite) as nice as putting your hands on the bare hips of a stunning woman whoís in damn fine shape, smooth, firm and full of promise.

Never mind Macgyvering arcade creations, you just created a new super mixture of arcade-porn in one suggestive paragraph!  Damn, now I need a smoke. :laugh2:
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Post by: Havok on March 25, 2010, 12:05:00 pm
** Havok goes and takes a cold shower **

 :pics
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Post by: Ond on April 09, 2010, 09:41:18 am
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Post by: Epyx on April 09, 2010, 11:05:59 am
Holy crap Ond!!! VERY nice!  :cheers:

What a fantastic modern looking cocktail.
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Post by: Franco B on April 09, 2010, 11:17:12 am
It's the nicest 'X-Arcade' I have seen  :laugh:
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Post by: Encryptor on April 09, 2010, 05:59:21 pm
Lord have mercy!!!! :o :o :o
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Post by: Ond on April 09, 2010, 06:27:37 pm
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Post by: Epyx on April 09, 2010, 07:09:53 pm
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Thanks Epyx, I like it too.  I came home last night from work stressed and pissed off, drawn to the sounds of Linkin Park shredding my PC speakers,  that was the result.  Therapy man, therapy  .  I feel much better now.

Good choice of stress relief!  :cheers:
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Post by: emphatic on April 09, 2010, 07:14:28 pm
That looks very nice. If the monitor + bezel would equal square, rotating the screen would be a snap.  :cheers:
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Post by: javeryh on April 09, 2010, 07:31:27 pm
That looks very nice. If the monitor + bezel would equal square, rotating the screen would be a snap.  :cheers:

Or you could rotate the CPs so they meet and lock in place along the long side of the cabinet!  If only there was someone around here with mad skillz who was crazy enough to pull this off...  hmmmm....

 :cheers:
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Post by: Encryptor on April 09, 2010, 08:08:33 pm
Yes the inner workings of my mind, go figure, ..... I like the result though  ;D

That's some brilliant mind you have there. It will be amazing!


Encryptor
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Post by: pj14701 on April 12, 2010, 02:23:41 am
been a lurker to long figured i would give u props on this amazing build. cant wait to see it finished.
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Post by: Ond on April 12, 2010, 03:18:25 am
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Post by: solidteezme on April 12, 2010, 04:31:38 am
 :) The rest of us might aswell give up now.
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Post by: Kurt on April 12, 2010, 06:12:52 am
good god im with solidteezme, not much it seems you can't do.
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Post by: mountain on April 12, 2010, 08:31:14 am
I like the cocktail design. I have been kicking around ideas of how my (future) cocktail should look. The way you have the top is basically how I plan to do mine. Molded/painted exterior trim, inset acrylic. I recently bought an HVLP spray gun and plan to use soft touch clear (http://alsacorp.com/products/softtouch/softtouch.htm) on all surfaces. I just need to find the time.

I love watching your build. Your skills are top notch and your patience is even better.  :cheers:
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Post by: korbitz on April 12, 2010, 12:37:09 pm
Nice design there, damn were was i when they dished out skills  :angry:

Heres an idea for ya, rig up a button that makes the screen angle up so the player can get a better view when playing single player
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Post by: pj14701 on April 12, 2010, 06:46:49 pm
i can understand the working in spurts... I'm a traveling worker on the road for a week or 2 then home for a weekend. kinda why i haven't started a project yet besides every time i think i know exactly what i want i find another project that is just perfect... i really enjoy your craftsmanship and creativity and then there is other builders like Knievel that just make some great cabs.. the list could go on quite a ways as far as people's builds i have been following.some day ill take a week off and see what i can do but it will take a Lil while last vacation i spent remodeling a room at the parents house around Christmas
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Post by: rablack97 on April 13, 2010, 07:42:53 pm
Ond,

I know your all about creating parts froms scratch, but I found these little gems.  Just in case you decide to dress up some more leds....

The site has all kinds of other goodies too, I ordered a few from www.mouser.com (http://www.mouser.com). Good prices and they ship international.

They look great....I plan on doing some trackball and spinner mods.....

They come in 3mm, 5mm diffused, clear and fresnel lens....Might be a shortage of buttons at some point ya know....

http://vcclite.com/led-lenses/panel-lenses-5mm-led/ (http://vcclite.com/led-lenses/panel-lenses-5mm-led/)

http://vcclite.com/wp-content/files/CMC-323-5mm-plain-lens-drawing.pdf (http://vcclite.com/wp-content/files/CMC-323-5mm-plain-lens-drawing.pdf)
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Post by: atomikbohm on May 07, 2010, 01:27:57 pm
Ond, I've been following your build for quite sometime now and I must say Holy <insert any/all explicative here>.  I don't think that I'm alone in saying that your work here is an inspiration to the community to push the envelope.   :applaud:

Now that the ego petting is out of the way ... I have a problem that I'm hoping that you can help me with...

Every time I go near my cab my hands start to shake, I break into cold sweats, I get very moody and last night I had hallucination that I saw a bat flapping around my control panel. As far as I can tell I'm suffering from WITHDRAWAL!!! Come on man I just need a little LED action or spray puddy.  Come on man I'm good for it I promise ....
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Post by: syph007 on May 07, 2010, 01:54:44 pm
I know, I keep checking this thread too, just to see what he'll add next!  Great DIY inspiration!  At a high level you look at it and think, doesnt look like an arcade to me.. then you read the posts and see all the work he did, and its more like a piece of futuristic playable art...  I just want to see the finished product!!!
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Post by: Ond on May 08, 2010, 07:53:39 pm
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Post by: Ond on May 17, 2010, 09:07:08 am
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Post by: javeryh on May 17, 2010, 09:46:29 am
Wow.  Sick.
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Post by: syph007 on May 17, 2010, 09:52:06 am
My favorite part of your build updates are how you make your own parts.  This is another great example.  Keep it up, it's very inspirational.
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Post by: smalltownguy on May 17, 2010, 09:57:03 am
The part that I can't get over is that his 'DIY' parts are more robust, have better fit & finish, look better, and will last longer than OEM parts.

Seriously, some companies take YEARS to develop and release a part revision for commercial use. Ond MacGuyver's his stuff from random household parts.

Eat your hearts out R&D teams!

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Post by: emphatic on May 17, 2010, 04:41:26 pm
 :applaud:

I really appreciate the update.
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Post by: rablack97 on May 17, 2010, 10:41:42 pm
Dude, you are ridiculous......unbelievable...... :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:
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Post by: drventure on May 18, 2010, 12:34:47 am
Niiiiice!  :notworthy:

I love that plunger. And I'm totally cribbing that light up bit, though I think I'll do mine with jeweled amethyst insets  ;)

Bout time for an update. Everyone was getting withdrawals  :)
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Post by: Kurt on May 18, 2010, 03:48:38 am
freak.

:applaud:
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Post by: Ond on May 18, 2010, 04:29:04 am
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Post by: Epyx on May 18, 2010, 11:39:23 am
Fantastic craftsmanship Ond!  :cheers:

Of course I was hoping you would have thrown in the stereotypical Aussie audio snippet like "Ah cripey, she's a beaut!"   :laugh2:
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Post by: atomikbohm on May 18, 2010, 05:07:15 pm
Ond,

<Loud exhale> Thanks for the fix man ....  ;D 

After following the pinball plunger I was wondering if you could help me with another problem I have.  I have a paper clip, some twine, super glue and 1 2x4 sheet of water logged plywood.  I need to build a transatlantic aircraft.  Can you give me step by step instructions, and nice pics so I can make sure I'm doing it right???

Good God Man what can't you build???   :notworthy:

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Post by: Ond on May 19, 2010, 12:46:35 am
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Post by: Kurt on May 19, 2010, 05:18:38 am
Didn't you know the movie Paycheck was based on Ond's antics with reverse engineering .

True story.

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Post by: eclipso on May 19, 2010, 11:44:55 am
Wow.  Sick.

+1 to that.
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Post by: Epyx on May 19, 2010, 01:26:31 pm
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Thanks man, yeah the silent video treatment, btw that's 'crikey' not cripey    I should do a full blown video tutorial in stereotyp Aussie,  strewth mate are you fair dinkum?  (I never speak like that, I'm too young   )

Ya clunky finger typo on that...ive watched enough Crocodile Hunter to know its crikey ;)

If you do a video like that ill have to do one in stereotypical Canadian...all aboot the cab eh?
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Post by: Pinball Wizard on May 19, 2010, 06:14:13 pm
Did I miss a huge chunk where you finish the upright or did you decide to jump around to a cocktail? Either way I love your work. So thorough and thought out.
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Post by: Ond on May 19, 2010, 07:32:00 pm
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - Astro !
Post by: Comtek on May 27, 2010, 11:23:16 am
Sorry for my absence i'm without internet at the moment
OND that is just amazing
i'll have internet back as soon as i'm done snow crab fishing
started middle of april i had 250,000 pounds to catch. i only need another 70,000 pounds then i'll be back to try and build that awesome creation.
anyway back to crab fishing keep up the awesome work ond
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Post by: garwil on May 29, 2010, 09:56:24 pm
Comtek, is that similar to that Deadliest Catch show? I've always wanted a crack at something like that, how would I get into it?

PS: Ond, apologies for derailing your thread! Your cab is amazing BTW!
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Post by: Shortbus on May 30, 2010, 03:02:02 pm
awesome as usual. as for the crab thing....There is probably a 'deadliest catch' marathon on...lol
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - Astro !
Post by: Ond on June 02, 2010, 08:39:15 am
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - Astro ! **Coin Slot Revision**
Post by: drventure on June 02, 2010, 08:58:21 am
Nice!

While I liked the metallic, that new red really pops, and the metal slot idea will definitely hold up better.

 :applaud:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - Astro ! **Coin Slot Revision**
Post by: shrunkenmaster on June 02, 2010, 11:50:12 am
Electrostatic flock applicators? Whatever next?!!! The new coin slot is great Ond  :applaud:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - Astro ! **Coin Slot Revision**
Post by: emphatic on June 02, 2010, 12:03:23 pm
Wow, updates in thread title as well!

That metal update oozes quality and class. I actually think the mk 1 looks bad now.  :laugh2: As lovely looking as ever.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - Astro ! **Coin Slot Revision**
Post by: opt2not on June 02, 2010, 12:37:27 pm
Impressive as always!
I like the new red, it really "pops" now. The new metal coin slot is also a huge improvement over the painted one.

As for the metal plate behind it, you probably don't need too much shape design on it since you've got a lot of details already in the coin door itself. But then again, the more details the better! :lol

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - Astro ! **Coin Slot Revision**
Post by: javeryh on June 02, 2010, 01:12:43 pm
As much as I loved the original version of the coin slot, the new one is miles better (and that's saying something).  Really nice - I also like you idea for the metal backing plate.  I can't wait to see this thing finished!   :cheers:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - Astro ! **Coin Slot Revision**
Post by: Epyx on June 02, 2010, 02:06:50 pm
 :cheers:

Nice Ond, and I definitely like Mark II a lot better.  The colour for starters fits the theme a lot better and the metal coin slot is just plain awesome.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - Astro ! **Coin Slot Revision**
Post by: versapak on June 02, 2010, 09:05:20 pm
I like the old metallic red better, but the new color still looks great, and that new metal coin slot is excellent.

Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - Astro ! **Coin Slot Revision**
Post by: drventure on June 02, 2010, 11:10:57 pm
Electrostatic flock applicators?

What?! Wait?! I think I need one of those in +my+ cab!  :)

Sounds right, anyways.
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Post by: Yvan256 on June 02, 2010, 11:25:23 pm
Iíve got new plans in that department involving flock coating and a DIY electrostatic flock applicator.

Funny thing is, at first I read that as "a DIY electronic flux capacitor". Time-traveling capabilities is about the only thing that's going to be missing from this cabinet.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - Astro ! **Coin Slot Revision**
Post by: kyoke on June 02, 2010, 11:56:21 pm
I can't believe there isn't a drool emoticon. Amazing work Ond!  :notworthy:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - Astro ! **Coin Slot Revision**
Post by: Ond on June 03, 2010, 12:44:46 am
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - Astro ! **Coin Slot Revision**
Post by: shrunkenmaster on June 03, 2010, 02:11:13 am
I will of course share how to make the applicator, it's based on an ion generator and some bits of PVC pipe.

Look forward to this Ond, don't forget to tell us what eBay store you get the dilithium crystals to power it  ;D
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - Astro ! **Coin Slot Revision**
Post by: emphatic on June 03, 2010, 01:47:32 pm
(http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Drooling/drooling-2.gif)
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - Astro ! **Coin Slot Revision**
Post by: mllkat on June 03, 2010, 03:11:39 pm
Man...the innovations and just plain sick technical skills never cease to amaze. I bet somewhere laying about in OND's shop is his version of the "Interositor" from "This Island Earth."
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - Astro !
Post by: XeviouS on June 04, 2010, 11:48:56 pm

Oh yeah I nearly forgot, I removed the old plastic slot insert from the PVC and fashioned another from this.

Itís a metal drawer handle from a hardware shop.  I hack sawed it up and after much filing and Dremeling I finally had a much more durable metal slot insert, hereís how the unit looks now with new insert.


Ond, just admit it, your favourite show is MacGuyver, right?
(http://somebodystolemytwinkie.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/macgyver.jpg)
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - Astro ! **Coin Slot Revision**
Post by: Ond on June 06, 2010, 06:28:25 am
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - Astro ! **Electrostatic Flock Applicator**
Post by: emphatic on June 06, 2010, 07:22:12 am
Kind of a fluff piece for the next post then?  :blah: :cheers:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - Astro ! **Electrostatic Flock Applicator**
Post by: mllkat on June 06, 2010, 07:28:38 am
HOLY CRAP!! I'm pretty sure next time there's a meteor heading toward earth, the Government is calling OND to builD some kind of Repulser Ray made of tin cans, PVC, old Microwave parts and a Leaf Blower Motor! Every post it's like reading the next issue of Popular Mechanics...Outstanding! I look forward to seeing the results. :applaud:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - Astro ! **Electrostatic Flock Applicator**
Post by: Encryptor on June 06, 2010, 07:57:48 am
Ond,

Outstanding as usual!  :notworthy: We have come to expect nothing short of genius from you!

Do you have any pics of how the head is constructed? Just wondering if it's solid inside so the fibers can't get into the handle.

Encryptor
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - Astro ! **Electrostatic Flock Applicator**
Post by: drventure on June 06, 2010, 08:38:38 am
Yawn...

Where's the innovation? Where's the imagination?

I mean. Seriously. ANYBODY could just whip one of those things out.

 ;)

 :notworthy:  :notworthy:  :notworthy:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - Astro ! **Electrostatic Flock Applicator**
Post by: javeryh on June 06, 2010, 08:49:39 am
I've never heard of a Flock Applicator but this is super cool!
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - Astro ! **Electrostatic Flock Applicator**
Post by: rablack97 on June 06, 2010, 10:09:42 am
It didn't dawn on me what the heck Flock was until I saw this post.  I was going to line the inside of my daughter's drawers with this stuff.  Although as OND stated the applicators are expensive, and the process is pretty messy.  It takes some skill to get those Rayon Fibers to stick uniformly to the glue.  So I'm interested to the finished result.....OND the DIY applicator is just genius.

Now that I see what your doing, your turning your Lamborghini into a Bentley.  I'm seeing a stool now with Butter-soft leather, maybe even you stripping off the putty and going with a mahogany woodgrain shell.  Hidden cigar humidifier, Cognac Fridge in in the back, and a butler to boot.

Due to all the ingenuity, I just hope if you have a mental breakdown, they dont find you rubbing the inside of your cab mumbling things about pretty red bunnies. ;D

 
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - Astro ! **Electrostatic Flock Applicator**
Post by: opt2not on June 06, 2010, 01:46:30 pm
 :dizzy:
Ond, you are so randomly hardcore it's amazing.  :applaud:

Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - Astro ! **Electrostatic Flock Applicator**
Post by: Kurt on June 06, 2010, 09:26:03 pm
That's just to cool and it even backs as a taser  ;D look forward to seeing how it looks once applied.

Whats next for the cab Ond? Artificial Intelligence  ;)
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - Astro ! **Electrostatic Flock Applicator**
Post by: Ond on June 06, 2010, 10:17:19 pm
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Post by: atomikbohm on July 08, 2010, 12:45:58 pm
Ond,

I've noticed that you haven't updated in over a month.  Hope there hasn't been any personal emergencies or tragedies in your life and that you have just taken some time to live. 

Though, if you are taking a break I would like to remind you ... You know how I get with out my fix.  Sweat dripping off my face, violent fits of uncontrollable shacking, hallucinating about red flock and loud arcade attract sound tracks!!! Come on man give give GIVE!!! (http://www.sherv.net/cm/emo/smoke/drugs.gif)
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Post by: Epyx on July 08, 2010, 12:48:43 pm
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violent fits of uncontrollable shacking

In Britain and the commonwealth that has some different implications ;)
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Post by: Ond on July 08, 2010, 04:55:45 pm
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Post by: rablack97 on July 08, 2010, 06:33:08 pm
wow, so you built the applicator, and didn't read the instructions on how to apply.

You are human........major disappointment......... :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
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Post by: Pixelhugger on July 08, 2010, 06:50:57 pm
If it's worth electrostatically applying a velvetized finish to a seldom seen part of your project, then it's worth electrostatically applying a velvetized finish to a seldom seen part of your project right. :)
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Post by: Ond on July 09, 2010, 07:19:35 am
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Post by: rablack97 on July 09, 2010, 12:01:23 pm
ok whew....the beast has returned...... :applaud: :applaud: :applaud: :applaud:

for some reason I though flocking was a one shot deal, cover the area with the glue, flock, shake off the rest for reuse....particles are to adhere to any area it finds glue, so you should get a good coat the first time.....make sure you send some detailed photos, interested to see how you do the flocking with multiple coats.....
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Post by: Pixelhugger on July 10, 2010, 01:20:16 am
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Yes........although now you've said that I'm not so sure........ j/k   ;D On seeing the results of my first attempt I knew the velvet lined finish was worth it, though seldom seen, it's the sort of luxurious bling factor that seems to fit the cab's theme.

Ooops... didn't mean to imply it's overkill. Quite the contrary. I meant to say that going as far as you have on this project, no point is worth sparing. It's what makes this build so crazy interesting.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on July 10, 2010, 01:31:15 am
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Post by: Pixelhugger on July 10, 2010, 01:40:44 am
I'll be very interested in how you approach your wire management. There don't seem to be many off the shelf solutions for elegant undercarriage CP wiring.   :dunno
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Comtek on July 11, 2010, 11:15:06 am
Good stuff is coming up in this build (finally)

This project has been nothing but  :notworthy: awesome :notworthy: stuff.
finally got internet back and i'm here to claim my cocktail design. :applaud: :applaud: I only hope i can do it some justice in the build. thanks again ond
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Post by: Ond on July 11, 2010, 06:06:08 pm
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Post by: XNIF on July 30, 2010, 04:42:38 am
This is fantastic. One of me most coolest designs i have seen... 
Just wondering do you have a goal on when it should be finished? Or is this something that will never get finished, a project for life...
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on July 30, 2010, 05:29:08 am
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: emphatic on July 30, 2010, 09:04:12 am
the next few updates of build progress are gonna B l o w T h e D o o r s O f f  your expectations.

How DARE YOU!  :blah:
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Post by: Benevolance on July 30, 2010, 05:45:24 pm
If you were planning to shoot your cabinet with lightning, you're too late. It's been done.
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Post by: Bender on July 30, 2010, 06:59:06 pm
Please, Please, NO!

You've hurt my brain too may times with this project, I just can't take anymore ingenious innovation and uncompromisingly beautiful execution






OK, just hurt me already>:D
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: jimmy2x2x on July 30, 2010, 07:07:49 pm
If you were planning to shoot your cabinet with lightning, you're too late. It's been done.

HAHAHAHAHA
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Post by: Ond on July 30, 2010, 08:42:47 pm
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Post by: drventure on July 30, 2010, 09:52:39 pm
If you were planning to shoot your cabinet with lightning, you're too late. It's been done.

 :laugh2:

No wait.

 :angry:

No...

 :banghead:

Hrmmmm. Maybe...

 :'(

Still, pretty dang  :laugh2:


And, yeah, I'm still waiting for the next OND update myself!

 :cheers:
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Post by: Epyx on July 30, 2010, 10:26:18 pm
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And, yeah, I'm still waiting for the next OND update myself!

I get home and while installing Starcraft II, check out the forums...Ond's thread...updated...TODAY...click....
 :soapbox:
 :badmood:

A bunch of arcade enthusiasts bantering back and forth and nothing more!!!!!  :laugh2:

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Post by: emphatic on July 31, 2010, 07:16:03 am
Aw man I  didn't mean to upset you (if you are)

No, just being sarcastic. Now post some shizzle to make our heads spin. Pretty please!  :cheers:
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Post by: Kman-Sweden on August 04, 2010, 02:41:44 pm
Hey OND! More from Maiden, new song/video "Final Frontier" (could have been a cool name for your build, btw) on the website. Enjoy!
Up the Irons!

PS: Can't wait for the update. ;)
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Benevolance on August 06, 2010, 12:19:04 pm
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Posted on: July 30, 2010, 04:29:08 AM
In true Pixelhugger style I'll build a little anticipation here....the next few updates of build progress are gonna B l o w T h e D o o r s O f f  your expectations.

In true Pixelhugger style, he's also planning to wait months before posting the updates. :D

C'mon, Ond. You're killing us here.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on August 15, 2010, 10:27:35 am
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet ** CP PAINTED - Ferrari Red!**
Post by: WhereEaglesDare on August 15, 2010, 10:55:26 am
 :woot

Looks amazing!
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Post by: drventure on August 15, 2010, 11:09:56 am
Nice. I'd forgotten about the custom pinball shooter you made that matches the sticks. Very cool!
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet ** CP PAINTED - Ferrari Red!**
Post by: Pinball Wizard on August 15, 2010, 12:12:56 pm
Oh My God!!! This stuff is amazing! If you ever go to sell it I get first dibs on it! I wish I had some of the skills you guys have. I've never been that good with paint or plastics. This stuff is just so good!
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Post by: smalltownguy on August 15, 2010, 12:25:25 pm
Looking great, OND! Awesome stuff. Now I'm inspired to get back to my projects again, seeing yours.

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Post by: severdhed on August 15, 2010, 12:36:26 pm
holy crap :o
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Post by: Epyx on August 15, 2010, 01:00:18 pm
 :cheers:

Fantastic Ond! 
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Post by: Roo on August 15, 2010, 03:34:25 pm
 :notworthy:
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Post by: Yvan256 on August 15, 2010, 04:03:22 pm
Projects like these are what inspires me to stop working on my own projects.  :dizzy:
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Post by: mllkat on August 15, 2010, 06:04:24 pm
Projects like these are what inspires me to stop working on my own projects.  :dizzy:

I couldn't have said it better myself...that and I am incredibly lazy! Great work as usual Ond!!
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Post by: opt2not on August 15, 2010, 06:54:05 pm
rrrrroawww! That's some eye-sex right there!  :-*  :lol
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet ** CP PAINTED - Ferrari Red!**
Post by: emphatic on August 15, 2010, 08:02:09 pm
That color choice is so nice.  :applaud: I really long to see it polished up now. Awesome work!
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Post by: pj14701 on August 15, 2010, 09:11:13 pm
wow such detail and amazing color this project will be a inspiration to us all. cant wait to start my first build. dang financial setbacks... but anyways :applaud: :cheers: keep up the amazing work
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet ** CP PAINTED - Ferrari Red!**
Post by: RoyalScam on August 15, 2010, 11:34:39 pm
I've been following this thread with great interest.  The work has been just incredible, the hacking of hardware even more so.  I just wanted to know if anyone else is digging the red/gray color combination  here.  I know the base is intended to be red, but I really like the pic with the gray base.
Looking Fantastic as always,
Thanks for sharing this with us,
Scam
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Post by: mgb on August 15, 2010, 11:46:22 pm
That is looking really sweet ;D
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Post by: Kman-Sweden on August 16, 2010, 01:49:23 am
Looking good, Ond!  ;D
It looks smaller than I imagined it to be.. I love it.  :applaud:
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Post by: Ond on August 16, 2010, 03:22:19 am
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet ** CP PAINTED - Ferrari Red!**
Post by: drventure on August 16, 2010, 08:10:30 am
I'd love to see details if/when you pick up a linear actuator for the lid lift. I SOOO wanted to use those in my cab, but the price and wiring seemed a bit daunting.

You know you're doing something right when people like the PRIMER finish for the actual unit ;)

I snapped a pic of a rocket hood ornament off an old car yesterday. Found it at an antique shop around here. It's kinda big so, I'm not sure it work for anything you're doing, but it sure reminded me of the retro future cab nonetheless.

I don't have the software installed to upload the pic right now, but here's an image that is very similar

(http://image.motortrend.com/f/9510078+w750/c12_0612_11z+1950_oldsmobile_futuramic_88+hood_ornament.jpg)

Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet ** CP PAINTED - Ferrari Red!**
Post by: Rick on August 16, 2010, 08:15:29 am
This is the reason why building a cab is so problematic.  You can go with an existing design, a slim design, the widebody design, or you can go completely insane and design your own cab.  This one is certainly one of a kind, and is certain to continue to drum up conversation.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet ** CP PAINTED - Ferrari Red!**
Post by: EightBySix on August 16, 2010, 09:42:37 am
I'm considering purchasing a linear actuator to raise and lower the CP lid

I've been looking for one too, to automatically open my mame coffee table, but have you seen the price of them! I have a few saved ebay searches on the go, and even considered buying a second hand device that contains one, from wheelchairs to surgical equipment :)

I did find this guy (http://www.robotstuff.freehomepage.com/) who sells track actuators quite cheaply for his fighting robot hobby, like this one:
(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=103207.0;attach=151761;image)

No reply to my enquiry email yet though... Let us know if you find a good source...
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet ** CP PAINTED - Ferrari Red!**
Post by: Bender on August 16, 2010, 02:00:11 pm
Beautiful as always Ond!!!! :cheers:

what type of paint are you using and how do you apply it? how durable is it?

I see you only have 3 admin buttons, what do you do for adding coins(or do you just use the coin drop)? no pause?
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Post by: javeryh on August 16, 2010, 02:38:25 pm
Awesome as always Ond.  This thing is really coming together.
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Post by: Kman-Sweden on August 17, 2010, 01:55:22 am
That gold acuator looks nice.
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Post by: Ond on August 17, 2010, 07:50:01 pm
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Post by: versapak on August 18, 2010, 03:32:50 pm
It looks gorgeous so far.

One question though... Why isn't the spinner centered?

For some reason it keeps really catching my eye.


Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet ** CP PAINTED - Ferrari Red!**
Post by: smalltownguy on August 18, 2010, 04:24:04 pm
One question though... Why isn't the spinner centered?

I appears to me that the spinner IS centered, but it's centered to the whole cab, not the blue CP insert. Looks like the blue inserts are spaced according to a comfortable layout of joysticks and buttons, which is what's causing the offset.

If you tried to center everything visually, it looks like you'd probably squish player 2's joystick too close for comfort.

Then again I could be talking out of ---my bottom---.  :blah: :blah: :blah:
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Post by: Ond on August 18, 2010, 08:03:38 pm
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Post by: dawolv on August 18, 2010, 10:11:45 pm
Just Awesome Amazing Ond!  :applaud:
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Post by: saurian333 on August 19, 2010, 12:30:13 am
for the same reason some folks will be bothered by it being off centre in the insert, others will like the 'off symmetry' approach.

You're right about that; I do like the asymmetric approach.  Especially here, where you've made it fairly subtle.  Symmetry is great, but a CP isn't symmetrical to begin with (unless you have one right- and one left-handed set), so I think it works well.

Looking great, man.  Your painting skills appear to be as sharp as your design skills.  This thing is going to look so bad-ass. 8)
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Post by: versapak on August 19, 2010, 12:57:34 am
for the same reason some folks will be bothered by it being off centre in the insert, others will like the 'off symmetry' approach.

You're right about that; I do like the asymmetric approach.  Especially here, where you've made it fairly subtle.  Symmetry is great, but a CP isn't symmetrical to begin with (unless you have one right- and one left-handed set), so I think it works well.

Looking great, man.  Your painting skills appear to be as sharp as your design skills.  This thing is going to look so bad-ass. 8)


I think I would like the asymmetric look if it was the whole blue section rather than the items in it.

Since the blue sections break the controls up into groups, they could be placed anywhere on the red and I think they would look fine as long as the controls in them were centered.


Oh well. It's not mine to look at every day (unfortunately :)) and in the grand scheme of things with this gorgeous cab, it is pretty minor. It just kept drawing my attention, so I had to ask about it.





Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet ** CP PAINTED - Ferrari Red!**
Post by: Ond on August 19, 2010, 01:23:27 am
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet ** CP PAINTED - Ferrari Red!**
Post by: saurian333 on August 19, 2010, 01:52:19 am
I think I would like the asymmetric look if it was the whole blue section rather than the items in it.

Since the blue sections break the controls up into groups, they could be placed anywhere on the red and I think they would look fine as long as the controls in them were centered.

I do think I agree with that, actually.  I might also like it better that way.  But I don't know if there'd have been a way to do it better than this.  If the middle blue section around the spinner had been narrowed so there was equal blue space on each side, then there'd be a larger gap between it and the P2 blue section than on the P1 side.  The only thing I can think of that might approach what you're after would be to add blue space to the left of the P2 stick, and I think that would look equally odd, personally.

At the same time, I think Ond was right when he said "it grows on you."  The blue space seems sort of inviting, as if it calls out "rest your hand here to use the spinner."  Unlike other layouts I've seen that seem to say "hell, I dunno...you figure it out."  

Ond: I actually hadn't noticed the difference in the gaps from the CP edges until you said something.  Again, subtle; I like it.  :applaud:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet ** CP PAINTED - Ferrari Red!**
Post by: opt2not on August 19, 2010, 02:07:21 am
Asymmetric designs do tend to draw the eye in  ;) .  

QFT!
 :applaud: This man knows his stuff. Trust in Ond!
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet ** CP PAINTED - Ferrari Red!**
Post by: Kman-Sweden on August 19, 2010, 02:32:36 am
Let's see a closeup... Have you got rid of the orange peal?  :-X
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet ** CP PAINTED - Ferrari Red!**
Post by: javeryh on August 19, 2010, 09:11:14 am
How crazy are you going on the finish?  600 grit is still pretty rough  ;)

Take it to 2000!!!
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet ** CP PAINTED - Ferrari Red!**
Post by: Rick on August 19, 2010, 09:27:20 am
Take it to 2000!!!

I'm glad we're all retro gamers here...  No chance of someone coming up with an "Over 9000" comment!

...

(Oops! My bad.)

Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet ** CP PAINTED - Ferrari Red!**
Post by: Ond on August 19, 2010, 12:34:11 pm
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet ** CP PAINTED - Ferrari Red!**
Post by: Epyx on August 19, 2010, 01:15:11 pm
@Ond

You know a paint finish is hot when you keep bringing the pics back up to stare at them...damn nice job.  Sure the gray matches but hopefully you go with your original thoughts as that will look even better.

Question...how are you about people touching your stuff...what I am getting at is are you actually going to let anyone touch it without gloves lol? Or are you pretty good about people touching your things?  I know my personality and I would be way too anal with such a nice paint job... to the point where I would likely tick people off and they wouldn't want to touch it ;)

Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet ** CP PAINTED - Ferrari Red!**
Post by: Rick on August 19, 2010, 01:20:07 pm
Question...how are you about people touching your stuff...

Make sure you offer dinner and drinks first.  Err.

 ;)

Actually, that's a great question, as we've all come to think of Ond's cab as more of a 'work of art' than an arcade cab.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet ** CP PAINTED - Ferrari Red!**
Post by: saurian333 on August 19, 2010, 02:11:06 pm
Make sure you offer dinner and drinks first.  Err.

 :laugh2:

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Actually, that's a great question, as we've all come to think of Ond's cab as more of a 'work of art' than an arcade cab.

Agreed; I keep thinking it belongs in a glass case, or roped off like a museum display.  On the other hand, it would be a damned shame if no one ever got to play on the thing.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet ** CP PAINTED - Ferrari Red!**
Post by: XNIF on August 19, 2010, 02:22:46 pm
Make sure you offer dinner and drinks first.  Err.

 :laugh2:

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Actually, that's a great question, as we've all come to think of Ond's cab as more of a 'work of art' than an arcade cab.

Agreed; I keep thinking it belongs in a glass case, or roped off like a museum display.  On the other hand, it would be a damned shame if no one ever got to play on the thing.

The coindoor should say like 25 dollar per game.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet ** CP PAINTED - Ferrari Red!**
Post by: Rick on August 19, 2010, 03:00:04 pm
The coindoor should say like 25 dollar per game.

/me waves hand.  Imperial Credits will be fine.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet ** CP PAINTED - Ferrari Red!**
Post by: saurian333 on August 19, 2010, 03:07:00 pm
The coindoor should say like 25 dollar per game.
/me waves hand.  Imperial Credits will be fine.


:lol
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet ** CP PAINTED - Ferrari Red!**
Post by: Benevolance on August 19, 2010, 06:04:53 pm
Hey! Others may heap praise on you, but I'm not happy with this:

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I'll answer Benders question about admin buttons here, I like the underneath coin insert button you use, I'll do that too

Not happy at all. What the hell happened to that cool coin mechanism/delivery system you were cooking up on page 2? Do you think you can leave loose ends just because this thread is 19 pages long?

*starts gathering torches and pitchforks*
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet ** CP PAINTED - Ferrari Red!**
Post by: Ond on August 19, 2010, 07:38:40 pm
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet ** CP PAINTED - Ferrari Red!**
Post by: drventure on August 19, 2010, 10:57:55 pm
Ok, Now i just had to go back and check out those coin door pics.

I'm starting to feel an idea gel in the back of my head.

And here I was, thinking I was getting close to done with my cab  ;)

Nice work as usual. Your painting skills far surpass mine. Heck, i tend to use chip brushes, old socks, and lots of wipe on poly  :-[
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet ** CP PAINTED - Ferrari Red!**
Post by: Benevolance on August 20, 2010, 01:06:35 pm
Alright. You are forgiven, Ond. You may continue working on this absolutely brilliant, gorgeous project.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet ** CP PAINTED - Ferrari Red!**
Post by: XNIF on August 20, 2010, 01:36:10 pm
i am pretty new to this forum .. like less then 2 months .. where did you get those BYOAC Tokens ??
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet ** CP PAINTED - Ferrari Red!**
Post by: smalltownguy on August 20, 2010, 02:08:41 pm
Here's the link to the thread discussing the 2010 tokens, although, they're already sold out:

http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=97661.0 (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=97661.0)

And here's the thread discussing the designs for the 2011 tokens:

http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=104153.0 (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=104153.0)
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet ** CP PAINTED - Ferrari Red!**
Post by: Santoro on August 20, 2010, 02:22:00 pm
Yep, 2010 is sold out, though I may order some more when we order the 2011 tokens.  There are some previous years' tokens still available... click the link in my .sig if you want to check it out.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet ** CP PAINTED - Ferrari Red!**
Post by: EvilNuff on September 08, 2010, 03:04:48 pm
I've been playing with methods of replicating ond's button lighting idea (reply #131) and think I am pretty close.

What I am doing so far is using a nylon washer that's slightly too small, its not visibly smaller than the button but you can feel it.  That way I have no construction in the diffuser.  Cutting my hand gives me not perfectly flat surfaces, I sand them flat but they are at a slight angle which I dislike.  I have a pretty good idea how to set up a jig to do this for me, however.  I'll post pictures afterwards if others are interested enough.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet ** CP PAINTED - Ferrari Red!**
Post by: wxforecaster on September 08, 2010, 09:32:25 pm
EvilNuff,

I give a +5 and a HECK yeh. Presently designing my cabinet and I put a bookmark with an asterisk next to that post. I would love to use RGB LEDs to illuminate my buttons to game-specific colors, but not so "in your face". The illuminated ring idea was awesome, and a way to do this consistenly across a CP with some 14-16 buttons without it taking 2 hours a piece would be a dream come true.

I definitely would like to see your approach -- and I'd bet there's definitely a market for these! I thought one could cut the buttons fairly accurately if they are clamped in a chop saw, but haven't tested this. It was the furnishing of Ond's diffuser that would have been my nemesis.

Evan

 
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet ** CP PAINTED - Ferrari Red!**
Post by: Benevolance on September 09, 2010, 07:16:51 pm
Ond, way back on page 2 you're doing the filling followed by the automotive spray putty. Great details. But I thought I recalled somewhere in the many pages between there and now that there were some cracks in the finish that showed up later on due to temperature changes? The painted cab looks gorgeous and I don't see any deficiencies at all, so I assume you sorted it out. Did you do anything differently? Just refinish the cab the same way as before? Am I totally misremembering this occurring?
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet ** CP PAINTED - Ferrari Red!**
Post by: EvilNuff on September 09, 2010, 09:03:12 pm
Well no luck so far in creating an easy reliable way to duplicate Ond's buttons.  I found some 3/8" translucent white nylon washers (my happ button plungers are 22mm which is very slightly larger than 3/8")...  Buying pre-made washers makes the insert no effort at all.

The problem I am having is cutting the button plungers evenly.  Its really hard to get a perfectly even cut...the best idea I have so far is a pipe cutter but I don't have one suitable for plastic.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet ** CP PAINTED - Ferrari Red!**
Post by: Ond on September 09, 2010, 09:26:24 pm
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet ** CP PAINTED - Ferrari Red!**
Post by: wxforecaster on September 09, 2010, 09:38:30 pm
EvilNuff, yeh, even with a pipe cutter, you get a smooth, but not necessarily straight cut.

That's why I suggested a miter/chop saw. With the right blade, if you clamp the button plunger into place, you'll get a perfect 90 cut, no? I just finished building two 4' x 6' pro hockey nets out of PVC and the chop saw made perfect cuts like butter on over 20 pieces.


Ond, it's such a great effect! My desire is to not land an airplane with my control panel, but to illuminate the correct buttons/colors for specific game play while maintaining the look of a desired panel. Honestly, I think white or black buttons would be the two primary options. I think most would desire RGB LEDs for the purpose customizing whatever they want. In my case, I already have my LEDs, so a simple drilled hole to hold them would suffice.

I just picked up ~30 Happ Comp buttons from Crayola as part of a bunch of stuff he was selling in that B.S.T. forum. There are a few colors I don't need, and would gladly donate them to you (or EvilNuff) for the cause of R&D. Certainly the more heads pouring into this, the quicker something can come to either a means to accomplish, or to market for the masses.

Evan
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet ** CP PAINTED - Ferrari Red!**
Post by: EvilNuff on September 09, 2010, 09:59:47 pm
@EvilNuff & wxforecaster - These buttons,  they have become popular (well the idea has).  Given the interest in them I've been pondering a way I can turn them out myself much more quickly.  The time it would take given the method I used on the prototype would not be worth my while.  I will give this some further thought, if I could crank them out at a reasonable rate I'd make them available for sale.

If it were possible to efficiently turn them out, I'm wondering what colors would people be interested in? ...

I wouldn't care about the LED Ond, that's easy enough to install myself.  I would be interested in any of the standard happ comp button colors just cut & modified.  And honestly nylon washers take a *lot* of the effort out of it.  The only thing I cannot do easily/consistantly is cut the button perfectly.  If you can figure that out I'd be thrilled.  I'll attach 3 pics for you.  The first is my modified button (the best of my attempts with the washers  :applaud:), the other two are the button lit with a green GGG LED in dim light and normal room light.  You can see its not perfect by any means but I think it looks great, very similar to Ond's prototype and, IMO, proves that purchased washers will work fine.


wxforecaster:
I think the cutter would be straight as long as the button lays flat in the rollers...I may try it anyways.

I actually tried to create a miter/jig.  I drilled a hole into some scrap wood and very carefully measured and cut a perfectly parallel cut through.  Then I clamped the button in and used it as a guide and it still wasn't as even as I can get just manually cutting it with a dremel cutting wheel.

Did you have a specific miter/chop saw in mind?  I'll reread the thread and see.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet ** CP PAINTED - Ferrari Red!**
Post by: ninjasquirrel on September 09, 2010, 10:03:53 pm
Great work on the paint Ond! I'm planning my paint right now after my little leave of absence.

@EvilNuff & wxforecaster - I've used the ring method on my buttons and had good luck with using my table saw and a simple jig to cut the buttons. I also went to a local engraver and had them cut out my plexi...something to think about if you have a bunch of them to make.  Here's a link to my build, just look at post #1 to get the general idea.

http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=101426.0 (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=101426.0)
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - pondering fabricating my illuminated buttons
Post by: EvilNuff on September 09, 2010, 10:07:57 pm
Well that's a fantastic idea ninja...sheesh wish I had found that before fiddling with all my ideas for a jig that didn't work! LOL  Now I need to find an engraver in Dallas.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - pondering fabricating my illuminated buttons
Post by: wxforecaster on September 09, 2010, 11:16:54 pm
+1 to ninja. Amazing how our brains operate. I took one look at your jig and (assuming EvilNuff did the same thing) did a massive faceplant.  :banghead:

Between that and the ingenius dowel holder idea, I think you're really onto something.

BTW, if you're still looking for good polishers, most of the pinball community swears by the Novus stuff (and I've personally used it with great success) on playfield plastics. Would surely work outstanding here too.

Now, if you can get a pre-made plexi disc the same thickness as that eaten away by the saw blade, you're guaranteed getting back to the original button height every time.
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Post by: emphatic on September 21, 2010, 04:18:04 pm
Any news?
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - pondering fabricating my illuminated buttons
Post by: saurian333 on September 24, 2010, 01:06:24 pm
Now, if you can get a pre-made plexi disc the same thickness as that eaten away by the saw blade, you're guaranteed getting back to the original button height every time.

Pre-made discs would be hard to find, but plexi comes in many thicknesses. Should be pretty easy to find some that's the same thickness as a blade; most blades, AFAIK, are about 1/8" wide.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: GameTech on September 30, 2010, 10:22:05 pm
Did this project just stop?  Or am I missing something?   I just read all 19 pages of goodness, and now I'm left without a happy ending?  what teh fark mang?

Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: smalltownguy on September 30, 2010, 10:41:47 pm
Did this project just stop?  Or am I missing something?   I just read all 19 pages of goodness, and now I'm left without a happy ending?  what teh fark mang?



The rest of Ond's thread has transcended this universe. Future updates will be posted in another space time continuum.

 :laugh2:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: BlasterMaster on October 01, 2010, 02:06:32 am
Did this project just stop?  Or am I missing something?   I just read all 19 pages of goodness, and now I'm left without a happy ending?  what teh fark mang?



The rest of Ond's thread has transcended this universe. Future updates will be posted in another space time continuum.

 :laugh2:

Do you have the frequency of the space time continuum it is in I would like to finish reading the work... Great job Ond! Amazing Project!
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Pixelhugger on October 01, 2010, 10:10:55 am
4 8 15 16 23 42
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Shortbus on October 01, 2010, 10:17:41 am
I'm playing those numbers saturday night in the lottery! 
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: atomikbohm on October 01, 2010, 11:39:44 am
I don't know about the lottery.  I mean if the numbers came from great and powerful Ond then I would have already bought several ::)
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Epyx on October 01, 2010, 12:24:20 pm
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I'm playing those numbers saturday night in the lottery!

Being Pixel's numbers they may indeed be for a lottery...but one that doesn't take place for another 5 years  :laugh2:

Sorry Pixel I couldn't resist ;) All in good fun!
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Kman-Sweden on October 05, 2010, 07:22:52 am
.... can you feel it too?.... Ond's up to something.... I think it's going to be u.n.r.e.a.l..... :timebomb:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Donkey_Kong on October 11, 2010, 11:55:43 pm
4 8 15 16 23 42

(http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR_pgMvcfmdqw9ra8HkGbsCObtACiFdZ3BD3sZGt0D1DyOYnGM&t=1&usg=__ho9n3tleEY_4aImfjIf33co9Y6g=)
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: atomikbohm on October 12, 2010, 11:15:41 am
talk about being etched in stone  :o
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: kizer on October 12, 2010, 04:48:47 pm
Isn't that the numbers from LOST Tv Show?
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: emphatic on October 12, 2010, 07:07:34 pm
Isn't that the numbers from LOST Tv Show?

PLEASE GOD NO, I JUST WON THE LOTTERY PLAYING THEM!
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: smalltownguy on October 13, 2010, 10:47:02 am
Ahem. Ond. It's time.

I'm seriously in withdrawal here.

Help a guy out!
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Rick on October 13, 2010, 10:59:43 am
Ahem. Ond. It's time.

Seconded!  I don't know how much longer people are going to want to read about my non-progress!

;)
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: opt2not on October 14, 2010, 03:09:21 pm
Ahem. Ond. It's time.

Seconded!  I don't know how much longer people are going to want to read about my non-progress!

;)
<--- Insert snide comment here ----> :lol
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Rick on November 05, 2010, 09:43:05 am
Ond.  Dear sir.  Where have you gone?
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: emphatic on November 05, 2010, 09:57:18 am
I really hope that he's just very busy right now. He's not been posting at all lately, so I really hope he's well.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Shortbus on November 05, 2010, 01:08:14 pm
who do you think is repairing the hydrogen leaks on the Shuttle Discovery?


LOL....hope all is well OND, can't wait for more awesomeness!
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: JustMichael on November 10, 2010, 06:50:50 am
Hey Ond!  How can reply to this thread (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=104525.msg1135970#msg1135970) yesterday but not even post to this one?  People want to know if you have done any more on this cab!
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Uchiha Madara on November 10, 2010, 07:25:12 am
 :notworthy: best cab ever  :notworthy:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Rick on November 10, 2010, 08:03:16 am
Hey Ond!  How can reply to this thread (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=104525.msg1135970#msg1135970) yesterday but not even post to this one?  People want to know if you have done any more on this cab!

Not only do I get advice from the Almighty Ond, I also get advertisements in his threads by other Members.

 ;D

:notworthy: best cab ever  :notworthy:

+1,000

Maybe I need to throw down the gauntlet.  (No pun intended.  Ok, maybe.)

"I, the guy building the Doom 3 inspired arcade cabinet, do hereby lay down the challenge to Ond (heretofore referred to as "The Almighty Ond") to see who can provide the community with the greatest frequency of physical updates, to be judged by the community as a whole."  (I put that last in there because I like to post daily about stuff I plan to do, and that - obviously - would not count as an update.)

 ;) :) ;D
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on November 10, 2010, 03:45:34 pm
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Rick on November 10, 2010, 03:48:03 pm
@Rick - No contest, you will win hands down, well, for the time being anyhow.

LOL.  More of my attempt to goad you out of retirement, that's all.  (I'm slower than most when it comes to progress, I think.  I'm sure once you get back into the swing, you'll outdistance me easily - your experience definitely gives you an edge.)

Welcome back!  Watching intently.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: opt2not on November 10, 2010, 06:35:48 pm
I resist posting in my own thread without having made progress on my cab
Ya' see, this is why I like following your posts Ond -- all killer, no filler.
Unlike other posts on this forum I've avoided because the OP's decided to hum & haw about their projects, ad nauseum. Or running up their post counts like they're working on an unlocked achievement or something.  :-\

Usually when I see you've posted, I anticipate it's going to be a great one.

Take your time man, a masterpiece cannot be rushed!  :cheers:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Rick on November 10, 2010, 07:31:08 pm
Unlike other posts on this forum I've avoided because the OP's decided to hum & haw about their projects, ad nauseum. Or running up their post counts like they're working on an unlocked achievement or something.  :-\

I think I've been insulted!

;)
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: drventure on November 10, 2010, 09:29:54 pm
Hey Ond

Glad to hear everyone was ok in the crash. Sorry to hear about the car though.

"All killer. No Filler"  :D

+10
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: JustMichael on November 11, 2010, 08:27:40 pm
Ond, glad to hear all the really important stuff in your life is ok.  Cars can be replaced but family can't.  RL (Real Life) stuff gets in the way of everyone's cab building.  There is no shame in not having time to do anything on the cab for several months, that's just the way it goes sometimes.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Bender on November 11, 2010, 10:41:13 pm
Ond, glad to hear all the really important stuff in your life is ok.  Cars can be replaced but family can't.  RL (Real Life) stuff gets in the way of everyone's cab building.  There is no shame in not having time to do anything on the cab for several months, that's just the way it goes sometimes.

+1

Cheers!
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: leapinlew on November 12, 2010, 12:08:00 am
You know what cheers me up after a near death experience and realization that life is short and precious? A video game.

Just say'n.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on November 12, 2010, 10:54:53 pm
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: pj14701 on November 12, 2010, 11:48:13 pm
sorry to hear about the car glad to know everyone is ok and once again absolutely amazing :notworthy: when u are done with that cab people would pay admission just to see it in real life. your craftsmanship is breath taking :cheers: and has us all on the edge of are seats waiting for the next update   
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: drventure on November 13, 2010, 12:06:52 am
With that that going on with the paint job, people are going to expect to see a big block V8 with holleys in there when you open the lid  :)

Good stuff!
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: mllkat on November 13, 2010, 09:13:56 pm
With that that going on with the paint job, people are going to expect to see a big block V8 with holleys in there when you open the lid  :)

Good stuff!

Yep....an engine DOES look pretty good in there.. ;)
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: SpaceHedgehog on November 14, 2010, 06:17:28 am
That's a fine paint job you've got going on there. Very impressive. I tried unsuccessfully to do something like that, just couldn't get it right. Great skills and patience  :cheers:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: javeryh on November 14, 2010, 09:16:36 pm
Ridiculous.  Puts my paint job to shame!  Glad to see some progress and that you aren't rushing.  It will be done when it;s done and it will be worth the wait.   :cheers:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Kman-Sweden on November 19, 2010, 01:06:50 am
who do you think is repairing the hydrogen leaks on the Shuttle Discovery?


LOL....hope all is well OND, can't wait for more awesomeness!
Well not if he hasn't changed continent lately.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: ninjasquirrel on November 19, 2010, 08:24:52 pm
 :applaud: Nice job OND! Attention to detail...that's what it's all about. If it was easy anybody could do it!
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on November 19, 2010, 08:26:46 pm
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: BobA on November 20, 2010, 05:52:48 pm
Beautiful looking paint job.  You sure have the touch and alot of patience.  :applaud: :applaud:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on November 20, 2010, 06:25:32 pm
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on November 27, 2010, 08:17:52 pm
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Encryptor on November 27, 2010, 09:10:36 pm
Beautiful dude! Absolutely gorgeous! How many coats is that?

Encryptor
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: severdhed on November 27, 2010, 10:07:51 pm
that is just ridiculously awesome
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: JustMichael on November 28, 2010, 01:03:34 am
Hey Ond, when are you going to wash and wax it?   ;D  If the cab turns out 1/2 as good as the paint, WOW!!!
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: emphatic on November 28, 2010, 08:24:54 am
 :applaud:

This project has a special place in my heart.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: shrunkenmaster on November 28, 2010, 09:10:06 am
Stunning work my man. Reminds me of my first car - a shiny red Volkswagen Golf.  :applaud:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: thatitalian on November 30, 2010, 09:47:55 am
I don't like the colour....

;D

Only kidding. That is so nice bud, you must be really pleased with that. It actually looks like a better finish than my car! Outstanding stuff!

:applaud:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: drventure on November 30, 2010, 09:56:57 am
Dang. You're going to have to tell people to take off their bracelets and wedding rings when they play that thing, for fear of wrecking that finish. Fantastic!

Some friends came over recently, and when one guy found out the cab had track and field, he says "Oh, I used to know a great trick for playing that game" and proceeded to pull out a pen, lever it between two fingers and whack at the two buttons using the pen (so as to get the really fast back and forth button pushes that game requires).

I had to grit my teeth from saying anything but the buttons seem to have held up fine.

But my cab's nowhere near as shiny as that!
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Benevolance on November 30, 2010, 03:09:20 pm
Love that finish! It's gorgeous!

And I love the fact that in the first photo, the juxtaposition with the car in the background makes it look like the CP has wheels. :D
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: martoon x on December 01, 2010, 01:24:13 am
this is a masterpiece!
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on December 01, 2010, 03:22:08 am
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Post by: Vebbo on December 01, 2010, 09:51:38 am
Oh man, it's soo smooooth.

:applaud:

This project has a special place in my heart.

+1

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: leapinlew on December 01, 2010, 09:55:24 am
You should quit working on it OND. Nowhere to go but down from here.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: mllkat on December 01, 2010, 11:51:49 am
It drys to a very hard finish which means sanding and polishing yield great results (now I sound like an ad for the stuff  :P )
Ond

Man you aren't kidding....this thing is so shiny I even saw MY reflection looking at the picture of it.  :laugh2:
Awesome Job as always Ond!! I think I would rope it off and set it on a nice piece of carpeting like they do at car shows.  ;)
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: skinz on December 01, 2010, 11:58:06 am
Sorry if someone already asked but what will you use to prevent scratches?  I had some special treatment on my car when it was new and it worked great (no idea what it is called though).  Super slick man!!!!!!
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Rick on December 01, 2010, 11:59:12 am
All this positive press makes me want to create a shill account, just to post stuff like, "this ain't so hot", or "pffffttt - the paint job could be better"...  We can't give Ond a swelled head!

 ;) ;) ;)

(Seriously.  This cab is the one to beat.)

 :notworthy:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Rick on December 01, 2010, 12:02:33 pm
Sorry if someone already asked but what will you use to prevent scratches?

I want to know as well.  I'm guessing he's going to clearcoat the outside (possibly) and then use car wax on it.  I can tell you from experience, that this will definitely help.  I'd bought a 92 Sunbird GT in bright red - very similar, in fact - and had JUST waxed it when some guy scraped his car up along the side.  I had a 12"x24" square black smear/scratch on the side of the car from his bumper running up the rear bumper and was PISSED.  My Dad called me into the garage later that day, and had BUFFED THE ENTIRE THING OUT.  All that was left was a small 2" (albeit pretty deep) scratch.  If wax can make this much of a difference, that would be my call.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Benevolance on December 02, 2010, 08:27:26 pm
Then on sunny days when the neighbours wash their cars outside, Ond can be social and roll Astro out for a wax and polish...
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: AlienInferno on December 03, 2010, 12:37:41 am
Then on sunny days when the neighbours wash their cars outside, Ond can be social and roll Astro out for a wax and polish...

 :laugh2:

Keep it up Ond.  This thing is going to look NICE when it's finished.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: hyiu on December 19, 2010, 03:44:54 pm
if you don't mind me asking....
is your day job auto detailing ???

this is amazing...

I thought only auto maker with those high temp. over thingy baking the paint job in high temp can have that effect....  (ok... I donno much about cars... esp. paints...)

Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Pixelhugger on December 19, 2010, 03:59:27 pm
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I thought only auto maker with those high temp. over thingy baking the paint job in high temp can have that effect....  (ok... I donno much about cars... esp. paints...)


I thought the same thing. This is really encouraging to see.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on December 21, 2010, 07:29:42 pm
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Pinball Wizard on December 21, 2010, 07:32:46 pm
This is so AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!! Seriously, I wish I had the skill in a CAD-program to be able to do things like that.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Erik on December 21, 2010, 10:10:39 pm
The chrome flames around the coin slot make it look very "eye of sauron" to me.   :dunno Maybe you could check what it's like as a circle or something else?  Or maybe something in blue to match that sweet control panel?
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: drventure on December 21, 2010, 10:51:14 pm
Gotta say I'm kinda siding with Erik on the flames thing. It doesn't quite seem to +fit+ the rest of the cab to me.... Maybe some swoopy 50's auto chrome or something.

But, you've got a hell of an eye for design, so I probably have no business commenting  :)

And the finish is fantastic BTW! Glad you're back at it!
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on December 22, 2010, 12:47:19 am
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: eds1275 on December 22, 2010, 01:21:30 am
What kind of guitar are you playing these days? I like your renders, they are on par with the ones of my spinal tap cab! You guys should hook up and trade 3d rendering secrets or something. Wizards!


I like your cab, it is totally retro-future, like the 90's batman cartoon.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on December 22, 2010, 02:06:01 am
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: emphatic on December 22, 2010, 05:07:34 am
Rocket looks spot on!
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Uchiha Madara on December 22, 2010, 05:45:11 am
PERFECT  :applaud:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: drventure on December 22, 2010, 07:25:06 am
Yes! Much better.  :applaud:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Rick on December 22, 2010, 08:13:25 am
Hmmmmm...  The rocket is a bit too "Pixelhugger", to me.  (That's not a bad thing, personally.)  I was thinking three chrome vertical 'lines' might be more in order, with the first and third line being ~12" in length, and the centre line being ~16"?  Something like a grille?

Otherwise, I'm loving this thing!
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: HaRuMaN on December 22, 2010, 08:28:14 am
Hmmmmm...  The rocket is a bit too "Pixelhugger", to me.

Agreed.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Erik on December 22, 2010, 09:01:55 am
I was thinking three chrome vertical 'lines' might be more in order, with the first and third line being ~12" in length, and the centre line being ~16"?  Something like a grille?

I think I know what you're getting at!  How about including the grill from an actual Astro?
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: eds1275 on December 22, 2010, 01:13:56 pm
Hmmmmm...  The rocket is a bit too "Pixelhugger", to me.

That's not the only thing this project has in common with Pixelhugger's!
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on December 22, 2010, 02:37:39 pm
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: eds1275 on December 22, 2010, 04:01:23 pm
I watched Batman: Mask of the Phantasm the other day and this totally reminds me of the Joker's hideout in Future World or whatever that theme park he was hiding out in was called.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: dfmaverick on December 22, 2010, 04:39:04 pm
I keep thinking Spacely Sprockets when I see that.

When people say car grille, are they thinking something like this?

Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Bender on December 22, 2010, 05:16:54 pm
I kinda like the idea of a simple oval like your Astro logo, but turned on it's side
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on December 22, 2010, 06:25:02 pm
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Benevolance on December 22, 2010, 07:25:22 pm
Top quality work, as always. I think the rocketship looks great. Given the quality of Pixelhuggers cab, I don't think direct comparisons are a bad thing! And, c'mon. It's called Astro; it needs more space stuff or more Japanese robot children.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on December 23, 2010, 05:44:56 am
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: emphatic on December 23, 2010, 06:55:37 am
That rocket design is much better than the grill. The grill looks kinda menacing, but not in a complementing way IMHO. Some subtle light panel stuff perhaps, like you've done on the control panel?
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: smalltownguy on December 23, 2010, 07:33:01 am
Nope, NOT a fan of the bars. Looks like Wolverine's cab now.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: dfmaverick on December 23, 2010, 10:34:14 am
I'd go with the rocket.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Encryptor on December 23, 2010, 11:42:18 am
I like it but the first thing I thought of when I saw it was Star Trek.

Encryptor
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: javeryh on December 27, 2010, 09:08:43 pm
I love the rocket idea and who cares if ou borrow from Pixelhugger?  He has a fantastic cabinet and there's no shame in "borrowing" his design ideas - that's the whole point of this forum and this hobby, right?  I can't wait to see your progress.   :cheers:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: leapinlew on December 28, 2010, 04:22:36 pm
If the sprocket was chrome or Astro blue, I bet you wouldn't want/need the chrome plate. I'm wondering how that would look...
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: eds1275 on December 28, 2010, 06:44:08 pm
I love the rocket idea and who cares if ou borrow from Pixelhugger?  He has a fantastic cabinet and there's no shame in "borrowing" his design ideas - that's the whole point of this forum and this hobby, right?  I can't wait to see your progress.   :cheers:

Yeah it's definitely a sign of flattery, look at all the "woodies" poppin up around here!
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: jipp on December 28, 2010, 07:22:31 pm
i dig the rocket shape my self.. screams 50s.. which your cab reminds me of.. yeah i know its futuristic.. but in the 50s sci-fi was happening. heh.

i have couple of ibanez i dig them all.. ( my fav is my 80s rg550 tho :)  its desert yellow..)   cant say iv ever played a bad ibanez. :)

rock on.

chris.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: ivwshane on December 29, 2010, 01:30:44 am
I think a grill like this would be more fitting:
(http://ts4.mm.bing.net/images/thumbnail.aspx?q=327947857907&id=7a94506ef041c5ceb93e79459216326f)
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Bender on December 29, 2010, 10:51:12 am
I think a grill like this would be more fitting:

yeah, I agree I think there is something there
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: jipp on December 29, 2010, 04:54:46 pm
so sorta a bullet nose piece protruding out.  yeah i could see something like that working.  ooo the 50s  they sure did love using chrome :) 

chris.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Kman-Sweden on January 13, 2011, 07:52:26 am
Nice work there, Ond.
But hey.. I't just hit me..  :scared You're not in Brisbane, are you? Hope you don't have any problems with the floods?

-Peter
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Bender on January 13, 2011, 09:44:31 am
hope your feeling better, and you've got no water coming at you!
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Mr.Ian on January 13, 2011, 03:13:23 pm
Im in Sydney, And my heart goes out to everyone in QLD.

Last reports 75% of the state was flooded, Bigger than the size of the UK for comparison


Stay safe
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on January 13, 2011, 04:36:47 pm
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Shortbus on January 13, 2011, 09:11:00 pm
OND, I am very happy to hear your not in the area I'm seeing in the news here in the states, that is absolutely horrible what your country is dealing with, the images and video are incredible. Stay well, and we are praying for your country men and woman through this most difficult of times. God Bless
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: drventure on January 13, 2011, 10:21:39 pm
I thought I'd commented on the rocket design, but it looks like it may not have taken. Like it a lot more than the wolverine grill  :)

Hope you're feeling better soon!
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: jipp on January 13, 2011, 11:04:25 pm
yeah man hope you get well soon..  i hate being sick.. seems to be the norm for me these days.  your cab will be there when you ready.. and ill be drooling along watching your progress i really dig the design you came up with.. im a old gear head tho.. been into fast cars from birth it seems and your cab conjurers up all kind of hot-rods in my mind.

chris.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on January 13, 2011, 11:26:09 pm
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: kizer on January 20, 2011, 01:40:27 pm
I personally like the grill look myself, but I would make the grill slats thiner so more red shows through.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Jigenjuke on January 20, 2011, 06:36:46 pm
Ond, sorry to hear that you feel under the weather but I feel your pain.  I usually end up getting sick at least 4-5 times a year.  I don't think that I was ever sick that often when I lived in the states, but I have been living here in Japan for going on 12 years.  I am an elementary school teacher here which means I am innundated with germs on a daily basis.  The kids wipe their runny noses on their hands and then just have to come and crawl all over you  ;D.  Also here in Japan there is no such thing as central heating or central air conditioning.  During the winter, which doesn't get as cold as where I was born, the windows are opened between classes and the rooms are always cold as &'!%.

On a different note, you mentioned in a previous post that you were going to be making your 50s Sci-Fi theme.  This is going to be your game selection menu theme?  If that's the case I may be of some help to ya.  I am a movie poster nut, and since we built a new house with my game room/movie theater addition which is separate from the main house (I like to watch my movies and play my games with the volume way up in 5.1 ;D).  I have about 2300 movie posters ranging from the early 50's Sci-fi (Forbidden Planet, When Worlds Collide, The Day The Earth Stood Still, Destination Moon) movie posters.  They have all been linen backed and preserved.  For insurance purposes I had to have them valued and scanned with a high resolution scanner (I would hate to have anything happen to them, I grew up in my family's three screen movie theater).  If you need any images let me know.

Jukgenjuke
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on January 21, 2011, 12:43:14 am
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Epyx on January 21, 2011, 01:31:23 pm
Good to see your health back and hopefully this project back on track Ond!
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on January 23, 2011, 01:53:39 am
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: emphatic on January 23, 2011, 07:32:00 am
It's wonderful to see you back at it.  :cheers:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: drventure on January 23, 2011, 10:20:06 am
Nice. Glad you're feeling better!
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Bender on January 23, 2011, 12:46:28 pm
Oh MY!  :applaud: :applaud:

I've been waiting a long time to see you make that round shell, this is like some kind of backwards BYOAC striptease, PUT it on, Put it ON!!!! >:D
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: numbnutz48 on February 25, 2011, 01:22:35 pm
Ok, I just spent the better part of my morning reading through EVERY page of this thread. Usually I mostly skim through, but I wanted to make sure I didn't miss anything, then all the sudden i reach the end and I feel like tghe only white guy in a high five contest.........I was left hanging! :laugh2:

This machine is awesome by anyones standards, and so far certainly the best i've seen out there. The updates and photos are great and I can't wait to see more.

Personally, I want to turn my cabinet into firewood at this point, but I do believe that I will be stealing a bit of your design for my juke build minus all the hard work and attention to detail! With any luck the speakers will at least work.

Keep up the great work and I look forward to the finished product!!
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: smalltownguy on February 25, 2011, 01:35:09 pm
What a bunch of cab pron tease. Here I get this email in my inbox telling me there's an update to the Retro Futuristic thread, and it's not Ond. Bummer.

Ond, where you at? Throw us a bone here!

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=103207.0;attach=162095;image)
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Epyx on February 25, 2011, 03:12:48 pm

And yes Ond...ill remove this pic when we hear from you lol! ;)

Pic gone...now to read the update!
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: smalltownguy on March 16, 2011, 08:53:39 pm
(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f66/smalltownguy2/UPDATE.png)
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: drventure on March 16, 2011, 09:41:22 pm
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I've been waiting a long time to see you make that round shell, this is like some kind of backwards BYOAC striptease, PUT it on, Put it ON!!!!

How did I miss that comment???

PUT IT ON! PUT IT ON!

 :)
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on March 19, 2011, 10:20:35 pm
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - actual update!
Post by: Bender on March 20, 2011, 10:54:13 am
umm sexy, put it ON!!!
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - actual update!
Post by: emphatic on March 20, 2011, 10:58:30 am
Thanks a lot for the update. I don't think I have the self control needed to go the extra mile that you keep doing when you hit a snag. I would just do the "quick and dirty" fix, then keep it.  :laugh2:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: XeviouS on April 06, 2011, 05:18:02 am

R2D2 called. He wants his head back.


(http://keithmac.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/r2headless.jpg)
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on April 06, 2011, 05:32:51 am
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Post by: Vigo on April 06, 2011, 12:10:19 pm
Hooray for updates! Looking forward to it!!!  :cheers:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on April 09, 2011, 11:15:02 pm
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - Fibreglass coating begins!
Post by: drventure on April 09, 2011, 11:45:27 pm
Nice. But i'm thinking if those tubes were made out of brass or bronze, the way you had it would've looked awful nice!

Boilerplate FTW!
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - Fibreglass coating begins!
Post by: emphatic on April 10, 2011, 05:35:10 am
I know how gritty this stuff looks when you start, but also how lovely it will look when finished, so I'm gonna start saving up my saliva in preparation right now, 'cause there's a flood coming for sure.  :applaud:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - Fibreglass coating begins!
Post by: kyoke on April 10, 2011, 02:43:43 pm
"BE LIKE OND"

Wow. Just wow.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - Fibreglass coating begins!
Post by: TopJimmyCooks on April 10, 2011, 06:17:19 pm
The land of fiberglas is a dusty, itchy place, but the results are clearly going to be worth it.  A strong fabrication technique to have in your arsenal.  Keep your gloves and mask on and party on!
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - Fibreglass coating begins!
Post by: AlienInferno on April 10, 2011, 10:46:30 pm
Thanks for the update Ond.  Love this cab build so far.  Looking great.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - Fibreglass coating begins!
Post by: Ond on April 17, 2011, 05:45:56 am
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - 1st shell takes shape!
Post by: DaOld Man on April 17, 2011, 09:22:11 am
 :applaud: :applaud:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - 1st shell takes shape!
Post by: Bender on April 17, 2011, 09:32:46 am
Holy F#*K!!!!!!!

I want some in-between pic though :pics
that's Magic!!
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - 1st shell takes shape!
Post by: drventure on April 17, 2011, 09:49:54 am
Wow. I didn't realize you had the speakers tubes inset like that before.

Makes it much more interesting (and a damn site harder to shape properly I'm betting!)

 :applaud: :applaud:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - 1st shell takes shape!
Post by: emphatic on April 17, 2011, 09:57:44 am
My God, that looks gritty.  ;D Actually, it looks more like a computer render than human work.  :dizzy: :applaud:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - 1st shell takes shape!
Post by: Nephasth on April 17, 2011, 11:17:06 am
Amazing, simply amazing! Looking forward to seeing these painted and installed on the cab. :applaud:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - 1st shell takes shape!
Post by: smalltownguy on April 17, 2011, 01:26:48 pm
Lookin good! Glad you're back in the saddle again!

For the record, I had some pizza in honor of your thread updates. I saluted you with my first bite. Spent the whole day working on 10 cabs.

Keep it coming!

-STG
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - 1st shell takes shape!
Post by: wilno45 on April 17, 2011, 01:36:13 pm
Damn fine work Ond.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - 1st shell takes shape!
Post by: thatpurplestuff on April 17, 2011, 03:06:50 pm
WOW...  Anyone that can read this thread and not be inspired has something wrong with them.  I hope to one day have a fraction of the skill that Ond has.  I'm honestly more and more amazed with every update.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - 1st shell takes shape!
Post by: yotsuya on April 17, 2011, 03:08:03 pm
WOW...  Anyone that can read this thread and not be inspired has something wrong with them.  I hope to one day have a fraction of the skill that Ond has.  I'm honestly more and more amazed with every update.

Amen, brother!
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - 1st shell takes shape!
Post by: javeryh on April 17, 2011, 06:02:39 pm
 :applaud: :applaud:

Wow.  Very very nice Ond!
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - 1st shell takes shape!
Post by: Ond on April 18, 2011, 05:21:09 am
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - 1st shell takes shape!
Post by: DaOld Man on April 18, 2011, 06:59:14 am
Ahh Robbie the robot. I think he was around before the robot on Lost In Space (the one on the original crappy series, not the extremely crappy movie).
Both Robots amazed me when I was a kid.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - 1st shell takes shape!
Post by: SNAAKE on April 18, 2011, 03:19:30 pm
what....are you making ???
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - 1st shell takes shape!
Post by: Ond on April 18, 2011, 07:36:32 pm
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: jmike on April 19, 2011, 07:05:57 am
 :o   :o   :o
     Truly amazing!! Keep the pics coming.


 :cheers:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: drventure on April 19, 2011, 07:49:02 am
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what....are you making

This pic still doesn't explain it?!?! Some kind of joystick-controlled evil supervillian space deathray face melting device?

Do you have a license for this kind of stuff?



 :laugh2:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - 1st shell takes shape!
Post by: leapinlew on April 19, 2011, 09:20:29 am
(http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss251/Ond_photos/buildingthis.jpg)

Looks like a big headed robotic nurse carrying a tray hovering away from me.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on April 19, 2011, 09:49:53 am
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: EvilNuff on April 19, 2011, 10:37:50 am
I hate you Ond.  I created a workbench...oh look Ond created this fiberglass, putty, bondo, custom contruction that looks higher quality than my car.  Yeah my workbench is made of 2x4s and mdf!  ;)
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: atomikbohm on April 19, 2011, 04:31:01 pm
I hate you Ond.  I created a workbench...oh look Ond created this fiberglass, putty, bondo, custom contruction that looks higher quality than my car.  Yeah my workbench is made of 2x4s and mdf!  ;)

sounds like someone has a little Cab and spray putty envy ...  ::)

 
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ground_Gainer on April 19, 2011, 06:24:40 pm
I just blew half my day reading this entire thread...  It was worth it!  What a great display of vision, creativity, and MacGyverism!

Thanks for sharing it with us Ond!

Cheers,
Mike
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on April 19, 2011, 08:59:01 pm
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Post by: drventure on April 19, 2011, 09:22:23 pm
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but being able to share the ups and downs is half the fun in this hobby.

Couldn't a said it better myself!

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - 1st shell takes shape!
Post by: BadMouth on April 20, 2011, 10:09:03 am
As I sat sanding by hand I started thinking about other possibilities for producing shapes in this way.

You're probably aware of this technique, but in case not.....
Back in the car audio boom of the early 90's,  I would stretch polyester cloth tightly over a framework and soak that with fiberglass resin.
Then hand lay fiberglass over it for strength.  (I like the things I make to be strong enough to stand on). 
I've seen others use only thick fleece without using any fiberglass mat, but I've never tried it.
Do a google image search for "custom fiberglass enclosure" to get an idea of what shapes you can get.
(don't want to threadcrap with pics of things other than your cab)

Using everyday objects as molds for the fiberglass can yield cool results too.
If building your cab, I probably would have got a big ball from toysRus and hand laid fiberglass over it.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - 1st shell takes shape!
Post by: eds1275 on April 20, 2011, 12:15:07 pm
As I sat sanding by hand I started thinking about other possibilities for producing shapes in this way.

Back in the car audio boom of the early 90's,  I would stretch polyester cloth tightly over a framework and soak that with fiberglass resin. Then hand lay fiberglass over it for strength.

That is exactly how I make stuff with fibreglass as well, except I use felt as it really soaks up the resin and leaves it strong enough to really push the additional layers onto it.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: EvilNuff on April 20, 2011, 12:19:40 pm
;D Well I'm gonna stand up for EvilNuff's workbench, simple it may be (wait, did I just sound like Yoda??), but it's a sacred place man, ahead of perhaps ....even the BBQ  :o as a place of pride for capable men everywhere.  Without a workbench what have you got? a kitchen table? can't mess that up (if you're married - doubly so).  Nope, your workbench is your domain and with something decent to sit on it's my favourite place in the house.  When my son is old enough (he's eight) he will have to construct his own workbench and being my son it will have to meet the most exacting standards imaginable.....OK Just kidding   :laugh2: I love workbenches small, simple, SUPER EL GRANDO SUPREME whateva, in fact somebody should start a thread around (if there isn't one already) them so we can check everyones out, I love seeing ppls work area - makes me want to rock over with some beers in hand.
...

Workbenches are getting off topic but I strongly recommend the Fine Woodworking getting started in woodworking bench: http://www.startwoodworking.com/plans/build-simple-sturdy-workbench (http://www.startwoodworking.com/plans/build-simple-sturdy-workbench)
Its cheap, its easy, and its really damn sturdy and effective.  I got tired of using a folding table so now this is along one wall of the garage, move the cars out and I can do whatever I need. :)
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: hyiu on April 20, 2011, 06:13:19 pm
 :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:

OMG !!!
I'm speechless !!!

Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: opt2not on April 20, 2011, 06:31:47 pm
Great stuff! Nice patience you got there Ond...
This piece is going to look real sexy when you got the finishing applied.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on April 20, 2011, 07:46:45 pm
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Kman-Sweden on April 21, 2011, 01:53:45 pm
Kman checking in to see your progress. And as always - stunning work!
Keep it up!  ;D
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on April 23, 2011, 04:00:25 am
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - The Good, The Bad and the Ugly........
Post by: emphatic on April 23, 2011, 06:21:41 am
Just an FYI, I was totally ironic with the "gritty" comment.  :applaud:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - The Good, The Bad and the Ugly........
Post by: Ond on April 23, 2011, 06:53:39 am
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - The Good, The Bad and the Ugly........
Post by: drventure on April 23, 2011, 09:12:40 am
Image:
(http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss251/Ond_photos/DSC02669.jpg)

Jeez, you even do "golden hour" lighting techniques on your half done, unpainted bondo'd shells, and they come out looking ready for the Met!

Seriously  :notworthy:

 :)

Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - The Good, The Bad and the Ugly........
Post by: Bender on April 23, 2011, 05:04:36 pm
I need a whole new set of adjectives to describe the awesomeness of this!!!
Thanks so much for adding the progress pics :cheers:
I don't know if I can handle it getting any "sexier" than this  :dizzy:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: smalltownguy on April 28, 2011, 11:47:39 am
Very nice, Ond. I'm really happy to see you charging forward on this. This cab's progress really inspires me to do good work. Keep it up!
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Kman-Sweden on April 29, 2011, 08:36:45 am
Kman checking in to see your progress. And as always - stunning work!
Keep it up!  ;D

Thanks Kman,  nice to know you're still following this one  :cheers:
Hell Yeah! I'm gonna follow this build creation to the glorious end.  :cheers:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: ChurchOfSolipsism on April 29, 2011, 02:38:47 pm
This

I hate you Ond.  I created a workbench...oh look Ond created this fiberglass, putty, bondo, custom contruction that looks higher quality than my car.  Yeah my workbench is made of 2x4s and mdf!  ;)

goes really well with this

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/avatars/user/avatar_5663.png)

As for the rest, keep us up to date Ond, although I'm not a particularly big fan of the design you've chosen (I like things old school... don't listen to a cranky old man, man) your skills are obviously amazing and I'm eager to see the progress you make!
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Epyx on April 30, 2011, 03:26:42 pm
 :o 

HOLY CRAP OND...NICE!!!!!!

I can't believe I'm joking about your lack of status updates one month then missing TWO WEEKS worth the next :(

FANTASTIC work!!!! /drool

That fiberglass is unbelievable and looks like it would be a blast to work with. I am so working with it on a future project and hadn't even thought of the solutions to a lot of issues it offers...WoW just WOW...

 :cheers:

Oh and umm please keep the updates coming i won't miss them again!
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: EvilNuff on April 30, 2011, 03:30:47 pm
Maybe I missed it but Ond, what are you planning on doing for the edges/joints?  I'm assuming no edge moulding?
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on May 01, 2011, 05:14:15 am
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Encryptor on May 01, 2011, 06:26:10 am
Amazing! Just friggin AMAZING!

Encryptor
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Post by: emphatic on May 01, 2011, 06:34:27 am
That's really great!  :applaud:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: hunta2097 on May 02, 2011, 02:16:15 pm
O....M....G....

I've been following your cab for 18 months, Ond. You never cease to amaze me!  ;D

I'll almost be sad to see this project completed but I have the impression we're not far away now.

]-[
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Vigo on May 02, 2011, 03:07:24 pm

I'll almost be sad to see this project completed but I have the impression we're not far away now.


I wouldn't be too worried, Ond's project reminds me of the show Lost. The minute you think you are getting close to a conclusion, an even bigger and cooler piece of the story comes up. I'm sure we will be treated to a lot more eye candy before this project is over.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: dfmaverick on May 02, 2011, 03:29:13 pm
In the words of Cartman...
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Post by: javeryh on May 02, 2011, 03:52:20 pm
Ond - that thing is beautiful - a work of art.   :cheers:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: opt2not on May 02, 2011, 05:41:44 pm
Masterful!  :applaud:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: mpm32 on May 03, 2011, 12:15:38 pm
Awesome.

Prior to spraying the red paint, you should've went with a tooling gel and used this as a plug for a mold that you could pull the part from.  Then you could make many copies of your masterpiece.  ;)
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Benevolance on May 03, 2011, 12:34:00 pm
It's a good thing you've showed us all the progress pics, because otherwise I think most of us would believe you simply went out and bought pre-fabbed commercially-produced genuine Astro (TM) arcade parts (tagline: The arcade cabinet that is out of this world) and were assembling this project from a kit. I am astounded by the quality of the finished product.
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Post by: thatitalian on May 05, 2011, 06:23:52 am
 :o
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Post by: shrunkenmaster on May 05, 2011, 04:24:13 pm
Looking super-hot my man! Keep on putting us mere mortals to shame  :applaud:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: AlienInferno on May 06, 2011, 02:51:37 pm
That looks great.  Love that red color still.

On a side note I went to the local autoparts store to pick up a couple small things and was looking at all the little cans of paint and the only thing I could think of was "Man, I wonder how many cans of this stuff Ond has went threw on his cab?".  LOL.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on May 06, 2011, 11:40:08 pm
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - ain't no render!
Post by: EvilNuff on May 07, 2011, 12:10:34 am
She's right, that is insane...(in a good way)
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - ain't no render!
Post by: Mr.Ian on May 07, 2011, 12:57:30 am
Beautiful. Very, Very nice work

 :applaud:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - ain't no render!
Post by: pinballwizard79 on May 07, 2011, 03:57:35 am
Saint might as well shut down this forum once you finish this project.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: emphatic on May 07, 2011, 05:23:45 am
It is superior to the CP finish and I will re-cut that to match.

 :o :o :o :o :o

You really go that extra mile, huh?  :notworthy: Hat's off to you, sir.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - ain't no render!
Post by: Encryptor on May 07, 2011, 07:20:14 am
That is some sick ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- right there!  :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:

Encryptor
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - ain't no render!
Post by: drventure on May 07, 2011, 10:04:14 am
Wow. Just wow.

Hats off! That is some quite nice arcade cab pron  :applaud:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - ain't no render!
Post by: Benevolance on May 07, 2011, 12:34:44 pm
I'll be in my bunk.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - ain't no render!
Post by: dfmaverick on May 07, 2011, 12:49:12 pm
Now, there's a compliment.  :laugh2:

Albeit, slightly disturbing.  ::)
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - ain't no render!
Post by: eds1275 on May 07, 2011, 01:52:16 pm
I'll be in my bunk.

...Firefly?
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - ain't no render!
Post by: JustMichael on May 07, 2011, 05:26:59 pm
When the cab is all done will you have 1/2 naked female models draped across it like they do at auto shows?

After all the work you have put into the cab I just wish there was some incredible game (besides Mame) to run on it.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - ain't no render!
Post by: EvilNuff on May 07, 2011, 07:36:28 pm
I'll be in my bunk.

...Firefly?

Yeah he was quoting Jayne when he saw Inara and the female client...
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - ain't no render!
Post by: eds1275 on May 07, 2011, 10:05:28 pm
I'll be in my bunk.

...Firefly?

Yeah he was quoting Jayne when he saw Inara and the female client...

That's what I thought. OK... no need to raise an alarm, but I think we may have a bunch of nerds in here...
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Uchiha Madara on May 11, 2011, 11:46:04 am
 :censored:-ing unreal, can't wait to see more updates
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: bandit721 on May 11, 2011, 09:06:24 pm
That looks freakin' amazing!   :notworthy: Unbelievable job Ond...looking forward to the next update  ;D
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Taekwonjudo on May 14, 2011, 12:36:11 am
OND.... What can I say... Everything has been sad already. UNBELIEVABLE my friend! You truly are an inspiration & I'm ashamed to post ANYTHING on this forum as it will be SOOOO overshadowed by this! Keep up the incredible work! This thread is such an inspiration even to such a noob as I am! Your work only inspires the rest of us to keep in mind... "good enough... just ISN'T good enough!"

Cheers!

Kyle
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on May 18, 2011, 05:10:12 am
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Encryptor on May 18, 2011, 05:41:09 am
Just amazing! Even the cone of the speaker matches the color of the enclosure! Amazing detail!
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: drventure on May 18, 2011, 07:59:33 am
Enough with the fancy renderings and all those computer generated specular highlights.

I want to see +real+ pictures...

 :)
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: javeryh on May 18, 2011, 09:20:47 am
Fantastic.  Just when I think I will get used to this project I still end up drooling all over my keyboard.  I will most definitely be in my bunk.   :cheers:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: EvilNuff on May 18, 2011, 11:18:43 am
Where did you get the acoustic foam?  I've been looking for that myself to build a sound baffle for my shop vac and cannot find it for reasonable prices.  Currently pondering buying a mattress pad and cutting it up.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: emphatic on May 18, 2011, 11:57:18 am
Did you luck out on the speaker color match? Looks amazing.  :cheers:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: vivificus on May 20, 2011, 03:15:28 am
What is that rubber sealing you put on the rim of the pipe? Amazing detail you have put into this project; I hope to emulate such workmanship when I begin my quest, someday soon.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: AlienInferno on May 20, 2011, 11:59:58 pm
Looks great Ond.  That black interior followed by the matching speaker just looks spectacular.

 :notworthy:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: xacto on May 21, 2011, 05:53:16 am
you guys ever get that tight feeling in your chest when you see something that is too awesome to be true? i just got that feeling when looking at the last few pics with the speaker, wowsers! :o
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on May 21, 2011, 06:43:14 am
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Post by: Encryptor on May 21, 2011, 07:00:10 am
It's getting there. I'm sure you're getting excited to be so close even though you still have a bit of work to do. It's taking shape nicely and it's going to be amazing!
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Bender on May 21, 2011, 08:22:06 am
That is just about the sickest thing I've ever seen, damn that's going to be beautiful!

I mean this is a True work of Art, It would be amazing just as a sculpture, that fact that it's playable is just icing!!

Delicious, Delicious, Rotating and light up icing!!!!!!!!

ummmm!!!!
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: emphatic on May 21, 2011, 09:59:12 am
So, do you plan on making the base of the cabinet candy red as well, or with blue details to tie into the control panel? Perhaps a red base with blue "fields" around the fan holes?  :dunno

Anyhow, it's all coming together in a lovely way.  :applaud: And here I was thinking that the world would end today.  :dizzy:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: thatitalian on May 21, 2011, 11:05:42 am
You know this is going to win a mamey right? :applaud:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: smalltownguy on May 21, 2011, 02:46:26 pm
Giving this cab a mamey would be an insult.

All other cab builders should hope to win an 'Ondey'

Top notch, Ond. It's delicious.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: TopJimmyCooks on May 21, 2011, 07:58:53 pm

All other cab builders should hope to win an 'Ondey'


It's true that many well known genre awards are named after major luminaries in the development of the art - Oscar's, Emmy's, Tony's, Hugo's, . . . Dundee's.

The names are usually applied posthumously, though.   :-\  (Ond, best wishes for it a long and happy life!)

The Retro is a stunner.  An update every weekend for a while now - we're getting hooked!



Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Vigo on May 23, 2011, 09:33:19 am

All other cab builders should hope to win an 'Ondey'


It's true that many well known genre awards are named after major luminaries in the development of the art - Oscar's, Emmy's, Tony's, Hugo's, . . . Dundee's.

The names are usually applied posthumously, though.   :-\  (Ond, best wishes for it a long and happy life!)

The Retro is a stunner.  An update every weekend for a while now - we're getting hooked!


Oscar is dead?

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-KjJfLozkPiY/TVn9WlKbcmI/AAAAAAAABj0/qUj9tpcet6k/s1600/oscar-the-grouch.jpg)
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: javeryh on May 23, 2011, 11:16:50 am
Ond - how are you going to handle the interior of the half-sphere?  Are you hoping to create a round monitor bezel panel for the rotation and just hide the interior?  Or are you planning to do something crazy on the inside?  Also, do you have any plans yet for the area where the half-sphere meets the rest of the cab?

I cannot believe the results you are getting in your garage.  How long are you spending on the putty/sanding/painting aspect?  I tried to achieve a mirrored finish on one of my cabinets and it seriously took days at a time of nothing but sanding and painting and I didn't come close to achieving the level of shine you are getting.  I was also only treating flat surfaces which I imagine would make things much easier for you!  You must have endless patience which I think is 49% of getting results like this (the other 51% = mad skillz).

I need to go back and try to piece together the exact steps you have taken to get where you are at now (including which products you are using).  You continued to refine the end product well after the point where I would have stopped because it seriously looked great ages ago.  I'd like to give it a try someday but on a much smaller scale - maybe a custom joystick box or something.   :cheers:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on May 24, 2011, 12:36:21 am
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: eds1275 on May 24, 2011, 11:22:53 am
Totally a labour of love. I imagine you've got some rocking tunes going on in the garage to help keep you motivated/alert/focused.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: JustMichael on May 25, 2011, 08:52:10 am
Ahhh the secret now comes out!  Elbow grease!!
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: javeryh on May 25, 2011, 09:50:10 am
Thanks Ond - great explanation.  I'd defintiely be up for reading an in-depth tutorial one of these days.  Maybe after you finish the cab?   :cheers:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: emphatic on May 25, 2011, 12:24:09 pm
If thereís any peel visible YOURE OUTTA THERE

 :laugh2:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: EvilNuff on June 19, 2011, 04:36:09 pm
Bump in hopes of an update. :)
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Pixelhugger on June 20, 2011, 12:32:50 am
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Iíll have to ask a glazier how firmly something can be glued to glass.

If the rear view mirror of a classic car can stay glued for decades, I'm sure you'll find something similar!  :afro:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: dfmaverick on June 20, 2011, 04:48:06 pm
There's an idea. Head to the auto parts store and get the adhesive used for the mirror.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Jigenjuke on June 20, 2011, 07:22:40 pm
As always man great work!  Hoping to see more soon.

Jigenjuke
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: smalltownguy on July 28, 2011, 03:49:28 pm
Ahem. *tap tap*

Is this thing on?

Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Benevolance on July 28, 2011, 04:01:15 pm
You can't rush greatness.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Bender on July 28, 2011, 04:38:31 pm
I was just thinking...
What is Ond up to
I'll bet it's going to be good!
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on July 28, 2011, 09:31:20 pm
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Post by: drventure on July 28, 2011, 10:28:25 pm
Good list of excuses, there  ;)

Glad to hear you're back on it. Can't wait for more OND pron  ;D
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ryglore on July 29, 2011, 12:31:56 am
Man Ond, I love that detailed explanation of the paint/sanding/finishing process. I'm totally bookmarking that for later use!  :cheers:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on July 30, 2011, 10:15:41 am
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Post by: emphatic on July 30, 2011, 01:30:42 pm
 :cheers: indeed. Every step you take towards your finish is interesting to me.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: eds1275 on July 30, 2011, 09:24:43 pm
...if it's going to have this finish all over you might want to consider adding a flavour, because people like me are going to try tasting it when you aren't looking.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on July 30, 2011, 09:40:45 pm
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: thatpurplestuff on July 31, 2011, 12:47:43 am
Love the detailed updates, and I especially love that you mounted a frickin monitor on your workbench pegboard.  You are the man!
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on July 31, 2011, 06:14:49 am
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: emphatic on July 31, 2011, 09:46:42 am
Sweet lord!   :applaud:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Martijn on July 31, 2011, 10:07:09 am
Great stuff once again  :applaud:

Everytime i check my oasis its a mirage in my storage, full of tools i have to find everytime i start working on my cab  :-\

And where is all your dust ?  :lol
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: dandare on July 31, 2011, 10:49:31 am
Great stuff indeed!  :applaud:

Yeah, where is all your dust?  I'm caked in right now!
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on July 31, 2011, 08:08:58 pm
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Post by: Woodshop Flunky on July 31, 2011, 09:52:14 pm
Amazing work... as usual!  :applaud:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Woodshop Flunky on August 01, 2011, 04:19:52 pm
uh... just wanted to be the 1000th reply!  ;D
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: dkssprs on August 01, 2011, 04:56:47 pm
Plz keep going...
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: dandare on August 01, 2011, 08:17:03 pm
uh... just wanted to be the 1000th reply!  ;D

Dammit! I wanted to be too  :)
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on August 01, 2011, 09:55:34 pm
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: RyoriNoTetsujin on August 01, 2011, 10:27:14 pm
"It is by will alone I set my mind in motion"  First person to post in here who said that (without googling it  ::) gets...um,  I dunno I'll think of something  :P. 

It's that one guy from Dune, right? Can't remember the character's name (human computer, addicted to spice juice) but he was played by Brad Dourif in the movie, if my memory serves me correctly.

Crap... I'm going to Google it, because now I just have to know the character's name ... do I win something anyway?  LOL.

I've never been a fan of Dune, but that speech always intrigued me...
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: yotsuya on August 01, 2011, 10:28:32 pm

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

"I love the smell of Bondo in the morning. It smells like...victory. Or Ond working on his cabinet."
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: TopJimmyCooks on August 01, 2011, 11:23:43 pm
"It is by will alone I set my mind in motion"  First person to post in here who said that (without googling it  ::) gets...um,  I dunno I'll think of something  :P. 

It's that one guy from Dune, right? Can't remember the character's name (human computer, addicted to spice juice) but he was played by Brad Dourif in the movie, if my memory serves me correctly.

Crap... I'm going to Google it, because now I just have to know the character's name ... do I win something anyway?  LOL.

I've never been a fan of Dune, but that speech always intrigued me...

Pieter de Vries, the mentat for House Harkonnen.  Dune fan here.  At least, a fan of the elder Herbert's product, anyway.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: syph007 on August 02, 2011, 09:42:23 am
Come on Ond, hurry up and finish your build so we can see what you build NEXT!!!  I'd love to see and Ond bartop, Ond drving cab, Ond pin..... well you get the idea.  :D
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Encryptor on August 02, 2011, 03:58:24 pm
Sweet Mother of Arcades! Will the amazement factor ever stop with this build?

Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Kman-Sweden on August 03, 2011, 11:02:16 am
[Stamp of Kman-Sweden's Approval]  :afro:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: XeviouS on August 06, 2011, 07:00:46 am
Eventually the secret will come out, that every picture on this thread was a computer rendering and that the arcade doesn't exist..... :cry:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Bender on August 06, 2011, 08:17:03 am
"I will not hurt or harm you. Just give me back the build, Lance. It was a good build... and I like it. You know how hard it is to find a build you like... "
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on August 07, 2011, 05:08:51 am
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: emphatic on August 07, 2011, 05:51:15 am
OMG. OMG. OOOOO MYYYYY GOOOD.  :applaud: It's gonna be hard waiting for the pictures of that pretty thing covered in shiny chrome.  :notworthy:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on August 07, 2011, 06:22:11 am
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Nephasth on August 07, 2011, 07:14:30 am
Top quality stuff right there! :applaud:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: drventure on August 07, 2011, 12:12:19 pm
And here I thought I was doing good carving out some rosette shapes to inset those little brass bead lights in my cp.

They you go again, takin' it to a whole other level!

 :notworthy:

Awesome stuff!
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Bender on August 07, 2011, 12:43:55 pm
I Love the Redux the more Apocalypse the better for me, just more insanity

Have you looked into Alsa they have both REAL chrome paint and formable chrome sheet which might work great for your project

http://www.alsacorp.com/products/formablechrome/formablechrome_show.htm (http://www.alsacorp.com/products/formablechrome/formablechrome_show.htm)
http://www.alsacorp.com/products/killercans/kc/killerchrome.htm (http://www.alsacorp.com/products/killercans/kc/killerchrome.htm)  $115  :dizzy: ouch!, I still want to try it though  :banghead:

Video demo (http://www.alsacorp.com/live/view_killerchrome_demo.html)
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Woodshop Flunky on August 07, 2011, 09:03:21 pm
Insanely cool!  :applaud:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Vigo on August 08, 2011, 12:17:47 am
Quit making such awesome stuff....I'm getting a little sick of sopping the drool off my desk.  :drool
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Kman-Sweden on August 08, 2011, 04:58:18 am
OMG. OMG. OOOOO MYYYYY GOOOD.  :applaud: It's gonna be hard waiting for the pictures of that pretty thing covered in shiny chrome.  :notworthy:
Yeah, +1 on what Emph said.
Incredible.  :applaud:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: smalltownguy on August 08, 2011, 07:34:53 am
Anyone else here feel like they're witnessing greatness in the making?

Doubtful I'll ever be a part of a thread documenting something like this ever in my life again. Arcade or otherwise.

Words fail me.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: thatitalian on August 08, 2011, 08:48:03 am
Hmmm... average... FOR A GOD! Are you a God Ond? WELL, ARE YOU!?

:o

:lol
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Rick on August 08, 2011, 09:38:53 am
I'm in awe, once more.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: yotsuya on August 08, 2011, 12:00:33 pm
Stop being in awe and awe us with your build, Rick!!!  :cheers:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Rick on August 08, 2011, 03:42:52 pm
Stop being in awe and awe us with your build, Rick!!!  :cheers:

LOL - quit derailing Ond's thread!  ;)  (JK - I'm going to buy some MDF tonight!  Got my plans back on track.  This weekend was stupid.  Weather called for rain all day Saturday and none on Sunday, and did the exact opposite!  Looked crappy all day Saturday, so I was fearful of toting MDF outside, and then it didn't rain.  Sunday, looked great in the beginning, and then when I WENT to buy MDF, it started POURING.  I was so mad.  So mad.)

Details to come... ...in my own thread.  :)
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Rick on September 08, 2011, 10:17:19 am
Come back, Ond!  I've been working diligently on my cab, and you're not posting.  People are going to start thinking we're the same person!

 ;)
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: swaffar on September 08, 2011, 10:42:25 am
Come back, Ond!  I've been working diligently on my cab, and you're not posting.  People are going to start thinking we're the same person!

 ;)

I second that!  This project is half the reason I log in every, single, day.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: leapinlew on September 08, 2011, 01:33:57 pm
Come back, Ond!  I've been working diligently on my cab, and you're not posting.  People are going to start thinking we're the same person!

I don't think you have to worry about that too much...


;)
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Rick on September 08, 2011, 02:05:33 pm
I don't think you have to worry about that too much...

;)

(http://images.cheezburger.com/completestore/2010/3/20/129136024991820715.jpg)
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on September 10, 2011, 06:43:15 am
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Rick on September 10, 2011, 01:24:25 pm
Rick, you and I can't be the same person because of one very significant fact.... I'm holding a can of this... ...and you are still looking for it.  :P

I'll be a gentleman, and not tell you what I'm holding... ...right now.

;)

Keep up the good work!
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: EvilNuff on September 10, 2011, 11:46:45 pm
I like that mounting idea for joysticks Ond.  What's laminex btw?
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on September 11, 2011, 12:14:59 am
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: cartman1973 on September 18, 2011, 08:28:33 am
After lurking around these forums for quite a while without posting, and having just spent 4 hours reading this thread through right from the start, I just have to break my silence and say...

... after 26 pages I can't believe I don't get to see it finished yet!  :cry:

Now I feel the pain the others have been suffering!  :hissy:

Ond, you have to finish this unreal piece of art as soon as possible... please!  :notworthy:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: drventure on September 18, 2011, 01:32:31 pm
@cartman

Careful, you can't rush true greatness.

Besides, it's been a few years, what's a few more months? Esp for work like Ond's.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: cartman1973 on September 18, 2011, 01:40:46 pm
@cartman

Careful, you can't rush true greatness.

Besides, it's been a few years, what's a few more months? Esp for work like Ond's.

 :cheers:

This is true... going back to the quasi-religious tone of several pages earlier, forgive this poor sinner... it just hurts so bad... almost as bad as George making Vader cry 'Noooooo!' in the new blu-ray ROTJ... but I will be strong from now on, and grateful for posts when they arrive in between this thing called 'living'...
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on September 18, 2011, 06:45:47 pm
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Pixelhugger on September 19, 2011, 03:13:26 pm
...This weekend I divided my cab building time between helping out a friend and working on the other hemisphere (still).  The fact is some aspects of this cab from a progress point of view are boring.  To get these spherical surfaces really right means literally hours of me sitting out in the garage sanding.  Sanding, sanding, and then sanding.  The first half hemisphere went through the same thing too before I ever went near it with paint, but to post "well another day of sanding and cut-back then re-spray ain't so thrilling.  The pics don't show ripples and hollows in the surface but if I run my hand over they are there - or were.  The key thing here is I'm continuously working at it.  It's just nothing like building a traditional cab, saw MDF sheet, assemble .....well you get the idea.

This is what's coming up within the next 10 days or so.  The other half hemisphere will get painted and polished, I'll reassemble the top of the cab and surface finish the curved brace that runs down the back of the hemisphere.  Then I'll cut the ring insert and get into mounting the glass and positioning of the monitor with a bunch of new rotation tests.  This should be way more interesting.

I don't like to say "you ain't seen nothing yet" but well, I'm sure excited by whats coming up and knowing other folks are keen too keeps me going through the boring stuff.  So seriously, thanks for the interest and the comments.  I have a very clear picture in my head of how this cab will look (and function) in completion, that really is more than half the battle with ambitious projects.  I'm sitting out there transferring that image into reality.  Welcome aboard the bus!   :cheers:


Well put.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: cartman1973 on September 19, 2011, 04:07:42 pm
...The fact is some aspects of this cab from a progress point of view are boring...  To get these spherical surfaces really right means literally hours of me sitting out in the garage sanding...The key thing here is I'm continuously working at it.Welcome aboard the bus!   :cheers:
I think one of the most impressive features about these longer term builds is not only the attention to detail, not only how you guys do things - and then redo them when they aren't good enough, but this aspect of continuously working at these projects over the longer term... like many others I fall down at the point where it gets to being 'good enough' rather than 'really right' as you put it.

Please don't think I am trying to pressure you, that's the last thing I want to do... now I have had a sleep I've calmed down and I am looking forward to whatever you come up with next, as you have time to do it - I'm particularly interested to see how you are going to fix the rear bracing... thanks again for a truly inspiring build. :applaud:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: system01 on September 22, 2011, 11:37:35 pm
I've been quiet this whole time ('cept somewhere in the beginning) but still been watching, and I must say this thing is phenomenal.

Question:
On that yellow chrome back plate, did you sand back the cog pocket or did the putty shrink in the oven?
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: JustMichael on September 23, 2011, 06:30:37 am
I've been quiet this whole time ('cept somewhere in the beginning) but still been watching, and I must say this thing is phenomenal.

Question:
On that yellow chrome back plate, did you sand back the cog pocket or did the putty shrink in the oven?

Huh?  I'm probably missing something but from what I see:

A picture of the cog covered in wax setting in a shallow circular depression on the coin slot mounting plate surrounded with fresh bondo.

A picture of the coin slot mounting plate after it has come out of the oven with the cog removed and the bondo still sticking up beyond the front of the plate.

A picture of the coin slot mounting plate after the bondo has been sanded down flush with the front of the plate and the "teeth" on the edge sanded so their profile matches the plate.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Uchiha Madara on September 23, 2011, 06:00:21 pm
Wow... it's been a while since I last saw your progress, it's looking very impressive!  I really like the idea of the control panel, as I have done something similar myself. I made a control panel and a controller that fits into the cp. No screws, no bolts are seen. Mine is based around portability and easy access, so I did it that way.

This is the best build out there... period. Keep it up  :cheers:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: drventure on September 23, 2011, 07:06:31 pm
@JustMicheal

Yep, you've missed something...

 :)
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on September 28, 2011, 03:40:23 am
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Vigo on September 28, 2011, 04:25:45 am
Wow!  :notworthy: :notworthy: Absolutely brilliant use of the coin mech to fit it for your purposes. Did you just shoot from the hip on that one, or did you figure it out before even buying the coin mech? Either way, it is a stroke of genius.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: emphatic on September 28, 2011, 05:22:21 am
Thanks for the exciting update. Lovely and smart work as always.  :cheers:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: JustMichael on September 28, 2011, 01:50:03 pm
Reading new stuff on this build can put a smile on my face no matter how ---smurfy--- of a day I'm having!
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: yotsuya on September 28, 2011, 02:11:27 pm
Forget the cab work- I'm absolutely flabbergasted by the genius move in making a spraying booth out of an old tent!
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Yvan256 on September 28, 2011, 02:14:31 pm
That's not an arcade cabinet, that's modern art!  :dizzy:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Rick on September 28, 2011, 02:15:16 pm
Forget the cab work- I'm absolutely flabbergasted by the genius move in making a spraying booth out of an old tent!

I was so impressed with this idea, I'm stealing it!

 :notworthy:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Martijn on September 28, 2011, 02:17:28 pm
Fibreglass is the new laminate  :angel:

Love it!
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: AlienInferno on September 28, 2011, 05:43:40 pm
Forget the cab work- I'm absolutely flabbergasted by the genius move in making a spraying booth out of an old tent!

x2.  Great idea indeed!
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on October 09, 2011, 05:14:35 am
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: JustMichael on October 09, 2011, 08:21:36 am
I would say looking great so far but "great" is so inadequate.  When this cab is done, I hope you are insuring it for at least 25K.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: smalltownguy on October 09, 2011, 08:25:12 am
Meh, no insurance necessary. Just like NASA, Ond is secretly building a clone of this cab in the tropics.  I'll be beta testing it, of course. ;)
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Yvan256 on October 09, 2011, 09:35:08 am
(http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss251/Ond_photos/PA090020.jpg)

The coin return + coin box door should be painted with flames coming out the bottom of that rocket (coin slot) like it's taking off.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on October 09, 2011, 07:31:22 pm
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: drventure on October 09, 2011, 08:06:16 pm
Painted flames? Come on.

I want to see an actual blue-white jet of flame spewing from that rocket when you put a quarter in!

All you need is a little sticker somewhere that says "Play at your own risk!". That way, you're covered.

Awesome update btw  :applaud:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: emphatic on October 10, 2011, 12:35:36 am
It would be very cool if there was a led that was activated as money are put in the slot that creates the flame effect. Or paint the flame with UV color and have a UV light turn on to show it on coin activation.  :cheers: But... would that be doable?
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: TopJimmyCooks on October 10, 2011, 09:51:06 am
I'd happily pay an Australian quarter to have my shin burned by Ond's cab!  It's an honor, like having your calf branded on the sidepipe of an AC cobra or corvette.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: smalltownguy on October 10, 2011, 10:10:40 am
I have a feeling the flame effect you're seeking could be achieved with some OLED paint.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on October 16, 2011, 05:38:44 am
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: cartman1973 on October 16, 2011, 08:02:12 am
The tinted and toughened glass will be completely smooth and free of any screws or mounting bolts on the outside surface.  Should be cool.

Cool?

Sounds awesome!  :droid
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: drventure on October 16, 2011, 10:22:42 am
Nice.

I just had a windshield replaced and they used a tube of this thick black silicone glue to attach the new one. Are you going to paint the back of the glass to hide the edges?

Hadn't heard of oled paint, but i DO know you can get EL sheeting. that stuff is flexible and can be cut to whatever shapes you want

(http://www.adafruit.com/images/medium/ela5panel_MED.jpg)

There are different colors available...

In your case, you could cut several individual elements out, wire them independently (so that they essentially act like seperate LEDs) and then just control them as you would an LED, make them flash, animate them etc.

I'm having a hard time visualizing what it could look like, but I know that's one possible approach.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Pinball Wizard on October 16, 2011, 10:39:40 am
  To remove the glass from the monitor will require a double cup suction lifter, the kind cable dudes use to lift floor tiles in server  rooms (anyone know what I mean?)  one of these puppies.

I immediately knew what you were talking about :P If you feel like going really fancy you can attach super strong magnets to the glass and hold it in magnetically. This is the same way that the newer Apple iMacs hold their front glass on.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on October 16, 2011, 03:35:24 pm
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: gbeef on October 18, 2011, 02:03:07 pm
Pretty sweet job on the manufacturing. can't wait to see this complete
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: NiN^_^NiN on October 18, 2011, 06:27:05 pm
Love the work man it's very nice :)
Great design and fantastic skill

And I know what you mean about the tile suction cups ;)

I do have a suggestion though with the talk of the flame under the rocket and this going for a retro-futuristic look I can see neon flames under the rocket working well there it would match the theme I believe.

Now of course neon tubing isn't the best idea for that spot but I was thinking if you used EL wire for that spot it could work nicely as if done right it can look like neon tubing but it's smaller and looks more futuristic.

Just a thought if your still going for the flame look

You can also get some plexi etched and light that up then use another piece behind it etched as well lit up in a different colour I've done it before and it works great and can make the flame animated as well but but I think it would be way too thick to be used.

Great work as always  :applaud:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on October 18, 2011, 07:20:43 pm
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: drventure on October 18, 2011, 08:53:21 pm
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Painted on flames just won't cut it eh?

That's right! Gauntlet, meet floor! Have at you then!
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Benevolance on October 18, 2011, 08:57:07 pm
Drventure shot the food.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: NiN^_^NiN on October 18, 2011, 09:39:53 pm
I've seen etched plexi lit and it is quite impressive.  Hmmm, could be edge lit from different angles with sequenced ultra bright LEDS to produce a kind of flame effect.

An idea I was toying with way back (I posted it somewhere in this thread) was to use fibre optic cable for some effects.  I put it out of my mind and got on with the build.  I have a bunch of printed info on Edge Emitting Fiber from a supplier here in Australia that I'll dig up and revisit.  The centre of the cog-coin slot glows white 'hot' (Iron Man style) when the cab is on, any flame effect should be in line with that.  Of course you all realise you're setting me some kind of complicated challenge here.  Painted on flames just won't cut it eh?   Alright then.    >:D

I didn't think of that I was thinking of 3 pieces of plexi that had different shapes etched so the first would be white then next yellow then orange for the last bit and have them turn on one after the other to make it look like the rocket was taking off like if you put in a coin the rocket blasts off then stops etc.

I think one piece of plexi with alternating colours around the edge would give you a sort of movement I think.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: drventure on October 18, 2011, 10:39:43 pm
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Drventure shot the food.

 :laugh2:

What's sad is I had to google "shot the food" before I realized the reference  :embarassed:

I'm just looking forward to whatever ond comes up with next. I still love that spray on velvet stuff he used to line the inside of his cp. Awesome!
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Kman-Sweden on November 21, 2011, 04:49:46 am
Just dropping in to see your progress, Ond.  ;D
As always your work is  :burgerking:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Gaaargh on November 24, 2011, 10:37:57 am
The attention to detail on this project is outstanding!


I think painted flames would be a mistake, they would be appropriate if the rocket was also painted;
(http://us.cdn2.123rf.com/168nwm/3dclipartsde/3dclipartsde0910/3dclipartsde091000125/5666028-3d-rendering-of-a-silver-pin-up-girl-riding-on-a-retro-rocket-with-clipping-path-and-shadow-over-whi.jpg)


However, the rocket in question is more like an architectural detail, and so the flames should be as well.

Something in this vein;
 (http://img3.etsystatic.com/il_570xN.162232967.jpg)
would still afford the opportunity to light it if you wished.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: eds1275 on November 25, 2011, 11:27:01 am
When this thing lands, there is a clear space in my back yard - Vancouver Island, BC, Canada.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: CovertJellyfish on November 25, 2011, 05:43:55 pm
K, been a lurker for a while now (I first came here after trying to find help with a broken button on my machine) and seen a lot of amazing projects. This is great, but imho maybe the flames are in danger of making this the Katie Price of the arcade world????? of course it's your machine, and you'll make it awesome, but I feel flames might detract from the smooth, organic feel of the build.

But meh, what do I know? I'm no OND..
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: smalltownguy on November 26, 2011, 08:31:52 am
K, been a lurker for a while now (I first came here after trying to find help with a broken button on my machine) and seen a lot of amazing projects. This is great, but imho maybe the flames are in danger of making this the Katie Price of the arcade world????? of course it's your machine, and you'll make it awesome, but I feel flames might detract from the smooth, organic feel of the build.

But meh, what do I know? I'm no OND..


Blasphemy.

Anything OND touches becomes gold. He's the Rumpelstiltskin of BYOAC.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Nephasth on November 26, 2011, 08:44:46 am
Can you imagine what RumpelOnd's spinning wheel looks like?

Edit - Found it:

(http://media.techeblog.com/images/lfalexus.jpg)

Has he claimed his Lexus child yet?
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: CovertJellyfish on November 27, 2011, 05:33:34 pm

Blasphemy.

Anything OND touches becomes gold. He's the Rumpelstiltskin of BYOAC.

I was only voicing an opinion  :dunno but like I said...


But meh, what do I know? I'm no OND..

Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: TopJimmyCooks on November 27, 2011, 08:38:48 pm
Guys, please, no more random posts until the man from down under checks in with an update - I've gotten excited about seeing new pix 2 times this weekend for nothing!   :laugh2:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Le Chuck on January 03, 2012, 05:02:38 pm
BUMP - OND, it's been a while... it's 2012. Show us some love!

I apologize to everyone who isn't OND that rushed to this thinking they'd see progress. 
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on January 21, 2012, 04:27:23 am
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Jan 2012)**
Post by: Encryptor on January 21, 2012, 05:47:20 am
Absolutely beautiful! The only thing I'm not sure I understand is how the whole thing is to be secured together. How do you plan to get access to bolt the whole thing together?
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Jan 2012)**
Post by: drventure on January 21, 2012, 10:05:26 am
Nice work. Glad to see you're back on it!
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Jan 2012)**
Post by: BobA on January 21, 2012, 10:59:06 am
Stellar work.   You should be in the custom car business where your work would be worth tens of thousands. Thanks for sharing your work with us.  :applaud: :applaud:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Jan 2012)**
Post by: Pinball Wizard on January 21, 2012, 01:14:33 pm
Stellar work.   You should be in the custom car business where your work would be worth tens of thousands. Thanks for sharing your work with us.  :applaud: :applaud:

You don't think we are going to throw tens of thousands of dollars at him for this magnificent project?
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Jan 2012)**
Post by: Ond on January 21, 2012, 03:17:44 pm
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Jan 2012)**
Post by: Woodshop Flunky on January 21, 2012, 04:15:48 pm
Wow!  Wow!  Wow!  As everyone can see... outstanding job!  :applaud:

Seeing your updates makes me want to get out in the garage and get the next cab going!  :cheers:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Jan 2012)**
Post by: emphatic on January 21, 2012, 06:32:12 pm
A happy new year to all and everyone! Glad to see you back at it man!
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Jan 2012)**
Post by: AlienInferno on January 22, 2012, 02:42:04 am
OMG OND made an update!!!   :o

Still looks as good as ever.  Very nice job.   :applaud:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Jan 2012)**
Post by: spkywlnt73 on January 22, 2012, 08:53:48 am
WOW! JUST WOW! :applaud:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Jan 2012)**
Post by: Pinball Wizard on January 22, 2012, 09:44:29 am
Speaking of which I'm casting an eye over that Xenolix design I did, you gonna build it? I hope I'm standing in the right spot when folks throw money  ;D j/k

cheers

Ond 

I have full plans to build it, holidays just got me away from it. I am shopping out a laptop so that I am 100% sure on dimensions. I have the wood for it laying around and I am itching to do this project. Pending weather, early march I am pretty set on building this thing.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Jan 2012)**
Post by: Dalgaard on January 22, 2012, 03:50:17 pm
This is truely a great build! I really don't know what to say...Im in complete awe of what you've done...

As im sitting here reading this thread I keep looking at my cabinet (work in progress) and I just wanna throw it out the window now...I hate you...
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Jan 2012)**
Post by: wp34 on January 22, 2012, 09:34:09 pm
Awesome work.   :cheers:

That acoustical foam actually looks pretty cool in your dish.  Even the things you do for function have great form!

Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Jan 2012)**
Post by: Kman-Sweden on January 27, 2012, 10:01:12 am
Quote from: Ond
Cheers drV, nice to know you are still a regular on these boards, quite a few folk have come and gone since I started this.
We're here dude. But when one can't contribute, one shuts up. ;)
Happy new year btw.

Kman
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Jan 2012)**
Post by: Ond on February 04, 2012, 04:17:01 am
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 4th 2012)**
Post by: emphatic on February 04, 2012, 08:34:46 am
I wish the stuff I feel I'm comfortable working with came out as well as the stuff you feel uncomfortable with.  :cheers:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 4th 2012)**
Post by: Bender on February 04, 2012, 08:33:32 pm
I wish the stuff I feel I'm comfortable working with came out as well as the stuff you feel uncomfortable with.  :cheers:

well said

Great work Ond :cheers:
did you get the chromed spaceship back yet?
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 4th 2012)**
Post by: Ond on February 04, 2012, 09:48:27 pm
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 4th 2012)**
Post by: emphatic on February 05, 2012, 06:27:57 am
BTW, from now on I will always post the date in the thread heading for any progress post with pics, if I'm just waffling on I won't change the date.   :)

Great, that'll keep us from getting nerd rage whenever someone randomly bumps the thread.  :laugh2:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 4th 2012)**
Post by: DaOld Man on February 05, 2012, 08:53:50 am
You are a very talented person OND. I cant wait to see this baby come to life.
 :applaud: :applaud: :applaud:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: CovertJellyfish on February 14, 2012, 02:25:28 pm
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You know what, I agree (and not just because it's easier  :) ).   Let's come back to the Rocket / flames etc once I'm done with the main build.   It's all too easy to get caught up in bling effects here and there on cabs but essentially I think (on this cab) the focus should be where the action is i.e. the screen and controls. I still appreciate the various input from other folks as well though!


Hi congrats on the progress, it looks fab, though something has been niggling at me for months since my comment (which might not have been as constructive as I wanted) but I couldn't put my finger on it till today...

Now please don't flame me, but I love the retro fifties feel, and it was when I saw a fifties style gumball machine that it all clicked in my head... if you want bling on the coin mech, then maybe look at a rotating coin drop rather than a slot?? Same sort of thing as DrVenture is doing with his Arcadium, but fifties, if you know what I mean..

Bah, I'm just blathering on.. I'll get my coat :-)

Best Wishes..
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 4th 2012)**
Post by: Benevolance on February 14, 2012, 03:00:55 pm
Heh. The turn/crank coin drop would be kind of cool.

As always, great work on this project Ond.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 4th 2012)**
Post by: Ond on February 14, 2012, 04:47:43 pm
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 4th 2012)**
Post by: Vigo on February 14, 2012, 05:25:32 pm
Wow, man! Just when I think you can't put any more icing on the cake. an "ignition" key start is brilliant for your cab. You should think about accompanying the barrel lock switch with one of those toggle switches covered by a switch guard, the kinda you would expect to see on a NASA ship. Well, no matter what you do, I am sure it will be great.  8)
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 4th 2012)**
Post by: mountain on February 14, 2012, 06:03:30 pm
I have a switch that would work if you are interested. I can dig it out and send a picture, just let me know.  :cheers:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 4th 2012)**
Post by: Encryptor on February 14, 2012, 06:30:24 pm

These will go to certain BYOAC forum members.  It would be my way of marking the end of this project and saying thanks for the inspiration.  Who would get keys? I haven't thought that through yet.

 :cheers:

Ond


That is a very cool idea and would be an unbelievable honor for anyone who receives one of those keys.

Encryptor
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 4th 2012)**
Post by: Ond on February 14, 2012, 09:29:02 pm
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 4th 2012)**
Post by: yotsuya on February 14, 2012, 09:34:25 pm
Well, I would nominate Saint as a key recipient for obvious reasons, then DaOldMan if you are using his Mrotate setup. Drventure has also provided a lot of feedback, so I think he's deserving.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 4th 2012)**
Post by: Ond on February 14, 2012, 09:46:54 pm
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 4th 2012)**
Post by: Le Chuck on February 14, 2012, 09:56:17 pm
Well, I would nominate Saint as a key recipient for obvious reasons, then DaOldMan if you are using his Mrotate setup. Drventure has also provided a lot of feedback, so I think he's deserving.

+1

You could also ebay one key and have the proceeds go to a charity of your choice, or of the winner's choice.  Link to the build in the listing of course.  I think that would add some nice legitamacy to the amount of time I spend on this hobby and I'd for sure be willing to throw down a pretty good chunk change for Deaf Literacy or <insert your preferred noprofit here> for the chance at a laser engraved OND key.  Whatchya think?
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 4th 2012)**
Post by: Ond on February 14, 2012, 10:00:38 pm
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 4th 2012)**
Post by: Le Chuck on February 14, 2012, 10:06:03 pm
hmmmmm *scratches chin* a very interesting idea.  I LIKE IT! OK I'll ponder this some more.

And if it's not to much trouble you should really make a video of yourself wearing a purple felt top-hat touting your golden tickets.  How's your Gene Wilder impersination?
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 4th 2012)**
Post by: Ond on February 14, 2012, 10:14:34 pm
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 4th 2012)**
Post by: drventure on February 14, 2012, 11:03:46 pm
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Should I even be admitting that the image of the "Golden Tickets" had already occurred to me?

All I can say is, I better not see any OompaLoomps pop up on this thread now  :)

Or maybe that's been it all along! Ond has a factory full of 'em doing all that fiberglass and polishing work!

Your secret's out, Ond!
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 4th 2012)**
Post by: Ond on February 14, 2012, 11:24:22 pm
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 4th 2012)**
Post by: Le Chuck on February 14, 2012, 11:38:18 pm
Of course you'll have to deal with the inevitable...

*Knock Knock Knock*
"OND residence, do I know you?"
"Yeah, I'm Le Chuck, I won this key see"
"Oh, wow, you're actually here"
"Yep, mind if I get in a game?"
"Uh, sure step in side"
"Do you have a couch I can crash on for a few days"
"Uh..."
"Wow, that smells delicous, am I in time for dinner?"
"Uh..."
"Listen, it's been a long trip, I'm gonna grab a shower"
"Get the ---fudgesicle--- off my porch"
*Knock Knock Knock*
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 4th 2012)**
Post by: Benevolance on February 16, 2012, 06:20:19 pm
Hey! I've got a legitimate arcade question!

How much does this thing weigh? I know that the usual cabs are fairly heavy with the MDF, so many of us stick on wheels to do those fine adjustments. But you've got a lot of fiberglass and some metal - is the cabinet light enough that you can move/adjust it? Or are you planning to do some sort of wheels/pads underneath still?
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 4th 2012)**
Post by: Ond on February 16, 2012, 08:05:25 pm
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 4th 2012)**
Post by: Ond on February 18, 2012, 04:41:10 am
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 4th 2012)**
Post by: DaOld Man on February 18, 2012, 07:42:19 am
Man that is one pretty cab.
You do good work!!
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 4th 2012)**
Post by: drventure on February 18, 2012, 10:04:46 am
Nice pick with the casters!

Jeez, you'll need to put it up on blocks and put mirrors on the floor like the do in the custom car shows!

That bottom needs a great big flaming OND logo or something airbrushed on it  :)
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 4th 2012)**
Post by: javeryh on February 18, 2012, 10:51:24 am
Love those casters - where did you get them?  The cab is looking very nice Ond - love the progress.   :cheers:

Man, this forum is crazy - so many different skills come into play.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 4th 2012)**
Post by: DaOld Man on February 18, 2012, 06:18:58 pm
Nice pick with the casters!

Jeez, you'll need to put it up on blocks and put mirrors on the floor like the do in the custom car shows!

That bottom needs a great big flaming OND logo or something airbrushed on it  :)

And some of those low rider lights to light up underneath it.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 18th 2012)**
Post by: Ond on February 18, 2012, 07:34:48 pm
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 18th 2012)**
Post by: Pinball Wizard on February 18, 2012, 10:38:05 pm
You HAVE to do that for the reveal. Which is oddly what I planned to do for the cabinet design you gave me, odd how this stuff circles around isn't it?
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 18th 2012)**
Post by: Ond on February 19, 2012, 02:59:10 am
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 19th 2012)**
Post by: AlienInferno on February 19, 2012, 03:23:01 am
Looks great OND.  On those casters.  They look like office chair wheels.  Does any of them lock?  Might be ashame to have to chase the cab around as your playing it.  Also I like that logo you made.  Reminds me of a car logo.  Kind of like Build Ford Tough or something. 
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 19th 2012)**
Post by: Green Giant on February 19, 2012, 03:27:44 am
Damn......


So you gonna be swinging by Houston any time soon?  I could use some touch up work on my truck paint since you are clearly a professional auto detailer.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 19th 2012)**
Post by: dandare on February 19, 2012, 04:26:24 am
Sweet lord.  its going to be a hover craft too! 

Great stuff!

ps. ''these days I work simultaneously with sand paper and wet rag with a trip to the tap now and then to rinse stuff clean"

 :laugh2:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 19th 2012)**
Post by: Ond on February 19, 2012, 04:51:51 am
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 19th 2012)**
Post by: dandare on February 19, 2012, 07:55:38 am
i have a sick mind. sorry.  ;D
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 19th 2012)**
Post by: Pinball Wizard on February 19, 2012, 10:40:22 am
That logo is good! As for music for your video, I might have someone who can help you out, but it will depend on what exactly you need.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 19th 2012)**
Post by: DaveMMR on February 19, 2012, 01:36:02 pm
I've just been sitting back watching this one, but after I sat here and stared at a great number of the pictures I had to make it a point to express my love for the detail being put into this.  This may be one of those cabinets that you cat sit and gawk out for hours even when turned off. The fact that it'll play games seems like the bonus cherry on the sundae.   :applaud:

Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 19th 2012)**
Post by: BobA on February 19, 2012, 04:01:19 pm
Ond your cab is a Work Of Art and on top of that you can play games on it.   You are not a cab builder you are and Artist.  :applaud:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 19th 2012)**
Post by: Ond on February 19, 2012, 10:07:40 pm
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 19th 2012)**
Post by: Newgeta on February 20, 2012, 06:39:49 am
amazing :dizzy:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 19th 2012)**
Post by: wivelden on February 20, 2012, 06:58:10 am
This is a very unique and interesting project. I applaud you on this. Wish I could do something like that and have the creative mind to do it. Well done....well done...   :applaud:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 18th 2012)**
Post by: javeryh on February 20, 2012, 10:28:22 am
I picked up the casters at our hardware outlet Bunnings which is part of a large hardware chain here in Aussie.

Aussie?  You mean there's still a chance I could build the sickest cabinet in my country?  Whew.  I mean, I know the worldwide title isn't up for grabs anymore but at least I still have something to shoot for.   ;D

I am curious to learn more about your finishing technique.  So it looks like you use the spray putty for a base coat and then simultaneously wet sand and wipe it down (with the sponge) to get the surface nice and smooth with the 600 grit.  Do you start at 220 and work your way up or do you get the results immediately with the 600?  Are you ever concerned with the water doing damage to the other parts of the cabinet?  After you are satisfied with the texture of the putty, you then use a rattlecan to spray the top coat on - then you wet sand again using the same technique, correct?  Do you spray and sand multiple times?  Or do you spray, spray, spray and then sand after building up some thin coats.  Finally, do you add a clear coat on top?  Lots of question, I know!  I really love the finish you have been able to achieve and the fact that you seem to be able to create any shape (curves!) that you want with the bondo. 

I tried putting a nice finish on one of my older cabs but it was all flat surfaces (and my procedure was a lot different than yours).  Yours looks much nicer and if I ever put myself through the pain again I want to do it properly!  This is inspiring work, Ond.   :cheers:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 19th 2012)**
Post by: Woodshop Flunky on February 20, 2012, 11:36:30 am
Aussie?  You mean there's still a chance I could build the sickest cabinet in my country?  Whew.  I mean, I know the worldwide title isn't up for grabs anymore but at least I still have something to shoot for.   ;D

+1  :cheers:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 18th 2012)**
Post by: Ond on February 21, 2012, 02:20:06 am
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 19th 2012)**
Post by: Le Chuck on February 21, 2012, 04:48:30 pm
Okay, didn't make it through all 29 for my reread.  Sorry.  Also, still colorblind. 

Those two sins aside and a requisite apology if you've already anwered these, what're your plans to control the rotation?  Will it be auto rotated on game selection?
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 19th 2012)**
Post by: Ond on February 21, 2012, 05:00:38 pm
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 19th 2012)**
Post by: Pixelhugger on February 21, 2012, 05:10:17 pm
[C3PO] But sir....
I have already written the rotation scripts in the steeper motors proprietry language..
[/C3PO]

Sorry, I just couldn't help but hear C3PO when I read that. ;)
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 19th 2012)**
Post by: Ond on February 21, 2012, 05:17:05 pm
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 19th 2012)**
Post by: Le Chuck on February 21, 2012, 05:24:37 pm
[C3PO] But sir....
I have already written the rotation scripts in the steeper motors proprietry language..
[/C3PO]

Sorry, I just couldn't help but hear C3PO when I read that. ;)

Well DaOld Man's scripts are written in Bachi so you shouldn't have a problem, you can speak Bachi can't you?

Seriously if you have two batch files for rotating you can get DaOld Man's plugin working in about 45 seconds.  It's good stuff. 
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 19th 2012)**
Post by: Pixelhugger on February 21, 2012, 05:28:37 pm
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you can speak Bachi can't you?

It's like a second language to me.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 19th 2012)**
Post by: TopJimmyCooks on February 21, 2012, 09:45:14 pm
+1 to what Chuck said.  Mala+Startcom = the easiest part of your whole cab.   :cheers: to DaOldMan

Stepper motor with positive positioning through a low lash geartrain on a precision axle.  Drooling on the keys as always. 
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 19th 2012)**
Post by: Dervacumen on February 22, 2012, 01:09:26 pm
You see everyone, Ond's cabinet is why you don't tell people about this forum when they see your cabinet for the first time.  They might see this thread and recognize your shoddy POS cabinet for what it is.  I can't even tell what is a render and what is a real photo any more. :dizzy:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 19th 2012)**
Post by: Turambar on February 22, 2012, 03:59:50 pm
You see everyone, Ond's cabinet is why you don't tell people about this forum when they see your cabinet for the first time.  They might see this thread and recognize your shoddy POS cabinet for what it is.  I can't even tell what is a render and what is a real photo any more. :dizzy:

LOL and amen to this.  I post progress pics of my work on facebook and my friends/family think it is the most amazing thing they have ever seen.  Then I come over here to the forums and visit threads like OND's and do the Wayne's World "We're not worthy!"
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 19th 2012)**
Post by: JustMichael on February 23, 2012, 08:39:55 pm
You see everyone, Ond's cabinet is why you don't tell people about this forum when they see your cabinet for the first time.  They might see this thread and recognize your shoddy POS cabinet for what it is.  I can't even tell what is a render and what is a real photo any more. :dizzy:

I still send people here but a Mame'd Xevious cab (mine) doesn't even hold 1 candle against Ond's which blazes like the brightest sunny day you ever saw. "We're not worthy!" doesn't even come close to his greatness.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 19th 2012)**
Post by: smalltownguy on February 24, 2012, 07:42:46 am
Ond, I appreciate that you've kept pushing on with this project. I know it can't be easy to stay motivated on your own.

Any teasers you'd like to share on the front end?

Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 19th 2012)**
Post by: Ond on February 24, 2012, 09:14:02 am
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Post by: ZZleeZZ on February 24, 2012, 03:01:26 pm
One Hundred and Eight THOUSAND and thirty one.

Im pretty new around here, first post made but read plenty in my search for ideas and inspiration. Read pretty much all of the Legends threads such as this one and Pixelhuggers.

My own build is plodding along (UK weather been a bit cold and frozen outside) and the "normal" people that I have shown it to have been impressed, I may one day post some pics of it here if it ever gets to the stage that I can feel happy showing it in such illustrious company.

I keep coming back to this thread, its becoming an obsession, I am truly stunned at the level you set yourself and then attained. You sir, are a very skilled person and I can only boggle at your vision and the results. Thank you for sharing your work with us.

Oh, and in case you are wondering, that number at the top? Thats the views on this thread, if this was a youtube vid they would be offering you advertising revenue!  :o
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 19th 2012)**
Post by: Epyx on February 25, 2012, 10:25:28 pm
Very nice Ond  :cheers:

Love those caster wheels. I also agree the locks aren't really necessary. My cab has locks and sits on a smooth unfinished basement floor. Even without the locks engaged the cab doesn't really move while playing yet moves easy when pushing or pulling. It's hard to explain but you really require a momentum push/pull...regular play doesn't provide that. So long story short on carpet I would say your guess is really more a certainty...it will be just fine.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 19th 2012)**
Post by: Ond on February 26, 2012, 04:33:44 pm
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 18th 2012)**
Post by: eds1275 on March 03, 2012, 01:38:42 pm
i.e some electric guitar stuff (very large hint)

I've got some time, PM me if you have an idea of what you want!
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 19th 2012)**
Post by: EightBySix on March 03, 2012, 02:11:27 pm

"He's their last hope for survival,
He's on his way to save the day,
He's ten years old."

Committed myself now haven't I?  Confused?  Stay tuned.

I think I know... Can I guess?
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 18th 2012)**
Post by: Ond on March 03, 2012, 05:12:24 pm
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 18th 2012)**
Post by: Le Chuck on March 03, 2012, 06:26:32 pm
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"He's their last hope for survival,
He's on his way to save the day,
He's ten years old."

 - whadya reckon?  :)

Ender Wiggin. 
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 19th 2012)**
Post by: TopJimmyCooks on March 03, 2012, 06:37:11 pm
My guess: A mini hard rock opera based on OSC's Ender's Game, in 3 acts, complete with overture, aria, duet and finale, 20 minute duration.  I'm thinking about 15 tracks of guitars with lots of stereo chorus.  10 full minutes of stepper motor and gear train slow pan glamour shots.  Can't wait. 

Still got 5/6ths of 2012 remaining to bring this one home.  (minus 1 day for Oz where today already happened) :P
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 18th 2012)**
Post by: drventure on March 03, 2012, 06:44:10 pm
I've been unwell with some virus so not much happening

Sorry to hear it. The crud is never fun. Get well soon.

And.... back to arcade stuff....  ;)

Were you setting things up to support light guns? I didn't think so, but I couldn't find mention in the thread one way or the other. (but it's a LONG thread, so I couldve missed it).

Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 18th 2012)**
Post by: EightBySix on March 03, 2012, 06:58:29 pm
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"He's their last hope for survival,
He's on his way to save the day,
He's ten years old."

 - whadya reckon?  :)

Ender Wiggin. 

Astro boy?
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 18th 2012)**
Post by: Ond on March 03, 2012, 07:06:03 pm
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 18th 2012)**
Post by: drventure on March 03, 2012, 07:15:42 pm
Light guns?  no, no plans to support em, you think I should?  You are the ideas man (and are So geeting a key  ;D).  E.g. that ring of light button mod, that was your idea, I just built it.

I was just wondering. With that cab, there's no real place to put holsters for them, and tacking anything onto the sides of it would just be blasphemous.

Now, if I could figure out how to do real wireless guns, I could DEFINITELY see a couple of converted water pistols like this maybe

(http://www.oneswitch.org.uk/IMAGES/1/hydro-x-blaster.jpg)

Something retro, like a jetsons pistol, painted chrome and red with an aimtrack in it.

the light gun arena is getting closer to something like that!
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 19th 2012)**
Post by: drventure on March 03, 2012, 07:16:50 pm
Hmm, Ok, maybe not THAT exact gun, but hopefully you get the idea  :)
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 18th 2012)**
Post by: Ond on March 03, 2012, 07:21:06 pm
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Post by: Le Chuck on March 03, 2012, 07:22:32 pm
Well, Commander Keen is 8, David Freedman in Flight of the Navigator was 12 and Alex Rogan in Last Starfighter was 16 or so. Ben Tennyson is 10 but that doesn't feel right.  Hmm, I'm vexed.  
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Post by: Ond on March 03, 2012, 07:31:43 pm
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Post by: Le Chuck on March 03, 2012, 07:37:33 pm
Must be a smart boy to garner a comparison to the Great Wiggin, of course with his father in the shed building flux capacitors out of thin air it's not surprising.  If you need some additional material though I'd liberally borrow from Alex Rogan and David Freedman.  Great characters.

Totally bogus teaser tho. I really thought I had nailed it down to Ender.     
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Post by: Ond on March 03, 2012, 07:43:19 pm
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Post by: Turambar on March 03, 2012, 11:54:15 pm
Must be a smart boy to garner a comparison to the Great Wiggin, of course with his father in the shed building flux capacitors out of thin air it's not surprising.  If you need some additional material though I'd liberally borrow from Alex Rogan and David Freedman.  Great characters.

Totally bogus teaser tho. I really thought I had nailed it down to Ender.      

Yeah sorry, I opened my big gob way to early with the 'teaser'  OND was naughty.  The story board is done, so is the script, artwork is in progress, mocap is being sorted and music looks promising. Nuff said.

OND, you can have no idea how many frantic hours of "googling" you caused amongst the members of this board.  When I found out that the theme was created by you and not something that could be found on teh interwebs, I went from miffed to smug.  My amazing interweb searching prowess is no longer in question and all is right with the world.
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Post by: axl1826 on March 04, 2012, 12:44:10 am
All I can say is DAMN!! I read this entire thread before becoming a member, and i thought that getting my first MAME cab working was an amazing feat! I am nothing compared to the Mighty and all powerful Ond, amazing work brother I await the reveal with much anticipation.

On a side note I see a lot of references to Automotive body work in this particular thread, I am a Vehicle & Equipment Maintenance Instructor for the United States Air Force if any of ya'll have any Vehicle related questions send em' my way and I'll get you sorted as best I can.
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Post by: Ond on March 04, 2012, 02:40:23 am
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Post by: Drnick on March 04, 2012, 04:02:17 am
Hack some wiimotes?  Not sure if they would work well though as never tried it out myself. You seem to like a challenge so how about hacking some gyroscopic mice?
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Post by: SNAAKE on March 04, 2012, 04:20:22 am
nice dildo-gun ???
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Post by: drventure on March 04, 2012, 10:41:43 am
nice dildo-gun ???

 :laugh2:

I like it. It's got that "streamlined" 50's look that this cab has going.

I had initially thought the wiimote tack would be the way to go too, but I've never had much luck getting the wiimote to consistently pair with a PC. It's possible, but it's so fraught with "turn it on and pair, damn didn't work, reset bluetooth driver, turn off, turn back on, hold buttons down, pair again, damn didn't work, reset everything, wait a bit, try again, worked this time!", that I abandoned it.

My suspicion is that the BT drivers for the PC just aren't there yet for working with wiimotes. Supposedly the Gamii from Blue Soliel will do it. I just haven't been back around to try it.
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Post by: Pinball Wizard on March 04, 2012, 10:56:32 am
So what are you using for 3D rendering, cause that looks freaking awesome when set to 11!!! Don't worry about being sick, it happens to all of us, and we all can wait to see progress. As always, you seem to be doing everything right and that is what counts.

P.S. I haven't updated the thread yet as it won't be much progress until after April 7th, but I'm starting to actually work on the Xenolix cabinet. My time is limited on projects before then, but after April 7th, it will shift to top priority to build it.
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Post by: TopJimmyCooks on March 04, 2012, 11:19:27 am
Must. Learn. To. Render.

A gun like that could be milled from billet aluminum in two halves by a cnc machine shop, and then polished to a mirror shine in the garage of a certain Aussie. 
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Post by: Nephasth on March 04, 2012, 11:27:23 am
Must. Learn. To. Render.

+1, holy ---steaming pile of meadow muffin---...
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Post by: Santoro on March 04, 2012, 02:05:22 pm
+2.

Are they done yet?  :)
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Post by: Le Chuck on March 04, 2012, 02:11:26 pm
Ond - wicked sweet gun.  A bunch of us have been discussing off and on how go wireless on the aimtrak and we've come up no small form factor solutions... and neither has Andy (but we have high hopes).  Maybe going homebrew would be the best option.  A camera eye in each corner of the screen that follows and IR LED in the gun as a cursor and then just use any wireless trigger hack (wiimote, presentation clicker, wireless mouse) for fire and reload as an idea but there is a lot of ground to cover to make that work.  

 
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Post by: Vigo on March 04, 2012, 02:42:29 pm
I don't know the measurements of that gun render, which is completely awesome by the way, but it looks like it wouldn't be the most comfortable to hold. The trigger guard looks a bit long, and it doesn't seem to leave space for 3 fingers below it to wrap around the grip. It could just be me looking at it wrong though, but when I envision holding it, my finger would be hanging off. I do have fat fingers, btw.

As far as wireless options, I think using a wiimote is the best hope for a light wireless lightgun. I have tested them on PC with a Bluetooth adapter, and they did work great, with the pointer working like a mouse. I know there were problems getting it to recognize in Mame though.

This thread should be a good starting point though: http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=89378.0 (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=89378.0)
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Post by: emphatic on March 04, 2012, 03:34:37 pm
Very cool renders!  :applaud:
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Post by: dandare on March 04, 2012, 05:38:40 pm
That looks amazing!

You realize if you do add retro light guns, your going want a helmet to go with it.

Hell, why not a whole outfit?  something like this  ;D
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Post by: dandare on March 04, 2012, 06:19:34 pm
Seriously man you'd look awesome!

 
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Post by: TopJimmyCooks on March 04, 2012, 07:38:25 pm
. . .  we've come up no small form factor solutions... and neither has Andy (but we have high hopes). 

Any retro ray gun rates a belt pack with a wire tether.
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Post by: Ond on March 04, 2012, 09:40:57 pm
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Post by: Uncle Monkey on March 04, 2012, 09:56:45 pm
The EMS Topgun III is wireless. I sure a genius like yourself could transfer the guts and probably even get the sensor bars apart and mostly hidden..... :cheers:
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Post by: JustMichael on March 06, 2012, 02:58:38 am
Ond, the rendering looks nice but I think that inner black part where the aimtrak would go may look better with "rifling".
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Post by: Ond on March 06, 2012, 07:34:22 am
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Post by: Vigo on March 06, 2012, 10:08:36 am
The EMS Topgun III is wireless. I sure a genius like yourself could transfer the guts and probably even get the sensor bars apart and mostly hidden..... :cheers:

Thanks for the tip! hmmm sensor bars, ok I'll have to look into it.

Ond, the rendering looks nice but I think that inner black part where the aimtrak would go may look better with "rifling".

Just for you Michael,  rifling added (ain't it a ray gun?? but you're right rifling looks better), slightly tapered down muzzle and a longer grip so Vigo can comfortably hold it.   8)

(http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss251/Ond_photos/RetroFuturePistol4.jpg)

Now that ray gun could house my fat fingers!  :lol

The gun looks incredible! I can't wait to see you bring it to life!  :notworthy:
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Post by: Uncle Monkey on March 09, 2012, 01:31:52 pm
The EMS Topgun III is wireless. I sure a genius like yourself could transfer the guts and probably even get the sensor bars apart and mostly hidden..... :cheers:

Thanks for the tip! hmmm sensor bars, ok I'll have to look into it.

I believe they have little IR sensors. I'm sure you could de-case them and do something clever, but it may not be the best solution, my $.02..... :dunno :cheers:
Whatever you land on will be awesome I'm sure.....
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Post by: drventure on March 09, 2012, 02:27:11 pm
If it's anything like most IR "sensor bars", there's actually no sensor at all in them, it's just a small array of IR LED's that the IR camera in the "controller" can key off of.

The Wiimote and Aimtrak both work like that. I rigged out a "sensor bar" with a piece of circuit board 5 or 6 IR LEDs from radio shack and a few resistors. Stuffed it in a piece of copper tube with holes in it, and presto, steampunk sensor bar.

Maybe the topgun is different though. Haven't worked with one of them yet.
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Post by: Pinball Wizard on April 09, 2012, 12:02:26 am
Well apparently Ond built that phaser but it was so good, when he fired it, it took him to the future cause we haven't had updates in a bit ;)

Haha, jokes aside, hope all is well in Ond's world, as we all know "real life" can take away from time on our personal projects.
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Post by: kahlid74 on April 09, 2012, 08:19:44 am
Well apparently Ond built that phaser but it was so good, when he fired it, it took him to the future cause we haven't had updates in a bit ;)

Haha, jokes aside, hope all is well in Ond's world, as we all know "real life" can take away from time on our personal projects.

He was posting a bunch in the Auto-Rotating thread this last month so he's still around.
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Post by: Woodshop Flunky on April 09, 2012, 10:06:19 am

Just for you Michael,  rifling added (ain't it a ray gun?? but you're right rifling looks better), slightly tapered down muzzle and a longer grip so Vigo can comfortably hold it.   8)

(http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss251/Ond_photos/RetroFuturePistol4.jpg)

It's not rifling... it a series of spiral phased coil arrays!   ;D

Nice job!
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Post by: Green Giant on April 09, 2012, 11:38:59 am
If it's anything like most IR "sensor bars", there's actually no sensor at all in them, it's just a small array of IR LED's that the IR camera in the "controller" can key off of.

The Wiimote and Aimtrak both work like that. I rigged out a "sensor bar" with a piece of circuit board 5 or 6 IR LEDs from radio shack and a few resistors. Stuffed it in a piece of copper tube with holes in it, and presto, steampunk sensor bar.

Maybe the topgun is different though. Haven't worked with one of them yet.
The topguns are the same way.  The only concern is getting the correct spacing as the originals to more easily calibrate them.
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Post by: Ond on April 09, 2012, 09:22:24 pm
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Post by: drventure on April 09, 2012, 10:57:55 pm
Your guy has to be better than the guy I used. Six months to get 4 shelf brackets and a pinball shooter brass plated!  :badmood:
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Post by: Ond on April 10, 2012, 06:18:43 pm
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Post by: smalltownguy on April 10, 2012, 06:30:01 pm
Stunning. Just......wow.
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Post by: Nephasth on April 10, 2012, 06:36:10 pm
Tits.
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Post by: BurgerKingDiamond on April 10, 2012, 06:49:02 pm
they chrome plated MDF? Is it just me or does that seem strange? Looks awesome though
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Post by: Le Chuck on April 10, 2012, 07:27:28 pm
This is amazeballs.   :dizzy: I am in awe
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Post by: dandare on April 10, 2012, 08:20:26 pm
I WANNA TOUCH IT!!
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Post by: drventure on April 10, 2012, 08:20:54 pm
I WANNA TOUCH IT!!

Dibs!
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Post by: Pinball Wizard on April 10, 2012, 08:28:35 pm
MDF chromed!?!? I know they chrome anything anymore but I didn't realize how nice it would look.

Did you put me in your will yet ;)
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Post by: TopJimmyCooks on April 10, 2012, 08:34:04 pm
They can chrome anything by varying processes.  I remember someone had chromed nerf footballs a few years back. 
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Post by: Woodshop Flunky on April 10, 2012, 08:59:51 pm
Sexy indeed, Ond!   :notworthy:
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Post by: GregD on April 10, 2012, 09:33:52 pm
That is crazy cool.
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Post by: Ond on April 10, 2012, 10:06:28 pm
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Post by: ninjasquirrel on April 10, 2012, 10:18:41 pm
 :applaud: very slick Ond!  How thick are the different layers of metal/coating added together? By the looks of the center section you were playing with it looks pretty stout.
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Post by: Ond on April 10, 2012, 10:27:00 pm
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Post by: DaOld Man on April 11, 2012, 01:41:01 am
That sure is pretty OND. I dont think I have ever heard of chroming MDF before. I wonder if that service is available here in the states?
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Post by: emphatic on April 11, 2012, 05:18:49 am
I'm very happy this came out like you wanted it to or even better. As it's MDF and not steel, there's no chance of it ever rusting too, right? This cab is built to last until the world around it catches up.  :cheers:
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Post by: wp34 on April 11, 2012, 09:17:57 am

 :lol  Are you guy's getting ideas for all the things you want to chrome on your cabs now?  :D

I wanna dip my whole freaking cab in chrome now.  Nice work OND.  :cheers:

When are we going to see this as a kit on Kickstarter?   ;D
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Post by: Ond on April 11, 2012, 10:00:32 am
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Post by: drventure on April 11, 2012, 10:14:53 am
I call BS.

That's just more renderings. Come on, Ond. Stop playing with Renderman (or whatever it is) and actually make something already!

Good job on the woodgrain though  ;)
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Post by: eds1275 on April 11, 2012, 10:28:35 am
You get what you pay for... I assume you're broke now! Looks amazing!
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Post by: RandomCitizenX on April 11, 2012, 10:35:19 am
This is truly awesome with no hint of hyperbole  :notworthy:
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Post by: Termin8tor on April 11, 2012, 10:44:29 am
WOW!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: swaffar on April 11, 2012, 01:14:33 pm
So ond... What did this cost you and how long did it take?  I'm building a midsized pinball cabinet and I'm going to need a custom 14.5 inch lockdown bar.  Maybe I'll make one from MDF and have it chromed.
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Post by: emphatic on April 11, 2012, 01:17:11 pm
That looks lovely.  :applaud:
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Post by: opt2not on April 11, 2012, 05:45:14 pm
Mmmmmm nice slot.  :o :laugh:
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Post by: Le Chuck on April 11, 2012, 08:24:42 pm
Mmmmmm nice slot.  :o :laugh:

 :duckhunt
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Post by: Ond on April 11, 2012, 10:52:20 pm
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Post by: kahlid74 on April 12, 2012, 08:52:07 am
Well done.  That fit perfectly with the design/aesthetic you're going for.
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Post by: bosco on April 12, 2012, 08:53:57 pm
>As for you two giggling schoolboys....    can't you tell modern erotic art when you see it?

Hmmm.  I always thought this was going to be  MUCH more than arcade cabinet for you. :P  Maybe you will need a retro/futuristic antibacterial foam dispenser attached to it?   ;D

Just kidding.  I lurk a lot but I don't post much.  I'm very impressed with you skills & determination. 

I still say this has something to do with the end of the world.  The Mayan calender is coming to an end.  Maybe Astro is in a Nostradamus quatrain?  With this have some type of particle accelerator/black hole creator inside?


 

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Post by: Ond on April 15, 2012, 10:47:20 am
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Post by: jammin0 on April 15, 2012, 12:38:47 pm
Amazing, you should take a break just long enough to clone yourself so that the world can see more of what's going on in your head.  Seriously how long would it take for a bunch of industrial designers and engineers to come up with something this sweet, let alone prototype it.  You run it through the whole process, nobody is Jack of all trades, master of all.  You sir are an artist, designer, engineer all rolled into one.  Whaaaaat? :dizzy:
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Post by: Vidiot on April 15, 2012, 01:06:19 pm
Amazing, you should take a break just long enough to clone yourself so that the world can see more of what's going on in your head.  Seriously how long would it take for a bunch of industrial designers and engineers to come up with something this sweet, let alone prototype it.  You run it through the whole process, nobody is Jack of all trades, master of all.  You sir are an artist, designer, engineer all rolled into one.  Whaaaaat? :dizzy:

Couldn't have said it better myself. Amazing work!
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Post by: emphatic on April 15, 2012, 01:32:57 pm
I think I could spend a small fortune in change by inserting coins into that thing. I mean, it would be hard to start playing as this would have my attention rather than the games.  :applaud:
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Post by: lcmgadgets on April 15, 2012, 05:52:49 pm
OMG.

 I saw the original 2009 post of this project, & knew right then I was going to post a reply. I've been a lurker here for a long time, & have been fantasizing about the cab I'm going to build since 2006. But I've only posted...9 times (just checked my own profile). That cab is amazing, & the coin slot...I'm crying. That much attention to what many would consider a small detail (okay, probably not many at this site). I can't add any new praise that u haven't already been deservedly given, so I won't try. Congradulations, good luck, & I'll b lurking to c how it all turns out (& cry more then).

I agree that u should b cloned just so we could study your brain.  & if I could get a copy to work for me...
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Post by: Pinball Wizard on April 15, 2012, 06:04:56 pm
Wow...... It's these finishing details that push a cabinet ahead of any other. Great freaking job!!!!!
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Post by: JustMichael on April 15, 2012, 08:15:40 pm
Just when you think the cab can't possibly get any better, it does!!  Watching you build this thing is like watching Michaelangelo paint the Sistine Chapel ceiling.  Takes a long time but it is a masterpiece!
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Post by: GregD on April 15, 2012, 08:52:41 pm
That is unbelievable.  Outstanding work.
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Post by: kahlid74 on April 16, 2012, 09:52:17 am
Beautiful.  I love the multicolor fade from the coin slot blue to the white.
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Post by: HaRuMaN on April 16, 2012, 10:03:03 am
If this gonna be that kind of party, Ima stick my ....  nevermind.   >:D

Awesome work!
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Post by: Woodshop Flunky on April 16, 2012, 11:38:54 am
I bet you just sit and stare at that thing all evening long.  And you should!  It's an absolute work of arcade art!  :cheers:
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Post by: yotsuya on April 16, 2012, 12:35:57 pm
If this gonna be that kind of party, Ima stick my ....  nevermind.   >:D

Awesome work!

If you can fit it in that coin slot, I would be very, very worried for you.  :laugh:
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Post by: Le Chuck on April 16, 2012, 12:43:50 pm
The cervix can expand to a pass a baby, I'm sure with a bit of work that slot could...  I am so sorry, I'm not helping this thread at all.

I looks smashing OND!
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Post by: Pinball Wizard on April 16, 2012, 01:19:12 pm
You guys really gotta end the weird slot jokes XP
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Post by: Ond on April 16, 2012, 01:37:40 pm
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Post by: TopJimmyCooks on April 16, 2012, 02:41:01 pm
. . .  You sir are an artist, designer, engineer all rolled into one.  Whaaaaat? :dizzy:

Dont forget "a Gentleman and a Scholar"
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Post by: Vigo on April 16, 2012, 03:14:44 pm
. . .  You sir are an artist, designer, engineer all rolled into one.  Whaaaaat? :dizzy:

Dont forget "a Gentleman and a Scholar"

and I hear he even makes a darn good chicken salad sandwich!
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Post by: AC. on April 17, 2012, 06:08:46 pm
Very cool.
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Post by: dkssprs on April 18, 2012, 05:04:48 pm
AMAZING!!!

PURE INSPIRATION FOR ALL OF US
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Post by: AlienInferno on April 23, 2012, 02:18:37 am
Awesome job OND.  Looks great.   :applaud: :applaud: :applaud:
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Post by: smalltownguy on May 16, 2012, 10:58:29 am
BUMP! It's been a month... I need a fix!

Ond, where you at?

*ping*

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Post by: JustMichael on May 16, 2012, 05:44:28 pm
BUMP! It's been a month... I need a fix!

Ond, where you at?

*ping*

Shame on you....
Asking for an update but not giving one yourself in over 6 months:
OMG What have I gotten myself into -- 10 MORE CABS! (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=105653.msg1228578#msg1228578)

(Trying to shame you into doing an update...did it work?)

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Post by: Ond on May 16, 2012, 06:03:20 pm
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Post by: Ond on May 20, 2012, 07:39:35 am
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Post by: DaOld Man on May 20, 2012, 07:54:32 am
  :o
:applaud: :applaud:

(Need I say more?)
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Post by: Mental on May 20, 2012, 12:47:52 pm
You sir are a true craftsman.  :notworthy:
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Post by: drventure on May 20, 2012, 01:53:42 pm
Nice work. I love that chromed rocket.

And +1 on the Velcro. That stuff really has 1001 uses. I've found that the glue they use on the self-adhesive versions often doesn't hold terribly well in the long haul so I tend to spread some silicon glue or liquid nails on the velcro before final placement, to make sure it won't come unstuck.
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Post by: emphatic on May 20, 2012, 04:32:48 pm
Thanks for the update, Ond! Look forward to the next. And the next after that, and the next after that etc.  :cheers:
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Post by: kahlid74 on May 21, 2012, 10:11:35 am
Looks shiny!  Great work.
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Post by: Ond on May 24, 2012, 08:59:36 pm
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Post by: darthpaul on May 24, 2012, 10:33:36 pm
I have a fair amount of patience when working on my cabinet but you sir, are in a league of your own, you do Great work.  :notworthy:
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Post by: Pixelhugger on May 27, 2012, 12:59:54 am
So fun to see incredibly complex elements of a project come together exactly as shown in the render/concept stage. Truly amazing.
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Post by: Overtkill773 on May 27, 2012, 01:09:36 am
*Drool* that is one of the most sexiest designs I have ever seen. Im gonna have to step up my game LOL *goes back to the drawing board* XD
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Post by: spkywlnt73 on May 27, 2012, 09:02:24 am
Awesome craftsmanship! You're like the Norm Abrams of cabinet building. You should have your own TV show. :notworthy:
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Post by: TheShaner on May 27, 2012, 10:29:37 am
Pretty snazzy. What's left before we see this baby in action?
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Post by: Ond on May 27, 2012, 09:14:24 pm
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Post by: GIZMOGAMES on May 27, 2012, 11:27:48 pm
Still cant get over the attention to detail on that coinslot :) you should market them ;) haha
that way the next one can be goldplated lol :)
anyhow great work and a truely inspiring design shame about the rotation problem but you sir are a perfectionist and it will be nothing but perfect when done :D
 :notworthy: :dizzy: :cheers: :notworthy:
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Post by: CoryBee on June 07, 2012, 08:11:31 am
Wait is this done yet??! I can't find the finished images. Such a clean coin thingy. Good work
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Post by: eds1275 on June 07, 2012, 10:40:46 am
Wait is this done yet??! I can't find the finished images. Such a clean coin thingy. Good work

Not done yet. Needs more rock and roll, flames, and chrome.
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Post by: Ond on June 08, 2012, 01:55:44 am
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Post by: DaveMMR on June 08, 2012, 06:24:00 am
Man, that is some quality work!  Love it!  :applaud: :applaud: :applaud:
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Post by: -rich- on June 08, 2012, 06:27:29 am
OND, awesome, unbelievable work.

This is my first post and indeed I have only been lurking a short time but I felt compelled to to start with this (enormous) thread. I have some ideas, have done a few sketches and even gone as far as buying some materials but had not even considered posting anything about my (very basic) build, until reading through this thread. Ironically it is not your build that has inspired me to post (although it has inspired me on almost ever other level) but your passion for the craft and the community. I don't have 1/5000th of the skill you have but these posts make me want to be part of it all, and I can't do that in isolation.

So thank you for the inspiration and I think myself lucky that you've found this hobby as an outlet for your creative vision. I'd say keep it up but you seem indefatigable!

PS inspired though I am, there is not going to be much in the way of progress at my end for a little while, though my goal it to start before you stop.
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Post by: jmike on June 08, 2012, 07:02:16 am
"I am at the threshold of a long weekend looking squarely at progress.  I'll also be finishing off some custom CPs for a mate of mine, in fact that's what's been taking up my last few weekends."

OND would you care to share some pics of these custom CPs you been working on? I'm sure we all would love to see what else you designed/created.


 :cheers:
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Post by: Ond on June 11, 2012, 03:16:32 am
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Post by: DaOld Man on June 11, 2012, 08:06:59 am
Genius!!
 :applaud:
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Post by: swaffar on June 11, 2012, 08:43:01 am
Beautiful work.
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Post by: drventure on June 11, 2012, 09:03:28 am
Nice.

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These headlamps were going for $5 a piece at a local camping shop which works out cheaper than I can buy the LEDS on their own.

I stumbled upon this trick a while back. In the states here, Harbor Freight gives away 9LED flashlights with a coupon all the time. I think I have about 15 of them now  :)

But they work great wired up to 12vdc with a small resistor. And a heck of a lot cheaper than buying the single LED's
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Post by: emphatic on June 11, 2012, 09:09:38 am
I love it!  ;D
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Post by: JayB on June 11, 2012, 09:12:51 am
I'm afraid if I had built this I would have become massively protective and not let anyone go near it, let alone touch it  :lol This is a candidate to be displayed in a glass cabinet
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Post by: kahlid74 on June 11, 2012, 09:25:38 am
At first I thought it was a sensor so when you fingers entered the coin return it light up but then I saw the chrome door and was like "oooh, neat!"
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Post by: Nephasth on June 11, 2012, 10:18:56 am
I really like the glow in the coin return pocket! :applaud:
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Post by: Ond on June 11, 2012, 10:04:03 pm
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Post by: Epyx on June 11, 2012, 11:13:34 pm
 :cheers:  :cheers:  :cheers:

Awesome Ond!!!  Sounds and looks amazing. Great job!
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Post by: Le Chuck on June 12, 2012, 12:35:59 am
Thanks for the comments guys.  It's good to get this part of the cab completed.  Just letting everyone know, while I will continue to work on this as time permits I won't be posting small incremental updates to this project for a while.  The next update post will be when I've fully completed all surface finishing and rebuilt the motor / screen rotation assembly i.e. when the cab is almost to completion stage.  I've already covered these stages of the build in plenty of detail previously and to revisit the same things is, well, boring.  When I have the glass bezel attached and the internals of the cab all in place I'll do maybe a couple of build updates before final reveal.

:cheers:  all till then

Ond

I've got a Washington on November for the final reveal.  Not saying what year tho.   >:D
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Post by: Pinball Wizard on July 01, 2012, 09:45:24 pm
Ond, I don't need any pr0n shots of your project, but at least tease me with your word that it's coming along, I'm dying to see this amazing thing finished!
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Post by: Le Chuck on July 01, 2012, 09:49:59 pm
Ond, I don't need any pr0n shots of your project, but at least tease me with your word that it's coming along, I'm dying to see this amazing thing finished!

We're dying to see your OND designed masterpiece started  >:D
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Post by: Pinball Wizard on July 01, 2012, 09:58:49 pm
Ond, I don't need any pr0n shots of your project, but at least tease me with your word that it's coming along, I'm dying to see this amazing thing finished!

We're dying to see your OND designed masterpiece started  >:D

Hehehe I'm actually taking the plans I have for it with me to a friend's house tomorrow as I'm trying to build it before I go to college, so not only am I taking the plans to start on this thing, I don't have very long to work on it so hopefully progress flies!
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE June 11th 2012)**
Post by: Keroppi on July 22, 2012, 05:49:26 pm
It's been a month, I'm Jones-ing.  :angry: This build has slipped to the 2nd page.
That.Is.Not.Acceptable.
Bumpity Bump.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE May 20th 2012)**
Post by: Kman-Sweden on July 31, 2012, 03:16:05 am
As to my own cab, I finished off the coin reject box this weekend and tested the coin mech fitted into the cab. There's plenty of pics and a video as well.  Ond speaks!  :-[  Again I used the nice blue semi opaque plastic sheet to construct a box out of.

Nice! Now make it light up and flash only when a coin drops into it.  ;D
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Post by: Ond on September 15, 2012, 07:48:45 am
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Post by: Bender on September 16, 2012, 11:31:45 am

I'm on the edge of my seat to see how you finish this!
the sad part is I'd probably watch the paint dry if you posted a video of that :D
great info so far! :cheers:
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Post by: EvilNuff on September 16, 2012, 11:35:42 am
Ooh, Ond's painting drying!  Sounds good, can we get a video of that? :-)
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Post by: Mental on September 16, 2012, 06:58:31 pm
Great video Ond. I'm looking forward to seeing the rest!
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Post by: kahlid74 on September 17, 2012, 04:14:56 pm
Great stuff man, keep it coming!
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Post by: dextercf on September 17, 2012, 05:10:24 pm
Can't watch the vid on my cellphone.
Y U No like cell?
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Post by: javeryh on September 17, 2012, 06:08:08 pm
Awesome video - can't wait to see the rest.  The accent is great too.   ;D
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Post by: Ond on September 17, 2012, 09:42:29 pm
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Post by: DaOld Man on September 17, 2012, 09:51:16 pm
You any kin to Mad Max?
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Post by: Ond on September 17, 2012, 09:55:15 pm
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Post by: emphatic on September 18, 2012, 05:51:14 pm
Awesome vid!   :cheers:
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Post by: Ond on September 21, 2012, 09:28:30 am
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Post by: drventure on September 21, 2012, 11:09:23 am
I just realized why I must like working with stain grade wood projects. They're SO much easier. Wood grain masks all sorts of issues  ;)

Fantastic vid. Really good info and techniques.

I don't think I've ever seen so much sanding  :)

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Post by: javeryh on September 21, 2012, 04:36:21 pm
yeah, it is really nice to see how this comes together.  When I tried putting a pink piano finish on Bella's Arcade I didn't have much to go on and this definitely would have helped.  I got my gloss from sanding back many many many coats of clear polyurethane... not the best idea...
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Post by: walterg74 on September 22, 2012, 03:49:16 pm
Awwwwwwww the part I need is not ready yet...  ;D


Great stuff!  :cheers:
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Post by: JustMichael on September 23, 2012, 11:52:32 am
Awesome!  (And I wish I could move that fast...  ;D)
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Post by: Ond on September 24, 2012, 07:53:01 am
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Post by: thatpurplestuff on September 24, 2012, 12:35:06 pm
Definitely going to be using this method on my next project.  I roughly followed your advice for painting my Skeeball machine last year and I was very happy with the results even though I got lazy and didn't do more than 2 coats.  Will follow this religiously for my arcade build since your results are freakin breathtaking.  Thanks for these!
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Post by: griffindodd on September 24, 2012, 02:34:42 pm
Thanks for making these Ond, they are really great and help a lot for a visual learner like myself, this is worth a thousand written articles on the subject.
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Post by: rockyrocket on September 29, 2012, 12:57:23 pm
Thanks for making these Ond, they are really great and help a lot for a visual learner like myself, this is worth a thousand written articles on the subject.
+1 great vids just shows what can be done if you take your time and strive for perfection, oh and a lot of talent too
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Post by: Entropy42 on October 01, 2012, 02:26:48 pm
I apologize if this has already been asked and answered (or is just common knowledge), but why use Bondo for a woodworking project instead of just wood filler, which seems easier to work with?
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Post by: Santoro on October 01, 2012, 03:01:21 pm
My experience is it's more wood-like, water resistant, and paints better.
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Post by: TopJimmyCooks on October 01, 2012, 03:50:20 pm
Be careful using real Bondo- the automotive body filler - as sold in the US - on soft wood.  On mdf or harder woods it's ok.  it's meant to be used on metal substrates and sets up pretty hard.  on soft wood you risk digging out wood around your patch when you try to sand it, because the wood is much softer than the filler.  Consider using a 2 part filler made specifically for wood that sets up just a little softer.  I think they even make a wood version of Bondo.  I can't see exactly what Ond is using but its probably an Aus. specific product- different countries have different environmental rules, etc.  YMMV.  experiment a little and find the best product for your project materials and techniques. 

Really enjoying these videos from the Man Down Under.  I love to be shown a project going through all the steps. 
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Post by: Ond on October 01, 2012, 07:45:31 pm
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Post by: eds1275 on October 01, 2012, 08:23:11 pm
Don't jinx the weather! I'm just about to start filming a movie!
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Post by: Rick on October 08, 2012, 11:53:26 am
It's good to be back working on my cab project, I've had so many things on the go in the last 6 months, and still do, but I'm finding the time again for this.  I guess for a lot of you guys the colder months are on the horizon, here the days grow warmer and longer, so expect me to pop up here and there more regularly now ;D

What is this, some kind of trend? ;) ...seriously though. NICE WORK you have there.

Rick
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Post by: Ond on October 18, 2012, 11:25:57 pm
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Post by: rablack97 on October 18, 2012, 11:42:34 pm
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Your shoes look hella comfortable.....

Good work OND....very very helpful.....

Highly surprised that you get it to look that way with swirl remover only, amazing...
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Post by: Tiouko on October 19, 2012, 12:57:30 am
Thank you so much OND. I've learn something that I will cherish for the rest of my life may be even pass it on to my children and my children's children. :cheers:
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Post by: Dudeman on October 19, 2012, 10:04:13 am
Dude... I need to send you the tins from my motorcycle. I don't think I've got the patience to do that. I HATE sanding. No... "hate" is not strong enough of a word.
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Post by: eds1275 on October 19, 2012, 11:22:18 am

Heh, whenever I look at any pics of Vancouver the weather always looks perfect, good avatar pic, got a side view?  >:D


Oh man now I feel like a ---meecrob--- lol.
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Post by: SpaceHedgehog on October 19, 2012, 04:31:52 pm
Great stuff Ond. Finishing is what makes or breaks it and those tutorials were super useful. Thanks.
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Post by: JustMichael on October 19, 2012, 05:51:24 pm
I've been blinded by the shine!  8)
How do plan on keeping the finish looking so nice with lots of fingerprints from kids?  ;D
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Post by: Ond on October 20, 2012, 06:10:42 pm
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Post by: emphatic on October 21, 2012, 04:59:05 am
Lookin' sweet, Ond! :cheers:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE April 16th 2012)**
Post by: KeithPuetz on October 23, 2012, 02:32:55 am


(http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss251/Ond_photos/SAM_3354.jpg)
(http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss251/Ond_photos/SAM_3356.jpg)

Anyone else see a devil with one eye when they see this? Looks bad ass. Looks like an arcade character. Kind of reminds me of Satans Hollow (The Devil)
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Post by: DNA Dan on October 31, 2012, 04:57:34 pm
Dang, I just spent the last hour of my life reading 34 pages of this thread spanning over 3 years of work, biting off my damn fingernails holding onto my seat and the cab still isn't finished? :banghead: How can you sleep at night OND?

I feel cheated by Satan's Hollow.....  :dunno
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Post by: MadMagpie on November 01, 2012, 02:13:09 am
Dang, I just spent the last hour of my life reading 34 pages of this thread spanning over 3 years of work, biting off my damn fingernails holding onto my seat and the cab still isn't finished? :banghead: How can you sleep at night OND?

I feel cheated by Satan's Hollow.....  :dunno
I felt the same when I first read the thread!
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Post by: selfie on November 01, 2012, 05:46:16 pm
add me to that list too  ;D
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Post by: drventure on November 01, 2012, 06:48:54 pm
Go easy on OND.

It takes time to create perfection  ;)

 :notworthy:
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Post by: Ond on November 05, 2012, 01:35:38 am
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Post by: Ond on November 05, 2012, 10:50:48 pm
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Post by: Pinball Wizard on November 06, 2012, 01:38:20 am
Sigh, when you can post a video in November and hear the birds chirping...

So is the glass going to be stationary or rotate with the monitor?
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Post by: Ond on November 06, 2012, 01:51:26 am
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Post by: Noshbomb on November 06, 2012, 03:56:45 am
Amazing
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Post by: Woodshop Flunky on November 06, 2012, 11:52:16 am
Glass will be masked (as I said)  and rotate with the monitor.  Just the screen will be visible.

This looks great all stood up!  :applaud:

The inside (behind the monitor) looks really nice.  It's a shame to cover it up.

I'm thinking dark smoked glass (fixed), with some  LEDs behind the monitor for attract mode.  Or maybe some cool effects during rotation.  Then black during gameplay.

Flashing multicolored lights would look cool with that acoustic foam.
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Post by: TopJimmyCooks on November 06, 2012, 12:41:29 pm
At one point you had the base completely painted didn't you? 

Rotation is the best I've ever seen, hands down.  Great move on the constant speed - the change of pitch attracts much more attention from the listener than a steady sound. 

I was surprised by the use of powder coat on the glass masking.  Will the heat bother the glass/tempering?  I know that powder coating processes don't get extremely hot.  Spray paint and fine line tape worked perfectly for me although it does scratch off easily if not padded at points of contact. 
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Post by: DNA Dan on November 06, 2012, 04:01:56 pm

I'm thinking dark smoked glass (fixed), with some  LEDs behind the monitor for attract mode.  Or maybe some cool effects during rotation.  Then black during gameplay.

Flashing multicolored lights would look cool with that acoustic foam.

+1
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Post by: KeithPuetz on November 06, 2012, 04:37:24 pm
I think this looks amazing.
I would of went with Jet Red however, and where the yellow is, I would of made it black. Having a furious dark red with black would of looked intense, in my opinion.
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Post by: TopJimmyCooks on November 06, 2012, 05:51:42 pm
That yellow is the primer Ond uses.  the base is all red or at one point it was.  I don't think the yellow is the finish. 
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Post by: griffindodd on November 06, 2012, 06:41:31 pm
This is a lot of work to make the world's shiniest gum ball machine

(http://cdn100.iofferphoto.com/img/item/825/023/21/FAvGb8PURN0e8YA.jpg)

it is very nice and shiny though
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Post by: Ond on November 06, 2012, 06:59:47 pm
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Post by: Termin8tor on November 07, 2012, 04:14:01 pm
Reminds me of orko.
"By the power of Ond."

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Post by: EvilNuff on December 04, 2012, 08:30:58 am
I am going through Ond cab update withdrawls...  :P
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE May 20th 2012)**
Post by: Taekwonjudo on December 19, 2012, 01:30:46 am
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Astro Coin Mech Test.avi (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGFgs1oUf1c#)

I am so sorry to go backwards on this incredible thread & by all means, everyone feel free to flame me for it (my own fault for being away from the thread for so long ... I'm so ashamed)

But I had to make the comment...

Ond, that "cockpit section of the spaceship of yours is screaming for a minimal led bubbled portion of it's own... especially considering as I remember my wasted youth in the arcades, they were always so dark to let the screens be the focus... I just think all that work on chroming the spaceship needs to be seen (yeah... I realize this is going into a home and probably not going to shoved into a dark closet corner like most of the arcades I remember... but still)

Just an opinion.

 :P Let the crucifixion begin lol.
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Post by: Le Chuck on January 21, 2013, 03:04:38 pm
You're in the peak of summer down there right?  Surely some mad progress has been made...how bouts a bump?
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Post by: kahlid74 on January 22, 2013, 09:03:00 am
Seriously where you at Brother Ond.  Updates are needed!
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Post by: Ond on January 28, 2013, 05:40:19 pm
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Post by: Yvan256 on January 28, 2013, 07:38:16 pm
BYOAC has been OND free for too long no?  :P  Iím looking forward to getting back in to arcade related fun, wrapping up Astro (this cab) and some other stuff as well.  See yas all round!  ;D

Thanks for the update, I guess we all can't wait until we see Astro take off but with great projects comes extremely long threads.
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Post by: kahlid74 on January 29, 2013, 10:50:41 am
BYOAC has been OND free for too long no?  :P  Iím looking forward to getting back in to arcade related fun, wrapping up Astro (this cab) and some other stuff as well.  See yas all round!  ;D

That's the stuff man.  It's so great when you get stuff done like this.  Take your time.  We're going to still poke you occasionally to make sure you're still out there.

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Post by: smalltownguy on February 05, 2013, 09:03:10 am
I'm still watching. Love this work. I have more to share too, soon.  >:D
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Post by: Ond on February 06, 2013, 02:01:38 am
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Post by: Comtek on February 12, 2013, 08:14:11 pm
It's time to render unto Comtek what is Comtek's (winner of the "name my cab competition errr some pages ago....) ;D. @ Comtek - PM sent to you.

Initial sketch -the design criteria was for etched glass inserts or panels, I decided on a cocktail cab (because I haven't really designed one before)

(http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss251/Ond_photos/image-3101622-0001.jpg)

Here is the first draft render of that concept, including etched glass panels with space ship stylized etching with inner glow lighting, speakers are located under each CP panel.  CRT monitor fitted (fixed aspect)
I've tried to make it interesting without being too difficult to build.

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

more on my own cab soon...


It's been over 2 years since i have been on the site.
and i have to say it is not a suprise that this cab turned out how it did.
OND once again still amazed at the level of your work.
also i'm proud to have come up with the name for this piece of art
 :applaud: :applaud: :applaud: OND :applaud: :applaud: :applaud:
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Post by: Ond on February 13, 2013, 05:33:54 am
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Post by: smalltownguy on February 13, 2013, 07:06:02 am
I don't know about you, Ond, but for me this monitor glass business is the most nerve wracking for me. I'm anxious to see how you pull this off.

 :scared
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Post by: drventure on February 13, 2013, 08:08:01 am
Black craft paper and invisible tape.

You're welcome.

 ;)

Nice to see you're back on this!
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Post by: Yvan256 on February 13, 2013, 09:24:05 am
Black craft paper and invisible tape.

Nice to see you're back on this!

Nah, 1/2" thick black foamboard and duct tape ought to do the trick.

It is really nice to see Ond back on his project, indeed.
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Post by: Ond on February 13, 2013, 12:29:27 pm
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Post by: eds1275 on February 13, 2013, 01:45:55 pm
Wouldn't it be easier just to have the glass stay still and only rotate the monitor?
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Post by: smalltownguy on February 13, 2013, 01:51:40 pm
Wouldn't it be easier just to have the glass stay still and only rotate the monitor?

I don't think he wants any visible hardware or mounting bolts on the glass at all.
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Post by: drventure on February 13, 2013, 02:06:17 pm
Wouldn't it be easier....

You lost me there.

 :)
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Post by: jammin0 on February 13, 2013, 02:33:56 pm
Do you have a friend with a vinyl cutter?  I cut out a square and use that to mask with and it doesn't pull up the paint nearly as often.  I think because the material is more dense and not as thick and I don't know why but I have all but stopped using tape to mask anything.

It would literally take 5 minutes to cut a mask out of adhesive vinyl and any old piece works.  If you didn't live so far away I would throw one in the mail for you this afternoon.
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Post by: Yvan256 on February 13, 2013, 03:06:27 pm
Wouldn't it be easier just to have the glass stay still and only rotate the monitor?

That's what I would do. Do not rotate the glass but have a fixed, round panel attached to the monitor frame for the mask. Rotate the thing from the inside, keep everything sealed from the outside.

At least it works in Sketchup for MVS-99-6.   ;)
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Post by: Ond on February 13, 2013, 03:47:18 pm
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Post by: XeviouS on February 14, 2013, 01:57:03 am

I'm not in a good mood at the moment though your post cheered me up.  I'm having challenges coating the glass  :banghead:  I thought I had it in the bag on the second go but I waited too long for the primer backing coat (which protects the black paint and provides a surface to stick mounts to) and when I lifted the masking tape the primer coat tore ragged edges.  GAH!


Maybe run a very sharp razor-blade along the edge of the masking tape to cut the paint away from the tape before pulling the tape off?

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Post by: Pinball Wizard on February 14, 2013, 02:42:31 am

I'm not in a good mood at the moment though your post cheered me up.  I'm having challenges coating the glass  :banghead:  I thought I had it in the bag on the second go but I waited too long for the primer backing coat (which protects the black paint and provides a surface to stick mounts to) and when I lifted the masking tape the primer coat tore ragged edges.  GAH!


Maybe run a very sharp razor-blade along the edge of the masking tape to cut the paint away from the tape before pulling the tape off?

Depending on how the glass was tinted, this may or may not hurt the tinted effect.
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Post by: Ond on February 14, 2013, 04:35:12 am
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Post by: emphatic on February 14, 2013, 06:25:00 am
Looks bad ass. :cheers:
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Post by: drventure on February 14, 2013, 07:27:05 am
Nice! What did you use for the surround ring? Perfect fit in any case!
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Post by: jammin0 on February 14, 2013, 09:20:22 am
sweet :applaud:
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Post by: Yvan256 on February 14, 2013, 12:02:17 pm
Finally I switched on the monitor and fed it some blue, all in all it's the look I had in mind, I'm happy with it, it looks slick no?

(http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss251/Ond_photos/DSC_0235_zps423f197b.jpg)

Words cannot describe the awesomeness. :o
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Post by: Ond on February 14, 2013, 01:59:26 pm
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Post by: BadMouth on February 14, 2013, 02:18:37 pm
Looks like it was made by expensive precision manufacturing equipment.   :notworthy:
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Post by: HaRuMaN on February 14, 2013, 02:21:36 pm
Looks like it was made by expensive precision manufacturing equipment.   :notworthy:

It is.  Ond's a robot.
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Post by: smalltownguy on February 14, 2013, 02:25:44 pm
Looks like it was made by expensive precision manufacturing equipment.   :notworthy:

It is.  Ond's a robot.

I subscribe more to the 'Ond operates on a plane higher than humans' concept too, but not robotic. This project's got WAY more style than a robot could make.
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Post by: emphatic on February 14, 2013, 02:44:04 pm
(http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss251/Ond_photos/SAM_2652a_zps3750c0d1.jpg)

 :notworthy:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: kahlid74 on February 15, 2013, 11:26:20 am
That's the same way I paint my Plexi/Lexan/Glass!!  Aweeesome.

Great job man, keep it up!
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Post by: Ond on February 17, 2013, 05:24:03 am
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Post by: emphatic on February 17, 2013, 08:36:14 am
Those rubber thingies look excellent for the job! :cheers:
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Post by: ccmathome on March 02, 2013, 09:37:22 pm
The spray on putty you used would it be any good on exposed mdf edges?

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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on March 02, 2013, 10:18:32 pm
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Post by: matsadona on March 03, 2013, 04:29:06 pm
It really is f-ing unbelievable how much effort you put into this build. The rest of us aren't worhty to call us selves arcade builders  :notworthy:
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Post by: Ond on March 03, 2013, 09:55:37 pm
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Post by: matsadona on March 04, 2013, 09:55:35 am
I hope you're there to see it when it all comes together  :cheers:
I'll stick around and would be happy to be the first one to buy you a beer when that day comes!  :cheers:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Yvan256 on March 04, 2013, 10:28:59 am
It really is f-ing unbelievable how much effort you put into this build. The rest of us aren't worhty to call us selves arcade builders  :notworthy:

Let's just define a new category for Ond and we'll be able to keep calling ourselves arcade builders.  ;D

*** Ond has been moved to the "Masterpiece builders" category ***
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: eds1275 on March 04, 2013, 12:22:00 pm
Let's just define a new category for Ond and we'll be able to keep calling ourselves arcade builders.  ;D

wait... this is an arcade machine?
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: drventure on March 04, 2013, 12:55:02 pm
wait... this is an arcade machine?

Nope, a tardis, just not a silly fictional one, but what would really be constructed 500 years in the future.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Superfrog on April 03, 2013, 02:16:29 pm
Ond,

Did you finished the bartop you started posting at bartopmania or is this your main project  ;D

Greetings
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Post by: dfmaverick on April 03, 2013, 02:33:18 pm
Ugh.

Clicked on this hoping there was an update.   ;)
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Post by: Nephasth on May 09, 2013, 07:14:05 pm
Ond...

(http://www.icebergtees.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/winter-is-coming.jpg)

...any progress?

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Post by: quizz_kid on May 19, 2013, 08:44:46 am
Sorry for bumping, but what an amazing build this is. Interesting design and perfect execution!
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Post by: Ond on May 19, 2013, 06:49:48 pm
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Post by: lcmgadgets on May 23, 2013, 12:45:11 am
I think this might b the most amazing & beautiful project I've ever seen. :notworthy:
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Post by: Ond on May 23, 2013, 09:26:56 am
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Post by: Rick on May 24, 2013, 09:08:55 pm
Hmm, this cab looks ... verrrrry familiar! ;) Nice work, as always my friend!
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on May 31, 2013, 12:48:44 am
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Post by: smalltownguy on May 31, 2013, 07:15:43 am
For a minute I was convinced that you were going to tell us about how you modded Astro to heat your garage.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on June 02, 2013, 03:52:36 am
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Post by: smalltownguy on June 02, 2013, 07:17:24 am
OK, so what's the backup plan for when/if the gap is too close? I know you, Ond, you have a contingency plan....
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Drnick on June 02, 2013, 09:23:11 am
I recognise those magnets,  once snapped a pair round my finger,  And I can safely say "damn it hurt" Have you got a pair of glass holders (Big rubber suckers with handles) for when you put it in place/remove the glass.   
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: drventure on June 02, 2013, 09:45:41 am
My foray with magnets didn't turn out so well. I used high power neodymiums but it still wasn't quite enough to hold the PC box up to the underside of my buffet.

This is different what with the glass likely being lighter and being mounted vertical instead of horizontal.

Will you have registration pins on the glass (so that it'll line up "automatically" once the pins are lined up?). or it is stick it in place and jockey it around?  I found that even a slight gap diminishes the magnet stretch exponentially.

but I didn't play with harddrive mags like that. I'll have to scrounge a few now! I do love magnets!
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Post by: Ond on June 02, 2013, 10:11:13 am
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Post by: Ond on June 09, 2013, 02:12:36 am
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Post by: Encryptor on June 09, 2013, 05:43:39 am
Stunning dude! Just stunning!

E
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Post by: emphatic on June 09, 2013, 06:00:23 am
Yeah!  :applaud: :cheers:
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Post by: TopJimmyCooks on June 09, 2013, 11:25:11 am
Leave it to Ond to make it fit right the first time!
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: gatordad on June 09, 2013, 04:03:05 pm
You know when its done and finally playable, it will be a letdown don't you.
You obviously are having way more fun building it!!!!!!!!
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Post by: Epyx on June 09, 2013, 07:57:11 pm
 :cheers:

Ond...that kicks major ass...very  nice work!  I so can't wait to see it done and get enjoyable and well deserved playtime!
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Post by: hunta2097 on June 09, 2013, 08:01:05 pm
I've been F5'ing this project for the last 4 years... I can't wait to see it finished!

Truly inspiring...

]-[
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Post by: Ond on June 11, 2013, 09:55:44 am
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Post by: EvilNuff on June 11, 2013, 09:57:20 am
I get the video is private. :(
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Post by: Ond on June 11, 2013, 10:01:55 am
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Post by: EvilNuff on June 11, 2013, 10:08:10 am
Video works, and it looks fantastic!
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Post by: BadMouth on June 11, 2013, 11:18:44 am
It's near silent compared to my whirring linear actuator.  :lol
The action looks slick and the ratio of screen to bezel looks well balanced in both directions.
This half-sphere cabinet thing might catch on.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Le Chuck on June 11, 2013, 11:21:32 am
This half-sphere cabinet thing might catch on.

It would certainly make a good cocktail table.  Fun to watch the drinks rotate too. 
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Post by: emphatic on June 11, 2013, 12:16:53 pm
 :o Looks great!  :cheers:
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Post by: AGarv on June 11, 2013, 01:32:56 pm
This is insanely awesome.   :o
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Post by: wp34 on June 11, 2013, 01:46:48 pm
That turned out even better than I would have imagined.  The rotation is amazing.
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Post by: Termin8tor on June 11, 2013, 03:55:17 pm
The rotation is perfection, but I wouldn't of expected anything less from you. Simply amazing.  :applaud: :applaud:
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Post by: Ond on June 12, 2013, 03:48:57 am
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Post by: Encryptor on June 12, 2013, 05:21:42 am
I don't know what you do for a living but if creativity or design are involved your employer doesn't pay you enough. Perfection! Nothing but absolute perfection!
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Post by: TopJimmyCooks on June 12, 2013, 09:21:51 am
Per the chart you're going to always rotate back to horizontal rather than doing a vertical version of the layout.   but the menu shows at 45/135 degrees?

Are the limit switches hit in the normal positioning of the monitor or are they over-limit safety switches?  I thought with the stepper motor you already had positive positioning taken care of. 
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Post by: Ond on June 12, 2013, 04:52:15 pm
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Post by: eds1275 on June 12, 2013, 05:14:03 pm
Did you get the files? *looks around mysteriously*
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Post by: Superfrog on June 12, 2013, 05:19:38 pm
Ond,

It's  :censored: :censored: :censored: Great what you did here.
As a perfectionist myself  :laugh2: I know how much time it cost when you see everything ... but at the and it pays of  :notworthy: :notworthy:

Great design and paintjob , mannnnnnnnnnnn  :censored: :censored: :censored:

 :cheers:
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Post by: EMDB on June 12, 2013, 05:27:38 pm
Looks great! What system is that Cyvern game (0:50 in the rotation movie) running on? It's completely different from the MAME one...
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Post by: Ond on June 12, 2013, 05:32:36 pm
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Post by: EMDB on June 12, 2013, 05:46:25 pm
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Looks great! What system is that Cyvern game (0:50 in the rotation movie) running on? It's completely different from the MAME one...

Thanks, actually that is Mame (148u5)  :dunno
I ran it again and indeed. It was different in my mind  :dizzy: Nevermind. Great build once again  :applaud:
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Post by: TopJimmyCooks on June 13, 2013, 09:37:54 am
I am a little bummed that the stepper setup doesn't yield full time positive positioning.  Does the motor controller setup allow for braking when not rotating?  Either way you have it solved by having it check in with the limit switches.

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Post by: lcmgadgets on June 13, 2013, 10:47:46 am
Omg. This just gets better & better. I think I'm going to cry.

That video of the rotation was beautiful. It's so quiet! I've already bought the parts to replicate weisshaupt's rotator, or I might have been pestering u to spoon feed me the details on yours.

Long live Ond!  :notworthy:
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Post by: Ond on June 13, 2013, 05:11:43 pm
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Post by: darthpaul on June 13, 2013, 07:10:08 pm
At some stage I will turn my thoughts to a script to integrate with Mala specific to the stepper motor.  If anyone wants to give some thought to the code please be my guest.  I'm happy to swap some design / art time for some code time  :P

Here's the basic high level flow I had in mind:

(http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss251/Ond_photos/ScreenRotate_zps2826f008.jpg)

Ond
This sounds like something DaOld Man might like to sink his teeth into.
What a great build this is, just unbelievable.
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Post by: Ond on June 13, 2013, 09:10:46 pm
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Post by: Rick on June 14, 2013, 10:11:46 am
Finally I have a video to do for a certain Encryptor on the ins and outs of my DIY velvet flocker.

Oh, we already know what you use your velvet flocker for, dude.

(http://images.buycostumes.com/mgen/merchandiser/17252.jpg)
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Post by: Ond on June 14, 2013, 03:56:04 pm
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Post by: Santoro on June 22, 2013, 12:42:46 pm
It just gets more and more stunning. 


Wow.
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Post by: hunta2097 on July 30, 2013, 07:21:03 am
[sorry to get people's hopes up but this is a reply and not Ond]

Heh Ond,

Can you display an animation whilst it's turning?

It would look freaky if you rotated the animation at the *same speed* as the screen turns... the animation would look static but the monitor would be rotating around it!

Maybe?  :dunno
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Post by: DaOld Man on July 31, 2013, 04:21:14 am
OND: This cab is perfect! You sir are an artist!

Thanks for the kind comments DarthPaul and OND, but I gave up on using servos, the cheap ones I bought were not strong enough to do the job.
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Post by: Ond on July 31, 2013, 09:47:08 am
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Post by: AGarv on July 31, 2013, 04:22:12 pm
What an incredible project, I am amazed every time this thread gets bumped!

FWIW, despite the unbelievably sexy design of the cabinet thus far, the lightning stencils and white letters seem like a step down from your normal aesthetic quality.  Something about the jaggedness of the lightning and the bland white lettering (largely meaningless to me at least, so meaningless to most casual viewers) is distracting and not visually pleasing alongside the smooth curves and bold colors elsewhere.  The stencils are "hijacking" the rest of the design.  It's kind of like if Steve Jobs had walked in on the original iPhone just before launch and said, "I know, let's put BLACK LIGHTNING on the side, that'll look AWESOME!", and no one had the nerve to tell him it wasn't that great of an idea. My 2 cents, again this is an incredible project!

Thanks Rick, that's a real muthaflocker!

As I mentioned here's a render to show the stencil art I intend to apply to the finished cab and the chrome pieces I've yet to create.  These are going to take some time to complete mainly due to the lengthy electroplating process.  The last piece I had done took around 5 weeks to come back to me from the chrome finisher.  While I'm waiting for those I'll be surface finishing the rest of the cab.  Ta ta for now.

(http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss251/Ond_photos/StencilampChrome_zpsf3b2fc57.jpg)
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Post by: Rick on July 31, 2013, 06:04:28 pm
The stencils are "hijacking" the rest of the design.

HOW DARE YOU QUESTION THE GREAT AND POWERFUL AUSS'!

(http://thefilmspectrum.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Picture-31.png)

 ;)

Seriously though, IMHO, it's actually retro-cool. It IS very 'out there', but I feel it's in line with the "HEY, LOOK AT THIS" theme.
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Post by: Le Chuck on July 31, 2013, 06:18:54 pm
Some two tone pinstriping around the panel perimeters would be pretty sweet as well.  I think the current works but would like to see some other mock ups for potential paint job before I make my decision prior to delivery in my garage  >:D
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Post by: DGP on August 01, 2013, 08:32:13 am
 :o  :o  :o 

 :applaud: :applaud: :applaud:

 :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:

signed... Speechless
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: PL1 on August 01, 2013, 01:08:24 pm
I'm not exactly sold on the stencils either.

Seems like Le Chuck's pinstriping idea might be a very good idea to consider in place of the stencils.   :dunno


Scott
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Post by: lcmgadgets on August 01, 2013, 02:29:04 pm
Hmmm, I thought they were pretty cool. But when I post that ddr pad I built, you'll c what my opinion is worth...yeah, it'd b cool to c some alternatives. Still:  :applaud:  :applaud:  :applaud:
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Post by: Monkeyvoodoo on August 01, 2013, 03:26:32 pm

I'm not exactly sold on the stencils either.

Seems like Le Chuck's pinstriping idea might be a very good idea to consider in place of the stencils.   :dunno


Scott

I have to second (or third) this notion. The whole design gives me warm fuzzies but the stenciled work doesn't quite blend well. Pinstriping could work well.
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Post by: Ond on August 01, 2013, 08:00:27 pm
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Post by: CoryBee on August 01, 2013, 08:20:48 pm
So like....fora  couple of days right...? RIGHT?
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Post by: Encryptor on August 01, 2013, 09:00:58 pm
OK guys,  I'll give some thought to pinstriping and post up a few variations when ready.  I like the idea and it would be easier to do than the stencil design.  Other than than that, I'm stepping away from all things arcade for a while, primarily to tend to other missions but also because I'm weary of it and not putting in a full effort to the builds I have going.  I'll wrap it all up, put it out of sight and out of mind and focus on health, family - the basics.

When I'm re-energized and can tick off some of those things I'll be back.  I'll post some alternative mock-ups after this weekend to mull over.

 :cheers:

Ond

Ond,

Do you have a build going on for another arcade machine? If so can you post a link to it or to somewhere I can find the links. Thanks.

The video was excellent. Thank you very much. I appreciate it.

Encryptor
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Post by: Ond on August 01, 2013, 09:37:25 pm
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Post by: smalltownguy on August 02, 2013, 07:32:16 am
Step away, Ond. This project deserves passionate attention. Anything less is unacceptable. When the fire returns, Astro will be waiting.

WTH, it's been almost 5 years anyway - what's a few more? ;)

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Post by: Rick on August 02, 2013, 11:35:51 am
WTH, it's been almost 5 years anyway - what's a few more? ;)

Exactly. Don't risk a burnout. I know how that can be.
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Post by: Ond on August 05, 2013, 09:53:04 am
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Post by: BadMouth on August 05, 2013, 11:32:50 am
IMO, the 60's hotrod pinstriping detracts from the 50's sci-fi look.
Just my $.02
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Post by: Le Chuck on August 05, 2013, 01:57:15 pm
Ooh, that's pretty sharp!  I think it's slicker than snail snot myself.   
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Post by: shponglefan on August 05, 2013, 02:11:27 pm
Not bad, but I'd lose the tramp-stamp-eqsue design.
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Post by: PL1 on August 05, 2013, 02:52:50 pm
I was picturing something more like this, but with rounded corners or maybe a U-shape with tapered ends like the current design.   :dunno

Tramp-stamp-esque.   :duckhunt


Scott
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Post by: XeviouS on August 06, 2013, 05:26:06 am
(http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss251/Ond_photos/StencilampChrome_zpsf3b2fc57.jpg)


Others here are speaking from an odd form of madness, the graphic on this picture is awesome!


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Post by: lcmgadgets on August 06, 2013, 10:59:37 am
Yeah, I think that look is better
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Post by: eds1275 on August 07, 2013, 11:46:34 am
I think the straight lines perfectly contrast the roundness of the physical build.
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Post by: swaffar on August 07, 2013, 12:48:49 pm
beautiful build, ond... but aren't you going to put some blue on the sides?  it looks lonely on the control panel.
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Post by: lcmgadgets on August 09, 2013, 11:15:15 am
Hmmm, yeah, those sides need to share some of that blue.
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Post by: BadMouth on August 09, 2013, 11:32:21 am
beautiful build, ond... but aren't you going to put some blue on the sides?  it looks lonely on the control panel.

Hmmm, yeah, those sides need to share some of that blue.

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!  :scared 

Don't listen to them Ond! Don't!

I like that the only blue is in the controls area. 
It highlights them and emphasizes that they serve a purpose.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: jennifer on August 09, 2013, 11:40:58 am
      Nice job old dude... colored smoke graphics starting with the blue vortexing into a warp hole would be my thoughts, Altough to do it to awesome standards a gun would have to be incorporated, and would be difficult to reproduce.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Unstupid on August 10, 2013, 06:41:04 am
Wait, so does that mean that this cab is not going to be finished this year?  If so then that means the full size category in the user choice awards is open for everyone.  Didn't want to build a cab if I was going to have to go head to head with the retro-futuristic work of art!  May have to slap something together now!
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Vigo on August 10, 2013, 01:37:07 pm
Forget side art! The only thing that should be clinging to the side of that cab is a scantily clad sci-fi babe.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Zero_Hour on August 10, 2013, 03:13:39 pm
Forget side art! The only thing that should be clinging to the side of that cab is a scantily clad sci-fi babe.

Truth.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Rick on August 10, 2013, 04:36:12 pm
Forget side art! The only thing that should be clinging to the side of that cab is a scantily clad sci-fi babe.

(http://www.doctormacro.com/Images/Fonda,%20Jane/Annex/Annex%20-%20Fonda,%20Jane%20(Barbarella)_01.jpg)

Annnnnd, we're done here.

:D
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: CoryBee on August 10, 2013, 04:57:04 pm
Forget side art! The only thing that should be clinging to the side of that cab is a scantily clad sci-fi babe.
Annnnnd, we're done here.

:D

Nope....Just give me 5 more minutes.....
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Rick on August 10, 2013, 05:13:19 pm
Nope....Just give me 5 more minutes.....

A casual "nope" to Barbarella, Queen of the Galaxy?! How dare you, sir!!

;)
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: CoryBee on August 10, 2013, 05:32:05 pm
Nope....Just give me 5 more minutes.....

A casual "nope" to Barbarella, Queen of the Galaxy?! How dare you, sir!!

;)

I don't think you realize why I needed those 5 extra minutes Rick.......
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Rick on August 10, 2013, 05:47:07 pm
Oh, god! I can't KNOW that!!! /MalReynolds
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: lcmgadgets on August 12, 2013, 07:12:00 pm
 :laugh2:

& Barbarella is THE babe to put on this style of cab. Perfect.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: harveybirdman on August 13, 2013, 01:31:22 am
Personally I'm partial to Dale Arden or Princess Aura.....

Hell the hole thing should play Queen at start-up....

Or have some kind of telepathy controls....
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Rick on August 13, 2013, 08:00:19 am
Hell the hole thing should play Queen at start-up.... Or have some kind of telepathy controls....

I FOUND THE WALLPAPER!!!

(http://images4.fanpop.com/image/photos/23400000/Flash-Gordon-flash-gordon-23432212-1920-1080.jpg)

Flash! Ahh-ahhh!!! Saviour of the Universe!
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Vigo on August 13, 2013, 11:15:42 am
 :lol Ironically, that is exactly the song I was listening to on my way to work this morning.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: lcmgadgets on August 13, 2013, 01:22:38 pm
I admit, with some embarrassment, that when that movie first came out (not now, I swear!)...I loved it.  :embarassed:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: JoeB on October 16, 2013, 10:46:52 pm
Update?
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Post by: Rick on October 17, 2013, 11:50:06 am
Update?

Vigo is now dressing like Flash Gordon.

:lol
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Vigo on October 17, 2013, 01:20:06 pm
It's close enough to Halloween for that to be acceptable. Right?...................Right?


Hrm....this might explain the strange looks I am getting from my co-workers.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: jongunz on October 17, 2013, 04:27:30 pm
I like the black artwork.  Would be cool to incorporate an all black saturn or something like it.  Make it look planetary...  But this is the most impressive build I've seen on this site.  I'm truly amazed with what you've done here.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on October 17, 2013, 05:32:46 pm
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Post by: Yvan256 on October 17, 2013, 06:03:47 pm
Progress on this? Nil.  I am however feeling good for the break from arcade machine building.  Various things have got me interested in getting back into building personal projects in general.  Actually I have my eye on my little bartop project at the moment.  This weekend I have to build a dog kennel.  My kids have been waiting years for a dog but it hasn't been the right time until now.

Seeing what you can do for arcade cabinets, I'm sure some of us would like to see what this dog kennel will look like.  ;)
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: yotsuya on October 17, 2013, 06:07:43 pm
Progress on this? Nil.  I am however feeling good for the break from arcade machine building.  Various things have got me interested in getting back into building personal projects in general.  Actually I have my eye on my little bartop project at the moment.  This weekend I have to build a dog kennel.  My kids have been waiting years for a dog but it hasn't been the right time until now.

Seeing what you can do for arcade cabinets, I'm sure some of us would like to see what this dog kennel will look like.  ;)

The Breakfast Machine (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVdqwD_bcPs#ws)
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: AlienInferno on October 17, 2013, 08:30:57 pm
Yotsuya,

How did you get a camera in Ond's house?

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Tapatalk 2
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Vigo on October 18, 2013, 01:06:50 am
That 5 of the best minutes of film ever shot.   :notworthy:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on October 19, 2013, 07:07:35 pm
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Post by: Rick on October 20, 2013, 09:27:02 am
The sleeper must awaken!  (a new avatar will be the sign)

Welcome back, my friend!

...and just in case you need inspiration, or some idea for your new avatar, I provide the following:

GoDaddy Presents - Motivation Bongos (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJaM9rza1G4#)

;)
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: MaximRecoil on November 24, 2013, 04:09:22 am
I think that sideart or applied graphics of any kind would look out of place on such a design. The shape and finish of the cabinet itself is the art. I mean, can you imagine Computer Space (http://www.cedmagic.com/history/computer-space-ad.jpg) with sideart?
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on December 17, 2013, 02:26:30 pm
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Post by: Vigo on December 17, 2013, 03:05:58 pm
 :applaud: You are making the right call. That cabinet is gonna be slicker looking than a hot rod.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: EvilNuff on December 18, 2013, 03:00:40 pm
I think it looks beautiful just like that Ond.  Ultimately it is your project so whatever makes you happiest with it regardless of what anyone here says is what you should, IMO, keep in mind. :applaud:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: lcmgadgets on December 27, 2013, 09:37:24 am
+1
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: thewisteron on March 21, 2014, 12:40:01 am
Hi Ond,

Have you made any progress?  I'm particularly interested to hear how you are going to get the stencil artwork on the base.  Are you going to paint it or something else?  If you are sticking with not putting anything on the side, I'd still love to hear how you were planning on doing it since I'll be in the same boat soon.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: drventure on March 21, 2014, 01:03:28 am
Good decision on the artwork. Not necessary at all.

The shape and finish speak for themselves!
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: smalltownguy on April 23, 2014, 04:06:24 pm
Bump. We're all jonesing for a fix.

Give us the goods!

Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: talkgeek on April 24, 2014, 07:26:10 am
Bump. We're all jonesing for a fix.

Give us the goods!

+1  :dunno
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Generic Eric on April 24, 2014, 07:32:04 am

 a new avatar will be the sign


Lo, the old text did read of a sign.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: BGoulette on June 13, 2014, 09:08:03 am
I'm sorry for BTWNO (bumping thread while not Ond), but as a newcomer to this forum, and after having marathoned all 38 pages (my employer would love to know that, I'm sure!), I just wanted to add my meager two cents to the masses: This. Is. Awesome.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on June 14, 2014, 07:59:09 am
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Post by: vader on July 22, 2014, 10:06:43 pm
I just spent the better part of my night reading through this entire thread.  I don't have any words to describe what I am feeling....

just wow.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: ChanceKJ on July 22, 2014, 10:55:51 pm
I just spent the better part of my night reading through this entire thread.  I don't have any words to describe what I am feeling....

just wow.

Probably just a little gas. Take some Pepto.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: leapinlew on July 26, 2014, 11:43:39 pm
From a practicality stand point, it would be nice if you could work in some sort of kick-plate. Speaking from my own experience with my machines, people do scuff up the bottom of the machine.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: drventure on July 27, 2014, 12:44:38 am
it would be nice if you could work in some sort of kick-plate

My guess is OND is working up some sort of repulser force field projector that will automatically come on when it detects any miscreants.

Who knows what his depraved genius is up to in his lab?
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Vigo on July 28, 2014, 05:32:35 pm
I think he is more worried about relocating to a home where the ceiling wont cave in and fall on his creations.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: drventure on July 28, 2014, 07:47:51 pm
I think he is more worried about relocating to a home where the ceiling wont cave in and fall on his creations.

Ouch. Yeah, I forgot about that situation of his....
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Rick on July 28, 2014, 08:15:35 pm
My guess is OND is working up some sort of repulser force field projector that will automatically come on when it detects any miscreants.

I think he is more worried about relocating to a home where the ceiling wont cave in and fall on his creations.

Why Not Both? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgk-lA12FBk#ws)
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Cobrawolf on October 06, 2014, 05:18:57 pm
So, while I know Ond is busy getting a house ready for sale, and working with his kiddies (both things I know personally are time and energy drainers), I would feel dirty if after reading all 38 pages and NOT commenting.

I have to say the carpentry is flat out fantastic. The drive to start with a vision like that, and then execute it to damn near the concept is outstanding.

Sorry for the bump, but I wanted to thank Ond for the amazingly detailed steps he's taken the time during his build to lay out, as well as the constant updates.

I also want to thank the others who've been in this thread since day 1 - I've learned so much in reading through this build.

Can't wait to see Ond get everything taken care of on the homefront (hopefully a sale on the home comes without too much waiting), as well as the eventual conclusion to this build.

Thanks,
-Dave
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: jpd on December 26, 2014, 03:11:10 pm
Hi

I have been through the whole thread and I have to say this is a huge inspiration as to what is possible. Been into Mame for many years but only just built up the confidence in woodwork to try and build a cab myself and have been doing some research on line.

Needless to say I have been in awe at the quality of this project - it is the best I have seen on the internet and it is hard to believe it is a home project. The engineering, design and finsih is amazing and the thought and time you have spent on the finer details is astonishing.

Huge thanks for the amount of detail you have gone in to on here. I hope one day I can get somewhere close to your level.

Good luck getting it finished although I suspect there will always be something further you would want to do with it :)
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on December 26, 2014, 04:49:28 pm
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Post by: emphatic on December 26, 2014, 05:51:12 pm
Great to hear there's fun stuff on your horizon, mate! :cheers:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Nephasth on December 27, 2014, 10:10:31 am
I look forward to being a builder on BYOAC again!

 :cheers:

Ond

Welcome back. I look forward to watching your unparalleled level of craftsmanship once again. :cheers:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: DeLuSioNal29 on January 26, 2015, 12:01:01 am
Just discovered this thread.  Amazing work so far Ond!   :notworthy:

Any updates?

DeLuSioNaL29
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: yotsuya on January 26, 2015, 12:14:21 am
Just discovered this thread.  Amazing work so far Ond!   :notworthy:

Any updates?

DeLuSioNaL29

You JUST discovered this thread???  :o
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: ChanceKJ on January 26, 2015, 12:16:59 am
Just discovered this thread.  Amazing work so far Ond!   :notworthy:

Any updates?

DeLuSioNaL29

You JUST discovered this thread???  :o

Pfft! Wtf, that's not even plausible.  It was like the first thread I think I even saw here.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Nephasth on January 26, 2015, 12:17:25 am
Just discovered this thread.  Amazing work so far Ond!   :notworthy:

Any updates?

DeLuSioNaL29

You JUST discovered this thread???  :o

Yeah. How are you a mod?
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: DeLuSioNal29 on January 26, 2015, 02:28:41 am
Easy there killer...

I'm familiar with Ond's work. Just missed this one.  I was perusing the Hall of Fame thread and bam!

I had the same reaction, "How did I miss this?"  Then it dawned on me:  I was busy with another project called my son in '09. Lol.

Either way, good stuff. Ond you're the man.

D
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: ChanceKJ on January 26, 2015, 03:26:58 am
You built a son? 

...does it play Galaga?
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Generic Eric on January 26, 2015, 07:10:19 am

 a new avatar will be the sign


Lo, the old text did read of a sign.
he's got a new avatar! When did he get a new avatar?
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Vigo on January 26, 2015, 11:04:50 am
Ace of Base - The Sign (Official) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNPjeIamsck#)
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: ChanceKJ on January 26, 2015, 11:11:20 am
The sign....

(https://fitfordragoncon.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/ghostbusters-9.jpg)
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Rick on January 26, 2015, 01:13:52 pm
(http://www.kezi.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/10-10-HAMMERTIME-KCA.jpg)
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on January 26, 2015, 07:30:30 pm
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Post by: Ond on January 27, 2015, 07:21:12 am
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Post by: wp34 on January 27, 2015, 10:10:48 am
I wasn't sure what to think yesterday when you mentioned it but now that I see it I like the kick plate. 

That speaker grill looks fantastic.  It reminds me of Obi Wan's hyperdrive in EP2 except cooler.   :applaud:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Nephasth on January 27, 2015, 10:43:48 am
Not a big fan of the diamond plate, and I think those front corners need protecting as well. Have you considered the clear automotive protective film to protect the finish from people's feet?
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: yotsuya on January 27, 2015, 11:07:31 am
Not a big fan of the diamond plate, and I think those front corners need protecting as well. Have you considered the clear automotive protective film to protect the finish from people's feet?

Agreed. All the other metal pieces are slick, smooth, and shiny, and the diamond plate doesn't match that. A smooth panel would fit better aesthetically.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Vidiot on January 27, 2015, 11:47:57 am
How about some flashy chrome "bumpers" to protect the surface paint. Something like this:

Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on January 27, 2015, 03:23:25 pm
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Post by: Ond on January 30, 2015, 07:48:47 am
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Nephasth on January 30, 2015, 08:31:15 am
Much better than diamond plate. :cheers:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Le Chuck on January 30, 2015, 09:29:40 am
That's nice, the render is better too.  I prefer the renders when the cab doesn't look like it's coated in baby oil. 
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on January 30, 2015, 02:40:20 pm
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Post by: talkgeek on January 30, 2015, 05:44:47 pm
That's nice, the render is better too.  I prefer the renders when the cab doesn't look like it's coated in baby oil.

Great to see you're back OND, and like the bumper kick plate approach - though think this build should be in a gallery as a work of art, not actually being played -makes me shudder in same vain as the thought of Van Gogh's Starry Night being hung at waist height in a kids nursery

 - completely disagree with Le Chuck re the Baby oil render, I like it better than the matt.




Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: XeviouS on January 30, 2015, 11:28:58 pm

For some bizarre reason, when I saw the latest picture I was reminded of the film "Oliver".....

(http://i.imgur.com/fPYGUM5.jpg)
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: jennifer on January 31, 2015, 12:58:18 am
  "Hey Lassie, go find Jennifer a quarter" 8)
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: swaffar on January 31, 2015, 01:41:11 am
 :applaud:
Glad to see this thread alive again!
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Yvan256 on February 01, 2015, 10:42:06 am
Concept render with improved bumper-kick plate, I think this suits better.  Next - cutting out the pieces for speaker grills.

(http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss251/Ond_photos/Astro.11_zpsj2kz5ito.jpg)

I also approve on the reduced amount of baby oil used in the renders.

As for the new bumper-kick plate, "improved" doesn't do justice to how well it flows with the rest of the design.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Vigo on February 02, 2015, 02:36:33 am
That plate makes me think of the nozzle end of a rocket, which adds on an entirely new level of coolness.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on February 02, 2015, 05:23:07 pm
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Vigo on February 02, 2015, 05:55:43 pm
 :cheers: Yeah, I'd chalk that kickplate as a solid peer prompted improvement. Can't wait to see what is next, progress wise.


by Thorís hammer you are all helping deliver it

I prefer Grabthar's hammer

What a Savings (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgv7U3GYlDY#ws)
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Rick on February 02, 2015, 06:18:24 pm
I prefer Grabthar's hammer

I've heard that about you.

;)
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Redback on February 07, 2015, 10:14:20 pm
Happy to see you back to the build,

Hopefully we'll see you back at my other haunt. (hint my name is red and it has been 3 days since i've working on my pinball)

Looking forward to build updates,

Red
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: scoodidabop on February 08, 2015, 10:24:18 am
Hey Ond! Great build!  I'm a big fan of the red finish you've achieved here and now I'm looking to buy the putty/primer/paint you used.  The K&N stuff is easy enough to find but the PowerPaint stuff is a little more elusive.  Could you point me to where you bought it?

Thanks man! Keep up the great work.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on February 08, 2015, 06:29:41 pm
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Redback on February 19, 2015, 04:04:00 pm
Looks like signed up for this forum
September 16, 2009  (about time I posted)

Get lost in all the great information

Really enjoy your work. 

Hopefully I'll get a chance this weekend to play on some of my projects. (maybe fix a pin)

Keep up the good work,
Red

Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: smalltownguy on April 03, 2015, 09:02:50 am
(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f66/smalltownguy2/UPDATE.png)
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Post by: Ond on April 05, 2015, 07:19:47 pm
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Post by: Le Chuck on April 10, 2015, 09:50:25 pm
Just watching the silent crowds stream through...........................

I can write.  Well, probably not as good as that guy that wrote a book, but you know I speak the lingo...probably best served in an editorial capacity really.  So....is the screen touch?  Because that would make the juke function like a jillion times better with that skin you have.

And, uh... more pics of the cab bro!
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: uberkirby on June 08, 2015, 02:39:59 pm
Has anyone found a source for that spray putty in Canada?  I'd even settle for someplace in 'merica if someone has an equivalent brand name or source.

After seeing the plastic like shine that Ond got on this cabinet, I needs me some of that.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on June 09, 2015, 07:25:05 pm
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Post by: Neogojira on June 09, 2015, 08:09:17 pm
My jaw is still on the floor after seeing this design.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Zebethyal on July 20, 2015, 03:31:41 pm
I have been watching and reading this thread for a number of years now, and the innovation and skill employed in the design and execution is second to none, awe inspiring, and truly a work of art, which carries on into the user interface - simply stellar.

I hope you gain as much pleasure out of playing on it as you have had in building it.

I will at some point actually start my Woody copy, which I will finish to the best of my ability, I am no artist but I can appreciate greatness when I see it, I have a few ideas about some twists I can try and integrate into my cabinet which I also fully intend to enjoy playing on, along with introducing some classic games to my kids.

I take my hat off to you for a build that looks every bit as good, if not better than your original renders
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on July 20, 2015, 09:34:21 pm
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Post by: jlfreund on July 24, 2015, 03:36:53 am
I'm inserting a quarter to continue... when is the next update?  :)
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: jennifer on July 28, 2015, 03:03:32 pm
    I recently gave featherfill G2 a try and AWESOME.... This is a automotive grade product (in a can) but this stuff was half the money, mixed like fiberglass resin, with the hardener, and covered like liquid putty. One drawback is it also kicked liked resin, and gelled in my gun.... Mix, spray, and clean your gun. All in all it gave a incredibly high build.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: zerohex on August 15, 2015, 10:21:26 am
Quote
(http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss251/Ond_photos/DSC01195.jpg)

Hey Ond.  I'm new here and about to start my first arcade cab project.  First off the work you have done here is amazing.  If I can even achieve .01% of that quality I will be happy.  The questions I have are, on the photo above, are you using the bondo on the edges or is that the spray putty (which is impossible to find in the US) and it looks as though you routed the edges with a roundover bit before hand?

Also, do you know if Rustoleum Filler and Primer would work to get rid of wood grains? 

thanks,
Scott
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Shortbus on August 16, 2015, 07:24:26 pm
this was covered, see page 9

Reply #355 on: October 05, 2009, 02:28:28 pm Ľ

yes, spray putty
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: dezmond on October 08, 2015, 01:48:36 pm
All I can say is WOW!!! I am truly inspired by your work Ond!   I am just starting out and trying to come up with some neat ideas for my own cabinet.  I work at a wood shop and have access to CNC Router, CNC Lathe and all inds of fun machinery.   

I can't wait to get going!!!  I will be tagging along with your projects for sure!

Thanks

Dezi
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Post by: dezmond on October 20, 2015, 04:34:45 pm
Hey Ond!  I was reading through this thread (3rd time) and I was wondering if you could post some overall specs? Height, width, base height, etc.   I'm starting my sketches on a custom cabinet as well using a lot of Fiberglass and would like a bit of ideas for measurements. 

Thanks!

Dezi
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Post by: dbhjed on October 26, 2015, 11:03:12 pm
It is crazy how creative this build is! Looks like something that would be out of the 50's on how the future would look

 :notworthy: keep it up!
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: talkgeek on October 29, 2015, 08:40:33 pm
What I find amazing is this build was started in early 2009, has influenced so many other builds (re approach and materials), yet no one has dared to try and imitate / replicate  - it is still a very unique / amazing build   :applaud: that I for one are impatient to see completed  :blah:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on October 29, 2015, 09:15:06 pm
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Post by: Encryptor on February 08, 2016, 10:27:17 pm

Ond,

Have you worked on your your cab since this post?

Encryptor
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet - Astro ! **Coin Slot Revision**
Post by: Encryptor on February 08, 2016, 10:35:34 pm

Look forward to this Ond, don't forget to tell us what eBay store you get the dilithium crystals to power it  ;D

 :laugh: Will do, details follow  :)

@emphatic -  ;D

@mllkat  :lol (nice work)

@XeviouS - OK I admit it  :P well I loved that show in its day anyhow, in the MacGuyver spirit here's more....

As promised here's a DIY Electrostatic Flock Applicator.  "What does this have to do with arcade cab builds?" I hear you ask.  Not much really,  but it is part of MY cab build and who knows may be of interest to someone.  As I mentioned I've seen some great finishes on things like car dashboards and moulded inserts etc, I figured it would look wicked whenever the hood is popped on my cab, to see a smooth flock finish inside.  I first had to come by an applicator.  A brief search online revealed these to cost around $200+ for a hand held device.  Too much.  Maybe I can make one.  Some more research and sure enough other people have similar ideas.   Iíve seen some made from margarine containers, flash lights and so on.  I like plumbing fixtures, theyíre cheap, easy to cut and different pieces fit together to make stuff totally unrelated to plumbing.  Ticks all the boxes!

Here are the bits for my version.
 
(http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss251/Ond_photos/FLOCPARTS.jpg)

Essentially the unit uses an ion generator like those found in air purifiers.  They generate negatively charged particles that help remove dust particles from the air.  Iím afraid the Ion Generator is  nothing  much to look at despite the exciting sounding name.
They can be ordered from  http://secure.oatleyelectronics.com//product_info.php?products_id=327&osCsid=c3396bb14f42d4849e8836f0b20b7c1a (http://secure.oatleyelectronics.com//product_info.php?products_id=327&osCsid=c3396bb14f42d4849e8836f0b20b7c1a)
at a cost of about $12.  The switch and socket can be purchased at any electronics hobby outlet.  The power pack I had left over from a dead ADSL modem.
The switch, ion generator and socket all fit neatly onto the PVC handle, some gluing, drilling, cutting, soldering and assembly and hereís the result.

(http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss251/Ond_photos/DSC02170.jpg)

You fill it with ĎFlockí fine fibres of rayon about .75mm long, power it up and sprinkle the media over any surface covered in glue.  Let dry, and you get a durable suede finish in the colour you choose.

(http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss251/Ond_photos/DSC02173.jpg)

Iíve tested the unit and it works really well!  For not much more than $25 dollars, worth the effort.
For those interested here is the wiring setup I used.

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

A word of warning these units generate high voltages, some commercial ones up to 40KV or more, touching the earth lead and screen at the same time aint healthy!  If you build one and taser yourself accidently it wasn't my fault  ::).

Next post will show the CP  lined inside with flock coating, and some other good stuff  ;D 

Ond,

What sizes are the PVC pieces you used to make this?
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on February 10, 2016, 06:21:33 pm
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Post by: yotsuya on February 10, 2016, 06:24:48 pm
That's why we're commemorating the design in this year's BYOAC ZapCon shirt. We've all been waiting with bated breath!
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Post by: Encryptor on February 10, 2016, 06:42:32 pm
Ond,

I'll look forward to getting the measurements for the flocking applicator. The project! I don't know that I would call it that. It is a thing of beauty and maybe should be called a piece of art. Last pictures I saw it was stunning. Can't wait to see you finish it. I haven't been here in a long time but I want to make a flock applicator so I remembered yours and came here to get the specs and get a list of parts I need. Thanks!

Encryptor
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on February 10, 2016, 06:59:29 pm
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Post by: JudgeRob on February 10, 2016, 10:06:05 pm
Ond,

Ironic you are getting back to finish this project now.  I have been powering thought this 40 page thread for the past few weeks.  I mostly just want to say thanks.  Your project was a fun journey to read about and I learned a LOT from your posts here and elsewhere in the forums.  I've learned how to use my router a lot more (and with better results) and a lot of great tips on painting and finishing (I watched your paining videos too).  It's encouraging to see what is possible with time and effort and attention to detail.  I can't say I will spend as many years as you have on my first project, but I am slowing down a little after reading yours and others project threads.  Thanks and congrats on getting your stuff back out of storage!   :cheers:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on February 11, 2016, 08:43:47 am
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Post by: emphatic on February 11, 2016, 03:33:46 pm
Very happy to see this update.  :cheers:
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Post by: dezmond on February 12, 2016, 01:16:51 pm
Very happy to see this update.  :cheers:

 :notworthy:    :cheers:   :applaud:   :applaud:   :applaud:
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Post by: Encryptor on March 05, 2016, 09:15:08 pm
Hello BYOAC bothers, sisters and other peoples....

Encryptor,  I dismantled the original flock applicator and then built a new improved mark II model featuring a more powerful Ion generator.  The improved unit needed a larger diameter handle to fit the generator.  It turned out nice (I painted it black too) and it works well.  It's currently hidden amongst a pile of boxes in my garage,  I'll find it and measure the pieces and let you know.

So, back to this project I started in, what was it 2009?  The last two years have been taken up with renovating my house for sale and then selling it and moving my family into a rental.  We will rent for the next year at least while we look for a country property to buy. All Arcade stuffs (and many other things) were in deep storage during this time.  I'm happy to say, all that is done, my Astro Cab is back in my garage and a workshop of sorts is coming together.  The cab has suffered some gouges and scratches to the paintwork and parts are scattered here and there.  No problem though, all can be brought back to a gleaming finish.

This project has a ridiculous number of pages and many, many viewers, it's been buried for so long, some newbies will be seeing it for the first time - g'day to you.  I love this cab, have loved working on it and will enjoy seeing it through to completion (finally). A few more pages, updates and falavel to come.  I yar excited!   ;D

 :cheers:

Ond

Hey Ond,

Did you happen to locate your new flock applicator from your garage?

Encryptor
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on March 06, 2016, 02:12:06 am
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Post by: Encryptor on March 06, 2016, 06:59:54 am
Very cool. Thank you Sir!
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Post by: Ond on March 06, 2016, 09:53:21 pm
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Post by: JudgeRob on March 07, 2016, 06:03:37 pm
Sweet, can't wait to see it again!  Good luck  :applaud:
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Post by: Ond on March 11, 2016, 01:51:05 am
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Post by: smalltownguy on March 11, 2016, 10:43:58 am
Back in the saddle again! So good to see regular updates going on this project again. Keep on pushing, Ond, were all excited to see more!
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Post by: yotsuya on March 11, 2016, 11:19:41 am
Back in the saddle again! So good to see regular updates going on this project again. Keep on pushing, Ond, were all excited to see more!
Here's another guy that doesn't check in as often as he should! At least I get my fix of you on KLOV!
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Post by: jennifer on March 11, 2016, 11:34:46 am
   OMG yot you are one of them? This shatters my faith in humanity, and has the makings of a really bad day... TO THE DUNGEN WITH YOU!
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Post by: yotsuya on March 11, 2016, 11:46:06 am
"Them?"
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Post by: jennifer on March 11, 2016, 12:03:41 pm
    ** Edit.... I ment to say one of those esteemed Klovers. ::)
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Post by: yotsuya on March 11, 2016, 12:26:42 pm
    ** Edit.... I ment to say one of those esteemed Klovers. ::)
Don't worry, I read your initial post. KLOVes aren't all that bad. Most of my closest friends locally in this hobby I met on KLOV.

Pinside, that's a different story. There's actually some people there who support Kaneda. I have a feeling they're the same people holding up "Go Juice Go!" signs when OJ was in the white Bronco.
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Post by: jennifer on March 11, 2016, 01:13:56 pm
    Kaneda is quite insightful and informative on the subject, he was banned for merely making a observation on a pin, Those simpleminded troll mods and ultimately Robin would have to take blame for the stink on that site. Next time you go over to Klove however say hello for me (See I got a friend over ther now too 8))....Anyway I don't want to derail this thread so, OND... Get out to the shop already and show the love man, Your killing us!
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Post by: yotsuya on March 11, 2016, 01:22:38 pm
Kaneda was banned for openly flaunting the rules, even after he spoke to Robin on the telephone and promised he wouldn't do it anymore. It had nothing to do with his opinions. They tolerate ---uvulas--- over there. But not when they break the rules and brag about it.

Yes, show us your Workshop, Ond.
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Post by: Aceldamor on March 15, 2016, 11:56:49 pm
Hey Ond...are you by chance a mini-war gamer. That flock machine is reminiscent of what we use to apply static grass.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on March 16, 2016, 07:01:15 pm
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Post by: Vigo on March 17, 2016, 01:23:35 pm
Are the scratches from moving or from when your ceiling caved in?
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Post by: Ond on March 17, 2016, 03:37:12 pm
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Post by: Atex-Adf on April 13, 2016, 01:33:52 pm
Hello everyone,

Ond thank you to you for sharing, an arcade of dreams.

I think a little copy on you to my arcade.  ;)

I started to draw my arcade with Auto-Cad but I'm afraid of being wrong on the final dimensions, so could you share your plans and ratings?

I live in France, so sorry for my bad English and thank you google translate.

Again, great realization of arcade.

Thank you
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Post by: Ond on April 14, 2016, 09:12:12 pm
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Post by: Laythe on April 18, 2016, 02:55:14 am
Ond -

  Having gotten to see the coin slot subassembly in person, I've got to say, wow.   :notworthy:

Your craftsmanship is just amazing.  The photos in this thread were impressive, and they didn't really do it justice.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on April 18, 2016, 07:58:43 am
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Post by: yotsuya on April 18, 2016, 10:17:20 am
Say hi to Pixelhugger for us! Let him know that I used one of his joysticks in my ZapCon: The Game build.
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Post by: DeLuSioNal29 on April 18, 2016, 10:22:54 am
Sadly. I never had a chance to check out "the piece" that you brought to Zapcon.

Anyone have a pic of it?

DeL
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Post by: Vigo on April 18, 2016, 10:47:22 am
Pictures don't do it justice, but here is a shot i snapped.
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Post by: smalltownguy on April 18, 2016, 05:54:56 pm
Man that's sexy.
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Post by: Pixelhugger on April 19, 2016, 09:04:09 pm
Say hi to Pixelhugger for us! Let him know that I used one of his joysticks in my ZapCon: The Game build.

So technically I was there. Glad to hear it made a contribution.

Looks like you guys had a lot of fun.

Ond -

  Having gotten to see the coin slot subassembly in person, I've got to say, wow.   :notworthy:

Your craftsmanship is just amazing.  The photos in this thread were impressive, and they didn't really do it justice.

+1 on the photos not doing this thing justice. It is absolutely astounding work. I can only imagine the entire cabinet is similarly impossible to really appreciate in pictures.
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Post by: yotsuya on April 19, 2016, 09:06:18 pm
Say hi to Pixelhugger for us! Let him know that I used one of his joysticks in my ZapCon: The Game build.

So technically I was there. Glad to hear it made a contribution.

Looks like you guys had a lot of fun.
We did. You met up with Ond yesterday,  right?
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Post by: Pixelhugger on April 19, 2016, 09:17:39 pm
At the risk of hijacking Onds thread while he's stuck in baggage claim... Yes

I had a fantastic time showing Ond and his daughter around.  He's a great guy full of great ideas. Comparing notes was a surreal experience for me. I still owe him a [reallyexpensive]beer[/reallyexpensive] so I'll have to find a way to make good on that some day.
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Post by: yotsuya on April 19, 2016, 09:23:28 pm
At the risk of hijacking Onds thread while he's stuck in baggage claim... Yes

I had a fantastic time showing Ond and his daughter around.  He's a great guy full of great ideas. Comparing notes was a surreal experience for me. I still owe him a [reallyexpensive]beer[/reallyexpensive] so I'll have to find a way to make good on that some day.
Awesome. I think more than going to ZapCon, he was really excited to meet you!
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Post by: Pixelhugger on April 19, 2016, 09:32:51 pm
That's only because my badge collection system is more elaborate than yours and my lanyards come in a more colorful assortment. But theres always next year for you Yots.  ;)
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Post by: yotsuya on April 19, 2016, 09:50:19 pm
That's only because my badge collection system is more elaborate than yours and my lanyards come in a more colorful assortment. But theres always next year for you Yots.  ;)
Pixelhugger Gotta Pixelhug. :cheers:
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Post by: Ond on April 19, 2016, 10:08:31 pm
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Post by: yotsuya on April 19, 2016, 10:44:51 pm
My God, it's full of stars....
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Post by: Ond on April 20, 2016, 12:50:50 am
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Post by: Jamesyan on April 21, 2016, 03:12:25 am
very cool design!!
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Post by: Santoro on April 21, 2016, 10:21:12 am
Even though they never sold very well, the nickel tokens were always my favorite as they are so quarter-like.
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Post by: Ond on April 23, 2016, 12:28:30 am
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Post by: Pixelhugger on April 23, 2016, 11:36:53 pm
Back at it!  :afro:  Curious, why the Bondo? Is that to give more support for the hinges than the MDF provides?
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Post by: n3wt0n on April 24, 2016, 01:21:47 pm
Love to see you back at it OND!  :cheers:
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Post by: Ond on April 24, 2016, 06:50:03 pm
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Post by: Ond on April 24, 2016, 08:41:56 pm
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Post by: smalltownguy on April 24, 2016, 08:48:40 pm
Love it love it love it!!!  So glad too see Ond back in the saddle on this one again. I need to see this cab finished!!
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Post by: harveybirdman on April 24, 2016, 09:23:49 pm
That CP incline looks tight. Can't wait to see this thing all blinged up.
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Post by: dmckean on April 24, 2016, 11:32:05 pm
(http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss251/Ond_photos/DSC00083_zpshvzi03zi.jpg)

Wow.
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Post by: Ond on April 25, 2016, 02:18:04 am
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Post by: emphatic on April 25, 2016, 01:54:12 pm
You deserve that beer.  :cheers:
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Post by: DeLuSioNal29 on April 25, 2016, 02:04:32 pm
Glad to see that Zapcon has you fired up to work on it again.  Love that glass you got from Zapcon!  I bought one too but I forgot to pick it up from the vendor before I left on Sunday.   :banghead:

DeL
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Post by: yotsuya on April 25, 2016, 02:06:04 pm
Glad to see that Zapcon has you fired up to work on it again.  Love that glass you got from Zapcon!  I bought one too but I forgot to pick it up from the vendor before I left on Sunday.   :banghead:

DeL
What did you get, DeL, maybe I can get it for you?
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Post by: Frank Drebin on April 29, 2016, 09:06:23 pm
It lives!  Maybe by the time its done it will be a "retro-current" Mame cabinet.   

I kid.  Excited to see some work on this. :cheers:

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Post by: Ond on May 05, 2016, 07:53:09 am
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Post by: HaRuMaN on May 05, 2016, 09:39:08 am
Damn!  :cheers:
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Post by: harveybirdman on May 05, 2016, 09:50:55 am
It's hella impressive when you realize just how long my brotha here wet sanded that sucker.

You're results are outstanding as usual Ond, just wish I could see the pics at work, but I'll switch to mobile in your case.

Especially with the current state of the forum server.... We're lucky to get any updates at all!
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Post by: yotsuya on May 05, 2016, 09:52:48 am
Great job, as always, but it's to be expected from the master.
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Post by: yotsuya on May 05, 2016, 09:53:47 am
Oh, and I've been enjoying the hell out of that Angels CD. Thanks for the gift.
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Post by: Ond on May 05, 2016, 07:47:09 pm
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Post by: emphatic on May 06, 2016, 07:21:05 am
Looks fantastic!  :cheers:
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Post by: n3wt0n on May 06, 2016, 07:50:31 am
Looking fantastic OND. Are you doing the wet sanding by hand or machine? I see the buffer on the bench but I am assuming that is just for polishing.
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Post by: Ond on May 06, 2016, 09:16:20 am
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Post by: thatpurplestuff on May 06, 2016, 11:16:33 am
"I'm doing some cool stuff with the key (multiple keys!) but that's to be revealed as I draw close to completion."

I am officially intrigued!
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Post by: BigCurtis on July 12, 2016, 12:52:14 am
So it's 12:30 AM here, and after a few weeks I've finally caught up on this thread.

Ond, forty one pages.... every time I returned to this thread, I'd stumble across an interesting ingenious idea, and immediately enter a tangent rabbit hole for days researching materials and components, suppliers, exotic cabinets, ruminating on possible repeatable manufacturing processes for the feature or functionality. Inspiring. After being away from the hobby for a decade and change, and mostly a lurker before then, you inspired me to dive back in to a hobby I know I'll always love (if not afford).

Forty one pages, and I still don't get to see the finished product yet. I feel lucky in my timing, as not only am I far closer to the finished product's final reveal than those who have been jonesing month to month for progress in this thread for years, but I also get to see you dive into new stuff, and adopt many of your great techniques.

Aside: early on work was being done on lit ring buttons, I don't remember seeing a conclusion on those - did they ever manifest, or were they anandoned? During one of the aforementioned tangets I arrived at a process involving a pvc pipe cutter, a hole saw, and using a drill press with a sanding jig to get perfectly matched translucent disks to go in the split-top buttons (also a dremel cutting wheel orbital jig option), but testing it still requires the acquisition of a drill press on my part. If you can poliish your joysticks and balls with them, why not jig it up for vertical lathe-esque work I say.

Back to the praise :) Your humble manner certainly gives me confidence in quoting "No Gods or Kings, Only Man" - the work of many others in the forum confirm there are "challengers" to your "title", and those of master class are plentiful in this crowd, but you sir have demonstrated it with boldness and style.

I will continue to watch, and hopefully be able to return a fraction of what you've given me in inspiration and motivation in just this one project.

p.s. To everyone else, my apologies for bumping this while not being Ond.
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Post by: yotsuya on July 12, 2016, 01:58:14 pm
So it's 12:30 AM here, and after a few weeks I've finally caught up on this thread.

Ond, forty one pages.... every time I returned to this thread, I'd stumble across an interesting ingenious idea, and immediately enter a tangent rabbit hole for days researching materials and components, suppliers, exotic cabinets, ruminating on possible repeatable manufacturing processes for the feature or functionality. Inspiring. After being away from the hobby for a decade and change, and mostly a lurker before then, you inspired me to dive back in to a hobby I know I'll always love (if not afford).

Forty one pages, and I still don't get to see the finished product yet. I feel lucky in my timing, as not only am I far closer to the finished product's final reveal than those who have been jonesing month to month for progress in this thread for years, but I also get to see you dive into new stuff, and adopt many of your great techniques.

Aside: early on work was being done on lit ring buttons, I don't remember seeing a conclusion on those - did they ever manifest, or were they anandoned? During one of the aforementioned tangets I arrived at a process involving a pvc pipe cutter, a hole saw, and using a drill press with a sanding jig to get perfectly matched translucent disks to go in the split-top buttons (also a dremel cutting wheel orbital jig option), but testing it still requires the acquisition of a drill press on my part. If you can poliish your joysticks and balls with them, why not jig it up for vertical lathe-esque work I say.

Back to the praise :) Your humble manner certainly gives me confidence in quoting "No Gods or Kings, Only Man" - the work of many others in the forum confirm there are "challengers" to your "title", and those of master class are plentiful in this crowd, but you sir have demonstrated it with boldness and style.

I will continue to watch, and hopefully be able to return a fraction of what you've given me in inspiration and motivation in just this one project.

p.s. To everyone else, my apologies for bumping this while not being Ond.
You should meet the guy in real life.  He's even more awesome.
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Post by: Ond on July 12, 2016, 04:58:18 pm
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Post by: yotsuya on July 12, 2016, 05:09:24 pm
Let us know what we can do to help get you get that mojo back!!!!
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Post by: yotsuya on July 12, 2016, 05:15:52 pm
Inspiration!

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160712/476db74a04c1b4356c3e2fe887337d77.jpg)
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Post by: markc74 on July 12, 2016, 05:33:49 pm
Nothing more important than your health chap. Good to see you back on the boards and hope your mojo returns soon. Best build thread ever - think I've read it through at least twice  :cheers:
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Post by: Nephasth on July 12, 2016, 05:41:03 pm
After Zapcon, it's impossible to read Ond's posts in a voice other than his own...

Back to work!
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Post by: Shortbus on July 12, 2016, 06:39:07 pm
Giddyup OND !!! This thing is too pristine to not wrap up! What an amazing build, but don't turn it into Boston's 'Big Dig'
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Post by: Ond on July 14, 2016, 05:13:35 am
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Post by: Ond on July 23, 2016, 01:56:52 am
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Pixelhugger on July 23, 2016, 02:54:46 pm
This is going to be interesting.  :cheers:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: harveybirdman on July 23, 2016, 04:28:23 pm
Watchimg OND put the shine on that gonna be suhweet!
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Rick on July 23, 2016, 04:45:18 pm
I don't think he can do it.
Spoiler Alert: When some jerk tells me I can't do something, I work harder to prove them wrong. (You're welcome for the side-effect of quicker updates.) ;)
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: yotsuya on July 23, 2016, 05:14:41 pm
I don't think he can do it.
Spoiler Alert: When some jerk tells me I can't do something, I work harder to prove them wrong. (You're welcome for the side-effect of quicker updates.) ;)
Oh, so Super Turbo Turkey Puncher 3 is done?
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: eds1275 on July 23, 2016, 05:43:34 pm
I don't think he can do it.
Spoiler Alert: When some jerk tells me I can't do something, I work harder to prove them wrong. (You're welcome for the side-effect of quicker updates.) ;)
Oh, so Super Turbo Turkey Puncher 3 is done?

BURN
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Nephasth on July 23, 2016, 06:05:06 pm
(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=149895.0;attach=349975;image)
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Rick on July 23, 2016, 06:34:39 pm
Oh, so Super Turbo Turkey Puncher 3 is done?

Ouch, man. Right in the feels.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: yotsuya on July 23, 2016, 06:35:33 pm
Oh, so Super Turbo Turkey Puncher 3 is done?

Ouch, man. Right in the feels.
Work harder.  You're welcome.  :cheers:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Laythe on July 25, 2016, 01:16:30 am
Right on, Ond.  Glad to see you've got the inspiration to move forward on this beauty.  Enjoying the progress.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on August 03, 2016, 03:29:06 am
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: yotsuya on August 03, 2016, 08:38:14 am
Nice job!!! I like them both, to be honest, but it's nice to see the juices flowing!
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: damageinc86 on August 03, 2016, 11:22:56 am
What kind of hinges did you use to make all your panels open and close so flush?
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on August 03, 2016, 05:41:32 pm
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Benevolance on August 05, 2016, 06:45:32 pm
I wandered away from the forum for a few years, and last week was struck by the thought, "Huh, I wonder how Ond's cabinet finished up?" I'm glad I came back in time for the finale.  :)
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on August 05, 2016, 10:18:06 pm
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: BigCurtis on August 05, 2016, 11:08:31 pm
I think I would have looked at having the entire main bumper (including wrap around ends) fabricated at a metal shop with "edges" similar to that 1/4" wrap under you see on some CPs, which slide into slots routed on the main cab. Fitting into a slot gives you the seamless look, without having to get a perfect fit. The uprights would be as you've done, added onto the main bumper via wood, bolts & bondo. Send the finished piece off to be chromed like the coin slot parts.

Wax paper wrapped lower cab, wood pieces, an lots of bondo / fiberglass + sanding is another way to go as well.

Love your re-done jukebox skin, lovely.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: yamatetsu on August 06, 2016, 02:05:27 am
I don't know if it's feasible. I would try to use the cab to get the shape. I would wrap something protective around the cab and then start slapping on rectangular strips of fiberglass that are bigger than needed. After having gotten the desired thickness, I would let the stuff harden and then cut the final shape out with a jigsaw. Then I would go about adding the uprights like you are doing now.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: BigCurtis on August 06, 2016, 08:17:40 am
Looking at it further, and knowing that I prefer to use as many "pre-fabricated" pieces as possible (ties into my abhorrance for re-inventing the wheel in software), the uprights on mine would have begun life as the pointed tips off a few cheap 1x2 yard stakes they sell in bundles at the big stores.

I assume the chroming process would be the same as the coin slit pieces, since you'd still take the finished piece to fully primed. Curious what the pricing would be on a piece that size.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on August 23, 2016, 03:47:30 am
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Nephasth on August 23, 2016, 07:49:22 am
BTW.  However this is no ordinary cab and will feature a limited selection of favorite console (and PC) games. 

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/35/5d/98/355d984f05c2d975d4e125aab7393f5b.jpg)
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Benevolance on August 23, 2016, 02:20:39 pm
You're planning to emulate the console games, yes? I've seen a number of places online that do (and offer tutorials) USB conversions of console controllers. That plus an external USB jack hidden under our around your CP would seem the simplest solution. Though, um, this maybe should have been suggested prior to that gorgeous fiber glass finish being applied.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on August 26, 2016, 12:13:32 am
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Aceldamor on August 26, 2016, 12:35:41 pm
Yo do what you don Ond... One thing about opinions...they are like ---uvulas---, everyone has one.

In the end it's about what you want...ultimately the cab is going to be sitting in your house so as long as your satisfied with it that's all that matters. I think a majority of people are in awe of the cabinet it's self, not what's going to be on it, ya know?
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Benevolance on August 26, 2016, 06:54:00 pm
From my own experience, I wouldn't build an authentic cabinet again. My cab was in my kitchen, and it was just mame. It got played some, but the novelty wore off a bit. When the original PC died, I modified the cabinet to have front-USB ports on the bezel. Then I used it for music, movies, internet, and old console games. I used my Xbox 360 PC controllers for most games, but NES games were fine with the arcade buttons and joystick. Much of the time, the keyboard just sat on top of my CP. It was hardly elegant, but it got used a whole lot more. 

And after I switched PCs, the bottom half was empty. The cabinet was so bloody big, I used the bottom to store board games. But since I hadn't built the cabinet with storage in mind, it was a pain in the ass and never quite good. The only time it got used as an arcade cabinet was during parties, and we'd mostly stick to Joust.

Next time I'll either build a slimmer cabinet with built-in storage to minimize the impact in the room, or a more artistic piece, so it's a piece of respectable furniture in its own right.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on August 29, 2016, 06:48:43 pm
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Rick on August 30, 2016, 08:04:56 am
I pretty much missed the whole console era, had no interest in it. Others here grew up with it i.e. younger guys.

I'm with you here. My first console was a Colecovision, and thankfully, it came with some sort of a joystick. I've played on the NES and other consoles, and my thumbs just don't work like others' do. Also, I get to say "GET OFF MY LAWN!" anytime I want, so there's that.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: MaximRecoil on November 19, 2016, 06:24:47 pm
If I was building a classic cabinet shape, for starters I wouldn't be putting an LCD in it.  It would have a few choice mame games only or a dedicated board and a CRT.

A CRT would be awesome in this, but I assume a standard sized one (19") wouldn't physically fit. The curved surface of a classic spherical CRT goes along with the curves of the cabinet. Also, your cabinet reminds me somewhat of "futuristic" TVs from the '50s and '60s, such as this 1958 Philco Predicta:

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

The spherical tube is a huge part of what makes that TV look so cool. The effect could be simulated somewhat with a spherical piece of plexiglass covering the whole front of the monitor pod, like on the Panasonic Orbitel and similar "space age" TVs of the era, like the JVC Videosphere.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: acvieluf on November 22, 2016, 09:05:31 am
I think i am the LAST person that should offer suggestions on this project, but...haha

Since you're building a new computer for it, why not add bluetooth for the games that need analogue controls, and go with something like this? http://www.8bitdo.cn/fc30pro/ (http://www.8bitdo.cn/fc30pro/)  (can be purchased other places, but even the colours are close!)
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on January 16, 2017, 07:00:13 pm
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: yotsuya on January 16, 2017, 07:27:28 pm
My limited edition blueprints got even more rarer. ;-)

Love you,  brother!!!
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: smalltownguy on January 16, 2017, 09:45:17 pm
Vegas is now offering odds on the year of completion of this project. Get your bets in!
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on January 21, 2017, 03:49:01 am
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Vidiot on January 21, 2017, 08:32:10 am
It's so great to see you back at this Ond!  :applaud: This journey has been an amazing one so far. I'm glad you're sharing it with us every step of the way. I get excited every time I see this thread gets a bump by you.  :cheers:
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: DeLuSioNal29 on January 21, 2017, 09:06:53 am
Amazing. Nice work Brother. It will be worth the wait for sure!

DeL
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Laythe on January 21, 2017, 03:16:31 pm
Wow.

Your ability to fair complex shapes amazes me.  I think that in another life, you could have been a coachbuilder making one-off aluminum car bodies, or schneider trophy seaplanes.

Great work.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on January 30, 2017, 05:13:32 am
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Nephasth on January 30, 2017, 09:56:54 am
I get why you changed it, but man... Those little seams screamed craftsmanship.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on January 30, 2017, 01:44:27 pm
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: opt2not on January 30, 2017, 06:34:51 pm
That is better. Less seems means more comfort for the player. It's cleaner looking and less indents on your palms from prolonged play. Like I've preached, the best cabs are a balance between function and form. You've got lots of the form going on here already. ;)
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: thePrimativ on March 17, 2017, 05:04:19 pm
 :notworthy:
AWESOME build mate simply amazing just finished reading this tread and will follow with great interest.

I have built 2 jukes my self for friends and used dw for both thinking of building one for me now and this thread has given some inspiration,  would it be too much to ask if it were possible to use either of the skins you came up with?  I'm good at the build and electrics etc. but graphics I really suck at, a lot

Also great to see a builder in Oz using products we can actually get here.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on March 17, 2017, 06:18:16 pm
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: danny_galaga on March 18, 2017, 09:40:59 pm

Is this finished yet?  :D
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on March 18, 2017, 10:12:42 pm
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: rablack97 on March 19, 2017, 07:13:24 am
Heh another fellow Aussie, and no danny, you know very well it isn't finished.  Yet. Actually I'm in your neck of the woods right now ( Brisbane) where the weather is pretty ordinary. Looking forward to getting home today.  I'd rather take 10 years to finish 1 project I'm really proud of than compromise, wrap it and call it done.  I'm kinda done with posting every little thing  I progress on this project.  Finishing updates only.

Yeah i wish Saint would upgrade to a newer drag and drop or copy paste photo insert for posts, attaching to that other thread and then putting url in another thread beat me down to a point where istopped posting every detail.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: thePrimativ on March 21, 2017, 05:11:52 pm
Nice to know another Aussie on BYOAC and thanks for the interest. I can help you with a DW skin. I'm away from home right now, back next week, I can look into then if you like.
 :cheers:

That'd be muchly appreciated 👍👍
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: Ond on March 22, 2017, 06:03:42 pm
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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: thePrimativ on March 23, 2017, 01:35:29 am
thePrimativ, PM sent to you but no response?  :dunno
Haven't seen it will check now


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Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: CoryBee on May 07, 2017, 02:37:09 pm
Glad to see you back at it OND. Even if you started like 7 years ago  >:D
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: NIVO on May 07, 2017, 03:23:08 pm
and i thought i held the record for longest build lol.
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: lettuce on May 07, 2017, 05:02:51 pm
Damn 8 years in the making
Title: Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
Post by: AlienInferno on June 01, 2017, 09:10:05 pm
Great work like always Ond.
Title: Re: ^izHv8s
Post by: Nephasth on December 31, 2017, 11:06:28 am
RIP
Title: Re: ^izHv8s
Post by: rablack97 on December 31, 2017, 11:51:27 am
somebody or something must of really pissed him off to to this
Title: Re: ^izHv8s
Post by: Vidiot on December 31, 2017, 02:45:41 pm
What the hell is going on? Did someone hack Ond's account?  :-[
Title: Re: ^izHv8s
Post by: thomas_surles on December 31, 2017, 03:06:24 pm
Dont be pulling a Tully
Title: Re: ^izHv8s
Post by: Malenko on December 31, 2017, 06:05:44 pm
Dont be pulling a Tully

accurate, and it makes me super sad.  :'(
Title: Re: ^izHv8s
Post by: Laythe on December 31, 2017, 06:26:44 pm
Aw man.  Wonder what happened.
Title: Re: ^izHv8s
Post by: leapinlew on December 31, 2017, 11:46:26 pm
Wasn't me!
Title: Re: ^izHv8s
Post by: eds1275 on January 01, 2018, 12:35:44 am
He's gone from more than just this site. I'm hoping he's alright.
Title: Re: ^izHv8s
Post by: Rick on January 05, 2018, 10:17:10 am
He's gone from more than just this site. I'm hoping he's alright.

Alright - I don't post much here any more, but now I'm concerned. Where else is he "not"?

I just sent him an email to see if he's ok. Not sure what's going on, but only this thread seems affected. (He hasn't removed any other posts, as far as I can see.)

Still, this is ominous as hell.

EDIT: Well, that didn't work. The email address I've spoken with him before on is no longer available. Hmm. Now, even more freaky.
Title: Re: ^izHv8s
Post by: Mike A on January 05, 2018, 10:20:42 am
Getting sick or getting hit by a bus doesn't erase your online presence. Maybe he just wants to be left alone? If he wants to reach out to someone he will.
Title: Re: ^izHv8s
Post by: Malenko on January 05, 2018, 10:45:47 am
Alright - I don't post much here any more, but now I'm concerned. Where else is he "not"?

He axed his FB and the email address I had for him. 

Maybe he just wants to be left alone? If he wants to reach out to someone he will.
Agreed and I understand wanting to be left alone, but I'm still allowed to be worried about the guy. He bought me a beer in Arizona!
Title: Re: ^izHv8s
Post by: Mike A on January 05, 2018, 10:50:09 am
Alright - I don't post much here any more, but now I'm concerned. Where else is he "not"?

He axed his FB and the email address I had for him. 

Maybe he just wants to be left alone? If he wants to reach out to someone he will.
Agreed and I understand wanting to be left alone, but I'm still allowed to be worried about the guy. He bought me a beer in Arizona!
You have every right to be concerned for a friend. Especially one who buys beer.

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Title: Re: ^izHv8s
Post by: smalltownguy on January 05, 2018, 11:08:41 am
I don't like this. Is there anyone local that can check on him?
Title: Re: ^izHv8s
Post by: Vigo on January 05, 2018, 11:24:24 am
Ond is a cool guy - positive and outgoing and friendly and madcap in all the right ways. I'm extremely surprised by him pulling a Tully.
Title: Re: ^izHv8s
Post by: ChanceKJ on January 05, 2018, 11:26:35 am
I don't like this. Is there anyone local that can check on him?
 

In Australia?
https://youtu.be/I0sZOQjHqGg?t=2m7s


I was just talking to Scott about this via PM. He knows everything...  No one seems to have an answer.   :(
Title: Re: ^izHv8s
Post by: Vigo on January 05, 2018, 11:45:30 am
This forum ain't just for Canadians.  ;D


Didn't Bones live near Ond? Or was that Danny Galaga?
Title: Re: ^izHv8s
Post by: thomas_surles on January 05, 2018, 12:04:30 pm
Ond is a cool guy - positive and outgoing and friendly and madcap in all the right ways. I'm extremely surprised by him pulling a Tully.
Dont forget some of the best builds on here.
Title: Re: ^izHv8s
Post by: PL1 on January 05, 2018, 12:07:59 pm
I was just talking to Scott about this via PM. He knows everything... 
Just to be clear, the second sentence is the exact opposite of what I told Chance in the PM.

As the great philosopher Clint Eastwood once said, "A man's got to know his limitations."

"Knowing everything" far exceeds my limitations, especially in this case.

No one seems to have an answer.   :(
This sentence is an accurate paraphrase of the PM.


Scott
Title: Re: ^izHv8s
Post by: ChanceKJ on January 05, 2018, 12:22:49 pm
I was just talking to Scott about this via PM. He knows everything... 
Just to be clear, the second sentence is the exact opposite of what I told Chance in the PM.
-Scott

Yes, i meant in regards to everything BUT the whereabouts, condition of both Ond and his departure from the internet that is...   :laugh:
Title: Re: ^izHv8s
Post by: opt2not on January 05, 2018, 01:00:04 pm
Maybe he unplugged from the internet to concentrate on his comic book/graphic novel.
 :dunno
Title: Re: ^izHv8s
Post by: eds1275 on January 05, 2018, 01:37:45 pm
I chatted with him this morning through email, he's seen everyone's concern and asked me to pass this along. He's alright. And now you know everything I know. So

(https://jonnegroni.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/no-more-questions.jpg)
Title: Re: ^izHv8s
Post by: yotsuya on January 05, 2018, 04:19:18 pm
I chatted with him this morning through email, he's seen everyone's concern and asked me to pass this along. He's alright. And now you know everything I know. So

(https://jonnegroni.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/no-more-questions.jpg)

Thanks, eds. As long as he's ok.
Title: Re: ^izHv8s
Post by: opt2not on January 05, 2018, 05:57:29 pm
I still just don't understand why he nuked his stuff if he's alright. 
Title: Re: ^izHv8s
Post by: Nephasth on January 05, 2018, 06:16:26 pm
I'm just happy to have had the chance to touch a piece of this badass machine and drink beers with its master builder! :cheers:
Title: Re: ^izHv8s
Post by: Le Chuck on January 05, 2018, 07:03:54 pm
---smurfing--- boooooo
Title: Re: ^izHv8s
Post by: jennifer on January 05, 2018, 10:46:55 pm
  OND >:D ....Do I need to shame you and your machine with horrible insults, and trick you back onto the interwebs too? 
Title: Re: ^izHv8s
Post by: Mike A on January 05, 2018, 11:18:48 pm
These communities are built on the knowledge that is shared by it's members. When someone tries to erase their contributions it is pretty selfish. They learned for others on this site as well. If you want to disengage go right ahead. Just leave what you learned here.
Title: Re: ^izHv8s
Post by: jennifer on January 05, 2018, 11:31:09 pm
  That's not selfish.... That's a means to an end, in the mind of great thinkers. Burning bridges is the only way to be totally free from the voices in your mind.
Title: Re: ^izHv8s
Post by: Mike A on January 06, 2018, 12:22:31 am
Meaningless drivel.
Title: Re: ^izHv8s
Post by: Laythe on January 06, 2018, 05:38:26 am
People will do what they will do.  Freedom is an infinitely valuable ideal, and it can also be accurately described as other people doing things you don't like.

I wish Ond well, wherever he is and whatever he does next.  I'm glad I got to meet him.

I admit that it irritates me a little to see Mike A making such strident assertions about contributions, when I find more value in what Ond left behind after deleting most of his posts than in what Mike A has posted.  But, that's freedom, too - he gets to contribute what he wants, same as me, same as Ond - same as any of us.
Title: Re: ^izHv8s
Post by: Mike A on January 06, 2018, 06:03:43 am
I never diminished his contributions. I guarantee he has contributed far more than I have. I have only been here a short time. He brought a lot of skill and knowledge to the table. My point is that everyone learns from others. Including OND. If everyone erased their contributions what would we be left with? What exactly was irritating about my statement? I really am interested in your opinion Laythe. I wish Ond well. If he wants to disengage that is cool. I just don't agree with wiping out useful information, some of which was built on the contributions of others. I am interested in a discussion Laythe, maybe I am off base.
Title: Re: ^izHv8s
Post by: Laythe on January 06, 2018, 06:39:45 am
I thought "meaningless drivel" was a bit aggro and uncalled for - you could have just said you disagreed.

I can see and appreciate your point that the forum is improved by leaving the useful things you've shared on the table when you go.  I'd agree with that.

I can't get behind busting Ond's chops for the choice he made when I'll never know the reasons why or what he went through that lead to him deciding to do what he did - so to the degree to which I felt like you were declaring what Ond should have done, I was a bit ruffled.  I appreciate you being open to discussion and asking about it, though.  I may have overreacted based on how I read your tone, and your response suggests that I probably did.

The way I figure it, if he'd wanted to leave his stuff here, that would have been nice, and I agree that gift would make this a better place.  But it's not like he owes us anything, and calling it selfish verges on implying that he does.  It's his stuff, and if he sleeps better for wiping it, for whatever reason, then I'm just glad that I got to see it during the time he felt like sharing it.

Thanks for asking my thoughts and hearing me out.  Sorry for being more aggro than I should have been, myself.
Title: Re: ^izHv8s
Post by: Mike A on January 06, 2018, 06:57:34 am
Sometimes I comment a little too directly. Meaningless drivel is definitely too harsh. I agree with most of what you say. I just have a problem with saying he doesn't owe the community anything. That is simply not true. He gained knowledge and insight from this forum. Is he going to give that back? Of course that is impossible. He doesn't owe anyone an explanation or a wellness update. Just leave what is here alone.
I have learned a lot from people here. I would never dream of erasing my contributions, as small as they are, if I left. I don't believe my contributions are mine alone. I built my knowledge on the base of others. Ultimately we are not curing cancer here, but it would be nice not to lose major contributions to the hobby. Thanks for hearing me out Laythe.
Title: Re: ^izHv8s
Post by: Le Chuck on January 06, 2018, 12:12:37 pm
Nuking your posts is ---That which is odiferous and causeth plants to grow---. Donít do it kids.
Title: ^izHv8s
Post by: yotsuya on January 06, 2018, 12:50:43 pm
I find both Laythe and MikeA to be fine, upstanding members of this community, and seeing them fight makes Baby Yot cry.

Honestly, I wish Ond didnít nuke his posts. Hell, I wish LouisTully didnít nuke his posts. But like LT, Iím sure Ond had his reasons. I just find it sad because I know how proud Ond was of his craftsmanship but also how willing he was to teach others these techniques. Hell, we even talked about him doing a demo at a future ZapCon. So for him to take the time and trouble to go and delete all these individual posts makes me worry about it. But eds has pointed out that he is physically ok, and out of respect for Ond Iím not going to engage in any  further speculation. Just stay well, Andre, and know youíre always welcome back.
Title: Re: ^izHv8s
Post by: Mike A on January 06, 2018, 12:55:34 pm
Please don't cry Yots.

We are cool as far as I am concerned. I was a little douchy and he called me out. Then he gave me the opportunity to explain my point of view.

Title: Re: ^izHv8s
Post by: jennifer on January 06, 2018, 02:09:34 pm
I find both Laythe and MikeA to be fine, upstanding members of this community, and seeing them fight makes Baby Yot cry.

Honestly, I wish Ond didnít nuke his posts. Hell, I wish LouisTully didnít nuke his posts. But like LT, Iím sure Ond had his reasons. I just find it sad because I know how proud Ond was of his craftsmanship but also how willing he was to teach others these techniques. Hell, we even talked about him doing a demo at a future ZapCon. So for him to take the time and trouble to go and delete all these individual posts makes me worry about it. But eds has pointed out that he is physically ok, and out of respect for Ond Iím not going to engage in any  further speculation. Just stay well, Andre, and know youíre always welcome back.
Well, Whether he has left or not his posts were his, And he (or anyone else) doesn't owe squat to the payback police.... But should one speculate, everything was fine until he got back from zapcon, then his posts became slow and less pointed....Personally Jennifer thinks of his many great ideas only one sticks out beyond anything he learned from this (or most likely any other site) and it was overlooked for its sheer brilliance and judged as common knowledge.... That and his wiliness to teach others was fascinating to watch, I cant even tolerate some of you, but not him, he could always deal with stupid and do it with grace.....So to Ond,: Jennifer checks her hair one last time.
Title: Re: ^izHv8s
Post by: opt2not on January 06, 2018, 02:09:53 pm
Naw Mike, youíre fine.  I agree with your earlier post, I too believe itís selfish as well as vindictive.
Ond could have left his posts for posterity of the community and knowledge-base here, but he chose to meticulously destroy all his contributions to this community (whatís left of it). Who knows out of spite, mallace or some other reason. We can only guess.

 And Jenniferís posts are usually mindless anyway.  :lol
Title: Re: ^izHv8s
Post by: yotsuya on January 06, 2018, 02:19:46 pm
I find both Laythe and MikeA to be fine, upstanding members of this community, and seeing them fight makes Baby Yot cry.

Honestly, I wish Ond didnít nuke his posts. Hell, I wish LouisTully didnít nuke his posts. But like LT, Iím sure Ond had his reasons. I just find it sad because I know how proud Ond was of his craftsmanship but also how willing he was to teach others these techniques. Hell, we even talked about him doing a demo at a future ZapCon. So for him to take the time and trouble to go and delete all these individual posts makes me worry about it. But eds has pointed out that he is physically ok, and out of respect for Ond Iím not going to engage in any  further speculation. Just stay well, Andre, and know youíre always welcome back.
Well, Whether he has left or not his posts were his, And he (or anyone else) doesn't owe squat to the payback police.... But should one speculate, everything was fine until he got back from zapcon, then his posts became slow and less pointed....Personally Jennifer thinks of his many great ideas only one sticks out beyond anything he learned from this (or most likely any other site) and it was overlooked for its sheer brilliance and judged as common knowledge.... That and his wiliness to teach others was fascinating to watch, I cant even tolerate some of you, but not him, he could always deal with stupid and do it with grace.....So to Ond,: Jennifer checks her hair one last time.

Oh, but when LouisTully did the SAME EXACT THING you were like:

 
Mr. Tully....If you're gonna leave go, personally I could care less.  Your removal of "intellectual property" is disrespectful of the BYOAC members past, present, and future. At best a collaborate effort...You're the only asshat here.

And it sounds like in a backhanded way youíre blaming ZapCon for Ondís leaving. Thatís ---That which is odiferous and causeth plants to grow---. He was so energized by coming and meeting other people. He was planning some big things for this yearís ZapCon, and thatís what has me puzzled.

Just.... shut up.
Title: Re: ^izHv8s
Post by: Mike A on January 06, 2018, 02:24:51 pm
Yotsuya for the win. :applaud:
Title: Re: ^izHv8s
Post by: jennifer on January 06, 2018, 02:28:04 pm
   I am not blaming Zapcon, Just an observation. his posts became slow and almost disconnected after the fact.... And as for LT, we have already covered that I was wrong to not want him to leave, And as result should not have tried to get him to defend his decision.
Title: Re: ^izHv8s
Post by: Mike A on January 06, 2018, 02:30:06 pm
Deflection doesn't become you.
Title: ^izHv8s
Post by: yotsuya on January 06, 2018, 02:35:00 pm
Yotsuya for the win. :applaud:

It just makes me mad because Ond was a very big supporter of ZapCon and was actually thinking of donating one of his pieces to give away. He also had some ideas that we thought might help get even more old time BYOAC members to come by. Iíll just leave it at that. But donít say that the event had a negative impact on him - I know he made many friends there. It was an honor and a privilege to meet him, and I hope he can return one day. I know in his heart he really wants to.
Title: Re: ^izHv8s
Post by: jennifer on January 06, 2018, 02:48:44 pm
Yotsuya for the win. :applaud:

It just makes me mad because Ond was a very big supporter of ZapCon and was actually thinking of donating one of his pieces to give away. He also had some ideas that we thought might help get even more old time BYOAC members to come by. Iíll just leave it at that. But donít say that the event had a negative impact on him - I know he made many friends there. It was an honor and a privilege to meet him, and I hope he can return one day. I know in his heart he really wants to.
  AGAIN.... I am NOT blaming Zapcon (or whatever happened there).... But It doesn't help your case that OND pretty much just STOPPED posting after he got home (in public forum anyway). Friends or not, good time or not, Big future plans or not, it does NOT change that fact.
Title: Re: ^izHv8s
Post by: Mike A on January 06, 2018, 02:50:17 pm
You are still blaming Zapcon. Do you know how words work?
Title: Re: ^izHv8s
Post by: jennifer on January 06, 2018, 02:52:04 pm
You are still blaming Zapcon. Do you know how words work?
   You just don't make any sense.....Stop posting idiot.
Title: Re: ^izHv8s
Post by: yotsuya on January 06, 2018, 02:52:20 pm
You are still blaming Zapcon. Do you know how words work?

I no, rite!

Ond also stopped posting after Trump won his first primary. Quick, someone call Breitbart!
Title: Re: ^izHv8s
Post by: Le Chuck on January 06, 2018, 02:52:54 pm
This entire thread should be nuked from orbit...only way to be sure
Title: Re: ^izHv8s
Post by: yotsuya on January 06, 2018, 02:57:38 pm
This is Ondís last post - interesting enough in the ZapCon Ď18 Roll Call thread:

You are a good guy Yots.  Not a lot of those left.

I think we all are. I'm not kidding when I say I'd really love for Steve to make it out. I think he needs a kind of joy and camaraderie in his life.

I think you should go Howard.  Yots and I have been around BYOAC since somewhere around 2009/2010, but you've been around way longer.  I'm sure there's plenty of stories to tell in person which the BYOAC ZapCon bros would like to hear.  I agree about Steve too, he'd probably be surprised by the warm welcome he'd get.  Ehhh, I can make no comment at this stage about my own attendance, not trying to be secretive or anything but I just don't know.  Unlike the year I did go, money is very tight right now.
Title: ^izHv8s
Post by: yotsuya on January 06, 2018, 02:58:55 pm
So anyway, good luck to you, Ond. Weíll do a round in your honor come April!
Title: Re: ^izHv8s
Post by: wp34 on January 06, 2018, 03:00:37 pm
This entire thread should be nuked from orbit...only way to be sure
I agree. I feel like I'm at a junior high sleep over.

Title: Re: ^izHv8s
Post by: yotsuya on January 06, 2018, 03:03:20 pm
This entire thread should be nuked from orbit...only way to be sure
I agree. I feel like I'm at a junior high sleep over.

Youíre probably too old for something like that. :)
Title: Re: ^izHv8s
Post by: wp34 on January 06, 2018, 03:37:40 pm
This entire thread should be nuked from orbit...only way to be sure
I agree. I feel like I'm at a junior high sleep over.

Youíre probably too old for something like that. :)
Possibly.
Title: Re: ^izHv8s
Post by: yamatetsu on January 06, 2018, 04:27:02 pm
Just FYI, the 'Build an OND designed cab 'Metropolis'' sticky is still intact. The way I see it, Ond took down the threads to his own projects, but left what he gave to the community intact. Make of that what you will.
Title: Re: ^izHv8s
Post by: yotsuya on January 06, 2018, 04:56:41 pm
Just FYI, the 'Build an OND designed cab 'Metropolis'' sticky is still intact. The way I see it, Ond took down the threads to his own projects, but left what he gave to the community intact. Make of that what you will.

Yeah, his posts in the ZapCon threads are there, too. Hmmmm, thanks for sharing, Yam.
Title: Re: ^izHv8s
Post by: Nephasth on January 06, 2018, 05:04:48 pm
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