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Title: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: postalp123 on October 21, 2006, 12:39:30 pm
I figured it would probably be good to have a "Resource Gallery" of sorts of all the homemade Control Panels we have made, to help give ideas to those who are somewhat new to the scene or just want to make something unique.

If you want, feel free to explain the specs of your CP, heck, even give it a nickname, but lets keep it brief and not get carried away writing essays  ;D

The "All Arounder"
(http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h38/postalp/DSC00318.jpg)
2 Player, 6 Button Layout, Trackball (Update: Spinner & Twin ACTLabs Guns Added)
Admin Buttons (Green = Enter, Yellow = Pause, Orange = Menu, Red = Escape)

The "Micro"
(http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h38/postalp/DSC00314.jpg)
2 Player, 3 Button Layout, Trackball
Admin Button (Above 2P Joystick for Menu)

The "Franken-Wing" (1st Practice CP that was never finished)
(http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h38/postalp/OdysseyPanel.jpg)
4 Player, 6/4 Button Layout
Admin Buttons (Green = Enter, Yellow = Pause, Orange = Menu, Red = Escape)
Quick Save/Quick Load Buttons (Under Admin Buttons)

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: boodroe on October 21, 2006, 07:08:37 pm
I posted this on another thread but Ill go ahead and throw it in the database. Here is the control panel i built. As far as the measurements between the buttons and joysticks, i took it straight off of my Street Fighter 2 cabinet so if your looking for somthing similar here are the measurements. The coin mouse buttons are on the sides like pinball flippers and the exit button is on the bottom.
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Post by: RetroJames on October 21, 2006, 08:56:27 pm
I'll play
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Post by: RetroJames on October 21, 2006, 09:01:09 pm

And Spy Hunter and Tron for good measure - (That Moon Patrol is actually an 8-way stick, the game was all original outside, mame inside  ;D I built that for a friend though)
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Post by: rlemmon on October 21, 2006, 10:17:38 pm
23" wide. With a magstick plus, I pac and happ buttons. The cpo is from classicarcadegrafix.  :)


(http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/999/newrobocoparcadepics005pt9.th.jpg) (http://img227.imageshack.us/my.php?image=newrobocoparcadepics005pt9.jpg)
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Post by: emerica on October 22, 2006, 08:23:46 am
the generic cp. magstik plus for p1; t-stick for p2, happ buttons.

ignore the ugly skate sticker bezel.
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Post by: dhansen on October 22, 2006, 10:42:14 am
Here you go, that reminds me, I should submit this to the examples page!

Centipede theme cab (actual centipede w/restored sideart)
Dual competition sticks
Dedicated Wico 4-way balltop
Oscar (RIP) spinner
Happs High Lip Trackball
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Post by: severdhed on October 23, 2006, 09:54:18 am
(http://mysite.verizon.net/nickfrederick/images/bluecontrolpanel.JPG)
x-arcade encoder/buttons/sticks (bought that a few years before deciding to build a cabinet)
two 8 way sticks, 6 buttons each player,  4way betson stick,  3" wico trackball(mouse hack), homemade spinner(mouse hack). homemade pinball plunger, pinball flipper buttons(double as mame pause buttons)  mouse buttons located on ends of control panel. two yellow admin buttons: esc(left) and enter(right).  no coin buttons, must use coin slots.

(http://www.severdhed.com/images/bluecontrolpanel.JPG)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: leapinlew on October 23, 2006, 10:56:25 am
The first pic is the only pic I could find of my showcase cabinet CP before the showcase was finished. The panel is approximately 26" wide. Some mistakes I made with it that you may want to consider when building yours It's hard to estimate how crazy people get when playing trackball games!

The second pic is my driving cabinet. It has a home brew steering mouse hack for a steering wheel. It's a 360 degree wheel and a return to center shifter. If you have kids - they'll love playing this arcade. It's the most complicated arcade I have since people don't automatically understand how the shifter works in various games.

The last pic is on my favorite games cabinet. It's a 4 way cabinet and the monitor is vertical. It plays the classics. The super has since been replaced with a Wico 4 way.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: AtomSmasher on October 23, 2006, 02:11:28 pm
Best pic of my CP is from before I put it on the cab:
(http://www.atomic-train.com/images/ArcadeCab/21.jpg)
(http://www.atomic-train.com/images/ArcadeCab/20.jpg)
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Post by: patrickl on October 23, 2006, 02:29:18 pm
what's with all the dust washers showing?
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Post by: RetroJames on October 23, 2006, 02:37:22 pm
what's with all the dust washers showing?


ahh, the age old debate. I prefer mine "under", but can see the argument to have them "over".

My Omega Race multiwilliams panel was under with Wicos, but I had to put them on top for Ultimarc Mag Stiks as they cannot be removed from the shafts. :(
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: AtomSmasher on October 23, 2006, 02:45:56 pm
what's with all the dust washers showing?
Growing up every arcade I played at had the dust washers on top, so regardless of whether they're supposed to be on top or not, to me it feels more like an arcade machine with them on top.  I have always spun them with my thumb when I'm waiting between levels/rounds/etc., so it brings back a more realistic memories to me having them on top.
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Post by: RetroJames on October 23, 2006, 02:51:53 pm


Little boost to get the ball rolling - http://retroblast.com/newsitem.php?cid=2845
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: AtomSmasher on October 23, 2006, 05:06:06 pm
Woohoo, I made it onto Retroblast :) 

Heres the CP to the project I'm currently working on.  The cab isn't complete yet, but the CP is together (although it still needs to be wired).  Its a 3/4 scale cab, so the CP is a bit smaller then my last one.
(http://www.atomic-train.com/images/ArcadeCab/minicab/19.jpg)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: M3talhead on October 23, 2006, 07:32:38 pm
(http://www.envy-online.net/random/Arcade 2.0 s463.JPG)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Timoe on October 23, 2006, 08:00:08 pm
Alright, since I love "Panel Porno" as much as the next BYOACer, I figure I should contribute what I've got.  This is great all in one place.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Timoe on October 23, 2006, 08:03:34 pm
Panel Pr0n
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Post by: Moby Ick on October 23, 2006, 09:02:58 pm
Figured I'd throw my two panels up as well. 

The first Missile command version uses two 4/8 switchable ultimarc T-stick plus with balltops and a 3 inch happ trackball running an ultimarc interface. It connects to the cab with two large bolts and can be swapped out in 1 min or so.  I matched the missile command layout and added the T stick and extra buttons for the most classic games.

The second is my Robotron model using Groovygame gears interface and two 47-ways. The spinner is a GGG. I wanted to make a perfect controller for the standard classic button games such as asteroids/defender. I'm a huge tempest fan so the tempest knob and button placement pretty much match that control panel as well.  The graphics were printed by mame marquee (awesome job)


Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: NinjaEpisode on October 24, 2006, 07:35:50 am
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Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: stephenp1983 on October 24, 2006, 04:11:31 pm
This is the control panel Tim has graciously been building for me.  I figured I would go ahead and post it since it is pretty much complete.  I did the artwork myself from vectors taken from localarcade.com, and all the other hard work was done by Timoe :)  The panel is around 17 inches deep, by 29 inches wide.

(http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/3264/indexgw0.jpg)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: stephenp1983 on October 24, 2006, 04:27:50 pm
lol I guess I should have read the previous post looks like mine has already been posted :)
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Post by: BamBam on October 24, 2006, 08:50:41 pm
How do I upload my image?
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Post by: Bill Mote on October 24, 2006, 08:54:25 pm
Sitting in the corner of my basement ...

dot
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Post by: DJ Unix on October 24, 2006, 10:04:27 pm
T-Stik Plus 4-way/8-way joystick, original Galaga 2-way joystick, street fighter button layout.  The distance between the Galaga 2-way and the far right button is the same distance on an original Galaga CP.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: tyroneshu on October 24, 2006, 11:34:32 pm
I just started my project a couple weeks ago, but here is the pic of my control panels so far...
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Post by: bleemus on October 25, 2006, 10:39:51 am
My first CP.  Uses P360s and Happ buttons.  Art was custom made in photoshop 6.0 using the actual CP as a design template along with the art.  Buttons in the middle I put there to take up the dead space, P1+red button is quit, and the black button is pause.

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=51525.0;attach=60048)
Title: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Frosty on October 25, 2006, 04:22:10 pm
Vegas/casino themed panel....whole cabinet, actually.  All graphics are orginal, drawn in Illustrator.  Yeah, vector art!

(http://www.frostmotiongraphics.com/other/cp/cp_layout.jpg)
Panel designed in Illustrator and Autocad.

(http://www.frostmotiongraphics.com/other/cp/cp1a.jpg)
Final art before t-molding added.

(http://www.frostmotiongraphics.com/other/cp/final_sideart.jpg)
Here's what the 'showgirl' looks like on the control panel.  Sketched first, vectorized in Illustrator, then painted.
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Post by: holdennut on October 26, 2006, 03:31:36 am
Two player, 6 buttons each.
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Post by: mccoy178 on October 27, 2006, 12:59:42 am
(http://www.ohiostate.photosite.com/~photos/tn/1684_1024.ts1141814504203.jpg)

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=50889.0;attach=46022)

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=51525.0;attach=48144;image)

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=51525.0;attach=48503;image)

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=51525.0;attach=48148;image)
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Post by: RobotronNut on October 27, 2006, 03:38:38 am
here's mine. plays a *lot* of different types of games. see the link in my signature for lots of details. the photo is a little bit out of date: the 8-ways are now sporting shorter red plastic wico handles instead of the taller metal ones in the picture.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v465/ybmkt/RobotronNutPanel_lowres.jpg)
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Post by: shawnzilla on October 27, 2006, 06:23:31 am
Nothing too exciting, but I do have a "Mame" engraved spinner knob from Oscar Controls. Getting ready to completely re-build my cab, so the panel will change too.
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Post by: MovingTarget on October 27, 2006, 09:15:27 am
I did add a illuminated blue ball top handle to my dedicated 4-way stick since this picture was taken.  All buttons light up with 2 LEDS each, pushed into 2 holes drilled in either side of the HAPP translucent buttons.

P1 and P2 start buttons are original Atari volcano buttons.  The 2 purple buttons are Mouse 1 and Mouse 2.  On the back right (no pictured) is a HAPP momentary button that is wired to the power button on the computer.  Back left is a volume knob wired between the computer and the powered speakers in the arcade cabinet.

I'm also including a picture of how I mounted the 3 LEDs under the HAPP translucent blue Track Ball, basically drilled three holes in some spare Lexan and screwed it into a hole in the TB.

This is from my Alien MAME cabinet.
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Post by: Bones on October 27, 2006, 09:33:08 am
(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=35285.0;attach=13476;image)

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=35285.0;attach=14013;image)
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Post by: RetroJames on October 27, 2006, 10:27:00 am
Love? that SI? theme Bones?
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Post by: danny_galaga on October 29, 2006, 05:28:29 am

mine isnt 'panel porn' as such but it might be useful for someone to see how i put it together...



(http://dannygalaga.com/images/DSC00493small.JPG)

(http://dannygalaga.com/images/DSC00503small.JPG)

(http://dannygalaga.com/images/DSC00496small.JPG)

(http://dannygalaga.com/images/DSC00497small.JPG)


note the dust washer underneath  ;)

oh, Patrickl, you just HAVE to post your galaga control panel (",)
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Post by: patrickl on October 30, 2006, 03:26:44 am
note the dust washer underneath  ;)

oh, Patrickl, you just HAVE to post your galaga control panel (",)
Lol, love the dust washers :)
My Galaga control panel sux (note the sticky tape to hold down the CP art), but sure why not
(http://arcade.laweb.nl/CP_CloseUp.jpg)

(http://arcade.laweb.nl/CP_Full.jpg)

Which reminds me I really should start finishing the new control panel :(

Or see the insides of my other Galaga control panel
(http://arcade.laweb.nl/PocketGalaga/PG_CP.jpg)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: danny_galaga on October 30, 2006, 04:15:54 am

patrickl, i actually meant the bottom of your two pics (",). have you got another pic of that? your full sized one is nice too though.
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Post by: patrickl on October 30, 2006, 12:19:57 pm

patrickl, i actually meant the bottom of your two pics (",). have you got another pic of that? your full sized one is nice too though.
Lol, yeah I guess the PocketGalaga is the only working "cab" that I have :) I have no better pictures of it though (other than maybe the one with the cat (http://arcade.laweb.nl/PocketGalaga/PocketGalaga+Odie.jpg))
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Post by: DrumAnBass on October 31, 2006, 02:33:02 pm
My work in progress; getting close!! Half a yo-yo for my homemade hard drive spinner... Illuminated buttons and trackball with LEDs.
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Post by: stoli on November 01, 2006, 10:08:12 am
(http://home.comcast.net/~stoli16/mame/cp/images/cp3.jpg)

(http://home.comcast.net/~stoli16/mame/cp/images/cp1.jpg)

(http://home.comcast.net/~stoli16/mame/cp/images/cp5.jpg)

More Pics at:
http://home.comcast.net/~stoli16/mame
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Post by: mvolke1 on November 03, 2006, 07:35:00 pm
I really like drum an bass' control panel. That just looks like fun. Something I'd put a coin in at the arcade, for sure. Nice choice with the Pac Jr. motif, too. Not something you see a lot of.
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Post by: DrumAnBass on November 03, 2006, 08:49:02 pm
Thanks mvolke1!! Much appreciated!  Although it is nothing compared to the works of art put together by Knieval and Timoe (and stoll!)... Man that clean wiring is impressive as hell! Mine is chaos underneath! ;-)
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Post by: mvolke1 on November 04, 2006, 11:00:06 am
Don't get me wrong. These are all impressive and inspiring! I love the Superman, the flaming 4-player, and others. I also like the classy, wood control panel

The Pac Jr. one caught me eye. I can't wait to post mine, once it's done. Should be next week, once my computer comes in. It's a furniture-style, 2-player cocktail, soon to be 4-player.
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Post by: Timoe on November 04, 2006, 10:33:59 pm
danny_galaga, your panel would qualify as 'panel-pr0n' if you posted a pic of the finished product top view.
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Post by: trcroyle on November 07, 2006, 11:58:33 am
Still a work in progress but coming together nicely. This shot is taken from what will be the right hand "head-to-head side".
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Post by: DarkBubble on November 07, 2006, 12:24:46 pm
My work in progress; getting close!! Half a yo-yo for my homemade hard drive spinner... Illuminated buttons and trackball with LEDs.

Not sure about the spinner placement, but I love the look of the yo-yo knob.  It fits perfectly.  The white-lit clear trackball's a nice touch too, since it looks like a power pellet.  Great layout and theme!
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Post by: DrumAnBass on November 08, 2006, 01:30:56 pm
Actually the trackball is lit with 3 red LEDs:
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Post by: RayB on November 09, 2006, 03:58:21 pm
Ignore the wire in this pic:
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Post by: DrumAnBass on November 09, 2006, 08:36:10 pm
Love the design RayB!!! Awesome!!
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Post by: Texasmame on November 11, 2006, 07:40:44 pm
Figured I'd throw my two panels up as well. 

The first Missile command version uses two 4/8 switchable ultimarc T-stick plus with balltops and a 3 inch happ trackball running an ultimarc interface. It connects to the cab with two large bolts and can be swapped out in 1 min or so.  I matched the missile command layout and added the T stick and extra buttons for the most classic games.

The second is my Robotron model using Groovygame gears interface and two 47-ways. The spinner is a GGG. I wanted to make a perfect controller for the standard classic button games such as asteroids/defender. I'm a huge tempest fan so the tempest knob and button placement pretty much match that control panel as well.  The graphics were printed by mame marquee (awesome job)




These are my favs.  REALLY like the idea/artwork on the MC one!
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Post by: Texasmame on November 11, 2006, 07:46:27 pm
No awards to be won here, sorry.  Substance over style.   :cheers:

Two sided, rotating panel.

Both the panels and cab need mild paint touchup.  Waiting until the shifter is installed to do that, tho. 

The main panel will eventually have an overlay.  Two UltiMarc Plus sticks and Happs buttons, along with a nice Beston Imperial 2 1/4" trac populate the main.  Nintendo/Happs buttons on the flip-up admin panel and the driving side.  Official Pole Position wheel/opto on steering side.  Happs shifter en route.

The edges appear off-white in the pics.  Dunno why - they're not.

Go here to get a rundown on the cab's building and see an AVI of the panel rotating:

http://mysite.verizon.net/resp2286/

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Post by: kelemvor on November 12, 2006, 08:53:59 pm
Lots of cool stuff here.  I think it'd be even better if everyone posted their own thoughts about their CP as to what you'd do different if you started over...

Something you'd tweak, something you did that didn't work, etc.  Would be helpful to get more ideas as I plan mine.
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Post by: arzoo on November 13, 2006, 07:55:23 pm
Inspired by Supercade, my two deck design is 40 inches wide and 20 inches deep. Mounted on the 28 inch wide cabinet (still under construction), it doesn't seem all that big. The joystick/button layout was optimized for single player classics and Smash TV.
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Post by: emerica on November 14, 2006, 01:49:38 pm
I like that dual deck, good way to get that all in one control panel.

one question though:

Is the trackball annoying being on the top deck or do you not notice any difference with it.
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Post by: kowal on November 14, 2006, 02:06:10 pm
(http://img384.imageshack.us/img384/1496/img1121rv5.th.jpg) (http://img384.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img1121rv5.jpg)
mod P360, iL pushbuttons
(http://img380.imageshack.us/img380/6608/dsc01205pn6.th.jpg) (http://img380.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc01205pn6.jpg)
Sanwa JLF+OBSF
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Post by: arzoo on November 15, 2006, 08:49:30 am
I like that dual deck, good way to get that all in one control panel.

one question though:

Is the trackball annoying being on the top deck or do you not notice any difference with it.
The reach to the track ball is about 12 inches. My kids and I play tested Marble Madness for hours and it worked great – the placement felt very natural.
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Post by: Encryptor on November 15, 2006, 07:23:04 pm
Here's what mine will look like soon. Right now it's just in a card board mockup. Comments and constructive criticism are welcome.

Encryptor
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Post by: MustardTent on November 16, 2006, 07:46:53 pm
My CP.
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Post by: Keypel on November 16, 2006, 11:33:53 pm
Killer Instinct is my fav!

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Post by: theCoder on November 23, 2006, 12:55:01 am
Partybox Control Panel

This project was a blast.  It plays great.  18 inches wide by 8 inches deep.

4-8 way joystick
3 inch blue translucent trackball (3 LEDs mounted in holes drilled in housing)
3 action buttons (#1 & 2 are mouse buttons as well)
2 large admin buttons (Start-Enter & Stop-Esc)
3 small admin buttons (coin, P1, P2)
6 shifted (hidden) buttons (P, Y, N, 3, 4, Tab)
4 pinball buttons (flipper & nudge each side)
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Post by: Dexter on November 23, 2006, 09:46:11 am
Almost ashamed to post it giving some of the amazing entries in this thread. Still very much a WIP but it's on the backburner for the mo. Should prolly spend less time on the arcade controls forum and more time on the arcade controls.... ;)

Happ gear all round with a 4 way and q-bert diagonal stick. I've a star wars controller and steering wheel ready to go but deciding how to fit them is a pain.
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Post by: quarterback on November 26, 2006, 01:08:17 pm
Partybox Control Panel

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=59359.0;attach=61798;image)

 :applaud:
I must have missed this one in Project Announcements.  That looks really sweet, theCoder!
:notworthy:
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Post by: miles2912 on December 03, 2006, 11:05:08 pm
(http://www.donsnet.net/cab/cpdone.JPG)
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Post by: postalp123 on December 04, 2006, 03:42:34 pm
This is the control panel Tim has graciously been building for me.  I figured I would go ahead and post it since it is pretty much complete.  I did the artwork myself from vectors taken from localarcade.com, and all the other hard work was done by Timoe :)  The panel is around 17 inches deep, by 29 inches wide.

(http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/3264/indexgw0.jpg)
I've never seen anyone build a control panel out of a Pumpkin Carving Kit, you go McGuyver!
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Post by: emerica on December 05, 2006, 07:44:02 pm
Almost ashamed to post it giving some of the amazing entries in this thread. Still very much a WIP but it's on the backburner for the mo. Should prolly spend less time on the arcade controls forum and more time on the arcade controls.... ;)

Happ gear all round with a 4 way and q-bert diagonal stick. I've a star wars controller and steering wheel ready to go but deciding how to fit them is a pain.

I used be a victim of the marble contact paper...until I was shown the light.
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Post by: micktravis on December 05, 2006, 09:09:52 pm
Well, with absolutely no fanfare, here's my recently finished cab.  (Thanks to everyone, especially Youki, for helping me get it running.

While on hiatus for a month I came across a free busted up Golden Axe cab on Craigslist.  I decided to see how little I could spend and still get something worth owning.  I ended up spending about 500 bucks (and many hours - I had no idea what I was doing) all in.  The hardware is as follows:

P4 dualcore 3.0Ghz, 1gig RAM, 19" CRT
2 Omnistick Prodigy 4/8 way joysticks
1 Electric Ice-T Trackball (powered by LEDWiz)
1 Apache push/pull spinner
P1:  6 buttons (with LEDs) plus 4 for Left Handers
P2:  6 buttons (with LEDs)
3 Trackball (mouse) buttons
8 additional buttons (P1 start, coin, etc.)
Running Mame 110 with the full romset including CHDs.
AtomicFE with the Arcades PnP module
Custom built control panel from Jack in New Jersey, who did an amazing job and should charge more.

It's really beat up, but completely solid.  After I tried and failed to fix the water damage I decided to let it stay the way I found it.  The controller is pristine, but in keeping with the spare look I didn't put any graphics under the bezel.  It plays amazingly well, sucks at least 10 people away all night when we have parties, and because my wife love Road Blasters she fully approves.

The next plan is to install a HiDef projector in the same room, so I can pipe the video output onto a huge wall and maybe mix it in with some other strange visuals through some kind of video DJ software.  I figure more people might get a kick out of being in the room when they're not playing...

Thoughts?
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: FrizzleFried on December 07, 2006, 03:47:13 pm
I feel almost foolish posting my CP's next to some of these works of art.   But what the hell...

Here is my horizontal cabinets CP:

(http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/640/newcontrolson3ok7.jpg)

Here is my vertical cabinets CP:

(http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/8211/paintjob2vr6.jpg)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Dazz on December 13, 2006, 10:22:49 pm
Graphics are nothing to look at and this was the first control panel that I designed.  I'm building a new one sometime in the summer since this one has been through hell and back.

(http://dazz.genmaygamers.com/images/cpl_complete1.gif)
Official Website (http://dazz.genmaygamers.com/index.htm)

Control Panel: 
4 Player Control Panel Design
4 x 8-way Happs Ultimate Joysticks
1 x 4-way Happs Mrs. Pac-Man Replacement Joystick
7 x Happs Convex Competition Buttons for players 1 & 2
4 x Happs Convex Competition Buttons for players 3 & 4
1 x 3" Happs High Trackball
6 x Happs Ultimate Pushbuttons
1 x Oscar Spinner MAME engraved
1 x Pinball Plunger using optical switch circuit
                       
Pinball Flipper buttons:
5 x Happs Ultimate Pushbuttons - 1 flipper and 1 tilt button on each side + front tilt button
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: markrvp on December 15, 2006, 07:09:28 pm
Here is my first panel.  It's a 4-player panel with additional 4-way, Tron Stick, and Trackball.  Here are pictures with the original Happ Competition handles and then with the Tornado Terry balltop replacement handles.

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=51525.0;attach=55313;image)

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=51525.0;attach=55311;image)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: BamBam on December 16, 2006, 12:44:01 pm
here's mine. plays a *lot* of different types of games. see the link in my signature for lots of details. the photo is a little bit out of date: the 8-ways are now sporting shorter red plastic wico handles instead of the taller metal ones in the picture.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v465/ybmkt/RobotronNutPanel_lowres.jpg)

Robonut,

I have filtered through this list a think that your layout would suit my needs.  I am on my second panel and have noted some minor problems with my design.  Yours seems to address these.
Any chance of you PMing me with the dimensions and layout measurements of your cutout sheet?

John
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: RobotronNut on December 18, 2006, 12:17:31 am
Robonut,

I have filtered through this list a think that your layout would suit my needs.  I am on my second panel and have noted some minor problems with my design.  Yours seems to address these.
Any chance of you PMing me with the dimensions and layout measurements of your cutout sheet?

click the link in my signature. scroll to the "download" section at the bottom of the page. there are two pdfs there.

one is a single large page, which you can take to kinko's and print out on a large sheet of paper. you can also edit this, if you have access to adobe illustrator.

the other is "tiled" into a bunch of letter-sized pages. you can print this out on any printer and tape the pages together.

let me know how it works out for you.

also, if you or anyone else like my layout and want to have your panel made by slikstik, they've retained the cad file and can make it for you easily.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: postalp123 on December 18, 2006, 12:35:01 pm
Good thing that 4-Way stick wasn't mounted an inch lower, otherwise you would have alot of explaining to do to the wife.
(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=35285.0;attach=13476;image)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: BamBam on December 23, 2006, 07:25:24 am
Robonut,

I have filtered through this list a think that your layout would suit my needs.  I am on my second panel and have noted some minor problems with my design.  Yours seems to address these.
Any chance of you PMing me with the dimensions and layout measurements of your cutout sheet?

click the link in my signature. scroll to the "download" section at the bottom of the page. there are two pdfs there.

one is a single large page, which you can take to kinko's and print out on a large sheet of paper. you can also edit this, if you have access to adobe illustrator.

the other is "tiled" into a bunch of letter-sized pages. you can print this out on any printer and tape the pages together.

let me know how it works out for you.

also, if you or anyone else like my layout and want to have your panel made by slikstik, they've retained the cad file and can make it for you easily.

Robonut,

Thanks for the link.  I'll mess around with it over the holidays.
Merry Christmas.

John
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Stobe on December 27, 2006, 03:33:57 pm
Here's a picture of my latest project, a Christmas gift for my daughter.

-Stobe
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Fozzy The Bear on December 29, 2006, 04:33:59 pm
Here's a picture of my latest project, a Christmas gift for my daughter.

That's cute!! :) you do realise that you're going to walk in one day and find your daughter and her friends kickking the hell out of each other on the most gory and violent beat up games they can find don't you.. ROFLMAO  :laugh2:

Nice work dude!!

Best Regards,
Julian (Fozzy The Bear)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Stobe on December 29, 2006, 08:55:31 pm

That's cute!! :) you do realise that you're going to walk in one day and find your daughter and her friends kickking the hell out of each other on the most gory and violent beat up games they can find don't you.. ROFLMAO  :laugh2:


I made it 2 player/6 buttons for a reason, lol.

-Stobe
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: leapinlew on January 01, 2007, 03:08:58 am
Bartop I built with a 16"wide x 7" deep CP. I used balltops in some supers from Tornado Terry. It's a multi-williams machine:

(http://tkfiles.storage.msn.com/x1pIjpkUX-8gH9I-dsraz2sM0n-tmQeRIsYU1BO47Mt8zBoLIlwfslHrcb3FyAT3LuLgKGzSiRlCbDaCuH7VYJ27CBmWkr0ULqysOh2ZLsmycA)

(http://tkfiles.storage.msn.com/x1pIjpkUX-8gH9I-dsraz2sMz6qK45YCNgW7Cvw-TiCA24C0IGSgFGN2-vTNr-Su4pJ7388V2PJvmadZ2AH5QL6hqmEFXP5caPLwUhwoZ17Jto)

(http://tkfiles.storage.msn.com/x1pIjpkUX-8gH9I-dsraz2sM54jGESRL61Z-5chBiK-FYjmt2mJYx2-6hNGSlzHUjRDB44kZO2uWEVieFICkVM-cbZpta67CwxalEQB-cCXy_I)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: MoonDog on January 04, 2007, 04:26:54 pm
I never got around to finishing touches like artwork.
I can also still drop in the original Pole Position steering wheel control panel.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: FrizzleFried on January 07, 2007, 11:27:43 am
A flip-up trackball panel...nice!
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Marky_1979 on January 08, 2007, 12:18:37 am
My c/p although currently undergoing a revamp
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: MaMeNnO on January 09, 2007, 02:34:28 am
This is my CP!

The design was done in Adobe Illustrator...
(http://www.hoogsteen.speedxs.nl/Arcade/controlpanel_fin.jpg)

Here is the final printed version on vinyl...
(http://www.hoogsteen.speedxs.nl/Arcade/cp_met_button_gaatjes.jpg)

The CP with sticks and buttons installed... more red and green buttons are on it's way! ;D
(http://www.hoogsteen.speedxs.nl/Arcade/speelbaar_cp01.jpg)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: FrizzleFried on January 11, 2007, 06:16:17 pm
I see the majority of folks here are putting the joysticks dust washer on top of the CP...

QUESTION:  How do you prevent the circular scratching from happening from where the dust washer scrapes around the plexiglass (if you are using plexi that is)...anyone know how I can buff that out without screwing up my plexi?
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: GoPodular.com on January 11, 2007, 11:12:49 pm
Stick a little felt on the bottom of the disc.  Check Walmart in the craft section.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: patrickl on January 12, 2007, 02:44:28 am
just put the dustwashers under the cp
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: needlesmcgirk on January 12, 2007, 04:57:12 pm
This was taken without the box and before it was wired and given the t-mold.  The cab is actually almost finished so I'll have to post some pics of that as well when I finally finish the thing.

(http://home.carolina.rr.com/themadhatter/Control1.JPG)

As you can see this is nothing extrodinary.  The joystick in the middle is a dedicated 4-way.  Player 1 and 2 and Happ Competitions, and 3 and 4 are Happ Supers.  All wired to an Ipac 4.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: f4phantomii on January 17, 2007, 01:12:39 pm
Completed most of the construction over Christmas when I was off for a few days.  Been collecting parts for over three years and wanted to get this done.

It's a two-deck design inspired by the supercade panel, but I don't have anything installed up there yet.  I'll eventually add a spinner and analog flightstick to the upper deck.

(http://home.comcast.net/~mknight41/mamecab/cabiso.jpg)

And the artwork to go with it.....

(http://home.comcast.net/~mknight41/mamecab/cp_overlay.jpg)

And as an update, here's the finished items....still need to put the door on the front to close it all up nicely.

(http://home.comcast.net/~mknight41/mamecab/finished_cab.jpg)
(http://home.comcast.net/~mknight41/mamecab/control_panel.jpg)

As mentioned previously, will add a flight stick and possibly a spinner to the currently unused upper deck.  Thinking about a separate panel for mounting steering wheels, pedals, and shifters and want a couple of lightguns as well.
Joysticks are used Ikari Warrior style rotary 8-way joysticks.  Trackballs are both Xarcade 3-inch trackballs....I've been very pleased with both.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: mrserv0n on February 01, 2007, 09:27:25 pm
(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b310/mrserv0n/P1010004.jpg)


The TV its played on
(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b310/mrserv0n/P1010011.jpg)

Wiring Job. First time doing any of this turned out good.

(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b310/mrserv0n/P1010006-1.jpg)
(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b310/mrserv0n/P1010007-1.jpg)
(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b310/mrserv0n/P1010008.jpg)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: dstone on February 01, 2007, 10:28:28 pm
Pictures from my cocktail I built about 2 years ago:

(http://www.vectorcade.net/mame/cocktail/images/joysticks.jpg)
The flash on this camera got a little crazy. This image was taken after I installed the control panel. A family friend helped me paint it with automotive paint to give it a nice shine. The rest of the machine in the photo is still spray-painted black, but was refinished to match the control panels shortly after the photo was taken. (Also, please excuse the laundry in the background, I was busy working on the machine rather than folding clothes  ;D )

And the money shot (taken after we got settled in our new house):

(http://www.vectorcade.net/mame/cocktail/images/final.jpg)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: AlexKidd on February 07, 2007, 12:34:35 am
I needed a layout that would allow two people to play smash TV and 4 people to play gauntlet and TMNT without making too much of a frankenpanel. It's a pretty big CP but it's going on a big cabinet and 4 people can fit around it comfortably.

Yes I know that the player 3 and 4 start buttons are sideways, I didn't realize it when I was wiring it up and I haven't fixed it yet.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: boboli on February 07, 2007, 01:52:46 am
My Mega Man control panel - I'll eventually replace the buttons with matching or LED buttons.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Elkor on February 12, 2007, 12:42:51 pm
been a long time since I've browsed the site, saw this thread though and as I had a pic handy I'd thought I'd send it in.

(http://regenye.net/Arcade/images/Picture%20070.jpg)

haven't really done any work on the cab in a while.. may be time for an upgrade sometime this year ;-)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: bmrust on February 14, 2007, 10:33:13 am
(http://www.bmrust.com/arcade/5.JPG)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: snk on February 23, 2007, 01:27:46 am
This was my prototype made about 7 years ago. No aestheticism but functionality. It uses a keyboard hack. I since then transplant that one on a MAME cab...pictures to follow.  ;)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: nexus6 on February 28, 2007, 06:39:17 am
heres a panel for my nsm. above the steel plate theres a lexanglass. the print under the lexan is just a poster ive ordered in a photo shop. in future i want to make this panel exchangable.

Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: bfauska on March 01, 2007, 10:41:49 pm
Here's part 1 of my 2 part WIP, I am going to build a matching box that will daisy chain off of this one.  I also need to do some complimentary overlays for both boxes and then I will toss some plexiglass ontop of both of them and paint the sides of the box.

(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t100/bfauska/DorkStickfromAbove.jpg)

Everybody's CPs look really cool, I hope one day when I have the room I can take the time to build an upright cab to add to these ranks.

Later,
Brian
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: jmelan on March 03, 2007, 04:13:11 pm
here is mine that i finished last year.  I wired the buttons up with leds connected to the computer 5V power supply until i get around to purchasing an LEDwiz

(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p106/jmelan/arcade/Arcade_049.jpg)

(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p106/jmelan/arcade/1729049.jpg)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Fozzy The Bear on March 06, 2007, 07:14:48 pm
Three pictures of my main Mame CP before it was fitted to the cab.

Compact size only 29" X 11"  the service buttons (player1 player2 escape etc etc..) are mounted on a separate panel which forms part of the cab.

Built from scratch with graphics designed in photoshop, "Timewarp Rocky Horror Theme".... printed on a roll of photo quality glossy paper, then laminated and overlaid with plexi.

Keywiz interface, with six buttons per player, plus pinball buttons.
Main sticks are X-Arcade (8 way)  (since modified with cherry switches) and one Sanwa set into 4 way mode.

Trackball lighting courtesy of Randy-T's trackball lighting kits

Turbo Twist 2 Spinner

Any Questions Please Ask.....

Best Regards,
Julian (Fozzy The Bear)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: AMDman13 on March 07, 2007, 11:10:39 pm
Although not my own original design I still love it. You can tell I didn't care about the paint quality on the underside. I just wanted to protect it. Wiring is Cat 3 solid core and is soldered.... Very simple and effective. 

I've decided not to go with a spinner for now...
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Tiger-Heli on March 08, 2007, 11:04:46 am
Here is the desktop CP than RandyT built for me about two years ago.  I did the basic design and Randy “enhanced” it quite a bit.  (I missed the memo above about keeping comments brief).

There is very little about it that I would change and most of that is either done or has been done:

Stuff that I like that I/we did:

Dedicated Coin, Start, Pause, and Escape buttons   I hate the idea of trying to remember shift key combo’s.

T Molding    I planned to omit this as I didn’t have a router and it seemed a bit like overkill, but it gives it a much more finished look and is highly recommended, especially with kids using the panel.

PartsExpress Vinyl   I like the colorful graphics, especially like the panels that Knieval has done, but it wouldn’t go over well with Mrs. Tiger Heli.  Wood grain wouldn’t look right for an arcade CP, IMHO.  The black vinyl was a good compromise and has held up extremely well.

Joystick Colors    The red on the left and blue on the right is correct for Twin Cobra or Ikari and many other games.  There are a few that it is backwards for, but nothing you can’t adjust to.  I think it brightened up the panel over the standard black ones.

Button placement and colors   I mostly play classics using the lower row of buttons.  I wanted to mimic the Neo Geo pattern of Red, Yellow, Green, Blue, as many of this games have on screen instructions that tell you what each button does by color.  But . . . I didn’t want to use a conventional Neo Geo layout as I mainly play 2 button shoot em up’s.  Luckily I realized basically only the NG fighters use all four buttons, and I don’t play those, so shifting the colors over means red is the first button, followed by yellow, followed by green.  For a four button NG game, I re map MAME to use the 7th button and for other NG games the finger placement is incorrect, but I never liked using the thumb for button one and I won’t be in any tournaments any time soon anyway.  Randy suggested the button placement which has worked well.

Fit and Finish   Randy spent more time on this than I would have.  All of the screw heads are capped.  The entire panel could be disassembled if required.  Access to the interior (which isn’t really required) is just a matter of removing the two “bed post” screws and lifting the top lid.

Stuff that I changed or will change: 


Plug position    Randy originally had the KeyWiz mounted on the rear vertical (inside) face of the panel with the connector going through an opening on the bottom panel.  This meant you had to pivot the entire panel forward to plug it in and then the keyboard cable was stressing the strain relief because it had to make a sharp 90 degree bend to avoid hitting the desk.  I made an opening on the rear panel and mounted the KeyWiz to the bottom panel of the CP.  This way, I can set the CP on the desk and then pull the cable over to it and connect it.

Escape button   This is pretty well recessed, but I have hit this accidentally at times.  I need to look up McCoy’s 3 second delay AHK script and load that prior to launching MAME.

F11 key   (Framerates)   The KeyWiz does not have a Shazaam’d default for this, and it would be useful.  Fortunately, MAME allows it to be re mapped to something else so I will do that.

Stuff that I have mixed feelings on:  

Right Prodigy   This was also a bit of overkill by Randy.  I don’t think I have ever put the blue stick in 4 way mode, so I could have easily gotten away with a Omni Stick in 8 way mode for this stick.  OTOH, I have a hard time remembering whether the lever should be left or right for 4/8 way mode, and since the right stick is always in 8 way mode, it makes an easy reference.  Also, if I didn’t swap sticks for alternating games like Pac Man, it could be useful for that.

Prodigy Sticks in general   This is one of those things where you can’t really make an informed decision until you have tried out all the other options, but who wants to spend $100 on joysticks to find the nine types you don’t like.  The prodigies are probably the best switchable joysticks available.  They are very precise, but very short throw.  However, I recently played a Hanaho Arcade PC (Happ Supers and Happ Reunion).  I like the Prodigies better than either one as a 4 way stick, but would like a bit more travel on 8 way games.  If I were building a full cabinet, I might look at Happ Comps for 8 ways and an Omni Stick for 4 way, but I wouldn’t want to add the extra real estate to this panel or cramp it, so these were probably the best choice for this panel.

KeyWiz Interface   First off, the KeyWiz has performed flawlessly for me, and I don’t have any real complaints with it.  Secondly, none of the alternatives are perfect.  The I PAC VE also uses SDRAM and doesn’t have as good a default codeset as the KeyWiz, and the I PAC/2 USB has four less inputs, which would be okay for MAME, but not great for some of the PC games I occasionally play on this panel.  However, the KW has four strikes against it when used in a removable desktop panel, especially under WinXP: 1) SDRAM, 2) Slow Programming, 3) No active keyboard pass thru, and 4) PS/2 Interface.

SDRAM would not be a problem with a cabinet, b/c you just run the uploader at boot up to load your custom setup.  With my setup, it means I would have to ensure that the panel is plugged in BEFORE I fired up either MAME or my frontend.  Combined with the slow (15 20 seconds) programming time, this would be a delay before running each game.  As a result, I end up using the default codeset for MAME use.  Fortunately, the default codeset is very well thought out, and MAME allows easy re mapping if required.

PS/2 is not a problem under WIN9x   You simply plug the standard keyboard in through a USB converter, and hot swap the KeyWiz and both are active.  It’s technically not a supported connection method, and it’s confusing to people who are used to USB plug n pray and unfamiliar with PS/2 connectors, but it works.  Under WinXP, the KeyWiz will not be recognized unless a PS/2 keyboard (or the KW) is installed at boot up, so you HAVE to use a normal PS/2 keyboard.  That means you either have to have another USB keyboard that you can plug in, or use the KW pass thru and select between them.  Either way it’s an additional connection to make, but in normal usage it’s not that big a deal.

Hope the info helps.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: 1cal on March 08, 2007, 06:57:40 pm
Just had my control panel,originally printed on photopaper, reprinted by MAME MAQUEES on vinyl and here's how it came out.

Cal

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/callum.henderson/basement_boomera_00000a.htm
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: paigeoliver on March 15, 2007, 07:22:09 am
I am not big on fancy overlays, but here is my most recent panel.

Sticks are Happ P-360s with stiffer springs and repro robotron handles.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: gse123 on March 18, 2007, 10:02:42 am
I'm just in the process of attempting my very first arcade controller (standalone stick though - no part of a cab) and I have to say, i'm already feeling grossly inadequate! Some of the controls on here are just beautiful. Amazing work guys.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Pongo on March 20, 2007, 12:45:42 am
I'm sure you are not alone in that! I'm amazed by the stuff I see here, and I'm still planning out my cab project for this summer (waiting until the garage warms up a bit) I decided to do a bit of practice though, so I built a box this weekend to test things out a bit. I still have to finish the wiring, but I figure this way I can get my mistakes out of the way first.

Here you go,... this thread needs something to bring the quality level down a bit.

Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Fozzy The Bear on March 20, 2007, 11:29:03 am
Here you go,... this thread needs something to bring the quality level down a bit.

Not at all!!  That's a nice neat clean layout and very well finished.... I like it, in fact I'd be proud to have built that.

Best Regards,
Julian (Fozzy The Bear)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: gse123 on March 20, 2007, 12:08:08 pm
Here you go,... this thread needs something to bring the quality level down a bit.

Not at all!!  That's a nice neat clean layout and very well finished.... I like it, in fact I'd be proud to have built that.

Best Regards,
Julian (Fozzy The Bear)

I agree! It has a nice clean retro feel to it. Not every control panel has to feature complex artwork etc :)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Jake on March 20, 2007, 04:34:39 pm
The rocky horror time warp control panel is my favorite.  Great job on that.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: stevodevo on March 21, 2007, 10:25:12 am
Great pics!  Keep em coming!

My sis did the artwork for this one...I keep telling myself I need to take another pic now that it's finished.  She also designing me some door art based on the same theme so I can lose the stickies that are on there now...

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y140/sbramblet/ArcadeCab003.jpg)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Fozzy The Bear on March 21, 2007, 08:22:19 pm
The rocky horror time warp control panel is my favorite.  Great job on that.

Cheers Jake!  :cheers:

   It was a lot of fun putting the design together. If you like the panel then you're really "going into a mind flip" when you see the finished cabinet artwork LOL  ;D  When I get it all done I'll post the pics.

I kind of have my other half to thank for the design inspiration. She's a big Rocky Horror fan.... So I thought it might be easier to get the cab into the house if it kind of had a crossover theme to it.  ;)

Best Regards,
Julian (Fozzy The Bear)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: 4Aaron GE on March 21, 2007, 10:49:58 pm
Great pics!  Keep em coming!

My sis did the artwork for this one...I keep telling myself I need to take another pic now that it's finished.  She also designing me some door art based on the same theme so I can lose the stickies that are on there now...



Ok.  Wow.  Just....  WOW.  That's freakin' AWESOME!

You've got to get pics of the whole then when it's together.  Your sister is really talented.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: bfauska on March 23, 2007, 09:59:28 pm
Here's the DorkStick Version 2.0

I posted a while back with my all MDF box but this one is new and *SHINEY* it's part of a 2 CP set (this is actually player 2 since player 1 isn't painted yet) they share one GPWiz and player 2 daisy chains to player 1. More info in my project announcement thread. (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=63800.0)

(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t100/bfauska/IMG_0506.jpg)

everybody's CPs look great, keep up the good work.

Later,
Brian
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: oqqalz on March 26, 2007, 05:40:18 pm
My "Franc-N-Steen" control  panel is a quad with dual joysticks on player 1 & 2.  It also has a 3" trackball, dedicated  4-way, Apache Controls DoT spinner, and 8-way flight stick. 

It's still a work in progress.  Right now, I have someone working on the panel's artwork. 
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Post by: Duake on March 27, 2007, 03:40:14 pm
Here's mine that I recently finished (top only) and am still wiring.

(http://rcl4ever.com/mame/ArcadeCP_done.jpg)
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Post by: Aurich on March 27, 2007, 04:14:42 pm
(http://homepage.mac.com/aurich/deep6/cp.jpg)

Ultrastik 360's with octagon gates, Sanwa snap-in buttons. Artwork printed by Scott @ Mamemarquees.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Jeff AMN on March 29, 2007, 10:55:52 am
I have two Happs Perfect 360s, a Tornado Spinner, a Happs 3" Trackball, P1 coin and start, P2 coin and start, a Happs Super (for 4-way), and my player buttons. I just use the Mini-PAC shift function for all my admin stuff. The overlay is just black vinyl under plexi. The buttons are lit using GGG's button blaster LEDs.

The monitor in the back is from my test setup. Just last night I got it running on my 27" TV through component connection and it looks amazing.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/jar155/BYOAC/DSC01777.jpg)

The pic was taken before I put my t-molding on, but thankfully that red and blue light around the edges stayed there even with the t-molding in place.
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Post by: javeryh on April 01, 2007, 08:04:49 pm
Here's my recent one.

(http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/4273/arcade2216gj7.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)  (http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/9682/arcade2217rn8.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

(http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/441/arcade2218ci6.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)  (http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/7585/arcade2220fr0.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

I'm using an Ultimarc 360 with a pink balltop, black Happs buttons and pink buttons from Dream Arcades for parts.  The construction is MDF with Happs black pica vinyl overlay.
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Post by: kelroy on April 03, 2007, 11:51:57 pm
my cp custom designed and build, it was my first one so it is not as good as some of the other ones posted. it has a ipac ps/2 and all the admin buttons are hidden inside the coin door.
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Post by: releasedtruth on April 06, 2007, 10:53:39 am
It's been done a long while, just looks saucier in the dark. Chrome rings on the 1/2up buttons and stainless steel dustwashers to go with the stainless sticks. Other admin buttons are on the back side of the panel along with 2 usb connectors.

GT
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Post by: Herk on April 07, 2007, 11:28:49 am
Releasedtruth,

     Your whole cab is awesome, the cp is so shiny.  Did you get your inspiration from a Vindicators cab?  My machine is an original Vindicators and I like the different style of cabinet.  Great job, period

Herk
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Post by: alandrogers on April 07, 2007, 04:55:46 pm
There are some messages here by me in the main forum when I was trying to work this all out from the original design and such, but finally got it all mounted. (not wired up yet, but mounted)

Also ... since I noticed I'm on the front page news I thought it appropriate to update the picture of the CP.

Here it is ... all mounted .. except for the spinner, cause I only got the knob :( ... still waiting on the spinner and miniPac to move this part along.

the t-molding should arrive sometime next week

the top is covered with 1/8" abs plastic. it was really nice to work with. I used that because there were a lot of screw-ups in the plywood, and I wanted something opaque to cover it all up. when I went down to Tap Plastics, the only lexan they had was clear or smoky-clear. I could upgrade at some point in the future if I do some graphics, but the way I am ... it'll probably stay like it is til I build another one. If I ever do want to change it, it's just held in place with those 4 outside corner screws.

The 4-way is sandwiched between the plywood and the abs top. It's the original wico from the cabinet I bought, along with the original carriage bolts, too.

I actually love the look of the abs .. it's got a grainy texture that almost matches the trackball mount.

It's a bit of a change from the very first design posted here: http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=64245.msg641923#msg641923

And slightly modified from my "final": http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=64439.0

The only thing i really do want to change is the machine screws holding the main joysticks. I havent been able to find those #10 carriage bolts anywhere locally yet.
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Post by: rdowdy95 on April 09, 2007, 10:58:07 am
Well I have looked at this topic long enough.  I still have to mount my panel to the arcade cab.  I also have to get some black stranded wire since I bought the solid core and didn't realize I got the wrong stuff at Radio Shack.

Anyways here it is.  I have 2 Happ Supers, 20 Year Reunion Stick modified by Torando Terry with the taller shaft for 4-way play.  Tornado Spinner and Happ 3inch Trackball.  Both spinner and trackball are USB for easy plug and play.

The panel itself is stained in Minwax Polyshades Honey Pine color.  I sanded it 3 times staining each time.  It is really smooth.  No plexi cover on top.  This is actually the smoothest sanding I have ever done.  Also my best staining.  I kind of suck at doing that stuff, but this project has made me better.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: urbecrisch on April 10, 2007, 07:42:23 pm
rdowdy95, what are the dimensions of your CP?
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: rdowdy95 on April 11, 2007, 03:10:08 pm
The dimensions are the same as in the Project Arcade book.  They are the same give or take an 1/8 of an inch.  So do you like the size of my control panel?  It may be harder for a short person to reach my 4-way.  My wife will definately have to sit on the bar stool to play Pac-Man, but I am a tall guy so it is all good.  I wish I had the actual dimensions for you, but I am at work.  If you still need them let me know.
Title: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: MrScary on April 17, 2007, 07:12:19 am
Here is mine...it almost an exact duplicate of the SlikStik Classic.  All its missing is the spinner and the dedicated 4-Way.

(http://www.croninsarcade.com/images/100_3395.jpg)

This panel was built for a cabinet I built for my daughters' school raffle.  I normally would just buy the SlikStik, but I built this one to save money. It is the first time I had to build one.

You can see the cabinet (and download the plans) at my website..

http://www.croninsarcade.com (http://www.croninsarcade.com)



Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: rdowdy95 on April 18, 2007, 01:35:36 pm
MrScary that is a really nice panel.  Looks like a SlikStik to me.  Very cool.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: MrScary on April 19, 2007, 04:11:18 pm
Well, dimensionally it is identical.  It measured my SlikStik Classic for this project.  I normally would just buy it, but I needed to save money.  I also wanted to build one to see how hard it would be.  It really wasn't that bad.  Here is a shot of the internal wiring...

(http://www.croninsarcade.com/images/100_3394.jpg)

Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Dervacumen on April 22, 2007, 02:07:25 pm
23.75" wide
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Post by: um3k on April 22, 2007, 08:52:48 pm
Nice socks....  and a nice CP :)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: suits00 on May 04, 2007, 11:36:12 am
anybody out there, am a newbee
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: suits00 on May 04, 2007, 12:34:09 pm
(http://)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: suits00 on May 04, 2007, 12:40:01 pm
(http://C:\IMG_1169)i don't have a website can i still post a picture
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Kaytrim on May 04, 2007, 01:53:54 pm
(http://C:\IMG_1169)i don't have a website can i still post a picture

Just post it as an attachment.  Open up the 'Additional Options' section when you post a message and browse to the image on your HD.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: DARRYLICSHON on May 04, 2007, 02:57:08 pm
 :angry:
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: suits00 on May 05, 2007, 01:13:56 pm
pic no longer available
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: suits00 on May 07, 2007, 04:40:06 pm
cp
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Gavica on May 08, 2007, 12:56:55 pm
(http://img361.imageshack.us/img361/4151/tv02er7.jpg)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: alandrogers on May 13, 2007, 06:43:37 pm
Beta testing the new CP ... BWHAHAHAHAHA ... it's finally working right.

This is running on my new PC ... I think I have a USB error in the old PC I was going to use on the cab, but it looks like the CP functions are all fine here.

I should probably keep beta testing some more games, just to be sure there aren't any errors...  ;)

And for the record .. the first 3 games to get played on the CP: R-Type, Galaga, and Primal Rage.

Still need to investigate that USB prob. ... cause .. I've got a miniPac, a TB and a spinner that's going to need to plug in there.

I never noticed it before cause the old keyboard is PS/2.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: DARRYLICSHON on May 15, 2007, 02:02:14 pm
I left this one out of my last post , it has wico 8 way for real robotron feel and top gunner.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: zenmasterbooty on May 21, 2007, 02:44:29 pm
heres my two cents
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Thenasty on May 23, 2007, 08:22:44 am
Here is mine.   ;D
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Spyridon on May 24, 2007, 03:30:42 pm
Nice, love the Crisis theme!
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Post by: GameOver on May 24, 2007, 10:21:36 pm
Love your CP DrumAnBass!  Looks like fun!  Here's mine, soon to be redone to straighten out the joysticks, and will use Rally X CPO
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: gse123 on June 02, 2007, 12:39:43 pm
This is my first ever attempt to build an arcade stick after only getting into the whole MAME thing about 6 months ago.  Unfortunately as I do not have space for a full size cabinet I have made a desktop stick.

The top panel is made from 4mm thick steel, the buttons and stick are Sanwa. The buttons have been custom painted a metallic blue and red (probably a step too far, but I do love to mess about with things!

Base box is just MDF that I have veneered... unfortunately it chipped off at the back corners when I was trimming it off, so it isn't as neat as i'd have liked.

It has taken me a long time and many parts messed up to make this... but time hopefully well spent!   :)

(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a339/mugatu123/ARCADE-STICK.jpg)
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Post by: Petey Boy on June 05, 2007, 10:35:26 am
My first message on this board, although I've been reading for years and gathering help from all your work...thanks for the inspiration.

Here's mine...with a Defender theme - although I have no Defender button placements - I played mostly Atari 2600 which was way simpler...

Three Ms Pacman Reunions (a mistake I my part, maybe, thinking they had a different feel than the Happs Super 8-ways) I converted the base of two with a round 8-way plate.

Happs Blue Glow Trackball - still gotta wire the 'glow' up, but I'm afraid I'll burn out my power supply with the coin door lights already sucking out juice...

Turbo Twist Spinner- Nice!

Two Act Labs Arcade Guns - I drilled out two buttons so wiring can enter smoothly into the cabinet...the holsters are Home Depot "U" bolts that need to be painted black but I'm afraid they are too smooth and end up looking like crap.

Special thanks to Kneivel (spelling?) Wow!

Petey Boy
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Post by: Petey Boy on June 05, 2007, 10:43:13 am
I forgot to mention the GroovyGameGear Ball Tops 1.5" balls  :cheers: for biggier hands that were machined to fit under my control panel and regrooved to be at the right height for a Ms Pac Man Reunion (or pretty close to it)

Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Green Giant on June 13, 2007, 09:42:52 pm
Using two GPWIZ49's for all the buttons and joysticks.  Powering the trackball with an optiwiz.  The seven buttons per player, trackball, and left and mouse buttons are electric ice RGB buttons powered by two ledwiz's.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Kaytrim on June 13, 2007, 09:59:16 pm
Dad's Bartop based on Centipede.  Image file is also attached.  T-Stick plus, Bestons trackball, Happ buttons and Groovy Game Gear credit button.  Pause and quit buttons are hidden on the underside of the CP.
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Post by: leapinlew on June 13, 2007, 10:10:47 pm
The Widowmaker:

Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: dgrams2000 on June 15, 2007, 04:46:36 pm
(http://webpages.charter.net/cablehaven/ArcadeMachine/largepic6.jpg)

(http://webpages.charter.net/cablehaven/ArcadeMachine/largepic7.jpg)

Just your average 4 player control panel.
My ultimate goal was to have as many controls on the panel as I could....
as long as it was 'comfortable' to use.
I didnt want any awkward 4-way sticks or spinners that you have to 'reach' for.

I made sure to have the trackball centered, with the 3 buttons to the left in a comfortable position, so
you can rest your left hand on the panel without any other control interfering.

I wanted to add 2nd joysticks for player 1 & player 2 for smash TV (I luv that game.  Once again, they
had to be a 'comfortable' feel.  I didnt want to have to 'mooch' off of player 3 or 4's joysticks.)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: EwJ on June 15, 2007, 11:42:16 pm
Threw together a panel last year to test some controls (and do some desktop mame) until I get all the stuff together for a cab.  Used a couple of boards from an old shelf unit - 5/8 laminated mdf.

Encoder is a GPWiz49, joy on left is a 49-way, joy on right is a Wico 8-way Leaf.

6 button layout blatantly ripped off from Knievel's projects.
7th button- lower left- for easy access with thumb(s).
Artwork selected for simple red/blue (like bottom front of ArtMAME's CP, other projects, multi-Williams, etc).  Not really a Deadhead, but this red/blue image was handy at the time.

Recently added:   Ponyboy leaf switch to main action button.
              fl0yd's rotary switch.
              Couple of translucent buttons.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: ChicagoDave on June 17, 2007, 04:58:53 pm
Here's mine...

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Post by: doctorhifi on June 22, 2007, 07:03:12 pm
And here's mine
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Post by: DARRYLICSHON on June 22, 2007, 07:36:10 pm
thats nice   doctorhifi
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Post by: severdhed on June 26, 2007, 09:38:53 pm
here is my new panel.  it is still pretty much a transplanted x-arcade.  i removed the spinner and trackball since i never used them.  this is my first panel with plexiglass on top...i wish i would have done this earlier.  i wanted a very plain look, so i painted the back of the plexiglass black for a nice clean finish.  my woodworking skills leave alot to be desired, but the panel feels and plays great....now to work on the bezel....

(http://www.severdhed.com/images/blackpanel.jpg)
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Post by: krutknut on June 30, 2007, 03:26:08 pm
I've just built this board, using IL buttons and an Ultrastik360 from Ultimarc. It's got a six-button streetfighter layout and a four-button neo-geo layout.  I am also going to add pinball buttons.

For the board, I used a shoebox, womens size 39 (european size). The button layout was done by placing my fingers on the box, and then marking the most convenient spots. But the paint finish on the box does not seem very durable, and now starts to look a bit dull.
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Post by: Brumaz on July 02, 2007, 10:09:31 am
Here are my two control panels on different themed cabs :)
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Post by: waveryder on July 03, 2007, 11:54:39 am
Heres my new one classic SF Layout gonna add some Wide Angle LED's to the buttons (When they finally get through customs!!)
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Post by: suits00 on July 03, 2007, 05:00:10 pm
pic no longer available
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Post by: cadis12 on July 06, 2007, 03:54:02 pm
My stab at a control panel:
(http://www.newfossils.com/images/ArcadeMachine/ControlPanel1.JPG)

(http://www.newfossils.com/images/ArcadeMachine/ControlPane2.JPG)

(http://www.newfossils.com/images/ArcadeMachine/ControlPanelTop2.JPG)

(http://)
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Post by: (+_+) on July 07, 2007, 02:08:39 pm
That's a really nice and clean cp cadis12. I'd give it 2 thumbs up and a toe.

Here's mine.

Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Hurray Banana on July 09, 2007, 02:35:23 pm
No artwork but a 2 player panel with trackball and spinner. Built for Mame but also to hook up to my PS2, DC and Saturn.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: lharles on July 19, 2007, 03:23:50 pm
My monster from the top:
{4 players, 2 trackballs, 2 spinners, a lot of square footage.   ;D}

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/58/158330770_82ccff91e2_b.jpg)

...and from the side:

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/54/158330771_d0c8847119_b.jpg)

...and the finished product:  {...other than the original CRT being replaced by an LCD since this picture was taken...}

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/51/158330769_93ad325001.jpg)

...so, there ya' go.  :)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: cadis12 on July 22, 2007, 11:28:55 am
Glad to see some more Top Fires in play!  That's a lot of controls!  Cool!  I wish I had more friends into gaming so I could build a 4 player panel that would get used. 
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Post by: DaOld Man on August 01, 2007, 06:37:52 pm
Nothing real fancy, but here's my shot at fame:

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Post by: meismr on August 01, 2007, 08:14:17 pm
Very nice and clean DaOld Man.  Seems like a very good layout :)
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Post by: DaOld Man on August 02, 2007, 05:03:54 pm
Thank you, meismr!
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Post by: Sir Auros on August 03, 2007, 12:05:50 am
Here's mine. First control panel, and it's mounted in a very unusual way, but it's comfortable enough and it works. The overlay is actually a funky vinyl aquarium background.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: gijedi on August 07, 2007, 02:11:38 pm
Dude, here's a pic of my CP.....Peace..... 8)
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Post by: chrisindfw on August 08, 2007, 12:00:09 pm
I wish I had a good picture of the CP in action but I am in the progress of re-doing it (removing the plexi). Here is the artwork used. I used visio to make it. Not a bad job if I dont say so myself.



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Post by: soslo on August 13, 2007, 06:09:40 pm
My stab at a control panel:
(http://www.newfossils.com/images/ArcadeMachine/ControlPanel1.JPG)

(http://www.newfossils.com/images/ArcadeMachine/ControlPane2.JPG)

(http://www.newfossils.com/images/ArcadeMachine/ControlPanelTop2.JPG)

(http://)

Very clean!
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Post by: mountain on August 20, 2007, 10:19:56 pm
My Knievel inspired control panel.

Project thread

http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=63629.0 (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=63629.0)

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=51525.0;attach=74941;image)

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=51525.0;attach=74947;image)

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=51525.0;attach=73671;image)

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=51525.0;attach=74701;image)
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Post by: ElfShotTheFood on August 21, 2007, 04:52:57 pm
well, its almost a shame to post this here with all these great looking cp's, but hey, it should be good for a few laughs.

a nice star wars theme          :laugh2:


Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: oqqalz on August 23, 2007, 02:31:49 pm
I created the following control panel for my wife's child care facility.

It is made from cut laminate shelving.  The stuff you buy in the Organizer section at Lowe's.  It has a Min-Pac controller, E-Stik joystiks, Happ horizontal buttons, and decals I created with my vinyl cutter.

(http://i13.tinypic.com/4qqfms1.jpg)
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Post by: Kaytrim on August 23, 2007, 03:52:39 pm
Handy Desktop controller with USB hub and memory key to hold MAME and a few games.  It uses a GPWiz eco for the interface.  I need to swap out the green stick for blue and put all red buttons in the front.

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1116/1166170473_6431b2fa21.jpg)
(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1161/1204309788_c3a74c1639.jpg)

More pics can be seen here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kaytrim/sets/72157601383272019/)
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Post by: d00dness on August 26, 2007, 12:23:18 pm
Welp I've finally put aside some time to show you what I've been up to ... First off, I'd like to give some long over due THANKS to the following people who have helped with this project so far....

Knievel - What can I say but THANKS!  This user/professional has been the inspiration to my InfernoMame project.  If it wasnt for him and his kindness and quick response to questions, I would of given up a long time ago on this project.  Knievel is a HUGE asset to this community.  Thanks Bro!!!!

Scott (Mamemarquees) - Fantastic job on the overlays man!  Great quality work for a great price.  Highly Recommended!!!

Ponyboy - Thanks for the buttons and accessories.  You'll be my first contact for anymore parts.  Highly Recommended!!

Ok so enough of the #$*@-kissing huh .. :) ... Now on with the project.  I have not posted over in the new projects just yet cause I'm just starting off but thought I'd share the Control Pannel here...... I got my inspiration after watching the movie GhostRider, and decided to call my project InfernoMame.  After figuring out my button layout with the help of Knievel, we threw around some pictures and below are the outcomes.  I am using the same CPO design as Knievel uses on his projects.....

Attached are the overlays that Scott did and a picture of the translucent buttons I'm going to use.  I've also attached an example of the overlay that Knievel uses just to show what it will look like finished..... -= Enjoy =-

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Post by: Joystick Jerk on August 26, 2007, 10:41:06 pm
Recently got back my Futurama themed art for my cab, so I started in earnest on my CP. Since Futurama is a vivid and colourful show, I decided to use every colour of pushbutton available. There's no major theme to the colour placement of the buttons, so it's a bit varied. The inside wiring as well is a little messy, but this was the first CP that I wired myself, so I'm happy with the results.

(images can be clicked for bigger versions)


(http://members.shaw.ca/awfulpics/cp1_sm.jpg) (http://members.shaw.ca/awfulpics/cp1_lg.jpg)

(http://members.shaw.ca/awfulpics/cp2_sm.jpg) (http://members.shaw.ca/awfulpics/cp2_lg.jpg)

(http://members.shaw.ca/awfulpics/cp3_sm.jpg) (http://members.shaw.ca/awfulpics/cp3_lg.jpg)

(http://members.shaw.ca/awfulpics/cp4_sm.jpg) (http://members.shaw.ca/awfulpics/cp4_lg.jpg)

(http://members.shaw.ca/awfulpics/cp5_sm.jpg) (http://members.shaw.ca/awfulpics/cp5_lg.jpg)

(http://members.shaw.ca/awfulpics/cp6_sm.jpg) (http://members.shaw.ca/awfulpics/cp6_lg.jpg)

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Post by: urbecrisch on August 27, 2007, 09:50:44 am
Joystick Jerk, are you using magnets to secure your CP box down? Cheers!
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Post by: Joystick Jerk on August 28, 2007, 02:41:01 am
There is the piano hinge at the back, but yeah, the front is secured with magnets. They're just standard cabinet magnets from Home Depot, but they're pretty damn strong. There's one on each side of the CP, and each one has two magnets in it, so I can lift the CP just by the top panel and the magnets are strong enough to still keep it closed.


Oh, and Mountain, that is some seriously righteous wire-fu you got going on inside your CP. I wish mine could be that clean!
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Malenko on September 01, 2007, 10:31:24 am
(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=51525.0;attach=81094;image)
with LEDs


and a more current pic, without LEDS:

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=51525.0;attach=82910;image)



very humble compare to some of these panels
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: urbecrisch on September 04, 2007, 12:12:48 pm
Malenko, why did you get rid of the LED'S?
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Malenko on September 04, 2007, 12:31:43 pm
Malenko, why did you get rid of the LED'S?
http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=69808.0
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: pod on September 14, 2007, 01:07:16 am
One more to the list... I built this cabinet about 4 years ago and just recently decided to upgrade it to translucent Happ buttons driven by an LED wiz. The back panel buttons have the GGG RGB board installed and the rest I just drilled a hole and put in single color leds. Happ trackball is also now lit by 3 bright whites in a home made bracket...

(http://home.comcast.net/~joedoubek/007_small.jpg)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: sdrob04 on September 14, 2007, 01:34:34 am
Hard to believe it's been a year since we "finished" our first cabinet (quotes added for the amusement of anyone who's built one  :) ), and alas, still no website.  Here goes with a truncated summary...

Mostly a LuSiD-based design, with the following controls - Top row:  Oscar Push-Pull spinner, Wico 4-way joystick, Happ Heavy Duty joystick.  Bottom row:  Wico 8-way joysticks, translucent leaf buttons, Happ Hi-ball 3" trackball.  Extra function/admin buttons on sides of box.

Details of note:  All controls designed to be installed/removed/serviced from the bottom so as to not disrupt the artwork.  Dust washers float underneath the artwork.  Button layout is the result of a painstaking analysis of the top 100 classic games and works quite well, believe it or not.  We're still wiring up the button LEDs and working to optimize the ease-of-use.  Will it ever be DONE done?
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: DaOld Man on September 14, 2007, 02:28:58 pm
looks good.. I like the twilight zone overlay..
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Malenko on September 17, 2007, 09:57:34 am
redid the control panel AGAIN:

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=69808.0;attach=84557;image)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Ha1eX on September 18, 2007, 03:40:33 pm
My 2 player CP:

(http://mame.thebruehls.net/xxIMG_4666.jpg)
(http://mame.thebruehls.net/xxmame_2004.jpg)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Joystick Jerk on September 19, 2007, 02:19:35 am
My 2 player CP:

(http://mame.thebruehls.net/xxIMG_4666.jpg)
(http://mame.thebruehls.net/xxmame_2004.jpg)

Jesus...

Zip-Strips and a little planning would help with your wiring.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: bfauska on September 19, 2007, 03:12:38 am
Jesus...

Maybe some glasses would help you see that he's not done wiring, hell, I don't think a single wire is connected to that keywiz yet.  At least let him finish before you talk smack about his workmanship.

Ha1ex,
Nice work on keeping the themed artwork clean and simple.  Looks like a good project in the works.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Ha1eX on September 19, 2007, 11:26:44 am
Jesus...

Maybe some glasses would help you see that he's not done wiring, hell, I don't think a single wire is connected to that keywiz yet.  At least let him finish before you talk smack about his workmanship.

Ha1ex,
Nice work on keeping the themed artwork clean and simple.  Looks like a good project in the works.

Thanks, you are correct.  I just started hooking up wires when I took the picture, so I was a long way from being done.  Once everything is complete I'll take another photo and replace the messy version.  I know I should have just waited......  :banghead:
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: kneelingyak on September 20, 2007, 09:34:41 am
Here is my desktop box that I just finished on Monday. I've been lurking around here for a few weeks absorbing knowledge and there are still a few things I'd do differently on the next one. I'm still pretty happy with it and I don't think its too bad for a first shot.

It's mostly a copy of this one, http://www.ironvulva.com/?page_id=13 (http://www.ironvulva.com/?page_id=13), but I liked the look of it so why change it?

I'm planning on making another for my GF if she gets into it. I would probably just plug it into this box to use the other side of the IPAC.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: francmusic on September 20, 2007, 03:24:08 pm
Hi, this is my first control panel - Defender Station.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: XyloSesame on September 20, 2007, 03:31:39 pm
Hi, this is my first control panel - Defender Station.
Sweet, I love duct tape - glad to see it getting used 'round here.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: francmusic on September 20, 2007, 03:52:16 pm
OK. I'll try to fix it  ;D
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: XyloSesame on September 20, 2007, 03:59:13 pm
OK. I'll try to fix it  ;D
No, please... I was being serious.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: urbecrisch on September 20, 2007, 11:55:23 pm
My 2 player CP:

(http://mame.thebruehls.net/xxIMG_4666.jpg)
(http://mame.thebruehls.net/xxmame_2004.jpg)

Jesus...

Zip-Strips and a little planning would help with your wiring.

Does it really matter what the wiring looks like?  If it looks good from the outside who cares how clean the inside is.  The only problem I see with some "sloppy wiring" is that it is a pain in the *** to replace/fix when the time comes.  CP looks great!  From one Cheesehead to another :)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Joystick Jerk on September 21, 2007, 06:25:47 am
Does it really matter what the wiring looks like?  If it looks good from the outside who cares how clean the inside is.  The only problem I see with some "sloppy wiring" is that it is a pain in the *** to replace/fix when the time comes.  CP looks great!  From one Cheesehead to another :)

It doesn't matter in a technical sense, but as were all fans of arcade gaming that put a lot of effort into our cabs, I would hope we all strive for an elegant solution to our builds.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: ARTIFACT on September 25, 2007, 01:19:59 am
CP of my beloved ARTIFACT GAME MUSEUM upright cab (designed & built from scratch).
Detailed project thread here (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=68794).

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1058/1435796729_54976664d8.jpg)

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1102/1428766851_ffd8188d2f.jpg?v=0)

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1174/1416507192_d8199ba0d8.jpg?v=0)

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1394/1416518206_2bf96ed3f5.jpg?v=0)

Some of the early plans - the spinner ended up on the other side (rightly so) - still interesting to see the design process:
(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1104/1057870081_96477d1c52.jpg?v=1186641908)
(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1294/1058890734_58f80391ba.jpg?v=0)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: DaOld Man on September 30, 2007, 09:03:48 am
Hi, this is my first control panel - Defender Station.
Sweet, I love duct tape - glad to see it getting used 'round here.

Yeah duct tape rocks!
Too bad the dog stole the title from it. Duct tape is really "man's best friend".
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: francmusic on September 30, 2007, 01:44:09 pm
My new control panel. Asteroids. For Defender too.
Sorry. No duct tape now. >:D
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Kajoq on October 07, 2007, 10:13:31 am
Finally got my CP fully built and attached.  I haven't gotten a chance to put art on it yet, but man it plays nice!

(http://images30.fotki.com/v51/photos/7/77755/5275298/controlpanel047-vi.jpg?1190779449)
(http://images30.fotki.com/v40/photos/7/77755/5275298/SSF2X004-vi.jpg?1191738439)
(http://images30.fotki.com/v473/photos/7/77755/5275298/SSF2X006-vi.jpg?1191738448)

Just need to figure out some art for it now
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Malenko on October 07, 2007, 10:27:13 am
Finally got my CP fully built and attached.  I haven't gotten a chance to put art on it yet, but man it plays nice!
(http://images30.fotki.com/v40/photos/7/77755/5275298/SSF2X004-vi.jpg?1191738439)
Just need to figure out some art for it now

I think you put your MAME cab where Street Fighter 3 machines go.


@Mountain: cleanest wiring job ever.

@artifact: second cleanest wiring job ever.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Kajoq on October 07, 2007, 04:17:08 pm
Quote
I think you put your MAME cab where Street Fighter 3 machines go.

Actually its not MAMEd yet, I bought the arcade cart for Super Street Fighter 2 X and hooked it up to the CP I built
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Arcadian on October 08, 2007, 02:00:27 pm
All I have to say is WOW  :notworthy:.  Every one of these control panels is amazing.  I'm especially appreciateive of the wiring pictures because right now I only have a little test unit made in 5 minutes to test 1 joystick and 9 buttons and can see how easy the wiring can get out of control.  I'm building my first control panel (second if you count the 5 minute test unit) right now and can't wait to have it complete. 

A little side note question: what kind of wire do you use?  I heard 18 guage and bought a bunch but it seems too thick.

Here's a picture of my very first (5 minute tester) control panel   ;D.  It's not great but it's a step forward for me.  I can't wait to show you my finished, arcade worthy panel.

(http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/6995/img2515ji6.th.jpg) (http://img515.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img2515ji6.jpg)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: DaOld Man on October 08, 2007, 07:53:45 pm
A little side note question: what kind of wire do you use?  I heard 18 guage and bought a bunch but it seems too thick.

Hi Arcadian..
I used a keywiz eco2 encoder, which accepts a IDE cable (like used on a hard drive).
I just split the wires apart from the cable and ran them to all the switches.
That wire is very small, not sure of the gauge but I would say about 22 or 24.
18 gauge should do fine, but you can go smaller if you want.
Smaller wire takes up less room, makes a smaller bundle, and looks better, IMHO.
Good luck on the CP, looks like you are off to good start.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Tiger-Heli on October 09, 2007, 08:41:47 am
I think most IDE cable is 28-32, and 22-24 is about right for CP wiring.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: DaOld Man on October 09, 2007, 10:16:41 am
Im sure you are correct about the ide gauge, I honestly never researched it.
The ide cable works great on my CP, it has been in much much use for going on two years now. I think the ide cable is fine for a control panel, but I would not use it where any movement would be placed on the wires, such as going across a hinged or removable panel.
I could see where the wire could eventually break if subjected to a lot of movement.
I used 18 gauge between the ide wire and the coin door switches. (Used a terminal strip to connect the two types of wire.)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Tiger-Heli on October 09, 2007, 12:01:58 pm
I didn't mean to imply the IDE cable was too thin to work properly, it just is a pain crimping disconnects onto 28-32 gauge as opposed to 22-24 gauge.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: AirGumby on October 10, 2007, 10:14:06 am
My stab at a control panel:
(http://www.newfossils.com/images/ArcadeMachine/ControlPanel1.JPG)

(http://www.newfossils.com/images/ArcadeMachine/ControlPane2.JPG)

(http://www.newfossils.com/images/ArcadeMachine/ControlPanelTop2.JPG)

(http://)
How did you create that control panel? It looks like poured and not actually acrylic panels? Sweet work. Just curious how you created that!!!
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: DaOld Man on October 10, 2007, 10:28:07 am
I didn't mean to imply the IDE cable was too thin to work properly, it just is a pain crimping disconnects onto 28-32 gauge as opposed to 22-24 gauge.

Yes, it is a pain to crimp. But I solder my wires to the switches. I suppose you could solder the small wire to the crimp connector?
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: cadis12 on October 11, 2007, 03:52:36 pm
Hey thanks for the compliments guys!  That is actually just regular plexiglass.  Used some windex on it and took the pictures.  Pictures came out very nice. 

For those of you that are interested you can get more information about my machine here:
http://www.newfossils.com/arcade/ (http://www.newfossils.com/arcade/)

And I have posted the .pdf file for my drilling template in the following thread:
http://newfossils.com/forum/index.php?topic=1697.msg18378#msg18378 (http://newfossils.com/forum/index.php?topic=1697.msg18378#msg18378)
Scroll near the middle of the thread to find the link for download.

Hopefully that helps others! 
Thanks again!

My stab at a control panel:
(http://www.newfossils.com/images/ArcadeMachine/ControlPanel1.JPG)
How did you create that control panel? It looks like poured and not actually acrylic panels? Sweet work. Just curious how you created that!!!
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: AirGumby on October 12, 2007, 01:57:30 pm
Nice work man!!! Thanks for letting me know about the reply. The corners of your control panel are just crazy slick. Like I said I can't believe those are plexiglass panels. You did a hell of a job with merging the corners for the plexiglass!!!
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: superart on October 13, 2007, 05:44:32 pm
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Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Ian on October 17, 2007, 09:25:05 am
Here is mine... it's my first Mame cab... so it's not as nice quality wise as the ones above, but I am pretty proud..

Artwork I designed and printed at work, unfortunately all we had was ultra glossy paper, so I get that crappy "wet look" but it was free so I can't complain.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r293/ninja_town/arcade031.jpg)

Ideally I would have liked to start small, maybe a two player control panel, but my friend gave me some parts and well, I couldn't resist. Go big or go home...
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r293/ninja_town/arcade046.jpg)

The track ball didn't fit as nicely as I had hoped, I had to file down the edges... but it works.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r293/ninja_town/arcade045.jpg)

I glued some old tokens I had from when I was a kid...
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r293/ninja_town/arcade044.jpg)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: DaOld Man on October 17, 2007, 05:15:00 pm
Looks good Ian..
I like the idea of the glued tokens. Im sure I have some stowed away somewhere. I may have to do a search.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: superart on October 19, 2007, 12:05:31 am
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Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: DaveMMR on October 19, 2007, 04:57:19 pm
Here's mine.  There's a bubble in the artwork that's driving me crazy - but I'll work it out.  Anyway, 12 Electric Ice buttons, an Electric Ice Trackball, 2 U360's, TT2 Spinner and none of it's hooked up  - so no colors yet.



Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: layoric on October 23, 2007, 09:46:29 am
Just finished my control panel. It's 28" wide, 14" deep, 2 3/4" space inside the panel. Not shown is a piano hinge hidden on the left side. Once you open it you see two holes where small dowels fit from the bottom, and snap the top into place while limiting movement side to side. Also two more dowels in the front which plug into the cab and keep it from tilting forward. A hole in the bottom box portion allows usb and ps2 cords through. Wood strips on the bottom portion fit perfectly over the sides of the cab to snap the panel box into place.  Plexi for the top, drilled with those Freud bits (I believe that's what it was called). Absolutely every hole is 1 1/8 which made this control panel a little easier to build, since it's my first. Used router with flush bit for making the plexi the same contour as the panel. Panel is cabinet grade pine. Left room for a trackball later on just below the TT2 spinner. Joysticks are from Ultimarc, everything else from GGG. Just started the wiring.

The artwork is just a cool poster I trimmed to size, then trimmed again once tacked down with spray-on craft glue (left tacky so easily removable). I really think this was the best way to go, esp. for my first build. I was going wacko trying to plan every little thing.
Completed photos coming later...
(http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc43/kirkmook/Arcade/PICT0045.jpg)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: quanlee on October 23, 2007, 11:39:19 am
This started out as a non-working Ms Pacman, now is a mame multi-game machine. My goal was to have a Ms Pacman/Galaga machine, similar to the new reunion games.

(http://www.leeauge.com/MsPacman/Img_1250 (Small).jpg)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: DaOld Man on October 24, 2007, 07:00:50 am


The artwork is just a cool poster I trimmed to size, then trimmed again once tacked down with spray-on craft glue (left tacky so easily removable). I really think this was the best way to go, esp. for my first build. I was going wacko trying to plan every little thing.

(http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc43/kirkmook/Arcade/PICT0045.jpg)

Looks real good! I like the idea of using a poster, why didnt I think of that?  :banghead:
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: DaOld Man on October 24, 2007, 07:01:48 am
This started out as a non-working Ms Pacman, now is a mame multi-game machine. My goal was to have a Ms Pacman/Galaga machine, similar to the new reunion games.

(http://www.leeauge.com/MsPacman/Img_1250 (Small).jpg)

Very cool! I love the Pacman/Galaga reunion 'cades.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: diverdown on October 26, 2007, 04:57:30 am
4 player -
P1 & P2 6 buttons
P3 & P4 4 buttons
P1-P4 Credit and coin buttons
IceT trackball 3" - 2 buttons assignes to it
Turbo twist spinner - 2 buttons assigned to it
3 admin buttons Pause/Escape/Enter

P1 & P2 Mag stick plus (top switchable from 4 to 8 way)
P3 & P4 competition joys (8 way)
Flight stick is an 8 way 3 button 1980's NOS connected to P1 controls.


Under the hood is an

Ipac4
Optiwiz x2
Ledwiz


All the buttons light up - programmed to light up the buttons that each game uses.

I originally wasnt going to put start/credit buttons on the top. I changed my mind and drilled the holes in the plexi after I had the underlay printed. It was only AFTER i put the plexi over the overlay that i realized I had placed buttons over the mame logo - too late to change.

and please ignore the duct tape..... this will be replaced with an aluminium strip (just there to stop glass sliding out on little fingers)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Arcade Freak on October 28, 2007, 09:33:52 am
hi folks,

looking for a diagram to hack a keyboard to be able to control 24 buttons on my cocktail cabinet. one dude did it earlier so i know it can be done now i am just looking for guidance.
cheers
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: meismr on October 28, 2007, 12:54:47 pm
Calude,
    I really recommend getting a KeyWiz from GroovyGameGear they're around 30 bucks and saves hours of headaches.  We use them for our production kiosks and haven't had a failure yet...
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: DaOld Man on October 28, 2007, 04:35:34 pm
I too highly suggest a kizwiz.
I hacked a keyboard on my first project, but decided not to use it after I found out about ghosting.
Also wiring it to a two player CP would have been murder. it takes twice the wires you would use on a keywiz.
Here is one website about keyboard hacking:
http://www.mameworld.net/massive/How-to/Keyboard_Hack/keyboard_hack.html
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Tiger-Heli on October 29, 2007, 11:01:21 am
hi folks,

looking for a diagram to hack a keyboard to be able to control 24 buttons on my cocktail cabinet. one dude did it earlier so i know it can be done now i am just looking for guidance.
cheers
It cannot be done without ghosting if you are talking about action buttons.  If you just want 18 inputs and some admin buttons (two joys, and 6 buttons per), it can be done but it's really not worth the effort.

I'm partial to my guide I wrote before the better options were so reasonable: http://www.mameworld.net/emuadvice/keyhack2.html
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Fozzy The Bear on November 02, 2007, 01:43:15 pm
looking for a diagram to hack a keyboard to be able to control 24 buttons on my cocktail cabinet. one dude did it earlier so i know it can be done now i am just looking for guidance.

DON'T DO IT!!! That's the guidance I and almost all the other guys will give you.

Hacking a keyboard is difficult extremely time consuming and no cheaper than buying something like a Keywiz.  http://www.groovygamegear.com (http://www.groovygamegear.com)  On top of that you will suffer from key ghosting and key blocking. Many games will simply not play properly on such a setup.  It's just not worth it.

Keyboard hacking was somthing from the stone age of cabinet building, when we had no other option.

Get a Keywiz....

Best Regards,
Julian (Fozzy The Bear)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: sikarkades on November 02, 2007, 09:24:59 pm
Here is a teaser of my cab. Full Art, 28 inch lcd computer monitor. Dual operating systems XP pro and Vista Ultimate. More pics to come.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: badkitty on November 05, 2007, 09:48:02 pm
here's a pic of my almost complete CP of my first mame project.

Happ's street fighter joy/button kit from ebay, X-arcade trackball and buttons,transplanted from their premade console.(ebay)

Too bad you cant see the black buttons in pic.  at the top in the center i have a desk drawer key lock for it. i also have a toggle switch(underneath) disabling the COIN buttons on the CP so only the coin slots work, just in case niehgborhood kids wanna play.

I also used 1/4'' aluminum to trim around cp, instead of t-molding. i like it better.

 and i LOOOOVE THE CUPHOLDERS..lol.very thick and sturdy. they will even hold a double gulp from 7-11

Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: BradC on November 06, 2007, 05:50:58 pm
Here's my CP. I created the artowk in Illustrator, and Mamemarquees.com printed it out.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v399/Krystovar/Arcade/ControlPanel01.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v399/Krystovar/Arcade/ControlPanelWiring.jpg)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Vor][ex on November 10, 2007, 11:38:10 am
Ok so here is my control panel

(http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/7339/img0314oy6.jpg)

(http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/3079/img0322je5.jpg)

(http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/4765/img0378lg4.jpg)


Its simple, clean , Street fighter 2 layout With neogeo buttons.

Flight stick for all games such as space invaders, afterburner, or even scrolling shooters.

2 sets of fire buttons so eithe rleft or right handed people can play with the flightstick

Full pinball flippers on each side, plus plunger and light gun.
img]http://img475.imageshack.us/img475/7871/img0318yb1.jpg[/img]


Light gun Holster  and Gun in action .
[img]http://img86.imageshack.us/img86/2928/img0383ds5.jpg[/img

Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: camsauce on November 13, 2007, 12:16:21 am
Here's pics of my control panel.  Do not, I repeat do not consider angled controls as pictured in this CP -- you will regret it!  Angled controls are okay if you always face the cabinet in a slight angle or play standing, but for every other scenario it just blows.  Also, don't ever ever make an 'exit' pushbutton right above your trackball, unless you like quitting your (insert trackball game name here) everytime you use it.  I will be re-doing my CP panel with a standard layout and re-positioning the pushbuttons to a more functional place.

Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: brandon on November 13, 2007, 04:01:05 am
Here's pics of my control panel.  Do not, I repeat do not consider angled controls as pictured in this CP -- you will regret it! 


yeah..Plus. you can never play Robotron, Smash TV, Total Carnage, Battlezone.. etc  ;)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: badkitty on November 13, 2007, 04:09:20 am
Here's pics of my control panel.  Do not, I repeat do not consider angled controls as pictured in this CP -- you will regret it! 

i second this. as u can see by my pics a few posts above. i made my cab mainly for fighting games,but i find myself moving joy in parallel with monitor, making it hard to move as needed in game, yet in simple games, dig dug ,1943 , ghouls and ghosts ect, i find i have no problem using them. I decided on angle so CP could be narrow(also easier to get thru doors at 33'') and 2 people wouldnt be cramped together. maybe now im going to have to make it alittle wider and  go parallel to monitor.. sighhhhh.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Santoro on November 13, 2007, 11:49:54 am
This is my best CP to date.

(http://www.mamenation.com/images/classic/cpperspective.jpg)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: camsauce on November 14, 2007, 12:50:38 am
@Santoro - very clean CP!  If it weren't for buttons like 'exit' I'd say it looks exactly like something off of production cab. Who printed your overlay and on what material?
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: northerngames on November 14, 2007, 06:33:54 pm
custom control panel it is 42" wide X 15-1/2" built with:

3/4" MDF laminated in countertop formica and routered out.

2 joysticks that are the happ super joys

all buttons are happ concave pushbuttons

trackball is a 3" happ highball with a happ mounting plate

2 4PDT toggle switchs

2 dreamcast controller pcbs loaded with 4 VMU's

2 dreamcast controller extension cables

1 Db-25 switch box

3 radio shack project box's

chrome 3/4" T-molding

GGG optiwiz

Ultimarc mini-pac

this set-up allows me to select from dreamcast controls to minpac/pc controls by flipping the switch on the DB-25 switch box.

the 4PDT switch's mounted above each joystick are for the dreamcast to switch between digital D-pad and Anaolog thumbstick by moving the toggle left or right I used rubber washers as the dust covers but still looking for plastic like the joys have..

originaly I did it with D-pad function only but was missing out on alot of good DC games so I installed the 4PDT's so I can swap from analog to digital so now everything can be played with ease and convience on the dreamcast.

the dreamcast controller extension cabels run to the dreamcast 3-4 player slot on the console so if I have a 3rd-4rth player they can plug in under the CP or I can unplug the player 1-2 from the cp at the console and plug in the controller extension's in there place and plug in some light guns or the fishing pole's from the bottom of the CP.

everything has quik disconnects and is plug and play by homemade db-25's and ps2 cords so I can pull the control panel top and swap it out with another with no effort and no time with no tools needed.

 (http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o82/xboxuser5/1left.jpg)

(http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o82/xboxuser5/2middle.jpg)

(http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o82/xboxuser5/3right.jpg)

(http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o82/xboxuser5/4cpbottomleft.jpg)

(http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o82/xboxuser5/5cpbottomright.jpg)

(http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o82/xboxuser5/6dcboxclosed.jpg)

(http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o82/xboxuser5/7dcboxopened.jpg)

(http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o82/xboxuser5/8dccordextensions.jpg)

(http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o82/xboxuser5/9mini-pacwithharness.jpg)

(http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o82/xboxuser5/10opti-wizandcpharness.jpg)

now I just need some artwork and possibly a GGG USB spinner since they mount like a button and are simialar in size.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Ahigh on November 17, 2007, 02:03:15 am
Here's my pac-man controller that I built for 4-way games.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Franco on November 18, 2007, 04:48:20 pm
Well my 1st build cab is now on the great big scrap heap in the sky (well actually it is in limbo after having its guts ripped out but its on its way) but I can least pay a little homage to it by posting a picture here:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v325/Francoberasi/CP.jpg)

2x Ultimarc T-Sticks

2x Happ Rotaries with custom turned alluminum joysticks and stainless steel dustwashers.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: camsauce on November 19, 2007, 03:28:14 am
Well my 1st build cab is now on the great big scrap heap in the sky (well actually it is in limbo after having its guts ripped out but its on its way) but I can least pay a little homage to it by posting a picture here:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v325/Francoberasi/CP.jpg)

2x Ultimarc T-Sticks

2x Happ Rotaries with custom turned alluminum joysticks and stainless steel dustwashers.

Where'd you get those aluminum joystick handles?  (crosses fingers that it's not slikstik)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: badkitty on November 19, 2007, 04:51:00 am
for those of you who make very WIDE CPs.. 36''+ are your cabinets total depth LESS than 36'' with CP?   how the heck do u get them thru doors and into house ? thats why i kept mine to 34''
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: northerngames on November 19, 2007, 10:42:32 am
mine is 42" wide I lift the control panel top off and then the bottom base can be removed by removing the 9 screws that holds it in place from moving it back and forth sliding my the cp bottom actually slide's in and locks by butting up to the sides of the cab the way I have it cut and then the 9 screws hold it place shown on picture 8 on page 6 of my posy toward the bottom of the page

the top has push down clamps so a little force down the on the cp top and they lock into place and a little tug upwards pops it loose.

if I did not do it that way it would have nevermade it through a standard door.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Franco on November 19, 2007, 11:23:06 am
Well my 1st build cab is now on the great big scrap heap in the sky (well actually it is in limbo after having its guts ripped out but its on its way) but I can least pay a little homage to it by posting a picture here:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v325/Francoberasi/CP.jpg)

2x Ultimarc T-Sticks

2x Happ Rotaries with custom turned alluminum joysticks and stainless steel dustwashers.

Where'd you get those aluminum joystick handles?  (crosses fingers that it's not slikstik)

I made mine myself but you can buy similar ones from here (http://www.gamecabinetsinc.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=alumjoystick&Category_Code=J) or from here (http://www.dragonjoystick.com/products.htm).
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: camsauce on November 21, 2007, 01:30:28 am
Where'd you get those aluminum joystick handles?  (crosses fingers that it's not slikstik)
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I made mine myself but you can buy similar ones from here (http://www.gamecabinetsinc.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=alumjoystick&Category_Code=J) or from here (http://www.dragonjoystick.com/products.htm).
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Just looked at your cocktail table thread, and you my friend have some serious metal skills.  Here comes the obvious question -- IF you were willing, how much for 16 of those aluminum bezels and 2 sticks?
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Franco on November 22, 2007, 11:00:55 am
Im afraid I wouldnt be able to make the sticks any cheaper than those ones im afraid due to only making a couple compared to the production runs that those guys would do.

You should have a PM incoming about the bezels tho  ;)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Namco on November 26, 2007, 12:39:08 am
Just wanted to post a pic of my first panel before I tore it apart recently. It's built out of a 48" shelf that I bought from the hardware store. At the time, I didn't have a saw, so I asked them to rip it to the pieces that I needed. It's cheap 5/8" particle board with cheap wood grain laminate on it. I ordered Happ Ultimate buttons and a Happ Ultimate stick for it because I didn't know any better. For about 5 years, It ran on a keyboard hack. I had plug the thing in, reboot and play my games. If I wanted to use the keyboard again, I had to reboot again. When I got MAME fever again earlier this year, I ordered the iPac and installed it.

The holes in the upper right were for the P1 & P2 start buttons, but I drilled them before putting the top on the base and to my chagrin, they didn't clear the sides. D'OH!. But with my lemons, I made lemonade and used the ugly holes to route the PS2 cable out of the box.

(http://fredgolden.net/mame/images/oldpanel/old_control_panel1.JPG)

The hideous series of holes below the joystick are there because the stick shaft was bottoming out and I didn't have a way to route some room, so I drilled a bunch of holes. It used to be a mess of 24ga solid wire connected to .250" 18-22ga female quick disconnects. When I installed the iPac, I just threw all that crap out and soldered everything. Also while I was doing that, I used my rotary tool with the drywall cutting bit and the depth attachment to route out another 1/2" of clearance for the stick. It took a long time and looks pretty rough, but I was able to beat the particle board to submission and get the extra clearance I wanted.

(http://fredgolden.net/mame/images/oldpanel/old_control_panel2.JPG)

Well, that's it for our tour of my first jankey old control panel. I'm going first class on the my next one. The next one will actually be attached to a damn arcade cabinet this time.  ;D
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Darth Nuno on November 29, 2007, 01:03:58 pm
Here's my first custom panel, done three years ago.

Starting point :

(http://www.dragonslair.be/gauntlet/plexi-pattern-draw.jpg)

...then...

(http://www.dragonslair.be/gauntlet/tb-empty.jpg)

...

(http://www.dragonslair.be/gauntlet/fincpo10.jpg)

The result :

(http://www.dragonslair.be/gauntlet/fincpo18.jpg)

All the construction right here (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=6.0)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: jacenwon on December 01, 2007, 02:06:28 pm
Best pic of my CP is from before I put it on the cab:
(http://www.atomic-train.com/images/ArcadeCab/21.jpg)
(http://www.atomic-train.com/images/ArcadeCab/20.jpg)

props! i had to - it doesn't get much sexier that that ^^^
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Teknique on December 20, 2007, 09:06:39 am
Here is my (3rd) CP.  It has 2x 49ways with aluminum bat handles, 2x LS-30s, arkanoid spinner and happs trackball.  It also sports built-in cup holders.  No artwork yet (Im having trouble finding someone willing to let me pay them to do it) but eventually will have some type of ninja theme.  If you can't make out the marquee, the name of the arcade is 'Baby Shoguns'.  The CP is loosely based on a Slik Stik Quad modified to work with a UA2 cab. 

Tek
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: XyloSesame on December 20, 2007, 10:09:37 am
Here is my (3rd) CP.  It has 2x 49ways with aluminum bat handles, 2x LS-30s, arkanoid spinner and happs trackball.  It also sports built-in cup holders.  No artwork yet (Im having trouble finding someone willing to let me pay them to do it) but eventually will have some type of ninja theme.  If you can't make out the marquee, the name of the arcade is 'Baby Shoguns'.  The CP is loosely based on a Slik Stik Quad modified to work with a UA2 cab. 

Tek

I'm not typically a fan of the larger panels, but Tek, you did it right... The panel wrapping around the cab is a great touch and ties it all together; good job!
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: rdenis on December 22, 2007, 06:09:48 pm
Here is my first CP from my newly completed first project.  It is 34 x 18 and made from 3/4" maple ply.  The CPO is custom designed and was printed my Mame Marquees.  Two player panel with 7 buttons per player, U-360 joysticks, TurboTwist 2 Spinner and Betson Imperial 3" trackball (RGB).  Pinball buttons are located on each side of the control panel base.  Buttons to the right of spinner are left and right mouse controls.  The control panel top has two hidden hinges in the front so it opens away from the monitor glass for maintenance and storage of my LCD TopGun.

Lighting is controlled by LED Wiz driving 8 RGB buttons, 1 RGB trackball, and 5 single LEDs.

Unlit:

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g204/FJR-Richie/Ferraricade/9S3Keyboardcloseup.jpg)

Lit:

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g204/FJR-Richie/Ferraricade/9S3CPlitup.jpg)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: DARRYLICSHON on December 22, 2007, 08:30:38 pm
thats really nice      :applaud:
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Teknique on December 25, 2007, 07:23:18 am

I'm not typically a fan of the larger panels, but Tek, you did it right... The panel wrapping around the cab is a great touch and ties it all together; good job!

Thanks X , appreciate the feedback!
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: ids on December 31, 2007, 03:51:41 pm
Here is my (3rd) CP.  It has 2x 49ways with aluminum bat handles, 2x LS-30s, arkanoid spinner and happs trackball.  It also sports built-in cup holders.  No artwork yet (Im having trouble finding someone willing to let me pay them to do it) but eventually will have some type of ninja theme.  If you can't make out the marquee, the name of the arcade is 'Baby Shoguns'.  The CP is loosely based on a Slik Stik Quad modified to work with a UA2 cab. 

Tek

I'm not typically a fan of the larger panels, but Tek, you did it right... The panel wrapping around the cab is a great touch and ties it all together; good job!

Must agree.  I'm planning a 4-player CP, but have been struggling with how NOT to make it look like an air-craft carrier.  I can only hope to come up with something as nice, otherwise...well...one day a new CP pic will show up, looking just like that  ;)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Arcade Freak on January 10, 2008, 08:23:54 am
All you guys have some serious cool CP. But tell me something guys are all those CP been crafted by some artist or are they somekind of sticker. if they are stickers or just art word that was downloaded were  do we get such thing.

Also, making a new cabinet or CP what is the best type of wood to use?

Thanks
Cheers,
Calude
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Kabukiman on January 11, 2008, 11:33:36 pm
Here's a pic of mine still need to do the T-moulding, btw the joysticks arent installed just sitting there :)

(http://i6.tinypic.com/8fwtkj6.jpg)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Kajoq on January 12, 2008, 12:07:46 pm
Now theres a control panel you don't have to worry about bumping elbows! LOL

How wide is that kabukiman?

I'm diggin the overlay as well,  I need to get something done for my Super Turbo cabinet soon... still just have painted MDF under the plexi
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Kabukiman on January 12, 2008, 01:17:10 pm
it's actually 48 inches wide, the reason I made it so wide is the comfort of having alot of room between players, I have a dedicated Golden axe cab that I bump elbows on all the time so I wanted more room.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Arcade Freak on January 16, 2008, 07:45:10 am
hi folks,

the CP and some cabinets are pretty cool. i am new at all this so i ask, how do you guys decorate those CP or cabinets. are they stickers with a plexi glass over it. or are they painted...please do tell?

cheers,
calude
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Kabukiman on January 16, 2008, 08:50:10 am
I purchased mine from mamemarquees.com, you can have a custom one made as well, but I chose a pre-made CPO, it's a very strong scratch resistant material that I applied to the top of my CP by removing the backing then covered with Plexi-glass(not needed but I wanted the extra protection)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: mrbones on January 16, 2008, 02:10:50 pm
Noting too fancy here, it was a NeoGeo conversion metal CP that I put a color photo under with new plexi. Wico joysticks, happ buttons. Maybe someday I'll get the whole thing done with a CP from mamemarquees and replace the black stuff with the entire image. Either way, it looks cool and was fairly cheap and easy to do.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: protokatie on January 17, 2008, 09:35:51 pm
Quote
Noting too fancy here, it was a NeoGeo conversion metal CP that I put a color photo under with new plexi. Wico joysticks, happ buttons. Maybe someday I'll get the whole thing done with a CP from mamemarquees and replace the black stuff with the entire image. Either way, it looks cool and was fairly cheap and easy to do

You wanna talk about not being fancy? hehe, look at my carboard mock-up of the basic layout for player 1 I made an hour ago. Hell, even made out of cardboard, it is stull fun to play  :laugh2:


BTW, I know the buttons arent in the "perfect" spots, just wanted to use cardboard to map out the basic layout to get an idea before I go to wood for this. BTW, anyone have any suggestions about the basic layout I have here?




(http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m105/protoplatapus/photo.jpg)

(http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m105/protoplatapus/photo2.jpg)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Arcade Freak on January 18, 2008, 10:02:40 am
Noting too fancy here, it was a NeoGeo conversion metal CP that I put a color photo under with new plexi. Wico joysticks, happ buttons. Maybe someday I'll get the whole thing done with a CP from mamemarquees and replace the black stuff with the entire image. Either way, it looks cool and was fairly cheap and easy to do.

hey mrbones,

if you have not said that it was cheap and easy to do...it just looks like another CP done professionally. So with that said...it being cheap...please do tell some more. were did you get such a picture and how did you get that printed with that lenght.

cheers
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: BrentRadio on January 22, 2008, 01:41:30 am
Here's mine. I wanted to be able to play any and all games so I went a little overboard...

(http://www.brentradio.com/images/Other/MameContolPanel.jpg)

Brent
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Post by: patrickl on January 22, 2008, 03:38:11 am
You need to work a bit on your Photoshop skills though  :angel:
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: fixedpigs on January 22, 2008, 09:20:34 pm
Here's mine. I wanted to be able to play any and all games so I went a little overboard...

pft...only _two_ player one buttons...?!?

whatever man...
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: protokatie on January 23, 2008, 02:29:59 am
Quote
Here's mine. I wanted to be able to play any and all games so I went a little overboard...

Except 2 player 2 joystick games...  :laugh2:

BTW, Id like to know how you got that green button to mount where the bolt/screw for that joystick would normally be? I am presuming ctrl+c and then ctrl+v?
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Xali on January 23, 2008, 04:04:51 pm
(http://home.tiscali.nl/socali/plaatjes/control-panel2_a.png)

Buttons are already in but forgot to take a picture of it ... i will post it later :)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: bfauska on January 23, 2008, 05:20:53 pm
Cool artwork, but doesn't it make you feel a little dirty grabbing the joysticks?  >:D
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Xali on January 24, 2008, 03:15:32 am
Only if you think dirty hehehe  :laugh2:
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: pcb on January 24, 2008, 04:28:25 pm
Here's my latest, hope it's OK to post here.  The panel is 10 1/2" deep, 26 1/6" wide.  USB or PS/2.  I built this one yesterday.

Best,

 - Mike -
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Kajoq on January 24, 2008, 08:18:01 pm
Xali,  Is there any way I could get a copy of the high rez of that image?  Thats pretty awesome, and matches the color scheme on my control panel pretty well
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Xali on January 25, 2008, 02:47:58 am
The size of my control panel is +/- 63 x 21 cm ... i am making a bartop cabinet ... here is the link to a .png http://home.tiscali.nl/socali/plaatjes/control-panel2_a.png (http://home.tiscali.nl/socali/plaatjes/control-panel2_a.png)

I hope you can use it :)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: patrickl on January 25, 2008, 06:20:52 am
Hey another dutch guy.

Nice overlay. I would personally have moved the guys to the left though. I wouldn't have put the joysticks on the genitals :P
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: (+_+) on January 30, 2008, 01:14:45 pm
Here's mine. I wanted to be able to play any and all games so I went a little overboard...

(http://www.brentradio.com/images/Other/MameContolPanel.jpg)

Brent

Did you spec this design out using Light Brite.  ;) That's one busy layout. Curious to know. Is that six spinners, and if so, why?
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: ids on January 30, 2008, 01:26:15 pm
That's a photoshop job.

Here's the prototype that's keeping me from finishing:
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Minwah on January 31, 2008, 05:39:46 am
Here's my first fully completed control panel.  Details:

Pole Position wheel hardware wtih Super Sprint wheel - interfaced with Oscar mouse hack,
Hard Drivin' 4-speed shifter + 3 buttons interfaced with IPAC.

I 'designed' the artwork, obviously borrowing a lot from Pole Position artwork.  CPO artwork printed by MameMarquees...it looks great (colours are less pastel-ly in real life).  The Atari wheel badge sticker was printed elsewhere, and I have some spares if anyone wants one for a few quid.

And yes I know the wheel is on the wrong side, for some of you  ;)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: lokesen on January 31, 2008, 07:12:19 am
(http://www.koenigs.dk/mame/kabinet%20(4).JPG)


Here is my controls, it's a modded x-arcade. New Sanwa joysticks are on it's way. Here is more pics:

http://www.koenigs.dk/mame/eng/ (http://www.koenigs.dk/mame/eng/)

Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: patrickl on January 31, 2008, 08:16:23 am
Here's my first fully completed control panel.  Details:

Pole Position wheel hardware wtih Super Sprint wheel - interfaced with Oscar mouse hack,
Hard Drivin' 4-speed shifter + 3 buttons interfaced with IPAC.
Looks pretty slick. Love how you incorporated the steering wheel in the CP. Unfortunately it's on the wrong side  :P
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: patrickl on January 31, 2008, 08:20:00 am
Here is my controls, it's a modded x-arcade. New Sanwa joysticks are on it's way. Here is more pics:

http://www.koenigs.dk/mame/eng/ (http://www.koenigs.dk/mame/eng/)
Nice way to mod that x-arcade panel into something that fits with the rest of the cab. Why didn't you integrate the CP a bit more with the cabinet though?

BTW The sideart looks really cool.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Minwah on January 31, 2008, 08:55:32 am
Looks pretty slick. Love how you incorporated the steering wheel in the CP.

Thanks! I plan to do a similar thing with a yoke when I get round to it...

It's a shame that pic doesn't show the big silver carriage bolts given a certain other thread. A few pics here might show them:

http://mamewah.mameworld.net/mycabinet.htm

Quote
Unfortunately it's on the wrong side  :P

I will pretend I didn't see that....
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Fozzy The Bear on January 31, 2008, 09:27:41 am
Looks pretty slick. Love how you incorporated the steering wheel in the CP. Unfortunately it's on the wrong side  :P

I will pretend I didn't see that....

I saw it!!  >:D  Damned colonials, they just haven't got a clue... It's all the salt water tea, it rots their brains you know...  :laugh2: :cheers:

Best Regards,
Julian (Fozzy The Bear)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: fatfingers on February 03, 2008, 03:55:37 pm

Just finally finished my control panel today.  Basic Lusid control panel with sweet artwork by Pixelhugger.  Thanks Pixel!

 ;D

Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: wp34 on February 03, 2008, 05:52:58 pm
Fatfinger: Looks great.  I assume those are U360's.  Where did you get the ball tops?
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: fatfingers on February 03, 2008, 08:01:36 pm


Thanks!  Yes, they are U360s....I can't exactly remember where I got them, but it was somewhere in Japan...


Something like ahikibarashop????

Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Fozzy The Bear on February 04, 2008, 01:57:21 pm

Something like ahikibarashop????

http://www.akihabarashop.jp (http://www.akihabarashop.jp)
http://www.akihabarashop.com (http://www.akihabarashop.com)

Unfortunately the dot com one now just reads UPDATING and the JP one reads Coming Soon.

Akihabara is a district of Tokyo that mostly consists of electronics retail stores, and the arcade parts shop is located 100 yards from Akihabara station on the Tokyo loop line. So the only way you're going to be purchasing from them right now is to get a plane to Tokyo and..... you get the idea....  :cheers:

Best Regards,
Julian (Fozzy The Bear)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Kajoq on February 04, 2008, 06:53:48 pm
The guy who runs Akihabarashop posts frequently on the forums on shoryuken.  His username is "The Real Neo Geo"

If you check out the trading forum there you can find a thread completely about their "shop".  It might tell you when they're going to be back up and running, or if hes doing any orders when the site is down
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: weisshaupt on February 05, 2008, 10:12:16 am
My CP...

(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/weisshaupt/cp-small.jpg)(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/weisshaupt/spinnersmall.jpg)(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/weisshaupt/twistygripsmall.jpg)

and Project thread
http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=75411.0 (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=75411.0)



Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Kajoq on February 05, 2008, 11:43:05 am
Now thats a sweet control panel.  very nice and original work.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: chrimeg on February 06, 2008, 10:21:19 pm
Well here is the start of mine. I managed to buy the cab with all the controls etc for $50.00. Only thing was the monitor was dead. So I just gutted the cab and added a 27" TV and mounted a PC for MAME.

Anyhow my panel is going to modular so here is its beginings.....
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: chrimeg on February 06, 2008, 10:26:33 pm
Now some of the modular panel which can be swapped via din connections etc when done. I figure the whole panel can be swapped in about 30 secs to 1 minute
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: lokesen on February 09, 2008, 11:45:56 am
(http://www.koenigs.dk/mame/controls.jpg)

Just finished my new controls today. I have done the artwork in Illustrator myself. I have used a x-arcade PCB and 2 sanwa balltop joysticks. Hope you like it.

You will find more pictures here:
http://www.koenigs.dk/mame/eng/ (http://www.koenigs.dk/mame/eng/)

Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Minwah on February 11, 2008, 04:56:17 am
Just finished my new controls today. I have done the artwork in Illustrator myself. I have used a x-arcade PCB and 2 sanwa balltop joysticks. Hope you like it.

Looks really nice...I like the style of your artwork, it's the kindof thing I would like to do for my joystick panel.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: stan2323 on February 11, 2008, 09:12:00 pm
I have almost finished my control panel.  The only thing left to do is wire it up!!! ;D

I love the way the poster came out.  The edge where the poster is short will be covered with some trim when the cabinet is done.

(http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u293/stan2323/DCP_3301.jpg)
(http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u293/stan2323/DCP_3300.jpg)
(http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u293/stan2323/DCP_3299.jpg)
(http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u293/stan2323/DCP_3298.jpg)
(http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u293/stan2323/DCP_3297.jpg)


Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: langdoguk on February 12, 2008, 06:35:52 pm
Here's my first attempt , made a bit of a  :censored: with the artwork ,just didn't know how do it  :dunno.
But it was good fun and I'm sure the kids will like it  :cheers:
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: spicolli on February 12, 2008, 10:27:02 pm
Well i have been crawling around for some time and just got around to getting my CP together. I love the supercade type of double decker CP! So i looked and looked until i felt i could take some of the most usable ideas and put them into one! its all wired up and ready to go i just haven't had time to program it yet! i should have time soon!  ;)
Well let me know what ya all think!

I have lots more pics of the build up! I plan on posting more soon!!!
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Goshen on February 17, 2008, 10:56:10 pm
spicolli, That is a great looking machine, do you have a project page?
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: DARRYLICSHON on February 20, 2008, 03:53:51 pm
I have almost finished my control panel.  The only thing left to do is wire it up!!! ;D

I love the way the poster came out.  The edge where the poster is short will be covered with some trim when the cabinet is done.

(http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u293/stan2323/DCP_3301.jpg)
(http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u293/stan2323/DCP_3300.jpg)
(http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u293/stan2323/DCP_3299.jpg)
(http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u293/stan2323/DCP_3298.jpg)
(http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u293/stan2323/DCP_3297.jpg)



nice i like , can't go wrong with star trek
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: spicolli on February 21, 2008, 07:11:06 pm
spicolli, That is a great looking machine, do you have a project page?

No project page yet! but that sounds like a great idea! when i get some free time i think i'll do that!
Also, thanks!!
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: JinxedSoul on February 24, 2008, 09:02:34 pm
This is my best CP to date.

(http://www.mamenation.com/images/classic/cpperspective.jpg)

Is this a metal control panel if so what are the dimensions? I'm looking to make a metal control panel similar to yours. I just wasn't sure if i could fit it all in. I would love to see more pictures of that machine looks great.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: bent98 on February 24, 2008, 09:17:07 pm
(http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o162/gpinzone/IMG_1660.jpg)
(http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o162/gpinzone/IMG_1661.jpg)
(http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o162/gpinzone/IMG_1652.jpg)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Goshen on February 25, 2008, 10:27:47 am
spicolli, Will you please measure your control panel and give the measurements? I love it!

And what is that symbol on the middle, it really gives it character.

You mentioned in another thread that you are making a mark II? Can you share details on that?
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: roelieboelie on February 26, 2008, 02:31:03 pm
My CP:

(http://roel.linkkabel.nl/1.jpg)

(http://roel.linkkabel.nl/2.jpg)

The control panel overlay is not fitted. This will be the correct overlay size: *click* (http://www.mamemarquees.com/lethal-enforcers-p-886.html)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: spicolli on February 27, 2008, 11:55:48 pm
spicolli, Will you please measure your control panel and give the measurements? I love it!

And what is that symbol on the middle, it really gives it character.

You mentioned in another thread that you are making a mark II? Can you share details on that?

I will get the information you need soon!
sorry for the delay but been working lots!
As far as a mark II. i think you have me confused with another person on the board! But thats OK!  :)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Umpa on February 28, 2008, 12:12:06 pm
I built this about 5 months ago. I still need to put cup holders on the sides. The 2 red balls on the front allow players 1 and 2 to switch between 4-way and 8-way joystick positions.
Thanks to arzoo and his Arcade Addiction and also thanks to Supercade for the inspiration.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: spicolli on February 28, 2008, 01:13:57 pm

The measurements are:

Top   31Wx12L    the front is 21W

         the area from the back to the angle cut is 7 7/8L
         the remaining of the angle is left over from the 12L measurement
         also it is 3 tall (just the same hight of my J-sticks


Bottom   44Wx20L and the front is 23 5/8W

               the area from the back to the angle cut is 9 3/4L
               the remaining of the angle is left over from the 20L measurement

Box         4 1/4 deep in the back and 3 deep in front
               the sides is 3/4 under the CP (clearance on both sides)
               the front has 1 1/4 lip clearance (to fit the hinge)


What i did was make the top of the CP and then the box! this gave me a better idea on room for controls and the foot print under the CP

more to follow when i get more time to post!  :)

also, Umpa you CP looks good!
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: muffin man on March 07, 2008, 12:50:24 am
simple :D

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/djmus/IMG_0544.jpg)

Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Miguelsluma on March 07, 2008, 08:31:45 am
my space harrier/homtown skyline themed CP

(http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/1465/miguelslumacab2me4.jpg)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: LoyalistRevolt on March 08, 2008, 12:58:02 pm
Here is one I made

(http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb235/LoyalistRevolt/000_0146.jpg)
(http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb235/LoyalistRevolt/000_0147.jpg)

parts from muffin man
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Antropus on March 09, 2008, 06:44:36 pm
I finished my machine yesterday so here's my contribution to this thread.  For more details about my little project, please visit: http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=77321.0

-Kris
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: robC on March 12, 2008, 08:13:49 am
My cab is complete, and here is the CP. Nothing original, just cloning what works!
My project thread:
http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=75782.0

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=51525.0;attach=96875;image)
(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=51525.0;attach=96873;image)
(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=51525.0;attach=96881;image)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: QuarterJunkie on March 12, 2008, 08:57:38 am
All very nice Control panels..

Here is my contribution. In the same vein as bent98...
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: bent98 on March 12, 2008, 11:27:05 am
Quarter thats sweet. Repalce those buttons with Novagems
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: QuarterJunkie on March 12, 2008, 02:15:49 pm
Quarter thats sweet. Repalce those buttons with Novagems

Heh Heh. Yours do look cool! Maybe someday...
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Ginsu Victim on March 17, 2008, 08:19:45 am
Finished my control panel last night. I don't have the rest built yet, only the top. I like how Juggernaut's head was the perfect spot for the spinner.
EDIT: I've changed the Happy Universal joysticks to U360 Balltops and added another white button (next to player 2, just like player 1 has).
Before, with Happ Universals:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v633/GinsuVictim/Dcfc0024.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v633/GinsuVictim/Dcfc0025.jpg)

After, wtih U360s:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v633/GinsuVictim/-DCFC0054.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v633/GinsuVictim/-DCFC0073.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v633/GinsuVictim/-DCFC0075.jpg)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: mexeco on March 17, 2008, 06:10:31 pm
Well done guys some awesome cabs on display here-feel a bit ashamed to show mine built up from a couple of old pc cabs we had lying around-my first attempt but will be doing mk2 soon-with some inspiration from you guys cheers.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/1003/3JJM3/DSCF3037.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/1003/3JJM3/DSCF3039.jpg)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Ummon on March 17, 2008, 10:40:50 pm
A little rough, and the stickers are garish, but a nice idea nonetheless. Fairly comfortable-looking sit-down. If you had brought forward the bezel panel, you could've put in a bigger, more angled monitor.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: mexeco on March 18, 2008, 08:26:51 am
Thanks for the reply-yes it is a little rough lol-believe me i'm no carpenter but my housemate was pushing me to finish it hence the rushed look.

Like i said most of the bits we already had-including the 19" lcd monitor-so it is definately a 'budget build'-and i've learnt a lot so far on this one which i can utilise on mk2 which will hopefully have a larger screen and proper cp with overlay etc. i was planning on getting some perspex etc. for the cp but was worried about cutting the holes?

Also the reason the monitors where it is is because i made the cp to be able to pivot up so it would fit through doors etc. but doesnt quite alas-oh well. ;D
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Ummon on March 19, 2008, 09:21:04 pm
Thanks for the reply-yes it is a little rough lol-believe me i'm no carpenter but my housemate was pushing me to finish it hence the rushed look.

Like i said most of the bits we already had-including the 19" lcd monitor-so it is definately a 'budget build'-and i've learnt a lot so far on this one which i can utilise on mk2 which will hopefully have a larger screen and proper cp with overlay etc. i was planning on getting some perspex etc. for the cp but was worried about cutting the holes?

Also the reason the monitors where it is is because i made the cp to be able to pivot up so it would fit through doors etc. but doesnt quite alas-oh well. ;D

Oh. A fold-up panel. I'd wondered about the inside of the 'hood'. Well, I don't know how often anyone else would move such a thing, but if it were me I'd just make it detachable for the rare case needing it.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: rlehm on March 20, 2008, 03:59:56 pm
It's a SlikStik, nothing I made. All I did was take all the buttons etc off and add the overlay to it.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v622/lemoncade/DSC02912.jpg)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: emb on March 20, 2008, 04:04:25 pm
It's a SlikStik, nothing I made. All I did was take all the buttons etc off and add the overlay to it.

That is a sweet cp overlay!
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: mexeco on March 21, 2008, 09:03:15 am
Thanks for the reply-yes it is a little rough lol-believe me i'm no carpenter but my housemate was pushing me to finish it hence the rushed look.

Like i said most of the bits we already had-including the 19" lcd monitor-so it is definately a 'budget build'-and i've learnt a lot so far on this one which i can utilise on mk2 which will hopefully have a larger screen and proper cp with overlay etc. i was planning on getting some perspex etc. for the cp but was worried about cutting the holes?

Also the reason the monitors where it is is because i made the cp to be able to pivot up so it would fit through doors etc. but doesnt quite alas-oh well. ;D

Oh. A fold-up panel. I'd wondered about the inside of the 'hood'. Well, I don't know how often anyone else would move such a thing, but if it were me I'd just make it detachable for the rare case needing it.


Thanks and duly noted-after building it i now realise it will rarely be moved-and mk2 will have a detachable CP as suggested.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: lettuce on March 24, 2008, 06:59:10 pm
(http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/3444/cprz3.jpg)

(http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/1733/cpqc9.jpg)

(http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/6163/arcadeko5.jpg)

Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Xb0x3r on March 24, 2008, 07:17:59 pm
WOW! Really nice and clean! I LOVE IT  ;D

Great work lettuce!  :applaud:

Xb0x3r
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: badkitty on March 24, 2008, 07:42:33 pm
all ia can say is HOLY  F !!!!!!!!! VERY NICE

here is a pic of my second CP.  i got the overlay from mamemarquee.com  , 2 days after installing tho, using recommended 3M High strength 90 srapy glue, the overlay lifted bad. So as a result scott is sending me another for shipping cost only. he says a few other people have had same problem, not sure if 3m glue formula has changed or his.

forgive crappy pic, this is from cell phone, my digital broke.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: MinerAl on March 26, 2008, 11:43:44 am
Behold my Giant Balls

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=51525.0;attach=97825)

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=51525.0;attach=97827)

The original black 4.5" diameter balls were replaced with the same-size flame colored candlepin bowling balls.

The stick and buttons are mounted on a hard plastic 1/2" cutting board that was easy to carve with a dremel tool.  They replace the original plastic "play select" screen of the Atari Football game.  All very reversible, I still have the original parts (leave me alone!)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Ummon on March 29, 2008, 10:13:38 pm
It's a SlikStik, nothing I made. All I did was take all the buttons etc off and add the overlay to it.


I like the art. A lot there, but the colors and textures smooth it out. A cozy feeling.


Behold my Giant Balls


The original black 4.5" diameter balls were replaced with the same-size flame colored candlepin bowling balls.

The stick and buttons are mounted on a hard plastic 1/2" cutting board that was easy to carve with a dremel tool.  They replace the original plastic "play select" screen of the Atari Football game.  All very reversible, I still have the original parts (leave me alone!)

Cute! The ball certainly matches the art.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: roelieboelie on April 01, 2008, 06:12:11 am
From sketch........:


(http://roel.linkkabel.nl/1.jpg)



......To real:
(http://roel.linkkabel.nl/DSC07094.JPG)

(http://roel.linkkabel.nl/DSC07098.JPG)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: dgame on April 03, 2008, 06:40:55 pm
I have attached  pictures of my custom stick.

The essay is over here:

http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=78618.0 (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=78618.0)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: spacies on April 08, 2008, 08:59:43 pm
These are for a 3 sided cocktail.

Vertical panels.

Artwork based on Xevious side art:

(http://pic80.picturetrail.com/VOL2001/10876724/19356211/310591919.jpg)
(http://pic80.picturetrail.com/VOL2001/10876724/19356211/310591921.jpg)
(http://pic80.picturetrail.com/VOL2001/10876724/19356211/310591927.jpg)

Horizontal Panel.

Artwork based on Multi Williams layout.

(http://pic80.picturetrail.com/VOL2001/10876724/19356211/310591918.jpg)
(http://pic80.picturetrail.com/VOL2001/10876724/19356211/310592101.jpg)
(http://pic80.picturetrail.com/VOL2001/10876724/19356211/310592098.jpg)

All 4 joysticks are Magstick Plus.
All buttons are translucents from Ponyboy.
Bubbletops from Arcadeshop.de

:)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: patrickl on April 08, 2008, 09:51:31 pm
Nice work. Very professional as usual. 8) I love those translucent buttons. Not too sure about the bubble sticks.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Truecade on April 08, 2008, 10:49:40 pm
This is my first attempt at flush mounting the trackball plate.  It is also the first time I have used a CPO.  I think it came out pretty well for the first try..... :)

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=51525.0;attach=98674)

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=51525.0;attach=98676)

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=51525.0;attach=98678)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Ede on April 14, 2008, 06:51:36 am
Hi,
this is a pic of my new styled CP on my Konami Quadro.
I'am working on a trackball and spinner CP at the time. When it's finnished I'll post a few pics too.


Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: whoozwah on April 15, 2008, 02:25:51 pm
I like the Galaxian style mame on the front Ede!

Here's a pic of mine. It's not wired yet (will do that today) but the part everyone sees is finished. It's based on "Spacecataz" which is the war between the Mooninites (left) and the Plutonians (right) from the cartoon Aqua Teen Hunger Force.

(http://ui18.gamespot.com/2193/img1415_2.jpg)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: loganq2 on April 20, 2008, 01:01:38 pm
I just made my way through the entire thread (in one sitting) and am really blown away by all of the great designs!

Rounded cabs, cabs with panels that extend around, some "joy boxes" and even one shoe box!

On the cabinet I play the 1980's classics, so I really didn't need a lot of buttons, and take advantage of the "shift" feature on the JPAC to be able to reuse a few of buttons for pause, reset and credits.

The joysticks are 4/8 way switchable from the top.

The first picture shows the panel with the ball-top sticks, the second with the bat-tops. I was initially worried that the ball-tops were too short, but after playing with them the last couple of days, I think I prefer their height.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: wolfcub on April 26, 2008, 09:48:41 pm
Almost finished my build....
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Ginsu Victim on April 30, 2008, 11:28:15 am
Updated my pictures since adding U360s
http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=59359.msg812291#msg812291 (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=59359.msg812291#msg812291)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: skwash on May 25, 2008, 01:57:19 am
wow!  some of these are amazing! 

Others I must admit I don't see what the point is for so much empty space in the middle.  But then again, it may just be the picture and its not as huge as it may seem.

I'm hoping to get my CP finished this weekend :)  I'll post when done, but now I am already 2nd guessing my plans after seeing some of these!  Mabey in a couple months I'll spring for some fancy artwork and build another panel.

For the time being I just want it done sooner than later :D
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: lettuce on May 25, 2008, 05:09:24 am
Must admit, seeing all these well designed CP makes me want to build another project again  :banghead:
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: pinballwizard79 on June 11, 2008, 08:22:10 pm
Here is mine
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: TalkingBull on July 05, 2008, 02:29:38 am
Not incredibly interesting but very functional.  I am planning on tripping it out with LEDs next month and will post the new image once it is completed.  I don't like to put an overlay on my CP since it isn't really a theme machine or anything.

6 Buttons per player
2 8xway joysticks
1 4xway from a Ms. Pacman cab
1 spinner
1 3" Blue LED trackball with 3 mouse-buttons
4 admin buttons (Pause, Tab, Enter, and Exit)
Pinball buttons (On the side)
P1 & P2 with coin buttons
1 Save and 1 Load button (On the front)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Ummon on July 07, 2008, 01:38:43 am
Not incredibly interesting but very functional.  I am planning on tripping it out with LEDs next month and will post the new image once it is completed.  I don't like to put an overlay on my CP since it isn't really a theme machine or anything.

Where did you get those buttons covers?
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: TalkingBull on July 07, 2008, 01:46:39 am
I want to say HAPP but it was so long ago, I can't be sure.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: toomuch45 on July 10, 2008, 05:18:15 pm
wowww you guys have some nice control panels i love em a lot heres a picture of my control panel i know it sucks but i use this a lot(http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/nickeljaspercash/Picture.jpg)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: borals on July 11, 2008, 01:41:38 am
My firest attempt. Not nearly as pro as some of the stuff on here, but I am in Tasmania, so I did the best I could!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v240/borals/CP.jpg)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: nantom on July 17, 2008, 04:04:40 pm
My latest, slanted cp; was 20 degrees too much?

(http://www.nantom.com/Arcade/cptop.jpg)

2 player with 2" trackball.  Not enough room for really getting into golden tee, but great for most games I have tried with it.

Thankfully Andy has the new trimless trackball which is very nice and I can't wait to install it.  http://www.ultimarc.com/trackball.html (http://www.ultimarc.com/trackball.html)

Routing out the bottom and mounting it with out the trim plate was a bear, but very worth it.

(http://www.nantom.com/Arcade/cpbottom.jpg)

24"x9"x6"deep 20degree angle
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Ummon on July 17, 2008, 10:04:02 pm
My firest attempt. Not nearly as pro as some of the stuff on here, but I am in Tasmania, so I did the best I could!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v240/borals/CP.jpg)

It looks good, you've no excuses to make.



My latest, slanted cp; was 20 degrees too much?

(http://www.nantom.com/Arcade/cptop.jpg)

2 player with 2" trackball.  Not enough room for really getting into golden tee, but great for most games I have tried with it.

Thankfully Andy has the new trimless trackball which is very nice and I can't wait to install it.  http://www.ultimarc.com/trackball.html (http://www.ultimarc.com/trackball.html)

Routing out the bottom and mounting it with out the trim plate was a bear, but very worth it.

(http://www.nantom.com/Arcade/cpbottom.jpg)

24"x9"x6"deep 20degree angle

Did you try to sell that on ebay recently?
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Timstuff on July 28, 2008, 11:03:29 pm
A lot of blood and sweat has gone into this sucker...

(http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg117/Timstuff_photos/ohcp.jpg)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: DolansCadillac on July 29, 2008, 12:42:16 am
A lot of blood and sweat has gone into this sucker...

Looks like it too, great work man. That painting on the CPO looks like it was made just for it.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: thatitalian on July 29, 2008, 06:44:57 am
NICE! :applaud:
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: lettuce on July 29, 2008, 12:58:02 pm
Heres my new CP form my Candy Cab...

(http://img355.imageshack.us/img355/5732/img0263gn1.jpg)
(http://img355.imageshack.us/img355/7394/img0264hc7.jpg)
(http://img355.imageshack.us/img355/876/img0270bb5.jpg)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: jackmanlosa on July 29, 2008, 08:13:36 pm
wowowow... thats sweet!

nice pic dude..
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Timstuff on July 31, 2008, 01:53:33 am
It looks like candy... And candy is delicious. ;D
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: pinballwizard79 on August 02, 2008, 01:49:22 am
sheesh, thats pretty
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: leapinlew on August 08, 2008, 04:08:39 pm
bartop tempest

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=51525.0;attach=103750;image)

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=51525.0;attach=103758;image)

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=51525.0;attach=103760;image)

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=51525.0;attach=103762;image)

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=51525.0;attach=103770;image)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Reptilz on August 18, 2008, 11:57:03 am
Check out my Custom Mortal Kombat Control Panel.  I made it where it works on PS1, PS2, PS3, xbox, PC for MAME, gamecube and Sega Dreamcast.   I made the top button setup like the Klassic MK games and then I added buttons on the sides to play the newer MKs like Deadly Alliance, Deception, and Armageddon.  It also has a program were I can switch between Digital and Anolog so I can play games like Mortal Kombat Shaolin Monks and Motor Kombat. 

Artwork was designed by Malenko...which was the most important piece to making this control panel look so good, if it wasn't for him, it wouldn't have been possible.  Thanks Malenko.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: lokesen on August 19, 2008, 04:09:59 am
The WeeCade bartop

CP specs: 2 x MagStik Plus joysticks, MiniPac Encoder, Happ buttons.

Homepage: http://www.koenigs.dk/mame/eng/



(http://www.koenigs.dk/mame/controlpanelweecade3.jpg)



(http://www.koenigs.dk/mame/controlpanelweecade4.jpg)



(http://www.koenigs.dk/mame/controlpanelweecade42.jpg)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: patrickl on August 19, 2008, 04:51:22 am
Wow, that's beautiful :o
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Ummon on August 20, 2008, 08:02:55 pm
Cute. Very nice, and (rather uncommonly) very visually ergonomic.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Jdurg on August 24, 2008, 09:45:40 pm
Even though it's not completely done, I figured I'd show my first control panel ever.   ;D  It is custom artwork I made myself and had printed out at Staples for about $40.  Where I am a bit upset, however, is that with the multitude of VERY humid days we've had this summer the paper it's printed on appears to have warped a little bit so I can see a bunch of "waves" forming in the artwork itself.  :(  I'm still a VERY long ways away from having a completed cabinet, so in the future I may go and have the artwork reprinted by MAMEMarquees on a vinyl of sorts to keep it from waving like this one has.  Of course, that will mean completely undoing all the buttons and basically rewiring the inside again, but if I'm going to be keeping this thing I might as well do it.

So there are three images.  One is an overall image of the CP, another is a closer up view of the top, and the last is an image of the back of the CP where I have the wires for the USB Key-Wiz, the USB Spinner, and the USB Trackball coming out.  I also have a custom wire job for the led in the trackball which will be powered by a 12V molex connector.  Finally, I have a terminal thing on the back to hook up my coin door wiring.  In the future, I may just turn all of that into a serial type connector so I can hook all my Coin Door wires into one cable and just plug it in the back.  Again, I have plenty of time so I might as well do it.


Oh yeah.  I've got the T-Molding but it's not on yet.  Since it is thicker T-Molding than the thickness of the CP Top, once it's on it's nearly impossible to open up the top of the CP.   ;D
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: ratzz on August 28, 2008, 04:09:44 pm
Well i have been crawling around for some time and just got around to getting my CP together. I love the supercade type of double decker CP! So i looked and looked until i felt i could take some of the most usable ideas and put them into one! its all wired up and ready to go i just haven't had time to program it yet! i should have time soon!  ;)
Well let me know what ya all think!

I have lots more pics of the build up! I plan on posting more soon!!!

Doesn't player 4 have to peer over that joystick? It looks in the way ...
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: TheShanMan on August 31, 2008, 07:46:32 pm
It's about time I post some pics of my mame cab, which has a centipede theme since the cab artwork was in good condition to begin with.

I did swappable panels because I didn't want to change the basic look of the cabinet, yet I wanted the flexibility to play virtually any game. Centipede has a sheet metal panel, and since I enjoy metalworking, I figured it's a perfect chance for another sheet metal project. Plus I think sheet metal works better for swappable panels than wood would. The panels drop into a groove at the bottom of the opening, and there is a "lip" around the sides and top to support the panels. The panels are held in place by 3 cap nuts (whatever they're called), which can be seen in the pictures. DB37 connectors are used to make connections to my IPAC4 and OptiPAC, and you can see that in one of the pictures.

I'm only showing the panels which are "complete". I also have a panel with 1 mag stik plus and 3 buttons, but I haven't put an overlay on it. I am currently working on a steering wheel panel which is basically just a logitech wheel mounted permanently to one of my swappable panels. A lightgun panel will come sometime in the future, and who knows what else (perhaps a 360 wheel panel).

Also, you can see in the picture of the underside that I have DB9 connectors for plugging in player 3 and player 4 controls, which are just mounted in wood boxes (nothing special there - all function and no form). There are little buttons right in front of the connectors which turn the player 1 and 2 coin drops into player 3 and 4 coin drops (my cab can't be played without coins).

Without further ado... the pictures.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Ummon on September 01, 2008, 10:21:03 pm
Nice panels. The only thing I would've done different is the spinner/TB panel - switched the buttons and TB, as I'm a lefty controller when using buttons.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Dan on September 15, 2008, 08:25:41 pm
About 6 1/2 years ago I decided to mod my Hanaho ArcadePC by adding swappable panels.  I replaced the original HotRod box with a home-built box with a removable top.  I used an ipac for the interface board.  My dad (a retired carpenter) did all the woodwork and I did all the electronics.  Everything still works to this day.  I used to have a website, but it's long gone so I'm posting some pics here.  You can find all of my pics - old and new on my public image gallery at http://picasaweb.google.com/chisel316.  It includes pics of my home-made racing cockpit and Zizzle mini pinball machine.  Hopefully these pics will give newcomers some ideas for designing their panels.  I spent a lot of time researching arcade game controllers before creating these panels and I have to say that I don't regret any of the them.

Enjoy!
Dan
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: TheShanMan on September 16, 2008, 12:10:40 am
It's nice to see another swappable panel design, Dan! And a wood one at that. You might have noticed mine a few posts back, a swappable sheet metal panel. Swappable panels do have their downsides, but I love the uncluttered look, and in my case, it is only slightly oversized compared to the original cp (deeper than original, but same width).

Now you just need an overlay. ;D
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Dan on September 16, 2008, 04:02:34 pm
It's nice to see another swappable panel design, Dan! And a wood one at that. You might have noticed mine a few posts back, a swappable sheet metal panel. Swappable panels do have their downsides, but I love the uncluttered look, and in my case, it is only slightly oversized compared to the original cp (deeper than original, but same width).

Now you just need an overlay. ;D

Thanks.  The small footprint of the ArcadePC was perfect for a swappable design.  I actually started by adding a spinner to the original HotRod controller it came with.  I knew if I wanted to add anything else, I'd need to go the swappable route.  I planned on using molex connectors, but after one night messing with those pins, I decided to use a parallel printer cable instead.  It's hot-swappable and only takes seconds to change.  I have a small cabinet in the same room that holds all the panels.  I went for wood because my Dad is a retired carpenter and is a true perfectionist when it comes to building things out of wood.  I opted to build a replica box instead of using the existing HotRod box because I wanted to preserve the original controller and I knew my Dad could build an exact replica - which he did.  Then he cut out a half dozen top panels and I did the rest.  The only custom panel is for the driving controls.  If you look at my pics at picasa web albums, you'll see that I started with a mock panel made out of cardboard.  Actually, when I first got the Wico joystick, buttons, and ipac, I made a controller out of a cardboard box that worked!  Even with the small footprint of the ArcadePC, I still managed to pull off a 3-player panel.  I angled the outside joysticks so the players wouldn't have to stand too close together.  Lastly, for those who want to add jukebox controls to their cab, but don't have the room (like me) you'll notice that my jukebox controller is an external usb keypad turned upside down with custom labels!

Peace \/
Dan
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Visitor Q on September 17, 2008, 12:09:23 pm
Here's mine. I wanted to be able to play any and all games so I went a little overboard...

(http://www.brentradio.com/images/Other/MameContolPanel.jpg)

Brent

This is a joke right?
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Encryptor on September 17, 2008, 03:59:01 pm
Dear Lord I certainly hope so!  :dizzy:
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: TheShanMan on September 17, 2008, 05:30:48 pm
Looks like Thayer's Quest was a requirement. ;D
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Jakobud on September 17, 2008, 06:42:37 pm
Its photoshop, just look a little closer.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Ginsu Victim on September 18, 2008, 07:28:18 pm
Its photoshop, just look a little closer.

I didn't think it even needed pointed out. It's so obvious (especially the first spinner).
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: t0rc on September 19, 2008, 12:11:35 pm
This is a project i almost completed about 2 years ago. I got it to about 90% and plan on finishing it up over the next few months.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3113/2870672542_0d6620c87a.jpg)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3226/2869842481_2d7646e476.jpg)

I based the design off the Supercade CP but added the ramp for the trackball so you don't jam your fingers when going for the big drives while playing golden tee.

I'm also seriously considering rebuilding the bottom level of the CP to make all the Joysticks perpindicular to the monitor, a small but annoying mistake I made when first building the panel, I simply wasn't aware of this during the stick placement :(.

aside from that it works very well and I'm very happy with the layout. I may also add an analog flightstick to the upper right panel side (there is a big empty space there now) or a 2nd spinner to play head to head super sprint.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: pinballwizard79 on September 19, 2008, 10:27:42 pm
this was a pic from one of my previous arcades, I lost all the HQ pics so this is all you get.......................dug t his up from my phone for another topic so I decided to post it here & contribute

Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Benevolance on September 23, 2008, 04:09:09 pm
What is that on the side? Is it a collapsible cup holder? Or a seatbelt clip?  ???
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Visitor Q on September 25, 2008, 09:20:31 am
this was a pic from one of my previous arcades, I lost all the HQ pics so this is all you get.......................dug t his up from my phone for another topic so I decided to post it here & contribute



What is that box on the side there?
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Ummon on September 25, 2008, 07:07:49 pm
This is a project i almost completed about 2 years ago. I got it to about 90% and plan on finishing it up over the next few months.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3113/2870672542_0d6620c87a.jpg)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3226/2869842481_2d7646e476.jpg)


Interesting. I don't think I've seen two extra sticks added simply for dual two-stick play. Cool. Nice idea on the trackball.


this was a pic from one of my previous arcades, I lost all the HQ pics so this is all you get.......................dug t his up from my phone for another topic so I decided to post it here & contribute



What is that box on the side there?

Yes, they're fold-up cup holders.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: ctozzi on October 01, 2008, 02:19:51 pm
The Art finally came in for my custom MK1 control panel. To be able to play all mame games I'm having this built with a few modifications. A Red trackball will be mounted in the middle of the 1-2 player buttons, and the whole panel will have a slide out drawer for keyboard/mouse.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Tim N. on October 07, 2008, 10:10:53 am
Here is my latest creation... The makes MAME number 14 (I believe) for me.... The other 13 walked out of the basement when people come over, so I did a showcase to keep them from leaving.... This control panel has an Apache Control Push/Pull Spinner, Dual trackballs (one large, one small), LEDs underneath all the buttons (except coin, start, and spinner), and dual lightguns that hang from each side of the CP (not pictured).... Lots of buttons, but lots of emulators too.... N64, PSX, etc...
(http://www.ralphwiggum.info/images/morfeoshow/emulation__s-9580/big/show2.JPG?rand=638418319)

(http://www.ralphwiggum.info/images/morfeoshow/emulation__s-9580/big/show1.JPG?rand=819145452)

(http://www.ralphwiggum.info/images/morfeoshow/emulation__s-9580/big/show5.JPG?rand=509377943)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Portnoy on October 07, 2008, 01:16:14 pm
Here's mine. 25" wide.  All controls are 100% comfortable to play, even with 2 players going at it....

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=51525.0;attach=109615)

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=51525.0;attach=109617)

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=51525.0;attach=109619)

P

Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: ghettodish on October 12, 2008, 02:35:24 pm
My CPs are all hot-swappable. Of my 6 panels this one I get the most use out of. It's a Stargate layout with an extra 4/8 way joystick stuck in the middle. Pardon the Home Depot shelfpaper!
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Falkon215 on October 12, 2008, 11:01:52 pm
Here's mine. I wanted to be able to play any and all games so I went a little overboard...

(http://www.brentradio.com/images/Other/MameContolPanel.jpg)

Brent
:dizzy:
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: patrickl on October 13, 2008, 05:21:32 am
Lol, that gag keeps on running  :P
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Sparky398 on October 27, 2008, 01:37:50 am
Three Questions
 1 is there a database of games / control layouts
 2 why the 7 button joystick lay out
 3 can I really build a 28" panel with out it being too crowdde

Thanks in advance form a newbe
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Expressline99 on November 02, 2008, 12:50:23 pm
Three Questions
 1 is there a database of games / control layouts
 2 why the 7 button joystick lay out
 3 can I really build a 28" panel with out it being too crowdde

Thanks in advance form a newbe

I'm interested in this as well. I'm trying figure out my CP design.  I just have no idea what games
use spinners & track balls. I'm just guessing this is a touchy subject considering the roms. But even
a list of dedicated machine layouts would be nice. I see a reason for me to start a new online Database!



Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: web.geek on November 02, 2008, 10:08:44 pm
Three Questions
 1 is there a database of games / control layouts
 2 why the 7 button joystick lay out
 3 can I really build a 28" panel with out it being too crowdde

Thanks in advance form a newbe

I'm interested in this as well. I'm trying figure out my CP design.  I just have no idea what games
use spinners & track balls. I'm just guessing this is a touchy subject considering the roms. But even
a list of dedicated machine layouts would be nice. I see a reason for me to start a new online Database!

Have you guys looked at MAWS (http://www.mameworld.net/maws/)?
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Expressline99 on November 02, 2008, 11:16:35 pm
Have you guys looked at MAWS (http://www.mameworld.net/maws/)?
[/quote]


Not until now...tyvm
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: layoric on November 05, 2008, 02:23:40 pm
Here's a 3D model of my soon to be drilled panel. The cab is a refurbished cabinet, used to be street fighter. Now it's all painted black. Since it's re purposed, the panel area is quite small, so I decided a single player is more realistic (17.75" x 6.5" usable space for drilling).
(http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/8338/singlecontrolpaneljf8.th.jpg) (http://img227.imageshack.us/my.php?image=singlecontrolpaneljf8.jpg)(http://img227.imageshack.us/images/thpix.gif) (http://g.imageshack.us/thpix.php)

- Layoric
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: pat47200 on November 06, 2008, 05:28:03 am
This my two control panels:


The first has been realised in INOX:


(http://pagesperso-orange.fr/ultimate.arcade/fichiers2/photo80.jpg)

(http://pagesperso-orange.fr/ultimate.arcade/fichiers2/photo79.jpg)

(http://pagesperso-orange.fr/ultimate.arcade/fichiers2/photo55.jpg)

(http://pagesperso-orange.fr/ultimate.arcade/fichiers2/photo56.jpg)

(http://pagesperso-orange.fr/ultimate.arcade/fichiers3/jeutel3.jpg)

And the second:

(http://pagesperso-orange.fr/ultimate.arcade/fichiers/IMGP0353.JPG)

(http://pagesperso-orange.fr/ultimate.arcade/fichiers/IMGP0354.JPG)

(http://pagesperso-orange.fr/ultimate.arcade/fichiers3/euro402.jpg)


If you want more information, see you on my site:



http://pagesperso-orange.fr/ultimate.arcade


See you later.... ;D ;D ;D



Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Martijn on November 06, 2008, 01:04:06 pm
I guess i can post mine here to now.

Street Fighter Arcade Control Panel

2 x U360 sticks with circular restrictors, connected to 7 action buttons and 1 player select button each.
1 x mini pac underneath the laminate connected to 3 admin buttons and 3 ps2 sockets, each with 4 buttons per socket

Topside

(http://www.vogtschmidtoutdoorcenter.nl/akira/cpg130/albums/userpics/10007/IMG_4613.JPG)

(http://www.vogtschmidtoutdoorcenter.nl/akira/cpg130/albums/userpics/10007/IMG_4628.JPG)

Underside

(http://www.vogtschmidtoutdoorcenter.nl/akira/cpg130/albums/userpics/10007/IMG_4614.JPG)

(http://www.vogtschmidtoutdoorcenter.nl/akira/cpg130/albums/userpics/10007/IMG_4619.JPG)

(http://www.vogtschmidtoutdoorcenter.nl/akira/cpg130/albums/userpics/10007/IMG_4617.JPG)

You can see more of it here :

http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=84649.0l

Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: stan2323 on November 06, 2008, 02:13:07 pm
Very impressed with the wire routing.

Very well done.


Stan
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Visitor Q on November 11, 2008, 03:58:11 pm
I like the SF layout a lot but I am not sure that if I like that the buttons and joysticks cover up the artwork of the characters.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Ummon on November 12, 2008, 11:23:34 pm
I like the SF layout a lot but I am not sure that if I like that the buttons and joysticks cover up the artwork of the characters.

Not much choice, looks to me. Nifty idea on the CP wiring.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Sardu on November 17, 2008, 12:07:36 am
There's some really awesome work here.

I just wanted say "Hi" and post my first CP (attached to my first CAB of course)

I was going to get it printed on paper and overlay plexiglass but then decided to use adhesive vinyl and it came out beautiful.

I still need to touch up the cabinet a bit.  Works perfect though.  I might get a trackball in the future and put it right in the center.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v117/rokcrusher/Control-Panel_JPG.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v117/rokcrusher/arcade1.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v117/rokcrusher/arcade2.jpg)

Can you tell I like Mario?  ;D
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: pat47200 on November 21, 2008, 07:49:13 am
AND MY JEUTEL CONTROL PANEL......

(http://pagesperso-orange.fr/ultimate.arcade/fichiers2/photo45.jpg)

(http://pagesperso-orange.fr/ultimate.arcade/fichiers2/photo43.jpg)

(http://pagesperso-orange.fr/ultimate.arcade/fichiers2/photo44.jpg)

See you later...... :applaud: :applaud: :applaud:
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Visitor Q on November 24, 2008, 02:20:53 pm
Somebody get a coaster under those drinks.

X-Mas List...

1. Cup Holders for Mame Cab.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Ummon on November 24, 2008, 10:14:29 pm
I think it's plexi-ed.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: PsychoAU on November 25, 2008, 06:57:11 pm
Here is my finished CP I built a little over a year ago.  I needed to build the box for a converted Centipede cabinet.  Attached is my Visio template if anyone wants to see how I planned it out.

I removed my bezel for the video and pictures.  I also haven't installed my second U360 so there is a hole on the Player 2 side.

Here is a video I made stepping you through the features of the CP

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPhkQxqu4n4
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: isucamper on November 30, 2008, 09:46:22 pm
I'm excited to finally post in this thread.  Here's some pictures of the 4 player panel of my TRON themed cabinet.  The two inner sticks are top mounted U360s.  The two outer sticks are Happ Rotary sticks (mechanical) that were bottom mounted and recessed 1/4".  The trackball is a blue Happ illuminated trackball.  The spinner is a GGG Turbotwist Hi-Low spinner and the TRON looking stick is a PC flightstick called the Macsense iFunstick. 

I designed the artwork myself with Inkscape and had it printed at Kinkos on their "Heavy Bond Paper".  It is sandwiched between 5/8" MDF and 1/8" acrylic called "Optix" that I got at Menards.

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f298/isucamper/cpfine2.jpg)

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f298/isucamper/cpfin1.jpg)

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f298/isucamper/cab30.jpg)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: toxicware on December 03, 2008, 06:49:18 pm
Heres my first one (but not last). I built this for my new office, if you browse through the pics you will see i did a matching pin-pong table as well. I created custom graphics for the CP and marquee light, came out awesome! Took about 2 weeks.

2-Happ competition joysticks, 6 buttons per player, pause/exit/player1/player2/coin buttons, electric Ice Blue LED in the middle. Keywiz controlling it all.

http://ryangreene.net/galleries/Arcades/arcade1/index.html (http://ryangreene.net/galleries/Arcades/arcade1/index.html)
(http://ryangreene.net/galleries/Arcades/arcade1/content/bin/images/large/DSCF3761.jpg)

(http://ryangreene.net/galleries/Arcades/arcade1/content/bin/images/large/DSCF3766.jpg)

(http://ryangreene.net/galleries/Arcades/arcade1/content/bin/images/large/DSCF3782.jpg)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Perogy on December 08, 2008, 03:29:15 pm
heres mine, still kind of a work in progress
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Miki75 on December 09, 2008, 05:06:42 am
Here is mine.

(http://e.imagehost.org/t/0791/CIMG6651.jpg) (http://e.imagehost.org/view/0791/CIMG6651)

All home made.
Tell me what dou you think about this.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: gonzo90017 on December 09, 2008, 03:17:58 pm
Awesome artwork!
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Ummon on December 10, 2008, 07:19:26 pm
Well done. What kind(s) of sticks are those?
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Miki75 on December 12, 2008, 07:02:15 pm
Well i'm italian, if i understand your question the joystick are quite usual in italy . They are similar to one present in this quite famouse site :
http://www.arcadeshop.de/Joysticks-Redball-Ministick_451.html
they call them Redball Ministick
I want to change them with Happ Competition Joystick in 4 different color to match pushbuttom (bleu red yellow and green) but i do not want to spend money so for the moment i'll use this one.


Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Ummon on December 13, 2008, 01:57:11 pm
Interesting stick. Small footprint.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: DeLuSioNal29 on December 15, 2008, 01:04:19 pm
Here's mine.  I've since added other small touches to it:

-  4 way joystick is now a ms.pacman replica (From Tornado Terry's)
-  Coin doors were added (for all 4 players).  Lit coin buttons were removed and replaced with black button plugs
-  labels were added to the admin buttons and pause buttons.

(http://img73.imageshack.us/img73/3719/plugandplaysuperquadcusko7.jpg)

(http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/5844/plugandplaysuperquadcusdv2.jpg)

(http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/8421/plugandplaysuperquadcusef5.jpg)

See it in action here:
DeLuSioNaL's Ultra Arcade Completed! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1hOz1CaZO0&feature=channel_page#)

Here is a direct link to the control panel plans if anyone needs them:
http://files.arcadecontrols.com/details.php?image_id=3612 (http://files.arcadecontrols.com/details.php?image_id=3612)

~ DeLuSioNaL
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: shrunkenmaster on January 10, 2009, 05:45:01 am
The Mystery Machine control panel


J-Stik x 2
U-Trak trackball
SpinTrak spinner
MiniPAC Opti interface

All controls & buttons from Ultimarc

Spare CP hole is for future dedicated 4-way/Tron cocktail stick (if I ever find one)

Mystery Machine Project : http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=88316.0 (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=88316.0)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: retrometro on January 11, 2009, 01:02:51 pm
I challenge anyone to post a plainer (is that a word?) or more boring panel and cabinet than this.  Complete with default lame marquee and NO art anywhere whatsoever.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzwHWPM21J8[/youtube]

Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: swaffar on January 11, 2009, 07:00:01 pm
Here's my coffee table arcade.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: ViperStrike on January 20, 2009, 09:49:30 pm
Here is mine

(http://www.viperstrike.net/arcade/cab22.JPG)

(http://www.viperstrike.net/arcade/cab23.JPG)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: needlesmcgirk on January 26, 2009, 09:36:03 am
Mine is pretty basic.

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=51525.0;attach=116888;image)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: DjLooter_951 on January 28, 2009, 11:34:11 am
Thizzz izzz Minezzz, The Cab is Next
then the rest is history 9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1, YOU LOSE!!!
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: DjLooter_951 on January 28, 2009, 11:55:23 am
Here are some of my Older projects :P
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: hausjam on February 16, 2009, 06:55:30 pm
I finally finished my control panel last week.
From left to right:
Happ competition, Ultimarc 360, TurboTwist 2, U-trak, Ultimarc 360, Logitech Extreme 3D Pro, Happ competition

(http://www.cooleywire.com/jimmyh/mame/cpanel.jpg)

The wiring was alot of work. And hacking apart the Logitech to mount it to the panel was no small feat. Then I had to drill out the holes on the Utrack to get them to line up with the blind-inserts. And then I called in a favor to get a green Happ shaft custom machined to fit onto one of the U360s. And finally mounted the ipac and hacked apart a 7 port usb hub to tie everything into.




Dimensions if anyone is interested:

(http://www.cooleywire.com/jimmyh/mame/cpaneldwg.jpg)





And finally, a rendering of what it could look like with the overlay I photoshopped together:

(http://www.cooleywire.com/jimmyh/mame/cpanelart.jpg)


If I stare at it long enough, it starts to look good to me. But at first glance, it is just WAY too busy. What do you guys think?
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: gonzo90017 on February 17, 2009, 01:03:06 am
Yup. Way too busy.

Thanks for the dimensions.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Ummon on February 17, 2009, 08:56:53 pm
Yup. Way too busy.

Thanks for the dimensions.

It is, but whatever. It's interesting to see a panel that isn't very deep, front to back. I've thought of this myself, and am curious how it feels not having any room to rest hands and arms? Also, is there a project thread or blog?
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: diggso on February 18, 2009, 07:00:31 am
Revenge of the FRANKENPANEL!

Now I know a lot of you may have negative feelings towards the idea of a frankenpanel,
but I figured it was the only solution when designing my cp.
The aim was to be able to play as many games as possible with a single static panel. And of course this had to be within reason (so no steering wheels, flight yokes etc. - Light guns may come down the track but they're not really part of a cp anyway). I've seen examples of swappable panels done pretty well, but the idea just didn't appeal to me.
So what was required to cover as many different combinations as possible without getting ridiculous (well it may be ridiculous - you'll have to tell me):
And of course, this means that the design is a 2 player only console. My logic for this was that it would be pretty rare that I's have more than 2 people around the same machine wanting to play the same game at the same time. The machine would have to be (even) bigger, and it would get really cramped. So I went for a maxed-out 2 player cp.

So anyway, after that rant, here's the panel design.

Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: drventure on February 18, 2009, 10:04:19 am
I dunno. I went with a frankenpanel as well, but I went for 4 players so mine's much worse :)

You're right, though, in reality, I'm guessing I'll have very few opportunities to use the four player aspect. I really wanted to do 4 man gauntlet, but that would require 4 spinners, which I never could figure a good way to mount and not have it just beyond ridiculous, though I've now got this idea for pop up spinners... Whole other story.

Plus I didn't have to worry about width ;)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: DeFeKT Arcade on February 18, 2009, 10:39:57 am
Revenge of the FRANKENPANEL!

Now I know a lot of you may have negative feelings towards the idea of a frankenpanel,
but I figured it was the only solution when designing my cp.
The aim was to be able to play as many games as possible with a single static panel. And of course this had to be within reason (so no steering wheels, flight yokes etc. - Light guns may come down the track but they're not really part of a cp anyway). I've seen examples of swappable panels done pretty well, but the idea just didn't appeal to me.
So what was required to cover as many different combinations as possible without getting ridiculous (well it may be ridiculous - you'll have to tell me):
  • Trackball [I used an ultimarc u-trak USB]: A must (esp. for marble madness, there's just no getting away from it). Plus this also doubles as a half-assed substitute for an analog joystick and lightgun crosshair on 1 player games since the panel doesn't have an analog joystick or lightguns (although an analog joystick can be incorporated - see below) 
  • 2 8way/4way switchable joysticks with 6 buttons in standard street fighter type layout[I used Suzo 500 j's and happ buttons]: These should be standard. Being able to switch to 4way is important (i wasn't sure it would be) for a lot of old classics. I chose ones switchable from below the panel because its pretty easy to get to the underside of my panel
  • 2 spinners and 2 trigger joysticks [I used ultimarc spintrak spinners USB and HAPP heavy-duty 8 way trigger sticks]: Ok, the idea with the combination of these I will now explain. At least 1 spinner is a must (tempest, arkanoid etc.), I think we can all agree on that. Plus lets not forget that the spinner doubles for a reasonable steering wheel. So why 2 spinners? Well there are some good 2 player 2 spinner games (e.g. warlords), but it probably wouldn't be worth it for them alone. But with the steering wheel element, it means you've got 2 steering wheels and so now you can play 2 player super sprint. For me that would be an open and shut case, but there are even more reasons. With 2 trigger sticks and 2 spinners, you've also got all 2 player rotary joystick games covered (ikari warriors, midnight resistance etc.) And let's not forget you need 1 trigger stick and spinner combo to play tron and discs of tron anyway. Hopefully you're convinced.
And of course, this means that the design is a 2 player only console. My logic for this was that it would be pretty rare that I's have more than 2 people around the same machine wanting to play the same game at the same time. The machine would have to be (even) bigger, and it would get really cramped. So I went for a maxed-out 2 player cp.

So anyway, after that rant, here's the panel design.



SWEET SWEET ---steaming pile of meadow muffin---!!! Looks really well and plays even better

one of the nicest shapes of cab i have seen in my opinion and the control panel is sweet to use.....

killler stuff

Matt
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: hausjam on February 18, 2009, 04:30:30 pm
Yup. Way too busy.

Thanks for the dimensions.

It is, but whatever. It's interesting to see a panel that isn't very deep, front to back. I've thought of this myself, and am curious how it feels not having any room to rest hands and arms? Also, is there a project thread or blog?


I have not spent much time playing it yet. I did set up a temporary stand for it to kind of test the dimensions of my cabinet. But so far, it feels fine. There is just enough room in the front for your palms to rest on.

As soon as I get some pictures together, I am going to update my website with plans, layout, artwork, etc.

And I am likely not going to use that cpanel artwork. It was fun idea, but just too busy.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: hausjam on February 18, 2009, 04:35:25 pm
I've seen examples of swappable panels done pretty well, but the idea just didn't appeal to me.

I am with you there. I considered it, but in the end, sounds like more trouble than it's worth.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: smalltownguy on February 19, 2009, 08:19:28 pm


So anyway, after that rant, here's the panel design.



What's that front end you've got there? Looks pretty slick.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Ummon on February 20, 2009, 04:36:12 am


So anyway, after that rant, here's the panel design.



What's that front end you've got there? Looks pretty slick.

There's always one. Wiki>frontends.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: smalltownguy on February 20, 2009, 10:19:03 pm
Um...yeah. Thanks for the signpost to the wiki. I've read it. Besides, my question was directed towards diggso.

Not exactly the welcome response I was looking for to my first post, after having sat back and read these forums for over 6 months. Perhaps I'll go back to my silent reading.

 :dunno
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: diggso on February 21, 2009, 09:58:20 am
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Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
« Reply #422 on: Yesterday at 10:19:03 PM »    Reply with quote
Um...yeah. Thanks for the signpost to the wiki. I've read it. Besides, my question was directed towards diggso.

Not exactly the welcome response I was looking for to my first post, after having sat back and read these forums for over 6 months. Perhaps I'll go back to my silent reading.


smalltownguy: hey man, it's mala frontend using the "blue" layout. not sure what that guy Ummon's problem is, don't let it put you off.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Ummon on February 21, 2009, 07:59:04 pm
Seeing as it's the layout, shown in the wiki, I guessed he either hadn't looked, or hadn't paid attention.
Title: 4 Player Panel Question
Post by: grumlenz on February 27, 2009, 02:08:21 pm
I see that many of you with a 4 player panel have 6-7 buttons for players 1 and 2. For players 3 and 4 many of you have 4 buttons and some have 6 or 7. What is the difference/benefits of having more buttons? I ask because I ordered a mameroom 4 player control panel and am in the process of trying to design it. I want to play as many games as possible from as many consoles/emulators as possible and not be limited by buttons, but at the same time I don't want to have buttons that will never be used. Thanks for any advice!
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: severdhed on February 27, 2009, 11:35:07 pm
I know i've posted before, but i just built a new control panel, so here we go again:

i built a new box for underneath it as well, since my last one was really crappy..(i had hardly any tools when i built it)

it is still all black, i like to keep things simple, this makes it a little hard to photograph, but in person, it is very glossy looking.  i spray painted the back side of the plexiglass black, which has a nice look to it.  I had been wanting to get rid of the x-arcade stuff i had been using, so i figured if i was going to do it, i might as well go all out and get the good stuff..

Two Ultimarc U360 joysticks, with longer bat top shafts and medium springs.  bottom mounted under 5/8" mdf and 1/8" plexiglass.

Utrak trackball with RGB LED kit, connected to an OptiWiz controller from Groovygamegear. ( i needed mouse button support, which the ultimarc usb adaptor lacks)

happ concave pushbuttons, two novagem pushbuttons, blue is exit, yellow is pause.   the yellow novagem was not really yellow when illuminated..it was much more amber..almost orange... this didn't work well with my color scheme.  it looked yellow when not lit however, so i removed the yellow LED, and installed a white LED i got from a cheap LED keychain flashlight at walmart.  it isn't quite as bright as the blue one, but at least it is still yellow when lit.  i emailed RandyT about possibly making the yellow novagems available with white LEDs, but i havent gotten a response yet.  the next time i need to order from GGG, i'll get some of those bright white LEDS that he sells, which should make it closer in brightness to the blue one.

(http://www.severdhed.com/images/arcade/newpanel1.jpg)

(http://www.severdhed.com/images/arcade/newpanel2.jpg)

(http://www.severdhed.com/images/arcade/newpanel-dark.jpg)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: martoon x on March 03, 2009, 08:36:24 pm
I've been planning out a defender cab with a 4 player console added on for a while now. I designed it so that when the 4 player module was attached, it would blend in with the original original defender control panel but would accommodate the extra controllers such as the spinners and trackball. At first I thought it was way too much, but the severity of it is starting to grow on me and I think I'm going to keep it as the final design.

(http://martoon.org/defender/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/fullpanel.jpg)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: severdhed on March 04, 2009, 09:34:34 am
cool idea...i like it.  don't forget though, that unless you are using console emulators, you only need 4 buttons for players 3 and 4 for MAME
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: ViciousXUSMC on March 05, 2009, 12:34:24 am
I challenge anyone to post a plainer (is that a word?) or more boring panel and cabinet than this.  Complete with default lame marquee and NO art anywhere whatsoever.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzwHWPM21J8[/youtube]



What is that frontend?  I need to take the time to consolodate all my roms together for all the systems and get it in a nice easy to navigate setup like that.   Right now its a keyboard & mouse affair.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Todd H on March 05, 2009, 04:18:22 pm
Here's my plain ol' Mameroom panel. It has two U360 joysticks, 3" Happ trackball, seven buttons for each player, a Turbo Twist 2 spinner with Token Top, and various admin buttons. The button decals are from Pongo. As you can see, I haven't yet mounted the internals of my machine. I have the monitor but the PC parts haven't arrived from Newegg yet.

In the future I'll probably get a new panel with a flush mounted trackball and nice control panel art. But for now it does the trick.

Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: kowal on March 08, 2009, 04:57:11 am
metal case
(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g308/k-kowal/Custom%20Arcade%20Stick/obdmet1.jpg)
(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g308/k-kowal/Custom%20Arcade%20Stick/obdmet2.jpg)
(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g308/k-kowal/Custom%20Arcade%20Stick/odbmet6.jpg)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: gonzo90017 on March 08, 2009, 10:36:13 pm
Rotary. Yum!
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Goatz18 on March 13, 2009, 01:28:59 am
Hey, I'm in the process of building my first cp. I want the 7 button layout I have seen in a few of the cp's here, but for games that only use 6 buttons, is the first staggered button functional or is it dead and you use the regular six? What's up with that?
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: hausjam on March 15, 2009, 06:24:49 pm
I finally finished my control panel last week.
From left to right:
Happ competition, Ultimarc 360, TurboTwist 2, U-trak, Ultimarc 360, Logitech Extreme 3D Pro, Happ competition.....................


Well, I decided I was not happy with the control panel I did in the above post (I actually posted a thread in the buy/sell forum if anyone wants it for free) so I redid it:

(http://www.cooleywire.com/jimmyh/mame/cabinet/newpaneltopsmall.jpg)

^larger picture http://www.cooleywire.com/jimmyh/mame/cabinet/newpaneltop.jpg (http://www.cooleywire.com/jimmyh/mame/cabinet/newpaneltop.jpg)

(http://www.cooleywire.com/jimmyh/mame/cabinet/newpanelbottomsmall.jpg)

^larger picture http://www.cooleywire.com/jimmyh/mame/cabinet/newpanelbottom.jpg (http://www.cooleywire.com/jimmyh/mame/cabinet/newpanelbottom.jpg)

(http://www.cooleywire.com/jimmyh/mame/cabinet/dimensions.jpg)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: silversmurfer on March 16, 2009, 01:33:35 pm
Ok just finished my first attempt at refitting my Turnarcades slimline mini cab with a new CP, I modified both the original 2 player CP and this one to be easy to change with d-sub connectors to link the lower buttons. Still some refinements to do but I just wanted to prove that you could squeeze a trackball into a small cab. At last my daughters can play Centipede as it should be played!

Many thanks to ultimarc for the gear - also trialing the mag stick for the top changeable 4-8 way options

Cheers

silversmurfer

Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Turnarcades on March 16, 2009, 05:00:29 pm
Looks great - proof that compact designs are just as versatile as the big cabs!  :applaud:
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Ummon on March 16, 2009, 08:04:32 pm
Ok just finished my first attempt at refitting my Turnarcades slimline mini cab with a new CP, I modified both the original 2 player CP and this one to be easy to change with d-sub connectors to link the lower buttons. Still some refinements to do but I just wanted to prove that you could squeeze a trackball into a small cab. At last my daughters can play Centipede as it should be played!

Many thanks to ultimarc for the gear - also trialing the mag stick for the top changeable 4-8 way options

Cheers

silversmurfer



Ha, cute name. Really interesting that the trackball looks white in it illumination, yet appears light purple in the reflection off the glass.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: silversmurfer on March 17, 2009, 06:19:28 am
Ha, cute name. Really interesting that the trackball looks white in it illumination, yet appears light purple in the reflection off the glass.

Yep my camera work needs improvement! it is lit with multiple LED's from underneath and is meant to be purple. Will also change to other colours once I've mastered LED Blinky!
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: aumameman on March 22, 2009, 08:43:02 pm
Many of these CPs are way to busy for my liking.

When I have the $$$$ to build my own arcade machine I will stick the the Street Fighter layout and maybe add an extra button for Neo Geo Games (Come on have to be able to play Metal Slug).

The left joystick will be one of those which can change from 8 way to 4 way by lifting and twisting so I can still play classics like Pac Man they way they are meant to be played.

Illuminated buttons does remove the need for excessive CP artwork so I may go down that route but I am not 100% sure just yet.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: evitagen on March 25, 2009, 10:39:32 am
Wiring pic taken earlier when I wasn't done with everything:

(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n238/idzen/13.jpg)
(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n238/idzen/Picture044.jpg)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: dekar24k on March 31, 2009, 09:14:38 am
Just finished the control panel for my bartop:

(http://www.pcproffen.no/xah/images/34.JPG)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: drventure on March 31, 2009, 10:37:10 am
I love the graphics but why not undermount that trackball plate?
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: dekar24k on March 31, 2009, 01:06:16 pm
I love the graphics but why not undermount that trackball plate?

Yeah I thought of it, but I kinda like the plate's surface so I decided to keep it that way for now. :)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Ummon on March 31, 2009, 06:35:57 pm
Well, it would've been really sexy mounted under. But it looks more like an older style route machine with it on top.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Honzo on April 07, 2009, 01:09:00 pm
Alright, since I love "Panel Porno" as much as the next BYOACer, I figure I should contribute what I've got.  This is great all in one place.
Does anyone have the artwork for his first panel he posted? I tried dropping him a message but he hasn't been on in a month...  This is pretty much what i'm looking for when it comes to making my own layout, with a few minor modifications, but I do want to go with the Atomic Mame theme and this is perfect!
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Bonesaw Ownage on April 09, 2009, 03:22:43 pm
Here are some construction pics of my 4 player CP that I am adding to a Tekken 3 podium cab.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Bonesaw Ownage on April 09, 2009, 03:24:06 pm
More pics, about 50% done.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Ummon on April 11, 2009, 12:02:23 am
Definitely room for everyone.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Ginsu Victim on April 11, 2009, 12:28:26 am
Definitely room for everyone.

...to be buried in.   :o
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: redketchup on April 12, 2009, 07:16:18 am
My first controle panel
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Ummon on April 12, 2009, 06:50:54 pm
Definitely room for everyone.

...to be buried in.   :o

A-hahahahah.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Bonesaw Ownage on April 13, 2009, 07:27:12 pm
......tear....... I was so excited to finally get moving on this project, now my dreams have been crushed.  :)


-JC
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: thatitalian on April 14, 2009, 05:37:04 pm
My first controle panel

Glad to see my CP put to good use! :applaud:
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: foleykoontz on April 15, 2009, 06:00:38 am
My first controle panel

That control panel looks really really nice, I wish I had done the art around the buttons and joysticks like that. Problem is I drilled everything and built art around it so it was harder since there was no template. Also very interesting choice with the gun holster, is that a string swing?
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Arcadiac on April 20, 2009, 05:56:55 pm
Hi Y'all I just finished a very simple 1 player control panel for my son Kev's arcade.

Mag-Stick plus and 12 convex buttons with an I-pac2.

Panel made from a scavenged piece of an entertainment center.

I bought a hole saw set from Harbor Freight for $5, Plotted/drilled the holes.

Bought dark blue marine vinyl from a local fabric store for a ridiculously low price of $1.79 for 56" x 12", enough for 2 CP's!

Using directions from the wiki here, cut material to size, stapled one end to the wood.

Pasted the hell out of the CP and the back of the vinyl with Duro brand all purpose spray adhesive, $3.99, taking care to make sure the areas where the holes would be cut were covered well.  I used way less than half a can at that.

Stretched and smoothed the vinyl and finished stapling all around the non-visible edges to secure it.

I let it dry overnight and then cut out the holes, carefully tracing them out with an exacto knife.

Installed the buttons and stick and Viola!

A decent professional looking, soft covered control panel for the kid.

It also occurred to me that this type of material may be useful for arcade side covering, costing only $8.99 to $14.99 a yard, comes in a bolt 54" long.
A similarly priced alternative to paint!
 
It comes in a lot of colors, I guess the question would be how well would side art stick to it?

Anyway that's it for now, thanks to the wiki contributors, it really helped give me the confidence to approach what for me is the most dreaded part of arcade building, the control panel!

ARCADIAC!
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: dmel75 on April 25, 2009, 05:29:30 pm
Here you go, that reminds me, I should submit this to the examples page!

Centipede theme cab (actual centipede w/restored sideart)
Dual competition sticks
Dedicated Wico 4-way balltop
Oscar (RIP) spinner
Happs High Lip Trackball

I have to say, I love this CP. I rarely have more than 2 people wanting to play the MAME cabinet at a time and these super large CP's just make me cringe. This has all I need, 2 player setup, trackball and a spinner. Very well done, I think I may mimic this one soon.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: supadave on May 01, 2009, 08:13:14 am
Here is a preliminary drawing of a cp i'm working on.. The design is based on a stock deminsions of a 4pl cp from NBA JAM TE. (37 X 14) The button layout is similar to NBA JAM, The only differance is the addition of 7 buttons to the middle two sticks. And if you notice the bottom 4 is layed out Neo-Geo style so it can double. Even the Neo color scheme is used. (colors of course are subject to change as I am not totally sold on them yet) I left out coin buttons and other gadgets. I want to keep it simple and money functional.

Let me know what you think.. Thanks.

Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Honzo on May 01, 2009, 06:42:53 pm
Here is a preliminary drawing of a cp i'm working on.. The design is based on a stock deminsions of a 4pl cp from NBA JAM TE. (37 X 14) The button layout is similar to NBA JAM, The only differance is the addition of 7 buttons to the middle two sticks. And if you notice the bottom 4 is layed out Neo-Geo style so it can double. Even the Neo color scheme is used. (colors of course are subject to change as I am not totally sold on them yet) I left out coin buttons and other gadgets. I want to keep it simple and money functional.

Let me know what you think.. Thanks.


I like it, can you tell me what program you used to make the layout with though? I've been browsing all over and that looks like what I'm looking for...
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: supadave on May 02, 2009, 03:22:44 pm
Microsoft Visio, along with the template plugins I found from this site. It is a very nice tool indeed. When printed it pints 1/1 so it's usefull for drilling template as well.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: tyson171 on May 03, 2009, 05:03:12 pm
Well here is my first attempt at a cp.  First time every using any wood working tools, soldering iron, ect.  I'm pretty happy with it(soldering the leds was easy, soldering the buttons grounds is a different story, got the hang of it in the end, but the first few were kinda rough), its a converted mk2 cab, cp is done, just getting ready to build my compy and start putting everything together! 

(http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r142/Tison171/lightsindark.jpg)
(http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r142/Tison171/lightsinlight.jpg)
(http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r142/Tison171/overhead.jpg)
(http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r142/Tison171/rearview.jpg)
(http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r142/Tison171/rearviewright.jpg)
(http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r142/Tison171/reviewleft.jpg)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: emphatic on May 04, 2009, 08:27:39 am
My Taito EGRET II:
(http://www.emphatic.se/egret.II.mushi.jpg)

Seimitsu LS-32-01 sticks + Seimitsu Pearl snap-in buttons. Sanwa 24 mm for the start buttons.

My Xiong Ba 29" tri-sync with custom CPO (original CPO was horrible) by myself from MameMarquees. Design based on SEGA Astro City and Taito EGRET II:
(http://www.emphatic.se/xiongba-panel/panel.placed.on.cab.jpg)

Seimitsu LS-32 sticks + Seimitsu Pearl snap-ins here as well. And Sanwa 24 mm for the start buttons.

My Danish JK cabinet just got a Suzo Inductive installed along with Seimitsu screw-ins + Happ start buttons (not pictured):
(http://www.pici.se/pictures/HTVDzVCMd.jpg)

Need to get a dustwasher for the Suzo as I like to have these on top!  ;)


Edit:
Forgot I just did this little Playstation control out of boredom:
(http://www.pici.se/pictures/uGPeXWEVF.jpg)

Inexpensive plastic CD case + Seimitsu LS-32, Seimitsu screw-ins and rather mediocre PINK chinese 24 mm start buttons that came with my Xiong Ba cabinet. A hacked PS1 Airpad is inside. Shelf paper "CPO". Very comfortable though, the stick has an extremely short throw as I glued an extra mounting plate (Sanwa JLF) underneath the plastic and screwed the Seimitsu to it.

Edit2: Here's a pic of my MAME cabinet (that I've sold years ago):
(http://www.emphatic.se/mamecabinet/mamecabpictures/finished_control_panel.jpg)

X-Arcade with the front sawed off to get a straight edge and a sheet of metal on top.

Emph
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Spyridon on May 06, 2009, 02:45:51 pm
Here is mine:

(http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh244/joeo42/MAME/IMG_4114-1.jpg)

Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: GoddTodd on May 09, 2009, 03:09:38 pm
Here's some picks of the Tron themed control panel that I've been working on.
The case is an Arcade X two person controller (I now wish I bought the tank stick). I swapped out the joysticks with some ones I got from an old Street Fighter c.p. I found. The play was a little loose for my taste so I again swapped them out for some new Happ Competition Controllers. As soon as they get in stock I'm going to pick up some translucent blue Versa Ball shafts for them. The Tron art was done my me in Illustrator. There are no decent templates out there so I used a photograph of my own controller to build one. At some point I'll upload the .ai file so that people can start decorating their own X-Arcade controllers.

I've added a Turbo Twist spinner at the top. I actually had to take the dremel to the power button in back to get it to fit. Overall I like this position because when playing D.O.T. I can shoot with my thumb while turning the nob.

I just put in the order on Thursday for some Novagem LED buttons and an LED Wiz. I think I'm becoming Randy at Groove Game Gear's new best friend ;-)

GoddTodd
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Post by: Ummon on May 10, 2009, 07:06:09 pm

I've added a Turbo Twist spinner at the top. I actually had to take the dremel to the power button in back to get it to fit. Overall I like this position because when playing D.O.T. I can shoot with my thumb while turning the nob.



GoddTodd

Pretty groovy, man!  Alternatively, you could shoot with your right hand pinky, as I do.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: mayhem on May 11, 2009, 05:30:16 pm
nothing new

(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo244/mlwood2008/021-2.jpg)
(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo244/mlwood2008/006-5.jpg)
(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo244/mlwood2008/020-2.jpg)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: gonzo90017 on May 12, 2009, 11:37:34 am
Is that a touch screen monitor?
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: mayhem on May 12, 2009, 12:00:01 pm
Yup !

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQDHs-wy6cI[/youtube]
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: drventure on May 12, 2009, 01:00:35 pm
That is awesome! I love the mini touch screen. Are they both hooked up as regular video displays (ie via dual monitor support) or is the small one some special connection?

The lighting is just too much :applaud:

Seeing that is giving me all sorts of ideas. I'm wondering what the effect would look like if you took a normal opaque pushbutton, mounted an LED in the bottom, and the drilled 4 holes on the sides of the button plunger, just below the top.
The idea would be to let light spill out in 4 beams from the  sides of the button so it would'n't be near as bright, but might make for an interesting effect.

one other question, are the led blinks synced to the music or just set to blink in patterns?

Anyway, very nice!
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Post by: Ummon on May 12, 2009, 09:09:36 pm
Are those bottle openers on the front side corners?
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Ond on May 14, 2009, 09:40:05 pm
what the effect would look like if you took a normal opaque pushbutton, mounted an LED in the bottom, and the drilled 4 holes on the sides of the button plunger, just below the top.
The idea would be to let light spill out in 4 beams from the  sides of the button so it would'n't be near as bright, but might make for an interesting effect.


Nice idea!  Excellent Idea! I like it  ;D..gonna have to go play with some LEDS and buttons now.  Mick's cab looks awsome with glowing buttons, but I like the idea of buttons with light spilling out around the edges.  drventure, you are an ideas man!  (I'm surprised this hasn't been thought of before.   :cheers:
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: drventure on May 14, 2009, 10:07:49 pm
Definitely post some pics if you come up with anything.

My prob is I've already disassembled and refinished all my buttons at this point. Not sure I want to go back and do em all again for the effect.

But... Oh hell, who am i kidding, if it turns out nice, I'll probably do it <sigh>. What's another 2 years on this cab :'(

Dang that's a LOT of extra wiring though.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: thecheat on May 16, 2009, 11:42:57 pm
On the subject of lighting opaque buttons; how about etching a ring around the bottom of a button hole on a plexiglass sheet and shining a LED into that through the wood panel?

I think I'm going to mock something on that. I couldn't justify spending the $60+ on translucent buttons but would like to make some LED indicators on buttons.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: thecheat on May 17, 2009, 12:26:21 am
Nope, looks like crap. I was hoping to illuminate a ring around the button's bezel but it just showed a single intense point of light and not much else.

I don't know how drilling the sides of the button would work since there isn't anything to reflect the light towards the side.

I don't have any buttons on hand but despite them being opaque, shouldn't they light up if given a bright enough LED? I'll give that a shot when my buttons show up.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: drventure on May 17, 2009, 01:49:39 am
Well, the light colored (yellow, white) opaque buttons might be somewhat translucent, but I just tried with a purple and got zero glow, nothing at all, not even in a darkened room, so that's probably out.

As far as the button side holes, it might take spraying the inside of the button with some of that chrome paint (or maybe just white) to get a decent effect.

I don't have an extra button to experiment on right now, though.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Ond on May 17, 2009, 03:45:52 am
I have a good idea how to make this idea really work, but its going to have to wait, I spent most of the weekend working away at my cabinet.  I should have a mock-up of with nice glowing ring around opaque button.  So here is a description of what I intend..... Remove button and spring from outer shell, slice top of button off, insert semi opaque 'ring' in slice (making sure overall button length is exactly the same as before.   Glue button top back on.  Drill hole to accept Led through base of button.  Mount LED on riser so that it sits just below button..and clears it even when depressed.  before re- assembly of button stick black card to fit inside button, stick foil or refelective material on reverse side.  In a quick experiment I did the LED I was using shone right through the button I was using (red)  and glowed dully. (we don't wont this)  Black card will prevent this, reflective side will increase "glowing ring effect".  Does  this all sound like a lot of work?   Yes.  Is  it worth it?  we'll see.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: thecheat on May 17, 2009, 08:54:15 pm
So you're removing a section of the button under the top and replacing it with a clear section? Wow, that's dedication :)

I can see this working but it would take a huge amount of effort and there would be a ton of finishing involved. Someone should just sell clear retrofit button inserts.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: drventure on May 17, 2009, 10:20:59 pm
Yeah, these kinds of mods aren't really the type of things you'd bother with if you're just putting together a cab to play games.

Mine's turned into more of a multi-year interactive art project than a mame cab. So I can +sort of+ justify spending almost 3 hours a button to modify 10 of the buttons for the cab I'm working on.

Now, I'm scratching my head to justify another few hours a button to make these light mods :)

But, it's the journey that's fun, not necessarily the destination  ;)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: mayhem on May 18, 2009, 05:12:41 am
Sorry guys 4 late replay. I still haven't finished work on the cp.

To answer though . the Touch screen is duel monitor through second port on GFX card and is in extended desktop mode. I use Macros to move images and videos over to it when there played so they show the music playing and player on the bottom screen so you can run any jukebox software on it and then any advance  lyrics or fancy videos will be played on the main screen.

All so it shows what game you are playing and how many times it been played and hi scores and any relevant info like that. All so it turns into a keyboard when going on the net and various other things. This save's pulling out the keyboard for simple browsing.

As for the light i am all ready working on some thing that i have posted in another forum but not ready to show on here just yet until its complete but i think you may like it.

The "Bottle tops" on either side of the cab lol well they are USB ports for extra guns or extra controllers so that you can play 4 player games or add a light gun or guitar, ipod ect ect ..

Built inside the CP is Blue tooth, xbox 360 wireless adapter, Duel band wireless and some other things as well. if you check out my project logs you'll see most of what's inside and why its inside.

Like i say how ever im still working on the CP and the etching is not over yet as i have to put in a logo that OND has created for me and more lighting wich i am not going to show just yet. All so the buttons are working off a spectrum analyser software but its still not complete just yet as the new leds i have to fit have some thing to do with its upgrade im working on..

There is so much going on in the back ground but if you follow my logs youll see all the advances on it im working on and maybe some new ideas you guys may fancy doing your self.

Here is my wiring diagram though just to keep you on your feet lol

(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo244/mlwood2008/5RGBledsSpectrum.jpg)
(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo244/mlwood2008/custompcbdeign.jpg)

All so take a look at OND's work it will blow you mind .. it does to mine ....

@ thecheat were not just making cab's were pushing the boundary and testing our own knowledge and learning new things ever day ... why make  cab like ever one else when you can create some thing truly different ......
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: 1UP on May 18, 2009, 03:12:00 pm
Wow, there's a lot of good inspiration here!  Keeping a few of these as reference for the re-do of my cabinet.   :)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: thecheat on May 18, 2009, 04:12:58 pm
I just got my regular old colored Happ buttons today and I performed a very simple experiment. I took my optical mouse's LED and shined it up through the bottom of the plunger, simulating an actual LED inserted in the base of the button housing. This lit up the red (darkest color of the bunch) pretty well. I think I'm just going to drill the bases for white T1 LEDs and secure them with a dab of hot glue.

I was looking at the opaque white buttons on GGG but I think the white Happs might be pretty darn close without costing 3x as much.
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Post by: drventure on May 18, 2009, 04:18:41 pm
Very cool. Post some pics if you get a chance. You must have a brighter LED than what I used.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Ond on May 19, 2009, 07:23:25 am
Here's my version.... even under bright flash it glows quite brightly, for full details on how I did this see my own project thread (it's a bit long for this thread on CP examples).

 :cheers:


Ond

(http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss251/Ond_photos/DSC01415.jpg)
(http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss251/Ond_photos/DSC01418.jpg)
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Post by: Franco B on May 19, 2009, 07:50:55 am
Me likeys that alot   :afro:
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: drventure on May 19, 2009, 08:51:25 am
@ond

Very Cool! I really like it. I just realized that the "retro-Futurist Cab" is yours! Yeah, I'm daft that way sometimes.

Anyway, I can completely see that style button working with that cab.  :notworthy:
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: thecheat on May 19, 2009, 02:18:58 pm
Ond: THAT IS AWESOME! I just bought 50 white 5mm LEDs with 5v resistors for $5 on Ebay with free shipping from China... I have no idea how anyone makes more than a nickel on something like that.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Ummon on May 19, 2009, 10:09:59 pm
Here's my version.... even under bright flash it glows quite brightly, for full details on how I did this see my own project thread (it's a bit long for this thread on CP examples).

 :cheers:


Ond

(http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss251/Ond_photos/DSC01415.jpg)
(http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss251/Ond_photos/DSC01418.jpg)

Depends if you want that kind of effect, or if you want the flashy kind that are translucent.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Kayden on May 28, 2009, 01:36:01 pm
Very Tron  8)
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Post by: sk8ersublime on June 05, 2009, 12:29:11 am
Yea I know....i copied AtomSmasher...love it tho!

but I messed up and cracked the plexi :(

(http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/5783/photo3t.jpg)

(http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/9097/photo2rwl.jpg)

(http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/369/photo4gxc.jpg)

either way, its better than what I had

(http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/2347/dscn1181q.jpg)

Same Cab...just put in a 19'' LCD Vertically and re-did the control panel.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: mwong168 on June 12, 2009, 11:49:04 am
Does anyone have a control panel layout for Mortal Kombat 3 that is similar to this one for Street Fighter from slagcoin?

(http://slagcoin.com/joystick/layout/american_s.png)

I just started a showcase style cabinet with 4 player control panel.  I was going to use the MK3 layout for the two outter players and SF2 layout for the two inner players.  I know you can play with the SF2 straight six layout but I prefer to play MK series the way it was in the arcades.  I know I can also guess or estimate but if someone had the official measurements that would be great.  Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: sherbert on June 14, 2009, 12:55:49 am
Wow! lots of nice shiny control panels in this thread. This is my second control panel. I copied a few design elements from some I've seen on here, with the main difference being that I put the dedicated 4 way up close since I mostly play the old verticals.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Vicious Burger on June 14, 2009, 08:56:14 pm
First attempt at a CP. Its fully removable and could be put back to how it was. Not that anyone would want to considering the condition it was in before i started work on it ! The marquee is temporary til i get one in that i like.

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff174/smashitup007/Arcade%20Machine%20Mame%20Project/Making%20The%20Control%20Panel/HPIM0956.jpg)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: bradx on June 18, 2009, 01:48:44 am
i got a table saw the day i was layed off from work recently and built this:

(http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/6395/cp2y.jpg)

(http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/3773/cp3n.jpg)

now i sit around unemployed all night drinking beer and playing video games!

Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: jan25th on June 19, 2009, 04:44:20 pm
Good job. Every cloud has a silver lining.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: extendedplayarcade on June 21, 2009, 10:26:43 pm
Mine
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: tcleary on June 28, 2009, 09:23:12 pm
xbox 360/MAME control panel
(http://files.getdropbox.com/u/622528/sf4panel.jpg)

happ standard sf style MAME cp
(http://files.getdropbox.com/u/622528/happpanel.jpg)

MK panel MAME
(http://files.getdropbox.com/u/622528/mkpanel.jpg)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Ummon on June 30, 2009, 08:38:01 pm
So, like, you built swappable panels?
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: tcleary on July 03, 2009, 11:01:55 am
yeah but I didn't build that much.  the machine is a mk4, the right side is still mk4 side art.  i kept the mk4 panel intact and wired it up to a minipac.  then i obtained a mk2 control panel that had extra holes drilled (must have been a sf converstion) so I used that one as my base for other panels.  so now whenever I want a new panel I can just get a rectangle of wood and swap it in, that's what the sf4 panel is, the top piece comes right out after you undo the 2 latches.  so 2 latches and some usb plugs and they are easily swappable.  if i want to play mortal kombat i swap in a whole new control panel box, which is pretty easy too, just 4 bolts.  see my project thread for more info:

http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=92530.0
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: javeryh on July 05, 2009, 10:48:59 am
My latest - totally original design and artwork.

 ;)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: bkenobi on July 14, 2009, 10:50:02 pm
@javeryh

Jeez, talk about a frankenpanel!  Think you could squeeze a few more controls in there?!  I hate it when people throw everything (even the kitchen sink) on a single CP and say "look how cool I am".


 :laugh2:  Seriously though, I love the simplicity!
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: reko19 on July 21, 2009, 01:00:58 pm
Built in 2006, based on Knievel's Neon Mame, very comfortable for two players. Any questions just PM me.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: DaveMMR on July 26, 2009, 10:20:47 pm
Redid my control panel a few months ago.   Mainly I added an exit button (cheap radio shack button) on the upper-right.  I don't like admin buttons but the EXIT buttons saved me from having to exit games for people.   Also, I changed the cones from silver to black (proper color), upgraded the ball to Electric Ice Version 2.0 and applied the artwork more carefully this time. ;-)

The buttons and trackball are all RGB LED's hooked up to two LED-wizes.  Two U360's, 3" Happs trackball with Electric Ice upgrade (v2.0) and a TurboTwist2 Spinner.  25" wide - Comfort and functionality! 
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Post by: mrbones on July 28, 2009, 12:51:45 pm
Ok, better late than never. Referring to my CP on page 7, the graphic was downloaded from localarcade.com and it was printed at Samsclub.com. Sam's Club prints a 20x30 poster for about $12. The clear plastic I got at Home Depot. I even used the same image for the sides. It's just hard to get the paper to stick.

Noting too fancy here, it was a NeoGeo conversion metal CP that I put a color photo under with new plexi. Wico joysticks, happ buttons. Maybe someday I'll get the whole thing done with a CP from mamemarquees and replace the black stuff with the entire image. Either way, it looks cool and was fairly cheap and easy to do.

hey mrbones,

if you have not said that it was cheap and easy to do...it just looks like another CP done professionally. So with that said...it being cheap...please do tell some more. were did you get such a picture and how did you get that printed with that lenght.

cheers
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Chicken McNobody on July 28, 2009, 04:36:10 pm
I'll play too. . .
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: mvsfan on July 28, 2009, 05:23:15 pm
laugh if you want, but ive got a real question here. now how the heck do you post pictures to this board?

ive been wanting to do that for a while now.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: wachin on July 28, 2009, 11:15:12 pm
Here's my latest stick.  Seimitsu LS-32 w/ Seimitsu 30mm pushbuttons.  The box is a cd wallet and has a hacked USB gamepad.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: DaveMMR on July 28, 2009, 11:30:29 pm
laugh if you want, but ive got a real question here. now how the heck do you post pictures to this board?

ive been wanting to do that for a while now.

Click ADDITIONAL OPTIONS at the bottom of the post window and you can upload a file.  Or use the picture tag (the button that looks like a frame) to add an offsite pic in a post.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Epyx on August 01, 2009, 01:42:46 am
Here is mine. Plain but functional.  MDF with Formica laminate.

Player 1 is MagStick Plus, Player 2 is Competition 8 way, 3" X Arcade trackball, TT2 spinner from GGG. 8 buttons per side, 3 mouse buttons and flippers on side.

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/epyx_photo/IMG_3676.jpg)
(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/epyx_photo/IMG_3678.jpg)
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Post by: Epyx on August 18, 2009, 04:10:11 pm
Using the same formica laminate, here is the controller for my bartop/mini cabinet:

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/epyx_photo/BartopControls.jpg)
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Post by: TAG on August 24, 2009, 12:15:00 pm
Mine's got some Frankenpanel-ness to it, but the setup really works for a wide variety of games.

(http://home.comcast.net/~tglut/arcade/124cp.JPG)
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Post by: mrbones on August 25, 2009, 01:56:50 pm
Mine's done.
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Post by: GaryMcT on August 25, 2009, 02:16:42 pm
Mine's done.

Do the blue buttons get in the way for player 1?
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Post by: mrbones on August 25, 2009, 02:31:04 pm
Not at all. The spinner doesn't get in the way either.
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Post by: Honzo on September 08, 2009, 12:27:32 am
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v647/ROFLMyWaffle/MAME%20Cabinet/DSC_0003.jpg)
finally finished it :)
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Post by: severdhed on September 08, 2009, 10:35:49 pm
here is my latest panel...not exactly pretty, but i'll fix that eventually...

(http://www.severdhed.com/images/arcade/dk/IMG_1700.JPG)
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Post by: Franco B on September 14, 2009, 03:40:19 pm
Not strictly a picture of my CP but it is one I made for a forum member.

He wanted a new CP making for his cocktail kit to mount his Sanwa JLWs and OBSN-30 buttons

Original 3/4" plywood CP with holes for Happ joys and buttons:

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=90051.0;attach=130988)

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=90051.0;attach=130990)

Finished new 18mm MDF CP to hold the Jap controls:

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=90051.0;attach=130998)

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=90051.0;attach=130994)

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=90051.0;attach=130996)

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=90051.0;attach=130992)
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Post by: eaconner on September 18, 2009, 10:09:44 am
(http://pwimage.org/images/v96wjdwokfwzd9bitp80.jpg)

(http://pwimage.org/images/0k610arydapa0lphv69o.jpg)

Just added the artwork last night.

(http://pwimage.org/images/icn8k2tzmq9ixqlexlg0.jpg)
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Post by: Gavica on September 26, 2009, 10:08:19 am
you guys make some really nice panels
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Post by: Ummon on September 27, 2009, 05:01:49 am
you guys make some really nice panels

Yeah, pretty.
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Post by: jan25th on September 30, 2009, 03:52:58 pm
Quote from: thelarry8675309 link=topic=59359.msg1015421#msg1015421
Just added the artwork last night.

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What is the artwork printed on and how is it attached? Looks good.
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Post by: eaconner on October 01, 2009, 07:59:07 am
Quote
What is the artwork printed on and how is it attached? Looks good.

It was ordered from http://www.mamemarquees.com/ (http://www.mamemarquees.com/), I did the design in Illustrator. It has an adhesive back.

From MAME Marquees:
"Our Control Panel overlays are covered with Polycarbonate laminate (also used for bullet proof glass!) which offers a very tough, scratch resistant and textured surfaces. This will last a long time and take a lot of abuse. Do not settle for vinyl laminate!"
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Post by: cyapps on October 07, 2009, 08:03:51 pm
I think I finally settled on my layout and have already got most of the woodwork done. I am stuck with retrofitting a cp onto an existing cabinet (converted track and field) so I had to squeeze everything in to fit within the existing space. I don't want to modify the cabinet at all as when I get the money I will be restoring it.
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Post by: Ummon on October 08, 2009, 03:04:59 am
I am stuck with retrofitting a cp onto an existing cabinet (converted track and field) so I had to squeeze everything in to fit within the existing space.

I forget Ginsu's solution and all.
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Post by: GeeF on October 12, 2009, 04:22:44 am
My CP:
(http://geefoto.uw.hu/arcade/IMG_1061s.jpg)
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Post by: Sherak on October 20, 2009, 04:49:01 am
Hello!  ;D nice to find this place.... great to see such a active forum on all things home arcade... I have a few projects on the go at the min but this is my first.. The plan was to make a slighlty retro Street Fighter 4 cab but as it works off a PC its also a MAME cab...

(http://dxwltw.blu.livefilestore.com/y1pW1aLdO0vmSqIU3Z9UTriGCcinfwkf_10dfSvcYZtn5K1gw1_USW1ackkpO4eD9kJVvpjN--u0Tqr6fUjrm8ps0zEK1Atti1M/SF_CAB01.JPG)
(http://dxwltw.blu.livefilestore.com/y1pggRIxHhQd03Z1eZDXUEZxEPCX_pe696mLUZlgdtY9n3FE2lAiraA5tuZiMQDlKfRYPNh6nsjOOwQ1maN-Tne6f0lwcrMplxq/SF_CAB02.JPG)

The machine was a Virtua Striker 2 2000 cab and first I converted it to a working coin op Marvel Vs Capcom cab (new 6 button pannel etc) then I inserted Cthulhu PCB's into the control pannel aside the NAOMI ones as to allow me to plug the pannel into a PC or PS3, the PC or PS3 sits nicely in the base so I can easily switch between a MAME/PS3 cab or the original NAOMI coin op..

In action Street Fighter 4 NAOMI with controls and Sound (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMknCRTSKco#)


Will post up more pics n stuff, I have also just converted a Xarcade into a twin sanwa... Not a fan of the Xaracade at all, not sure what other think?
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Post by: wolfsoft on October 22, 2009, 03:09:59 am
Here you can see my CP including GroovyGameGears Buttons, Trackball and my modified RGB-Balltop Leds

with Leds
(http://www.wolfsoft.de/shop/images/product_images/popup_images/14369_4.jpg)

without Leds

(http://www.wolfsoft.de/shop/images/product_images/popup_images/14369_1.jpg)

Video:
New Design RetroArcade (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OkBQjfsw5w#)
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Post by: Sherak on October 22, 2009, 06:25:31 am
The beastly Xarcade stick finally becomes a beuty

(http://dxwltw.blu.livefilestore.com/y1pXhkqayQ6uS6q6Qf0GlWYKiwFVypHBABkJ3OYWxBfJS3oEV5c9hDa9UkC3GPogvCMAjXVxgFCBQlsxHe0cFMYxa47RhOKV8W4/IMG_0666.jpg)

(http://dxwltw.blu.livefilestore.com/y1prcAnDGYh0M_McP2QhUIoYhAomNhzw0buZwXWWwnVhlPRzp1f6HqXL-vcZxw5Y31Img2AzXQB4VG8Y70_lG5kxbjiGnlQ8w55/IMG_0670.jpg)
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Post by: Ummon on October 23, 2009, 04:37:20 pm
The beastly Xarcade stick finally becomes a beuty

.........dude, why'dnt you just buy a blank form Mameroom?.....


Here you can see my CP including GroovyGameGears Buttons, Trackball and my modified RGB-Balltop Leds

Looks real nice. You got a project thread?...I'd love to see more of the cab.
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Post by: Sherak on October 26, 2009, 11:48:50 am
The beastly Xarcade stick finally becomes a beuty

.........dude, why'dnt you just buy a blank form Mameroom?.....

Because I bought the Xarcade stick thinking it was gonna be a sweet peice o' kit, turns out its a ugly bag o shite with cheeper than cheap components.... + the pannels from Mamaroom with UK shipping cost as much as the Xaracade stick and that is without any circuits...
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Post by: Knave Jack on October 27, 2009, 09:03:48 pm
Here are the picts of the unfinished control panel on the cabaret. I also included the instructions, and the game list. There are more, but I will post them later. The acrylic is edge lit with some nice blue led strips.
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Post by: Kordova on October 28, 2009, 03:09:58 pm
The photos of my cabinet are really big, sorry.  Just finished this.  It's my first build.  Let me know what you think.  More complete info on the build is found in my post here. http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=97617.msg1029858#msg1029858 (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=97617.msg1029858#msg1029858)

(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee114/Camvike/Front2.jpg)
(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee114/Camvike/Side.jpg)
(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee114/Camvike/Panel.jpg)
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Post by: HanoiBoi on November 10, 2009, 07:50:03 pm
Completed most of the construction over Christmas when I was off for a few days.  Been collecting parts for over three years and wanted to get this done.

It's a two-deck design inspired by the supercade panel, but I don't have anything installed up there yet.  I'll eventually add a spinner and analog flightstick to the upper deck.

(http://home.comcast.net/~mknight41/mamecab/cabiso.jpg)

And the artwork to go with it.....

(http://home.comcast.net/~mknight41/mamecab/cp_overlay.jpg)

And as an update, here's the finished items....still need to put the door on the front to close it all up nicely.

(http://home.comcast.net/~mknight41/mamecab/finished_cab.jpg)
(http://home.comcast.net/~mknight41/mamecab/control_panel.jpg)

As mentioned previously, will add a flight stick and possibly a spinner to the currently unused upper deck.  Thinking about a separate panel for mounting steering wheels, pedals, and shifters and want a couple of lightguns as well.
Joysticks are used Ikari Warrior style rotary 8-way joysticks.  Trackballs are both Xarcade 3-inch trackballs....I've been very pleased with both.

I like the design on the CP.  I'm wondering though about the 2 trackballs.  Can anyone suggest why one might want 2 trackballs?  I'm trying to layout my first CP and I want to include many games as I don't foresee creating a 2nd machine or CP any time soon.

Thanks in advance!
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Post by: Ryglore on November 10, 2009, 11:15:36 pm
My Control Panel for the SHMUP. A 3" Happ trackball and 2 Happ Supers with Custom made aluminum joystick shafts and fitted with Sanwa clear blue balltops. Each player has 6 Buttons for each with Player 1's button 5 and 6 acting as mouse buttons when needed. The only admin buttons on the system are pause and exit, which are hidden in the recess above the coin door. Making the CP as authentic looking as possible. Also, there are no credit buttons as the coin slots are wired and rigged to accept .984 tokens instead.

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d177/LOPWyrm/CPOMounted.jpg)
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Post by: mytymaus007 on November 14, 2009, 07:57:49 pm
MY 1st 2 player control panel - 2 red top Wico's, 4 way Original Pacman joystick a must, Apache Push and pull spinner with Happ 2 button trigger joystick, eventually will make the Trigger joystick detachable so I can play Golden Tee but Im into the classic's so not in a hurry. Defender,Astroids, track and field and vanguard button layout. Im old school so fighter's i will play but not much. 1-blue bat stick 4 way for Qbert and Congo Bongo mounted 45 degrees. Rotary joystick not played much and 8 way top fire happ joystick next to the trigger joystick works great for Vindicators and tank games. Let me know your thoughts for a 2 player CP basically play alone so i would say its a one player cab.
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Post by: HanoiBoi on November 14, 2009, 08:17:21 pm
MY 1st 2 player control panel - 2 red top Wico's, 4 way Original Pacman joystick a must, Apache Push and pull spinner with Happ 2 button trigger joystick, eventually will make the Trigger joystick detachable so I can play Golden Tee but Im into the classic's so not in a hurry. Defender,Astroids, track and field and vanguard button layout. Im old school so fighter's i will play but not much. 1-blue bat stick 4 way for Qbert and Congo Bongo mounted 45 degrees. Rotary joystick not played much and 8 way top fire happ joystick next to the trigger joystick works great for Vindicators and tank games. Let me know your thoughts for a 2 player CP basically play alone so i would say its a one player cab.

Wow.  Is that 7 joysticks in all?  I'm not shooting for that, but I'm sure it's very user friendly per game.

I am also a big fan of an Asteroids layout.  I'm not exactly sure where yours is.  Are they the blue buttons to the left and right of the 4way?  Which button do you use for hyperspace?

PS Thanks for the tips on the push/pull and Happ 2 button joy
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Post by: mytymaus007 on November 14, 2009, 08:36:47 pm
Yes the CP is user friendly. i would love to have a swappable panel but i might play 5-10 games in one sitting. If i played one game at a time i wouldnt have built a frankenpanel hahah. Anyway Yes the Asteroids are the blue buttons they are extended plus the red button is hyper space or you can use the other blue button next to thrust and fire
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Post by: Ummon on November 15, 2009, 07:58:33 pm
Hanoi: Marble Madness (which I love) requires two trackballs. So does Cabal (which is okay).

mytymaus: dude, you could've put in a U360 to accomodate the blue bat and 49-way and probly spent the same amount. Might even have not had a dedicated 4-way - OR, you could've put it in place of the left wico and also not had those other two sticks above it.
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Post by: HanoiBoi on November 15, 2009, 08:47:56 pm
Hanoi: Marble Madness (which I love) requires two trackballs. So does Cabal (which is okay).

Thanks Ummon.  I also enjoy Marble Madness, but don't need it as a 2player.  I'll save the space of extra trackball and concentrate on dual Asteroid 5 button layouts (Space Duel & Rip Off).

Speaking of trackballs....are you hip to the game 'Reactor'?  I don't hear many people talk about it, but it's a helluva game.  Simple, but fast and really gets your blood pressure going!
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Post by: mytymaus007 on November 15, 2009, 09:36:31 pm
AHHH I was waiting for someone to say i could of used u360's. IMO they are week for what i like. If you noticed I have 8 way Wico's for the main sticks wouldnt trade them in for the world. Also I have a real Pacman stick not happ 4 way micro switch LEAF switch is the way to go for originalality. As for my 4 way blue bat stick it works great not in the way at all. MONEY if i was worried about money i would of just bought a used XARCADE on ebay :laugh2:
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Post by: mytymaus007 on November 15, 2009, 11:21:38 pm
Check out the Wicos And the original pacman Leaf switch its a must for pacman, Happs are good but for speed pacman the original is amazingly accurate which if you play speed pacman you know what im talking about.
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Post by: mytymaus007 on November 15, 2009, 11:23:06 pm
here
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Post by: Ummon on November 17, 2009, 11:49:41 pm
Check out the Wicos And the original pacman Leaf switch its a must for pacman, Happs are good but for speed pacman the original is amazingly accurate which if you play speed pacman you know what im talking about.

I ahbor that version. pac or mspac.


Hanoi: I almost always play games by myself....but, Marble Madness is fun with two players. The only issue is that since it uses one screen, I think you can get caught if the other player doesn't keep up. Still, I'd like to build a special panel. I actually bought two trackballs for that, but then decided against it for now. Plus, I'll just sport the coinage and get usb.

Yes, Reactor is pretty cool. I remember when it came out. While I liked the cab color and design some, I didn't dig the game play, because I didn't really get it, and the music is pretty harsh in the upper harmonics. I've come to like it, though. Ain't played it in a while....maybe I wills nao.
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Post by: Gamester on November 25, 2009, 05:41:35 pm
My contribution to the thread:

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=90051.0;attach=137138;image)

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=90051.0;attach=137140;image)

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=90051.0;attach=137142;image)

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=90051.0;attach=137012;image)
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Post by: mytymaus007 on November 25, 2009, 05:55:10 pm
NIce Any Build Pics, Clean wiring to :applaud:
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Post by: Gamester on November 25, 2009, 06:16:22 pm
NIce Any Build Pics, Clean wiring to :applaud:

Thanks! 

Lots of build pics in my project thread here: http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=94891.msg998020#msg998020 (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=94891.msg998020#msg998020)
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Post by: surface tension on December 01, 2009, 05:03:54 am
This is the new slightly longer control panel which will be on the new surface tension tables from now on. I'll be posting the new table in the main forum soon!

(http://www.surface-tension.net/external/byoac/st4_panel.jpg)
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Post by: josephayal on December 02, 2009, 09:15:55 am
My stab at a control panel:
(http://www.newfossils.com/images/ArcadeMachine/ControlPanel1.JPG)

(http://www.newfossils.com/images/ArcadeMachine/ControlPane2.JPG)

(http://www.newfossils.com/images/ArcadeMachine/ControlPanelTop2.JPG)

(http://)

Very clean!
very pretty
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Post by: 420 on December 13, 2009, 10:11:59 pm
I purchased an X-Arcade years ago and I have been slowly modifing it. I think that I finaly have it in a state that I like.

Here are some photos...
(And before someone asks, I remove the spinner knob for 2 player action)

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Post by: Nataq on December 22, 2009, 09:40:07 pm
Here's mine !
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Post by: warham on December 23, 2009, 07:41:57 pm
my machine is almost finished. 

(http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r236/overling/100_0107.jpg)

(http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r236/overling/100_0108.jpg)
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Post by: Gamester on January 02, 2010, 01:12:59 am
LOL, you must have been really anxious to post to this thread...  I have to wonder why you couldn't wait until you finished peeling the plastic off the CP first?    :P
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Post by: UberCade on January 20, 2010, 10:49:28 pm
Here's my unpainted control panel for my Ultimate Arcade II cabinet.

(http://i650.photobucket.com/albums/uu221/cjp78/arcade02.jpg)

It may look a little cluttered but it works really well. I have two trackballs installed because I wanted to be able to accomodate two players for Marble Madness since it's one of my favorite arcade games. I also designed it so the joystick and button panels for the two middle players are removable and interchangeable with other controls, such as a second joystick for each player for Karate Champ and Smash TV, or a rotary joystick instead of the 8-way for Ikari Warriors, or a 49-way, etc. The wiring harness will be all plug-n-play and hot swappable. The trackball mounting plates and joystick mounting screws are all recessed into the top so they will be covered by the control panel overlay. The 4 buttons along the very top are for the MAME core fuctions (start, pause, stop, settings) and are illuminated.

I'll post an update once it's finished and installed on my cabinet.
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Post by: mytymaus007 on January 20, 2010, 11:01:53 pm
NIce i would love to see more pics. How do you plan on making hot swap panels. If i made my panel a bit bigger i would of had enough room for a second Ball. Marble Madness is awsome! You should put in a midway (pacman) 4 way instead of the Happ you;ll be happy you did. Seems like your into the classics.
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Post by: UberCade on January 21, 2010, 07:07:28 pm
Yeah I like the classics just as much as the newer stuff, but I spent my whole childhood in the arcades so I have countless memories of playing arcade games so I'm especially partial to the classics. Some of my favorites include Marble Madness, Karate Champ, Ka-Ge-Ki, Elevator Action, Tron, and on and on. The red ball top joystick in the middle actually is a dedicated 4-way. I had to have one for those older games.

As for the panels being swappable, what I'm going to do is make some jigsaw cuts along the pencil lines you can probably see in the picture so the panels will pull straight out, and I'm going to drill a few holes along the top cut and insert some dowels into the fixed portion of the CP top and glue them in, and drill matching holes in the removable section so it will line up, and likewise I'm going to use dowels to connect and align the two removable panels side by side. Then I think I'll use some kind of cabinet latches on the underside to lock them in place. I'll post some more pictures once I get everything cut and working like I plan. I think it will be easier to understand by looking at it. I also bought some male and female DB9 connectors which I'll solder the wires to so the harnesses for the joysticks and buttons can be unplugged when they're removed, and whatever is going in can just be plugged in. I'm still working on it so expect more pictures soon.
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Post by: drventure on January 21, 2010, 07:18:31 pm
Have you checked out u360's for those middle two sticks? They are fantastic for this sort of thing because they can be remapped to work like a 2/4/8 stick, analog stick qbert stick, you name it.

Nice panel in any case. i went with 2 trackballs myself. 2 player Marble madness is good stuff!
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Post by: UberCade on January 22, 2010, 02:36:27 am
Have you checked out u360's for those middle two sticks? They are fantastic for this sort of thing because they can be remapped to work like a 2/4/8 stick, analog stick qbert stick, you name it.

Actually yes I have, and I'm already sold on a couple of U360's, but a little later on down the road. This project has already cost me a fortune and now I'm at the point where I just want to finish building the thing so I can have some fun with it! I plan to use the joysticks I have for now, and invest in a couple of U360's (with matching color balltops) and use the HAPP Competition sticks I'm using now as secondary joysticks for the middle players for the Karate Champ and Smash TV games. The U360's will be my next major investment in the cabinet, probably a couple months down the road or so. This is why I wanted the make the joysticks hot swappable, so I can add them later on, but still play it now. I'm getting very antsy to play some arcade games.
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Post by: drventure on January 22, 2010, 08:50:58 am
Ah, makes sense. I like the idea of hot swappable. I would LOVE to be able to put 4 spinners in mine for a reasonable version of 4 man cocktail Warlords, but that's just likely not gonna happen with my current cab
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Post by: silverdolla on January 28, 2010, 06:42:46 pm
Amazing thread! A lot of inspiration here and I love it! I have recently been bit by the arcade bug again (after 5 years), and I plan to go on with it full force so that I can enjoy the good old times at the arcade and have fun with my kids! My wife says she's the best in Tapper but she will have to prove it  ;).  When I finish I will post a pic of my CP. First post by the way  :)
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Post by: scept1c on February 04, 2010, 02:47:22 am
nice pics! i want to see some more. i hope they work as good as they look
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Post by: H4CK3R on February 12, 2010, 03:47:41 am
Heres my Control Panel, Built buy Scott at mameroom.com

I built the Custom Control panel stand. 

(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s64/eqdruid/P2260114.jpg)

(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s64/eqdruid/PB070024.jpg)

(http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s64/eqdruid/PB070004.jpg)

H4CK3R
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Post by: drventure on February 12, 2010, 09:09:30 am
I always wondered what the inside of a 4p CP with all the buttons wired to RGB LED's would look like. Now I know. Yikes. That's gotta by a half mile of wire in there!

Fun stuff! I like the "burning money" artwork.
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Post by: UberCade on February 12, 2010, 10:32:32 pm
Good grief that's messy wiring! Hope you never have to trace an electrical problem.  :-\ Cool artwork though.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: RobbyMac on February 12, 2010, 10:54:51 pm
Finally... It is functional and ready to show here. The cp for my 1st build. 4 player 'Fusion' cab.
(http://www.mcewenclan.com/other/cpdone01.jpg)
p1 & 2 MagicStick Switchable 4/8 ways
P3 & 4 Happ Competition 8 ways. Stripped shafts, colored dust shields made
Ultimarc Spinner
Happ 3" Trackball (Illuminated)


(http://www.mcewenclan.com/other/cpdone02.jpg)
A view from the underside


(http://www.mcewenclan.com/other/cpdone03.jpg)
The p1&2 Switchable joysticks have indicator leds. Blue led indicates the 8way mode. Leds are powered by a micro lever switch on the backside of the cp. The lever on the side of the joystick activates the microswitch lever. In one position (engaged) it lights one led, and when disengaged it lights the other.

(http://www.mcewenclan.com/other/cpdone04.jpg)
Red indicates 4 way mode


(http://www.mcewenclan.com/other/cpdone05.jpg)
Though not really the cp, this piece allows for plugging in various controls or accessories. Mounted on the cab under the cp.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: drventure on February 12, 2010, 11:02:39 pm
I LOVE those 4-8 way indicator leds. Fantastic idea! Great artwork too!
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: smalltownguy on February 13, 2010, 07:50:13 am
Finally... It is functional and ready to show here. The cp for my 1st build. 4 player 'Fusion' cab.

WOWEE...that is a thing of beauty.  :notworthy: Just the wiring alone took some SERIOUS patience.

Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: H4CK3R on February 13, 2010, 01:51:40 pm
Good grief that's messy wiring! Hope you never have to trace an electrical problem.  :-\ Cool artwork though.

Considering it has 7 Wires going to each Button, with over 40 Buttons, and 12 to each Joystick, 7 to trackball,  5 to spinner and a 14 to Yoke...

Thats over 354 Wires and Connections.....  Within a 48 inch by 24 inch space....  That wiring Job is hella Clean... lol

Ill take more pics of the inside this week end, need to change out 1 LED that went bad.

H4CK3R
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: ubiquityman on February 23, 2010, 08:19:16 pm
This is my assembled control panel.
Still requires a few adjustments.

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=100445.0;attach=142425;image)

More information here:
http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=100445.0 (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=100445.0)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Jefferson on March 12, 2010, 02:59:07 pm
before and after
(http://jeffersondutton.com/guts/BYOAC%20pics/IMG_1800.JPG)

(http://jeffersondutton.com/guts/BYOAC%20pics/arcade/IMG_2320.JPG)

getting black bat tops for P1 and P2 so they match, the player coin buttons are the coin reject buttons. black admins are Play, Pause, Exit

(http://jeffersondutton.com/guts/BYOAC%20pics/arcade/IMG_2325.JPG)

(http://jeffersondutton.com/guts/BYOAC%20pics/arcade/IMG_2328.JPG)

project thread in signature...
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Ginsu Victim on March 12, 2010, 03:05:23 pm
Very nice!

Why didn't player 3 get their own button color?

Nevermind, it's purple. Hard to tell in the picture.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Jefferson on March 12, 2010, 03:37:44 pm
Yeah its made so that when you play Turtles, the button color corresponds to the character (had to shuffle em around cause it used to be P1, 2, 3, 4 left-to-right and now its P3, 1, 2, 4)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: zallax on March 21, 2010, 08:27:06 pm
(http://i42.tinypic.com/23szpt0.jpg)(http://i44.tinypic.com/wc1dhx.jpg)(http://i44.tinypic.com/2j5npe9.jpg)(http://i44.tinypic.com/ndwzgk.jpg)

4-player custom panel designed for many game configurations, but made especially for Discs of Tron, Smash TV, Heavy Barrel, X-Men, Centipede, and Galaga.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Epyx on March 26, 2010, 01:20:34 pm
My current project CP. Standard Capcom SF2 layout with trackball and spinner.  Laminate on 5/8" with 3/4" Galaxian green T Molding. Only admin buttons are P1/P2 start, rest are on admin panel underneath CP:

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/epyx_photo/March26Pic09.jpg)
(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/epyx_photo/March26Pic15.jpg)
(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/epyx_photo/March26Pic14.jpg)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Silverwind on April 06, 2010, 12:00:04 am
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v647/ROFLMyWaffle/MAME%20Cabinet/DSC_0003.jpg)
finally finished it :)

Love it!!! :burgerking:
Hopefully your startup sound is the great taste, less filling chant. :)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: crip102468 on April 06, 2010, 01:49:39 am
Well heres goes my Control Panel  :applaud:
 (http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc124/crip102468/Arcade%20Bartop/Cpanel.jpg)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: ArcadeKO on April 22, 2010, 03:49:12 pm
(http://www.arcadeko.com/images/marvel_CP.JPG)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: ArcadeKO on April 22, 2010, 05:09:55 pm
And here is a not very good pic of my AvP


(http://www.arcadeko.com/resin-repair/treated_wideview.jpg)

*the red circle "after treatment" is because its from a thing about repairing scratched resin

the buttons all light up they look pretty sweet
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: mohrt on May 10, 2010, 11:47:58 am
This is a project started around 2004, and sat for 5 years, then I finally finished up the cabinet this past year. More details here: http://mohrt.blogspot.com/2010/05/everything-in-box-mame-cabinet.html (http://mohrt.blogspot.com/2010/05/everything-in-box-mame-cabinet.html)

(http://www.phpinsider.com/images/mame_cabinet.jpg)
(http://www.phpinsider.com/images/under_cp_1.jpg)
(http://www.phpinsider.com/images/under_cp_2.jpg)
(http://www.phpinsider.com/images/under_cp_3.jpg)

Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: eaconner on May 12, 2010, 07:29:03 am
CP for my Donkey Kong Themed Bartop (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=101453.0).

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=101453.0;attach=147161;image)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: sman26 on May 13, 2010, 11:21:24 am
CP for my Centipede Cab.

(http://www.shawndone.com/web/centipede/cp1.jpg)
(http://www.shawndone.com/web/centipede/cp2.jpg)

More pix at http://www.shawndone.com/web/centipede/photos/controlpanel/ (http://www.shawndone.com/web/centipede/photos/controlpanel/)

thx
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: lokesen on May 14, 2010, 03:23:53 am
(http://www.koenigs.dk/mame/eng/taito25.jpg)

(http://www.koenigs.dk/mame/eng/taito30.jpg)

(http://www.koenigs.dk/mame/eng/taito34.jpg)

Made in steel and plexi. Sanwa ball-tops and happ buttons. Ultimarc mini-pac. For more info and drawings, visit my homepage here:

http://www.koenigs.dk/mame/eng/ (http://www.koenigs.dk/mame/eng/)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: chazbeenhad on June 02, 2010, 10:00:59 am
My control panel made from scratch for my Neo Geo MVS conversion.
The cabinet was a Taito Jungle Hunt, that had been converted to a Universal Mr.Do.
I'm a CNC programmer / setup person by trade so I made this CP on the CNC mills at work.
The overlay was done by the patient people at arcadeoverlays.com
Parts used are all Happ Competition.

(http://img714.imageshack.us/img714/6093/onmvs2.th.jpg) (http://img714.imageshack.us/i/onmvs2.jpg/)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: sstralkowski on June 08, 2010, 11:05:57 am
As a MAME noob I've gotta say that these pics are intimidating.  Mine isn't going to look nearly this good. 
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: sstralkowski on June 09, 2010, 08:40:57 am
My current project CP. Standard Capcom SF2 layout with trackball and spinner.  Laminate on 5/8" with 3/4" Galaxian green T Molding. Only admin buttons are P1/P2 start, rest are on admin panel underneath CP:

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/epyx_photo/March26Pic09.jpg)
(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/epyx_photo/March26Pic15.jpg)
(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/epyx_photo/March26Pic14.jpg)


Loving your color scheme, man. 
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Arch on June 10, 2010, 06:36:13 am
(http://www.koenigs.dk/mame/eng/taito25.jpg)

(http://www.koenigs.dk/mame/eng/taito30.jpg)

(http://www.koenigs.dk/mame/eng/taito34.jpg)

Made in steel and plexi. Sanwa ball-tops and happ buttons. Ultimarc mini-pac. For more info and drawings, visit my homepage here:

http://www.koenigs.dk/mame/eng/ (http://www.koenigs.dk/mame/eng/)

Wowsers! That is one of the coolest cabs I've seen in a long time.  :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: SammyWI on June 13, 2010, 06:46:43 pm
Got my control panel put together finally.  Just a panel, it's my first.  Got a lot of ideas and help from this forum / wiki and some from the Slagcoin site.  The background Marvel poster idea I got from someone here, but I forget who.  I hope they don't mind.

Ultimarc U360 joystick and spinner.  Trackball is from Xarcade.  The buttons are 24mm Seimitsu's.

Still not totally complete.  The bottom cover needs to be stained and I need to add a plug to the hole for the cords.  Also having some problems with windows not recognizing the trackball when I plug it in sometimes, but I'll work that out.

(http://i801.photobucket.com/albums/yy299/SammyWI/IMG_0331.jpg)

(http://i801.photobucket.com/albums/yy299/SammyWI/IMG_0332.jpg)

(http://i801.photobucket.com/albums/yy299/SammyWI/IMG_0333.jpg)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: drventure on June 13, 2010, 07:17:07 pm
Nicely done! I like how you undermounted the stick and trackball, and recessed the side buttons.
Slick.

You may be having probs with the trackball because of an underpowered USB hub (i'm guessing you've got a hub in there?)

I had similar probs with my trackballs and U360's till I got a hub with a decent power supply.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: SammyWI on June 13, 2010, 09:26:24 pm
Thank you.  I had a couple of false starts before I settled on this design.  The recessed side buttons I got from the Slagcoin site and they are nice.  I'm going to have to set up some pinball sims just to use them more.  ;D  The stick and trackball mounting I got from here.  With the plexi top and poster background it came out pretty nice, but I can still see all the flaws.  ;)

I have the U360 run direct out the the computer's USB.  The Spinner and the Trackball are on a hub and run out on one cord to the computer.  I knew the U360 requires either a direct USB connection or a powered hub (probably from one of your posts).  But the Xarcade Trackball just seems to be hit or miss when I plug the hub in.  Sometimes it works, sometimes not.  It seems to work 100% when I do a shut down and cold boot up.  Annoying since I'd like to be able to just plug in and play.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: NOP on July 07, 2010, 09:34:49 am
Adding in my resources here for archival purposes.

Midway cocktail (formerly a galaga table), metal CPs.

3 buttons each, U360 sticks, and look like this:
http://www.waste.org/~winkles/winterMAME/pix/winterMALA.jpg (http://www.waste.org/~winkles/winterMAME/pix/winterMALA.jpg)


here's the templates to send to arcadeDepot for drilling:
http://www.waste.org/~winkles/winterMAME/pix/winterMAMEP1.jpg (http://www.waste.org/~winkles/winterMAME/pix/winterMAMEP1.jpg)
http://www.waste.org/~winkles/winterMAME/pix/winterMAMEP2.jpg (http://www.waste.org/~winkles/winterMAME/pix/winterMAMEP2.jpg)

and here's the overlay artwork that I ended up using, printed by mameMarquees
http://www.waste.org/~winkles/winterMAME/pix/winterMAME_mergedCPO.tif (http://www.waste.org/~winkles/winterMAME/pix/winterMAME_mergedCPO.tif)

This was all done about 2 years ago, things may have changed since then.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: SNAAKE on July 09, 2010, 07:01:50 pm
which one lolol :dizzy:
http://snaaake.com/arcades.html (http://snaaake.com/arcades.html)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: mgb on July 21, 2010, 11:53:46 am
This is my first control panel that I built around 4 years ago.
It's a bit dusty because I am currently rebuilding it in another cabinet.

I've realized the things I want better and I am now building a simpler CP.


Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: alfonzotan on July 21, 2010, 04:55:48 pm
This is the first portion of a cabinet project I've been mulling around since downloading a very early version of MacMAME back in 1997 or so.  It got put off while I had a life (many of the parts were purchased several years ago, just before I got engaged and then married), but this summer I finally got motivated enough to build the control panel, and completed that work this weekend.  It passed the niece and nephew test with flying colors.   ;D

Nobody is ever going to mistake me for a carpenter, so I kept it simple--and in fact got a buddy with a serious Tim Taylor complex to cut out and drill the basic parts after I completely buffooned a first attempt.  I did the design, routing, painting, lamination, installation and all the electronics work myself.

I'll save the in-work pics for the (eventual) cabinet project announcement.  For now, here's the panel and its parts list:

- 3/4" MDF construction (I'd have rather used 5/8", but couldn't find any locally)
- 1/16" black HDPE material laminated on control panel and front face (Grainger Industrial Supply)
- Happ Ultimate Competition Joysticks (2) (upgraded in 2012)
- Happ pushbuttons (purchased, with above sticks, nearly 10 years ago)
- Convex LED Player select and Coin buttons (Paradise Arcade Shop, added in 2012)
- Original Tron joystick mechanism (eBay)
- Reproduction Tron handgrip and accessories (GroovyGameGear)
- Happ trackball (old design, eBay)
- Happ trackball mounting plate (Game Cabinets Inc)
- hacked ball mouse (eBay--amazing how difficult these are to find these days)
- "Classic Arcade Joystick" set to 4-way restrictor (JammaBoards.com)
- Lighted ball joystick set to 4-way restrictor (Paradise Arcade Shop, added in 2012)
- I-Pac4 keyboard emulator (UltiMarc)
- SpinTrak spinner (UltiMarc)
- Generic USB hub (I didn't know it lit up until I plugged it in) and USB LED (not pictured, illuminates trackball)
- DSUB9 cables (not pictured) for attaching Atari and Colecovision joysticks, wired to open I-Pac terminals (removed, never worked properly)
- Black 3/4" T-molding
- Flat black paint
- Recessed handgrips (allelectronics.com)

As pictured here, it's running through an Intel Mac Mini running MacMAME .103, connected to a 50" Panasonic plasma TV.  I'll mate this with a more traditional cabinet, Hackintosh CPU and 20" 4:3 LCD monitor once the cabinet is constructed.  For now, I'm taking a break and playing some games!

UPDATE:  This panel has since been added to The Cab With No Name: http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=111782.msg1194447 (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=111782.msg1194447)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: alfonzotan on July 21, 2010, 05:02:34 pm
Whoops--aiming for modify and hit quote.

Mods, please feel free to delete.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: NeoFlynn on July 22, 2010, 01:41:30 am
WOW...some of these are simply amazing, as I start my first project I am just hoping for something functional that looks decent Ill post a pic of the cp as soon as I get going on mine will be a simple two player 6 button each with trackball in the middle not sure about admin buttons yet
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: TheyCallMeBruce on July 28, 2010, 03:13:51 pm
My cousin runs a sign shop and has offered to help me with my artwork, so I'm hoping that works out pretty well.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: dermoerder on August 03, 2010, 04:21:55 pm
(http://a.imageshack.us/img823/3153/img20100623150900.th.jpg) (http://img823.imageshack.us/i/img20100623150900.jpg/)


(http://a.imageshack.us/img219/3308/controlpanelart.th.png) (http://img219.imageshack.us/i/controlpanelart.png/)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: AzureKnight on August 10, 2010, 04:57:22 am

dermoerder, that is a great theme, I love that CP!
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: shan1784 on August 22, 2010, 11:47:52 pm
Here is mine.. I completed it today. It's not 100% yet as I have some tweaking to do...

Before anyone comments about the mis-match colors of the t-molding and vinyl I agree... The vinyl is more purple than it looked in the pic when I ordered... The marquee matches perfect with the t-molding so I'm not sure what happened... I got it from the game on grafix bargin bin so it may have been a bad print or something.. I saved some money on the order.. I'll replace it someday... Actually after looking at the pics the colors are not to off.. Maybe the flash from the camera evened it out or something...

Anyway for a first attempt at a build how did I do?

(http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac156/shan1784/MAME%20Build%20Project/IMG_0156.jpg)

(http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac156/shan1784/MAME%20Build%20Project/IMG_0157.jpg)

(http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac156/shan1784/MAME%20Build%20Project/IMG_0158.jpg)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: mytymaus007 on August 23, 2010, 08:27:16 am
 :applaud: looks good any pics of the underside
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: shan1784 on August 23, 2010, 09:05:55 am
No pics of that yet... These pics were just with the buttons in place..  They are not wired or secured as of yet.. I still have to put the hinges on the box and panel so hopefully tonight...
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Ginsu Victim on August 23, 2010, 03:20:00 pm
I think it looks really good and have no problems with the colors.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Nips916 on September 13, 2010, 11:06:44 pm
Thought I would post mine.  Layout is basic and everything I need.  Mostly NeoGeo games and Street Fighter 4.  I know the over lay is played out but for now it stays until I get around to designing my own.  For only $55 to have it printed and shipped, I may just change it monthly  :lol
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: extendedplayarcade on September 14, 2010, 01:16:46 pm
Same one I have. I thought mine was original hahahha

I got mine off Ebay cheap back in the day. The artwork that is.


Thought I would post mine.  Layout is basic and everything I need.  Mostly NeoGeo games and Street Fighter 4.  I know the over lay is played out but for now it stays until I get around to designing my own.  For only $55 to have it printed and shipped, I may just change it monthly  :lol
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: mrbones on September 17, 2010, 10:08:50 am
I redid mine. It was formerly The Grid (back on page 13.) It is now call The Machine. Named after my childhood arcade from Crystal Point Mall (RIP) in Crystal Lake, IL. I also added NOS Wico joysticks, clickless buttons, and a 27" Samsung CRT HDTV.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: jimmy2x2x on September 26, 2010, 05:17:43 pm
My first attempt.

Seimitsu lS32 Joysticks + green bubble tops
Sanwa OBSF-30 buttons (green and yellow)
Ultimarc Spintrak spinner
Ultimarc UTrak illuminated trackball (red)
Ultralux illuminated button (red)
Generic start and credit buttons
Artifact logo by Artifact, Thanks artifact! See his superb machine here http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=68794.0 (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=68794.0)

(http://i55.tinypic.com/121r3ok.jpg)



Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: severdhed on September 26, 2010, 07:40:25 pm
Here is my latest panel.  since i picked up a showcase cabinet and set it up as a 4player horizontal mame setup, i figured my 2 player horizontal mame setup was redundant. so i am converting it to a vertical classics cabinet.  i am trying to do this cheaply....i threw this together last night...

(http://www.severdhed.com/images/arcade/zakman/IMG_2424.JPG)

the artwork is from a poster i found at WalMart, it looks pretty good and was only $5, I can always change it later.

x-arcade encoder (wiring is a mess, but i had it lying around)
Sanwa JLW joystick, set to 4way mode
happ pushbuttons
iL translucent light up exit and pause buttons (with novagem inserts from GGG)
Ultimarc U-Trak trackball with RGB lighting kit (currently RED)
OptiWiz trackball interface


Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: ragnar on October 11, 2010, 07:40:22 pm
9 buttons.  Very simple.  Why 9 buttons?  For N64 support.  That is also a u360 in there.  I could not be happier with the end result!  My one regret is that I wish I color coded button 1.  I still could but it is not a priority.  I like the all black look but still wonder what it would look like if I did something that was not black for buttons.  There is also an admin panel between the CP and monitor that has start/pause/exit and P1/P2 start and coin buttons.

For the curious, that is 0.220" Lexan and 3/4 plywood with some cheap vinyl sandwiched in between.  The vinyl was a cost cutting measure and only cost me about $7.  What I found out several weeks later from a coworker is that you can get some pretty cool textured vinyl for speaker cabinets (for electric and bass guitars).  Live and learn I guess.

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=105534.0;attach=153665;image)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Phoenix Smasher on October 11, 2010, 09:16:13 pm
Found an old S-cabinet on Craigslist last month for $40, I figured I couldn't pass up a deal like that. I'm an over the road truck driver, so progress will be in spurts here and there.

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs442.ash2/71531_440343908095_500798095_5336436_1877328_n.jpg)
Control panel removed, gonna start gutting it.
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs148.ash2/40736_440344273095_500798095_5336449_1862950_n.jpg)
The monitor is hanging by just a few wires, not cool. :/
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs772.snc4/67234_440344673095_500798095_5336463_909865_n.jpg)
The bare JAMMA board in all its splendor.
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs772.snc4/67234_440344693095_500798095_5336467_6757303_n.jpg)
The underside of the control panel.
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs308.snc4/40736_440344293095_500798095_5336453_4219786_n.jpg)
Man.... I don't even know.
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs148.ash2/40736_440344308095_500798095_5336456_8211239_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: smalltownguy on October 11, 2010, 10:13:15 pm
Come on, seriously? Do you SEE what they did to get a joystick?

They hacked one of these up:

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=103207.0;attach=154919;image)

Unbelievable.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Phoenix Smasher on October 12, 2010, 12:22:38 am
Wow! Good eye, I hadn't caught that. I just removed the panel, measured it, and set it aside. It's a work in progress, so I'll keep you guys posted.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Hurray Banana on October 13, 2010, 02:11:26 pm
Here's the panel to my finished dedicated vertical cab, setup for mame and jamma pcb's modelled the shape on tempest.

Using T-Stick plus's so I could easily switch between 4 way and 8 way.



Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Hurray Banana on October 14, 2010, 02:12:14 am
Here's some pics of inside the control panel,

Using leaf switches that pony boy was selling (don't know if he still is) and all wires soldered (prefer to crimp connectors)

The PCB is my DK jr board.

I've added a couple of pics of the Bezel mouting, it's just a piece of 6mm ply sat on a couple of rails in front of the Philips TV I used, I bought this TV because it had a near flat front to the casing which meant I could get a real close fix between the TV and the Bezel, it worked pretty well.

Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: severdhed on November 25, 2010, 10:34:57 pm
here is my latest panel on my showcase cabinet.  the back side of the plexi is painted, and it came out pretty crappy.  but it is very functional and will work just fine through the winter...when spring comes around, i'll replace the plexi again.

2 sanwa JLW joysticks
2 x-arcade joysticks (will be replaced with two more JLWs after Christmas)
happ pushbuttons
iL translucent exit/pause button
keywiz 40 ST encoder from GroovyGameGear

when spring rolls around, i will replace the ugly plexi, and probably add a Utrak trackball in the center.
(http://www.severdhed.com/images/arcade/showcase/IMG_2444.JPG)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: DirtyDachshunds on November 26, 2010, 07:38:53 pm
Finished mine today!  And I really like the way it turned out

2xU360s
2xSanwa 8 ways
1xspintrak
1xelectricice trackball
and pushbuttons

I'll post higher quality pics when I take them.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: mytymaus007 on November 26, 2010, 08:10:28 pm
Looks good but i dont see any trigger stick for tron games Other wise nice job
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: DirtyDachshunds on November 26, 2010, 08:38:08 pm
Looks good but i dont see any trigger stick for tron games Other wise nice job

Thanks!
Personally, I think the tron sticks are ugly...and I don't play much tron
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Gray_Area on November 27, 2010, 04:21:52 am
Finished mine today!  And I really like the way it turned out

2xU360s
2xSanwa 8 ways
1xspintrak
1xelectricice trackball
and pushbuttons

I'll post higher quality pics when I take them.

Nice placement of the controls relative to the art. I bet the spinner was the only tough one. And I love those curves. How did you get them?
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: DirtyDachshunds on November 27, 2010, 11:35:08 am
I actually just printed out a template of my art and cut the curves from that using a jig saw.  I didn't want to take the time to make a jig and do it the right way, but it came out well enough for me.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: CathalDublin on December 01, 2010, 05:46:32 pm
My first attempt.

Seimitsu lS32 Joysticks + green bubble tops
Sanwa OBSF-30 buttons (green and yellow)
Ultimarc Spintrak spinner
Ultimarc UTrak illuminated trackball (red)
Ultralux illuminated button (red)
Generic start and credit buttons
Artifact logo by Artifact, Thanks artifact! See his superb machine here http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=68794.0 (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=68794.0)

(http://i55.tinypic.com/121r3ok.jpg)




Loving your control panel
What did you use to design this in?
Looking to do something similar in different colours on a smaller panel
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: shfifty on December 05, 2010, 12:12:28 am
My first Cp attempt for my upright cab. Sanwa buttons and JLF sticks, Seimitsu admin buttons, and an x-arcade encoder. its not perfect, but pretty damn close.     
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: 8lords on January 19, 2011, 08:46:59 am

Loving your control panel
What did you use to design this in?
Looking to do something similar in different colours on a smaller panel

I was wondering the same.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: mkcalling on January 20, 2011, 09:43:11 pm
Thanks.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Goatz18 on January 29, 2011, 07:05:40 pm
My temporary setup. A control panel scratched together with scrap wood I had lying around.

(http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/hs007.snc6/165775_10150089166992280_581602279_6048079_240225_n.jpg)

You can still see the blue mark of the wood and some imperfections, like I said, it was scrap wood, but the panel looks and plays great. I velcroed the front and back of the panel to an old kids dresser and she keeps steady.

(http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs789.ash1/167983_10150089167042280_581602279_6048080_3253845_n.jpg)

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs762.ash1/165371_10150089167162280_581602279_6048082_5743916_n.jpg)

That Dell to the left goes to the TV via S-Video. Looks great.

(http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/hs266.snc6/179471_10150089167267280_581602279_6048089_6017669_n.jpg)

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs765.ash1/165619_10150089167357280_581602279_6048095_2981063_n.jpg)

A J-Stick and a U360. You can also see the U-Trak and Slikstik Tornado.

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs788.ash1/167839_10150089167482280_581602279_6048098_3463286_n.jpg)

Another U360 and J-Stik.

(http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/hs077.snc6/168723_10150089167552280_581602279_6048100_5878725_n.jpg)

Ipac 4. I wired the far side first and had to rearrange the wires. The frontside I did second and got it right, looks clean.

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs886.ash1/179487_10150089167672280_581602279_6048103_6816961_n.jpg)

I never did get any wire hooks or staples to hold the wires to the wood, but they don't move much and I'll get to it some day.

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs884.ash1/179215_10150089167857280_581602279_6048110_3674247_n.jpg)

I kept the rough look of the wood, sanded it with fine sandpaper, stained it and sealed it for a rough yet smooth and shiny look.

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/hs057.snc6/168715_10150089167987280_581602279_6048116_8315082_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: lokesen on January 30, 2011, 01:41:20 pm
Nanocade - Acrylic Micro Bartop

BYOAC: http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=108702.0 (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=108702.0)
Homepage: http://www.koenigs.dk/mame/eng/stepnanocade.htm (http://www.koenigs.dk/mame/eng/stepnanocade.htm)

(http://www.koenigs.dk/mame/eng/nanocade53.jpg)

(http://www.koenigs.dk/mame/eng/nanocade57.jpg)

(http://www.koenigs.dk/mame/eng/nanocade60.jpg)





Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Gray_Area on January 31, 2011, 09:13:33 pm
My temporary setup. A control panel scratched together with scrap wood I had lying around.

Great solution for trackball and spinner placements.


Nanocade - Acrylic Micro Bartop

Magnifique.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: kegger on February 05, 2011, 10:44:00 am
Space themed panel with Asteroid's button layout and an added original Frontline spinner.
FrontX panel for usb and headphone jack which mutes main speakers on cab when used.
I used Wilsonart laminate which holds up well on control panel. Its a little busy but I'm not
too good with photoshop to make my own theme.

 


Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: emphatic on February 22, 2011, 05:13:48 pm
Got some really nice repro overlays for my EGRET IIs:

(http://www.emphatic.se/good_cpo/cab2finished.jpg)

(http://www.emphatic.se/good_cpo/cab2buttons.jpg)

(http://www.emphatic.se/good_cpo/cab1finished.jpg)

(http://www.emphatic.se/good_cpo/moneyshot.jpg)

 ;D
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: deadmeat on February 26, 2011, 03:57:07 am
Here's mine so far...
1 x 4 way top fire (in the mail)
2 x 8 way comp joys (in the mail)
2 x 6 button layout (in the mail)
Oscar tempest clone spinner
Trackball

Plan to use blue lightning overlay
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: lokesen on February 27, 2011, 04:04:53 pm
(http://www.nanocade.com/arcadestik2.JPG)

(http://www.nanocade.com/arcadestik3.JPG)

(http://www.nanocade.com/arcadestik4.JPG)

Build in acrylics with Ultimarc UltraStik 360 and 8 seimitsu screw in buttons in gun smoke color.
Also sold as a kit here: http://www.nanocade.com (http://www.nanocade.com)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: jimmy2x2x on March 01, 2011, 06:53:23 pm
My first attempt.

Seimitsu lS32 Joysticks + green bubble tops
Sanwa OBSF-30 buttons (green and yellow)
Ultimarc Spintrak spinner
Ultimarc UTrak illuminated trackball (red)
Ultralux illuminated button (red)
Generic start and credit buttons
Artifact logo by Artifact, Thanks artifact! See his superb machine here http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=68794.0 (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=68794.0)

(http://i55.tinypic.com/121r3ok.jpg)




Loving your control panel
What did you use to design this in?
Looking to do something similar in different colours on a smaller panel

Sorry for the delay, I designed it in Sketchup then did the graphics in photoshop

More detail and files to download in this thread:
http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=105520.0 (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=105520.0)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: deadmeat on March 04, 2011, 06:59:58 am
decided not to drop $65 on the blue lightning overlay.  Just painted the back of the Plexi...
just waiting for the mailman to drop off my 4-way top fire joy.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Firebat138 on March 04, 2011, 10:28:21 am
(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n195/EricCamper/IMG_1270.jpg)

My MameGear Panel...
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: BELLcadia on March 07, 2011, 02:41:13 pm
This is my first cab.  Let me know what you think. (advice, tips, ect).  
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: javeryh on March 11, 2011, 09:46:06 am
(http://i55.tinypic.com/121r3ok.jpg)

This is OUTSTANDING.   :notworthy:
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Goatz18 on March 20, 2011, 12:15:05 am
My temporary setup. A control panel scratched together with scrap wood I had lying around.

Great solution for trackball and spinner placements.

Thanks. It really works out well.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: jcutler0902 on May 16, 2011, 04:27:18 pm
Still working on my cabinet (almost done).
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: markronz on June 29, 2011, 03:03:40 pm
I just enjoyed looking through the pages and pages of CP pr0n here, so I thought I should contribute and post pics from my two arcades here.  Certainly not the best out there, but for a first attempt I was proud of the first one.   Then for the second one I learned and improved a bit, which is the goal!

I did upgrade to lit up buttons later, but here's the finished control panel before those.  The main thing I learned from this was that I shouldn't have put the exit button above the trackball, and that I don't need dedicated mouse buttons.  Oh, and that I should have recessed my trackball mounting plate!
(http://www.markronsman.com/Thumbnail%20Images/Control%20Panel%205tn.JPG)

My custom made exit button that I really like!
(http://www.markronsman.com/Thumbnail%20Images/New%20Lighting%202tn.JPG)

Well I had no idea what I was doing the first time, and it showed!   But what can I say, it works.  Some day I will redo this!  I swear!
(http://www.markronsman.com/Thumbnail%20Images/CP%20Wiring%202tn.JPG)

Here's the finished product to give some perspective.
(http://www.markronsman.com/Thumbnail%20Images/Finished%202tn.JPG)

Here is my second machine I made.  Note there are no buttons on top of the trackball this time!   Some of the artwork looks orange in this picture due to the flash, but in real life the red matches up with the buttons much better.
(http://www.markronsman.com/Arcade%202%20Pictures/tn/f63tn.JPG)

Just a close up of the custom Tapper logo along the top, along with my labeled few admin buttons.
(http://www.markronsman.com/Arcade%202%20Pictures/tn/f64tn.JPG)

As you can see, I did a MUCH better job wiring this time!   Still not as good as others I've seen, but not too bad.  Next time maybe I will be even a little bit better!
(http://www.markronsman.com/Arcade%202%20Pictures/tn/f48tn.JPG)

And then a picture of the second arcade machine to give ya a little perspective on that one.
(http://www.markronsman.com/Arcade%202%20Pictures/tn/f67tn.JPG)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: BruceM on July 01, 2011, 07:03:50 am

(http://www.markronsman.com/Thumbnail%20Images/Control%20Panel%205tn.JPG)


woooow it looks awesoooome! you said - maybe not the best out there, but i personally like style on these pics. it is really cool.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: markronz on July 04, 2011, 08:41:48 pm
woooow it looks awesoooome! you said - maybe not the best out there, but i personally like style on these pics. it is really cool.

Thanks!  I really appreciate that!
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: dmarcum99 on July 15, 2011, 01:26:10 am
I've had my cab for 2 years now and just this week the artwork I used for my cab has finally came in.  Right now I only have the control panel covered in vinyl.  My sides are covered with printed xerox paper so I can get a feel of how everything comes together.  I am a fan of the Kentucky Wildcats...and I am a fan of Homer J. Simpson.  So I thought I'd incorporate both ideas into my cab.  It may be cheesey, but it's mine and I have no plans of getting rid of it.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Grimoz on July 21, 2011, 08:33:13 pm
I've had my cab for 2 years now and just this week the artwork I used for my cab has finally came in.  Right now I only have the control panel covered in vinyl.  My sides are covered with printed xerox paper so I can get a feel of how everything comes together.  I am a fan of the Kentucky Wildcats...and I am a fan of Homer J. Simpson.  So I thought I'd incorporate both ideas into my cab.  It may be cheesey, but it's mine and I have no plans of getting rid of it.

Cool, I have that Homer picture tattooed on my shoulder.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Grimoz on August 02, 2011, 07:21:50 am
Just finished mine off tonight, came up looking pretty cool if I do say so myself.

Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Malenko on August 04, 2011, 03:22:52 pm
looks really good! I have a suggestion, if the black buttons next to your start buttons are for coining up, super glue a quarter on top. Its what I did when I built a MAME cab for a co-worker, theres a link in my sig, NeoMAME , if you wanna take a look
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Grimoz on August 07, 2011, 06:31:11 pm
Thanks mate, I'll check it out and see if I like it, always looking for new ideas.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: GonzoDX on August 23, 2011, 12:35:44 pm
(http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e330/GonzoDX/Arcade%20Stuff/IMAG0331.jpg)

Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Nephasth on August 23, 2011, 12:50:20 pm
Looks good. How do you like the angled joysticks?
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: GonzoDX on August 23, 2011, 01:31:57 pm
As for as play it doesn't bother me, But when designing art around the angle it makes things very difficult to get lined up.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: quintinbiker on September 15, 2011, 04:03:43 am
My control panel
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: vanrose72 on November 09, 2011, 01:53:03 pm
Here you go, that reminds me, I should submit this to the examples page!

I'm amazed at how you managed to fit all of those controls onto one CP and make it look so tidy. I love the graphic design on this. Very impressive!
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: MNW on November 15, 2011, 10:39:22 pm
My contribution to the thread:

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=90051.0;attach=137138;image)


Nice!  This is pretty much what I am going for, but maybe not as big.  What are the dimensions on the top of this?
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Mendark on December 10, 2011, 02:46:42 pm
Here's some shots of my control panel / machine, built it this summer while reading saint's awesome book for guidance and inspiration  :notworthy:
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Gray_Area on December 11, 2011, 05:38:58 pm
Here's some shots of my control panel / machine, built it this summer while reading saint's awesome book for guidance and inspiration  :notworthy:


Looks great. My paranoia would have dictated the on/off switch being placed underneath.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Ridgefire on December 23, 2011, 03:15:34 pm
My cousin built the cab and console.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Le Chuck on December 29, 2011, 11:23:19 am
Just completed Darkade (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=116602.0) and thought I'd post up here as well for the CP.

(http://i479.photobucket.com/albums/rr155/vonjett/CPFront.jpg) (http://i479.photobucket.com/albums/rr155/vonjett/CPDetail.jpg)

(http://i479.photobucket.com/albums/rr155/vonjett/CPUnder.jpg) (http://i479.photobucket.com/albums/rr155/vonjett/CPPopped.jpg)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Dawgz Rule on January 02, 2012, 06:16:51 am
Just completed my first build.  Here are the control panel pics
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: animatorJustin on January 22, 2012, 10:51:09 pm
Going for a Sketchbook look

(http://i.imgur.com/M6Ivkh.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/aROflh.jpg)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: SNAAKE on January 23, 2012, 01:39:53 pm
(http://shoryuken.us/cb4.jpg)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: mgb on January 24, 2012, 11:47:33 pm
Going for a Sketchbook look

(http://i.imgur.com/M6Ivkh.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/aROflh.jpg)


Very Nice
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: spkywlnt73 on February 04, 2012, 09:26:27 am
Castlevania Control panel enjoy!
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: jimmy2x2x on February 04, 2012, 11:24:32 am
Castlevania Control panel enjoy!

Great job on that, well done  :cheers:
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: surface tension on February 23, 2012, 08:37:34 am
Here are all 3 surface tension control panels...

All are aluminium. Linished, anodised and screen-printed. Sanwa sticks, Happ/Sanwa buttons, Illuminated Happ trackball, ITW control switches, Ultimarc spinner via a Minipac.

Dual
(http://www.surface-tension.net/images/gallery/dual/dual_3.jpg) (http://www.surface-tension.net/images/gallery/dual/dual_4.jpg)

Arcane
(http://www.surface-tension.net/images/gallery/arcane/arc_10.jpg) (http://www.surface-tension.net/images/gallery/arcane/arc_11.jpg) (http://www.surface-tension.net/images/gallery/arcane/arc_12.jpg)

Double7
(http://www.surface-tension.net/images/gallery/double7/dbl7_1.jpg) (http://www.surface-tension.net/images/gallery/double7/dbl7_9.jpg)


Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: dave197878 on March 05, 2012, 10:13:44 pm
My first attempt.. nothing to fancey. (http://i.imgur.com/shhaU.jpg)(http://i.imgur.com/wWoTi.jpg[img])http://i.imgur.com/vKnwz.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/vKnwz.jpg)[/img]
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: MTPPC on March 23, 2012, 01:54:56 pm
I did this to my spare Ms. Pac CP. It works pretty good, but I might do it a little different if I did it again.

(http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z182/phatcaddydaddy/pac/crapmame.jpg)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: woofysmack on May 03, 2012, 10:45:30 pm
First post.  Just wanted to thank everyone for all the great ideas and posts.  Many good ideas and tips. 

Wanted to post pics of my Mobile Arcade.  Soon to be future plans, install a pc inside the arcade panel and have two cables coming out, power and HDMI.  Going for a mobile arcade in a box.  Anyway, forgive the sloppy wiring at this point, just testing, waiting on my USB LED board from ultimarc.  HUGE props to my neighbor that is a finish carpenter.  Hand drew and designed from scratch, the guy is a genius with the wood working tools, could not have done this without him.   :notworthy:

Lemme know if you have any questions, always happy to help! 

(http://i.imgur.com/LLOFA.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/BQ8TZ.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/AsDes.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/Nh63s.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/XyXzV.jpg)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Los Abrazos Rotos on May 04, 2012, 07:20:08 am
I've just finished the control panel on my discs of mame cab
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Brian74 on May 08, 2012, 06:13:15 pm
Here is the cp from my first cab
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: emb on May 09, 2012, 09:43:45 am
(http://honerbrink.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/control-panel.jpg)

I will be throwing a little 2 1/4 trackball into it eventually for centipede.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Nephasth on May 09, 2012, 11:06:05 am
The Beast's panels. >:D

The blanks.
(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=103207.0;attach=163519)

Pre-wiring.
(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=103207.0;attach=169263)

Wired.
(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=103207.0;attach=172941)

Installed. Off.
(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=103207.0;attach=184159)

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=103207.0;attach=184157)

Whole cab in Hyperspin.
(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=103207.0;attach=184155)

MK3 layout.
(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=103207.0;attach=184153)

NeoGeo layout.
(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=103207.0;attach=184152)

TMNT showing all player controls.
(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=103207.0;attach=184150)

Dungeons & Dragons.
(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=103207.0;attach=184146)

Donkey Kong.
(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=103207.0;attach=184148)

For any game having a 'white' start button, I have changed it to LEDBlinky's 'black' which makes the button light up grey-ish. 'Black' is also my default color for games not defined in colors.ini.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: capsule on May 09, 2012, 03:38:27 pm
Work in progress ;)

Classic layout in a refurbished generic cabinet control panel.
Handmade brushed metal plate.

Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: edin_dave on May 15, 2012, 08:29:33 am
Really like your control panel- might take inspiration from it for my own :)  :applaud:

Well thought out, nice them.. good work!  :cheers:

My first message on this board, although I've been reading for years and gathering help from all your work...thanks for the inspiration.

Here's mine...with a Defender theme - although I have no Defender button placements - I played mostly Atari 2600 which was way simpler...

Three Ms Pacman Reunions (a mistake I my part, maybe, thinking they had a different feel than the Happs Super 8-ways) I converted the base of two with a round 8-way plate.

Happs Blue Glow Trackball - still gotta wire the 'glow' up, but I'm afraid I'll burn out my power supply with the coin door lights already sucking out juice...

Turbo Twist Spinner- Nice!

Two Act Labs Arcade Guns - I drilled out two buttons so wiring can enter smoothly into the cabinet...the holsters are Home Depot "U" bolts that need to be painted black but I'm afraid they are too smooth and end up looking like crap.

Special thanks to Kneivel (spelling?) Wow!

Petey Boy
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: MK3FAN on May 17, 2012, 09:10:53 pm
Here's mine. Plain and simple...


(http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m202/zenomorp/CIMG0583.jpg)

(http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m202/zenomorp/CIMG0584.jpg)

(http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m202/zenomorp/CIMG0585.jpg)

(http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m202/zenomorp/CIMG0591.jpg)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: SammyLJ on May 20, 2012, 05:49:41 pm
(http://www.ohiostate.photosite.com/~photos/tn/1684_1024.ts1141814504203.jpg)

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=50889.0;attach=46022)

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=51525.0;attach=48144;image)

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=51525.0;attach=48503;image)

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=51525.0;attach=48148;image)

This is exactly what I am looking to build. I have tried pming the user but with no luck. Does anyone have a diagram for a 4 player with track ball or even just the cp dimensions that they could send me?

On a side note, what are the 7th buttons on players 1 and 2 for as well as the 4th buttons on players 3 and 4?


Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: edin_dave on May 21, 2012, 03:32:58 pm
Love your panel!  :cheers:

How big is it?

Nice use of the stick next to the spinner- does that play OK?

Going for a Sketchbook look

(http://i.imgur.com/M6Ivkh.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/aROflh.jpg)

Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: P-chan on May 22, 2012, 09:05:30 am
Figured I should put my pedestal CP up here....  I have a 15" monitor mounted in the CP for display of button configurations using CPWizard.  It can also be used to play on, in case the big tv (a 40" mounted on the wall) is in use.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: mytymaus007 on May 23, 2012, 10:58:50 pm
I've been planning out a defender cab with a 4 player console added on for a while now. I designed it so that when the 4 player module was attached, it would blend in with the original original defender control panel but would accommodate the extra controllers such as the spinners and trackball. At first I thought it was way too much, but the severity of it is starting to grow on me and I think I'm going to keep it as the final design.

(http://martoon.org/defender/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/fullpanel.jpg)

Was this control panel ever developed. Just Wondering how functional is the defender layout since its so high up on the panel! But the art work is Amazing great job!!! :applaud:
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: GregD on June 06, 2012, 09:59:40 am
Wish I had a better picture of mine but here it is.  Turned out great IMHO.  Thanks to Ond for the artwork and to Knievel for the control panel template.

Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: ids on June 07, 2012, 09:02:55 am
(http://ids.ca/~steve/mame/images/cpdks.jpg)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Seith on June 14, 2012, 12:49:13 pm
The Beast's panels. >:D

Anyone else notice that this was "Reply #666"... the number of the beast?  >:D
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: MaxVolume on June 14, 2012, 01:53:18 pm
Here's the finished control panel on the FLYNN'S cabinet:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/planetdust1/7372342394/#in/set-72157630100411654 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/planetdust1/7372342394/#in/set-72157630100411654)

Can't seem to figure out how people are embedding images in their posts... not working for me.  Oh well, I wanted everyone to be able to read the description for this pic I posted on Flickr anyway, so I wouldn't have to copy and paste it here.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Nephasth on June 19, 2012, 01:43:26 pm
The Beast's panels. >:D

Anyone else notice that this was "Reply #666"... the number of the beast?  >:D

 :duckhunt
Title: Project X Arcade Control Panel
Post by: gildahl on June 20, 2012, 08:27:19 pm
Here's are some control panel pics from my recently completed "Project X Arcade"  (http://sachi.sytes.net/techblog/?p=124 (http://sachi.sytes.net/techblog/?p=124))

(http://sachi.sytes.net/techblog/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/20120314-IMG_4754.jpg)

(http://sachi.sytes.net/techblog/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/20120314-IMG_4753.jpg)

(http://sachi.sytes.net/techblog/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/20120312-IMG_4749.jpg)
Title: Re: Project X Arcade Control Panel
Post by: spkywlnt73 on June 20, 2012, 09:11:26 pm
Here's are some control panel pics from my recently completed "Project X Arcade"  (http://sachi.sytes.net/techblog/?p=124 (http://sachi.sytes.net/techblog/?p=124))

(http://sachi.sytes.net/techblog/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/20120314-IMG_4754.jpg)

(http://sachi.sytes.net/techblog/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/20120314-IMG_4753.jpg)

(http://sachi.sytes.net/techblog/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/20120312-IMG_4749.jpg)
Amazing! Really great work dude!
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: mcseforsale on July 03, 2012, 12:23:44 pm
Crappy iPhone pics in a dirty garage, but you get the idea.   >:D  Basic Knievel CP design...

(http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p191/mcseforsale/MAME_CAB/IMG_7367.jpg)

Image art for "The Blue Pill".  I tried to get less light to bounce off the plexi..

(http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p191/mcseforsale/MAME_CAB/IMG_9986.jpg)

Edge lighting from the GGG EI2 buttons..

(http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p191/mcseforsale/MAME_CAB/IMG_9078.jpg)

Hmmm.  Needs a blue trackball and some LED sticks...wonder if Santa is listening?

(http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p191/mcseforsale/MAME_CAB/IMG_0848.jpg)

Happy colorful wiring!!

(http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p191/mcseforsale/MAME_CAB/IMG_8297.jpg)

(http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p191/mcseforsale/MAME_CAB/IMG_6991.jpg)

(http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p191/mcseforsale/MAME_CAB/IMG_0748.jpg)

AJ

Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Dawgz Rule on July 03, 2012, 12:57:50 pm
Nice wiring.
Title: Re: Project X Arcade Control Panel
Post by: wp34 on July 08, 2012, 11:48:45 am
Here's are some control panel pics from my recently completed "Project X Arcade"  (http://sachi.sytes.net/techblog/?p=124 (http://sachi.sytes.net/techblog/?p=124))

(http://sachi.sytes.net/techblog/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/20120314-IMG_4754.jpg)

(http://sachi.sytes.net/techblog/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/20120314-IMG_4753.jpg)

(http://sachi.sytes.net/techblog/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/20120312-IMG_4749.jpg)

That is a very nice update on a classic design.  Nice work.   :cheers:

Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: gonzalma on July 28, 2012, 05:26:45 am
Forgive the poor cell phone pic.


(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8005/7660945976_a8a222b81c_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Troyus on July 30, 2012, 01:22:28 pm
Holy hell that is awesome. How do you configre the buttons to light up like that?

The Beast's panels. >:D



Whole cab in Hyperspin.
(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=103207.0;attach=184155)

MK3 layout.
(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=103207.0;attach=184153)

NeoGeo layout.
(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=103207.0;attach=184152)

TMNT showing all player controls.
(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=103207.0;attach=184150)

i.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Nephasth on July 31, 2012, 07:58:01 pm
Holy hell that is awesome. How do you configre the buttons to light up like that?

RGB LEDs, a couple PACLED64s, and LEDBlinky, my friend. :)

Thanks, I really should update that post. Alot has been done to the Beast since then, including cabinet lighting...
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: mgb on August 20, 2012, 12:07:27 pm
Forgive the poor cell phone pic.


(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8005/7660945976_a8a222b81c_c.jpg)

I like how you tied in the extra controls within the mk2 graphics. Nice job
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: agent_c on August 24, 2012, 05:03:19 pm
Now I have finished I can add my cp to the far superior ones i see here, I wanted plain & simple because it's only a bartop.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: MaxVolume on August 24, 2012, 05:21:30 pm
Now I have finished I can add my cp to the far superior ones i see here, I wanted plain & simple because it's only a bartop.

Well, then you completely missed the mark... that's not "plain & simple"... it's GORGEOUS!!!  Very well done!  :applaud:
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: mytymaus007 on August 24, 2012, 11:20:22 pm
Now I have finished I can add my cp to the far superior ones i see here, I wanted plain & simple because it's only a bartop.
Amazing What trackball is that and what Size. Looks like you can eat it :lol
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Jakobud on August 25, 2012, 12:26:47 am
My old cp from years ago...

(http://i.imgur.com/6GjjE.jpg)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: agent_c on August 25, 2012, 03:06:16 am
Now I have finished I can add my cp to the far superior ones i see here, I wanted plain & simple because it's only a bartop.
Amazing What trackball is that and what Size. Looks like you can eat it :lol

Thanks for the comments, the track ball is one of these http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/280913244016?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/280913244016?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649)
 the ball is 54mm or just over 2 inch. Yet having bought it I found it unusable im my design, so i used the ball and the rollers added in an old g5 lazer mouse (with some track cutting and jiggerypokery) made a mounting for it and bingo! There are some pics here in the project announcement thread http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,122179.0.html (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,122179.0.html)
thanks
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Troyus on August 26, 2012, 05:57:29 am
Poor Ipad camera in crappy light, but here you go.
(http://i46.tinypic.com/335h1yb.jpg)
(http://i49.tinypic.com/21mdhs0.jpg)
(http://i46.tinypic.com/27y8vmb.jpg)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: agent_c on August 26, 2012, 09:06:35 am
love the space invader below the cp, how easy! was that to cut?
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Troyus on August 26, 2012, 06:58:57 pm
I added in a third pic to show that cutout better for you.

It was very easy as I ordered a flat pack cab from arcadeworx then put the rest together.
They drill the CP, cut the marquee and the door to your specs or pictures using a machine. Good company.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Troyus on August 26, 2012, 07:58:15 pm
My old cp from years ago...

Classy looking
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Gray_Area on August 27, 2012, 04:13:32 am
Now I have finished I can add my cp to the far superior ones i see here, I wanted plain & simple because it's only a bartop.

Well, then you completely missed the mark... that's not "plain & simple"... it's GORGEOUS!!!  Very well done!  :applaud:


Yeah. Don't kiss ass when you've no need.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: MaxVolume on August 27, 2012, 12:37:56 pm
Yeah. Don't kiss ass when you've no need.

Seriously?  I can't compliment anyone???  I'm not the "curmudgeon" you people seem to think I am.  I'm not a robot... when I see something I don't like, I say so.  When I see something I do like, I say so.  What part of that is so difficult for you people to understand???!!!

 :tool:
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: MaxVolume on August 27, 2012, 12:40:06 pm
Poor Ipad camera in crappy light, but here you go.

Very minimalist, but NICE!  :applaud:
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: saint on August 27, 2012, 12:59:40 pm
Yeah. Don't kiss ass when you've no need.

Seriously?  I can't compliment anyone???  I'm not the "curmudgeon" you people seem to think I am.  I'm not a robot... when I see something I don't like, I say so.  When I see something I do like, I say so.  What part of that is so difficult for you people to understand???!!!

 :tool:

Pretty sure he was talking to agent_c and not you.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: MaxVolume on August 27, 2012, 01:03:23 pm
Yeah. Don't kiss ass when you've no need.

Seriously?  I can't compliment anyone???  I'm not the "curmudgeon" you people seem to think I am.  I'm not a robot... when I see something I don't like, I say so.  When I see something I do like, I say so.  What part of that is so difficult for you people to understand???!!!

 :tool:

Pretty sure he was talking to agent_c and not you.

Whoops... I can see that... sorry!  Just got a bit sensitive when I saw "kiss ass".  I think what G_A meant was that agent_c was being overly modest, and I agree.

Sorry for the misunderstanding.

Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: mgb on August 28, 2012, 08:29:21 pm
a while back I posted a pic of my old control panel but even though my most recent has been done for close to a year now, I just hadn't posted the cp on this thread.
So tonight I had my daughter (budding photographer) snap some shots and here they are....

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=103207.0;attach=260789;image)

If you look real close and imagine real hard, you can almost see the pattern on the Sanwa mesh ball, probably wasn't worth the $12 each. I could have sent them back but the white goes well with the project.
(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=103207.0;attach=260787;image)

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=103207.0;attach=260785;image)

Neo Geo time....
(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=103207.0;attach=260791;image)

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=103207.0;attach=260793;image)

Thanks for looking
Title: My Williams Multi
Post by: Paulson on August 29, 2012, 05:16:40 am
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc22/Paul-son/DSC01668.jpg)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: willybeamish on September 26, 2012, 01:41:15 pm
There are some beautiful CP's in here...one thing im wondering because im in the middle of building a cab..is how much are the parts costing you guys??
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: mcseforsale on September 26, 2012, 02:11:47 pm
With the GGG EI2 buttons, i-PAC 4 (used), used Happ trackball and opti-pac, plexi, art, wood, hinges, wire, other hardware and t-molding.....about 400 bux.

AJ

There are some beautiful CP's in here...one thing im wondering because im in the middle of building a cab..is how much are the parts costing you guys??
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: mgb on September 26, 2012, 03:03:58 pm
There are some beautiful CP's in here...one thing im wondering because im in the middle of building a cab..is how much are the parts costing you guys??

Well, lets see:

This is just for what currently on my panel, as I originally had planned for a different panel which was a bigger fighter type panel with more buttons

2 Sanwa JLWs $40
     plus $10 or so for a round gate and softer switches for left stick
2 Sanwa meshballs $24 (way too much for a ball whose design is very hard to see)
1 happ usb 2.25" trackball $80 (bought a while ago)
1 Ipac $40 (i think) also bought a while back
1 omni2 stick with soft switches $30, I then had an issue with the stick and perferred the JLW so I took the modded gate and soft switches and put them on a JLW.
1 TurboTwist 2 spinner with storage cylinder $75
    plus Token Top Knob $23
12 GGG Electric Ice2 pushbuttons with soft switches and RGBs $84     Plus I had originall ordered more of these because my original plan was a bigger control panel with 7 buttons per player with 2 flipper buttons per side
2 LEDWiz Controllers (Though I currently only use one) $45

This totals about $441
Plus the cost for the custom cpo from Gameongrafix which I don't even remember the cost on.

Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: gildahl on September 30, 2012, 09:51:20 am
There are some beautiful CP's in here...one thing im wondering because im in the middle of building a cab..is how much are the parts costing you guys??

Well, let's see...

20 GGG Classix buttons with leafswitch pros  $72
4 GGG buttons with microswitches  $8
1 Ultimarc mini-pac/w harness USB $70
3 Ultimarc UltraStik 360s  $180
1 Front restrictor kit   $24
2 Round restrictor kits  $28
2 Strong springs  $6
2 GGG turbo twist spinners with energy cylinders $150
1 Ultimarc U-Trak trackball  $80
1 Trackball Trim Bezel  $5
1 Trackball RGB LED kit  $29
Plexiglass  $20
laminate  $20
roll paper/inkjet ink  $10
T-molding  $8
3/4" plywood  $8
2 clamps  $15
7 port USB hub   $20
2 USB external ports  $15
1 headphone jack  $8

...plus some miscellaneous hardware--so somewhere around $800.
Title: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: DeLuSioNal29 on October 04, 2012, 12:20:15 am
Just finished my second vertical cab. I had built a similar one a couple years back.

It's 1 player. Left side is 8-way. Right side is 4-way. I may add a servo stick on the right in the future to make it 2 player for the shmups. But for now it works great for me. :-)

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/10/04/y3ara4as.jpg)

DeLuSioNaL29
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: C-DUB on October 11, 2012, 07:47:09 pm
Hey all! First timer here.

I was browsing around for cabinet ideas and stumbled across Jarrett's 'Space Paranoids' control panel design he posted back in 2009 here:

http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=83312.0 (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=83312.0)

I totally fell in love with it. After some further digging around, I found out he had posted the his artwork source files (layered photoshop files) for all to use. What luck! Great stuff Jarrett. I appreciate all of your work!

I tweaked the font to match the Flynn's arcade cabinet I saw in Disneyland, and added the 'Williams Family' logo (My last name is Williams :P ). I had the artwork printed on laminated vinyl, and went to work.

I just started working on the control panel, the rest of the cabinet to follow. I still need to get the spinner, trigger joystick and trackball which explains the empty spots and placeholder button.

(http://aebillingsolutions.com/luckygatorhead/SP/04.JPG)
(http://aebillingsolutions.com/luckygatorhead/SP/08.JPG)
Sticker sheets back from the sign guy.

(http://aebillingsolutions.com/luckygatorhead/SP/19.JPG)
Before drilling.

(http://aebillingsolutions.com/luckygatorhead/SP/22.JPG)
After button install.

(http://aebillingsolutions.com/luckygatorhead/SP/24.JPG)
After T-Molding.

(http://aebillingsolutions.com/luckygatorhead/SP/29.JPG)
Cabinet base.

(http://aebillingsolutions.com/luckygatorhead/SP/30.JPG)
Dry fit.

(http://aebillingsolutions.com/luckygatorhead/SP/34.JPG)
After paint/pinball buttons.

(http://aebillingsolutions.com/luckygatorhead/SP/35.JPG)
Detail.

I also just received the controller, and I'm starting the wiring now!

Thanks for looking!
C-Dub
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: DeanT on October 21, 2012, 11:10:23 pm
First Control Panel ... cabinet will come later.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Seith on October 25, 2012, 02:09:28 pm

(http://aebillingsolutions.com/luckygatorhead/SP/34.JPG)
After paint/pinball buttons.

(http://aebillingsolutions.com/luckygatorhead/SP/35.JPG)
Detail.


 :cheers: great work on this one!  Very clean and professional looking!
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: mindcycle on October 26, 2012, 02:56:14 pm
Here's a pic of my completed MAME cab and CP. The control panel was quite hacked up as you can see in the second pic. I think it started out as a Konami cab of some sort, maybe TMNT, and was eventually converted into NBA jam. When I bought it it was just the cab, busted monitor, and NBA jam CP layout, no boards, joysticks and buttons had to be replaced.

Anyway, for the CP, I used the existing wood, bondo'd all the extra holes, and drilled a new 6 button layout for the middle two positions. Happ buttons and IL competition sticks for middle positions. The button layout is Hori and the colors I used match their Xbox 360 fight sticks as I also have an Xbox360 in there I can switch to. I also replaced the monitor with a 26" 16:10 LCD.

(http://www.mindcyclestudios.com/temp1/arcade-photo.JPG)

(http://www.mindcyclestudios.com/temp1/photo4.JPG)

Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: bizkonson on October 27, 2012, 11:40:30 am
Just finishing up my first project the  :applaud: "Biz Arcade"  :applaud:
Ill try to keep it brief  :blah:


its a 4 players console, player 1,2 have 6 buttons and player 3,4 have 4 buttons. 4 8-ways joysticks and i got 2 lightguns on the way ;D

Photo 1: As an architect i must say always build a model first!
(http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h36/bizkonson/IMG_2181.jpg)

Photo 2: I used autocad for the 2D plans but you can use Revit for the 3D plans love that program :notworthy:
(http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h36/bizkonson/autocad.jpg)

Photo 3: I used the printed plans for all the cuts and holes easyer then drawing on the wood itself.
(http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h36/bizkonson/IMG_2206.jpg)

Photo 4: Anarchy of wires muhahaha :angry: a lot of work it took to organize this mess.
(http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h36/bizkonson/IMG_2213.jpg)

Photo 5:Art work done by Tamar Zelig to look like an awsome electronic board. THANKS TAMAR!  :cheers: :cheers:
(http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h36/bizkonson/console_Tipo3.jpg)

Photo 6: the final result all the buttons have leds in them all connected to the pc for power, i also had a 2mm plastic laser cutted to protect the artwork and give the console and extra glossy look.
(http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h36/bizkonson/DSC01750.jpg)

Thats all folks, my first project almost completed, already got plans for a few more. :]

feel free to contact me for questions or original console plans if you want to copy this one.

Biz

P.S
----
If you notice i tried something new with this controller the left side the joystick is on the left and on the other side its on the right
trying to see if i can adapt this for right handed and left handed people...
ill let you people know if it worked out or a big flop, but give me you thoughts as well.

thanks
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: monkey puzzle on October 27, 2012, 04:14:49 pm
A few pics of my cp from my almost finished Smithotron project, complete with slide out trackball panel:

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=103207.0;attach=270974;image)

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=103207.0;attach=270976;image)

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=103207.0;attach=270978;image)

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=103207.0;attach=270980;image)

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=103207.0;attach=270982;image)
Title: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: boomerbrian on October 27, 2012, 04:54:43 pm
Very nice Monkey. I love the pull out control panel. Does it feel too low when using it?
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Post by: monkey puzzle on October 27, 2012, 06:25:47 pm
Very nice Monkey. I love the pull out control panel. Does it feel too low when using it?

Thanks, glad you like it. I've never had a problem with the height of the pull out panel. It is 32" from the ground, which is only 4" lower than the main control panel. Also I didn't put a slope on it because you are standing more over it.
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Post by: burncycle on November 01, 2012, 01:42:16 pm
Just finishing up my first project the  :applaud: "Biz Arcade"  :applaud:
Ill try to keep it brief  :blah:


its a 4 players console, player 1,2 have 6 buttons and player 3,4 have 4 buttons. 4 8-ways joysticks and i got 2 lightguns on the way ;D

Photo 1: As an architect i must say always build a model first!
(http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h36/bizkonson/IMG_2181.jpg)

Photo 2: I used autocad for the 2D plans but you can use Revit for the 3D plans love that program :notworthy:
(http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h36/bizkonson/autocad.jpg)

Photo 3: I used the printed plans for all the cuts and holes easyer then drawing on the wood itself.
(http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h36/bizkonson/IMG_2206.jpg)

Photo 4: Anarchy of wires muhahaha :angry: a lot of work it took to organize this mess.
(http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h36/bizkonson/IMG_2213.jpg)

Photo 5:Art work done by Tamar Zelig to look like an awsome electronic board. THANKS TAMAR!  :cheers: :cheers:
(http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h36/bizkonson/console_Tipo3.jpg)

Photo 6: the final result all the buttons have leds in them all connected to the pc for power, i also had a 2mm plastic laser cutted to protect the artwork and give the console and extra glossy look.
(http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h36/bizkonson/DSC01750.jpg)

Thats all folks, my first project almost completed, already got plans for a few more. :]

feel free to contact me for questions or original console plans if you want to copy this one.

Biz

P.S
----
If you notice i tried something new with this controller the left side the joystick is on the left and on the other side its on the right
trying to see if i can adapt this for right handed and left handed people...
ill let you people know if it worked out or a big flop, but give me you thoughts as well.

thanks

that CP looks awesome
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Post by: mcseforsale on November 01, 2012, 02:17:43 pm
Nice work, but some are lefty and some are righty?

AJ
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Post by: bizkonson on November 02, 2012, 02:02:53 pm
@ burncycle  thanks man.

@ mcseforsale thanks, yeah some are lefty some are righty im testing to see if i like this setup, worst case ill rebuild it. but so far its comfortable :] more room between player 1&2 hehehe
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Post by: Seith on November 07, 2012, 12:41:16 pm
@ burncycle  thanks man.

@ mcseforsale thanks, yeah some are lefty some are righty im testing to see if i like this setup, worst case ill rebuild it. but so far its comfortable :] more room between player 1&2 hehehe

I'd like to know your opinion on the setup a year from now, for sure.  Very unconventional, but I love the artwork on your control panel!
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Post by: bizkonson on November 07, 2012, 05:17:16 pm

I'd like to know your opinion on the setup a year from now, for sure.  Very unconventional, but I love the artwork on your control panel!

sure thing, ive been playing all the oldies so far and me been a lefty i got used to it very fast and actually i like it, my good hand is focusing on the buttons :]

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Post by: djm858 on November 10, 2012, 07:35:29 pm
The theme is blue, yellow, and black with a large Blanka mascot on the side art, so the lightning ties in well.  I might trade the light blue ball tops for yellow, but I'm happy with how it looks so far!
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Post by: MaxVolume on November 26, 2012, 07:33:38 pm

I tweaked the font to match the Flynn's arcade cabinet I saw in Disneyland...


Dude, yer killin' me!  I used the same artwork (modified of course), but I could never find the right font, otherwise I'd have made mine a genuine SPACE PARANOIDS too!  Oh well, too late now.  :'(

Check out my attempt here:

http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,120737 (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,120737)

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Post by: Rydon on December 24, 2012, 01:45:29 pm
Thought I would contribute my setup.  Thanks for all the help guys!
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Post by: cloaknite on January 10, 2013, 05:28:11 am
Awesome CPs! Mine is horrible compared to this masterpieces! btw, how come that some CPs has zero bolts?
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Post by: edekoning on January 10, 2013, 05:50:12 am
Maybe they are located on the bottom / inside or hidden beneath the artwork / plexi. Lookup insert nuts and t-nuts.
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Post by: eldiau on January 10, 2013, 06:32:09 am
Joining the party...

Here it is mine, with psyco cable management.
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Post by: xscdx on January 10, 2013, 04:44:04 pm
Hi Guys,

Here is my updated CP you can see the difference from the original CP I built about 8 years ago.  I did design a lovely Street Fighter overlay for it but never managed to get it printed :( so wish I did.  However the clean black look is pretty sleek.  I also replaced a number of buttons with LED that are shown in the final image.  Hope you like.
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Post by: PL1 on January 10, 2013, 05:25:26 pm
Awesome CPs! Mine is horrible compared to this masterpieces! btw, how come that some CPs has zero bolts?

The builders either used these (http://groovygamegear.com/webstore/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=70&products_id=317) (or similar) insert nuts on the underside of the CP . . .

(http://groovygamegear.com/webstore/images/medium/JMK_MED.jpg)

or "tee nuts"/"t-nuts" countersunk into the top.

(http://images.lowes.com/product/converted/038902/038902018694sm.jpg)  (http://images.lowes.com/product/converted/008236/008236709339sm.jpg)


Scott
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Post by: Vidiot on January 14, 2013, 07:50:01 pm
Here's my Arcade Classics bartop:

(http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/tt301/vidi0t/Forum%20files/arcade%20forums/IMG_0633.jpg)

And this is the cab I built in 2003. Its a metal panel on a full sized "bartop". I ended up making a stand for the cabinet so now it's really full sized:

(http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/tt301/vidi0t/Forum%20files/arcade%20forums/cp2enhanced_zpsf18d0fbe.jpg)
(http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/tt301/vidi0t/Forum%20files/arcade%20forums/CPenhanced_zps5d58c728.jpg)
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Post by: etcenterweb.com on January 23, 2013, 05:55:11 pm
I'm not sure if this is the right place to post these. If not I'm sorry. I just found this site and thought it was great. I'm more then willing to help anyone out if they need it or have any question. I'm posting a few pics. This is my REDS/COLTS Arcade Machine and my Purdue Cabinet I built for a friend.
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Post by: etcenterweb.com on January 23, 2013, 06:01:37 pm
My Indianapolis Colts Arcade Machine
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Post by: etcenterweb.com on January 23, 2013, 06:11:28 pm
Here is my Harley and Reds Cabinet that I'm working on now. This new style has a LED lighted front. The HARLEY DAVIDSON and CINCINNATI REDS on the front is lighted with orange and white plexiglass behind the letters. Please feel free to ask any questions or you want more pictures of these cabinets or more cabinets I have built!!
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Post by: Nephasth on January 23, 2013, 06:34:03 pm
(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=59359.0;attach=276329)

:o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o


With all the information on custom control panels on the web, I didn't think any were being made like this...
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Post by: etcenterweb.com on January 23, 2013, 06:50:53 pm
Thanks Nephasth I think lol
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Post by: Vidiot on January 23, 2013, 07:07:54 pm
I gotta admit my first reaction....

(http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/tt301/vidi0t/Forum%20files/arcade%20forums/buttons_zps8d173b96.jpg)

That is a lot of buttons. Not trying to pick or anything but I just couldn't figure out what they could all be for. Looks like they're labeled. You got a closer pic to show what the labels are?



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Post by: etcenterweb.com on January 23, 2013, 07:14:43 pm
Machine will play Nintendo 64 games. The buttons match a 64 controller exactly. The other cabinets I changed to fewer buttons and then just put USB connection on the front to plug those controllers in. I know OMG... but it made sense at the time back 4 years ago
Title: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Felsir on January 24, 2013, 01:43:35 am
My contribution. The controlpanels for my cocktail cab:
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Post by: Malenko on January 30, 2013, 10:35:48 am
:o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o


With all the information on custom control panels on the web, I didn't think any were being made like this...

I seriously thought you photoshopped that until I scrolled back up.
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Post by: mcseforsale on January 30, 2013, 11:21:57 am
More Knievel goodness.  Here's the CP for "Fistful of Quarters":

(http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p191/mcseforsale/GUNSLINGER_MAME_CAB/CP_FINAL_WORKING_COPY.jpg)

(http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p191/mcseforsale/GUNSLINGER_MAME_CAB/100MEDIAIMAG0262.jpg)

(http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p191/mcseforsale/GUNSLINGER_MAME_CAB/100MEDIAIMAG0257.jpg)

(http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p191/mcseforsale/GUNSLINGER_MAME_CAB/100MEDIAIMAG0261.jpg)

AJ
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Post by: Termin8tor on February 03, 2013, 05:08:07 pm
A bartop control panel I built before Christmas.

(http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/9533/sam0687d.jpg)

 
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Post by: shponglefan on February 10, 2013, 10:51:28 am
Don't think I ever posted this here.  It's a simple fightstick I made a few years ago.

(http://animecritic.com/_temp/arcade%20controller/finished%201.jpg)
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Post by: Louis Tully on February 12, 2013, 10:19:48 am
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Post by: gonzo90017 on February 12, 2013, 01:30:19 pm
How are you managing to mirror the display on the cocktail cabinet?
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Post by: Louis Tully on February 12, 2013, 02:38:49 pm
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Post by: EssexMame on February 13, 2013, 10:22:29 am
Louis Tully - I notice your last pic is "Positron" and "Electron" - is this a reference to Acorn Electron? If so, do you have any Electron games within your cabinet? I tried to include it but it became very problematic!
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Post by: Louis Tully on February 13, 2013, 08:18:09 pm
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Post by: EssexMame on February 15, 2013, 11:13:40 am
Oh well, thanks for the reply. The Acorn Electron is an 8 bit computer from the 80's. It was my first system and I guess the main reason why I'm here now. Some games, such as Elite, Croaker (a frogger clone). Positron (space invaders) and Daredevil Denis would be great on a cabinet.

However, it's not such a well known system and the emulators there are for it are old and (I believe) not in development anymore. Making them cabinet-friendly has not been a total success. Just one of the many problems we face here :-)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acorn_Electron (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acorn_Electron)
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Post by: Minwah on February 21, 2013, 07:01:56 am
My latest control panel:
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Post by: edekoning on February 21, 2013, 07:30:12 am
 :applaud: Man you are on a CP-spree! How many have you got now.
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Post by: Gray_Area on February 21, 2013, 03:50:33 pm
My latest control panel:

Nice. Although the angle is too shallow. Needs to be 45 degrees.
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Post by: Minwah on February 25, 2013, 04:01:33 am
:applaud: Man you are on a CP-spree! How many have you got now.

Four - that is the last one!!
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Post by: Minwah on February 25, 2013, 04:06:46 am
Nice. Although the angle is too shallow. Needs to be 45 degrees.

I'm sure you are right on the original machine. However maybe because of the height of my CP (or my height), if it were at a greater angle it would be painful on the wrists to reach the fully up position. I suspect kids would have the opposite problem, but kids won't be playing on it...
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Post by: edekoning on February 25, 2013, 06:08:39 am
Four - that is the last one!!

I only recall three: standard 2 player 6 button layout (wood style), analogue controls (tempest style), and this one. Where's a picture of the forth one?
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Post by: Minwah on February 27, 2013, 06:56:23 am
I only recall three: standard 2 player 6 button layout (wood style), analogue controls (tempest style), and this one. Where's a picture of the forth one?

I finished the first one (360deg wheel) some years ago:

http://mamewah.mameworld.info/mycabinet.htm (http://mamewah.mameworld.info/mycabinet.htm)
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Post by: wake911 on March 01, 2013, 12:13:30 pm
First Post.  Lurked about 2 years ago while building stuff.  Now starting to get back into it, with my second board for my machine.  Here is my self made control panel, bought the overlays online.  pretty happy with the result.  Previous owner made a crappy CP that was WAY to scrunched together, so you couldn't play 2 person without holding hands.

(http://i808.photobucket.com/albums/zz10/wake911/IMAG02321_zps6967cad5.jpg)
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Post by: detroitgames on March 11, 2013, 08:18:32 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/AGwTLYg.jpg)
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Post by: Gray_Area on March 13, 2013, 12:29:49 am
(http://i.imgur.com/AGwTLYg.jpg)

What's yours about it?
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Post by: Seith on March 15, 2013, 08:23:44 am
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/8f501aea05dcaa7f53079ad7a921ad84/tumblr_mjal9nTVWi1qd1mkvo1_1280.jpg)

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/1e6771ae0fc5bc81ef53c2b5e2840405/tumblr_mj1on7GLSH1qd1mkvo1_1280.jpg)

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/8d5927b4d1ac7fcef63a472e8d5e3563/tumblr_mitxeqCEuO1qd1mkvo1_1280.jpg)

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/3c9a01d5ff98e11f40342a636f15d227/tumblr_milxo23Dsm1qd1mkvo1_1280.jpg)

 :)
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Post by: cloaknite on April 01, 2013, 04:20:10 pm
Awesome CPs! Mine is horrible compared to this masterpieces! btw, how come that some CPs has zero bolts?

The builders either used these (http://groovygamegear.com/webstore/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=70&products_id=317) (or similar) insert nuts on the underside of the CP . . .

(http://groovygamegear.com/webstore/images/medium/JMK_MED.jpg)

or "tee nuts"/"t-nuts" countersunk into the top.

(http://images.lowes.com/product/converted/038902/038902018694sm.jpg)  (http://images.lowes.com/product/converted/008236/008236709339sm.jpg)


Scott

If they use those to attach the panel then how do they hold the plexiglass?
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Post by: mcseforsale on April 01, 2013, 04:26:49 pm
I countersunk my bolts below the CP plexi and art and used small carriage bolts, then art, then plexi:

(http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p191/mcseforsale/MAME_CAB/IMG_6798.jpg)

The plexi is captured by the t-molding and the buttons:

(http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p191/mcseforsale/MAME_CAB/IMG_6820.jpg)

AJ

Awesome CPs! Mine is horrible compared to this masterpieces! btw, how come that some CPs has zero bolts?

The builders either used these (http://groovygamegear.com/webstore/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=70&products_id=317) (or similar) insert nuts on the underside of the CP . . .

(http://groovygamegear.com/webstore/images/medium/JMK_MED.jpg)

or "tee nuts"/"t-nuts" countersunk into the top.

(http://images.lowes.com/product/converted/038902/038902018694sm.jpg)  (http://images.lowes.com/product/converted/008236/008236709339sm.jpg)


Scott

If they use those to attach the panel then how do they hold the plexiglass?
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Post by: Gray_Area on April 01, 2013, 07:18:54 pm
If they use those to attach the panel then how do they hold the plexiglass?

Glue. Down for the count.
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Post by: shponglefan on April 01, 2013, 08:56:25 pm
If they use those to attach the panel then how do they hold the plexiglass?

Glue. Down for the count.

 :laugh2:
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Post by: jezones on April 05, 2013, 04:46:07 pm
Just thought I would post a picture of the console for the cabinet I've been building the last month or so.  It's nothing as fancy as the awesome consoles on this post but it makes me happy.
(http://home.comcast.net/~jezones/pwpimages/IMG_3502%5B1%5D%281%29.jpg)
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Post by: silar on April 06, 2013, 01:40:23 pm
Here's mine..  Kinda basic.  Should be done in a week or so...
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Post by: Hutt on April 15, 2013, 10:23:00 pm
After taking probably about a 10 year hiatus from building any arcade related thing I started working on this about 3-4 years ago and then it got put on hold for a long time various reasons.
Built this with my brother Jon... we built 2 simultaneously so he has an exact clone at his house.
Finally approaching the final stages.
4 player panel. Lighted trackball, spinner, all lighted buttons, servo-sticks for players one and two. Custom artwork by Vlad from Gameongrafix who did an awesome job I think. We didn't do any sideart but it may be added in the future. Still need speaker covers.
Running Hyperspin as the frontend. MAME will be the main emulator with Commodore 64 and Astrocade being up there as well. A few others will also be included.
We are going to get the joysticks lighted as well... working on that as well as some software tweaking.
We have a 32 Samsung widescreen in there that looks amazing. Kind of went nuts with the audio... have a Logitech speaker system with a 12" subwoofer inside!!!

Here are a few pics.
Please excuse some of the sloppiness of some of the wiring... been making some adjustments and its been getting bullied around a bit. It will all be straightened out in the end :-)

(http://www.reconcept.net/desak/mame/mame1.JPG)

(http://www.reconcept.net/desak/mame/mame2.JPG)

(http://www.reconcept.net/desak/mame/mame3.JPG)

(http://www.reconcept.net/desak/mame/mame4.JPG)

(http://www.reconcept.net/desak/mame/mame5.JPG)

(http://www.reconcept.net/desak/mame/mame6.JPG)

(http://www.reconcept.net/desak/mame/mame7.JPG)
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Post by: Le Chuck on April 18, 2013, 12:34:20 am

(http://i479.photobucket.com/albums/rr155/vonjett/Fieldhouse/34E6F31F-FEAB-43AC-A255-0AE48A7F2DD5-5051-00000E1E42B844EB_zpsad0c3705.jpg) (http://i479.photobucket.com/albums/rr155/vonjett/Fieldhouse/C99282E8-09C8-4EE5-9E71-9903E52B22AF-5051-00000E1E3208CE9F_zps985ab816.jpg)
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Post by: blenderernz on April 21, 2013, 06:48:05 pm
Here's mine, just finished.

Aluminium control panel, clean & simple which is what I was going for. :)

(http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m142/blenderer/Cab2_zpse10921c0.jpg)

(http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m142/blenderer/Cab1_zps72e1a900.jpg)
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Post by: Hambo3 on April 22, 2013, 02:35:32 pm
Had a long think about mine to get the best coverage of all the game variations. Settled on this.

The 6 red buttons cover most games with the 2 blue ones doubling as left right movement for classic shooters like asteroids and galaxians giving the choice of button or stick for the purists.

The 2 blue plus the red next to it offer the 3 buttons required for track n field.
The blue nearest the stick being the defender thumb button for reverse.

(http://www.brianhambley.co.uk/Image/articleimages/mameproject/completedpanel.jpg)
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Post by: Maximus on April 22, 2013, 03:33:48 pm
Huh, how did I miss this, okey dokey....

(http://www.kinemote.net/mame/CP1.JPG)
(http://www.kinemote.net/mame/CP2.JPG)
(http://www.kinemote.net/mame/CP3.JPG)
(http://www.kinemote.net/mame/CP4.JPG)
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Post by: Nephasth on April 23, 2013, 07:18:57 pm
(http://www.kinemote.net/mame/CP4.JPG)

Couple of questions, Griff...

1) I noticed you've got your ground daisy chained to the NO terminals instead of the COM terminals (on this and LMPM). I know in this particular application, it doesn't really matter as long as you're consistant in your wiring... But is there a particular reason for this?

2) What happened to your LED lit dustwashers? I don't recall seeing/hearing much about them after you initially lit them up. It looks like there's some cut RGB wires coming out of that joystick base. They look just like they did when you installed the sticks. Did they just not get wired up?
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Post by: darkSSide on April 23, 2013, 07:36:00 pm
Had a long think about mine to get the best coverage of all the game variations. Settled on this.

The 6 red buttons cover most games with the 2 blue ones doubling as left right movement for classic shooters like asteroids and galaxians giving the choice of button or stick for the purists.

The 2 blue plus the red next to it offer the 3 buttons required for track n field.
The blue nearest the stick being the defender thumb button for reverse.

(http://www.brianhambley.co.uk/Image/articleimages/mameproject/completedpanel.jpg)
Galaxian and Asteroids? Man you forgot the most important finger space shooter.....PHOENIX!
By the way those 2 buttons look like they get in the way of the joysticks. Especially fighting games.

Sent from my DROID RAZR

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Post by: Hambo3 on April 24, 2013, 07:19:15 am
Ok, add Phoenix to the list ;)

Those buttons dont get in the way of the stick at all. You think i didnt spend 'weeks' planing this thing  :)
For a left handed stick the buttons are spaced just right, although thats for me, im sure there are some weird and wonderfull joystick techniques out there that might disagree.

Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Maximus on April 24, 2013, 03:42:24 pm

Couple of questions, Griff...

1) I noticed you've got your ground daisy chained to the NO terminals instead of the COM terminals (on this and LMPM). I know in this particular application, it doesn't really matter as long as you're consistant in your wiring... But is there a particular reason for this?

2) What happened to your LED lit dustwashers? I don't recall seeing/hearing much about them after you initially lit them up. It looks like there's some cut RGB wires coming out of that joystick base. They look just like they did when you installed the sticks. Did they just not get wired up?

1. - I had no idea what I was doing  ;D
2. - I tried to wire them to 5v and then realized they were 12v, never did get around to wiring them to the 12v line. I actually plan on pulling the whole thing apart when I have time, doing the dustwashers and removing the tablet, but there's that word....time  ::)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: GeoMan on April 30, 2013, 07:59:53 pm
Here's a sample from the final art for my CP (minus the button/joystick images of course).

I am using a Teko 364.8 (the larger box to the left) to house the two joysticks, the 6 buttons and a U-Hid controller. The right joystick is a Mag-Stick Plus (8 to 4-way top change).

(http://www.ret.hu/TEKO/KEPEK/Pult36x-title.jpg)


Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: chucklepie on May 06, 2013, 07:37:00 pm
Hello,
Sorry, these were done on my camera and I haven't dusted or fitted the chrome retainers you see properly. I've attached all my files (Inkscape) in case anyone wants to use the template I made for mine - in the plans.zip

This is the finished article, I've also include the marquee that it goes with and some in progress builds and the original design. Across the top row I've got player 1/player 2 start and coins plus two little buttons (one for pause/quit and one for PC power on/off).



Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Brian74 on May 20, 2013, 09:55:19 am
Example of horizontal games on my vertical cab.

Sent from my SGH-T989 using Tapatalk 2

Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Brian74 on May 20, 2013, 09:56:03 am
Opps wrong thread, please remove.

Sent from my SGH-T989 using Tapatalk 2

Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: burtonposey on May 30, 2013, 03:30:05 am
(http://www.reconcept.net/desak/mame/mame7.JPG)

Hutt, this looks great! I'm just getting started, but I'd love to know where you got your wiring parts (wires, end clamps, wire organizers). Also, what kind of buttons and joysticks do you have?

EDIT: Actually I am guessing your main joysticks are the Ultimarc Ultrastiks. Would you recommend those? I'm primarily looking to play fighting games and shoot 'em up games (like Cave bullet hell games).

Any help would be so greatly appreciated from you or anyone else. Thanks!
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Desdinova on June 03, 2013, 11:58:31 pm
Finally decided to invest some dosh in getting this old broad a face-lift...

This used to be attached to a cab, but I'm not a purist on the OCPD spectrum and times have a changed. Actually, sorry, that's just my arcade snob excuse. In reality I'm just too much of a cheap *big f'in steaming pile of mutha f'in f-bomb* and lacking in "free" space to build cabs like they're Pokemon or Skylanders. If it wasn't for my pinball habit I probably would, but I gots my priorities. Heh! So anyhow, she's re-"Christ"ened as "The Necronomicade" (y'all needed Lovecraft g33kery here to balance the Star Wars shrines) and I plan on building it a proper arcade style ped which can handle swappable CPs. Here's some cute graphics I did up to convey that theme over... the kids love all the R'lyehian BTW!  >:D

All of it on there currently save for the last one, the CP overlay graphic. That's done and printed, but not on yet. Came up for the idea for that last and I'm not in the mood quite yet to rip all that button bling apart just to put this sucka on quite yet.



Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: syntax_x on June 13, 2013, 04:35:01 am
Say hello to my pimped out Battlestation 2!
(http://www.eugene.kizza42.com/Arcade/Battlestation2.jpg)
(http://www.eugene.kizza42.com/Arcade/Battlestation2_back.jpg)
All Sanwa'd up, JLF Sticks, circle gates and 2 PS360+ Controllers installed.
Had to weld jlw plates to the jlf plates to get it to fit
(http://www.eugene.kizza42.com/Arcade/jlw_welded_to_jlf.jpg)

Its pretty much an anything controller now, id say it can take any system you throw at it, and has a pinout just incase ;)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: gonzo90017 on June 13, 2013, 01:34:24 pm
WTF!  :applaud:
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Gray_Area on June 13, 2013, 04:50:45 pm
Say hello to my pimped out Battlestation 2!
(http://www.eugene.kizza42.com/Arcade/Battlestation2.jpg)

Pretty groovy, although those toggle switches are mighty close to the action buttons.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: syntax_x on June 15, 2013, 02:44:42 am
Im just happy that the Aussie company that designed it back in the eighties
were smart enough to copy Sega's two player button layout.

Feels like a cozy Astro City.. :)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: mystery_smelly_feet on June 15, 2013, 07:33:01 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/RENWBJF.jpg)

My nostalgia comes from the NES  8)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Someinterwebguy on June 16, 2013, 07:30:57 pm
That's just wonderful.  :applaud:

I had a SNES one floating around in my head. Hmmmm....  ;D
Title: 4 Player Cocktail Machine
Post by: JeebsFat on June 19, 2013, 06:11:19 pm
Here's my walnut, 4-player, 3-sided, cocktail MAME Machine. Full album and details here:
http://imgur.com/a/o3TnD (http://imgur.com/a/o3TnD)

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

(http://i.imgur.com/oaY8Nv8.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/6bhAknn.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/yLvNn4h.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/EJ7jhq5.jpg)

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

(http://i.imgur.com/uLs6OBX.jpg)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: edekoning on June 20, 2013, 02:48:25 am
I always really like these 'real' wood builds. But those colored buttons just look out of place. Can't you swap those for black ones (there are also black P1/P2 start buttons).
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: JeebsFat on June 20, 2013, 08:56:34 am
I kind of agree. I really wanted all black, but also want ease of understanding the buttons. Can you get black buttons that say, "coin" and "shift"? Actually, at this point, I am at peace with the wacky colors on the otherwise sleek build.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: bkenobi on June 20, 2013, 02:08:26 pm
If not, there was someone selling overlays that you could stick on buttons.  If you got black buttons, you could put white overlays on there.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: PL1 on June 20, 2013, 07:38:53 pm
I kind of agree. I really wanted all black, but also want ease of understanding the buttons. Can you get black buttons that say, "coin" and "shift"? Actually, at this point, I am at peace with the wacky colors on the otherwise sleek build.

Check out Slammedniss' thread here (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,130477.0.html) in B/S/T for vinyl button stickers.


Scott
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: fatsgt on June 27, 2013, 04:40:19 pm
Here's my baby.  Custom graphics.  Stick and spinner are from Tron.  Trackball, and tron stick are lighted with LED's :)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: GoYouSalukis on July 08, 2013, 09:51:00 pm
Here's mine. Pretty basic layout. Spinner and track ball from groovy game gear. Joysticks are servo sticks and buttons from ultimarc. I cut the panel on my CNC. It was too big to cut in one pass, so I had to do half and half. It is a miracle that they lined up. I had some ideas for graphics, but that will have to wait since I am going to Korea for a year courtesy of the Army.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: ShadowSoldier89 on July 15, 2013, 02:38:56 pm
so, first time ever doing and real woodworking, or wiring (outside of car stereos) and first time working with plexiglass.

the wiring was a 45 minute rush job before I went to bed, because I wanted to at least get to try it. Wired up for PS3 use with Sanwa buttons and sticks.

It may not be as pretty as the others in this thread, but this one is mine and I loves it. (It doesnt help that I screwed up cutting the plexiglass and snapped a piece off...)

I may redo the plexiglass eventually, but first I have to decide how I am going to hide the top of the sticks, then put the hinges on, and do some clean wiring.

(http://i44.tinypic.com/ogdvlf.jpg)
(http://i39.tinypic.com/fyjuol.jpg)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Maximus on July 15, 2013, 03:52:29 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/RENWBJF.jpg)
My nostalgia comes from the NES  8)

EPIC!!!!
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: cerveau on July 17, 2013, 07:21:13 am
Heres my pathetic effort,

honestly not a patch on some of the awesome controls in this thead !!


I built it to be able to play Tron properly with a spinner and 4 way joystick.

ideally I want to change the 4 way for a proper trigger 4 way stick.

and maybe put some artwork on there to tart it up lol

(http://www.brackley.karoo.net/Data/Images/mame/Top.JPG)

(http://www.brackley.karoo.net/Data/Images/mame/Wires.JPG)
Title: First Cabinet Build
Post by: dyldebus on July 17, 2013, 06:17:39 pm
I've wanted to build a Mame cabinet for the last decade and finally took the plunge last month. It's a slow process since I'm doing it in my limited off time but so far it's coming along nicely. There are a few changes from your standard cabinet. The first being my very tiny house needs a very efficient cabinet design. I still wanted 4-players so the majority of the time was spent on testing layouts where 4 people could play on a panel not much larger than your standard 2 player. My marque is also not a traditional one, more on that later. Hopefully I'll have it finished by end of summer. Oh and all of the white buttons and track ball are RGB LED's which should be a joy to wire up.

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10783937/Pictures/Arcade/control_panel.png)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: nadcraker on July 24, 2013, 12:32:34 am
I've wanted to build a Mame cabinet for the last decade and finally took the plunge last month. It's a slow process since I'm doing it in my limited off time but so far it's coming along nicely. There are a few changes from your standard cabinet. The first being my very tiny house needs a very efficient cabinet design. I still wanted 4-players so the majority of the time was spent on testing layouts where 4 people could play on a panel not much larger than your standard 2 player. My marque is also not a traditional one, more on that later. Hopefully I'll have it finished by end of summer. Oh and all of the white buttons and track ball are RGB LED's which should be a joy to wire up.

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10783937/Pictures/Arcade/control_panel.png)

How did you get such a glossy finish?  Looks very nice!  :applaud:
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: dyldebus on July 24, 2013, 12:57:35 pm
Thanks!

I used black "Translucent" (not much light is getting through the 1/4" piece) Acrylic purchased from Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Cast-Acrylic-Sheet-Thick-Thickness/dp/B0072JZ62E/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1374684857&sr=8-3&keywords=plexiglass (http://www.amazon.com/Cast-Acrylic-Sheet-Thick-Thickness/dp/B0072JZ62E/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1374684857&sr=8-3&keywords=plexiglass)

Cut flush to the MDF with a spiral up-cut router bit.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: TheMajorHavoc on July 24, 2013, 09:18:06 pm
Here's my 4 player cab racing panels i am building   ::)


Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: JRChristenson on July 25, 2013, 09:36:16 am
I use this with my laptop.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: dyldebus on July 26, 2013, 12:42:34 am
Super clean looking. What kind of buttons are those? I'm using the RGB LED's from Ultimarc and it was a chore to get them to feel "correct".
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: konp on August 04, 2013, 06:45:23 am
Here's my cabinet:

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

It's the first (and currently only) one I've built, and I made more than a few mistakes along the way. Hence the name AlphaCade V0.1. I've got a second one in the works, that's going to be significantly bigger and hopefully better, specifically designed for the Mortal Kombat KE PC release (I can run it on this cabinet, barely, but it doesn't run well - enough for a proof of concept though).

Here's the build picture album. (http://imgur.com/a/Qskam#0) Got the bulk of the cabinet put together in a day - more like 8 hours, actually.

Here's the audio control panel planning phase (http://i.imgur.com/g8cAUPB.jpg), here is when it actually got put in. (http://imgur.com/a/kLPmk#0)

Mistakes I made:

Marquee hole wasn't put together correctly, resulting in a difficult-to-attach marquee.
Monitor mount was a pain in the rear end to both design and fit, and caused problems for a while afterwards.
Monitor not mounted precisely in the center - closer to the left edge than the right.
Didn't get the angle for the speaker board right causing them to sort of be in your face - but they sound awesome.
Nowhere to put keyboard.
Got semi-duped into buying cheap joysticks. They play exactly the way cheap joysticks should - cheaply and sloppily.

I'm more than likely going to rebuild the cabinet at a later date because MDF is cheap where I am.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Rydon on August 05, 2013, 03:05:35 pm
(http://www.arcadeguns.com/images/pictures/RightOnRydon_001.jpg)


Here is my pic.  The shot isn't great, but if you want to see more of the arcade you can check out the blog.  www.rightonrydon.blogspot.com (http://www.rightonrydon.blogspot.com)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: ppv on August 11, 2013, 03:50:43 pm
Here is mine!

Lol!

This is only the prototype I did to test my layout (from slagcoin, thank jeebus for that awesome site). I did help me learn two things though:
1) I wont use plywood, it's mdf all the way now.
2) I am really gonna need a frostner bit, or whatever those thing are called.

Bought my part from retroactivearcade.com, review coming soon. (Teaser: good experience!)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: OpFlash on August 18, 2013, 12:12:54 am
Here are some pics of my scratch built 4 player CP

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h144/opflash/Mame%20Arcade%20Cabinet/IMG_0272.jpg) (http://s63.photobucket.com/user/opflash/media/Mame%20Arcade%20Cabinet/IMG_0272.jpg.html)

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h144/opflash/Mame%20Arcade%20Cabinet/IMG_0273.jpg) (http://s63.photobucket.com/user/opflash/media/Mame%20Arcade%20Cabinet/IMG_0273.jpg.html)

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h144/opflash/Mame%20Arcade%20Cabinet/IMG_0504.jpg) (http://s63.photobucket.com/user/opflash/media/Mame%20Arcade%20Cabinet/IMG_0504.jpg.html)

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h144/opflash/Mame%20Arcade%20Cabinet/IMG_0514.jpg) (http://s63.photobucket.com/user/opflash/media/Mame%20Arcade%20Cabinet/IMG_0514.jpg.html)

(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h144/opflash/Mame%20Arcade%20Cabinet/IMG_0509.jpg) (http://s63.photobucket.com/user/opflash/media/Mame%20Arcade%20Cabinet/IMG_0509.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: CoryBee on August 18, 2013, 04:02:51 am
Here are some pics of my scratch built 4 player CP

Will players 3 and 4 be strictly playing Q-Bert?

 :laugh:
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: mercury187 on August 19, 2013, 01:45:45 pm
I just submitted a build thread but here is mine. I designed all the artwork myself in Photoshop and used the guides and ruler tools to make sure everything was in the right place before having it printed.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: darkSSide on August 19, 2013, 01:55:13 pm
Damn thats alot of empty space

Sent from my Atari 2600

Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: mercury187 on August 19, 2013, 02:02:54 pm
Damn thats alot of empty space

Sent from my Atari 2600

Yeah, I might add a spinner and I haven't figured out if i'm going to add players 3 and 4 and how.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: mcseforsale on August 19, 2013, 04:25:58 pm
Wow.  Seems like the CPs in this thread are getting more and more out of control.

AJ

I just submitted a build thread but here is mine. I designed all the artwork myself in Photoshop and used the guides and ruler tools to make sure everything was in the right place before having it printed.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Maximus on August 19, 2013, 04:47:57 pm
Yeah, I might add a spinner and I haven't figured out if i'm going to add players 3 and 4 and how.

And perhaps Air Hockey?
Title: Re: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: darkSSide on August 19, 2013, 05:03:48 pm
Yeah, I might add a spinner and I haven't figured out if i'm going to add players 3 and 4 and how.

And perhaps Air Hockey?
Hahahaha
Seriously think about cutting holes for cups or something. Extra players will be uncomfortable with the way you have it set up.

Sent from my Atari 2600

Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: mcseforsale on August 19, 2013, 05:23:04 pm
cricket pitch?

Title: Re: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: ppv on August 19, 2013, 06:14:09 pm
Yeah, I might add a spinner and I haven't figured out if i'm going to add players 3 and 4 and how.

And perhaps Air Hockey?
:laugh2:
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: ark_ader on August 20, 2013, 06:14:29 am
22" touch screen?
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: konp on August 21, 2013, 05:54:53 am
How do people get their wiring so neat and tidy and organised? Every time I try it just winds up looking like the creature from the black lagoon. It's terribly distressing.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: edekoning on August 21, 2013, 06:55:30 am
For starters, don't use pre-made/pre-crimped wires, or you'll just end up with loads of exces wire length. Keep wires as short as possible and try to make as many follow the same path. Just look at those panels that you consider to be neat/tidy, and see how they accomplished that.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: mcseforsale on August 21, 2013, 10:58:05 am
Best idea I ever got was from Knievel.  It's solid-core doorbell wire.  4 bux a roll (I think 75 ft. per roll) in multiple colors.  The solid core stays put since it's less flexible then stranded wire.  Just don't use it where the wire will see a lot of bending, otherwise the inner wire will break:

(http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p191/mcseforsale/MAME_CAB/IMG_6991.jpg) (http://s128.photobucket.com/user/mcseforsale/media/MAME_CAB/IMG_6991.jpg.html)

(http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p191/mcseforsale/MAME_CAB/IMG_2612.jpg) (http://s128.photobucket.com/user/mcseforsale/media/MAME_CAB/IMG_2612.jpg.html)

(http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p191/mcseforsale/MAME_CAB/IMG_9105.jpg) (http://s128.photobucket.com/user/mcseforsale/media/MAME_CAB/IMG_9105.jpg.html)

(http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p191/mcseforsale/GUNSLINGER_MAME_CAB/100MEDIAIMAG0257.jpg) (http://s128.photobucket.com/user/mcseforsale/media/GUNSLINGER_MAME_CAB/100MEDIAIMAG0257.jpg.html)

AJ


How do people get their wiring so neat and tidy and organised? Every time I try it just winds up looking like the creature from the black lagoon. It's terribly distressing.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: PL1 on August 21, 2013, 02:26:30 pm
How do people get their wiring so neat and tidy and organised? Every time I try it just winds up looking like the creature from the black lagoon. It's terribly distressing.

Plan your wire paths before you start.

You can use velcro wraps to temporarily hold wire bundles.

Use zip ties every 3-4 inches to tie the bundles together.

Use loop clamps as needed to hold the bundles in position and/or for strain relief.

For starters, don't use pre-made/pre-crimped wires, or you'll just end up with loads of exces wire length.

 ???  Sounds like you're starting at the encoder -- start at the microswitch.

Thread the wire through the velcro wraps until you get to the encoder.

Cut the wire to length, strip the end and connect under the screw.

For the Mini-Pac harness, you can turn the wire several loops to shorten it without cutting it -- use velcro wraps/zip ties to keep the loops neat.

Best idea I ever got was from Knievel.  It's solid-core doorbell wire.  4 bux a roll (I think 75 ft. per roll) in multiple colors.  The solid core stays put since it's less flexible then stranded wire.  Just don't use it where the wire will see a lot of bending, otherwise the inner wire will break:

One thing to watch out for with solid core is that crimp QDs won't result in a strong connection (compared to stranded wire) unless you also solder them.


Scott
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: edekoning on August 22, 2013, 07:08:11 am
???  Sounds like you're starting at the encoder -- start at the microswitch.

No I was more referring to the pre-made ground daisy-chains, which you can't easily shorten. I used f-crimp connectors, which also provide strain relief, so I had to start at the switch.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: steved61 on August 22, 2013, 07:51:30 am
What are these called and what are they used for? See them on some builds but not all.
Thanks
SteveD61
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: PL1 on August 22, 2013, 10:31:16 am
???  Sounds like you're starting at the encoder -- start at the microswitch.

No I was more referring to the pre-made ground daisy-chains, which you can't easily shorten. I used f-crimp connectors, which also provide strain relief, so I had to start at the switch.

Yeah, pre-fab daisy chains are a lot harder to make look good, but you can mix and match a bit by splicing in a straight wire for the longer runs and using sections of the pre-fab where the buttons and sticks are close enough to use all the QDs on the daisy chain.

I think this approach provides the best results for time/effort expended -- a nice balance between no-effort rat nest wiring and high-effort wiring pr0n.

What are these called and what are they used for?

They are called Euro-style terminal blocks -- available at GGG (http://groovygamegear.com/webstore/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=201) and Radio Shack (http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2103986&znt_campaign=Category_CMS&znt_source=CAT&znt_medium=RSCOM&znt_content=CT2032231).

The screw terminals allow you to connect two (or more) wires straight across -- top-to-bottom in this photo.

(http://rsk.imageg.net/graphics/product_images/pRS1C-2266713t98.jpg)

You can easily cut these to length if desired.


Scott
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: steved61 on August 22, 2013, 11:53:14 am
But why would you use these on a control panel, instead of direct wiring? What does it get you/
Steved61
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: PL1 on August 22, 2013, 01:28:26 pm
But why would you use these on a control panel, instead of direct wiring?
IIRC one guy used them for temporary single color LED button wiring while he figured out (and gathered the funds for) an RGB LED button setup.

They are an easy way to disconnect/replace RGB LEDs that come with wire leads instead of running new wires all the way to the controller and messing up the existing wire bundles.

Also the euro terminals work better than crimps (un-soldered) if you need to splice solid core wiring.


Scott
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Garza on August 22, 2013, 03:22:33 pm
Good thought on the RGB's didnt think of that. I am redoing my cp right now and will use the bridges. However was looking at yours, not showing in detail of the hook up. Do you just daisy chain all your RGB's and then at the end you just have one wire for each RGB power going in? Thats what I got out of it. Can you let me know? Thanks  :banghead:
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: PL1 on August 22, 2013, 06:51:50 pm
Here (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,130635.msg1374838.html#msg1374838) is a recent post on that topic with an excellent diagram.
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Scott
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: JustAskJack on September 01, 2013, 07:44:47 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/SnNJFIc.jpg)

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

Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: shponglefan on September 01, 2013, 08:01:50 pm
^ Love the concept and way you made the borders for the various controls (esp. the trackball).  But why does the textured part of the art stop so premature of the bottom edge of the panel?
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: redbeard30 on September 02, 2013, 01:07:05 am
Here's mine. I basically had no budget so I got the art from the bargain bin at a web dealer, zippyy joys with aluminum bat tops, homemade button logos. Its a re purposed golden tee cab, I plugged the existing button holes with dowel rod and 40 minute epoxy then redrilled my new layout. I'm upgrading the zippyys to IL competitions Wednesday.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: JustAskJack on September 04, 2013, 12:11:04 am
^ Love the concept and way you made the borders for the various controls (esp. the trackball).  But why does the textured part of the art stop so premature of the bottom edge of the panel?

I started with a different design... and when I converted to the textures, I kept the original shape of the design. I tested it with the graphics running the whole length, it looked wrong. I wasn't 100% happy, but the way I work, at some point I need to just call it done, or it'll never get done, if you know what I mean. It doesn't really look as off in person as it does on the image.

Here's my wiring... not as pretty as some of the ones in this thread, but I thought it was satisfactory for a first timer...

(http://i.imgur.com/QnHBsCI.jpg)
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Post by: zoup on September 08, 2013, 10:23:38 pm
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2843/9707159284_afc3fe729d.jpg)

Still miles behind some of the professional work seen above, this was my original panel from 2008.
NOS LS-30 for Player 2 and a Happs Mechanical Rotary for Player 1.
3 inch Happs Trackball and a Slickstick Tornado Spinner, along with a standard 4 Way at the top in the middle.
I'm big on left hand and/or right hand friendliness along with adequate distance between player spacing.
During Arkanoid, for example either of the red buttons next to the trackball serve as the P1 fire button in conjuntion with the spinner making it both Rh and Lh friendly.
I have another 21" crt and am working on a double stack monitor setup (think Punchout), but with an optional vertical orientation for the top monitor.
There is also an additional,modular, single monitor stand to support side by side monitors side by side for spirited 2 player simultaneous action.
I am considering a trigger stick for the area to the right of the Spinner for the standard Tron Setup.
I only recently broke out the router and routed the bottom of the panel for the 4 way and the player 1 rotary joysticks.
The top of the panel was routed for the track ball mounting plate as well as the top mounted wooden plate for the SNK Rotary.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: CaptainMarvel on September 18, 2013, 10:25:52 pm
More Knievel goodness.  Here's the CP for "Fistful of Quarters":

(http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p191/mcseforsale/GUNSLINGER_MAME_CAB/CP_FINAL_WORKING_COPY.jpg)

(http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p191/mcseforsale/GUNSLINGER_MAME_CAB/100MEDIAIMAG0262.jpg)

(http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p191/mcseforsale/GUNSLINGER_MAME_CAB/100MEDIAIMAG0257.jpg)

(http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p191/mcseforsale/GUNSLINGER_MAME_CAB/100MEDIAIMAG0261.jpg)

AJ
Does "Kneivel" offer these control panel top designs for sale?

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Post by: mcseforsale on September 20, 2013, 12:37:55 pm
Not sure what you mean.  Knievel designed the layout and I got a copy of it in .PDF that I have printed at Kinkos/Fedex and use to cut it out.  The artwork was done in Photoshop by me.

You can PM Knievel, I know he sells cabs.  Also, Yaksplat sells pre-cut/custom CPs.  PM him, too.

AJ
Does "Kneivel" offer these control panel top designs for sale?
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: severdhed on September 24, 2013, 09:51:01 am
here is the control panel on my 4 player pedestal build...

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-f2uVIsUalJU/U0SzBcetteI/AAAAAAAADlo/AKBCqyaK9zs/w983-h553-no/20140408_221253.jpg)

here is a full shot of the cabinet...


(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ihHGaH-r6tg/U0SzETxm0HI/AAAAAAAADlw/ZaeYMsaEhYI/w311-h553-no/20140408_221242.jpg)

Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: subzero1970 on September 30, 2013, 06:46:16 am
my first proper CP
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Post by: Bambam1963 on October 23, 2013, 09:29:04 pm
This is my second kick at the kick at the cat.  I modified the controls to suit my playing style as my first cab was not quite right.  I moved the trackball towards the player so that my right hand would not strike the "Player 2" 8-way joystick during heated game play.  This meant moving my "Player 1" and "Player 2" controls up and extending the control panel by 2" towards the user.  The CP measures 38" x 18" and is just right.  I also moved the 4-way to the left and above the "Player 1" 8-way joystick.  This is mirrored by my Tron Joystick above and to the right of the "Player 2" 8-way.  This fits in nicer with the spinner control for Tron play.  The templates were downloaded from here as was most of the art work.  Thank you to the respective contributors of this art work (especially the Asteroids Artwork from my favourite game back in the day) and allowing us to use them.  Now to get rolling on locating an Aimtrack Gun, getting my LED Wiz rolling, building my driving cabinet and getting my old "Contact" pinball table up and running as a Virtual Pinball machine  ;) Completed panel photos to follow.
Thanks for all of the advice from the experts on these forums and thanks to Saint for the book that got me into this hobby so many years ago.

John
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Bambam1963 on October 23, 2013, 09:35:03 pm
More Knievel goodness.  Here's the CP for "Fistful of Quarters":

(http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p191/mcseforsale/GUNSLINGER_MAME_CAB/CP_FINAL_WORKING_COPY.jpg)

(http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p191/mcseforsale/GUNSLINGER_MAME_CAB/100MEDIAIMAG0262.jpg)

(http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p191/mcseforsale/GUNSLINGER_MAME_CAB/100MEDIAIMAG0257.jpg)

(http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p191/mcseforsale/GUNSLINGER_MAME_CAB/100MEDIAIMAG0261.jpg)

AJ
Does "Kneivel" offer these control panel top designs for sale?

Great Theme - I love the colours.  :cheers:
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Bambam1963 on October 23, 2013, 09:44:26 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/SnNJFIc.jpg)

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

Very nice industrial look.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: striyka on October 26, 2013, 09:35:42 am
Hey guys.

Pics of my first CP.
I do have plans on adding a spinner and after playing games on it for the past few weeks I desperately want a 4-way joystick.
There is plenty of room at the top-middle for these.

(http://imageshack.us/scaled/medium/30/74j8.JPG) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/30/74j8.JPG/)
(http://imageshack.us/scaled/medium/19/w0rd.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/19/w0rd.jpg/)
(http://imageshack.us/scaled/medium/200/zoh.JPG) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/200/zoh.JPG/)



Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Bambam1963 on October 26, 2013, 03:11:07 pm
Very nice and tidy.  Love the simplicity of the graphics  :applaud:
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: harveybirdman on October 28, 2013, 08:36:30 pm
Here's the test panel I built, to test my wiring, plexi, paint and other skills...  Still have made little progress on cab

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7352/10546486345_c7a82834d2.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7424/10546496356_412c147685.jpg)

Need to cleanup the joystick wiring, but all in all a great temporary setup to play on with the boy.
Title: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: epetti on November 11, 2013, 05:29:57 pm
Just finished my cab. Control panel pics below. Wiring admittedly not among the neatest.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/12/9ubyjape.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/12/muda7eza.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/12/nyqyzyga.jpg)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Louis Tully on November 19, 2013, 08:00:07 am
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Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: lilman573 on November 21, 2013, 09:07:52 pm
Way better than he hacked up cp that it came with. This was a tempest cabaret converted to a karate champ.

Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Asmotron on November 27, 2013, 05:22:16 pm
Not complete yet, but I will update when it is:

(http://imageshack.us/a/img31/7362/0gg1.jpg)
(http://imageshack.us/a/img191/4461/iu1r.jpg)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: piginapoke on December 08, 2013, 05:43:15 pm
Hey guys.

Pics of my first CP.
I do have plans on adding a spinner and after playing games on it for the past few weeks I desperately want a 4-way joystick.
There is plenty of room at the top-middle for these.

(http://imageshack.us/scaled/medium/30/74j8.JPG) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/30/74j8.JPG/)
(http://imageshack.us/scaled/medium/19/w0rd.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/19/w0rd.jpg/)
(http://imageshack.us/scaled/medium/200/zoh.JPG) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/200/zoh.JPG/)

I love this CP. Very clean layout.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: piginapoke on December 08, 2013, 06:01:33 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/SnNJFIc.jpg)

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

Very nice industrial look.

Ive always wondered if the 1p/2p set could be brought together a bit and the trackball brought down a bit? Compresses the length a bit.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: piginapoke on December 09, 2013, 01:26:52 am
Is there a website that shows the control panel layouts of the original arcade machines? I want to get an idea of the standard layouts so I can recreate the most common in my cabinet build.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: harveybirdman on December 09, 2013, 08:23:32 am
Is there a website that shows the control panel layouts of the original arcade machines? I want to get an idea of the standard layouts so I can recreate the most common in my cabinet build.

you can download a great many of them here

http://www.progettosnaps.net/cpanel_en.html (http://www.progettosnaps.net/cpanel_en.html)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Felsir on December 09, 2013, 09:51:11 am
Is there a website that shows the control panel layouts of the original arcade machines? I want to get an idea of the standard layouts so I can recreate the most common in my cabinet build.
Take a look at Slagcoin (http://www.slagcoin.com/joystick/layout.html) for some common button layouts.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: SGT on January 07, 2014, 12:45:16 am

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

I love this.  Did you design the position/placement of the controls, or is there a template available somewhere?
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Slippyblade on January 07, 2014, 01:08:26 am
That looks a lot like a modified Knievel layout.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: JustAskJack on January 12, 2014, 08:23:04 pm

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

I love this.  Did you design the position/placement of the controls, or is there a template available somewhere?

I started with this:
http://www.arcadecab.com/images/CP_Pics/cp1.2-port.pdf (http://www.arcadecab.com/images/CP_Pics/cp1.2-port.pdf)

Then I customized it to my liking...

I used the sega1_l and sega2_l diagrams from this page for button layouts:
http://www.slagcoin.com/joystick/layout.html (http://www.slagcoin.com/joystick/layout.html)

(http://i.imgur.com/ogZ8eJR.jpg)

Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: einarsen on January 14, 2014, 12:49:27 am
Wow, so much control panel pornage...

Here's the (first) CP from a newbie...

Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Roc on February 02, 2014, 03:58:24 pm
Brooklyn Nets mameroom panel
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Roc on February 10, 2014, 01:01:27 pm
Brooklyn Nets mameroom contol panel
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: ScoopLV on February 25, 2014, 01:34:33 pm
First post.

This control panel will be useful only from a "don't let this happen to you" standpoint. This is 36"x20" and entirely too crowded. I'm making a new one that's four feet wide, deeper, and more rounded. I want there to be "armrest room" so that playing games for several hours is as comfortable an experience as possible.

(https://scontent-a-pao.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/t31/1606361_691559820896445_804427825_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Felsir on February 26, 2014, 02:32:39 am
I'm making a new one that's four feet wide, deeper, and more rounded.
Also change the angle on your 3 & 4 player joysticks. See http://newwiki.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?title=FAQ#Orientation (http://newwiki.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?title=FAQ#Orientation)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: ScoopLV on February 26, 2014, 05:08:40 am
That is completely counter intuitive. Live and learn. Thanks for the tip because I was planning on doing some routing tomorrow.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Bambam1963 on March 02, 2014, 08:22:39 am
No name, but here is my control panel Version 1.2.  Inspiration came from so many people on this forum and trial and error with my Control Panel layout.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Bambam1963 on March 02, 2014, 08:24:22 am
The trackball and spinner
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Bambam1963 on March 02, 2014, 08:28:10 am
The joysticks
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Post by: Bambam1963 on March 02, 2014, 08:30:21 am
The belly of the beast.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Bambam1963 on March 02, 2014, 08:44:43 am
Brooklyn Nets mameroom panel

Very nicely done.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Louis Tully on March 02, 2014, 08:48:44 am
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Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Bambam1963 on March 02, 2014, 02:46:31 pm
Player 1 Button 1 is mapped to the top left button and the heel of your hand rests nicely between both rows of buttons (Picture may not show that due to the angle).  Additionally, because the mouse buttons are not assigned to any functions within the game that uses just the Player 1 buttons, it is not an issue.  Mouse Button 1 and 2 are not linked as player 1 Button 1 and 2.  They are independent so that they will light up by themselves when the game that uses them is launched.  There is a method to the madness.  ;) I think the artwork was about $80.00 from Brad (Lucien).  Very pleased with the way it turned out.  I loved Asteroids as a kid in the arcades, hence the theme.  Galaga was a close runner-up.  :D
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: thrasherx on March 02, 2014, 06:08:05 pm

No name, but here is my control panel Version 1.2.  Inspiration came from so many people on this forum and trial and error with my Control Panel layout.

It looks great! How quick was the turnaround with Luciano? I'm planning on going with him. I wish I had gone with LED buttons but it seems to expensive with 4 players and 8 buttons each.  Maybe some day I'll upgrade.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Bambam1963 on March 02, 2014, 08:47:15 pm
I had it inside of a week to Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.  I was going to put plexi over it again, but I did not like the milky look it gave the art.  I chose the breathable laminate that he has and the colours are 99.9% accurate to my Adobe art work.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Bambam1963 on March 02, 2014, 08:51:22 pm

No name, but here is my control panel Version 1.2.  Inspiration came from so many people on this forum and trial and error with my Control Panel layout.

It looks great! How quick was the turnaround with Luciano? I'm planning on going with him. I wish I had gone with LED buttons but it seems to expensive with 4 players and 8 buttons each.  Maybe some day I'll upgrade.

The LED lighted buttons was something I always wanted to do so the new build had to have them.  It is not that expensive if you go with solid LED lights.  The RGB's are where it becomes pricey.  I have RGB for both of my Start and Coin buttons.  The Trackball also has the RGB orbing light in it and it looks very nice.  I wish I had done it much sooner as it adds a whole level of awesomeness to the cabinet.  Not only does the LEDWiz/LEDBlinky Combo light your buttons, but they also speak and flash the unique controls for each game.  No more guess work for guests who play the system.   :cheers:
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Bambam1963 on March 02, 2014, 09:06:52 pm
Huh, how did I miss this, okey dokey....

(http://www.kinemote.net/mame/CP1.JPG)
(http://www.kinemote.net/mame/CP2.JPG)
(http://www.kinemote.net/mame/CP3.JPG)
(http://www.kinemote.net/mame/CP4.JPG)

I love the colours on this build.  Nice, clean and vibrant.   :applaud:
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: mcseforsale on March 03, 2014, 12:56:38 pm
Yeah, but no cupholders.  :-\



 >:D

AJ
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Bambam1963 on March 03, 2014, 07:41:12 pm
Yeah, but no cupholders.  :-\



 >:D

AJ

We do not speak of cup holders on this forum  ;)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: mcseforsale on March 03, 2014, 10:51:48 pm
Yeah, but no cupholders.  :-\



 >:D

AJ

We do not speak of cup holders on this forum unless it's on a maximus thread!  ;)

FTFY!

:D

AJ
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Post by: yotsuya on March 03, 2014, 10:55:14 pm
Yeah, but he had the good sense not to put them in, so win! Griff.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: konp on March 04, 2014, 06:02:36 am
Here is the final form of the first project I started. (http://imgur.com/a/KuYrw#6)

If I ever rebuild it I'm going to scale the speaker size down (they are awesomely loud, but didn't look quite how I was expecting) and swap the button LEDs out for dimmable RGB ones, as the white is almost overwhelmingly bright.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Bambam1963 on March 04, 2014, 07:07:13 am
Here is the final form of the first project I started. (http://imgur.com/a/KuYrw#6)

If I ever rebuild it I'm going to scale the speaker size down (they are awesomely loud, but didn't look quite how I was expecting) and swap the button LEDs out for dimmable RGB ones, as the white is almost overwhelmingly bright.

The Electric ICE 2™ Concave Lightable Horizontal Pushbutton from Groovy Gamegear (http://groovygamegear.com/webstore/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=73&products_id=238 (http://groovygamegear.com/webstore/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=73&products_id=238)) do a great job of toning down overly bright LED lights.  They give the light a vibrant pastel look.

Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: mgb on March 04, 2014, 07:11:11 am
Here is the final form of the first project I started. (http://imgur.com/a/KuYrw#6)

If I ever rebuild it I'm going to scale the speaker size down (they are awesomely loud, but didn't look quite how I was expecting) and swap the button LEDs out for dimmable RGB ones, as the white is almost overwhelmingly bright.

That looks great. I love the marquee.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: mcseforsale on March 04, 2014, 10:27:49 am
Yes, the EI2s are awesomely bright, yet not distracting.

(http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p191/mcseforsale/MAME_CAB/IMG_9078.jpg) (http://s128.photobucket.com/user/mcseforsale/media/MAME_CAB/IMG_9078.jpg.html)

(http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p191/mcseforsale/MAME_CAB/IMG_0848.jpg) (http://s128.photobucket.com/user/mcseforsale/media/MAME_CAB/IMG_0848.jpg.html)

AJ


Here is the final form of the first project I started. (http://imgur.com/a/KuYrw#6)

If I ever rebuild it I'm going to scale the speaker size down (they are awesomely loud, but didn't look quite how I was expecting) and swap the button LEDs out for dimmable RGB ones, as the white is almost overwhelmingly bright.

The Electric ICE 2™ Concave Lightable Horizontal Pushbutton from Groovy Gamegear (http://groovygamegear.com/webstore/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=73&products_id=238 (http://groovygamegear.com/webstore/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=73&products_id=238)) do a great job of toning down overly bright LED lights.  They give the light a vibrant pastel look.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: konp on March 04, 2014, 04:11:33 pm
Here is the final form of the first project I started. (http://imgur.com/a/KuYrw#6)

If I ever rebuild it I'm going to scale the speaker size down (they are awesomely loud, but didn't look quite how I was expecting) and swap the button LEDs out for dimmable RGB ones, as the white is almost overwhelmingly bright.

That looks great. I love the marquee.

Thanks. Took me a while to get settled on a marquee design but I'm very happy with it.

Getting it attached was another story. Seeing as it was my first build, there were a ton of mistakes I made. But in the end it all turned out good.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Bambam1963 on March 04, 2014, 06:01:01 pm
Here is the final form of the first project I started. (http://imgur.com/a/KuYrw#6)

If I ever rebuild it I'm going to scale the speaker size down (they are awesomely loud, but didn't look quite how I was expecting) and swap the button LEDs out for dimmable RGB ones, as the white is almost overwhelmingly bright.

That looks great. I love the marquee.

What manner of sorcery do I see in the form of a display in the center top portion of your panel. Could it bemore of thy coveted bling?


Thanks. Took me a while to get settled on a marquee design but I'm very happy with it.

Getting it attached was another story. Seeing as it was my first build, there were a ton of mistakes I made. But in the end it all turned out good.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: konp on March 04, 2014, 07:02:45 pm
What manner of sorcery do I see in the form of a display in the center top portion of your panel. Could it bemore of thy coveted bling?

It's the controller board from an LG FA-3000AWE sound system. I gutted it, screwed the dolby/dts decoder+amp to the inside of the front of the cabinet, ran the cable up to where the board is, and made a sub box for the tiny subwoofer (seeing as I had to destroy the stock box to get the parts out).

Putting a 5.1 system in an arcade cabinet is a little bit of overkill, but the sound system was sitting in the closet gathering dust, and probably wasn't going to see use for anything else, so I figured why not? I've got an Auzentech soundcard outputting everything in DTS 5.1 and it sounds pretty awesome.

Here's a couple photos from the construction phase showing how I got the board in. (http://imgur.com/a/dm5ib#0)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Bambam1963 on March 04, 2014, 10:03:33 pm
What manner of sorcery do I see in the form of a display in the center top portion of your panel. Could it bemore of thy coveted bling?

It's the controller board from an LG FA-3000AWE sound system. I gutted it, screwed the dolby/dts decoder+amp to the inside of the front of the cabinet, ran the cable up to where the board is, and made a sub box for the tiny subwoofer (seeing as I had to destroy the stock box to get the parts out).

Putting a 5.1 system in an arcade cabinet is a little bit of overkill, but the sound system was sitting in the closet gathering dust, and probably wasn't going to see use for anything else, so I figured why not? I've got an Auzentech soundcard outputting everything in DTS 5.1 and it sounds pretty awesome.

Here's a couple photos from the construction phase showing how I got the board in. (http://imgur.com/a/dm5ib#0)

That uber-cool.  There is no such thing as over kill in this hobby. :-)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: EMDB on March 11, 2014, 03:15:22 pm
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/82432150/Retrocade/final-cp-wired.jpg)  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/82432150/Retrocade/final-cp-finished.jpg)

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/82432150/Retrocade/final-cp-finished-closeup.jpg)

Just need to add the (red) t-molding...
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Generic Eric on March 11, 2014, 08:57:03 pm
This is the best work I've done to date I think. Much better job when I take my time.  Anywho..

Don't mind the painters tape.  It was to remind me the orientation of the joystick. 

The 2 kades were super easy to work with.  Next time I will choose an encoder before committing to a design.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Bambam1963 on March 12, 2014, 07:47:22 am
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/82432150/Retrocade/final-cp-wired.jpg)  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/82432150/Retrocade/final-cp-finished.jpg)

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/82432150/Retrocade/final-cp-finished-closeup.jpg)

Just need to add the (red) t-molding...

That is a beauty.  I am biased due to my love of Metal Slug though ;-)
The colour scheme is really nice.  :applaud:
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Bambam1963 on March 12, 2014, 07:49:33 am
This is the best work I've done to date I think. Much better job when I take my time.  Anywho..

Don't mind the painters tape.  It was to remind me the orientation of the joystick. 

The 2 kades were super easy to work with.  Next time I will choose an encoder before committing to a design.

There is a definite art to it and I don't have that "art" ;-)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: mcseforsale on March 12, 2014, 10:01:54 am
That's OK, I actually sharpie my switches.  :P

(http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p191/mcseforsale/MAME_CAB/IMG_8297.jpg) (http://s128.photobucket.com/user/mcseforsale/media/MAME_CAB/IMG_8297.jpg.html)

AJ

This is the best work I've done to date I think. Much better job when I take my time.  Anywho..

Don't mind the painters tape.  It was to remind me the orientation of the joystick. 

The 2 kades were super easy to work with.  Next time I will choose an encoder before committing to a design.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: shadow05 on March 16, 2014, 04:53:20 pm
My Bubble Bobble bartop...
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Bambam1963 on March 17, 2014, 07:01:34 am
Very nice graphics. The colours just pop.  :applaud:
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: janey6152 on April 29, 2014, 02:28:09 pm
Here's Mine. which i want to add more buttons , a flight stick. flippers with a plunger ,
and a spinner.

(http://i706.photobucket.com/albums/ww69/saltwater6152/unnamed_zps9cdc5d96.jpg) (http://s706.photobucket.com/user/saltwater6152/media/unnamed_zps9cdc5d96.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: CoOlSlY on June 12, 2014, 03:24:48 pm
Just finishing up my first project the  :applaud: "Biz Arcade"  :applaud:
Ill try to keep it brief  :blah:


its a 4 players console, player 1,2 have 6 buttons and player 3,4 have 4 buttons. 4 8-ways joysticks and i got 2 lightguns on the way ;D

Photo 1: As an architect i must say always build a model first!
(http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h36/bizkonson/IMG_2181.jpg)


I would really like to have your cad files, I would add a button (7th one) for player 1 and 2 but everything else is perfect!
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: dkersten on June 25, 2014, 12:51:57 pm
Here is my 4 player CP, just finished it the other day.  LED's aren't in yet and the pic is blurry on the left, but it gives you a pretty good idea:

(http://www.davidakersten.com/Photos/dave/IMAG1137.jpg)
(http://www.davidakersten.com/Photos/dave/IMAG1135.jpg)
(http://www.davidakersten.com/Photos/dave/control%20panel.jpg)

And the scale vector PDF if you want a reference.  Keep in mind the P1 and P2 joysticks are off a couple mm's, they should be the same as the P3 and P4 but Ultimarc has them spec'd wrong on their site.  (p1 and p2 are u360's and p3 and p4 are j-stiks)  Trackball is the U-Trak from Ultimarc.
http://www.davidakersten.com/Photos/dave/control%20panel.pdf (http://www.davidakersten.com/Photos/dave/control%20panel.pdf)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: telengard on July 06, 2014, 03:43:07 pm
I have a lot of control panels because I use a modular setup.  Rather than posting pics here, they are all at this page.

http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15568023/site/mame/controls.html (http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15568023/site/mame/controls.html)

Not much of a looker as far as artwork, I just have Happ's Pica vinyl on it which is *extremely* durable.
Still making modules for it, this weekend am finishing up a 2.25" trackball for Centipede.   :)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: stavros693000 on July 06, 2014, 08:51:00 pm
not yet wired up and still waiting for the 2 white buttons for exit and enter to use with hyperspin....but anywho there it is, will edit post when finished(if i remember)lol with led trackball n buttons lit 8)

EDIT......finished all wired up with trackball n led buttons lit
camera broke so this pic is a few months old so no pics of the wiring yet.......but you get the idea....my first attempt, I hope to improve with my next cab.
ps sorry bout the crappy pic and have since added coin decals to the led credit buttons and left/sroll/right click decals to the blue led mouse buttons

cheers stavros :cheers:
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: bkrownd on August 05, 2014, 03:58:59 am

  No bling, just business.  I put this together last night, and have been enjoying the benefits today.  :)  I mounted everything on a simple melamine board.  This setup is really intended for 1 player, plugged into my laptop.  Ultrastik on the left.  I have a mag-stik plus for the right, but haven't been able to mount it yet.  U-trak and spin-trak in the center.  1 yellow button is missing.  Everything except the Ultrastik is run by a minipac.

  I'm hoping to get the mag-stik hooked up soon.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: aldub516 on September 01, 2014, 07:17:49 pm
This is my first EVER control panel.. my first try even.. Cut the giant piece of wood, and went from there..
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: winstonwaite on September 02, 2014, 05:50:11 pm
(http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w132/winstonwaite/1_zps88423db0.jpg)
(http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w132/winstonwaite/2_zps72a582f2.jpg)
(http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w132/winstonwaite/3_zps0fd5190e.jpg)
(http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w132/winstonwaite/4_zpsf4b80828.jpg)
(http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w132/winstonwaite/5_zps794f89cb.jpg)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Gravity123 on September 21, 2014, 11:50:57 pm
Ok, so I made a new arcade panel.  What's special about it is that it has analog buttons and joysticks.  Yep, the buttons are pressure sensitive.  Also, this is compatible with Xbox 360, and an game system (PC included, but not Xbox One or PS4).

I'm doing a Kickstarter for it.  Check it out, but this is only preliminary.  Let me know your feedback before I launch the campaign.  I appreciate your input very much!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/chrisgerding/597456651?token=03d17579 (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/chrisgerding/597456651?token=03d17579)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Gravity123 on September 21, 2014, 11:52:07 pm
Here's a photo of the handhelds that can be attached to the front.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Malenko on September 22, 2014, 09:16:47 am
(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=136713.0;attach=315497;image)

My 4 player panel
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: nnorton00 on September 22, 2014, 07:34:24 pm
This is a project that has been a year in the works.  I just finished my entire build last weekend and I'll be posting the build in the Project Announcements here in a bit.  First, I thought I'd share my control panel.  So many others before me have inspired me, I hope I can inspire someone else.

4 player with track ball.  The last thing I plan to do is pick up some of the vinyl stickers that one of the members here sells.

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

My best attempt at wiring porn.

(http://i.imgur.com/3ygMYWe.jpg)

Hope you enjoy!
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Old_School on November 04, 2014, 11:55:12 pm
This is a project that has been a year in the works.  I just finished my entire build last weekend and I'll be posting the build in the Project Announcements here in a bit.  First, I thought I'd share my control panel.  So many others before me have inspired me, I hope I can inspire someone else.

4 player with track ball.  The last thing I plan to do is pick up some of the vinyl stickers that one of the members here sells.

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

My best attempt at wiring porn.

(http://i.imgur.com/3ygMYWe.jpg)

Hope you enjoy!


Hey nnorton00,  I like the wiring job. Real clean and nicely color coded.  What type of wires did you use and where did you get them?  I'm looking to start a build but wanted to get the details before I dove in.  Thanks
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: mcseforsale on November 05, 2014, 01:16:05 am
+1.  that wire is purdy.  Is it solid core or stranded?  I've been using solid core doorbell wire from Lowes but it's getting harder to find and bending it a lot causes shorts.

AJ
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: mike.ferreira.37201 on November 12, 2014, 11:40:34 pm
Here is my CP that just finally finished after getting parts years ago. Anyway it's not my best work but the kids are loving it!!

Mike
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: rovingmind on November 20, 2014, 01:22:15 am
After many odd years of never getting around to building anything, i finally put together a control panel.

The daughter (8) is overjoyed.

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=136713.0;attach=319655)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: IAmDotorg on November 26, 2014, 09:24:34 am
Figured I'd toss mine up on here. There's three of them because its for a 4-player cocktail cabinet. MAME just orients the games and controls based on if the game is horizontal, vertical or uses the trackball/spinner. Everything I've tried so far plays very well on it, including some 4-player games like Gauntlet. (I rotate the joystick settings so the player's movements match the stick for the two players at the end of the table.)

Everything is RGB lit, and the spinner is a push/pull so I can play games like Tron that need a spinner and a trigger. (You just push the spinner instead of pulling the trigger to shoot.)

Overlays are the polycarbonate prints from Game-On-Graphix. Yes, there's a blue lightening bolt on it... but there's also x-ray images of a galaxy and a nebula care of the Spitzer space telescope, so its not *that* blue lightening. :D
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: lebronfaling on December 07, 2014, 09:21:29 am
How do people get their wiring so neat and tidy and organised? Every time I try it just winds up looking like the creature from the black lagoon. It's terribly distressing.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: IAmDotorg on December 07, 2014, 09:37:38 am
How do people get their wiring so neat and tidy and organised? Every time I try it just winds up looking like the creature from the black lagoon. It's terribly distressing.

That's why you don't build your cab out of Plexiglass. No one will know!

Seriously, though -- the back side of mine are like an explosion in a wire factory. 37 buttons, RGB LEDs on each across the whole unit. That's 222 wires running to two controllers, plus four USB joysticks, a USB trackball and USB spinner, each with their own set of wires. There's no sane way to keep it all neat. I don't have any photos of the back of mine, but I basically cleaned things up by zip-tying things into smaller bundles and then zip-tying them together into bigger bundles. But its a giant mess, but no one would ever know looking at the cab, so who cares? With buttons only, you can buy a bunch of bulk wire, crimp connectors and heat shrink tubing, but its a lot of work that probably isn't worth it if you're not neurotic about wire neatness. (I have friends who would break into my house in the middle of the night and slowly rewire my whole cab if they knew what it looked like inside!)

Edit: I should add, having done LOTS of wiring over the years -- I'd rather have a less neat wiring job that had things with good color coding and labels, that something neat where every wire is the same color and nothing labeled. Nothing against some of the "neat" wiring in this very long thread, but when every wire is the same color, unlabeled and bundled together you have to end up cutting the bundles out if anything goes wrong anyway. As messy as mine is, every single bundle, every connector, every USB cord are all either tagged with labels from a label maker, or in some cases heat shrink tubing with printed labels. DYMO makes heat shrink tubing for their "professional" grade labelers. I used them a LOT building a couple cars, and used them on all the USB cables, and longer jumper bundles. (I have two ~50 wire bundles that get the LED wiring from the small CPs to the LED controller, which are zip-tied, covered with mesh wire loam, with labeled heat-strink on each end, for example.)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: ChanceKJ on December 30, 2014, 03:26:30 pm
How do people get their wiring so neat and tidy and organised? Every time I try it just winds up looking like the creature from the black lagoon. It's terribly distressing.

It's really not hard at all. Take your time, plan your wire routes in advance, use things like Velcro strapping or ties, go one wire at a time or cut multiple lengths for similar needs, trim to fit.  Simple.

I just finished a minor rewire of my coin door and P1/2 sticks, so I took some pics of the setup. None of the USB lines are strapped in, but you get the idea.

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8635/16192621535_ea40e0477e_c.jpg)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7559/16147210981_ba70747637_c.jpg)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7490/15961808030_2c70dfd97f_c.jpg)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3946/15075818884_783e632b18_c.jpg)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3941/15434706040_a89e9873fb_c.jpg)

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

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3910/14757186373_a828ed796b_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: byancey on January 01, 2015, 07:54:37 pm
Here's a quick pic of my control panel:

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=143092.0;attach=321736;image)

Project thread with more details is here (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,143092.msg1483827.html#msg1483827).
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: fr_303 on January 15, 2015, 07:59:12 pm
My first attempt at a Control Panel for my Street Fighter Upright Cab.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Fr_303/IMG_3335.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/Fr_303/media/IMG_3335.jpg.html)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Fr_303/IMG_3334.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/Fr_303/media/IMG_3334.jpg.html)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/Fr_303/IMG_2433.jpg) (http://s17.photobucket.com/user/Fr_303/media/IMG_2433.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: waiwainl on January 16, 2015, 02:46:44 pm
Looking very slick!   :applaud:
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: DocHolliday on January 20, 2015, 01:54:40 pm
Here is my setup:

(http://lstwo.com/images/78894215246150424606.jpg)

(http://lstwo.com/images/72062868303673371890.jpg)

(http://lstwo.com/images/37465388825212821605.jpg)

It is a full mame setup that I had custom made. 

I just bought one of the DIY kits from monster arcade to try to build one on my own as well, so looking forward to starting that when it arrives.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Typefighter01 on January 22, 2015, 10:59:40 pm

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7490/15961808030_2c70dfd97f_c.jpg)


Epic wiring job :cheers:
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Hics1934 on January 23, 2015, 01:30:12 am
I also want to have control panel at my home .. But I am unable to install that
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: billknust on January 28, 2015, 09:17:06 am
This is a project that has been a year in the works.  I just finished my entire build last weekend and I'll be posting the build in the Project Announcements here in a bit.  First, I thought I'd share my control panel.  So many others before me have inspired me, I hope I can inspire someone else.

4 player with track ball.  The last thing I plan to do is pick up some of the vinyl stickers that one of the members here sells.

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


Where'd you find this cpo? Love this.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: mcseforsale on February 01, 2015, 02:32:15 pm
GameON@
http://www.gameongrafix.com/products/atomic-orange-control-panel-from (http://www.gameongrafix.com/products/atomic-orange-control-panel-from)





This is a project that has been a year in the works.  I just finished my entire build last weekend and I'll be posting the build in the Project Announcements here in a bit.  First, I thought I'd share my control panel.  So many others before me have inspired me, I hope I can inspire someone else.

4 player with track ball.  The last thing I plan to do is pick up some of the vinyl stickers that one of the members here sells.

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


Where'd you find this cpo? Love this.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: DocHolliday on February 15, 2015, 12:44:37 pm
My first control panel build.   I love the way it turned out!

Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: bfauska on February 16, 2015, 07:24:53 pm

My first control panel build.   I love the way it turned out!
That looks pretty great with the white on black. Is that a stencil or full overlay?
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: DocHolliday on February 17, 2015, 02:55:06 am

That looks pretty great with the white on black. Is that a stencil or full overlay?

Thanks man, it's a full vinyl wrap overlay with clear laminate to protect it.   had that made at a local shop from the design I put together from images online that I liked.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: subassy on March 13, 2015, 07:14:58 pm
My first control panel build.   I love the way it turned out!

First time poster, long time lurker. A very epic 9 year thread by the way. Very educational.

I wanted to ask about the number of buttons: you drilled for 8 player buttons but covered over the holes so there's only 6. I've been wondering about 6 vs 8 player buttons. How many games really going to use the 8 player buttons? Is that mostly for console games? Did you drill the extra holes for future expansion? Just curious.

I'm working on creating my own control panel. Very slow going. Almost losing patients (although I've never done anything remotely similar to this and it's only been 2 1/2 months).
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: DocHolliday on March 18, 2015, 12:29:12 pm


First time poster, long time lurker. A very epic 9 year thread by the way. Very educational.

I wanted to ask about the number of buttons: you drilled for 8 player buttons but covered over the holes so there's only 6. I've been wondering about 6 vs 8 player buttons. How many games really going to use the 8 player buttons? Is that mostly for console games? Did you drill the extra holes for future expansion? Just curious.

I'm working on creating my own control panel. Very slow going. Almost losing patients (although I've never done anything remotely similar to this and it's only been 2 1/2 months).

As I mentioned in a previous post, I bought the wood panel itself online, so it was already pre-drilled with 8.   Yes, if you want to use it for the console type games where you would need the L1,L2,R1,R2, you would need the 8 buttons.  I use a regular controller for those games, so I only needed 6.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: FinnJävel on April 07, 2015, 07:37:25 am
My BB

(http://i.imgur.com/OtPHwl6.jpg)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: edekoning on April 14, 2015, 03:05:25 pm
Magneto Cab
http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,119175.0.html (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,119175.0.html)

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=119175.0;attach=295030;image)
(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=119175.0;attach=295034;image)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: edekoning on April 14, 2015, 03:05:45 pm
NES Bartop
http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,133712.0.html (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,133712.0.html)

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=133712.0;attach=327395;image)
(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=133712.0;attach=327367;image)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: medtech1 on April 15, 2015, 07:01:38 pm
edekoning :  I can tell you take pride in the neatness of your work. The tyraps on the wires, the terminal blocks.. all look great... well done.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: woosdom on May 14, 2015, 09:15:31 am
First for me. gotta start somewhere   ;D
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: woosdom on May 14, 2015, 09:17:28 am
have to replace the screen I used. not good enough viewing angle. and not as bright as I thought.  :banghead:
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: dylaninwv on May 14, 2015, 11:58:12 am
My turn for gratuitous CP pics....

Mine is coming along. Cab is a space-themed one - bezel is going to end up being the old archway from Space Port - since Space Port is where I shoveled my quarters out by the pound...

Still have to put the T-moulding on, and wire the two mouse buttons, but almost done. The post to the right of the mouse buttons is a USB volume control - just have to add the knob. eventiually I plan to add an extension to the bottom front to hold a flightstick, to resemble the center placement of a flightstick from a cockpit - but that's down the line.

Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: rabidpuppy on June 14, 2015, 05:08:15 am
Super-Pro™ Leaf Switch 8-way Arcade Joystick
Versa-Ball 2™ Multi-Compatible Ball-Top Joystick Shafts
CLASSX™ Colors - BLUE - Leaf Switch Compatible Button  - Switch Type: True-Leaf Pro™
Micro-Leaf™ Arcade Pushbutton Switches
(P3 & P4 are Zippyys but using universal mounting plates)
7" Doublesight USB monitor
iPac4

More pics here but nothing groundbreaking in this build. https://flic.kr/s/aHskdxuYPW

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/377/18766764286_f1a02ddc08_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/uAmzcu)

[url=https://flic.kr/p/umeBpM](https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/280/18606974999_fae576b15b_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/uAmzcu) (https://flic.kr/p/umeBpM)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Vidiot on June 19, 2015, 12:58:05 pm
Happ Perfect 360 Joysticks
Ultimarc GoldLeaf pushbuttons
Ultimarc 3" UTrak Trackball
SlikStik Tornado Spinner
IPac2

(http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/tt301/vidi0t/Forum%20files/arcade%20forums/IMG_1065_zpsebnius84.jpg) (http://s622.photobucket.com/user/vidi0t/media/Forum%20files/arcade%20forums/IMG_1065_zpsebnius84.jpg.html)

(http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/tt301/vidi0t/Forum%20files/arcade%20forums/IMG_1067_zpsollbf8g8.jpg) (http://s622.photobucket.com/user/vidi0t/media/Forum%20files/arcade%20forums/IMG_1067_zpsollbf8g8.jpg.html)

(http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/tt301/vidi0t/Forum%20files/arcade%20forums/IMG_1059_zpsa0h9qdav.jpg) (http://s622.photobucket.com/user/vidi0t/media/Forum%20files/arcade%20forums/IMG_1059_zpsa0h9qdav.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: MydknyteStyrm on June 20, 2015, 01:37:05 pm
MCP Control Panel
Four Ultrastik 360s
UTrak trackball with LEDs
TurboTwist spinner
UltraLux RGB Buttons
Buttons for flippers and plunger as well.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Title: 2 Player - 6 Button - Control Panel Template
Post by: copyimitation on June 24, 2015, 04:41:57 pm
Here is my setup. I used a template i found online for Visio, and edited it to my liking. I took this to Staples and had them print me out a blueprint for about $4.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: copyimitation on June 26, 2015, 07:10:34 pm
How do you go about installing cpo art that has designs around the buttons and joystick like you have? I am making my cpo design and i have art around mine as well but was wondering how to line it up with my control panel. Any help?

Happ Perfect 360 Joysticks
Ultimarc GoldLeaf pushbuttons
Ultimarc 3" UTrak Trackball
SlikStik Tornado Spinner
IPac2

(http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/tt301/vidi0t/Forum%20files/arcade%20forums/IMG_1065_zpsebnius84.jpg) (http://s622.photobucket.com/user/vidi0t/media/Forum%20files/arcade%20forums/IMG_1065_zpsebnius84.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Vidiot on June 26, 2015, 08:50:03 pm
How do you go about installing cpo art that has designs around the buttons and joystick like you have? I am making my cpo design and i have art around mine as well but was wondering how to line it up with my control panel. Any help?

I use Paint shop pro to make my art. I just designed everything as actual size then I would print a low quality greyscale version at actual size to see how everything lines up. You might have to print on a couple pages and stitch it together with tape. Button holes are 1 1/8" in size. You will probably have to play around quite a bit until you have something you like.
Took me forever to get it the way I wanted it.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: EMDB on June 27, 2015, 03:06:13 am
How do you go about installing cpo art that has designs around the buttons and joystick like you have? I am making my cpo design and i have art around mine as well but was wondering how to line it up with my control panel. Any help?
You should first design and print the CPO and use a copy as a template to drill the holes for the buttons and joysticks...

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/82432150/Retrocade/final-cp-drilled.jpg)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: gingerone on August 01, 2015, 02:24:05 pm
Here's a photo of my recent attempt, be nice :)

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Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: megamoze on August 06, 2015, 05:40:49 pm
Here's mine.  Doesn't work yet, but it's pretty much built except for the t-molding.

(http://i.imgur.com/WJEGEd1.jpg)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: ladysephiroth on August 15, 2015, 08:47:10 pm
megamoze: that looks like what I'm trying to accomplish, layout wise -- any chance you have dimensions or blueprints I could play with? I like how neat the layout looks, and how you economize on buttons!  <3
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: megamoze on August 17, 2015, 07:42:52 pm
megamoze: that looks like what I'm trying to accomplish, layout wise -- any chance you have dimensions or blueprints I could play with? I like how neat the layout looks, and how you economize on buttons!  <3

I'll have to track it down, but I basically copied the design of the Tankstick and made my own modifications.  I added the spinner, took away buttons 7 & 8, and moved the player start buttons over to the right side.  I also moved the coin buttons to the front of the base instead of the sides.  If you google the Tankstick, you can find a basic layout of the design.  I printed that to full size and went from there.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: pcm2a on August 20, 2015, 05:23:10 pm
Wanted to get my control panel in here since I just completed it last weekend. Was a Tekken 4 but I cut some extra holes, breaking the plexiglass in the process and had to cut that new as well. Went with the 7th button for games like MK3 (Run button) and Tekken Tag (Tag button).
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: SpaceHedgehog on August 26, 2015, 05:11:48 pm
Vewlix panel (with a little poetic aluminium license):

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc26/SpaceHedgehog/WhiteButtons_zpskzjqdmsb.jpg) (http://s218.photobucket.com/user/SpaceHedgehog/media/WhiteButtons_zpskzjqdmsb.jpg.html)

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc26/SpaceHedgehog/CoinSlot_zpsduclf0vq.jpg) (http://s218.photobucket.com/user/SpaceHedgehog/media/CoinSlot_zpsduclf0vq.jpg.html)

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc26/SpaceHedgehog/NewCP2_zpsnajeauvn.jpg) (http://s218.photobucket.com/user/SpaceHedgehog/media/NewCP2_zpsnajeauvn.jpg.html)

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc26/SpaceHedgehog/NewCP3_zpszbbucdqn.jpg) (http://s218.photobucket.com/user/SpaceHedgehog/media/NewCP3_zpszbbucdqn.jpg.html)

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc26/SpaceHedgehog/Vewlix%20Large%202_zpshhqbnl35.jpg) (http://s218.photobucket.com/user/SpaceHedgehog/media/Vewlix%20Large%202_zpshhqbnl35.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: UFO on August 30, 2015, 03:51:11 pm
Here is mine ... nothing ground-breaking here. Single player U360 with 4-way restriction.

P1 is mapped as "Start" and P1+P2 are "Exit"

Works great...

Title: Re: Project X Arcade Control Panel
Post by: Ian on December 08, 2015, 06:47:49 pm
Here's are some control panel pics from my recently completed "Project X Arcade"  (http://sachi.sytes.net/techblog/?p=124 (http://sachi.sytes.net/techblog/?p=124))

(http://sachi.sytes.net/techblog/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/20120314-IMG_4754.jpg)

(http://sachi.sytes.net/techblog/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/20120314-IMG_4753.jpg)

(http://sachi.sytes.net/techblog/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/20120312-IMG_4749.jpg)

This panel is damn pretty...  :applaud:
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Goldenjelly on December 28, 2015, 03:31:45 pm
Cabinet was originally a sega fighting vipers cab
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: xybot on December 31, 2015, 01:43:48 pm
Here's mine! It's housed in an unusual Xybots cabinet. I had to bore holes through the metal control panel to add more buttons, which was quite tricky. I was able to acquire an extra control panel so I still have the original in case I want to revert the game back some day since the machine still has the original, working boards inside.  :cheers:

I did something unusual here that I've never seen done before. I added toggles where two of the original fire buttons were to determine which buttons belong to which player / joystick. If you examine my photo, you'll see that both toggles are switched left. So any button player one uses will work! I did this because it felt awkward playing on the left side of the machine with the buttons on the left, looking at the screen at an angle. I made this a long time ago so can't recall why I didn't put them on the right, but I think it had to do with both fitting them into the small panel and symmetrically integrating them into the existing design. Anyway, this allows a single player to be totally centered in the middle of the machine using the left joystick and right button banks. For games that require two players, I just toggle the right switch right.

There's an iPac mounted beneath the middle of the panel. I'm using Ultimarc Mag-Stik Plus 4-8 way switchable from the top of the panel joysticks. I have the coin door buttons lit up with USB LED lights powered by the computer and rigged with switches to add coins. I designed the instructional graphic in middle to show how to control the GameEx software that I'm using (this is covering the original Xybots instructions). Though not really part of the control panel, I'm also using a mini keyboard remote to handle anything that the control panel can't.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: rhzucal on January 15, 2016, 09:03:11 am
This is my first ever run at making a MAME system and control panel. I didn't take into account the depth that is need for the wiring but overall it worked out. The design is all the games I loved as a kid. I think it turned out pretty cool.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: ChanceKJ on January 15, 2016, 05:34:58 pm
How about these. :D

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1681/23776344823_33bb2699aa_c.jpg)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1694/24241322332_8acfaaa288_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: ARTIFACT on January 24, 2016, 03:04:32 pm
Some AMAZING control panels here!!!!

Not sure if I ever posted the control panel from my ARTIFACT Game Museum cab... Here we go!

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1102/1428766851_ffd8188d2f_b.jpg)
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1412/1416521204_e5a7741c60_b.jpg)
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1083/1415628603_a639332f5f_b.jpg)
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1004/1237803503_b4efef3371_b.jpg)
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1341/1237763247_440b338605_b.jpg)

Thanks to all in the community who helped me back in the day in 2007 when I was planning and building it.
I miss it..... Maybe I should build another project.......
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Ian on February 14, 2016, 11:46:22 am
8-bit zombie is done, it's final resting place is my basement and due to low light these are the best pictures I could come up with. Enjoy!
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Scassidy24 on February 28, 2016, 10:02:59 pm
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160229/f664769a74bfaddfcf7078e0883df447.jpg)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160229/6183647640fd5a3c3def1f27b7bc1365.jpg)

These pics of a cabinet I built to stay inspired while working on the software side of things.  This is my first prototype cabinet which really helped me put into perspective how large im willing to go with the control panel space.

On order right now is a trackball and 2 spinners I will either make a second control panel for swap out or turn this existing panel into a flippable box with the trackball and spinner setup on the reverse side.   


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Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: vicviper573 on March 12, 2016, 08:14:48 pm
Nothing too special about my panel or its layout, but it has a little history.  It was forged in the fires of 675 Sycamore Drive, in the metal shop of Atari Games in 1996.  It served as a prototype layout for the Showcase 33 / Deluxe cabinet version of Primal Rage II, and would have seen full production had the game not been cancelled.  It has since been my personal control panel and served me well for nearly 20 years, and will continue to do so.  :)

(http://i.imgur.com/QB8H5SY.jpg)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: DarkDraco on June 29, 2016, 07:16:52 pm
 ;D
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: woosdom on September 16, 2016, 03:14:41 pm
my first attempt at a two player panel (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160916/57fc4e33d6a1ab8028eaae0f6e2acdde.jpg)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160916/224fb9d4ca7fe3d9f5e39ca8d8f651c6.jpg)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Scassidy24 on September 25, 2016, 11:39:52 pm
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160926/a0bab1c0a68028618788c1788098abfe.jpg)
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160926/8db2ab0eafc402444c49a5046bbeacc5.jpg)
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160926/d3f58c6e9bf53087bd5b4bbc91c80a87.jpg)
My completed flippable panel is a drawer that can be flipped over for trackball or spinners instead of fight sticks


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Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: crumptinite on September 26, 2016, 03:12:33 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/lpCWlUG.jpg)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Casey120 on October 18, 2016, 02:33:20 pm
(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc232/Casey120/102_1559.jpg) (http://s215.photobucket.com/user/Casey120/media/102_1559.jpg.html)

Bought this about 6 years ago, lighted buttons and trackball .
Never really used it though .
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Retrogamer_68 on October 29, 2016, 05:10:07 pm
Here are a few pics of my plexi tabletop controller.

(http://www.blackmancustoms.com/CP/CP1.png)


(http://www.blackmancustoms.com/CP/CP2.png)


(http://www.blackmancustoms.com/CP/CP3.png)


(http://www.blackmancustoms.com/CP/CP4.png)


(http://www.blackmancustoms.com/CP/CP5.png)


(http://www.blackmancustoms.com/CP/CP6.png)


(http://www.blackmancustoms.com/CP/CP7.png)


(http://www.blackmancustoms.com/CP/CP8.png)


(http://www.blackmancustoms.com/CP/CP9.png)


(http://www.blackmancustoms.com/CP/CP10.png)


(http://www.blackmancustoms.com/CP/CP11.png)


(http://www.blackmancustoms.com/CP/CP12.png)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Hacksaw44 on November 08, 2016, 07:41:25 am
8-bit zombie is done, it's final resting place is my basement and due to low light these are the best pictures I could come up with. Enjoy!

Wow I like the graphics !!
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: FlynnsBarcade on November 11, 2016, 05:27:49 pm
My first (and currently only) control panel build.  Loosely based on the Tron arcade panel.
First picture is the inspirational photo.
Next is the cad drawing I made.
Wood routing and inlay, followed by final assembly.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Retrogamer_68 on November 15, 2016, 10:16:26 am
I like the idea, but that woodgrain is just depressing...
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Ian on November 16, 2016, 09:15:14 am
Here are a few pics of my plexi tabletop controller.



That is pretty cool... I am sure there would be some who would have loved to see a build thread! Do you have a wide shot of the control panel???
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Retrogamer_68 on December 05, 2016, 05:03:32 pm
Edited
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: SlyBlueFox on December 05, 2016, 11:02:37 pm
Finally got mine done.

(http://i.imgur.com/VVTtDyx.jpg)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Vidiot on January 27, 2017, 09:52:01 am
Centipede bartop cabinet completed Jan. 2017

(http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/tt301/vidi0t/Forum%20files/arcade%20forums/IMG_2790_zps7kg0od44.jpg) (http://s622.photobucket.com/user/vidi0t/media/Forum%20files/arcade%20forums/IMG_2790_zps7kg0od44.jpg.html)

(http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/tt301/vidi0t/Forum%20files/arcade%20forums/IMG_2773_zps13yfhugs.jpg) (http://s622.photobucket.com/user/vidi0t/media/Forum%20files/arcade%20forums/IMG_2773_zps13yfhugs.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Gh0sty on February 16, 2017, 11:19:18 am
Ha! How comes i didnt see this topic earlier, ive done my external control panel 11 years ago  :notworthy:  :o

More Infos and how i build them here: http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,52390.msg513679.html#msg513679 (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,52390.msg513679.html#msg513679)
The pics/infos are outdated, i now have a spinner build in, need to make new pics.

(http://i.imgur.com/KFg0fMS.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/OOtOTdW.jpg)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: loonytu on March 01, 2017, 09:38:46 pm
my control panel I designed
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: tebright1 on March 29, 2017, 12:57:00 pm
Where did you buy your buttons?

Holy hell that is awesome. How do you configre the buttons to light up like that?

The Beast's panels. >:D



Whole cab in Hyperspin.
(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=103207.0;attach=184155)

MK3 layout.
(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=103207.0;attach=184153)

NeoGeo layout.
(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=103207.0;attach=184152)

TMNT showing all player controls.
(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=103207.0;attach=184150)

i.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Soxbrother on April 15, 2017, 05:41:50 am
Hi,

Not sure if I can post this here,
because it's not exactly an arcade control panel,
but here is the pinball controller I've made :

Follow this link for all the pictures :
https://www.flickr.com/photos/22664067@N02/albums/72157633471958539 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/22664067@N02/albums/72157633471958539)

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7299/8734979253_404b6bd3d7_k.jpg)


Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: darkSSide on August 14, 2017, 12:53:45 am
Here are a few pics of my plexi tabletop controller.

(http://www.blackmancustoms.com/CP/CP1.png)


(http://www.blackmancustoms.com/CP/CP2.png)


(http://www.blackmancustoms.com/CP/CP3.png)


(http://www.blackmancustoms.com/CP/CP4.png)


(http://www.blackmancustoms.com/CP/CP5.png)


(http://www.blackmancustoms.com/CP/CP6.png)


(http://www.blackmancustoms.com/CP/CP7.png)


(http://www.blackmancustoms.com/CP/CP8.png)


(http://www.blackmancustoms.com/CP/CP9.png)


(http://www.blackmancustoms.com/CP/CP10.png)


(http://www.blackmancustoms.com/CP/CP11.png)


(http://www.blackmancustoms.com/CP/CP12.png)
Do you have a template of your stick/button layout? I like this set up.

Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk

Title: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: KDM on January 01, 2018, 08:45:32 am
At the moment, it's a bit of ply with the buttons and controller. I hacked it up just to make sure the hardware / software all worked together. Haven't decided on the final layout yet, either.

I'm struggling with MAME on Raspberry Pi, and once I have that sorted, I'll start a more respectable console. Probably just a box to set on my lap with a power cord and an HDMI output for the TV.

Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: imtrashed on January 29, 2018, 02:20:55 pm
Happ Perfect 360 Joysticks
Ultimarc GoldLeaf pushbuttons
Ultimarc 3" UTrak Trackball
SlikStik Tornado Spinner
IPac2

Some AMAZING control panels here!!!!

Not sure if I ever posted the control panel from my ARTIFACT Game Museum cab... Here we go!

Thanks to all in the community who helped me back in the day in 2007 when I was planning and building it.
I miss it..... Maybe I should build another project.......

What are the dimensions of your CPs?  I will be using almost the same exact controls and layout.  Looking to fit mine on a 23"x13" panel, but not sure if it will fit.  Both of yours look close, though. 

(two players, 6 buttons each, trackball, spinner, and some admin/coin/start buttons)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Vidiot on January 29, 2018, 02:46:03 pm
Happ Perfect 360 Joysticks
Ultimarc GoldLeaf pushbuttons
Ultimarc 3" UTrak Trackball
SlikStik Tornado Spinner
IPac2


What are the dimensions of your CPs?  I will be using almost the same exact controls and layout.  Looking to fit mine on a 23"x13" panel, but not sure if it will fit.  Both of yours look close, though. 

(two players, 6 buttons each, trackball, spinner, and some admin/coin/start buttons)

My Dream Machine CP is 26" x 15". But it has a bit of an overhang on the edges. Actual interior dimension would be like 24" wide. Hope this helps.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: sunn on February 04, 2018, 02:50:07 pm
hello !

here are my new cp :

for 2 linked "tate" aero-city, 1p cp for player one cab and 1p cp for the player 2 cab. it should be better to play shmups with friends now :)
and 1p cp for my konami Windy "parodius style".

(https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2018/05/7/1517773276-img-2566.jpeg)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Seob on February 15, 2018, 08:47:30 am
Hi, I recently joined the forum because after years of hassitation I finally started building my own bar top arcade.
It started after a friend of mine wanted to build his own arcade and asked me if I would help him with it.
To get him started we bought a cheap 2nd hand cabinet. He then bought a flat pack that we are currently assembling.

I didn’t want to go the pre-build route and started to build the cabinet myself.
I started with the control panel so I can alter the dimensions of the cabinet so it will fit the control panel perfect.
Also, now I can play without having the cabinet fully build. Since that will take a while.
I used a 1mm sheet of aluminum that I bend building my own bending bench from some wood and hinges.
This was because I accidentally ordered snap in buttons.
Used 15 mm mdf to support the alloy.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Roc on March 25, 2018, 09:08:36 pm
New to mancave...
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Mike A on March 26, 2018, 02:11:53 am
You definitely don't have enough buttons on that thing.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Mattiekrome on April 21, 2018, 04:30:12 pm
Hi,

Not sure if I can post this here,
because it's not exactly an arcade control panel,
but here is the pinball controller I've made :

Follow this link for all the pictures :
https://www.flickr.com/photos/22664067@N02/albums/72157633471958539 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/22664067@N02/albums/72157633471958539)

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7299/8734979253_404b6bd3d7_k.jpg)


That's awesome.  I'm a huge pinball fan, great idea!
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: silvesterus on May 15, 2018, 04:24:59 am
Hello

First time user here. In februar I decided to build by own arcade control panel. Here is my first attempt to build it.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: vaderag on July 03, 2018, 06:19:55 am
Here's mine :)
(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=118612.0;attach=368996;image)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Pufhead on July 22, 2018, 03:54:10 pm
Hello

First time user here. In februar I decided to build by own arcade control panel. Here is my first attempt to build it.

Nice Control Panel do you have a work log of the build?
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: duerra on July 22, 2018, 05:11:20 pm
Hello

First time user here. In februar I decided to build by own arcade control panel. Here is my first attempt to build it.
I really like this, and have been thinking about something similar.  I like the idea of being able to move the control panel around independently of a standalone stand-up arcade given my circumstances (and for practice).

I have a couple questions -
What are the buttons on the front?
Can you speak to the built-in speakers?
Is this wireless? 

Very nice work.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: silvesterus on August 13, 2018, 05:53:54 am
Hello

First time user here. In februar I decided to build by own arcade control panel. Here is my first attempt to build it.
I really like this, and have been thinking about something similar.  I like the idea of being able to move the control panel around independently of a standalone stand-up arcade given my circumstances (and for practice).

I have a couple questions -
What are the buttons on the front?
Can you speak to the built-in speakers?
Is this wireless? 

Very nice work.

Buttons on the front are actually speaker amplifier. I control speaker with it.
Currently I am using raspberry pi 3 as an engine for arcade control. I made it in such a way, that I can use it also to control external PC if needed. In the back I have a switch which controls
what my internal USB hub controls. In the back I have a connector for external USB which can be connected to the PC. If i want independent behaviour then I just switch in the back to control
internal raspberry pi.

Control panel is stored in a special place in the living room, when not in use.

I use internal speaker exclusively as even that HDMI audio is an option. I just prefer it more and i have control over loudness at the tip of the finger.

Also I made a separate stand for external monitor. At my work i got an old (broken !!!!) monitor. I found out, that only control panel was broken so I ordered control panel for monitor panel from China and made
enclosure for the panel so everything is now wood. It really looks cool and I use it when my main 55 inch TV is not available. This is also the reason I built in the speakers as monitor did not have any
audio capabilities.

For network capabilities I currently use network cable, which is connected in the back in special passthrough network connector. I probably could use wireless capabilities of the raspberry pi, but I did not try this feature.

In the future I will replace raspberry pi with more powerful mini PC. Currently I have my eyes set to HADES CANYON NUC from intel, as its measurement fit perfectly for the space I have inside arcade control panel.
Arcade control panel can be opened from the front and is using some magnets to keep it shut. I made special handles for carrying control panel around the house.

The whole control panel took me about 3 month. I did everything from woodworking to installation and programming. I am just geek about this things. If you look at the picture you could see control panel sitting on little
coffee table which I made and is made from the same material I used for control panel. Unfortunately I did not do any documentation about process of building this stuff, but I am open to discuss it.

 
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: duerra on August 20, 2018, 01:12:51 am
Hello

First time user here. In februar I decided to build by own arcade control panel. Here is my first attempt to build it.
I really like this, and have been thinking about something similar.  I like the idea of being able to move the control panel around independently of a standalone stand-up arcade given my circumstances (and for practice).

I have a couple questions -
What are the buttons on the front?
Can you speak to the built-in speakers?
Is this wireless? 

Very nice work.

Buttons on the front are actually speaker amplifier. I control speaker with it.
Currently I am using raspberry pi 3 as an engine for arcade control. I made it in such a way, that I can use it also to control external PC if needed. In the back I have a switch which controls
what my internal USB hub controls. In the back I have a connector for external USB which can be connected to the PC. If i want independent behaviour then I just switch in the back to control
internal raspberry pi.

Control panel is stored in a special place in the living room, when not in use.

I use internal speaker exclusively as even that HDMI audio is an option. I just prefer it more and i have control over loudness at the tip of the finger.

Also I made a separate stand for external monitor. At my work i got an old (broken !!!!) monitor. I found out, that only control panel was broken so I ordered control panel for monitor panel from China and made
enclosure for the panel so everything is now wood. It really looks cool and I use it when my main 55 inch TV is not available. This is also the reason I built in the speakers as monitor did not have any
audio capabilities.

For network capabilities I currently use network cable, which is connected in the back in special passthrough network connector. I probably could use wireless capabilities of the raspberry pi, but I did not try this feature.

In the future I will replace raspberry pi with more powerful mini PC. Currently I have my eyes set to HADES CANYON NUC from intel, as its measurement fit perfectly for the space I have inside arcade control panel.
Arcade control panel can be opened from the front and is using some magnets to keep it shut. I made special handles for carrying control panel around the house.

The whole control panel took me about 3 month. I did everything from woodworking to installation and programming. I am just geek about this things. If you look at the picture you could see control panel sitting on little
coffee table which I made and is made from the same material I used for control panel. Unfortunately I did not do any documentation about process of building this stuff, but I am open to discuss it.
I'm in awe and I think yours is a template I'd like to follow.  Do you have more pictures that you can post from other angles and inside?  This is super impressive.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Randizzl on September 06, 2018, 10:36:27 am
Built mine to share with co-workers and add some fun to the work enviornment (I play enough games at home on my own...)
This was made probably ... 3ish years ago, and I'm finally deciding to post something about it.

Few bits of info:
iL on left, Sanwa on right from ParadiseArcade
Several parts from Andy at Ultimarc including the PCB, trackball, 4way stick, and spinner
Neutrik USB Passthroughs on front for connecting wired USB controllers, and USB Hub goes to another Neutrik that goes to the PC
Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 speakers
Monitor is on a two arm monitor mount that I removed the other monitor hing, did this to allow the monitor to be rotated for vertical games
XBox 360 wireless controllers for modern games that don't play well with joysticks

All going to a PC running Windows 7 with a highly customized, very manual Hyperspin using lots of AutoHotkey scripts
Curated Pulled together, sifted through, and selected for presentation (https://www.dictionary.com/browse/curated (https://www.dictionary.com/browse/curated)) the list of games down to about 2k games, to prevent tedioius list scrolling of games NO ONE will ever play...
Includes all the regulars like MAME and Retroarch stuff, and has Steam games as well

(http://i349.photobucket.com/albums/q364/RandalphTheBlack/IMG_20180614_105342076_zpsrxjrtfap.jpg)

(http://i349.photobucket.com/albums/q364/RandalphTheBlack/IMG_20180614_105402047_zpscwqhqafe.jpg)
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Mike A on September 06, 2018, 10:38:23 am
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Curated the list of games down to about 2k games
:laugh2:
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Randizzl on September 06, 2018, 10:55:51 am
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Curated the list of games down to about 2k games
:laugh2:

This is worthy of a rolling on the floor laughing emoji because...?
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Mike A on September 06, 2018, 11:05:44 am
Your definition of curated amuses me.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Randizzl on September 06, 2018, 11:39:54 am
Your definition of curated amuses me.

In what way?
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Mike A on September 06, 2018, 11:48:35 am
A joke isn't funny if it has to be exaplained. I obviously failed at tweaking your funny bone. Sorry.
 
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Ginsu Victim on September 06, 2018, 01:47:09 pm
Your definition of curated amuses me.

I'm with you.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Randizzl on September 06, 2018, 02:10:02 pm
Your definition of curated amuses me.

I'm with you.

With him how?  In what way?  For what reason?
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Mike A on September 06, 2018, 02:19:39 pm
Holy crap dude. I just thought it was funny that you narrowed the list down to a slim 2000 games. It was really no big deal.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Randizzl on September 06, 2018, 02:44:34 pm
Holy crap dude. I just thought it was funny that you narrowed the list down to a slim 2000 games. It was really no big deal.

Well that makes sense, sure.
It did take work, and I suppose it could be construed as funny for one to put effort into something like that.
As funny as someone putting effort into any of this stuff could be, as it's all frivolity and pointless in the end I suppose.

I'm not sure what that has to do with my use of the word curate, however.  My initial response to your post was wondering what you found funny, and you didn't state what you just said, but instead chose to point at my use of a word.  To that end, if one were to be pedantic, one could say my use of the word wasn't, entirely, idiomatically correct.  But when did forums about posting pictures of arcade cabinets become grammar or vocabulary quizzes?
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: Mike A on September 06, 2018, 02:48:30 pm
I think I am being Punk'd.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: 8BitMonk on September 06, 2018, 03:22:40 pm
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Curated the list of games down to about 2k games

 :laugh2:
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: DaveMMR on September 20, 2018, 05:47:35 pm
Holy crap dude. I just thought it was funny that you narrowed the list down to a slim 2000 games. It was really no big deal.

Well that makes sense, sure.
It did take work, and I suppose it could be construed as funny for one to put effort into something like that.
As funny as someone putting effort into any of this stuff could be, as it's all frivolity and pointless in the end I suppose.

I'm not sure what that has to do with my use of the word curate, however.  My initial response to your post was wondering what you found funny, and you didn't state what you just said, but instead chose to point at my use of a word.  To that end, if one were to be pedantic, one could say my use of the word wasn't, entirely, idiomatically correct.  But when did forums about posting pictures of arcade cabinets become grammar or vocabulary quizzes?

Let me step in to explain the joke.  2000 is still a rather large number of games. Combined with "curating down" (as, we have taken it to mean, narrowing down), it came off as humorously ironic (which may or may not be the proper use of the word but whatever)   That's what the joke was.

Okay, back to my lurking corner.  Carry on with the panel porn.
Title: Re: Control Panel Database: Post a picture of your Control Panel!
Post by: DracoDan on February 08, 2019, 01:33:52 pm
Your definition of curated amuses me.

I'm with you.

With him how?  In what way?  For what reason?

I'm not 100% sure English is your first language (not faulting you either way, god knows my English is far from great and it's the only language I know!), but "curated" probably isn't the best word to use here, in fact it could be considered to be the opposite of what you intended.  "Curated" is usually used to refer to selectively acquiring something, not selecting a small subset of a great collection (aka losing something).  The better would would be "narrowed".  IE. "Narrowed the list of games down to about 2k games".  For that reason "Curated down" really makes no sense.