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And the 2011 BYOAC User Choice Awardees are...
« on: April 06, 2012, 05:25:24 pm »
The polls are closed and the votes have been electronically tallied.  It's official and the results are in.  The 2011 Build Your Own Arcade Controls User Choice Awards are complete.  

Please check out the voting polls for a breakdown of how the runners up faired and all confirmed nominees will be posted onto the Hall of Fame thread as outstanding projects of 2011.

2011 BYOAC User Choice Awards Software Contribution
2011 BYOAC User Choice Awards Small/Non-Standard Cabinet
2011 BYOAC User Choice Awards Fullsize Cabinet
2011 BYOAC User Choice Awards Forum Contribution
2011 BYOAC User Choice Awards Hardware Contribution

I personally would like to take a moment to thank everyone who voted and all the great advice, nominations, and help I got throughout this process and a special thanks to the following for their mentorship, recommendations, and help in bringing this inaugural run to a success:

Howard Castro
DaveMMR
Jimmy2x2x
TopJimmyCooks
Saint
Haruman
CheffoJeffo
Zakk
Lew
Yotsuya
Donkey_Kong
Melissa
& Many unnamed others as well.  

And now, without further ado the BYOAC 2011 UCA Winners

The user voted best fullsize arcade cabinet build of 2011 is:

Pixel Hugger's Mission Control


The user voted best small arcade cabinet build of 2011 is:

Woodshop Flunky's American Ace

The user voted best hardware contribution of 2011 is:

Bender's Micro DK


The user voted best software contribution of 2011 is:

DaOld Man's JoyChoose

And finally, last but certainaly not least.  A man who is first amongst peers, the best overall forum contribution by a member goes to the venerable:

DaOld Man

Please take a second and congratulate these awesome members the next time you run into them on the threads.  
« Last Edit: April 06, 2012, 05:40:42 pm by Le Chuck »

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Re: And the 2011 BYOAC User Choice Awardees are...
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2012, 05:42:05 pm »
Congratulations!  Well deserved.

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Re: And the 2011 BYOAC User Choice Awardees are...
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2012, 09:18:55 pm »
Not all what I voted for, but all for damn sure well-deserved and hard-earned. Congratulations!

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Re: And the 2011 BYOAC User Choice Awardees are...
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2012, 12:12:43 am »
Very nice. Thanks for orchestrating things, Le Chuck! :applaud:
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Re: And the 2011 BYOAC User Choice Awardees are...
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2012, 12:12:54 am »
Wow!! This is indeed a great honor.
I appreciate it and want to thank all the beta testers for helping me on my software.
This is a great place to learn and share this amazing hobby that we all have in common.
Folks on here are eager to help out and that's what puts this website above most others.
Thanks to all of you!

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Re: And the 2011 BYOAC User Choice Awardees are...
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2012, 07:54:44 am »
Congratulations to the winners and nominees!

Thanks to Le Chuck for coordinating.   :cheers:

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Re: And the 2011 BYOAC User Choice Awardees are...
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2012, 09:04:56 am »
Thanks everyone!  This is a double honor given the outstanding work of everyone here!  :cheers:

Thanks also to everyone who posts their own work on this forum.  Here's just some of the folks that helped motivate and give inspiration to my build:

Bella's arcade - Just an awesome little cade.  http://bellasarcade.blogspot.com/
Shrukenmaster's Tron - Another outstanding example of a mini cab.  http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=102957.0
Vanillagorilla's Wide Body Taito - Great looking build, and turned me on to some really expensive volcano buttons! :) http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=109040.msg1163773#msg1163773
Also, Ond and PixelHugger for simply raising the bar to ridiculous levels!  :dizzy: http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=88912.0, http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=13118.0

*music playing*

Thanks Le Chuck!

Thanks Saint for a great forum!  :)
« Last Edit: April 07, 2012, 09:07:29 am by Woodshop Flunky »

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Re: And the 2011 BYOAC User Choice Awardees are...
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2012, 09:38:50 am »
Congratulations to all the nominees and  :burgerking: winners! Your projects are very inspiring!

Thanks to Le Chuck for organizing the contest  :applaud:

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Re: And the 2011 BYOAC User Choice Awardees are...
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2012, 09:44:29 am »
Congrats to the winners!  :applaud: :cheers:  I move that you all be required to add "(The Award Winning)" to your thread titles (or name as in DaOldMan's case).  :D

Special congratulations to LeChuck for taking a bunch of off the cuff ideas, arguments and rambling and turning into what I think is a successful award event.  I think it'll inspire new builders to turn in some really great machines.

Now I must get to work on something for next year's awards.  :)

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Re: And the 2011 BYOAC User Choice Awardees are...
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2012, 03:40:22 pm »
Congratulations to the winners!!!    :applaud:

I'm just pleased I was nominated. Never expected that in all honesty. The category I was in ended up really close... in fact only 16 votes separated first to 6th with over 80odd votes cast.

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Re: And the 2011 BYOAC User Choice Awardees are...
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2012, 01:58:48 am »
Thanks all.  :cheers: :cheers: Like Woodshop Flunky I think we've all drawn critical inspiration from lots of the projects here. However, even more motivating than that for me are the comments and encouragement (and sometimes needling) from the members who participate in the project threads, people who've finished their builds and people who may never start. When all is said and done, there is absolutely no chance I'd have made it past the planning stage if it weren't for all the people contributing to my build thread and encouraging me. More often than not, it was the anticipation of posting something that motivated me to get out to the garage when real life demands made it impractical. Likewise it was the fear of proving the detractors right if I failed to reach the next stage of my build.

So another big thanks to everyone who voted and everyone who offered feedback, good and bad, through the build.

Fun hobby. Funner-er forums.
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Re: And the 2011 BYOAC User Choice Awardees are...
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2012, 12:08:03 pm »
Congratulations to the nominees and winners.  Chuck, good job on keeping it concise and incorporating the forum's feedback into the contest. 

I still suggest we have a category for most egregious mame and re(clip)art job on a classic vid and that it be cross posted on Klov.  Maybe next year - I've got my eye on a mint, working pole position cab.  In my mind's eye, it has mario kart written all over it.    >:D

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Re: And the 2011 BYOAC User Choice Awardees are...
« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2012, 12:26:17 pm »
Congratulations to the nominees and winners.  Chuck, good job on keeping it concise and incorporating the forum's feedback into the contest. 

I still suggest we have a category for most egregious mame and re(clip)art job on a classic vid and that it be cross posted on Klov.  Maybe next year - I've got my eye on a mint, working pole position cab.  In my mind's eye, it has mario kart written all over it.    >:D

Starwars Chair/Cab/Phonebooth will beat it.  If that gets disqualified I have this sweet SW cockpit that I'm converting into a hot tub currently.  Pics to follow  >:D

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Re: And the 2011 BYOAC User Choice Awardees are...
« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2012, 12:58:37 pm »
I was going to convert a working Computer Space into a touchscreen soda dispenser.  >:D

Like this:

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Re: And the 2011 BYOAC User Choice Awardees are...
« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2012, 12:52:34 pm »
Congrats to everyone! :applaud:

So when do we get to see those trophies?

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Re: And the 2011 BYOAC User Choice Awardees are...
« Reply #15 on: April 14, 2012, 10:14:01 pm »
Glad to see this happen!  Congrats to the Awardees.  WTG LeChuck!

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Re: And the 2011 BYOAC User Choice Awardees are...
« Reply #16 on: April 15, 2012, 04:06:52 am »
Congrats to all winners and nominees!  :cheers:

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Re: And the 2011 BYOAC User Choice Awardees are...
« Reply #17 on: June 04, 2012, 01:44:43 pm »
What's the word on the trophies?

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Re: And the 2011 BYOAC User Choice Awardees are...
« Reply #18 on: June 04, 2012, 02:57:39 pm »
Congrats guys!  Keep up the great work!

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Re: And the 2011 BYOAC User Choice Awardees are...
« Reply #19 on: June 04, 2012, 03:53:26 pm »
What's the word on the trophies?

I recently spoke with the guys over at Nice Carvings.  They assured me that the trophies are still going to happen and apologized for the delay.  Seems as tho business has been booming for them (great news) but real life has a way of eating up all one's free time.  I will stay after them and let everyone know when there is a change. 

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Re: And the 2011 BYOAC User Choice Awardees are...
« Reply #20 on: September 15, 2012, 07:53:14 am »
What's the word on the trophies?

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Re: And the 2011 BYOAC User Choice Awardees are...
« Reply #21 on: September 15, 2012, 08:36:07 am »
Nice Carvings has backed out of supplying trophies. I am currently looking at good alternatives that I can reasonably finance myself to fullfill this commitment. I know the winners don't care but I said there would be trophies and so there shall be.

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Re: And the 2011 BYOAC User Choice Awardees are...
« Reply #22 on: September 15, 2012, 08:42:49 am »
Dont worry about it LeChuck. There's no need for you to be out any money.

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« Reply #23 on: September 15, 2012, 08:43:53 am »
Nice Carvings has backed out of supplying trophies.

Crap. When did this happen?

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« Reply #24 on: September 15, 2012, 09:38:47 am »
gratz  :cheers:
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Re: And the 2011 BYOAC User Choice Awardees are...
« Reply #25 on: September 15, 2012, 10:20:26 am »
Nice Carvings has backed out of supplying trophies.

Crap. When did this happen?

I got the final word within the last two weeks. They are blessedly in undated with paying commissions.

Dont worry about it LeChuck. There's no need for you to be out any money.


Thanks, I have a very small budget. If I can meet it with some semblance of class I'll move forward, otherwise I'll call it a wash.

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« Reply #26 on: September 15, 2012, 12:49:38 pm »
Yea, we've been busy. Not necessarily swamped with commissions, busy mixed with life in general.

Don't count us completely out of this yet. We did cut a proto type of OND's design with our smallest router bit...a 1/32" ball nose. It was looking pretty good, then I dropped the bit and broke it. We will try and do something, ya never know. I don't want to get anyone's hopes up though and disappoint again, as the craziness has not really subsided.

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« Reply #27 on: September 17, 2012, 02:28:54 pm »
Nice Carvings has backed out of supplying trophies. I am currently looking at good alternatives that I can reasonably finance myself to fullfill this commitment. I know the winners don't care but I said there would be trophies and so there shall be.

Thanks for the offer, but for my vote... I wouldn't want you to spend your own money to cover a deal that broke down beyond your control.

Take that money and put it into another cab we can all lust after!  :cheers:


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