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Modern take on a Retro Cabinet Design - MAMEY WINNER
« on: July 19, 2006, 07:55:27 pm »
Hey All,

This is the first post on BYOAC for me and it come in the form of an annoucement - I finished my cabinet and I would like to share it with the world.

This is the second cabinet I have built - and I decided to go a little all out, I built a modern take on a retro design.  Let me know what you all think.


Also there is an article writen for a Magazine called Hyper - which is sold throughtout Austraila.  Most of you won't be able to get this on the magazine stands so here is the link to download a PDF article.

http://monkeyobarrels.com/images/arcade_cabinet.pdf

I am happy to answer any questions should you guys shot them through


cheers,
Potter
« Last Edit: March 30, 2008, 05:25:08 pm by Potts »

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Re: Modern take on a Retro Cabinet Design
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2006, 11:10:41 pm »
Wow!

Thats some table top. Well done!

 :applaud: :applaud: :applaud:

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Re: Modern take on a Retro Cabinet Design
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2006, 12:04:07 am »
Very clean.  My wife might allow a cab in my living room if it looked like that.  Good job.

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Re: Modern take on a Retro Cabinet Design
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2006, 01:11:58 am »
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Awesome engineering/execution!

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Re: Modern take on a Retro Cabinet Design
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2006, 01:18:06 am »
Oh wow, that is SEXY!

Nice job!   :applaud:

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Re: Modern take on a Retro Cabinet Design
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2006, 01:26:24 am »
You seriously can't come in here with a cab like that and POST ONLY ONE FREAKING PICTURE! Come on, man, get with the program.

Anyhow, awesome, awesome work. I love the design and glossy finish.

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Re: Modern take on a Retro Cabinet Design
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2006, 03:10:06 am »
Hey All,

Thanks for the feedback !!

I need to check - were you all able to read the PDF ?

My cocktail cabinet will eventually hold all the major consoles / a Mac / and a PC.

Here are some other photos -

I will post some more building images later :)







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Re: Modern take on a Retro Cabinet Design
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2006, 03:14:33 am »
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Re: Modern take on a Retro Cabinet Design
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2006, 03:19:34 am »
My cabinet was designed in 3D before I built it (see attached render)  - the skeletons (biped) you see are to scale so I was able to work out the ergonomics (knee height etc).

cheers
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Re: Modern take on a Retro Cabinet Design
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2006, 08:34:33 am »
Beautifil cab!  I was able to open the PDF with no problems.  I couldn't tell from the pics if there's glass over the monitor.  Do you always flip up the top to play, or can it be played with it down like a cocktail cab?

Four 80mm fans and two 120mm, sounds like it's pushing a lot of air!  Are you running the fans at full speed, just how loud is it?

Great work!

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Re: Modern take on a Retro Cabinet Design
« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2006, 08:45:54 am »
Now that is arcade stupidity at it's best.  :cheers: I meant this as the total compliment. My wife said to me "You spent how much on spray paint?". You went and had it done for $500. Ghaw it is sexy. I am not a big fan of sit downs, but that is nice.

Would have liked to read about it during the process, but oh well. How long did it take?
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Re: Modern take on a Retro Cabinet Design
« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2006, 10:27:41 am »
Wow that thing is awesome!  Totally original design - nice work!   :notworthy:

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Re: Modern take on a Retro Cabinet Design
« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2006, 01:05:51 pm »
Great article and great cab! I really like the look of that.

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Re: Modern take on a Retro Cabinet Design
« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2006, 03:05:51 pm »
MAMEY MAMEY!.....WOW.

That's stellar!.....amazing job and what a shine!  :cheers:
Seriously. Will it fit in my basement or what?

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Re: Modern take on a Retro Cabinet Design
« Reply #14 on: July 20, 2006, 05:13:04 pm »
 :notworthy: that cab is just  :o

i love that design, that is pure genius build  :cheers:

very nice  :applaud:

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Re: Modern take on a Retro Cabinet Design
« Reply #15 on: July 20, 2006, 10:07:47 pm »
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Re: Modern take on a Retro Cabinet Design
« Reply #16 on: July 26, 2006, 02:01:58 pm »
Absolutely amazing. 

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Re: Modern take on a Retro Cabinet Design
« Reply #17 on: July 28, 2006, 12:16:10 am »
 :applaud: :applaud: :applaud: :applaud: :applaud: :applaud: :applaud:


More Photos Please Especially of the build..

The cabinet's around here are looking over the top lately.

Firstly Knieval's Woody .... now This..

I can't compete...
« Last Edit: July 28, 2006, 12:18:30 am by Crafty »
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Re: Modern take on a Retro Cabinet Design
« Reply #18 on: July 28, 2006, 06:54:16 pm »
Thanks Again All !!


More photos and comments to follow

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Re: Modern take on a Retro Cabinet Design
« Reply #19 on: July 28, 2006, 07:04:22 pm »

Below are some early photos of the building process - The shape was a little tricky but I guess thats why I did it - notice I used 7mm ply to bend around the curve, then I liquid nailed 3mm mdf over the top to leave a smooth surface to spray onto. 
As what I said in the article - there were heaps of issues, most of which were solved charging on ahead with total ignorance (oops I mean confidence),

Oh yeah - I tried using lighter material - like chip board on the inside but it still weighs a ton.  I really have to learn how to build light cabinets.

I think I am more addicted to building then actually playing - I already have started building a Mini Upright for my son (I will post a new thread so I can get ideas from you all)

I am off to trawl through the old threads to see what you guys have done - so much to learn and so many ideas to steal  :P

cheers
Potter

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Re: Modern take on a Retro Cabinet Design
« Reply #20 on: July 31, 2006, 11:59:38 am »
Awesome build photos.  I love looking at these almost as much as the final project.  I know what you mean about enjoying the build more than the actual finished product.  I'm really close to finishing my first cab (a cocktail too) and I can't wait to get going on the next one.  You have inspired me to think outside the box for whatever I decide to build next...

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Re: Modern take on a Retro Cabinet Design
« Reply #21 on: August 11, 2006, 11:28:16 am »
AWSOMENESS ! :notworthy:

how did you paint it all shinny like that ? ?

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Re: Modern take on a Retro Cabinet Design
« Reply #22 on: August 11, 2006, 03:24:45 pm »
*Off Topic*

I just read the pdf and one thing blew my mind... your arcades only cost 20 cents?  Just think, 5 plays for a dollar instead of the 4 we got in the states.... drool.

*On Topic*

Nice cab.  Very innovative.   :notworthy:


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Re: Modern take on a Retro Cabinet Design
« Reply #23 on: August 11, 2006, 06:32:43 pm »
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how did you paint it all shinny like that ? ?

Professional paint job - cost $500AU so around $350US.  I delivered it, they patched it up and smoothed off what I thought was already smooth, and then sprayed it with 2 Pak Black Gloss.  WARNING fingure prints are a nightmare !!!

 
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your arcades only cost 20 cents
Yes when I was a little tacker - but they soon became 40 cents then 60 cents then $1 and now you have to put a morgage out on you house to complete house of the dead III
- dam inflation  :hissy:

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Re: Modern take on a Retro Cabinet Design
« Reply #24 on: August 12, 2006, 04:03:01 am »
I didnt see it answered, but I only barely skimmed through the PDF... why a PC AND a Mac?  Theres not much that either system can do that the other cant, and while I hesitate to mention it, seeing as Ive never been a big Mac fan.. (I dont even know if thats a joke or not) I hear with the latest OS they can emulate Windows without even losing processing power.

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Re: Modern take on a Retro Cabinet Design
« Reply #25 on: August 12, 2006, 06:54:53 am »
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I hear with the latest OS they can emulate Windows without even losing processing power.

I want to use the Mac Mini - you can get a program called 'Boot Camp' for any Mac nowdays which doesn't emulate at all, but can actually boot Windows XP.  I figure if I was going to make machine with all consoles in it why not chuck in a Mac that can boot as Windows aswell.  Also have a Mac means very secure internet access - perfect for internet surfing and just being a download server.

I don't know - why not - does everything we do have to make sense  :P

cheers
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Re: Modern take on a Retro Cabinet Design
« Reply #26 on: August 12, 2006, 08:25:56 am »
*Off Topic*

I just read the pdf and one thing blew my mind... your arcades only cost 20 cents?  Just think, 5 plays for a dollar instead of the 4 we got in the states.... drool.

*On Topic*

Nice cab.  Very innovative.   :notworthy:



just a note. in the early eighties the aussie dollar was worth more than the US dollar. so we didnt really have it THAT good! we can never win!  damn nice cab by the way (",)


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Re: Modern take on a Retro Cabinet Design
« Reply #27 on: August 12, 2006, 03:24:23 pm »
That's a really nice job on the cabinet

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Re: Modern take on a Retro Cabinet Design - JUST WON A MAMEY
« Reply #28 on: August 13, 2006, 06:05:22 am »
Special thanks to the Mamey Judges - it means a great deal getting the respect from season professionals such as yourselves - awesome news -  :o

5/5  ;D

http://www.mameworld.net/massive/NEWMAMEY/mod.htm

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Re: Modern take on a Retro Cabinet Design - WOW - I JUST WON A MAMEY
« Reply #29 on: August 13, 2006, 11:23:01 am »
Congrats on the Mamey. Hopefully this doesn't mean that I have to take out a loan to get my own! ;)
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Re: Modern take on a Retro Cabinet Design - WOW - I JUST WON A MAMEY
« Reply #30 on: August 16, 2006, 02:45:25 am »


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Re: Modern take on a Retro Cabinet Design - WOW - I JUST WON A MAMEY
« Reply #31 on: August 20, 2006, 11:25:18 am »
im in australia and currently making my mame cab....i think wen i bought the hyper mag it inspired me to keep going at it.

alas im in yr12 so its hard  :lame:  :hissy:  :cry:

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Re: Modern take on a Retro Cabinet Design - WOW - I JUST WON A MAMEY
« Reply #32 on: August 20, 2006, 07:48:42 pm »
Hey Lobes (and everyone else)

Building a cabinet is no harder then anything else in this world - I have always said there are 2 types of people in the world there are - the people that do and the people that talk about doing.  It's really not to hard to become a doer

Always ask questions - I and everybody else are very happy to share their opinions  :angry: hehehe  Keep thrashing through, and expect to make errors. Me personally I prefer to hack quickly through the work and fix the errors as I go along - I know others that don't do anything until in been designed a million times and they never finnish the job.  Never use the wrong tools - borrow them if you have to.  And most of all have fun doing it - I actually enjoy the build better then the play which is why I always have a project on the go.

Hey Lobes start a Thread of your build - this will help a lot

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Re: Modern take on a Retro Cabinet Design - WOW - I JUST WON A MAMEY
« Reply #33 on: September 06, 2006, 09:15:59 am »
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Holy Crud.  Truly awesome.   :cheers:

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Re: Modern take on a Retro Cabinet Design - WOW - I JUST WON A MAMEY
« Reply #34 on: October 29, 2006, 06:04:59 pm »
Hey Potter, something I didn't recall being asked or seeing an answer if it was:  What type of monitor do you have in there and how was it mounted?  Any pics of the mounting of it, and how you keep it upright when in use?
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Re: Modern take on a Retro Cabinet Design - WOW - I JUST WON A MAMEY
« Reply #35 on: October 30, 2006, 05:36:11 am »
I used a 24 Inch Dell LCD - it's a perfect screen for mame

To mount the screen I used basic clothes line wire (see images)- I know it's not the prettiest of jobs but it works is very stable and it doesn't damage the screen in the slightest.  But removing the screen takes about 10min.

I prop the lid up with a basic metal rod  (see images)


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Later
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Re: Modern take on a Retro Cabinet Design - WOW - I JUST WON A MAMEY
« Reply #36 on: October 30, 2006, 07:49:51 am »
Wow! That really is impressive.

Great work.  :applaud:

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Re: Modern take on a Retro Cabinet Design - WOW - I JUST WON A MAMEY
« Reply #37 on: April 07, 2007, 04:53:19 am »
I just got my PS3 - I will upload photos soon -  :censored: awesome - match made in Heaven

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Re: Modern take on a Retro Cabinet Design - MAMEY WINNER
« Reply #38 on: April 07, 2007, 06:53:25 am »
That is an awesome cab! Congratulations on the MAMEY!   :applaud:
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Re: Modern take on a Retro Cabinet Design - MAMEY WINNER
« Reply #39 on: April 07, 2007, 12:13:33 pm »
It looks like something the people over at Lay-Z-Boy would design. That's a compliment BTW.  :notworthy: