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Cabinet and control panel Sketchup planshttp://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=68794.0;attach=88279
300 DPI Marquee:http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1352/1305611199_5582772dda_o.png
300 DPI Control panel:http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1016/1263807170_aa00d230e6_o.png
*****************************************************You can read the full progress from scratch below >>>>>>>>>>>>>
I am new to all of this BYOAC stuff, loving it so far, started designing my plans a few weeks ago, redesigned a few times to make sure, and spent about 4 "full" days on building so far (a few hours here and there when I find the time). I will be posting new pics every time I make progress.. this is how it works it seems
I am happy to be a part of this amazing community! THANK YOU for all the great wiki content, discussions, information, etc - a GOLD MINE when planning such a project especially the first time for me.
Note that I am also new to woodworking
... I am a product designer
so the whole plans/modeling thing was not a problem. The cutting/building part is something I am learning as I go about. Thanks in advance for looking at the pictures and supporting me as I go GOALS
. elegant and minimal
. small CP ... not the big box "MK Style", more like the old (to me) profiles with the CP embedded in the cabinet's sides - that's my preference anyway A few specs:
TOTAL COST $950
. 27" NTSC Monitor w/ RGB & BNC Leads (picked it up for FREE from a local post-production studio who switched to LCDs)
. dedicated PC: Pentium 4 at 2.8 Ghz, 1GB RAM, 120 GB HD, GeForce 4 video (picked it up for $200, mint also, including XP license)
. MALA front-end + attract video previews + custom layout + ambience sound + fatfingers plug-in for U360 maps
. optimized XP, most services disabled, boots directly into Mala
. minimal CP: 2 U360 sticks, 6 buttons per player + 1P and 2P START + EXIT button + TurboTwist 2 spinner w/ heavy knob + 3" Trans. Blue Happ Trackball w/ LED KIT (total ~$400)
. ACT LABS Lightgun (red) + VGA/USB PC Box ($102 including shipping)
. Bluetooth (wireless) keyboard + mouse - like remote controls: no keyboard "shelf" required!
. Cabinet is all Birch 3/4" - heavy but nice! (3 x $35)
. Frame is all 2x4 (3 x $2)
. Casters ($5 x 6)
. BITS Limited Smart Strip ($42 shipped)
. Grey Smoked Plexiglass for monitor ... $20
. 1/16" x 2 marquee plexiglass sandwich ($7)
. 1/8" Control Panel plexi-glass (~6$)
. RED T-Molding (~$15)
. Semi-Gloss Black paint all over (~$30)
. marquee + control panel overlay artwork from mamemarquees.com (custom designs) (~$97 shipped)
. Coin door w/ 2 "semi working" coin mechs (FREE! from a friend)
. Coin door LEDs (red) x 2 ($10)
Now some pictures...
Early overview - Control panel was different (read all posts to follow evolution)
front (perspective, flat with measurements)
CP open (early control panel - designed changed)
Marquee area close-up + tube light
Side + frame details
Frame side details + 27" Monitor (the monitor actually sits a bit lower, the 2 stacked boards are not like that when I built it)
... let's build the frame!
Putting the (heavy) Monitor on it, testing PC placement under... ROCK SOLID!
Tracing the first birch plywood side (3/4")
1st side cut
2nd side cut ... clamping both sides together ... sanding them to match
1 side + frame connected
All the support pieces ... labelled and organized
An arcade machine emerges! ... 2 sides up
Everything fits snug ... gotta love that router action on the CP edge
Bezel in place (velcro rocks!) + grey smoked plexiglass
One of the many photos of the Control Panel fabrication
*** READ THE FULL THREAD TO FOLLOW EVOLUTION OF THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION ***
THANK YOU ALL for the inspiration and support.