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Author Topic: The new surface tension arcade table launched  (Read 9884 times)

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Re: The new surface tension arcade table launched
« Reply #40 on: August 24, 2008, 11:31:04 pm »
. . . a concern that we've already heard a couple of times . . .

You're welcome.   ;)
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Re: The new surface tension arcade table launched
« Reply #41 on: August 24, 2008, 11:42:52 pm »
I know, I read that, but the "HEY! What about me?!?" kicked in. ;D

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Re: The new surface tension arcade table launched
« Reply #42 on: August 25, 2008, 05:52:09 am »
Its beautiful man ...

I think the price is right for the quality and workmanship that has gone into it.

Congratulations on a fantastic product, and all the best with it.  :cheers:

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Re: The new surface tension arcade table launched
« Reply #43 on: August 25, 2008, 04:26:51 pm »
Thanks ratzz.

Thanks for the other comments and suggestions... it's all helpful.

I will aim to get some photos with people playing. I tried it with the last system and none of them came out particularly well, so they were left out. I was also trying not to be suggestive about what sort of people should be playing on this system... but sometimes I think too much  :-\

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Re: The new surface tension arcade table launched
« Reply #44 on: August 25, 2008, 10:08:37 pm »
You should be suggestive.  You should show attractive, successful people playing the system.  It's advertising. 
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Re: The new surface tension arcade table launched
« Reply #45 on: August 26, 2008, 07:43:12 am »
You should be suggestive.  You should show attractive, successful people playing the system.  It's advertising. 

That rules you out then, doesn't it?   ;)

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Re: The new surface tension arcade table launched
« Reply #46 on: October 26, 2011, 07:59:34 pm »
I came across these videos showing the opening and closing of the drawer with the control panel flipping up and down.

surface tension arcade table control panel opening


surface tension arcade table control panel closing


Just wondering what sort of mechanism do you use to achieve that?

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Re: The new surface tension arcade table launched
« Reply #47 on: October 26, 2011, 09:04:50 pm »
Seems Dan hasn't been on for a while, so in his absence, from what I understand from talking to him it's a custom mech they designed or had designed. I played with the mech myself at Replay last year and can tell you it's very smooth and not secretly awkward, but I'm unsure what's actually involved in the mechanism.
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Re: The new surface tension arcade table launched
« Reply #48 on: October 26, 2011, 09:20:48 pm »
Seems Dan hasn't been on for a while, so in his absence, from what I understand from talking to him it's a custom mech they designed or had designed. I played with the mech myself at Replay last year and can tell you it's very smooth and not secretly awkward, but I'm unsure what's actually involved in the mechanism.

Thanks for the reply Turncades, it seems very ingenious.

How did it feel tugging away at the joysticks? Did the drawer want to move at all and did the control panel feel like it would fold down?

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Re: The new surface tension arcade table launched
« Reply #49 on: October 26, 2011, 10:25:03 pm »
Seems Dan hasn't been on for a while, so in his absence, from what I understand from talking to him it's a custom mech they designed or had designed. I played with the mech myself at Replay last year and can tell you it's very smooth and not secretly awkward, but I'm unsure what's actually involved in the mechanism.

Thanks for the reply Turncades, it seems very ingenious.

How did it feel tugging away at the joysticks? Did the drawer want to move at all and did the control panel feel like it would fold down?

Watch her right hand, I'd say there's a lock or a catch mechanism that releases the drawer and "mechanics" inside so the drawer would close. That's just a guess though.

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Re: The new surface tension arcade table launched
« Reply #50 on: October 27, 2011, 04:22:47 am »
Watch her right hand, I'd say there's a lock or a catch mechanism that releases the drawer and "mechanics" inside so the drawer would close. That's just a guess though.

Yeah, she definitely releases something to fold it up.

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Re: The new surface tension arcade table launched
« Reply #51 on: October 27, 2011, 10:22:08 am »
The control panel locks in place automatically when the drawer is opened fully out, so it doesn't drop or wobble during use. Underneath there's a light-touch release catch, the closest of which I can compare is like opening a car boot catch. 

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Re: The new surface tension arcade table launched
« Reply #52 on: October 27, 2011, 10:38:30 am »
I like!!!

but there is only one thing I dont like,

That silver control panel, It doesnt match anything...either black or wood grain wook look better IMHO.


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Re: The new surface tension arcade table launched
« Reply #53 on: October 27, 2011, 05:19:27 pm »
That would be so sweet if it was motorised  :afro:

A hidden switch somewhere to start it up AND have the drawer open up silently, gliding open  :)

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Re: The new surface tension arcade table launched
« Reply #54 on: October 27, 2011, 05:56:45 pm »
I like!!!

but there is only one thing I dont like,

That silver control panel, It doesnt match anything...either black or wood grain wook look better IMHO.



It comes in different colours.




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Re: The new surface tension arcade table launched
« Reply #55 on: October 05, 2012, 08:05:34 am »
That would be so sweet if it was motorised  :afro:

A hidden switch somewhere to start it up AND have the drawer open up silently, gliding open  :)

Easy peasy  - the one I'm building at present will have a pop up control panel and be motorised  ;)

The way it works is very very simple.

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Re: The new surface tension arcade table launched
« Reply #56 on: October 05, 2012, 08:32:42 am »
i could see the draw being closed with something as simple as a door hinge. you slide the draw out which opens the piston and then it locks in place. releasing the lock allows the piston to close. and with door hinges there is like 2 or 3 screws you use to adjust the speed and the stop speed to your preference.
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Re: The new surface tension arcade table launched
« Reply #57 on: October 05, 2012, 06:06:54 pm »
Interesting side note, I had a small calculator as a kid, that when taken apart, I could remove the front polarizer and flip it over. When I did that, the numbers where white, with a black background :D
I did that one time when I was a kid and then my brother did it to another one to try it too  ;D

This is a great Table from what I can see, I hope I get to see one in person one day, if I do I'll be like "OMG you have one of them awesome tables I saw on the internets"

  
 

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