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Re: mjmjr25's Custom Arcade Cabinet...(almost done...)

by Flake Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:42 pm

You should get a coin slot facade.
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Re: mjmjr25's Custom Arcade Cabinet...(almost done...)

by CRTGAMER Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:49 pm

mjmjr25 wrote:And.........done.
Beautiful!

Flake wrote:You should get a coin slot facade.
HAPP has the buttons, get the orange one. The Coin Slot Return Button could also be tied to a micro switch. Use it for the Coin Button in Mame or the Start Button in Consoles. :idea:

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Re: mjmjr25's Custom Wood Arcade Cabinet - DONE! 6/17/12

by DinnerX Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:17 pm

Very good looking woodworking!

Did you design the cabinet yourself? I really like the curved side panels.
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Re: mjmjr25's Custom Wood Arcade Cabinet - DONE! 6/17/12

by mjmjr25 Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:19 pm

^Hmmm, not a crazy idea. I want to see what it looks like once I put a Marquee on top. I'm not sold on anything yet, other than it will be wood and have some design and / or engraving. Once that is on, I can see better if I want to add anything else or not. In the end, it needs to look like a nice piece of furniture when not in use since it is in our family room.
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Re: mjmjr25's Custom Wood Arcade Cabinet - DONE! 6/17/12

by mjmjr25 Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:25 pm

DinnerX wrote:Very good looking woodworking!

Did you design the cabinet yourself? I really like the curved side panels.


I did yes, and thank you. Specs and design are very close to an Astro City Candy - it had to be a bit wider for two reasons. I am nearly 6'3" and when i'm playing 2p w/other big guys, it can be tight - so the only real dimensional diff. than most candies is that the control panel is a full 34" across, which is about 5" more than most candies.

Also, the Monitor is inlayed into that bezel (i'll get a rear shot at some point). That bezel is exactly 34" x 34" and slides into those (2) rails on each side. Thus, slide it out, half turn, and it is a vertical monitor (for vert JAMMA boards).

Here's a pic of me (playing Majyuuou), notice the "laid in stick", that is to candy specs (29"), then there is 2.75" of extra room on each side, and it really helps. I'm "centered in that pic, but plenty of room for 2 taller guys. Dimensionally, the control panel extends out and is off the ground, also, to candy specs. I may put it on casters, which will actually give me a bit more leg room, but could make it a bit too high for the kids.

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Re: mjmjr25's Custom Wood Arcade Cabinet - DONE! 6/17/12

by foxhound1022 Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:43 pm

Dood, that looks beautiful. :mrgreen:

You did an excellent job all-around.
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Re: mjmjr25's Custom Wood Arcade Cabinet - DONE! 6/17/12

by samsonlonghair Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:12 pm

I tip my hat to you sir. I admire the craftsmanship you put into this cabinet.
Most home made arcade cabinets look like ass; your cabinet is pure class.
You even put a few professional cabinets to shame.

By comparison, every other home-made arcade cabinet looks like this:
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Re: mjmjr25's Custom Wood Arcade Cabinet - DONE! 6/17/12

by christoph Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:17 pm

Nice man. Looks like exactly what you wanted, a completely arcade'd setup for your home consoles. You should be set now!
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Re: mjmjr25's Custom Wood Arcade Cabinet - DONE! 6/17/12

by mjmjr25 Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:23 pm

^Thanks, guys.

And i'll take this opportunity to thank Christoph for help w/wiring up the McC's. After doing a hackjob on a capcom v tatsunoko stick, I turned to a bud to make sure the wiring was super clean.
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Re: mjmjr25's Custom Wood Arcade Cabinet - DONE! 6/17/12

by Tyranix95 Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:39 pm

The cab. looks great, m5.

I like it.

Now, show us how easy it is to TAIT the monitor and change the CPs!!
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