Mame cab build.

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Re: Mame cab build.

Post by D3thAdd3r » Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:16 am

Looks great, you made me want to build a cabinet

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Re: Mame cab build.

Post by hpglow » Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:33 am

Progress is moving slowly. This time instead of the cold slowing me down its the artist (my wife.) I'm waiting on her to finish up some of the decals, I don't want to install the joysticks and buttons twice but I may have to so I can start testing my controls out and start configuring some of the software.

Anyway I started pre-wiring some of what I could the other day. I'm trying to use whatever I have around the house for this build so I only have to put a minimum of money into it. That is why I am using CAT 5e for the positives and #14 solid for the ground. Here are some pics. I have a lot of the wood work done but not enough to post any pics (it just looks like two boxes.)
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Re: Mame cab build.

Post by hpglow » Sun Jan 26, 2014 1:47 am

Yesterday and today I was busy wiring up the positives to the minimus AVRs, as well as, mounting and testing the cold cathode lighting for the underside of the control panel. I went with Yellow and Green cathodes to match the buttons I chose. The work on the bottom side of the control box is a tad un-professional but no one will ever see it unless they go out of their way to look. I have another set of cathodes for the marquee for later. One thing the photo doesn't show well is that the green cathode is much brighter than they yellow, but for the price I paid for these I won't complain. It will give my cab a nice neon glow to it.
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Re: Mame cab build.

Post by greenpower » Sun Feb 09, 2014 1:51 pm

hpglow's arcade is glowing :D Your design looks great. I hope to see it fully assembled in the near future :)
I know i'm too young, but it doesn't matters. Maybe i'm a newbie, but i can learn very fastly

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Re: Mame cab build.

Post by hpglow » Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:43 pm

greenpower wrote:hpglow's arcade is glowing :D Your design looks great. I hope to see it fully assembled in the near future :)
It is going well unfortunatly very slow due to time and other things. I decided at one point that I wanted a plexi pannel to protect the decals on the contol pannel but since the decals still aren't finished and I don't want to assemble thing twice.

I have some friends riding my ass as well to get this thing done so we can get some Xmen vs Streetfighter on.

When I get to sit in front of a real computer I will post some new pics.

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Re: Mame cab build.

Post by hpglow » Mon Feb 10, 2014 1:00 am

Since I intend on using a Raspberry Pi here are some shots of mods I did to turn a cheap un-powered hub into a powered one to back-feed the R Pi. Plus then all the peripherals won't be stressing the 700ma poly-fuse on the R Pi. I'm hoping the R Pi will play at least 95% of the games I want to play otherwise I will end up dropping in a mini ITX PC board. unfortunately, many of the pics of the build right now are just plain un-interesting.
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Re: Mame cab build.

Post by hpglow » Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:18 am

Right now the stats of the project is:

Fabrication 90%
Software 60%
Assembly 20%

So there should be a chain of updates this week and next. In about two weeks it should look almost complete.

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Re: Mame cab build.

Post by hpglow » Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:51 pm

So today I decided to start assembling some of the pre-fabricated work I had made even though the decals are still not finished. Up until this point many of the delays to my build have been due to outside forces like art and pneumonia. Today I forgot to do some subtraction and the top part of my cab is exactly 1.5" too wide so I had to take it apart and once my daughter wakes up from her afternoon nap I will have to cut it, and the re-glue and screw it. This will give me some opportunity to correct a couple workmanship issues that I may have ignored otherwise, but it will cost me about 2 hours.
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Re: Mame cab build.

Post by uze6666 » Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:21 am

Good steady progress, keep posting! :D

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Re: Mame cab build.

Post by hpglow » Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:44 am

Today I corrected my mis-calculation and trimmed all the wood. I found out that to a couple of girls working or not this thing is fun. And then finally I put on the long awaited decals and screwed in some buttons and bolted down some joysticks. Yes, the right stick is a tad off I will correct later.
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