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No updates for a while

I still haven’t quite finished things off yet – still need to configure the buttons and finished off the PC setup. Hopefully I”ll get some time soon and finish it off. It’s 99% complete 🙂

Connecting up all the electronics

Connected up the coin door mechanism and wired it into the joystick. Inserted push to make reset button to power on the PC. I thought this last minute add on might be useful as then I don’t have to keep opening the door to power on the PC. Wired up my DIY amplifier. Its  a bit of …

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Artwork installed

Control panel installed. Its not as flush as I’d like it to be. I might still have to work out what to do on the corner as there is a small gap. I struggled to find a decent way to mount the marquee. Eventually after checking up on a few sites, the best way to …

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CPO & Wiring

Printed out the CPO on vinyl, installed the joysticks and buttons and wired up.

2nd coat

Painting all done!! Time to start assembling the electronics I’ve build a small 2 x 10W stereo  amplifier for the TV speakers from a few electronics components. http://www.hobby-hour.com/electronics/tda2005-power-audio.php

First coat of orange paint

After a light sand applied the first coat of orange paint. Its finally starting to look like a arcade machine! 🙂

2nd coat of wood primer applied

Second coat on the back door – all ready to paint now.

More control panel work, and started painting

Purchased the rest of the perspex from Maisey’s and started cutting out the holes in the perspex for the control panel. Disaster struck – I pushed down on the drill too hard and it cracked 🙁 2nd attempt – a few lessons learned. Take it slower and drill half the depth from each side of …

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Started on the control panel

Made all the measurements for the 2 joysticks, 2 x player buttons and 2 sets of 8 buttons. Routed out the bit for the joysticks. Also screwed in the speaker panels. I was going to use brackets but its difficult to access them on the inside of the cabinet so I ended up screwing them …

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Rear door installed

Installed the rear door and added a lock. Had real problems lining up the door and some of the gaps are bigger than I’d hoped for. I should have also used sturdier hinges. The door is fairly heavy since its made from MDF. You might want to use a lighter door, or make the panel …

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