Category: Arcade Machine

Oct 28

Monitor bezel finally installed

Finally got around to installing the monitor bezel and configuring the joysticks and buttons. One thing I realized is that I mounted the joysticks upside down. 🙁 At least they are fully configurable in Mame and up is now down and down is up 🙂 The graphics on the TV is not as clear as …

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Sep 28

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 🙂

Aug 29

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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Aug 27

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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Aug 26

CPO & Wiring

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

Aug 24

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

Aug 23

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! 🙂

Aug 22

2nd coat of wood primer applied

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

Aug 21

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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Aug 18

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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