Added in spreadsheet to keep a running tab of the costs and where items where purchased.
I’ve also uploaded some close up shots of the Centipede arcade which I’m going to base my build on.
First thing was to measure out the side panels.
After double checking the measurements (The old saying still applies – measure twice, cut once) its time to start cutting. You will make you life a lot easier and save yourself a lot of trouble if you made use of clamps when you are working.
Finally finished cutting out both side panels:
Also cut the sides off the TV so it doesn’t make the width of the cabinet too wide.
These these joysticks don’t appear cheap, but the buttons connect to the joysticks which are then connected to the USB port on the PC thereby saving you from purchasing a I-Pac or a similair device. So for only a few extra Rand I decided to buy new rather than having hassles with old joysticks. These joysticks get awesome reviews as well so I”m sure it will be worth the extra.
I’ve only heard good things from Ultimarc so we’ll see what happens. Cost R1420 including shipping.
I was also looking at getting a coindoor from Happ but its way too expensive. $70 for the door and 50 pounds to ship to SA!!
I might try these local guys that do arcade repairs and see what they have to offer – maybe a good secondhand coin door?