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dezbaz
28th January 2008, 07:27 PM
Have made a few leaps forward on the Pacman-Qbert Multi Cabinet.

Decided to put some overlay on the panel behind the screen

http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/overlay-sm.jpg
Bigger here (http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/overlay.jpg)

Black laminate to the sides - bunnings $99.00 for enough for 2 sides

Used spray on glue, that is good shit, took minutes to dry

Needed lots of weight till it dried

http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/lotsofweight-sm.jpg

Bigger here (http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/lotsofweight.jpg)

More pics to follow,

Dezbaz

Viper
28th January 2008, 07:33 PM
Cool, did they have any other laminate colors (other than patterns)?

dezbaz
28th January 2008, 09:07 PM
They have marble type colours only, about 10 different ones. The only plain colours are white and black

more pics

http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/side-on-sm.jpg

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http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/router-sm.jpg

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http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/1st-cut-sm.jpg

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http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/cab01-sm.jpg

Bigger (http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/cab01.jpg)

Does anyone know where to get a Custom CPO made in Australia?

Dez

I live in Perth, but anywhere in OZ will do for vinyl printing

spacies
28th January 2008, 09:10 PM
Wow, nice work!
Gotta love the laminate.

Mikie
28th January 2008, 09:35 PM
fabulous!

Foot
28th January 2008, 09:55 PM
Love the assortment of weights you used :)

Looks like it's coming along nicely

dezbaz
28th January 2008, 10:11 PM
Here's a crazy CPO I made, I hate it. LOL

I painted the Picture in Corel paint to see if it looked any good. Noooo it suxxxx

(the cab is bare particle board still)

The CPO is real, printed on A4 photo paper, and sticky taped to the Control panel

Here's a good laugh!

http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/CP-Proto14a-sm.jpg

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Dez

The actual CPO is here

http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/CPO_Joke-sm.jpg

Bigger (http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/CPO_Joke.jpg)

LOL,

It is amazing what you think will look good, can look like SHIT on the cab.

Dez

dezbaz
28th January 2008, 10:45 PM
OOPS, I just realised that this is in Pinball section

Can I ask an Admin to put it in the correct category please, cheers

Dez

DKong
28th January 2008, 11:06 PM
Love the cab, laminate looks the goods:cool:
but agree you must change that control panel artwork;), are you having the Joystick setup for Q-bert, and won't that make it difficult to play Pacman:unsure
Keep the pics rolling :)

Viper
28th January 2008, 11:53 PM
OOPS, I just realised that this is in Pinball section

Can I ask an Admin to put it in the correct category please, cheers

Dez

Done, assuming you wanted it in the Arcade project section, not MAME.

dezbaz
29th January 2008, 12:05 AM
I know there is a OR GATE circuit available to play Q*Bert on a Horizontal Orientated Stick. Only when 2 switches are pressed will the ground be felt at the PCB etc.

My way of thinking is that that is an AND Gate, but anyway (SLAP) . . . (Edit: OK I worked it out, it is an OR, Dez)

I want to design a circuit to do the same when playing Pacman and the other games.

Pacman only can be played on a 4 way joystick, So i need a similar circuit which is switched with the game selector.

More Pics

http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/Monitor01-sm.jpg (http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/Monitor01.jpg)

Others

http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/Monitor02.jpg

http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/Monitor03.jpg

http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/Monitor04.jpg


Done, assuming you wanted it in the Arcade project section, not MAME.

Correct, it is Orig not MAME

Thank you

dezbaz
30th January 2008, 08:41 AM
More Pics

Folding Control Panel

http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/IMG_0608-sm.jpg

Bigger (http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/IMG_0608.jpg)

http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/IMG_0609-sm.jpg

Bigger (http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/IMG_0609.jpg)

More to follow

dezbaz
9th February 2008, 10:48 PM
I am trying to get the Pacman Qbert theme into the control panel artwork

I need honest feedback on this idea. It will be expanded into the CP somehow

I can take the truth either way

http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/Pacgame-QBERT10-sm.jpg

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I look forward to honest feedback

dmworking247
9th February 2008, 11:02 PM
I like the idea, but I'd suggest not going too far with the 3d-ness.

I'd remove the purple guy from being on his side, and I'd cut down on the number of yellow dots, keeping them to two planes, eg as if they were going down a waterfall (across the top of squares, and down the side, but not sidewards on the side of a block)

It gets a little funky when the dots go in all directions.

Oh, and make the power pellet 3D

dezbaz
9th February 2008, 11:45 PM
I like the idea, but I'd suggest not going too far with the 3d-ness.

I'd remove the purple guy from being on his side, and I'd cut down on the number of yellow dots, keeping them to two planes, eg as if they were going down a waterfall (across the top of squares, and down the side, but not sidewards on the side of a block)

It gets a little funky when the dots go in all directions.

Oh, and make the power pellet 3D

Thanks, so . . like this?

http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/Pacgame-QBERT11-sm.jpg

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nigelicious
10th February 2008, 08:39 AM
I like it. As long as when it prints the blue comes out definable enough :) Nice idea

shooter
10th February 2008, 12:06 PM
I would light up a square or 2 to show the Qbert part of it.

Maybe the square qbert is on ?

dezbaz
10th February 2008, 02:57 PM
I would light up a square or 2 to show the Qbert part of it.

Maybe the square qbert is on ?

I agree it looks better, which gives me another idea, maybe a different colour under the green creature, and maybe a spinning disk at the side

http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/this.jpg

dezbaz
11th February 2008, 01:06 AM
I like the idea, but I'd suggest not going too far with the 3d-ness.

I'd remove the purple guy from being on his side, and I'd cut down on the number of yellow dots, keeping them to two planes, eg as if they were going down a waterfall (across the top of squares, and down the side, but not sidewards on the side of a block)

It gets a little funky when the dots go in all directions.

Oh, and make the power pellet 3D

The latest

http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/Pacgame-QBERT15-sm.jpg

Bigger (http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/Pacgame-QBERT15.jpg)

DKong
11th February 2008, 09:23 AM
Thats looking better all the time, I would be happy with the last one. Nice!

hamish_nz
11th February 2008, 02:50 PM
nice artwork.

dezbaz
14th February 2008, 12:17 AM
Well

I am not totally happy with this, can I get some honest feedback again please

I think maybe it's too red??

Anyone

http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/PaQ-man-03.jpg

Bends around CP like this in effect

http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/PaQ-man-04.jpg

dmworking247
14th February 2008, 08:40 AM
WIthout knowing the overall colourscheme its hard to say, but I do think its too red. I'd go for yellow, or at best orange, to stay more conisstent with the title.

Maybe surround PaQ*man title with a white halo instead of red?

Are you sure about the diagonal arrows (for Qbert) when pacman uses a traditional 4-way arrangement? Maybe no arrows at all? (something else around the joystick perhaps, like a pacman ghost)... or pacman and the two buttons on the right are yellow like the dots he eats.

Crafty
14th February 2008, 09:57 AM
Depends on the colour buttons you plan to install .You've put in red dots, are you going with red buttons???

As for the CPart, (and I am no artist) what about a variation where the q-bert art is central and leads down to the name, with all the buttons moved to the left to balance the effect.

Hope thats clear...

CHeers

Something like this ???

dezbaz
22nd February 2008, 12:56 AM
Latest offering

http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/PaQ-man-04post.jpg

It is to scale (but 1/3 of the actual size), IE the holes are cut and the CP is made fully

So I can't alter the layout, I set it up to suit my playing preference

I think I will send this off to US and get it made there.

Final suggestions????

RetroBorg
22nd February 2008, 01:59 AM
Looks good to me.

Crafty
22nd February 2008, 09:16 AM
Ok did not realise the CP was already cut.

Looks good to me....

dezbaz
8th March 2008, 11:20 PM
Wired the cab up today

I realised I have no way of unclipping the Control Panel, or anywhere to put the coin buttons.

I needed a coin door

I used a wood/metal cutter wheel on the grinder

http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/a-02-sm.jpg

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It cuts almost to the corner and reasonably straight like this

http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/a-01-sm.jpg

I used a saw to get into the corners where the round cutter didn't reach

Big (http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/a-01.jpg)

OOPS!
Went off the line a bit, trying to take a pic and cut at the same time is not a good idea LOL.

http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/a-03-sm.jpg

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I fitted a piece of timber inside the door to take the hinges. Bunnings had the 165 hinges, but they had to be mounted back to front to get it to flush fit the cabinet - Note the holes are normally in the door, now they are in the frame. I used the clip apart type hinges.

http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/a-04-sm.jpg

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This is how it looks so far

http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/a-05-sm.jpg

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http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/a-06-sm.jpg
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Glued a 3mm piece of melamine cut to size so it looks vaguely like a coin door

http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/a-07-sm.jpg

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http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/a-08-sm.jpg

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http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/a-09-sm.jpg

Notice that the hinges are detachable, well worth the $3 more when it comes to painting later
Notice also that the peice removed earlier is the same piece used to make the door, try doing that with a jigsaw.
AND it doesn't matter if the inner timber isn't perfect, as long as the 3mm cover is square (Cheating)

Big (http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/a-09.jpg)

shooter
9th March 2008, 12:10 PM
Very nice indeed :)

dezbaz
9th March 2008, 09:34 PM
I found the coin mechs as I took all day to clean out the garage.

http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/a-12-sm.jpg

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Finally completed the wiring harness, including the globes in the coin mech switches and the speaker.

Plugged in the JAMMAtised Q*Bert board (I did the mod using andy's arcade method here (http://www.andys-arcade.net/personal/tech/qbertsyncmod.txt))


http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/a-10-sm.jpg

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http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/a-11-sm.jpg

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http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/a-13-sm.jpg

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I still have to fit the diodes (and a switch) on the Joystick so poor old Q*Bert can hop in the right diagonal direction, and not off the side LOL

LOTR4U
9th March 2008, 09:36 PM
dude yo buttons are a bit too spaced apart. unless you got really long fingers.

other then that looks good!

dezbaz
9th March 2008, 09:37 PM
And, the same switch which installs the diodes will have to also reverse the orientation on the chassis 4 pin plug, Coz the game comes on 180 degrees out of wack.


dude yo buttons are a bit too spaced apart. unless you got really long fingers.

other then that looks good!

Do you mean the button 1 and 2 buttons?


I must admit, I set this up to suit me, and I have HUGE tradesman hands

Other players have to put up with it LOL

dmworking247
9th March 2008, 10:00 PM
Thats a really effective, easy coin door, well done.

dezbaz
11th March 2008, 10:08 PM
Cut the bezel, and fired up the crazy kong bootleg

WOOO HOOO

Love that game

http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/a-14-sm.jpg

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http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/a-15-sm.jpg

Big (http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/a-15.jpg)

Happy days

Next . . . Marquee Artwork and plexi

DKong
11th March 2008, 10:26 PM
dude yo buttons are a bit too spaced apart. unless you got really long fingers.

other then that looks good!

Seem OK to me??

Crazy Kong yeah! Have the LAI Cocktail :cool:
Bezel looks sweet for a homemade well done! Maybe you should of made it a Crazy Q'Bert cab:lol
So what board are you running in it a Pacman/Q'bert multi of some sorts:unsure

dezbaz
11th March 2008, 10:34 PM
96 in 1 Pacman multi
Qbert bootleg
Ckong Alca
Ckong II
48 in 1


The Cab has the pacman shape (No1), and Q*bert is my 2nd fav. game

And unfortunately there are no good looking graphics on poor old crazy kong

But I love the Name, CRAZY Q*BERT - I may just pinch that off you for the Marquee if you don't mind . . .

Or maybe Qrazy Kong?



Crazy Kong yeah! Have the LAI Cocktail :cool:


I got my hi score on a CK Cocktail, set to 3 lives

238,340 points in 1983

Was it that long ago!

dezbaz
12th March 2008, 12:04 AM
Has anyone got some electronic experience?

http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/Joystick-diagram-qbert-pac.jpg

These are OR Gates, but I need to use many boards in this cabinet and don't really want to use a 2nd switch for the joystick.

NOTE: a different switch already switches the Voltages, and theres no positions left on that switch.

Can you see a problem with this diagram, will it work?

Any Help is appreciated

David_AVD
12th March 2008, 07:00 AM
Logically it looks correct so should work. Son't forget the bypass capacitor on the OR gate IC.

DKong
12th March 2008, 07:49 AM
But I love the Name, CRAZY Q*BERT - I may just pinch that off you for the Marquee if you don't mind . . .

Or maybe Qrazy Kong?



I got my hi score on a CK Cocktail, set to 3 lives

238,340 points in 1983

Was it that long ago!


I don't mind at all:D

Nice score!

dezbaz
12th March 2008, 07:59 AM
Logically it looks correct so should work. Son't forget the bypass capacitor on the OR gate IC.


Thanks David, do you mean in series with the output?

dmworking247
12th March 2008, 09:07 AM
Excuse my ignorance but what exactly is it about Qbert that needs this special joystick hack? I know the game seems to function diagonally.. but?

David_AVD
12th March 2008, 09:35 AM
No, I mean the 100nF (0.1uF) capacitor between +5 and 0V. Locate it right next to the IC itself. A 10uF capacitor (as well as the 100nF) would be good too.


Excuse my ignorance but what exactly is it about Qbert that needs this special joystick hack? I know the game seems to function diagonally.. but?
His circuit makes an 8 way joystick operate like a 4 way that's been rotated 45 degrees. Quite neat really.

dmworking247
12th March 2008, 09:44 AM
Oh right, see I'd just been turning myself 45' and used the 4-way. :)

dezbaz
12th March 2008, 07:06 PM
Oh right, see I'd just been turning myself 45' and used the 4-way. :)

I tried that, I suck at it, besides this circuit was available, I just modified it so more than 1 PCB can be used . .

I am actually using 5 or 6 game PCB's at once so I need lots more diodes than in the diagram


No, I mean the 100nF (0.1uF) capacitor between +5 and 0V. Locate it right next to the IC itself. A 10uF capacitor (as well as the 100nF) would be good too.

Ok, thanks, so is it to prevent contact bounce?

And does the 0.1uF go in parrallel with the 10 uF?

David_AVD
12th March 2008, 07:56 PM
[layman's terms]
Yes, the capacitors are both (in parallel) across the 5V supply line. Nothing to do with contact bounce. Everything to do with keeping the IC stable.
[/layman's terms]

dezbaz
12th March 2008, 08:02 PM
[layman's terms]
Yes, the capacitors are both (in parallel) across the 5V supply line. Nothing to do with contact bounce. Everything to do with keeping the IC stable.
[/layman's terms]

Thank you

I bought the parts today, so I will give it a go, and let you know how it goes soon

Thanks

dezbaz
12th March 2008, 08:52 PM
This is the idea with the 45 /90 degree joystick, in conjunction with that diagram.


This is a normal joystick 2, 4 or 8 way

This Normal mode - 4 way

http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/90DEG.jpg

This is 45 degree mode

http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/45DEG.jpg

The cp folds easily and the piece is rotated for Q-Bert

dezbaz
13th March 2008, 12:08 AM
[layman's terms]
Yes, the capacitors are both (in parallel) across the 5V supply line. Nothing to do with contact bounce. Everything to do with keeping the IC stable.
[/layman's terms]

Hi David, any chance of the tech version as I did electronics 1 to 4 in the '80's.

I will try to follow, I'm just curious.

Cheers

David_AVD
13th March 2008, 11:26 AM
Logic IC's need a capacitor across the supply rails to avoid them going into oscillation. This often happens because the wiring / PCB traces powering them had a small (but significant to the IC) resistance. When the chip switches states, there is a small pulse of current drawn from the power rail. The chips can be sensitive to this if the power dips in response to the current spike. They may even switch state again. This can cause the oscillation (unwanted rapidly changing states) that I refer to above.

The capacitor(s) are there to supply power to the IC during those current spikes. The are referred to as decoupling capacitors as they help prevent the current spikes from becoming voltage (drop) spikes. They lower the effective supply impedance. (stiffen the supply) Make sense?

dezbaz
13th March 2008, 08:34 PM
Logic IC's need a capacitor across the supply rails to avoid them going into oscillation. This often happens because the wiring / PCB traces powering them had a small (but significant to the IC) resistance. When the chip switches states, there is a small pulse of current drawn from the power rail. The chips can be sensitive to this if the power dips in response to the current spike. They may even switch state again. This can cause the oscillation (unwanted rapidly changing states) that I refer to above.

The capacitor(s) are there to supply power to the IC during those current spikes. The are referred to as decoupling capacitors as they help prevent the current spikes from becoming voltage (drop) spikes. They lower the effective supply impedance. (stiffen the supply) Make sense?


Yes actually, thanks for taking the time, cheers

Hewitson
16th March 2008, 11:40 PM
dezbaz: http://www.arcade-game-sales.com/products/cga-15k-vga/1495-1.html

dezbaz
16th March 2008, 11:57 PM
I made the circuit to use a 4 way horiz. joy for Q*bert.

Bad move, it didn't work - because the joystick I have doesn't make double contact so the right/ down was the only direction that poor old q/bert hopped LOL.

I commenced contructing a rotating joystick.

Time was wasting with the electronic idea, so back to the drawing board

http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/RotaryJoy01.jpg

dezbaz
18th March 2008, 11:25 PM
The joystick is too thick, so it must mount on a thin plate.

http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/Joy-086s.jpg

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If it is mounted in the 16mm Control panel, the knob will only protrude 1 cm, which would suck.

Had to modify the existing control panel big time


http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/Joy-084s.jpg

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Time to get the old router out, set the depth to the exact depth of the metal plate, ie 1.6mm

http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/Joy-087s.jpg

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http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/Joy-089s.jpg

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Cut out the square body to allow the bearing to be level with the panel

http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/Joy-093s.jpg

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http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/Joy-095s.jpg

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The flush fit.

I will need to fill with Auto Putty (BOG) and sand and paint prior to the q-bert CPO being applied

http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/Joy-099s.jpg

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Rear view 90

http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/Joy-100s.jpg

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Rear view 45

http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/Joy-101s.jpg

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More soon

Womble
19th March 2008, 10:46 AM
Apologies if this is answered in any other threads on this cab...

but where did you get the CRT from?

Am planning on embarking on a cab build myself, a vertical one too.

dezbaz
19th March 2008, 06:37 PM
Apologies if this is answered in any other threads on this cab...

but where did you get the CRT from?

Am planning on embarking on a cab build myself, a vertical one too.

Is CRT an abrev for Circuit?

If so I got the ascii version from coinop.com and put in diagram form after reading the full article. (I did it in corel paint)

Just remember the circuit didn't work on my joystick, so make sure your joystick activates 2 switches when diagonal. (if playing Qbert.

Hope this helps

dmworking247
19th March 2008, 11:37 PM
CRT = Cathode Ray Tube (monitor, not LCD)

dezbaz
19th March 2008, 11:45 PM
Thanks Dale

I got the CRT monitor from Joey Jomac, it is a few years old, he supplied a universal chassis for it too, both go well. The good thing about the chassis is it plugs into 240 Volt, no isolating transformer was needed.

In fact Kmart are advertising New 51CM tv's for $99.

Add about $150 for a chassis, that's not bad for a new Arcade Monitor

narf_
20th March 2008, 12:36 AM
joey will have some nice 26 inch models in soon :)

freecycle is brilliant for finding tubes

dezbaz
20th March 2008, 04:46 PM
Today I found a 21" TV on a verge, I will take it to Joey and see if a chassis will fit it. (Screen is perfect, Looks brand new)

And the next project starts . . . (Cocktail MAME with arcade Monitor) . . .

The Control Panel Overlay arrived from MAME Marquees today, My god that is very high quality, I will get it on this long weekend.

I cant freakin' wait to see it on

dezbaz
22nd March 2008, 07:39 PM
Bog & Spray putty, to hide the gaps and screws

http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/IMG_0802s.jpg

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dezbaz
23rd March 2008, 05:03 PM
The CPO is TOP Quality

I got it from mamemarquees.com

http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/IMG_0825s.jpg (http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/IMG_0825.jpg)

Click to enlarge

Foot
23rd March 2008, 07:41 PM
Came up pretty good. Nice work

dezbaz
23rd March 2008, 08:09 PM
Thank you Foot


Love the cab, laminate looks the goods:cool:
but agree you must change that control panel artwork;), are you having the Joystick setup for Q-bert, and won't that make it difficult to play Pacman:unsure
Keep the pics rolling :)

Here's the rotating Joystick arrangement - Rear view.

I'm glad it's over, anyone thinking of doing this?

It took about a day to do!

http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/IMG_0828.jpg

http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/IMG_0827.jpg

Have a great long weekend

elkor-alish
23rd March 2008, 08:22 PM
Said it before and I'll say it again.

"Awesome work mate"

Show us some pics of the finished project :041:

dezbaz
23rd March 2008, 08:39 PM
Said it before and I'll say it again.

"Awesome work mate"

Show us some pics of the finished project :041:

Thanks heaps Mark

I plan to have it Painted and T-Molding fitted this weekend

I am working on a Crazy Kong theme at the moment for the Marquee


(There is no good artwork available for Crazy Kong Unless you make it yourself, so here is a sneak preview 20% size)

http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/Kong-Sample.jpg

It will have 3D lettering behind the monkey and girl

spacies
24th March 2008, 08:15 AM
Nice work on that stick!

How much did MM sting you for that CP overlay with shipping?

dezbaz
24th March 2008, 11:36 AM
Nice work on that stick!

How much did MM sting you for that CP overlay with shipping?

US$59.35 all up, ($19.40 was freight)

The vinyl they use can print all colours including white

GIBO
24th March 2008, 11:49 AM
does it have to be Crazy Kong ,what about using Donkey Kong

dezbaz
24th March 2008, 12:49 PM
does it have to be Crazy Kong ,what about using Donkey Kong

I Love crazy Kong, and the cab will have Ckong 1 and 2 in it.

I am not really a fan of Donkey Kong, sometimes the bootleg is better IMO.

dezbaz
24th March 2008, 08:16 PM
The selector switch

http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/aa01s.jpg (http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/aa01.jpg)

http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/aa08s.jpg (http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/aa08.jpg)

The cab after primer and spray putty

http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/aa05s.jpg (http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/aa05.jpg)

http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/aa10s.jpg (http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/aa10.jpg)

The Cab Painted (Satin Black)

http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/aa04s.jpg (http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/aa04.jpg)

http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/aa06s.jpg (http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/aa06.jpg)

Once the paint dries I hope to do the T-Molding (Red)

Then

Glass retainers
Marquee
Wires connected
Control Panel back on
black vinyl on the roof (Water proof for the beer)
Play, have fun etc


OOPS I might just put a back door on the list (Not started yet LOL)

dezbaz
30th March 2008, 11:09 PM
A great weekend for progress again


Marquee retainer done
Top Vinyl done
CPO wired
6 Game Selector fitted
Screen Reverser switch fitted (So you done have to move the 4 pin plug in the monitor chassis) - If anyone wants the diagram for this let me know
Monitor and glass retainers made and fitted
fitted some of the Game PCB's
Played q*bert for the first time after correcting problems on the jamma harness


http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/A-Finalstages01s.jpg (http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/A-Finalstages01.jpg)

http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/A-Finalstages02s.jpg (http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/A-Finalstages02.jpg)

http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/A-Finalstages03s.jpg (http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/A-Finalstages03.jpg)

http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/A-Finalstages04s.jpg (http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/A-Finalstages04.jpg)

The whole thing will need a good clean and major wiring with the selector harness, but getting there

All the best, have a good week

Regards

dmworking247
30th March 2008, 11:27 PM
Thats coming up nice alright... I'm really impressed by that game selector and the joystick. That kind of DIY is beyond my skill at the moment (as is most metalwork too).

What we need with the skills here is a good borg collective :D

dezbaz
30th March 2008, 11:42 PM
I notice your cabs possess a higher level of finish.

I think paint does not belong on cabs, except on small pieces

It scratches too easy when assembling. Is your Taxi Cab laminated or painted?

I think I will buy black melamine in the future.

Anyone know where to get Black laminate for less than $150 bucks a sheet????

dmworking247
31st March 2008, 08:27 AM
Yeah thats why I generally don't paint until the cabinet is put together.

My original upright was painted with a roller using two coats of primer/sealer/undercoat (3-in-1), and two coats of gloss black.

I don't think I'll ever use gloss black enamel again, it gets fingerprints on it too easy, it shows up imperfections and like all enamels its like a bug-and-fluff gluey magnet when its wet.

The Taxi Cab is spray painted with about 5 or so thin coats of 3-in-1 mixed with PVA glue, then overcoated with about 6 thin coats of enamel yellow (and man does yellow show up bugs... I have a horror photo of that).

So far the paint job on the Taxi Cab has been quite resilent, but purely for the effort involved a pre-finished material will save you a lot of time... I just worry about damaging the work piece.

Crafty
31st March 2008, 08:50 AM
It's all coming together very nice. Your artwork design looks very nice on the cabinet..

dezbaz
2nd April 2008, 11:58 PM
Thanks Crafty

I have a marquee ready to print I think

http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/WholeMarquee-Final-06-SAMPLE.jpg

I will print it and see how it looks on the cab

dezbaz
5th April 2008, 12:34 AM
Finished!

Ready for the Perth Meeting on Sunday

Pics soon

It has 146 Jamma Games in 1

See ya there!

spacies
5th April 2008, 06:03 AM
Congrats mate.

Look forward to seeing some pics of it @ the meet.
Have fun!

intigod
5th April 2008, 12:49 PM
looks fantastic :)

dezbaz
12th April 2008, 12:49 PM
Hi All

Thanks for the nice comments

Here's some advice: Make it well and even the missus will want it inside (well maybe coz she knows what it cost too hehehe)

http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/IMG_0868s.jpg (http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/IMG_0868.jpg)

Have a good weekend

CYA

narf_
12th April 2008, 01:09 PM
that was a great looking cab

so what is next dez?

dezbaz
12th April 2008, 02:17 PM
Next . . . .

What do ya reckon an Arcade 27" Monitor is worth Shannon? (Dual Res, i.e. 24K and 15Khz?) with a new chassis.

Or anyone?

felixthadog
12th April 2008, 02:41 PM
That is one fine looking cab dez, congratulations on the build and for bringing your wife over to the dark side! :D

Matthew

narf_
12th April 2008, 02:47 PM
not sure perhaps ask joey

dezbaz
24th August 2008, 01:51 AM
I still haven't made the game selector switch for this.

The switch is HERE (http://members.iinet.net.au/~getderrick/aa01.jpg)

I am still not totally sure which jamma wires need switching / diodes /direct connection?

Anyone help me?

I know the voltages +5V and +12V need switching

I am guessing the switched inputs need diodes (is that correct)

I figure the ground wire can be directly connected permanently (?)

Unsure which of the above the monitor RGB and sync fit into (Anyone?)

Any help is appreciated

David_AVD
24th August 2008, 07:43 AM
You should be ok with diodes on the switch lines. Cathodes (band on body) point towards each switch. Same for any coin or test inputs I guess.

Apart from that, switch the +5V, +12V and the video lines. (RGBS)

Oh, and the speaker line of course! :redface

EDIT: Yes, leave the ground wire permanently connected.

dezbaz
24th August 2008, 11:20 AM
You should be ok with diodes on the switch lines. Cathodes (band on body) point towards each switch. Same for any coin or test inputs I guess.

Apart from that, switch the +5V, +12V and the video lines. (RGBS)

Oh, and the speaker line of course! :redface

EDIT: Yes, leave the ground wire permanently connected.


Hi David

Thanks mate