View Full Version : 48in1 caberet project

20th December 2008, 06:50 PM
got this cab today. all works and is nice and neat

for $100 i was happy. planning to make it a 48 as i sold my last 2 or a galaxian 2in1 as i have that too


last pic i spun the monitor around to see if it was possible

planning to do a full rewire and tidy up the CP that is the major things to do. ordered new buttons and jamma harness from jason and should arrive next week

20th December 2008, 06:53 PM
Looks good narf, should tidy up well.

Can I suggest that 'extra room' above the screen could be used to make a backlit marquee underneath the glass? (ie cut out a hole in the frame thats holding the monitor, put a print over it). It'll make use of that space above the monitor and make up for it not having a dedicated marquee area.

20th December 2008, 06:57 PM
Hmm the wiring has to be the tidiest I have seen on a "just received" cab in a while! Normally a mess of splices and electrical tape unvolved :lol

Any reason you need to do a full rewire?


20th December 2008, 07:02 PM
Nice score Narf. Looks very tidy!

Great idea DM about the marquee. Looks odd the way it is.

20th December 2008, 08:55 PM
Hmm the wiring has to be the tidiest I have seen on a "just received" cab in a while! Normally a mess of splices and electrical tape unvolved :lol

Any reason you need to do a full rewire?


Agreed, what the hell is with that coin face plate? There's NO scratching around it from all the drunken players missing the coin slot.

20th December 2008, 09:30 PM
cheers dale

on my original one i made a custom bezel that neated that area up. i am thinking of doing something in that area since my last one (perhaps custom light box)

the operator i got these off used to be very anal about how they did wiring. everything on there cabs was molex plugged so you could take out sections of wiring to repair without taking apart the entire machine.

CP is off to powerdcoaters next week if there open still. coin mech works great too

jacob it is custom wired to suit poker pcbs. so that is why i plan to rewire

20th December 2008, 09:36 PM
Hey Noah wants his power supply back:lol the animals are getting restless

20th December 2008, 09:40 PM
Great score Narf

Bargain man Narf strikes again!

I Like the vertical Orientation better hey

20th December 2008, 09:40 PM
yeah its some old skool gear in there mate.

got a new peter chow one going in. i looked at them and went hmm ill replace it.

i see the smaller stepdown you mention also

yeah dez i was planning it to be vertical all along. its a nice unit overall.

20th December 2008, 10:29 PM
sweet just found $4 in the coinbox

monitor is working smick which is great for its age

21st December 2008, 01:16 PM
just ordered a new 60in1 today for this beastie

more piccies


sorry the picture is alot sharper in person. CP is now going to be powercoated in a chrome mirror finish instead of the usual black :)

22nd December 2008, 01:16 AM
mrs took over the computer so took some time to remove all the wiring and label it all

also had a go at making a new overlay with a spare sticker i had done in the sandex finish


should look nice when the CP is tidied

22nd December 2008, 09:28 AM
Hey Narf, a kind of unrelated question:

In your thread title you said "caberet". I've noticed many people using this word (as opposed to cabinet).

I was under the impression that "Caberet" (pronounced cab-er-ray) was a singing and dancing show?

Is this a (common) typo or is it a word I'm not familiar with used to describe mini cabinets or something?

22nd December 2008, 09:37 AM
Dunno why but it is a reference to mini style cabs.

Throw it into google. Robotron Cabaret.

22nd December 2008, 09:40 AM
Dunno why but it is a reference to mini style cabs.

Throw it into google. Robotron Cabaret.

How bizzare... all these years I've thought it was a typo.

I think I'm going to stick to 'cabinet' though, I cant get the singing/dancing show out of my head :)

22nd December 2008, 09:46 AM
LOL, good call.

22nd December 2008, 09:50 AM
My guess was it was a fancy market-spin name for the smaller style cabs in the 80's - to try and "class" them up to get into hipper clubs/bars...

Jacob (inventing history instead of researching it :lol)

22nd December 2008, 12:48 PM
looking good narf.

22nd December 2008, 10:11 PM
yeah DM it is a odd name but makes them stand out when you mention them

for example if you didnt call it a caberet compared to a gun cab people would think its just a cab


22nd December 2008, 11:04 PM
Dude thats totally the same cabinet as my former Area 51 machine :)

23rd December 2008, 12:35 AM

but you see it is next to that teenie cabaret right?



23rd December 2008, 01:03 AM
cheers jacob for correcting my spelling

i also need a mod to change the title to 60in1 (i ordered from china the 60 for a just a bit more)

new buttons arrived from jaspar today :). comming along nice now. i knew the spare marquee sticker would be handy someday


covered in my starwars quilt cover when not working on it :lol


up close. i only just came up with the idea of making a overlay last nite after cleaning up the old one and the paint came off it. does the trick to neaten it up on the cheap

powercoaters are going to be a few weeks so atm it is painted. in the future i will get it done proper but the wife is hopefully wanting it in the lounge room so for now paint is fine

23rd December 2008, 11:55 PM
machine is now a jamma beastie. just need to wire up the control wires and extend the p1+p2 as i was just short about 6 inches

mrs actually wanted to sell this one :x

23rd December 2008, 11:58 PM
Who gets the cash?:)

24th December 2008, 12:06 AM
not sure there

but i aint selling this little baby finally nesting in my keeper cab collection now

24th December 2008, 12:11 AM
what sort of bezel you going to put around it?

yr shed looks like mine with all that shite everywhere:badgrin

24th December 2008, 12:25 AM
not sure yet i made this originally on my first one


this time i am thinking of custom art not sure yet

yeah my shed is a mess busy working on the lemans so shit everywhere somehow i had 4 other cabs in there besides AR,lowboy,skill tester and the WEC lemans plus a pinnie

24th December 2008, 12:33 AM
nice, I just saw your other thread about the bezel-marquee artwork, silly me.

24th December 2008, 01:26 AM
might keep the pacman theme going with something like this


26th December 2008, 11:09 PM
just wired up all the controls

all i need is the 60in1 to set the colours

atm got galaxian running in it

29th December 2008, 03:11 PM
new board is in and all finished

had a change of heart and selling it next week to hopefully upsize.