Little final update. Managed to get it all finished for Christmas and it was a surprising hit with my kids, they absolutely love Simpsons Arcade. Well worth it and I had good fun knocking it together. Now I need a new project for 2017....
Sledz wrote:That's ace, would love me one of them. I don't not have the skills though. Well done on you arcade machine dude.
Honestly, no skills necessary. The cabinet I bought was pre-cut and I just sprayed it before assembling it. The buttons/sticks are all connected up with push on spade connectors and the usb controller cards were the ones Ad7 talked about earlier in the thread and they shipped with all the cables. The only work I had to do was with regards sound and lighting and that was mostly a bodge job.
mic wrote:That looks amazing Rex- is it heavy? And won't they break it?
Yeah, I can carry it about ok but I wouldn't let the kids try and move it. All the sticks and buttons seem fairly robust though I haven't given it a real hammering yet on Track and Field, that'll be the ultimate test.
Green Gecko wrote:Now I do cnc I can probably sort out a nice perspex acrylic black bezel.
Edit: ah its perspex over the top, black polycarbonate is much cheaper.
Remember I wanted a bezel doing a while back? Can you do that sort of thing now? It's what's holding my one up, need various bits laser cutting.
Yes, give it a few weeks and I'll have my tooling sorted out. Hopefully going to get basic flat mills sorted out sooner.
It's better than laser as there's no singing and I can cut through anything. Can do chamfers, bevels etc, think 2.5D. Fine details are limited until I get smaller mills that won't snap (in other words I've done enough jobs that I've destroyed a few tiny mills and can afford more.. this is hard ).
Rex Kramer wrote:Little final update. Managed to get it all finished for Christmas and it was a surprising hit with my kids, they absolutely love Simpsons Arcade. Well worth it and I had good fun knocking it together. Now I need a new project for 2017....