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Old 24th December 2011, 12:08 PM   #16
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Are you going to leave the space empty around the monitor? Or make a 'cover' so you can only see the glass of the screen? Stick with CRT it would be better for that old school look on the games!

Can you post some close ups on that sliding PC rack? That's cool! What about the top part front, where the arcade name would normally be? Are you going to make a backlit sign with it's name on it?
yeah thats one the bits ive been putting off, making the monitor bezel. 'cover'
Oh hell yes i love that 22inch i scored. im still stoked about that.
The sliding pc thing is just a pair of soft/self closing draw runners from bunnings, thier were pricey though seeing as they carry a fair bit of weight and not unhook.
Backlit sign, graphics, all the usuall arcade stuff is going in..

ive been sidetracked by the sound system at the moment. Pics when thats done.
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Old 25th December 2011, 10:37 PM   #17
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Ho ho ho, I got time in the shed this christams.




Sound system, sorted.
With a handy little channel at the back for cable management
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Old 10th January 2012, 6:58 PM   #18
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Ive been doing heaps and it still pretty much looks the same, so finally i got something (nearly) completed.
the tunes are ready. Covered in curtain material.. which is a hint of whats to come.


and the monitor bezel is done, 4 layers of 3mm mdf sandwiched together.
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Old 13th January 2012, 12:01 PM   #19
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Looks great man! I like the colour you chose for the material. Should sound nice when they are pumping out some sound.
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Old 13th January 2012, 5:45 PM   #20
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I did a test fire of mame the other day, mortal combat uppercuts f'n shake the ground. its a little bit of overkill.
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Old 22nd February 2012, 7:16 PM   #21
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Well thanks to the stupid weather, ie: over 35 im not going out in the shed.
housework and general life getting in the way i finally got back to work on this thing.

The rear is sorted, venting power network access handles and stuff



Coin door, hidden usb, power switch


And overall nearly finished actual building



A few little bits and peices to do and i can start the final assembly and wiring.
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Old 22nd February 2012, 10:51 PM   #22
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This is looking awesome, coming together well.
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Old 26th February 2012, 9:34 PM   #23
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nice work, coming along well. i have just started looking into making a cabinet as my missus wants one. its good to see a build being updated, so many on this forum look so close to done yet no final pics or they were never completed.

keep up the good work and keep the photos coming
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Getting ready to put it all together, but i got sidetracked this weekend with this.



Its a basic box covered in material with a HTPC inside for my sons room.
I know its just a box, but geez it makes his room look snazzy.
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Old 9th May 2012, 7:05 PM   #25
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Well its been ages, but i have been busy all this time working away, just not taking pics till i had something to show.
The inside pretty much finished, needs a vacuum.




Front finished, yay.



And to finish, some close up ventilation grill porn.




Covering the entire thing in black curtain material sounded like a good idea at the time, oh my god what a pain in the ass its been, but at the end of the day, im happy with the results. When its 100% done ill grab a decent camera.

well thanks for looking, back to work.
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Old 9th May 2012, 8:43 PM   #26
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Nice job OP. I commend you.
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Yeah, A+ wood working skills man This thing looks awesome.
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Its come a long way since you first started this thread well done. I wasnt sure if it was just painted in the first couple of pictures but what an effort if you covered it all.
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Old 10th May 2012, 4:41 PM   #29
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wow looks awesome.
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Small update


The slide in and out PC is in, works a treat. still need to tidy it up though. I hate the mess.


This is my solution to locking down the CP because i didnt work it out at the begining. A good push locks it down and it needs a real good shove to pop it open again. im happy with it.


Ahh dont make it playable.. damn kids.


And lastly an overall where im at shot.
A couple more weeks and she might actually be finished.
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