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Old 5th February 2013, 5:55 PM   #1
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Hey everyone,

I've spent the last couple of days building my mini arcade machine. It looks good and when it is done i'll be sure to put up some pictures.

I'm looking to get some of the buttons and controllers and I want to get the Joystick and Button bundle from Arcadebits however it is sold out and I can't get all the colours I am after. I'm also trying to get my hands on some PCB feet but they are also sold out.

Does anyone know where else I can get them for a similar price?
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Old 5th February 2013, 6:27 PM   #2
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Hey everyone,

I've spent the last couple of days building my mini arcade machine. It looks good and when it is done i'll be sure to put up some pictures.

I'm looking to get some of the buttons and controllers and I want to get the Joystick and Button bundle from Arcadebits however it is sold out and I can't get all the colours I am after. I'm also trying to get my hands on some PCB feet but they are also sold out.

Does anyone know where else I can get them for a similar price?
Try ebay mate!
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Old 5th February 2013, 7:24 PM   #3
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ebay has pcb feet

look for the seller vadership, never tried before but

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www.ozstick.com.au

Got some stuff from them and was pretty happy with it.

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Hey everyone,

I've spent the last couple of days building my mini arcade machine. It looks good and when it is done i'll be sure to put up some pictures.

I'm looking to get some of the buttons and controllers and I want to get the Joystick and Button bundle from Arcadebits however it is sold out and I can't get all the colours I am after. I'm also trying to get my hands on some PCB feet but they are also sold out.

Does anyone know where else I can get them for a similar price?
I've got most of the arcade bits J+B bundle basically unused and a few green buttons, i can list exactly what i have this arvo if you like. (btw the keyboard/joystick converter he has is great )
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Old 8th February 2013, 4:14 PM   #5
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yeah that would be great, I am after the longer ball joysticks with a red top and 6 blue and 6 red player buttons, 2 black admin buttons and the player 1 and 2 buttons.

Also did you mean the arcade bits encoder is good or the ebay one?
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yeah that would be great, I am after the longer ball joysticks with a red top and 6 blue and 6 red player buttons, 2 black admin buttons and the player 1 and 2 buttons.

Also did you mean the arcade bits encoder is good or the ebay one?
http://www.arcadebits.com.au/wiring/...c-ps3-etc.html is the one I meant, no issues.
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Old 8th February 2013, 10:07 PM   #7
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yeah that is the one I was planning on getting and it comes with all the clips to make setting up easy.

Did you have a list of the items you had or is your stuff different to what I'm looking for?
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Sorry, ran out of time of yesterday to check.

I have the full bundle minus the 1P button, 10 extra microswitches, 2 extra white buttons, 3 extra green buttons, and a light-able power button.

(I ended up buying an old x-arcade 1player controler stupid cheap, ripped the serial interface boards out and replaced with the usb joystick controller )
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ebay has pcb feet

look for the seller vadership, never tried before but

otherwise try

www.ozstick.com.au

Got some stuff from them and was pretty happy with it.

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+1 for ozstick.com.au they are awesome people too and will help you out if you get stuck on anything.
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+1 for ozstick.com.au they are awesome people too and will help you out if you get stuck on anything.
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Chris is great to deal with and overnight shipping is great
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Old 18th February 2013, 11:21 PM   #12
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I placed the order with vadership, gave me a couple of dollars off by getting a couple of items along with the 2 player pack. I also ordered the arcadebits USB encoder.

I've finished building the cabinet, just working out positions for the buttons and joysticks, I can't wait till it is up and running.

The painting is going to take a while but I think it will be good once I get it right. I'm thinking black with purple pin striping in a Tron like effect.
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Hey if you need a button template if have one that works great
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Old 19th February 2013, 10:38 AM   #14
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My control panel is only 150mm x 500mm and with 2 players it is a little tight but it will mainly be used by a single player most of the time.

I was following a similar approach to slagcoin.com layouts but I found the best way was to just take the nut of the button and get them as close to each other as possible and leave a 1mm gap in between.

If you could post up an image of yours that would be great.
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Old 19th February 2013, 12:27 PM   #15
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Just a couple of pictures I have taken from what I have done so far.

Plans on 4 x A3 sheets of paper


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Back view showing monitor mount


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My workbench where i'm currently trying to work out the position for the control panels


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Since the images i've cut the wings of the side panels so it is inline with the rest of the box.

I'm not sure where to put the player buttons and admin buttons, I'm thinking next to the monitor on either side down low or on the bottom front panel.
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