Project: Double Tap (mame)

Discussion in 'Retro & Arcade' started by CREDO, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. OP
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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
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    Coin door, hidden usb, power switch
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    And overall nearly finished actual building
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    A few little bits and peices to do and i can start the final assembly and wiring.
     
  2. Cannula

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    This is looking awesome, coming together well. :thumbup:
     
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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 :)
     
  4. OP
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    Getting ready to put it all together, but i got sidetracked this weekend with this.

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    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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  5. OP
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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.

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    Front finished, yay.

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    And to finish, some close up ventilation grill porn.

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    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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    Nice job OP. I commend you.
     
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    Yeah, A+ wood working skills man :thumbup: 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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    wow looks awesome.
     
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    Small update
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    The slide in and out PC is in, works a treat. still need to tidy it up though. I hate the mess.

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    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.

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    Ahh dont make it playable.. damn kids.

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    And lastly an overall where im at shot.
    A couple more weeks and she might actually be finished.
     
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    nice work OP. pity i have the carpentry skills of a teenage girl.
     
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    Niceeeeeee work there OP

    Enjoy! :)
     
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    Woohoo.. where are we at at this?
     
  14. Howiefied

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    That is looking wicked :thumbup:
     
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    seen mine?
     
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    well moving house slowed me down a lot, painting and landscaping and fixing everything in the place..
    im going to finish this thing eventually. (ie asap)

    in the mean time I have been messing about in Photoshop.


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    Im not happy with the styles not matching at the moment. I might have to dirty up the marquee.

    Still debating wether to print the sides or just go with black.
     
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    Love it!
    I was working on restoring/fixing an old arcade cabinet today, it made me want to get one, and this thread just reinforced that! :p
     
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    Here's a better "where I'm at" look.
    There's really not a huge amount left to do.
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    I chucked in an Iron Maiden poster in the CP just for the hell of it till I got around designing something. which is off at the printers atm.
     
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    A shot of my kinda tidy CP. that blue cable is rather thick and a pain in the ass to work with, but I was sick of having to re do connections in the old CP because I used crappy thin wire the first time, so now its a bit of overkill.
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    that all has to come apart for the new graphics and cosmetic stuff. :upset:
     
  20. Oblong Cheese

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    I love that you used rackmount rails for your PC sliding mechanism.

    The black material gives it a really professional look and I think really makes it, along with your woodwork, a very nice and unique build.
     

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