Monday, 17 May 2010

Finished Arcade System

Here are a few videos of my completed arcade system.
Sadly the audio is out of sync on a few of the clips due to a codec problem when converting the video from my HD camera.

Friday, 9 April 2010

Almost Finished

Last night I had a real breakthrough and was able to get the mini-ipacs correctly mapped. In addition I was able to fully test LedBlinky, so I now have the animated controls while in Hyperspin. When I select a game LedBlinky will highlight the correct controls for that particular game which is rather cool.

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Video Update

Here are a few videos taken with my iphone and posted to Qik showing my progress with the LedWiz installation over the weekend.

LEDWiz System Installed

I collected my arcade cabinet over the Easter break from Craig at Turnarcades. I must say the guys at Turnarcades have done a fabulous job with the cabinet and have been helpful throughout so i'd recommend them to anyone.

I spent the extended Easter break wiring in the four LedWiz units I got from Grooveygear. The pictures below show the LED system in full operation. I still have to sort the wiring for my Joysticks as I forgot to order the wiring harness when I originally ordered them.

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Wednesday, 31 March 2010

More Pics

My arcade system is really starting to near completion, this time next week I should be enjoying my games collection.

Monday, 29 March 2010

Marquee Artwork Fitted

The cabinet is now complete, all that remains is to finish the control panel.

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Sunday, 28 March 2010

Artwork Arrival

I received an email today from Craig informing me that the artwork had arrived for my arcade system. The photo below shows how the artwork will line up to my 4 player control panel. I have to say I am rather relieved the positioning of the artwork matched upto my Photoshop file perfectly.

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Friday, 26 March 2010

Inside the Cabinet

Here are a few extra pics showing the inside and the back of the arcade cabinet.

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Control Panel Mounted

Here is the latest picture of my arcade system, for the first time you can see the overall shape of the
cabinet now the control panel is in place.

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Thursday, 25 March 2010

Control Panel Construction

My arcade system is nearing completion, this week has seen construction of the 4 player control panel start. All that remains now is for the artwork to be inserted for the control panel & marquee and then fit the controls.

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Monday, 22 March 2010

Arcade Build Update

My arcade cabinet is now nearing completion, the pictures below show the cabinet now painted along with the control panel and the artwork to go with it. The control panel is yet to be cut and this evening I uploaded the artwork so that Craig from turnarcades could get it printed for the control panel.

Control Panel Layout

4 Player Cabinet

New control panel artwork layout

Artwork overlay

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Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Artwork Mockup

This looks pretty naff as I threw it together in Photoshop pretty quickly. I did this just to get a quick idea how my artwork would look on my Arcade Cab. This actually isn't my cab, although the basic design is very similar, the buttons will actually be illuminated with RGB LED's so I can change the colours at a moments notice.

I think the artwork I designed will look good when finished.

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Saturday, 6 March 2010

First Snaps of my arcade system

Today I got the very first pic's of my arcade cabinet under construction. The 4 player control panel will attach to the front of the cabinet and will be detachable when transporting the unit.

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Monday, 15 February 2010

Progress update

The arcade cab Craig's team had worked on the last few weeks is almost finished. This will mean the work will start on my system very soon.

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Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Cab Design

This week I got another shot of a Slimline King cabinet Craig is building up for another customer. The cabinet I have ordered will have a slightly different control panel. My control panel will also include a trackball & arcade spinner.

Thursday, 4 February 2010

A few of the emulators I have installed on my arcade cab

Here are a few of the systems I have emulators installed for on my arcadecab.


Sega Megadrive

Game Boy Color

Mega CD

Atari Jaguar

Panasonic 3DO

Sega Saturn

Nintendo 64

Sony Playstation

Sega Dreamcast

Monday, 1 February 2010

Arcade Cab Design

Yesterday Craig from Turnarcades sent me a photo of a slimline king cabinet he's finishing of for another customer. I have ordered the same design so the picture gives you an idea as to the design.

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Control Panel Artwork

I just spent a few hours designing the artwork for my 4 player control panel. The control panel itself will be made from wood, however I am hoping I can have a lexan top as apparently lexan is as easy to cut as wood. The artwork would go between the wood and the lexan creating a scratch proof top.

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