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We built an Arcade cabinet

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  1. asb_79

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    I know this isn't really CNC or build related but I think it's still pretty cool and it does demonstrate what can be achieved with an NC machine. We used a CNC router to cut the side panels and Control panel & the control panel top layer (perspex) was laser cut.

    Has been in the making for the last 18 months, more as a result of the lack of free time over ability. But it is now in the final stages of assembly and painting.

    Will post a pic of the finished item, hopefully in the not too distant future.
     

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    Excellent work @asb_79 - thanks for posting the pictures, looks like a really cool project :thumbsup:

    Tweakie.
     
  3. Mark Carew

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    Well done! One question, what game is it? or is it going to be a lot of different games in one unit.
     
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    Hopefully it will have a good collection of old classics from my younger days. This particular box has been fitted with light guns and has successfully worked with Virtua Cop :)

    Happy to share the DXF for the panels if anyone is interested in making their own.
     
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    Great project! I collect and restore arcade games, so I am happy to see scratch builds and not converting an antique :D

    Also considering that you can create an awesome marquee using arcylic + vcarve + edge lit led strip
     
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    @asb_79
    What did you use for the audio part?
     
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    Brizzo, I had not considered using an edge lit marquee, that is a great idea. I enjoy the challenge of the build so converting an old cabinet never entered my mind. But I do understand it would have been a great shame to tear up an antique.

    dddman, I'll be using a set of pc 2.1 speakers, but the L&R speaker satellites have been replaced with a pair of car 4" speakers that are mounted under the marquee.
     
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    It's finished! Well the first of 3 anyway.

    We ended up using a printed Marque and illuminated it from the back with a small florescent light.
     

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    Now that is Cooooool! :thumbsup:
    Nice Job
    Gray
     
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    The paper border that surrounds the screen needs to be replaced with a heavier card and the glass screen panel isn't installed so it should end up much neater.
     
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    A very nice job indeed @asb_79 - a fine tribute to your creative skills :thumbsup:

    Tweakie.
     
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    Thanks guys, we're really happy with the final result.
     
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