Adventures in DIY arcade building

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Re: Adventures in DIY arcade building

Post by KSubzero1000 » April 21st, 2017, 12:41 pm

That looks really cool! Are the systems being properly ventilated, though? You of all people should know the old 360 will use every excuse in the book to overheat whenever it can. :D

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Re: Adventures in DIY arcade building

Post by Joshihatsumitsu » April 21st, 2017, 1:40 pm

KSubzero1000 wrote:
April 21st, 2017, 12:41 pm
That looks really cool! Are the systems being properly ventilated, though? You of all people should know the old 360 will use every excuse in the book to overheat whenever it can. :D
Very true! The third model I bought, and used in that little cab, is the very unexciting in design but practical E model. My original obviously suffer from the old red-ring syndrome (but replaced for free minus postage). Then I bought the beautiful S model, which got fried when the TV aerial of my group of units got directly struct by lightning (along with other consoles... so many lost save files :( ). And finally the conservative yet reliable E model.

And I think because its the E model ventilation is not too bad. But maybe luck is a factor too. :D
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Re: Adventures in DIY arcade building

Post by Michiel K » April 22nd, 2017, 11:00 pm

ratsoalbion wrote:
February 11th, 2017, 10:16 pm
That last one in particular is a wonderful picture!
Agreed.

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Re: Adventures in DIY arcade building

Post by Joshihatsumitsu » May 24th, 2017, 6:08 am

Maybe it's the boredom of my day-job that's driving me, but I've decided to create another cab - a cocktail cab this time around.

Another motivating factor is that the screens on the two cabs I've built so far are both horizontally orientated, so if I were to do something stupidly impulsive, like say buy a Taito F3 PCB of Twin Cobra II by Takuma, I would get the following result:

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So as you can see, motivation for a vertically orientated cocktail cab is now provided.

I won't start building anything until after my August trip to Japan, but I can start doing research and planning out the design.

And I'm planning to blatantly steal this design from another DIY'er from Melbourne - link here - which is based on a Nintendo cocktail design. I'll have to make my own variations too, as the hardware I'll use will be different to his.

So I'll update in here occasionally as I go along. There will be many hurdles, and obstacles, but like I said, I am bored, and this keeps my idle hands busy. :D
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Re: Adventures in DIY arcade building

Post by Suits » May 24th, 2017, 8:08 am

Cool man, that looks great fun.

That Nintendo cocktail cabinet looks fantastic, I love that colour way - I very nearly bought a Nintendo DK cab a while back but backed out after the selling started getting weird when I started asking about original parts.

I swear, if I had the space, I'd have a few of these. Especially a glass topped cocktail cab.
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Re: Adventures in DIY arcade building

Post by ratsoalbion » May 24th, 2017, 8:16 am

Great project!
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