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    Custom control board layout ( build thread )

    And she is complete! still some bugs to work out with all the software, especially the controls. and getting windows optimized to launch everything correctly
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    Custom control board layout ( build thread )

    piecing together the poster frame for the marquee. i used the thin clear plastic piece, for the front of the graphic, and a 1/8" piece of tinted acrylic that was left over from the bezel cover. using a heated blade on a razor knife made for some clean cuts on the plastic edge pieces. and it...
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    Custom control board layout ( build thread )

    T-Molding added had to use some glue, and few spots didnt turn out perfect. but it is good enough. a shot of the inside with everything up and running. Power Inlet installed. used some old PSU parts and a 12v transformer to make a modular power plug for the exhaust fan. soft close...
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    Custom control board layout ( build thread )

    I got my marquee printed by a company I found on Etsy called DB Graphics. They do all sorts arcade graphics. They printed it on "polyester backlit film designed for backlit signage", as they put it. Very quality. The best part was it was only 16 bucks! And they printed it to my exact...
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    Custom control board layout ( build thread )

    SHES ALIVE. the only thing left is to paint and mount the front door, and the keyboard tray, and get the marquee sorted. also, figuring out how to get the joys and buttons working with hyperspin, RL, Emus, Xpadder etc. ( its really killing me trying to figure it out ) otherwise its running great.
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    Custom control board layout ( build thread )

    all electronics installed. you can see here, with everything mounted on the shelf, i can lift the joystick board and access the PC, HDD enclosure and AMP if i need to. i ordered a bunch of these clips from WISH for another project and never used them. they worked great here. i got one of...
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    Custom control board layout ( build thread )

    the initial plans didnt seem to have anything under the control panel section, leaving the underside exposed. so i added a panel here and made it almost the full depth of the cabinet. this will double as a shelf to mount all the electronics. Volume knob lookin slick.
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    Custom control board layout ( build thread )

    Paint! i thought i was having a rough time before.... then i started painting..... and then i remember how much i hate painting. with all the sanding and correcting mistakes.
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    Custom control board layout ( build thread )

    i designed my own marquee graphic. based on Stranger Things, i used the arcade sign from the Palace Arcade for the text.and the mindflayer there in the background. still not sure how im going to print this or even mount it yet.
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    Custom control board layout ( build thread )

    speakers test fitted. really starting to look like something! here is a video of how the screen bezel is removed.
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    Custom control board layout ( build thread )

    control board cut out and buttons test fitted! this layout is going to be awesome! i changed the initial plan from having the single middle button to having two of the 1" buttons there for navigation.
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    Custom control board layout ( build thread )

    speaker holes cut out. im going to be using some 4" dual cone speakers i conveniently had laying around that will be perfect for also in the background, fan hole cut out of the back panel. and a doggo!
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    Custom control board layout ( build thread )

    these parts are coming it quick because while i took pictures, i neglected to post progress lol. here is the monitor mounted up! i am pleased. the entire bezel slides up and out the back. the tape on the monitor corners is where i used black tape to cover up the silver parts on the front of...
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    Custom control board layout ( build thread )

    bezel cut out. ( i think ive figured this bit out ) center hole is where a dual USB port for controllers will be. the knob above the control board is a volume knob. it will be connected inline with the audio cord from the PC to the amp. the screen is a DELL 19" ( which turns out to actually be...
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    Custom control board layout ( build thread )

    control board and front door cut out. speaker panel added and trying to figure out just how the hell im going to mount the screen test fitting the button layout. ( luckily i found access to a plotter to print this ) monitor support added and the piece that will become the screen bezel added.