Tt Andy

[USA] Marc Molella

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Hello everyone, really looking forward to this competition. 

 

I will be doing a lot of videos that will be posted to my YouTube and linked here of the modding processes and general ideas that I have.

 

Make sure to subscribe and stay tuned! 

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So after some hype on social media, I decided to release my initial idea for this project. I am calling it "the Arcade" !!!

 

First I cut some wood, and will have a video on youtube showing that process that I will share here soon.

 

Next step was to begin dry fit assembly so I can take some more measurements. 

 

First we create the base, that has 4 casters, two are locking to hold the unit in place. This is very sturdy, each caster can hold 250lbs. I even tested the unit by standing on it like a skateboard.

 

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So I started with my wood dowel bit and dowels that will eventually hold everything together.

 

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Then we have our holes to insert the dowels.

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and more dowels

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I want the overall look to be clean, but sturdy, so the dowels and a few screws will accomplish this.

 

 

Holes line up.

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and voila, we have the base cabinet. 

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Next I used this countersink bit to hide the screw heads

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Then I freehand drew the top cutout. After I was happy with the shape I took careful measurements, and made the lines straight. Then I cut one side, and laid it upside down to trace to cut the other side so they were exact.

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I have the top piece resting for now, just held on by clamps so I could take some more measurements and a few photos!

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That is all for now, will have more soon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Interesting to see how the case will be included here.
Looks like it will be only a 1 Player acrade? Or did you already thought about a button layout. 3, 6 or 8 Buttons?

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Interesting to see how the case will be included here.

Looks like it will be only a 1 Player acrade? Or did you already thought about a button layout. 3, 6 or 8 Buttons?

 

Stay tuned for case integration.

It will be two player arcade. Stay tuned for controller layout :)

 

Nice, keep up the good work, my vote is with you! 

 

Thanks!

 

it is Arcade?

 

YESSIR!

 

Looking good... your garage looks like mine does. Haha - project central. ;)

 

Yeah definitely lol Thanks!

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Some more updates for you guys!

 

First I have created the top portion of the cabinet, had to match the angles appropriately. 

 

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I used my clamps to hold everything together while I drilled holes for screws and countersunk them into the cabinet to hide everything.

 

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Next I marked and drilled holes for the speakers to show through.

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Here you can see some of the edges of the wood rounded, and also the speakers, and tower 900. 

 

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Here we see the mini NES Classic that will be integrated.

 

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And finally we have the monitor mounted inside the cabinet. 

 

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Will have more updates soon!

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2 hours ago, random2k4design said:

Looking good so far. Are you planning to install a frontend like rocket launcher/Hyperspin or Lunchbox on it.
This would give the cabinet a much more arcady style :D

It's actually gonna be custom :) 

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I chose you, Marc M. FTW!

In either case it will make a darn good eye catcher in someones living room when guests arrive for a visit!

 

My last build utilized a Core V71. Next build will be a mod.

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12 hours ago, rudedog said:

I chose you, Marc M. FTW!

In either case it will make a darn good eye catcher in someones living room when guests arrive for a visit!

 

My last build utilized a Core V71. Next build will be a mod.

Thanks!! Yeah who doesn't want an arcade machine in their house??? :) In my case this may end up in my garage! 

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