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« Reply #30 on: October 11, 2015, 10:03:29 AM »

Etienne  you should go see The Martian in the cinema. ....great movie, it's a bit like McGyver on Mars Smiley
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« Reply #31 on: October 12, 2015, 05:35:07 PM »

I might just do that  Smiley

"Reserved 10"  filled with content !

http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=6623.msg96494#msg96494
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« Reply #32 on: October 12, 2015, 06:03:14 PM »

Thanks for the pictures and the story! Space Ace Space Ace Space Ace
A little request, not only to you, but everybody that makes a topic like this.
Maybe it´s a good idea to spread the pictures out on more pages - instead of having all on the first one.. Simply put "filler" posts to make the next page appear, then it´s also easier to find the new pictures (yep, now they are at the bottom, and loaded last..)
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« Reply #33 on: October 12, 2015, 09:03:22 PM »

Thats not a bad idea.

I have more to come, but i am out of "reserved slots" so i need to post now like a normal reply  Grin

My idea was to have the complete build in a continued read, but i made not enough reservations  roll eyes  Cheesy

I could have made all offline and them make 15 posts orso, but then i have the 40 seconds post delay between every post.
(i had that anyway when creating the reservations by the way)

Anyway, next update will be here as a normal reply.
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« Reply #34 on: October 13, 2015, 05:16:26 PM »

I took a "old" announcement slot and filled that with content.

http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=6623.msg96500#msg96500

so i guess the next update will be a reply as normal  Grin
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« Reply #35 on: November 04, 2015, 11:22:31 AM »

Found some time to update this thread..

As this mini's second function is a piggybank, we need a coinbox.
Let's build one  Smiley

Sawed some strips from a flat piece to act as studs.




Took some thin sheets of wood and start glue-ing the studs to them..




Watching glue dry...  Grin




After the main shape was done, i glued in the backpanel.




you may wonder why the shape is like this ?




I'll tell you, its because there is a vent pipe in the backdoor that needs to be over the grill of the PC to transport the warm air out..




As there is a big hole next to the grill of the pc, the air would normally escape from there into the cabinet, but the bottom of the cashbox will prevent this as it closes the hole when sitting on top of the pc.




The back of the box is straight, the front (which is on the side of the monitor) is made with the same angle as the monitor is installed, so all fits nice and tidy, and gives maximum space in the coinbox.

I have some more updates, but i need to do the write up on them.

#SOON...
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« Reply #36 on: November 11, 2015, 04:40:34 PM »

Let's continue where i left off.
After looking around for sideart, i could only find some crappy pictures online, so again i contacted Muerto if he could do me another favour.
Again top notch work from Muerto with detailed measurements, Thanks buddy !




As the sources online where not sufficient, i asked Muerto to take some pictures of his Sideart, and vectored / constructed the files myself.




These are the pictures i used to recreate the sideart.






I put the art together by using the "non flash" parts.




Then, after vectoring the art, i scaled it down and took it in the last reprosticker run at my professional printer.




Applying the sideart..




Installed right sideart..




Installed left sideart..




There was a highres scan of the CPO on www.coinopart.com.
I have a account there, so i took the file, scaled it down, and have it also printed.




CPO installed.




As the blinking button has two functions (blink and switch) i have 4 wires.
Let's make a easy disconnect for that..




Took a old ISDN jack and hacked it up to the bare minimum.




glued the connector PCB and 555 blinker cicuit to the bottom of the control panel with some hot snot.




Control panel in place..




Time to create a coindoor, i have printed this graphic on Alufoil as a coindoor.




The bottom of the pencil will act very nice as a coin return button.




And after putting that on top of a regular push switch, it is a perfect credit button..




Fits nice and tidy..




Created a bracket from a old piece of metal..




And time to apply the Alu coindoor decal..




I have printed them on both vinyl as Alu, but the Alu looks the best, so thats the one that will be installed.




I cut out a piece to let the light for the coinslots come through.




Sticker in place..




Then i took the vinyl one and cut out the coindoor lights part and pasted that over the alu.




The vinyl is translucent, as the alu is not, so now the light shines thrue.




Outside of the cabinet is done..




Except for the airintake grill that is, but i have sourced one last week.



Will install that soon, and then its totally done cosmeticly on the outside.

Next up, a speaker and amplifier..
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« Reply #37 on: November 12, 2015, 05:58:09 PM »

Finally, Last part !

Time for Audio.
Took apart a old pc speaker set and kept the guts.




hammered the grill over the bare speaker.






Speaker in place, grill looks good.






Made two supports out of L shaped aluminium for the PC power supply.




Mounted the amplifier to the side and the transformer to the bottom.




Installed the missing Air intake fangrill.




And this is how the back looks now.




To make the serial tag look more authentic, i used a piece of thin sheet metal.




Drilled mini holes..




Used some mini nails to install it.  Roll Eyes




Just like the original.  Cool




Took a look at a picture from the rear of the cabinet to see where the other decals need to be.




and installed my 1/2 scaled repro decals.




Here the unit is undergoing some stress testing before i take it to Eurocade.






At Eurocade, Punkrockcaveman brought his original Ice Cold Beer.  Space Ace

I could not resist to take pictures with both of them next to eachoter.






Last picture speaks for itself.  Grin




And to finish this report, here a little clip of the unit as it is now.




This project is done !
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« Reply #38 on: November 12, 2015, 09:32:18 PM »

So f***ing cool!!  Smiley

 Space Ace Space Ace Space Ace Space Ace
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« Reply #39 on: November 12, 2015, 09:42:53 PM »

I'm still very impressed by the high quality of this masterpiece Etienne Space Ace
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« Reply #40 on: November 12, 2015, 11:29:37 PM »

You nailed it! That thing is just plain AWESOME. So damn cool.
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« Reply #41 on: November 13, 2015, 06:45:14 AM »

incredible skills and wonderful documentation of your project!!! thx for sharing "your adventure" with us ...

the big questions is: how do you top this next year? can you? Cool
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all i need is ... PONG - and a select few others: TOUCH ME, DRAGON'S LAIR, JOUST, ROBOTRON, MR DO, SAN FRANCISCO RUSH THE ROCK!!!
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« Reply #42 on: November 13, 2015, 11:35:53 AM »

incredible skills and wonderful documentation of your project!!! thx for sharing "your adventure" with us ...

the big questions is: how do you top this next year? can you? Cool

That thought also passed through my head  Grin

i don't know, let me think  Wink
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« Reply #43 on: November 13, 2015, 08:01:52 PM »

A W E S O M E ! ! ! ! ! !  Shocked Space Ace Kiss

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« Reply #44 on: November 17, 2015, 04:00:36 PM »

Awesome Etienne!

Even more work went into that than I already thought.
Redrawing the sideart, how the coin door has come out, splitting the button pcb.. Respect man!  :space ace:

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