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Dragon's lair 3/4 cab build
« on: May 30, 2021, 05:04:57 PM »
Hello everyone!

i'm Alfredo from Italy,like all of you i'm an huge fan of Dragon's lair
I always wanted the original game cabinet ... unfortunately a little for space and a little for the price and the delicacy of the player / laserdisc
I preferred to build one from scratch in the 3/4 version (arcade 1up type to be clear).

I took inspiration for the project and the measurements from my modified street figheter II arcade 1up, first I built it all in cardboard



then with the help of my friend Alessandro we started with the realization of the project


here's the "skeleton" of the cabinet




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Re: Dragon's lair 3/4 cab build
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2021, 05:08:15 PM »
then I started doing the graphics and everything else
for U-molding i bought this on ebay which was perfect for the thickness



first test for the controller and hardware i used Raspberry pi 3b+


being the smaller cabinet than the original I had to resize all the graphics



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Re: Dragon's lair 3/4 cab build
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2021, 05:12:45 PM »
for the control panel I used a piece of panel from an old industrial electrical panel which I folded according to the adhesive and pierced the hole


first assembly test :D


for the monitor i used an old lcd 4:3 from Acer

to cover the monitor I made a piece of transparent plexiglass with a frame that emulated the depth of a crt monitor


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Re: Dragon's lair 3/4 cab build
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2021, 05:16:49 PM »
now let's move on to grouting the vines and painting




for painting I tried with spray cans + primer but I didn't like it at all so I opted for this film to cover the furniture bought on amazonhttps://www.amazon.it/gp/product/B07ZZ5XGRY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1




almost done!!!



just need the bar holding the marquee!

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Re: Dragon's lair 3/4 cab build
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2021, 05:21:13 PM »
DONE!!!!!!





as hardware I used a raspberry pi 3b + with retropie and I started the cabinet with the ATARI version of the Dragon's lair with the Italian rom for an affective matter
the mythical blue screen



then using the exit key you can select other games which are:
Dragon's lair HD enhancement version
Dragon's lair Atari ITA
Dragon's lair ver F2
Space ace ATARI ita
Space ace HD enhancement version
ed infine
Dragon's lair II HD

i hope you like!!
see you!

Ciao

Alfredo!



« Last Edit: May 30, 2021, 05:26:04 PM by metalciaf »

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Re: Dragon's lair 3/4 cab build
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2021, 05:54:57 PM »
Hi Alfredo!

Thanks for sharing your project here  :-*
This replica looks gorgeous, congratulation.
I personally would go with a CRT instead an LCD, but a CRT tube maybe was too big for your downsized cab? And also replaced the concave 'sword' buttons by convexes ones, to be a little bit more accurate?
Whatever, it looks great!  :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:

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Re: Dragon's lair 3/4 cab build
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2021, 05:57:32 PM »
Hi

nice work, well done. Im tending to an CRT too, but yeah, your choice - your project.

Rly nice!

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Re: Dragon's lair 3/4 cab build
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2021, 06:07:01 PM »
look great.

Is the Raspberry a good choice?
If so, it to be a good solution for a Laserdisc setup.
Searching Zaccaria Stuff: Zaxxon CPO, JumpBug CPO or CPO Repro
next project: assemble Zaccaria Vanguard.

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Re: Dragon's lair 3/4 cab build
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2021, 11:24:13 PM »
Super Incredible Job!! I love it!!!

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Re: Dragon's lair 3/4 cab build
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2021, 08:26:42 PM »
thank you guys!!!!

the CRT did not fit there,it came out from behind by 10 cm but it was my first choice!

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And also replaced the concave 'sword' buttons by convexes ones, to be a little bit more accurate?

ehehe i know i know, but i already have concave button...but i will chage in the future if i find it!

thank you again!

and

"Lead on, Adventurer. Your quest awaits. "


 



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Re: Dragon's lair 3/4 cab build
« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2021, 08:03:13 PM »
Beautifull!!!

very nice cabinet!