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Slimline BAS themed Arcade cabinet

  • @caver01 Yeah I think I'm going to have to do a fair bit of research before I choose the controls. I can do a bit of wiring but it's mainly fixing stuff so that's going to be a headache allocating the buttons via the software etc...i can't do stuff like that really anymore!

    I'm abit ignorant because I don't know what many of the terms mean regarding the boards so sorry mate if I can't do your advice justice! I'm more bearing guided routing and producing lol. I'll see though. Like you I've been building this in my head for ages!

    The Raspberry I picked up last week is already set up so I have no knowledge of how to configure anything so I guess that rules out using overlays for until that becomes a feature. I'm want to keep it a fun project I can do in my lunch breaks so i although those options sound great thats abit beyond my skill set right now.

  • My project is well on the way im nearly ready for the easy part...constructiom. Ive got my mono sorted complete with crt shaders and overlays which I love! All my joysticks and buttons plus iPac and wiring have arrived....all this ive learned about on here so thanks very much.

    Im lining up reproduction BAS cabinet cp and Marquee artwork...which im planning to go with a medium grey laquered finish on my cabinet so aiming for the original look just a modern bachelor pad finish.

    Im in need of some measurements or plans for the Classic BAS to use as reference if anyone has any or even a cabinet to measure. I'm not doing a full depth replica cabinet but it's going to be heavily based around the cabinet frontal profile.

    If anyone needs any help or pictures with routers/ set ups/ jigs/jigsaws/templates while I'm making it let me know.

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  • how are you planning to mount it to the wall?
    I have made a cabinet over the past two to three weeks that I intend to wall mount, I have made it so that it will sit 40cm off the ground, and is barely deep enough for the monitor I had lying around (not 4:3 but it was free)

    this has been my first time using a router, and i have never really done any wordworking, so it is far from perfect, but it looks cool none the less. I should have had mine srayed though, using a roller and oil based paint in the living room was a bad idea.

  • I received the awesome BAS laminate and marquee at the weekend so started my cab, here's a pic from yesterday. Only notable stuff worth explaining so far is that ive got the joysticks mounted so the fixings are invisible. I've also been brave and gone for classic 3 button set up but I've been careful and arranged them (and made a template) so i can bang another 3 in anytime if need to. I made the cp first and experimented with heights first then drew up the template. Height of the cp makes a lot of difference is the main thing I've learned so far. Im happy with the shape and I've made most of the bottom half tonight...i will post a few more pics later on. I can only seem to fit the cp in the picture lol.

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  • @mattyl42 Looks nice and clean. Are you going to install a coin mech?

  • @caver01 Hey buddy, I'm not doing coin mechs on this one. That area is going to be a hidden storage cupboard. I'm doing fake cash box doors so it doesn't look too obvious .

  • that looks sweet, coming along nicely

  • I've got my cab nearly finished, I'm just fairing the few bits into it. I was thinking about hiding a usb bus face under the control panel? I don't have my iPac2 wired up yet but I'm just wondering is there any type of usb priority issues...what I'm thinking it might be nice to plug a controller in for racing games. Not sure how this works with the iPac 2 setup or if its worth doing? Is there anything I should be aware of?

    Here's a pic
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