My Asteroids-Themed DIY Upright Cabinet
mind blown o'okay
Lurker last edited by
Mag-Stik Plus joysticks can be switched between 4 and 8 way restriction just by pulling the sticks up and turning them (anti-)clockwise.
How do you like those? I was looking at them for a long time and wasn't sure how well they worked or how well they switched between 4 and 8 way. Never got up the nerve to buy them.
Nice build. I like the car foil idea. I had never heard of that before.
Clyde last edited by Clyde
@lurker Did you happen to stumble upon my review of the Mag-Stik Plus in my Open Joystick Talk? If not, be sure to also check the test results of me and a friend's comparison of the Mag-Stik and the Sanwa JLF-TP-8YT-SK in the same thread.
In short, I like them very much for their sturdyness and their stiffness. Others might prefer smoother sticks. Also, they're very exact to the point that they demand a high accuracy in the players' hand movement. Some might find that too demanding.
The switching takes a little patience and practise, but then it's done very easily. That said, you can read about some problems another user had with it here.
Thanks for the feedback. I also never heard of car foil until I read about it on the website of the printing service. It isn't cheap compared to normal vinyl foil – the brand I used for the unicolored planes ranged from 25-35 €/m² depending on the amount acquired – but I think that it's definitely worth it. Look for videos about its application on cars and be amazed. ;) Like everything, it takes care and (some) practise to master, but for me, it was way more workable as painting would've been.
jwshuler last edited by
Nice job on your machine @Clyde!
DubiousEngineer last edited by
@clyde brilliant Clyde! ... great work! ... looks fantastic!
What does the player one and player 2 buttons do?
@retroprogrammer They're player 1+2 start buttons.
@Clyde are they selected as 'start' in the config menu
Smeffron last edited by
Firstly, you've done a great job on it. Looks fantastic. I've already built myself an IKEA hack table arcade but want to convert it to one like yours. Can you just give me a few details about where you got the flatpack kit and t-moldings? Would really appreciate it.
@smeffron Thanks for the compliment. 😊 The kit I used is linked in my opening post right after the first two pictures. It's this kit from the German vendor Arcade4You. I used no t-moldings, as this kit doesn't have pre-milled notches for them. I just bent the car foil around the edges as it is shown here:
The small round corners of my cabinet gave me some trouble, though, as you can see on my pictures in high magnification. They have some small wrinkles, but I can live with this little imperfection of my own work. 😌
You can also look at ArcadeWorldUK for more Flatpack kits. They have increased their product range significantly since last year.