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Hey guys,

I wanted to build an arcade machine for quite some time using Bigbox as the main Menu.

But I didn't have the tools to make a good arcade cabinet case.

Now I ordered a sitdown diy arcade flatpack (called "AE HYPER AIR32") from  Arcade Europe. It finally arrived yesterday and here is what I got:

DSCF3923.thumb.JPG.6d89806b717091d671b04ab8628db7b0.JPGDSCF3925.thumb.JPG.c37860d8c17c5dd7872d96d55f3d2877.JPGDSCF3927.thumb.JPG.ae603d5ca2dcb869355ec4e0fc5bdf88.JPGDSCF3929.thumb.JPG.a3afb93a3a24d417692b83ab8a047c1e.JPGReally great quality, no thin mdf, even on the backside. It came allready assembled (except for the round top and 2 doors that hide the shelves on the lower part of the machine)

and also is really heavy. Had to carry it up to the third floor. Glad my janitor helped me, but still I was done for the day after that 🤣

 

Tomorrow, I will start the painting process which will take quite a while, I just hope I don't mess up 😨

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Slowly getting more and more close to the goal when it comes to painting (and yes, that is Bob Ross on the monitor 😋)DSCF4208.thumb.JPG.9fa37961a52c7038af8a75cc9c90395a.JPG

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7 minutes ago, Scratcher said:

Slowly getting more and more close to the goal when it comes to painting (and yes, that is Bob Ross on the monitor 😋)DSCF4208.thumb.JPG.9fa37961a52c7038af8a75cc9c90395a.JPG

Bob Ross, the legend! Paintjob is looking good man!

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It is been a while, I am still not done with this build, but I have done more things with this cabinet:

First added my old 32 inch TV to the cabinet, and tried what a marquee monitor could look like (just as a test, for the final product I want to use either a way smaller screen as marquee or a projector)

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I build a PC inside wich looks really messy right now since I have not done cable managment yet

DSCF5275.thumb.JPG.655a8b3191050781c605acdc94c1aa9c.JPGFor a sound system, I used a Logitech PC 2.1 system. I wanted to use a mini amp at first, but I always had major sound issues with the PC, so I decided to go with a regular PC sound system and it works great.

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Then shortly after christmas the buttons, sticks and trackball arrived from Ultimarc. I choose to go with 2 MagSticks+ and classic Pushbuttons. The trackball is a regular white one.

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This is how the cabinet looks right now, running Bigbox :)


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On 5/9/2020 at 7:23 AM, Scratcher said:

It is been a while, I am still not done with this build, but I have done more things with this cabinet:

First added my old 32 inch TV to the cabinet, and tried what a marquee monitor could look like (just as a test, for the final product I want to use either a way smaller screen as marquee or a projector)

DSCF5277.thumb.JPG.d07b0690fc090822201613272d369c96.JPG

I build a PC inside wich looks really messy right now since I have not done cable managment yet

DSCF5275.thumb.JPG.655a8b3191050781c605acdc94c1aa9c.JPGFor a sound system, I used a Logitech PC 2.1 system. I wanted to use a mini amp at first, but I always had major sound issues with the PC, so I decided to go with a regular PC sound system and it works great.

DSCF5279.thumb.JPG.6e9c0b277be621bebf08f7f4b1f71fbd.JPG

Then shortly after christmas the buttons, sticks and trackball arrived from Ultimarc. I choose to go with 2 MagSticks+ and classic Pushbuttons. The trackball is a regular white one.

DSCF5326.thumb.JPG.7c8d898870498fa0bbfe48a6efdbbfbf.JPGDSCF5328.thumb.JPG.9e2c1ec6c043d3c66fb31fe1d7ce3c38.JPGDSCF5329.thumb.JPG.fa5c35496dd2846966fed78c3dc89fcf.JPG

DSCF5002.thumb.JPG.201be86e47035d425fcfb720cb8056fa.JPG

This is how the cabinet looks right now, running Bigbox :)


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Looks really good! Nice Work!

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