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Re: Arcade Cabinet.
« Reply #15 on: February 24, 2013, 13:27:00 PM »
I know..you have to do a YT video of it in action..is your xbox booting the mameOx from disc?

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Re: Arcade Cabinet.
« Reply #16 on: February 24, 2013, 14:33:24 PM »
Looking good there Carl, just read the write up on the blog too. Well worth the effort in the end and your cabinet does look the mutts nuts.
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Re: Arcade Cabinet.
« Reply #17 on: February 24, 2013, 18:13:50 PM »
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I know..you have to do a YT video of it in action..is your xbox booting the mameOx from disc?

yes its booting from a DVD that came with the save game on ebay, but deliberately did not say that in the blog.

I am thinking about doing a video, but not sure what to say on it  :-X

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Re: Arcade Cabinet.
« Reply #18 on: February 24, 2013, 18:15:00 PM »
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Looking good there Carl, just read the write up on the blog too. Well worth the effort in the end and your cabinet does look the mutts nuts.

Thanks Doug, I like your one too.

If only we could make and sell these for a grand a pop!

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Re: Arcade Cabinet.
« Reply #19 on: February 24, 2013, 21:14:48 PM »
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Looking good there Carl, just read the write up on the blog too. Well worth the effort in the end and your cabinet does look the mutts nuts.

Thanks Doug, I like your one too.

If only we could make and sell these for a grand a pop!

Isn't that what TurnArcade is doing?...but a little more style on the front end..but without the Xboxes  :o

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Re: Arcade Cabinet.
« Reply #20 on: August 24, 2013, 12:05:08 PM »
Its still improving!

Update...
http://retrotext.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/one-switch-solution-to-my-arcade-cabinet.html

One switch solution to my Arcade Cabinet.

Whilst tidying my spare room ( again ) I found an old power save plug. These were given out by energy companies normally for free to allow computer users to save electricity. You have three sockets in one block, the PC is plugged into the main socket and your Monitor and printer are plugged either side.
The principle is that you turn on your monitor and five second later the monitor and printer turn on by themselves. When putting the pc into hibernate or stand by, the plug would then turn the monitor and the printer off automatically.



This has been shelved for many years, I was given mine ten years ago.

But it has recently come back into use on my arcade cab, the xbox is plugged into the main socket, the TV and low power neon tube for the marquee are in either side and the block is plugged into the extension.

Now at the press of one on button at the xbox, the whole cabinet comes to life in 5 seconds! this avoids pugging in three devices into the wall and causing the odd flash at the main plug.

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Re: My Arcade Cabinet.
« Reply #21 on: August 24, 2013, 12:57:25 PM »
That would be a great addition to my cabinet as the monitor and speakers are always on if I don't turn it off at the wall.  :113:
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Re: My Arcade Cabinet.
« Reply #22 on: February 02, 2014, 12:34:03 PM »
update.

The surround sound system in the living room has become surplus to requirement, rather than storing it I thought of putting it in the cab to give me some awesome bass when playing space invaders!

The ideal area to install the woofer is in the coin door, however I needed to saw the chipboard inside the cabinet to do it as the speaker was far too big to fit through the door.

When I did this the speaker dropped in nicely.

Two of the small speakers fit perfectly in the Marquee either side of my low volt light.

The audio simply plugs into the output of the Xbox. I can't devise away of demonstrating how good the sound is, MP3 sounds quite linear, needless to say the mirror on the wall in the next room shakes to Space Invaders.




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Re: My Arcade Cabinet.
« Reply #23 on: February 02, 2014, 18:06:08 PM »
Lol your ears will pop, great idea though.
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Re: My Arcade Cabinet.
« Reply #24 on: February 02, 2014, 20:08:11 PM »
Excellent, a great way to recycle your old stereo equipment.  :113:
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Re: My Arcade Cabinet.
« Reply #25 on: February 02, 2014, 20:29:08 PM »
looking ace :)

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Re: My Arcade Cabinet.
« Reply #26 on: March 03, 2014, 08:57:27 AM »
Update...

The DVD is now saved to the hard drive of the xbox at long last!

also I made a Light Spectrum with an arduino and have installed it to the Cab.

But for some mad reason I uploaded it to my blog and not youtube so you will have to watch it from the blog until I sort that out.
http://retrotext.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/arduino-colour-bursts.html