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  1. I have uploaded a video to the page to showcase it in action ? arcadecabvid I am open to offers ayt this stage. ?
  2. Hi guys, have just re-visited this forum/page and found your comments. I have actually finished the cabinet apart from the side art and the build steps can be found on my own site neilmansellauthor.co.uk Unfortunately I am moving house in January (from Essex to Suffolk, UK) and my new house does not have the capacity to hold my new cabinet, let alone store it. I have thought of putting it in storage until I can find the room but I don't know when that will be, so have come to the reluctant conclusion that it will need to go. It is fully working, requires the T-Molding fitted (supplied) and side art work (not supplied) to be completed. I will also include a spare PC of the same model in case any parts need replacing. It runs XP (the most stable for me) with GameEx menu system alongside video snaps and manuals. With two hard drives for lots of space for games etc I can leave some roms on there for testing purposes only ? it includes the complete setup of the following emulators: 3D0, Amiga, Amiga 2600, Atari 2600, C64, Dreamcast, DS, Gamecube, GBA, MAME, Pinball, N64, Megadrive (+ master), NES, SNES and Vectrex. All parts are quality arcade components and include iPac Ultimate, LED RGB buttons, trackball (LED), 4/8 joysticks (LED), spinners (+ steering wheels for spinners), 2x Amitrack Light Guns (need setting up in MAME but sensor has been fitted above monitor), pinball flipper buttons, start/coin buttons and extra buttons (menu. escape, etc) - all buttons can be re-programmed to your choice if need be, but are fully setup and working as they should. It also starts up with its own Star Wars Startup Sound and Windows 'X-Wing' Loading Screen, then goes straight into the menu system. The buttons run through LEDBlinky that shows appropriate buttons for specific games and/or emulators. Example is that when player 2 player games, the 2 player buttons light up, else they don't. or when playing fighting games 6 buttons light rather than 3. These can be programmed to your choice, etc The PC inside is a Dell 745 with nVidia GFX Card, 2.1 Sound Bass System with separate volume control, 4 and 8 way joystick adapters (servostick), oh and two Amitrak Light Guns (need setting up in MAME but sensor fitted above monitor). LED Lights in roof section and rear marquee, coin door with tray and keys, seat storage compartment, wheels that turn the spinners into driving games.... and much more.. It was my Ultimate Cabinet Build and I'm very sorry to see it go!!! It also includes the large TV for the screen linked via HDMI. The perspex is all dark for best effect (much like the original Star Wars Cabinet - albeit this one is 2 player capacity) The cabinet can be split into two sections (front and rear) and the roof comes off. It really is a unique cabinet, I don't think I have ever seen a 2 player cockpit design cabinet. I have attached some photos (note: controls image does not show the black monitor bezel which has now been fitted) and genuine buyers are welcome to view the cabinet beforehand. I will attempt to get a video uploaded on my site to showcase it better and so you can see it in action! At this stage I am open to offers (PM).
  3. many thanks, but you can still view my updates at arcadecab.co.uk :)
  4. Dear All, I have had nothing but trouble uploding to these forums so have decided to create my own website, showcasing my work on the DIY Star Wars Cockpit Cabinet. I will be uploadin the site soon at www.arcadecab.co.uk and will not be updating this page anymore. Thanks for your comments, and please email email me at spyhunter@arcadecab.co.uk or check out my site real soon :)
  5. More work has been completed.... Back cut ready for marquee which will be light from behind of seat. Speaker holes cut. T-Molding around edge all cut ready for fixing (perspex edge) See images below.. Enjoy!
  6. More work finished and images attached. Control console now has per player: Joystick (4/8 way switcher), 6 buttons, start, coin, Spinner (which converts to mini steering wheel) 4 Additional Buttons in middle top Left/Right Flipper buttons on front of control panel Single Button under top piece for power. Trackball All the controls (buttons, joystick, buttons) are illuminated expect the spinners. Front of cabinet is nearing completion, top of cockpit ready for roof. All will be sprayed black before inserting T-Molding, additional parts (floor metal, speakers) and side art (+ other art). I'm still looking for a good printer that can print all the side art? Any suggestions. Still lots left to do: Front 1. Hinge on front top/middle piece to allow entry into workings from front (with Empire piece as handle). 2. Add Vents to Front 3. Add power extension leading out of front for main single power (hole to be drilled) Control Panel 1. Fit and Test Controls (Joystick, Buttons, Spinner, Trackball) 2. Test illunmination on controls (LEDBlinky) 3. Fit Power Button (top) and wire into PC. 4. Fit Perspex on Control Panel (Top nd Front) & Monitor front (with bezel that hides monitor edge) 5. Control Panel art to be confirmed 6. Test Light Guns 7. Fit Light Gun Holster (location TBC) 8. Fit Possible puller for Pinball Games??? 9. Investigate Pedals for Driving Games? (I cannot find any good ones that fit and work well, these can be fitted at later date if need be). Cockpit 1. Fit Speaker Mixed into Seat Base (set back at base) 2. Fit Speakers into back of seat 3. Fit Marquee Lighting 4. Fit Marquee (Perspex) on back - looking at fitting original SW glass marquee. 5. Fit cabling under floor (linking audio and power to front of cabinet) 6. Fit False floor (matted) 7. Fit Metal Side Pieces 8. Possible metal piece at base of kickboard to protect feet kicks? Cockpit Roof 2. Fit roof framework. 2. Fit Dark Perspex for back viewing across whole of roof Other 1. Fit Coin Door on Side (link to insetr coin button for extra effect) When all the above are complete I need to: 1. Remove all parts eady for spraying Black (Seat will be Black Gloss) 2. Fit back all the controls (wired to PC) 3. Connect wiring of Back part of Cabinet (Marquee, Audio) to front 4. Fit all T-Molding 5. Fit Back Marquee 6. Fit main Side Art, Controller and Cockpit Art. (to be printed) 7. Final tweaking of Cabinet
  7. Thanks. Star Wars specific, I need to find a good printer/artist that can print the side art for me, as close to Star Wars Cabinet as possible. :) Anyone know any company that can help?
  8. Right, I have managed to get some more work done on the cabinet, hopefully to finish before Christmas Day this year :) I have been working on the controller panel (6 buttons and joystick per player + start/coin buttons + 4 extra buttons and spinner for each player which converts to steering wheel). Monitor will have a bezel that hides the edge of the monitor and gun sensor, all completed with perspex and designs. Also been working on top of the front section. Then will continue work on roof section (mainly perspex) and finally with the finishing touches such as T-Molding and other items :) (lights, speaker grills on back of chair, vents) Enjoy!!!!
  9. thanks. really what car games work well with the steering wheels, I can then seperate them on the game menus. :)
  10. ok thanks, what games did you find that didn't work. I had the same idea for foot pedals as well :)
  11. Hi all, Updated pics coming soon :) I am about to order some SpinTraks and have Mini Wheels attached to them (when required) for racing games. SpinTrck's will be mounted horizontally in front of the player controls. I did play test using my PC USB Steering Wheel and pedals, but I found more MAME games required a different wheel controller and I believe the Spintracks will be perfect for Outrun, Turbo, Championship Sprint and others. Your thoughts would be welcome though :)
  12. Thanks. Yes, if it wasn't for my man cave the wife wouldn't let me build it LOL I have moved a few of the parts such as the kick board, as on paper it worked but it didn't seem right on the build, etc (seen in photos) Same for the rear glass/bezel sign/section and monitor. The original had a slightly different angled design at the top as the monitor was close to the front of the cabinet, whereas my monitor is set back. I'm looking for spare Star Wars Parts I can spray black and use for the design. Still unsure whether to get the side art as Star Wars or go for something completely different. Hmmmm The roof design is complete just getting the rest of the cab up before working on roof section. :)
  13. More work has ben done. The white wood used is for template not the actual wood. It will be made fully out of Ply (not MDF). Enjoy!!! I hve to now get the control panel design finalised and the buttons, etc to be placed in the top panel (it is sloped and fits onto the control area in the image and opens up on an hinge for easy repairs). Also have to add a light, image bezel aat back, speakers in seat back, bass speaker in seat then to add the screen, pc, etc Before removing it all to spray paint it reaady for the pitures on the side (anyone know of a good UK printer that can dsign to exact size?) We are getting there - slowly :) Enjoy!!!
  14. Right here are the latest pics.... The outside has been cut, obviously this will be covered with images and possibly perspex to protect it. I am working out where the inside rails, controls, etc will be going as although it has markings, it is better to sit in the seat and see how it feels. I have already raised the controls slightly upwards based on the feel of it. Most internal rails at the moment are only holding rails at this stage. There are no floors or bases, or front back as of yet, although cut its easier to work on without these sections getting in the way. Things are starting to look like a cockpit arcade now, lots more to do to get it looking better and right but we're are in the right direction. Seat location with base floor (which can be removed to unjoin the two sections once completed). Next steps will be working on the controls (flip up so I can fix buttons at a later date) and monitor/tv position, then it will be the seat (with base speaker inside, etc, again with flip top). Top is ready to cut, but thought I would get the other sections done then its a lot easier to work on the top which is mostly perspex (top/back). Obviously its not all the same as the original due to many new features/factors, but I am trying to keep it as close as I can. Afterwards I need to work out the best place for the lights, fit kickboard (metal), T-Molding, etc etc all to make it look better. Then PC, electrics, blah blah - LOL lots more!!!!
  15. nearly done for somes photos. I'm about to cut some rails to join the two sides together. organised the t-molding (black with chrome stripe) and making sure it will fit the sits and the perspex on the sides, etc so its all flush. (not putting on yet though) will upload pics soon when it is all up and looks like the cabinet :) Still a long way to go yet though but getting there!
  16. I know have the sides cut and corners rounded. About to mark on the inside for the beams to go aross (width) to support controls, casters, monitor, etc etc I will uload some more images as soon s I have completed the marking phase. After that I will begin to add pieces to hold the beams (wood) then join it ll togeesthe so no screws/joins are seen from the inside. :) Ooh, I have also created the top template which fits perfectly but I am waiting until I get the whole thing together (joined at the bottom floor area with space for cables, etc for rear speakers and lighting) until I finalise the top shape. I mut say it is beeginning to look a lot like the cockpit cabinet now :)
  17. I have a shed... ermmm man cave where it will go LOL Sides have now been cut. I am cutting the inside bars to hold it altogether then adding the interior before working on the seat and top. Will post more images soon. Have decided to go for steering wheels that clip ono spinners for the car games :)
  18. Getting better guys, soon be working on this again. I have the sides cut out now (the real sides). :)
  19. Guys this had to be put on hold for a bit due to some health issues but I will be working on this soon enough and will post some new images. (It's still going to be built, believe me!) :)
  20. LOL Thats just the dimension template. The proper walls will be made from 15mm Ply. I will have some new images soon as I have completed the dimension test/templates.
  21. Thanks all. It's in my 'Man Cave' (Shed at the bottom of the garden that includes sofa, bar, juekbox, etc) It's taken two years to get the Man Cave ready for such a cabinet LOL
  22. Having search endlessly attempting to find a Star Wars Cockpit cabionet in good condition (and not for a huge amount of money) I have decided to build my own. This will be the ultimate cab (compared to my old one) in the way of controls including illuminated sticks and buttons, steering wheels, light guns, spinner, rollerball, etc etc my previous cabinet had a XArcade controller which is great but I want to make this one a little bit special. I have decided to cut down my 39 emulators down to the 'best of the best' including C64, Amiga, MAME, Atari 2600, N64, SNES, PSX and Laserdisc (all my memories). I have attached the draft dimension planning (as it's now 2 Player design and image is VERY first draft) which always helps me get the controls, seating and other dimensions worked out. As sometimes it looks good on paper but not in reality. This will be my 4th cabinet build although the first cockpit seated one. I will be getting the original side art on it as well. I will keep pics coming as and when the work commences (very slowly at the moment). Although I have a deadline of around July this year for completion. I will be using the fantastic GameEx Menu system and have been working on the system (out of cabinet) in readiness for the cabinet insertion. I also have a 36" (or is it 32"?) TV to go in there
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