I finally picked up the last of the MDF from Home Depot. Now I have the back piece all set to go, and a new control panel top. I just need to mount the top/rear slanted piece and the back piece and then rebuild the control panel with the new MDF.
Well, I’ve scrapped the Silverlight front-end in favor of a WPF-based front-end. I found out the Silverlight GPU acceleration is really only useful for video, so that became worthless for this project. WPF gives me all the cool features of Silverlight, plus I can use local resources much more easily.
Finally cut the slanted top/rear piece of the cabinet. The big hold-up was the table saw my dad gave me; I couldn’t figure out how to get it to cut the 45’s I needed. It turns out the handle to unlock the blade is reverse-threaded (and unlabeled), so it took me a while to figure […]
After using MAMEWah for a while, I decided to write my own. I liked MAMEWah, but I wanted to customize it and strip some things out (I don’t need an mp3 player in my arcade machine). It’s a bit ugly, but this font’s color/style looked the best when hooked up to my TV.
I modified one of Oscar’s high-res MAME graphics to get rid of the purple flames & I added some white text with a blue glow to it. I scaled it down to the necessary size & had a friend print two different marquees. One is on 3/8″ white acrylic, the other is on (I think) […]
The new control panel isn’t built yet. It will be identical in dimensions but constucted from MDF instead of oak laminate (the oak laminate chips very easily). The coin buttons may be relocated, and I will be adding a hidden “Power” button to turn the PC on/off, and a readily accessible “Pause” button. I may […]
Since I’m putting a 27″ TV in here, I wanted the shelf to be beefy. I made a 2×4 box frame and screwed an oak piece on top. The box frame had to be at a pretty steep angle for the TV to sit at a comfortable viewing angle, so I put another 2×4 behind […]