retromax
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My Weenix Cabinet

Thu Dec 01, 2016 2:26 pm

Until I had a reply to my PiStation post today I'd completely forgot about being a member on here!, anyway i've done a few projects with raspberry pi's since then and here's one of them.
About 3 years ago I was at the local tip getting rid of some rubbish when I came across a little 10" colour TV and a light bulb came on!, as i'm a fan of building 'little' arcade cabinets I knew something I always wanted was a Centuri 'Phoenix' arcade and this was my opportunity to start. I built a system running mame from a Pentium III motherboard and then placed it in the shed where unfortunately it waited for 3 years, I'd got a week off work coming up as the wife was away with work so I thought "I know what i'm gonna do, I'm gonna finish that Phoenix cab".

When the week arrived I started construction as soon as the wife left the house :lol: and within a day I had my basic cabinet built from 3/4" ply, as the week progressed i'd been cutting glass, grinding and bending aluminium, routing, sanding, staining, painting and everything (the full build is on the jamma+ forum http://www.jammaplus.co.uk/forum/forum_ ... ix-project).

When it came to getting the system out of the shed i'd built for this it wasn't working too good and was noisy so I opted to use a spare raspberry pi i'd had laying around for a while, I had all the artwork specially scaled down and printed (the cabinet is only 90cm tall) and that was the last thing to fit when it arrived.


So a few pics along the way to completion
Oh and it's 10p per play just as it was when I was a kid :D

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A couple of short video's of it here (my son playing) before the final artwork was applied
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMMBikSI2wo

it actually runs 2 games, the other is Pleiads for obvious reasons

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w44ENVC2bbo

Some clever member over at Jamma+ did this for me, check out the bottom line of text :D

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finally moved into it's new home

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Higgy
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Joined: Sun Jun 29, 2014 7:12 pm

Re: My Weenix Cabinet

Fri Dec 02, 2016 1:41 pm

Great work there! Cab building is fun! It is nice to have a silent system over a Win PC based route.

Very nice and neat wiring.

retromax
Posts: 7
Joined: Tue Nov 17, 2015 9:23 pm

Re: My Weenix Cabinet

Fri Dec 02, 2016 7:11 pm

Thank you

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