Art's Hobbies - DIY Acrylic Cases.

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  • MeshuggahMeshuggah Joined: Posts: 11
    Too bad shipping double the cost for one of these case to where I live. I'd be all over a custom hitbox if it wasn't for that.
    It's a pain living in Europe sometimes...
  • me_tanme_tan Joined: Posts: 17
    Agreed, I shipped mine to the UK and the shipping cost really stung.

    Would work out better if we could find some kind of deal where we could get the acrylic cut over here, and shipped as a kit from a local supplier without having to go international, but Art still gets a cut of the cost for the design. Not just for the TEK case but for other things made of cut acrylic.
  • DarksakulDarksakul Your lack of faith disturbs me Joined: Posts: 20,282
    Its a very niche market, custom acrylic for arcade use.
    Most people don't go into the field as the market isn't very big and the profit margins are very thin.
    You can find a Laser Cut Acrylic shop that does generalize laser cut work. But you have to engineer your own designs (or hire someone to do that for you).
    And the services would cost more than what you get from Art + Shipping. Also you have to factor how much it cost of the R&D of making a custom design for your laser cut Acrylic (not cheap at all).
    Never pay double the retail price
  • RedTag14RedTag14 Joined: Posts: 107
    @arthong Is there an option to get the spacers with your plexi JLF mounts? It's currently not on your site. If it can't be arranged, I might have to plastic weld 2 of them together to get the right height of 0.25" for a mod I'm working on. lol
  • Archdesigner03Archdesigner03 Joined: Posts: 20
    I'm very interested in this joystick case, but does any body know if a LS-40 can be mounted without modification?
  • me_tanme_tan Joined: Posts: 17
    I'm very interested in this joystick case, but does any body know if a LS-40 can be mounted without modification?

    Yep, stick above your post has an LS-40-01 in it. Just put the spacers on the back side of the stick mounting plate instead of in between the mounting plate and the front panels, as I found the stick was too low down with it mounted the same way as a JLF would be.
  • fundandofundando monitor cyborg Joined: Posts: 479
    I just ordered one of these. Woot!
    I love to mod.
    Fightsticks, computers and cars.
    Check out my youtube for tutorials and more!!!
    >>>> http://tinyurl.com/zqsugqt
  • boogityboyboogityboy Impact-Dampened Joined: Posts: 306
    edited February 2016
    I was about to order a few custom art prints for my TE2 until I noticed Arts isn't cutting the holes for it properly... kind of defeats the purpose of having "easy swap" artwork. :(

    Does anyone know who does quality prints like Arts but will cut the button holes properly so the art will fit over them, not under?

    Edit: Sorry I don't know how this post ended up in this particular thread :D Where's the delete button...
  • DarksakulDarksakul Your lack of faith disturbs me Joined: Posts: 20,282
    edited February 2016
    boogityboy wrote: »
    I was about to order a few custom art prints for my TE2 until I noticed Arts isn't cutting the holes for it properly... kind of defeats the purpose of having "easy swap" artwork. :(

    Does anyone know who does quality prints like Arts but will cut the button holes properly so the art will fit over them, not under?

    Edit: Sorry I don't know how this post ended up in this particular thread :D Where's the delete button...

    There is no Delete Button,
    Only Zuul

    Also No one does near the same quality for paper prints like Art.
    Never pay double the retail price
  • diamonddoggydiamonddoggy Joined: Posts: 9
    edited March 2016
    EDIT: wrong thread
  • jopamojopamo Stuck in Silly-con Valley Joined: Posts: 493
    Anyone here had success inserting hbsf-30's in the top panel without cracking the acrylic?
    I'm not adverse to sanding tabs down, but I want to know how much I'll be getting into it before I break out the paper.
  • TenshoTensho Joined: Posts: 2,855
    Gamerfinger buttons plastic are reaaaally strong and I had trouble removing them from my Hori VLX and if that stick had a 1/16" plexi on it I'm sure it would of broke in pieces(1/32" plexi I'm not sure). I used pliers to push the tabs in then tap the bottom of the button to get them out, would of destroyed the tabs on Seimitsu and Sanwas yet these still work 100% minus a bit of dents in the plastic getting it out.
  • jopamojopamo Stuck in Silly-con Valley Joined: Posts: 493
    I just removed them from my Hori SCV with 1/16 plexi from Art, and it was a serious pain.. Perhaps I need to put those back in to the SCV and get some obs-mx for the tek case.
    Thanks!
  • KoffeeKoffee Joined: Posts: 3
    Can you do custom layouts for top plates? I really wanna get one of your cases, but I'd be using it for rhythm games, which would require something other than the preset layouts.
  • Jaded_BuddhaJaded_Buddha Joined: Posts: 46
    edited March 2016
    Such a shame shipping to Australia is so expensive. Otherwise I would get one of these in a cases in a heartbeat, they look great!
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  • oodkoodk Joined: Posts: 293
    @Lance702 hey can you post some close up picture of your wiring to the PCB. Thank you!
  • Shinkuu TatsumakiShinkuu Tatsumaki Joined: Posts: 6,454
    edited March 2016
    I wish I thought up a better color scheme when I ordered mine. It's red/white, but I really want to go blue direction now lol. At least they are easy to swap out.
  • oodkoodk Joined: Posts: 293
    edited March 2016
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  • oodkoodk Joined: Posts: 293
    will the Seimitsu LS-62-01 Joystick with Kowal Flat Plate Converter fit this case?
  • DarksakulDarksakul Your lack of faith disturbs me Joined: Posts: 20,282
    The stick turned out great. Thanks Art!
    [Image stick]

    Good to see Love for the Neo Geo
    Never pay double the retail price
  • oodkoodk Joined: Posts: 293
    @arthong emails you about add-on for the weight slots to my existed order to avoid extra shipping
  • jblairjblair is done with srk. Joined: Posts: 1,281
    :bow: eagerly awaiting fighting edge options :bow:
  • DaveB1980DaveB1980 Joined: Posts: 6
    I found out about Art's TEK-Case and I am pretty much sold. I do have a question for those who have one though. If I wanted to put artwork in on the side panels, do I need to order any extra panels/parts/etc. when I place my order?

    I'm still debating whether I want artwork on top of the stick or not. I saw an example stick in his how-to video for the assembly that had a clear top with some etching and a mirror bottom. That looked SICK!
  • WHITE_4ND_N3RDYWHITE_4ND_N3RDY Joined: Posts: 64
    edited March 2016
    I went with all clear and floresent blue on the side and a mirror bottom. I feel once all the wiring goes in it abstracts all the etching work. If I could do it again I'd go clear and do etching on the top face then go with black for the plate under the face. Black will really make your etching pop. If u want to see your work inside just go with a clear bottom. If u want to be flashy u can go mirror around all the sides. Its all personal preference but honestly I wasent very satisfied with going all clear and a mirror bottom. Its hard cause u try to picture in your head how it will turn out but u don't really know till u get it together!

    One thing I'd like to suggest to Tek-Innovations would be if u could update your website and put together a virtual builder. So when u pick your pannels there could be a virtual piture of what the build would look like for the options provided. I feel it would really put more ease in the consumers getting a rough idea of what it will all look like.

    I do like how u can order separate parts individually. I orderd myself another top etching design and nameplate so I could switch from MKX theme and SFV theme. Id, suggest splurging a little extra for extra pieces in case something does not float your boat or if u feel like changing it up.

    U do not need to order extra parts for artwork on the sides. When out place your order with the extra artwork boxes filled out u will get a order #. From there u use that order # to submit your artwork. Tek-Innovations is good about giving u time to get your artwork together. Just let them know when your ready for everything to be summited!
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  • Shinkuu TatsumakiShinkuu Tatsumaki Joined: Posts: 6,454
    edited March 2016
    DaveB1980 wrote: »
    I found out about Art's TEK-Case and I am pretty much sold. I do have a question for those who have one though. If I wanted to put artwork in on the side panels, do I need to order any extra panels/parts/etc. when I place my order?

    I'm still debating whether I want artwork on top of the stick or not. I saw an example stick in his how-to video for the assembly that had a clear top with some etching and a mirror bottom. That looked SICK!

    Yes you have to buy the side/back "plexi covers". They come in a set, 2 side and 1 back(not bottom).
  • DaveB1980DaveB1980 Joined: Posts: 6
    DaveB1980 wrote: »
    I found out about Art's TEK-Case and I am pretty much sold. I do have a question for those who have one though. If I wanted to put artwork in on the side panels, do I need to order any extra panels/parts/etc. when I place my order?

    I'm still debating whether I want artwork on top of the stick or not. I saw an example stick in his how-to video for the assembly that had a clear top with some etching and a mirror bottom. That looked SICK!

    Yes you have to buy the side/back "plexi covers". They come in a set, 2 side and 1 back(not bottom).
    Cool, thanks for the info!

    In the case assembly video on Art's website, he mentions doing another video for weight slots and putting in artwork, but I can't find a video explaining it. What can anyone tell me about the weight slots and how they work? And do I need to buy special weights to put into them?
  • Karr80Karr80 Joined: Posts: 97
    edited April 2016
    DaveB1980 wrote: »
    DaveB1980 wrote: »
    I found out about Art's TEK-Case and I am pretty much sold. I do have a question for those who have one though. If I wanted to put artwork in on the side panels, do I need to order any extra panels/parts/etc. when I place my order?

    I'm still debating whether I want artwork on top of the stick or not. I saw an example stick in his how-to video for the assembly that had a clear top with some etching and a mirror bottom. That looked SICK!

    Yes you have to buy the side/back "plexi covers". They come in a set, 2 side and 1 back(not bottom).
    Cool, thanks for the info!

    In the case assembly video on Art's website, he mentions doing another video for weight slots and putting in artwork, but I can't find a video explaining it. What can anyone tell me about the weight slots and how they work? And do I need to buy special weights to put into them?

    More info about the weight slots can be found in the post earlier in this thread.

    http://forums.shoryuken.com/discussion/comment/4315286/#Comment_4315286
    "It's difficult to work in a group when you're omnipotent."
  • DaveB1980DaveB1980 Joined: Posts: 6
    Karr80 wrote: »
    More info about the weight slots can be found in the post earlier in this thread.

    http://forums.shoryuken.com/discussion/comment/4315286/#Comment_4315286
    Perfect, thank you!
  • Letram ChiLetram Chi Only for Pro Joined: Posts: 108 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Hi @arthong

    For Mad Catz V.S. Bottom Cover MCVS-BREG it is possible to choose another color with a design etched?

    Thanks
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  • mzamza Joined: Posts: 8
    Meshuggah wrote: »
    Too bad shipping double the cost for one of these case to where I live. I'd be all over a custom hitbox if it wasn't for that.
    It's a pain living in Europe sometimes...

    yes.....europe=pain. shipping is hardcore.(dealbreaker)
  • Principlesof98Principlesof98 Joined: Posts: 8
    Love my tek hitbox![img][/img]20170416_173625_zps5vwfoad5.jpg
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