Jasenscustoms inspired DIY cabinet


#1

Picked up an Astro City replica CP from Jasenscustoms. This thing is awesome, inspired me to build a case to hold this thing. I thought, why stop there.

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I plan on putting a Naomi with the Netboot loader in there. I know its blasphemy, but I will mount a playstation LED TV for my display. Colors will be gray, black and carbon fiber. Cost me about $100 in materials and maybe 10 hours thus far total. Will put frosted acrylic in the center hole and LED back light it. Also planning on putting in a coin door. It kinda looks like a Naomi Universal, think I can get away with NU side graphics?

Anyway, just thought I would share. Thanks @"Jasen Hicks"‌ for the inspiration!


#2

Wow that is awesome! I wish I had the skills to do something like that.


#3

Noice. Good work! :wink:


#4

Very nice!


#5

Lucky you!


#6

What about dat lag? Looks good though.


#7

Loving the Raiden Fighters instruction art. What did you use for the buttons?


#8

The main CP will be an Astro panel with astro art. It will use 2 Ultimarc Ultrastiks modded with circle gates. The buttons are Ultimarc gold leaf concave buttons. I also have a Lindbergh CP that will be Rollie flash JLFs with 2lb springs. I think I might go with a DC Vertigo Sandman theme since my controls will be Jasen’s Morpheus board.


#9

What lag?


#10

Awesome! I’m along for the ride now!


#11

You magnificent mad man !
Nice minimalist design !
Keep us posted !


#12

@Chananigans I posted a separate thread about this but thought I might ask you since you are going through a similar process to me right now. I mainly started building my 2 player cab to run MAME for old arcade games. However with the steam summer sale happening right now I got excited and started looking for steam games I could play on it. Unfortunately it seems that most steam games require a separate usb controller/keyboard plugged in for each player. Even Skullgirls requires a separate controller plugged in.

Have you done another 2 player build before this current one? Are you planning on just running mame or other games also? I am trying to see if anyone has found a work around to have some of the keyboard strokes from the IPAC2 to be emulated as a separate usb controller or something.

Good luck with the build I am hoping to see some updates soon.


#13

@Chananigans‌ any updates? looking good so far…


#14

I do have updates, but with summer camp starting for my oldest, I havent had time to update, will post some pics tonight.

@sinfolmatt‌ I am using separate inputs already, my PC control panel is two distinct PCBs. I’ll post pics soon.


#15

No progress on the cab, but I finished the surround for the Lindbergh-Astro.

Front:

Notice the little motherboard? That’s an Nvidia Jetson SOC. Will be powering the MAME side of things.

3/4 close:

3/4 far:

And this will be housing the Nvidia Jetson:

Yup, white Atari Jaguar case. All of the mistakes Atari made WRT the Jag, the case design was not one of them.

The Lindbergh-Lindbergh is almost done, but I ran out of CF wrap. Bunch more on the way


#16

Almost forgot the coolest part:

The two metal strips across the controller shelf attach to:

The feet are strong magnets, capable of holding up 15lbs each. It hugs the CP really tightly. But is switchable.


#17

Good stuffs… Keep posting your progress!


#18

Have you tested out the nvidia tk1yet?