YAJCIAC (Yet Another Jasens Customs Inspired Arcade Cab)


#1

I found pictures here on SRK of an almost identical build, I decided I wanted one built. I purchased a Lindbergh panel with an Astro City layout and overlay from the Great Jasen Hicks, www.jasenscustoms.com, and found local builder Vincent to make the cab, www.arcade86.com, for me. I think it turned out great, I just picked it up this weekend and have started wiring it up. I still need to pick up a few odds and ends for it, like a black mat or piece or carpet to put under the XM2960 monitor, so it doesn’t scratch the top when I rotate it for shmups.

The cab itself was $300, panel was ~$120 shipped, Sanwa buttons and sticks were $95 I think. The reason I went this route was ease of use and parts replacement. I don’t need to source any hard to find arcade monitor parts if I don’t want to. I can set it up for HD monitor use later as well, plus I am using a PS pad hack and converters to hook up my consoles, and I have a SuperGun set up for it as well.

http://i.imgur.com/IwCe2io.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/PqEmGo9.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/t7lqiEv.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/6GvymLg.jpg


#2

Very nice indeed! Just curious, how tall is it from the floor to the bottom of the control panel?

On a side note there should be a thread for all the customs built from Jasens stuff so everyone else who purchased something and did a DIY can post a few pics of their setup so others can check it out or draw inspiration.


#3

Its how I would do a home Arcade Cab.
Pretty much a TV stand with a built in control panel.


#4

It’s 22" from the floor to the bottom of the control panel and the panel is 4" tall, I took rough measurements from my friend’s Astro City and sent Vincent this picture for reference.

http://i.imgur.com/3XPNgUi.jpg


#5

That’s really cool. Those levers are mounted hiiiigh though. That always bothers me.


#6

Thanks, I haven’t had a chance to test them so I’ll let you know if it bothers me. I can always order the spacers from Jasen to drop the height.


#7

I have the 3/16" spacer on my Panzer now. Still not low enough. I’m going to add a couple of washers until my Neph Ring is finished :smiley:


#8

I updated the rough dimensions photo in case anybody wants to try building there own.


#9

Looking good dude. Ill check it out this week.
(p.s. Gundam is better then your 70’s bot) :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


#10

I did a couple of measurements, and you need a 1/4" spacer to put the stick in the standard height range.


#11

I will remember that.


#12

Wow! That’s awesome 'stang! Between you and @Chananigans‌ putting these panels in awesome builds I’m going to have to get motivated to build some stuff for myself!


#13

Thanks, I couldn’t/wouldn’t have done it without your awesome panels!

Also the height of the sticks doesn’t bother me, but I will be dropping the height just for the friends I have that I know will complain about it, lol.