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by ARTbyTROY
Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:56 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Console & Arcade Hacking
Topic: Troy's Pinball - Arcade Sequel Build
Replies: 49
Views: 45812

Re: Troy's Pinball - Arcade Sequel Build

The motherboard tray was too large, so I measured things out and then used a Dremel to cut off the excess bit. Clamping down a piece of flat aluminum angle protects the surface and makes the cutting easier by allowing the cutting disk to butt against it, which keeps the edge cleaner and straighter. ...
by ARTbyTROY
Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:07 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Console & Arcade Hacking
Topic: Troy's Pinball - Arcade Sequel Build
Replies: 49
Views: 45812

Re: Troy's Pinball - Arcade Sequel Build

The Sapphire sponsored hardware arrived, the PURE Black 990FX socket AM3+ motherboard is shown below. I have been building computers since the late 90's, so I didn't have to look at this motherboard for very long to know that it's top tier with a switchable dual bios, post code readout and built in ...
by ARTbyTROY
Thu Jun 14, 2012 3:53 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Console & Arcade Hacking
Topic: Troy's Pinball - Arcade Sequel Build
Replies: 49
Views: 45812

Re: Troy's Pinball - Arcade Sequel Build

I have a question about the screen you are using for the playfield. I've read it's best to have a 1080p 100hz 1:1 pixel mapping. What's the pixel mapping for this screen? Also will you be using VGA or HDMI. I was just wondering if you have setup and tested your screen to see how it looks and plays....
by ARTbyTROY
Fri Jun 08, 2012 5:41 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Console & Arcade Hacking
Topic: Troy's Pinball - Arcade Sequel Build
Replies: 49
Views: 45812

Re: Troy's Pinball - Arcade Sequel Build

I drilled a couple holes in the back sides of the alum-angle side braces to allow the wiring from a pair of SMD LED strips to poke through, then I soldered the wires together onto longer wires. http://www.casemodgod.com/Pinball%20066.jpg Below are the finished products all wired and sleeved, both ar...
by ARTbyTROY
Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:52 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Console & Arcade Hacking
Topic: Troy's Pinball - Arcade Sequel Build
Replies: 49
Views: 45812

Re: Troy's Pinball - Arcade Sequel Build

I carefully measured and then drilled all of the necessary holes into both side panels, now the Alum-angle frame for the 40" LCD has mounting holes and there is an Alum-angle support piece for the back box. Last but not least I used a hole saw and cut out all four of the flipper button holes, below ...
by ARTbyTROY
Wed May 30, 2012 5:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Console & Arcade Hacking
Topic: Troy's Pinball - Arcade Sequel Build
Replies: 49
Views: 45812

Re: Troy's Pinball - Arcade Sequel Build

I assembled the router table that sat in my shed forever and loaded it with an 1/8" roundover bit in preparation for this next part. http://www.casemodgod.com/Pinball%20055.jpg Wow, what a plastic dust making mess... note to self, next time do it outside. I rounded off the edges of the front and sid...
by ARTbyTROY
Sun May 20, 2012 5:15 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Console & Arcade Hacking
Topic: Troy's Pinball - Arcade Sequel Build
Replies: 49
Views: 45812

Re: Troy's Pinball - Arcade Sequel Build

I got the mesh for the speaker holes cut and test fit, when it comes time for the mesh final install I will secure it in place with Weld-on 16. http://www.casemodgod.com/Pinball%20050.jpg I took the front, table sides and back glass sides to my little brother to sandblast the back of the acrylic pan...
by ARTbyTROY
Tue May 15, 2012 7:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Console & Arcade Hacking
Topic: Troy's Pinball - Arcade Sequel Build
Replies: 49
Views: 45812

Re: Troy's Pinball - Arcade Sequel Build

I decided to change the design of the front panel, so the white, green, yellow and red LED pushbuttons are now out in favor of only using the blue LED jumbo and small pushbuttons. Another two small black SPST momentary pushbuttons will be recess mounted below the plunger to act as the pause and exit...
by ARTbyTROY
Tue May 08, 2012 6:18 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Console & Arcade Hacking
Topic: Troy's Pinball - Arcade Sequel Build
Replies: 49
Views: 45812

Re: Troy's Pinball - Arcade Sequel Build

@ Muniosi, Thanks! I measured out where a few holes needed to be cut in the back panel and predrilled pilot holes using an 1/4" bit for plastics, then I run the hole saws first forward to cut the pressboard and then in reverse to cut through the acrylic. http://www.casemodgod.com/Pinball%20039.jpg B...
by ARTbyTROY
Sun May 06, 2012 8:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Console & Arcade Hacking
Topic: Troy's Pinball - Arcade Sequel Build
Replies: 49
Views: 45812

Re: Troy's Pinball - Arcade Sequel Build

Alum-angle on the bottom of the PSU to mount it and a duct to the rear to provide cool air, I will probably also use some double sided tape on the bottom of the PSU to make sure it stays put as well as rubberize the PSU edge of the duct against vibration. http://www.casemodgod.com/Pinball%20036.jpg ...
by ARTbyTROY
Fri May 04, 2012 5:41 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Console & Arcade Hacking
Topic: Troy's Pinball - Arcade Sequel Build
Replies: 49
Views: 45812

Re: Troy's Pinball - Arcade Sequel Build

I cut and rivet together a few pieces of Alum-angle as the start of a simple mounting base for the motherboard and video card. The four screws will secure the motherboard to the wood base of the pinball table and the zip tie is there to hold the video card in place. http://www.casemodgod.com/Pinball...
by ARTbyTROY
Thu Apr 26, 2012 2:03 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Console & Arcade Hacking
Topic: Troy's Pinball - Arcade Sequel Build
Replies: 49
Views: 45812

Re: Troy's Pinball - Arcade Sequel Build

@ nevermind1534,

Thanks. But only the back will be MDF, the rest of it is made of sweet, sweet acrylic... it only looks like MDF because the paper is still on it.

@ Muniosi,

Thanks, I can't wait til It's done myself.
by ARTbyTROY
Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Console & Arcade Hacking
Topic: Troy's Pinball - Arcade Sequel Build
Replies: 49
Views: 45812

Re: Troy's Pinball - Arcade Sequel Build

I decided to make a couple of hardware changes, first up I am ditching the 2GB of Crucial Ballistix memory in favor of 4GB of Kingston Hyper-X, because more is better and they are lower latency. Secondly, the Logitech speakers work great in my MAME machine, but they are right in your face. At 1.5w p...
by ARTbyTROY
Thu Apr 12, 2012 6:29 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Console & Arcade Hacking
Topic: Troy's Pinball - Arcade Sequel Build
Replies: 49
Views: 45812

Re: Troy's Pinball - Arcade Sequel Build

Below shows the test fit of parts that will make up the back glass and a cat who thinks that laying down on top of it all is somehow helpful. If you look closely at the 23" Acer monitor you can see a length of Alum-Angle that was initially going to be a support brace on the back of the 40" LCD TV, i...
by ARTbyTROY
Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:22 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Console & Arcade Hacking
Topic: Troy's Pinball - Arcade Sequel Build
Replies: 49
Views: 45812

Re: Troy's Pinball - Arcade Sequel Build

I am not currently running anything, but when I'm done I plan to use HyperPin because it looks killer, to be safe I also have downloaded Visual Pinball, PinMAME, Visual PinMAME and Future Pinball.