|Project by KTMM (Krunkthemadman)||posted 04-22-2010 07:27 AM||5554 views||10 times favorited||16 comments|
Ok, here it is, the new and improved, and much smaller Super Woody arcade machine. If you take a look at my other arcade project, you will notice that this one is much smaller. A couple years of woodworking and some improved tools helped to reduce the build time on this machine from 2 – 4 months, down to under 3 weeks. The configuration and wiring actually took more time on this than building it. Oh yeah, the alcohol on this one was consumed during the wiring phase, that might have something to do with some mis-configured keys…..
Just a few pointers and I’ll leave it at that…
The carcass of the unit is made using some scrap plywood I had laying around the shop. It is assembled using pocket hole joinery. The bottom is made of 1/2 inch mdf. I used a 3” and 5” hole saw for the speakers and trackball holes the joystick and button holes were cut using a 1 1/8” bit.
Now for the electronics. The screen is a 19” flat screen that wasn’t being used for anything else. The computer is a Foxconn Intel Atom dual core board with 2gb of ram. There are two 500gb hard drives attached to this. The trackball is from Happ controls and connects via usb or ps/2 port. The buttons are programmed to an I-Pac 4 controller board. Yes, the amplifier in this puppy is an old kenwood car amp, which is powered by an a/c to d/c inverter. It will get louder than the speakers can handle. By the way the speakers are a couple of six inch Clarions I had laying around.
And just in case you were wondering. The unit is sitting on my workmate, what better use is there for a workmate? The panel lays down so that four players can enjoy gauntlet, or play vertically oriented arcade games. If you remember the old pac-man cocktail cabinet games, that was the inspiration for the extra controls. Yes, it does have a ton of games on it and yes it is sitting in my living room in front of the recliner.
I welcome any questions or comments on this one.
Note: I added a picture of the arcade from the back. I didn’t realize until the next day it was missing.
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