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#1501 kwick7   CAG Lurking Veteran CAGiversary!   490 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 16 January 2020 - 05:44 PM

Found Galaga w custom riser for $139 at TJ Max recently


Galaga isn’t golden tee 🙂

#1502 doctorwolf   CAG Newbie CAGiversary!   217 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

doctorwolf

Posted 16 January 2020 - 06:13 PM

For anyone who's modded their machines with RPI, what's the deal with the power and volume buttons? Are you actually doing something to retain functionality or are you just lopping them off ETA Prime style (because there's no way I'm doing that).

#1503 ashram   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1297 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

Posted 16 January 2020 - 06:53 PM

For anyone who's modded their machines with RPI, what's the deal with the power and volume buttons? Are you actually doing something to retain functionality or are you just lopping them off ETA Prime style (because there's no way I'm doing that).

There are ways to get them somewhat working using the GPIO pins on the pi..... At least for the power button.



#1504 kwick7   CAG Lurking Veteran CAGiversary!   490 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 16 January 2020 - 08:27 PM

For anyone who's modded their machines with RPI, what's the deal with the power and volume buttons? Are you actually doing something to retain functionality or are you just lopping them off ETA Prime style (because there's no way I'm doing that).


I replaced my control panel entirely.

Even if I didn’t, I have the pi with an on/off usb power switch. I leave it on. I have that plugged into a smart outlet and power it on and off by saying “Alexa, turn on/off the arcade.”

I have a backup saved of my rasp pi image should it ever fail.

Edit- stupid autocorrect typo

#1505 SunbirdTurbo   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   138 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

SunbirdTurbo

Posted 16 January 2020 - 11:16 PM

Galaga isn’t golden tee 🙂

I have seen Golden Tee at TJMAXX/ Marshalls for $199. Was holding out for $140 but someone bought it for the $199 price.



#1506 kwick7   CAG Lurking Veteran CAGiversary!   490 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 17 January 2020 - 12:58 AM

I have seen Golden Tee at TJMAXX/ Marshalls for $199. Was holding out for $140 but someone bought it for the $199 price.


I’d have bought it at $199 if I saw it too.

#1507 darkdaze73   Serious Fisherman CAGiversary!   528 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 17 January 2020 - 01:01 AM

I received my set of tables from Amazon yesterday. Had they been for anything other than this I would have been upset as they came with some damage. Overall I'm satisfied with how they came out. Thanks again for the suggestion. I may go back later on and get another set as I still have one more machine.

 

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#1508 doctorwolf   CAG Newbie CAGiversary!   217 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

doctorwolf

Posted 17 January 2020 - 06:01 AM

I replzz as fed my control panel entirely.

Even if I didn’t, I have the pi with an on/off usb power switch. I leave it on. I have that plugged into a smart outlet and power it on and off by saying “Alexa, turn on/off the arcade.”

I have a backup saved of my rasp pi image should it ever fail.


Where's a good place to get a new control panel that I can hook up directly to RPI? I've already got a configured RPI, spare monitor, and computer speakers - now I'm thinking of just getting a control panel and calling it a day without even bothering with modding a 1up. I'll worry about building a cabinet later.

#1509 girlracer99lude  

girlracer99lude

Posted 17 January 2020 - 10:04 AM

I received my set of tables from Amazon yesterday. Had they been for anything other than this I would have been upset as they came with some damage. Overall I'm satisfied with how they came out. Thanks again for the suggestion. I may go back later on and get another set as I still have one more machine.

 

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i got my first set of tables on tuesday and they were fine, got my 2nd set yesterday and one of the legs was broken so now i have to wait til Monday. They aren't bad tables but the box they ship them in sucks, i get they are cheap but i don't see how any make it undamaged.



#1510 girlracer99lude  

girlracer99lude

Posted 17 January 2020 - 11:46 AM

Arcade1up finally has all the deck protectors in stock for all the ones that didn't come with one. Sucks they take forever to ship but i missed out when they were free.



#1511 nightc1   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   3240 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 17 January 2020 - 02:16 PM

I received my set of tables from Amazon yesterday. Had they been for anything other than this I would have been upset as they came with some damage. Overall I'm satisfied with how they came out. Thanks again for the suggestion. I may go back later on and get another set as I still have one more machine.

 

I actually like the look of the table more than the official riser.   I'd probably paint the legs black though.
 



#1512 315Retro   Westside Wizard CAGiversary!   1635 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 17 January 2020 - 05:01 PM

I bit and paid 350 for a tmnt cab. My area isn't getting clearance and all my local stores within an hour only have 1 in stock. I decided to just do it rather than regret it later.

#1513 cbulas1   John 3:16 CAGiversary!   1088 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

Posted 17 January 2020 - 10:42 PM

You won't regret it!  My kids and I love our TMNT cab!



#1514 315Retro   Westside Wizard CAGiversary!   1635 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 18 January 2020 - 03:44 AM

You won't regret it! My kids and I love our TMNT cab!


I just got home from work and unboxed it. I'm already in love with the art. I kept taking pieces out saying "ohhh it's sooooo cool!" haha.

Any tips for assembly tomorrow? From anyone who's put one of these together, not necessarily tmnt just the cabs in general. I'm no stranger to prefab furniture. Happy to see there aren't any of those "cams" that sometimes come with stuff.

#1515 Markew001   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   334 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 18 January 2020 - 03:56 AM

I just got home from work and unboxed it. I'm already in love with the art. I kept taking pieces out saying "ohhh it's sooooo cool!" haha.

Any tips for assembly tomorrow? From anyone who's put one of these together, not necessarily tmnt just the cabs in general. I'm no stranger to prefab furniture. Happy to see there aren't any of those "cams" that sometimes come with stuff.


I just assembled my first cab (Final Fight.) Everything was very straight forward and painless.

#1516 Mclarry   Wish Kid CAGiversary!   101 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

Posted 18 January 2020 - 05:48 AM

Where's a good place to get a new control panel that I can hook up directly to RPI?

I got a CP from DIY Retro Arcade. This design but with 6 buttons each player. ( https://www.diyretro...-arcade1up.html ).

 

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#1517 girlracer99lude  

girlracer99lude

Posted 18 January 2020 - 01:32 PM

I just got home from work and unboxed it. I'm already in love with the art. I kept taking pieces out saying "ohhh it's sooooo cool!" haha.

Any tips for assembly tomorrow? From anyone who's put one of these together, not necessarily tmnt just the cabs in general. I'm no stranger to prefab furniture. Happy to see there aren't any of those "cams" that sometimes come with stuff.

leave the monitor a little loose so you can move the brackets around a bit when you screw in the other side. other than that follow the directions is easy.



#1518 bradbo   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1127 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Posted 18 January 2020 - 02:03 PM

I just got home from work and unboxed it. I'm already in love with the art. I kept taking pieces out saying "ohhh it's sooooo cool!" haha.

Any tips for assembly tomorrow? From anyone who's put one of these together, not necessarily tmnt just the cabs in general. I'm no stranger to prefab furniture. Happy to see there aren't any of those "cams" that sometimes come with stuff.

When you build the riser be extra careful of the facing of the sides and screw holes. There is one step early that doesn’t clearly show where to orient the holes and you may have to disassemble most of it to correct it.

Be careful with electric driver too. Overdriving the screws will easily strip them and possibly crack the wood.

The advice on the monitor plastic mounts is good- leave them loose so they slide with pressure then position them to attach to the cab- these are easy to crack or stress if not aligned.

#1519 kwick7   CAG Lurking Veteran CAGiversary!   490 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 18 January 2020 - 06:44 PM

I got a CP from DIY Retro Arcade. This design but with 6 buttons each player. ( https://www.diyretro...-arcade1up.html ).

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I can’t say enough good things about diyretroarcade. Great site and great guy. I’ve ordered 2 control panels from him with custom artwork- a 3 button single player with trackball and a 6 button single player with trackball. Both came out amazing.

#1520 Mclarry   Wish Kid CAGiversary!   101 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

Posted 18 January 2020 - 09:42 PM

I can’t say enough good things about diyretroarcade. Great site and great guy. I’ve ordered 2 control panels from him with custom artwork- a 3 button single player with trackball and a 6 button single player with trackball. Both came out amazing.

I feel the same, perfect craftsmanship.
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#1521 kwick7   CAG Lurking Veteran CAGiversary!   490 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 18 January 2020 - 11:22 PM

I feel the same, perfect craftsmanship.
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Looks great! Here’s mine. I messed up the bezel on the “neo geo” cab and will remake it. The marquee has a 7” monitor that displays the art or marquee of the game you are playing. Super happy with how both came out.

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It’s also impossible for me to get a good shot of these. Or for them to not be dirty. 3 year olds. Thank god for extra plexi on the screens and deck protectors!

#1522 doctorwolf   CAG Newbie CAGiversary!   217 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

doctorwolf

Posted 18 January 2020 - 11:41 PM

I feel the same, perfect craftsmanship.
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That's badass. Did you have him do the buttons too or did you do that yourself? I'd want something that that with a trackball and suzo happ buttons that could just plug into the RPI directly via usb.

#1523 315Retro   Westside Wizard CAGiversary!   1635 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 19 January 2020 - 12:12 AM

Thanks for the help guys. Had a ton of fun building it. Up until the riser. It's like they didn't pre drill the holes deep enough. My forearms and shoulders are killing me from screwing it together. I should have just gotten my drill but it wasn't charged and I'm stubborn to wait.

8m definitely on the lookout for another machine to hollow out and use for an rpi setup. I have one I built maybe 2 years ago, but it's in a generic wooden box that has holes I drilled myself. Hooks up to a TV. These little cabinets are too perfect. Hopefully I can find one for a hundred bucks somewhere to gut.

#1524 Mclarry   Wish Kid CAGiversary!   101 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

Posted 19 January 2020 - 12:16 AM

That's badass. Did you have him do the buttons too or did you do that yourself? I'd want something that that with a trackball and suzo happ buttons that could just plug into the RPI directly via usb.

He sells only the CP with all the buttons/joystick holes. I bought the buttons and did the wires myself. It’s easy, just paying attention to plug in order. The website sells everything that you would need: buttons, controller board, wires, amp, power outlet, custom panels to attach new speakers etc... 0F77DD51-9F00-45AC-B5A1-FFE652435378.jpeg

And I decided to install an on/off switch using the back panel and an old surge strip.

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#1525 Mclarry   Wish Kid CAGiversary!   101 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

Posted 19 January 2020 - 12:24 AM

Looks great! Here’s mine. I messed up the bezel on the “neo geo” cab and will remake it. The marquee has a 7” monitor that displays the art or marquee of the game you are playing. Super happy with how both came out.
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It’s also impossible for me to get a good shot of these. Or for them to not be dirty. 3 year olds. Thank god for extra plexi on the screens and deck protectors!


They are great! Did you ask for an extra plexiglass? The NeoGeo CP is incredible! Congrats!

#1526 315Retro   Westside Wizard CAGiversary!   1635 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 19 January 2020 - 12:24 AM

Oh boy that's exactly what I need. Are the tabletop 1up machines the same size control panel? If I can get one for $100 I'll do it right now hah...

#1527 kwick7   CAG Lurking Veteran CAGiversary!   490 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 19 January 2020 - 01:17 PM

They are great! Did you ask for an extra plexiglass? The NeoGeo CP is incredible! Congrats!


I ordered the control panels with the additional deck protector from him, just like Arcade1up sells. The plexi over the monitors- Lowes sells and cuts plexi for you if you have one nearby.

#1528 avatar94   CAG Addict CAGiversary!   581 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 20 January 2020 - 01:59 AM

Found Galaga w custom riser for $139 at TJ Max recently


Would love to score that deal. Where are you all finding these TJ Max and Marshall's deals? The stores near me have like one small row of electronics and computer accessories and putting just a couple Arcade1up boxes would take up half that space.

#1529 Oysterhead00  

Oysterhead00

Posted 20 January 2020 - 08:27 PM

Would love to score that deal. Where are you all finding these TJ Max and Marshall's deals? The stores near me have like one small row of electronics and computer accessories and putting just a couple Arcade1up boxes would take up half that space.

First post, joined to post a reply here about this but apparently there's a 1-week period where you can't make posts so it's no longer valid :(

 

My local Marshall's both have Golden Tee for $300 including the light up marquee and riser.  It's by the usual "Christmas" or "Father's Day" section where they stick the seasonal guy stuff.  One it was behind stacks of other junk (blue tooth speakers, long brooms for cleaning off your car, etc) and only could see it from the side.  Nowhere near the usual electronics section with headphones, charging bricks, etc.

 

I finally got my first one, a Rampage machine for $200 from Walmart.  Not the best deal, but my nephew loves that game and I probably stuck $1,000 worth of quarters into Gauntlet machines growing up so well worth it.  My next stop was eBay to buy a set of the 3 character funkos that should be delivered soon.

 

This post is all over the place since it's my first reply, but as others have said the volume is sooooooo high on these!  I found that on the Rampage machine, where the speaker holes are located in a small area on the right side of the play deck, a flat cork drink coaster is the PERFECT sized and dampens the sound on low so that it's not disruptive to others.  Cheap fix to make the machine more user friendly and to put an adult beverage :)



#1530 SunbirdTurbo   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   138 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

SunbirdTurbo

Posted 20 January 2020 - 10:31 PM

Would love to score that deal. Where are you all finding these TJ Max and Marshall's deals? The stores near me have like one small row of electronics and computer accessories and putting just a couple Arcade1up boxes would take up half that space.

Hello, I am in Western, NY (Rochester) and have seen Pac-Man, Galaga and Golden Tee at TJ Maxx/Marshalls. Hoping to find Golden Tee for $139 but I may have to travel to even look.