June 07, 2001
Received my controls (joystick and buttons) from Bob Roberts
today for arcade cabinet #2
From my learned experience of two prior control panels, I hope to make
a much better one this time. As you can see from my site, the wiring in
1st built cabinet(arcade cabinet #1) is a horror.
To create a better control panel, I have carefully examined some of the
better built cabinets and CPs (control panels).
To make a nicer looking cabinet, I designed it to be very uncluttered
and minimal. I also purchased black marble contact paper instead of a
solid color this time.
I also wanted a more maintainable cabinet this time and something
less likely to break and easier to fix. So this time the KB interface
will be built onto the CP, along with the punchdowns. In other
words, self contained.
One of the best examples of a self contained CP with a KB interface,
punchdown, and wiring is
June 08, 2001
Started the frame for the monitor useing predrilled, screw started 2x2s.
Before physically attaching, I clamp (with padding) and level the 2x2.
attached the microswitches to the control board. I don't believe there
will possibly be enough room on this board to be self contained.