Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Monitor on the way/gameroom pics.

New monitor is on the way. Thought I would post an interesting link.

Recreating the 80s, one cab at a time.
http://www.pbase.com/jripley/gameroom

JRipley is my hero.

Also, made it to Missouri and back without a hitch. The new upright cabinet is sitting in my garage. I didn't really like woodgrain cabs before, but now I have a woodgrain cocktail and a woodgrain upright so they're starting to grow on me a little.
I'll post pics asap.

-D

Friday, August 12, 2005

New monitor - again.


I bought another monitor from Ebay. This hobby is becoming a little expensive. The original PC monitor I bought? Well, let's not discuss that one anymore as it's about to be headed for a local landfill. The new monitor is a Wells Gardner U3100 Arcade monitor and should be perfect for my application of a cocktail arcade cabinet.

Headed to St Louis this weekend to pick up the "Frankenshell" and take the kids to the Six Flags theme park while we are there.

Wish me luck!

Friday, August 05, 2005

Monitor mounted? - not.

Thought I would reiterate here what I spoke about on the BYOAC forums.

I tried and tried to get my decased monitor mounted in the cocktail machine and just couldn't do it.

I ended up breaking the control board in the front of the monitor for my trouble.

I made a post on BYOAC for suggestions, and AlanS17 came through with an idea of using a wood frame and angle iron. Here is the concept:
I am going to give this a shot this weekend. If I can't get the monitor frame built, I will bite the bullet and buy a true arcade monitor.