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Scratch Build – Complete BIG BAD BATTLE BOX! COMPLETED CMWS2020 PERIPHERAL!

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  1. abbas-it

    abbas-it We came, we saw, we mod, you awe!

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    Welcome to my worklog for the Peripheral challenge in the CMWS2020
    this one is gonna be fun to make and fun to play with afterwards.
    Based upon a ........ it will........ and also one can use it to........
    having said that, I will use a .......... to make it.............. so that it can not only be used as a ....... but also as a .......
    Having said that, I of course dont want to give everything away yet, so stay tuned to see what happens next. Please keep this information confidential, I have already given enough info about its......... [​IMG]

    more to come..... [​IMG]
     
  2. kim

    kim hardware addict

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    :hehe: really ? I would say, enough to aroused my curiosity :grin:
     
  3. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    :lol: Nothing says, 'you don't have anything, but there's a deadline for starting a contest post' quite like that post.
     
  4. abbas-it

    abbas-it We came, we saw, we mod, you awe!

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    :clap:yeah i know. that wasnt fair. am just gathering the stuff i need then i will let the cat out of the bag:grin:
     
  5. abbas-it

    abbas-it We came, we saw, we mod, you awe!

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    so guys, here goes, now i can show you something.
    this build is going to be the best of both worlds.
    both worlds in this case being the modern day pc and the retro style and functions of an arcade with the good old arcade games.
    it will have both raspberry pi as well as a pc based hardware constellation and what makes it special, a set of two monitors, keyboards and arcade game buttons and joyticks opposite eachother, to enhance the opponent feeling.
    it will have some special switches to switch from pc to arcade mode and two sets of loudspeakers.
    i picked up the two second hand 23" monitors on ebay. and just started the mdf woodwork from there.
    so here goes with the first pics.
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  6. abbas-it

    abbas-it We came, we saw, we mod, you awe!

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    and a few more. DSCN2265.JPG DSCN2266.JPG DSCN2267.JPG DSCN2268.JPG DSCN2269.JPG DSCN2270.JPG
     
  7. Karrek

    Karrek Minimodder

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    wow, quite a bit of progress! Very cool! Will it be one computer (and raspberry pi) controlling both monitors and inputs? I'm interested to see how you split up the controls for that...
     
  8. abbas-it

    abbas-it We came, we saw, we mod, you awe!

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    hi karrek, yes indeed, thats the plan. both side have a set of buttons, keyboards and joysticks.
    and can be switched back and forth. the keybs will be attached to the pc only, and that will further be plugged along with the PI into an internal router. the pc will also have wifi. everything i need to save on the pi will be over the self sufficient network and all other stuff from outside through the pc wifi. new roms etc..
    the gamer buttons and joysticks are both connected to the PI. so i just need to switch monitors actually. lets see, maybe i come up with a better plan.
    it will have two sets of speakers on each side and also sound recognition for the array of leds all over the case.

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  9. abbas-it

    abbas-it We came, we saw, we mod, you awe!

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    your ideas are always fantastic;)
     
  11. abbas-it

    abbas-it We came, we saw, we mod, you awe!

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    Thx dave. This one is fun. I already have the hardware patched out and working. It's really a battle box for two.
     
  12. abbas-it

    abbas-it We came, we saw, we mod, you awe!

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    hi guys, here is a little update and some color.
    i will have to paint it white first, was a mistake. otherwise i wont get my lush ferrari red.
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    abbas-it We came, we saw, we mod, you awe!

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    hi guys, i didnt like the way the red on brown turned out so i painted the whole arra white agin before i get the red on again. this way i will have a really bright lush ferarri red.
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  14. abbas-it

    abbas-it We came, we saw, we mod, you awe!

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    bbbb01.jpg bbbb02.jpg bbbb03.jpg bbbb04.jpg bbbb05.jpg bbbb06.jpg bbbb07.jpg bbbb09.jpg bbbb10.jpg bbbb11.jpg bbbb01.jpg bbbb02.jpg bbbb03.jpg bbbb04.jpg bbbb05.jpg bbbb06.jpg bbbb07.jpg bbbb09.jpg bbbb10.jpg bbbb11.jpg hi guys, so here is another bit of progress. after making myself an overall out of a platsic rubbish sack, i repainted the parts again first in white then in red. so it now has more brilliance when lit up. have stuck in quicte a lot of switches and parts too as well as proped the monitors in. the side lining strips are also in. so it more or less about wiring all up into the self made covers and parts now.

    the mouse pads have been cut to size and stuck in too. they serve not just as mouse pad in pc mode, but also as wrist rests for thze 5 game buttons as well when in arcade mode. :)

    more to come.

    ps: the second coolermaster keyboard should arrive this weeks too then i can test it properly.

    thc coolermaster :)
     
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    abbas-it We came, we saw, we mod, you awe!

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    and some more
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    abbas-it We came, we saw, we mod, you awe!

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    and yet some more
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  17. lowfat

    lowfat Minimodder

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    Love it so far.
     
  18. Karrek

    Karrek Minimodder

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    Looks great - now we need to see an action video of it in use... :lol:
     
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  19. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Skip the pc and just make it a massive Raspberry Pi enclosure. :lol:
    Really looking the part.
     
  20. abbas-it

    abbas-it We came, we saw, we mod, you awe!

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    :) you are actually right, thats basically what it is :) am just integrating a pc too so that i can also play dos games like pong, raptor etc.. first doom maybe too. and it has an old router soon too so that i can find and collect and constantly update the roms via the internal homogenous network between the pc and the raspberry without having to take out the raspberry microsd card or hook it to the internet. so i kill too birds with one stone. still bit to go.
    from next monday on i will always be live in facebook streaming whatever i am doing. i have someone who will switch between the stream cameras now so it will actually work and show what i do. starting with the finishing of the battle box of course.
     

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