Ms. Pac-Man Cocktail

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Homemade Reproduction of the 1981 Ms. Pac-Man Cocktail Cabinet


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Built for my mom!


Hardware:

  • Old 19" Sony LCD monitor
  • Retired Intel D510MO motherboard combo
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 100GB 2.5" disk
  • Old desktop computer speakers
  • Old PS2 keyboard guts
  • Fancy new arcade buttons and joysticks
  • 3/4" cabinet plywood
  • Cool red T-molding
  • Smart powerstrip
  • Fancy LEDs
  • Corsair fans and grills
  • Piano hinge
  • Modified drawer lock
  • Custom fabricated glass-top
  • 3/4"+1/4" glass-top clamps
  • Other miscellanous wires, conenctors, hardware
  • Wire,... lots and lots of wire


Software:

  • CentOS 6.4 32bit Linux
  • WahCade frontend
  • Custom OS and menu graphics via GIMP
  • Custom overlays via Inkscape
  • Custom scripting for automatic loading, launching, exit, power on/off (acpi)


June 5, 2013

The beginning

Roman's blueprints


Table Top

Custom design (winged it)


June 7, 2013

Boards cut

Boards cut


Skirt

Skirt assembled


Main cabinet biscuit-joined and assembled

Main cabinet biscuit-joined and assembled


Dry fit of table top

Dry fit


Monitor mock-up

Monitor mock-up


Monitor dry fit

Monitor dry fit


June 8, 2013

Main cabinet bodywork

Body work


More main cabinet bodywork...

Body work


June 9, 2013

Main cabinet primed and painted and skirt installed

Main cab painted


Main cabinet t-molding installed

Main cab t-molding


June 12, 2013

Top installed, monitor installed

Peek


Top installed, monitor installed, painted and t-molding installed

Top nearly complete


June 15, 2013

First keyboard/joystick encoder. It worked during my initial tests, but the button response time wasn't satisfactory.

worked at first


Much better! Old PS2 desktop keyboard.

very difficult to solder, some sort of graphite pads


Works perfectly

test


Initial arrangement of guts, test-run

test-run


Another shot, with keyboard encoder

Keyboard encoder


June 16, 2013

Control panel overlay mock-up

Raw control panels and overlay fitting


Control panel overlay mock-up in color

Raw control panels and overlay fitting in color


June 19, 2013

Wife test

Wife test


June 20, 2013

Control panel primer

CPO primer


June 21, 2013

Control panel overlays laminated, trimmed and drilled

CPOs done


June 22, 2013

Control panels done and wired, back

CPs done


Control panels done and wired, top

CPs done


Main cabinet prep for control panels

Installing control panels


Control panels installed

Control panels done


June 27, 2013

Locked fitted and installed

Modified lock


Swapped out the power strip for a smart strip

New smart strip


Other side of lock

Other side of lock


Final guts

Final guts


Fancy HDD sticker

Fancy HDD sticker


Main cabinet side fan

Side fan


Hide-the-key

Hide-the-key


Hide-the-key

Hide-the-key


Hide-the-key

Hide-the-key


Final Player 1 Control Panel

Player 1


Final Player 2 Control Panel

Player 2


Final Boot Screen

Ro!Cade Boot Screen


Final Boot Screen showing P1 controls in dark

Ro!Cade Boot Screen and P1


Final Cabinet

Looking good!


Final Cabinet

Looking good!


Final Cabinet

Looking good!


Final Cabinet

Looking good!


Final Cabinet

Looking good!


Final Cabinet

Looking good!


Final Cabinet

Looking good!


Final Cabinet

Looking good!


brian@phospher.com