Smile station - My build blog

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Re: Smile station - My build blog

Post by Incito » March 12th, 2014, 8:04 am

Do you have a template for that build? I would love to use it. :smile:

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Re: Smile station - My build blog

Post by smile123 » March 12th, 2014, 8:08 am

Unfortunately no I have just made it up as I went along based on the two side panels I cut out. The width is based on a full sheet of mdf 607mm wide which made it easy for all the inserts etc... I would be happy to measure any of it but I cant even tell you how tall it is without measuring it. I have just tried to address each stage one at a time rather than follow a plan which probably isnt the best way heh heh!
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Re: Smile station - My build blog

Post by smile123 » April 1st, 2014, 6:58 pm

I made a base for my cabinet. box construction with some 4 inch castors.
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Fitted better than I thought

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I tried to make the speaker panel as simple as possible. Downloaded a pattern of dots from Google images and rescaled it in photoshop. The perfect drilling template after my failed router attempts lol

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Hacked some Pc speakers for the panel and mounted a kitchen cabinet light behind the marquis. These wire in series so could easily run a wire down into the base for another one if needed later. I made a back for the light out of 8mm foamex to stop the light shing down into the screen area highlighting any gaps and being white it seems to direct more light out front which is a bonus.

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Finally got the PC sorted - It was a server originally and although it isn't very old it lacks suitable ports to upgrade the sound and graphics. Dual core with 4gb ram and a 250gb hard drive salvaged from a TV digibox lol. The bass speaker sits nicely down there too but I'm thinking about mounting the bass speaker on a shelf and placing the pc on it's side to aid cooling...

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Screen is perfect, 21.3 inch 4:3 Samsung and the sound is awesome too....so far so good!

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Re: Smile station - My build blog

Post by smile123 » April 1st, 2014, 7:03 pm

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Re: Smile station - My build blog

Post by smile123 » May 12th, 2014, 4:24 pm

Sorry about the gap.. meanwhile I finished my arcade!!

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Re: Smile station - My build blog

Post by PantherUK » May 13th, 2014, 1:29 am

Looks ace mate, thanks for sharing your build with us...
Ooer... No pictures...

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Re: Smile station - My build blog

Post by Incito » September 2nd, 2014, 11:55 am

Great build. I posted it on the MA facebook page. :thumbsup:

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Re: Smile station - My build blog

Post by smile123 » September 3rd, 2014, 4:39 am

Great stuff... I'll see if I can find time to upload pictures to the thread which might fill in the gaps. It's running Maximus arcade now and works great. It mainly plays music all day every day in our shop via Spotify. Its running of the wi-fi in our shop.
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