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Hi Guys, I am happy to announce my 1st project; a 2 player bartop acrade, which I have designed from scratch in Sketchup Pro. I'm building this project with a good buddy of mine, but on a very slow pace as we have a lot of other things to do in life and I still have to order some tools and parts for this project. My friend luckily has woodworker skills as he's following a education to become a proffessional furniture maker and also has the right tools to do the job. Although I'm a handy guy, I'm doing a better job with all the other stuff like the hardware and software and ofcourse the Hyperspin and emulator related stuff. Back to the project: It will house a 19" Samsung SyncMaster 913N, MSI P45 NEO-F, a Core2 DUO E6600@2,4 GHz, 4-8GB DDR2 Memory, 60 GB SSD, 2x2 TB HDD, TAGAN 550W PSU, Geforce 8800GT, build in Visaton PX-10 speakers and 2x50W mini amplifier, 2x Ultrastik 360, 22 concave black/white pushbuttons with Leafswitch Champ switches for the main pushbuttons. The plan is to make a 6 button CP layout with a second 4th button on the top row and 2 buttons on each side of the arcade for pinball, (probably mapped to button 1 & 2) for each player (LEFT-P1, RIGHT-P2). So... We've ordered a very cheap, huge piece of black melamine coated 18 mm thick MDF (2600x2100mm), which we had delivered at his school. We've made a cutlist from the parts in my Sketchup design and we found out that we would have enough MDF for allmost 3 arcades. It's nice to have some spare MDF panels, because the control panel and the side panels are the tricky ones to make. In his school we've cut the big piece of MDF into small panels according the cutlist. We had to use the largest circlesaw table available there because of the size of the piece of MDF. Unfortunately I forgot to take pictures of this, but I will try to make some the next time we're working on the project. In the mean time I'm trying very hard to figure out what to do with graphics for the marquee, control panel and sidepanels, as I would like to keep it fairly clean. I'm a bit lost at the moment. Also I'm a lot better with creating something from Sketchup than with Illustrator or photoshop and using the latter two takes up a lot of time. If you guys have any good suggestions or maybe want to help me out creating some nice clean art, I would be very thankful. Will keep you posted if any updates occur. Regards, Boogieman I've attached some Sketchup pictures to give you an idea of this project: