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Hi All,

I am Nick from the netherlands after reading a while here and viewing some awesome cabs i wanted to do one myself

to be honest electrical things are my thing so installing a pc monitor etc are no problems but working with wood i find diffucult

my local woodshop is willing to make all the wood panels for the cab so backbox and the main box i call it

my plans for a mini cab:

24 inch tft for the playfield

19 inch tft 4:3 for the backbox including dmd

the cabinet needs to be big enough to fit a motherboard etc ofcourse

i will go for a dual core setup with XP.

it would be cool if anyone can help me out with plans for the woodworking including measeruements in centimeters

thanks all !

*whoops posted under the wrong section should go to the hyperpin forums ! sorry*

i will not post this double

Edited by BadBoyBill

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*edit*

wow somebody posted a complete rar file with measurments

only thing is im going to use a lot smaller PF monitor

so can anyone helpe me out reducing the measurments in this picture?

so its fits 24 inch nicelly?

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wow somebody posted a complete rar file with measurments

only thing is im going to use a lot smaller PF monitor

so can anyone helpe me out reducing the measurments in this picture?

so its fits 24 inch nicelly?

That is a picture of my full sized cab with measurements. I also built a mini cab, and I will take a similar picture of it and add the measurements for you. My mini houses a 22.5" playfield with a 19" 4:3 backglass monitor. I should have the picture up for you by tomorrow.

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I can help you, look in my monte carlo thread and you find pictures too (life some car hours from you).

Cab size from mine minipin (24" LCD for Playfield - 18,5" Wide for Backglas):

Playfield:

from front to back: 70cm

front high: 18cm

backhigh: 33cm

Now you have the angle from my playfield - my 6 years old doughter like it too.

from left to right: 41cm

Backglas:

high 40cm

lengh 52cm

deep: 12cm

find me in futurepinballforum under "bigraceusa" too.

I wood say, take this or a little bit bigger and you have what you want.

And I say it again - build a "paperpinball" and you have a model what you need in wood.

Look here, that's what I do, thats my minipinball.

http://www.hyperspin-fe.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5089

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That is a picture of my full sized cab with measurements. I also built a mini cab, and I will take a similar picture of it and add the measurements for you. My mini houses a 22.5" playfield with a 19" 4:3 backglass monitor. I should have the picture up for you by tomorrow.

Sweet that would be very cool !

the picture and the measurment are very clear for me and for the woodshop guys

woohoo !

rosezentrier thanks for your reply i will look into your thread as well

wow all the great help here and that for a noob like me :D

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I just finished making the order for the pc for the cab:

here you go

(sorry its little in dutch)

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here are the two monitors:

18,5 inch philips for the backglass

24 inch acer for the playfield

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monitors are ordered i switched the acer to a philips 24 inch only bad thing it has a slight curve around the bottom.

i included a pic is you people here says its going to be a big issue with the curve tell me then i will cancel my order

pc is also ordered a friend solled me a cheap 20 euro 8900gtx card

not a bad deal !

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monitors are ordered i switched the acer to a philips 24 inch only bad thing it has a slight curve around the bottom.

i included a pic is you people here says its going to be a big issue with the curve tell me then i will cancel my order

pc is also ordered a friend solled me a cheap 20 euro 8900gtx card

not a bad deal !

Hi - Not a big issue... just remove the lcd bezel. It's fairly easy and then you'll have a nice tight fit!

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as far as i know the 181.xx nvidia-drivers (important for visual pinball) doesnt support the gts250 videocard.

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getting the vid card this evening,

im working from home tommorow hehe because the monitors and the pc parts will arrive

im just wondering because the cabinet only gets 70 centimers in width if the mobo will fit inside i guess it will.

i will cut out a board to place the mobo and the pc stuff on and place that in the cab when its done.

i called my local woodshop today and they agreed for some extra cash they will cut out all the wood panels for me ...

so im waiting for the measurments from Rawd but all in good time , tommorow evening my project will be alive ! im doing the pc setup and software first

pics to come ofcourse

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im doing the pc setup and software first

pics to come ofcourse

Can't wait for pics.

Please don't make the mistake that I make - don't build it first in the cab.

That must be the last.

I have build in first the some components (pc is outside 5m in the left, don't need a second) and then I begin with painting - become a little bit trouble.

But I want play a little bit :D

How much place you need for your display and the pc-components can you find out than you take a "midi-tower" - have you the place on the backside of the case, it is enough.

You can test it fast and cheap with some paperboxes build a "paperpinball".

When it is to small, you must give him a little bit more place.

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got some basic things from a friend of mine for 20 euro's

vid: 9800gtx

3 fans i had lying around

Some cables etc...

oh yeah my friend johhny99 is a master overclocker so he has a spare mobo cage lying around i got for free

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That GTX will run everything really nice. From what I remember, it is basically two 9800gt's put together. (My 8800gt runs things 'almost perfectly', but not quite. Some of the night mod tables run a bit slow when in multiball.

Nice price too. I remember when they were $400.00.

I'll try to get around to snapping that picture soon. Been crazy busy.

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Thanks Rawd :)

i saw another member with a mini cab to but he uses much smaller monitors

i also asked him what he think i need to adjust to make my monitors fit:

question for everyone:

the backbox will be a 16:9 18,5 ich tft can i put it normal in the backbox or should i mount verticaly?

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I have a LED-Backlight 18,5" LCD as backglas.

Have install it normal.

How looks that, have you seen in the threat of my pinball.

Vertical for a 16:9 18,5" would be to small for me.

When you connect 2 displays on your pc, you will see in FuturePinball that you must adjust every pinball for your playfield and of course for the backglas.

The best for you would be, that you test it out by yourself (paperpinball can help:stupido2:).

Only when you want to simulate a 3. display as DMD (I don't know how it's name) than vertical is a option. But for me a 3. physical display would be better for that.

I don't need that, not as simulation, not as physical. Like classic pinballs more than newer.:D

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Hi,

ok then i need to make the backbox as wide as the screen right?

this will also automaticly be the whole cabinet width or can the backbox be wider?

here are some pics again :P

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Hi All,

i think i written down all the measurments correctly i hope

the width of the cabinet it on both sides 3 CM larger to my monitor fits easy

the backbox length and width holds my second monitor with stand

can anyone look at these drawings and maybe correct me on some?

achterpaneel means backpanel board in dutch

plankenbackbox means the piece of wood on top and bottom of the backbox

the rest is clear

ow yeah here is a youtube of my monitors working:

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Hi,

ok then i need to make the backbox as wide as the screen right?

this will also automaticly be the whole cabinet width or can the backbox be wider?

here are some pics again :P

I stand in front of the same question before I begin.

Have a look here for example:

http://www.ipdb.org

search for Bally, Gottlieb, Williams etc. when you can sort by date... there are many pictures. I found my MonteCarlo (search for what paint I would do) in that too.

Here is Strikes and Spares, you see the backglas is wider as the playfield.

http://www.ipdb.org/showpic.pl?id=2406&picno=37115

Other question: have you buy buttons and the UPAC for your pinball?

http://www.arcadeshop.de/index.php?language=en

Is a good adress for us in europe. I find the shop over a forum, the owner is arcade gamer too :D

Send very fast and high quality products.

Edited by rosezentrier

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well i brought my plans to the woodshop the guy there made some litte changes and he will be done tommorow

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finished installing the tables i like !

i am really hoping for a STTNG next bij someone hehe

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getting the cabinet parts back today wohoo :) pics to come.

hopefully everything fits ok but i left a marging of 3 cm on both sides maybe not a thight fit but this way i am sure everything fits inside :)

ow yeah admin can you change my topic title to Mini-Pin X Build? thanks

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damn there still working on the wood , they where busy they tolled me damnit ooh well should be done today hopefully

on the side of buttons i will use

2 for flippers

1 add credit

1 start game

1 for up in hyperpin fe

1 for down in hyperpin fe

1 for select in hyperpin fe

1 for esc in hyperspin fe

1 for shutdown pc connect to the mobo

1 for something else :P

10 in total should be enough :P

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