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About aarondr

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  1. Yeah I'd like to find a 19" or larger 4:3/5:4 LCD someday. I have a 23" 16:10 LCD that I might mount up there. I need to get longer screws for the mount though. I have a 2x4 behind the particle board that I screwed the VESA mount into (painted black) but the stud mount screws that the mount came with only made it a tiny amount into the 2x4 (since the particle board piece is about 3x thicker than drywall). I'd feel better about a 12lb monitor on there if I had a bit more bite into the wood.
  2. Thanks man! I have a thread I started over here http://www.hyperspin-fe.com/forum/showthread.php?34545-My-Crappy-uh-cabinet Still haven't gotten the wife around to playing a game yet :-/
  3. Thanks for all the compliments! Ha! I found a image of the desk! I built this from the hutch portion, using the top part angled from the bottom, and the legs the support pieces. The box was made from the back wall pieces and other connector pieces. You can just barely see the whiteboard on the far right side which makes up the control panel. I've updated the album with a few more shots: https://plus.google.com/photos/114555912323326795972/albums/6015958575856443281?hl=en_US Also... Anyone have any ideas how I can add something to give players the hint that the joysticks are angled? I could use a white erase marker, but it'd wear off pertty fast :-)
  4. It's pretty good. I like the curved layout. The joystick itself is rotated at a slight angle (I think 15 degrees) - so as to have 2 players inside a 24" box and not have both people shoulder fighting while playing.
  5. Thanks for the comments!! I had a great time building it. It was fun to envision something out of the scrap that my wife moved into the garage. I knew a full size cabinet wouldn't fly with the wife, but this space saver has only garnered a few arguments :-)
  6. I decided to build a cabinet, but I had very little budget for tools and parts. So I took my jig saw, and some spare parts from a desk hutch. Old 17" monitor, cheap ebay controls/encoder (buttons are branded happ, but joysticks are 'happ competition style'), Pentium G3220 + ASRock mobo + 4GB of RAM, old HD, USB powered amplifier (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00C4N410G/ref=oh_details_o02_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1) powering drivers recycled from $1 garage sale HK computer speakers, Vesa mount (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003O1UYHG/ref=oh_details_o04_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1), and had to buy a melamine shelf as the base. Someday I might do a nice cabinet, but I wanted to actually play something first. This is space conscience and was fun to recycle parts to a desk hutch that was just going to be thrown out. I don't get a lot of 'shop' hours so this was put together in a very short amount of time. I may fill in some of the shelf holes. The control panel is made from the integrated whiteboard which is metal backed by fiber board. The legs/center piece are hollowed fiberboard, so the entire cabinet is about 50lbs. https://plus.google.com/photos/114555912323326795972/albums/6015958575856443281 I did this first, and had a buddy with a real wood shop do the cuts so it turned out much nicer: https://plus.google.com/photos/114555912323326795972/albums/5998064004391455249?hl=en_US Purists please be gentle - it was a fun project with leftovers :-)
  7. My wife hates me spending time on these projects. Since my office didn't have space for a cabinet, I built this: https://plus.google.com/photos/114555912323326795972/albums/5998064004391455249?hl=en_US Which she wasn't a huge fan, but then played hours of Galaga, and her opinion improved. Of course that just wet my whistle for another project. I knew we didn't have a lot of space, but I built this out of some spare parts from a cheap desk hutch: https://plus.google.com/photos/114555912323326795972/albums/6015958575856443281 Wife gives me dirty looks every time I use it for now. I'll get her to do some 2 player Soul Calibur and she'll be hooked.
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