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ouguitarman

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  1. Hey guys, Wanted to share this tutorial on how I added music video capability to my hyperspin cabinet. Just launching Google Chrome in kiosk mode and using alt f4 to quit via rocket launcher back to HyperSpin. You could point it to multiple websites in a wheel such as youtube, google music, spotify, itunes, etc. I put a touchscreen in my cabinet and cut out a plex bezel so I dont see the monitor edge, but can use the touch. In short, you setup like you would a pc game, but launch google chrome with parameters such as –kiosk http://music.google.com https://gameroomsolutions.com/hyperspin-video-jukebox-launch-chrome-browser-kiosk-mode/ Video preview of how it is working so far.
  2. Wanted to show this Star Trek theme bartop with HyperSpin and Kodi.
  3. Wanted to share this bartop I put together with graphics. I apologize in advance the video is a bit of an ad for our kits, but it does show a walk through of HyperSpin running on it along with Kodi for Movies/TV/Music Video streaming. Thanks
  4. Adobe gives CS2 out for free. The video shows how to use those features in that version to get what you need for graphics on your cabinet.
  5. Did a video on how to do graphics for your arcade... Below is the video contents if you want to skip to a specific point. Hopefully it will help some of you in your HyperSpin en devour. Thanks In this video we will show you how to use the free version of Adobe CS2 to layout graphics for your arcade machine. We show how to get quality graphics from the web. Then do basic editing like fading two pictures together, doing layouts, text, magic wand, layers, and much more. At the end of this you should be able to create something eye catching and functional even if you are not a graphic artist. Video contents 00:00 Intro 00:50 Get Photoshop CS2 For free 01:43 How to get high quality pictures 02:52 Arcade layouts in photoshop and layers 04:09 Laying graphics on Arcade 06:47 Using magic wand to cut out characters or other graphics 08:23 Add Text to your Design, with custom font, coloring, and stroke effects 10:37 Fading pictures together 14:14 Put button labels on your control panel buttons 17:33 Conclusion
  6. This guy gets it. Ikea was definitely the idea. Thank you for the feedback/confirmation.
  7. Hi guys... We finally started shipping the bartop arcades after a ton of great input from the hyperspin community! I put together a video showing how to assemble and wanted to give back as it as it will answer a lot of the questions a noob would have that is interested in building an arcade machine. In other words, the overview applies to the arcade building process, not just our kits. Anyways please provide feedback so I can improve in the future. Yes, I miss spelled fundamentals in the subject header and do not know how to fix it Video Breakdown: 0:14 - Walk through of what you get in the kit 2:52 - Prepping the sides, top, and speakers 4:10 - Prepping the control and button panel 4:35 - Talking through artwork 5:35 - Putting the plexi controls onto the control and button panel 13:40 - Connecting power to the led buttons and/or joysticks 16:28 - Ensure your controls are connected properly and working 17:28 - Finishing up the joysticks 17:50 - Install the control panel on the cabinet 19:03 - Installing the top, bottom, and hinged back door 23:45 - Installing the motherboard or Rpi 24:24 - Mount the monitor 26:22 - Put the left side on and finish up cam locks 28:46 - Adjust monitor height 29:58 - Installing the magnetic latch for the back door swing 31:19 - Finishing touches 31:53 - Installing Tmolding 33:20 - Plexiglass installation 35:16 - Install the marquee 36:56 - Wrap up Thank you
  8. I am checking on those. We sell zippy and sanwa primarily and it fits those with space. Sanwa's connect the same was as the picture above. More to come on this as I will probably just have a larger area milled out to accommodate all sticks.... My small catch is pre-drilling the plex or not. I really do not want guys using anything but a screw driver for this (no drills or routers). Can you give me some feedback on the $229.99 pricing including shipping? Is that in line with what you have seen? Better/worse?
  9. Guys, I am starting to get all the pricing finalized as we plan to go to production this week and hopefully ship pre-orders Friday or early next week. It looks like I need to be at min $230 (that includes shipping) to make this worth the effort. Can you guys give me some insight on that price vs what you have seen? I know we all want things as cheap as possible, but what I want to know is there value in this kit at the $230 to $250 range (includes shipping)? From what I can see it is a bit under priced for the value, but again would like some feedback. I know the introductory pre-sale price of $199 was too cheap as my threshold limit of cabinets at that price was reached in less than a week. Any constructive feedback would be appreciated. Thanks,
  10. We are going to run the first set which are almost sold out at the current layout. I plan to work with my cnc engineer on either raising the CP a little bit or making the sides curve a bit lower to achieve the same effect.
  11. The wood is 3/4", and we milled about .5" leaving .25" of very solid board. This way sanwa sticks are plenty high and guys do not have to worry about using a router to undermount. Do you think pan head screws at .25" will hold, seems reasonable to me with that much wood left after the milling.
  12. That area fits the 3 joystick types we sell Zippy, Sanwa, and LED. I will check on how to make sure happ style sticks fits as well. Thank you!
  13. I wanted to put up some of the new prototype pictures. We are planned to go into production next week. Notice the new monitor angle and the slots for where the plexi glass will fit on the side view. I also posted what is the new control panel and button layout. I just did a quick put together with some of the new parts mainly around the monitor tilt, so did not put the new control panel on the unit again. I plan to have the monitor moved down .25" to account for other monitor types that may have a slightly larger top bezel. We put the wood together in about 10min which was the goal. Full video with controls, etc coming with the production builds next week.
  14. I think you need rgb buttons and led blinky software to do the buttons lite up by system. I think 8 buttons for 2 players will be very cramped.
  15. I will talk to him about moving the cp up even with the sides or the sides down a bit lower. Thanks!
  16. Another question... I have a guy already pre-order several. He mentioned having some with a blank control panel board. so It will still have the cam lock system, but essentially be a blank canvas for then to cut their own holes. Do you guys think a blank control panel option would be worth offering?
  17. This is all so great! I love hyperspin and the community. I modified the button layout based on feedback from here an a couple other forums. Please see the attached picture and provide feedback. Also, we are test fitting with both sanwa and happ controls. There is plenty of clearance. This is the draft of the psd file a person get with the orders so guys can layout their own graphics in the proper size easy (marquee, sides, button panels).
  18. Innovative. I would double take at it when walking into your home bar. Very non traditional, but pretty awesome.
  19. I did some mock shipping to Canada and it looks like $80, I would give a $30 or so credit for the USA "free shipping" and would be around $50 which is not too bad for international (you tell me). I am considering kickstarter to try and get higher volume numbers so I can offer an even better price. My problem with Plywood is most people will want to paint which IMO is a mess in most cases. I am really going from box to playing in the same weekend (including controls, computer, software configuring, etc). Really appreciate the feedback!
  20. I agree. Based on feedback from other sites, I think I am going to move from the street fighter straight to the more finger friendly curved layout. I am also going to put the player start buttons on the control panel instead of the button panel.
  21. I hear ya. I will look at other designs in the future, but feel this is best to start with. Thank you
  22. Ok... I am looking for input not slams. Feel free to google hyperspin and notice my post on how to configure hyperspin comes to the top along with countless other sites that reference it (reddit, etc). Or you can view my post on how to configure guns, set them up with HOTD and on and on. I am only trying to solve problems I have found over the many years building these things to speed the process (economically) along for guys wanting to build one. I am also a platinum member here and always push HyperSpin as the best frontend software. Anyways.... I like the weecade look, just made it better and more functional for HyperSpin in my opinion. I struggled with the street fighter layout vs the semi curved layout (still not 100%). I think a cam system like ikea is fantastic compared to just being delivered wood and having to screw it together somehow. Personally, I am not the best carpenter so having a quick assemble system that would be hard for me to screw up would be preferable. I did not want people to have to use screws, dowels, or glue. I will consider you input on the button layout, because I agree that might be a more comfortable layout. Thanks,
  23. Hi Guys, I am finishing up a bartop kit. I really tried to include everything I have learned/wanted over the last 10 years or so building these things. We just got the first prototype put together yesterday and I think we are really close. Wanted to hit some expertise here to give me some input on design changes or additional offerings that would make the kit more complete. My Main Goals: • No painting and/or easy to apply graphics • No power tools needed • Easy to assemble via cam lock system • Accommodate a 22" widescreen monitor • Includes all plexiglass pre-cut • Includes photoshop files so it is easy to design your own graphics • pocketed so under mounting sanwa joysticks are high enough on control panel • No hidden huge shipping costs • Very reasonable overall cost • Rear door opens on hinge for easy access • Room for micro ATX motherboard and pwoer supply for HyperSpin type setups (most people will probably opt for Rpi2 with Emulationstation) Side note: The prototype does not have the tmolding slots, but the finished product will.... You can see the full description here http://gameroomsolutions.com/shop/bartop-arcade-kit-deluxe/ Attached are some pictures of the prototype and here are the few changes left to make (unless you guys give me a few others that make sense) We need to move the monitor back and change the angle, the drill bit went too deep on a few spots, one cam lock rod was in the incorrect place, and we are going to pre-drill joystick holes through both the control panel wood and plex for even easier assemble. The goal is you will not need any power tools, just a simple phillips screwdriver and 15 min! Additional changes: We are going to offer a 1 or 2 player control panel board (with accompanying plexi match). The 2 player control panel is as listed. We are working on a new design for the 1 player that will have 1 player controls (like you see on the two player board), but also support a 2″ trackball where the two player is located in the product pictures. The 1 player with trackball option will be available within two weeks of the 2 player launch. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated! Thanks, Ryan
  24. Ran across this site. The machines look nice, but they are openly selling HyperSpin and every system/rom with it. http://www.tinyarcademachines.com/mame-arcade-machines.html He is even posting the Hyperspin txt output for the games that are "included". He does have a legal disclaimer page, but in my mind it has to be a stretch. Some please tell me this legal page does not cover legal exposure as I am opening a shop tomorrow if it does. JK http://www.tinyarcademachines.com/legal.html Am I crazy or is this guy like breaking about every law/rule there is out there?
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