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  1. I don't see why you can't do the things you plan. I know the joystick, buttons, trackball and spinner are on other peoples panels. I'm not sure about the Xbox and wiimotes but they probably would work. I guess I wonder what you plan to play with this? I would go for simpler controls fixed on the control panel if you have game pads as a backup. FYI
  2. That looks great - quite clean and shiny. As for the control panel mounting, you may be able to use some cabinet door latches. They would be simple spring loaded parts. Then you could pry off the panel when needed. I see two downfalls - securing the static male piece to the plastic without exposed fittings (could use wood and glue like you are planning). The other issue is would they allow movement on the control panel - when it should be steady. I'm not sure how it would work? I guess I would test a method before messing with the official cp's. Fyi - Mike And, Gerurver - that is really cool. At least two grade levels above anything I have done with my cabinet.
  3. Thanks. I was hoping to find one with a cable attached but I purchased the pass through version. I will see how it works.
  4. Thanks - I am looking for a USB-A to fit through the wall, and preferably have a cable which would connect to the USB port on the computer. I found one for an HDMI cable, but the versions I find for USB have a USB-B version (more like a printer USB). I know I could make that work, but the box will be pretty cramped inside with wiring. I will probably use the USB for a keyboard while I get the box going. Thanks again - Mike
  5. I am looking for a USB bulkhead. I plan to build a console with the computer inside, so I would like to extend the USB from the box through the sidewall of the console for accessories. The ones I find don't have the connection I want. I want a USB A from the computer to a pass through fitting with another USB A. If you have some suggestions, I would appreciate it. Thanks
  6. Rather than a lazy Susan, would you consider putting the chest on lockable wheels? Then you could spin the whole chest - it doesn't really help with controls unless they are wireless...
  7. I would vote for two people but watch the width and getting through doors. I made my control panel removable so the box could fit through tighter spaces (mainly my front door).
  8. Good job on the cabinet. How many help videos have you watched? Simply Austin on YouTube has some good starters. If you have a pc you can try to setup a couple of games. If you get stuck there are people who can help with specific questions...
  9. I am not sure about the perspective on the photo. Will the finished product be about the same height as the countertop in the background? So, it will fit on top of a table later. I would say go for it. Plus, I want to see how the kerfs look in mdf...
  10. You may look for plywood veneer edging. Generally it is an iron on and it can be trimmed with a hand knife or scissors. I have used it on the edge of shelves and it is easy to work with. A 25 foot roll is about $10 in the US. If you aren't happy with the results it isn't a ton of money...
  11. You may look for plywood veneer edging. Generally it is an iron on and it can be trimmed with a hand knife or scissors. I have used it on the edge of shelves and it is easy to work with. A 25 foot roll is about $10 in the US. If you aren't happy with the results it isn't a ton of money...
  12. If it is backlit, you can cut your own label and make it say what you want. There is a post by reefboi16 that shows some of the keys he cut. FYI
  13. I'm not sure I understand the issue. The cabinet is 24" wide and the pdf shows a monitor width of 22+ inches. It looks like it will fit in either orientation. If it spins do you need to put the monitor proud of the cabinet? Or, do you want the monitor to spin inside of the cabinet? (Hence it would not fit)...
  14. It looks really nice... I always liked the console game at pizza hut when I was a kid. Did you use biscuits when joining the wood together? If so, we're they pretty easy for a large panel? I have only used them on small things. Thanks
  15. One thing I would watch is staining a large piece of wood like this. In my opinion it is a lot of wood that looks the same (even walnut and cherry). If you have woodworking skills, I would consider making frame and panel sides to break up the look and reduce the weight. Or add some trim to give some visual interest. It sounds like a big machine in a sophisticated area - maybe you could disguise the controls and monitor with a removable book shelf (then you could hide the cartoon characters under the false book shelves/doors.) I don't think your computer will have any trouble emulating an atari or ps1. It sounds pretty beefy. As for the usb outlets, there are some nice through the panel connectors (neutrik is one example) if you want to keep these hidden.
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