Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Update!

It's been a couple of months now and the arcade machine is running smoothly. Bella loves playing it and she has gotten quite good at a few games - Ladybug, Galaga 3, Ms. Pac-Man, Frogger, Jungle King and a few others.

She is really having fun!

7 comments:

Warren said...

Outstanding work. I'm in awe. I wanted to ask how you got the marquee to slip into the retainers. I can't imagine bending the plexi, or that the top retainer would be articulated. Could you clear this up for me?

Some guy on the Internet said...

Sure - I secured the marquee in place using some painter's tape or whatever from the top only. Then I put the bottom retainer in place and secured it with screws from underneath. When that was done I was able to remove the tape and then put the top retainer in place and secured it with screws from the top. The marquee will not come out unless I remove one of the retainers (each held in place by 4 small screws with screw caps to hide them). I hope this makes sense.

Thanks for the kind comments.

Warren said...

That does, thank you. I misunderstood the shape of the retainers. I pictured someting more like a mirror clip made of pvc.

kakaodvm said...

where are the side arts?

Some guy on the Internet said...

It looks way better without the side art - I taped some in place and decided after a few weeks that I didn't like it.

Alessandro said...

Awesome! and I have a question - I'm working on my own BARTOP and I've been looking for a plug-switch like you used (that's how I found your blog) - where did you get it?

cotatiadam said...

Big fan of your work. Getting ready to think about thinking of starting something similar. I searched the blog but was unable to find a final list of Games you included... could you point me in that direction?
Thanks

Adam