I found building the control panels to be the
hardest task. They are built from 12mm MDF, these babies wont break in a
Left image shows a semi complete
control player 1 side control panel. Buttons in final positions,
obviously removed again before painting. The top and front face were
then covered with a black self adhesive vinyl for a more "arcade"
finish. I've had some trouble with the vinyl lifting so it will need
re-stickign with additional glue. Right image showing wiring. All
buttons, joysticks and the coin mechanism are wired into an I-Pac.
The holes in the
back panels align with the original holes on the side of the cabinet
used to attach the original control panels. That way there's no damage
to the cabinet and I can make custom, interchangeable control panels if