After contacting him for plans, ideas, and some other tips (was kinda hard since he only speaks french)… I started working on my own with a few changes to his viewlix clone design. This is my work in progress and im just winging it as i go. If you have any advice, please feel free to let me know. I would really appreciate it.
Heres what i have so far:
1 SET SEIMITSU JOYSTICK LS-32-01 with 12 PS-14-GN 30mm Pushbutton, Still working on finding another set that isnt backordred maybe go with 1 sanwa JLF / Seitmitsu setup. It will have a PS3/360/PC inside to power all my gaming needs. Got 2 Cthulhu PS3 board, 2 360 CG boards.
that panel would run me $600 including the import fees…i think the best cost effective option is either stick with brush aluminum panel ($10 a sheet at home depot) or to just build it with MDF and have lexan overlay and put graphics underneath like how all the custom sticks are made.
Im documenting everything im doing in case if enough fellow SRKers want a piece of it, i can easily hand over the plans to a local woodshop to mass produce. My main goal is to keep everything very affordable. Everything you see made so far only cost me $45 in materials so far. But its going to add up real quick when i place my electronics order.
I have designed and bulit a metal vewlix cabinet (which you put together like a mecano set)
and have done the same thing with the arcade stick idea, so that my metal arcade sticks sit into cabinet control panel area.
The benifits in that/my design I see are :
You can play in the center of the screen as 1 player
You can start your investment small then add another stick later and then add 2nd pcb for dual console
you can add arcade stick for 2P mode or remove for to take to friends/ tournaments (2 bolts)
you can change to a permament flush mounted control panel at any time (not std CP size)
the 3 extra buttons are on the top of my my metal arcade stick design
sound : I used Logitec Z4 2.1 speakers cus they can mount flush, but I would recomend the logitech digital 5.1
have to say great work on the carpentry, takes a lot of work when you have angles and bevils compaired to just making square a box.
cant wait for the next lot of pics