Apr 242006
BLACKOUT: April 24, 2006, 07:52:23 AM

I got to work on the CP top yesterday. This is, in my opinion one of the most critical parts of the build. This is the interface between the user and the machine. So, it has to be comfortable and usable. Earlier on, I mentioned some of the ideas I was having. I have settled […]

Apr 222006
BLACKOUT: April 22, 2006, 10:25:28 PM

I am now starting to work on the marquee and trying to come up with a name for this thing. A long time back I initially a design that I was working with. Once I designed my CP graphics, everything changed because the CP really set the tone me. So I am ditching the original […]

Apr 202006
BLACKOUT: April 20, 2006, 09:24:44 PM

I finally got moving on my speaker board. To help get it in to place, I cut the piece to be a tight fit. I can’t take credit for the exactness of the cut, it just happened that way. I catch a break now and then. I used my rubber mallet to pound it into […]

Apr 202006
BLACKOUT: April 20, 2006, 09:34:07 PM

I then went after one of the parts that I have been dreading for quite some time. The bezel set up. The bezel is an important piece as it hides all the guts from the player. It also masks off any stray light that might come off the monitor, into the cab, or the opposite, […]

Apr 012006
BLACKOUT: April 01, 2006, 10:27:04 AM

A few weeks ago I got a call that my grandfather passed away. I gave up the build progress for a couple of weeks (for good reason). Death puts a weird spin on everything. Actually I had no real interest in working on this thing at all when I got back. It has taken me […]