Saturday, May 20, 2017

The first template!

This plywood template was the very first tangible piece of the arcade. We would go on to refine this design and eventually used it to cut out the first two cabinet sides. A new template is in the works to design a Nintendo style cabinet!

Friday, May 19, 2017

The first cut


Team 816's Danyon Carpenter (A.K.A. Olaf) makes the very first cut to build Arcade816. As you can see, MDF is a messy material!

Legendary.

In 11 months, this pile of MDF will become legendary.




Saturday, May 13, 2017

Parts and stuff

The internal parts have started to come in! Pyle amp and speakers, Acer 23" IPS gaming monitor, upscaler and lighting. The amp didn't handle the Genesis powerup very well and would go into protection about 25% of the time, so that meant no audio 25% of the time! So it had to be ditched for a more beefy model later. Everything is working great to this day!







Sunday, May 7, 2017

3D renders

Here are some of the earliest 3D renders my genius pal Danyon Carpenter made. He took the vision of the 816 cab out of my brain, into cyberspace, and eventually into the real world! I can't tell you how important it was to be able to see the project finished before cutting a single board. A lot of problems got solved without any wasted material.