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Projammer
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Control panel layout.
#262405 - 08/17/11 10:53 PM


Just looking for some advise on control panels.

I really don't care for the look of frankenpanels so my plan is either to have changeable control panels or a rotating one.

I figure the primary board should be two 8-way sticks with 6 buttons each. A second would be a combination trackball and spinner and maybe a 4-way. No real plans beyond that.

I've found some layouts online, but they're mostly unclear about button functions or aren't really what I'm looking for. Plus some information overload trying to sort through everything I'm turning up.

So I'm looking for some suggestions for boards or links to organized collections.

Thanks again!



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Re: Control panel layout. new [Re: Projammer]
#262544 - 08/20/11 02:40 AM


Have a look on byoac.....

Franken panels piss me off as well.....But if you are a fan of various types of games then there is not a lot of options......

Rotating panels can be a pain in the arse to build...Not to mention the wiring and interfaces required.....

Just depends on if you are building it for yourself...To play yourself....Or showing it off to friends......

A be all and end all of a multi genre cabinet always looks a piece of shit in my opinion.....

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Re: Control panel layout. new [Re: Projammer]
#262567 - 08/20/11 06:57 AM


Well, take a look at Millercade. Rotating panels are a huge pita, so don't go there unless you're uber-motivated. I could have easily build three cabs, one for each cp, in less time than it tok to build one rotating panel cab.







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Re: Control panel layout. new [Re: Projammer]
#262607 - 08/20/11 09:06 PM Attachment: arcade control panel template.gif 239 KB (1 downloads)


I'll just leave this here and let others argue the pros and cons if they wish.

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Re: Control panel layout. new [Re: aavada]
#262611 - 08/20/11 10:16 PM


> I'll just leave this here and let others argue the pros and cons if they wish.

Hmmm, me likey!

Downloaded for posterity!

Cheers aavada,

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