Well its time for build number 2 and I decided I wanted to do a P2K style cabinet. This is the first of 2 P2K cabinet I am building at present. The 2nd is a full 100% replica of a RFM machine.
With Tron just around the corner and how great it looks I decided it would be a pretty cool theme to do. At some point I want to learn to program the VP software and will probably have a crack at building a table to go with the theme.
I'll update this thread with the build details and items used as I go like I did with Dr Who, but just wanted to put the start of this out there for everyone to see.
One twist on this design is that it will still be a 3 monitor cabinet. a) Playfield screen, b) Backglass screen and c)a screen inside the head of the machine like the original P2K design that will reflect the DMD screen down onto the playfield glass.
Artwork will be like a P2K machine and will center on the cabinet head with a border around it. The design for the head artwork will be cut from the fullsize sheet once in place to do this.
Here are some dimensions to work from. The head is a real pain, but as long as both sides match, however you shape it really does not matter that much.
The glass size i used was 21 3/4"x 42 1/4" (but please check this after you have built your cabinet as you do not get a second chance when dealing with tempered glass)
for those wanting to create the same reflected DMD effect with an LCD, the easy option is changing the registry entry for each rom (or the default entry). The option you need to change is called flipy. Change the value from 0 to 1 and your DMD image will be inverted so it displays correctly in the reflection.
Edited by mameman23, 10 January 2013 - 03:13 PM.