Jump to content

Recommended Posts

  • Content Provider

Got and idea to make a single screen cabinet as a coffee table. Mostly as Lenovo G34w-10 price was less than 500e. My previous cab was "portable" 43" 4k that I moved to office. Yes it goes fine in a backseat of my car. :D

But yes.. Hoarded some old PC parts, pinscape, cheap amps, ordered ssf transdusers from France, scrap metal, ikea legs, tempered optiwhite glass for 100e, bamboo sheets from Bauhaus..

 

Some plans with sketchup:

image.png.7856dc5b482d587648d1a73149153df2.png

Building the wooden part of the cabinet took maybe 1 hour and some waiting. Really simple to make with good tools. We visited these premises once a week with friends.

 

IMG_20200826_204542.thumb.jpg.126c8239a0efc5ebc34add37d8c163b6.jpg

IMG_20200902_181146.thumb.jpg.d29f9751bb81187cbdd0eccffb228712.jpg

IMG_20200902_205523.thumb.jpg.4922b0255a7483b35ddf9358598fb320.jpg

Got it to home eventually:

IMG_20200904_074054.thumb.jpg.189e1aef3e354b356b15e04fbeabaa6c.jpg

Testing that the monitor really fits:

IMG_20200904_175139.thumb.jpg.4736aaf8fa991e2609372ae6a6c5f89e.jpg

 

IMG_20200904_175449.thumb.jpg.fc8a18ec7138b8f83eccb3d0f3b2d87e.jpg

Cats really liked it:

IMG_20200904_183151.thumb.jpg.aaa88e29a2e8490e885caa46188fd8b2.jpg

IMG_20200918_200419.thumb.jpg.785ab6e765b157a77d82ce0ea4483141.jpg

 

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Content Provider

Some of the amps were like this. Few euros each. Cabinet runs total of 6.1 channels. Stereo + 4xSSF + large transducer at the bottom.

IMG_20200925_202300.thumb.jpg.bbc5a1665b1145e1caad2b1e186d87c0.jpg

 

Took the cabinet for my neighbor. He has a fine paint booth:

IMG_20201028_103557.thumb.jpg.0c321835c41675dc67aa726f5c477873.jpg

Corner detail. Bamboo sheets were a bit like plywood, so had to cheat a bit how to make it look decent:

IMG_20201029_173117.thumb.jpg.c794c2fac8d8cb90b4129904b86f11ad.jpg

 

Glass arrived. Optiwhite won't look green from side:

IMG_20201104_091818.thumb.jpg.41f7c53dbd90f88709901f5c3aa8c9f6.jpg

IMG_20201105_073229.thumb.jpg.db695db191c10c533afa74c55ae1eaad.jpg

Making the glass holders from scrap metal:

IMG_20201111_111954.thumb.jpg.2cb8eba4533435b9539b28ff504735f1.jpg

IMG_20201111_193300.thumb.jpg.4eb3b4184ab25e13a45edd09c6492ff9.jpg

IMG_20201111_201957.thumb.jpg.a016a3e8579706233e433efbe4fb8031.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Content Provider

Then some internals:

IMG_20201118_190920.thumb.jpg.1f63a31d7cf121b9c55a8368e16fe013.jpg

Found good screws that I used to mount the mobo:

IMG_20201123_185615.thumb.jpg.e988304e253c8061bb77ebc3ccb6fa19.jpg

It's ALIVE!

IMG_20201123_202248.thumb.jpg.3612d22857129c2019e7ece8e4307d00.jpg

POV needs to be a bit different

IMG_20201123_213400.thumb.jpg.4656f8eacd642dc44ea9b1c389b5f078.jpg

Joust was the reason I made it playable from both ends:

IMG_20201221_175101.thumb.jpg.866fb67bbc554d6b8b9f4565d7d41f47.jpg

 

Some more internals:

IMG_20201206_173944.thumb.jpg.7a449f6722f67603383b44ca8a1e8255.jpg

 

IMG_20201219_172426.thumb.jpg.8d5857d235b3bfcda669a7d243e13aa6.jpg

Buttons lit:

IMG_20201225_170812.thumb.jpg.3df1e325f4408ef1309a5059118329a3.jpg

 

Glass holders installation ongoing:

IMG_20210123_191912.thumb.jpg.b32cc4230342a58e29d5dc3300a479a1.jpg

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Content Provider

Applied a window tint film on the glass, so monitor wont appear much when it is off:

IMG_20210319_184816.thumb.jpg.45a13b7287712d9904c21b92317e9baa.jpg

 

IMG_20210319_184859.thumb.jpg.326d995f390b1c755e95fb88fc63ac20.jpg

 

So dirty glass..

IMG_20210331_192649.thumb.jpg.06ebb29de4751764ad790edecdfbf01a.jpg

 

IMG_20210524_113756.thumb.jpg.931f532a70693580336acf797f6ea758.jpg

 

Skitso himself testing how his Monsterbash plays:

IMG_20210603_182436.thumb.jpg.7f1874d5bd05fd32011ce6e76a498c54.jpg

 

Alternative POV. Really complex to adjust to look and feel correct. Play stance is quite different, so this may be more correct way to use it.

IMG_20220106_232514.thumb.jpg.f89f29b4ad5bac7427dd2df1a0fea4f9.jpg

Yesterday updated the CPU. i7-4770 -> i7-4790k. Tables play much better now.

IMG_20220114_160754.thumb.jpg.75967aee828baceacac59e6f9c99d6e4.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

That's an awesome cab idea and beautiful execution. Congratulations on the finished product @iaakki, looks truly furniture grade 👍

 

P.S. That is some audio setup you have in the living room, are those commercially available speakers? Do you have to wear a seatbelt to watch TV? 😁

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Very awesome. I had thought about doing something like this but with a flat monitor, I hadn't even thought about head to head for Joust.

 

Yours looks amazing. I like how it mixes modern and retro.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Content Provider
11 hours ago, robertms said:

 

P.S. That is some audio setup you have in the living room, are those commercially available speakers? Do you have to wear a seatbelt to watch TV? 😁

Thanks.. This is some own design. Spend too many years simulating the concept and eventually built them. I was about to make them available commercially, but got distracted to other hobbies like this VPX fiddling. I almost got the website up too.. https://www.spectares.com/source/

The white ones are nowadays in the basement home cinema, but I might sell them too. The grey ones are the new prototype. Still experimenting with different tweeters.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Really impressive, an amazing very well done job! So interesting how the curved monitor is used in this furniture and sure the SSF exciters will rock... Amazing! It's coffee and pinball time. 🤩

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 months later...

This has inspired me to take the backglass down on my own mini pinball table as I had a copy of Joust that I enjoyed the one player on a while back.. It works great from both ends! But I am at a loss for other tables that can utilize this setup... I have found a few on ipdb, but not able to come up with any recreations on here or vpforums. What else are you playing this way? 

 

 

20220321_194645.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

×
  • Create New...