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Very nice there !

@Road Hog Mad I hope you are very pleased with how that is coming along.

What is the next steps for you ?

Feel free to also start your own thread - you are more then welcome to. :)

You've done some lovely looking work there on how that looks so far ( like the logo ) and a single point of reference on how you built yours etc will hopefully also help others without it be lost in another thread.  It deserves it's own thread.

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Yes, i'll create a thread when its done probably, pictures of it all over the place (over 3 forums).

Coin mech, pac drive and hoppers next! :D <- will probably blow up but a few people have given me some good instructions, you included.

I put 2 ideas in to one, a jukebox and MFME, a programming mate of mine is going to write the front end software so i'll share that to when he's completed it.

You'll love the way I did the lighting lol. A £1 USB strip of lights light up everything including the cash tray.

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Well done mate.

I've still not sorted mine yet - not had the inclinantion and done so very little PC stuff.  Need to get stuff sorted.

Stupidly, I've just checked and can't even see where I saved the bloody PDF's to for the mech I had.

What mech did you use in the end ?

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Brilliant work mate - glad you got there in the end.

I'll get back to mine at some point - other stuff that just has a few priorities in my life ATM. 

Seeing this working gives me some excitement for the near future tho when time will be on myside. :)

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Wow not sure how I missed this but what an incredible thread. Fantastic work, both of you.

It's my dream to one day build something similar with two screens inside a Maygay Vision cabinet. Don't know how, don't know when, may need lots of third party help, but one day.

One stumbling block of course is finding screens the size of machine glass to use. Is there such a thing as a company that can make custom display screens of any size? I imagine the costs would be prohibitive.

What screen resolutions are you running? Reg, the monitor you bought is it fine for both horizontal and vertical operation? How in gods name do I wire a coin mech and payouts to MFME? So many questions for the future.

With so many manufacturers going to the wall and the old technology a lot of real machines are running now 30 years old I have often wondered how feasible it would be to replace the internal motherboards with a small PC running MFME with strobes/payouts etc controlled by plug in USB modules.

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You really need two 5:4 aspect ratio screens.  Or a big single 5:4 aspect ration in portrait mode.  I've looked into it and it is frustrating as 4:3 and 5:4 are both fairly expensive if you want multitouch screen enabled.  I was also looking for a wide and narrow touchscreen for a virtual touchscreen button area, just can't seem to find any sources.  Possible Ali Express etc, but that could be a potential nightmare.

I have a large 27" Acer screen T272HL.  1280x1920, running in portrait mode.  It's about 300 pixels too tall, ideally I want 1280x1600.  The easiest way to fudge it would be to have some artwork about the machine, maybe a cab logo.  I don't want any physical buttons on my build.

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Of course physical buttons add to the experience but would have to be generic which particularly on Maygay is not ideal as from Vision cabinets onwards they were all individually designed. A touch panel is probably the only way around that unless there are literally tiny square screens available. I have some vague recollection about a machine or two that used LCD screens inside buttons but buttons need decent backlighting. The top screen can also then be an issue because how could something like the Epoch "The Simpsons" or Impact "Club Casino Crazy" be done so that the player can click one of the four corner buttons unless the whole thing is touchable?

I could live with graphical buttons for sure but would have to be looking for a 4k panel for a vertical build. I also like RHM's build above (looks like a SWP cabinet), looks good horizontal. Going forward I want to produce 4k layouts by default so would obviously want something decent to display them on.

Does anyone here have a handle on production costs for cabinets? For example the one Reg used above obviously has an initial design and build cost. I assume it could be prohibitive in small volume but if enough people were willing to commit to buying one is it feasible to produce for say under £2k a cabinet? I assume that is probably the top end of what people would be willing to pay for one? I am talking fully commercial build custom setup designed specifically for MFME so the right sizes. What's the production cost to SG for a Barcrest Triple 7 for example?

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I'm upto £350 ish at the moment. The none runner SWP I bought with a working screen was £80. But with touch screen I don't need to purchase buttons (so maybe a saving there). Buttons are probably better as you can't press cancel and start at the same time on a touch screen (for skill stops). 

I sold on the 24v coin mech and hopper for around £22 the machine came with, a quick sale to put towards buying a universal 12v hopper for £50. 12v can be run from a computer psu as per the diagram ^. 

I've recycled parts as well to save money (wires etc.) 

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I must also add (and will add in a how I did it thread) the help from other members is priceless!) You may spend £350 on a machine but without there help and knowledge and diagrams for example it wouldn't work. Especially for someone as retarted as me. With regards to the hoppers and money control, No1Stoney has been my savior, the diagrams you see above are what he provided me with and work a treat! I have shared them for the benefit of other builders, and I muddled them up lol. 

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3 minutes ago, Road Hog Mad said:

Buttons are probably better as you can't press cancel and start at the same time on a touch screen (for skill stops).

Laptops, Tablets or Monitors with multiple touch points do support pressing more than one button at the same time, looks like yours just emulates a mouse.

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22 hours ago, Wizard said:

Laptops, Tablets or Monitors with multiple touch points do support pressing more than one button at the same time, looks like yours just emulates a mouse.

Also how is the response time of touch screens compared with physical buttons? I always thought touch screens were very slow by comparison - perhaps a benchmark against non-cheating skills like Cash Explosion > Skill Cash feature! (not that I can hit it these days even with buttons!)

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On 14/01/2020 at 18:03, Retrofruit said:

Also how is the response time of touch screens compared with physical buttons? I always thought touch screens were very slow by comparison - perhaps a benchmark against non-cheating skills like Cash Explosion > Skill Cash feature! (not that I can hit it these days even with buttons!)

A physical button is quicker, touch screen must be a second behind so you have to take this in to account when doing a skill stop.

A friend of mine was selling one of those 27" screens with a built in computer, be ideal in portrait mode in a new cabinet and it was touch screen. Be ideal having a touch screen plus physical buttons.

 

Ahh... the cainet bugs got me again! :D

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