I have cut out both sides of the cabinet base now. I was thinking about cutting out the rest of the pieces required for the base and realised I only just have enough ply to do the job.
As I want to get this right first time I decided to use Google Sketchup and create my cabinet base as a 3D model first. That way I can play with the model until I get it just the way I want.
I am really glad I did, as I have already discovered a few mistakes that I would have made on the first run. Sketchup also allows me to measure dimensions to the millimetre – so I can use my 3D model as my reference now, rather than my dodgy paper blueprint.
I have uploaded the model to the Google 3D Warehouse – you can view it here. It looks like this:
A fellow blogger that started his MAME cabinet after me has basically finished it. I have got the urge to get back to work on mine. With the recent move and all the related busy-ness of living on a 5 acre block I haven’t had much time to do any work on it.
Well – no more. Here is the plane for the base. It’s based on the “Ultimate Arcade II” I am hoping to start cutting it out today.
I was soo stresed out.
I figured I must have done something wrong. But no. After hours/days trying to fix the problem and getting no further than a command prompt teasing me I found this http://www.ubuntu.com/FixForUpgradeIssue and this. Seriously – not happy!
And now it’s bloody well time to do it again – Dapper to Edgy…
It’s been ages since a post. Very busy doing bloke stuff.
Wifey is preggers with number two due on April 1 2007!
Sold my house in the city and bought a small hobby farm in the neighbouring state. Makes commuting a lot longer – about 2100% longer. Bummer for me.
I have be very busy building fences around the house to keep the little one out of paddocks, electric fences and dams. Also been busy re-fencing/straining the boundary fence.
We’ve borrowed a horse so my little one can ride around the paddock and the arena. She is really good for a 3 year old. The wifes mare should drop her foal any day now – more excitement.
Also really busy growing a dodgy trucky mo for movember. I think the missus can’t wait for movember to be over…
Got a promotion at work the other day (temporarily). Have been acting as team leader for a little while. It would be nice if it was a permanent gig – mortgage repayments are rather large at the moment, so every bit of extra dosh counts.
I plan on getting my act together and knocking off the mame cab soon – need to be getting back to being a nerd. I purchased a second hand flight-control joy-stick the other day for the mame cab. I am not sure what to do with it…