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This is my baby, the wooden arcade console "R-Kaid-6". Inspired by various retro game consoles, the R-Kaid-6 features a custom version of the Maximus ...
I started on the main shell, using 16mm MDF and walnut / veneer. The design is based on a hex, so six sides were cut and glued together under pressure...
Then I started working on the two joystick controllers, same procedure here, walnut and MDF. I made the button layout in photoshop and used a printed ...
DIN females and VGA connectors soldered. Also made two USB-to-DIN spiral cables for the joysticks, using 6m telephone cables and DIN males.
Finally got the goodies. 2 ball top joysticks and 16 buttons, all black Sanwa. Also got the PCBs, no soldering needed. Since the PCBs I bought have 12...
I used Danish Oil for finish on the walnut, and was very pleased with the results.
The foot stand was inspired by 50´s chair designs. Painted the metal in matte black.
I didn´t really like the original front layout and decided to change it. So I cut it right off and made a new one.
The new front panel had to be adorned by something special, and I got the idea of making a spherical fan grill in walnut. Took some time to get it rig...
I mounted the hardware inside and did a succesfull testrun of the system.
I made a top piece inspired by the Atari 2600 system. Horizontal bars across the hex field, that is SEXY!! Made holes for the ball tops when they´re i...
I finished with the illuminating push button, turned 45° for more of a "gem-look". Only software left. Worked on the customized frontend and made a lo...
And here is the result. Hope you like it! R-Kaid-6 In action footage: http://vimeo.com/32466668 More of my work: http://lovehulten.com/
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Posted:Apr 12, 2012
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