Intro: Xarcade Trackball Install Walk Through
Here is a quick video and walkthrough of how I Installed a Xarcade trackball Into my custom made arcade control panel.
I looked around online everywhere and never could find any install information except for some basic measurements from xarcade.
I hope this helps anyone looking to do an install.
Step 1: Parts / Tools
Xarcade Trackball https://shop.xgaming.com/products/x-arcade-trackba...
Milescraft Circle jig https://www.homedepot.com/p/Milescraft-CircleGuide...
Ridgid 18v Router https://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGID-18-Volt-GEN5X-C...
Step 2: Left Jumping Ahead
At the start of this project you should have found the center of you track ball location.
Step 3: Step One
Drill a guild / Locating hole from the top.
Step 4: Step Two
Measure a 6x6 inch square
Set up your router to "LEAVE" 1/4 inch of material on top. For me this was 3/4 inch plywood and I needed to remove 1/2 inch of material.
Step 5: Step Three
Attach the Milescraft circle jig.
Set the jig at 2 7/8 inch
Step 6: Step Four
Using the Jig and my Ridgid cordless router it left me with a perfect circle.
Step 7: Step Five
Step 8: Step Six
Flip the board over with the trackball still installed.
From the back mark the four mounting holes.
Drill small Pilot holes from the bottom.
Flip back over and drill the size appropriate holes for the supplied bolts an your finished.
Step 9: Bonus
Install your control board and you are set!
This is an entry in the
Furniture Contest 2018