Thanks for quick reply, Think I;m going to buy the books you mentioned and do some more reading first, thinking about trying to make a 12" telescope. I'm pretty good with cad/cnc woodworking/design and decent with sheet metal cutting. I might need help for precision welding(my welding is not good enough for high precision). The fan and such is easy enough(I'm pretty familiar with small electronics projects). Basically I just dont know much about optics and such.
Do you have any detailed measurements for all of the flat stock needed? or is it in the PDF(cant download now because no indestructible premium :/ ).It seems like alot of this building process could be simplified with proper tools. I have a 6'x12' Table gantry router that can clear up to 3 inches of plywood and a 5'x10' table Waterjet for flat metal.Cant the rocker box just be cut out of 1.5" ply sheet instead of gluing a bunch of .75 together?I don't see any circles wider than 5 feet so I should be able to cut those on cnc?Looks like the mirror cell parts can be cut on waterjet except the tubestock making up the frame...is that 1" tube?
Pretty cool, how much does a telescope cost to go in it? and where do i get one?
I think I could probably make the ducks out of thicker plywood for HDPE sheet and paint them yellow. Was thinking more dinky pellet/bb guns used, .177 at 600fps or so, I know it wont stand up to my .357 147 grain pellets at 950 fps lol
Would it work for a pellet gun?
So I finally got this thing done about a month ago, been meaning to come post a few pics. I got alot of stuff done on the software backend for custom zelda menus etc. Also changed the marquee lighting to be sound reactive and change colors. I will try to get some more shots of internals and such. Added USB plugs on the front too to support 4 player or controller play. Considering adding led pads to the buttons, I wanted old style american arcade buttons with cherry switches, unfortunately those done come in light up versions. Also replaced the plastic marquee bracket with 1 inch 90 degree corner hardwood trim.
I did have some issues with the Plexiglas cutting. I tried to do it myself on a router and ruined 50 dollars worth of nice scratch resistant stuff towards the end of the cut. Had to buy a new piece and had it cut on a water jet at a friends shop. Uses sega 2p button layout. The screen and marquee cover are tempered glass
I put .75g Cherry switches already in all buttons I just could not find long barrel suzp-happ old style buttons that were pre-lit, however I have found some lighting pad kits that fit inside of them. The marquee is easy to open up, the top bracket is just compression fit in there I just cut it a bit over and sanded it til it fit tight. I used rgb led strip from amazon and bought a cheap controller that I put next to one of the speakers inside the marquee box for sound reaction. The monitor is a 1600x1200 4:3 IPS 19" I found used on ebay for 50 bucks(score!), speakers are two kicker car speakers on some dinky 25$ amp I found on amazon. Will try to get some more pics of internals and stuff to post.
You can get a boat registed without a vin number if you built it yourself, but you have to get it inspected/certified after building, most often by a coast gaurd agent(thats who did mine)
Use marine grade plywood, its been treated for water, particle board will quickly fall apart. I also recommend covering all wood in fiberglass or atleast a top coat of gelcoat or another sealer. The other thing you fail to mention is that this boat is illegal in many lakes/states if you dont go through the proper tagging, paperwork and inspection this will land you with a large fine. (I build boats myself)
Staining done and built to the point where I need to get my gfx and plexiglass done before I can continue with the 'guts'.
Made some progress on mine. 24" version. Here it is after router cut and some light sanding. In process of staining all of the parts kono brown now. All tongue and groove areas clamped and glued. It fit together perfect, It was standing on its own without any glue or fasteners holding it together. :)
ooo I like the magnet idea, I think I will do the hinge on the front inside and route in a few holes for magnets like that towards the bezel to lock it down.
Legend of Zelda Bartop Arcade Cabinet