Well most of the time has been spent on various projects (jobs).. but I have managed to build Angel her Christmas Present at last and here are some pics and info on the process (although not quiet done yet).
First I found a couple of LED TV’s that were on offer that had a good wide viewing angle (as they would not be face on to the viewer), then a cheap PC and a mid range GFX card with memory and a standard 1Tb hdd, all this was going to be the easy bit for me as well it’s just a PC with knobs on.. So the extra stuff was an I-PAC2 and a LED/LCD driver module and buttons etc for the cabinet… The hardest part of all though was without doubt the cabinet itself. Anyone who knows me will know that I’m completely crap with wood work or any of that manual stuff so this was going to be the challenge to make it look reasonable.
For the sake of strength I decided to go for 18mm ply wood, this would make it very heavy but very strong too.. Of course I needed some more tools, a decent belt sander, drills, metal work, and lots of bolts and glue.. But I think so far it looks ok.. Here it is in various stages -
Right now the outstanding issues are the third screen for scoring, blacking out the back box and at some stage in the future getting a couple of solenoids for the flipper sounds