Thursday, 21 August 2014

Apes Bartop revisited - Assembling PC MAME parts in ArcadeForge Bartop


 I`ve found again some nice pics assembling a high end pc for MAME in the ArcadeForge Bartop Kit.

He made a great pictorial on selecting parts and how made the components fit. Idea is to assemble harddisk and graphic card in the back mount panel of the bartop LCD.

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Friday, 25 July 2014

Arcade Stick TE Modding Prepare for the next roundS

just some awesome stuff from Marcel. Check out our store for modding products :)

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Friday, 9 May 2014

Bartop Hints : IEC to PSU Wiring


 I`ve made a little scetch how to wire the Power Supply Plug with Switch (IEC) to normal Arcade PSU. Check it out.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

some scetches of new control panel variants

Here`re some scetches of new control panel variants

2Player 4 Button and 1 Player 6 Button plus Trackball

Another Bartop finished

Seriously! It`s so f**** awesome seeing all this finished Bartop DIY Projects coming up.

Bartop Artwork Design made by Apes.

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Explaing Bartop Concept exchangeable Control Panels

Here`re some word about the Arcadeforge bartop design  concept of exchangeable control panels

Design concept is this : Normally Bartop Designer save here lots of money. I observed in my first prototype(s  ;) ) that the CPO like to bend, even with strong wood when using single layer panels.

In our bartop we use a control panel bracket plus control panel sheet. Thus the whole construction of the CPO has more strength.  It`s simply the fact that one layer CPO doesn't work very well and are prone to bend. All Arcade Cabs we ever seen works with brackets. So we did in our bartop design. When coming to this we worked out, that i`ts now VERY simple to swap CPO when using captive nuts in the bracket frame.

So a big plus is, that the ArcadeForge bartop offers the possibility to swap control panel. If one takes care of wiring with connectors then one could use different button layouts. We recommend to use DSUB 15 connector with NeoGeo Controller pinout. This way our Supergun MAK Strike can be used as basis ;)


6 Button Layout

2 Player 6Button Layout

1 Player 4 Button Layout

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Arcadeforge Bartop new version

We changed the ArcadeForge Bartop Design a little bit. First we put in a switch socket with combined switch and PSU plug in the back part.

Second we started a new air circulation concept. We scratched the fans cut in oart 006 and put one wider hole in the backdoor. This backdoor cut can be nicely covered with 120mm fan cover. Parts in the shop was updated as well.

Find here the new bartop design documentation.