Space Invader Arcade

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Space Invader Complete!

Posted by on Apr 29, 2012 in Space Invader Arcade

Space Invader Complete!

Another finished project by the Premier Arcade team! We feel we’ve really set the standard for cab building now. The passion and detail we put into these cab really does pay off in the final results. Visit the dedicated Space Invader page for more info and pictures on this project. Or visit the “Showcase” gallery at the top of the page…. Be sure to click on “FULLSCREEN” once you click the thumbnails...

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Adding the Artwork

Posted by on Apr 8, 2012 in Space Invader Arcade

Adding the Artwork

Added the side art and t-mould, we’re very happy with the colour choice! The next blog entry will be the showcased complete cab! First side. Artwork fitted. T-mould fitted. Second side. Fitting the t-mould. All artwork fitted. Another angle. We’re Soooooo happy with the...

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Main Loom & PC Fitted

Posted by on Mar 14, 2012 in Space Invader Arcade

Main Loom & PC Fitted

Started making the main wiring loom today. It’s been designed for easy removal. We did this by using plugs and a few labels. We also fitted some of the main PC components as well as some additional t-mould to the front of the control panel. Almost there now. Main loom. Closed Cp. Open CP. Plugs and labels. Another angle. Another angle. Close up of the plugs. Another angle. More white t-mould....

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Perspex Door & A wire Or Two

Posted by on Feb 26, 2012 in Space Invader Arcade

Perspex Door & A wire Or Two

Decided to fit a perspex sheet at the rear door. We had to wait for the paint to dry before fitting it however, So we did a little wiring whilst it dried. Rear door cut. Inside of the door (recessed). Outside of the door. Fitted minus glass. In blue. Green. Did some wiring waiting for the paint to dry. Then fitted the glass. Close...

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Sound and Lights

Posted by on Feb 22, 2012 in Space Invader Arcade

Sound and Lights

We’ve had a delivery of wire, so we have started some of the wiring now. Also added some ambient lighting, We’re thinking of having a perspex “window” on the rear of the cab. Not sure what shape yet though. Watch this space. LED strips. Cold cathode tubes. LED strips on the base. Sub Woofer located. Fans and grill fitted. Nice glow. White. Red. Blue. Green. Another...

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Hardware Art

Posted by on Feb 9, 2012 in Space Invader Arcade

Hardware Art

The artwork has been printed, along with a delivery of arcade hardware. So we got to work like Elfs at Santa’s workshop! Artwork with dust cover. OOoooooooohh. Control panel & admin artwork. Sticks, buttons & a keyboard encoder. Pinball buttons fitted. Marquee fitted. Admin panel cut. Testing that it all fits. Close up of the marquee. Looking good. Front view. Admin buttons fitted. Another...

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Black & White Paint

Posted by on Jan 28, 2012 in Space Invader Arcade

Black & White Paint

The arcade buttons, sticks and t-moulding are now all on order. So we opened some paint and started painting. This totally transformed the cab! Painting the doors. The Invader. Fitted to the cab. Another angle. Wide shot. Speaker area. Top of the cab. The door. Done for the...

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