Picking up where we left off with our control panel, I’ve since cleaned up the panel vinyl by removing the air bubbles and adding an awesome custom vinyl cut sticker thanks to Pat Harding.

 

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After a quick clean up of the sticker and removing the excess vinyl, I applied it with some painters style white tape and it looks awesome!

 

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I ordered my buttons from OzStick and also got 5 blanks, installing the blanks saves us getting a new piece of perspex for the controls plus it makes it really easy to add in future controls since I have a habit of getting bored with cabinets and re-purposing them, so by adding the blanks it allows me to add in some joysticks for fighting games etc.

 

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Once the buttons and blanks were all nicely lined up and installed I then wired up the power for the back-light LEDs, simply made up a quick positive and ground straight into a PC Molex connector as the LEDs are 12v and this system will be powered by a PC, so we’ll be using the standard PC PSU.

When doing this, the yellow is 12v as per this diagram:

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Buttons and LEDs are all nicely installed, just waiting on some M6 x20mm black Allen head bolts to arrive to bolt the control panel down as the final step.

So I moved on to tidying up the wiring to make room for a PC.

 

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Firstly you’ll notice I’ve installed a motherboard tray to easily mount the motherboard, the PSU will go in the upper left area above the tray next to the Sub. In the bottom left you’ll see all the audio cables since we went with an overkill sound system that has full surround support which have now been shortened with zip-ties ready to plug straight into the motherboard jacks.

Finally I tidied up all the wires and mounted the JPAC to some PCB standoffs.

Next steps will be to install the computer components, install the software, get the CRT working and start on the gun!