Category: MAME'd Millipede :: 2. Control Panel
The control panel is fashioned almost entirely out of 1/2" plywood. It is basically a shaped box that attaches to the machine in a modular fashion. As stated before, I had no intention of modifying the Millipede cabinet itself, so fitting the new CP to the existing cabinet was the goal. This presented the challenge of determining how to make it fit, not look utterly stupid (that's for you to decide, but I'm happy with it), and attach in a sturdy enough manner that it doesn't bounce up and down when you are hammering your brains out on the fire button.
We started the design of the control panel by (obviously) removing the original one from the machine. We then notched a sheet of foamcore so that it fit around the side panels and rested where we wanted the new control panel to sit.
The attached foamcore prior to being used to sketch a template.
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