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    Very clever Eric.
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    Joe, the actual arcade cabinet files aren't ready to be published just yet... I've got to clean them up before I do that. If you just want that connector you can get the exact connector here:

    https://blog.sketchup.com/article/ge...tchup-sawhorse

    That guide shows how to make my sawhorses which use that exact same weld nut. It's pretty simple actually, it just a .6" deep T shaped slot with an opposing hole drilled in the adjacent panel. If you're clever, you can make the bolt slot long enough to accomodate different bolts. I make these sawhorses for my shop out of scrap so I end up using different bolts I've got lying around...

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    Cool

    Alright folks, I've shared a few bits and pieces of this build, but here you can see it in it's entirety. It's headed to a shipping crate and off to Texas tomorrow.

    https://youtu.be/yK8T7HLZfgs

    This was definitely the most fun thing I've built in a long time. All the hours spent hacking a fog machine, tweaking a computer, and all of the other work was absolutely worth it!

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    This is a cool implementation. This is the kind of kiosk you mark as a must visit in a trade show when you see it.

    Nicely done.
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    What smoke unit did you hack. I have similar needs for smoke! Russ
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    Quote Originally Posted by chiloquinruss View Post
    What smoke unit did you hack. I have similar needs for smoke! Russ
    I just used a cheap one off of Amazon. I paid under 40 bucks for it.

    The one I used had a long cabled remote to activate it. I took apart the remote and found that all that it was was a low voltage normally open button. I soldered some wires into it and connected them to the relay.

    Getting the fog to go though the pipe was way harder. Fog doesn't like to turn corners. It also doesn't like to travel down pipe very far. I had to put an Inline fan in the pipe to force the fog through the tubes. I also had to drill air inlet holes in between the fog machine and the fan to make it all work. It's not hard but it took a lot of fooling around on the bench to get to dialed in.

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    Wonderful job Eric!!
    You brought it together VERY neatly!
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    Thanks Kahos and Scott! I can't wait to do another!

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    Well I thought it would end up cool but I guess I was wrong.
    It is waaaaaay cool!

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    Eric, thanks for the reply. I'm 'da train guy' so always looking for ways to make smoke (without the flames!). Russ
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