Ultra Awesome: NES coffee table update 4: mounting the buttons

Thursday, April 3, 2008

NES coffee table update 4: mounting the buttons

Having finished making the start and select buttons;

It was time to actually mount the buttons into the lid of the unit itself.

I cut some small strips of the 4mm MDF I had left over to use as packing so I could mount the backing plate for the buttons under the lid and the buttons would protrude the right height above the surface.

Here is the backing plate for the D-pad mounted into the lid, I used two screws per corner just to be sure that it wouldn't rip out if someone whacked the button too hard.

This is what the D-pad backing plate looks like from the top without the D-pad itself inserted in there.

Here is what the underside of the lid looks like after i mounted all of the buttons in there.
I'm thinking perhaps I might need put some protectors over those screws so that I don't accidentally store something in the box that is in the way of the screws, thus damaging it.

And viola! Here are all of the buttons mounted, from the top. I'm thinking I might lower the start and select buttons a bit, they look like the protrude just a bit too much for my liking.


Now the next thing for me to do is to either wire up the buttons, or start painting it.
I'm thinking the bottom half of the box will be high gloss black (I'll use some spray paint for that) and the gray parts of lid will be semi-gloss gray.
The sticker bit of the controller (with the writing and stuff on it) I will probably paint with the left over paint I have from my asteroids arcade cabinet, I will use a roller to paint that because it give it the nice grain to it, just like on an actual NES controller.
I'm not sure how to do the writing, if i can't find some decals that match the Nintendo font, I will have to perhaps put some contact over the area with the writing, then cut out and peel back the parts of the contact in the shape of the letters (thus creating a stencil), and paint it that way.

Next post might not be for a while because I'm pretty busy at the moment, but stay tuned and spread the word suckas!

27 comments:

Isaac said...

For the text you could probably take an image of the nintendo logo, etc., print it big out on card, then cut out the letters to make a stencil?

Anonymous said...

or, he could stop being a enormous fag and do somethign mor productive with his faggy life!
peace out!

Aaron said...

Wow, this is awesome, and I'm not even that into Nintendo. I am especially impressed with the high level of technical skill you're displaying. It's easy to be an artist but it's much harder to actually build something with straight lines, proportions, etc. Awesome job!

KYLES MUM said...

Or,
he could stop getting rammed up the ass.

Rick James Bitch said...

lol nice lack of life fag!
Are u gonna put a fuck hole in it too? roflroflroflroflrofl

Kyle Downes said...

Dang it Rick James! Don't make me slap you again!

Ben said...

Whoa ! This really is impressive ! I wish I could build one like that ^^

PS : "And viola!" -> take care : "viola" is past for "violer", in French, which means "to rape"

Et voila :p

Good job anyway

qwerty said...

why does everybody keep saying someones a fag and a loser because they take time to actually accomplish something, and create something cool with their own two hands.

what the hell do you people do with your free time, get drunk and smoke dope and masturbate, or hang out in some seedy disgusting bar with deadbeat low lifes.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

or, he could stop being a enormous fag and do somethign mor productive with his faggy life!
peace out!
your a dumbass whoever frikin posted that. gaming is actshully productive if you get good enough at it and you can win tournaments and also this wasnt something as a "life goal" of his most likely its just something he felt like doing OK DUMBASS? and if you dont think its cool then why are you reading a guide to making one you dumbass 12 year old?

Anonymous said...

"or, he could stop being a enormous fag and do somethign mor productive with his faggy life!
peace out!"


How productive are you when you are the one going around reading and looking at this guys page and commenting your dumb remarks on it. You must be a genius because you can call this guy a "fag"
Why don't you go do "somethign mor" productive with your life like ending it.

Anonymous said...

Wow, this is awesome, and I'm not even that into Nintendo. I am especially impressed with the high level of technical skill you're displaying. It's easy to be an artist but it's much harder to actually build batteryfast something with straight lines, proportions, etc. Awesome job!

Anonymous said...

TO THE FUCKING LOW LIFE WHO WROTE:

"How productive are you when you are the one going around reading and looking at this guys page and commenting your dumb remarks on it. You must be a genius because you can call this guy a "fag"
Why don't you go do "somethign mor" productive with your life like ending it."

NEWS FLASH FUCKTARD! ITS CALLED A JOKE. IF YOUR HAVING TROUBLE UNDERSTANDING WHAT THIS MEANS WHY DONT YOU PICK UP A DICTIONARY AND LOOK IT UP! YOUR PROBABLY ONE OF THOSE 30 SOMETHING YEAR OLD FUCKING SMART ASS LOSERS WHO STILL LIVES AT HOME WITH HIS PARENTS WATCHING POKEMON AND EATING DORIOTOS. YOU PROBABLY WEIGH 125KG HAVE A BEARD LIKE A CATS ARSE AND THINK THAT REACHING LEVEL 50 ON WORLD OF FUCKTARDS IS "HARD WORK." WE ALL KNOW YOU LIKE TO JACK OFF OVER NES TABLES, AND DONT GET ME WRONG ITS A COOL TABLE, BUT WHAT GIVES YOU THE RIGHT TO TELL SOMEONE TO GO AND END THEIR OWN LIFE? I TELL YOU WHAT WHY DONT YOU GET OUTSIDE, YES THERE IS AN OUTSIDE, AND VIEW THE BIG WIDE WORLD, YOU FUCKING MORON, HEY YOU MIGHT EVEN MEET A GIRL, BUT PROBRABLY NOT SINCE YOU LIKE COPPING IT UP THE A HOLE....

peace ;-) fatshit

Tortus said...

For the person who needs to learn to use an inside voice:
Stop attacking everyone for no reason (esp the blogger who has made an amazing piece of work, and is doing something productive in his life while you harass random people on the internet and laugh at your "superiority" because you can swear and make comments about peoples' sexual preferences.) and then saying "peace" as if it absolves you.

Please learn to spell so that someone can read your suicide note. Not that anyone will care. ;)

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I thought the table was pretty damn cool...I don't really play video games but my brother does...and just the fact that you did it yourself had to have taken A LOT of time and hard work...it looks great...good job...now where can I buy one for my brother??..LOL