With a background in engineering and electronics, I figured it
was time to play around with some of the 3d aspects of AutoCad
as I began to try and design the control panel. Heres what I
came out with for a initial design:
More drawings and upgrades to these
ones as my project moves forward!
I had my Cad files up for download, but
after a couple of days, and 10 or 15 e-mails demanding changes,
and wanting PDF versions etc.. I took down all my designs. If
you would like them for personal use, contact me using the
feedback page. I've designed the cab in AutoCad, and each item,
buttons, Super Joysticks, etc. is accurate to 0.001"
After discussion on the
BYOAC Boards, here's a couple of circuits for powering on
and off a pc inside a authentic cab with very few modifications, based on
the position of a standard jamma cab power switch that I've
designed. I can produce them based on request, I'm still not
sure on the cost, contact me if your
interested in one.
Thanks to both Peale, and Krick for
whom this circuit was designed, its now available to everyone
wanting to add this feature to their cabinet. 2 circuits follow,
they both have the same functionality, with very slightly
The circuits below sense either the on
or off position of the factory power switch, and
a circuit with 2 555 timers, with
adjustable on/off pulse widths.
same circuit, which utilizes one 1 556
This is the last I'm doing with this idea for now, below, 2
circuits. They do the same thing, sort of. They monitor the cab
power state, and the computer power state, if the cab is on, and
the computer is off, it sends a adjustable 0-2 second "ON" pulse
to the computer every 10 seconds (adjustable 0-20sec) until it
starts. If the cab is off, and the computer is on, it sends a
adjustable 0-10 second "Off" pulse every 20 seconds (adjustable
0-60sec) until its off. They need tweaking, and you can
mix/match the gate logic and pulse gens as you like. They
haven't been tested, but should work. I wouldn't build these
unless you have some basic knowledge of electronics as they
still need a little work.
The above circuits are of my design,
although they are based on standard 555 wiring practices they
may be replicated and built for personal use, but are not to be
utilized for any commercial product.
design ©2004 Garrett Sloan, all rights reserved.