PREMIUM – Bits to Atoms: Starlords Arcade Cabinet, Part 4

With the cabinet prototyping refined, it’s time to start making the real thing! Sean and Jeremy take their arcade cabinet design plan to Zach Radding’s shop, Build Cool Stuff, to CNC all of the main components and test out a few electronic bits that Jeremy has been working on.

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36 thoughts on “PREMIUM – Bits to Atoms: Starlords Arcade Cabinet, Part 4

  1. Is anybody else having a horrible time streaming this ?….All of the YouTube vids work great but all of the premium vids are constantly buffering and the quality is not so great.

  2. Great episode again. Can’t wait for the rest and I’ll be sad when it’s all over.

    Everything is looking great so far. Zach mentioned you killed his CNC… did anything specific happen, or did it just burn out in it’s natural life cycle?

  3. The best! Pitch this to Netflix. Grow the brand. Make a few seasons. Profit.

    Or skip Netflix and use Kickstarter and blow this up.

  4. yes, i was having real problems with this yesterday, even though ive got gigabit fiber internet… whatever the problem was, seems to have been fixed. it works just fine now.

  5. Continuing to be a spectacularly good series. As someone teaching themself product design, so many little things I’ve learned.
    Would love to know which particular router bits your using for the compound angles (brilliantly simply solution btw), as well as the model of that little bench power supply shown during the electronics segment. Frankly, a list of components used, and possibly tools, would be outstanding, whether you choose to release the rest of the build files or not (I for one would love to see more detail on the laser cutting process for the light panels, that bar effect is so beautiful).
    Awesome work guys, thanks so much for this!

  6. Was there any consideration given to adding some sort of signage / effect piece over the top of the center of the table? I’m picturing either 3 or 6 thin legs (aluminum tubing or thin panels, similar to the red outer legs) supporting a smaller triangular or hexagonal upper piece. This piece would be at head height when standing, and a good for place for signage, some additional lights, and maybe a speaker if needed. I could swear I’ve seen something similar (albeit rectangular) on a coffee table video console or maybe a commercial air hockey table. I could see it being easy to remove for transport and it should be able to be retrofitted to the design you are currently producing.

  7. It seemed to clear up around 7:45pm PST. I have a similar connection and didn’t see any issues on the usual internet health reports….Must have been their provider.

  8. Yes – killed his table router – just seized up and died – he had it a while and it just may have been it’s time.

  9. Between this project and the thermal detonator, you guys should consider offering up DVD’s on each project for purchase (or at least explore the idea)

    This is why people should get Premium memberships, really great series.

  10. Another great episode, and I love that we can have a 15 minute no-cut discussion about technical considerations. 🙂

  11. Fantastic, thank you so much Sean. One of the huge reasons I love you guys, you’re great about replying and sharing.

  12. I love this project. Every few days I check… is a new one up yet! LOL this is wonderful guys, I spend my time on this channel primarily for the Adam prop builds & costume stuff. But I have to say this project is my favorite bit of Tested content to date. Why I love TESTED.

  13. I’ve started using Osh Park for all my PCB needs these days. 3 boards is usually more than enough for my projects, the boards are pristine, it’s “shopping local,” and the domestic shipping means fast return.

    Everyone else, I’m overwhelmed by the love you guys have for this series. So glad you’re enjoying it.

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