Sega Dinosaur King Cab Conversion

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    • There seems to be a load of these in the UK. Really nice little cab if you only have a small games room.
      Flinnster put a gallery of conversions together: jammaplus.co.uk/forum/forum_po…ub-got-a-dino-king-yer-in
      ... I think they all used FrancoB's original plans and conversion as a template!
      This is a particularly special conversion to Asteroids : ukvac.com/forum/dino-king-conv…steroids_topic360877.html
      Here's mine (an MVS-U4 theme): youtu.be/lp00N5eoVbo
      If you do keep the original art, go for one of Ollys top Dino panel CPOs: arcadeartshop.com/product/dino…ontrol-panel-overlay-cpo/
    • Ok...sent out requests for quotes on the vewlix style control panel, waiting to hear back how much it will cost.

      Happy I got into the group sale that the Flinnster had going for the front plexi.

      Already reached out to a couple of guys for artwork (including Olly) / Not sure yet if I will keep it stock or change the art.

      Trying to see if I can find a NOS 14" tri-sync crt/chassis.

      Already working out details for jamma/jvs conversion with stereo speakers and amp, maybe throw in a small sub.

      Also, trying to figure out how to adapt a sort of rotate mechanism or brackets to be able to tate the screen since my boy loves the classic, pac-man/donkey kong type games.


      Wanted: PCBs - Batsugun, Battle Garegga, Battle Bakraid
      Other stuff - 19" Monitor/chassis and/or WG K7000 Chassis
      Vewlix Shipping Brackets (2x sets of the red ones would be nice)
      High End Headphones/Desktop Headphone Amps/DACs as well.
      If you have any of these for sale/trade let me know :thumbup:
    • Finally got the vewlix style control panels in and they are freaking awesome, im gonna have these guys make me custom panels for my vewlixs.





      Now, anyone know where I can get overlay printed/made???


      Wanted: PCBs - Batsugun, Battle Garegga, Battle Bakraid
      Other stuff - 19" Monitor/chassis and/or WG K7000 Chassis
      Vewlix Shipping Brackets (2x sets of the red ones would be nice)
      High End Headphones/Desktop Headphone Amps/DACs as well.
      If you have any of these for sale/trade let me know :thumbup:
    • Hi folks, a little birdie told me there was a reason my ears were burnin' ;)
      I'm here now, so I can join in the fun :thumbsup:

      Firsly apologies to Derick2k on the bezel shipping delay. Life getting in the way!
      But, back on things again now, so I'll be sorting stuff out imminently.
      [astrocity] Wanted: - PGM Cave conversions, Dino King / Mushiking / Love n Berry coin box, coin chute, back door. Time machine.
    • Share details on your conversions, etc....

      @FrancoB work on these has been my major inspiration in attempting the conversion myself.


      Wanted: PCBs - Batsugun, Battle Garegga, Battle Bakraid
      Other stuff - 19" Monitor/chassis and/or WG K7000 Chassis
      Vewlix Shipping Brackets (2x sets of the red ones would be nice)
      High End Headphones/Desktop Headphone Amps/DACs as well.
      If you have any of these for sale/trade let me know :thumbup:
    • So yeah, it's a wierd one. I have five and I'd say none are 'done yet'! Is that the way these things always go? 8|

      My previous 'refurb' threads have ended up jumping about a bit as I do one thing on one cab, and then go back to something else on another.
      But yep, I've tried most things relating to these great little cabs so should be able to help on most aspects - any questions just shout!

      Like you I have spent plenty of time bugging the hell outta FrancoB, as well as Paulie, Tony Temple and plenty of others who did all this well before I did actually

      My process is pretty much to convert... but allow original hardware to go back in should I want to. So no hacking or splicing of the original loom or attached wiring, I do it all with new wiring into fresh JST / VGA connectors so it's all plug-in-out-able.
      All my monitors are stock 15Khz - no showoff tri-syncs I'm afraid!
      I work on getting stuff playing first, and the appearance later, usually. No fancy CNC or lazer cut stuff really - just hand tools and homebrew with a bit of time and care.

      Stuff I've done besides the usual straight jamma harness job:
      - Full wiring to the coin door, lighting up coin lamps, working coin mechs + credit boards
      - New base panel for mounting switcher in the rear corner, frees up the front shelf for MVS & PGM / cart systems
      - Trimmed service panel to allow maximum space on the top shelf for large PCBs (R-Types, CPS2, etc..) - (still working on possibly my own service panel design to leave both shelves completely free)
      - Hot-swappable control panels connected via the JST holder behind the CP - so you can swap out 1 & 2 player panels in minutes
      - Voltmeters for easy sanity-checking between different PCBS
      - The usual tidying and cleaning generally, re-fitting locks (nobody drill a Sega lock if they have any left!!)

      Stuff in the planning:
      - A tidier way to do linkup (my loom currently hangs out of the back monitor letterbox..)
      - Marquee / Topper with LED lighting
      - Bezel art + instruction strip lighting, possibly with EL panels or tape
      - Freeplay board (so I coin up using actual money at home, but at a flick of a switch these cabs can be set to freeplay for shows/events)
      - Stereo speakers & sound amp (maybe)
      - Vertical monitor (maybe)
      - Quite a bit of retrobriting / plastic polishing
      - Proper sideart, bezel design, CPO's
      - Possibly a metalwork powdercoat, one day..



      Anyway to start off.. some pics of how they all looked on arrival...
      [astrocity] Wanted: - PGM Cave conversions, Dino King / Mushiking / Love n Berry coin box, coin chute, back door. Time machine.
    • Havent updated this thread in so long, but here are some progress pics, still waiting on some more parts to arrive.

      Made some custom mounting plates for the the io and jammafier and to relocated the cabs original buttons etc... The cab already had a jvs psu and I had spare jammafiers/taito io and harnesses so made send to go this route, rather than custom make a harness or put in a cheap low quality chinese one in. Amazingly this cab only had 8 coins on the counter on it and zero on the card dispenser one.

      Gotta figure out artwork net and finish tidying up a few other things.




      For comparison this is similar to how the inside looked


      Wanted: PCBs - Batsugun, Battle Garegga, Battle Bakraid
      Other stuff - 19" Monitor/chassis and/or WG K7000 Chassis
      Vewlix Shipping Brackets (2x sets of the red ones would be nice)
      High End Headphones/Desktop Headphone Amps/DACs as well.
      If you have any of these for sale/trade let me know :thumbup:

      The post was edited 4 times, last by Derick2k ().

    • werejag wrote:

      pretty sweet conversion
      Thanks, its getting there. Thinking I might setup up a small mame PC to use as a multi and output 15K. Or maybe ia Mister box if it outputs 15k, need to look into those.


      Wanted: PCBs - Batsugun, Battle Garegga, Battle Bakraid
      Other stuff - 19" Monitor/chassis and/or WG K7000 Chassis
      Vewlix Shipping Brackets (2x sets of the red ones would be nice)
      High End Headphones/Desktop Headphone Amps/DACs as well.
      If you have any of these for sale/trade let me know :thumbup:
    • Derick2k wrote:

      werejag wrote:

      pretty sweet conversion
      Thanks, its getting there. Thinking I might setup up a small mame PC to use as a multi and output 15K. Or maybe ia Mister box if it outputs 15k, need to look into those.
      Mister looks great on one of these small screens
      you can output 15k for all the arcade cores from the HDMI using a HDMI to VGA converter or an IO board, both will give you line out sound
      but there is no rotation of the tate games in 15Khz mode
      Looking for: more space!
    • Brettster wrote:

      Derick2k wrote:

      werejag wrote:

      pretty sweet conversion
      Thanks, its getting there. Thinking I might setup up a small mame PC to use as a multi and output 15K. Or maybe ia Mister box if it outputs 15k, need to look into those.
      Mister looks great on one of these small screensyou can output 15k for all the arcade cores from the HDMI using a HDMI to VGA converter or an IO board, both will give you line out sound
      but there is no rotation of the tate games in 15Khz mode
      That is good to hear, definitely worth a look into it


      Wanted: PCBs - Batsugun, Battle Garegga, Battle Bakraid
      Other stuff - 19" Monitor/chassis and/or WG K7000 Chassis
      Vewlix Shipping Brackets (2x sets of the red ones would be nice)
      High End Headphones/Desktop Headphone Amps/DACs as well.
      If you have any of these for sale/trade let me know :thumbup:
    • EVAWINGZERO wrote:

      @Derick2k Do you mind saying how much the Panels were?

      I have a Dino King converted to a Mini Neo Geo and a friend with a Love and Berries looking for a panel as well.

      Thanks man
      Which panels, the CP? The cost was around $45-50ea plus they charge a setup fee of around $70-80 per run, the more you get the lower cost they get to an extent.
      I have a few spare stainless steel CPs if you are interested you can have them at cost.

      The internal panels you see in the pic were a bit more expensive since they are powder coated stainless steel, but specific to my needs to mount Taito/Sega Jvs io and the Jammafier. I also relocated all the cab buttons/coin counter and install jvs psu harness connectors, etc...


      Wanted: PCBs - Batsugun, Battle Garegga, Battle Bakraid
      Other stuff - 19" Monitor/chassis and/or WG K7000 Chassis
      Vewlix Shipping Brackets (2x sets of the red ones would be nice)
      High End Headphones/Desktop Headphone Amps/DACs as well.
      If you have any of these for sale/trade let me know :thumbup:
    • I am @EVAWINGZEROs friend with the L&B. I'd be interested in one of the spare panels. I need a front bezel as well, and that marquee is so nice. I plan to put a MiSTer FPGA in mine, as that would cover a lot of arcade games and consoles. I would really like to get this thing done sometime soon.







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    • owlnonymous wrote:

      I am @EVAWINGZEROs friend with the L&B. I'd be interested in one of the spare panels. I need a front bezel as well, and that marquee is so nice. I plan to put a MiSTer FPGA in mine, as that would cover a lot of arcade games and consoles. I would really like to get this thing done sometime soon.
      Mick in plant city used to have and L&B and then I purchased it from him when he moved to Europe..shipping to me in VA was high and a pain then a fellow on the Florida forum traded me a few PCBs for the cab..not sure if that was you and the same cab.. that was many moons ago..
      The Future Is Now