Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Recreating The Control Panel - Cost

For those that are interested, here is the cost breakdown of the control panel:

  1. Control panel overlay: $30 from eBay
  2. Control panel instruction card underlay: $5 from Arcade Shop
  3. Button set for Nintendo Classic control panels: $15 from Mike's Arcade
  4. Nintendo Control Panel bolt set (8 bolts/nuts): $10 from Mike's Arcade
  5. 3 Nintendo button holders (with microswitches): $12 from VAPS member
  6. Nintendo CP Strike Set: $5 from Mike's Arcade
  7. Joystick (Sanwa JLF) and harness: $35 from
  8. 1/16" ABS plastic (24" x 24"): $17 from eBay
  9. 1/2" MDF panel: $0 (on hand)
TOTAL: $129! Holy. Crap. That really added up fast and I didn't even include the cost of the t-molding since that is primarily for the cabinet itself. I'm very happy with it and it is as close to original as I could get it (other than the JLF which I think is an improvement over the original Nintendo joystick).

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