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#1 btbfilms76

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Posted 25 September 2018 - 10:46 AM

Who's up for some Barrel Pong?  I know I am, so I built my own - and you can too.

 


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Posted 25 September 2018 - 10:48 AM

And here is some info on my summer project.

Take the Deep Dive and find out a little more about Atari Barrel Pong in the blog below.

 

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http://www.atari.io/atari-barrel-pong/


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Posted 25 September 2018 - 11:19 AM

These are the types of projects I love to see, and the types of things Atari did in their early days that gave them so much character. You just don't see cool arcade cabinets like this anymore. A little bit of cool history resurrected.


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Posted 25 September 2018 - 12:10 PM

I think the game "Tapper" would look good in that cabinet too. 


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Posted 25 September 2018 - 12:37 PM

I'm thinking Donkey Kong would benefit from a cool Barrel cabinet!

 

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Posted 25 September 2018 - 05:00 PM

I thought perhaps it had something to do with this.....

 

 

yours is an awesome looking project and would be fun to play !!!!


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Posted 25 September 2018 - 09:48 PM

Wow man this thing looks amazing. Good job. You were going for class and you nailed it!
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Posted 25 September 2018 - 11:03 PM

Absolutely awesome job BTB, that barrel cab is truly a thing of beauty! Can't wait to check out the new Jag Bar videos too. A Jaguar is still a bit out of my price range but I always love watching your videos and listening to you share your passion and enthusiasm for all things Atari. :)
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Posted 26 September 2018 - 07:55 PM

This is such an amazing build bro. 


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Don't just watch TV, PLAY IT!


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Posted 26 September 2018 - 08:55 PM

Amazing work!
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Posted 28 September 2018 - 04:54 PM

I think the game "Tapper" would look good in that cabinet too. 

I believe Tapper had some cabinets that had an actual beer tap on it as controllers - super cool!


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Posted 28 September 2018 - 04:56 PM

Wow man this thing looks amazing. Good job. You were going for class and you nailed it!

Thanks so much.  The wife was a little pissed I was bringing another cabinet in the house... But I nailed this one and no complaints. 


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Posted 28 September 2018 - 04:58 PM

This is such an amazing build bro. 

Thanks!  Coming form you that means a lot my friend.


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Posted 28 September 2018 - 04:58 PM

Amazing work!

Thanks so much.


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#15 Scott Stilphen

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Posted 04 October 2018 - 01:14 PM

Nice job with this, Brian.  What software are you using to emulate Pong?


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Posted 05 October 2018 - 01:44 AM

Nice job with this, Brian.  What software are you using to emulate Pong?

At the moment of filming I was using Mame, Ill have to double check what version. How ever Pong was sketchy on it, it worked but not as good as I would have liked. I’m trying a RetroPie as well so I will let you know how that works once its up and running.
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Posted 08 October 2018 - 11:49 PM

I came across a company called Bradbury Barrel (http://www.bradburybarrel.com/).  In the 'displays' section, at the bottom of the page, is the 'space saver wine merchant' which has a notched barrel mounted on top of a small cabinet.  So I emailed them for a quote.  $379.  Maybe if it was full of wine... which it isn't.


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Posted 12 October 2018 - 09:26 PM

I came across a company called Bradbury Barrel (http://www.bradburybarrel.com/).  In the 'displays' section, at the bottom of the page, is the 'space saver wine merchant' which has a notched barrel mounted on top of a small cabinet.  So I emailed them for a quote.  $379.  Maybe if it was full of wine... which it isn't.

 

See what Im saying - too expensive.  I the one I found was about $150 on ebay.


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