Arcade - Arcade Cabinets - Atari - Black Widow
Available only as a "kit" to upgrade Gravitar
Production numbers 1550
Cabinet measurements provided by:
Has a cabinet been cut from drawings: No
3 sheets of 3/4" Melamine or Particle board w/ vinyl
1 sheet of 3/4" Plywood for base, monitor support structure, and blocking
NOTE: Black Widow was only offered as an upgrade to Gravitar. The cabinet measurements are the same for both the Gravitar and the Black Widow.
Estimate Cabinet Accuracy 85% (I feel the cabinet accuracy should be very good... but it was measured over a few days and something may have been missed. I will update once I cut a Quantum from these plans.
What does Cabinet Accuracy mean?
Areas of variation:
Blocking - While nearly all of the blocking is identical to the original, a few areas of variation exist.
1. The first area of variation is by the marquee. The internal structure behind the marquee light was measured and estimated (no impact on overall cabinet assembly). This was done due to me not wanting the donor cabinet destroyed. This has no impact on the cabinet assembly or mounting.
2. The blocking for the front panel (where the coin door is), was increased to 2" over the standard blocking (the bottom was 2" from the factory).
Original model by JeffC, altered by Gozer. Zork40 for the buttons.
Picture of finished cabinet - N/A
VCarve Pro drawing
VCarve Pro (Verson 7.5) file
Note: .CRV files do not contain tool paths.
DXF File (CAD file.)
The below files are PDF documents of the plans that are printed to scale. These documents can be taken to your local print shop and printed on 36" wide media. The prints can then be applied to the wood and used as a template to cut the side panels of the cabinet. I have only included the side panels and any other panels that may be more difficult to cut.
Cabinet Art Files
Currently not available
Drawing specific notes
More to follow once the cabinet is cut... but the placement of the "Key" seem critical. All other internal structure is based upon this placement. If the key is off, it may be very difficult to get everything else to line up.
Please add any comments for the drawing below. Thank you.
Last updated 3/15/2016
Special thanks to the contribution by: Dave (UK) for building an Atari Asteroids
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