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Author:  namfreak [ Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:02 pm ]
Post subject:  Mounting Dexter board in Dragon's Lair / Space Ace cabinet

I'd be interested to learn what various ways people have mounted their Dexter board inside their DL / SA cabinet.

Seeing a few YouTube videos it seems some have it laying loose in the bottom of the cab, where the LDP used to be

I suppose it could also be screwed to the cabinet base to keep it secure

I'm thinking it would be good to screw it to the side wall of the cabinet, just above the logic board

Anyone got any pictures they could share of their permanent mounting method and position?

Author:  Dave Hallock [ Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:47 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Mounting Dexter board in Dragon's Lair / Space Ace cabin

I haven't heard about, or seen any pictures from, anyone who has permanently mounted a Dexter. Since most people's games are not being moved around, I think that most collectors are wisely not drilling new holes into their cabinets, and might be why no one has replied with pics. My strategy for a permanent mount would be to add the step of installing a new piece of wood onto the existing LDP mounts and attach Dexter to that. This gives LDP drawer access to the USB. Dexter doesn't need to be near the PCB. Drilling holes into the cabinet = bad.

Author:  Dave Hallock [ Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:09 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Mounting Dexter board in Dragon's Lair / Space Ace cabin

Image

Hehe - I stumbled on this picture.

Look at how the video cable is sticking straight out of the Dexter, into where the back door needs to be. I have to say this looks like the wrong place to mount Dexter. Just leave it in the bottom. Don't drill your games full of holes!

(And besides, that's where Space Ace annunciator boards are supposed/going to be.)

Author:  blam1 [ Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:41 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Mounting Dexter board in Dragon's Lair / Space Ace cabin

Dexter is secured on three corners. The 4th corner rests on standoffs added to an existing support on the main PCB.

I'm using a different A/V cable between the raspberry pi and the Dexter board with right-angle connections. I've also altered the mounting of the raspberry pi board to be underneath Dexter.

I make custom length player cables if anyone needs one.

Blaine

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