Glenn's been wanting a Defender/Stargate control panel to play Mame with. He insists that you can't play either of them without a control panel just like the arcade versions. I've been playing around with it for quite a while now and finally got the parts that I wanted to use. I created the control panel artwork in Coreldraw as a vector image file so that it can be printed very cleanly unlike many raster versions I was able to find. I found quite a sweet arcade control from Nintendo cabinets on Ebay. Although Defender and Stargate both use a two way joystick I decided that an 8 way is a better way to go so that the panel can be used for most of the other Mame games.
I really like this joystick. Nice and small which will allow me to place the Reverse button close like the original arcade. It uses a rubber grommet rather than a spring. Now that I have all of the parts I am hoping to put it together soon. I have all of the artwork done although it is most likely inaccurate due to the quality of the scans I had to work from.
Now if I can just get myself to do the woodwork on this.
Speaking of Defender, I created this artwork many years
ago for a member of BYOAC, see post of art below. It was fun to
see it pop up on Guitar Hero Arcade. So I copied and modified old
artwork of Defender and then it was copied and modified. I hope
the Defender logo can live on to spawn more...