Finally got started on my build. I gave up on using a CnC machine. I figured the time I put into designing a file to cut the panels could be better spent, actually cutting the panels.
I am using the plans from:
My biggest fear was cutting the sides. I did not think I would be able to cut the curves.Â Â HA! It was done within 10 minutes. I then used a trim router bit to cut the second side. That came out as an exact copy of the first side. The 2 player control panel was also cut out. This is where I hit a wall, as I purchased a 2 player 8 button set up, and I cut out a 6 button layout. I finally decided to stick with the 6 button layout, but I did not bring my monitor to make sure I can use the same widths as the plans call for.
I think I will integrate a USB port into my build, so I can plug in an SNES controller, or whatever else when I am playing something that would be better with the controller. (Zelda)
I work a lot, so progress will be slow going, but hopefully I can have this done in a week or two.