I have had a bit of an issue with fitting the coinmech due to a bit of a measuring oversight, but fortunately I think that I have managed to get away with it and progress on the cabinet can now continue with the wiring and connections of the buttons.
I fitted the coinmech into the back of the cabinet and checked it for position,
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fortunately it cleared the monitor (just)
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with this in place I created a test piece to make sure that I could get the coin bezel to fit onto the monitor panel.
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Once that I had this, I was able to use it to create the holes in the monitor panel and mount the coin bezel on the machine.
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It was all seeming to go well, so then fitted the coinmech into the coinmech holder which I'd fitted back into the machine, when I fitted this back into the machine and tried to feed a coin in, the bezel and the coinmech didn't line up, I was slightly stumped, so I removed the monitor panel and re-fitted the test piece, which lined up perfectly, this was when I realised that I had clamped the test piece onto the outside of the cabinet and lined up the outside edges. thus meaning that the Coin Bezel was too far to the left looking from the front of the cabinet.
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So after a little bit of contemplating and measuring I realised that a piece of the Cabinet MDF fitted behind the coinmech holder would bring everything back in line, however this will mean that the bottom of the coinmech sorter will hit the monitor panel, so I would need to remove a piece from the side of the back of the monitor holder, shown below by the red rectangle.
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So I cut a piece of MDF and mounted it behind the coinmech holder, thus moving the coinmech the required 18mm and allowing everything to line up.
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with this piece of MDF in place and the coinmech mounted everything lined up as can be seen below:
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And the piece that I had cut out of the back of the monitor holder was large enough to allow the coin sorter to clear then monitor.
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Hope the post isn't to boring for folks.
Next I plan to move onto the wiring and position of the computer, I plan to mount the ipac and pac-drives on a board that will be able to be removed if needed.