Wow…it’s been 2 weeks since I posted. I’ve been busy rearranging our game room a bit. Before, we had everything on a small wall in our basement:
I have Pac-Man and Moon Patrol in the garage, and will need room for those. I also needed room for another game that we just picked up the other day – Demolition Derby. So…I wired 3 new circuits, and put them all on switches. The games are now on the long wall to the left of the door in the pic above. Here is what it looks like now:
House Rules sign from Brian at Oleszak Creative:
For the switches, I didn’t want to just use regular household light switches. Someone would surely flip one right while you are approaching a new high score and shut off the games. I wanted something a bit harder to flip. Linda suggested a big throw switch like in Frankenstein, but that would be a bit too dangerous…that gave us the idea of making it look dangerous though, as dangerous obviously equals fun! The more dangerous something is, the more fun it should be…showering is boring…showering with a radio and hair dryer is very exciting!
We bought some cool looking switches from Home Depot that were designed for outdoor use. We painted them red, mounted them on a piece of diamond plate (also from Home Depot), added a High Voltage sign (from Ace Hardware), and framed it off with some plastic trim. Here is the result:
I’d like to somehow rig the first switch so when you throw it something behind the wall plays an extremely loud sound of high voltage, like you’d hear in Frankenstein or when someone is being electrocuted…basically a big scary zapp. Something like some of the sounds listed here would be good:
I don’t know exactly how to do that, so if anyone does feel free to comment.