Matt's Arcade Cab

Quick write-up about this little project I helped my brother make. It was quite fun and a rewarding project.

*EDIT - It's now been at Matt's for almost a year, time to build my own. I plan on making a table top to save space and serve as a coffee table. I also made and documented a visual pinbal cabinet > see pinacolada.danielpotter.com - loads of info for you to help you make your own!* - Aug-2010

If you want to build one - we'd be happy to assist, although see my wife first... :) Check out www.hyperspin-fe.com for more info on this kind of project.

 

Two idiots bite off more than they can chew... That's Matt on left very keen for some arcade action! Right I better get to work...

 


Door cut and edges routed...

 


Lock added...


 


Progress with door on and hidden hinges...


 

Bevel / Perspex Test... I like how this hides the TV.


Matt with monitor shelf in, speakers inserted and perspex inlay done... (Routers are fun!)

 

No more gaps before paint up....

 

Almost there, control box on, painted up and T-moulding in. Coin buttons on and fluro up top too... Paint was a bit rushed but it came out pretty good.

 

Finished... (sort of) Temp marquee (the backlit stars) for now and no artwork) We literally sawed the sides off a 68cm TV and wedged it in there. The outside looks good. On reflection would spent more time on the innards. But this was really our first project like this so I learnt a lot... but hey it plays fantastic and does the job good enough.

Here it is firing up street fighter 2. Name an arcade game and it's probably on here.

 

The final product uses Hyperspin and boots with no hint of windows for that final touch... :)

 

 

Thanks for looking!