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i built an arcade cabinet!

Do you recall all the wasted hours on the games and consoles of the past? Everything from the first Playstation and the Nintendo 64 to the NES and the Dreamcast is fair "game" here.

Please forgive the lame pun.

i built an arcade cabinet!

Postby ShadyNasty PhD » Sun Sep 14, 2014 7:44 pm

over the past few months ive been building an arcade cabinet for my brother as a birthday present. here are some pictures of the construction.

https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=4 ... =folder%2c

a little bit of the internals:

i used an old pc i got for free from work. it had a bad stick of ram in it so all i had to do is replace that to get it up and running. windows xp is the os i used but it is totally hidden thanks to instant sheller. i have the pc booting directly into a frontend arcade program called maximus arcade. this is a program that will act as a menu for older console emulators. i put nes, snes, and sega because i couldnt see myself using any of the newer console without having the controller in hand. i used 4 inch round speakers for the audio which go through a small amplifier that plugs into the motherboard onboard audio output. there is an led strip for the marquee that is powered by a transform which is plugged into the power strip inside the arcade. the powerstrip is master/slaved switched so when the computer is turned on, everything else will be turned on. it is a 2 player arcade but i also added the ability to use a second monitor as a clone for spectators to watch comfortably.

if you have any questions please feel free to ask. also let me know what you think of the project.

Thanks!
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Re: i built an arcade cabinet!

Postby McMurphy » Sun Sep 14, 2014 8:31 pm

Damn, that is awesome!
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Re: i built an arcade cabinet!

Postby sillysocks » Mon Sep 15, 2014 2:08 pm

That's really cool! :first: As someone with zero DIY skills outside of duct tape, I'm always in awe of people who can create real-life useable things!
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Re: i built an arcade cabinet!

Postby ShadyNasty PhD » Mon Sep 15, 2014 2:22 pm

really appreciate the comments mcmurphy and silly. thank you. very proud of it and my brother loved it. ive never heard a 30 year old man yell so loud in excitement. thanks again for your kind words
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Re: i built an arcade cabinet!

Postby hideouschud » Mon Sep 15, 2014 3:12 pm

That is freakin' sweet! I've been wanting to do a MAME cabinet for eons now, but since I have no woodworking skills....well, there you go.

Very nice job.....I'm just a tad jealous.
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Re: i built an arcade cabinet!

Postby ShadyNasty PhD » Tue Sep 16, 2014 8:31 pm

thanks chud
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Re: i built an arcade cabinet!

Postby sir_izzo85 » Wed Sep 17, 2014 4:55 am

Well I'm impressed! I want one!!
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Re: i built an arcade cabinet!

Postby Bfantana » Wed Sep 17, 2014 5:36 am

It's like being transported back in time... to the future. Nice work!
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Re: i built an arcade cabinet!

Postby Havoc2049 » Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:29 am

Excellent work on the arcade cabinet. You got skillz! :D
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Re: i built an arcade cabinet!

Postby Crinklepouch » Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:47 am

Awesome!

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