Dave's Arcade Cabinet

11/28/08

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Introduction

I basically got into this project after purchasing an x-arcade controller from xgaming.com.  The controller came with 6 games, Gauntlet, Joust, Defender, Robotron 2084, and Rampage.  The controller played the games great, but it still did not feel like a real arcade cabinet.  I started searching the web for people who built a cabinet for their x-arcade controller and found a whole world of people that went well beyond that.

My project started when I purchased the book Project Arcade by John St. Clair.  After just a few pages, I was addicted and felt "I could do this."  I never built anything major in my life, so this was going to be my first major construction project.  The book did a great job of preparing me for what to expect.  I highly recommend it.

The book comes with a couple of sets of cabinet plans.  I followed the plans based on LuSiD's Arcade Flashback.

Another good source of information was the BYOAC (Build Your Own Arcade Controls) website.  There is a great source of knowledge there for helping a person build their first cabinet.

Lessons Learned

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Never let go of a Circular Saw while it's still spinning!

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Hot glue is hot!

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Routers are cool!

Finished Product

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