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Arcade Cabinet
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Planning on building a arcade cabinet some time after the holidays, either I will build from scratch or gut out a used one and build it using Retro Pi. Not entirely sure yet. I was looking at the new cabinets made by 1up, and was probably going to buy one and see how it is set up and maybe add on to it. I really do need to sit down and plan this out. If anyone has some experience building cabinets, please give me some pointers.
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#2
Sounds great, keep us posted if its not to much trouble. I'd love to see how this comes along Smile
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#3
If you have access to woodwork tools, there are a ton of schematics online for all size cabs.
Including PI Cabs.

Google : Arcade Cabinet Schematics
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Biggsy666 - Will do. May be a work in progress for a couple months, unless my income tax is a good amount, then I may buy everything, or close to it any way. I quoted about $367.00, minus the particle board, lights and decals.

ZX81v2 - I do have some wood working tools, I did look at some of the schematics, and some of them look to be useful. I will use some of the templates and probably create my own variation based off of some of them. Thank you for the tip, I can't wait to be able to get started.
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#5
The 1up cabs aren't bad, I have the street fighter 2 cab. I recommend changing out the sticks though due to the fact their base is square instead of circular. Other than that I love it.
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I always thought about doing a project like you! I'd build my own custom cabinet with a RetroPi or so as well. On the other side of things, I'd totally go search for either trashed or being sold off Cabinets/PCBs of ol' and bring them back to life (Replacing parts with originals if possible, polishing up, etc.)
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(12-07-2018, 12:42 PM)Exh0rder Wrote: I always thought about doing a project like you! I'd build my own custom cabinet with a RetroPi or so as well. On the other side of things, I'd totally go search for either trashed or being sold off Cabinets/PCBs of ol' and bring them back to life (Replacing parts with originals if possible, polishing up, etc.)

Yea, there is a amusement rental place in town that quoted me a decent price for a used MK 2 cabinet. It does have some wear on it, but the decals and marquee are in good shape, just a little chipping on the bottom. I may get it. But I was wanting to go a little more retro and see if I can get a Pac Man, Joust, or Pit Fall cabinet.
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