After three months of tinkering the arcade cabinet is finally complete and I love the way it has turned out. It started out as an idea and a heap of scrap wood (mainly from an old bed) and I basically made it up as I went along.
Inside there is a tiny Pi Zero running Retropie which means there is a large amount of internal space to play around with if I ever decide to add things like a coin slot. The total cost of the build (minus the screen which is my tv from the bedroom that no longer has a bed – see above) the cabinet build has come it at around the £40 mark which I think is pretty good going. The most expensive elements of the build were the controls and the vinyl covering.
Some people have asked me for the plans but unfortunately I don’t have any, it was all built on the fly. I would like to make another one but I think I need a bit of a break first. Besides, I need to get some practice in beating my son at Street Fighter 2!