Step 1: Design

I first designed the arcade machine using "Google Sketchup", its a free downloadable program and is a great way to see what the final product will look like. It also has a 'Dimension' feature so you can see roughly the size of the pieces you need to cut. I ended up rounding off the dimensions to make things simpler. So don't use these exact measurements,rather see what looks good and use common sense. Don't make the frame too thin or it wont be sturdy but don't make it too thick or it will be too heavy (unless you don't mind that)

Measure twice cut once.
sorry for being off subject but...NICE CAR. i just traded my sl55 for a brand new porsche turbo
thanx man,porsche turbo is awesome,i wish u all the best with ur new car!
Hey awsome build man! Would love to make this for the classics I have. If you want a real library of retro games look up Hyperspin, it was made for a set-up like this.
Thanx man! U shud make it, its really not hard. Im busy working on a pinball machine running Visual Pinball on Hyperspin which i saw on another instructable, but to get the software setup is not so easy.I duno y there cant just be a single program to click and play. first thing I need to do though is save up for the two screens :(. let me know if u land up building the arcade, and if u have any questions don't hesitate to ask :)
Awesome, so it runs an XBOX 360 then? Where did you get the awesome retro joysticks?
Yeh! Xbox 360 for better graphics and theres an 'arcade set' game which has Pacman,Tetris...or you can use a PC running Mame with a front end..<br>I first searched online for arcade joysticks and found a lot on ebay, I really wanted an &quot;Xarcade&quot; joystick,would look awesome, but it was too expensive. Landed up going to the local flea market and they had cheap ones there, don't think they legit Microsoft products and thats why they were so cheap:) R250(~$35)

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