Introduction: Building Your Own IPad Arcade
Step 1: Hardware Parts List
Step 2: Software
Step 3: Tools List
Step 4: Step One: Cutting the Boards.
Start of with 6 pieces of 1foot by 2foot plywood of any thickness. I used 1/4th inch thick craftboard. Cut them out of plywood if you want to save some money on wood.
Step 5: Step Two: Disassemble the Arcade Stick.
Big thanks to http://pineconeattack.com/2009/03/07/how-to-mod-the-hori-ex2hori-wii-fighting-stick-with-actual-sanwa-joystick-and-buttons/ for the pictures on this step.
Step 6: Step Three: the Bottom and Hinged Lid
Step 7: Step Four: the Sides
Step 8: Step Five: the Top
Cut a 3 inch by 1 foot strip from the bottom of one of your scraps. You should be able to do this in one cut.
Step 9: Step Six: the Front
Step 10: Step Seven: the Lid
Step 11: Step Eight: the Shelf
Step 12: Step Nine: the Back
Cut a hole in the just above center of the uncut piece of wood you have left. It should be wide enough to accommodate the both the ipad charge cable and an audio cable as they are spaced in the back of the ipad dock. Cut two slits into the wood towards the top if you have a zoogue case and want to support landscape mode. You will also need a hole for the projector but it’s placement will depend on where you put your shelf and the type of projector you have.
Step 13: Step Ten: the Box
Sand and paint all of the wood you have cut so far. Assemble all of the pieces. You can hold them all together with clamps and drill pilot holes and then screws. The shelf will be the only part that changes. Just make sure it is placed high enough to give your speakers clearance. The front is assembled with the ledge on the inside and the front and back overlap the sides so they are flush. (Thats why we cut half an inch off of the other pieces so they would fit flush on the inside with a minimal amount of cutting) The Lid goes level with the ground. Make sure the hinges face up.
Step 14: Step Eleven: the Guts
Step 15: Thanks and Credit
Thanks to my wife for letting me do this.
Thanks to my buddy Courtney for helping.
Thanks to http://pineconeattack.com for the guide I used to take apart my fightstick and permission to use his pictures.
Thanks to ZodTTD for the software.
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