Each year I enter a local adult gravity race. A gravity race is basically a soapbox derby. Cars race down a hill powered only by gravity. Soapbox derbies on the moon are really boring. For me, the derby is equal parts race and art exhibit. There is a tremendous amount of creativity in the cars.
For this year's car I had the idea to make a full size replica of an arcade machine. But the key feature would be to have the machine playable. So I got a pile of wood, an old TV, and a plu-and-play Pac-Man game and locked myself in the garage for a few weeks.
This Instructable will walk you through the steps to create your own version of this car.
For this project you will need an array of tools and materials. There are some craft-like elements and woodshop stuff too. So if you've never picked up a hammer before you should ask your dad for help. Wouldn't hurt if you knew how to weld either. Before you make a supplies list you should finalize your design.