For this arcade machine I wanted the feel of a full sized cabinet, but with the portability of a bartop cabinet. There were no real options or previously done hybrid cabinets that I could find, so I decided to draft my own design and build a cabinet from scratch!
If you noticed, the arcade was built from plywood and not MDF. Personally, I would have chosen MDF as it is much, much easier to work with, but my electronics teacher insisted to have the archaic feel of a table top cabinet (stained wood). As a compromise, we decided to have the sides digitalized and the middle portion stained.
Step 1: AutoCad Files and Drafts
Original Drafts: 90* Corners - Adobe Reader (.pdf)
Original Drafts: 90* Corners - Autodesk Inventor Files(.dxf .iam .ipt)
*****These are the plans for the arcade with sharp corners. Sharp corners are easier in the cutting, aligning, and assembly of the arcade cabinet, but are TERRIBLE for T molding and finishing of the cabinet.
New Drafts: Rounded Corners - Adobe Reader (.pdf)
New Drafts: Rounded Corners - Autodesk Inventor Files(.dxf .iam .ipt)
*****These drafts are what I would recommend in building, rounded corners are more aesthetic and easier to work with in the long run.
****Drafts will be available by 4/24/2013 (I'm working on 6 new Instructables :/ but I'll have the drafts ASAP)******