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  • 2-Player Bartop Arcade Machine (Powered by Pi)

    Just finished my build. Made it a little wider and the control panel a little deeper to fit a spinner for Tempest and add another row of admin buttons. My biggest departure from plan was to make the bottom removable instead of a back door. The back was made from 1/2" seven ply plywood with wall mounting in mind. I installed sockets and switches on both the back and bottom so that it could be powered from either, depending on Bartop or wall hung. The removable bottom allows easy access to everything, especially the control panel. Monitor can be removed if access to the electronics is needed. Graphics were found on the internet, resized and reshaped with the GIMP and printed at a local Signs by Tomorrow. Very pleased with the look. Two 2-1/2" speakers in the marquee were stolen ...see more »Just finished my build. Made it a little wider and the control panel a little deeper to fit a spinner for Tempest and add another row of admin buttons. My biggest departure from plan was to make the bottom removable instead of a back door. The back was made from 1/2" seven ply plywood with wall mounting in mind. I installed sockets and switches on both the back and bottom so that it could be powered from either, depending on Bartop or wall hung. The removable bottom allows easy access to everything, especially the control panel. Monitor can be removed if access to the electronics is needed. Graphics were found on the internet, resized and reshaped with the GIMP and printed at a local Signs by Tomorrow. Very pleased with the look. Two 2-1/2" speakers in the marquee were stolen from an el-cheapo surround system and sound pretty good. No bass to speak of though. Bottom of the marquee as made from ply also for strength and is screwed to cleats on each side and is thus removable to access speakers, lights, and remove the captive marquee panel.

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