Seriously impressive re-creation of a Nintendo “Home Arcade” classic video arcade unit by an inspired retrogaming enthusiast.
It runs on Windows 7 and uses HyperSpin as a frontend for loading games from over 70 systems.
“After seeing some inspiration from /r/cade I was determined to spend some time building a home arcade cabinet for my basement,” says IMGURian rubee64.
“I had little to no woodworking experience, but by the end I'd acquire a dozen new tools (including a table saw) and learned a great deal about materials and the assembly process.”
The project took 5 months of planning and work.
Once I had the overall model worked out, I needed to learn a little bit about wiring the buttons (something I’d never done before). After some research I settled on a 56pin I-PAC 4 from Ultimarc. This was just short of the total buttons I was going to need (after Player/Coin and Admin buttons) but I figured it would get me most of the way there.
I ordered it along with several sample button types and built a test arcade pad out of MDF to get familiar with my wiring and drilling.
Scroll through the entire gallery to get a sense of the intricate level of detail and mastery behind this project.
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