Its taking some time to get the final CNC details back from Haruman’s Customs, which has left the arcade cabinet project in a bit of limbo. On a bit of a whim, I decided to order a Adafruit Cupcade micro-arcade-cabinet. Think full-blown arcade cabinet running MAME on Raspberry Pi, with a joystick, buttons and a 2.8″ screen!
Although not even remotely as complicated to set up as the big cocktail cabinet, there looks to be quite a bit of work involved in building it. I’m also going to do it up with paint and custom artwork. I’ve been fiddling with some, which I show down below, but I think my super-talented friend Jacob is going to whip something up even more totally-awesome (and less cut-n-paste) for me!
The arcade unit is about 8″ tall, and strangely bright yellow. I’ll paint it black before putting stickers on it, so it looks “arcade-y”.
Adafruit has templates on their website for the plastic bits, which makes loading them up into Inkscape (or something similar) easy. I fiddled around with some vector art I downloaded, to get some ideas how to do it up.
As I start the project of putting it together, I’ll be documenting it in here, as well!