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    Default Mini Arcade Cabinets

    I have made a few arcade sticks and have always wanted to make an arcade cab but I donít have the room, then I came across this http://hackaday.com/2009/04/15/mini-arcade-cabinets/ and now I have my new project. I hope it turns out as good as his. What should I start with NES/SNES or Genesis?



    And seriously how bad ass is this?!?!

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    wow, they're a lot smaller than i thought they would be.
    cool though.

    that a good idea to use old junked psone displays!
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    Those joystick knobs are really BIG!!!

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    Since he did snes you should do nes first. I would like to see a sega cd one painted with the sonic cd box cover. If your good you should sell them on ebay with games or game included.
    Last edited by lookfun78; 08-11-2009 at 07:34 PM. Reason: forgot to inclued something

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    Looks pretty small? I would love to try one out though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicGeorge2K8 View Post
    Those joystick knobs are really BIG!!!
    I agree, I think he should have gone with a smaller size

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicGeorge2K8 View Post
    Those joystick knobs are really BIG!!!
    Nope, they just look big. If you check out the youtube vid of him playing it, you'll see that the cabinets themselves are really small, and the knobs look just big enough to hold.

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    There's a guy somewhere near me that makes similar mini-arcades. Seems like they'd be cool but it would be hard working with all those small pieces (especially for someone like me with giant hands/fingers).

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    Quote Originally Posted by namzep View Post
    There's a guy somewhere near me that makes similar mini-arcades. Seems like they'd be cool but it would be hard working with all those small pieces (especially for someone like me with giant hands/fingers).
    Amen to that. What's more, my hands shake, so putting together any electronic project (i.e., Famicom AV Mod) is always an interesting adventure involving a lot of solder where it doesn't need to be, and lots of use of that nifty solder-sucker-tube.

    Needless to say, cool as these are, I'll stick with continuing the restoration of my large MVS cab instead of building a tiny one.

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    I was always curious as to why this person used parts from Plug-n-play Space Invaders.
    Are they smaller and more compact for this kind of job?
    I think I'd prefer sticking to the Arcadian stick I recently got on eBay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aclbandit View Post
    Amen to that. What's more, my hands shake, so putting together any electronic project (i.e., Famicom AV Mod) is always an interesting adventure involving a lot of solder where it doesn't need to be, and lots of use of that nifty solder-sucker-tube.

    Needless to say, cool as these are, I'll stick with continuing the restoration of my large MVS cab instead of building a tiny one.
    Agreed. I have small hands, but I have shaky hands. While it would be awesome to own one of these, I think I will stick to my full size st-v cab

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    I've made mini arcade machines before, but not that small.


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    Wow those mini-cabinets are awesome!

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    That Ms. Pac cab is awesome but sadly thatís to big for where I live as of now so me and my sausage fingers will have to make due with the micro cab at least I seem pretty steady with the solder. Iím going to get things to start this weekend. I think Iím going to go with an old FC twin thatís of no use anymore. The only problem might be the LCD, donít have one and donít see them to often around here.

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