Arcade cabinet

The Arcade cabinet is a practical solution for storing computers intended for game playing, especially interesting to the fans of old games.

Overall, the project is a combination of electro technology, carpenter's craft and design.

Description

The Arcade cabinet is a practical solution for storing computers intended for game playing, especially interesting to the fans of old games.

Overall, the project is a combination of electro technology, carpenter's craft and design.

The Box

For the prototype we used cheap materials - raw SDF 18mm thick bound with SDF screws 7mm in diameter, and as a finish we used two layers of acrylic putty and enamel coating. Part list:

  • A 54.8 x 174.8 (x2, see arcade-cabinet-cnc.dwg)
  • B 54.8 x 60 (x1)
  • C 60 x 67.7 (x1)
  • D 60 x 8.2 (x1)
  • E 60 x 35 (x1)
  • F 60 x 15 (x1)
  • G 60 x 70 (x1)
  • H 60 x 34.9 (x1)
  • I 60 x 23 (x1)
  • J 60 x 27 (x1)
  • drawer front 59.6 x 11 (x1)
  • drawer bottom 57.6 x 45 (1x1)
  • drawer sides 5 x 45 (x2)

Sound

The speakers used are SAL BXC1615 (2 pieces) and power amplifier 5W (user’s proximity makes more powerful amplifier needles).

Normalized amplitude response (for the above-mentioned speakers) is shown in the graph.

Monitor

A 16:10 LCD monitor is provided sized from 22 "to 24" in front of which is a safety glass 4mm thick, measuring 59.8cm x 47.5cm. The glass stands on wooden rails mounted on the sides. The monitor is held by a bracket attached to the rear of the cabinet. The vertical angle of the screen is 21 °.

Banner

Ambient light is provided by three 50cm LED strips that are powered by a DC adapter. The advertising glass is 59.8cm by 11.2cm, 4mm thick and attached with magnets.

Controls

The controls are set for two players – a 4-way handle, 6 buttons and 1 start button (a total of 22 input contacts).

. is used to connect to a computer.

Software

The development of the shell software for game selection that will run the games as native processes through DOSBox, Mame or other emulator can be found on GitHub.

Photos

Parts positions Assembling Assembling Placing controls Painting Placing components Wireing

Links

Authors

  • Aleksandar Rikalo, design, manufacture, organization
  • Bojan Radović, software developer
  • Uroš Radović, preparation and configuration software for testing
  • Ilija Jovanov, software developer
  • Miodrag Dinić, software developer, tester