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Author Topic: Any Good Step by Step Guides for Making an Arcade Cabinet?  (Read 2794 times)

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Any Good Step by Step Guides for Making an Arcade Cabinet?
« on: March 06, 2017, 11:53:06 pm »
I have been searching the internet to find a GOOD tutorial, but sadly no luck. That is why i'm asking you guys. :cheers:

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Re: Any Good Step by Step Guides for Making an Arcade Cabinet?
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2017, 01:13:33 am »
I have been searching the internet to find a GOOD tutorial, but sadly no luck. That is why i'm asking you guys. :cheers:
Here's a good place to start.   :cheers:

http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,118612.0.html


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Re: Any Good Step by Step Guides for Making an Arcade Cabinet?
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2017, 03:43:51 pm »
There's this awesome book that is literally a tutorial on building a cabinet.  It's called "Project Arcade"  You might have heard of it, it's written by the guy who owns this board.

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Re: Any Good Step by Step Guides for Making an Arcade Cabinet?
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2017, 11:20:59 pm »
What he said..

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Re: Any Good Step by Step Guides for Making an Arcade Cabinet?
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2017, 08:55:23 am »
The OND build is a solid one. I have seen a few in the wild, and they all look very nice.

For my own build, I just looked at lots of photos. Every one was built a little different. Companies changed how they did things as they went along sometimes. The reality is that its a big box with a computer and buttons... there are ways that work and ways that don't but I wouldn't say there is a right or wrong way to build an arcade cabinet. Research is your friend. I wanted a specific type of cab, with very little info out there and no real world examples for me to measure, so I had to make a compiled plan out of 3 others in order to get what I want. Figure out exactly what you want, it may make your search a bit more focused. There may be detailed build threads of something exactly along your lines that you want to build. Then just follow the steps.

Following a guide, such as the aforementioned book, is going to be the quickest method - not as stressful as trying to figure it out on your own.