Miniature Arcade Cabinet

Here’s the finished product! Ready to play a game of Centipede!


A while back, I thought about how neat it would be to make miniaturized arcade cabinets for folks who like the nostalgia of the 80s, but don’t want to have a full sized cabinet in their living room.  I started doodling in my spare time, taught myself Google Sketchup, and came up with a number of designs, before settling on this one.  Here’s a shot of the final sketchup design I came up with, after a whole lot of false starts:

I took the design, and transferred the pieces to Adobe Illustrator to create patterns, then starting with a cardboard model, I worked out some of the assembly kinks, and came up with the finalized plans.  Click through for a whole heck of a lot more photos and detail. Continue reading