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Project by ShaolinDirt posted 03-23-2015 08:59 PM 1024 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A arcade table I made last year.
Made with veneered solidwood panels i made myself, Thereafter veneered with Walnut. Handcarved solid walnut for the legs. A lot of fun making the tabletop! And carving the legs.. omg, Walnut is truly a wonderful material!

Inside the table I used a rasberry pi with emulators for NES, SNES and Atari.
And as you can see in the pictures there is a screen under the tabletop, for this I stripped down an old computer monitor, always superfun to harvest old electronics!
One of the bigger problems i had with the construction of this table was to make the drawer work even with the arcade sticks sticking up.
To solve this problem I put two small legs at the ends of the arcade panel. attached with hinges so the legs could fall down when the drawer is pushed in. When the drawer then is opened Two strings are hooked to both the two legs and the inside of the table frame witch then pulls the legs up at the right time.

You guys have to excuse my English, I don´t really have the faculty language on lock yet :)

Let me know what you think, and if there is anything you would do differently.





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Mosquito

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#1 posted 03-23-2015 09:03 PM

That looks great, nice work! Are you able to slide the drawer in still? It looks like unless something moves vertically, the joystick/button assemblies would hit.

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com

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#2 posted 03-23-2015 09:31 PM



That looks great, nice work! Are you able to slide the drawer in still? It looks like unless something moves vertically, the joystick/button assemblies would hit.

- Mosquito

Thank you! Yes, you are able to slide in the drawer. When you push it in, the whole panel falls down to a 40degree angle. Did my best to explain how it works in the description :)

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#3 posted 03-23-2015 09:40 PM

Got it. That makes more sense now. I think I may have missed a sentence in there, so I didn’t connect that stuff to inside the drawer for that lol

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com

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#4 posted 03-23-2015 09:45 PM

ingenious – great work

-- Greg Simon

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#5 posted 03-24-2015 04:34 AM

very cool…great job.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#6 posted 03-24-2015 01:51 PM

All I can say is I must copy this! Brings back great memories of playing Pac Man at the bowling alley when I was a kid. Loved those table style consoles. Only thing better on this would be a roller ball in the center for Centipede! Beautiful project!

-- Jarrett - Mount Vernon, Ohio

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