I have built many arcade machines over the years before this blog had started so I wanted a way to show them without them becoming an actual feature. I have not detail how I made them, so if you would like to know more information please comment below or on Twitter and I will be happy to answer any questions.
The the cabinets used Hyperspin Front-End for the emulators.
Counter Top (Bar Top) Arcade Machine:This arcade machines running from a Windows netbook computer with Hyperspin front-end.
Coffee Table Arcade Machine:I had loads of parts laying around so I added an old PC to a coffee table, added a fan and a wireless XBOX 360 joypad. The front end again is Hyperspin.
Mini SEGA Mega Drive (clone) Arcade Machine:This arcade was really allot of fun, my son Adam asked me to build him a SEGA Mega Drive arcade machine out of his old Mega Drive clone. So I thought OK lets do it. The Sonic head was from a toy.
iPad Arcade Machine (Prior to the ION iCade):
The iPad Arcade was built out of an old set of bedside draws and bits i had lying around. At this time I was making arcade machines out of anything for giggles. The Nintendo sign came about because i had a spare sticker from my Game Cube arcade cabinet.
iPhone 4/4s Arcade Machine (Charging Stand Only):
The iPhone cabinet came about because I wanted a iPhone charging stand for my desk. I think this was the first cabinet I ever made? Worked really well.
Nintendo GameCube Arcade Machine:
I decided one year that I was going to design a GameCube arcade machine for my Birthday project as I was inspired by the great Ben Heck. This was the outcome, and I never finished it despite all the effort I put in. It is still in the bedroom upstairs lol.
Raspberry Pie 2 RetroPie iCade:
This is my lastest arcade and full description on how its made in detail can be found here.