Hey Guys I've always wanted to build my own arcade machine. Because of things like cost and the sheer bulk/size of traditional machines i put it off. Then Elvis linked to a build log of a guy who built a simple arcade machine which is very cheap to make and smaller in size. He called it the Vigolix: http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Super-Easy-Arcade-Machine-from-1-Sheet-of-Plywoo/ Perfect! Cheap, easy to build, and takes up less space. I have begun building a machine inspired by this, making changes along the way. For example I didn't grow up with 'real' arcade games so i'm going run RetroPie and SNES emulation mostly. I'm pretty time poor so my focus is on completing the build rather than getting everything perfect. The kids will want to help too so that can make it hard to concentrate. Basic rundown of my build ideas at this stage: Controls 2 player arcade buttons and sticks. I haven't chosen a layout yet but I want it to be SNES friendly layout. It will probably be a tight fit to fit everything within the Vigolix form factor but I will work this out later. Compute Raspberry Pi 2 running RetroPie. I already have this up and running on the upstairs telly with fake USB SNES controllers and it's been in regular use. Monitor Spare 24" Kogan LCD I had laying around. It works out to fit nicely in landscape in the Vigolix. Unless anyone can recommend I run it in portrait instead? Progress Read the Instructable. I have gone with 16mm MDF. I also brought 1800x600 sheets which saved me cutting the larger sheet in half later on. A few bits and pieces like glue and screws Click to view full size! The MDF sheets (I brought 3 because it is cheap) Click to view full size! Sheet marked out to cut diagonally with a circular saw. Click to view full size! Main sheet cut. I'm not the best with accuracy but I find a circular saw is pretty good for long straight cuts. Click to view full size! As you can see I have limited space in the garage.