Simple Coffee Table Arcade Machine

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  1. Pimp Master

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    I made this for my lounge room.

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  2. Kie

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    Nice! What are the specs? Is it classic arcade or PC? Does the tray jiggle around when you play? Looks a little unstable, but that's just from the pics.

    More pics!
     
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    LCD definitely needs a glass cover or something, apart from that..... worklog!
     
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    This! How else are we gonna learn? :p
     
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    is that all you got to say for your self!?

    Also along with the glass to cover the LCD, i'd also cover the LCD adjustment buttons.
     
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    It was a regular coffee table before, I cut a hole out of the middle and installed the LCD monitor from a pc that I wasn't using anymore then added a timber border and a slide out draw and installed the joysticks then painted it matt black, also in the side there is a pocket where a mini lap top sits which runs programs like mame for all the old arcade games.

    Im not fussed about the old monitor but I may add 2 glass pieces to the left and right of the screen or one big piece of glass over the entire top as a finish.
     
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    The buttons will be that wriggly looking line in the bottom right corner.
     
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    Yep thats right. An old IBM LCD monitor with the adjustment buttons on the front.
    Thats ok, as you smash a beer over the buttons the screen might go blurry but that could also be from the alcohol lol.
     
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    Yep its a classic IBM design. seeing them brings you back to reality that its a LCD monitor sitting under there so i'd prefer them hidden.

    Its looking great so i can only pick on the small things :D
     
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    piece of glass over the top would look great and make it easy to clean/keep clean as well imo.
     
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    Looks like the sun comes in from the window so hopefully not much glare from the glass if OP decides to go that way. Or else...close the curtains :p
     
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    Also we need some piccies of it fired up with gameses on the screen!
     
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    That's awesome! Very neat and classic styling. As others have said a bit of smoked glass to finish it off and you're set.
     
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    Thanks for your nice comments guys.
    Looking like I will go the smoked glass.

    Will post pics soon with steeet fighter 2 running.
     
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    Are those joysticks off the shelf or did you build them yourself?
     
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    off the shelf usb joysticks
     
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    Very nice indeed!

    Glass on the whole table would finish it off just nicely and I do like those joysticks, were did u get them from?
     

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