Discussion in 'Retro & Arcade' started by Pimp Master, Oct 16, 2012.
I made this for my lounge room.
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.
LCD definitely needs a glass cover or something, apart from that..... worklog!
This! How else are we gonna learn?
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.
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.
The buttons will be that wriggly looking line in the bottom right corner.
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.
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
piece of glass over the top would look great and make it easy to clean/keep clean as well imo.
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
Also we need some piccies of it fired up with gameses on the screen!
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.
Thanks for your nice comments guys.
Looking like I will go the smoked glass.
Will post pics soon with steeet fighter 2 running.
Are those joysticks off the shelf or did you build them yourself?
off the shelf usb joysticks
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?