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BrainEater May 24, 2009 04:46 PM

Arcade !
I'd like to present the start of my latest project !

I bought this today for 100$ :



Now , I have always wanted my own 'actual stand up video game' . I finally have one ,and I'm a fabricator so.........Modding to come :haha:

Here's a couple more shots ;




The guts ;



Here's the plan :

-Remove the guts and clean.
-Fix the case where required.
-Install a computer with an appropriate display , to run MAME.
-Build and install all the needed controllers.....
-cosmetic surgery etc....


When it's done it will be capable of playing nearly all arcade games......


3.0charlie May 24, 2009 04:56 PM

Dang! Subscribed! I always wanted one, or a pinball machine. But the problem with those is finding one with a table surface that isn't too damaged.

Supergrover May 24, 2009 05:20 PM


Pinball machines are wicked but the old games , IDC for the newer pinball machines.

Spent hours on Defender, tempest and robotron.
Galaga, edt, ect, ect. Looking forward to this built.

BrainEater May 24, 2009 05:34 PM


Originally Posted by Supergrover (Post 199624)

Spent hours on Defender, tempest , robotron and Galaga.

Hehe.......I have no doubt we would have met "out-back of the arcade" , had we grown up in the same area...



Should be a good build.I have the computer already.Gonna get the best display I can find for this app........


vulcan500rider May 24, 2009 05:47 PM

This kind of build is definitely on my to do list, once I get more cash flow. I'll definitely be watching your progress with interest! Good luck!

Jonwall May 24, 2009 05:51 PM

If i had the cash id love to do something like that. When i get my own house i plan to get one with a big basement, put a few of those in maybe, a big tv, bar, pool table etc. Basically a full arcade/bar in my basement :D

chrisk May 24, 2009 05:51 PM

I tell ya, Braineater has some of the best projects going!

klaiboi May 24, 2009 06:01 PM

I think when this and the thinktank are done I'm coming over for a few beers...

I would love to do something like this

SKYMTL May 24, 2009 06:10 PM

I think the question is....does it still work in its original form???

Phobia May 24, 2009 06:57 PM

that is awsome. You should keep the money thing and charge .25$ to play

In all seriousness that will be one sweet project. you're lungs are going to take a beating from all of the dust in that thing :thumb:

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