In 2009 we finished the game FUR, Fast Uber Racer, for the Pascal Game Programming competition Arcadia. This game was supposed to run on an arcade cabinet. Back then we had some plans to build ourself an arcade cabinet, but the lack of space we never started. Now that I had some space I decided to make my own arcade cabinet. It’s not only to run FUR, but also to run other games like Uber Zombie and MAME.
So I started out with a piece of wood and cut out the basic shape of the cabinet and screw and glue it all together. The fairly simple design and good power tools made this an easy job. I’m not going into the build details as the pictures are pretty clear I guess and there are lots of build tutorials out on the intertubes.
For the some technical details on the hardware use for the control panel:
- Cabinet size: 180 cm in length, 64 in width (control panel is 70) and ~64 cm in depth.
- 2 joysticks
- Total of 18 buttons, 8 for each player and 2 on the side for pinball games
- Coin mech that only accepts 1-euro coins
- i-pac to use control panel as regular pc-keyboard
- Front-end: Hyperspin
- PC is running windows Vista
Further more I still need to order a new screen for the cabinet as this screen is somewhat small for this huge cabinet.