Just a "Class Photo" of my first three arcades.
This was my first arcade cabinet I built, and the only one I didn't design. It's a cocktail style, two people can sit down and play.
This is the Secret Arcade. It is hidden inside an O'Sullivan cabinet. An arm folds down with three rotating control panels. One flat, for resting game console controllers on. One with arcade controls, for playing arcade games. One with keyboard and trackball for computer games.
This is the Desktop arcade, one of the simplest arcades I've seen. It can be created in a single weekend.
This is the Living Room Arcade. When closed, it looks like any other cabinet in the living room. But, when open, it can play arcade games on the PC, or GameCube or XBox games routed to the monitor. You also have access to the keyboard and mouse routed, the arcade controls and keyboard tray both pull out for use.
It borrows a great deal from the Secret Arcade.
This is the Portable Arcade. It folds down into a case that can easily be taken to parties, or stored when not needed. It plays all the MAME games.
This is the Coffee Table arcade, and represents my best craftsmanship to date. It can be used as a normal coffee table, but when people want to play, inside is full arcade fun.
The top of the coffee table arcade flips up to reveal the controllers inside.
The controllers of the coffee table arcade pull out. Parallel arms keep the controllers at an appropriate level.
This is Cubius Maximus, designed for LAN parties. It was supposed to be an imposing cube that opens up and is ready to play. Unfortunately, it didn't meet expectations and so was scrapped for the Killer Pizza.
This is Killer Pizza. Not an arcade machine exactly. Instead, this is designed for LAN parties. 2.4 GHz Pentium IV, 1 Gig RAM, 120 GB HD, in a snazzy transportable case. It folds into a case 24" wide, 24" deep, 8" tall.
The Penny Arcade is designed to be a budget arcade. Instead of a computer, it has a Namco TV Games controller inside. For more information, see the Detailed Pages