Nes in arcade cabinet?

Nes in arcade cabinet?

Jun 12, 2019 at 3:23 AM
Is there a tutorial to use an arcade cabinet and put the nes mini ($60) with 30 installed games? Thanks

» 18 Answers

  • Vulpes Abnocto
    Jun 12, 2019 at 3:31 AM
    No, but I expect it would be similar to putting a full size NES into a cabinet; Just scaled down.
    And there are plenty of tutorials for that.
  • Champa
    Jun 12, 2019 at 3:42 AM
    Ok. Thanks.
  • Vulpes Abnocto
    Jun 12, 2019 at 3:48 AM
    Hey, come back.
    If you want to talk to a carpenter about such a plan, I'm happy to help.
  • Champa
    Jun 12, 2019 at 3:58 AM
    I was thinking about buying a cheap prebilt arcade cabinet and fitting it with nes mini.
  • Vulpes Abnocto
    Jun 12, 2019 at 4:01 AM
    If you did that, you would have a LOT of leftover space inside the console.
    Seems a shame to let so much space go to waste.
    Maybe you should think Bigger, or maybe think about additional modules that could be added to the cabinet.
    What else could this cabinet house?
  • Vulpes Abnocto
    Jun 12, 2019 at 4:01 AM
    *is imagining a full arcade style cabinet*
  • Thedge
    Jun 12, 2019 at 4:05 AM
    why not just make a full arcade cabinet with an old PC instead of an NES mini? like, if you find an old computer, and spend the $60 on like a new cpu/gpu, you could do way more than an NES mini could.
  • Vulpes Abnocto
    Jun 12, 2019 at 4:08 AM
    @Champa could you give me a Paint.exe sketch of what you're wanting, and the scale?
  • Vulpes Abnocto
    Jun 12, 2019 at 4:09 AM
    Or any visual representation
  • Champa
    Jun 12, 2019 at 4:18 AM
    Thank you both Dear Vulpes and Thedge for your suggestions. But unfortunately I do not have any experience with woodwork or any major electronic tinkering required for this project. This was just a thought and i was expecting that someone might have done this already and i will just replicate it easily using online tutorial. I bought a nes mini classic today. A tabletop arcade cabinet will save space issues although a full cabinet will be preferable, no doubt. For someone me, this project will take months to complete provided that there is already a tutorial available. There are prebilt arcades available online to buy but too costly or the layout is different to play super Mario Bros or contra which I am mainly interested to play.
  • H1B1Esquire
    Jun 12, 2019 at 4:20 AM
    @Vulpes Abnocto

    I don't know if you know, but they have arcade cabinets at walmart--they just came back.

    remove the spaces in-between--https:// www. youtube. com/watch?v=IpKuRkxMGRI

    He put a retropie in there, so, I guess NES should be fine.

    I dunno, but I think it's a good idea--especially if you can abuse free shipping from Walmart.

    If you're curious, check out the video--he opens it at 2:57 and it seriously looks plug-and-play (like, take something with HDMI/DVI/VGA, connect it, done).
  • Champa
    Jun 12, 2019 at 4:28 AM
    Hi H1B1Esquire
    I looked into this when I visited Walmart. I did not liked the design of the joystick and lots of buttons. I want it some with only 2 buttons for 2 players See Pics in this eBay ad below.

    @ Vulpes. Visual representation
  • Vulpes Abnocto
    Jun 12, 2019 at 4:31 AM
    @Champa, when you want to learn how to do the necessary wood work, come back and see me.

    @H1B1Esquire , well that almost takes the fun out of the job!
    That would certainly work.
  • Vulpes Abnocto
    Jun 12, 2019 at 4:40 AM
    Is there some problem with youtube links?


    EDIT: Yeah, there is a problem
    Go here for the video, instead
  • slaphappygamer
    Jun 12, 2019 at 4:45 AM
    I was looking at a bartop arcade. Put a raspberry pi in it or, yes, a pc. Just can’t justify spending almost $100 to get it all together. Also don’t have the space. I’ve always wanted a full size cabinet. I really just hook my laptop to the tv and use a gymnastics foam block as a podium for my arcade stick. Please don’t laugh.
  • Champa
    Jun 12, 2019 at 4:49 AM
    @slaphappygamer what kind of arcade stick u use. Dou have a link where u bought it?
  • H1B1Esquire
    Jun 12, 2019 at 5:30 AM
    Ah, totally understandable, but near $2,000.00 for a cabinet like that is a know? Personally, for that price, I'd just put out an advertisement or build it myself.

    Again, totally understand how you feel regarding the 1up cabinet.

    For anyone else who might take it upon themselves to DIY:
    https:// com/watch?v=3cME3vK1aaQ
    that guy gives you some good tips as to keeping your craft professional.

    @Vulpes Abnocto
    I know--there definitely is a fun bit of custom woodwork, but I felt Champa literally asked, "Is there a tutorial to use an arcade cabinet and put the nes mini ($60) with 30 installed games? ", to which the answer is, "Yes, kind of."

    Also, the fact you need....HDMI-plugging skills (?) versus soldering skills, is a plus.

    And anyone who wants to drop 9G on an arcade cabinet you'll be proud of (probably):
  • Champa
    Jun 16, 2019 at 5:46 AM