Hello! In this tutorial, I will be writing a tutorial on making an Arcade Gaming Cabinet. Let's get to it! WARNING: THIS WILL INVOLVE FLYING PARTS AND DANGEROUS ITEMS. PLEASE UNDERSTAND ANY INJURIES OR DEATHS ARE NOT MY FAULT AND THAT THEY SHOULD HAVE EXPERIENCE BEFORE TRYING. Please read ALL before doing. You'll be running without knowing what's ahead. Tools: A Table Saw (A Circular saw will do too) Jigsaw Router with a Fillet bit. A Drill Screw bit 1/8 in Drill bit 1 1/8 in Hole Saw Bit Wire Stripper Crimper Safety Glasses Rubber Gloves A computer Grounded Screwdriver Some C-Clamps, and some pipe clamps. A brain (So cliche XD) Materials: A lot of 1/4 in screws 3 3/4 or 5/8 inch 4' x 8' Plywood or MDF Board (Ply's stronger, but MDF can be decorated nicely.) Hinges and Latch (Many small hinges because your boards only going to be 3/4 to 5/8 inch thick) 1 25"-30" TV (LCD is preferable, but I used a CRT because it was cheaper to take apart an old TV than to buy an LCD.) Speakers (Usually TVs come with speakers) Arcade Buttons and Joysticks (I bought it from xgaming.com (not xvideos, not like I know what it is XD), and the 1 and 1/8 inch drill bit is based on these. It's best to buy only the buttons and joysticks; the encoder is quite expensive. I would buy the 2 joystick and buttons pack without the encoder.) Some wires and crimps. An Encoder for the Arcade Buttons and Joysticks (I use the I-PAC 32-Input Encoder. It's cheap and programmable with a UI.) Paint (optional) Now I'm a break it down simply. I am not responsible for any injuries or death that occur while using this tutorial. Let's begin! 1. First is design. The design should be modeled after a gaming cabinet, like the one's seen in an arcade. If you have no idea, then you haven't tried hard enough. I designed mine on autocad (Sorry, I'm an ass, so I'm not going to give one.) using some measurement I found on google. (The site we know and love) The control panel, or where the buttons and joysticks are should be created separate, and be able to slide in the actual cabinet. The TV size should be taken into account when making the monitor bezel. Now I made the mistake of measuring the screen, not the whole TV, without the plastic or metal encasing. For CRT, make sure you take apart the TV, (There are tutorials on that everywhere) and find the actual shape of the tube. (It's not actually square for the people that don't know.) The speakers should be at the top, (Sides look ugly, but if they're pretty big, it may look nice), and should a special hole designated for them.) You should have a small shelf to place your computer. There should be a marque spot at the top for a nice logo you may design. XD 2. Now the actual cutting begins. You want to make sure you design your console to be unique, but also wasteless. If you have a lot of money, then I guess you can buy more boards, but I'm a NEET, so . I would first cut out all the big sides, not the small stuff. If you need more wood, glue two boards together, and continues cutting the SIDES! (I cannot strain my fingers enough to make it clear that the SIDES need to be cut first, because that is the base for the dimensions of the width boards.) After cutting the sides, proceed on cutting the bezel for the TV. This will takeout a lot of wood, so make sure you planned it before hand. The control panel should have atleast half a board for itself. You want to cut the bigger parts, then small. (ALWAYS BIG TO SMALL) Don't worry about the back yet, Make sure you reserved plenty of wood for it. Like a board-plenty. 3. After you've cut everything, you want to drill all the holes before you actually put it together. Cut out the speaker holes with the jigsaw, and make sure it does not FALL through. (People think I am indirectly calling people stupid, and yes; to those who don't listen, you are stupid.) 4. Always glue and the screw together. Creates a stronger bond that will last for a very long time. The control panel should NOT be glued with the actually cabinet yet. You want to make sure everything FITS before gluing so no problems will be created. Drill, glue, screw. XD Sounds funny. After you've made the cabinet, you should proceed on wiring the control panel, not gluing it together. 5. The control panel was probably the easiest, but most time consuming part. Like all wiring, you want to do it in a safe place where tiny parts won't be lost. They're are many wiring tutorials on this, just google, "Arcade Control Panel Wiring", and it's pretty self explanatory. After all the wiring is done, you glue the control panel together. 6. After everything's been glued, make sure you place the TV Right side up (People will make this mistake), and then screw the monitor bezel into your bezel. Now the CRTs are really heavy, so three people should do it. Two holds it, one screws it. XD again funny. And another piece going from one side of the cabinet to the other to act as support. Always make sure it's discharged. 7. The speakers should be glued into place, and if they're is holes for screws, screw it! XD 8. Now for the back, you should take into account the hinge width and length, as well as the latch. The hinges should go all the way down the whole side of the cabinet. If the board is warped, I would place the top hinge first, then bottom, then second to top, then second to bottom, until it reaches the middle. 9. Paint (optional). Don't know how else to say paint, but paint it. It will look nice if you do. 10. Programming. Now I can go over all of it, but I'm just going to tell you what I did. I made a little computer from some scrap that I had, You can use a rasberry pi, and then since mine didn't have component for the CRT, I used a HDMI2RCA converter (I think thats the name). I booted it up on a NORMAL monitor, and proceeded on installing a OS called Tiny7 (Can use TinyXP). It is nice because it removes all the useless services. After installing, I used my normal computer and downloaded Hyperspin. Hyperspin is a nice Frontend (Look up what it means) for emulators. I went to emulatorzone and set up all the emus with the frontend, and then I transferred it all to my arcade computer after the frontend and emus were running fine. For ROMs, thats your own buisness . After everythings complete, I programmed the encoder. MAKE SURE YOU SET UP THE BUTTON ON THE ENCODER, AND THEN SET UP THE CONTROLLER BUTTONS FOR ALL THE EMULATORS. I slid the control panel in, and place the computer on the shelf. I plugged everything in, turned it on, and voila! LOOK AT THE BOTTOM PICTURE XD. (That erased part was just a person) Have Fun!