Scale Arcade Cabinets


I guess they're to some scale. They're somewhere between 1:12 and 1:16 scale. I still need to design the screens and glue in the joysticks (sewing pins).

I've found my new "anti-drug". The other day I was very tempted to go pick up WWE 2K16 at the store, but thought to myself, "I don't have time to play games right now." Then I thought about these scale arcade cabinets I'm making and it calmed my itchy credit card finger.

A note about the designs: these arcade cabinets draw influence from the cabinets from yesteryear, but they certainly are not 1:1 creations of the same thing. I'm playing with the limitations that I have (physical pieces of wood and the shapes they come in) and trying to figure out the best way to manipulate them, while refraining from complicated cuts and still providing a decent arcade experience. I'm pretending they're designs for real machines.

I should name some of these designs like "The Falcon" or "The Lonely Friday Night".