Saw these really cheap tables at Ikea (£5 each)
I bought a few to try and after cutting a whole for the screen I just kept going.
Reinforced back plate for the joystick and buttons, this gets impact glued to the inside. All wired up.
Extension for the power button with light, this was a pain as there’s no 12v supply on the main board.
12V regulator, just for a little light.
Extending the little ribbon cable for the touchpad and buttons I used 2 breadboards back to back.
Open and all installed, USB hub was needed in the end, plus I bought a keyboard encoder instead of ripping apart a keyboard
And Shut, there’s an external USB next to the power socket
Vinyl covered board with holes, held in place by magnets, I didn’t want any screws on the outside showing
Joystick and three main buttons, a reset and coin on the bottom.
There’s also a touch pad and lef/right mouse buttons on the front.
Chopped two legs at an angle and plugged, they are hollow, think I may adjust the angle some more, damn LCDs…
Toshiba laptop, Windows Vista 2GB ram, 4 port USB hub, lm340t12 voltage reg, keyboard encoder and ARCADE-WORLD-UK
Here’s a link to some of my favorite games playing on it
And some more pictures, it’s got a button that glows….