I did a lot of research before building this cabinet. Mainly looking at other people’s designs. There are a lot of great cabs already for custom arcade machines – but none of them covered exactly what I was after. After taking in a lot of inspiration I decided the main criteria for my design would be:
- classic 80s arcade style
- relatively portable
I wanted to make something that would look vaguely ‘real’ with authentic controls for a convincing arcade experience at home. A couple of sketches later and I was on my way!
I designed several iterations of the cabinet using Photoshop & Maya, I already had a basic shape and style in my head, but the modelling process helped me figure out the angles and dimensions that worked best aesthetically.
Size and Dimensions
After alot of planning here is the final dimension design of the purposed cab build
Internal framework and pinning layout
Additional dimensions and views
purposed completed look (photoshop)