Most of us have bits and pieces dotted about the home or workshop, the odd set of controls here, a few old raspberry pi’s there, a couple of unused boxes, a box of tissue (errr sorry, was just looking around my room!!). Anyways, this guy, Pawel from Camberley (UK), decided to just grab some bits and knock something up together he could recall his old days on from time to time….
When I looked at other people projects I wanted to do something similar. not exactly a big build yet but maybe bar top cabinet. But I found quite few of them about and all pretty much similar looking. I already had older Rasp. Pi in my drawers, so decided for something more unique, something more mobile and discreet. So here was born the idea of treasure chest that contains ALL my younger memories from 25y ago– Pawel (Creator)
We spoke to Pawel, who is not involved in the arcade industry professionally, nor has he tackled any builds like this before, although he did suggest his next build would be a full size cabinet (we wish you the best with this!).
These boxes are not available to buy, however they are a great inspiration for your next project, the ‘treasure chest’ is powered by a Raspberry Pi 2 and a 7″HDMI screen, inspired from the FaceBook group “Project MAME – Build your own MAME cabinet” and used by Pawel and his daughter for “playing games, of course!”.
Pawels only real plans for the future of this ‘treasure chest’ gem are to give it a coat of paint and take more shots of the inside (hopefully to share with us!).
None. All straight out of my head. no planing there. But I aim planing to take loads of shots of insides 🙂