We love the fact that you all submit links or submit files to us – one of the things that dropped into our inbox recently was this awesome site for Free DIY Mini Arcade Plans, part of the Retro Built Games website, whereby not only do they sell Mini Arcade machines and other projects but offer these great plans.
Here are some super simplistic plans I drew for those who really want to build their own mini arcade with a tight budget. The overall size is 13.25 x 10.5 x 9.5 inches. The design will fit on one 2×4 ft sheet of half-inch plywood/mdf. The monitor cutout is for this type of monitor which accepts composite video.
It’s a very simple design, suited for a jigsaw and circular saw/table saw.
A buttons holes are 1.125″. This is a standard hole-saw size. Print the pdf template at 100% scale, lay it out on the plywood, tape and cut. Of course, you can use any other method you’d like…. Use the dxf file and make a CNC tool-path.
Note: These plans are not to be sold, rebranded or distributed in any form without my consent. This includes the design in CAD or cut form.-RYAN BATES (http://www.retrobuiltgames.com/)