This isn’t a simple build that you can cobble together with some plywood you scrounged from the dump and some duct tape. You’ll definitely be investing a solid weekend or two in the construction process. The payoff, however, is an awesome air hockey table for a fraction of the price of a retail model.
How much of a fraction? A crappy air hockey table from a department store will run you around $US400, a commercial-grade arcade model will run you anywhere from $US1000-$5000. Depending on the supplies you have on hand before you start this project your cost will be closer to $US100.
Check out the link below for a detailed build guide and if you have tales of your own DIY arcade and gaming adventures we’d love to hear them in the comments below.