Building an awesome arcade cabinet is something we’ve shown you how to do before, several times, but this one is made (mostly) from IKEA components that are easy to buy, easy to mod and designed to fit just about any game system, old or new.
If you're interested in it, here's what you'll need, according to SIN Tchan, an IKEA Hackers reader in Paris who built this himself:
- MICKE desk
- Samsung monitor 24" HDMI with speakers
- Arcade stick motherboard (type "arcade stick pcb" on amazon.com)
- Buttons + joystick (brand Sanwa)
- Stainless steel panel
- Black stickers
All in all, he spent $US365 ($480) on the whole thing and that assumes you need to buy everything above. Of course, you'll also need a console you want to use with the setup, which SIN Tchan left out of the breakdown (but included in the list on the site) but are obviously pretty important.
If you have an old console lying around you'd like to get a little more life out of, this might be a great use for it -- and the games you have sitting around collecting dust. Once you have all of your components, it's largely about putting everything in the right place, and there's a full step-by-step at the link below.
The Arcademicke [IKEA Hackers]