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Hello and thank you for checking out my first Instructable on how to build a custom bartop arcade cabinet! Arcades have really started making a comeback as we get older and want to enjoy some nostalgic retro gaming. It makes for a great opportunity to create something that you can proudly show off to your friends, guests, and kids!

I personally find it much easier to learn from watching “How To” videos, instead of reading; so I have created three videos that document my steps, what I learned, and how you can make one for yourself!

As a quick note, I am only demonstrating construction and installation. I will not discuss how to set up your Raspberry Pi. Mostly because there are plenty of other YouTube videos that can show you that step!

Enjoy and please let me know if you have any questions or if there is anything from the videos that I can make more clear!

Tool List

- Measuring Devices
- Band Saw
- Table Saw
- Jig Saw
- Router with a 1” flush cut bit and chamfer bit
- Paddle (Spade) or Forstner Drill Bits
- Hole Saw
- Drill
- Utility Blade
- Hot Glue
- Wood Glue
- Wood Filler
- Nail Gun
- Wood Clamps
- Wire Strippers
- Solder and Soldering Gun
- Rubber Roller
- Wood File
- Spray Paint
- Sanding Block”

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