Need, not want: Counter-top NES arcade cabinet


We’ll go ahead and file this one under “Things I Want In My House” and tuck it away in the filing cabinet for later perusal. Here’s a counter-top Nintendo arcade that basically consists of an XP machine running a NES emulator, all connected to a 17-inch LCD housed inside a custom-built cabinet made of MDF.

The actual cabinet and computer building doesn’t seem too complicated, but the owner really did a number with the controller board there as there’s a lot of soldering involved. Not that soldering is rocket science, it’s just that my delicate blogging fingers wouldn’t be able to withstand even the slightest tool-related mishap.

The finished project features the standard NES control layout, plus two rear-mounted USB ports along with two actual NES controller ports so you can use the actual old-school control pads. Here’s a video showing everything off:

I like this. I like this very much.

How to build a Nintendo arcade [Instructables]