There’s one thing in regards to the massive imposing picket field of an arcade machine that lends a assured presence to a room. The issue with a tall and heavy field is that it takes up fairly a little bit of house and readily attracts the attention. So [Alexandre Chappel] set out to avoid that and build an arcade machine that could hide in plain sight.
The thought is a picket field held on the wall that folds up when not in use. [Alex] begins with Baltic birch plywood reduce into the panels. Subsequent, he applies edge banding (a skinny veneer with some glue on the bottom) so that every one the uncovered edges appear to be pure wooden. Subsequent, a display gap is routed into the face body, permitting an LCD monitor to sit down snuggly in. A mixture of pocket holes and biscuits permits [Alex] to assemble all the pieces with no seen screws or fasteners.
With the assistance of a 3D printer, he shortly fabricated a locking mechanism to maintain the entrance panel connected when it folds up. The hinge can be 3D printed. The standard Raspberry Pi 4 powers this explicit machine. Two french cleats maintain the field onto the wall, and as soon as the system is on the wall, we now have to say it seems to be unbelievable.
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