Building a full-size Star Wars Cockpit Arcade Machine! -

Building a full-size Star Wars Cockpit Arcade Machine!

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Can we convert the Atari Star Wars Arcade 1Up into the iconic sit down cockpit arcade machine on a shoestring budget & give you the stolen plans? I’ve got a GOOD feeling about this! Made possible by patrons & our friendly sponsor – high quality PCBs for just $5

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  1. Thanks for watching! A few people have asked how much the CNC machine cost: To hire its usage cost $130 but at 9:12 we mention how to do it at home with a jig saw πŸ™‚ Not many other tools are needed and there are budget alternatives for everything, e.g. sandpaper instead of the table sander… The biggest cost is time. We provide the plans & costs free of charge in the description to save you a bunch of that time, and so anyone can 100% definitely do it at home for the price we showed. Thank the maker! πŸš€

  2. This memory's of this arcade sends shivers down my spine.

  3. I WAS JUST THINKING OF DOING THIS!!!! luckily I wasn’t the only person with this great idea 😁😁😁

  4. Just saying I took off from a U.K. seaside town (Filey Arcade) while I was young many many times, used to play it three times a night plenty of other Arcade games but always looked forward to this unit. The RTOJ stand up one was not nearly as good. I’m sure it was 20p a go back then πŸ˜‚ Year after year it sat there like like a jewel and I knew I was on Holiday and home. I would like to think the 1% chance it still exists after it got replaced for something newer. But what a classic, what a game.

  5. A lot of people in the US use Cinco de Mayo (May 5th, Mexican independence day) as an excuse to party and get drunk. So you get the sequence of nerding out on May the Fourth be with you, getting drunk on Cinco de Mayo, and the hangover the next day is the Revenge of the Sixth. Don't drink to the point of hangover kids, it leads to the dark side

  6. 2 guys and the 80s brought me here! Man your channel is awesome! πŸ‘

  7. The Rebel Base Build | JC3D | Props | Cosplay says:

    So great, would be an awesome naddition to my Star wars room build!

  8. That is an impressive conversion build… most impressive.

  9. This is great! And I love your doggo, so so cute and well behaved.

  10. all that work for a piddly little screen – I will have to make do with my real SW arcade machine

  11. Hollywood needs to see videos like this to at least attempt to understand a true fans perspective on IP's like Star Wars and Star Trek to have some semblance of understanding why their new garbage storylines that fans despise, why those new storylines are not making them money…Great job man. So cool!

  12. I don't know why it took me a year to watch this, but it was great! Thanks so much for sharing this build with us.
    EDIT: As I write this, it's currently May the Fourth here in New Zealand!

  13. I have been hunting for this game forever, it was the best game in the arcade and it swallowed plenty of my pocket money! I want to build one and thanks to you I’ll be doing so.

  14. Outstanding job! Thanks for sharing. I actually owned a Star Wars cockpit in the early '90s. I eventually sold it because the monitor started to flicker, and not a day goes by I haven't regretted it. It would probably have been a simple repair.

  15. How tall are you? Wondering if I’d need to scale up for myself. Great looking project!

  16. I imagine that Star Wars Arcade in the 80's had the same impact for us, 90's players as the likes of Star Fox, Virtua Fighter, Virtua Racing…! It looks cool to these days.

  17. I love this video, the game and your build of the cockpit. I always loved the Star Wars cockpit and the one for the Star Trek Simulator. When you put your coins in and press start, you hear Leonard Nimoy say, "Welcome aboard, Captain," in the speakers by either ear. The controls were in an interesting place on the command chair of the cockpit where your hands would be at rest. I recall a rotary dial to turn the ship? Check that cockpit out too, it is pretty neat. But thisβ€” as the 9th Doctor would say: "FANTASTIC!"

  18. Christian Simpson is a British Actor, wow didn't that, May be one day you be in Coronation Street, you never know…. πŸ™‚ but most of all Star wars films was filmed in the UK. you do look like Hayden Christensen… "Yes my master"… πŸ™‚ I do like Episode 1 of Starwars better than the rest, Well I like Liam Neeson and Ewan Mcgregor, You see now on British TV Warren Davis, he hosts Tenable on ITV.

  19. Whoa! That is AWESOME! Clicked for the cabinet…subbed b/c of DUAL Omnibots!?!?!?!. ~Adam @PipersPicksTV

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