Custom Raspberry Pi Arcade Cabinet- Constructing the Cabinet Part 1. Episode #6 -

Custom Raspberry Pi Arcade Cabinet- Constructing the Cabinet Part 1. Episode #6

Way of the Wrench
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This video is the first part of constructing the arcade cabinet. I have added time links for people who are building this cabinet and want to jump to where they left off.

00:27 – laying out the MDF
02:46 – what tool to use for cutting out
04:26 – cutting out the cabinet sides
06:56 – using the template to layout/cut out the second side
09:40 – using the one side as a template to trim flush router the second side
12:25 – sanding the sides together for a matching set
12:36 – making the batons on the jointer, planer, and table saw
20:58 – cutting out the internal pieces of the cabinet on table saw
25:21 – setting up the router for t molding slot on sides of cabinet
29:15 – attaching the batons to the sides of the cabinet
37:08 – attaching the bottom, shelf, and top angled piece
39:41 – attaching other side
40:47 – attaching casters to the bottom of the cabinet

This custom arcade cabinet can be used as a stand up arcade cabinet or the control panel can be removed from the cabinet so you can take it to a friend’s house and plop it on their coffee table, hook up a HDMI cable and plug it in and play! It is a portable arcade with everything needed to play inside the control panel.

This video is filmed and edited with all new gear and it looks loads better than previous videos (let me know what you think!). I also tried a bunch of new filming angles and techniques to make a more entertaining video for you. I hope you find it interesting and feel inspired to build one yourself.

If you have any questions about the build, please feel free to comment and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

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I hope that these videos can help someone if they want to create their own arcade cabinet and if you would like to make a similar version as mine, go ahead. I will be posting all designs and plans throughout the build videos and a final video showing build costs and plans.

If you have any ideas for the theme or look of the arcade cabinet, please leave a comment down below!!

The next video will be out next week and will show the completion of the cabinet. If you missed the earlier videos, start here … for episode#1.

Music for this very special episode by :

Dustsucker (Royalty Free Music) [CC-BY]

Parasail – Silent Partner (No Copyright Music)

Propeller – Silent Partner (No Copyright Music)

Eva – 失望した [Synthwave] 🎵 from Royalty Free Planet™

Thanks to Teknoaxe for his royality free music for our intro/outro music. Please check out all of Teknoaxe’s sweet music tracks!

Intro music is Synthwave D

Outro music is Sythwave E

Driving to the Future – Synthwave – Royalty Free Music

Anthem at the Tables – Electro/House – Royalty Free Music

Synthwave C – Royalty Free Music

Logical Sequence of Events – Chiptune/8-bit – Royalty Free Music

Way of the Wrench is looking for a collaboration with any Youtubers out there hard at work making royalty free music, just send me a message with your link for consideration.

Disclaimer: These videos are intended for entertainment and inspiration. Working in a woodshop, metalshop, or autoshop is dangerous without proper safety and experience. Always seek professional advice and training before using any power tools/machinery. If you have any uncertainty before performing any shop procedure, stop and learn a safe method/technique. Do not attempt anything simply because you saw it in one of my videos. Be smart, use common sense, respect your power tools/machines, and be safe.


  1. Thank you for your fabulous work. I don't know how it is in your country, but here in France, very few "professionals" are as meticulous as you are, it is very appreciable! In addition you explain everything very well, especially for the security, it's remarkable. A big bravo to you, you are so inspiring! You have a new subscriber 😉

  2. save lifetime! change to 2x speed and feel free to use your 22:27 min for your loved ones 😉

  3. Awesome video. About to be doing this. Are you a shop teacher? Looks like my shop class when I was in highschool.

  4. It was great, but I think I exaggerated the pins and screws, maximum ai 2 or 3 pins and screws in each piece, because I put in mdf already safe! Congratulations more!

  5. how many sheets of MDF did this take? Also, is that 5/8s?

  6. I am interested and using your plan but I wanted to make a 4-player control board would you happen to guess some measurements for the cabinet? Also I didn't see anything in the comments what was your out-of-pocket cost in materials and everything else while you were building the cabinet

  7. Check out the modern cabinets I make at Umbrella Arcades 🙂

  8. Track saw! Festool makes an awsome one with dust collector.

  9. Love and appreciate the videos.

    Will be a real help as I start my own cabinet this summer.

    With the music of the videos there is a significant input level difference to the music vs the commentary recorded, and I have to keep adjusting the volume to hear what you are saying then not get blown out of my chair by the music.

  10. Do you have the plans in metric measurements for us civilised countries that moved out of the dark ages of imperial measurements around 100 years ago?

  11. Anyone have the plans in international system??

  12. How many inches from the edge of the side panels do you place the batons? Looks about 2".

  13. Só faltou disponibilizar o projeto com as medidas pra download

  14. So do you think using 3/4 inch mdf will mess with your plans any? I cant find 5/8s anywhere.

  15. naw spare me the mdf and its formaldehyde based resins

  16. thinking about making a standing workstation
    also those are some hard chiptunes home great stuff

  17. Love your video man. Can you reprint your plans? The formatting is all jacked up and some parts of it are cut off, but I like how you broke it down, amateur/hobbyist woodworking level of detail for us non experts. Happen to have a newer printout? I got a bosch router for slab leveling with a jig, but got to use it for the first time today on my arcade build. I used a flush trim router bit to match my second cutout side panel to my first perfectly, man I love that bit. Got a slot cut one coming.

    This is the one I am talking about:

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