This Arcade Machine is hidden in plain sight! And This is how I Built It! -

This Arcade Machine is hidden in plain sight! And This is how I Built It!

Alexandre Chappel
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I’m making a fully functional 2 player arcade machine, discussed as a sleek piece of furniture!

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A couple of videos to help you out:

installing retropie:
running games from usb:
programming a power button:

List of all the things you’ll need for this build:

Raspberry pie:
button and joystick:
clicky buttons:
USB extension:
HDMI cable:
USB stick:
micro sd:
Power supply:
The actual speaker I used:
A similar speaker from amazon that could work:
Crimp terminals:
Crimp tool:
Wire stripping tool:
brass rod:
closest switch I could find:
Momentary switch:

Some of my favorite tools:

favorite 3d printer:
super glue:
Small vacuum forming machine:
Japanese hand saw:
Olfa knife –
machinist square –
combination square –
Pocket hole jig:
Biscuit jointer:
Orbital sander:
Impact driver:
Biscuit jointer:
Mitre saw:

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Thank you for Watching! Tune in next week for more videos 🙂


  1. nice idea but tbh everyone who wants an arcade machine wants to show it off for everyone

  2. That's amazing! I can imagine myself playing kof 2002 or marvel vs capcom against my boyfriend and friends on it, plus it saves a lot of space in my living room

  3. I see that rema1000 bag! 🇳🇴

    Seriously well done on this project, this is wife friendly ☺

  4. I actually bought his plans and made this. I'm a novice wood worker at best; it was a fairly challenging build for me but I like the way it turned out. I ended up customizing it a bit to fit in some melamine cabinetry, so it looks like part of the built ins. Really slick looking and everyone loves it. Thanks for the video. Also really enjoyed the 3d printing aspect and now I'm starting to customize my own 3d parts. If anyone is interested in seeing my build, give a like here and I'll post it to my channel. Also if anyone has any questions feel free to ask. I made a ton of mistakes and learned a lot.

  5. What a great project, are you sure wooden dowels will hold up to the button mashing?

  6. God praksis når du kobler "DIY" prosjekter til AC-Mains hvor det (selvfølgelig) ikke godkjennes av f.eks NEMKO, er å putte på et "EMI Filter".
    Du får f.eks kjøpt IEC kontakter med innebygd filter for elektromagnetisk interferens, og sikringsholder. Bare søk etter "IEC EMI Fused".

    Selvfølgelig ikke nødvendig så lenge du bruker en hyllevare strømadapter og ferdig byggde høytalere da, men greit å vite om hvis du skulle finne på noe litt mer custom!

    (Hører du støy fra høytalerne hvis du skrur de på sammtidig som et 240v verktøy med spinnende motor?)

  7. Imagine having tools precise enough to remove the thickness of edge banding

  8. Love your enthousiasm, thats what makes you stand out of all the comparable channels for me.

  9. Very very cool! Would brass rods in the hinge pins make them stronger? How much force can that shelf with the push buttons hold…manly because I have kids and they will be somewhat over aggressive with them I am sure!

    Otherwise what an INCREDIBLE design and build and low profile! Great job!

  10. We like this! It'll be up on the Raspberry Pi blog next week 👍

  11. Wow really loves this project! Got me thinking about how many more interesting things you can make when you start introducing electronics, computers and screens!! 👌🏽👌🏽 amazing

  12. first and foremost, I hate you, why you asked, well is because THIS IS FREAKING AWESOME! and dont have any carpenter skill nor do i own anything above a drill oh and i dont have a room fool of tools to play with wah wah wah

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