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. Beautiful craftmanship. Please don't play Donkey Kong stretched to 16:10 though.

  2. for all your widescreen arcade games!

  3. I would buy something like this. Foe sure! 🙂

  4. Wide screen? Why do people think this is good?

  5. No ones going to mention the aspect ratio.

  6. I saw pendulums more still than you my dude. What's up with YouTubers and weird rap shaking?

  7. The stretched out Donkey Kong image is driving me crazy!

  8. If you plug this guys body movements into a 3D X,Y,Z graph and run it through Google, the result is: Meth.

  9. You don't like the arcade machine looks… But then you are missing the point of those retro game-machines… 😐 Also – the right angles of the control board are a really bad idea…

  10. Change the aspect ratio to 4:3 before the retro crowd come to butcher you 🙂

  11. I don’t see the point, why not just play games on a laptop if you don’t have space ?

  12. beautiful wall mountable emulation device! =D
    (stands and applauds)

  13. Nice, but if I were to play a serious 2Player fighting game on this, I'm sure I would break that Wooden Hinge with ease 😅😅

  14. Very impressive and looks great, though there is the issue of old games such as the one you demonstrate (Donkey Kong) having been designed for a different aspect ratio.

  15. Good craftsmanship! I do not like retropie personally, I find it laggy and awkward. I also could never play Donkey Kong horizontally, let alone on a 16:9 display. But looks nice.

  16. looks ugly, something someone from California would like

  17. I would put hidden gas lift arms on the swing out controller panels so it can slowly flip out. Great work!

  18. Kreg jig > biscuit joiner almost every time. People be crazy.

  19. generation y and z has clearly no idea on how an arcade machine works and looks.. this piece of firewood is disguisting

  20. It´s really cool and really well made, but jeez, calm down a bit 🙂

  21. you makes me have vertigo….. may be some effect not sure or nervous energy.

  22. I think "AWESOME" would be the name of this project. I love when you give a Chinese touch on it 17:22 haha. Great job!

  23. Fabuloso, eres un máquina

  24. the one thing I'd change is use some name brand automotive speakers

  25. 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

  26. 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

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

  28. 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!

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

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

  31. 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?)

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

  33. 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.

  34. I see that rema1000 bag! 🇳🇴

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

  35. 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

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

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