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Hello! First post! After many years of procrastination, I'm finally starting my Arcade Cabinet build! So I've decided to start a thread to document my build. I decided I wanted to build a reproduction of one my favorite cabinets... not necessarily favorite game. Tempest, Asteroids, Space Invaders, Centipede and Defender were all close contenders... but I've settled on Asteroids Deluxe. I love the side panel art and was able to find high res scans of all the art at http://www.arcadeartwork.org ... but I do really like the game. Im a little worried about the side panels interfering with 2 player play. Im going to do a mockup this weekend to test if thats the case. I've built the cabinet in Sketchup, I tried to say as close to the original cabinet as possible so I wouldn't have to modify the side panel art. However, I've made a few changes since this is a multicade. I moved the glass back several inches to accommodate a larger control panel. And the bottom of the control panel doesn't angle back. I did this so I can install a large drawer with keyboard, mouse and probably PS3 controllers. I'm not going to do a coin door at the moment, but I may change my mind. Im considering redesigning the base to include a pull out step at the bottom for my young son. Currently it will just be a storage cabinet, but it would be nice to quickly pull it out for him to play. Though it may not be worth the trouble when I could easily store a step stool in the cabinet. At the moment I'm planning on a 6 button setup so I designed the art for the control panel with the same look and feel as the original control panel, but rearranged for 2 joysticks and many buttons. I'm going to use a 4:3 20" Dell monitor for the screen. My boss has several arcade cabinets in his basement and has successfully scared me off using a CRT monitor. He told me a story about setting a small fire while messing with a cabinet's monitor. Ive got Hyperspin and Mame up and running on an old ASUS laptop I will use in the cabinet. Many thanks to SimplyAustin for his top notch videos, they were a great help! I'll be configuring other console systems in the coming weeks after I make some progress on the build. Currently I have 90% of what I need purchased and ready for the build. I have rough cut some of the plywood into smaller pieces for easier handling, and plan to layout the side panels tomorrow. Wish Me luck!