After lots of feedback from our customers we have created an all new Bartop Arcade cabinet we’re calling the Pacade! This cabinet is just like our original Bartop Arcade Cabinet Build, but with a few modifications. The Pacade changes the game and looks pretty darn sweet! Unlike the original Bartop Arcade, the Pacade Bartop Arcade is shorter. It no longer has a lighted marquee. This makes the Pacade perfect for smaller spaces. This also means the Pacade doesn’t need an LED light or a marquee printed, reducing the complexity.
Get ready to have such an awesome time replaying all of your favorite arcade games from the past and reminiscing old times with friends! Having your own Bartop arcade in your game room, bar, or dorm room will make everyone think you are awesome! So let’s do this!
With these plans you will have all of the dimensions for each of the parts you’ll need to cut from MDF or plywood, depending on which materials you decide to use. Detailed drilling templates that include a paper template for all of the hole locations positions for the joysticks and buttons, as well as the speaker holes. Just use some spray adhesive or masking tape to hold it in place while you drill them out. There’s also a parts list for the electrical components you’ll need to power your PC and the lighted marquee. New version 3.0. of the plans include clarifications, more details, and breakouts.
Includes the following spray and stick templates:
- Single Player Control Panel
- Two Player Control Panel
- Left and Right Speakers Grills
- Optional front USB Ports
- Optional Cooling Fan Grill
You can get all of the details on installing RetroPie on your Raspberry Pi from the RetroPie website.
Included is the complete SketchUp file that you can use to get a detailed dimension of any component, including any cutting angles (if you plan to miter your cabinet pieces, optional), etc. You can also use the re-size tool within SketchUp to easily make the entire cabinet bigger or smaller, or resize any section of the cabinet. The sky is the limit. So grab these Bartop Arcade Cabinet Plans and get building yours today! We can’t wait for you to post pictures of your completed project on our Facebook page so we can share it with everyone!
Get the Bartop Arcade Two Plan Bundle
If you’re interested in building both bartop arcade cabinets, or you are not sure which cabinet you’d like to build and want to keep your options open you can also buy a discounted Bartop Arcade Two Plan Bundle that includes both the Pacade Bartop Arcade and the Original Bartop Arcade cabinet plan. If you’re like me you’ll want to build both!
Get the bartop arcade two plan bundle here.