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Glass Coffee Table Modded Into Table Top Arcade

This clever DIY mod requires minimal parts and results in a polished looking table-top arcade machine that makes it easy to kick back on the couch and enjoy some old-school gaming.

IKEAHacker reader Jon Bonilla threw together an assortment of IKEA parts (and IKEA coffee table and shelf) with his XBox 360 and computer monitor for a simple but slick look-down style arcade console. You could easily substitute the guts he used with an alternative gaming platform (like a Raspberry Pi running emulators) for an even cheaper build.

Hemberg Coffee Table “Look Down” Arcade Hack [IKEAHacker]

Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 08/20/12

Comments (1)

  1. r

    Jon Bonilla must have a lot of friends who are twelve years old

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