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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 a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). 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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