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Retro Game Machine Crafted From IKEA Basket and Arduino Board

Looking for a clean enclosure for your next project? This polished looking build combines a small IKEA storage basket, Arduino gaming board, and sweet arcade buttons to create a compact gaming machine.

Courtesy of tinker John J., the build features a Hackvision–an Arduino-based gaming board designed for homebrew retro gaming–linked to some simple arcade buttons and a joystick. The whole thing is wrapped up in an IKEA Rationell Variera storage basket. With everything wired together all John needs to do to enjoy some old school gaming is plug the video out into his TV.

Hit up the link below to check out the rest of the build log.

Hackvision Retro Gaming Console [Tinker Projects via 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 08/23/12

Comments (1)

  1. Ricardo Simões

    I wonder, if this could be built using the Raspberry Pi instead… then throw M.A.M.E. and so on…

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