Retro Game Machine Crafted From IKEA Basket and Arduino Board

By Jason Fitzpatrick on August 23rd, 2012

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 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 08/23/12
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