A lot of people will look at an arcade cabinet and say "Hey, that looks easy- it's just a screen, some wood and some buttons.", but arcade cabinets aren't quite as simple as many people think. Here's a good place to start learning about the various ins and outs of arcade machines in general.
- Arcade Cabinet
- Basic guide to build a cabinet
- No space for a full cab? Try a desktop control panel
- The Bemani/Dance arcade experience
- Connecting a PC to an Arcade Cabinet (an overview)