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BYOAC Portal Basics

BYOAC is all about building arcade cabinets and controls to capture that arcade feeling at home. 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.

Places to start

  • Frequently Asked Questions. The FAQ page has a lot of topics covered and can point you in the right direction. If you are new to the hobby or are looking for a specific piece of information, the FAQ is the first place to check.
  • Example project by OND. This example project shows design decisions, building techniques and general insight in what the building part of the hobby is about. If you want a basic impression of what skills are involved in building a cabinet, OND's project is well worth reading.

Basic Arcade Cabinet Information

Additional Cabinet Types

See Also