Tips and Tricks

Is it bar top or Bartop?

Is it bar top or Bartop?

The top surface of a bar (counter for serving drinks).

What is Picade?

Picade is a Raspberry Pi-powered mini arcade that you build yourself, with authentic arcade controls, a high resolution 4:3 display that’s ideal for retro gaming, and a punchy speaker to hear those 8-bit game soundtracks at their best.

Is plywood good for a bar top?

When making a home or commercial bar top we always recommend using ¾” thick solid hardwood for the main bar top as it is more durable and longer lasting than a plywood top and can even be refinished.

How do I measure for a bartop arcade?

The most important piece to the bartop arcade is the monitor. All dimensions are built around the monitor. Measure the dimensions of the monitor (shape, width, height, and thickness).

How do you cut out an arcade machine?

If you have a table saw, cut out the front, top, speaker, and joystick panels of the arcade machine. If you are using a jig saw for this operation, ensure the edges are sanded flush to the drafted lines to ensure each panel is straight and square

How do I install T-molding on my arcade machine?

Start installing the T-Molding at the bottom of the arcade machine, this way the seam from the start and end of the T-Molding strip is hidden At each corner of the panel, snip out the insert section of the T-Molding to allow it to bend around the corner Snip out a section for each sharp corner of the side panel that the T-Molding is installed into.

How do you get coin slots for the Pandora’s Box arcade?

The coin slots will be made such that they only accept coins the size of quarters and larger. This arcade is powered by a Pandora’s Box (4s plus) arcade kit. The kit that came with the arcade parts was obtained from Aliexpress. You can source the parts individually however but this go around I got mostly everything from a kit.