I assembled a store bought one the other day for my son. After I was done building the frame, it did occur to me that, “hey, I can do this.” Seeing your build makes me realize it is doable. I couldn’t imagine getting all that detail you have accomplished. Well done. These cabinets seem to be very popular. Best of luck to you, you’re off to a great start.
I just took the front bezel off , I have a few 17" screen monitors with the square 4:3 aspect ratio there perfect for old games , I use usb joystick boards plugged into a raspberry pi running retropie , for the emulation , the mk cabinet has over 3000 arcade and classic console games .
Look on eBay for diy arcade parts I got the whole joystick and bitton kit for 40$
I have one in my basement. Check out Retro PI for Raspberry Pi. Then bought a no lag USB button mapping card. I cant remember what brand but it works well. Retro Pi if you have not looked at it will play many systems and if you have wireless you can dump Game ROM’s via web browser to the machine. Easy as PI.
I went with a desktop/tabletop version that connects to the TV with an HDMI cable. It is Raspberry Pi 3B+ based and works great. I still have to finish decorating. It is made of 1/2" MDF and the top was cutout on the X-Carve.
That looks great. I was thinking of making something like that but make player one and two there own box. I’m Guessing that the Pi is in the unit? I was thinking that i could host the pi in player one and if you want to add another player just plug in to a USB port on the side of player ones unit. Its on my To Do list. I’ll post it if i get it built.