These are the world famous bartop arcade plans from The Geek Pub! These plans provide all of the dimensions, cut sheets, parts lists, and other items needed to make building this wonderful bartop arcade as simple as possible.
You’ll have the time of your life reliving your youth playing all of your favorite 8-bit arcade games from the 70’s and 80’s along with lot of 16/32 bit games from the last two decades! Having a bartop arcade cabinet in your home or office is a fantastic conversation piece and of course loads of arcade entertainment fun!
These famous plans have all of the dimensions needed to make the arcade. The most common materials used are 3/4″ plywood or MDF (19mm in metric). Included are drilling templates for the speakers, control panel buttons & joystick, optional USB ports, and optional USB cooling fan. These templates can be attached with spray adhesive (best results) or masking/packing tape. These templates will make building your arcade much simpler, and will result in a factor finished look. Guild members can watch our drilling template guide here: Using our Arcade Templates
Also included are a parts list for the electrical components you’ll need to power your Raspberry Pi/PC, and the lighted marquee.
New version 3.0. of the plans include clarifications, more details, and breakouts.
Includes the following spray and stick templates:
- Single Player Control Panel
- Two Player Control Panel
- Left and Right Speakers Grills
- Optional front USB Ports
- Optional Cooling Fan Grill
You can get all of the details on installing RetroPie on your Raspberry Pi from the RetroPie website or by watching this Arcade Builder’s Guild Retropie Install Video.
In addition to the PDF cut sheets, you will receive the complete SketchUp file that can be used to make modifications the plans, get exact dimensions and details on any component of the bartop arcade cabinet plans, or to check specific angles for mitering corners, etc.
These bartop arcade plans and all of our other plans are free to members of the Arcade Builder’s Guild.
Checkout some awesome bartop arcade cabinet build from our customers! With a little creativity the possibilities are endless. There are so many clever ways to theme your cabinet.