Vertical Bartop Arcade with Integrated LED Matrix Marquee

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Cut on my Glowforge, the LED matrix marquee on this bartop arcade machine changes to match the selected game.

Project Video ==> https://youtu.be/krdcABgy68A

Laser cut SVG files, software scripts, and DIY build instructions at https://www.instructables.com/id/Vertical-Bartop-Arcade-With-Integrated-PIXEL-LED-D/


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#2

Well if that isn’t this the coolest thing ever. Love the modification of putting the LED scream at the top the show what game is playing. So cool.

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#3

That is way cool. I love the painted characters on the side.

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#4

Very professional looking! (And now, I even recognize the Qbert! This group has been so educational!) :smile:

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#5

Wow, this is over-the-top amazing! Well done!

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#6

How much does it cost for a complete build like that?

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#7

It’s around $400 for all the components, I updated the Instructable with component costs

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#8

Wow, wow, wow! - this is very cool - better not let hubby see this - although I do tend to make him whatever he wants.

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#9

FYI: If you look at the link…those characters are actually inlays! Far more impressive!

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#10

Yes - waaay more impressive!

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#11

Ha Ha, have to say my wife uses it more than me :slight_smile:

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#12

yes, good catch, all the characters are inlays. The sides are two layers of 1/8" acrylic. The outside layer has the cut-outs for the characters and then cut each of the inlays and glue’d them in.

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#13

This is totally awesome

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#14

You are my officially my hero. (Don’t tell my Dad.)

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#15

You are a god among us.

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#16

No further words needed…:sunglasses:

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#17

too kind, thank you

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#18

Too cool for school! And nice selection on the joystick - the swtichable 4/8 way is highly needed for different games.

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#19

This hit Hackaday today:

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#20

Major cool … just a little something you whipped up! Amazing!

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