The cables are the most frustrating part of this project.
I built a “place holder housing” because I was more excited to play and make sure all the components worked than having a nice, finished product.
The system uses a VGA output, since I don’t have a LCD screen I can use for an arcade cabinet at the moment it will function like a coin operated plug and play game.
Tomorrow, after work, I hope to build a podium style housing and set it up in front of a large wall mounted TV somewhere in my house.
Steps towards the final podium design. The joystick idea I had, of orienting to the player standing at a slight angle to the screen (allowing more room for two players), made gameplay difficult for certain games. The updated version will be parallel to the screen.