I present to you my arcade project.
A project I started back in 2013 when for my birthday my father offered me an old arcade cabinet, bought from a vendor that still installs and manages them at coffee shops in central region of Portugal. It was an old arcade with problems on the monitor, from which I only wanted to use the wooden cabinet and re-do technically with a technology that I could easily manage and maintain.
From the very beginning I decided to name it and decorate it inspired on the Back to the Future trilogy. The dates on the marquee panel all have meaning to me... My birth date in 78 (including the hour on which I was born :-)), the date on which I got the arcade and a date in the future when I'm 100 years and will be still paying on this arcade :-)
During the project I also decided to construct a flux capacitor replica, just because buying one would cost several hundred of dollars and I thought "I'm sure I can build one".
Instructions and photos from the construction process are available here: http://www.instructables.com/id/Back-To-The-Arcade-by-JDRamos/
PS1 - Everything works on the arcade, even the coin dispenser mechanism.