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BYOAC Portal Design and Building

Building a cabinet from scratch, or even modifying an existing cabinet can be a daunting task for some. This page is designed to help you find your way through some difficult building challenges so you can complete your cabinet and start playing.

Design Considerations

Design Software

Good construction work requires planning. This is also true for building a cabinet. With decent construction plans and button layout plans things are much easier. This section gives you a nice overview of software tools that can help you in constructing your own cabinet.

Building Materials

If you're planing on building an arcade cabinet from scratch, these are some of the materials you might end up using for various elements of the cabinet.


Building your own arcade machine is no simple task and requires the correct tools as well as the knowledge of how to use each one correctly and safely. Hopefully you already own some of these tools and are well versed in their operation. If not, here's a few things you might want to add to your shopping list.

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