DIY iPad Arcade Cabinet

By Chris Scott Barr

ThinkGeek has a knack for teasing us with incredibly awesome April Fool’s products. Thankfully, they also release some of these, provided there is enough demand. I’m still waiting for them to make the iCade that we were teased with a couple of months ago, but they’ve not shown any signs of doing so. Of course that hasn’t stopped one crafty fellow from making his own.

In the above video you can see that they are able to plug in their iPad to the unit, and control it with a joystick and two buttons. This is made possible with an Arduino unit and a bit of tinkering. Sadly, the person hasn’t posted exactly how this was done. I hope they do, as I would certainly like to make one of these for myself.