I've been needing to make a computer desk for quite some time now. I decided to
go with a 3 tier design that would suite ergonomics for computing and have space for writing and studying.
The ÜberCade was my first project. I've always been into video games and have
very fond memories of hanging out at the arcade with friends and family. Given
the current state of arcade and console emulators, I made this end-all-be-all
arcade cabinet. It runs MAME and all the home console systems of yesteryear.
Download my manual for building your own arcade here.
After looking for a pedal board online for a few weeks, I realized I could make
something myself for around half the cost. It's been a great help for playing
shows and practicing at other peoples jam rooms. I've embedded a power bar to
the board since these pictures were taken.
After working for a couple years as a projectionist, the act of moving up to 16
prints every Thursday night got pretty tedious (film weighs upward of 75lbs per
movie). I knew there could be an easier way and thus sprung the idea of the print mover.
This contraption rises and falls to accompany the height of the different platters
used for projection. The print mover has made Thursday nights much easier requiring
only one person to move the prints safely from projector to projector. This leaves
the other projectionist to break down movies we were losing or other tasks.
The Vindication Station was a gift to my turn table spinning roommate, Gavin
(DJ Vin). My friends Lee and Justin helped to construct this piece of DJ'ing
equipment for Gavin's birthday. It has a place for everything you could need:
dual turn tables, dual CD players, mixer boards, records and headphones.
What do you do after you make an upright arcade cabinet and feel the itch
to create another gamming rig? You make the ÜberDrive: A full sized replica
of the driving arcade cabinets that you actually climb into and race until
you run out of quarters. One of the best features of this machine is that I
added a real car seat from a 2000 Honda Civic I found at a junk yard. You
can even move the seat forward/backward and tilt it up/down since it's
mounted to the base.
Rather than having this run on emulators, I placed my X-Box and PS2 inside
it for newer games. Burnout and Forza were the house favorites.