With most simple games going to touchscreen these days, I wanted to capture the thrill of an arcade cabinet, while remaining portable. The CRT screen, amplifier, and power supply are all recycled from a karaoke machine. This means it gets loud! Experience every beat on Pac-Man. I modified the karaoke circuit to accept any NTSC input, so all plug-n-play TV games are compatible. No need for batteries as there is a 6 volt power supply onboard! Simply plug the unit into a wall outlet and play.
The cabinet is recycled wood. The bezel around the screen is actually cut out of the karaoke machine. Originally, the TV game controller would just sit in place. I later screwed it to the wood for stability.
I love the heft of this project. Thanks to the solid wood and large speaker, it feels solid. No wimpy thin screens to break here.