I´m still working on my real arcade-cab, but at least I functionally finished my Ikea Ramvik Arcade Cocktail table. It still needs some decoration and something stylish under the glass to cover the ugly sawed edges.
To build it was simple, I sawed a monitor-shaped hole in it, screwed two boards below to support the monitor, placed the monitor in and connected everything.
It is powerd by an energy-saving TFT-Display and a raspberry pi running RetroPie and generic USB-Joypads.
The only obstacle happend all was done and I wanted to play a game, sat down on my sofa – and then had to realize that the picture was nearly not visible due to the low viewing angle.
I read a bit and voila – if you turn the monitor upside down it works just fine. And if you add “display_rotate=2” to RetroPie´s boot/config.txt it rotates everything accordingly.
Very decorative :)!