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Jun172013

Custom Donkey Kong Wine Barrel Tabletop Arcade 'A Barrel of Kong'

How awesome is this custom-built Donkey Kong tabletop arcade machine conversion. The idea was to make a fully fuctional game of Kong into an old barrel that you can happily have beer and cocktails on. It was built by Joel Griffin Dodd, who is no stranger to some kickass cabinet builds, but this one I am pretty sure I could not jump over.

Read on to see more and how it was built.

Used Oak Wine Barrel - $87.00
17" 4:3 Monitor - $25.00 (Craigslist)
Craftymech SLG Scanline generator - $23
Power Strip - $6
Amplifier - $19
Power Socket - $5
4x PCB Feet - $2
Power Supply - $18
2x long shaft zippy sticks - $16
Jamma Wiring Harness - $10
4x Regular Buttons& Switch - $4
3x Player Start Buttons - $3
Speakers - $15
1/2" Bevelled Glass - $84.00
Laminated Control Panel art - $38
Bezel Artwork - $22
Paint - $6
Stain - $13

Concept art rending of the barrel of kong before build.

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Reader Comments (2)

That is beautiful!

June 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterWR3CK3R

This is incredible! A friend of mine collects arcade games and was just looking into buying a cocktail arcade table. I'll have to show him your post.

June 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCarolyn Taylor

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