Bespoke Arcades

Month: June 2012

An In-Depth Look At Some Options

For this fortnight’s blog I thought we would take a look at some of our most popular options. Since starting Bespoke Arcades, we have got quite adept at fulfilling our customers’ needs in terms of special requests. One of our most popular requests is button illumination. We used to advise against them due to eventual failure (and you don’t want a broken light in your panel).

Now all our buttons are easy to replace if they ever die as technology has moved on leaps and bounds. There are many variants of buttons to choose- from a single colour to full RGB mixing (any colour). All buttons have an even glow with no “hot-spots” as you can see from the photos.

We also offer simple lighting or a new cutting-edge interface board which can perform any kind of effect desired..This can all be tweaked and programmed via the user friendly application.

This fantastic feature is also available for trackballs on the Evo. There’s nothing quite like seeing your friends be fascinated by the light show.

We now offer powder coating as part of our standard repertoire. An imprecise art at best but we guarantee no unsightly defects. This feature is usually for the coin door or usb ports and care is taken to dismantle all parts prior to spraying. We even illuminate the coin door with your desired colour.

To go with your new coin door, some people opt for custom tokens. Send us an idea and within 2 months we can have your own unique coins to use in your own home arcade machine.

Another popular feature is choosing the wood finish for your arcade machine. Your home arcade cabinet can seamlessly tie in with your décor. As you can see from the photos- we try to keep a continuous grain throughout the cabinet.

burl finish arcade machine

Or one can go for the more visual route and opt for your own unique design to adorn the side of your arcade machine. We use only the best vinyl used on commercial arcade machines. The vinyl graphic is then computer cut to ensure a flawless graphic. We work hand in hand with our clients to faithfully reproduce their particular vision.

jaguar skills arcade cabinet

If you have an idea for your own machine (like Mr Skills), then why not send us a mail or give us a bell on 0207 935-9005. We would be glad to assist.

Happy Gaming!!

Another Happy Customer!

i want his pcHello all, for this week’s blog we’re focusing one one of our arcade machines which was delivered to one of our esteemed clients.He is a modder of great repute- David Penfold. He took a great interest in the entire project and after seeing his modding efforts, we knew he would be particular.

He wanted the arcade machine of his dreams, which is where we came in. He could have made his own machine, but to get an artisan and exacting job done- there was only one team which could bring his vision to reality.
screenprinted acrylic marquee

We were given a strict brief- an Apex arcade machine with mirror finish and blue accents (via the illuminated buttons and reject button).

We also had the Happ/Suzo coin door powder coated to match the flawless white finish which was also sprayed perfectly (even when powder coating is an imprecise art, we only use the best craftsmen).

We feel we have achieved the perfect colour balance via the addition of the black speaker grilles and optical light gun sensor, whilst powder coating a USB 3.0 bank white (to the right of the coin door) in order to retain the colour scheme and keep the non-arcade elements discreet.

Extra room for the wrists were requested also, so we moved each player’s Start buttons to the panel above and shifted the controls up to accommodate David’s request.

Custom lighting was also applied along with a screen printed acrylic marquee. The “Tron” style text was intended to mimic neon. We’re delighted to say, the graphic looks absolutely incredible.

David’s frontend of choice is Hyperspin, which is a work of art. The interface feels so alive, it’s great fun just to browse through the games and see each theme come alive.

Our arcade machines can be made to suit any decor or particular taste. When a Bespoke Arcades machine is built, exacting attention is paid to every conceivable aspect of the cabinet. When every Bespoke Arcades machine is unwrapped, we like to ensure our clients’ jaws drop at the first sight of their brand new arcade machine.

Arcade machines no longer have to be garish and intrusive in a home environment.

We consider ours to be not only elegant, befitting the casual gamer, but also of commercial grade quality and like David is for the hardcore arcade aficionado alike.


mirror white arcade machine