Published on August 22nd, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Ikea retro gaming console

Photo: IKEA.com

Materials: Rationell Variera

Description: I was planning to put my retro gaming console in a pleasant enclosure, that was compact and comfortable enough to be used with ease. My console is based on Hackvision, a retro gaming platform based on the super famous Arduino.

I went to the Ikea store and eventually discovered the Rationell Variera box (24x17cm). It is really nice to be handled and beautiful in white gloss.

I’ve bought a retro gaming joystick and three retro gaming push buttons, too (one of them is lit up by an internal LED – I’ll use it as a power-on indicator). Two linear potentiometers (10K) with knob complete the hardware needed to interact with this retro gaming consolle.

More info here.

~ John_J

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Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

One Response to Ikea retro gaming console

  1. Anonymous says:

    Sleek and glossy! Nice idea to use Rationell Variera as a really nice project box ;)

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