iPad Gets Arcade Console, But It's Made Out Of Cardboard

iPad arcade cabinet 580x435 iPad Gets Arcade Console, But It's Made Out Of Cardboard

During April Fools day ThinkGeek showed off a fake arcade system that incorporated the Apple iPad, while their accessory may have been a joke, the actual proof in concept now exists.

Created by Hideyoshi Moriya, the Apple iPad Arcade has a casing made out of cardboard (yeah, I know…not so appealing) and it works by plugging the iPad into an Arduino board that sits inside the cardboard dock. The Arduino is then connected to arcade controls which include a joystick and two buttons.

Here’s a video of the console in action, notice the rather impressive response times:

Moriya developed the cabinet for the Make Tokyo Meeting, unfortunately as Geek.com points out it’s unlikely Apple will allow the system to be developed as a commercially viable product, which is too bad because it could totally double the number of Pac Man downloads for the iPad.


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