Custom arcade cabinet puts games, projectors inside a work of art

Miniature arcade emulator with projector
We fell for Love Hulten's R-KAID-6 device, a custom-designed MAME machine made of interlocking handcrafted wooden pieces, back in 2011.

Hulten has evolved the concept to add wireless controllers, a trackball accessory, and a built-in projector – all still encased in a custom, decorated wooden case that allows the joysticks to be stored on top.

Hulten's designs show us what it looks like when game machines are designed not for efficiency by engineers, but for beauty by artisans. The result turns out to be pretty efficient in its own way.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.