Now that your Arduboy is wired, you can build your cabinet. There are many different materials and techniques you can use, from cardboard to LEGO, and 3D printing to woodworking. I'll show one method here, but feel free to get creative!
I drilled three holes for the joystick shaft and mounting screws, plus two more for the arcade buttons. I matched the sizes of bits to the job:
- 1-1/4" Forstner bit for buttons
- 3/8" drill bit for joystick shaft
- 5/32" drill bit for joystick screw mounts
Start by measuring, marking, and drilling for the joystick using the two proper size bits.
Then, do the same for the buttons, switching to the large Forstner bit. To prevent tear-out, it helps to place some scrap wood underneath the back side of where you're drilling the hole (see live build video for details.)
Now, you can attach the buttons and joystick, then feed all of the wiring into the box from the top and make the connections inside!
Push both buttons into their holes. They will snap into place, with the plastic retention clips that are molded into the button securing them.
Your assembly is complete! Close up the bottom of the box, and then set the Arduboy into its dock!
Turn it on and enjoy some tiny games with big controls!!