This is my attempt at building a "cocktail" style arcade machine that can accept different control panels. The control panels are a fixed size and can should be able to be simply tooled external to the machine, and then simply laid in place and connected up via a DB15 connector to the housing inside of the cabinet.
I've recently updated the control panels to be (what I believe) to be more heavy duty -- i.e. lots of button pounding going on. I'm in the process of building the panel now as a starter to see how my plans worked out.