Gaming Stations

This page is a bit outdated, but some day I'll add my current setup.  If you're only looking to use a few consoles and RGB monitor on one "gaming station", the RGB Cart is still an excellent solution.

This page shows off the different video game carts I've built.  I find them to be a great way to store all my old video game systems in one place, in a way that doesn't take up much space.  Admittedly, this part of the website is showing off a bit, however if you'd like to set up an RGB monitor and some retro consoles, using my "cart" method is actually extremely space-conscious.  I invite you to take a look at each cart and feel free to follow a similar method to what I've done.
 
If you build your own, please email me with pictures.  I'd love to put up a "Friend's Collection" section and share everyone's setup!  I'll post pictures of any unique setup you have:  Rolling carts, entertainment centers, game collections:  As long as you're doing it in a unique and interesting way, I want pictures!

This is the original cart that was the catalyst for getting into RGB and creating this site.  It has a Sony 24" TV, Nintendo, Super Nintendo, the Master System and even a CDX (those things are really awesome).  The description is a bit long, because when I wrote it, this site didn't exist.  Still, it's a good story and the pics came out great.

 
After I realized the Retro Cart needed more systems and needed to be in RGB, I stripped it and made it into a "Nintendo Cart", which I sold.  This page shows pictures, in case you'd like to do the same.  Also, I included the entire description from my eBay listing, in case someone was interested in the details.

   

I used this setup for about a year.  It had nine systems all outputting RGB into a Sony PVM monitor.  I loved this thing, but I just got too many consoles for it and needed to upgrade.

 
 
 
Current Solution:
At the moment, I have too much stuff to fit in the tiny space I have to work with.  As a result, I put all my consoles, games and accessories into boxes and loaded those boxes onto rolling racks.  It makes testing and modding extremely easy, since I can just grab a box and have everything I need right there, instead of having to disassemble something.  That being said, I do miss have all my consoles connected directly and can be accesses with a push of a button.  I also put all my RGB monitors on rolling carts, making that easy as well.  Here's what I'm currently using:
I use this for my 32" BVM and 39" Mitsubishi Megaview (both with legs removed to dispurse the weight evenly across the shelf).  The dimensions listed are slightly off though and they don't take the space between the poles into account.  Here's the actual dimensions in inches:  15 3/4 deep by 33 1/4 wide between poles, 35 3/4 high with wheels on:  http://www.amazon.com/TRINITY-EcoStorage-3-Tier-Chrome-Cart/dp/B008ALBHWQ

This is what I use for storage shelves.  Once again, the dimensions listed aren't 100% accurate, which made it hard to squeeze all the boxes in; They won't fit between the poles without cutting the back off the lids.  Here's the actual dimensions in inches 15 3/4 deep by 45 3/4 wide between poles, 76 3/4 high with wheels on:  :  http://www.amazon.com/TRINITY-EcoStorage-6-Tier-Shelving-72-Inch/dp/B008ALBDFW
 
I use this for my 20" monitors.  It's a bit high at 24 3/4 inches (with wheels on), but not enough to make it uncomfortable.  For someone my height, I'd prefer it about two inches shorter, so it's eye level when sitting on my couch:  http://www.amazon.com/Luxor-Multipurpose-W26E-Shelves-Height/dp/B008KYN51E
 

If you’re finished, I invite you to go back to the main page to see all the other retro-gaming awesomeness we have on this site... especially the RGB guide!