For those of you who grew up in the 1980s and frequented arcades that had all these large machines, asking you to feed them quarter after quarter while you master the nuances of the game itself, this is one DIY project that quite unlike the electric chair, is able to send chills down your spine. After all, we are talking about what could possibly be the smallest Space Invaders arcade cabinet in the world – and a fully functioning one at that.

Measuring a mere 7″ x 3.5″ x 4.5″, this arcade cabinet comes complete with super small buttons and a tiny arcade stick – definitely not something you would want to vent your frustrations on when you lose. At the heart of this cabinet lies parts from a Game Boy Advanced SP, so Space Invaders isn’t the only game since it can handle just about any GBA SP cartridge. Check out a video of it in action after the jump.

You can check out Youtube user Vcoleiro’s explanation on thios cracking piece of gaming hardware. The exterior artwork was sourced from several places, and with the magic of Photoshop, it managed to fit in nicely with the overall design.

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