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Students are looking to install a PC in an old arcade machine and are appealing to any old gamers for help.
Level 2 It and Computing students at Great Yarmouth College are appealing for an old arcade game machine for a project they’re planning next term, in which they will run video games they have developed on a PC inside the cabinet of an old arcade machine to show how much games have progressed since 1984.
The machine will be taken out to schools to promote computing courses.
Tutor Matthew Rowe said students would work on the project in their spare time.
Mr Rowe said: “We just want the hardware – the casing – to put a PC in to the cabinet. If it still has the coin slots, all the better.
“It is something we can take out to schools once it is built to demonstrate what we do on the course.”
Anyone interested in donating an old arcade game cabinet should contact Matthew on 01493 418348 or email@example.com.