I briefly mentioned it in one of my many posts about miniature arcade cabinets, but Hobbywave released a 1:12 scale model kit for an Idolm@ster machine last month, commemorating Namco Bandai's Japanese pop idol raising sim/rhythm game.

The kit features different cards you can swap out as static images for the display, but one Idolm@ster fan wasn't satisfied with that setup. It turns out that the tiny cabinet's "monitor" space is just big enough to show an iPod Nano's screen, so he threw one in there.

You can see the results in the video after the break -- he's rigged the Nano to play a video of the game's attract mode. It also looks like he's added LEDs to the lights on the top corners. I really want to see a complete mini Game Center filled with mods like these.

[Via Arcade Heroes]