MAME Cabinet

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by kristianity77, Nov 15, 2006.

  1. kristianity77

    kristianity77 GBATemp old fogey

    Jul 10, 2003
    United Kingdom
    Bewdley, UK
    Well ive been toying with the idea for quite a while now about buying an old coin op machine, and transforming it into a fully fledged MAME machine. Has anyone here done this project for themselves and is it overly difficult?

    Ive seen a lot of websites of people who have completed there own mame projects and some of them look amazing!
  2. corsegers

    corsegers Banned

    Oct 5, 2006
    Your avatar is scary =(

    just be sure to use that 20-30 kg joystick ok?
  3. nOGHRI

    nOGHRI Newbie

    Oct 6, 2006
    I havent done it my self but has been close to do it, so i have surfed alot about it. this is 2 very good sites about it

    Build your own arcade controls


    There you can find a lot of good info and examples.
  4. ds6220

    ds6220 GBAtemp Fan

    Jul 10, 2006
    United States
    Oh yes. MAME. I actually decided to build a cab instead of overhauling an old machine. I did document my work (to a certain degree) here but it has been a while since I have updated it. Also, apparently, my website was written by a pack of retarded spider monkeys and you should under no circumstances read the content and expect any entertainment or informational value. [​IMG]

    edit: nOGHRI is exactly right. the first link he lists is where I learned how to do what I did (except for the whole beer with power tools thing. That is just irresponsible) In fact, my cab is listed among the several hundred examples on that site.
  5. Mettaur

    Mettaur Member

    Apr 27, 2006
    United States
    I've made one. I've found that cutting the MDF without getting dust EVERYWHERE is extremely hard to do. The hardest part is spending around $150 on parts.