Arcade Control Console

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Project by Nick Graber posted 01-24-2011 10:20 PM 2107 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the control console I built for my mame arcade machine. The cabinet was a Williams Robotron 2048 cabinet that had been converted to Sega’s Bloxeed. The control console had seen better days so I made a new out out of poplar with a padauk inlay.

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#1 posted 01-24-2011 10:32 PM


-- She was only a rancher's daughter, but all of the horsemen knew her.

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#2 posted 01-24-2011 10:45 PM

Very nice! There have been a few people here that have made them.

I custom made a smaller cabinet for mine. You can’t beat MAME. I also added over 20,000 Commodore 64 games on mine as well as a steering wheel for those games that require it.

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-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#3 posted 01-24-2011 10:57 PM

Nice Cabinet. Im thinking about switching to an LCD screen instead of the original CGA CRT but it is hard to decide if I want the clean crisp LCD or the original CRT Look.

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#4 posted 01-24-2011 11:06 PM

@Nick – do yourself the favor, go to an LCD.. less energy, lower heat output, easier on the eyes!! And the graphics will still look “retro”

-- Your mind, much like a parachute, works best when open.

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#5 posted 01-25-2011 05:27 AM

Hey, I like it and I am retro! : )

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#6 posted 01-25-2011 08:08 PM

I have two old arcade machines in the corner of my shop. My plan has been to completely re-build them and I just have not got around to it. Seeing this has got me thinking about it again.

I have a friend who is a computer/electronic smart guy and he took an old arcade and put a computer in it with ROMs for every old video game for all the systems. So you can pretty much play any old video game you want on the arcade. Really cool

Thanks for posting!

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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#7 posted 01-26-2011 05:51 AM

Love it. Robotron is one of my fave games. I had Tron and Super Pac in my spare bedroom, a few years back, but had to let them go.

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