|Project by cobb769||posted 11-07-2013 06:10 PM||1698 views||1 time favorited||9 comments|
Growing up the 80’s, nothing was better than hitting the arcade with a pocket full of quarters. I’ve been a fan of the open source MAME (Multi Arcade Machine Emulator) project for some time. The emulator supports over 2000+ games from the original Asteriods on up and runs off any PC or Mac. The inputs are all mapped in as keyboard strokes and there are multiple controller card solutions to allow one to map OEM arcade buttons and joysticks in so they look like a USB keyboard to the PC. I orderd the i-Pac controller from Ultimarc and the sticks and buttons from Suzo Happ. All components and info on MAME are easy to find on the web. For the cabinet base and top, I constructed it out of cabinet grade oak laminate. For the top surface, I added a sheet of plexiglas for added durability. It was tricky drilling the holes without cracking the sheet of plexi. Took 3 times to get a sheet of plexi drilled successfully. Best advice is to go slow and easy.
Now time to enjoy my fav classic arcade games!
Thanks for looking!
-- Patrick "Pacman" Cobb, North Carolina