In the Cabinet Plans section, I detail the construction of my first MAME arcade cabinet, built specifically around the X-arcade™ controller. I include a great many photos of the construction process to assist even a complete novice builder. These plans have helped many new to the hobby; I hope they can help you, too.
A second set of Cabinet Plans, that details the cabinet build for my brother-in-law, is another resource. It provides even more details and ideas for the novice builder, and fills in some of the bits that were lacking in the first set.
Check out the News page for occasional updates. These days I mostly just add posts of visitor's cabinet builds. A popular project has been the table top BarCade, which is found on the Projects page. A complete PDF help document is available. This great weekend project can be built for less than $100, using a 486 or slow Pentium and a spare 15" monitor.
Despite the fact the Store is actually closed, I have kept the link live to highlight several of the projects that I sold in the past, and am still quite proud of. The CNC cut Ultra-Trackball controller was perfect for the PC golfers out there who demanded Golden Tee-accuracy and durability. Also available are the control panel-only boxes where you add your own trackball and buttons.
I've detailed how to build your own Ultra-Trackball Controller and/or Single-Player Arcade Panel so you can try your hand at building your own. As always, these plans are free!
The Control Panel section, found on the Projects page, details the construction of my first custom control panel and shows how it was integrated into my cabinet design. There are a number of photos and a detailed parts list. This is the controller I use to this day.
I use Mamewah as the front-end for my cabinet. I give an overview of this excellent application on my Projects page and have recently added a detailed install. Step-by-step instructions have also been added on how I added the Atari 2600 games to the cabinet. Watch the News page for additional updates.
Have a look around. Hopefully you will find something of interest to you here. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to email me at [email protected]. I'd love to hear from you. If you build a cabinet from my plans, by all means drop me an email with some details and a few pictures and I will happily post them for all to see.
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