Mame cabinet (build your own)

Discussion in 'Tech' started by ivwshane, Dec 28, 2007.

  1. ivwshane

    ivwshane We are all old school!

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    This is an update more for me than anything, I just want to keep track of what I need to do:

    Art work (side art, marquee, cp)
    Wiring for auto power on with one button/switch
    Mounting USB powered hub Didn't need the hub
    Programing lights
    Programing auto input maps (makes the joystick act like the original arcade game, ex: 8 way or 4 way sticks) Software took care of this for me.
    Programing and designing of frontend software
    Make back cover for cab
    wire up coin slots and add coin return buttons for quarter less play (50% done, I need another switch for player 2)
    mount cp securely to cp box.
    create power input/output receptacle
    Neatly route all wires and tie them down
    Create a dial for audio volume and bass control
  2. ivwshane

    ivwshane We are all old school!

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    Not a whole lot new but I thought I'd post some new pics.

    First up, I added a button to the coin mech so that when you press the coin return button it adds a credit and of course you can use a quarter as well.
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    The above pic shows the trackball lit and the bottom one give you an idea what the buttons look like lighted (they are brighter than it appears n the pics).

    (notice how the button colors correspond to the games actual arcade button colors).
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    The pic below shows how everything looks with the lights off.
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    And here is a temp layout for the frontend for mame.
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  3. Torx

    Torx Indigenous Nudist

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    hell it looks good as is! with the at&t marquee and everything, lol
    damn thats slick as hell.
  4. bigwill51534

    bigwill51534 Saint, Church of Ryanism

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    That is awesome, man.... I am truly impressed!

    ~Will Courtier~
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    A must have for any "Man Cave". :)
  6. msgwtco

    msgwtco Divides by Zero

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    It definitely looks well built
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  8. Lord Kain

    Lord Kain Keeper of the Timeline Staff Member

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  9. Caucasian Hammer

    Caucasian Hammer Jesus, Man.

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    Just read the whole thread. That is really awesome. Good job dude. How many games are on there?
  10. ivwshane

    ivwshane We are all old school!

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    Unique games? At least 3000. Total roms? about 7000+
  11. Caucasian Hammer

    Caucasian Hammer Jesus, Man.

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    That is one of the Top 10 coolest things I have seen.
  12. tweakmonkey

    tweakmonkey Webmaster Staff Member

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    I just realized if you google, "homemade mame cabinet" this is the first match. It's been read over 11,000 times. Congrats dude. :)

    PS - Added a couple keywords to help the title.
  13. 86mcss

    86mcss Devouring your Soul

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    When is the tournament! I will p0wn everyone at street fighter! :D


    ...im totally jealous. i want one now :(

    great work man
  14. rocadelpunk

    rocadelpunk Junior Member

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    daaaang.

    jealous.
  15. NoPunIntended

    NoPunIntended Junior Member

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    So, I totally dig the project. Followed up on it months back. But I don't remember, do you have a finally tally for how much the project cost? I'm seriously considering building my own soon and your guide is a great start.
  16. ivwshane

    ivwshane We are all old school!

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    I don't remember the exact cost as I am still working on it but it's around $1500 including a new pc.

    I still need some artwork but I have to source that out.
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    If it's vinyl I can probably do that for you. I have a 48" Vinyl cutter in the garage.
  18. ivwshane

    ivwshane We are all old school!

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    I wish it was just a matter of cutting it or hell even printing it. I don't even have the concept art work yet:(
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    PM me any ideas you have. We'll get this materialized. ;)
  20. Torx

    Torx Indigenous Nudist

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    congrats on the google takeover!

    1500 is actually not bad. i would pay 1500 right now if you ship it to me... and let me worry about the vinyl artwork.
  21. PigpenRR

    PigpenRR Lord Kain's Bitch

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    not to bring up a dead thread but i was looking at the at&t cabinet you built and was wondering what arcade control are you using? Happ, Sanwa, Seimitsu? those light up buttons look like translucent Seimitsu buttons. i just bought a SF4 se stick and planning to mod it with a differnt stick and buttons, wondering what set up you had any why.
  22. GOG427

    GOG427 Free Mustache Rides...

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    I'm getting ready to build my 5th mame cabinet, I'll show blue prints tomorrow. Its gonna have ps3/360 and mame all in one unit.
  23. ivwshane

    ivwshane We are all old school!

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    Be sure to post a ton of pics!