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Modding MAME Cabinet Setup

Discussion in 'Modding' started by Jungathon, 12 Jan 2009.

  1. Jungathon

    Jungathon What's a Dremel?

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    Hi guys,

    I wanted to post up my progress to gain a little encouragement and possibly get some good ideas from you all. I started building a MAME cabinet 1 week ago, cos I was stuck at home from work cos I caught the flu. Anyways, here are some progress pics, along with prices (AuD) and where I got the gear from.

    24 inch LCD monitor - - $320
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    Logitech sound system - Harvey Norman - $270
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    Fluoro light tube - Bunnings - $30
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    Exhaust fan for kitchen or bathroom - Bunnings - $26
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    Cabinet, made out of pine sheets from Bunnings - 1829mm x 609mm x 17.5mm - $35 each
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    From behind
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    A view of the bottom of the control panel, once removed from the cabinet - you can see the right angle rods that hold it into place
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    A view into the cabinet with the control panel removed
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    Again, but from behind through the doorway
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    The sub in place - the holes were cut with a jigsaw, so not so circular, but it shouldn't be visible later because I'm going to put a ring thing around the edges of it - I can't tolerate viewing such imperfect circles :)
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    The ventilation fan
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    The fan viewed from below
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    The setup thus far:
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    Where the marquee will go
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    From behind
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    Things I'm buying from here:
    http://www.ozstick.com.au/
    include:
    I-PAC-4 Keyboard encoder
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    These illuminated buttons
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    I'm getting (from left to right on the control panel) 4 yellow for player 3, 8 red for player 1, 8 blue for player 2, 4 green for player 4

    And these rectangular illuminated buttons, 1 of each colour, for the "player 1 start" and "player 2 start" etc
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    I'm getting 4 of these Sanwa joysticks
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    with the bat design, not the ball one. And getting them in black
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    I'm not going to bother with the coin mechanism, will just use this button instead to simulate a coin drop
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    So there we go guys, my progress in the last week. The reason I joined up to these forums was because I saw a great thread by Abom, as seen here:
    http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=99144
    I really like the artwork that he has done:
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    I love that artwork and must admit to being very envious of those buttons :)



    Cheers,
    Matt.
     
  2. Jungathon

    Jungathon What's a Dremel?

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    I'm not going to have graphics on my cabinet, just a nice natural pine look...
     
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  3. Jungathon

    Jungathon What's a Dremel?

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    Mods, I didn't realise that I've posted this in *probably* the wrong section - could you please move this thread to the "Project Logs" forum?
     
  4. 500mph

    500mph The Right man in the Wrong place

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    So what kind of hardware do you have planned for this mame cabinet?
     
  5. Jungathon

    Jungathon What's a Dremel?

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    I've got an old pc - P4 , 2.4GHz
    it makes an unhealthy kinda sound when the hard drive is spinning, so I'll buy a new HDD for it

    I'm not sure how much RAM it has, RAM is so cheap nowadays that maybe I'll increase the RAM while I'm at it

    And I gotta buy a LCD friendly light gun for Time Crisis - any recommendations?
     
  6. Cptn-Inafinus

    Cptn-Inafinus Minimodder

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    You do realise there is a photo on there with your credit card number on it...

    Looking very cool though :D
     
  7. Jungathon

    Jungathon What's a Dremel?

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    Hey guys, here are some 99% completed pics
    I intend to eventually get a marquee created for the top, for now there's a fluoro tube sitting in there

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