2 Player Up-Right Project MAME was my
first MAME cabinet and one of the full size cabinets that has
the smallest footprint due to LCD monitor design.
2 Player Bartop This is the WeeCade,
probably the most popular bartop cabinet design you'll find.
Most people start here.
2 Player Up-Right My brother and I made
the Taitorama together. This is based on a original Taito
cabinet, but much less depth due to LCD panel design.
Player Vertical Bartop Just finished this build. This time
it's a more simple 1 player vertical cabinet. Made for the
absolut best performance in vertical games.
Acrylic Micro Bartop Nanocade is an acrylic micro
bartop cabinet. This is my favourite cabinet by far.
econ - Emulation
Console All in one emulation console
with build in arcade controls for your HDTV.
Nanocade ArcadeStik Arcade stick in acrylics
Dear Fellow Retro Gamers
This is my guide to building a MAME cabinet. Click on the "step by
step" link in the top and see how it is made from scratch. You will find
custom artwork for Marquee , side art , kick plate , bezel and working
drawings in both PDF and Autocad format for the MAME cabinets.
I really hope these
articles will inspire you to make your own arcade MAME cabinet,
it's a loads of fun. Feel free to use my drawings and artwork to make
your own MAME cabinet. Remember to send me your photos of your finished
cabinet to share with others!
If you this free guide to make your own MAME cabinet, please feel
free to make a donation. I'm trying to raise enough money to make
new cabinets and keep this homepage running. Thanks!
NEWS _ ______________________
19.08.13 - Upgrading the Nanocade 2013:
12.08.13 - econ drawings is online! Go get them.
08.08.13 - Nanocade drawings for laser cutting is now free to
07.08.13 - New advertiser on koenigs.dk
03.07.13 - Wiki updated! Go
25.06.13 - Minor updates to the homepage. Nothing worth
23.04.12 - VertiCade plans online! Go here!
21.04.12 - The VertiCade project finished.
10.04.12 - The VertiCade project updated.
06.04.12 - The VertiCade project finally took off! Go here!
26.02.12 - New project started MAME cabinet in wood with
20.11.11 - Sorry about few updates recently - I am doing other
project at the moment :)
13.10.11 - econ is for sale - Look here:
BYOAC sale thread
04.06.11 - Nanocade instruction booklets uploaded and can be
found under drawings.
02.04.11 - Watch the new Weecade video by Dave Filet
25.03.11 - New guide -
Basic Wiring Guide
18.03.11 - econ step by step part 1 online.
18.03.11 - Major update on the homepage. All links corrected
16.03.11 - New project! - econ - arcade emulator - Coming soon!
26.02.11 - New project! - The Nanocade ArcadeStik - Go here for
step by step
10.02.11 - The Nanocade KIT is ready to be sold!
07.02.11 - The Nanocade KIT is almost ready to be sold!
Go here for a
02.02.11 - The Nanocade KIT is almost ready to be sold!
Go here for
30.01.11 - See the final pictures of Nanocade - Go
28.01.11 - The forum is closed and a Facebook group is opened
28.01.11 - The Nanocade step by step is updated all to page 6!
24.01.11 - The Nanocade step by step is updated! Go
22.01.11 - The Nanocade step by step is updated! Go
21.01.11 - The Nanocade step by step is updated! Go
20.01.11 - The Nanocade construction has started! Go
30.12.10 - The new cabinet is a bit delayed now, will be
finished in january :(
30.12.10 - New Weecade inspired cabinet in "User Projects"
19.12.10 - New Taitorama inspired cabinet in "User Projects"
10.12.10 - First Taitorama inspired cabinet in "User Projects"
20.11.10 - I'm working on a secret cabinet - First pictures in
20.11.10 - Lots and lots of new cabinets under User Projects.
18.09.10 - New cool MAME cabinet in "They
made one too" section!
17.09.10 - New awesome cabinet in "They
made one too" section!
12.09.10 - Wiki and faq updated - Remember to visit the forum!
27.05.10 - The user forum is open.
post your MAME project now!
26.05.10 - Weecade Autocad plans available now. Go get them
26.05.10 - Mame Cabinet Builders Wiki updated. Go
19.05.10 - Control Panel drawings for TaitoRama complete!
18.05.10 - TaitoRama working drawing online! Get it
14.05.10 - TaitoRama cabinet
added!!! Drawings and artwork coming
08.05.10 - Fonts for the Weecade and Project MAME can be
08.05.10 - The homepage design has been updated and improved ;)
03.05.10 - FAQ
updated with many new answers to common questions I get in the
03.05.10 - The Wiki is updates with many new entries.
02.05.10 - Three new cabinets in "They
made one too" section!
29.04.10 - Two new cabinets in "They
made one too" section
29.04.10 - Huge update on Mame Cabinet Archive
28.04.10 - Wiki updated! Go
19.09.09 - Two Weecade and one Project Mame clone added, check
19.05.09 - Going to travel Asia for 6 month starting 4th july.
Don't expect any updates :D
19.05.09 - Basic Guide to MAME software...
See it here
12.11.08 - First WeeCade spinoff made, see it
08.09.08 - Picture of the finished WeeCade
26.08.08 - WeeCade skin for Maximus Arcade finally available
26.08.08 - Control Panel in Autocad format for laser cutting
25.08.08 - mm to inches converter added.
Find it here
23.08.08 - Pictures of my custom skinned front-end in
step by step
23.08.08 - Link updated with many new MAME building links.
22.08.08 - New WeeCade video uploaded!
21.08.08 - Wiki and faq updated.
20.08.08 - WeeCade PDF artwork uploaded! Find it
19.08.08 - WeeCade Video added
19.08.08 - Cabinet is almost finished. Look in step by step ;)
18.08.08 - Step by step updated again and again...
16.08.08 - Step by step updated again :D
16.08.08 - Step by step updated with new pictures!
15.08.08 - Work drawings for WeeCade
15.08.08 - System specs for WeeCade added
14.08.08 - WeeCade added to "Step by Step"!
14.08.08 - The WeeCade! New mame cabinet is made. Visit every
day for new updates!
09.08.08 - New pictures in "hall of shame" section. Go see
06.04.08 - Links section updated with links to more arcade parts
12.03.08 - New Video of the new Project MAME interface. Watch it
09.03.08 - Mame builders WiKi updated - Find it
05.03.08 - New video with Maximus Arcade interface and front-end
02.03.08 - Builders Wiki - even more words added.
"Mame Cabinet Archive" Added. Remember
to submit your cabinet
27.02.08 - The specs page and the links page has been updated