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The making of the Project MAME Arcade Cabinet

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Paint & Making a Bezel

Then it was time to give it a layer of nice shiny paint.
Then a second coat of paint :)
The ventilation duct for the computer inside...
Then it was time for the light behind the marquee. I modded a cheap outdoor lamp to fit the cabinet. It would be better to use a strip light, but I didn't have the money.
It needs a bulb too... This is a 11 watt.


Then i mounted two 4" car-speakers. They work as satellites for a Creative sub in the buttom. Sounds nice, but a little weak on the vokals, but perfect for electronic sound effects and music.
Then the 19" LCD TFT screen was mounted.

Notice there is room for 20" or 21" too, it's better to go large.

And finally the marquee. The DEFENDER logo is placed between two pieces of 3mm plexi-glass.
Turn on the light BABY!!!!!

This looks much better than expected.

I decided to paint the bezel on the plexi-glass in front of the screen. Now it works both as protection and bezel. The paint in on the back of the plexi, and it looks very nice and shiny :)



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If you decide to make your own MAME cabinet using my drawings, please feel free to make a donation,  as I'm trying to raise enough money to make a new up-right cabinet, that's hard to do as a student.


See the work drawings and artwork here
Video of the process here


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