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The making of the Project MAME Arcade Cabinet

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Temporary Control Panel and Side Art

Lets mount the bezel. Looks better than expected!

Almost done, I am more than pleased with the result so far.



Made some cover for the computer and sub in plexi-glass. I think I will change it later, with some black painted aluminium netting. That will look a lot nicer.

But it is ok for now.




FINALLY! I got the posters for my side-art. It is just normal door-posters mounted with wallpaper adhesive.

Bought them at and you are right, it is Lion-O from Thunder Cats.

Then I gave it a coat of varnish with UV filter to make it last longer.
New and improved speakers from Pioneer. 4" neodyme with kevlar. Sounds awesome. Looks alot better too!
Finally time to make a custom controller board! I made the layout in autocad and printed it on A4 paper.
It's hard to drill this many 28mm holes for the pushbottons! Laminated wood boards is not the easiest material to drill without ripping the laminate.
Looks a lot better in the cabinet than the x-arcade, also better ergonomics. Now I am just waiting on my new sanwa joysticks and new orange and red pushbottons!
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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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