Mick's MAME Arcade Controls (page 2)

More work on my MAME cabinet (continued from Page 1) - a neat new keyboard controller and we get stuck in with some back-street woodworking!
Created on: Monday 27 February 2006


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Ooh! A likely looking Elonex keyboard.
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And what a cute little keyboard controller you have!
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This won't hurt a bit - YOINK!
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The conductors on the ribbon connectors are just the right pitch to use this posting for standard connectors.
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More on this later.
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So I have some cabinet designs based on Defender but tweaked to suit my spare 17" monitor.
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I've decided to use MDF for the exterior surfaces - a nicer finish than chipboard for painting.
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Starting with a nice sturdy base: 18mm chipboard and a couple of 2x4's.
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Making the first few cuts of the sides with circular saw and a good straight-edge (e.g. Ian McKaye :) ).
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Rough assembly of base, sides and back. I'm using sliding angle plates on short screws.
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The upper-front profile isn't yet finalised: will be highly dependent on the height of the monitor shelf (not yet decided).
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Awaiting monitor shelf.

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