Mick's MAME Arcade Controls (page 3)

More work on my MAME cabinet (continued from Page 2).

Take a look to see how my MAME cabinet continued to develop. I was determined to create a replica machine, and the images below give an idea of the progress which I have been able to make so far.

After spending a weekend woodworking out in the snow, we're up and running, but by no means finished!
Created on: Sunday 12 March 2006


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Remember that new keyboard controller? I can now use standard ribbon connectors running into Krone punchdown blocks!
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The keyboard controller with Tux and his own Defender machine!
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My mate Grant built me a cool shell for the controls out of welded PVC. I won't be using it on the cabinet as it's rather large: I'll be making a standalone controller with this!
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Monitor shelf in place and temporary setup with existing control panel. Installing full-depth slide out keyboard shelf (parts recovered from a filing cabinet destined for the skip at work).
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This slide-out shelf is a full 2ft deep! The lower part of the cabinet is already storage space for the kids' musical instruments!
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Bezel sheet in place.
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Bezel hole cut.
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Cable duct up through monitor shelf.
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Painted bezel
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Bezel bent around curved monitor front and held in place by steel brackets.
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Steel brackets holdng bezel in shape - seen from behind
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A slightly wider view showing bezel curved around monitor front and held by brackets.
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Bezel removed - it slots in from above.
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A shot of that full-depth slide out shelf.
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Monitor running.
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Ooh! what shall we play?
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Defender - the reason we're here!
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Defender
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Frozen Bubble - the first non-MAME game set up.

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