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Get Mame'd!

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Offline Damon Caskey

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Get Mame'd!
« on: August 15, 2016, 12:15:24 PM »
Fellow hobbyists, check this out.

A childhood friend of mine who teaches vocational electric and electronics started his MAME cabinet a while back, and is now nearing completion. What sets it apart from most are the constituents and craftsmanship. I've seen plenty of setups that had nice sticks, screens, and whatnot, but the cabinets themselves tend to be a bit thrown together. Not here.

This subject is being constructed ground up with high quality materials, precise cuts, and exquisite attention to detail. Assuming that's still the case, he has also enlisted yours truly to do the artwork when assembly is complete.

  • 60mm competition sticks
  • Retractable castors
  • Custom cut marque with rotating color back-lighting
  • Coin door on order (pay to play, lol)

IIRC it's powered by a solid state terminal with 1080p plasma monitor, but in any case it has hinged component access and pull out drawers for quick swapping.

The downside is quality takes time - but when finished this thing will be a beast. Who's up for a whoppin' at Samurai Shodown II?  8)

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« Last Edit: September 08, 2016, 02:24:24 PM by Damon Caskey »

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Offline DJGameFreakTheIguana

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Re: Get Mame'd!
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2016, 04:14:10 PM »
If we talkin' SNK titles, I'm more of a Mutation Nation or Robo Army guy. That aside, it looks pretty good, never seen a "naked" cabinet before, but I'm sure you'll have it lookin' better once you get the artwork down.  8)

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Re: Get Mame'd!
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2016, 03:28:36 AM »
Looks great.. ;D

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Re: Get Mame'd!
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2016, 11:19:02 PM »
nice fat cabinet, will be great with some big speakers under that marquee.  Dont cheap out on speakers, get something decent.   I can see a lot of joins and gaps that need to be fixed but he's probably sanding and filling it it all next.

I don't really like the screen nor the bezel area.  This cabinet is just screaming for a 29" CRT  ;D
« Last Edit: August 16, 2016, 11:20:52 PM by BeasTie »

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Offline nedflandeurse

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Re: Get Mame'd!
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2016, 05:45:43 AM »
Great!
This is one of my secret dreams.
But it would be hard since my place is "packed" with art/drawing/painting stuff and martial arts training equipement.

Perhaps I'll go for a smaller model even if the bigger are best!
Still working on my game system. W.A. Project.

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Offline Damon Caskey

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Re: Get Mame'd!
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2016, 09:43:31 AM »
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Pretty sure he'll stick with the plasma, but yeah it'll have good internal sound. As I recall, it has or will have hard ports in the back for USB, RJ45, and F-type... meaning you can also plug the audio directly to an external sound system if you like.

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Don't feel bad - I don't have one at all or any plans to. I'm perfectly happy keeping a hidden terminal hooked to the living room TV, and even that doesn't get used very often. If I want some MAME action I usually just fire it up on my laptop.

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« Last Edit: August 18, 2016, 09:45:39 AM by Damon Caskey »

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Offline rafhot

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Re: Get Mame'd!
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2016, 12:54:56 PM »
very nice! i want to buy one too, there is one talented guy in the city that i live that make custom arcade cabinets, he have one youtube channel and i try to contact him but he never replied me, i want a neo geo replica

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Re: Get Mame'd!
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2016, 08:26:46 PM »
ive always dreamt of making one just like this but having the artwork for burnkingdom on it like its a real arcade. one day in my man cave ill build a openbor arcade cabinet.
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Offline nedflandeurse

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Re: Get Mame'd!
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2016, 06:20:40 PM »
Don't feel bad - I don't have one at all or any plans to. I'm perfectly happy keeping a hidden terminal hooked to the living room TV, and even that doesn't get used very often. If I want some MAME action I usually just fire it up on my laptop.

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Thanks
I never tried this type of alternative, but it could be nice as well!
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Offline O Ilusionista

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Re: Get Mame'd!
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2016, 01:22:13 PM »
Oh, that is awesome! I have just a wood arcade control stick, but I would like to have a cabinet someday.

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Re: Get Mame'd!
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2016, 09:18:13 PM »
If space and cost is a problem, there is some pretty nifty plans out there that aren't bartops, they're designed to be easily built on the cheap by anyone with some basic tools.   

Like these Vigolix cabinets.
http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Super-Easy-Arcade-Machine-from-1-Sheet-of-Plywoo/



If you want real arcade hardware and not a Pie/PC running emulators, just buy a JAMMA harness and multi game pcb instead of a keyboard encoder.  You can get something like pandora's box pretty cheap these days with a few hundred games on it.   Also if you go the JAMMA option you have the real thing, you can hook up original arcade boards, CRT's etc.  And if you decide to upgrade later to a bigger cabinet you can reuse all the parts.

under the plastic these are small PCB's that will fit any cabinet.


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Offline Damon Caskey

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Re: Get Mame'd!
« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2016, 02:23:54 PM »
Latest progress (Added to first post).



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Re: Get Mame'd!
« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2016, 06:24:41 PM »
Thanks for showing the progress!
It's very classy and flashy at the same time.
I'm feeling a little envious  ::)
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