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It's been a few years since I posted pics of the early stages of my cabinet build. Not only is my cabinet complete, there are a couple of other additions to my dream game room as well. My gaming theme is a historic one. To start, I have a traditional Go board under glass as well as a modern A.I. powered board (not pictured). Then fast forward to the pinball era... a modernized virtual version, of course. Last but not least, is my baby... built from scratch with my own two hands.... It's a dream I've had since childhoodn, finally realized. I devised a quick-change marquee system (see photos) with a mini gaming museum hidden behind the marquee! Seeing a sketch in a book materalize into something tangible was very satisfying. If you're on the fence about building one, go for it by all means. Mine all started with a single piece of plywood!
I don't see a way to post photos on this particular page, but I'll post them on my account. Give an honest opinion of my work or... even better post your own dream cab come true pics for the community to enjoy. Good luck with your build.
Besides the quick change marquee, my custom cabinet features Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities as well as a lan cable input, and an HDMI output. The coin door lock is actually a power disconnect switch. Behind it ia a spare Raspberry Pi PC, a switched USB strip and access to all controller connections. Above this space rests the Pi computer with a fan running constantly underneath. The controls include a 1 player red ball ultimarc 4/8 way magstick, switchable with a twist of the stick. The 2 player one is the standard happs style 8-way. A trackball, two spinners, and a aimtrak gun round out the list. Other perks include RF remote, analog 'Omen' gaming keyboard. The screen is 24".
PLays every console game ever made plus every Arcade and even has a loaded jukebox. All logos were 3D printed. Originally intended as a Wizard of Wor style cabinet... until I thought of the quick change marquee idea.
Hi Guys, Cab building is like Cab buying you start with one, and before you know it you have a whole collection of them.
I currently have 3 working, and about 5 side projects to get working again, just need another 12hours in a day to get the time.
Naomi 1 - with multi pi netboot kit.
Super Space Invaders 91
Naomi 1 converted to standard jamma.
Hi, I started building a couple of arcade joystics. I thought it could be greater, and ended up building 4 different cabinets.
Now I have three of them.
It's nice to know people with same interests.
I built my first one 10 years ago. The computer recently crashed and I have started over creating the machine again. Lots of work upgrading to the current level but what else am i going to do. :) My next project is a bar top arcade with retro pie 3 ....
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hey thorwor do you still active on this website? currently working on my third cabinet and was wondering if you could possibly help with some info on mame. some of my games are not running at all and would like some help
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