The last steps for completing the Mame bartop are complete.
For sound I had an old set of usb powered speakers that I gutted and mounted above the screen after I drilled out a 1″ hole at an angle toward the screen. It actually sound as if the sound is coming directly (more…)
More progress today. I started off by placing the monitor in the frame for a little visual size comparison. I like the way it fits so I decided to proceed as planned.
I would have left the base on the monitor but I need the space for the computer motherboard and power supply under there So I mounted a board across with the proper angle. You can see one of the major blemishes the wood from Lowes had. I just used it in a (more…)
I Went out and bought a half sheet of 1/2 inch hardwood plywood and started the cutting process. I then cut the sheet in half again to make it easier to work with. I also made a scale grid of the cuts for each board so I can maximize the use of the wood. I should have been slightly less lazy and drove the extra 10 mils to the Home Depot for the wood but Lowes is 3 miles from me. Lowes hardwood plywood is passable at best with many blemishes in the veneer layer and cost significantly more.
Here are the two sides. The back piece has has some minor sanding and the (more…)
I’m staring a new Mame build and this time I plan on documenting the process here. Last time I just took a few pictures. But this time I plan on taking many more pictures as well as videos of the process. To kick it off here are the freehand bartop mame plans I drew up. Not very good but helped me plan it out.
July 2012 I decided to build an arcade cabinet and here are some of the pictures from the build