Mar 22

Mini Mame Cabinet Project

Category: Journal,Mini Mame

So of all the geeky projects I could start and do I was inspired by a post on a mini mame cabinet here. I figured this would be a really fun project to do and allow me to play all my favourite classic arcade games that I loved as a kid. On top of all this I thought having a cabinet around like this would be a good way to introduce the kids to video games in a way that I was hopefully creating a greater appreciation for them instead of jumping them into the modern game scene.

For those of you who don't know I Mame stands for multiple arcade machine emulator. Basically once this is all set up I will be able to play all my favourite arcade games and some other consoles with little difficulty or have wasted some time doing something creative and burned a little money (shhh don't tell Naomi). 

After doing a lot of research I have decided on the guts of my cabinet being the following all ordered from NCIX which is my supplier of choice.

  • Kingston KTD-DM8400A/2G PC2-4200 2GB DDR2-533
  • PICOPSU-90
  • Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB 7200RPM 32MB Dual Proc 3.5IN SATA Hard Drive

Here is all the hardware before connecting it all up. So far I have it all connected and running windows XP so that I can run the front end Maximus Arcade which I have chosen to use. Next step will be moding the LCD panel I bought to go with all of this.

I have been talking about building an Arcade cabinet for some time now and tackling a mini cabinet seemed more reasonable and a better use of space. In the end Naomi has been completely supportable of this project and that is what counts most. I will keep you all posted as the progress continues.

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  1. Slimmoo says...
    May 19th, 2010 @ 3:48 pm

    Update on this? Is it all going well? :w00t:

  2. Troy says...
    May 19th, 2010 @ 3:53 pm

    Well not a ton to report but major hardware issues 3 RMA’s so far. Looks like I bought all the made on Friday stuff. :angry:

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