My MAME Arcade Machine

It all started in the last quarter of 1997. I was playing games from the eighties on MAME. Then I thought: why not build my own MAME Arcade Machine, also known as a MAME Arcade Cabinet ?

My MAME Arcade Machine is sure not the first, but it is one of the firsts MAME Arcade Machines ever built. At that time, there was no specialized hardware (such as keyboard encoders, or video cards designed for use with arcade monitors) that could help you build an arcade machine. Also I didn't find many useful schematics on the web, so I designed and built everything myself.

My MAME Arcade Machine is built out of inexpensive plywood, which was painted black.

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Here are some interesting details:

Here's a recent picture:


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