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A few good sites to do some reading up on

Still busy reading up on the exact design I’m going to do and have come across a few useful sites worth mentioning. http://buildahomearcade.com/ http://www.webbpickersgill.com/mame/ http://www.got2getalife.com/arcade/index.html

Bill of materials for Arcade

  A excel spreadsheet of all the items I’ve needed and where I purchased them. Arcade Cabinet Bill of Materials

Wiring the push buttons

If you order the UltraStik you can also order the cable harness which will save you the trouble of building your own cables. I’m going to build my own cable as its simple enough to do. You need a few crimp connectors and a header connector. The wiring should be easy enough to work out …

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MDF Wood and castor wheels

Got the wood from Lumber City. Not badly priced at all. A 16mm x 1820 x 2750 piece costs R340 Also purchased 4 x castor wheels for the base from Brights for R35 each.

Buttons and joysticks delivered

Received my buttons and joysticks from Ultimarc today. Very impressed with their service. Received the items from the UK via DHL in under a week! Thumbs up!

TV purchased

Bought a 74cm Sansui TV off Gumtree for R500. Perfect condition. Feel almost bad that I have to chop it up to use in the cabinet.

Buttons and joysticks

After reading up all about joysticks I decided to order the UltraStik from Ultimarc These these joysticks don’t appear cheap, but the buttons connect to the joysticks which are then connected to the USB port on the PC thereby saving you from purchasing a I-Pac or a similair device. So for only a few extra …

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RVZ’s Arcade

One of the guys on a local forum has started building his own arcade cabinet.(View here) His great pics actually convinced me to finally start building my own cabinet.

Why build a arcade machine?

After using mame on the PC for many years and seeing some great pics of arcade cabinets that people have built, I’ve finally decided to jump in and build my own arcade cabinet. This post on a local Forum actually sparked my interest again and after seeing some of the awesome pics decided it was …

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