Sure you could play your classic arcade games with a modern controller, but what’s the fun in that? This impressive table-top controller console brings back that feeling of being right there at the arcade machine.
Make Magazine shares a how-to guide in their Project Wiki that will turn a pile of parts into a table top console for your MAME arcade emulation enjoyment. The project is definitely not a duct-tape and done-after-a-beer project–it may end up being a multi-weekend project for the new-to-tinkering and the busy. The end result, however, is a gorgeous table-top console with the feel of a real arcade bank.
Hit up the link below for the full build guide, detailed parts list, and additional photos.
Coffee Table MAME Console [Make: Projects]
Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on Google+ if you'd like.
- Published 11/4/11