IKEA Table to Mame Arcade Cabinet Conversion Plays Thousands of Games

By Jason Fitzpatrick on April 8th, 2011

If you’re a fan of old school arcade and console gaming, what better way to spend your weekend than turning an IKEA cabinet into a polished arcade game system with a retro table-top arcade feel.

Peter Mars, a French gaming enthusiast, has created an entire blog devoted to his IKEA table to Mame cabinet conversion with detailed photos of every step. The blog is in French but the photos are detailed enough that except for specific wiring and software tips you’ll likely not even need Google Translate.

Hit up the link below to check out the entire build process or, if you’re more of a pinball wizard at heart, check out this DIY digital pinball cabinet.

IKEA Mame Notebook Project [via IKEAHackers]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 04/8/11
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