MAME Cocktail Cabinet #2 Begins

After the successful building of our first MAME cocktail cabinet, we've decided to build another one. The first cabinet was built to look as close as possible to a Ms. Pac-Man cocktail table. The next one will be the same style, but we're loosening up on the graphics, creating a custom underlay and control panels and artwork to allow other games to be played. I have reserved a PowerMac 7100/120 mobo for the task.

The underlay has been designed and needs to be printed and laminated. It's a combination of Ms. Pac-Man, Pac-Man, Galaga and Q*Bert. The control panels will have a set of three fire buttons on both sides of the stick (since I'm opposite handed).
Some useful links for you if you're interested in building one yourself.

Arcade Depot, precut real wood cabinets and control panel hardware.
Two Bit Score, good source for cocktail table glass and other authentic replacement parts.
Kyle Lindstrom, source for really good do-it-yourself cabinet plans.
Happ Controls, good source for SVGA 19″ shelf mount monitors, coin mechs, doors, joysticks and buttons.

4 thoughts on “MAME Cocktail Cabinet #2 Begins

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    January 4, 2012 at 4:54pm

    That custom underlay looks amazing! How easy was it to make? I’m making my own cocktail cabinet and that’s the exact underlay I want to use.

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      January 6, 2012 at 9:57pm

      It was a matter of measuring my existing underlay and making a document in Illustrator the same size and pasting the images there. In two cases, I cleaned up the pixel artwork with cleaner vector artwork so it scaled better. I then printed it on a poster inkjet plotter and had it laminated so it was easier to cut out.

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    June 17, 2012 at 7:58am

    Hi, have the same Table. Is it possible to get the artwork file? It looks great.

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    June 17, 2012 at 8:07am

    Hi, great artwork! Have the same table. Is it possible to get the artwork file?

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