MAME Arcade

MAME IKEA Machine

I had this 15” Touch Screen LCD Kiosk machine lying around and wanted to do something with it.
Playing Plants vs. Zombies looked good but the case looked crap.
Playing around with MAME I realised there’s some potential here but sinking the screen into a table and having controls was screwed when you wanted to play portrait games and then landscape, I didn’t want the control on the top.
The solution was an IKEA HOL Table, just lift the top and rotate and some Skoghall coasters.


 Looks crap but does have a Micro ITX motherboard in the back....

 As the top was quite thick I had to rout it down and raise the screen up to meet it.

Hard drive platters come in all sorts of sizes, handy spacers.

The screen had a useful audio-amp for speakers and on switch so created a mount inside case to keep it out the way

 

The control panel was made from another IKEA find, hot plate stands, matches the basket fine.

 

I backed the control panel and front of the box with matt black vinyl on sign board

Also the table top around the monitor

 As MAME uses keyboard commands I mapped these out to the Joystick and arcade buttons

You need to work out the keyboard matrix otherwise you'll have too many wires

Like there's not enough already,

Arcade World UK for the waggly and pushy bits

 

Nearly finished, it has the front matt black panels to go but you can see the other switches below, these are for inserting coin, quit, properties and in-game pause.


Landscape


Portrait

 Using Mala I created a front end to MAME

 Update!


 

 

Other games I'm currently playing

1943
Arkanoid
Asteroids
Asteroids De Luxe
Bomberman
Bombjack
Bubble Bobble
Defender
Dig Dug
Frogger
Galaga
Galaga 88
Galaxians
Centipede
Joust
Missile Command
Mr. Do!
MS Pac-Man
Pac-Man
Pengo
Q*Bert
Scramble
Space Invaders
Tempest

Others I've not got round to playing (crazy isn't it)
1941
1942
Afterburner II
Amidar
Astro Fighter
Astroblaster
Battlezone
Berzerk
Blast Off
Bubbles
Burning Rubber
Cosmic Guerilla
Crazy Kong
Crystal Castles
Disk of Tron
Dondopachi
Donkey Jr.
Donkey Kong
Donkey Kong 3
Elevator Action
Exerion
Frenzy
Gaplus
Gaplus
Gauntlet
Ghosts'n Goblins
Gorf
Gravitar
Gun Fight
Gunsmoke
Gyruss
Halley's Comet
Hang On
Hyper Sports
I Robot
Ikari Warrior
Jungle King
Jungler
Juno First
Kangaroo
Karate Champ
Kungfu Master
Lunar Lander
Lunar Rescue
Mappy
Marble Madness
Moon Cresta
Moon Patrol
My havoc
Nato Defense
New York New York
Night Driver
Omega Race
Outrun
Paperboy
Pengo
Phoenix
Pleiads
Pole Position
Pooyan
Pooyan
Punch-Out!!
Qix
Radar Scope
Raiden
Rampage
Rescue
Rescue
Robocop
Robotron 2084
Rolling Thunder
R-Type
Satans Hollow
Seawolf
Seawolf 2
Shinobi
Sinistar
Slapfight
Smash TV
Snow Bros.
Space Duel
Space Fury
Space Harrier
Space Panic
Space Tactics
Space Wars
Space Zap