A True GeekDad Project: Build a Family MAME Cabinet

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Brian Glinsman is a GeekDad for GeekDads to look up to.  He loves tearing things apart with his kids to repair them, and in general to learn how things work.  And when it came time for a home game system, no easy store-bought console would do.

MAME (Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator) software is pretty well known these days – software packages that emulate the operating systems of classic arcade machines, so that you can download (acquire legally) the ROMs for hundreds of games to play on your computer.  But we all know playing Galaga on your PC just isn’t quite the same as the joy of smashing the buttons on a real video game cabinet.

Which is why Brian decided to build a full MAME cabinet with his boys.  A computer, a monitor, and an X-Arcade controller later (oh yeah, and the cabinet).  See below for a couple more pictures.  Nice work, sir! GeekDad applauds you!



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