Here are step-by-step design instructions for building a cabinet from scratch. Credit given where known - thanks for the work everyone!
MAME Arcade Machine plans by Jeff McCain
PacMan Cocktail Cabinet plans by Kyle Lindstrom
Arcade Flashback plans by LuSiD
Thorn's Mortal Kombat cabinet
Massive MAME Project Plans (6 currently)
OscarControls Gotham cabinet
OscarControls Happy Hour Bartop MAME
MAMEROOM.COM -- commercial site
GameCabinet.Inc -- commercial site
Frostillicus' two part cabinet
MiniMAME -- Now a free download!
JelloSlug's Arcade (cocktail cabinet plans)
Taz's MAME Page (Showcase cabinet)
|Jeff McClain||Jeff has a nicely done set of plans 3D-modeled, based loosely on LuSiD's plans (below). Plans are in jpeg format. Link goes to his web site.|
is a person with experience doing design work. He had been looking
for a cocktail cabinet to make a MAME machine out of. Finding what
he thought was the perfect design, he chose to document the cabinet, producing
the most complete set of plans for a PacMan cocktail cabinet I've ever
MS-Word instructions (zipped) (823 kb)
MS-Word diagrams (zipped) (626 kb)
|LuSiD||I am fairly certain that more cabinets have been designed with LuSiD's plans than any other. As of this posting the plans are on revision 7. They are in PDF format - link below goes to LuSiD's web site. He also has templates used for his control panel available. :)|
Thanks to the efforts of a lot of folks, dimensions of various arcade cabinets can be found here.
|menace||Here's a rough q-bert--I've ommitted coin door and marquee--since they are fairly standard--If you absolutley HAVE to have everything ...(go buy one :) j/k)|
Large image - click to view full sized.
Carlos' Centipede Extended
|Note: The drawing is only meant as a sketch and therefore not proportional. Please take a look at the regarding measures in the table below. Measurements were originally made in inches and everything in cm is exact calculated.|
Distance from side panel front back or top (not control panel) .125''
the control panel doesn't follow the side panel profile exactly. there is about .5'' between the top of the CP and the top of the cab side. Also the front of the panel is not straight in front like the side panel it about 1'' deeper at the top than at the bottom. Lastly the bottom of the control panel is a little sharper angle than side panel, it connects to the front panel higher than height A on the diagram. I think that distance was about 2''.
A big thankyou! to Larry Smith who made all these measurements for me.
|See website||Jakobud.com||Jakobud's opened a section on his web site with cad/pdf/jpg dimensions of arcade cabinets. First up, Centipede. Visit his site for plans and details.|