Mame Cabinet

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MAME Cabinet I

The first Dallas Makerspace Cabinet was completed in 2011, but disassembled and parted out (the functional Television was destroyed) in 2012 without consideration to the project members, Joe & Eric.

MAME Cabinet II

Mike Eber has built a MAME Cabinet out of salvaged parts. This machine is currently in play at the MakerSpace. This cabinet should be documented on another page.


MAME (an acronym of Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator) is an emulator application designed to recreate the hardware of arcade game systems in software on modern personal computers and other platforms. The intention is to preserve gaming history by preventing vintage games from being lost or forgotten. The aim of MAME is to be a reference to the inner workings of the emulated arcade machines; the ability to actually play the games is considered "a nice side effect".

The first public MAME release (0.1) was on February 5, 1997, by Nicola Salmoria. The emulator now supports over five thousand unique games and ten thousand actual ROM image sets, though not all of the supported games are playable.


  • Joe Southwell
  • Eric Chaney

MAME Space Project

Goal: To Build an Arcade Cabinet

Todo: in no particular order.

1. Fix Television On/Off Panel

2. Design Island for Controllers / Build Island

3. Design Base for Television / Build Base

4. Build modular controllers using micro-controller to emulate HID Joystick device.

5. Build custom System Loader.

6. Determine Systems to represent.

7. Setup Computer with Linux and Get Video Out functioning.

8. Install Mame

Proposed Systems

  • MAME / NeoGeo
  • NES
  • SNES
  • SEGA Genesis / Master System / 32X
  • Turbo Grafx / PC Engine

MAME Links


Joystick Controller Links