I love to make things
and after building and enjoying my MAME cabinet
I realized that while it worked great for Pac-Man, the classic arcade controls left a lot to be desired when I wanted to sit down to Spy Hunter
and other driving games. For one thing, I couldn't sit down
. And Spy Hunter
is so much more fun with a steering wheel than a joystick. So I decided to build my own. I chose to use an xbox instead of a PC with MAME because as fun as Out Run
is, you just can't beat the graphics on today's consoles, and you can still play the old school games with an xbox emulator. I used Sketchup
to create my cabinet design and scrounged or bought most of the materials from Lowes. This project takes a few days to complete and you will need some basic wood working and painting skills. If you had to buy everything I would say it would cost about $400.