Over two years ago I started a journey building a cabinet, this is the thread - this is the journey and pretty much how it ended...
...there was never going to be another cabinet - this was it - done and finished.
Today I was looking at eBay, you know the site like Hot UK Deals where you don't want anything and then you end up buying stuff that you never knew you needed.
I then saw this...
Sweet mother of god, this would be ideal to turn into an MFME cabinet - shit - it almost was one already.
I had some experience of this kit following a touch screen conversion I did of something else they made...
...so being the insane, mad person I am - I made an offer for it and they accepted.
The plan this time around for the cabinet is much easier - firstly I will get MFME up and running on a PC inside of it.
The touchscreen will be used soley for the games - hell - at the end of the day we have so may great DX's now and they've all got to buttons on the screen you are simply enhancing the games within the cabinet.
The buttons will be replaced from left to right at present with navigation and control buttons for the cabinet not sure what or how yet but easy operation for selecting games and volume control as well as shuting down system. One will be a shift button to give the rest of the buttons dual functions.
When that is all done and fully working I will then see if it's possible to use the coin mech that is already present and the hopper - at the end of the day this setup is pretty much fit for swapping the PC and doing a few connections and done.
For the top bezzle I'll get some custom artwork done saying MFME and then a guide to the extended buttons on the cabinet. It'll look something like this.
The most expensive part is going to likely be the bezel work that needs to be done and then getting that professionally printed and enscased in a custom size acrylic. That will then be fixed in the area below marked in red.
This is how I would hope a bezel would end up - imagine the rectangle dimensions with the break out area for the keys and legneds - you get the idea !
Going to be a couple of weeks before the cabinet arrives but this is going to work well ( I hope )...