MAME helps to feed your nostalgia by emulating arcade games on a computer. You can turn to our old arcade posts for inspiration and build a full-scale arcade cabinet or you can build a tabletop version using a netbook (shown above). This Mini MAME remains loyal to the retro look but is small enough to be carried under your arms and set anywhere. The cabinet is made from MDF with plexiglass on the front. The cabinet has a swing panel at the back that gives easy access to the netbook.
As with all arcade emulators, the firmware and the emulator are readily available. The firmware for the buttons and joystick is configured on I-Pac 2. The Windows based Maximus Arcade program supplies the frontend for playing retro games like Galaga. Video demo: