Sunday, March 02, 2014

Galaga bartop build

New bartop build. This one is my trial run bartop and is going to be sold (traded actually) to a friend.

Still a work in progress. I am going to re-do the control panel (maybe today) so that I can utilize my Galaga artwork. The cabinet is running a 60 in 1 JAMMA board, de-cased brand new power supply, and JAMMA harness. Controls are mostly from Groovy game gear and include: a 4 way joy, leaf switch buttons, LED marquee light and light coin button. Here is a quick gameplay video on youtube. Ignore the messy room, it's my son's old room and empty mostly now since he moved out.

Friday, March 19, 2010


Donkey Kong Jr. purchased on for $115. Replaced the boardset for another $100. Still needs a few tweaks here and there but looks like I have my own Nintendo cab.

Future plans:
replace joystick with NOS Nintendo joy,
replace backlight with LED marquee light from GroovyGameGear,
strip black paint on sides and repaint original colors,
Double Donkey Kong upgrade,

Friday, October 26, 2007

New toy - original Midway Gorf cocktail!

Latest toy acquired in a trade. Drove all the way to St Louis, MO and back for this one.

This is an original Midway Gorf cocktail. Original glass and art.

Modified w/ a AMD K62-300 mhz computer.

Operating system is MS-DOS, with ArcadeOs for a frontend.

Coin door coin rejects are modified to act as a credit button and reset button.

Plays 30-40 classics perfectly.

Those are Ms Pac-man reunion joysticks at both sides.


Saturday, May 05, 2007

Dynamo cabinet - completed?

So my buddy Timoe sent me a PM a couple of weeks ago, and told me to "update my f'n blog" with pictures of the Dynamo cab. Truth is, its hard to show pictures of my meager efforts when compared to some of the other home built arcade games around (like Timoes and Kneivels) but I guess I'll post pics since they were requested and all...
In the picture, you can see my woodgrain cabinet is still unfinished (because I still cant afford the 27 inch monitor I want) but the Dynamo has been pretty much completed. Functional coin door w/ lights, lighted marquee, vertical monitor orientation, tinted plexi, credit/pause buttons, one button to turn it all on and off. All of the things that make a decent Mame cabinet.

So there you go Tim, I hope you're happy!! ;)

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Mario Bros Arcade Reproduction - great site!

This is a great looking cab!

I have been watching as this guy and his brother have built these two great looking cabs. Check out, Mario Bros Arcade Reproduction and look out how these guys built two classic arcade cabs from scratch! The cabs built are a Donkey Kong 3 (pictured) and a Mario Brothers...Both are going to be made into Mame cabs and a classic cabinet wasn't sacrificed in the process.

Great stuff!

Linux users

This is how most people feel about Linux zealots like me.
This is another one of my favorite cartoons, Dilbert.