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Other Projects: Pacman MAME cabinet

I had a Pacman cocktail table sitting around that wasn't working.  The boards had issues, the monitor had constant issues, and the power supply also needed work.  I finally decided to just gut the machine (carefully storing the original parts aside) and convert the cabinet to a MAME cab.  I wanted to use all the original hardware that I could, so I rewired the controls with an i-pac interface and wired up the case lights to the pc power supply since it carried the 12v needed for the bulbs used in the original cabinet. I have it programmed to turn itself on and off every day just in case I decide to put it up at Yolotti and want it to run with zero management needed.  I ended up sanding down the corner pieces on the cabinet as well and repainting them with a black gloss paint and matte clear coat to mimic the original paint job.  This cabinet had a Ms Pacman bezel art in there as well but I opted for the original Pac-Man art that would have come with this cabinet when it was first produced. It can run any verticle arcade game but for now I just have Ms Pac-man going in it.   This was a really fun project and took just a few days to complete from concept to completion.  




I also wanted to use the original speaker in the cabinet so I found this $10 amp to power it and it worked like a charm.  Has that great warm sound the original game made.  I'll post an HD video of it in action sometime soon

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