Category Archives: MAME

Differences Between Japanese and US Arcade Controls.

By | February 29, 2016

A whole week can’t contain all the Wall Candy goodness! Here in this overflow post I take a look at some of the hardware that made it all possible. Tips and tricks abound, you’ll also learn about the differences between East and West arcade cabinets in this video. If you’d like to support this blog… Read More »

Self-Promotion Saturday: Wall Candy Cab Kits!

By | February 27, 2016

As mentioned briefly, previously, I intend to sell kits of these beautiful mod MAME machines. If you’re interested contact me. Once they ship you’re only about a day away from having a fully-functioning home arcade! A Note from Admin: I hope you found this content useful. If so, please like and subscribe and consider contributing… Read More »

Freebie Friday! Recalbox MAME Frontend.

By | February 26, 2016

My MAME cabinet uses Recalbox. It’s lacking in certain areas but possesses one killer feature that makes it ideal for the Wall Candy Cab: native support for Raspberry Pi 2’s GPIO pins! Typically you’d have to use an I-PAC or some such similar hardware controller in order to interface an arcade stick with a computer… Read More »

Throwback Thursday! Capcom Mini-Cute!

By | February 25, 2016

Here’s the inspiration for the Wall Candy Cab: the Capcom Mini-Cute! I bought this years ago and still haven’t finished its restoration. While it certainly has the mod contours it is only slightly less obtrusive than Western arcade cabinets. It’s also about 3x as heavy given that it’s made of steel. Steel is a lot… Read More »

Wall Candy! Real-time development retrospective.

By | February 24, 2016

In yesterday’s post I described the 9 step process by which I created the Wall Candy MAME arcade cabinet. It is only an 9 step process in retrospect however. It was originally far lengthier, requiring engineering, exasperation, experimentation: in short, iteration. In this post I’m linking to its development blog, a thread in the arcadecontrols.com… Read More »

Wall Candy! :)

By | February 23, 2016

Here’s the cabinet! I wanted to engineer something that took minimal time, skill, and money to produce. Also, most MAME cabinets are as  shapely and unobtrusive as the monolith from 2001; I wanted this one to be mod and have the smallest possible physical footprint. I “pioneered” some wood working methods and leveraged my CAD… Read More »