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Michael S's Mac mini setup
Vectornomicon is an all purpose media center; it functions as an arcade game, a jukebox, internet kiosk and a media center. The case is homemade, on lockable rollers, and uses an arcade monitor (which makes dvds look great). Hidden in the case is a s-video adapter, a split audio out and 20' of cord for attaching to big screens and projectors. Oh. you can also rest a drink on it, which was the main reason for making it.

- first generation Mac mini
- 250 gig HD in a NewerTech case (they make great cases)
- Wells Gardener Arcade Monitor
- Custom built arcade controls
- Working coin box

MAME and a wide variety of emulators (most from www.bannister.org - thanks Richard!) External USB hub for game controllers (The blue gizmo) Wireless Keyboard.
Rate this file (current rating : 4.1 / 5 with 105 votes)
Castaway [Mar 12, 2007 at 04:34 AM]
Very cool! Is there another set of controls on the other side?
Skipernicus [Mar 12, 2007 at 08:19 AM]
Yes, two control panels - one has a pair of trigger sticks and a couple of buttons, the other side has a 4way/8way joystick, 6 buttons and a trackball. No spinner though - not enough room.
Laurion [Mar 12, 2007 at 09:14 PM]
How much would you estimate this ran you?
richard [Mar 12, 2007 at 11:41 PM]
BigLee [Mar 13, 2007 at 07:45 AM]
Very interesting, thows me right back to my childhood.
Skipernicus [Mar 13, 2007 at 01:52 PM]
Laurion: Under $500, not including the mac. Well under, if you get the coinbox from ebay. Arcade parts & Interface: Ultimarc.com, Happcontrols.com, and eBay. Wiring from Radio shack, hardware from Home depot. Plans? It's just a box! No plans!
Aquaman [Mar 14, 2007 at 05:37 PM]
@Skipernicus. What games do you like to play on it?
Lukom [Mar 14, 2007 at 10:11 PM]
dude, I am inspired now, you have inspired me, its so extremely chill
bandit bill [Apr 17, 2007 at 11:38 PM]
Really cool.
mujako [May 24, 2007 at 01:22 PM]
dude this doesnt count as setup. this is modding already. btw its nice and classic. really miss the arcade games

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