Another stop at Home Depot this morning. DeWalt countersink bits Mallet (for knocking in the t-molding) Gloves Masking tape (for anti-splinter on the top side of ply cuts, and for painting) 4 x 2-1/2″ hinges (two for the top, two for the front) I’m now at the point where I can pick up some wood… Continue reading Building a MAME cabinet 5
Month: June 2007
Building a MAME cabinet 4
I ordered the Retro Mame Marquee (third one down). With the Lexan sandwich. Since the Home Depot Lexan is 3/32″ rather than 1/8″, I decided I can’t use it. I need to make the control panel from 1/8″ Lexan and 5/8″ MDF/Ply, so that the 3/4″ t-molding will fit properly. So what I’m going to… Continue reading Building a MAME cabinet 4
Building a MAME cabinet 3
I’ve been stopping off at Home Depot on my way to work and slowly getting together more parts. I now have: Jigsaw and router bit set (borrowed from a colleague) 4 x 2″ industrial casters 1/2″ wood chisel 18″ drawer runner set Coin door! (free from a colleague) 140-tooth 7-1/4″ ply/laminate saw blade 1lb 1″… Continue reading Building a MAME cabinet 3
Enjoy the longest (or shortest, depending on your hemisphere) day.
Building a MAME cabinet 2
The project progresses. I’m working from arcadecab.com as my main source for information. So far I have amassed the following: Circular saw Router Sander Clamps 1lb 1-1/4″ coarse drywall screws 25′ extension cable 1-1/8″ spade bit 2 x Perfect 360 joysticks 1P and 2P start buttons 20 horizontal microswitch pushbuttons (5 black, 13 red, 2… Continue reading Building a MAME cabinet 2
Building a MAME cabinet
I’ve been wanting to build one for years and now I am starting the project. So I have been reading all about it online, of course, and now I have a shopping list of parts and an idea of how to proceed. An hour or so’s fiddling produced this plan: …which I think is reasonable.… Continue reading Building a MAME cabinet
the scanner works
Score one for Ubuntu. Plug in scanner, fire up xsane, everything's happy.
Recently I joined a mailgroup at work called “Stuff” designed for off-topic dicussions and want-ads. Today I got a couple of great deals. First, a 2.1 speaker set for $10. The seller said they didn't work the last time he tried them. They didn't work for me at first. So I checked them independently and… Continue reading score!
photo slideshow on my desk
I got a digital photo frame for my birthday. I'll be putting it on my desk at work. I've loaded it up with 12 photos so far. It's a bit of work resizing and cropping to 720×480, but it's a great thing to have!
The Camel Has Two Humps
I’ve just been reading an interesting paper on teaching programming. First, the data regarding rates of attrition on computing courses is startling. Between 30% and 60% of the total CS intake fails the very first programming course! The paper’s authors postulate 3 programming hurdles to be negotiated: sequencing and assignment iteration and recursion concurrency Surely… Continue reading The Camel Has Two Humps