After I built my arcade shed, I went on a bit of a buying spree, snapping up knackered old cabinets on eBay without much thought as to what I would do with them. I just knew that I had a space that needed filling with cabinets, and that I needed to learn how to restore … Continue Reading ››
What's so special about the BBC Micro?I've long been a fan of the BBC Micro, having first been introduced to the machine at School in the early 80's. As the owner of a primitive ZX81, the full colour graphics and proper keyboard made the BBC Micro seem so advanced compared to what I could use … Continue Reading ››
The Classic Atari 2600 Woody Lives!I've always had a soft spot for the Atari 2600, one of my first ever console experiences, and I have several in my collection. This is the second update on my latest 2600 restoration, and in the first blog update I focused on the cosmetic aspects – clearing … Continue Reading ››
After years of retro games collecting I finally buy a pair of Atari 2600 consolesBeing an avid retro games collector with a minor case of OCD, I love nothing more than taking an old and unwanted console and bringing it back to life. The beauty of many of the old 80’s consoles is their construction … Continue Reading ››
It's been a few months since my last upate, after picking up this project in November 2011. In the last update I was assessed the state of the machine components I had been collecting and revisited the half-finished cabinet. I'm on the home straight, with much of the major construction … Continue Reading ››
After dusting off my work in progress MAME cabinet, following a hiatus of about 6 years, I'm determined to get the job completed. After a quick parts inventory I found I actually had most of the bits and pieces I need lying around the house, so set to work.