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 ››
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.
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In the late 90's I got hooked on MAME, having found it to be a great way of playing old arcade titles that were no longer available in the flesh. Like many people who start out playing using a PC and keyboard, I soon longed for the feel of a real arcade cabinet. … Continue Reading ››