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« on: April 15, 2019, 02:59:54 am »
Hey guys i am new to the forums i want to make a mini donkey kong arcade can you guys suggest me where to buy parts and pcb also any blueprints for cabinet

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Re: Mini arcade
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2019, 11:14:27 am »
Welcome! There are many places to buy arcade parts. Are you building a perfect scale replica? If so, jakobud has drawings of the original that could be helpful: http://jakobud.com/cabinetPlans.php

Arcade parts can be bought in many many places. eBay, Ultimarc, mikesarcade, etc. If you're trying to use an original PCB - you'll have to search ebay, craigslist, or KLOV (a forum for arcade collectors). But, personally, I wouldn't put an original PCB in a scaled down cab. Because then you'll have to figure out how to properly power it, connect it to a monitor, etc. Depending on your skill level, I'd go with a PC running MAME or a 60- in 1 board or a pandora board or something. In my opinion, original PCBs are best used in original cabs.

What type of screen are you thinking of using? That can make a big difference in the rest of the design.

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Re: Mini arcade
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2019, 02:41:28 pm »
I WANT TO USE CRT

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Re: Mini arcade
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2019, 03:25:23 pm »
I WANT TO USE CRT

I recommend you start reading as much as possible then. There are many quality builds in this forum that use CRT monitors with plenty of instructions. All the other variables I mentioned in my first reply will come into play, and since I'm guessing you're a novice, I think you'll be best finding a completed build and following it. There is an entire thread dedicated to replicating Nintendo cabinets. http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,144583.0.html

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Re: Mini arcade
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2019, 03:52:49 pm »
Its not often I recommend bootlegs, but you'll have a much easier time with a 60 in 1 jamma board with all the other games disabled, and your cabinet would be jamma compliant opening up the option of swapping PCBs and playing other games.
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