Hi there and welcome to BuildAHomeArcade.com!

BuildAHomeArcade.com is a completely free resource that will walk you through the complete process of building your very own MAME arcade cabinet, leaving you with very few questions to answer on your own.

Chances are that if you have managed to find this site then you probably know a little about Multiple Arcade Machine Emulators (MAME) or have some desire to. Even if you have never heard the term MAME before, don’t worry, this site was designed with you in mind as well.

I will take you through the process of building an arcade machine step by step, show you how I built my machine and offer different resources and options in case you would like to go a different route.

Here are a few pictures of the arcade machine I built, it took me roughly three weeks to get everything and put it all together.

I know you are eager to get started but before you get underway building your own arcade machine it is very important to have a good understanding of what your getting into and do some upfront planning.

I strongly suggest that you first read the overview as it explains how everything comes together to make a working MAME machine.

After you have a good idea of the way all the parts come together I then suggest you spend a good amount of time planning and designing the MAME arcade machine that’s right for you. The more time you spend planning your project, the easier it will be when it actually comes time to building it.

The next step would be to get started reading the guide to building your very own MAME arcade machine.

If you do happen to have questions along the way please feel free to contact Chris as I will be happy to answer you, or you can check the Questions & Answers section (will be up soon) that shows questions other people have had in the past. I check my e-mail daily so expect a response soon.