The guys from Systm guide you through the makings of a MAME-based classic arcade machine including building the cabinet, mounting a TV, buttons and speakers, and configuring the arcade emulation software. Part 1 of 5 - How to Build a MAME classic arcade machine. Part 2 of 5 - ...more
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The Kinect is a powerful piece of technology you can use to do more than just play games. This tutorial shows you how to construct a basic green screen using the Kinect, and then you can use the Wiimote for even greater 3-D functionality.
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