This settles it, I am going to do the conversion on the Space Invaders Mini Cabinet. Vance Fry has done some amazing work building a micro sized cabinet from scratch using Sanwa arcade controls and a tiny LCD screen. The shell has been painstakingly assembled from acrylic with a great mirror finish…I want one now!
“Pixelbox – micro MAME cabinet (currently under construction)
Pixelbox is the world’s smallest “functional” MAME cabinet, meaning that it has most of the same capabilities as a full-sized arcade cabinet, but in a very tiny size. The box stands just over 13″ tall and is about 10″ wide. The cabinet is powered by a 2GHZ Pentium M processor with 1 gig of RAM. The cabinet has a one-player control panel with genuine Sanwa arcade joystick/buttons and a Happ 1.5″ trackball. A second player can join in with a gamepad. (The ports and such are on the back of the Pixelbox’s case.)
With a tiny footprint, light-weight case and built-in carrying handle, the Pixelbox is the perfect arcade cabinet for bringing along to a party.” -Taken from Vance’s site
Head on over to Vance’s site for lots more information and follow his links to a forum which details the build