Last year the folks who maintain the Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator, or MAME for short, announced that they would be making the entire project open source. Now, 10 months later, that has become a reality as the process has been declared a success finally.
DIY projects are always cool because you not only get to check out what other people do when feeling particularly creative at any given time, but generally also get to learn how it is done and possibly even do it yourself. Technically we don’t really get to learn how to make this custom arcade cabinet for 4-players that also happens to be powered by an Ouya game console from Burd Bros Custom Arcade. But with the right parts and a little planning, you could take on trying to build one of these yourself.
There is a new emulator in town called MAME4droid which was released a couple of days ago. Considering the sometimes short lifespan of emulators on the Android Market, this may be one you want to pick up fairly quickly if you’re into emulators. MAME4droid supports over 2000 different romsets which is a hell of a lot.