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tnpshow
29th January 2009, 07:42 PM
G'day Fellas,

Most of you know me as that nong that built a PONG (http://www.aussiearcade.com/showthread.php?t=14281&highlight=scratchbuilt+pong) cab a while back.

Well, now it's time to share another project I've been working on.

A while ago I picked up a 38" LAI Showcase from another member and wasn't really sure what to do with it.

I started to put it back together and bought a chassis for it. Well, 2 returns later we finally concluded that the 38" tube in the old girl was shagged :cry

I didn't know what to do because finding another tube sounded like too much suffering to me, so I decided to part it - literally.

Off came the monitor mount and was shortened to become a jukebox (I'll save that for another thread) and the box that the monitor plinth sat on took a strange transformation...

Here it is, fresh off the floor. Doesn't look too useful yet...
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3303/3220301446_457e1a361b.jpg?v=0

Next I filled the big hole in the side with a piece I took out of the middle and then hacked the top of the cab with the circular saw like so...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3257/3220302740_0a8f845b92.jpg?v=0

Then I hacked a big hole in the bottom to take the 24" Silicon Graphics monitor I had lying about (Yes I'm too tightassed to fit an LCD)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3341/3220303446_4b5d344ae2.jpg?v=0

Cut a hole in the end and fit an aluminium angle frame...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3387/3219454173_34493077d9.jpg?v=0

For the Williams coindoor I got off ebay...
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3335/3220304246_eb2abf6a9a.jpg?v=0

Cut some button holes...
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3400/3219454891_da3ac0b423.jpg?v=0

Drawer knob from Bunnings makes a nice shooter...
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3402/3220305200_199b190f7f.jpg?v=0
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3094/3219455761_fd2687234c.jpg?v=0

Now a test run with the PC - now it's starting to look like a pin! well kinda anyway...;)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3481/3220306172_82bb3be0e3.jpg?v=0

Scored some legs from a member here (cheers mate!)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3428/3220306508_c6536fe77b.jpg?v=0

Fish Tales
29th January 2009, 07:48 PM
not a fan of virtual pinball, but that looks like a great effort so far! Ty for sharing!

tnpshow
29th January 2009, 07:50 PM
Sorry - I forgot to take pics of the headbox durinr construction but you'll get the idea here:

PC is stripped of it's dignity and motherboard is mounted to the back of the backbox:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3104/3220306790_537761f8c7.jpg?v=0

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3332/3219457461_38a8bf8462.jpg?v=0

It folds down for oh-so-easy servicing... Latches are from bunnings, hinge was from the 38"s coin door

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3454/3220307548_6cc408b392.jpg?v=0

Backbox 17" LCD monitor mount was made from some scrap steel from the Showcase welded to a hacked bracket from the monitor's stand:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3087/3219458447_8ae799c002.jpg?v=0

Now that everything was coming together, time for paint!!! The cab was stripped, bogged, sanded and primed...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3480/3220308748_ca27d0e6a6.jpg?v=0
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3448/3219459333_83e43bc276.jpg?v=0

Fast forward... Now it's black! and REALLY looking like a pin!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3407/3220309824_1f5ce1fc10.jpg?v=0
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3480/3219460765_7606a3045c.jpg?v=0

PC guts
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3524/3219461415_3b0e76dd12.jpg?v=0

MrMaloo
29th January 2009, 07:53 PM
Interesting concept.

Good job so far.

What's the cabinet artwork gonna be ... Any hints ?

tnpshow
29th January 2009, 07:55 PM
Head folded down - how easy is that??

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3323/3220311402_0576468c63.jpg?v=0

IPAC and other wiring up front...
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3376/3220311832_dbf21f1510.jpg?v=0

Shooter switch...
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3520/3220312108_33f706b95f.jpg?v=0

Niice!
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3351/3220312468_24ef339fe9.jpg?v=0

Then I cut and fitted the old acrylic glass from the Showcase to the playfield and finished it off with some aluminium side rails and lockdown bar.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3422/3220313380_310b0130b9.jpg?v=0

Now all that's needed is to laser cut the backglass and fit the speakers... more to come....


For all who's interested, I'm running Visual Pinball 6.1 (the last one that supported vertical mode (before version 9).

I have over 50 tables for it now and adding more all the time. :D


not a fan of virtual pinball, but that looks like a great effort so far! Ty for sharing!

Yeah it doesn't beat the real thing by a long shot, but to be honest, I don't think I'll ever be able to afford a real pinny - I'd give my leftie for a Flash Gordon...:cry



UPDATE:

Here's the tilt/nudge mechanism as promised.
It's made of a piece of aluminium angle, with both ends folded up. The balls sit in a shallow hole to keep them in one spot.
There's an insulated adjustable bolt which makes contact with the ball when it is nudged.

Laser-cut acrylic guidessurround the ball and force it to only move in one direction.
There's one for nudge left, right and forward (currently not used as I'm a pinball newbie and don't use it).

This method works, but it does have flaws with false triggering. What I need to do is add a small circuit with a microcontroller which detects a sensor triggering and disables all the other sensors for a short time. That was I can adjust the sensors much more sensitively and have a better overall effect.

It's too damn hot to go to the shed and solder, so that will have to wait.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3462/3238750626_7c49ee95e2.jpg?v=0
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3479/3237910469_6ae3923ced.jpg?v=0

Here it is in place with left and right sensors fitted.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3090/3238751168_36c7afd9bb.jpg?v=0


BACKGLASS:

I managed to laser cut some 3mm acrylic yesterday. It's still got thte brown protective paper on it but you get the idea.

Behind the flaming ball there will be some translucent white plastic which will add as a backlight (red no less) to light her up!

Speakers will be fitted behind the grilles (duh).

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3499/3237910967_dd38898af2.jpg?v=0


More to come...





PS - I forgot to add before - for high res photos of all this, visit my Flickr account HERE (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tnpshow/sets/72157612851494041/)

Ond
29th January 2009, 07:57 PM
Heyyy cool. I like it. I'm very interested in virtual pinball systems. Will you have some kind of motion sensors to detect tilt? Someone has done that, but I'm damed if I can find it again. What pinball games do you think are the best? I have some that I've modded with my preferred music - these will run in my cab when it's done - happy to share how to mod.

Cheers

Johno
29th January 2009, 07:57 PM
that's looking good mate. Is the door knob going to be used to launch the ball in visual pinball? if so how are you interfacing that wiht visual pinball as normally it's just a micrpswitch on cabs?

Skybeaux
29th January 2009, 07:57 PM
Very resourceful!:023:

Top effort....it looks great!

tnpshow
29th January 2009, 07:58 PM
Interesting concept.

Good job so far.

What's the cabinet artwork gonna be ... Any hints ?

Cheers, not 100% sure yet - that's low on the priority list at the mo.

I'll get some adhesive vinyl printed at work eventually...

astroboy440
29th January 2009, 07:59 PM
Brilliant, I love it! Is it possible to make one 'proper' pinball machine size, by using a large lcd or similar?

tnpshow
29th January 2009, 08:02 PM
I'm detecting nudges/tilt with a couple of real pinballs - I'll post pics later.
It's not perfect but I will design a little circuit to fix the 'bugs'

Stay tuned!




I love the 80s SS pins - I've got a heap on here now.

I'm loving FATHOM right now - man that table rocks!!!

ajlaird
29th January 2009, 08:03 PM
Nice work - will be most interested in seeing the end result!

Fish Tales
29th January 2009, 08:05 PM
Now I have seen more photos I like this even more. Top work by anyones standards I reckon. Whats the BG look like?

Gav
29th January 2009, 08:07 PM
Real nice work mate.:cool: Very tidy looking unit:041:

tnpshow
29th January 2009, 08:07 PM
Check out THIS PAGE (http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&u=http://www.marcianitos.org/foro/forumdisplay.php%3Ff%3D17)

These Spanish guys developed the front end UltraVP (a home-made UltraPin).

This forum has a huge collection of resources - theres a thread HERE (http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&u=http://www.marcianitos.org/foro/forumdisplay.php%3Ff%3D17) to download modded tables for dual screen/vertical mode.

THIS THREAD (http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&u=http://www.marcianitos.org/foro/forumdisplay.php%3Ff%3D17) is HUGE but goes right through the development.

THIS THREAD (http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&u=http://www.marcianitos.org/foro/forumdisplay.php%3Ff%3D17) highlights milestones in the above thread...

Ford Fairlane
29th January 2009, 08:07 PM
I have "imagined" these and didnt think i would like the concept. But seeing your work here has turned me around. I think thats so cool.

My only reservation so far is the screen in the headbox. I would have thought it would look better centred but thats just my opinion

Well Done!

tnpshow
29th January 2009, 08:08 PM
Whats the BG look like?

I'll be cutting that tomorrow - havent got a pic right now ;)

Suffice to say it fills the empty void above the monitor nicely

Ond
29th January 2009, 08:08 PM
I'm detecting nudges/tilt with a couple of real pinballs - I'll post pics later.
It's not perfect but I will design a little circuit to fix the 'bugs'

Stay tuned!




I love the 80s SS pins - I've got a heap on here now.

I'm loving FATHOM right now - man that table rocks!!!

Cooool, I'll go look those up, I've only got the Pro Pinball series, I'm watching this one

WOKA
29th January 2009, 08:12 PM
BRILLIANT...!

Definately a contender for the 'PROJECT OF THE YEAR' award.. (well, for contesting when the thread for 'project of the year' is started..)

Top effort.. I love it..

Davefjedi
29th January 2009, 08:20 PM
Sir I tip my hat to you
Great job

Arcade King
29th January 2009, 09:02 PM
Very nice mate and thanks for the updates.

dmworking247
29th January 2009, 09:06 PM
I've been contemplating building a 'bartop' version of this kind of thing with a 19" and a 15" LCD (yes, a 22" widescreen would be nice but I'm looking at what I have available).

The thing that put me off was the software... because they dont 'natively' support two screens and birdseye views without special versions or mods etc... seeing someone on AA achieve it though boosts my motivation.

Thanks for sharing!

Supremicus
29th January 2009, 09:09 PM
wow that's quite nifty, i like it.

Foot
29th January 2009, 09:22 PM
Great Effort! I love seeing some backyard resourcefulness in action

David_AVD
29th January 2009, 09:23 PM
Proper job! :D

GEMINI
29th January 2009, 09:48 PM
very nice
x2 for project of the year so far
there is heaps of really bad vpins out there
this is not one of them
great job

tnpshow
29th January 2009, 10:58 PM
Thanks for the good words boys!

I'll post up pics and explain the tilt mechanism tomorrow aswell as an overview of the software.

It was difficult to get working nicely but I've got it sussed now :cool:

53 Tables loaded and counting...



EDIT - by the way - in the pic below you can just see the jukebox I made out of the top monitor section - 6 inch splits, 15" touchscren, hometheater amp and sub... the neighbours hate it :badgrin

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3400/3219454891_da3ac0b423.jpg?v=0

AskJacob
30th January 2009, 08:26 AM
You know what,

I really didn't think you could pull this off... without it looking well... ugh...

But you did! :D I really like this mate. Would be a great idea for renters/unit owners too I reckon.

A smaller but (IMHO) neater and more compact setup than an ultrapin.

Now you need to add some LEDWIZ (ot the like) lighting for attract mode lighting (start button, BG surround etc) and it will POP!

Oh, and a replay knocker would rock too (place in cab not backbox or it will crash your HDD :lol).

Cheers
Jacob

tnpshow
30th January 2009, 09:30 AM
Great idea Jacob!

I also thought about sticking in a flipper mech or two connected to the buttons so you got a real sound/feel when you hit the buttons...

On my to do list!

Cheers,

TnP

Brootal
30th January 2009, 09:41 AM
V Nice, I started one of these, the box is still in the garage dissasembled, unfortunately at the time I found out I had to faf around and modify the table files myself to get them to work on 2 screens, it kinda got put on hold, then the big ol CRT I was going to use died. Like you I'm too tight to buy a big enough LCD to make it worthwhile, so project is stopped at the moment.

Perhaps once this damn financial crisis is over I might be able to look into it. Just like the plan to get a real pin. :(

GENERALGOSH
30th January 2009, 10:41 AM
BRILLIANT...!

Definately a contender for the 'PROJECT OF THE YEAR' award.. (well, for contesting when the thread for 'project of the year' is started..)

Top effort.. I love it..


+1. This things is crazy good, cant wait to see how it turns out. Specially how the 2 monitors work in together.

tnpshow
30th January 2009, 10:41 AM
V Nice, I started one of these, the box is still in the garage dissasembled, unfortunately at the time I found out I had to faf around and modify the table files myself to get them to work on 2 screens, it kinda got put on hold, then the big ol CRT I was going to use died. Like you I'm too tight to buy a big enough LCD to make it worthwhile, so project is stopped at the moment.

Perhaps once this damn financial crisis is over I might be able to look into it. Just like the plan to get a real pin. :(

I know what you mean - I'd love a project pin, but even shitters fetch crazy money here in Adelaide.

Nobody wants to part with their machines :(


I have heaps of converted tables with backglasses for this machine (still working on the displays on some backglasses though).

I can upload the ones I have which aren't already in the links I posted before...

spot
30th January 2009, 11:01 AM
i am in the same boat as DM - i would give my left arm for a VP pinny,
but the software side was always beyond me.

i was also looking at a mini vp pinny as well - 22" or 24" body and a 15" or 17" headbox.

as i can't afford a mega lcd for the body and there aren't any decent sized 4:3 lcds for the headbox.

please keep us all updated with a very detailed write up.

+1 for project of the year!!

tnpshow
30th January 2009, 11:25 AM
i am in the same boat as DM - i would give my left arm for a VP pinny,
but the software side was always beyond me.


A couple of days ago, Visual Pinball 9 was released - see HERE (http://vpforums.org/index.php?showtopic=114)

The guys have uploaded 3 tables for it now - Back to the Future, Lord of the Rings and Star Trek the New Generation HERE (http://vpforums.org/index.php?automodule=downloads&cmd=viewcat&cat_id=10)

It's apparently a bit buggy, but works (haven't tried it myself).

I can upload my setup somewhere with all the tables once I get the backglasses sorted out...

Emohawk
30th January 2009, 12:46 PM
That is some nice work.

I would love a pin but don't have the $$$ for one and this is not to far of a stretch to build by the look of it.

this project is just inspirational top job mate :023:

spot
30th January 2009, 12:48 PM
I can upload my setup somewhere with all the tables once I get the backglasses sorted out...

that would be fkn brilliant if you could!!
i have kinda kept up with the vp forums regarding it all,
but it seems everyone that manages to get the software going for dual screens keeps it to themselves.
but if you are willing and able to help out - i'm sure there will be a flood of vp pinnys built!!

tnpshow
30th January 2009, 02:10 PM
Yeah I think there was some controversy about getting Vpinball to work because of Ulttrapin legalities.

But now with the new version of VPin which features a lot of Ultrapin stuff I think that's about to change!


Incidentally, if you do download some of those Spanish tables, most of them don't have the DMD/displays set up.

Mine will eventually - slowly working through them all. It's a lot of trial and error modifying the script.

tnpshow
31st January 2009, 09:46 AM
bump - just updated the 3rd post with the tilt mech details and backglass

Brad
31st January 2009, 09:50 AM
Taps foot and waits patiently for your setup to become available ;)

Cheers,
Brad

MonoJoker
1st February 2009, 11:20 AM
tnpshow, this is quite an inspiring thread to someone like me without the funds to start a real PIN collection. I'm now on the lookout for a cheap widescreen plasma panel. Couple of questions if anyone could help:

1. Does VPINmame/Visual Pinball have front ends available to work with it so, like a MAME cab, it can all be run from the panel buttons - or are you stuck with a keyboard and mouse to load up tables, etc?

2. What "aspect ratio" is the playfield of a pinball machine - is it roughly 16:9 or will running it on a widescreen TV result in a lot of distortion?

3. What sort of computing power is required to run the latest VP/VPmame software for 90s pins like Fish Tales or Party Zone?

Thanks
LT.

tnpshow
1st February 2009, 01:32 PM
Hey LT,

1. Mala will run Vpin/Future Pinball, just set them up as per the instructions. You will, however, need Pinball Wrapper from the emuchrist website to shut down the table without the prompt.

I am using UltraVP developed by the Spanish guys in the thread I listed above on marcianitos.org. This is a very nice front end which just uses the pinball controls, and displays the playfield and backglass at the same time while browsing. It's still under development and a new version supports flashing lights on the backglass.


It is tricky to get working properly but I have it sussed. I hope to provide a tutorial on setup iin English ASAP.

I am trying to get the backglass displays working nicely on my collection of 50+ converted tables and then I'll upload the whole lot (Visual Pinball + UltraVP + tables) as a torrent. There's no point in everyone else going through the same headaches as me trying to get it running :rolleyes.

2. The resolutions I am running and the software has been optimised for is 1680 x 1050 for the playfield and 800 x 600 for the Backglass.

3. To run newer tables reliably you'd need a reasonably decent computer. I'm running a AMD Athlon64 2.4GHz with 512Mb RAM and a Radeon 9600 PRO video card.

I recommend a Radeon because when you rotate the main display (with the Radeon Catalyst drivers) its performance hardly drops. Apparently Nvidia cards do not support hardware acceleration when rotated 90degrees :unsure. But 3rd party software (like iRotate and Pivot Pro) can help this maybe?

The video card has to be reasonably good (mine is borderline) and the PC is also borderline on some, but more than enough for the 70's & early 80s pins (my favourites).

I probably need a bit more RAM, I don't know yet... Most tables play nicely but some of the newer ones tend to stutter when there's too many lights flashing at once...

Brootal
3rd February 2009, 01:59 PM
that would be fkn brilliant if you could!!
i have kinda kept up with the vp forums regarding it all,
but it seems everyone that manages to get the software going for dual screens keeps it to themselves.
but if you are willing and able to help out - i'm sure there will be a flood of vp pinnys built!!

+1!

No bugger was willing to share, given how much work it is, seems stupid. And I just don't get the time to do that stuff, but if someone's willing to share, I'm going to go re-evaluate my hardware/software :D

DonkyKong
21st June 2009, 08:40 PM
Any pics of the cabinet all finished?

daics3522
21st June 2009, 09:39 PM
I can upload my setup somewhere with all the tables once I get the backglasses sorted out...

Cant wait for this to be uploaded...............

MetalSkin
21st June 2009, 10:14 PM
man, interesting project. just catching up on all the posts this year, so sorry for the delayed comments. :)

Btw, do my eyes deceive me or is that a gauntlet cab in the background of one of your pics? I loooove Gauntlet!

Simon_A
22nd June 2009, 07:10 AM
Check out THIS PAGE (http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&u=http://www.marcianitos.org/foro/forumdisplay.php%3Ff%3D17)

These Spanish guys developed the front end UltraVP (a home-made UltraPin).

This forum has a huge collection of resources - theres a thread HERE (http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&u=http://www.marcianitos.org/foro/forumdisplay.php%3Ff%3D17) to download modded tables for dual screen/vertical mode.

THIS THREAD (http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&u=http://www.marcianitos.org/foro/forumdisplay.php%3Ff%3D17) is HUGE but goes right through the development.

THIS THREAD (http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&u=http://www.marcianitos.org/foro/forumdisplay.php%3Ff%3D17) highlights milestones in the above thread...

Seems this page needs a login to view.

And yes that sure does look like a gauntlet cab in the background. Noice!

tnpshow
26th January 2010, 08:27 PM
Seems this page needs a login to view.

And yes that sure does look like a gauntlet cab in the background. Noice!

Yeah unfortunately that forum is gone now. But I've moved away from that software anyway and use Hyperpin now.

Yep the old Gauntlets next in line for a restoration. It's a genuine Atari too :cool:

UPDATE!!!! Just realised I'd forgotten to 'complete' this thread so here goes:

Since last time, I've upgraded the PC to a P4 3.2Ghz, 22" Playfield Monitor (LCD this time ;)) and upgraded the software to hyperpin so I can now run VP and Future Pinball at the same time - nice!!!

Backglass is done with a backlit flaming pinball lit by LEDs on the back. I haven't gotten around to doing any artwork yet.... to be honest I don't reckon it will get done so it will have to remain 'bland' for the time being :D

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4042/4306355752_3d58e90d76.jpg
Finished Cab

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4054/4306356698_990883540d.jpg
Dark shot - the flaming pinball is actually quite red in reality...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4036/4306358422_b469c612f8.jpg
No more CRT monitor - just 22" of LCD goodness ;)

Zorn
27th January 2010, 10:14 AM
that looks liek an awesome little cab, if you don't mind me asking, how much did all this set you back?

Brad
27th January 2010, 10:37 AM
How do you navigate to other pinball machines?

Brad

Nidzdotnet
28th January 2010, 12:31 PM
That's cool. Well done on the Video Pinny... I was thinking about making a bartop mini style one with a few screens I have... It's getting more tempting lol..

bwodie
28th January 2010, 01:05 PM
you are a clever mother ****er
you should make batches of these and sell them off at profit to buy a real flash ! :)

daics3522
28th January 2010, 01:11 PM
I visited the guy in Perth on the weekend that has the jukebox, bartop and cocktail CNC routed cabinet kits for sale on ebay.

He is in the process of designing a custom pinball cabinet kit to suit this. I saw the CAD drawings and they look pretty awesome.

Brad
28th January 2010, 01:41 PM
I'm currently researching as I've acquired a 22" lcd monitor and have a spare 19" monitor. I'd REALLY love plans to this one as it has the same spec screens. Also what are the pros and cons of horizontal vs vertical orientation of the backglass monitor eg: it is feasible to align it to over the DMD or should I not bother due to the small size :unsure

Brad

daics3522
28th January 2010, 01:46 PM
I'm currently researching as I've acquired a 22" lcd monitor and have a spare 19" monitor. I'd REALLY love plans to this one as it has the same spec screens. Also what are the pros and cons of horizontal vs vertical orientation of the backglass monitor eg: it is feasible to align it to over the DMD or should I not bother due to the small size :unsure

Brad

I think the guy in Perths cabinet's are customisable to suit different screen / TV sizes but his prototype is for the 22" LCD playfield I believe.............

Brad
28th January 2010, 02:14 PM
I think the guy in Perths cabinet's are customisable to suit different screen / TV sizes but his prototype is for the 22" LCD playfield I believe.............

Be nice to get the plans ;) If he's the same guy who sells on ebay he's too expensive for me. From memory he wanted $250.00 just for the cut wood on a bartop :o

Brad

daics3522
28th January 2010, 02:48 PM
Be nice to get the plans ;) If he's the same guy who sells on ebay he's too expensive for me. From memory he wanted $250.00 just for the cut wood on a bartop :o Brad

I think $250 for the bartop is fully assembled including piano hinges and all cabinet fitting etc, etc.............

AdamC
28th January 2010, 03:00 PM
Which is probably equal to a weeks work for some of us :)

Brad
28th January 2010, 03:03 PM
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Free local pick-up
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SA Metro $35
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NSW / VIC Metro $45
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QLD Metro $55

Brad

tnpshow
28th January 2010, 07:18 PM
that looks liek an awesome little cab, if you don't mind me asking, how much did all this set you back?

Hmm tough question - I picked up the backglass monitor for free, the cabinet was made out of a Showcase cab I scrapped, lasercut plastics were free through work but the other bits:

PC - $250
Legs (secondhand) - $50
Coindoor - $50
22" monitor - $220
IPAC - $70
Headbox wood - $30

your mileage may vary though...


How do you navigate to other pinball machines?

With the Hyperpin front end, the flipper buttons choose next/previous table and the plunger starts it.


I'm currently researching as I've acquired a 22" lcd monitor and have a spare 19" monitor. I'd REALLY love plans to this one as it has the same spec screens. Also what are the pros and cons of horizontal vs vertical orientation of the backglass monitor eg: it is feasible to align it to over the DMD or should I not bother due to the small size

Actually, I could make the cabinet narrower - the monitor is quite a bit narrower than the cab now. It would look better and more in-proportion to the headbox. I can draw up some plans for you though, no probs.

With the backglass monitor, it doesn't really matter which way around it is - Visual Pinball however is easiest set up with a horizontal monitor. Future Pinball can be customised.



you are a clever mother ****er
you should make batches of these and sell them off at profit to buy a real flash ! :)

Thanks mate! Yeah I'll get that Flash Gordon one day! It's tempting to make them up but it's a heap of work. Worth thinking about though for sure

Chad Burger
28th January 2010, 10:36 PM
wow that is really great looking man!

Very nice....