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    Going to do this in reverse to the Tumbleweed pinball and post progress pictures

    Here is the first photo showing the playfield layout , LCD Backglass and Holographic display.

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    MARVIN The Paranoid Android





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    Infinite Improbability mounted ( with sticky tape )

    and Galactic Bar Billiards Installed

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    JACKPOT SCORE AND LIGHTING / ATTRACT MODE LIGHTING





    Circuit uses a 0>9 self oscillating stepper

    A Diode Matrix board for scoring and RGB LED selection

    Transistor buffers for the RGB LEDS

    Started on the LCD scoring display cut away images .... should be cool

    http://youtu.be/JXor5QIjHOY

    Also the Infinite Improbability Drive

    This was a bit fussing about but after a good strong hot cup of tea.....!

    This thingy Randomizes via the Bumpers and slings a mystery prize eg; Multiball , challenges , ball saver ... etc
    It also contains the latches , lighting drives and reset for the G>A>L>A>X>Y targets ( which lite the I I D ).
    Sends for video and audio for the I I D plus solenoid drives for the kickout hole are also processed .

    Cleaning up the wiring harness ..... TOMORROW

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    Got my video trigger boards this week very exciting ...!



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdQR3FLj_zc


    The game start ,Ball sequencer , Match , 1 or 2 player Start and Game Over


    ( sorry the posts are a bit dull at the moment....but soon we shall have gameplay )


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GVdKhu-40E

    First third of the video shows 1 Player mode

    Sequence 1 ;GAME OVER ,P1 BALL 1, SKIP , P1 BALL 2 , SKIP , P1 BALL 3 , SKIP , MATCH , GAME OVER .

    Last part showing 2 Player mode

    Sequence 2 ;GAME OVER ,P1 BALL 1 ,P2 BALL 1,P1 BALL 2 , P2 BALL 2 , P1 BALL 3 , P2 BALL 3 , MATCH , GAME OVER .


    - 1 Player button

    ........ and

    - 2 Player button will be used to start the game ( much like a video game ).


    The lighting board to be mounted under playfield

    [ATTACH=CONFIG]62103[/ATTACH]

    LOCATIONS STENCILED WITH SPRAY PAINT

    [ATTACH=CONFIG]62104[/ATTACH]

    THE WIRING .....YUK


    Not much to see this week ... but I did take a break from circuit board duty to fitout
    the speakers and the9 " monitor to the backbox .

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    Jackpot and attract lighting

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOvjgHJXMvo



    VIDEO SCORING first look

    Put together scoring module for Player 1

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVK6ihnw9DE

    VIDEO SCORING P1 , P2 , CREDIT and BALL locations

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFctYA5Z4o0

    THE ONE SHOT TIMER BOARDS

    After a bit of buggerizing around this is the circuit Ive settled on
    capable delivering a single pulse regardless of the switch being held
    or bouncing.

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    FACEBOOK

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-H...45939408818989

    LIGHTING

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dd0y7KnGNpI


    THHGTTG now with new and improved MEGA SCORING

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bK4vDnNOqdE

    LANE CHANGE FIRST TEST

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eZC45lKOaU

    A Teaser showing the video for Disaster Area multiball

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqBHpcMCmPk

    THE GUTS / BALL COLLECT AND RELOAD

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pi6632_1ts

    THE CREDIT AND BALL COUNTERS LEFT AND RIGHT OF SCORE

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    BALL HOPPER

    Optical sensing of misplaced balls

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lr-hrzqFHBc

    TARGETS ADVANCE CHARACTERS

    Targets are collected and advance Characters to Zaphod ( lites extra ball / mid playfield kickout hole )
    Then round again latching each character in place when all collected ( lites special on outlanes - toggles with bumpers and slings )

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPp_n597jTE

    MAIN FEATURE SCORING AND ADVANCE

    RAMPS, LOOPS , LANE TARGETS , RETURN LANES
    using 4 different scoring devices displayed on one 6 way lighting tree
    Adv Level , collect bonus , reset all devices , increase Jackpot value
    playfield changes colour on advance

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWI9p6s350M

    GALAXY TARGETS
    collecting ' GALAXY ' lites the IID

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oc96z-2b4Tg

    IID mech installed
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    THHGTTG Infinite Improbability Drive Pt 1
    1.collect -GALAXY (raises post)
    2.shoot left or right loop

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlA1wggk8Ug

    GAMEPLAY

    Just a minute or so of gameplay to so the dynamic of the game
    ( and to relieve the boredom )

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXJmKbalCiM

    MARVIN LOCK

    http://youtu.be/K-vG2c0Bsg8

    Marvin Multiball

    Knock down target ( which resets in 5 seconds )
    and lock ball in kickout hole behind X 4

    done with a helping hand returning the ball to the flipper ( it's not this easy )

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ty0ZIO2jHuQ

    Infinite Improbability Drive , part 2

    Missile challenge

    1. 2 balls are put in play
    2. For the first 30 seconds Eddie the ship board computer will control
    the flippers
    3. After that the flippers are handed back over
    4. A shot on each ramp will need to be made in the next 40 seconds
    or the machine shuts down ( Tilts )
    5. further than necessary shots on ramps award Jackpot values
    6. moves on to falling sperm whale until one ball is left in play

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjIJoGXSM_A

    Eddie the ship board computer

    This is the the flipper sequencer for the missile challenge where Eddie will take control of the flippers for 30 seconds

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xf_2SDsKIg8

    HYPERSPACE MULTIBALL
    Starting at the ramp with a flashing arrow
    Collecting 7 ramps in a row starts the feature ( very hard , may have to cut in down to 5 ) EDY I need you !
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIqcS9h0g-c


    PLAYFIELD MAGNET

    Got the playfield magnet , triggering targets and a few more sounds installed

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrvJwBMhOd4

    DEEP THOUGHT part 1

    This is the locking location for the Deep Thought Multiball
    The inline targets which will score 2X for the first time thru , 3X for the second and then 5X
    After that the targets and lock will adv Deep Thought , unlike Marvin ,the destruction of Earth and hyperspace Multiballs ,
    Deep Thought will carry over thru the whole game along with the Character challenges.

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ejLwxHF1pc


    DEEP THOUGHT Part 2

    Video and audio triggers up post and Inline Target reset

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgVBztPPgf0


    LANE CHANGE - CAPTIVE BALL - BONUS MULTIPLIER

    Return Lanes
    Collecting return lanes with lane change advances lighting on captive ball
    White , yellow , green ,aqua ,blue , pink ,red .
    Once passing red will adv bonus multiplier by 10X
    Second passing 100X
    Third passing 1000X
    Fourth the destruction of the Earth

    Captive ball
    Has two targets which are in Parallel with the return lanes
    The Insert the captive sits on displays the progress
    The bonus multiplier is displayed by 3 inserts in the centre of the playfield


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RM5dzB5QQ24


    VOGON POEM


    A mash up video of the movie video and double LP relaese of the early 80's soundtrack

    A feature of the IID the Vogon poem will be a 45 second challenge to stay alive,
    scores will rise except when a ball is in a return cycle.
    Trapping the ball will be made impossible with reversed timed flippers

    ( push flipper button; on for .5 second , player must then release button to reactivate )


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6ilVi7Duv4

    Finally the spinners arrived ( after several attempts )
    N.B. this is not.... the final artwork
    If someone out there wants to design the Babel fish....go

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    http://youtu.be/NXKBcvuoDV0

    The cabinet starts

    AA doesn't feel like uploading photos so...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cA9OM8WLsFc

    Thought I might just chuck this in as well

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hec59GI2zpY

    https://www.facebook.com/permalink.p...45939408818989

    LIGHTING

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45XSbAAhH8Y

    Mk1 playfield
    mounted in ( rough )showing some misaligned inserts
    version 2 should fix this up

    http://youtu.be/7_XD3PVwgq4[B][/B[B][/B
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    Last edited by kress; 10th June 2017, 01:12 PM.
    fOr No rAIsOn

  • #2
    Looks great already!

    sent from brain, via samsung

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    • #3
      Mmmm in line drops AND a captive ball, I love it already

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      • #4
        Just came back from the shops and had a look at the views for this post = 42 ..... coincidence or someone out there is pretty funny
        fOr No rAIsOn

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        • #5
          Wow, watching this with great interest
          Fry: "Wait a second. I know that monkey! His name is 'Donkey'."
          Professor: "Monkeys aren't donkeys. Quit messing with my head!"

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          • #6
            Holy crap, are you building this from scratch? Also great to see you using the BBC series as inspiration instead of the movie

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            • #7
              The movie was a traversty.

              Top idea for a pin though

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              • #8
                I like it so far
                good luck with the project

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Shinzawai View Post
                  The movie was a traversty.

                  Top idea for a pin though
                  I'll be using a bit of a mash up of both ( half the movie had some merit )
                  ......but I do love the Dodgy BBC TV and Radio series

                  https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=476371652464812
                  Last edited by kress; 9th February 2014, 06:29 PM.
                  fOr No rAIsOn

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                  • #10
                    Saw the thread title and author and nearly crapped my pants. No number of photos is too many in this thread, keep em coming.
                    I watch the TV series at least twice a year start to finish, have done for over 25 years.
                    Dave
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                    Remember--The early bird catches the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by furballx View Post
                      Saw the thread title and author and nearly crapped my pants. No number of photos is too many in this thread, keep em coming.
                      I watch the TV series at least twice a year start to finish, have done for over 25 years.
                      Dave
                      Thanks Mate ! should be a fun build . I shall keep the posts coming .
                      fOr No rAIsOn

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                      • #12
                        wow that is amazing kress will be keeping a close eye on this thread...
                        Pinballs Wanted -----------> Metallica.

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                        • #13
                          Cant wait to have a look at this one tomorrow.
                          Spooky Pinball Australia

                          Newcastle the Home of Pinball

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                          • #14
                            What OS are you going for? P-ROC I'm guessing?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Sonny_Jim View Post
                              What OS are you going for? P-ROC I'm guessing?
                              P-ROC is a development platform, not an operating system.

                              Love the photos btw, keep'em coming!

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