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  • 'Pinball Tales' Pinmame project...

    Hey guys,

    Havent been around here much of late, as i've been pretty busy with work, life etc...

    In my free time though, i've been working quietly on a Visual Pinball cabinet. I've been following the VP scene since its early days, and really got motivated to build a cabinet when people started experimenting with VP 6...

    ANYWAYS, i'm happy to answer ANY questions you guys have in regards to the project.

    By all means, i dont want this thread to turn into a 'its not the real thing' dispute. This cabinet doesnt even come CLOSE to replicating the feel of a real life pin, but it does get alot of my friends / family asking questions and reminiscing about their own pinball experiences etc, which i really like talking about...

    I'd also like to thank all the guys at Bumper Action in Melbourne (particularly David in spare parts) for basically helping me out with any parts, and little bits and pieces pinball related...

    Well, i'll leave it at that, as the pictures speak for themselves...
    Theres a few things left to do, i need to add side rails to lock the 'playfield glass' in, and get that and the lockdown bar powder coated Black. Similar to the new STERN textured finish...

    Like i said, any questions, just ask...and enjoy the pics!! Sorry 56k guys....

    Initial Sketches...


    Starting out...






    Thinking about heat issues...


    Coming together...


    Making the leg mounts...I'll need to add a steel plate so they dont get eaten away...


    Installed X4


    Starting to look like something....


    All legs fit...


    Make it sturdy...








    Brother and Me...


    Thanks Bumper for the coin door...


    Patching everything up...


    Plunger cutout...


    Button holes and coin door area...


    Literally done and dusted...



    To be continued...

  • #2
    Artwork i designed arrives back from the printer...




    Thanks to Dad for sandblasting the crap off the coin door and making it new again!!! Thanks old mate!!








    Artwork goes on and so do the front legs...




    And the back...


    New coin door...pretty!!


    Translite and ICs arrive...




    Plunger...


    Kinda fast forward through the backbox construction due to lack of pics...


    Artwork finished...


    Starting to look like a pin...


    Finishing up...


    Check out some video of it in action...

    http://www.youtube.com/TimothyJohn1986


    Thanks for looking guys!!

    el_timbo86

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    • #3
      Farkin awesome...

      A tutorial or similar on how you got the LCD screen, DMD and LCD in the header box wired together would be great.
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      • #4
        I always find these things cool.

        Just from a sheer entertainment perspective.

        Fire it up and have a bash at virtually any pin.

        How did you go about designing thr size of the cab? Did you start with the TV size you knew you had, and design to fit?

        How does the DMD work?
        Hindsight is always in high definition!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by daics3522 View Post
          Farkin awesome...

          A tutorial or similar on how you got the LCD screen, DMD and LCD in the header box wired together would be great.
          +1.

          Looks fantastic.

          More tech specs, please.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by daics3522 View Post
            Farkin awesome...

            A tutorial or similar on how you got the LCD screen, DMD and LCD in the header box wired together would be great.
            second that ! nothing beats original pinball, but that's a great set up to have to look at machines you'd probably never get a chance to own.
            Shit happens,then you die!

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            • #7
              Wow what a great post!

              Nice build there!

              Cheers
              Jacob

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              • #8
                Really nice build. Something like this is on my to do list. I can't believe someone hasn't set up shop making these yet. I think I'd drop $2k to $3k on one.

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                • #9
                  Well done. Thanks for the pix. It makes it all seem possible to the rest of us now!
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                  • #10
                    Bloody nice. I loathe virtual pinball, but applaud the fantastic job yas have done.

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                    • #11
                      That looks great !!!

                      +1 for the tutorial on the setup.

                      Is the plunger just connected up to hit a microswitch ? Or is have you made it so it registers anything less than a full pullback on it ??

                      Whats the size of the monitor? Or is it a tv screen ?

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                      • #12
                        wicked!

                        very cool build....
                        I hope when i die, my wife doesn't sell my pinball machines for what I told her I paid for them.

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                        • #13
                          That looks awesome, how much did the total setup cost if you don't mind me asking ?
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                          • #14
                            Thats great! I want to make one of these one day. Yours looks sensational.
                            +1 on the tech specs
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                            • #15
                              looks great lots of work done here.....good job

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