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Hi all,

It's time to start putting up some videos and pictures of the recent Tumbleweed build.This will include all the timeline photos of the playfield from a sheet of ply to where it stands today.

Built between January and September 2013 this machine was built without a motor board or processor.All functions are performed using electronic 0 > 9 units run by 4017 chips and 555 timers.

The idea of this was to make a machine with cheap garden variety parts easily available to anyone.Details on the boards and circuits used to follow....

 

Jollystunts video using a chest mounted camera ( cheers mate )

 

 

For now though a general info video :)

 

 

 

 

Timeline Photos of the playfield incarnations

 

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One of a couple... of steppers , this one counts latched circuits enables next ball and latches ready to fire

Sorry there aren't more pretty lights (everything looks better on the other side of the playfield ).

 

For those who are so inclined

 

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Here's a WTF ? photo ( thanks to Homepin ) I would never have been game to have taken this photo for the world to see !

It's out there in the ether now ...

 

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PINFEST 2013 WEEKEND

 

Kind of amusing response from the bands Facebook site on the Pinfest weekend

 

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Might as well watch a Tumbleweed video - Silver Lizard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caught this video of the Daddy Longlegs Multiball before my phone finally had enough

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Tumbleweed pinball in a Battle of the bands at Pinball n Pizza

 

 

Thanks to Chris , Dom and Edy for organizing this crazy line up.

Metallica Tumbleweed AC-DC Guns n Roses

My money's on the Gunners ( Get into PnP and vote with a coin ).

 

 

 

 

 

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The Tumbleweed fans on Facebook seem to dig it

 

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TUMBLEWEED ARE PLAYING TONIGHT AT THE CAMBRIDGE HOTEL

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Also the guys are dropping into Pinball n Pizza to have a game and sign the machine ( Thanks Chris n Dom )

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I only managed to get a couple of games on this machine at pinfest so i didnt get much of a chance to fully understand what i was doing on it!

Still i thought it was a VERY cool game.. until playing this i never realised anyone else was building their own games from scratch.

 

I had one that i built about 16 years ago that i called 'Vortex' that was built from parts from several games, made my own boards to run it. Basically was the same as what has been done on Tumbleweed (using 555 timers and CMOS ICs).

 

Having seen and played this game, and now learning how it came together makes me sorry now that i had to part out mine :cry

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I only managed to get a couple of games on this machine at pinfest so i didnt get much of a chance to fully understand what i was doing on it!

Still i thought it was a VERY cool game.. until playing this i never realised anyone else was building their own games from scratch.

 

I had one that i built about 16 years ago that i called 'Vortex' that was built from parts from several games, made my own boards to run it. Basically was the same as what has been done on Tumbleweed (using 555 timers and CMOS ICs).

 

Having seen and played this game, and now learning how it came together makes me sorry now that i had to part out mine :cry

 

It's tricky to sell one of these unless your selling it to another electronics tech.Niche market...or what!

Not really suited to the board jockey world we live in.Did you still have any photos of the build ..?

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It's tricky to sell one of these unless your selling it to another electronics tech.Niche market...or what!

Not really suited to the board jockey world we live in.Did you still have any photos of the build ..?

 

I still have pics of the finished product, but none of the actual building of it. When i built mine the internet didn't exist, and i wasn't thinking that anyone else years later would even be remotely interested of what i was up to so the progress wasn't documented.

 

A handful of pics and the playfield hanging in my house are the only remaining things to say that i built it. Everything else was thrown out that couldn't be reused.. the cabinet was used for my Gtb Pinball Pool restore (i had used a system 1 cab).

 

As far as selling a home brew pin, my viewpoint was that mine was something i could NEVER have sold, as no one else would have a clue how to fix it if the electronics died. My guess is that if something happened to me and someone else got it, it would've ended up at the tip anyway soon as anything went wrong with it.

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I still have pics of the finished product, but none of the actual building of it. When i built mine the internet didn't exist, and i wasn't thinking that anyone else years later would even be remotely interested of what i was up to so the progress wasn't documented.

 

A handful of pics and the playfield hanging in my house are the only remaining things to say that i built it. Everything else was thrown out that couldn't be reused.. the cabinet was used for my Gtb Pinball Pool restore (i had used a system 1 cab).

 

As far as selling a home brew pin, my viewpoint was that mine was something i could NEVER have sold, as no one else would have a clue how to fix it if the electronics died. My guess is that if something happened to me and someone else got it, it would've ended up at the tip anyway soon as anything went wrong with it.

 

Yep I know exactly where your coming from , I think even I'll have trouble fixing Tumbleweed once a year or so has passed...:unsure

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Yep I know exactly where your coming from , I think even I'll have trouble fixing Tumbleweed once a year or so has passed...:unsure

 

Yep I know exactly where your coming from , I think even I'll have trouble fixing Tumbleweed once a year or so has passed...

 

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What does your Grandmother have to do with the pin......:lol

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:)

 

 

 

 

TUMBLEWEED ARE PLAYING TONIGHT AT THE CAMBRIDGE HOTEL

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Also the guys are dropping into Pinball n Pizza to have a game and sign the machine ( Thanks Chris n Dom )

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Cool bunch of guys cant wait for the show tonight

 

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Thanks to Tumbleweed for dropping into Pizza n Pinball this arvo!!!!

(Thats me to the left of the pinball , uncomfortable as ever having my photo taken)

 

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Just home from the gig ****in awesome and by that i mean ****in awesome!!!! try and sensor me AA.... far kin awesome

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A Little work done on this machine of late

 

New shooter solenoid and end of stroke switch (heaps more power and doesn't get hot any more )

New " code " :069: for Encore mode completed , still have to install it ( featuring the song ' Mountain ' A seven minute 3 ball multiball )

I dont know why I've never got to the end of this machine.

 

Highest score to date

 

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There also seems to be some interest in this Pinnie going to the Sydney Expo , could be cool

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hey andrew,

 

just a small update..spoke with steve o'brien a week ago and he was saying how stoked the band was with this game..

 

he was also saying the band is happy as the pin is coming home to the gong later in the year..

 

the band keeps talking of doing a promo/photo shoot in my gamesroom which would be super cool!

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hey andrew,

 

just a small update..spoke with steve o'brien a week ago and he was saying how stoked the band was with this game..

 

he was also saying the band is happy as the pin is coming home to the gong later in the year..

 

the band keeps talking of doing a promo/photo shoot in my gamesroom which would be super cool!

 

Good to hear from you ... That does sound cool , that would mean I'd get to see your gamesroom!

The Weed are a great bunch of guys I'm so stoked... that they were stoked .

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