A Pinball Update

Well, it’s been forever since I’ve updated this site. Things have been happening, so hopefully we can get up to speed pretty quickly. So, that’s what the playfield is currently looking like. Pretty much everything you see there works. Slingshots, Bumpers, DropTargets, flippers, ball return, shooter, flipper buttons, the works. Currently, there’s three boards that […]

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Finalized Graphics

Well, EXCITING NEWS!!! I’ve finalized my graphics! We’re ready to rock this pinball machine with Rhett & Link! I’ve got vinyl prints ordered from http://darkhorseprinting.com/ If all goes well, I should have the prints sometime next week! This is for the backglass. I know I say this about everything, but I think it’s awesome. 😀 It’s […]

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Snake Brains

We’ve got snake (Python) brains! All the solenoids in the prototype playfield can now be controlled by the raspberry pi, and my python library! 😀 That’s really exciting because it means that the entire electronics flow from software to physical motion is past the drawing board. Basically, we now have proof of concept for the […]

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Electronics

There’s been a lot of electronics work that’s gone into this project. And it’s not over yet by any means. But here’s some interesting pictures explaining how I went about some of it. That’s the 50vDC Power Supply. For the flippers and a few other soleniods.  It’s really simple. Transformer, Bridge Rectifier, Enormous Capacitor. Here is the […]

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