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Arduino DIY pinball projects -- show and tell


By Mocean

5 years ago



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#21 4 years ago

This thread recently inspired me to take the Arduino plunge. A few weeks back I picked up a Brunswick Alive Machine. The circuit board appeared to be fried. Everything had power, I even tested voltage to the board. After calling a few places around town I decided I could buy an Arduino and most of the parts for what they wanted to just look at this machine. So I ordered parts and Mocean was nice enough to send me some code to get me started. The game is very close to being complete now: lights, sounds, and game logic. The only thing that is really missing is allowing multi-player, which I'll be adding in shortly.

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#25 4 years ago

I need to update with some new photos. For the Alive Machine thus far I have replaced all the rubber, replaced lights with leds, I've added more lights where the playfield was a bit dark, I replaced the popper body with a new one and lit it up, I moved the side switches in the matrix to their own lines since they were shared with the spinners, I've replaced the stand ups with actual ones I got off eBay instead of micro switches. This weekend I added a SD card to the arduino to keep track of the high score. Game is almost complete. I even had a friend with musical abilities help me add in intro music, it now plays the tagline of Elvis Viva Las Vegas. I keep kicking around the idea of multi-player. I think it would take a bit more coding, but at the same time I've never liked playing one as multi-player and having to take turns after every ball. So we'll just see on that one. lol Mine still looks a bit prototyped with all the little wires running everywhere, even though all the boards are attached inside the head. I might get a wild hair one weekends and solder everything to one big circuit board, but probably not. I am in the market for another one, so if I do find one I will probably do that on it.

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