(Topic ID: 200885)

PinFinity: Backboard Infinity Mirror Mod -- Pure Awesome!


By lyonsden

1 year ago



Topic Stats

  • 18 posts
  • 8 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 1 year ago by lyonsden
  • Topic is favorited by 8 Pinsiders

You

Linked Games

Topic Gallery

There have been 10 images uploaded to this topic. (View topic image gallery).

LI-LED19_2__29248.1506095655.1280.1280_grande (resized).png
IMG_6314 (resized).JPG
IMG_6313 (resized).JPG
IMG_6312 (resized).JPG
IMG_6311 (resized).JPG
IMG_6310 (resized).JPG
IMG_6294 (resized).JPG
IMG_6293 (resized).JPG
IMG_6292 (resized).JPG
IMG_6291 (resized).JPG

#1 1 year ago

First, a major shout out to mountaindewdude for designing this mod. It replaces the backboard of a playfield (this one is for TZ). I had no idea what to expect, but figure it would be pretty awesome given that it was a mirror with a plug for addressable LEDs coming out the bottom of it. When I connected a pinduino with some demo lighting effects, the results blew me away. He ran a set of addressable LEDs behind the mirror to create an infinity mirror effect. I can't wait to write up some more lighting effects for this and get it installed in my TZ.

IMG_6291 (resized).JPG
IMG_6292 (resized).JPG
IMG_6293 (resized).JPG
IMG_6294 (resized).JPG

#3 1 year ago

Very cool!!!

#4 1 year ago

I like it!

#5 1 year ago

Just added in a "sparkle" effect to the pinduino library. Looks awesome in this:

#6 1 year ago

Looks cool. I may be missing it. Does this go on top of the DMD?
--
Chris Hibler - CARGPB #31
http://www.ChrisHiblerPinball.com/Contact
http://www.PinWiki.com - The Place to go for Pinball Repair Info

#7 1 year ago

It replaces the backboard/back panel of the playfield (below the DMD, under the backbox).

#8 1 year ago
Quoted from lyonsden:

It replaces the backboard/back panel of the playfield (below the DMD, under the backbox).

Ohhhhh....Duh....Thanks!
--
Chris Hibler - CARGPB #31
http://www.ChrisHiblerPinball.com/Contact
http://www.PinWiki.com - The Place to go for Pinball Repair Info

#9 1 year ago

Just got it installed.

IMG_6310 (resized).JPG

IMG_6311 (resized).JPG

IMG_6312 (resized).JPG

IMG_6313 (resized).JPG

IMG_6314 (resized).JPG

#10 1 year ago

Super cool! Might look great in Dialed-In also.

#11 1 year ago

That's pretty cool!
--
Chris Hibler - CARGPB #31
http://www.ChrisHiblerPinball.com/Contact
http://www.PinWiki.com - The Place to go for Pinball Repair Info

#12 1 year ago

Had a chance to work on the program for the PinFinity:

#14 1 year ago

It's not really an infinity mirror though, just the lights have that look, right? I ask because I thought it might look different in person than on the camera.

#15 1 year ago

It qualifies as a real infinity mirror. The front is a one way mirror, then a gap (where the LEDs are located -- one strip that goes around the inside of the frame), then a back mirror. The LEDs inside reflect off the one-way mirror and the back mirror.

Same deal as these things.

LI-LED19_2__29248.1506095655.1280.1280_grande (resized).png

#16 1 year ago

I like it alot, such a great mod. I can think of a few machines that this would look great in. Thanks for sharing.
-Mike

#17 1 year ago

Thanks lyonsden for the write up.

In person the mirror looks very deep, like it extends way through the back of the cabinet. It's a really neat effect, matches especially well with the TZ theme. If you choose not to turn on any LEDs, just having the mirror in the back panel is a cool addition.

This mirror is just hardware, the real magic is done with the Pinduino. Having an Arduino that watches outputs from the driver board really makes this thing come alive. The brighter the LED, the further back it seems to go in the mirror, giving the pinball a neat field of depth. As you play the game the mirror reacts, with different patterns queued from flashers.

Awesome job from Professor Pinball on the code, always stepping up the cool factor.

#18 1 year ago
Quoted from MountainDewDude:

Awesome job from Professor Pinball on the code, always stepping up the cool factor.

Programming your creation was a blast! My external 5V power supply arrived so I can now drive all the pinduino controlled LEDs I have on my TZ. It is looking pretty good.

Promoted items from the Pinside Marketplace
From: $ 45.95
Playfield - Toys/Add-ons
pinballmod
$ 279.95
$ 78.00
Playfield - Toys/Add-ons
Lermods
From: $ 99.99
Cabinet - Other
Lighted Pinball Mods
7,000 (OBO)
Machine - For Sale
Charlottesville, VA
$ 29.99
Cabinet - Sound/Speakers
Lighted Pinball Mods
From: $ 40.00
Cabinet - Other
Rock Custom Pinball
$ 20.99
Lighting - Interactive
Lee's Parts
$ 30.00
$ 279.95
Wanted
Machine - Wanted
Santa Clara, CA
From: $ 20.00
Cabinet - Other
Rock Custom Pinball
Trade
Machine - For Trade
Burton, MI
$ 999.00
Pinball Machine
Mircoplayfields
$ 44.00
Playfield - Toys/Add-ons
Lermods
From: $ 5.00
Cabinet - Other
Rock Custom Pinball
$ 15.45
Gameroom - Decorations
KAHR.US Circuits
$ 999.00
$ 69.95
Playfield - Toys/Add-ons
pinballmod
$ 132.00
$ 234.99
$ 129.00
Lighting - Led
LED OCD

Hey there! Got a moment?

Great to see you're enjoying Pinside! Did you know Pinside is able to run thanks to donations from our visitors? Please donate to Pinside, support the site and get anext to your username to show for it! Donate to Pinside