Footage of a Pinball Machine using a Printer?

(Topic ID: 216755)

Footage of a Pinball Machine using a Printer?


By LuchaBoyPIN

4 months ago



Topic Stats

  • 16 posts
  • 11 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 5 days ago by ArcadeTechNerd
  • No one calls this topic a favorite

You

Linked Games

No games have been linked to this topic.

    Topic Gallery

    There have been 3 images uploaded to this topic. (View topic image gallery).

    2018-06-01_15h59_22 (resized).png
    2018-06-01_15h56_40 (resized).png
    TZ_Print.pdf (PDF preview)

    You're currently viewing posts by Pinsider noflip95.
    Click here to go back to viewing the entire thread.

    #15 3 months ago

    Thanks to Coyote for sharing informations about the WPC printer

    Here some tips, if you're looking for more generics infos about printers used in pinballs (not tickets dispensers !).

    For the alpha-numeric/DOT generations, a kit was indeed produced in january 1993, by WILLIAMS for WPC games. This kit had the reference 16-9464 :
    2018-06-01_15h59_22 (resized).png

    But this was not the first time a printer was used for pinball. Many years before, in 1980, ZACCARIA implement a printer interface in their pinballs. It used a specific connector (CN10 - interface connector) on their 1B1110 CPU board. The serial interface was directly connected to the input/output lines of the Signetics 2650 microprocessor. I have never see this printer, but it is clearly mentionned on the schematics :
    2018-06-01_15h56_40 (resized).png

    But may be, the first printer was implemented by GOTTLIEB a few years before, in their SYSTEM 80.
    I don't have a picture of this one, but I've seen one, many years ago on eBay. The printer had no dedicated connector. It used some wires on the switch matrix and was used in conjunction with the bench test fixture. This "serial" printer was very similar to the one used on AIM-65 (built in 1978 by Rockwell). This was a narrow thermal printer. The datas printed were the same as thoses displayed in the bookskeeping/test menu.
    For fun, we had made a LCD-device that simulate this printer : https://www.flipprojets.fr/Printer80_EN.php
    Note that, this printer only exist for SYSTEM-80. Later, on SYSTEM-80A this function had been removed.

    Promoted items from the Pinside Marketplace
    $ 24.95
    € 3.70
    $ 48.00
    Cabinet - Other
    ModFather Pinball Mods
    $ 65.00
    Cabinet - Armor And Blades
    Flip N Out Pinball
    $ 495.00
    Cabinet - Armor And Blades
    MI Pinball Refinery
    $ 48.00
    Cabinet - Other
    ModFather Pinball Mods
    From: $ 14.95
    Playfield - Toys/Add-ons
    ULEKstore
    $ 229.99
    Lighting - Other
    Lighted Pinball Mods
    From: $ 99.99
    Cabinet - Other
    Lighted Pinball Mods
    $ 14.00
    Electronics
    Yorktown Parts and Equip
    $ 7,199.99
    Pinball Machine
    Little Shop Of Games
    € 339.00
    Displays
    GermanGamingSupplies.com
    $ 29.90
    Playfield - Toys/Add-ons
    Bright Lights Pinball
    From: $ 25.00
    Boards
    German-Pinball-Modular
    From: $ 42.00
    Cabinet - Shooter Rods
    ModFather Pinball Mods
    $ 4,900.00
    Pinball Machine
    Flip N Out Pinball
    $ 124.95
    Cabinet - Armor And Blades
    Hookedonpinball.com
    From: $ 20.00
    Cabinet Parts
    Flashinstinct
    From: $ 210.00
    $ 22.00
    Playfield - Toys/Add-ons
    ModFather Pinball Mods
    $ 27.99
    Eproms
    Matt's Basement Arcade
    $ 48.00
    Cabinet - Other
    ModFather Pinball Mods
    $ 229.99
    Lighting - Other
    Lighted Pinball Mods

    You're currently viewing posts by Pinsider noflip95.
    Click here to go back to viewing the entire thread.

    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