Ghost In The Shell - The Pinball Complex


By Fortytwo

5 months ago


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    #101 3 months ago

    Got all three ramp switches installed and wired. But I did use up my last three switch inputs. I definitely will be ordering two more sw-16 boards on my next order.

    Now let’s see if I can get some code behind the ramps.

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    #102 3 months ago

    A week ago @cad-kid help me film a updated video. It just went live this morning. We have a special guest appearance in this one.

    Keep in mind my rules and scoring is basically me getting used to the programming and making the shots interesting for testing the layout.

    Thanks
    Share and enjoy!

    » YouTube video

    #103 3 months ago

    Awesome progress! What did you use for guides and ramps - did you shear cut smaller gauge stainless sheets to size or..? I’m at cardboard/foamcore with mine and want to start moving to prototype in metal - love how fast your ramps flow!

    #104 3 months ago

    Thanks.
    The ramp metal is thinner gauge steel. Might be 22 ga. It’s painted white on one side because it was removed from my fridge when I installed stainless panels.
    I have a drill mounted metal cutter that made quick cuts of the metal. Malco tshd turbo sheer. This allowed me to skip the foamcore stage since I’m comfortable working with steel and have he material for free.
    My next playfeild willnuse here takps but be the platform I build final ramps on out of thicker stainless.
    Ed

    #105 3 months ago

    Got both ramps working. The right one is my current hurryup shot for 2501 and the left is going to be a simple loop. Each loop each way will be worth more.

    For now.

    I don’t want to get too deep until I have all the switches and lights. Do real modes etc. still learning the coding.

    #106 3 months ago

    Nice video, that 2 way ramp is great, it looks super fun to shoot and it rockets back at you no matter which way it’s shot, love it!

    #107 3 months ago

    This is could be a Spooky game in the future. It looks fun to shoot. That left ramp is awesome. It's crazy that it's never been done before.

    #108 3 months ago
    Quoted from Rockytop:

    That left ramp is awesome. It's crazy that it's never been done before.

    Anytime I think something hasn't been done before @o-din posts a picture of any ancient game that I've never heard of that has already done it.

    I agree that it looks like a fun shot. Cool project @fortytwo. I've been enjoying the updates.

    #109 3 months ago
    Quoted from ectobar:

    Anytime I think something hasn't been done before o-din posts a picture of any ancient game that I've never heard of that has already done it.
    I agree that it looks like a fun shot. Cool project fortytwo. I've been enjoying the updates.

    Ha. I’m sure as John Cleese said that nothing is original anymore. But it was an fresh idea in my head. And fun to shoot. Going to give some looping logic tonight to make he shot more fun.

    #110 3 months ago

    You're doing a great job!
    I cosmetically converted a Rapid Fire pin into a 300 the Movie pin back in the day, so I know what it takes just to do THAT part, let alone all the scratch stuff you're doing.

    #111 3 months ago

    I played this game. Definitely looking forward to seeing how it progresses.

    #112 3 months ago

    Did some quick ramp logic tonight. The right ramp is now a hurry up shot after 2501 is completed. The left ramp looping is multiplied by number of loops twice. Aka 100 * total loops either direction * loops made that direction. Nothing too spectaticular. Just a good payoff to a fun shot.

    » YouTube video

    #113 3 months ago
    Quoted from Rockytop:

    This is could be a Spooky game in the future. It looks fun to shoot. That left ramp is awesome. It's crazy that it's never been done before.

    Thanks. I agree it becoming a spooky game would be cool. Even just in layout. The “big show” would be be biggest compliment, With my name as a production designer. But I’m just trying to make the game as fun as I can. And challenging for my friends that are better than I.

    #114 3 months ago

    Been playing with fonts and colors. My plan is to rip apart and build a functional ball lock this weekend. I have some cool ideas but not going with what’s in there now. The game shoots pretty fast and I don’t want to slow it down too much.

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    #115 3 months ago

    Got the left wireform completed. I still want to add a switch but otherwise done. Still working on the right before I add the additional wires to it. Will also need to make an entrance scoop and more parts below. I hope it shoots right! Want to get this figured soon to get whatever switches I need on my next weeks Pinball life order.

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    #116 3 months ago

    Nice looking wire forms!

    #117 3 months ago
    Quoted from Mbecker:

    Nice looking wire forms!

    Thanks. The first welded ring looks crappy. And I made a few mistakes in forming. But hey both now work!!! The spiral needs to be completed. But I wanted to prove the shape was shootable first. Because my upper playfeild isn’t aligned correctly the flipper is weak. Though I still complete the loop twice in my testing.

    » YouTube video

    #118 3 months ago

    Added some sdandups. Needs some tweaking done for the day. Productive weekend.

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    #119 3 months ago

    Spiral shot is sweet! Reminiscent of Pinball magic skill shot into the hat. That testing is rather familiar lol- spent hours last weekend doing that trying to get my upper flipper ramp shot tweaked to work.

    Any chance you could do me a favor and measure the total length of your 5 bank drops end to end (1st drop up to 5th). I have used one coming from a flipper football but it will be weeks and I’m wondering roughly how long a hole I need to cut to fit those in.. figuring most 5 banks are within a 1/2” or so.. what game is yours from, that an older ss stern?

    #120 3 months ago

    Not a problem.
    My target bank is out of a Gottlieb torch system 1. I will measure the playfeild it came out of tonight for you. Don’t know if stern ss are longer or not.

    #121 3 months ago

    Cool layout. 7 main shots (not counting the upper playfield or pop bumber area) and it feels wide open.

    A jump ramp like NGG would be really cool since the middle is so open. I have no clue where it would go, bit since you got rid of the old ball lock, maybe that could replace it? It's probably not a practical idea, but I love that shot in NGG.

    #122 3 months ago
    Quoted from Rockytop:

    Cool layout. 7 main shots (not counting the upper playfield or pop bumber area) and it feels wide open.
    A jump ramp like NGG would be really cool since the middle is so open. I have no clue where it would go, bit since you got rid of the old ball lock, maybe that could replace it? It's probably not a practical idea, but I love that shot in NGG.

    I agree. When the gophers open the nuts they find ghosts. Gophers in the Shell is a theme I could get behind, Ed.

    #123 3 months ago
    Quoted from Rockytop:

    Cool layout. 7 main shots (not counting the upper playfield or pop bumber area) and it feels wide open.
    A jump ramp like NGG would be really cool since the middle is so open. I have no clue where it would go, bit since you got rid of the old ball lock, maybe that could replace it? It's probably not a practical idea, but I love that shot in NGG.

    It’s a fun shot. But definitely something that game design has to start with. I’m also a fan of the open center in a game and not closing down the top half of the game. So unlikely I’ll be adding that to this one. I have a couple more minor mechs to add and it’s tweaking shots time.
    Plus @rustylizard doesn’t need any encouraging.

    For those of you that don’t know the theme. Ghost is referring to ones soul. The shell is a cyborg body that some have chosen to have their brain planted in. But he real mind problem is when a shell appears to have developed a ghost and have independent complex though. So a ghost in an empty shell.

    #124 3 months ago

    Switched out a few targets to look at color and test durability. These are 3d printed by a friend in petg. I like the blue because it’s translucent. Once there’s lights behind it it will look cool.

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    #125 3 months ago

    Ohhh another reason to get a 3d printer, damn they just keep adding up!

    #126 3 months ago

    Scarlet Johansen get a look in.

    #127 3 months ago
    Quoted from PinPatch:

    Scarlet Johansen get a look in.

    Well. I do beleive the live action was a work of art and I enjoyed it celebrating SAC and the original story line. Even with a throwout to arise. I am going to focus my art on SAC. But there will be a scar jo on the screen here or there. Possibile a mode dedicated to the new movie.

    #128 3 months ago

    Slow progress but my lock spiral ramp is taking shape. Tomorrow I plan on working on the diverter. This shot is going to be hard. And four ball multiball might be impossible to get. Like MB on black hole.

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    #129 3 months ago

    How are you bending the wire? Looks like 2 different sizes - is that 1/8 and 3/32 ?

    #130 3 months ago

    I am using 9 gauge and 12 gauge galvinoized wire. I got it from my hardware store (yes real hardware store). It’s in bulk. The smaller stuff is great for the rings and support. But I wanted Beefer wires for the transport. Plus it adds stiffness to the entire project. I followed Pinballmakers.com tobget started and bend the rings. With metal you find something the right diameter and you bend around it. And tweak for an hour plus by hand with work globes on. Avoid music wire that thick. Much harder to bend.

    #131 3 months ago
    Quoted from Fortytwo:

    I am using 9 gauge and 12 gauge galvinoized wire

    You should not weld galvanised anything as it gives off particles. Please either make sure it's well ventilated or grind off the galv first (always wear a mask).
    I used 3mm (1/8") 304 stainless and silver soldered mine.

    #132 3 months ago
    Quoted from epotech:

    You should not weld galvanised anything as it gives off particles. Please either make sure it's well ventilated or grind off the galv first (always wear a mask).
    I used 3mm (1/8") 304 stainless and silver soldered mine.

    Thanks. I should have mentioned the warnings. I am welding in a well ventilated area. Not the area pictured. The gas is poison. So yes extra care needs to be taken.

    #133 3 months ago

    Got the ball lock basically built. May need some tweaking and when I confirm it physically works I’ll add ball dectection. Ran into some mounting issues so I will tackle getting it mounted tomorrow.

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    #134 3 months ago

    Here’s a quick video of ball release while on the bench.
    Gentleman behold!

    » YouTube video

    #135 3 months ago

    A beast of a mech. Nice work!

    #136 3 months ago

    I modeled and 3d printed towers for mounting PROC pcb's per Fourtytwo's idea. I uploaded it to thingiverse if anyone following this thinks this is useful:
    https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2796953

    #137 3 months ago

    Thanks for helping received the prototypes today. Will be mounted this weekend.

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    #138 3 months ago

    Made good progress today. Got my Pinball life order yesterday. I even have service rails now. I have my ramp mounted and working on the switches. This will really tie into eh theme well. Tomorrow I hope to be able to button this up and maybe playteat the upper playfeild.

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    #139 3 months ago

    Finalized the upper today. I was able to make all the shots and it does seem like multiball will be possible. I also added a controll gate to the right orbit and an auto launcher. Nothing new is wired in yet. Need to tear it all apart again and add switches / optos to the ball lock and exit wireform.
    At this time I beleive my design is basically done. I need playfeild switches, inserts and to tweak the spinner lane shape.

    » YouTube video

    #140 3 months ago

    The ball lock is all assembled. Has switches and optos. The optos will get tested for alignment before install tonight. I have decided to not rush reassembly at this time. I am going to work on alot of small things required for a successful MGC.

    GI, flashers, switch wiring, install of new boards, install of orbit and lane switches and t Nutting the slingshots.

    At this time I have made a commitment to MGC to bring it on display. If anyone else is bringing a custom game let me know. If there’s enough of us that can give us an area to be.

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    #141 3 months ago

    Love seeing all the updates!!! I hope you bring this to MGC!

    #142 3 months ago
    Quoted from AudioHaven:

    Love seeing all the updates!!! I hope you bring this to MGC!

    Thanks

    Currently that’s the plan. As long as I can make it solid enough I will. The next couple weeks will see how the standard stuff goes.

    Here’s the lock tested and looked for install.
    The plan with the exposed wiring up above it to loom it and make it part of he look of thebgame.

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    #143 3 months ago

    Been working on the upper two thirds of the playfeild.
    Got all the white posts removed. New, rubber. Adjusted some posts. Installed flasher sockets. Drilled holes for GI.

    Tomorrow I will continue this on the lower third. Cut switch slots. And adjust the auto launcher.

    If all goes well I’ll be reassembling and wiring this weekend. I don’t think I’ll get it all together since I still have cabinet rewiring to do too.

    Thanks for following along.
    FortyTwo.

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    #144 3 months ago

    More progress. The rest of the GI holes drilled. All the switch slots cut. Some more poor than others. I also added t nuts to the sling shot end posts.

    I still want to add backboard Support brackets and a new sling shot guide wall. Then it’s all installing switches sockets and wiring. I’m picking up the some parts @cad-kid ordered for me tomorrow to aid in reassembly.

    I also plan on making plastics before I reassemble.

    Thanks for watching. And if you haven’t guessed I’m using his as my to do list. Ha.

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    #145 3 months ago

    Nice work!

    #146 89 days ago
    Quoted from Rockytop:

    Nice work!

    Thanks. The switch slots were hand cut with a dremmel and a spiral bit. I practiced a few times. And still didn’t do the greatest job. The good news is it will do for now.

    #147 88 days ago

    Started replacing ball guides with stainless. I also fixed the spinner shot to hopefully return through the orbit.

    I plan on using the controll gate to make a right orbit shot return through the lanes. Then I can open it once 2x is achieved.

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    #148 88 days ago

    I see a flasher!

    #149 88 days ago
    Quoted from cad-kid:

    I see a flasher!

    Crap. You saw it. My first light in the game.

    #150 88 days ago

    More progress replaced all the ball guides I have metal and spades for. Added the backboard supports also.

    Tomorrow make and install the plastics until I run out of t post screws. Reassemble what I can. Start installing switches and lamp sockets.

    I’m excited to see how it shoots with the adjusted guides and stronger metal.

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