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Homebrew TreeHouse Club

By stefanmader

1 year ago


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#1 1 year ago

I'm starting a new homebrew. I have a good idea what features i want to build in.
Shorter playfield, but more vertical action (lower playfield, upper playfield)
A Screen on the back. i've never done any animations, so that is a goal here. The screen should show if it is night or day and maybe a squirrel that sits on the fence..
very view inserts. because of the lower playfield and also i primarely want to light objects on the playfield and more GI led stripes like you see on new recent pins.

The idea:
3 Kids are in a treehouse. every kid stands for a ball. when a ball drains, a kid leaves the treehouse.
it is day and the kids want to build up braveness for the night.

at some point it will be allowed to transition to the night. that means there will be a passage open to the lower playfield.
the lower playfield has 2 slingshots that can be activated py buttons. no flippers.
hits will let monsters appear on the normal playfield. (in the night the kids mistake objects for monsters)
a drain on the lower playfield will feed the through and shoot it on to the normal playfield again. there is no real draining on the lower playfield.

up on the normal playfield the kids fight the monsters.

Monsters will be:
a Tent with a gost
excavator
squirrel
goose as homage to untitled goose game

on the top i want to build donkey kong country like barrels which shoot the ball over a wireramp. will see.

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#2 1 year ago

Got a lot of parts already, excited to try out the cobrapin.

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#3 1 year ago

very cool, your idea kind of reminds me of that super rare Bally game pinball circus where its more vertical, following!

#4 1 year ago

love that you mention Circus. That is such a unique machine, and i had Circus on mind when i thought up the idea

#5 1 year ago
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#6 1 year ago

my slingshots are quite wide at the top, hope the ball doesn't get stuck there, but i felt it to be necessary for the right angle.

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#7 1 year ago

wow man that's really fast progress. what kind of program did you use to make that playfield layout on paper?

#8 1 year ago
Quoted from firebird357:

wow man that's really fast progress. what kind of program did you use to make that playfield layout on paper?

I began the design already when i was working on my other homebrews.
my favourite tool for that is inkscape. it's vector based, free and for windows and linux available. it's for 2d only, but the svg files can be imported in 3d programs.

#9 1 year ago

Today was sanding day

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#10 1 year ago

Original theme, unconventional layout, Untitled Goose homage. It's impossible for me to not follow this.

#11 1 year ago
Quoted from TheSupremePapaya:

Original theme, unconventional layout, Untitled Goose homage. It's impossible for me to not follow this.

#12 1 year ago

Nice!

#13 1 year ago

There is something very satisfying in printing pinball posts.

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#14 1 year ago

As usual i try to skip a lot of testing. So i put the graphic on yesterday.
Glued in the window as well. What i didn't foresee was that with 2 layers of transparent foil, it isn't see through at all any more.
so i came to the conclusion to cut out some of the protective layer.
i am a little bit worried about the bumps of the layers, hope that it doesn't create issues.

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#15 1 year ago

Sweeeet! Cannot believe how fast you work! Fun concept

#16 1 year ago

Nice work, following

#18 1 year ago
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#20 1 year ago

Built a test cabinet. Have not a full vision how the final cabinet will look like yet.
And printing parts and screwing them on.

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#21 1 year ago

I love how square it is. I bet Python would like this too.

#22 1 year ago

thank you

just remembered there is a visual pinball table called Gargamel park from jpsalas. that is similar to Circus.
played that in VR, it's really cool.
https://www.vpforums.org/index.php?app=downloads&showfile=11883

#23 1 year ago

This looks like its coming along great, I cant wait to see you start making the vertical parts!

#24 1 year ago

Had a nice break today. We were at Austria ComicCon and there was quite a big Pinball section. Played the hell out of Guns Roses, Rick and Morty and The big Lebowski. Damn it i think i need a couple thousands... Those 3 pins are awesome.
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#25 1 year ago

Yesterday i had some time to start with the lower playfield.

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#26 1 year ago

And made some metal guides for the inlanes

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#27 1 year ago

Mini playfield is ready

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#28 1 year ago

Back from vacation and time to tackle the scoop which will be the trough.
made a weird construction with a stern scoop i have. Brackets for scoops a really hard to buy. I previously used to buy a full assembly, but since they are used they are all gone now.

Also installed the kickback. I don't know how far out that normally goes. I'll adjust it if necessary after testing.

And made a board for the pc, power supplies and Cobrapin.

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#29 1 year ago

Wow! You’re a home brew maniac!

Really cool project. Is this about the size of a cocktail pin?

#30 1 year ago
Quoted from Nokoro:

Wow! You’re a home brew maniac!
Really cool project. Is this about the size of a cocktail pin?

thank you

i think the size is similar, i don't know yet how the final cabinet will be like. maybe more like an arcade machine.

#31 1 year ago

Nice project! Is it for your kids? Seems a good pinball for kids

#32 1 year ago
Quoted from Prospekteur:

Nice project! Is it for your kids? Seems a good pinball for kids

thank you very much,
i don't have kids yet, but my sisters 3 kids love to play in our gameroom. i quess that inspired me a little.
for my own kids i have plans too , i have a Asterix and Obelix Pinball on my projectlist for a while now. and got lots of figures for that. so that will be a future kid project

#33 1 year ago

Today i decided it is a good idea to make sidepanels for the playfield. I tried to incorparate the playfield angle in these panels. So the playfield with its sides can go on straight rails in the cabinet. I want the cabinet open from the backside to slide the playfield out.

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#34 1 year ago
Quoted from stefanmader:

Today i decided it is a good idea to make sidepanels for the playfield. I tried to incorparate the playfield angle in these panels. So the playfield with its sides can go on straight rails in the cabinet. I want the cabinet open from the backside to slide the playfield out.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

That’s a good idea. I may steal that idea for my mini project when I move everything over to a new cabinet and playfield.

#35 1 year ago
Quoted from Nokoro:

That’s a good idea. I may steal that idea for my mini project when I move everything over to a new cabinet and playfield.

I always found it difficult to mount the playfield with angle, so thats one problem solved

#36 1 year ago

Nice project! Is it for your kids? Seems a good pinball for kids

Quoted from stefanmader:

thank you very much,
i don't have kids yet, but my sisters 3 kids love to play in our gameroom. i quess that inspired me a little.
for my own kids i have plans too , i have a Asterix and Obelix Pinball on my projectlist for a while now. and got lots of figures for that. so that will be a future kid project

Jesus!!! Asterix and Obelix!!! Why I never thought about that! Thats a fantastic idea A lot of ideas coming to my mind in seconds, too, if I think about this! Has truly a lot of potential. Why not building this after your tree house. Would be for sure a longer lasting project, but I think the outcome will be fantastic. And when you have finished you can say to your wife that you need kids immediately for this pinball machine . Very great idea.....we could also exchange some ideas, because obelix and bud spencer have a lot in common I think

#37 1 year ago
Quoted from Prospekteur:

Nice project! Is it for your kids? Seems a good pinball for kids

Jesus!!! Asterix and Obelix!!! Why I never thought about that! Thats a fantastic idea A lot of ideas coming to my mind in seconds, too, if I think about this! Has truly a lot of potential. Why not building this after your tree house. Would be for sure a longer lasting project, but I think the outcome will be fantastic. And when you have finished you can say to your wife that you need kids immediately for this pinball machine . Very great idea.....we could also exchange some ideas, because obelix and bud spencer have a lot in common I think

haha, thats cool that you are so excited about that! Hell yeah i think too that there is so much potential for a asterix and obelix pin. I already had some thoughts about it, i had a head to head pinball in mind. i previously build it before my homebrew pinballs. just out of wood, rubberbands and 3d printed parts without electronics. but it has to be done as a real thing!
i think i'll open up a new thread for that, maybe we can gather all the ideas there

by the way i just orderd a nintendo switch game "Slaps and Beans" check it out if you don't know it. it's a bud spencer and terrence hill game with cool retro grafics.

#38 1 year ago

Finished the scoop and subways. On the top subway that feeds the lower playfield there will be an up down post, still have to figure out how to mount that, but today was very effective.

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#39 1 year ago
Quoted from stefanmader:

haha, thats cool that you are so excited about that! Hell yeah i think too that there is so much potential for a asterix and obelix pin. I already had some thoughts about it, i had a head to head pinball in mind. i previously build it before my homebrew pinballs. just out of wood, rubberbands and 3d printed parts without electronics. but it has to be done as a real thing!
i think i'll open up a new thread for that, maybe we can gather all the ideas there
by the way i just orderd a nintendo switch game "Slaps and Beans" check it out if you don't know it. it's a bud spencer and terrence hill game with cool retro grafics.

Yes, I know Slabs and Beans already. Have it on my PC for a while. Its really a lot of fun! I always have to laugh a lot when I play this game. I didnt play it through for now......but Im pretty far

Watch this.....it looks amazing :

And here some older versions:

And here from my youth on commodore 64:

#40 1 year ago

oh yes how awesome! ordered it right away.

#41 1 year ago

Here is the cabinet. have to think about where to place the flipperbuttons. Now that i stand in front of it i think on the side like its normal for a pinball machine doesn't feel right. There is no armrest at all.
so i think i will try out a plate to the front. Arcade style.

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#42 1 year ago

Wow, this is really creative and going to be so interesting to see develop.

#43 1 year ago

You could try some small ledges on the sides for hand rests/flipper buttons. Could be styled like climbing grips or tree cross sections to stay on theme.

#44 1 year ago

I do like your idea with the extra pieces. I've screwed something on in the mean time.
i like how that came out. I think i could make buttons on the side of this new piece instead of the cabinet side now. I really want to try out the arcade buttons first. I really like that it is so different. And when it doesn't work good i'll make the side buttons.
But there is still the question how to style the hole cabinet. Maybe like i did on deep blue rage to stay in theme

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#45 1 year ago

Very nice. Getting some baby pac-man 2.0 vibes.

#46 1 year ago

The Flintstones redemption pinball had a funky way to do the buttons, but I think it would work for an arcade cab.

https://www.ipdb.org/showpic.pl?id=5136&picno=34698

#47 1 year ago
Quoted from 8bitrobo:

The Flintstones redemption pinball had a funky way to do the buttons, but I think it would work for an arcade cab.
https://www.ipdb.org/showpic.pl?id=5136&picno=34698

wow that machine is unique

#48 1 year ago

So i think this is what i'll do:
There are 2 white flipper button arcade style and i'll hook 2 black buttons on the side up to the flipper buttons as well, so a player can choose whats best.
Gonna sand everything down so that it is smooth to the hands.

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#49 1 year ago

I've really enjoyed watching your build man. did you come up with the cabinet design yourself or is this a donor from another machine?

#50 1 year ago

Thanks it's my own design. I'm not a wood worker but i enjoy woodworking a lot.

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