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Kraken Pinball


By matthies

1 year ago

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    #51 1 year ago

    This just came in the mail today. Made me think of your project.

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    #52 1 year ago

    Nice! It's probably no surprise that after I chose the theme I somehow managed to build up a small collection of Kraken Rum bottles.

    #53 1 year ago
    Quoted from matthies:

    Nice! It's probably no surprise that after I chose the theme I somehow managed to build up a small collection of Kraken Rum bottles.

    To study of course!Such dedication.

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    #54 1 year ago

    Finally able to test the ramp to see if it actually works. I designed it without knowing whether it would work or not, so it was a massive relief to see this:

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    I was surprised by how smoothly the ball landed on the wireforms and by how fairly light shots still made it up the ramp entrance.

    I still have some work to do on each end of the wireform, but here's how it looks on the playfield:

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    I'm not a fan of how some ramps will bounce the ball around before releasing it to the playfield because it looks clunky. So my goal is to have a smooth exit that releases the ball a bit faster than normal towards the flippers. I'm sure I'll need to add extra protection to the playfield, but I want a fast and smooth ramp exit.

    #55 1 year ago

    Well done!That is nice smooth ball action, especially for the first time. Time to give up your day job.

    #56 1 year ago

    Ramp and form look awesome, great work so far!!! Curious to see how silver solder holds up.. I used a Blowtorch on mine with brass and joining rods — was not the easiest to use. Was hoping to weld final versions but wondering if solder could work well now.. that’s stainless for the forms?

    #57 1 year ago

    Don't know if this is intended but the shape of ramps remind me of a tentacle. Maybe you could powder coat or make some mold to go with the wire forms to that effect. Just an idea!

    #58 1 year ago
    Quoted from matthies:

    Finally able to test the ramp to see if it actually works. I designed it without knowing whether it would work or not, so it was a massive relief to see this:
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    I was surprised by how smoothly the ball landed on the wireforms and by how fairly light shots still made it up the ramp entrance.
    I still have some work to do on each end of the wireform, but here's how it looks on the playfield:
    [quoted image]
    I'm not a fan of how some ramps will bounce the ball around before releasing it to the playfield because it looks clunky. So my goal is to have a smooth exit that releases the ball a bit faster than normal towards the flippers. I'm sure I'll need to add extra protection to the playfield, but I want a fast and smooth ramp exit.

    I'm glad I stumbled across this thread. Great work on the ramps! I look forward to watching the progress of this HB and seeing it in action someday!

    #59 1 year ago

    This is bad ass. It looks awesome!!

    #60 1 year ago
    Quoted from Mbecker:

    Was hoping to weld final versions but wondering if solder could work well now.. that’s stainless for the forms?

    Same here. Would have prefered to weld it properly, but this will do for now until I properly learn to weld. If problems show up later on, I'll mention it on this thread. All stainless steel 304.

    Quoted from SLCpunk2113:

    Don't know if this is intended but the shape of ramps remind me of a tentacle. Maybe you could powder coat or make some mold to go with the wire forms to that effect. Just an idea!

    Great minds think alike! The plan is to make tentacles to wrap around the ramps.

    #61 1 year ago
    Quoted from matthies:

    Finally able to test the ramp to see if it actually works. I designed it without knowing whether it would work or not, so it was a massive relief to see this:
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    I was surprised by how smoothly the ball landed on the wireforms and by how fairly light shots still made it up the ramp entrance.
    I still have some work to do on each end of the wireform, but here's how it looks on the playfield:
    [quoted image]
    I'm not a fan of how some ramps will bounce the ball around before releasing it to the playfield because it looks clunky. So my goal is to have a smooth exit that releases the ball a bit faster than normal towards the flippers. I'm sure I'll need to add extra protection to the playfield, but I want a fast and smooth ramp exit.

    That is soooo cool.

    #62 1 year ago

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    #63 1 year ago

    Needed a bit of a break from making ramps, so I cut the plastics:

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    I was going to order laser cut plastic, but the cheapest quote was $110 (AUD), while a blank sheet of clear polycarbonate cost under $20 on eBay. So I printed the design out on paper, cut the paper parts out, taped them onto the plastic, then used a jigsaw to cut them. Pretty simple.

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    Just need to sand the edges so they're nice and smooth and drill holes for posts. The art won't be done for a long time, so these will just sit around until then.

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    #64 1 year ago

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    #65 1 year ago

    Despite the 38°C weather (100F), I sweated my way through finishing the left ramp.

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    It's not as smooth as the right ramp so it needs a bit of fine-tuning. The area to screw down at the back is way too big, so it sticks out into the orbit area. I'll cut the left support off and try something else, otherwise I'll change the design and get a new one laser cut.

    Here are the ramps in action:

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    Pretty happy with the progress I've made in under two months. But things will slow down now that I need to start working on the art. I really want this machine to look professional, so I'll be taking my time to get the art as good as possible.

    If I was rich, I'd throw a wad of cash to Zombie Yeti as it would be awesome to see him come up with wild sea monsters all over the playfield and cabinet.

    #66 1 year ago

    Badass!!! Love the 180 returns on ramps. Where’s that spinner on the left leading to though?

    #67 1 year ago

    You can see in the other photos that the spinner leads to the orbit. As I mentioned, the support for the ramp sticks out too far, so I'll need to cut it off so it doesn't block the orbit. That's why it doesn't look right in the latest photos.

    #68 1 year ago
    Quoted from matthies:

    You can see in the other photos that the spinner leads to the orbit. As I mentioned, the support for the ramp sticks out too far, so I'll need to cut it off so it doesn't block the orbit. That's why it doesn't look right in the latest photos.

    Gotcha — missed that. Really want to see this thing flip!

    10 months later
    #69 4 months ago

    Checking in, any progress? Love the look so far though.

    #70 4 months ago
    Quoted from orangestorm87:

    Checking in, any progress? Love the look so far though.

    Thanks for bumping this thread I totally forgot about it!

    #71 4 months ago

    Yeah first time here .I’ve been following #Mbeckers fight club very interesting stuff .

    #72 4 months ago
    Quoted from orangestorm87:

    Checking in, any progress? Love the look so far though.

    I fully had planned to finish this pin this year, but then I kind of got a bit distracted with this: HoloPin Projection Mapped Pinball

    It's been a lot of fun this year experimenting with different themes for that machine, but I am keen to get back into building this one.

    I just bought a 3D printer and plan to use it for this pin. I'm thinking of modeling cannons, sea monsters and ship parts to fit the theme. Mixing up the sculpts with 3D printed parts will be interesting.

    4 weeks later
    #73 3 months ago

    Well new year, new ambition?

    Hoping to see you back to crackin' on Kraken!

    2 months later
    #74 42 days ago

    oh my god, just found your project, this is looking really cool! i'm building a similar theme i guess. is your kraken head molded with resin right? it looks beautiful!
    are you still working on this?

    #75 42 days ago

    also love you Hyperpin. I came across it when building my first homebrew, really love the music and lightshows.

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