That lion is drunk eh
"What's sterns next title thread"? Please, lionman knows sterns next 6 titles and has already played them by using his time machine.
"Pinball title" club - come on in? Lionman needs no clubs, he owns every title
Lionman has donated to pinside so many times, he has his own personal secretary for posting in threads
Lionman doesn't break fangs on his metallica snake, his flippers are already snapped to pieces from his first multiball
Listen to latest pinball podcast for an interview with Robin and Ryan Claytor 115 minutes in:
Hard hitting topics, including LIONMAN!
I can't even begin to guess what that's the beginning of. Those wheels won't support more than 20lbs each (so it won't hold a person), and it sure isn't holding a pinball. Maybe with a motor and a lens it could be some sort of randomly focusing window mounted in front of a pinball?
Tomorrow is supposed to be near freezing, snow looks light. Based on single digits, is this in like a lion out like a lamb, or in like a lamb out like a LIONMAN!!
I get the Jay's potato chips, if you read that name Jay's. that's an apostrophe-S. Jay-apostrophe-S, on the end of that name. That means the chips are his, I didn't know that! Next time you're eating a bag of Jay's potato chips and a guy name Jay comes by and says "Let me have that," you'd better hand it over. "I'm sorry Jay, I didn't think I'd ever run into you! You're an effin bully, man! Let me at least have a chip!"
Back to the drawing board.. Ok so my next idea is pinball controlled by thrashing, and I call it "Headbangers PINball". Haven't decided if I'm going to use switches or an accelerometer yet, but it should be fairly simple to test. Bang head to left, left flipper. Bang head to right, right. Bang head forward, both flippers. Jumping up fires plunge.
Much better, no more saliva on the playfield glass
Jay: Do you ever clean your phone's lens, or has lionman burned permanent holes in it?
I think you need to think about ball management first (that's what she said). I don't know how joust works, i'm assuming each trough can only handle 3-4 balls at once (that's also what she said), and if the last switch detects a ball, it starts passing it back to the other side. Going 4 players, even at only 3 balls each, that becomes potentially 12 balls getting stuck on one playfield (approaching apollo 13). Wondering if there needs to be some sort of buffer in the middle, like a virtual ball lock hopper, and the entrance / exit switches allow the CPU to keep track of which playfield has how many balls (but only feeds as many as the ball trough will handle, and buffers another ball when one drains to another playfield.)
cardboard and hot glue are your friend for prototyping walls and ramps. Reference the pinballmakers site if you want templates for things like sling holes
Quoted from bangerjay:
don't use this Joe , it's not ready
Bowl reminds me of that playground game where you toss the ball up into a hole, and it randomly ejects out of 1 of the 4 holes, except you're using the 4 angles playfields as the randomizer, me likey. I think you're going to have to make all 4 playfields come to a point unless you add a dome in the center square post.
Lionman prepared for future ideas
Quoted from bangerjay:
The scoreboard is going to be suspended by arches coming from the corner where the cabinets meet.
How bout some beefy girders instead? Might want to add a lionman topper at some point
For reference, 4-way lionman has a footprint of approximately 94" (nearly 8 foot square)
* displays separated to each cabinet, allows leaving wiring to stay attached and routed through posts
* right ramp modeled
* added magnet
Quoted from onceler:
I still like that ball spitting Lion head idea... especially if you can hit a ball into yours and have it spit out of some other lionman head
I hope Jay likes the idea enough to put it in too.. I would love it if it screamed "LIONMAN!!" and then went "patoooie!!"
Quoted from Pins4me:
With some parental help, this can be a kid-friendly project. Building a solid table with a functioning paddle assembly requires some basic woodworking skills, and may be fairly difficult without proper guidance and appropriate tools. But once the paddle assemblies are in place, just about anyone can build ramps and jumps or anything else they can imagine for the upper part of the table. To me that's where the real fun lies--creating various obstacles and then seeing a ball bounce around all over and through them, somewhat under your power.
LIONMAN aint got time for dat