Don't use the restroom either...
Some cool start up/auto-boot programming via Unbuntuu. So excited to see the hardware working. @time is working on the programming. It'll be much easier when everything is all connected and tested.
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Some cool start up/auto-boot programming via Unbuntuu. So excited to see the hardware working. time is working on the programming. It'll be much easier when everything is all connected and tested.
Awesome!! Is that a bulldog breathing in the background?
Well dang. I didn't finish because I went and got a sandwich and ended up talking to a buddy for a bit but here's where I am. I'll finish before end of the day. I went with 16 gauge steel. I should have gone with .030" or .040" but this is what I had and it doesn't really matter.
I will still need to spot weld in some mounting brackets but I will do that once those are invented.
@mustangpaul The circular hole will on this version. Although I was driving around today and decided that I want to change it again. I have some other ideas. The other guys have some great ideas too. Who knows what this thing will look like by the final version.
@mustangpaul I'm going to try to get tricky with it but for now, I'm going to just keep it simple until we get a handle on this playfield.
@jeremy8419 I haven't played that yet. I'll check out the sounds on youtube.
Ok. Sorry for the lack of updates. It's birthday month in my family. Holy cow.
Back at it. We've received all the connectors so final wiring to multi-pin connectors will commence. We've also ordered a custom header pin board to be used as an easy interconnect board. We'll see how that works.
New design for our custom blade bumpers is being printed tonight. I will print a plastic mold vs. a part that will be molded. The reason is that I'll be casting the blades in a colored silicone. It's way easier to cast into a hard mold than a silicone mold when you are casting silicone.
Nice work man. Following. It’s will be interesting to see how these bumper hold off. How do you plan to fix them? Will they basically be like blue rubber of death?
I also like what you are doing for an Apron. Trying to decide what to do for my home brew game.
Damn the speed at which this is comong together is insane. People usually spend years putting together machines from start to finish. Seems like this should be ready in 6 months from start to finish.
@fortytwo Thanks! They'll basically be held and be replaceable components just like any other bumper.
@danzig I joined. Thank you. Pending...
@wolfmarsh Yes. I'll shoot a video when I do this. I'm planning on using a syringe to inject from the top but also added a "funnel" to feed the mold while things settle.
@lurch Yeah. Unfortunately, the past two months haven't been very productive because of holidays, birthdays, more birthdays and sickness. I'll get my sh!t together and kick this pig!
Yes. That's the intent. The magnet will, theoretically, stop the ball, pulse and send it back up the ramp and out of the entry as @cleland said.
Just starting work on how exactly that will work but all tests show that it should work just fine.
I'm going to vomit up another short video showing more of the current state and some of the changes that we're working on now. We're also downsizing the control panel to a slightly smaller/simplified version. That will be coming in the next week or so. For now, these or some grabs of the current design. Most of this is already on the playfield and functional. The magnet return on the left ramp is new and will be installed, hopefully, this weekend. This will not be the final design for looks. Just a place holder for some functions and discussion.
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Stupid amount of talent working on this game. I love it!
The team is great, and John “pinteresting” has all the equipment and knowledge in manufacturing parts that makes anything we dream come alive. @pacman I’m a huge fan of your Sega Outrun and Space Harrier rebuilds. Beautiful!
I wish I could have an Outrun like that one day, my favorite driver back in the day.
@sd_tom Yes. They are sweeps with two rails.
@wolfmarsh Thanks! We hope you enjoy the build.
@pacman I don't know about talent but it's a fun project for sure.
@swinks Thanks. It's getting there.
Yeah. Truthfully, I know how to build some stuff but most of the time, I'm going on youtube / internet and seeing how others do it. I had no idea how to 3D model anything or 3D print, etc. Just learned and now.... I'm a professional novice.
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