I'm working on building a pinball machine with the assistance of my dad, since he's retired last year.
I'm reading a lot of usefull stuff here on the forums, so since by now my project has been taking (some) shape, i thought it would be nice to share.
The shape of the project is still very flexible. My goal is simply to have fun while building and to learn new skills.
I do like to take small steps to start with a (simple) working prototype early, and keep evolving it. Simply to keep it manageable on my own.
first i want some working flippers and not much more, just to have a prototype that moves
for controlling it i am going to start with arduino. when im further im going to see how i can build a deeper game layer by using a different main board.
with the arduino, i'm first going to control the sensors and coils, and perhaps some lighting as a next step
The theme of the pin is for now leaning towards stargate (the series) but its not written in stone.
enough with the why and what, here's whats been brewing for the last months
first of all, i needed some parts, and since i wasn't sure what im going to buiild, so i bought a few playfields which got most of their parts left
ive decided to use the DE simpsons as a main template, so first clearing that worn playfield
ive bought a 60x120cm 12mm birch plywood board to build my prototype
my starting point for the layout will just be the bottem section copied from the simpsons, im drawing it in autoCAD so i can print it as a template for drilling