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*FINISHED* The Acrylic Pinball Project - I am "clearly" insane


By Mk1Mod0

5 years ago



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#651 5 years ago

Idea above--- or you could even make them and sand blast them into acrylic and side light it with a nice LED so the zeros GLOW!

But yeah on further consideration- exposing the scam of the dummy zero is kinda bad but I think you need the zeros-

#652 5 years ago

The playfield graphics and any scoring reference in the rule cards would certainly be fixed accordingly. (Along with the labels for the scoring relays.) My opinion is that it would detract more than it would add. (Note to self - any future endeavors of this kind shall begin with a single score donor machine. Double at the worst.) Your opinions are certainly welcome, asked for or not. I have taken some suggestions here... others, not so much! I have to say that Pinside has the most entertaining forums I have ever read. Some of yous guys should be professional commode-ians.

Side note: A quick vacay here for the 4 day weekend. Sadly, I will get the opportunity to checkout Fargo Pinball in person as I will be in the Great White North for a nephews graduation. On a Sunday. Of Memorial Day weekend. Really, Mayville? Jeez... Anyways, looking forward to some quality time with Rudy, WOZ and Kirk! (Oh, and family too.)

#653 5 years ago

Take a coat with you.

#654 5 years ago
Quoted from dothedoo:

Take a coat with you.

Coat hell! I'm taking long johns and electric socks! LOL

#655 5 years ago
Quoted from Mk1Mod0:

Sadly, I will get the opportunity to checkout Fargo Pinball in person

Sadly?

Well, you are in luck, we hit 75 today and 85 by Monday, after being stuck below 50 til last week. Longest winter/no spring we've had in a long time, vs. 2 yrs ago when we were in 70's the first week of (and all through) March/April. We paid for it this year in return.

Too bad you can't bring the project up with you! Awesome work.

#656 5 years ago

really, really incredible work you've done. i say leave the zeros off and change the score cards/graphics.

you may have mentioned it, but what were you paying for 3/4"? haven't purchased in awhile and heard it's gone through the roof.

#657 5 years ago

Said it before, but such an epic thread deserves it again...
WOW, Just F-ing WOW!
Right up there with coolest pin-related things in the history of ever.
When done, this baby needs to tour America. Maybe pinsiders could pitch in and ship it all over to every event and pin party so everyone can drool over it in person.

#658 5 years ago
Quoted from Robotoes:

you may have mentioned it, but what were you paying for 3/4"? haven't purchased in awhile and heard it's gone through the roof.

I'd have to check my receipts, but I am thinking around $16 or 17 per sqft? I found it cheaper online, but shipping always killed that. Locally available is also inspectable before purchase.

Yeah, well... just not my favorite part of the country, and my sis will probably never leave there. I see where I lucked out with the weather and am happy as heck about that. It's funny that people who have lived down here all their lives are curious as to 'what it's like' up there. I tell them that aside from the 50 degree temp difference it is pretty much the same. Everyone has a weird accent and there are signs in the Qwik Mart that say "No foreign money, please!"

#659 5 years ago
Quoted from Mk1Mod0:

Yeah, well... just not my favorite part of the country, and my sis will probably never leave there. I see where I lucked out with the weather and am happy as heck about that. It's funny that people who have lived down here all their lives are curious as to 'what it's like' up there. I tell them that aside from the 50 degree temp difference it is pretty much the same. Everyone has a weird accent and there are signs in the Qwik Mart that say "No foreign money, please!"

You should come to the "real great white north" - Canada - then if you want a 'real' adventure. :p

#660 5 years ago

Loved my days in Halifax, eh! Went to check out Fargo Pinball, nobody's home.

#661 5 years ago

This belongs in a museum!!!

#662 5 years ago
Quoted from thedarkknight77:

This belongs in a museum!!!

Which is what I call my basement. I'll create a space for it tomorrow.

#663 5 years ago

You are insane and it rocks! What a work of art!!!

I think you should include the dummy zeroes. The first time I saw those in a pinball machine I thought it was a clever trick and I felt like I had learned a secret. Isn't this whole project sort of intended to expose the "secrets" inside a pinball machine?

Either way thanks so much for sharing this process with us.

#664 5 years ago

Wow what a journey..thanks that was great.

#665 5 years ago
Quoted from BadBrick:

You are insane and it rocks! What a work of art!!!
I think you should include the dummy zeroes. The first time I saw those in a pinball machine I thought it was a clever trick and I felt like I had learned a secret. Isn't this whole project sort of intended to expose the "secrets" inside a pinball machine?
Either way thanks so much for sharing this process with us.

Excellent point. Now i'm thinking about it again, durn it!

#666 5 years ago
Quoted from Mk1Mod0:

Excellent point. Now i'm thinking about it again, durn it!

What to do should be clear....

#667 5 years ago

Represent the game as it should be is the CLEAR answer. The only exception would be LED usage to keep heat as low as possible.

#668 5 years ago
Quoted from thedarkknight77:

This belongs in a museum!!!

and by "mesuem", he means my casa

#669 5 years ago

The voice I hear it in...

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#670 5 years ago

Would the bedroom do?

#671 5 years ago

please don't send it here

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#672 5 years ago

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#673 5 years ago

So whilst it was disassembled for the weighing and such, I figured I might as well go ahead and get the cab lighting under control as I could flip it over and do a good job of it. Or just make it easy on myself. Take your pick!

Here's a close-up of the RGB strip I am using in this application.
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After being secured to the underside of the casing, these S/S channels will be put in place to protect the strip as well as the bottom of the cabinet. And it'll look good. Hopefully.

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#674 5 years ago

The strip wouldn't exactly bend around the corners, so I had to separate it into 4 pieces and connect those to each other with wire. Fortunately, it's designed to do just that. Start by cutting here.
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Clean, tin and solder-
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Corner problem solved. Voila.
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#675 5 years ago

that looked fun.

#677 5 years ago
Quoted from Mk1Mod0:

...aaaaaaaaand Bob's your Uncle.
» YouTube video
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#678 5 years ago

oooooooOOOOOOOOO . . . the colors...

#679 5 years ago

Holy shit. That's awesome. LED's are the tits.

Chris

#681 5 years ago

Now you're just mocking us! Wow. That's great.

#682 5 years ago

Daaaaaaaaaammmmmmmmmmn

#683 5 years ago

Pinball porn. Nicely done!

#684 5 years ago

OHHHHHHHHhhhhh Myyyyy Gaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwd. That is so cool~!. Your attention to detail - the craftmanship - just top notch. And to see it displayed in SUCHA COOL WAY! I can't wait to see all those motors turning, coils firing. Phew.. I need to catch my breath.

EDIT: ..and you MUST get those clear pop bumpers Vid posted.

#685 5 years ago
Quoted from SunKing:

OHHHHHHHHhhhhh Myyyyy Gaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwd. That is so cool~!. Your attention to detail - the craftmanship - just top notch. And to see it displayed in SUCHA COOL WAY! I can't wait to see all those motors turning, coils firing. Phew.. I need to catch my breath.
EDIT: ..and you MUST get those clear pop bumpers Vid posted.

Don't think the old style bumper caps will fit the new style body ...

#686 5 years ago

that is beautiful, great work

#687 5 years ago

Next level achieved!

#688 5 years ago

This project is absolutely amazing! Imagine Tron with this treatment?

#689 5 years ago

Yet again another BONER ! thanks

#690 5 years ago

I love how it looks lit up. Not a huge fan of the fast color cycle, personally.

#691 5 years ago
Quoted from Gerry:

Yet again another BONER ! thanks

TMI, but thanks.

Quoted from epthegeek:

I love how it looks lit up. Not a huge fan of the fast color cycle, personally.

Yeah, that's just one of the pre-programmed cycles it comes with. Eventually it will just slowly cycle through 4 or 5 colors I think set it off the best. Completely adjustable, including cycle speed.

#692 5 years ago
Quoted from NYP:

Don't think the old style bumper caps will fit the new style body ...

New style? Here's one of the originals...
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#693 5 years ago

4 down, 2 to go. Did I mention a HATE polishing? AAaaaarrrrrrgggggg!!!!!
Yes, I did polish the insides too. Because I will know it. Installation then reassembly.
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#694 5 years ago

This just keeps getting better! Thanks for sharing!

#695 5 years ago

I am SOOOO looking forward to the Houston show! If you don't bring it I do believe pandamonium would ensue. Mass hysteria. Dogs and cats living together...

#696 5 years ago
Quoted from KingNine:

Dogs and cats living together...

such madness has happened long ago...

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#697 5 years ago

i have to say thats just cool , i would not have the time or patients to do that

#698 5 years ago

SON OF A BI...... !!! WHAT HAS BEEN SEEN CANNOT BE UNSEEN!

#699 5 years ago

I just wanted to weigh in - Great Job!

#700 5 years ago

interested to see how the pin weighs-in.

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