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


By Mk1Mod0

7 years ago



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#1200 5 years ago

That is awesome Great job!

#1201 5 years ago

Truly a masterpiece!

#1202 5 years ago

The game is stunning, nice work!

#1203 5 years ago

Truly amazing. wow!

#1204 5 years ago

beautiful machine, well down

#1205 5 years ago

Can't wait

#1206 5 years ago

One of a kind and amazing! What great work.

#1207 5 years ago

God I hope to play this someday! Simply amazing!

#1208 5 years ago

Nicely done! Amazing attention to detail. Thanks for sharing the journey.

#1209 5 years ago

*wow*

So what is the final weight of this machine?

#1210 5 years ago

So glad you finished it! Looks amazing. I love being able to see all the cool mechanical movements as you play

#1211 5 years ago

You won Pinside - The fact that you documented each and every step, including your mistakes (the most important part for us readers to learn from), is nothing short of amazing.

#1212 5 years ago

Hot damn this looks awesome. Aside from the project itself, I can really respect all the hard work and skill that's gone into this machine. Awesome work!

#1213 5 years ago

10,000 by Christmas. (joke)

That truly is amazing and priceless.

How much to build another one now that you have all the bugs worked out? ha ha

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#1214 5 years ago
Quoted from Mk1Mod0:

I also intend to make a clear collection. So if you know anyone who has a cheap but serviceable pitch and bat or rifle game, hit me up.

Oh my god, someone please give this man an EM arcade.

Enjoy all your well-deserved praise this weekend at TPF, MK1MOD0! Looks stellar!!!

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(I'm not in Texas, just living vicariously through labnip's updates: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/txpinfest-2015-chillin-weekend-time )

Ryan Claytor
Elephant Eater Comics
www.ElephantEater.com

#1215 5 years ago

Wow, that machine is beautiful! Now that is a project to be proud of!!!

#1216 5 years ago

You did an amazing job on this.
Congrats!

#1217 5 years ago

I have been following this for a while. I know you had your frustrations with it, but it looks awesome.

#1218 5 years ago

Im in awe!!! Great job beyond words !!!!!!

#1219 5 years ago

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#1220 5 years ago

OK.. I met Shawn this weekend and put him on TV. Also Robert Herbison talks about EM's

#1221 5 years ago

LOL

I used to have one of those State Fair as a kid. My little cousins have it now, still works.

#1222 5 years ago
Quoted from Jumping-Box:

OK.. I met Shawn this weekend and put him on TV. Also Robert Herbison talks about EM's
» YouTube video

Awesome!!!

#1223 5 years ago

Just played at TPF......so cool!! great job man! True highlight of the show

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#1224 5 years ago
Quoted from Mk1Mod0:

All problems resolved. Ready for TPF. Video forthcoming.

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WOW would you look at that...stunning simply stunning.

#1225 5 years ago
Quoted from RyanClaytor:

Oh my god, someone please give this man an EM arcade.
Enjoy all your well-deserved praise this weekend at TPF, MK1MOD0! Looks stellar!!!
clearlyInsane.jpg
(I'm not in Texas, just living vicariously through labnip's updates: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/txpinfest-2015-chillin-weekend-time )
Ryan Claytor
Elephant Eater Comics
http://www.ElephantEater.com

If that doesn't win Best at Show MK1 got robbed.

#1226 5 years ago
Quoted from Jumping-Box:

OK.. I met Shawn this weekend and put him on TV. Also Robert Herbison talks about EM's
» YouTube video

That is great!! Love the news piece, gets the show a lot more exposure.

#1227 5 years ago

Congrats MK1MOD0 for Best of Show.

#1228 5 years ago

An accomplishment in every sense of the word. Amazing job and congrats on it MK.

#1229 5 years ago
Quoted from jfesler:

Congrats MK1MOD0 for Best of Show.

Fantastic!

#1230 5 years ago

Well deserved recognition! Plus the featurette on the local news.

#1231 5 years ago
Quoted from Jumping-Box:

OK.. I met Shawn this weekend and put him on TV. Also Robert Herbison talks about EM's

Shawn, congrats on the news piece. Just watched it with my 1.5-year-old son. He instantly wanted to watch it again.

"MORE!" He said, and the process repeated. We're currently on our fourth viewing and counting.

Kudos on your ambitious and inspiring project,
Ryan Claytor
Elephant Eater Comics
www.ElephantEater.com

#1232 5 years ago

Watched this thread from the beginning. Fantastic project. Well deserved recognition.

#1233 5 years ago

Nothing but respect here. CONGRATS!!!



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#1234 5 years ago

Boom. Thanks again to all for your advice, suggestions and encouragement

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#1235 5 years ago

Congratulations on your well deserved Best of Show!!
-Jeff

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#1236 5 years ago

I didn't see this at first. Pinside was representing

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#1237 5 years ago
Quoted from Mk1Mod0:

Boom. Thanks again to all for your advice, suggestions and encouragement

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Lol and the girl sitting there was like... "Meh." Like you weren't even there.

#1238 5 years ago

Congrats. That's fantastic.

It would be fun if, at future shows, someone brought an original Sonic Super Straight and displayed them side by side.

#1239 5 years ago

I love it when a plan comes together. Congratulations! you really deserved it.

Not being there and not knowing the other pins that you were in competition with. BUT i can not imagine any competition to be had compared to the amount of work that thing was.

Did I miss the Final total weight tally.

Could you do a scuba for me with double walled cabinet/fish tank?? Please.

#1240 5 years ago

congrats, well deserved, what's your next show?

#1241 5 years ago
Quoted from browne92:

Congrats. That's fantastic.
It would be fun if, at future shows, someone brought an original Sonic Super Straight and displayed them side by side.

I meant to have a pic of the donor machine in "before" condition and forgot it in the rush to load. Also left the manual and schematic I meant to have sitting in the bottom. A clear coin box is in the works.

Quoted from CNKay:

Did I miss the Final total weight tally.

Around 550 I think. It's somewhere back in those 25 pages.

Quoted from beatmaster:

congrats, well deserved, what's your next show?

HAAG 2015 in Houston. A very different and very fun show.

#1242 5 years ago
Quoted from Mk1Mod0:

HAAG 2015 in Houston. A very different and very fun show.

I'm SOOOOO looking forward to seeing this in person.

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#1243 5 years ago

Shared the vids on Facebook and twitter. Simply and amazing project. Such a great job.

#1244 5 years ago

Clap clap clap clap!!

Amazing! Congrats!

#1245 5 years ago

Congrats, that's an impressive effort. You should be proud of your accomplishment. Well played.

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#1246 5 years ago

So now that I have completely recovered from the long weekend and my head size has shrunk back to near normal, it is time to fix what went wrong. Fortunately, very little did. For a machine that was just completing games a week or two before the show, it did remarkably well. I think the more it was played the happier it got. And BOY did it get played! (Huge thanks to the organizers for the prominent placement!)

Upon arrival, it was only capable of one or two person games. In the course of the show it developed two other problems, both mechanical. One, my fault. In my rush to mount the start button to the cabinet I used a close to the right size drill bit I had on hand instead of waiting to get the proper sized one. (This was two years ago at the beginning.) In normal home use, no big deal. After a few hundred people mashed it trying to get to 3 or 4 player games it would jam sideways in the oversized hole and hold the normally open credit switch closed. Not good.

The other problem is just 40 years of wear and tear on the most active relay, the ten pointer. Around noon on Sunday I was alerted by a few helpful patrons that the machine had problems. A close inspection showed that a metal rivet that connects a nylon piece to a metal piece had become loose and was wedging the 10 point relay closed. Not good. The quick and dirty solution was to snip the wires from the hot side of the solenoid that activates the relay and turn the game back on. There were only a few hours left in the show and I had no spare parts for what would be a time consuming fix. On to the details...

#1247 5 years ago

This is what the "poblem" rivet should look like. To the right in the photo is the backside of the rivet next over. This is what it should look like. The problem rivet has no curled over portion left at all. When the relay would activate a few hundred times a minute it would work its way out.

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Eventually, the rivet would protrude far enough to wedge itself against a part of the solenoid bracket and cause problems.

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To get it playing for the rest of the show I took the easy road.

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#1248 5 years ago

So after some wrestling with old screws, I got it disassembled. Since this IS pinball, problems often come in twos. As I removed the nylon 'switch mover' a portion of the end switch came with it. Fabulous!
Now I need two pieces to fix this problem.

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Fortunately, I have a "parts bin." This is a switch bank off of an old Williams play field that I purchased at TPF 2012. Now I know why I never throw anything away.

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Well, what do you know? A perfect match!

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Now on to the repairing...

#1249 5 years ago

wow

good detective work

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