(Topic ID: 190992)

The Crazy Mansion by the Pinball Amigos


By pinballrockstar

2 years ago



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    #34 2 years ago

    Ditch the P-Roc - go with the P3-Roc (or FAST) no crazy matrix wiring.

    1 week later
    #123 2 years ago

    Maybe use servos instead of dc motors?

    #135 2 years ago

    Pills: You could use it like the back box bonus count on "300"

    2 weeks later
    #376 2 years ago

    I'm confused. I thought they were in the Netherlands, not Norway?

    4 weeks later
    #582 2 years ago
    Quoted from pinballrockstar:

    Hey buddy!

    We gave up

    Never give up, never surrender! - just a suggestion that your next game should be Galaxy Quest

    #586 2 years ago
    Quoted from pinballrockstar:

    Let's haul pinballs!

    "I'd lend a hand, but you know, I'm taking pictures and updating pinside."

    2 weeks later
    #797 2 years ago

    they have roller switches for that. I used these for my Up/Down target bank.

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    1 week later
    #945 2 years ago
    Quoted from pinballrockstar:

    Ha!
    Yup,when our Crazy Mansion pinball catches fire,one might assume it is a special effect until flames shoot out the side!

    You could shoot flames out the sides on purpose to set the neigbouring machines on fire! Very evil haunted mansion.

    2 months later
    #1722 1 year ago

    Is this an 'off' week?

    I need my fix.

    #1729 1 year ago

    We had a party and launched Nightmare Before Christmas pinball!

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    3 weeks later
    #1925 1 year ago
    Quoted from pinballrockstar:

    And there was a guy once who thought the guys from the blue/white sticker spelled it the right way
    Come on people really?

    Originally called Puckman.
    Renamed Pacman to avoid graffiti artists changing the P to and F!
    So Packman is some weird transitional phase.

    1 month later
    #2491 1 year ago
    Quoted from swinks:

    here is another alternative, servo trigger board where you could have multiple triggers (switches) to activate the eye, say from a orbit, ramp etc and you can program pivot speed, turn and hold, turn and return - clever little board. Could also be used for curtains / windows in your mansion. I will be using these in tube time.
    https://www.sparkfun.com/products/13118

    It's quite simple with MPF using the FAST SERVO daughterboard.

    self.machine.servos.eye_horizontal.go_to_position(0)

    1 week later
    #2610 1 year ago
    Quoted from zombywoof:

    Curiously, in the U.S., illicit drugs are sold in both grams and ounces.

    and 'rocks' - how many rocks goes into a stone?

    3 weeks later
    #2857 1 year ago

    Is it time yet?

    2 weeks later
    #3029 1 year ago

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    #3031 1 year ago

    Well, some of us have punched in already. Clock is ticking.

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    #3034 1 year ago
    Quoted from meSz:

    He's probably driving down some dark remote road right now!

    A lost highway!?

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    1 week later
    #3118 1 year ago

    Mayonnaise on the 'chips' I can understand, but that looks like a bottle of mustard! So wrong!

    3 weeks later
    #3311 1 year ago

    Looks like the header is on the wrong side. You want minimal sticking out on the LED side. The connector goes on the back (not LED side)

    Also, the 2 GND and 2 5V holes are electrically connected on the LED board. GND IN to GND out. 5V IN to 5V OUT.
    DATA IN and DATA OUT are not - that is your serial chain.

    1 week later
    #3397 1 year ago

    That reminds me of the sticky stuff used to install glass tiles. Still sticky after 70 years.

    I tore apart a bathroom and salvaged a couple hundred square feet of pink glass, if anyone wants some.

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    #3438 1 year ago

    The opto transmitter boards:
    You feed power into them and it gives you power connections for 8 opto transmitter LEDs.
    You need 11 X .100 2 pin connectors and 8 resistors (220 Ohm if using 12V, or 56 Ohm if using 5V)

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/the-nightmare-before-christmas/page/9#post-3190235

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    3 weeks later
    #3626 1 year ago

    wait, what about on the sides? looks like enough room.

    1 week later
    #3670 1 year ago
    Quoted from Wolfmarsh:

    Are those the wire strippers king tut used?

    Not polite to comment on the appearance of another man's tool!

    #3675 1 year ago

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    #3775 1 year ago
    Quoted from pinballrockstar:

    Time for the Pinball Amigos first crazy video of the week!!
    This gang of irish travelers from the city of Cork,Ireland,are calling out a dude named ‘John-Paul’ for a fight
    The editor put some subtitles under the vid cause Irish is hard to follow.
    But it is mainly subtitled for the lack of braincells.
    I advise you to be in a certain state of mind,i nearly died laughing
    Big amigo greet,
    Bas
    » YouTube video

    Hide your potatoes and what ever you do, don't let them in your showers!

    1 week later
    #3865 1 year ago

    Are we on for today, please?

    (Bad week with all the deaths from cancer and suicides. Not to mention the backwards steps taken legally and politically.)

    Please cheer us up!

    #3916 1 year ago

    Frogs are smooth and slimey. That looked more like a toad - rougher skin.
    They don't live IN the water, just NEAR it.
    Lay their eggs in the water and grow up as tadpoles, but crawl out and live on land.

    4 weeks later
    #4228 1 year ago

    Is it just my hearing or did you call Mic ‘Mike’
    All this time I’ve been reading it like Mick.

    2 months later
    #5045 1 year ago
    Quoted from PinPatch:

    Just an idea on the UFO, instead of filling in blanks just put in LEDs that aren't powered.

    Or wire 2 LEDs to each circuit. 16?
    1,2,3,4,...,8,1,2,3,4,...,8
    So for example, when circuit 1 is energized, both leds will light.

    Sorry, I missed Zitt’s post. - what he said!

    4 months later
    #6271 8 months ago

    Happy Birthday!

    Enjoy your fizzy pinballs.

    4 weeks later
    #6547 7 months ago

    Hey! Where can I get one of those 'FAST' t-shirts?

    #6560 7 months ago

    I guess that’s what happens when you go too FAST!

    2 weeks later
    #6706 7 months ago
    Quoted from Thor-NL:

    Those flippers are strong! Wow.
    Great build as usual

    You probably don't need to drive them for 80ms now - they might get too hot. Try 40, maybe even 20?

    #6711 7 months ago

    Looks like mostly everyone is focused on Texas right now.
    Good time to make something crazy cool for all the rest of us that didn't go to TPF.

    1 week later
    #6774 6 months ago

    they don't usually appear until 4:20

    #6802 6 months ago
    Quoted from pinballrockstar:

    Hey friends! 4:20 and a Heineken first!
    [quoted image]

    Do you break for every 4:20 across the globe? Must be at least 9:20 there!

    2 weeks later
    #6983 6 months ago
    Quoted from pinballrockstar:

    No that is Dick’s favorite
    Lol

    But he's always too busy away 'baking' at work to enjoy it!

    #6989 6 months ago

    Yes! The gang is in!

    #6990 6 months ago

    Some actual work to cut through all the madness of anticipation for the Wonka reveal.

    #7047 6 months ago
    Quoted from pinballrockstar:

    I believe in total,it’s 363 lines of code to make the heads sing that song..
    I need to write like 50 more of these sequences

    You can make smaller shows and repeat them.

    Something like Intro_show.yaml, Verse_show.yaml, Chorus_show.yaml, Bridge_show.yaml, Exit_show.yaml
    Then have another show like Song.yaml
    That calls the other shows:
    intro, verse, chorus, verse, chorus, bridge, verse, chorus, exit

    2 months later
    #8030 3 months ago

    I'm guessing: Shoot the upper right corner, goes around the drain, triggers switch, diverter moves guide left (CCW), ball goes to the UFO pickup spot?

    Edit: just saw the video - awesome!

    1 month later
    #8372 62 days ago

    Safe Travels!

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