Hey everybody,welcome to our second build.
The Crazy Mansion...
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Thanks everybody,oncoming weeks we will be figuring out our layout,parts we'll use etc.
We have big and crazy plans for this pin.
With some funny "first in pinball" stuff.
Let's have some fun
Yeah,really want to pull this off man.
We need to take it slow to figure out a super layout.
Every shot has to be killer.
That is our first goal..
Last time we built on the fly and you run into trouble that way.
We are building the cabinet ourselves too...so we can say we built this thing from the ground up.
We plan on wiring it ourselves too.
That way you are not working with a big spaghetti mess with risk of shorting your P-ROC board...proof right here
Quoted from Pahuffman:
Are we still getting updates every Friday?!
Most fridays we will update,cause we have our Amigos meeting at my house on a friday but we are absolutely taking a more relaxed approach this time around.
Our first project felt like going to work sometimes.
This new machine is going to be legend.
We build some skills with Despicable Me Pinball Madness...now it's time for the real deal.
We found these real cool aerosols that make sort of a plaster finish for the mansion
This is a cranky dude,If you see him on the street,punch him in the face or spit at him
So...inbetween the sawmill that we run tonight,let me tell you something 'bout the Crazy Mansion..
Our playfield features a big abandoned insane asylum mansion where the ghosts of long forgotten patiënts are still present.
Your objective is to free the lunatics with each minigame.
Paranormal mode and such if you will...
If you free all the crazy ghosts you reach the wizard mode.
So why the helicopter mechanic picture you ask??
Well..one of our crazy patients from the past strongly believes he has been abducted by aliens...we are going to convert this mech into a ufo like afm...but better!
In this first mode we all agreed on,the ufo flies over the mansion and tries to abduct the poor crazy dude.
We ordered a little smoke machine that is normally used in rc tanks...
We are going to run a tube to the ufo so it emits smoke with blinking led during its flight.
First in pinball!
Would be cool if this was our actual serial number
By coinsedence it turned out on the side of the cab...or is it a sign from beyond?!
So there you have it...a lot of plywood parts...almost sawed them all to the right size tonight!
This is the rc smoke machine for the ufo , we will be the first ones with a smoking ufo for dramatic effect.
Leds will illuminate the smoke under the ufo and after the mode,a cabinet fan will suck the smoke from the playfield real quick through the back and out the machine.
Quoted from labnip:
y'all need to get that minions pin outta there before you start pulling parts from it to make the new much more awesomer-pin.
i could easily store it for ya, until you want it back...
We were just looking at it and figured gru's house would make an awesome mansion with some ellbow grease
Quoted from desertT1:
Check ebay for the Mitre bit. I just got one last week for a really good price. And practice on scrap first to set it up. You don't want to scrap your great cabinet parts because the bit wasn't set up correctly. Once it's set up, make a guide from some scrap so setting up next time is a breeze.
Yeah mic ordered one,hope we have it by next week friday
Quoted from rufessor:
ill the mansion have a destroyed look to it with rooms inside and maybe a open roof so you can watch the abduction occur? Just thinking it would be super cool if it could somehow work to see in the mansion and have the ball actually interact in a tiny space.... like Maybe two rooms your ball could enter each just a few- 20 sq inches or something- but when the ball got in, by a mech other than flippers and that you don't control- it went crazy bouncing off the padded walls. Maybe sling like mechs in a room to bounce ball around like super crazy for a few secs and a random like switch that triggers most of the time you get the ball in the mansion. Thinking what MM would be like if you could see in the castle and the ball went crazy in there then jumped out!
Yes,it is going to be an abandoned mansion with plaster fallen off here and there,revealing the bricks underneath,some dirt spots and climbing plants..
The plan is,like rescue 911,you shoot the ball in midplayfield left lock,we have a curved row of inserts in the flying path of the ufo..
The playfield lights black out..
The ufo illuminates and starts smoking and appears from behind the backboard.
Every insert that lights up has images of this scared lunatic on em and you'll need to tapyour flipperbuttons like crazy to keep up with the ufo.
(Cause you actually want to get abducted by the aliens in order to escape the Crazy Mansion)
When the ufo reaches the ball lock and you lit the last insert and thus kept up with the ufo,the upkicker shoots the ball against the electro magnet under the ufo and the ball/lunatic gets "abducted"
Quoted from swinks:
also that wireform if used on the launch can be like a jump a gorge or moat to get into the mansion ??? just ideas - cool theme and great following already - 77 people in a week - woo hoo
i designed this arch ages ago, could fit nicely as a one off
We are planning on a "dumpster dive" for the skill shot... mic bought a dumpster on ebay and we'll see how that pans out.
Your idea is really something to consider,it ties the theme together.
Quoted from swinks:
cool, maybe for the translite a interactive image of a mansion with windows lighting up showing progress through the mansion and a lit window can be a ghost that is freed. I still remember from 30 odd years ago going to the Efteling's Haunted Castle with the hand and arm holding the chandelier in the main room.
We will show our plans for the backbox next week...our thoughts aren't far apart actually,but we have an extraordinary cool toy for the backbox..
Look what a great day it is outside the gameroom.
Mic is working overtime today so he'll join us in a few hours
Dick has the evening shift at the bakery,so he has a sucky friday
I am going to hit off friday evening outside,i still have the old crappy backbox from the world cup soccer(page 1 minion topic).
I used it as a laptop table during the minion build.
Great it is still here,now i can use it as a mock up until the new cab is ready
One head(for some reason there is 4 heads in the roadshow parts cab) is complete with all coils and linkage,the other one only has the mouth functioning,but that is actually fine...you only have so much connections in your coil section and these heads use up a lot of them.
Red is the complete head...and ted is incomplete...i have 2 faces though
My idea was this:
We need sort of a ringmaster in this crazy mansion,you know..to irritate you while you are playing.
First i wanted to use one head,but 2 of something is always better!!!
Hahahaha...this is going to be awesome!
I will put a dc motor in ted's head with some axles so Ted will slowly move his eyes left and right and blink inbetween.
Important thing is his mouth so we can add speech to his crazy personality
Yeah...this feels so right...
We can totally change the appearance of these 2...weird hair,scars,etc....you know...make them really,really weird looking...
Quoted from MarkInc:
Maybe use servos instead of dc motors?
Yeah,i think this can be simplified by a lightyear...but just doodling with the stuff we have,i looked up the roadshow manual online and it is a fairly simple wiring.
I just located the original print,still there.
This connector feeds current and "reverse pulse" to the heads board.
It just might work as it is?
Just got an awesome idea!
What if i remove this kickback coil and we make a pipe for the ball way down through the entire cabinet,to the coin door,where a coil can free the ball at certain occasions?
It should fall into a little bowl in front of the coindoor (an led pulsing there to indicate it is there and the patient needs a pill)(or his medication if you will).
That pinball could be spray painted like a capsule two tone pill.
Gameplay should halt and the head opens his mouth after he says something insane about needing his meds might you need his guidance throughout the game!
The linkage is useless now,the gear drive is in another location so it is waaay too short...i will make a video in a few minutes,quite a fun update.
I just got the shivers..that is so spot on
Wow...this is going to be an epic journey
Quoted from swillie:
Well Fridays continue to be awesome thanks to this new pinball build. Kudos to you guys for barely letting off the gas after the Minions build and slamming the pedal to the floor on this one. Very entertaining.
We paused for a bit,but we had so many great ideas for the Crazy Mansion..we just had to start.
Quoted from mgpasman:
Haha, I can see you guys pumping out 300 of these bad boys even before Dutch Pinball .
Do i hear a pre order
Quoted from Marten:
Get some plastic ones! They have some really good ones nowadays. My wife put some in a basket in the garden and I watered them for two weeks until she told me they were plastic.
Hahaha,yeah that stuff looks so real
Quoted from Marten:
I like the talking heads in the backbox but does that mean all the boards are going to be somewhere under the playfield?
Yes..great ideas always have way greater consequences.
We are wiring the whole Crazy Mansion ourselves this time around so we will relocate the boards in the cabinet.
This time we are shooting for a conventional Bally widebody style cab and backbox,but the backbox will have an entirely different purpose.
We like to add mechanics to the backbox so it does cool stuff.
JJP has its lcd backboxes,we want our pins to have extra mechs in there...people will be shocked to see our backbox talking.
Crazy thoughts all the time.
Even the dmd is going to be located in the cabinet,wait till you see what we have planned with that!
Never been done before,suuuuuper awesome(god i wish this pin was done tomorrow!!! Can't wait to see what it looks like).
Quoted from J85M:
I've smoked a lot of weed in a lot of country's and the weed in Amsterdam is some of the best!
Now V8s that's definitely something Americans perfected!
Weed from Amsterdam, Pinball and American muscle V8s to cruise around in, if that's what heavens like then lord take me now
You forgot boobs,there should be boobs too!