The dirtiest Xenon on planet Earth

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The dirtiest Xenon on planet Earth


By dudah

58 days ago



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#51 7 days ago
Quoted from dudah:

30 more star posts coming up in translucent blue!
Just the first layer took nearly 20 minutes.
I'll check in the morning and see where it's at!
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Is this your home printer? I wish I was as skilled as you are with these printers and different machines! That’s very neat. And you have a local space to play with them, even cooler!

#52 7 days ago

I would almost drive down to see this in person when you are done. Nice work.

#53 7 days ago

Awesome thread!

#54 7 days ago
Quoted from RustyLizard:

I would almost drive down to see this in person when you are done. Nice work.

Russ, you sold me a DM a few years back! I was the dude that came with the puppy. Feel free to hit me up if you're in Chicago!

Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

Is this your home printer? I wish I was as skilled as you are with these printers and different machines! That’s very neat. And you have a local space to play with them, even cooler!

The large format printer is at the hackerspace. 3D printers are very approachable!

#55 7 days ago

WELP, swung by after work and it seems it shat out pretty hard. The printer said it was a 16 hour job.
As I was cleaning up, they were breaking apart in my hands which leads me to believe the filament is old and/or there were some temperature issues with the extruder or bed. Also, the translucent blue didn't turn out translucent, but I still like the color! Will try again...

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#56 7 days ago
Quoted from dudah:

Russ, you sold me a DM a few years back! I was the dude that came with the puppy. Feel free to hit me up if you're in Chicago!

The large format printer is at the hackerspace. 3D printers are very approachable!

I remember. You, the dog and a widebody in a Honda Fit. I bought a Data East JP today that looks like something you would buy. Pretty rough.

#57 7 days ago

I love a high end restoration, but part of me likes these more. I've brought some real dogs back from the dead and it's always been very rewarding. I just started playing with 3d printing and I can't wait to see all of the innovation it will bring to restoring old games. Looks great so far, following....

#58 7 days ago

Wow just noticed this thread. Very cool man!

#59 7 days ago
Quoted from dudah:

WELP, swung by after work and it seems it shat out pretty hard. The printer said it was a 16 hour job.
As I was cleaning up, they were breaking apart in my hands which leads me to believe the filament is old and/or there were some temperature issues with the extruder or bed. Also, the translucent blue didn't turn out translucent, but I still like the color! Will try again...
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My friend has a 3D printing hobby shop type of thing online and I’ve seen too many of these kinds of FAILS to want learn 3D printing.

If I came home after waiting 16 hours to see my printer shat itself all over like that, I’d throw it out a window!

#60 7 days ago

Pulled some more stuff off and cleaned just a big pile of dirt off...

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#61 7 days ago

Spent at least 3 hours tonight taping off the white with frisket and mask, and airbrushing it.
Using some createx paints I shook for at least a minute, it was less than great performance.
I tried two airbrushes and feel like they got clogged more I used them.
I got it done, and threw the printout and protector on, looks frickin great!
It obviously took a lot of work to get here, but feel it was a worthwhile effort for very little cost.

Some problems I foresee with the protector:
The rollovers are a tiny bit too low now. It was also a pain to trim around them. I used a drill to cut into it. Will likely 3D print a tiny thin wafer to make them taller.
On the lower end, there's material missing under the ball guides to allow them to slip on. Over time the bare paper will get dirty. May cut some extra material to fill it in, may not.

After tonight a little burned out by the time I've invested into this turd.
However, it feels great to be at a big milestone.

What's left:
Evaporust/tumble all the hardware
Reassemble the top
Go through all the boards
Rebuild the bottom of the cabinet
Reassemble!

So in reality, I have at least a good 6+ hours left in this.
I was hoping this would be a quick project, but that never seems to be possible!

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#62 7 days ago

I just had to know what the inserts look like lit up.
Hooked up some bulbs and was pleasantly surprised how good they look!
The blue one is a LED and the red is incandescent, the red actually looks better!
Will save myself the time and money of LED's and stick with the incadescents in there.
A few others weren't so great, but overall, I'm NOT going to cut out all the inserts, and am glad I printed the playfield out on thin paper and not something thicker!

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#63 5 days ago
Quoted from dudah:

WELP, swung by after work and it seems it shat out pretty hard. The printer said it was a 16 hour job.
As I was cleaning up, they were breaking apart in my hands which leads me to believe the filament is old and/or there were some temperature issues with the extruder or bed. Also, the translucent blue didn't turn out translucent, but I still like the color! Will try again...
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Before doing big prints like this, I usually do a small test run.

#64 5 days ago

Its looking really good.

#65 5 days ago

Dumb question. Are you making a paper overlay then just putting a protector over the top of it?

#66 5 days ago
Quoted from GreenMachine19:

Dumb question. Are you making a paper overlay then just putting a protector over the top of it?

i was having a debate with a friend about doing a similar technique for a "Poor man's Hardtop" but not using a pre-made protector.

#67 5 days ago
Quoted from GreenMachine19:

Dumb question. Are you making a paper overlay then just putting a protector over the top of it?

Yes!
Certainly the poor mans hard top. I considered adhering it to the bottom of the protector but figured "why bother?".
It's never going to get lifted up for a very long time.

#68 5 days ago

Just use automotive vinyl w Mylar top coat straight from printer - all laser cut to shape as it prints ... then peel n stick it can be stretched in all directions and lifted / repositioned and won’t wear too

#69 4 days ago
Quoted from manitouguy:

Just use automotive vinyl w Mylar top coat straight from printer - all laser cut to shape as it prints ... then peel n stick it can be stretched in all directions and lifted / repositioned and won’t wear too

Sounds expensive! This was inkjet and was free and it's done.

#70 4 days ago

Looking good man! Definitely time consuming as most game resto a are, but at least you’re keeping the costs down.

#71 4 days ago
Quoted from dudah:

Sounds expensive! This was inkjet and was free and it's done.

Well, you should have the print file. And really I doubt it is too expensive. I'd say wait and see how this holds up and plays. You can always in the future go forward and try the vinyl.

All in all I really like your solution its clever. And you don't have to worry about wear and tear. Just the mechs not working. Really great way to play pinball.
I'm a bit jealous as I wish I had a nice beater machine like this.

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