(Topic ID: 80618)

The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy


By kaboom

6 years ago



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    #501 81 days ago

    Subway & Trough

    This update may be a tad excessive 

    #502 75 days ago

    Magnetic Drop target

    OK this is Awesome!

    As the video shows this is a Bally single Drop Target from the 80s it electrically went up only.
    What I have done is -
    Mount a coil from an old EM motor board on the rear of the unit -
    Mount some Ferris material on the arm of the drop target peg -
    Applied power -
    It is now is able to Auto Drop

    The advantages -
    No additional moving parts
    It didn't cost me much <$1 - two screws, two washers & an old otherwise redundant coil
    It solves a rather clunky design issue


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    #503 75 days ago

    Magnetic Drop Targets

    Installed first tests

    #504 74 days ago

    Very clever design!

    4 weeks later
    #505 46 days ago

    UPPER MIDDLE BALL DIVERTER

    #507 40 days ago

    That's really cool. Looks like it could be a bad ball trap though.

    #508 39 days ago

    Bug Blatter

    Stop frame animation

    #509 38 days ago
    Quoted from aobrien5:

    Looks like it could be a bad ball trap though.

    It certainly is - it will have a perspex plate above it to stop ball launches, it will also be part of the ball
    search program.
    My thinking, consider it mostly be in the 'down' position , consider it 'up' during the combo timer.
    During modes the outer loops will trigger it to be 'up' just before the ball gets there and 'down' moments later
    based on the timing of a 'successful shot'
    So popping 'up' only for the time the ball is expected to be going past it.

    #510 38 days ago
    Quoted from kaboom:

    It certainly is - it will have a perspex plate above it to stop ball launches, it will also be part of the ball
    search program.
    My thinking, consider it mostly be in the 'down' position , consider it 'up' during the combo timer.
    During modes the outer loops will trigger it to be 'up' just before the ball gets there and 'down' moments later
    based on the timing of a 'successful shot'
    So popping 'up' only for the time the ball is expected to be going past it.

    Slick

    #511 38 days ago
    Quoted from kaboom:

    Magnetic Drop target

    Are these Classic Bally Drop ledge targets?
    http://pinball.click/ClrDropTarget

    They look like it... Just wondering out loud if the "frosted" clear drops would look better than the white targets especially if you can back light them with some leds and/or control the LED color via the computer.

    #512 38 days ago
    Quoted from Zitt:

    Are these Classic Bally Drop ledge targets?
    http://pinball.click/ClrDropTarget
    They look like it... Just wondering out loud if the "frosted" clear drops would look better than the white targets especially if you can back light them with some leds and/or control the LED color via the computer.

    Yep they are 80s drops & I totally agree it would look cool

    #513 34 days ago

    Stop frame Studio 
    delux model

    #514 34 days ago

    Moving ahead slowly
    Playfield monitor ( the guide ) in and reinforcing done.
    Some insert holes - these were the ones I was nervous about.

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    #515 33 days ago

    Magic Button

    A ball eject program for servicing

    #516 32 days ago

    Captive Ball

    #517 32 days ago

    Thinking in 3 dimensions! Awesome!

    #518 32 days ago
    Quoted from aobrien5:

    Thinking in 3 dimensions! Awesome!

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    #519 31 days ago

    Wrapping up hoping all had a good weekend, thankyou to all who continue offering encouragement
    on this rather long winded project, it's always it's appreciated.

    These are the two Playfield monitors -
    the smaller of the two is a clone of the Backglass monitor.

    #520 31 days ago
    Quoted from kaboom:

    Yep they are 80s drops & I totally agree it would look cool

    Do you have a part number of the original?

    #522 30 days ago
    Quoted from Zitt:

    Do you have a part number of the original?

    I've ordered a bunch of these " classic Bally " to try out, thanks man.

    #523 27 days ago

    kaboom please see your gmail.com email account as I have some questions about your order.
    If you didn't get it; please let me know via PM.

    #524 26 days ago

    Looking at inlaying this stuff into the Playfield just because I can & make it serviceable with my method of construction.

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    #525 19 days ago

    Lower Playfield lighting tests

    #526 18 days ago

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