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TIKI pinball


By scarybeard

1 year ago



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#51 1 year ago

Spent another evening painting up some art. Might spend one more night adding in some Teal stripes up and down the playfield... I havent decided yet. Might throw it up in photoshop to test it. Besides Ive spent more time than I intended already painting this thing.

Picked up a tripple thick krylon glaze to top coat with. I read somewhere its a quality product. Looking forward to the weekend!

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#53 1 year ago

I'll give it a shot! Looks like Amazon has a 2 pack.

#54 1 year ago

Ok I'm calling the test box playfield art done. Now to order some top coat and get this sucker populated.

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#55 1 year ago

Nice work, that looks pretty cool (borgdog wishes he had some art skills)

#56 1 year ago

Looks great! Looking forward to the build.

#57 1 year ago

Is this still going to be a cocktail table?
What did you do with old Foxy roulette wheel in middle?

#58 1 year ago
Quoted from Ericpinballfan:

Is this still going to be a cocktail table?
What did you do with old Foxy roulette wheel in middle?

Yea this is actually just a test box playfield I put together to work out the bugs in programing and relaying high power to coils for the first time. The cocktail table is still sitting empty and waiting. But for the purpose of wiring stuff up easy, and experamenting with stuff I've never done before, this 12" x 24" playfield will be a lot easier for me to work on than the real thing. and if any damage occurs, I'd rather learn my lesson with this than the cocktail.

Once I'm done with this I'll probably put a battery pack on it and hang it on the wall as just a display piece.

#59 1 year ago

I know I have already said this but.... make two and sell one to me please. Thank you! Awesome work!

#60 1 year ago
Quoted from SLCpunk2113:

I know I have already said this but.... make two and sell one to me please. Thank you! Awesome work!

Thanks! I saw another cocktail cabinet that was 'stripped' on craigslist for $200 last week. I was very tempted to pick it up but I have no where to put it! lol

It's very possible I'll be selling this one once I'm done with it and I'm sure its safe/reliable. That's a long ways off. but if all goes as planned I'd take the profits of this and everything I learned to make more machines.

#61 1 year ago

Great to know. Keep me in mind and keep up the good work!

#62 1 year ago

Put that SprayMax top coat on over the weekend. Finish is very nice! That spray is gnarly though. tons of hazard warnings on it. resperator and eyewear required. Its pretty serious stuff.

Spent last night installing lighting bayonet's, and a few star posts. Will update when the playfield is populated.

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#63 1 year ago

looks great, nice work

#64 1 year ago

I got the General Illumination all installed and hooked up. I cut out some rough plexi glass plastics. Installed the 2 big red targets. Its coming along!

Didnt have enough warm LEDs, so some are cool. I'll order more and fix em later.

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#65 1 year ago

Spraymax is great stuff!!

How did you drill/router the insert holes? By hand/press etc or some type of guide system?

#66 1 year ago
Quoted from kilmarnock1350:

Spraymax is great stuff!!
How did you drill/router the insert holes? By hand/press etc or some type of guide system?

Drilled them with a standard hand drill and some Forstner bits. Had to go slow and keep checking the depth with each insert to make sure I wasn't going too deep. then when the depth was right, used a slightly smaller gauge to drill all the way through. The arrow inserts were a pain in the ass. as were the slingshot kicker holes. dad to use a jigsaw to finish those shapes

I have a drill press but its a Jewelry sized press I got to make stop-motion armatures, so the playfield is way too big to fit under it. In the future (and for the cocktail playfield) I'm going to buy a plunge router to make my life a lot easier. I can just dial in the depth and go to town.

#67 1 year ago

https://instagram.com/p/BVgB-PtAAnz/

Got the test box flipper working! The relay I'm using has too much delay when triggered, so the flipper is wired like an EM machine would be, with the relay capable of 'cutting' power to the flippers when no game is active. The slingshots will be on the same set up. All other features will be fired through their relays. Only the flippers and slings need instant reactions.

Link to video above.

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#68 1 year ago

Nice. I've started a tiki -ish game (a riff on fireball island board game) of my own , a head to head game though. I may lift some of the ideas people are providing here that you aren't using

Prob a few more months before I start a Pinside thread, I do have a blog but mostly just wiring proc stuff right now.

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#69 1 year ago

Soldered a little prototype board to hold my shift registers. Ill be writing some code for all the insert lights this week. I have some more solid state Relays on order so I can run the slingshots and the drop target.

Coming along slowly... Really want this little test box working for Tiki oasis in San diego. Gives me 6 weeks or so I think to get some rules and scoring working.

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#70 1 year ago

welp, I spent some time this weekend writing some code, and trying to get the shift registers to work properly. I'm running into little problems here and there which is to be expected, but it has been taking up a lot of my free time, which I don't have a lot of. That, combined with the fact that I need to buy a bunch of parts that are very hard to find, or are out of stock, is seriously slowing my progress.

Unfortunately I am also trying to find a new job right now and so I really need to focus on building my portfolio and focus on potential employers. I think its probably best If I put this project on hold for 6 months, and get solid footing under me again. So I'm shooting for January 2018 to pick back up where I left off here. Until then I'll be gathering parts I have been waiting on for months, and sketching ideas for playfield artwork. I'll try and update here when I have anything worth showing, but I will probably be spending most of my free time for the rest of the year on the job hunt.

Until then!

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#71 1 year ago

Been working hard on portfolio and job hunting over the past 4 months. Think I'm pretty solid on that front now so I've been slowly getting back into testing stuff for this table (and other projects)...

One thing I have discovered during my 4 month break is Addressable LEDs.... Man this is such a better solution to lighting. I can control hundreds of RGB LEDs with just a single data line!? this is definitely how I'm going to be running my lights in this table. I also have been experimenting in running 'groups' of lights under the inserts to get some pretty cool effects.

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I also got my numerical display working, so I have a legit score counter now.

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I have also spent a little more time getting to know how to deal with the low power arduino / high power solinoids. Really looking forward to getting back into this project, and I'm sure the girlfriend will be really excited to get this cocktail table out of our kitchen... I'm going to start re-assembling the playfield as my next step, and getting the game working again without any art or rules. Once I get it functional, I'll start just shooting around and getting an idea of whats fun and whats not with the design, then break it down again, do artwork, and write the rules for the code.

The second big project I have going on is making a 'fortune teller' coin op machine. Been learning how to control servos for animatronics, and triggering sounds and music through the arduino. Also getting a lot of experience in lighting effects and that code as well.... Wish I had more free time!

also picked up a shelf for my Tiki Mugs... for... insperation...

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#72 1 year ago

took advantage of the holiday weekend and got some work done on the Tiki Pin.

I cleaned out the inside cabinet. Removed the last of the connector clips, and random screws/ board rails that were inside. I brushed it all out, sanded down a few things, then masked the edges and primed the inside with a thick primer.

Then spent 2 days routing some new insert lights into the playfield, and routing some new holes to support the new multi-ball trough. Then re-populating the playfield as much as I could before the end of the weekend. Next step is putting the power supply and boards on a rack and get some 'dumb' power flowing through those features so I can just do some random flipping and get a feel for how it plays. I had originally wanted to put a few drop targets in the playfield to act much like the scolerri brothers in Ghostbusters, but I'm going to get some play time in and see if I really need them...

Hopefully it will be running and I'll get some play time in over christmas break.

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#73 1 year ago

Looking great, keep it up and best wishes on the job hunt!

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#74 1 year ago

Ok, spent the holidays sick as a dog but working on the pin whenever I had the energy to. Drilled a few new holes in the play field, and got the foundation of my power supply and electrical work in there. I installed the power outlet, and plugged the power supply in and didn’t burn the house down! Huzzah!!

Tomorrow going to try and get the relays rigged, and power to the coils.

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#76 1 year ago

did a bunch more work on the machine over the weekend, though it doesnt LOOK like I did...

got some proto boards mounted, and started laying out the circuit design. I have all the inputs/outputs I can think of listed, though I'm sure a few more will pop up before I'm done. I have about a dozen pins left of the Arduino so I'm not too worried about running out of them. The pin inputs on the list and the diagram dont match up because I had to re-number them once I saw the physical relationship of the board to the arduino. So don't look too close.

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#77 1 year ago

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Got my Glowforge Laser Cutter last week. Been getting used to it and cutting my own plastics now! Progress....

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#78 1 year ago

Duuuude. One phrase: Custom cut veneer marquetry inlays...

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#79 1 year ago

Still hearting this project fo real.

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