(Topic ID: 228908)

Trying to figure out electronics for my first machine

By Ahiggins

3 years ago

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  • Latest reply 3 years ago by jabdoa
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#1 3 years ago

I just started working on building my first pinball machine, while I work on the design and the theme I wanted to start thinking about electronics and sourcing those for this project. I saw that Team Pinball used a Raspberry Pi hooked up to their proprietary board, but I am wondering if you could do something similar with a P-ROC board from Multimorphic and a Raspberry Pi.

I've heard some criticism about using a raspberry pi, but I feel like boards are a pretty big expense with the production of a pinball machine and it might be a really good way to cut costs, especially for a beginner who has limited experience working with assembler. It may not be the best way of doing things, but I think it might be a good idea.

Please share your thoughts!

#2 3 years ago

Some people have had a Pi run the P-Roc, but I think most people run it off a laptop for ease when programing and debugging. Get the code working the way you want, then worry about embedding and booting up later (especially if you aren't familiar with Linux and have limited programing experience). It also depends on how much you want the Pi to do. If it needs to control a LCD too, it might be a struggle to optimize the code for the limited Pi performance.

#3 3 years ago

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