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Tumbleweed Pinball ( homebrew project )

By kaboom

10 years ago

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    #1 10 years ago

    Hi all,
    It's time to start putting up some videos and pictures of the recent Tumbleweed build.This will include all the timeline photos of the playfield from a sheet of ply to where it stands today.
    Built between January and September 2013 this machine was built without a motor board or processor.All functions are performed using electronic 0 > 9 units run by 4017 chips and 555 timers.
    The idea of this was to make a machine with cheap garden variety parts easily available to anyone.Details on the boards and circuits used to follow....
    Here's Tumbleweed (the band ) who rocked into Pizza n Pinball to play their machine
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    Jollystunts video using a chest mounted camera ( cheers mate )



    For now though a general info video



    Timeline Photos of the playfield incarnations

    One of a couple... of steppers , this one counts latched circuits enables next ball and latches ready to fire
    Sorry there aren't more pretty lights (everything looks better on the other side of the playfield ).

    For those who are so inclined




    Kind of amusing response from the bands Facebook site on the Pinfest weekend


    Might as well watch a Tumbleweed video - Silver Lizard

    Caught this video of the Daddy Longlegs Multiball before my phone finally had enough

    The Tumbleweed pinball in a Battle of the bands at Pinball n Pizza

    Thanks to Chris , Dom and Edy for organizing this crazy line up.
    Metallica Tumbleweed AC-DC Guns n Roses
    My money's on the Gunners ( Get into PnP and vote with a coin ).


    The Tumbleweed fans on Facebook seem to dig it


    #2 10 years ago

    WOW! Very kewl! Nice job! Congrats!~SpOoKy

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    #4 10 years ago

    This machine is great fun to play . You did a fantastic job Andrew .

    #5 10 years ago

    Very nice. I like how you mix old & new with the score display + DMD. You even shoot the balls out of the drain.

    #6 10 years ago

    Sweet. Nice job!

    1 week later
    #7 10 years ago

    Will be interested to see how you made it all work.

    #8 10 years ago
    Quoted from Bowman9:

    Will be interested to see how you made it all work.

    Please follow the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy build , circuits and progress will be posted .
    ( Uses the same hardware as the Tumbleweed )

    #9 10 years ago

    It's a very enjoyable game! Different in how it plays I put a few bucks in there when I was up there.

    #10 10 years ago

    Good work, Kaboom.


    #11 10 years ago
    Quoted from chadderack:

    Good work, Kaboom.

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    Cheers for the pic

    5 months later
    #12 9 years ago

    That looks very fun. I like the design simple but some cool shots. Looks to not be a drain monster either.

    Great work.


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