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 ====== Hal-Con 2015 Pinball Project ====== ====== Hal-Con 2015 Pinball Project ======
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 +Stretch Goals
 +
 +  * Cabinet Shaker Motor
 +  * Playfield Incline Motor
 +  * Nixie Tube Score Multiplier
 +  * 
 +
 +**Note:** While this wiki is and probably will continue to be horribly out of date, we are working on the pinball project pretty much weekly (note added July 2015).
  
 We're looking at using a [[http://​www.ipdb.org/​machine.cgi?​id=2260|William'​s Space Shuttle]] as a donor game. This game is from 1984, and the playfield should be 20.25" wide and 42" long. We're looking at using a [[http://​www.ipdb.org/​machine.cgi?​id=2260|William'​s Space Shuttle]] as a donor game. This game is from 1984, and the playfield should be 20.25" wide and 42" long.
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   * Mar 19   * Mar 19
   * Apr 02   * Apr 02
-  * Apr 16+  * Apr 16 - Planned an ambitious, moderate, and basic version of the playfield.
   * Apr 30   * Apr 30
   * May 14   * May 14
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   * Top Lock - There is no top lock on the box.  Do we want to add one?   * Top Lock - There is no top lock on the box.  Do we want to add one?
   * Backglass - We can scrape the backglass with a stainless razor blade and reuse it.  We'll need to replace the backglass if we move the speaker from the backbox, as the speaker panel takes up the whole lower portion of the backbox.   * Backglass - We can scrape the backglass with a stainless razor blade and reuse it.  We'll need to replace the backglass if we move the speaker from the backbox, as the speaker panel takes up the whole lower portion of the backbox.
 +  * Hinge - the back is hinged, for transport. ​ There'​s a clasp accessible outside the box.  There should be 2 bolts inside to secure the backbox to the cabinet. ​ We need to make sure those are there, otherwise anyone can send the back smashing into the cabinet.
    
 ==== Cabinet ==== ==== Cabinet ====
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   * Playfield Glass - Replace (scratched) with tempered using John's contact.   * Playfield Glass - Replace (scratched) with tempered using John's contact.
   * Flipper Buttons - We have new ones, currently on the test rig   * Flipper Buttons - We have new ones, currently on the test rig
-  * Start Button - replace.+  * Start Button - replace, or at least add a bezel around it.
   * Coin Door   * Coin Door
     * Rechrome the coin slot.  ​     * Rechrome the coin slot.  ​
     * Polish the rest (it's stainless).  ​     * Polish the rest (it's stainless).  ​
     * There is a hole that needs filled or disguised.     * There is a hole that needs filled or disguised.
-    * Replace the lock (we don't have a key for the current lock)+    * Replace the lock (we don't have a key for the current lock) (Yes, we do! the old key was broken off inside the barrel)
     * Replace the "​Insert Coin" square inserts with OLED displays that could randomly change to "​Insert (credit|blueback|space buck|chronodollar|latinum|quatloo|dollarpound|druggat|etc.)"​. ​ We can see how likely this is once we take possession of the cabinet.  ​     * Replace the "​Insert Coin" square inserts with OLED displays that could randomly change to "​Insert (credit|blueback|space buck|chronodollar|latinum|quatloo|dollarpound|druggat|etc.)"​. ​ We can see how likely this is once we take possession of the cabinet.  ​
 +    * {{:​pinball_before:​sam_3940.jpg?​100|}}It might be cool, but ambitious, to cast a new coin door part (the part that sticks out), replacing "​Williams"​ with "​Halifax Makerspace"​. ​ This should maybe be a "flex goal", if we find ourselves with too much time prior to Hal-con.
   * Ball Launch - Chris has new ones   * Ball Launch - Chris has new ones
   * Legs - Replace. ​ $60-100 total, probably. ​ We can try to sand and paint the old ones first.   * Legs - Replace. ​ $60-100 total, probably. ​ We can try to sand and paint the old ones first.
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 Pictures of the work in progress can be found at [[Hal-Con 2015 Pinball Project Images]]. Pictures of the work in progress can be found at [[Hal-Con 2015 Pinball Project Images]].
  
 += Resources =
 +
 +http://​pinballmakers.com/​wiki/​index.php/​Main_Page
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 +bally pop bumper cap has two 1/8" screw holes that are on 1 7/8" centers
 +
 +Stuff to deal with power wise:
 +  * Fuse the 110V side. (fused IEC male panel mount http://​au.rs-online.com/​web/​p/​iec-connectors/​7300473/​)
 +  * Switch 110V (250VAC 15A)
 +  * Switch 48V (60VDC 15A)
 +
 +Stuff to deal with noise on the switch inputs:
 +  * filtering on 48VDC (Low pass filter to eliminate PWM frequency)
 +  * 4.7-1K pullups on switch inputs
 +  * filtering on arduino power
 +  * tidy up the wiring
 +  * heavier ground wire
 +  * Choke/​toroid on flipper wires
  
 +====== State of the Project ======
  
 +=== Cabinet ===
 +   * Finish sanding and priming (There are a few places where the grain is showing through the primer, we would like to clean those up)
 +   * Legs (We have the old set that came with our donor machine that need to be:)
 +     * Cleaned/​prepped
 +     * Primed
 +     * Painted
 +     * Clear coated
 +   * Playfield glass (The donor glass is fairly beat up. A new sheet would be very nice to have.)
 +   * Coin Door (Again the existing door from the donor machine needs some love:)
 +     * Unbending
 +     * Polishing
 +   * May need some new mounting hardware (carriage bolts and the like)
 +   * Internal 120V power distribution
 +   * Need to ground all external metal
 +     * Side-rails
 +     * Lock-down bar
 +     * Coin door
 +     * Legs
  
 +=== Software ===
 +   * Raspberry Pi (mainboard)
 +     * Raspbian OS
 +     * Mission Pinball (https://​missionpinball.com/​)
 +       * Audio
 +       * Dot Matrix Display
 +     * Our game implementation
 +   * Arduino
 +     * Drop target OLED software
 +     * NeoPixel Lighting
 +       * We are planning to go with the Fade Candy board (http://​www.adafruit.com/​product/​1689) since it is directly supported by Mission Pinball (see above)
  
 +=== Playfield ===
 +(This is by far the critical path)
 +   * Layout (There will be a forthcoming document for consideration and approval by Hal-Con)
 +   * Artwork
 +   * Fabrication
 +     * Blank plywood (John Greatwich has generously offered us one of his blanks for the final machine)
 +     * CNC milling (eyecandysigns got back to me, we are working on establishing a time-line)
 +     * Glue/epoxy the light lenses into the playfield (we plan to use only white or clear lenses and let the neopixels provide the colour)
 +     * Sanding
 +     * Sealing (Not sure if this is a thing, need to ask John)
 +     * Printing (back to eyecandy signs)
 +     * Clear coating (This will happen at John's place, he has the infrastructure)
 +     * Install
 +       * Toys
 +       * Lighting
 +       * OLED Drop Target Displays
 +       * Wiring (so much wiring)
 +     * Testing
  
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