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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 +**Note:** While this wiki is and probably will continue to be horribly out of date, we are working on the pinball project pretty much weekly (note added July 2015).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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   * tidy up the wiring   * tidy up the wiring
   * heavier ground wire   * 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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