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Resurrecting a Pinball Machine Using Raspberry Pi & Arduino

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DrFPGA
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Switching- with Solenoids
DrFPGA   8/16/2013 6:08:26 PM
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The first electronics teacher I had (in High School) taught us debugging techniques by creating several 'circuit' boards (wooden planks) where switches, solenoids and light bulbs were connected up in different ways. Each board had a particular 'bug' (missing connection, miss-wire, short circuit) that we needed to find and fix. This was the reason I got into electronics as a profession. Getting paid to figure out these puzzles and then seeing something work that I fixed- what a deal!

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Bring back the pinball machine
mcgrathdylan   8/16/2013 6:15:52 PM
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That's a great project. I dearly miss the old fashioned pinball machine. That's a form of entertainment we need to bring back. Maybe with a 21st century twist?

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Luis Sanchez
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This is fun
Luis Sanchez   8/17/2013 1:21:10 PM
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This is fun and I would like to make something of my own. I have to make some time for that. Working on it. 

Congrats... I wonder how he gets his kids involved... how old are they? 

This is great and it shows me a can do attitude!

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Re: Bring back the pinball machine
Caleb Kraft   8/19/2013 8:35:09 AM
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There are still pinball machines being made, they have fancy computer driven displays and stuff now.

There is also a virtual pinball system that is very impressive (click here to see one). they use two high definition displays to miimic the pinball machine. I'd love to have one of these.

 

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JanineLove   8/19/2013 9:00:53 AM
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Hi Dylan, We have at least half dozen old working ones in our basement! Great fun, especially when we are having a party. I'm still holding out hope for a Rocky & Bullwinkle machine, but they are very very pricey. RIght now the family favorite is probably Cyclone.

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Re: Bring back the pinball machine
Sheetal.Pandey   8/19/2013 1:16:28 PM
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quite a lot of work for single person. Cleaning up the wiring, cable and harness is itself the big job aprt from design issues.

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