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Homemade Arduino Pinball Machine

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Arduino Controlled Pinball Machine

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Build a Pinball Machine

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  • Build a Pinball Machine about 2 months ago

    Hi Graham,
    You're right, usually they're pretty durable. I just had the bad luck of 3 of them giving out a week after I installed them so I had to resolder them one by one. Price is always a factor with pinball machines, it still seems to be a niche hobby which in turn rises the prices of existing hardware. It's therefore great to see people actually working with the machines and building new ones.

    Kind regards

  • Build a Pinball Machine 2 months ago

    Hi Graham,
    I have a project page here including a video. The main difference is that I used an old pinball playfield from an electromechanical machine and used that as my board. This saved me the trouble of designing the art and geometry of the field.
    My problem with the LEDs is that I also used standard 5mm LEDs, but there are no real sockets for them so you have to "hardwire" them by soldering the connections (and a resistor) to them. How do you exchange defective LEDs ? My solution is cheap since they basically don't cost anything, it's just a pain to replace them when they go bad...

    https://create.arduino.cc/projecthub/Frogger1108/homemade-arduino-pinball-machine-4a3314?ref=user&ref_id=309269&offset=0

    Kind regards

  • Build a Pinball Machine 2 months ago

    Hi Graham,
    I just found your project and I like it very much. I built a pinball machine myself recently, your coding, wiring and component organisation however is way better and cleaner than mine. What I didn't find in your documentation is the kind of lighting you used, I just saw the 5 mm LED and the led stripe in your ebook. Did you use single, 5mm LEDs for the playfield ? If so, how did you secure them or did you use some kind of socket ?

    Kind regards

    Michael

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