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Big Bang Bar (replica virtual pin 46" 32" 19")
« on: April 22, 2011, 12:32:12 pm »


PC Spec
I7 870 2.93ghz CPU
Asus motherboard
OCZ Agility II 90gb SSD drive
Corsair 850w PS
Corsair A50 cpu cooler
8gb Ripsaw DDR1600 memory
EVGA GTX460 1gb (x2) Video cards
Windows 7 64bit

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Samsung 46" Ultra thin LED
Samsung 32" Ultra thin LED
Viewsonic 19" LED



Day 1 of construction.
cabinet size basically the same as the widebody setup in the Dr who thread.
Using Ultra thin LED LCD Screen's, these things are really compact. less than a 1" thick total. Wanted to lay the screen down inside the cabinet rather than on top of the rails to get the correct effect.
Have routed a 1/2" slot to take the screen so that I could still use a std widebody lockbar. The back of the cabinet will have a drop down door so you can slide the screen out if required. PC will mount to a rail so can be removed or worked on from the back and allow you to leave the screen in place.

Current plan is to install full working coin mechs and cashbox as per a std setup. with hope when you open the coor door and look inside it will look just like a normal pinball.




2nd weekend spending sometime on this cab. not a lot new as I have been bouncing between projects (BBB,mini cab,home theater, honey doo's)
leg bolt holes drilled and brackets mounted
back door and computer tray made and mounted
rear cooling fans, lock and usb port mounted (nice usb port, also has speaker output so you can run your sound out to your home stereo if you wanted for even more punch!!)
saturday night built the pc and installed windows 7 and vp etc, working nice with some incredible frame rates.

almost time to move onto the backbox....






todays 4 hours accomplishments....

shooter mounted
start button mounted
coin door mounted
coin box and frame installed
backbox monitors mounted all inside the head for easier removal (for the 32" i modified part of the std base mount it came with), worked out nice and easy with the top routed into the backbox.
19" DMD mounted with some slotted wood brackets

that should do it for today i think :)







quick hour on the cabinet tonight before dinner :)

kicker 4" components mounted in speaker panel backboard
fosgate sub mounted in cab bottom
coin door interlock switch bracket mounted.

time to take backbox apart, cut hole for 220mm fan, then onto filling/sanding and some purple primer :)





Quote from: mameman;120221
ok, build has finally moved inside for final assembly and then tweaking.

sub fitted
installed backbox screens
mesh screens installed for cabinet & backbox holes plus on the underside of the cab to protect the sub.
Decal application has begun, after 24-48 hours (once the soapy water has evaporated), I will trim the backbox decals.




wiring is now officially complete!!!


label in place :)

was fun running the rom for BBB on the machine, would be nice to have the table to load and play now :)

whats remaining...
1.cut glass for back glass and back paint
2.small notch on rear draw to clear inside of legs
3.install games and configure (the next painful step)lol
4.clean those nasty fingerprints off the glass..


« Last Edit: July 07, 2011, 09:18:52 pm by macattack »
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Re: Big Bang Bar
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2011, 12:56:00 pm »
Awesome.

How much did the playfield screen cost?

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Re: Big Bang Bar
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2011, 12:59:47 pm »
Think you can find them for around $1300 now
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Re: Big Bang Bar
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2011, 01:19:43 pm »
 :applaud: Looking really good so far.

How heavy is that thing, make sure  you have enough support, I'd throw another sawhorse under there just in case.

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Re: Big Bang Bar
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2011, 01:29:33 pm »
nah its not that heavy, i can pick it up unassisted. getting legs on it tonight so will be on solid ground soon :)
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Re: Big Bang Bar
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2011, 01:42:11 pm »
Man, I am going to have to look into this pinball thing.  Great move to put the playfield below the top glass, I've seen a couple here like that and it looks great.

Question:  are the tables you are going to use designed so they have depth cues, like you are seeing part of the vertical wall around the playfield projected on to the flat surface? Or do they just represent a true birdseye view of the flat play area?  I don't know if I am articulating this well.  I'm at work and can't come up with example pics right now. 

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Re: Big Bang Bar
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2011, 02:33:15 pm »
Aw hell yeah! Did you get the art from Gene Cunningham? I didn't know it was available....I LOVE the look of that machine, saw one of the reproductions at pinExpo a few years ago.. beautiful retro graphics..Cant wait to see yours!

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Re: Big Bang Bar
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2011, 09:04:28 pm »
first post updated with this weeks progress.
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Re: Big Bang Bar
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2011, 06:49:30 am »
Wow.  :applaud:

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Re: Big Bang Bar
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2011, 08:09:03 pm »
todays 4 hours accomplishments....

shooter mounted
start button mounted
coin door mounted
coin box and frame installed
backbox monitors mounted all inside the head for easier removal (for the 32" i modified part of the std base mount it came with), worked out nice and easy with the top routed into the backbox.
19" DMD mounted with some slotted wood brackets

that should do it for today i think :)





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Re: Big Bang Bar
« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2011, 08:33:47 pm »
What a fantastic looking machine! Sometimes I like seeing machines more BEFORE they are finished than when they are finished. If I see another thread like this I think that I am not going to be able to resist a visual pinball project much longer. Can't wait for more pics. Keep up the great work!!!!!

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Re: Big Bang Bar
« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2011, 08:38:10 pm »
Looking really nice so far!

Where did you get those huge fans?


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Re: Big Bang Bar
« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2011, 08:49:49 pm »
Looking really nice so far!

Where did you get those huge fans?


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Re: Big Bang Bar
« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2011, 09:23:10 pm »
Oh ok. Thanks.

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Re: Big Bang Bar
« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2011, 09:30:28 am »
Looking nice. And you're making rapid progress!

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« Reply #15 on: May 01, 2011, 10:15:59 am »
Looking nice. And you're making rapid progress!

Thanks, yeah i can usually turn them out pretty quick :)
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Re: Big Bang Bar
« Reply #16 on: May 01, 2011, 03:27:03 pm »
Really, really well thought out and executed to this point.  Very Impressive.

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« Reply #17 on: May 02, 2011, 10:04:27 am »
Really, really well thought out and executed to this point.  Very Impressive.

- Rodney

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« Reply #18 on: May 03, 2011, 01:06:21 am »
Dude the way your screen sneaks into the panel is awesome.

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« Reply #19 on: May 03, 2011, 05:31:39 pm »
Dude the way your screen sneaks into the panel is awesome.

Wow FML

lol 'sneaks' thanks.
was the only way i could get a 46" to conform to the limits of a widebody setup. i think the final result will be outstanding.
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Re: Big Bang Bar
« Reply #20 on: May 05, 2011, 05:29:15 pm »
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was the only way i could get a 46" to conform to the limits of a widebody setup. i think the final result will be outstanding.

it will be outstanding?!  :censored:  I think it will be godlike :D

dude I love your setup!  :cheers:

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« Reply #21 on: May 05, 2011, 08:31:09 pm »
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was the only way i could get a 46" to conform to the limits of a widebody setup. i think the final result will be outstanding.

it will be outstanding?!  :censored:  I think it will be godlike :D

dude I love your setup!  :cheers:

thanks Chris, should turn a corner this week. almost time for artwork install :)
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Re: Big Bang Bar
« Reply #22 on: May 05, 2011, 08:31:27 pm »
quick hour on the cabinet tonight before dinner :)

kicker 4" components mounted in speaker panel backboard
fosgate sub mounted in cab bottom
coin door interlock switch bracket mounted.

time to take backbox apart, cut hole for 220mm fan, then onto filling/sanding and some purple primer :)



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Re: Big Bang Bar
« Reply #23 on: May 12, 2011, 08:18:23 am »
ok, build has finally moved inside for final assembly and then tweaking.

sub fitted
installed backbox screens
mesh screens installed for cabinet & backbox holes plus on the underside of the cab to protect the sub.
Decal application has begun, after 24-48 hours (once the soapy water has evaporated), I will trim the backbox decals.




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Re: Big Bang Bar
« Reply #24 on: May 12, 2011, 01:27:53 pm »
Looking great! :applaud:

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Re: Big Bang Bar
« Reply #25 on: June 13, 2011, 07:45:27 pm »
behind on my updates,

Wiring stage begins...
ok made a little progress with wiring tonight, so here's a quick pic. time to move us along another step in the evolution of what we are doing. I am using a pinball interface board to address some of our wiring issues. right now this has all the connections for the coin door slam switch, 4 controller buttons, coin lights and coin mechs. plus the coin door open switch, flipper buttons, start button and plunger. I am going to use similar for the connections to the solenoids up front. adds a nice touch building the wiring using real pinball connectors :)



feedback installed. I made the solenoid system adjustable so I can control the amount of movement the solenoids have. This will give me the ability to adjust the sound/volume of them.
8 solenoids fitted (not all pictured, these are the right flipper and right slingshot) this will be used for flippers,slingshots and pop bumpers, plus your out holes, etc,etc.

shaker motor also fitted.

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« Reply #26 on: June 13, 2011, 11:11:37 pm »
Cool move to color coordinate paint the inside of your cab.  I tend to do that, even if just a quick misting coat and I thing its a sign of true craftsman, you're not just in a hurry to get the thing playing.  Not everyone sees inside, but those in the know . . . they know.  :cheers:

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« Reply #27 on: June 13, 2011, 11:49:39 pm »
This is a great looking build..

Oh, were I to have the parts for something like this (and the time)

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« Reply #28 on: June 14, 2011, 09:46:40 am »
Aw hell yeah! Did you get the art from Gene Cunningham? I didn't know it was available....


Same question... I want to make a VP cab and wanted to do the same thing as you... is the BBB art still available out there?

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« Reply #29 on: June 14, 2011, 09:58:32 am »
relay control board (been working on this, will see how it performs)

Looking good! Where did you get the relay board?

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« Reply #30 on: June 14, 2011, 11:26:03 am »
relay control board (been working on this, will see how it performs)

Looking good! Where did you get the relay board?

working with a supplier currently to get what we need. once i have done some proof of concept testing on it and any bugs are out, i'll be posting a direct link to the supplier.
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« Reply #31 on: June 14, 2011, 11:27:05 am »
Aw hell yeah! Did you get the art from Gene Cunningham? I didn't know it was available....


Same question... I want to make a VP cab and wanted to do the same thing as you... is the BBB art still available out there?

possible, but I think I may have picked up the last 2 sets they had.
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« Reply #32 on: June 14, 2011, 11:28:46 am »
here's the speaker panel inserts that I completed 2 weeks ago also.
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« Reply #33 on: June 14, 2011, 08:24:05 pm »
lol got bored of wiring tonight, plus needed the flipper buttons in place etc, so started on the artwork. will get back to wiring tomorrow :)


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« Reply #34 on: July 03, 2011, 08:59:46 pm »
ok, update time. I will go back and update post one at some point, but here's some updated pics. All wiring in the cab is now complete. now the screen is in, I need to go back and redo the temporary wiring i have on the ledwiz and ipac which is located on the underside of the pc tray.

3 RGB CREE's and 2 LED strobe lights located on backwall

real pinbal shaker motor installed in front right of cabinet (lexan cover to protect screen in case it decides it wants to say hello)

real pinball gear motor installed to inside of coin door (works a treat)

Coin door is fully operational, triggers game when you open the door and all function buttons and coin mechs are fully working. ipac shift function is enabled for when you don't want to feed it quarters.

real pinball coin door interface card installed to aid in wiring components

3 way plum bob installed for nudging

8 solenoids for feedback (lets call it a Dbox-pinball) :)

left to do......
complete ipac and ledwiz wiring (need to tidy it up and loom it)
cut backglass glass
install speaker panel
install games and configure

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« Reply #35 on: July 07, 2011, 09:17:36 pm »
wiring is now officially complete!!!


label in place :)

was fun running the rom for BBB on the machine, would be nice to have the table to load and play now :)

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2.small notch on rear draw to clear inside of legs
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Re: Big Bang Bar (replica virtual pin 46" 32" 19")
« Reply #36 on: July 08, 2011, 11:40:07 am »
That looks awesome.  :applaud:

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« Reply #37 on: July 08, 2011, 12:02:35 pm »
That is soooo awesome...

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Re: Big Bang Bar (replica virtual pin 46" 32" 19")
« Reply #38 on: July 08, 2011, 12:29:05 pm »
I'm not a pinball guy at all.. but looking at your machine I sure would love to try it!  Outstanding work! :applaud:

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« Reply #39 on: July 08, 2011, 01:18:10 pm »
thanks everyone, as much as i like playing them, i get more enjoyment out of the build if i'm honest :)
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