Now that I am done, for the most part with the MAME Abduction cabinet, I have two more builds that I want to embark on. The first is going to be this Virtual Pinball Machine. My Cyclone is lonely and needs a partner.Overall plan:Theme
PinHead - Red and Black cabinet with Hellraiser accents. Time to give the kiddos some nightmares!The Cabinet
The plan originally was to buy a Williams pinball cabinet that was gutted and work my parts and what not into it. The more I think about it though, the more I am convinced that I will need to build this myself. Why not? I would rather have something pristine as opposed to a cabinet that looks "pretty good". So I will probably use my Cyclone as a starting point for measurements and move from there. If you have seen my other thread, you know I am an LED junky, I anticipate lots of red coming off of this one.Guts
Still working on the measurements, but obviously we are looking at two LCD monitors and a big TV. The computer doesnt have to be too awesome, so I might upgrade my MAME cabinet's PC and use the old one inside the Pinball cabinet. The question is going to be how far do I take this to make it feel like a real pinball machine. On the high end, Chris77's Big Bang
is the best implementation I have seen. Im not sure that I will go that far, but I would like some motors to emulate the ball movements and lots lof external lights. So it will be somewhere in the middle probably.
So I'll start working on some mockups and the artwork here shortly...