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Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
« on: May 26, 2014, 01:48:16 am »
Soooo...so many inspirations i get from melons and superfrog minipincabs that i decided to begin my own minipincab now.
The idea was one of my favorite pinball of the youth - williams taxi - transformed in a  new minipincab design - that means....not like the real big pinballmachine of that -
 either a new touch of an checker cab pinball. The images that follows can show you a look from that what i mean.
Some of the  features are a electrical opening controlboard - hided buttons on the front and an integrated plunger with that also too.
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Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2014, 01:56:48 am »
The wood...an 12mm MDF was bought and cuttedwith an jigsaw.... but the details need a lot of time. Backglassmonitor is now an 15'' but i think it's better to change it to an 17'' - the playfieldmonitor is 22''.
And here now the whole thing at the first big step forward... :D
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Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2014, 06:05:55 pm »
A little update....

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Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2014, 06:18:47 pm »
I keep a eye on you  :cheers:

Good to see you started a pinball.
Always nice to see some new projects that keeps me from the streets  :dizzy:

Fine start, and nice front pics of the Taxi

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Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2014, 06:25:39 pm »
Thanks to you superfrog - you had me infected on that Virus  ;D Sorry, but to get the front in 3d need a little more time than i thought....step by step... And the plungerpProblem isn't solved right NOW. I want to get it analog but my win os (German Version have problems)and the vp and fp  dont recognise my saitek gamepad analogstick :( 
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Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2014, 06:39:29 pm »
...planning the attachment for the backglass

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Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2014, 07:19:23 pm »
I just love these minis... Hopefully you'll finish yours quickly.
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Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2014, 05:20:12 pm »
A project get then to be a special one, if you must made your own special tools to solve a problem. Today I had to do on the "upper lip" and i must bend a little wood for it. A couple of years before I had the same problem for the seats of an model of an toy-circus - but that's a different story... Ok - the technique I used was likewise of "Thonet" a austrian furniture manufacturer at the art nuveau. They used steam an pressure to bend wood... I took them in a hot water...but look what I''ve done...that is what I used for them:

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Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2014, 05:51:50 pm »
I cutted the shape to make the bend-tool

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Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2014, 05:59:12 pm »
Then i took the wood for a little more than an hour in very hot water and used a jigsaw to make the tool.

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Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2014, 05:33:58 am »
A little step for the front, but it was the hardest one I think   ;D
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Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2014, 04:15:59 pm »
I have a question to superfrog or melon... Did you thought about to use BAM or a Ledwiz with your Minipinball???? And if...what is your experience with it? Do you have enough spaces for them?

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Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2014, 04:43:23 pm »
I didn't use Future piball but I was planed to use it.
Ps3 eye toy or even Kinect is Easy to use, but in my design it didn't fit well.

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Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2014, 06:17:51 pm »
Next step...

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Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2014, 09:33:39 pm »
Ohhh... I am liking your theme!

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Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
« Reply #15 on: June 29, 2014, 12:47:24 am »
@fritz


This is going places!

:CRAZY: Taxi!

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Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
« Reply #16 on: June 29, 2014, 12:58:28 am »
Lookin good. The only thing I wished I would have done different on my cab is too groove out the cab sides where the metal edge on the play field is mostly hidden. That way you can remove it from the back instead of removing it from the top and having to take all that stuff apart to get to the wiring

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Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
« Reply #17 on: June 29, 2014, 02:11:31 am »
@jaharr01 I will do both....to open from the top (like a car) and from the back  ;) - better to get to the pc-part . I have so much ideas but I will do it step by step. At this moment it can be go in two ways. Every false step can destroy the good imagine of the project or it goes to be an epic one.... I do my best! Let us see....

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Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
« Reply #18 on: July 03, 2014, 01:07:24 am »
Working on details are so....   :badmood:

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Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
« Reply #19 on: July 04, 2014, 07:44:00 pm »
Alright pinfritz, I have got to know What is that piece in the thread I replied to I'm trying to figure it out

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Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
« Reply #20 on: July 05, 2014, 09:27:18 am »
I loved it when the plan comes together....its like an 3d puzzle   ;D

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Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
« Reply #21 on: July 05, 2014, 09:28:34 am »
...and so on

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Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
« Reply #22 on: July 05, 2014, 02:39:24 pm »
+++1 That is unique and innovative. I'm impressed

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Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
« Reply #23 on: July 06, 2014, 05:36:58 pm »
@Generic Eric    ;D oooh Yeeeesss...of course, crazy taxi and a dreamcast section will be a big point on my to do list ;)
@jaharr01 thank you... I do my best..the wooden part is not really my best part of my profession - I am a technician and repair and proof electronic circuits ;) xray is a special part of it but this all can't help me on this project - I only will modify a few buttons/transform little pocket lamps into buttons...but you will see it by the next steps - at first the wooden part must find an end. There's so much to do.... At the playfield monitor fixation and the front and so on...  ;D
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Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
« Reply #24 on: July 13, 2014, 05:07:14 pm »
Details update...

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Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
« Reply #25 on: July 13, 2014, 05:09:33 pm »
It looks so easy, but it was so much work on the details...

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Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
« Reply #26 on: July 13, 2014, 06:17:16 pm »
I feel your pain, bud keep on going  :cheers:

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Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
« Reply #27 on: July 13, 2014, 06:19:06 pm »
that front looks downright amaze balls
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Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
« Reply #28 on: July 13, 2014, 06:44:54 pm »
sometimes i wish i had decided to a normal front-decal....
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Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
« Reply #29 on: July 13, 2014, 07:11:20 pm »
Bud at the end it's a unieke Masterpiece... Hang on :cheers:

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Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
« Reply #30 on: July 13, 2014, 07:57:01 pm »
Bud at the end it's a unieke Masterpiece... Hang on :cheers:
^This. 
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Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
« Reply #31 on: July 14, 2014, 01:37:33 am »
That's now how it looks like...

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Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
« Reply #32 on: July 14, 2014, 09:56:57 am »
A little summary...

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Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
« Reply #33 on: July 16, 2014, 10:45:44 am »
It seems like an endless story  :-\

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Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
« Reply #34 on: July 17, 2014, 02:33:46 am »
....yeeeeeesss  ;D

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Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
« Reply #35 on: July 28, 2014, 07:07:26 am »
It get more and more 3d   ;D

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Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
« Reply #36 on: July 28, 2014, 10:53:57 am »
Maybe when you finished this custom pinball, you can get a job at West-coast Custom cars  :cheers:

Looks good

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« Reply #37 on: July 28, 2014, 10:59:01 am »
Wow. Really cool.
Seems Legit!

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Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
« Reply #38 on: July 28, 2014, 11:07:20 am »
 :burgerking:
Maybe when you finished this custom pinball, you can get a job at West-coast Custom cars  :cheers:

Looks good
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Ohhh Yesss...but for real ...its really really more trickier than the extra circuit for my arduino-board that i will be use for this cab.  ;)

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Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
« Reply #39 on: August 02, 2014, 08:35:07 am »
... :soapbox:

  
 

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