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Author Topic: [Unnamed] SkeeBall Restoration and Upgrade  (Read 757 times)

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[Unnamed] SkeeBall Restoration and Upgrade
« on: January 12, 2018, 01:58:11 pm »
I'm far enough along that I think it's about time i can reveal my next project.  I've always wanted a Skee-Ball machine, and have been following the work of people like ThatPurpleStuff and Ixliam and was thinking about building one of my own... until I saw one on CraigsList for $200!.

Know Issues at Purchase
  • Missing marquee
  • Electronics not working (Fuses?)
  • Only had 7 balls
  • Missing right-rail plastic and metal cap
  • Lane cork cracked and dented
  • Scoring surface cork cracked, chipped, and dented
  • Broken switches
  • Bent arms for ball release






Other than that, it's in good shape.

I'm planning on restoring the physical cabinet and putting in custom electronics and a LCD Screen for a marquee.  I've developed a suite of SkeeBall games that has either heavily borrowed from or completely ripped off game ideas from ThatPurpleStuff's SkeeBall software Build. 

To follow my SkeeBall Software thread "Major League Skeeball": http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,156300.0.html

To Do:
  • Purchase and install speakers
  • Replace Incandescent bulbs with LED Bulbs
  • Purchase Lane and Scoring surface Cork
  • Replace Lane and Scoring Surface Cork
  • Purchase / have rail plastics/covers made
  • Purchase / have metal end cap made
  • Strip paint from lane
  • Strip paint from cabinet
  • Bondo and sand cabinet
  • Bondo and sand lane
  • Paint Cabinet and Lane
  • Strip and repaint metal legs

Done
  • Purchase switch replacements
  • Replace Switches
  • Purchase additional wood skee balls
  • Write initial build of SKeeBall software
  • Wire Switches and test operation
  • Purchase LCD and TV mount for marquee replacement
  • Remove Original Electronics
  • Mount TV in cabinet top
  • Create Plexi Marquee
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Re: [Unnamed] SkeeBall Restoration and Upgrade
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2018, 08:10:24 pm »
Tv and Mount came in today.  Plan on pulling out electronics tomorrow and seeing what’s i have to work with as far as mounting options.


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Re: [Unnamed] SkeeBall Restoration and Upgrade
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2018, 08:57:40 pm »
I'll be watching this one. :cheers:
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Re: [Unnamed] SkeeBall Restoration and Upgrade
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2018, 11:03:17 am »
My wife loooves her some skeeball. Bookmarked this one! Looking forward to seeing your progress!

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Re: [Unnamed] SkeeBall Restoration and Upgrade
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2018, 11:28:38 am »
Pulled out original electronics and test fit the monitor in the marquee box.  I'm going to have to remove a bit of the shelf, but the screen size is perfect.


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Re: [Unnamed] SkeeBall Restoration and Upgrade
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2018, 07:19:01 pm »
What size TV is that?
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Re: [Unnamed] SkeeBall Restoration and Upgrade
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2018, 07:32:20 pm »

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Re: [Unnamed] SkeeBall Restoration and Upgrade
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2018, 02:10:46 pm »
Checking in on updates...

No new progress on the cabinet itself, but tons of progress on the software (and a video!)

http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,156300.0.html

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Re: [Unnamed] SkeeBall Restoration and Upgrade
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2018, 09:00:30 pm »
Minor update:  screen mounted.  A few screenshots of gameplay.



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Re: [Unnamed] SkeeBall Restoration and Upgrade
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2018, 08:33:42 pm »
Minor update.

Got a piece of smoked plexi cut for the top.  Two images below of the plexi and the screen showing through it.  Looks great.


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Re: [Unnamed] SkeeBall Restoration and Upgrade
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2018, 10:58:58 am »
Sourced and installed the right hand metal rail cap with coin slot:




  
 

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