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Re: My very slow Virtual Pin build thread
« Reply #80 on: April 09, 2020, 12:37:32 am »
That is crazy nice looking!  :applaud: I am terrible at making wiring look good. I always give up.

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You are doing nice work  :applaud: :applaud:

Thank you guys  :cheers:

Installed the lockdown bar and bracket and the side rails. The side rails are 3/4" aluminium angle cut to size and the edges under the lockdown bar  shaved to fit snug.

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Re: My very slow Virtual Pin build thread
« Reply #81 on: April 09, 2020, 06:09:19 am »
Love it!  I'm going to do something similar with 3/4" aluminum angle to fake side rails on Shapeshifter.   :cheers:

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Re: My very slow Virtual Pin build thread
« Reply #82 on: April 10, 2020, 06:47:20 am »
Very nice!

I highly recommend a shaker motor.  Zeb has a good one.

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Re: My very slow Virtual Pin build thread
« Reply #83 on: April 10, 2020, 01:53:13 pm »
Thanks. Yes, most likely will do a shaker. Plan is to get this done and playable, and then I will work on the force feedback and lighting devices.

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Re: My very slow Virtual Pin build thread
« Reply #84 on: April 12, 2020, 11:44:22 pm »
This will be the last update on the main cab for a while as I am moving on tothe backbox now  ;D

Amazon brought the rest of my fans, so got those mounted up. Also got the audio controls mounted inside the coin door and wired up.


Made a temporary mount for the power supply out of some scrap plywwod. the final mount will be 3/8" marine board, but the guy I get that stuff from is not taking any civilian orders at this time. The top bourd is 12VDC power supply that can handle up to 10AMPS. Middle board is a 4 position power distribution board, bottom right board is a 2 position power distribution board. These 2 will be replaced by a pair of 8 position distribution boards in the final configuration. the lower left board is the timer relay that pulses a few seconds after power is pllied to turn on the playfield monitor.


And finally, the monitor is installed, as well as the trim piece at the back of the monitor shelf that blocks out the back of the cab.


For the backbox, basically just need to sand, prime and paint, but first I am thinking of routing in a 3/16" space for the glass in front of the backglass monitor to sit in. I'll have to do a couple of practice cuts on some scraps first though.
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Re: My very slow Virtual Pin build thread
« Reply #85 on: April 13, 2020, 07:51:01 am »
Great looking machine  :applaud:  Nice work on the wiring and connectors too.
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Re: My very slow Virtual Pin build thread
« Reply #86 on: April 21, 2020, 11:20:22 pm »
Great looking machine  :applaud:  Nice work on the wiring and connectors too.

Thank you.

While I'm working on the backbox, I couldn't resist getting a few games in. Love the response of the anolog plunger and I didn't notice any delay on the flippers. More to come.

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Re: My very slow Virtual Pin build thread
« Reply #87 on: April 22, 2020, 04:24:37 am »
Looking awesome  ;D :applaud:

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Re: My very slow Virtual Pin build thread
« Reply #88 on: May 14, 2020, 09:27:33 am »
Been really busy at work in the past few weeks, but I have been slowly getting the backbox ready for paint.
Routed in a channel to slide the glass in front of the monitor in to. It will sit in to a pocket at the top of the speaker/DMD panel.
The top of the backbox has a channel cut in to it and will slip on top of the glass to hold it in place.
Also routed a pocket in the DMD mount to sit 3/16" plexi in front of the screen.
One more coat of primer and wet sand before the paint goes on. Hopefully will have some color this weekend.




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Re: My very slow Virtual Pin build thread
« Reply #89 on: May 26, 2020, 05:51:44 pm »
Paint done and reassmbly started

Fitted cardboard to mock up the glass panels

Assmbled and bolted down to the cab

Playing a couple of rounds of Cyclone

Now I need to wire up the 3rd monitor (needed a male connector for the power) and then on to task of changing out all of the B2S files to the 3 screen versions and getting all the DMD games lined up to the 3rd screen. Also have to install the back doors and the panel behind the playfield monitor.
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Re: My very slow Virtual Pin build thread
« Reply #90 on: May 26, 2020, 06:47:50 pm »
Damn, that's coming together quick, and looking good.  Nice job.

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Re: My very slow Virtual Pin build thread
« Reply #91 on: May 27, 2020, 08:30:57 am »
Damn, that's coming together quick, and looking good.  Nice job.

Thanks, but it sure doesn't seem like it's going quick. It'll be a year since I started this on July 4th weekend.'

Got the 3rd monitor powered up and have PinballX and some of the games configured for 3 screens.




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Re: My very slow Virtual Pin build thread
« Reply #92 on: May 28, 2020, 10:46:55 am »
Dude, don't go down the pinball x rabbit hole, go ahead and install pinup popper, and start learning that, way more functionality and features, so that you can get more out of the cab than just playing.

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Re: My very slow Virtual Pin build thread
« Reply #93 on: May 28, 2020, 05:24:04 pm »
This is looking amazing!  When I finish my 4 player cab, I'll be working on a strategy to get a pinball machine some day.  You're inspiring me to strongly consider the virtual path.   :cheers:

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Re: My very slow Virtual Pin build thread
« Reply #94 on: May 29, 2020, 10:01:34 am »
Dude, don't go down the pinball x rabbit hole, go ahead and install pinup popper, and start learning that, way more functionality and features, so that you can get more out of the cab than just playing.
I tried installing Popper a while back but my AV flagged it as a virus and I didn't want to fight it at that time. I will definitely revisit at some point.
I have Pinup Player running with a couple of tables. Very impressive.
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Re: My very slow Virtual Pin build thread
« Reply #95 on: June 05, 2020, 09:01:11 am »
Well, my sub-woofer quit working. Took apart the volume controller box and found the pot snapped off the board? I know I have been smacking the cab pretty hard fine-tuning the nudge sensor, but I didn't think it was that hard. Oh well, new pot should be here Monday. Some soldering repair work in my near future. 

Other then that, I have most of the tables set up for 3 screens and have been enjoying some game play.
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Re: My very slow Virtual Pin build thread
« Reply #96 on: June 06, 2020, 09:46:11 am »
I can assure you its not a virus, and plus you better get ready to disable you AV on that cab it destroys your setup, removes files and blocks certain functions.

When you start getting into the software side, and start hitting bumps, people are going to ask you did you disable your AV.

Also if you want less headaches, updates your OS before you start tweaking and adding too much, then block further updates, windows updates will hose up your setup as well.

Popper is way faster and smoother than X, i've been on it since day 1 no viruses :) ,you will get way more out of your cab with popper than with X to make up for taht year you spent building it.

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Re: My very slow Virtual Pin build thread
« Reply #97 on: June 06, 2020, 06:44:50 pm »
Ouch on that potentiometer!  That surprises me too, maybe the factory solder joints were iffy in the first place.

Looking great.  I really like your setup, that's tasteful and it looks right to me.

Are the big three fan LEDs rgb?  If they are, have you considered setting them up as a 3-flasher in DOF?   :D

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Re: My very slow Virtual Pin build thread
« Reply #98 on: June 25, 2020, 03:57:07 pm »
Ouch on that potentiometer!  That surprises me too, maybe the factory solder joints were iffy in the first place.
Not the solder. The little PCB that attaches the pot to the main controller board snapped off  :dunno
I have that fixed now, so one less thing to do.

Looking great.  I really like your setup, that's tasteful and it looks right to me.
Thank you  :cheers:

Are the big three fan LEDs rgb?  If they are, have you considered setting them up as a 3-flasher in DOF?   :D
No, they are just red LED fans. I have the panel behind the playfield mounted now, so you can't see them anyway. I will mount some RGB flashers to that panel at some point.

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Re: My very slow Virtual Pin build thread
« Reply #99 on: July 31, 2020, 03:36:46 pm »
I have been enjoying playing this as it sits. I have many hours of play time put in, but it is time to get back to work. Just got my parts to start the FFB part of the project. The contactor coils are 24vdc, so need to add a power supply and well, as I only have 12vdc in there now.
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Re: My very slow Virtual Pin build thread
« Reply #100 on: August 02, 2020, 10:48:40 am »
Nice job.  Having never seen a pinball table like this before other than online, does it really work?  Does the screen create a satisfactory illusion of depth, etc.?  I know it's not a substitute for the real thing but I've seen enough people build these things so it must look great.

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Re: My very slow Virtual Pin build thread
« Reply #101 on: August 02, 2020, 01:44:41 pm »
To be honest, the depth is not perfect. Some table are better then others. I also had a budget in mind (well past that threshold now, lol) when I started, so I went with a 1080p monitor instead of a 4K. It still looks great to me when playing and is a ton of fun.

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Re: My very slow Virtual Pin build thread
« Reply #102 on: August 02, 2020, 04:40:27 pm »
I made the test rig today. Everything is wired and ready for testing outside of the cab. Only thing I'm missing is the old school USB cable the relay module requires. I'm pretty sure I have some at the office and I need to go by there tomorrow anyway.