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Title: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Pinfritz 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.
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Pinfritz 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
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Pinfritz on May 29, 2014, 06:05:55 pm
A little update....
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Superfrog 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
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Pinfritz 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 :( 
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Pinfritz on May 29, 2014, 06:39:29 pm
...planning the attachment for the backglass
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: swaffar on May 29, 2014, 07:19:23 pm
I just love these minis... Hopefully you'll finish yours quickly.
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Pinfritz 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:
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Pinfritz on May 30, 2014, 05:51:50 pm
I cutted the shape to make the bend-tool
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Pinfritz 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.
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Pinfritz on May 31, 2014, 05:33:58 am
A little step for the front, but it was the hardest one I think   ;D
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Pinfritz 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?
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Superfrog 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.

Greetings
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Pinfritz on June 28, 2014, 06:17:51 pm
Next step...
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: ViriiGuy on June 28, 2014, 09:33:39 pm
Ohhh... I am liking your theme!
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Generic Eric on June 29, 2014, 12:47:24 am
@fritz


This is going places!

:CRAZY: Taxi!
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: jaharr01 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
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Pinfritz 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....
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Pinfritz on July 03, 2014, 01:07:24 am
Working on details are so....   :badmood:
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: jaharr01 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

Jay
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Pinfritz on July 05, 2014, 09:27:18 am
I loved it when the plan comes together....its like an 3d puzzle   ;D
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Pinfritz on July 05, 2014, 09:28:34 am
...and so on
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: jaharr01 on July 05, 2014, 02:39:24 pm
+++1 That is unique and innovative. I'm impressed

Jay
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Pinfritz 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
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Pinfritz on July 13, 2014, 05:07:14 pm
Details update...
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Pinfritz on July 13, 2014, 05:09:33 pm
It looks so easy, but it was so much work on the details...
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Superfrog on July 13, 2014, 06:17:16 pm
I feel your pain, bud keep on going  :cheers:
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Malenko on July 13, 2014, 06:19:06 pm
that front looks downright amaze balls
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Pinfritz on July 13, 2014, 06:44:54 pm
sometimes i wish i had decided to a normal front-decal....
 :dizzy:
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Superfrog on July 13, 2014, 07:11:20 pm
Bud at the end it's a unieke Masterpiece... Hang on :cheers:
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Malenko on July 13, 2014, 07:57:01 pm
Bud at the end it's a unieke Masterpiece... Hang on :cheers:
^This. 
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Pinfritz on July 14, 2014, 01:37:33 am
That's now how it looks like...
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Pinfritz on July 14, 2014, 09:56:57 am
A little summary...
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Pinfritz on July 16, 2014, 10:45:44 am
It seems like an endless story  :-\
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Pinfritz on July 17, 2014, 02:33:46 am
....yeeeeeesss  ;D
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Pinfritz on July 28, 2014, 07:07:26 am
It get more and more 3d   ;D
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Superfrog 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
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: BzZziLLa on July 28, 2014, 10:59:01 am
Wow. Really cool.
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Pinfritz 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
:lol
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.  ;)
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Pinfritz on August 02, 2014, 08:35:07 am
... :soapbox:
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Superfrog on August 02, 2014, 11:53:57 am
Is that a Taxi or not  :applaud:

Great work you did on this one.
If that is the standard for the rest of you building process, then it's gonna be a ACE  :cheers:
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: SpaceHedgehog on August 02, 2014, 12:19:56 pm
Yup, that's some mighty intricate woodworking right there. Should be a real visual feast when it's done.
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: swaffar on August 05, 2014, 12:40:04 pm
the build is coming alone nicely.  can't wait to see this one finished.
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Pinfritz on August 13, 2014, 03:57:50 pm
Thanks fo the compliments....now it's gone a little slow because I'm for 3 weeks on holiday and some parts was separated at home and some parts were here by me...but now all parts are already together again (only without the pc) ;)
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Superfrog on August 13, 2014, 05:00:15 pm
 :applaud: looking very slick and unique  :cheers:
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: AlienInferno on August 13, 2014, 05:17:44 pm
I like it.  Looks great from the front.  Going to be really neat once it's painted and the artwork is applied.
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Pinfritz on August 16, 2014, 04:15:07 pm
...as more the project goes on and on...i get more and more grey hairs. One problem is solved, two problems get opened...pfff
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Pinfritz on August 17, 2014, 06:49:20 am
...at last the playfield monitor fits perfectly   :D
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Pinfritz on August 19, 2014, 04:27:54 pm
I think very hard of my backdoor-solution...any suggestions?
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Superfrog on August 19, 2014, 04:33:23 pm
about what ? coolers, buttons, power how to attach?
See my pinball if you need some advice  :cheers:
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Pinfritz on August 19, 2014, 04:42:27 pm
How to attach...I will do it in that way, that u can't see the attachement... Both Backdoors with a furniturekey but how to attach a 8mm mdf invisible?
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Pinfritz on August 19, 2014, 04:44:21 pm
I study your work too...but I can't see the backdoor opened...
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Superfrog on August 19, 2014, 04:55:38 pm
http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,131566.40.html (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,131566.40.html)

On my popeye thread your find a image of the backdoor.

It's very Easy to make.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Pinfritz on August 19, 2014, 05:08:43 pm
Ahhh I see your clamp-solution.... ;) ...I will do it valvular and search for a ~invisible~ furniture solution...
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Pinfritz on August 20, 2014, 12:49:35 am
if i have no better way to do...then i will do it your way.... the whole night i can't sleep well  :banghead:
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Pinfritz on August 25, 2014, 01:47:07 pm
Ok...I think a have a better way that works for me fine...but more in a few days...meanwhile I had a little progress on other places...
In this day's, it looks a little bit like an battlefield :laugh2:
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Pinfritz on August 26, 2014, 02:56:34 pm
 :D
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Superfrog on August 26, 2014, 03:24:59 pm
 :cheers:

I found the clam solution for me better, because I don't have to pull back the whole machine back to open the backdoors.

Bud good progress  :applaud:
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Pinfritz on August 26, 2014, 03:35:40 pm
I understand...everybody needs his own solution...this work for me perfectly because I would have a build on the box door without a gap. So...it's ok...but for me I must need also a key now to open the backlightbox  :laugh2: ;D
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Pinfritz on August 27, 2014, 05:19:48 am
I know.... it looks a little bit unusual, but this could be my lockdownbar.....
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Pinfritz on August 27, 2014, 06:44:14 am
For me it make sense but it look a little bit in confusion I know.. 8)
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Pinfritz on September 21, 2014, 11:33:30 am
A little step forward on the frontside...
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: AlienInferno on September 21, 2014, 11:52:18 am
Nice
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Nestafari on September 21, 2014, 11:25:44 pm
Are you kidding me..this project is awesome ;)
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Malenko on September 22, 2014, 09:31:18 am
I had a very similar idea for my lockdown bar on my theoretical Vpin cab, cant wait to see how you impliment it (might save me some design headaches)
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Pinfritz on October 01, 2014, 04:37:08 am
I can't wait too , but for me it is now more important to find some solutions on other places....like the lower backdoor, the selfmade buttons,  and so on.... at first I must redesign my location of the Plunger. It is to close to the playfieldmonitor therefore...what do you think, is it a bad place or its ok? From here (red) to here (yellow)...
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: johnrt on October 01, 2014, 05:58:12 am
I can't wait too , but for me it is now more important to find some solutions on other places....like the lower backdoor, the selfmade buttons,  and so on.... at first I must redesign my location of the Plunger. It is to close to the playfieldmonitor therefore...what do you think, is it a bad place or its ok? From here (red) to here (yellow)...
The best would have been to keep it where it is (Red). Is it any chance to build a mechanism that avoids the playfield monitor? Like some kind of angled plunger mechanism?
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Pinfritz on October 01, 2014, 06:19:23 am
 :banghead: the attachment and the monitor are to close to the middle of the hole for the Plunger.... I must decide between a functionally lighted button for "launchball" or a nonilluminated fakebutton for the Plunger that are maybe to close to the monitor.... :badmood:
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Pinfritz on October 04, 2014, 04:51:06 pm
News from the PC-backdoor and more...
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Pinfritz on October 07, 2014, 01:51:49 am
@johnrt i think it's not possible ...to tiny and to close to the monitor for a mechanism like that  :-\  (at the beginning i thought the angle was enough but  for :soapbox: it isn't)
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Malenko on October 07, 2014, 08:17:18 am
I get that you lose symmetry by moving it, but I think function is more important than form. So, I dont see the harm in having it lower.
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Superfrog on October 07, 2014, 12:02:01 pm
:banghead: the attachment and the monitor are to close to the middle of the hole for the Plunger.... I must decide between a functionally lighted button for "launchball" or a nonilluminated fakebutton for the Plunger that are maybe to close to the monitor.... :badmood:

Can you make a picture from the top of the cab, so I can see how much room you are talking about.
If I'm correct, you want the plunger on the left side of the right headlights and the launch button below in the orange light, or next to the plunger on the right?

You can place the plunger in the right orange light and the launch button in place where you had the plunger in mind. or do I missing something here ?

 :angel:
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Pinfritz on October 08, 2014, 12:35:59 am
i can make this picture in 2 weeks...we have any birthdaypartys and no time to work :( ....but it was at first planned to integrated the plunger IN the "Glass" of the left headlight on the rightside.... im rethinking of this because its to less space there  and would replace it BETWEEN the yellow Button...make the headlight i would decided before, as a "start" or "launchball" button
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Pinfritz on October 08, 2014, 12:54:06 am
For the "New" placed Plunger the symmetry is much better than the old place but not in mind as a pinballfront
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: nordemoniac on October 09, 2014, 02:57:50 pm
Wow, this is awesome! Great work!  :applaud:
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Pinfritz on October 16, 2014, 12:39:37 am
thank u all, but i think i still have so much work to do on this project...
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Pinfritz on October 29, 2014, 02:36:11 am
hi folks...if you do on a pincab or a minipincab too, which pc configuration do u have.... (i think my mainboard is gone  :-\ )
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: njay on October 29, 2014, 03:09:56 am
Running a simple dual core cpu  nothing more

Graphic card is more important with minimal 2gb of vram

check out my build thread first few pictures you can see the mobo type plus cpu
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: BorgDog on October 29, 2014, 11:54:52 am
I'm running an inexpensive mini-itx and pentium along with a decent mid-range Radeon graphics card.  I have no problems at all with my setup.

Details can be found on my build thread at VPForums, http://www.vpforums.org/index.php?showtopic=29303&hl= (http://www.vpforums.org/index.php?showtopic=29303&hl=)
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Pinfritz on November 03, 2014, 11:14:45 am
ok...i've now ordered some stuff (MSI H81M-P33 V2 (7846-050R) with an Intel Core i3-4160, 2x 3.60GHz)  ...the mainboard has an  Intel HD Graphics 4400, 350-1150MHz, for max. 3 Displays ONBOARD.... is this enough or should i get an Graficcard too...and if ...which do u prefer?!? i want to go no more as 150 for an graficcard is it possible? :dunno
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: BorgDog on November 03, 2014, 02:44:31 pm
I've read of at least one person over at vpforums that is using the integrated graphics.  I'd go ahead and give it a try and if you have problems you can always upgrade later.  I went with a Radeon R7 250E and haven't had any issues.  cost me around $70 on sale with a rebate.
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Speed Racer on November 03, 2014, 03:14:48 pm
Having a dedicated video card is preferred, but I think it will depend on what software you are going to run. If anything will run with onboard graphics I'm guessing it will be Visual Pinball.

To be honest, I didn't even try to run my setup without a video card, so I don't really know what performance will be like  :dunno

I picked up a used GeForce GTX460 for my build. There are plenty of these under $100 (and that's probably overpriced). I have had no problem running Visual Pinball, Future Pinball or Pinball FX2.

Keep up the good work! Your cab looks amazing so far  :applaud:
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: PL1 on November 03, 2014, 04:07:18 pm
The other thing to consider is the resolution of the tables you want to run.

For higher resolution tables, onboard video may not be able to keep up.  I had to upgrade from onboard video to an Evga GeForce GT 430 (http://www.amazon.com/Evga-GeForce-Express-Graphics-01G-P3-1430-LR/dp/B0046HAW7Y) card to keep the Doctor Who backglass from looking like Tom Baker's scarf.  :laugh2:
(http://i487.photobucket.com/albums/rr235/sempaischibi/doctor-who-scarf-thumb-410x311.jpg)


Scott
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Pinfritz on November 03, 2014, 05:14:23 pm
okok....i understand...i will Keep the Level high but not to expensive...is an Asus-Nvidia-GeForce-GTX750 a good choice to go with? ist not so expensive and i hope it fits well on vp/fp and emulators...?
At the moment my  piggy bank is a little bit empty and the mb desaster was a little bit unexpectedly - but now i will benefit to come to an upgrade. MB, Processor are ordered now... only a new graficcard is missing
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: PL1 on November 03, 2014, 07:34:15 pm
There are some closely-numbered EVGA cards in the 700 series with a huge difference in specs.

The GTX 750 (http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-Dual-Link-Graphics-01G-P4-2751-KR/dp/B00IDG3NDY/) looks great (80GB/s Memory Bandwidth), but the GT 740 next to it isn't nearly as good. (28.5GB/s Memory Bandwidth)   :o

The easiest way is to check out the specs on this page (http://www.evga.com/products/ProductList.aspx?type=0&family=GeForce+700+Series+Family) then use the part number to price-check the exact model (01G-P4-2751-KR for the GTX 750 linked above) at the vendor of your choice.

You may also want to look at their 600 series (http://www.evga.com/Products/ProductList.aspx?type=0&family=GeForce+600+Series+Family) cards like the GT 630 (01G-P3-2632-KR) since budget is an issue.   ;D


Scott
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Pinfritz on November 13, 2014, 06:28:14 am
I took the TI Version ;)
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: BorgDog on November 13, 2014, 08:48:23 am
That should definitely do the trick.

On a side note, every time I see you have updated this thread I get all excited, you are doing some awesome work, we just need more of it  ;D
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Pinfritz on November 13, 2014, 09:41:42 am
Sorry for that.... I would also do more and faster on the cab, but now I will build the pc system up and running well. I know, I have too less time that I need for that at the moment - sorry :(
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Pinfritz on June 17, 2015, 05:00:26 am
all parts from the front
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Malenko on June 17, 2015, 04:43:22 pm
Yay an update!
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Speed Racer on June 17, 2015, 04:48:49 pm
Good to see this project is still alive!  :applaud:
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Pinfritz on June 17, 2015, 05:18:58 pm
Ohhh yes...ist's more than alive. I had so much to do on the frontend (PinballX) and the tables...not finished but it works...also with BAM :D
here a in progress video  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79JN1oVH1_c (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79JN1oVH1_c)  i know the cam s bad...my htc had  a camera failure

Had to renew the backdoors, must to do the wirering and the lockdownbar....
too less time at the Moment :/
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Pinfritz on June 17, 2015, 05:28:50 pm
new backside...
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Pinfritz on June 18, 2015, 05:26:37 am
a few details ...button modifications...
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: wp34 on June 18, 2015, 02:01:11 pm
That grill is bad ass.   :dizzy:

Very nice.   :cheers:
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: emphatic on June 21, 2015, 12:25:51 pm
That grill is bad ass.   :dizzy:

Exactly this. :cheers:
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: johnrt on June 21, 2015, 12:38:53 pm
That grill is bad ass.   :dizzy:
No.. THIS is bad ass:
(http://weknowmemes.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/miley-cyrus-flat-ass-vma.jpg)

No seriously: This is a kick ass build!  :cheers:
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: mafiafan123 on June 21, 2015, 11:37:11 pm
 :o Looks really nice keep it going this should turn out amazing.
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Pinfritz on June 22, 2015, 01:39:02 am
thanks for the compliments but i'm beeing a little ashamed to be so slow...
 but i have to less time, and my slogan is also - Take time, do it exceptionally ;)
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Pinfritz on June 22, 2015, 01:40:34 am
That grill is bad ass.   :dizzy:
No.. THIS is bad ass:
(http://weknowmemes.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/miley-cyrus-flat-ass-vma.jpg)

No seriously: This is a kick ass build!  :cheers:

btw... nice ass...strong pants  ;D ;D :laugh2:
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Blackknight2000 on June 29, 2015, 09:43:24 pm
This Cabinet is looking amazing! Can't wait to see the final product!
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Pinfritz on June 30, 2015, 06:32:34 am
how close it is on the backside of the front :P
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Pinfritz on September 14, 2015, 12:43:57 am
...a little update
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Superfrog on September 14, 2015, 11:48:30 am
Great update Fritz,

You do it the right way, don't hurry  :applaud:

 :cheers:
Greetings
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Pinfritz on September 14, 2015, 12:03:06 pm
Thanks @Superfrog...i would go a similar way with an emulator for mame and so on too. What was your way with the frontends? I use for the pinballpart PinaballX but to include a Dreamcast Emulator like Nulldc it is very hard to work with it. Which frontend is your first to wake up after an PowerON? And also to use as an Musicbox with the cabinet...it's tricky...i didnt get it which is the best way to include all
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Superfrog on September 14, 2015, 12:57:04 pm
My first frontend was HyperSpin and from the menu base ( Mame / Snes/ Megadrive / Pinball ) I let start PinballX after you select the option Pinball.

Good luck

ps: Personal, I fond HyperSpin a pain in the Ass to config, I did use the latest versions.
Youtube did show me how to do some stuff  :banghead:
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Pinfritz on October 05, 2015, 12:42:18 am
a little update...
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Malenko on October 05, 2015, 01:58:01 pm
yay progress!
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: AlienInferno on October 10, 2015, 03:48:54 pm
The front of this cab still looks amazing.  A question on the lock down bar piece.  It seems like on the sides it's a pretty big lip.  How does that feel on your hands/wrists when pressing the flipper buttons?  The way I rest my hands when playing it seems like it would get in the way.
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Pinfritz on October 11, 2015, 05:52:06 am
The front of this cab still looks amazing.  A question on the lock down bar piece.  It seems like on the sides it's a pretty big lip.  How does that feel on your hands/wrists when pressing the flipper buttons?  The way I rest my hands when playing it seems like it would get in the way.

ohh...i know it looks a little bit unusual, but ist very comfortly . The main thing about this piece of lip is there comes a controllerpart in it ;) - I would like to integrate an controller for playing "crazy taxi" or something like this with the dreamcast emulation. When it's really uncomfortly then i work on a pinballonlylockdownbar for changing... i will see - On my first design it had an spinner for Arkanoid-like-games too  ;D
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
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Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
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Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
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Impressive.
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: thomas_surles on September 03, 2016, 01:56:10 pm
This looks pretty sweet. Nice work.
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Richie_jones on September 05, 2016, 05:12:15 pm
Looks great..what's your plans side art etc?

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Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Malenko on September 05, 2016, 07:57:38 pm
Glad to ee you still plugging away a this. The look is still awesome and I cant wait to see the finished product! :cheers:
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Pinfritz on September 06, 2016, 07:18:26 am
Sorry, but allways too less time for this project... :( ...but i have now an eye on the controls at the lockdownbar -  i must rethink and customize all for this little size ...sidearts...puuhh....i was thinking a very long time to decide now..  None (or very small) side arts -  the most space i need for  the side "art" is to illuminate a white plexi that will be covered with the black/white  taxi Patterns ;)
Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: nordemoniac on September 10, 2016, 07:10:46 pm
This project is awesome!  :cheers:
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Title: Re: Taxi 2000 - Minipincab
Post by: Superfrog on March 28, 2018, 06:35:34 am
How is the buildingproces coming along?

Still working on it or already finished?

Would like to see the Final pictures  :dunno