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thetooth2000

*Minipin, a smaller way to pinball* Project

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I have lurked for a while... now I am building. I decided to go the mini-pin route. I am pulling from every post I've read but especially from deegor and swaffar(for design and electronics) Thanks to all, and here we go.

Specs:

I5 OC

Win7 32bit

4gb RAM

GTX660

19"(4:3)

27" (16:9)

7"(mimo)

7 24v contactors

24 power supply

12v power supply

ipac

ledwiz

speakers and 12v amp

knocker

5 RGB LEDs

3 tilt mercury switches

Here is a comparison of full size to mini...

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The hardest bit so far was routing this out

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Got XP all set up

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Backbox

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Main cab

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Adding a slide out to give me some more room to work with

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Found some legs off of an old cabinet

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Super tight fit!

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24v and 12v power supplies

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another shelf... need more room!

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This is the artwork I have modified.... Thanks to STUZZA

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So that is where I am at right now. Next step wiring. I have a little finished.

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Resistors arrived.... finished wiring and testing my "feedback board"

[ATTACH=CONFIG]42079[/ATTACH]

I also added a power button to the back.

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Wiring is complete! It was hard to keep every neat enough to be able to still service it if needed. I used longer wires so that if needed I would be able to pull the feedback shelf up and back to get to the stuff below.

[ATTACH=CONFIG]42094[/ATTACH]

Here it is seated back down.

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added a credit button since I am not doing a door.

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I have it wired up for 5 LEDs but right now am going to just use the 3 at the back of the playfield(may add the extra two on top of the back box). I also have about 5 extra outputs which may turn into RGB flippers, in any case should be a pretty easy add since most of the stuff is there already.

Waiting on fuses... C'MON CHINA!!!!!!

Got my glass on.

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I added some labels to my buttons, popped the top and used some printed out words. They look great and shouldn't be a fire hazard since they are LEDs... but we'll see how they hold up.

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Got the last two lights wired in.... much better now.

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Got my art(Lucian) and got it applied.

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Got my mercury switches today.... Installed 3 and they work pretty darn good. I will need to fiddle with them to get the angle right but for the most part they work as planned.

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I finally got my lockdown bar

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Gameplay video:

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What width is your cabinet? I built a similar size mini pin and had a custom lockdown bar made for it. I'm moving on to a full size build so I'm wondering if the lock down bar I have might fit yours?

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What width is your cabinet? I built a similar size mini pin and had a custom lockdown bar made for it. I'm moving on to a full size build so I'm wondering if the lock down bar I have might fit yours?

15" outside to outside. I hope that is what yours is because I still need one. :)

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Wiring is complete! It was hard to keep every neat enough to be able to still service it if needed. I used longer wires so that if needed I would be able to pull the feedback shelf up and back to get to the stuff below.

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Here it is seated back down.

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added a credit button since I am not doing a door.

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I have it wired up for 5 LEDs but right now am going to just use the 3 at the back of the playfield(may add the extra two on top of the back box). I also have about 5 extra outputs which may turn into RGB flippers, in any case should be a pretty easy add since most of the stuff is there already.

Waiting on fuses... C'MON CHINA!!!!!!

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Resistors arrived.... finished wiring and testing my "feedback board"

[ATTACH=CONFIG]42079[/ATTACH]

I also added a power button to the back.

[ATTACH=CONFIG]42080[/ATTACH]

That power button, where'd you get it and how is it wired up? I want to do a similar style plug for my cabinet but I have no idea what to look for or how it'd get wired up to my power bar in the cabinet.

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That power button, where'd you get it and how is it wired up? I want to do a similar style plug for my cabinet but I have no idea what to look for or how it'd get wired up to my power bar in the cabinet.

This is a simple arcade button wired to my motherboard. Much like a power button on the front of a computer case. Two wires and done. Since I am using a "green" powerstrip, once power is applied to the computer it triggers the other 4 outlets to power on(which is what my other power supplies are plugged into). These are pretty neat power strips.... they have a main port that monitors power usage and when it is drawing less than X amps it considers it in standby and then shuts off the other plugs.

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This is a simple arcade button wired to my motherboard. Much like a power button on the front of a computer case. Two wires and done. Since I am using a "green" powerstrip, once power is applied to the computer it triggers the other 4 outlets to power on(which is what my other power supplies are plugged into). These are pretty neat power strips.... they have a main port that monitors power usage and when it is drawing less than X amps it considers it in standby and then shuts off the other plugs.

Ack, ok not the power button, the power plug you have there, sorry!

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That plug is wired to the powerstrip. I cut off the end of the ps and soldered on this connector. Then I just plug my computer, monitors and power supplies into the power strip. You can kinda see it in this pic.

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That plug is wired to the powerstrip. I cut off the end of the ps and soldered on this connector. Then I just plug my computer, monitors and power supplies into the power strip. You can kinda see it in this pic.

[ATTACH=CONFIG]42101[/ATTACH]

Perfect! Thanks for the help!

lol ok I thought of one last question.

The power switch on the plug you linked, do you use that at all or would I be able to get away with just this

http://www.amazon.com/Interpower-8301213-Disconnects-Socket-Rating/dp/B00917Z96S/ref=pd_sim_e_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=0DK0JQMP6YFKQQ5VWQ9B

and running a separate button to the motherboard?

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Perfect! Thanks for the help!

lol ok I thought of one last question.

The power switch on the plug you linked, do you use that at all or would I be able to get away with just this

http://www.amazon.com/Interpower-8301213-Disconnects-Socket-Rating/dp/B00917Z96S/ref=pd_sim_e_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=0DK0JQMP6YFKQQ5VWQ9B

and running a separate button to the motherboard?

You could certainly do that. I wanted a way to truly cut all power to the box so I that's why I used the main switch.

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You could certainly do that. I wanted a way to truly cut all power to the box so I that's why I used the main switch.

Thanks again!

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Looks great Tooth!

You're off to an awesome start. The artwork will look killer on it too.

Kudos to actually fitting all the force feedback stuff in there.

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Thanks DeeGor.... I did kinda learn from the master :adore:

Well last night I got my side rails fitted, my plastic glass 'channel' in, my glass ordered, custom lockdown bar ordered..... but most importantly I got my fuses! I was lucky everything worked except for two things and they were just bad solder joints. Fixed and started playing. One thing I notice is that there is some decent feedback coming through the speakers but what's weird is it only starts when the board actually starts, not when flipping through hyperpin or in windows, just when the game gets launched. I thought it might be from the LEDWIZ but when I launch ledblinky to test the modules I don't hear the noise. Odd... anybody have any thoughts? If it wasn't so crammed in there I would move around some wires to test it out.... but at this point any hardware 'tinkering' is some major effing surgery. :)

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I am getting ready to order art.... I manipulated some stuzza art and have everything the way I want except for the front. Just curious if anyone has any opinions or any ideas on what to move/change/delete. I kinda like the centered smaller circle with ball, only because I won't have a door. I added some buttons to give an idea on how it will look(should have lit them up!)

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I figured out my humming popping noise.... I guess when you buy super nice amps you can tune out those pesky noises by just adjusting the volume knob. :) It was definitely an LEDWIZ ground type issue because it only came on when it did and if I pulled the ground it got even louder..... but for some reason turning the volume all the way up at the amp made the noise go away. Strange.

I also got my glass on. Now just waiting on the lockdown bar and art.

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Artwork arrives on Thursday.... probably still a week out on my lockdown bar. I added some labels to my buttons, popped the top and used some printed out words. They look great and shouldn't be a fire hazard since they are LEDs... but we'll see how they hold up.

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