Build out of Virtual Mini Pinball Cabinet
Last Thursday (August 28th) I started building a mini virtual pinball machine for a Brain Kick meeting we are having at work. The meeting takes place Tuesday Sept 3rd. I work for an advertising company in New Jersey as the IT Director for the company. In the meeting, I am going to discuss everything about pinball. Places to play, history ,restoration, virtual pinball, etc. For the meeting I am going to have a contest to see who can get the most points on a virtual pinball machine playing The Pinball Arcade from Farsight Studios. The only issue I had was that I needed to build a pinball machine to create this contest. You just can’t go to your nearest store to purchase a mini table, so the only other way to do this is to create my own.
I started with building the cabinet. I bought some wood from Lowe’s and just started creating my own measurements. I needed the cabinet to support multiple buttons for game play. Next I built the back box. Again just did some measurements. Cut 2 pieces of wood for the sides. 2 pieces for top and bottom. 2 pieces for front and back.
Next installed art work that was printed from a color ink jet printer and color copier.
Next did the wiring inside the cabinet with a IPac purchased from Ultimarc.com and also buttons that were purchased from GroovyGameGear.com.
Measured for the installation of an old PC tablet that I had already.
Next programmed the software of Pinball Arcade to the commands of the IPac.
Next installed the chrome side rails I bought from Home Depot. The three pieces are metal pieces that were found in the cabinet handle and misc department. They look great.
The 9 buttons are programmed for.
*2nd Left and Right Flipper (Black Knight Magna Save)
Start to finish the project took me about 3 days to complete. It looks and plays great. If you have any questions please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org
Video of game play : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbJvzISqa40
Thanks for reading.