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December 15th Update
« on: December 18, 2013, 08:27:43 PM »
This update has had some slow goings to a problem with insert availability but had a big  programming update.  Here where the programming goals from last update:



Here is what is in the latest update:

Attract Mode DMD Transitions and Light Show:
     
Now during attract mode the DMD screen transitions from the screen that says Florida Pinball Project (3 sec pause), a screen that says Like us on Facebook at FL Pinball Project with Facebook thump up pic (3 sec pause), rolling credits of people who contributed, then back again.  Also a light controller programs was defined so when I wire up the lights I can make a light show with just a txt file.  Video to come when I get the time to make some better DMD images.

The beginning of ball through programming:

The beginning of defining trough switches, making sure balls r in the trough, ejecting a ball, and ending a ball.

DMD Layers:

Nothing new here yet, going to work on a test jackpot screen for next update.

Main Song:

This is an exciting update.  Now when the start button is pushed, a the main theme starts.  I selected a temporary main theme to play with.  It's a surprise so you'll have to check it out at APE.




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Re: December 15th Update
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2013, 08:29:58 PM »
Some new pop bumper mechs



Some additional color wire




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Re: December 15th Update
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2013, 08:32:11 PM »
Looking for some mechs/assemblies if anyone has an leads:

Shadow wall assembly



Fish Tales cast club drop target:



Or a three/two motorized target assembly


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Re: December 15th Update
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2013, 08:33:23 PM »
Messing with four players




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Re: December 15th Update
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2013, 08:34:29 PM »
Looking over some switch matrix tables, starting to make a better plan.






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Re: December 15th Update
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2013, 08:38:58 PM »
I'm totally amazed at how few insert color size combinations there are out there.  The availability of some inserts totally changed my insert layout a few times.  1" clear square and 1" clear circle inserts just don't exist.  I also ordered some wrong inserts that set everything back a week and a half.  I had planed to do a bank of 6 while 1"  clear square inserts but since there are no where to be found i went with yellow which actually don't look that bad.



Taking out some frustration on the helicopter




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Re: December 15th Update
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2013, 08:40:02 PM »
I don't know, kinda funny.




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Re: December 15th Update
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2013, 08:41:45 PM »
Underside of playfield



All inserts have been glued and routed.  Starting to level inserts.




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Re: December 15th Update
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2013, 08:43:40 PM »
Sanding progress and sun shinning through inserts.  Actually sanding the inserts and seeing everything flat has been really fun and rewarding.  Very slow going, plastic inserts are hard and take a lot of sanding.




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Re: December 15th Update
« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2013, 08:45:04 PM »
Happy Holidays




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Re: December 15th Update
« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2013, 09:07:18 PM »

I love this little subforum and watching your work. I look forward to playing this one day.

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Re: December 15th Update
« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2013, 07:08:06 PM »
Just a note, you sanded off the top layer of ply in some places.  I would NOT recommend sanding more. I assume you are doing a direct print and that core ply is not as nice as the top ply. 

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Re: December 15th Update
« Reply #12 on: December 19, 2013, 07:51:49 PM »
The top layer of ply was so thin, that u couldn't not sand through it.  I found that although this was the best grade/size plywood that lowes sells, there is better plywood to use in the future.  This playfield is literally going to be a whitewood.  The next playfield is going to be CNC'd.  I already found things I'm looking to chance with this playfield.
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