Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Recent improvements on my pinball project

Last Sunday morning, Fabricio Zuardi and his friend "Ace of Spades" came to visit my place to check out the pinball machine and later, at night, we gathered with some other geeks to discuss homebrew 3d printers and related topics while drinking draft beer.

Fabricio took some pictures which he's just published in his Flickr account. The first photo in this post is CC BY Fabricio Zuardi

I have spent part of these last few days installing the decorative acrylics that I mentioned in my previous post. I have also installed some structural parts in the bottom portion of the playfield.

Months ago parts of my camping tent were stolen during Campus Party, but I saved its metal supporting stakes because I felt they would be somehow useful. Indeed, I have found a good way of using it in the pinball machine. By bending it with the help of pliers, I've transformed it into a separator that is placed between inlane and outlane. I think that the result is perfect!

There are some more photos at my flickr page.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous2:35 PM

    Hello, Felippe!

    I'm planning to create a DIY pinball table in a new Prague hackerspace and I found your project. I must say that I'm very impressed with the look of your table. However, it seems that you didn't do much in the last two or three months. I hope that you'll finish it.

    Is there a way I can contact you so that we can share experience? My project is in its early phase yet, but there are also a few people in the hackerspace that are interested, so hopefully it will get started.

    Regards, Cestmir "Czestmyr" Houska.

    P.S.: My mail is my nickname hosted at google.