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by ARTbyTROY
Sat Aug 18, 2012 4:09 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Console & Arcade Hacking
Topic: Troy's Pinball - Arcade Sequel Build
Replies: 49
Views: 45127

Re: Troy's Pinball - Arcade Sequel Build

Awesome, I've always wanted to build a pinball machine. Me too, I never knew I could or I would have done it sooner... you should build one, it's fun. Below is a side edge view of the back glass panel, it is a friggin' dust magnet and the worst part is that no matter how much I dust it off it keeps...
by ARTbyTROY
Sun Aug 12, 2012 8:18 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Console & Arcade Hacking
Topic: Troy's Pinball - Arcade Sequel Build
Replies: 49
Views: 45127

Re: Troy's Pinball - Arcade Sequel Build

Time to make the back glass, below is a sheet of clear acrylic that I copied measurements onto and then double stick taped some aluminum angle onto it in preparation for scoring and snapping. http://www.casemodgod.com/xPinBackBoxFrontGlass%20005.jpg Here it is test fit, it was too tight so I had to ...
by ARTbyTROY
Sat Aug 11, 2012 6:21 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Console & Arcade Hacking
Topic: Troy's Pinball - Arcade Sequel Build
Replies: 49
Views: 45127

Re: Troy's Pinball - Arcade Sequel Build

The cables inside the pinball machine are out of control, a good part of the mess is from power cables. I ordered three one footers to cut down on some of it, now the 16" monitor, Antec PSU and the power brick for the LED lighting all have short power cables. http://www.casemodgod.com/xPinAssemblyCo...
by ARTbyTROY
Sun Aug 05, 2012 1:49 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Console & Arcade Hacking
Topic: Troy's Pinball - Arcade Sequel Build
Replies: 49
Views: 45127

Re: Troy's Pinball - Arcade Sequel Build

I almost forgot to show that the Sapphire window is a mirror when the backlighting is off... http://www.casemodgod.com/xPinBackBoxInstalled%20027.jpg I mounted the 16" monitor into the back box and laid down some 3M screw strong tape along the top and side edges to hold the 23" LCD in place. http://...
by ARTbyTROY
Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:42 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Console & Arcade Hacking
Topic: Troy's Pinball - Arcade Sequel Build
Replies: 49
Views: 45127

Re: Troy's Pinball - Arcade Sequel Build

The black tubular thing below the blue square push button is an arcade push button wrench, it only cost a couple bucks and for getting buttons fit tight it's worth every penny. http://www.casemodgod.com/xPinButtonWiring%20005.jpg In the following picture I have all of my buttons and plunger wired to...
by ARTbyTROY
Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:17 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Console & Arcade Hacking
Topic: Troy's Pinball - Arcade Sequel Build
Replies: 49
Views: 45127

Re: Troy's Pinball - Arcade Sequel Build

The front blue LED button and LED jumbo push button are wired to power. I didn't like that when standing and looking at the machine the LED strips I installed on the table underside were visible, moving the strips back an inch did the trick. http://www.casemodgod.com/xPinPartialPimpin%20017.jpg In a...
by ARTbyTROY
Sun Jul 22, 2012 6:30 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Console & Arcade Hacking
Topic: Troy's Pinball - Arcade Sequel Build
Replies: 49
Views: 45127

Re: Troy's Pinball - Arcade Sequel Build

I bought a few more parts for the pinball machine, two 6" USB extension cables five blue and five black SPST NO buttons, a 1.5" square blue LED pushbutton, a twenty LED automotive dome light, a metal plunger back plate and four rubber feet. http://www.casemodgod.com/xPinEarlyAssembly%20006.jpg I riv...
by ARTbyTROY
Sat Jul 21, 2012 2:20 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Console & Arcade Hacking
Topic: Troy's Pinball - Arcade Sequel Build
Replies: 49
Views: 45127

Re: Troy's Pinball - Arcade Sequel Build

The back box is assembled, now to put the side panels onto the table starting with the back. I also bought a seven outlet surge protector for the inside of the cabinet to replace of the six outlet adapter type I had originally planned to use. http://www.casemodgod.com/xPinAssembly%20002.jpg Below sh...
by ARTbyTROY
Sat Jul 14, 2012 4:52 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Console & Arcade Hacking
Topic: Troy's Pinball - Arcade Sequel Build
Replies: 49
Views: 45127

Re: Troy's Pinball - Arcade Sequel Build

Looks like you're almost done! How much longer do you think it will be to complete it? Hopefully soon. This is quite amazing so far! Very professional looking. Thanks. Here is the entire thing completely disassembled, the panels were cleaned up and all the masked edges were tamped, so it's ready to...
by ARTbyTROY
Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Console & Arcade Hacking
Topic: Troy's Pinball - Arcade Sequel Build
Replies: 49
Views: 45127

Re: Troy's Pinball - Arcade Sequel Build

The Performance-PCs sponsored Scythe Samurai-ZZ CPU cooler arrived and I waste no time installing it. http://www.casemodgod.com/xPinIllusionLighting%20003.jpg Here is a shot of the CPU cooler in its new home inside the illusion... the mirrors work great, CPU coolers appear to go on as far as you can...
by ARTbyTROY
Sun Jul 01, 2012 5:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Console & Arcade Hacking
Topic: Troy's Pinball - Arcade Sequel Build
Replies: 49
Views: 45127

Re: Troy's Pinball - Arcade Sequel Build

I rewired to lengthen and then sleeved the wiring to the speakers to give them a more finished look, even though it will never really be seen. http://www.casemodgod.com/xPinBackBlackPainted%20005.jpg I removed the lower back panel and drilled three holes into it to accommodate the rocker switches th...
by ARTbyTROY
Sat Jun 30, 2012 4:41 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Console & Arcade Hacking
Topic: Troy's Pinball - Arcade Sequel Build
Replies: 49
Views: 45127

Re: Troy's Pinball - Arcade Sequel Build

I removed the TV speakers from their plastic mounting assemblies and then devised a fairly simple way to mount them into the front of the pinball machine. http://www.casemodgod.com/xPinSpeakerz%20007.jpg Below shows the aluminum angle and pop rivet solution to mounting the speakers. http://www.casem...
by ARTbyTROY
Fri Jun 29, 2012 10:01 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Console & Arcade Hacking
Topic: Troy's Pinball - Arcade Sequel Build
Replies: 49
Views: 45127

Re: Troy's Pinball - Arcade Sequel Build

The foam board illusion section mock up worked well, now it's time to lay out measurements onto the two-way and first-surface mirrors and prep them for cutting. http://www.casemodgod.com/xPinIllusionMirrors%20003.jpg I scored and snapped the mirrors and then couldn't resist setting it up around the ...
by ARTbyTROY
Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:31 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Console & Arcade Hacking
Topic: Troy's Pinball - Arcade Sequel Build
Replies: 49
Views: 45127

Re: Troy's Pinball - Arcade Sequel Build

Wow man, how'd you get all these suppliers to send you parts? Well, ten years ago I made a website www.CaseModGod.com , I have many CRAZY custom PC builds and a lot of other content, with that in place sponsors have a lot of prior work to judge whether or not sending hardware makes sense. This is t...
by ARTbyTROY
Wed Jun 27, 2012 5:52 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Console & Arcade Hacking
Topic: Troy's Pinball - Arcade Sequel Build
Replies: 49
Views: 45127

Re: Troy's Pinball - Arcade Sequel Build

I cut a piece of MDF pressboard to fit the back side of the back box, then I measured out placement for two 120mm fans near the top of the panel. http://www.casemodgod.com/PinBackBack%20002x.jpg I used a dtremel to cut the holes and then cleaned up the edges with a dremel sanding bit, below shows a ...