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Hackaday
« on: August 20, 2013, 12:03:33 PM »
Ian's pinball machine is on hackaday

 http://hackaday.com/2013/08/19/building-a-pinball-out-of-its-playfield/

Congrats Ian

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Re: Hackaday
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2013, 01:42:42 PM »
wow, talk about some rough comments :( ... You would think the poster would of maybe proof read the post first..

I just picked up a SFII Pinball machine... I told Ian he needs to finish that one up so he can start on this one...

I have a proc control board, but i may go Ian's route, and do PI or BBB , and use a off the shelf Goetlib Driver Board +A Mega for RTOS Board controller.. ( The Driver board this is about $120 bucks, and does all the coils, lamps, and strobes for the switch matrix..)

And like the Home machine Ian has this machine has a screw ball switch matrix running @ 20v , and also is a 12? x 8 matrix, crazy huge.


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Re: Hackaday
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2013, 03:04:33 PM »
wow, talk about some rough comments :( ... You would think the poster would of maybe proof read the post first..

That's not how hackaday comments work... I hadn't even thought to go look at the comments - yikes.

Thanks to Ted for clarifying all that :)

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Re: Hackaday
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2013, 03:06:11 PM »
Ian's pinball machine is on hackaday

 http://hackaday.com/2013/08/19/building-a-pinball-out-of-its-playfield/

Congrats Ian

Thanks - we have lots of cool projects at the lab, but most don't document & share them to be picked up in this way. Ted was awesome and submitted for me this time :)

I usually feel better about my projects after I've taken the time to write the blog post - I realize how much I've learned...

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Re: Hackaday
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2013, 03:08:12 PM »
I just picked up a SFII Pinball machine... I told Ian he needs to finish that one up so he can start on this one...

I never finish them - they are either continually improved or abandoned - but never finished!

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Re: Hackaday
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2013, 04:04:23 PM »
wow, talk about some rough comments :( ... You would think the poster would of maybe proof read the post first..

That's not how hackaday comments work... I hadn't even thought to go look at the comments - yikes.

Thanks to Ted for clarifying all that :)

NP, I especially liked this one:

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The article says that is his wife.

Really?! It's one thing to not read it, but to pull something out of your ass is something else. I find many commentors feel they are on Jeopardy, and if they don't answer, someone else may.. so might as well make things up. As long as you'll get to keep talking...right?

Also, many people feel they are experts on things they have never, ever done before.


Back on topic, congrats :D Looks like they edited it to mention OMMF, which is a good thing!
"The American, by nature, is optimistic. He is experimental, an inventor and a builder who builds best when called upon to build greatly." ~ John F. Kennedy

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Re: Hackaday
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2013, 04:37:10 PM »
Congrats! !

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Re: Hackaday
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2013, 05:19:13 PM »
i rarely visit hack-a-day anymore, i don't even have an account there, nor do i rarely make any comments.

I think reddit has more cred :/

i like instructables better.


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Re: Hackaday
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2013, 05:25:16 PM »
i rarely visit hack-a-day anymore, i don't even have an account there, nor do i rarely make any comments.

its hacker street cred and blog views (prob 3k over two days at this point) - I mostly do it hoping to get exposure for the lab and for maker faire... There is no coincidence in the timing of all this :)

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Re: Hackaday
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2013, 05:35:12 PM »
I don't think you can get anymore exposure for the lab / maker faire on that, i would start trying to push yourself into the local college ( maybe get Shea to help out there? ) and high schools that teach technology / electronics programs.

You have anything cool lined up for the faire ? i can start pushing it out on my facebook & pinball forums i visit.




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Re: Hackaday
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2013, 05:40:02 PM »
You have anything cool lined up for the faire ? i can start pushing it out on my facebook & pinball forums i visit.

Hoping to have the maker list on the website this weekend. Unfortunately many of our makers are too busy to post pictures to their proposals, and I haven't taken the time to go through 100+ proposals to find a true picture link (most are pasting in links to fb albums, etc) and get them updated. We sent a maker newsletter this morning, which should get people moving.

You up for a homebrew / hacked pinball display that day? I need someone to hang out with Fireball <grin> and I bet you & Brian could easily add to the display :)


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Re: Hackaday
« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2013, 05:45:11 PM »
Well, i suck at art , so if its art related, not gonna work..

However, I got some REALLLY cool LED Signs :]

just tell me how i can help... i do not have anything planned that weekend.
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Re: Hackaday
« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2013, 05:49:28 PM »
Well, i suck at art , so if its art related, not gonna work..

However, I got some REALLLY cool LED Signs :]

just tell me how i can help... i do not have anything planned that weekend.


Haha, by display, I mean "lets bring out all our hacked pinball stuff and show it off"
And you run events, so you know I'll be running around most of the day, but I hate to leave the thing at home that day...and I'm sure you'll have that streetfighter doing something cool by then...


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Re: Hackaday
« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2013, 05:54:03 PM »
heheh.. i am sure we can work something out.




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Re: Hackaday
« Reply #14 on: August 21, 2013, 09:34:55 AM »
gratz Ian!! Makin us all look good, as usual :)