Goodbye Sonic!

Getting Sonic ready for the final video, before leaving the game room. I have limited room and have another machine I need to fit in.

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Time to finish replacing the leaf switches. I still hate them. But I love microswitches!

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Moon Attack! Update

I have aimed for a working ‘proof-of-concept’ version of Moon Attack! before the end of this month. For once, I have more than enough time. However, I need parts. They are inbound and they are eagerly awaited. I have been ready for them for more than a week, but I cannot proceed before they arrive. I really hope I can meet my deadline before the months end.

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Alternative pop bumper caps!

The mechanical side of my video game, Moon Attack, features a pop bumper. Due to size challenges I am thinking about a smaller bumper cap size to increase the visibility around the bumper. Maybe in the style of Sterns earlier smaller ones (picture).

 

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Getting the most from your backglass!

I have always been somewhat annoyed by the usage of general illumination in backboxes; first of all, you have a shitload of bulbs. These are spread out in a fashion that fits the given backglass and its dark areas the best. This is probably held against cost of sockets + bulbs. I remember when I had a No Good Gofers pinball machine. The translite had no dark areas and behind it were countless bulbs, lighting the translite from edge to edge. It was beautiful. I wanted something similar done for my older machines, like my Stern Meteor. I decided to use 5V LED strip for the job. See the pictures below:

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