I need a simple layout and stuff that is easy to hit. Lower part of game is shown. But the mechanical side has to be kept simple. Only few coils and open space. Yes, no outlanes. It is time to get rid of outlanes for ever.
[pics inside] Getting parts ready. I hate leaf switches and optical switches(unless the application forces it), so I am going to work only with microswitches. Also in stock is cement resistors – whether these are replaced by regulators remain to be seen – and of course connectors en masse. I have a power supply on order and I am researching how I can keep the size of solenoid frames down since I would like to install them on the top side of the playfield! I know people will faint, but two reasons: Since I operate with a smaller playfield and still need holes for pop bumpers, wires etc. I feel that too many holes can compromise the wood. Also, looking at stuff like regular sling shots(not the Xenon type) a lot of power is lost in the joints + maintenance problems. P:G will be using the KISS model.
I have a hard time letting go of the Dreamland pinball project. I really don’t have the room for the cabinet, but it dawned on me that I could jerry-rig the playfield unto a board of the same size, then raise and tilt it by using spacers. This would allow me to have everything from playfield parts(!), power supplies, uC’s, driver boards etc. within the real estate of the playfield size. If everything is screwed on, then I can store it in a closet.
Let us call this the re-re-re-re-boot of my pinball project:) Still playing second violin to Gravity, though!