Virtual Pinball Machine #1: Concept (the beginning)

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Blog entry by milbert posted 12-22-2011 08:18 AM 3402 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’m working on a pretty cool design project for school… bringing back classic pinball, but in a virtual form. Instead of the usual “mechanical” machine, the game is run with a computer and an abundance of other electronics (the purpose of the project). Our project is replicating a full size cabinet, with a 46” LCD tv as the playfield.

Since I am the only person in our group, I have been assigned to building the cabinet. Here’s a preview of it in Sketchup:

The interesting feature is the side door. Since this is a computer engineering project, we need to showcase what’s “under the hood”. For this reason the side will have a door which reveals the electronics drawer which will be able to be partially slide out.

I’ll keep updating the project as it moves along. By the way this is only the base, the back display is yet to be designed and built, we are awaiting final size decisions. I will stay updated with our progress and appreciate any comments/suggestions.

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