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Virtual Pinball Machine #2: The Lower Cabinet Build

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Blog entry by milbert posted 896 days ago 5842 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Concept (the beginning) Part 2 of Virtual Pinball Machine series Part 3: Video of Build »

The build of the virtual pinball machine is coming right around. The lower part of the machine is mostly done with the exception of some button and ventilation holes will need to be added. Here are some pictures of the assembly…

The hardest part of this cabinet for me was the miter cuts where the sides meet the front. I did it this way for aesthetic purposes since the cabinet would have no trim I don’t want to see the plywood edges.

Here is a picture of the final assembly with the virtual playfield (a 46” LED tv) in it to test the fit:

The next step is to add all the electronics to the lower cabinet, and then build the back-box that will contain two more monitors that display images for the pinball tables and scores.

Comments are appreciated!



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Radu

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#1 posted 896 days ago

It looks good. If I were you I would put doors on both sides for easy access to electronics. That might not be possible but just a thought.

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DIYaholic

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#2 posted 896 days ago

Where did the idea of a “virtual” pinball machine come from. I love the idea! I think it is an unique idea that could bring “Pinball” back into fashion. Good luck with your build. I will be following your progress.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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EvilNuff

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#3 posted 892 days ago

DIYaholic, there is an entire hobby around virtual pinball and emulated classic arcade games. You can check out http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/ for a starter though that is more arcade than pinball.

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DIYaholic

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#4 posted 892 days ago

EvilNuff,
Thanks for the info & link. I’ll have to check it out. Perhaps restoring an old pinball machine would be a fun project.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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