The first two posts introduced this project and the things we tried to make the first prototype machines work. We eventually ended up using an Arduino Mega and some supporting electronics to control our first prototype machines. We are currently working on a more powerful and flexible electronics system for controlling pinball machines, and maybe even other devices.
This is the second post in a series on building our own pinball machine. This post is a more in-depth continuation of the first one. It discusses all the different things we experimented with before we were able to assemble the first prototype “machine”.
This post is the first one in a series of posts on the development of our own pinball machine. We, me and my father, started with this project sometime in 2012. That year we bought a Bally Freedom (IPDB#952) EM pinball machine. The machine was in a bad shape and we thought it would be a cool project to restore the machine to its original state.