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New project, now for something completely different … as I like: D
The table football, as the arcade and pinball were part of my childhood, adolescence and continue to be part of my life. After all who doesn’t like a good game of table football?
It seems complicated to start modernizing this, but in my opinion, there is always room for an upgrade. Hence the idea to add to the traditional table football an LCD display that shows the score, goals animations and even promotional videos when no one is playing.
The system was developed entirely on Android and Arduino. An app was made for the android system that monitors currency inflows, marking goals and then generates the corresponding animations.
When a goal is scored, besides and animation in the LCD an animation is also generated on the inner side leds, with the corresponding color of the team who scored. Ex: a goal from Benfica (red outfit) – Leds Red. A goal from Sporting (green outfit) – Leds Green.
This concept of table football with lighting, is not exactly new, but to make it a bit more challenging, I´ve created a controller board for these led animations.
I leave you with the photos and the video of the final product and a special thanks to OOZ Labs for the precious help.
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This is the restoration of my first Virtual Pinball. The system was already installed and running, I only dealt with the aesthetic part and organizing some wiring. This system runs Future Pinball, Visual Pinball, PinballFX and PinballFX2. This project was done in a cabinet of a Pinball 2000, perhaps a Revenge from Mars or Star Wars, but I don’t have the detail of the history of this cabinet.
I did the same treatment that I normally do in other cabinets, leaving it ready to apply the new decals. This horrendous cabinet certainly deserved a good restoration 😀
These are some decals that I designed specifically for this machine
After the assembly of some more new decals and components, the look is much more interesting
I chose to put a new t-molding in chrome, some iluminated flipper buttons and a blue LED mod under the cabinet.
This is a machine that works with a coin door with a timer. I replaced the timer position at the door for a more visible position in the glass next to lockbar.
I’ve also put a beautiful fan illuminated in blue on the rear of the cabinet to make the PC system’s ventilation.
Take a look at this simple video I’ve made. I hope you enjoy it!