Showing how to connect solenoids to your visual pinball cabinet. How to use an extra PC power supply to power your toys. The solenoids from ebay, the SainSmart 8 channel 12V USB relay module along with software to quickly test the on/off functionality. Product List: ebay "DC 12V Open Frame Solenoid ZYE1-0837ZP" ebay "SainSmart 8 channel 12 V USB Relay Module" Software "http://denkovi.com/usb-8-relay-manager" Mounting pvc board from HomeDepot Diodes: 1N4004 Power Supply Hack: http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-power-up-an-ATX-Power-Supply-without-a-PC/ Thanks to Mike Karina on youtube, for all his assistance in getting me through this.
In this video I go through my Virtual Machine and point out the different pieces of hardware that make up the pinball cabinet. This is the first video in a seri
this demonstrates the basic features and installation of a usb 8 channel Sainsmart relay board. This is used to turn devices on and off in an electrical circu
Sainsmart 8 port usb
Here's a video that demonstrates the various components of my pinball table. If you just want to see a game in action, skip to 14:46.
http://www.CustomMadeArcades.com - Learn how to install the LED-Wiz with game pad controls from Groovy Game Gear. I have been asked to make a short video on th
Here is a demo of my solenoids working to provide feedback for my virtual pinball / arcade cabinet. This replicates the mechanical noise from flippers, slingsho
Some pictures and videos from my digital pinball table build. Due to the size of the beast, most pictures had to be taken portrait. Software includes: - Pinba
A video demonstrating the features and functionality of my recent virtual pinball cabinet build. Later in the video I cover some of the challenges associated wi
Part 4 of Making a Virtual Pinball Machine Table. Things are slowly moving forward now...and it's time to get the cabinet ready for when the artwork arrives. I
We documented the build of our virtual pinball cabinet. We used the original Williams widebody cabinet dimension. You can find all the materials and details at
This is a simple video on understanding 12v DC Switches, Relays, and Solenoids. How to use them https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vOVSst-SoY My written install
Solenoids and relays are electromagnetic devices commonly used in vehicles, appliances and manufacturing processes. This video includes a demonstration of a wo
Updated since this video-- for those adding real feedback. Place your solenoids in the same location a real playfield would have them. All of the Visual Pin
UPDATE: AUGUST 2017 We are in the middle of making a dedicated pinball machine! Completion should be September/October 2017! This is a quick teaser showcasing
The launch button looked lonely on it's own...and I guess every Virtual Pinball Machine Table needs to have a plunger, so I went for the Virtuapin kit. Until I
As part of my plan to build an Arduino controlled pinball machine I'm testing out some cheap solenoids installed on simple flipper designs I have 3D printed. T
Jeri shows the basic construction of solenoid actuators and demonstrates the relationship between strenght and hold power relative to current flow in the coil.
This is a technical video explaining the basic operation of a typical pinball machine flipper mechanism.
This video is depricated and only available as a reference to older methods of setup. Please see https://youtu.be/Y5fcPUmXIW4. This video goes through an overv