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AC/DC Pro "Iron Man Edition" + Pinvid
« on: October 26, 2014, 04:38:03 PM »
Hi all,
here's my current work in progress. I dub thee AC/DC Pro "Iron Man Edition".

This also includes my ongoing "Pinvid" project. Ever since owning my AC/DC Pro, I had envisaged a screen playing AC/DC clips in the righthand corner. I set to work and created a custom marquee with LCD screen and had a a Raspberry Pi playing video on loop. My project stalled when a guy in the U.S presented his which was pretty much the same idea as mine, but interacts with the machine. I lost interest in the project when somebody else had beat me to the punch.

About a month ago, I decided I should dust off my own project and finish what I started. I thought it still had merit and adds some excitement to the playfield. I wired my Pinvid setup so that it starts up when I turn the pinball machine on. It plays a video clip on loop until machine is turned off.

Once Pinvid was complete, I decided to finish my next idea: AC/DC Pro "Iron Man Edition". I bought an Iron Man helmet at the end of 2012 and had it sitting on top of the pinball ever since. Peoplew ould look at it with a puzzled expression. I'd always say that AC/DC were featured completely in the Iron Man 2 soundtrack. I got a custom translite printed off, put the Shoot to Thrill video clip from Iron Man 2 on my Pinvid screen, added an Iron Man figurine to the playfield and also added a few new tracks. Iron Man by Black Sabbath and Shoot to Thrill by AC/DC.

The new translite and added music make it feel like a new game. Have added some photos.

Next job for this machine is adding LEDs and a swinging bell mod.

Cheers!
Adam.


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Re: AC/DC Pro "Iron Man Edition" + Pinvid
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2014, 09:07:06 PM »
Looks great Adam nice work :) the LCD is an awesome addition.

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Re: AC/DC Pro "Iron Man Edition" + Pinvid
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2014, 09:13:28 PM »
Done well mate that looks great

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Re: AC/DC Pro "Iron Man Edition" + Pinvid
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2014, 09:44:23 PM »
Great stuff Adam, very cool!  ^^^

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Re: AC/DC Pro "Iron Man Edition" + Pinvid
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2014, 09:57:45 PM »
Thanks, guys!

The video mod was a lot of hard work and discovery. So many elements. I bought a Raspberry Pi and had to learn how to programme it to loop video. Had to build housing for the LCD to attach to the machine. Found some royalty free images online and did some Photoshop work to make the marquee....Also have to thank Swinks for pointing me in the right direction for the wire to purchase to attach everything to the 5v/12v connector. Awaiting a power splitter to arrive so my speaker lighting can work again.


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Re: AC/DC Pro "Iron Man Edition" + Pinvid
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2014, 10:02:28 PM »
that looks sweet Adam, excellent reward for your effort.
Bren
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Re: AC/DC Pro "Iron Man Edition" + Pinvid
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2015, 05:32:25 PM »
Very cool Adam!  Nice work.

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Re: AC/DC Pro "Iron Man Edition" + Pinvid
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2015, 06:23:20 PM »
Very cool Adam!  Nice work.

Thanks!

Makes my Pro a bit more special with the video clip playing.
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Re: AC/DC Pro "Iron Man Edition" + Pinvid
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2015, 06:37:58 PM »
Very cool Adam!  Nice work.

Thanks!

Makes my Pro a bit more special with the video clip playing.
:-)

Any video of screen playing bro?

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Re: AC/DC Pro "Iron Man Edition" + Pinvid
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2015, 09:59:16 PM »
Very cool Adam!  Nice work.

Thanks!

Makes my Pro a bit more special with the video clip playing.
:-)

Any video of screen playing bro?

Hey brosef,  I've been slack, but will post a vid in the next Day or two.
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« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2015, 02:44:39 PM »
Sorry for the delay in getting the video online. It wasn't very good in the daylight close up, so I will have to record another video at a later time.

http://youtu.be/4lzisMUXdEY

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« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2015, 03:05:47 PM »
Very cool Adam! Looks great.  @@*

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« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2015, 04:08:56 PM »
Cool mod. I think it looks great  ^^^
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Re: AC/DC Pro "Iron Man Edition" + Pinvid
« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2015, 05:36:08 PM »
Thanks for the kind words, everyone. I love my AC/DC Pro And the new additions.

I'm getting itchy feet waiting to find The Simpsons Pinball Party, so I've started designing a topper with a 7 inch lcd screen in it....people that dislike toppers are going to HATE it. Haha