Pinball Parts

Ordered some initial parts and components for the Pinball Project today.

Firstly – some standard sized pinballs to get an idea of the sizes and weights involved.
Second, some Flipper Coils, chosen pretty much at random. I think the make is Bally or Williams. Other than the size, I have no idea about the technical specs.

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Lastly, a Wireless Bluetooth RF Transceiver module, for getting Bluetooth connectivity on the Arduino.
After looking at a few different types, I went for one called HC-06, basically because it was the cheapest. The Adafruit Bluefruit EZ-Link sounds like it may be a better option in the future, but I’m hoping that HC-06 will give me a better understanding of what’s actually needed. Just a cheap option to mess around with in the meantime.

001 – Pinball Project

Project Number: 001
Project Name: PINBALL

Pinball! This project will initially involve researching Pinball machines and Pinball machine mechanisms, looking for interesting designs and identifying opportunitys for design and build projects.

(Original Post Date: 04-Mar-14)