Pinball Balls and Coils have arrived. Next task, figure out the specs of the coils and how to operate them..
Three interesting design competitions that are currently open:
Core77 Design Awards (although closing soon):
Intel Make it Wearable Competition:
Element 14 Community Group for Wireless Power Solutions:
The Intel Edison SD Card Size Computer and TI Wireless charging kit:
Above Image Left from: http://yosoftware.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Intel-Edison.jpg
Above Image Right from: http://www.blogcdn.com/www.engadget.com/media/2011/04/ti-wireless-charging-04-18-2011.jpg
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.
Above two images from: http://www.pinballspareparts.com.au/
Some interesting images for Flipper Mechanisms:
Above Image from: http://findinglincolnillinois.com/gambling/flippermechanism.jpg
Above image from: http://www.pinrepair.com/em/flip1.gif
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)
Welcome to Maker Bothy! The blog of Liam Connelly, a Design Engineer and Maker enthusiast based in Melbourne Australia.
I’ve set up Maker Bothy as a place to record and share my personal projects, which will typically involve: Mechanical Engineering, CAD and 3D modelling, Industrial Design, Electronics, Graphic Design, programming, woodworking and metalworking.
Hopefully some of my experiences will be of interest.
Thanks for visiting!
(Original Posting Date: 04-Mar-14)