Share My Creation Pinball clock

freedom2000

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Hi,

Here is probably the most useless application I have ever done !

I have added a clock to my FastDraw Electromechanical pinball

Based on an ESP32 MCU + android B4A application.

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Communication is with Bluetooth low energy. Time synchronization is over Wifi with NTP protocol.
Several options are available
time only
date + time
date + time + number of days to another date (hollydays !)

You can of course still play with your pinball. No wire has been cut.
The clock starts 30s after game over and stops when you start a new game.

Video in french .. sorry (but easy to follow) !

 

freedom2000

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By the way,

Pinball complexity is in the "spaghetti plate" of wires and relays that you find with electromechanical machines.

Here is the score unit of my pinball. It's incredibly confusing to follow a wire !

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JohnC

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They are VERY complicated, but there is nothing like the old-school mechanical parts and digits that make playing so much fun!
 

freedom2000

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They are VERY complicated, but there is nothing like the old-school mechanical parts and digits that make playing so much fun!
And finally exactly 45 years after its birth I got my pinball fully repaired in less than one month and without paying a penny (well 20$ of bulbs to change).... just a matter of cleaning, contact tuning, resoldering, etc...

But a lot of time spent on playfield painting restauration. This was a really new "art" for me... and quite happy with the result !
 

freedom2000

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Wooden part of the header board has been totally repainted. It was sadly damaged...

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and after

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same thing for the payfield. It was worn out to the wood !
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after
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It took some time :cool:
 
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