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Star Trek: The Mirror Universe Pinball – Cabinet work (Part 3)

Stenciling the Bally Star Trek Cabinet with custom stencils from Twisted Pins into a usable base for the Star Trek: Mirror Universe Pinball project this Author continues the work despite having to redo part of the previously laid cabinet art in Part 2. Continue reading

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Bally (AS-2518) Audio Card tester

Arduino Nano based Pinball Audio Tester w/ opensource code provided. This Audio tester sequences thru the 32 tones in the soundcard PROM at 1.5second intervals allowing debug and adjustments. This Tester should work with any AS-2518 Bally sound card including the -31 and -50 designs. Pinball machines such as the Bally Star Trek and the Paragon. Continue reading

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Star Trek: The Mirror Universe Pinball – Head work (Part 3)

After restoring a near worthless Bally Star Trek Cabinet and Supersonic head into a usable base for the Star Trek: Mirror Universe Pinball project this Author continues the embellishments in the form Impulse Engine Stenciling via a Laser Cutter, some Airbrush work, and finally some laser cut plastic grills. Continue reading

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Star Trek: The Mirror Universe Pinball – Cabinet work (Part 2)

After restoring a near worthless Bally Star Trek Cabinet and Supersonic head into a usable base for the Star Trek: Mirror Universe Pinball project this Author adds a couple of embellishments in the form of water slide decals, some airbrush work, and finally adding some metal flake via poly-acrylic clear coat. Continue reading

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Star Trek: The Mirror Universe Pinball – Cabinet work

Restoring a near worthless Bally Star Trek Cabinet and Supersonic head into a usable base for the Star Trek: Mirror Universe Pinball project. Author Strips existing paint; repairs cabinet damage, and stains the wood black (as in space). Initial Stencil designs created for the side art and front of the cabinet. Continue reading

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Star Trek: The Mirror Universe Pinball – Insert artwork

For the last couple of years; I’ve been wanting to do a custom / unique pinball table. This post details how I went about creating custom Pinball table Inserts using the Laser Cutter at Techshop.ws here in Austin. These inserts were cut from 1/4inch acrylic using the laser cutter. Custom inserts created for the warp Nacelles on the Mirror-Universe Enterprise. This post continues the process of creating this one of a kind machine. Continue reading

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Star Trek: The Mirror Universe Pinball – Plastics artwork

For the last couple of years; I’ve been wanting to do a custom / unique pinball table. This is the first revisions of the Bally Star Trek plastics from 1978 “mirrored” and re-worked into a Star Trek Mirror Universe theme.
This post continues the process of creating this one of a kind machine. Continue reading

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Star Trek: The Mirror Universe Pinball – Playfield artwork

For the last couple of years; I’ve been wanting to do a custom / unique pinball table. This is the first revision of a Bally Star Trek table from 1978 “mirrored” and re-worked into a Star Trek Mirror Universe pinball table.
This post begins the process of creating this one of a kind machine. The Table will be CNCed at Techshop.ws. Watch here for more details. Continue reading

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Modernized Williams Serial Kit

For the last couple of months; I’ve been working on a redesign of the willams printer kit for my Star Trek: The Next Generation pinball. Much of the work as been in the Complex Programmable Logic Device (CPLD) which is … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Weekend: Data East Pinball Repair

Updated PinWiki for Digikey part numbers for CN1 and 2F2 – commonly burned connectors on the Data East Pinball machines. Continue reading

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