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#1 Atr


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Posted 15 July 2010 - 10:02 AM

Pinball machine uses one NXT Brick, 4 touch sensors (3 of them are attached to one port) and 2 light sensors. Program is written in Java (LeJOS). After pressing orange button the ball is given and a new game is started. Every game has three balls total. If the ball is lost within 10 seconds after start, the ball is returned without losing one.

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Scoring points:

- losing ball after 10 seconds - 50 points
- hitting both Red and Green Bumpers - 100 points
- hitting one of the Yellow Bumpers - 200 points
- getting ball to the Black Hole - 300 points

Black Hole opens up every 500 points, then player has 20 second to get the ball into it. If 5 seconds is left Black Hole's light starts flashing.


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#2 Conchas


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Posted 15 July 2010 - 10:41 AM

Brilliant work!
Playability looks great. :thumbup:


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Posted 15 July 2010 - 10:50 AM

Combining two of my favourite hobbies together, LEGO and Pinball. :classic: I'm quite a pinball enthusiast. :grin: Wonderful work of art! It amazes me who someone can program an NXT to be capable of playing a game of pinball. Wonderful design too. It works very well and I'd love to have one of my own. :sweet:

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 12:23 PM

Thats really awesome! How did you make the black hole drop down?

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 12:32 PM

Would like to have one at home.

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#6 Jurgen Krooshoop

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 08:57 PM

Really really great. Even the artwork on the table is nice !! Love it !!

#7 Atr


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Posted 16 July 2010 - 07:19 AM

View PostZblj, on 15 July 2010 - 12:23 PM, said:

How did you make the black hole drop down?
There are 2 liftarms, one above the other, that keep the yellow platform in level, similar to this:
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I'm amazed that you like the "artwork", but it indeed was difficult to come up with some idea in that low resolution.

Edited by Atr, 16 July 2010 - 09:19 PM.

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 05:43 PM

View PostAtr, on 16 July 2010 - 07:19 AM, said:

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Is that my picture?

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 06:36 PM

This is one of the coolest things I've ever seen! You combined two of my favourite things, I've always wanted to build my own pinball machine, maybe this would be a good way to go about it! Thanks for showing us this and giving me some ideas. :)

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#10 Atr


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Posted 16 July 2010 - 08:50 PM

View PostBlakbird, on 16 July 2010 - 05:43 PM, said:

Is that my picture?

Yes, it is, it's even linked directly from your server. I hope you don't mind.

#11 Atr


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Posted 16 July 2010 - 09:17 PM

Damn, I accidentally clicked Reply instead of Edit.
BTW I didn't know that I can reply to my own posts.

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#12 TechnicJuan


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Posted 17 July 2010 - 06:23 AM

Wow. that is so awesome. :sweet:

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