Jurassic Park Pinball | Mods & Upgrades - Part 1

I spent a lot of time playing Jurassic Park pinball in my youth and when I started collecting pinball machines I knew that JP would be my "holy grail" game. I searched for over a year to find one that I could afford and that was within a resonable driving distance but in 2010 I finally found one.

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Assembly Complete

After spending countless hours with a soldering iron over the past few days the first set of Retro-Pin boards are assembled. A few minor mistakes were found, silkscreen error, one trace that needed to be rerouted, and forgetting to add a 5v regulator to the power adapter board. All mistakes were eas...

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Retro-Pin Prototype PCBs

This week the prototype circuit boards arrived from OSHPark and as always they are perfect. Once these have been populated testing will begin and then the plan is to install the boards in Firepower and emulate the gameplay with our system. Once a fully playable game has been created and tested we...

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Pinduino is now Retro-Pin

I've always liked the Pinduino name but since there's another pinball related device using it and the domain name is already taken it's time for something unique. After spending a few weeks thinking and contemplating I've reached a decision, Retro-Pin. I feel like it follows the goal of the project,...

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Pinduino Update

It's been a while since my last post about the Pinduino project. It's continuing to evolve into a full featured device even though progress has been slower than I had originally hoped. The hardware portion has seen some recent changes with a new microcontoller (Teensy 3.6) that required an update...

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The Pinduino Project

The Pinduino project is a simplified control system for building your own pinball machine using the popular Arduino system.

  • 64 switch inputs
  • 64 lamp outputs
  • 16 to 32 solenoid outputs
  • 6 special solenoid outputs
  • 2 flipper outputs
  • 4 seven digit score displays
  • 1 credit/ball count displays
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