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  • #32195
    mrangrygrandpa
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    @mrangrygrandpa

    Hi guys. I’m new around here and will be building out a Mini VPin sometime here within the next month. What started out as a machine for Mame has turn into a Virtual Pinball machine now and will be adding some arcade goodness to it later in the future.

    For now, the computer I’ve got is working great and i’ll be using a 27″ IPS Monitor as my playfield with a 19″ as my backglass. I’ve got Visual Pinball/Future Pinball/Zen Pinball FX2/Pinball X all up and running. So I’ve got the majority of the software down and the biggest hurdle for me will be the woodwork.

    I’ve been using this setup for a few weeks now with the 2 screens, but I’m thinking about biting the bullet and getting the PinDMD v3 and a coin door. Since it’s pretty darn expensive I figured I better consult some experts! My main questions today are:

    • Does anyone have a PinDMD v3? Is it easy to setup? Does it pretty much work with all the different software?
    • Is a coin door on a Mini VPin too much? Do you think it will be too big and/or look dumb?

    I’ve got a VirtuaPin Digital Plunger v3 on preorder (really hoping it will ship soon since they said 1-2 weeks) and I’ve already got a bunch of arcade buttons that I will steal from other controllers so I think I’m covered on most of the other things. I was trying to keep the cost down for this and add on things like the door and dmd later, but I figured since I haven’t built the cabinet yet, I might either work in the dimensions of these items or just go ahead and buy them and suffer the wrath of my wife.

    Anyways, thanks for your time and advice.

    #32198
    freneticamnesic
    Moderator
    @freneticamnesic
    vipModeratorMember

    I know nothing about the pindmd so I’m no help there

    I do think a coin door is overkill, especially at that size. If you just want the look (like I did) you have some options, you can get crafty and make one out of styrene or something similar, foam core etc. I 3D printed a coin door for my minipin, it used a 17″ LCD for the playfield so it was substantially smaller. Here’s what it looked like before and after I painted it:

    A real coin door would just look odd, and likely eat into the real estate on the front of your cabinet

    Punch it!

    #32207
    randr
    Keymaster
    @randr
    ModeratorMember

    Ummm… is not 3d printing a coindoor a little “overkill” LOL! nice! :good: PUNCH IT!

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    #32221
    freneticamnesic
    Moderator
    @freneticamnesic
    vipModeratorMember

    No.

    Punch it!

    #32225
    mrangrygrandpa
    Participant
    @mrangrygrandpa

    You’re probably right about the size, so I didn’t go with the coin door. I did read a bunch of posts on vpforums about the DMD and watched some YouTube videos… so I may or may not have just ordered that  :)

    #32228
    randr
    Keymaster
    @randr
    ModeratorMember

    No.

    Kinda

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    for IOS and Android

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    #32235
    BorgDog
    Participant
    @borgdog
    MemberContributorvip

    No.

    Kinda

    Hey, if I had a 3d printer I might have done the same thing  :good:

    #33024
    AndersE
    Participant
    @anderse

    Cool hehe.. I  have a tip here:  If you up your extrusion rate a tiny amount you will get better infill on the top-layers. And if you print it with ABS

    you can acetone-smooth it so it would look really smooth.

    This reminds me that i must upload my 3d printed rgb flipperbuttons design. Yes i also use a 3d printer for my vpin :)

    I have printed leafswitch holders and pinball button nut (my own design)  with place for 3-led rgb strip (looks really good with clear buttons).

    A box for the pinscape controller, enclosure for the ccd sensor for the plunger, legs for my electronic boards, spacers for pc motherboard into cab,

    clear/diffusion flasher domes for 3w rgb leds and strobes, encasement for 3pcs of rotating beacons.. and probably some i forgot.

     

     

    I know nothing about the pindmd so I’m no help there I do think a coin door is overkill, especially at that size. If you just want the look (like I did) you have some options, you can get crafty and make one out of styrene or something similar, foam core etc. I 3D printed a coin door for my minipin, it used a 17″ LCD for the playfield so it was substantially smaller. Here’s what it looked like before and after I painted it: A real coin door would just look odd, and likely eat into the real estate on the front of your cabinet

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