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Sunday, October 20, 2013

Steampunk Time Machine Pinball: Backbox Mockup

Another crude mockup using Photoshop, but I think you get the idea. I expect the final version to differ a bit from this, but this is a good start:


The bubblers change color, the Edison bulbs light, and the plasma sphere not only works, but is also sound sensitive. Vintage radio cloth is used to hide the speakers, and a Root Counter is placed under the DMD - the Counter is used to set the "date" that the time machine will travel to. Or I may use it to simply count games played. The water pressure gauges will not actually be functional. The upper box is the "generator" that makes time travel possible and features wire mesh backlit with LEDs.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Steampunk Time Machine Pinball: Front Panel Mockup

Now that my internet is working again, I've decided to post a mockup of what the front panel might look like. It's very crudely done using Photoshop, but I think you can get an idea of how this is going to look.


The gauges will be lit with a green LED, while the four toggle switches at the bottom are lit blue, and are actually the game function "buttons" (which control features like Start, Extra Ball, etc.). The plunger is an old victorian doorknob. The knife switch is really a handle that can pull the PC components out on drawer glides. I'm not sure if I'll have the radio knobs do anything functional - I may have one control volume if possible.

I'll do another mockup, this time of the backbox, as time allows...