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Vertical Pinball Machine

Vertical Pinball Machine Parts: Windows 10Pinball FX3 (Steam)34” QHD Ultra Wide 1440p Monitor (Samsung LS34J550WQUXEN)7”Screen Display 1024*600 LCD MonitorRadeon RX590Dell Optiplex 3020 (8GB RAM, 3.2GHz i5-4570Inductive Plunger (allows trick shots)2x45W Stereo, 68W SubwooferOak case ArchitectureThe vertical Pinball machine was build on a Windows 10, Optiplex 3020 (i5) with 8GB RAM and a 16GB Radeon RX 590 (8 GB GDDR5). The Dell Optiplex shows a BIOS error when the front cover is not connected (and I threw it away before realizing I should have kept the cable). So I added an additional Arduino that emulates a keyboard and sends an “F2” keystroke 5 seconds after power-up. I am particular proud of the inductive plunger, which allows skill shots without use of a linear potentiometer (no wear!). You can Google “Arduino Inductance LM339” and will find good description of how to do it. Schematics and board can be found in the resource section. One problem remains unsolved: I need an external keyboard to shutdown windows. I did not want to mess with any software that maps keystrokes, so at the end of the gaming night, I pull out a little wireless keyboard and shutdown Windows. No enough of an inconvenience to warrant drilling another hole in the cabinet. CabinetI ordered a kitchen worktop (2m x 0.9m x 2cm), cut it into 12cm wide boards of 2cm thicknes and various lengths, halved the thickness to about 8mm (thereby doubling the number of boards), glued the boards together to form 8mm thick sheets and cut the sides of the…

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