Category Archives: Alpha Bravo One

Alpha Bravo One Lives! Flippers wired up

Wow, another month with barely any progress! I have too many hobbies I think πŸ™‚ Finally tonight I had time to wire up the flippers. I used Molex connectors so that I can easily disconnect and reconnect the flipper wiring … Continue reading

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Preparing to wire flippers

I spent some time tonight getting more familiar with all of the various circuits from the Doctor Who wiring schematics pages. Suffice it to say, the manual and its schematics are priceless when you have a machine completely un-wired πŸ™‚Β Then … Continue reading

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Started playfield assembly

Today I started assembly of the basic mechanisms on my custom pinball playfield! It was super exciting to install the hinge brackets and drop the empty playfield into the cabinet for the first time πŸ™‚ In addition, the following assemblies … Continue reading

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Fabricated blank pinball playfield!

If you’ve been following along on the blog, it may look like I haven’t made any progress in a while… Well, I have πŸ™‚ It turns out fabricating things like pinball playfields is pretty tough with tools you typically have … Continue reading

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Installed P-ROC in Doctor Who

The P-ROC is a drop-in board that replaces the CPU board for pinballs. It connects to your computer and allows you to control the features (solenoids, lamps, DMD, etc) of the machine yourself. Williams WPC is supported (amongst others), which … Continue reading

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Building a custom pinball machine!

Recently I have been considering what it would take to build a custom pinball machine. When you add everything up, starting from scratch, it’s quite a long list. There are many skills and tasks involved. The “big” items in my … Continue reading

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