X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Great Geek Gifts in the Technabob Shop!Get Technabob Daily: Join our Mailing List! | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
Awesomer Media Sites: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
subscribe to our rss feedsubscribe via e-mailfollow technabob on twittertechnabob facebook fan pageGoogle+follow us in feedly
Follow Us:
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob

Hot Touch Arcade Emulator: Fake Pinball Machine Accepts Real Coins

by Lambert Varias
Advertisement

Ben Heck chose to make his Bill Paxton pinball machine the old fashioned way, using actual flippers and tunnels and whatnot. But there’s also another, less complicated way to make a pinball machine – by running an emulator on a computer. But “less complicated” doesn’t mean easy, especially if you choose to give your emulator an authentic-looking cabinet, like what Ryan O’Horo did with his 1/3-scale pinball machine, the Hot Touch Arcade.

hot touch arcade 1

At the heart of O’Horo’s machine is an Intel Atom motherboard and an NVIDIA graphics card, with Windows XP as its OS. The pinball’s playing field is digitally rendered on a 19″ 16:9 LCD display that’s been installed sideways.  O’Horo also installed lots of analog touches, including a shooter, flipper buttons (with solenoid feedback), and even a coin acceptor.  The graphics and the LED marquee also add to the authentic look. But I think the most important part of the Hot Touch Arcade is the emulator itself – the fantastic looking free software, Future Pinball.

Now that I think about it, this is actually the Ben Heckish way of making a pinball machine. Check out Ryan O’Horo’s Crave DIY page for more pics and info.

[via Make:]

Hot Deals in the Technabob Shop:



Comments are closed for posts older than 90 days.

More from Awesomer Media...

Cicret Bracelet Debunked

Cicret Bracelet Debunked

Muck Boots Arctic Excursion Mid

Muck Boots Arctic Excursion Mid

2017 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive Heads to Paris

2017 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive Heads to Paris

2017 Nissan GT-R NISMO Costs Nearly as Much as a 911 GT3 RS

2017 Nissan GT-R NISMO Costs Nearly as Much as a 911 GT3 RS

Disney CEO Doesn’t Expect Rogue One to Do as Well as The Force Awakens

Disney CEO Doesn’t Expect Rogue One to Do as Well as The Force Awakens

Voyager Golden Record 40th Anniversary Edition 3XLP

Voyager Golden Record 40th Anniversary Edition 3XLP

Advertisement