Archive for Mai, 2010

Forcefeedback with Optocopples for PinballCabs

Sonntag, Mai 16th, 2010

As I described before. I am using a “big” Solonoids (Relais) for forcefeedback of the flipperfingers.

First I used one of the solonoid contact to trigger the Keyboardencoder.

The problem of this big relais is, that its a short delay between flipper button pressing and sending the signal to the encoder.

So I used a little optocoppler to sent the signal faster to the keyencoder.

The signal is wired parallel and there is no more delay



Here you can see the kit we offering. It includes long wires to place the solonoids nearby the flipperbuttons and you can reach the keyencoder too.


You can order it here

Here you can find a shematic how to connect it to your flipperbuttons and solonoids

First public playing

Sonntag, Mai 16th, 2010

today we presented the Virtual Pinball at the

Here you can see some pictures:





Beta Finalisation

Freitag, Mai 14th, 2010

The wiring is done.

Using a InferfaceASD for Keyboard support. And the nanotech MotionKit. Having trouble with nudging…. Later…. I am using a big relais for “forcefeedback” powered by 24V and using the contacts of the relais for the InterfaceASD.



A plugbox with switch for powering up the system:


The Pinball Cabinet is around 10cm shorter as an original. So I have to cut the siderails:



To cover the edges of the LCD i am using this here:


First complete look



Dienstag, Mai 11th, 2010

Here you can see the “forcefeedback” Relais.

I will use two, one for the left finger and one for the right finger.


Button Upgrade, edge painting

Dienstag, Mai 11th, 2010

I removed the 42Zoll Display for painting the edge:


And some Button upgrade for left and right flipper fingers and a Button for Launch Button for the Flipper without a “analog” plunger.


I used two scews left and right of the backglass to put it together


Backglass Part III

Montag, Mai 10th, 2010

Today I put all together and have the honor to play the first time in my live with 3 screens.

This give a great realistic feeling of a pinball :-)

First pictures…




SuperCIC SNES switchless MOD (PAL)

Montag, Mai 10th, 2010

Thanks to Maximilian Rehkopf alias ikari_01 we can proudly present a new switchless Mod for the SNES.

I done the first modification at a PAL SNES, but it should work on US and japanese SNES too.

Here you can find more information: (german) (english)

The mod is using a PIC 16F630 with the following code: supercic

Sorry the Code here is a newer version, so you have to set PIN 7 of the PIC 16F630 to GND. As here is described with a common cathode DUAL-LED!

There are two ways to get the new CIC working.

a) with original CIC still onboard

To get the supercic working you have to lift the following pins of the original CIC.

Pin 1,2,10 and 11

b) removing the original CIC and add a 10k from Pin 8 to GND.

The following pictures will show way b).

Here you can see a PAL SNES with the F413A CIC


Removing the CIC


After removing the original CIC:


The usual 50/60Hz Pins:

You have to lift PPU2 Pin 30 and lift PPU1 Pin 24 and wire it together to Pin 12 @Pic12f630.

The Console is set to 60Hz if you set both Pins to GND
The Console is set to 50Hz if you set both Pins to 5V


2nd View:


Here you can see the wiring of the PIC:


More wiring:

You can set the PIC into 2 Modes

a) Pin 4 to 5V (I used this Mode, see the red wire)
b) Pin 4 to GND

And please set Pin 7 To GND, so the PIC is set to DUO-LED Mode (common cathode).
On the following picture the wire is missing!





you can remove the original LED by heat both pins together and pull it a little bit out.
So you can cut the 2 pins of the original LED.

After this you can use a DUO-LED (gn/red) 5mm with 220Ohm Resistors. I solder the middle (GND) to the SNES Controllerport
To play import Controller or thinks like a superscope on a PAL-SNES you can shortcut all 4 Diodes on the controller port. (see picture2)


You can use two different LEDs:

a) a Duo-Led with common cathode (GND)
You have to set Pin 7 of the PIC16F630 to GND

b) a RGB-Led with common anode (plus)
You have to set Pin 7 of the PIC16F630 to 5V

Look here for a picture:

Some Info about the usage of the superCIC.

You can change between 50/60Hz and Auto Function by pressing the Reset Button for longer as around 0,5 sec. The current Status is shown by the DUO-LED. (red=60Hz, green 50Hz, orange=Auto).
After releasing the Reset Button the mode will be active. The SNES will not reset at this moment.

a) 50Hz Mode is active (green)

If you insert a PAL-Game, it will start with 50Hz
If you insert a NTSC-Game, it will start with 50Hz (if Pin 4 is set GND)
If you insert a NTSC-Game, it will start with 60Hz and switches to 50Hz after 9 sec. (if Pin 4 is set 5V)
If you insert a Game without CIC, it will start with 50Hz

b) 60Hz Mode is actice (red)

If you insert a NTSC-Game, it will start with 60Hz
If you insert a PAL-Game, it will start with 60Hz (if Pin 4 is set GND)
If you insert a PAL-Game, it will start with 50Hz and switches to 60Hz after 9 sec. (if Pin 4 is set 5V)
If you insert a Game without CIC, it will start with 60Hz

c) Auto Mode is actice (orange)

starting the Game in its native frequence.

If you insert a NTSC-Game, it will start with 60Hz
If you insert a PAL-Game, it will start with 50Hz
If you insert a Game without CIC, it will start with 60Hz

Here you can see a video, how the switching is working:

Here you can see a US-Unit with a RGB Led using blau and red part of the LED:

Backglass Part II

Donnerstag, Mai 6th, 2010

I done some holders for the 19Zoll and put speaker at the speakerpanel

Here you can see the position of the 19Zoll Screen:


to be sure nothing grey/white colors is seen, all will be black …


more pictures of the 3rd 19Zoll Screen for the DMD


The border of the 30Zoll must be in black too:


Here you can see the fan


Backglass working part 1

Mittwoch, Mai 5th, 2010

Hi since November I didn’t have time to finish my first pinball project.

But this week I will do more work, because we will present our Virtual Pinball at the Museumstag 2010 in Neuwied @ the Flippermuseum
Its open from 14:00 to 22:00 o clock on Saturday 15.05.2010

Come visit us there and have fun with playing our virtual pinball and around 100 Original Pinballs!

So here are some new Pictures form the backglass work:

My first try via MDF look at the holder in the middle for the 30Zoll LCD for the Backglass picture


I changed to black mdf. Here you can see a router line for the glassfront.
It will inserted from the top downwards


Some edges needet to painted in black


Here you can see the DMD LCD (a 19Zoll) from the backsite:


First impression of the look with speakerpanel (a original wpc95 one)


to be continued