Mini pinball is all-pixels

You won’t find those familiar steel balls inside this mini-pinball cabinet. That’s because [Luis’] latest creation is a fun way to play virtual pinball. The playing field is a 10″ LCD screen with an accompanying 8″ screen in the marquee. Inside the well-crafted case you’ll find a mini-ITX motherboard running HyperPin, a frontend software suite for LCD-based virtual pinball. He’s also using PinMame for the score board that was often provided by a gas plasma display on newer mechanical machines. There’s video after the break, and take a moment to check out [Luis’] other mini-cabinet builds.

What’s that you say? No substitute for the real thing? That’s exactly what [Ben Heck] thinks too.

20 thoughts on “Mini pinball is all-pixels

  1. this is spectacular. I was trying to figure out how to do this but it looks like I was beaten to the punch. Congrats on the great build!

  2. I noticed on the pictures the coin slot is fake, but if it were real and if I had access to that thing, I would definitely dump some Pesetas in there!

    Awesome!

  3. this is ultra sleek, great job!
    I can imagine throwing in a couple motors with off axis weights and little custom code to have haptic feedback on ball hits :D

  4. Just bolt a Wii remote inside & bluetooth dongle for real tilt sensing – no need for buttons to tilt the table… ;-)

    1. Actually, SpellingNazi, if you’d done your homework, youd’ve realized it actually is Hyperpin… Hyperspin is the frontend that controls a multitude of emulators… Hyperpin only does pinball emus…. which is what he is using. FYI.

  5. Exactly, it´s hyperpin and it´s not fake ;)

    The tilt functions will come later, I have to finish the machine for this weekend for a videogames convention in Madrid made by game (gamefest)

    Thank you guys!

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