I'm an arcade and pinball machine collector. I currently own 7 arcade cabinets, 2 pinball machines, and a few other gameroom type games. I am excited to see some 3D printing working it's way into prototyping pinball machines now, and I think that it will help pinball design become more accessible. Personally, I am not that into MAME, but I think it has a very important purpose. I would like to see more rare parts modeled, as the supply of vintage parts is drying up, and some things are very hard to come by.
Is anybody else on here a collector? What ideas do you have to bring the worlds of the arcade and 3D printing together?
I just uploaded my new Neon Sign creation kit, Using some 5mm EL wire Or UV-lit Fluorescent paracord, you can make some great looking neon signage for your gameroom, mancave or home arcade. More detailed instructions, video tutorials and examples to come. Uses Foam Core board as the base, but can also use wood, acrylic sheet, coroplast, etc.
Quick question everyone: What should I do for my next one?
Pac-Man & ghosts?
Atari Logo ?
Sega Logo ?
Tempest game level?
Just a little heads up that my object I created for the community https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2220273 just got taken down by a DCMA request from a company called Krazy Kabs. Don't know if they actually own the rights to the Coleco tabletop arcade units from the 80's or if they are just going to steal my design and sell it for themselves. Either way it appears to be gone now. Just wanted to let everyone know.
I am looking for the saucers from the pinball machine "Revenge from Mars". And if possible the martian (Aliens).