Addressable LED: Addressable LED is defined
as a single LED that can be controlled separately. It can be turned on, off or
any colour at any given time.
Cabinet : When referring to the
term cabinet, I mean the virtual pinball cabinet.
Backglass: a Backglass is the top
monitor image on the cabinet.
B2S-Server: In a Nutshell, B2S
server is a service running on the computer and is used in Visual Pinball to
enable the backglass animation during gameplay.
Contactors: a device for making and
breaking an electric circuit. This is used in the cabinet to enhance the effect
when the ball hits a bumper, slingshot or flipper. It makes a clicking noise.
Crimper: A crimping tool is a
device used to conjoin two pieces of metal by deforming one or both of them in
a way that causes them to hold each other. The result of the tool’s work is
called a crimp. A good example of crimping is the process of affixing a
connector to the end of a cable.
Digital Plunger module : We will use a digital
plunger module to emulate launching the ball with the physical plunger and
force feedback with the built in accelerometer. https://bit.ly/2E6JISv
DOF: DirectOutput framework.
The Directoutput framework relies on the B2S-Server. The B2S-Server implements
a plugin interface which can load and execute plugins. This framework has been
developed as such a plugin. Therefore you must first install and configure
Herwehs B2S-Server before you can install the DirectOutput framework.
DOFLINX: DOFLinx is a utility to
provide a bit of extra force feedback functionality in your pinball cabinet. It
uses DOF to connect to PacLed64, LedWiz, SainSmart, Pinscape and Ultimate IO
devices. It can run up to 9 logical devices.
Diode: a semiconductor device
with two terminals, typically allowing the flow of current in one direction
only a thermionic tube having two electrodes (an anode and a cathode). We are
going to use them on our Solenoid, contactors and knockers to prevent power
PinballX: PinballX is an Interface
that we will use to manage all Pinball programs and to launch tables.
Relay: an electrical device,
typically incorporating an electromagnet, that is activated by a current or
signal in one circuit to open or close another circuit. This is going to be our
Sainsmart board. It is used to activate the Solenoids and contactors.
ROM : Read only memory. Roms
are often use when emulating a game that I not the original. Some Visual
Pinball games require roms.
Strobes: Strobes are a electric
light that sends a pulse. We are going to integrate them to our cabinet.
Solenoids: a cylindrical coil of
wire acting as a magnet when carrying electric current. This is used in the
cabinet to enhance the effect when the ball hits a bumper, slingshot or
flipper. It makes a clicking noise.
URL: when I mention a website
URL it is the Internet address to reach the website ( ie. www.vpinball.com)
Zero delay board: This is a usb controller
board that will allow us to connect and power our buttons.