the must haves for your vpin
Tactile Transducers: These are devices that convert electrical signals into mechanical vibrations, which can be felt by the player. They are often mounted under the cabinet or in the backbox to provide a rumble or vibration effect when certain events occur in the game.
Solenoids: These are electromechanical devices that produce linear motion when an electrical current is applied. They are often used to provide a “kick” or “thud” effect when the ball hits certain targets or bumpers on the playfield.
Shakers: These are similar to tactile transducers but are designed to provide more intense vibration effects. They are often mounted under the playfield or in the cabinet to simulate the feeling of the ball rolling and bouncing.
Force Feedback Flippers: Some virtual pinball machines may include flippers that provide force feedback, which simulates the feeling of hitting a physical ball. These may use mechanisms such as magnets or actuators to provide resistance and force.
Nudging Sensors: These are typically accelerometers or gyroscopes that detect when the machine is being nudged, tilted, or shaken. They are used to simulate the physical feedback that occurs when a player moves a physical pinball machine.
Motion Sensors: Some virtual pinball machines may include motion sensors or motion platforms that provide a more immersive experience by simulating the movement of a physical pinball machine.
Lighting Effects: While not strictly force feedback components, lighting effects can also contribute to the overall sensory experience of a virtual pinball machine. This may include LED lighting, strobe effects, or other visual cues that correspond to events in the game.