Welcome to the LISY development page

What is 'LISY'? It stands for LInux for SYstem.

LISY replaces your original pinball MPU

LISY uses a Raspberry PI Zero which is integrated in a self designed PCB, used softwarebasis ist Raspbian und PINMAME.

Gottlieb Monte Carlo with System80B MPU
with LISY80
LISY80 boot message

Important Notice!

By using LISY it is possible to damage your pinball machine. As this is a private project with NO commercial interest the author accept no liability for any damage that may arise by using LISY.

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LISY supports not only Gottlieb System80 pinball machines, you can use LISY with:

- Gottliebs System1 Series ( LISY1 )

- Gottliebs System80 Series ( LISY80 )

- 1977- 1985 Bally & Stern pinball machines ( LISY35, in test )

- Williams System3 to System11 ( LISY_mini with APC, in development )

- your self designed pinball machine ( LISY_Home)

- Atari pinball machines ( planed )

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For the 'quick reader': jump to the howto or the FAQ page

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Highlights

 

I sell the PCB with programmed PICs at my cost price. (so called 'Base Set') I'm not looking to earn money with LISY, it is a 100% hobby project. This makes the solution cheap, depending on where you buy your components it is possible to create your piball replacement MPU for less than 60 €.

LISY is integrated part of pinmame, have a look at the source code here

List of (standard) components is documented.

As the solution is using pinmame gameplay is 100% compared to the original game Optional you can use 'Freeplay'; 'Ballsave' is still 'work to do', if you are interested in that feature plsease send me a mail.

There is a Webinterface integrated ( 'LISYcontrol'). This means, by connecting LISY to you local LAN/WLAN it is possible to control each lamp and each solenoid via Webbrowser. Status of switches are shown on one page, and switch descriptions can be edited in a'csv' table.

 

What do you need?

Basic soldering skills (only one of the integrated circuits are in SMD size)

Possibility to read/write micro  SD cards

Wireless LAN oder LAN if you want to use LISYcontrol

A pinball machine supported by LISY

If you are interested in LISY or want to contribute to my project just send an e-mail