Welcome to the LISY development page

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

It is a replacement MPU for Gottlieb, Bally, Stern or Williams pinball  maschines

I do provide LISY for free as a 'do it youself' (DIY) Project

LISY uses a Raspberry PI Zero which is integrated in a self designed PCB, used softwarebasis ist Raspbian. You can either use the original Gameplay by using PINMAME romsets or create your own Gameplay by using the Mission Pinball Framework


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



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 )

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

- your self designed pinball machine ( LISY_Home)

- Atari pinball machines ( planed )



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.


LISY replaces your original pinball MPU

I'm not looking to earn money with LISY, it is a 100% hobby project.

Gerber data for PCB included, in additon PCBs are provided via 'aisler.net', for easy ordering.

You just need to buy the needed components; download and install the LISY image and do the soldering.

I do provide all the software you need for free.

 The PICs can be programmed using the integrated programmer of LISY


One PCB is around 35€ (you need to order at least three PCBs at 'aisler.net')

The needed components are around 50€, depending on where do you buy the components and what LISY variant do you want to have.

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 please 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