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** NEW: SlingSpot - GI reinforcement range **


By TimeBandit

6 months ago



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    #51 5 months ago

    Well for example, on a game where you typically get a rubber on each side above the outlanes, angled to bounce the ball across to the other side. Point switches are often found in there.

    #52 5 months ago
    Quoted from EalaDubhSidhe:

    Well for example, on a game where you typically get a rubber on each side above the outlanes, angled to bounce the ball across to the other side. Point switches are often found in there.

    These sorts of places? Or am I being obtuse? I've got that one you can see there in my Maiden. Ball doesn't get close.

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    #53 5 months ago

    Stock..
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    SlingSpots..
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    #54 5 months ago

    any issues with strobbing on any games?

    #55 5 months ago
    Quoted from Whysnow:

    any issues with strobbing on any games?

    Not yet. I doubt there's any chance of that with those caps.

    #56 5 months ago

    Can't wait to order these once you have all of the different varieties available, to save on some shipping costs....

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    #57 5 months ago

    Just got my spots today.

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    Only installed one of four so far so I can dial in the right color (too yellow out of the box for me).

    Edit : not sure if I should leave out the factory post spotty. Makes it look so open now!

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    All 4 with no post spots

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    Edit2: playing with the led color.

    Not sure about the warmer color on the left but thought I’d try it anyway. Makes it a little green

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    #58 5 months ago

    How will the Sniper version mount if you put it between standup targets? Will it include some kind of mounting bracket?

    #59 5 months ago
    Quoted from AUKraut:

    How will the Sniper version mount if you put it between standup targets? Will it include some kind of mounting bracket?

    Yes. Brackets are the bain of my existence. You would think they would be easy to find, but noooo. I am getting some quoted to get made. I have a few trial versions like these below. But I'm not 100% happy with them. They work, but aren't what I really want to be shipping.

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    #60 5 months ago
    Quoted from koops:

    Just got my spots today.
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    Only installed one of four so far so I can dial in the right color (too yellow out of the box for me).

    Yeah the factory positioning of the trim pot is in the middle, so most people will probably straight away want to go cooler.

    #61 5 months ago
    Quoted from TimeBandit:

    Yes. Brackets are the bain of my existence. You would think they would be easy to find, but noooo. I am getting some quoted to get made. I have a few trial versions like these below. But I'm not 100% happy with them. They work, but aren't what I really want to be shipping.[quoted image][quoted image]

    Marco has these (amongst others).....a little pricey for a small piece of bent metal!

    https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/01-624

    #62 5 months ago
    Quoted from koops:

    Not sure about the warmer color on the left but thought I’d try it anyway. Makes it a little green

    I think I'm going to redden up the warm end of the spectrum a bit. I just have to throttle the green channel a bit. It will technically be at the expense of a small level of brightness, but I can't tell the difference while testing.

    If you want to send one back I'll replace it with a redder one, or you can just pop off the 49ohm resistor on the green line and put a 100 there.

    #63 5 months ago

    Nah it’s ok. Nothing to do with the sling spots really just I’d seen some other tron owners put in yellow leds so was interested to see what it would look like.

    #64 5 months ago

    This is Really a clever idea and product. Love it and plan to order.

    #65 5 months ago

    Well, cancel the bally/WMS version. It was a nice idea, but I overlooked that the sling switches on those are riveted to the bracket. No one is going to bother drilling rivets to install. Oh well. Sigh. Still good for Data East so I'll run the narrows for them.

    #66 5 months ago
    Quoted from TimeBandit:

    Well, cancel the bally/WMS version. It was a nice idea, but I overlooked that the sling switches on those are riveted to the bracket. No one is going to bother drilling rivets to install. Oh well. Sigh. Still good for Data East so I'll run the narrows for them.

    Keen to get for LOTR but it looks like I'd need narrow ones for that too?

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    #67 5 months ago

    As those are square you might be able to pass them diagonally through the hole before they are screwed into the switch.

    How wide are they corner to corner?

    #68 5 months ago
    Quoted from TimeBandit:

    Well, cancel the bally/WMS version. It was a nice idea, but I overlooked that the sling switches on those are riveted to the bracket. No one is going to bother drilling rivets to install. Oh well. Sigh. Still good for Data East so I'll run the narrows for them.

    Would there be any difference between what you’d be making for the data east ones vs Wms/Bally?

    #69 5 months ago
    Quoted from koops:

    Would there be any difference between what you’d be making for the data east ones vs Wms/Bally?

    No, they are the same, designed to go through a standard GI bulb hole.

    #70 5 months ago

    Liking the idea of the Sniper version... Find a dark area, find a Through-hole in the PF, wire it up and instant light.

    Will keep my eyes open for when these become available (in the absence of bally/WMS version)

    #71 5 months ago
    Quoted from koops:

    As those are square you might be able to pass them diagonally through the hole before they are screwed into the switch.
    How wide are they corner to corner?

    They're about 14mm diagonally

    #72 5 months ago
    Quoted from TimeBandit:

    Well, cancel the bally/WMS version. It was a nice idea, but I overlooked that the sling switches on those are riveted to the bracket. No one is going to bother drilling rivets to install. Oh well. Sigh. Still good for Data East so I'll run the narrows for them.

    There are some out there who would

    My Kill Bill could really use some extra directer GI

    #73 5 months ago
    Quoted from db666:

    They're about 14mm diagonally

    That will probably be just too tight for the normal ones. Narrows will slide in no worries.

    #74 5 months ago
    Quoted from steigerpijp:

    There are some out there who would
    My Kill Bill could really use some extra directer GI

    Well, don’t write this idea off either. Not the greatest engineering, but works 100%.

    And I think the rivets are smaller and flatter than these screws I put there for illustration.

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    #75 5 months ago
    Quoted from TimeBandit:

    That will probably be just too tight for the normal ones. Narrows will slide in no worries.

    Thanks for the info - I'll grab some narrow ones once they're available.

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    #76 4 months ago

    TimeBandit: what's the latest on availability on these???? My BM66 needs some Slingspots and Snipers......

    #77 4 months ago
    Quoted from AUKraut:

    TimeBandit: what's the latest on availability on these???? My BM66 needs some Slingspots and Snipers......

    About to list more stock. A few days. Just waiting on the cables.

    #78 4 months ago

    Any thoughts to a complete IMDN kit offering - ideally at a huuuge discount for Cdn $ purchasers ?

    Also, on IMDN how are you powering these? My understanding is the node boards won't tolerate much in the way of excess load.

    Nice work, btw!

    #79 4 months ago
    Quoted from Fytr:

    Any thoughts to a complete IMDN kit offering - ideally at a huuuge discount for Cdn $ purchasers ?
    Also, on IMDN how are you powering these? My understanding is the node boards won't tolerate much in the way of excess load.
    Nice work, btw!

    They are currently powered directly from the GI circuit. I initially built an isolation unit to run extra LEDs off the 12V extension header, with switching from the GI circuit, but I really don't think it's necessary. 8 LEDs won't kill it. Each board at full cool is 150mA. 600mA for the four of them is ok. 3 watts.

    I can always provide isolation units, but doubt people will want the extra spend.

    #80 4 months ago
    Quoted from TimeBandit:

    They are currently powered directly from the GI circuit. I initially built an isolation unit to run extra LEDs off the 12V extension header, with switching from the GI circuit, but I really don't think it's necessary. 8 LEDs won't kill it. Each board at full cool is 150mA. 600mA for the four of them is ok. 3 watts.
    I can always provide isolation units, but doubt people will want the extra spend.

    I'm thinking 8 LEDs for my BM66: 4 SlingSpots at the Slingshots, 2 Snipers in the GADGET targets, 2 Snipers in the TV targets....too much for the Spike 2 GI??

    #81 4 months ago
    Quoted from AUKraut:

    I'm thinking 8 LEDs for my BM66: 4 SlingSpots at the Slingshots, 2 Snipers in the GADGET targets, 2 Snipers in the TV targets....too much for the Spike 2 GI??

    I would start to think about isolation if you're getting up to and over an amp. I might revisit and put one together.

    #82 4 months ago
    Quoted from TimeBandit:

    I would start to think about isolation if you're getting up to and over an amp. I might revisit and put one together.

    Thanks, I’d appreciate it. Maybe make it available as an upgrade, as I’m sure I won’t be alone in wanting to add that many.....

    #83 4 months ago

    I think WOZ is a candidate for these, slings and snipers

    Is it OK to run them off the 12V DC that WOZ uses for its spotlights?

    #84 4 months ago
    Quoted from Silverbak:

    I think WOZ is a candidate for these, slings and snipers
    Is it OK to run them off the 12V DC that WOZ uses for its spotlights?

    I would have to do a 12V version. Easy enough to do. I'll run a few if I can confirm they fit.

    #85 4 months ago

    I just installed these into my Iron Maiden premium and only one out of the 4 spots works. The other three cause the GI to go out and start flickering. It is really weird. What am I doing wrong?

    #86 4 months ago

    Same thing happened in my SW. apparently it’s a Spike thing.

    #87 4 months ago
    Quoted from GorillaBiscuits:

    Same thing happened in my SW. apparently it’s a Spike thing.

    Ah I see now that the website says Stern SAM, not Spike. Kinda confusing with the picture showing Iron Maiden. Can we remove the caps to get them to work with Spike games?

    #88 4 months ago
    Quoted from Gov:

    Ah I see now that the website says Stern SAM, not Spike. Kinda confusing with the picture showing Iron Maiden. Can we remove the caps to get them to work with Spike games?

    Yes, just drop the caps off. I am redoing the store right now and will have SAM and Spike listed seperately.

    #90 4 months ago

    Cool!!! Order has been placed for 2 Spike sets!

    #91 4 months ago

    For node isolation purists (me included) I am also putting together a power/isolation unit for spike that will power off the 12v aux power and trigger off the GI.
    It’s not really necessary but for a few bucks it will be a peace of mind thing.

    #92 4 months ago
    Quoted from TimeBandit:

    For node isolation purists (me included) I am also putting together a power/isolation unit for spike that will power off the 12v aux power and trigger off the GI.
    It’s not really necessary but for a few bucks it will be a peace of mind thing.

    Fantastic. Count me in for that. It's a pretty tight squeeze and kind of a pain to remove the heat shrink from all the GI sockets

    How would that work in games like SW or Maiden that have selective-colored GI? Presume they'd be tied into the whites?

    #93 4 months ago
    Quoted from TimeBandit:

    For node isolation purists (me included) I am also putting together a power/isolation unit for spike that will power off the 12v aux power and trigger off the GI.
    It’s not really necessary but for a few bucks it will be a peace of mind thing.

    Count me in for those as well, as well as Spike Snipers when they become available......

    #94 4 months ago
    Quoted from GorillaBiscuits:

    Fantastic. Count me in for that. It's a pretty tight squeeze and kind of a pain to remove the heat shrink from all the GI sockets
    How would that work in games like SW or Maiden that have selective-colored GI? Presume they'd be tied into the whites?

    Interesting point. If it's powered from an aux power source they won't turn off when the nearby GI does, such as fear of the dark mode. You'd need a relay to switch them on/off when a connected bulb does.

    Nothing is ever easy is it?

    #95 4 months ago

    Damn, can't believe I've not seen these until today.
    Did I miss availability on the slims? I have a Bally 6803 Motordome I about to restore that is desperate for more lighting, these look like they would fit the bill!

    #96 4 months ago
    Quoted from Atari_Daze:

    Damn, can't believe I've not seen these until today.
    Did I miss availability on the slims? I have a Bally 6803 Motordome I about to restore that is desperate for more lighting, these look like they would fit the bill!

    Slims are a couple more days away.

    #97 4 months ago
    Quoted from Fytr:

    You'd need a relay to switch them on/off when a connected bulb does.

    Yep, that’s exactly what it will do. Plug into power, clip onto trigger.

    #98 4 months ago
    Quoted from TimeBandit:

    Slims are a couple more days away.

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    #99 4 months ago
    Quoted from TimeBandit:

    For node isolation purists (me included) I am also putting together a power/isolation unit for spike that will power off the 12v aux power and trigger off the GI.
    It’s not really necessary but for a few bucks it will be a peace of mind thing.

    Quoted from TimeBandit:

    Slims are a couple more days away.

    Count me in on Slims/Snipers and the iso unit as well......but I'd appreciate them being made available at the same time to help defray shipping costs (if at all possible)

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    #100 43 days ago

    Any updates on the snipers, I know they like to hide but gotta come up for air sometime?

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