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ALIEN PINBALL - Game Over, Man, Game Over


By HeighwayPinball

5 years ago



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#23601 1 year ago
Quoted from mavantix:

pinghetto it's an AU Optronics model M270HVN02.1 ... you can get them on eBay or Alibaba.

Thank you!!

#23602 1 year ago

I have my game on carpet so it has finally settle down in. Seems like the game was getting harder and I checked the leveling. It settled a little too steep. Now I have put the playfield at -6.5, with the glass at -13.8 (LE version). Has anybody played around with it and found the ideal leveling for their game?

#23603 1 year ago

I've kept my game right at 6.5... seems to play well that way, all shots makable.

#23604 1 year ago

Anyone know the pinout of the individual leds for Alien? I would like to try and build a test rig. Soldering them is definitely a PITA

#23605 1 year ago
Quoted from WeirPinball:

Anyone know the pinout of the individual leds for Alien? I would like to try and build a test rig. Soldering them is definitely a PITA

You want me to send you some blanks? This is what I do..

Take a few rows of blanks
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Stack them up
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Sit the headers in
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Lower the board on for soldering
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Run around this lot with the iron in about a minute
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#23606 1 year ago

Yes, they are blank sensor boards in the background. Just waiting on some components.

#23607 1 year ago
Quoted from WeirPinball:

I would like to try and build a test rig.

Testing is a bit of a pain, as you need a data line as well as power. I've given up wanting one. I do a quick test bewteen the data in and Gnd pins. This is where they seem to fail. If these two are short, then it's dead.

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#23608 1 year ago
Quoted from WeirPinball:

Anyone know the pinout of the individual leds for Alien?

Green - gnd
Red - 5V
Blue - DIn
Yellow - DOut
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#23609 1 year ago

Well, I guess it’s a pretty quiet time of day around here.. but you are now watching this live. The first prototype build of the Alien passive sensor going in the oven.

This is very nerve wracking. It’s the most 0402s I’ve had to put on at once, yuk, but hopefully my PnP will be able to handle them. I wouldn’t want to be producing manually.

Well, here goes...

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#23610 1 year ago

It’s out. I had to rework it just a little bit. 0402s are small, man! A couple of components had turned into jumpers, and a couple were touching their neighbour, but all looks good now.

I’ve done a connectivity test with the meter and now I’m going to fit the headers and test it in the machine.

Nervous!

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#23611 1 year ago

Damn! Not quite there. Too late now. Another try tomorrow.

#23612 1 year ago
Quoted from TimeBandit:

You want me to send you some blanks? This is what I do..
Take a few rows of blanks
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Very clever, I'll see what I can do. So far 1 at a time - thx for the help

#23613 1 year ago
Quoted from WeirPinball:

Very clever, I'll see what I can do. So far 1 at a time - thx for the help

If I remember correctly it wasn't too much trouble. I kept the boards connected, ie six or seven in a row. Put them in my pc board holder and placed it high so I could get under it. Loaded the headers then just put a little solder on one of the pins from each header to hold it in place. Then flipped the boards to solder the rest of the pins and resolder the first pin from each header that was just tack soldered.

Last step was to add the headers to the edges of the outer boards that were covered by the grooves of my pc board holder.

#23614 1 year ago

Time! Amazing stuff brother

#23615 1 year ago
Quoted from Bartzenegger:

Time! Amazing stuff brother

Well....I’ve got a bit of tuning to do on the sensor. Rest assured I’ll be happy to call it amazing if it works, haha.

#23616 1 year ago
Quoted from TimeBandit:

It’s out. I had to rework it just a little bit. 0402s are small, man! A couple of components had turned into jumpers, and a couple were touching their neighbour, but all looks good now.
I’ve done a connectivity test with the meter and now I’m going to fit the headers and test it in the machine.
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Mike, you are pure genius!!!

#23617 1 year ago

On a different note, I'm thinking about trying to get Sigourney Weaver to sign my translite ( though not really present in the game, sadly)

Have a potential lead, but have never chased autographs before....Any tips? Do you think she would?

#23618 1 year ago
Quoted from MK6PIN:

On a different note, I'm thinking about trying to get Sigourney Weaver to sign my translite ( though not really present in the game, sadly)
Have a potential lead, but have never chased autographs before....Any tips? Do you think she would?

Just call her up and ask if you can swing by...i'm sure it wouldnt be a big deal..

#23619 1 year ago
Quoted from ulmpharmd:

Just call her up and ask if you can swing by...i'm sure it wouldnt be a big deal..

Probably the same odds as getting Bill Paxton's auto...lol

#23620 1 year ago

Playing this game in the dark is some of the best 10-15 minutes of pinball fun out there. Period! This F ing game is awesome.

#23621 1 year ago
Quoted from iceman44:

Playing this game in the dark is some of the best 10-15 minutes of pinball fun out there. Period! This F ing game is awesome.

TRUTH!!!!!

#23622 1 year ago
Quoted from kciaccio:

Probably the same odds as getting Bill Paxton's auto...lol

You take that back. Bill Paxton is a god and it's blasphemy to make a joke about Bill Paxon. Bill Paxton would not approve nor do I.

QSS

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#23623 1 year ago

She will absolutely sign it. Just have to catch her at a comic con. She is very nice. Ot will cost you 100 -150.

Heres my baby. Got paxton before he passed.

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#23624 1 year ago
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#23625 1 year ago
Quoted from way2wyrd:

She will absolutely sign it. Just have to catch her at a comic con. She is very nice. Ot will cost you 100 -150.
Heres my baby. Got paxton before he passed.
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Sweet!!!

#23626 1 year ago
Quoted from way2wyrd:

She will absolutely sign it. Just have to catch her at a comic con. She is very nice. Ot will cost you 100 -150.
Heres my baby. Got paxton before he passed.
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Thats an awesome signed movie poster. Really love Bill Paxtons signature- Game Over Man "hudson".

#23627 1 year ago
Quoted from iceman44:

Playing this game in the dark is some of the best 10-15 minutes of pinball fun out there. Period! This F ing game is awesome.

Totally agree ! It’s so cool in the dark

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#23628 1 year ago

BOOM!

Working. Demo below.
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#23629 1 year ago
Quoted from TimeBandit:

BOOM!
Working. Demo below.
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This is amazing work.. A single bad switch can render a game absolutely un-fun, thanks for helping to keep these games running for more years to come!

#23630 1 year ago
Quoted from TimeBandit:

BOOM!
Working. Demo below.
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Amazing! Great work!

#23631 1 year ago
Quoted from TimeBandit:

BOOM!
Working. Demo below.
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Fantastic! Awesome work!

#23632 1 year ago

This news article made me think of Alien.

https://apple.news/AFB4aIFbpR02Y-NFqsD0geg

#23633 1 year ago
Quoted from TimeBandit:

BOOM!
Working. Demo below.
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Will either this sensor or the LEDs work in Full Throttle?

#23634 1 year ago
Quoted from BertoDRINK1:

Will either this sensor or the LEDs work in Full Throttle?

They should, but are not tested. Best way to check would be to try some Alien parts in FT. If they work then the replacements will work. I will be testing a FT when I can get to one. Or I might send some parts out for testing.

#23635 1 year ago
Quoted from TimeBandit:

BOOM!
Working. Demo below.
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Stellar job as always!!!!....more of my $$ coming to you...

#23636 1 year ago

Nice work time!im in as well as usual

#23637 1 year ago

Outstanding work, a true MAKER in our midst!

#23638 1 year ago

Is there a complete list of rubber ring sizes for Alien?

#23639 1 year ago
Quoted from Lamprey:

Is there a complete list of rubber ring sizes for Alien?

Wondered this as well...doubtful tho

#23640 1 year ago

Just check the manual.

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#23641 1 year ago

One rubber list and map, coming right up. Includes the airball guard ones.

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#23642 1 year ago

Quick update on the availability of the replacement sensors. I need to turn the board once more for a minor component tweak, and of course the holidays are now in the way of quick turnaround, so I would look to around mid Jan for these to be available.

Tall GI bulb replacements will be available at the same time.

I will also be doing a complete replacement of switches on my machine to the new ones for a solid test environment. I will put up some gameplay of that in a week or so.

#23643 1 year ago
Quoted from EalaDubhSidhe:

One rubber list and map, coming right up. Includes the airball guard ones.
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Awesome! Thanks

#23644 1 year ago

Hey guys, I just added an Alien kit to Titan pinball's database for an easy order....just go in and use the template and then change colors and such to fit what you want. I based the kit off of the above post

#23645 1 year ago
Quoted from TimeBandit:

Quick update on the availability of the replacement sensors. I need to turn the board once more for a minor component tweak, and of course the holidays are now in the way of quick turnaround, so I would look to around mid Jan for these to be available.
Tall GI bulb replacements will be available at the same time.
I will also be doing a complete replacement of switches on my machine to the new ones for a solid test environment. I will put up some gameplay of that in a week or so.

I would be up to testing a switch in a Full Throttle also

#23646 1 year ago
Quoted from EalaDubhSidhe:

One rubber list and map, coming right up. Includes the airball guard ones.
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very helpful...thank you!!! planning on changing to titan at the same time a PETG plastic set available..(anybody?...I've hit dead ends on 3 fronts)...

#23647 1 year ago

In case anyone also needs this, the Full Throttle rubber list and map.

Maps for other components available for both games.

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#23648 1 year ago
Quoted from MK6PIN:

very helpful...thank you!!! planning on changing to titan at the same time a PETG plastic set available..(anybody?...I've hit dead ends on 3 fronts)...

I have petg plastics sets now

#23649 1 year ago
Quoted from Ballypinball:

I have petg plastics sets now

What?!?...Pm sent....mark

#23650 1 year ago
Quoted from TimeBandit:

They should, but are not tested. Best way to check would be to try some Alien parts in FT. If they work then the replacements will work. I will be testing a FT when I can get to one. Or I might send some parts out for testing.

Absolutely awesome Mike, Thankyou

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