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"Smart Color" Under Cabinet Kit in stock! Black Friday!

By ArcadeUpkeep

7 years ago

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#1 7 years ago

Introducing our New Under Cabinet “Smart Color” System
- Any color possible through computer controlled color mixing
- Attract mode GI turns off at game start/turns on after game over sequence
- System monitors game and reacts based on game play
- Custom in-game and end-of-game sequences
- Computer controlled system allows many more possibilities
- Priority based coding means flasher colors never combine
- Optional attract mode GI may be turned off by switch
- Kit is standard across nearly all Stern machines
- Completely plug-and-play, no splicing, no soldering
- Easily transferable to a new machine, all you need is a new chip that is compatible with the new title

Here is a video of it on Avengers, be sure to check out the new end-of-game sequence:

I'm hoping to get the final price on these around $95 but for now I'm looking for a few "beta testers" to try them out and report back. The beta testers will get a $20 discount, PM me if you're interested.

One big feature is this kit can be moved from game to game all that is needed is the new "smart chip" containing the code for the new game (same as updating B/W era games.) I think the price on those will be $15.

They aren't up on the site yet but they will be once I know the system is solid and stable!

EDIT: A version for Bally/Williams WPC machines is at the boardhouse being built as we speak!

RE-EDIT: It's here and ready for testing, I'll be emailing those who said they were interested to try them out!

RE-RE-EDIT: Our Smart Color systems are now online and we have black Friday pricing!

#5 7 years ago

We officially have an IMVE on board!

#6 7 years ago

I only have a few boards left if you want to get in this group.

#9 7 years ago

I'm working on a version for Bally/Williams machines, it's still a few weeks out but if you're interested let me know and I can put you on the list to test those out!

#13 7 years ago

I think I've written back to everyone except kvan99 (I will in a minute . . .) Let me know if you didn't hear from me!

#14 7 years ago

I am excited to try it in a Tron since I can finally do the right orange and blue colors!

#22 7 years ago

Here's a quick video of the Smart Color Kit on Lord of the Rings. Video didn't pick up all the little details but a few things to note are:

- ring flasher has "flash back" where each time it flashes white there is a slight pause then the kit flashes back blue giving a fast alternating white-blue flasher with the spinner
- pop bumper flasher randomly picks either red, orange or yellow for a fire like look.
- sword lock gets it's own flasher pattern
- both slingshots and slingshot flashers have their own differently colored flashers

There are a few other things but I just wanted to mention these since it may be hard to see in the video.

#23 7 years ago

Only one beta test kit left!

I think I've written back to everyone, if not I'm sorry, please PM me again!

#25 7 years ago

There's been alot of demand for a B/W version! It's just a few weeks off, you'll be on the list when I need testers!

#27 7 years ago

All of the beta test kits have been officially spoken for. Now comes the fun part for me, will the test go smoothly?!

1 week later
#30 7 years ago
Quoted from Frax:

Are the effects customizable by the end user at all, or all predefined by you?

The effects can be customized by the end user but I would need to do the coding for it and send it to you. The end user can't change things in the code once it is shipped out except by getting a new chip (which is easy!)

So if you explain to me what you want it to do, I'll code that in and send it out to you.

#31 7 years ago
Quoted from erak:

Just wondering, is it possible to program new chips in the future if you wanted different colors for different flash effects?

Absolutely possible! If you move it to a different game just get that chip, or if you want something specific, like Frax said, just let me know and we'll get it out to you! New chips will be $15 with all the customizing you want!

#33 7 years ago

Nice, thanks for the videos!

#34 7 years ago

I'm starting to hear back from the beta testers and things are looking good!

#35 7 years ago

The WPC Bally/Williams version of this mod has been designed and is at the board house as we speak, should only be a week or two now!

#37 7 years ago

I'll add you to the list! I'll email everyone when they are here and ready to go.

#40 7 years ago
Quoted from PinCrush:

My METLE needs this. If you need further help or just ready to sell this stuff, please let me know.

I've made a few small changes to the system based on the input from the beta testers, they will be in stock and for sale soon!

#43 7 years ago

Yep, you're on it too!

I'm working on a version to work with WPC-95 machines right now. It's moving along well.

2 weeks later
#45 7 years ago

The Bally/Williams kits are here and ready for testing! I'm working on emailing those who said they were interested, if anyone else is let me know!

#46 7 years ago

I think I've written to everyone on the list, if I missed you let me know!

#48 7 years ago

The full instructions for the Bally/Williams kits aren't written yet but I could send you the instructions for the Stern version which installs very similar to this one if that helps?

#50 7 years ago

No problem, consider it sent!

#51 7 years ago

Only a couple left and they may be spoken for already, going fast!

#53 7 years ago

All the beta test kits are now spoken for, thank you to all the testers and I look forward to seeing the results!

3 weeks later
#56 7 years ago
Quoted from QuarterGrabber:

Ok I must be the first Beta tester to receive my kit. Below is a video of the kit in my T2. So here is my review.

Thanks for the review QuarterGrabber! I'm glad you like the kit overall and as for the cons you listed that's one of the main reasons I made this kit. You aren't stuck with what you have! Let me know what you're looking for and I can re-code your kit to do exactly that. All you need to do is exchange the "Smart Chip" on the kits main board and it will do exactly what you're looking for, for free.

I sent a few kits out with attract mode lights that faded between colors and some didn't like it so I generally default to a solid color unless told otherwise. If you let me know what you'd be looking for (what colors, fade, flash, random, etc.) I can do that for you.

Adding purple into the cannon is a good idea, maybe a red background with a purple strobe would look cool. And I'll punch up the white flashing when the cannon is shot.

Let me know if you have any other ideas (other colors to pull some of the red out of it?) and I can get a new chip right out to you, and since it's free I don't think you'll have to pay customs right?


#58 7 years ago

Well, yes and no actually. Yes in that the Bally/Williams version of the kit will work on Addams Family and Addams Family Gold but no because the beta test boards are all gone and the production boards aren't ready yet.

The Stern version should be ready soon and the Bally/Williams will be in a few weeks. I will post back here when they're in stock and they'll be on the website as well.


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#60 6 years ago
Quoted from SilverballNut:

I think the mod is done great and adds a lot of flash and fun to the game. If you're tricking out everything else on your game and want some extra flash you are going to be thrilled with this!

Thanks SilverballNut!

Here's a video of the kit he's talking about!

I also have a video of our kit installed on an Iron Man Vault! Fading red/yellow attract mode, in game sequences and a never before possible end of game flasher show!

They are on sale now at www.arcadeupkeep.com with special Black Friday pricing!

#62 6 years ago

If it isn't listed as approved that just means we haven't had enough time on the machine to really perfect it. But it will have the attract mode lights, flashers during the game, color matched and everything to the machine. Also, once you install it in your machine and give it a try you can let us know what you like or think should be different and we will program the kit to your liking for free. That's how the Iron Man Vault kit worked, listed above, and it has a ton of custom work in it.

If you decide you do want it just click on "available titles" then order the set at the bottom that says "stern smart color kit" and note the game in the comments section, you can also let us know if you have any specific ideas for it and we can incorporate that for you. You won't be disappointed in it!


#64 6 years ago

You would swap the chip with the new one. I would send you the new chip and you send back the old one, that way you aren't without it for any period.

#66 6 years ago

I'm not sure why that would be showing up at check out but the "bonus pack" is for if you want to switch your kit to another machine (instead of buying a whole new kit) the bonus pack gives you new LEDs so you don't have to try to re-stick the old ones and the new smart chip for your new game.

Essentially if you trade your game on another one you just buy the "bonus pack" for the new game and you get everything you need for your Smart Color kit to be brand new for the new machine.

All of the options are listed on the Under Cabinet page if I wasn't clear enough here.

#67 6 years ago

Check out this video of our Smart Color kit on Star Trek Pro! Both pro and premium/LE versions available at www.arcadeupkeep.com

Fading attract mode colors, crazy in game sequences and custom color pallets made just for Star Trek, not to mention variable color pop bumper effects and much more.

#69 6 years ago
Quoted from ff6735:

Unfortunately I wanted one for my Metallica Pro, which isn't currently available it seems.

We don't currently have an "approved" kit for Matallica but the kit is infinitely upgrade-able through a simple and free chip swap so I'm sure we could make it do whatever you'd like!

#72 6 years ago

Thanks Grinder901!

With any luck TRON will be on the way shortly!

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#77 6 years ago
Quoted from scp:

Happy to provide feedback as I use it, if it may be helpful.

Feedback is always appreciated! And if you have any ideas you'd like to see please let us know, we can update your kit to make it happen!


#79 6 years ago

I'll get you the board as soon as I have them again. And I'm reprinting the covers with a few changes, I'll email you a pic in a minute!

1 week later
#81 6 years ago

Honestly I doubt it. I don't have access to a JD to work on one and no one has volunteered one yet. If you're interested in volunteering your machine to be the first let me know and we can talk! It really doesn't take much effort on your part.


#83 6 years ago

Sounds good, I like that game, should be able to come up with a pretty cool kit for it.

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