(CFTBL) Creature - Movie Poster Mod - is a new mod that captures some of the classic movie posters that you see displayed in poster cases when you head to the movies and in this case when you drive up to the drive-in (from the Shooter lane) and you can see what movies will be “showing soon”. I was going to keep it quiet but find people's feedback is helpful.
Post 1 - Below is reserved for the final product that will be available soon.
Post 2 - Reserved for the CFTBL Billboard Mod Manual
Post 3 - Reserved for the CFTBL Billboard Mod photos and video.
Post 4 - my other creature mods readily available.
Post 5 - mod development and after that your thoughts, questions and constructive criticism
Post 6 - further options later with sd cards.
Below will be a 112 image GIF file that will be on the LCD - coming soon (which will have a mix of car, hot girl, horror, super hero, alien posters - 11 categories in total plus some adds - snackbar menu, drive in speaker, drag events etc)
This mod will be available in 2 options both using the same universal main body panel.
Option 1 - is a DIY Static lit option where you can print your own mini posters, order the parts directly from Shapeways, get lighting from Comet Pinball and back light your mini movie posters and “coming soon” sign and enjoy.
Option 2 - is the LCD option. This lcd boots up on start up and runs on 5vdc. It will come preloaded with 112 images each showing for approximately 5 seconds.
EDIT 27-1-16 LCD option has been CANCELLED due to a few design issues - the housing with accept a 2015 screen and Gen 4 screen but due to warranty issues and long lead times and large orders I am not prepared to take that risk. My apologies to those that I got excited and keen. I will adjust the manual to explain how to remove the glass screen yourself and program and people can contact me for the program and poster file if they want to do it themselves.
This mod fastens to the backboard of your playfield to the right hand side and uses the fiLm plastic to fasten so is a totally removable mod with no permanent damage to your game. There are 2 tracks in the back to run lighting cable and lcd power.
There is a space at the bottom to insert your custom “Showing Soon”, “Coming Soon” banner or you can be creative and put in what ever you like.
I will supply a manual which will include sizing templates for the mini posters and “coming soon” prints.
The beauty with this mod is it is black and blends in the back of the playfield but adds some character to the game via with classic posters.
The lcd has a small processor on the back as well as a sd card slot so is totally self contained. If you know how to programme you will easily be able to swap out the posters gif file and install a new program, for the non programmer a little more effort but I will explain how it can be done in the manual. The screen is a reputable brand 4DSystems - uLCD-28PTU. “The uLCD-28PTU is a compact and cost effective Intelligent Display Module packed with plenty of features, ready to become the GUI for your target application, and capable of being an interface controller for a number of applications. “ and this is a touch operational screen as well but I am not that experienced so only using the slide show ability. Their software also allows for visual programming.
But a MASSIVE thanks to Pinsider J_M_ as he helped me by programming the slide show.
Early version, final version cleaned up and easier to switch parts out and will be BLACK.