Another design that made last month's board order. I'm interested in seeing what people think of this, not sure I've seen anyone else do something like this. It's basically a pass-through board to allow you to connect a playfield switch harness from various manufacturers and convert it to the pin-out of other manufacturers.
I built this for assisting in testing the 64 Switch Matrix Testers I'm building (wire harnesses) rather than have to install them in each machine to test. But theoretically I think this would allow for you to connect playfields from other manufacturers to a board set (thinking the aftermarket custom pinball dev boards people are doing for Bally, Gottlieb, etc) and make connections easier rather than having to splice/rewire anything.
I added Gottieb Sys80 & Sys1 connections. That's pretty interesting, I'm sure the people that have developed Gottlieb-compatible boards know this, but you literally have to draw the outline of the board by hand.
Backside with Gottlieb connections..
I just though it's so cool to be able to test wire harnesses more easily, but then got into all kinds of thoughts of what else this might be used for.
Let me know what you think, have some other opinions/ideas, etc. Kind of judging interest to see if there's enough to continue developing this into something that's more than just for my own purposes.
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