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Pinball Wire and Harnesses from Wire-Bot!

By rockwell

2 years ago


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    #51 2 years ago
    Quoted from rockwell:

    While we wait for our wire and other products to arrive, I'd love some help beta-testing the storefront!
    If anyone is willing to take a couple of minutes to drop a couple of items in your cart and check out, I'll give you a $5 coupon. Hopefully you can find some random loose bits you can use
    (I capped the coupon uses at 5, so after 5 people use it the coupon will expire)
    We've got a few crimp connectors, some cable clamps and zip-ties, and a few other things. The site is still a work in progress (a few images missing, etc.), but everything is up and running so it'd be great to get some feedback. Here's how:
    1. Go to www.wirebot.xyz
    2. Use the password "lolowy" to enter the site
    3. Use the code "BETABUDDY" in the checkout!
    That'll get you $5 towards the order.
    Let me know how it goes for you! Anything ordered today ships out tomorrow. I really appreciate it. Thanks!

    I checked it out, just don't have anything to order at the moment. Wanted to say thanks for having Canadian customer support and clearly stating where you ship from. Those are always nice.

    #52 2 years ago

    I tried a few times, all the way to “submit order” without being able to find a place to enter a coupon code. Using safari on an iPhone.

    #53 2 years ago

    Nice one, thanks Bryan. Package will be on its way tomorrow. You should get email updates as it ships, please let me know if not.

    #54 2 years ago

    Gottlieb edge connector housings are a must need.

    #55 2 years ago

    I don't see anywhere to enter a coupon code. On Firefox on Linux, checking out with ShopPay.

    Checking out as guest also has no coupon code area (at least that I can find).

    #56 2 years ago
    Quoted from MOSFET:

    I don't see anywhere to enter a coupon code. On Firefox on Linux, checking out with ShopPay.
    Checking out as guest also has no coupon code area (at least that I can find).

    It is hiding down here. If you click this it will give you a space to drop the coupon code in:

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    #57 2 years ago
    Quoted from rockwell:

    It is hiding down here. If you click this it will give you a space to drop the coupon code in:

    Weird. It's not showing up for me.

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    Edit: I'm also happy to wait until I make a bigger order when wire arrives.

    #58 2 years ago
    Quoted from MOSFET:

    Weird. It's not showing up for me.
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    Edit: I'm also happy to wait until I make a bigger order when wire arrives.
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    Huh, weird. I'll look at it, maybe I missed a setting someplace.

    #59 2 years ago

    Yes, I also just tried now after registering, confirming email address, adding plastic loops and some .156 pins. Got to checkout, saw my summary on the right hand side, but no discount code box. I thought maybe it showed up later and went to complete order and it took me to my selected Paypal screen.

    I will be ordering wire too once it comes available. I had previously ordered a 10 wire spool kit from Amazon (BNTECHGO) in solid colors, 30 feet each 22 GA. I have tried marking/striping the wires with colored markers and even small bottles of testors paints. Trying to be creative with tools on hand. LOL.

    #60 2 years ago
    Quoted from MOSFET:

    Weird. It's not showing up for me.
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    Edit: I'm also happy to wait until I make a bigger order when wire arrives.

    Quoted from Tophervette:

    Yes, I also just tried now after registering, confirming email address, adding plastic loops and some .156 pins. Got to checkout, saw my summary on the right hand side, but no discount code box. I thought maybe it showed up later and went to complete order and it took me to my selected Paypal screen.
    I will be ordering wire too once it comes available. I had previously ordered a 10 wire spool kit from Amazon (BNTECHGO) in solid colors, 30 feet each 22 GA. I have tried marking/striping the wires with colored markers and even small bottles of testors paints. Trying to be creative with tools on hand. LOL.

    Hmm, weird. Looks like maybe you were trying to check out as a guest? I tried that as well, and the coupon code box was over on the right. I didn't see it in MOSFET 's screengrab, but here's how mine looked:

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    Let me know. Other folks have used it successfully at this point.

    Looking at it again, my guess is maybe you went past it. Follow the breadcrumbs back to the "information" step and maybe it'll be there?

    #61 2 years ago

    I was able to figure it out. The discount code does not show up if you register and go shopping at the same time. You have to log out and log back in to see the code box.

    Update: Well it seemed to work with 1 item and 10 ordered and I could see the Discount code applied. But when I added 5 items and went to check out $7.32, the code was not there and discount was not applied when I went into Paypal. So I backed out again.

    #62 2 years ago
    Quoted from Tophervette:

    I was able to figure it out. The discount code does not show up if you register and go shopping at the same time. You have to log out and log back in to see the code box.
    Update: Well it seemed to work with 1 item and 10 ordered and I could see the Discount code applied. But when I added 5 items and went to check out $7.32, the code was not there and discount was not applied when I went into Paypal. So I backed out again.

    Sorry for any confusion. If you want, drop me a DM with what was in your order and I can try to place the same order and see if I have any issues with it.

    #63 2 years ago

    Hm, BitDefender marks the website as untrusted for some reason, and it i have to confirm every single page I'm browsing to. Odd.

    #64 2 years ago
    Quoted from PghPinballRescue:

    If so, he needs to start with Gottlieb interconnect harnesses. They go for over $100 these days for about 3ft of wire, a plastic housing, and 40 or so crimps. He'd make a killing. If he can find the housings.

    The problem with these is the bifurcated crimps go for .35 to .99 each and there's about 60 of them on the cable. That doesn't include the unobtanium housings.

    So without the crimps at a decent price it will be hard to offer this.

    But..for those looking just think about who you know that has a pascal board. They have an extra interconnect somewhere

    #65 2 years ago
    Quoted from T3quila:

    Hm, BitDefender marks the website as untrusted for some reason, and it i have to confirm every single page I'm browsing to. Odd.

    Odd. The site is secure, nothing to fear. There is a valid SSL up on the site and it should not cause any security concerns. My guess is the fact that the site is gated with a password at the moment is causing BitDefender confusion.

    #66 2 years ago

    Link to your storefront?

    #67 2 years ago
    Quoted from Pintopia:

    Link to your storefront?

    A few details about the site and info on how to help beta test it are here ...

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/comin-soon-pinball-wire-#post-6651907

    #68 2 years ago
    Quoted from Tophervette:

    I was able to figure it out. The discount code does not show up if you register and go shopping at the same time. You have to log out and log back in to see the code box.
    Update: Well it seemed to work with 1 item and 10 ordered and I could see the Discount code applied. But when I added 5 items and went to check out $7.32, the code was not there and discount was not applied when I went into Paypal. So I backed out again.

    OK, issue identified.

    We have automatic discounts that apply on volume orders (discounted pricing kicks in as the quantities go up), which is conflicting with the manual coupon code entry. The platform only allows one discount to apply per order, so with the volume discount applied...it disables the manual coupon code entry box.

    We will work on getting this fixed, because we will want to make sure we can still enter coupon codes when volume discounts apply.

    In the meantime...as long as you don't add quantities that qualify for automatic volume pricing, you should still be seeing the coupon code box in checkout.

    Thanks again for taking the time to send the feedback!

    #69 2 years ago

    Awesome. Yeah.

    #70 2 years ago

    Looks great from here in Australia
    Wanting to order crimp tool and wire asap when wore is available

    #71 2 years ago
    Quoted from KJS:

    Looks great from here in Australia
    Wanting to order crimp tool and wire asap when wore is available

    Oh, excellent, thanks for letting me know. Happy to ship to you in Australia

    #72 2 years ago
    Quoted from rockwell:

    Nice one, thanks Bryan. Package will be on its way tomorrow. You should get email updates as it ships, please let me know if not.

    I received my product. No issues whatsoever.

    Would definitely buy again!

    #73 2 years ago
    Quoted from Bryan_Kelly:

    I received my product. No issues whatsoever.
    Would definitely buy again!

    Awesome, glad to hear!

    I will keep this channel updated when the full site is live and we have our first wave of wire stock. Shouldn't be long now! Holler in the meantime if you have any questions.

    #74 2 years ago

    Order placed. Thank you for affordable shipping!

    #75 2 years ago
    Quoted from snyper2099:

    Order placed. Thank you for affordable shipping!

    Sure thing, thanks for the order! It'll ship out tomorrow.

    I was actually just in Cincinnati this weekend, and we were briefly able to stop in and flip a few games at the Pinball Garage. Seemed like a cool little spot!

    #76 2 years ago

    Coming out of the closet to announce I will be a contract service vendor starting 2022. This Fall I was in contact with Shawn @ Third Coast Pinball, to see if he was interested in help. He was not interested likely because of the long distance between Texas & N.S. Also in contact with Marc, & others at Marco Specialties. But no response back to see if they wanted another vendor. So with John @ Wire-Bot he was interested for someone to get involved in more technical harness construction, or as another source.

    My interest starting in 2022 will be classic Bally & Stern games. There is a lot of interest for doing new builds, restorations, & repairs. Right now I am looking at Bally Medusa Head for wiring production. There are older classic Bally & Stern in the shop also that I am looking at also.

    Been repairing hundreds of classic Bally & Stern pinball machines the last 25 years. The last 15 years in playfield restorations, new playfield, & backglass production. Sold the parts business during the summer, & was looking to enter this area of pinball production (wiring).

    Looking into the Bally wiring to see if a harness can be used for multiple titles by adding extra wires needed. My plan is to have board mounted templates for each wiring harness I do. That way they can be quickly put back into production for demand, & reduce inventory. I will be a contract vendor only, & not selling direct. All wire & supplies supplied by Wire-Bot, & they do all sales!

    #77 2 years ago

    This will be great. I just hope it doesn't take years to roll out.

    #78 2 years ago

    No my part should be very quick on my end! It looks like my focus will be on the main head harness to start. If people have their Bally Pinball heads open & can take some pictures of the wiring. I need pictures of the backbox & light board wiring. Only need the S & T series to see if wiring is the same, or a few extra wires for a universal harness. Like I said Medusa is what I have in the shop. So the main trunk wiring in the head to boards & displays is my starting point.

    #79 2 years ago

    To clarify, greatwichjohn reached out to me and we are discussing the possibilities of working together on some harnesses. Nothing is confirmed yet, and if/when we have any harnesses ready for sale, I will announce their availability here

    As an additional update, we have one batch of wire that has shipped from our manufacturer, and another shipping today. Once it all arrives, we'll get them posted in the store and make the site live. I expect that will happen at some point around New Year's weekend.

    We will make sure to post a link here once it is up. Thanks again, happy holidays, and talk soon!

    #80 2 years ago

    Finally got around to write down all the housings that I need and put the order in.
    Thank you so much for keeping the shipping costs low!
    I'm excited to see what will be next in stock, happy holidays!

    #81 2 years ago
    Quoted from rockwell:

    To clarify, greatwichjohn reached out to me and we are discussing the possibilities of working together on some harnesses. Nothing is confirmed yet, and if/when we have any harnesses ready for sale, I will announce their availability here
    As an additional update, we have one batch of wire that has shipped from our manufacturer, and another shipping today. Once it all arrives, we'll get them posted in the store and make the site live. I expect that will happen at some point around New Year's weekend.
    We will make sure to post a link here once it is up. Thanks again, happy holidays, and talk soon!

    I thought I saw someone was already doing this already.

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/new-wire-and-harnesses/page/4#post-6672859

    #82 2 years ago
    Quoted from T3quila:

    Finally got around to write down all the housings that I need and put the order in.
    Thank you so much for keeping the shipping costs low!
    I'm excited to see what will be next in stock, happy holidays!

    Nice one, thanks for helping test out the site. We'll have this out the door for you today Cheers, and happy new year!

    Yes, I'm sure there are several people out there who make cables/harnesses.

    #83 2 years ago
    Quoted from rockwell:

    Nice one, thanks for helping test out the site. We'll have this out the door for you today Cheers, and happy new year!

    Yes, I'm sure there are several people out there who make cables/harnesses.

    I am excited for Wire-Bot and all they are bringing to the community. My post was more of an observation, not any specific type of commentary.

    #84 2 years ago

    I can get you the color codes of wire used in arcade harnesses if you'd like. some of the gottlieb games like q*bert and reactor used up to 4 colored stripes on white wire.

    if you can produce [x] number of feet of wire on demand with a particular color stripe pattern, that would be incredible

    #85 2 years ago
    Quoted from eyeamred2u:

    I am excited for Wire-Bot and all they are bringing to the community. My post was more of an observation, not any specific type of commentary.

    Of course, no worries. We're here to help, so if there's something useful we can provide please let us know.

    Quoted from j_m_:

    I can get you the color codes of wire used in arcade harnesses if you'd like. some of the gottlieb games like q*bert and reactor used up to 4 colored stripes on white wire.
    if you can produce [x] number of feet of wire on demand with a particular color stripe pattern, that would be incredible

    We aren't a manufacturer, so we wouldn't be producing custom wire on demand, but we do hope to stock up and be able to offer a wide variety of wire options in our inventory. We will rely on the community's help to help us determine what new styles of wire we could add to our shopping list, and as long as we can source it we will do our best to get it in stock.

    #86 2 years ago

    Web shop appears to be running fine from Chrome (desktop). I placed an order for some consumables!

    Good luck!

    #87 2 years ago
    Quoted from rockwell:

    Sure thing, thanks for the order! It'll ship out tomorrow.
    I was actually just in Cincinnati this weekend, and we were briefly able to stop in and flip a few games at the Pinball Garage. Seemed like a cool little spot!

    Just to follow up, I got my order and no issues at all. Thank you for your service. This is so lacking these days when harness/wire/pins items are needed and we no longer have places like Radio Shack and the local mom and pops electronics stores!

    #88 2 years ago
    Quoted from snyper2099:

    Just to follow up, I got my order and no issues at all. Thank you for your service. This is so lacking these days when harness/wire/pins items are needed and we no longer have places like Radio Shack and the local mom and pops electronics stores!

    Thanks for the update, glad everything arrived safe and sound. As always, if you find you have a need for anything in particular, please reach out and let me know. Happy to help out as best I can!

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    #89 2 years ago

    I'm happy to say that we've officially opened our website and are accepting new orders:

    https://wirebot.xyz

    Our inventory will become more robust over time, but we've started by gathering a relatively wide but shallow inventory of basic wire and associated wire bits to get us going. We will be re-stocking in larger volume as orders come in and as we start to see which items are in higher demand. So if you are looking for something that is out of stock, don't worry! It'll be back soon. And new batches of wire and parts are already on the way, which we will add to the site as they arrive.

    If you are looking to place a high-volume order for wire/parts, please feel free to reach out to me anytime. I can get you a cost and timeline estimate.

    And to that end, we will be relying on our customers and the pinball community to help us identify new items that would be valuable to add to our store. So if you have ideas on new items that you'd like to see stocked, please let us know! We can add it to Wire-Bot's shopping list.

    Please check out the new site and let me know if you have any questions or comments. Thanks and (almost) happy new year!

    #90 2 years ago

    Just ordered some stuff to support/test your need site. Everything went easy peasy smooth

    #91 2 years ago
    Quoted from pinheadpierre:

    Just ordered some stuff to support/test your need site. Everything went easy peasy smooth

    Excellent! You should see that ship out on Monday. Thanks for the order.

    #92 2 years ago

    Items slowly rolling in. Added .093" pins/sockets today.

    https://wirebot.xyz/collections/0-093-2-36mm

    Reminder: We place regular re-orders for wire, so if you need a larger/bulk amount of something on the site let me know and I can get you pricing. Happy 2022!

    #93 2 years ago

    I may have missed it, but how is the wire packaged? Is it on a reel, or just a neatly bundled coil of wire?

    #94 2 years ago
    Quoted from PghPinballRescue:

    I may have missed it, but how is the wire packaged? Is it on a reel, or just a neatly bundled coil of wire?

    Smaller lengths come in a neat loop. If you needed a larger bulk order, it'd probably be spool. But feel free to reach out anytime if you wanted something specific. We should be able to accommodate

    #95 2 years ago

    @rockwell, am I missing something with the discount here? If I buy 300 @ .10 that’s $30. And I’ll get $50 off?

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    #96 2 years ago
    Quoted from MRudowsky:

    rockwell, am I missing something with the discount here? If I buy 300 @ .10 that’s $30. And I’ll get $50 off?
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    Thanks for the heads up. Should be all better now. It was showing the default "bulk pricing" table, which doesn't actually work. Here's how it should look now:

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    #97 2 years ago

    New orders will get one of these sweet new stickers! They're holographic, maaaan.

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    https://wirebot.xyz/

    #98 2 years ago

    Some more housings have started to trickle in. This week we received some .093" Molex connector housings, so those have been added to the store:

    https://wirebot.xyz/collections/0-093-2-36mm

    Holler with questions anytime. Thanks!

    #99 2 years ago
    Quoted from rockwell:

    Some more housings have started to trickle in. This week we received some .093" Molex connector housings, so those have been added to the store:
    https://wirebot.xyz/collections/0-093-2-36mm
    Holler with questions anytime. Thanks!

    That’s a welcome addition. When do expect to have .093 (18-22g) pins in stock?

    #100 2 years ago
    Quoted from pinheadpierre:

    That’s a welcome addition. When do expect to have .093 (18-22g) pins in stock?

    They are on order, but were delayed coming from the east coast. Current estimated delivery date is Monday. So I expect them to arrive late this week or first thing next week. As soon as they do we'll get them up in the shop.

    I hope they arrive soon! I need some for my own project

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