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DIY Batsignal Mod Tutorial for Batman66


By docquest

2 years ago



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#51 2 years ago
Quoted from beatmaster:

nope.
keep in mind.
flasher in spike are 5 volts.
before that they are 12 volts.

I meant put a 12v flasher in you signal instead if.the 5v led.

#52 2 years ago
Quoted from docquest:

I meant put a 12v flasher in you signal instead if.the 5v led.

won't work, won't be enough voltage to light up the led.
but why not install a 5 volts flasher?

#53 2 years ago
Quoted from docquest:

If you put an led flasher in the signal that was the same voltage as the exisitng flasher in your back panel tham no relay needed?

I could do it with a voltage regulator to drop the 12v down to 3v. I might try that. We have plenty of miniature 12v relays at work so that was the first plan that came to mind.

#54 2 years ago

I made one of these for my BTDK. Bit of a crappy video but you get the idea.

#55 2 years ago
Quoted from stoptap:

I made one of these for my BTDK. Bit of a crappy video but you get the idea.
ยป YouTube video

Nice!

#56 2 years ago

can someone please post a pic of the actual silhouette cast by this mod on your wall or ceiling of wherever?

#57 2 years ago
Quoted from cooldan:

can someone please post a pic of the actual silhouette cast by this mod on your wall or ceiling of wherever?

This batsignal is not meant to project an image anywhere. It doesnt have any type pf focusing lense to adjust the light output. Its designed to light on/off on the playfield for decorative effect like SLE playfield batsignal.

I think you are confusing this small playfield batsignal with the larger SLE topper batsignal. The topper batsignal is designed to project an image several feet away feet to an adjacent wall or on the ceiling. It has a focusing lens so you can adjust the image to be in proper focus regardless of your wall or ceiling distance. Stern said it would eventually be sold as an acessory at the Sern store but it hasnt shown up yet.

There are several batsignal projectors available that will project an image. So far none of the aftermarket ones ive seen have the TV style bat logo like stern uses on their topper batsignal.

https://www.opensky.com/wireless4wireless/product/dc-comics-collectors-edition-batman-projection-led-plugin-night-light-bat-signal-image-projects-out-of-night-light?gclid=CJvkzqGy-9ECFYmKswodDGAOJA&max_discount=1&configurationId=5671f512a3771c786d8b4817?osky_origin=googlepla&ef_id=VlkN7AAAAFb5659T:20170206114334:s

amazon.com link »

https://m.superherostuff.com/batman/light-fixtures/batman-bat-signal-projector-light.html?itemcd=lghtbatsymproj

#58 2 years ago

oh. ok, thanks for clarifying, i was more interested in something casting a bat shadow on the wall or ceiling or playfield, the game's own flasher to inform you that it's ready for blastoff is a bit on the weedy side.

your mod sure looks nice though.

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#59 2 years ago

I can make a few of these to bring to Texas pinball festival. Send me a PM if you are interested.

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#60 6 months ago

So docquest thanks for taking the time to document your experiences so well.

I bought one of these back when BM66 launched and finally got my hands on a premium recently. Tonight I went to tackle modifying my spotlight, and found your thread very helpful to reassure me I was on the right path.

I took a minimalist approach with mine. I split the body, wired in two 53ohm resistors in series as I had no 100ohm lying around.. and ran black 20awg wires out the switch hole. I didn't re-glue the halves at all because the base squeezes the assembly together. I didn't have any Z connectors lying around.. so I took the path of just soldering the wires to a .156 header and used that to interface to the factory plug.

When trying to split the housing... didn't think it would happen.. but when you are about to give up.. it finally happens

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For the LED, I just used stock, and just fed the resistor/+ side around in the space inside the shell to avoid shorts. Just fed both 20awg out the bottom. Test fire was a success...

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Soldered header w/headshrink
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Installed!
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