Creating the backbox LED strip
Cut a length of the LED tape to the width of the backboard. Solder on wires from the RGB wire spool.
Heat shrink the connection
Strip dangling, RGB wire running up to left down the side of the cabinet, in the wire harness clamps
The strip will be mounted like this but under the glass channel it is sitting on
Wires running up the left side of the cabinet to right above the tilt sensor. Going to mount the box here.
Here's the RGB wire from the trough. It comes down the playfield and follows the black wire loom to the back of the cabinet and up the side just like the other RGB wire.
In RR WOZ this is the power connector at the coin door for the coin slot lights. We'll tap in to this for 12v power for the RGB controller.
Building a splicer to pull 12v power. These are molex D connectors I believe, 4 position. I crimper together 3 wires (the plug has 3 wires, two are ground for some reason so I am just copying it) and then I ended up soldering on the two smaller wires to the 12v + and - and those will run directly to the RGB controller. You can split this and run more items off here if you are conservative. I am going to run the spotlights off the castle spotlight so different circuit I believe.
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Power installed and powering the RGB controller
I wanted to document the winky light install and the flame balloon light but waiting on a better flickering LED. I also ordered some tiny 2 pin connectors for the spotlights just in case I want to disconnect them individually in the future. I think the connectors will fit up the switch holes in the playfield. So once that stuff comes in I'll wire up the rest. Pretty close now, just need to build another connector to tap the spotlight in the Castle. I'll run the winky and flame off that as well.