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(Topic ID: 275735)

Found in pin cab... What is it?


By bobnatlanta

64 days ago



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  • Latest reply 38 days ago by Irishbastard
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    #1 64 days ago

    This was plugged in to the service outlet of my newly acquired Space Invaders. Former owner doesn’t know what it is. No identifying marks, other than the logo on the connector, which appears to read ‘ITS.’ The red button doesn’t do anything to the game. Plugged in/unplugged doesn’t seem to matter. It’s wired to the coin door.

    Any ideas?

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    #2 64 days ago

    Maybe an alarm?

    #3 64 days ago

    I would want to know what is inside the black box. Take the cover off and see.

    Just stop pressing that button. My outside light keeps going on and off when you do that!

    #4 64 days ago

    Looks like a sensor I’ve seen attached to a Meteor that was used for “touchless” start on the game. The sensor was installed and you’d wave your hand in front of it to register that you wanted the game to start.

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    #5 64 days ago

    Make sure you cut the blue wire first!

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    #6 64 days ago
    Quoted from bobnatlanta:

    The red button doesn’t do anything to the game. Plugged in/unplugged doesn’t seem to matter. It’s wired to the coin door.

    If there are credits on the game, does it run them down ?

    LTG : )

    #7 64 days ago

    LuckyDuck-Challenge accepted
    LTG - I could not see any change in the game when I pressed the button.

    And I traced the wires, which are spliced into wires leading to the individual coin switches.

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    #8 64 days ago

    Maybe some experimenting. The red button must be an on/off.

    I would try pressing it, and see if the game is then on free play, press it and try again.

    Next I would press it and put coins in, at least 4 or 8, see if it adds extra credits, press it and try again. Or if when pressed it doesn't allow credits.

    LTG : )

    #9 64 days ago

    There is also the possibility that what ever it did do, doesn't work anymore.

    LTG : )

    #10 64 days ago

    interesting little gizmo.

    I tried doing an image search on that logo on the heat-shrink and came up with nothing appears to be "iTS" on some kind of transistor.

    "iTS" is also printed on the circuit board so I think they are related.

    I wonder if it is some early sort of progressive pricing module

    #11 64 days ago

    If it goes to the doin door switches, it's probably some sort of counter. Typically seen more often on reimport games. How many coin slots does your game have? Does it have a denomination on the coin slots?

    I've seen something similar and while there doesn't seem be any display or connector to attach an outside device, that's how they come. Just a box wired into the coin door. Should be ok to remove it. Not sure why these were needed overseas and no idea how the audits were checked using the boxes. Maybe audits didn't work properly for some currencies?

    #12 64 days ago

    There was a company, International Totalizing Systems out of Newton, MA. They made "income totalizers that counted how much money was supposed to be in the game. Those products had a counter similar to the game counter seen in many games (before SS circuitry was upgraded for audits). I know of ITS counters having blue plastic cases, but I'm not sure that I know their whole product line.
    .................David Marston

    #13 62 days ago

    I wouldn't say anything incriminating around the machine until you know for sure what it is! You didn't happen to buy it from someone mob related??

    #14 62 days ago

    Someone hooked up the garage door opener to the credit switches

    #15 62 days ago
    Quoted from mrm_4:

    Someone hooked up the garage door opener to the credit switches

    Or, you can only open the garage door if you get a high score

    #16 62 days ago

    Its a Slug Detector! Go Ahead, Put A Slug in there and see what happens!

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    #17 39 days ago

    I'm guessing it's a coin counter with some kind of remote communication, so an op knows whether he should collect from that unit or not. That is, if you are on your route, and your coin counter is telling you there's only $2.50 in the coin box, skip that stop. And or, the owner will know what the collector should be reporting for the coin drop.

    #18 39 days ago
    Quoted from bobnatlanta:

    I'm guessing it's a coin counter with some kind of remote communication, so an op knows whether he should collect from that unit or not. That is, if you are on your route, and your coin counter is telling you there's only $2.50 in the coin box, skip that stop. And or, the owner will know what the collector should be reporting for the coin drop.

    It's a nice thought, I don't see any wireless tech on that PCB. It was probably made a couple decades before that technology was available or commonplace.

    #19 38 days ago

    pretty sure dmarston 's response was correct, you can look up the patent

    #20 38 days ago

    Yep - dmarston - coin counter makes the most sense. I guess it was used to make sure the collections were accurate/location split was right/ops employees were honest with coin drop.

    #21 38 days ago
    Quoted from bobnatlanta:

    Yep - dmarston - coin counter makes the most sense. I guess it was used to make sure the collections were accurate/location split was right/ops employees were honest with coin drop.

    Except it only works on silver content quarters. Doh!

    #22 38 days ago

    I have this one in my Scuba

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    #23 38 days ago

    I have a flyer for the Lesco totalizer, too.
    .................David Marston

    #24 38 days ago
    Quoted from dmarston:

    I have a flyer for the Lesco totalizer, too.
    .................David Marston

    Cool, can you post a pic of it?

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