(Topic ID: 259717)

High Speed LED Stoplight


By RobF

44 days ago



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  • 18 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 9 days ago by Freeplay40
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#1 44 days ago

Hello fellow red light runners,

After scores of hours invested in CAD modeling (54 revisions!) and PCB design, I am happy to share my replacement HS stoplight. I originally designed this as a request from Freeplay40 as a better match for his replacement ramp (eliminates the need to relocate the original). However this also serves as an alternative replacement for those with a damaged original, or for those who prefer a stoplight to look like....well like a stoplight and not a giant black brick. It is 100% plug and play with the wiring pigtail and mounts on an existing post. The housing is 3D printed in PETG and should be plenty strong to take regular pinball abuse. In the event something does break, it is a modular design so part replacement is easy.

I have enough parts on hand to make five more of these and have them available probably around the end of Jan. If you would like to be on this list, send me a PM and I'll pass along the paypal info. I am asking $65 US shipped for the plug and play version shown below and $50 without the wiring. The idea is if you can solder, you can save me some time and need to stock additional parts by reusing your original harness.

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#2 44 days ago

PM sent! This looks awesome.

#3 44 days ago

Where did you get the PETG?

#4 44 days ago
Quoted from lrosent345:

Where did you get the PETG?

It's standard PETG filament that I 3D printed.

#5 44 days ago

I've installed this and it is a great improvement on the game!

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#6 44 days ago

First five are spoken for! In no particular order;
Pin-Pilot
frisbez
Schwabee1
Toucanf16
paragon07

I have no idea what the demand is going to be so I will gauge my next parts order depending on the # of replys over the next couple of weeks. PCB order lead time is roughly 2 1/2 weeks.

Thanks for the postive feedback!

#7 44 days ago

I gotta say this is pretty sweet. I don't have my highspeed anymore, but if I did this would def be on the list to add.

#8 44 days ago

I've been wanting this upgrade for years. Many thanks to RobF for seeing this through. I have mine installed (easy install and includes the screw to attach) at the ramp entrance and thinking I will get another for the back corner.

Cheers!....Mark

#9 44 days ago

Clean look. I have mine relocated to rear painted yellow and has a piece on front the resembles stoplight. Might upgrade to yours.

#10 44 days ago
Quoted from Freeplay40:

I've been wanting this upgrade for years. Many thanks to RobF for seeing this through. I have mine installed (easy install and includes the screw to attach) at the ramp entrance and thinking I will get another for the back corner.
Cheers!....Mark

Use a splitter Mark ?

#11 44 days ago
Quoted from Freeplay40:

I've been wanting this upgrade for years. Many thanks to RobF for seeing this through. I have mine installed (easy install and includes the screw to attach) at the ramp entrance and thinking I will get another for the back corner.
Cheers!....Mark

Thanks Mark! When you first mentioned to me putting a second in the back corner, I took a closer look at the game. It isn't obvious to me how you would mount it.

#12 43 days ago
Quoted from RobF:

Thanks Mark! When you first mentioned to me putting a second in the back corner, I took a closer look at the game. It isn't obvious to me how you would mount it.

No worries....I'll figure that out. Probably just a simple bracket off the back panel.

#13 43 days ago
Quoted from MJW:

Use a splitter Mark ?

So to speak...I'd just make up a custom harness for it.

#14 43 days ago

I don’t have a high speed but I still want one! Put me on the waiting list please.

#15 43 days ago
Quoted from RazorV23:

I don’t have a high speed but I still want one! Put me on the waiting list please.

That's the spirit!

#16 43 days ago

This is the solution some have used. Still leaning towards the one offered in this thread.....

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#17 43 days ago

Include me in for one.

Andy

#18 42 days ago

PM sent for two .( I have a friend not on Pinside that wants one.)

#19 41 days ago
Quoted from RazorV23:

I don’t have a high speed but I still want one! Put me on the waiting list please.

I never considered buying mods for games that I don't own. That's hardcore

I appreciated all the positive feedback and interest so far. Yesterday I put in a PCB order for another nine boards which covers nearly all of the current waitlist. This means there will be at least a 3rd run. My poor printer is going to get some exercise, that's for sure.

#20 41 days ago
Quoted from RobF:

I never considered buying mods for games that I don't own. That's hardcore
I appreciated all the positive feedback and interest so far. Yesterday I put in a PCB order for another nine boards which covers nearly all of the current waitlist. This means there will be at least a 3rd run. My poor printer is going to get some exercise, that's for sure.

The word will spread....what do they call those production printing operations? Printer farms?

#21 41 days ago

I’m at least a month away from my High Speed restore, but don’t want to miss out. Add me to the wait list please.

#22 39 days ago

I will take 1 plug and play - PM sent

1 week later
#23 32 days ago

PM sent for one PnP.

#24 27 days ago

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I also finished making a new solder paste stencil fixture. It's a super simple smd board to assemble, but once it's set up, this is way faster.
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And the better news is that I got the first two (without harnesses) shipped out today. Hopefully the remaining can go out by Monday.

#25 24 days ago

Instructions on adding your own harness:

1) Disassemble the housing. There are four M3 screws to remove from the back. They require 2mm hex driver or I think 5/64" will work as well. I am not sure if it is unreasonable to think everyone has no less than five of these allen keys lying around.

2) Surrounding each LED is a light isolator (voting is now open for a better name for these). They are free floating black plastic discs meant to keep the LED light bleed down to a minimum. When you open the housing they probably will fall out. If you are lucky, when they land they will roll away and disappear. Apparently I am a very lucky person.

3) Pop the PCB out of the back of the housing, it is just held with friction.

4) Solder the wires from the back of the PCB using the silk screened info to match things up. For my third run of the boards, I will add an additional drawing that shows the shape of the connector around the solder points to make it more clear (as seen in pic below). If you find a dependency with the stock wiring color, please let me know.

5) Assemble in reverse order. Note, one of the isolators is shaped differently for clearance of the wiring soldering. Tighten the screws snug, but not overly tight. The threaded inserts are in there pretty good, but they can be convinced to tear out of the plastic if over torqued.

Enjoy!
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#26 22 days ago

First batch all shipped out. I will start working thorough the current interest list for the next batch.

#27 22 days ago

My stoplight arrived a couple of days ago. This is a great mod and well done. Happy I decided to get this for my HS! Now I’m motivated to finish the resto and get back to playing!
Thanks Rob

1 week later
#28 15 days ago

Bump. Any updates? Thanks.

#29 15 days ago

I'm interested, please put me on the list.

#30 14 days ago

That's pricey, but I see that you've put a lot of time into it.
I must have one.
Please put me on the list.
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#31 14 days ago

I will have 9 more to go out sometime next week. I have sent payment request PMs to the next group. I put in a larger order of PCBs for round 3. That will clear the remainder of the waitlist and should allow me to keep a handful in stock for a while. ETA on that would probably be in 3-4 weeks.

#32 14 days ago

Add me to the list please.

#33 12 days ago

Just about ready to start shipping out 2nd batch. My new friend Scary Terry really helps speed up the harness work.
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#34 11 days ago

Rob, these are great and I am very excited to install it. Job well done!

Like some of the other HS owners, I've moved my stoplight from the ramp to the back left corner after installing one of Freeplay40's ramps (I have installed LED's throughout as well). My plan is to keep the existing light as well as this new light. I just need to find a 'splitter' for the connectors.

I wonder if there is anyone that sells something that would be compatible for this setup?

#35 11 days ago
Quoted from detroitzoran:

Rob, these are great and I am very excited to install it. Job well done!
Like some of the other HS owners, I've moved my stoplight from the ramp to the back left corner after installing one of Freeplay40's ramps (I have installed LED's throughout as well). My plan is to keep the existing light as well as this new light. I just need to find a 'splitter' for the connectors.
I wonder if there is anyone that sells something that would be compatible for this setup?

just buy the molex pins and connectors and make one no?...From GPE ...

#36 10 days ago

Hi RobF,

What would I be looking at to post to France please

Paul

#37 9 days ago
Quoted from LGFAutos:

Hi RobF,
What would I be looking at to post to France please
Paul

lgfautos I would guess about the same as sending something from France to America...on behalf of RobF
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Chris Hibler - CARGPB #31
http://ChrisHiblerPinball.com/contact
http://www.PinWiki.com - The Place to go for Pinball Repair Info

#38 9 days ago
Quoted from LGFAutos:

Hi RobF,
What would I be looking at to post to France please
Paul

Under 8 ounces can ship to France for about $15 via First Class Mail.

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