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Hologram MOD for CREATURE by Pinballsp


By pinballsp

3 years ago



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#651 1 year ago
Quoted from wamonkey:

I think Star Trek 25th Anniversary pinball could use the same concept when the transporter activates, would be cool on that machine too.

Interesting, I've seen some videos on YouTube about that machine. There is a beautiful hole (window) in the backglass, where can put a TFT display to play video animations. I do not know the dimensions of that hole to place the corresponding TFT screen size.

I have to see the electronic diagrams of Data East, to know where to capture the signals from the input (switches), output (insert lamps) and the direct power outputs (bumpers, flashers). I would have to make another version of electronic board, or one that is universal and connect with flat cables to any CPU of any pinball.

As in the Creature, many video animations can be triggered by events, not just one to replace the original image.

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#652 1 year ago

Oh great, now you've given him another project.

#653 1 year ago

I’m interested in this cftbl mod when complete too.

#654 1 year ago

Is there any footage of this installed yet

#655 1 year ago

Any projected dates?

#656 1 year ago
Quoted from Robertstone0407:

Any projected dates?

Working to finish it this summer.

#657 1 year ago

Looks like you’ll have a bunch of orders coming up.... me included!

#658 1 year ago

Just saying, need testers

#659 1 year ago

Im sure you have plenty of people wanting to test for you but Ill volunteer if you need someone.

#660 1 year ago

pinballsp if you need any assistance or help in the motion graphics department let me know. I use to be a VFX artist at NBC sports I can prolly lend a hand on the after effects front. Cheers

#661 1 year ago
Quoted from Soulrider911:

pinballsp if you need any assistance or help in the motion graphics department let me know. I use to be a VFX artist at NBC sports I can prolly lend a hand on the after effects front. Cheers

Fellow after effects artist fist bump, bump!

#662 1 year ago

Looking forward to the release of this mod. The wait will be well worth it!

#663 1 year ago
Quoted from Soulrider911:

pinballsp if you need any assistance or help in the motion graphics department let me know. I use to be a VFX artist at NBC sports I can prolly lend a hand on the after effects front. Cheers

Ok, thanks for your offer.

#664 1 year ago

Are you planning on releasing this with some videos or will.it just be a kit only

#665 1 year ago
Quoted from Robertstone0407:

Are you planning on releasing this with some videos or will.it just be a kit only

The product will include 5 or 6 videos, but anybody can add their own videos. It is also configurable by the user the events that trigger the videos, based on the status of playfield switches, inserts lamps, bumpers, flashers, and in general any input / output signal that appears in the manual of the machine.

Later, according to needs and demand, could add more videos, and also special programs that combine the status of several inputs / outputs with timers or counters, is something that will be seen as users are testing the product.

#666 1 year ago
Quoted from pinballsp:

The product will include 5 or 6 videos, but anybody cand add their own videos. It is also configurable by the user the events that trigger the videos, based on the status of playfield switches, inserts lamps, bumpers, flashers, and in general any input / output signal that appears in the manual of the machine.
Later, according to needs and demand, could add more videos, and also special programs that combine the status of several inputs / outputs with timers or counters, is something that will be seen as users are testing the product.

Please put as much on these as possible. I am a total puts when it comes to doing stuff like this and will probably not be able to put more stuff on it.

#667 1 year ago
Quoted from zr11990:

Please put as much on these as possible. I am a total puts when it comes to doing stuff like this and will probably not be able to put more stuff on it.

Im sure there will be plenty of fan mixes. Key is we need it out here so we can test it

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#668 1 year ago

I absolutely plan on making some videos for this bad boy. And will openly share with all

#669 1 year ago

I'm definitely in!

#670 1 year ago

Still following! Been holding on to my creech just for this!

#671 1 year ago

pinballsp what’s the screen resolution of the display?

#672 1 year ago
Quoted from Soulrider911:

pinballsp what’s the screen resolution of the display?

Full HD, but in vertical position.

So aspect ratio is 9:16 instead of 16:9, and resolution 1080*1920 instead of 1920x1080. Screen size, 13.3 inches. Its an IPS display, so with a good viewing angle.

#673 1 year ago
Quoted from pinballsp:

Full HD, but in vertical position.
So aspect ratio is 9:16 instead of 16:9, and resolution 1080*1920 instead of 1920x1080. Screen size, 13.3 inches.

Take my money already. Ill send funds now lol

#674 1 year ago

Wish you made a list of those who want and contact when ready. I keep coming back to this thread and nothing's changed.

#675 1 year ago

... and people wonder why this hobby / industry attracts so many crooks.

He's said over and over that he won't take any money or names until he's completed it to his satisfaction. Just wait.

#676 1 year ago
Quoted from rubberducks:

... and people wonder why this hobby / industry attracts so many crooks.
He's said over and over that he won't take any money or names until he's completed it to his satisfaction. Just wait.

Just take names so he knows how many to make in the first wave. Send out invoices to pay as they are produced. If someone passes goes to the next person in line. No deposits needed

#677 1 year ago
Quoted from Robertstone0407:

Just take names so he knows how many to make in the first wave. Send out invoices to pay as they are produced. If someone passes goes to the next person in line. No deposits needed

It's not finished. What's the point?

#678 1 year ago
Quoted from rubberducks:

It's not finished. What's the point?

Why stand in line infront of a store if it isnt open? If they got something you want, you make sure your there to get it

#679 1 year ago

Because we have to have it NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Or just be patient, check back, and know if you show interest you're going to get one. It's not like he's going to make 5 and be like "oops. I'm sorry. Didn't know there were another 75 people through the last 13 pages of this thread that wanted one too. Too bad I threw everything away and dumped the plans into the Atlantic."

When he says "Ok, I'm ready to take orders. Please PM me with 'x' information" - that's the time you pony up.

Until then, wait.

#680 1 year ago

 
Patience.
To be able to test everything well, and detect when it is interesting to trigger videos and see also that they strigger correctly, as I do not have the machine, I have designed these boards of the attached photos.

It is about being able to play the machine only with the CPU in the work table, without having to have the complete machine. Not even the controller driver board, which takes up too much space, and needs several voltages to work.

For some time I made a boardf with the 64 switches (8x8 matrix), plus the 8 direct ones that are used for the coin door and the tests. But it's not enough, I need to see in real time the status of all lamps, flashers, bumpers, and of course when the hologram motors, the mirror and the lamp are activated.

This board, connects with the inputs of the CPU, to be able to close any switch on the board, or the direct ones of the coin doors. It also captures all output signals, to show the array of lamps (8x8, 64 insert lamps), power outputs for flashers, bumpers and hologram mechanisms. Everything is shown in RGB LED arrays, and I have also added an expander of these ports, to click on custom boards for each game, I made the Creature (picture attached) with the essential lamps to identify easy and fast.

I need this not only to test the hologram kit, I will also need to play each game on my desk, for the Advanced Coloring for the DMDMK66. I can not have complete machines here, they take up too much space. With CPUs and this board is enough for me, I have CPUs from practically all manufacturers, except Spike (I was left by a friend to add Spike to DMDMK66).

At my desk, bags with material for several pending projects, including the hologram.

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#681 1 year ago

Thank you for the update.

Wow, there's more to it than I ever imagined.
Take your time and release it when you're ready and happy with it.

Good things are worth waiting for, this IS worth waiting for.

#682 1 year ago

Looks great. I hope you don't get hit by a bus.

#683 1 year ago

On the creature board it say KISS, PAID, FILM, are you not missing the snackbar shots? (ice cream, Hotdog, popcorn and Milkshake).

#684 1 year ago

It is hard being patient for this but if he has put this much time into it I doubt he will drop the project before its finished and it should be great when he is done.

#685 1 year ago

I agree, worth waiting for! Thanks for the update!

#686 1 year ago
Quoted from PeterG:

On the creature board it say KISS, PAID, FILM, are you not missing the snackbar shots? (ice cream, Hotdog, popcorn and Milkshake).

That is just a small custom board, with some LEDs that I have put to see the status of some signals that I thought may be essential. It is to be able to identify them quickly when doing the tests.

In the matrix of 8x8 leds of the main board (INSERT LAMPS), I can see the status of all the lamps in the playfield (up to 64 insert lamps), besides seeing in another matrix of 8x8 leds (POWER OUTPUT), the status of the flasher lamps, the bumpers and the 3 mechanisms of the hologram (2 motors, and lamp). In that case, to know what each led indicates, Ihave to look at it in the manual of the machine, where I can identify the arrays of lamps, push buttons and power outputs.

I have already ordered the boards, I hope to have them for the weekend, and I can already test everything. In the attached photo, the approximate appearance of the board with the LED arrays mounted, the push buttons and the custom board with the LEDs to identify some lamps/outputs of the Creature.

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#687 1 year ago
Quoted from pinballsp:

That is just a small custom board, with some LEDs that I have put to see the status of some signals that I thought may be essential. It is to be able to identify them quickly when doing the tests.
In the matrix of 8x8 leds of the main board (INSERT LAMPS), I can see the status of all the lamps in the playfield (up to 64 insert lamps), besides seeing in another matrix of 8x8 leds (POWER OUTPUT), the status of the flasher lamps, the bumpers and the 3 mechanisms of the hologram (2 motors, and lamp). In that case, to know what each led indicates, Ihave to look at it in the manual of the machine, where I can identify the arrays of lamps, push buttons and power outputs.
I have already ordered the boards, I hope to have them for the weekend, and I can already test everything. In the attached photo, the approximate appearance of the board with the LED arrays mounted, the push buttons and the custom board with the LEDs to identify some lamps/outputs of the Creature.
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Hows testing going?

#688 1 year ago

 

Today I received the PCB boards, there was a delay from the manufacturer, I was expecting them for the last weekend, but they did not arrive.

I also received some Velcro strips and circles a few days ago, I think it can be a good system to hold the TFT display to the acrylic holder, quickly and easily. This facilitates the assembly of the kit and also the possibility of dismantling the display of the support quickly, if necessary.

 

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#689 1 year ago

the sooner the better

#690 1 year ago

Interested... put me on a waiting list (if you have one.)

Thanks and good luck.

#691 1 year ago

Just jumping in on this thread, and it looks like you've put a ton of work into this. Will follow, as I'm very interested too!

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#692 1 year ago

Any new developments. I saw you are cutting some projects to focus on this

#693 1 year ago
Quoted from Robertstone0407:

Any new developments. I saw you are cutting some projects to focus on this

This weekend I will be almost exclusively with the Hologram kit, at the same time I will mount a couple of boards for the Advanced Coloring of my new Multicolor display DMDMX7, but the tests will only be for the Hologram kit.

Today I sent most of my pending orders from DMDMK66 and I am more free to work, and although I also have some professional projects pending for several companies, they can wait a bit.

The idea is to mount the boards that I put before, to be able to see all the output signals of the pinball, lamps and power signals like those that activate the original hologram. And then configure the Kit to play the video of the monster by configuring various playfield signals, some lamps and the outputs that activate the hologram engines.

Today I received from Amazon, several books that I ordered, among them one that is like the Raspberry bible, to consult some details that I may need. I have everything ready to assemble and test.

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#694 1 year ago

Fantastic! I’ll continue to watch closely. Can’t wait to see the finished product.

#695 1 year ago

I had a MikeD mod but did not like the lag the video had so I sold it. I am keeping a close eye on this one hoping its better.

#696 1 year ago
Quoted from fiberdude120:

I had a MikeD mod but did not like the lag the video had so I sold it. I am keeping a close eye on this one hoping its better.

I too am very excited for this mod in a virtual line with money in my pocket. Sounds great. However, if anyone else decides to dump their Mike D in the meantime, my hand is raised.

#697 1 year ago
Quoted from Robertstone0407:

Any new developments. I saw you are cutting some projects to focus on this

He doesn't realize what a gold mine this will be when he finishes this. There are at least 100 orders for this immediately if I had to guess talking to other Creech owners. Or maybe he does. I don't know. Either way, finish this up quickly! LOL

#698 1 year ago

While installing the the repro hologram today I realized my original in better condition than I thought and the mirror / lamp needed adjustments.
Still, would gladly buy this the moment it becomes available!

#699 1 year ago
Quoted from MeNaCeFiRe:

He doesn't realize what a gold mine this will be when he finishes this.

I think not, but how would I know

If it was all about the money, he’d be better off making LED eyed action figurines for - fill in the blank.

Technical MODs are cool, but they are very time consuming to make and support. Plus, no matter what he comes up with there will be a vocal minority that isn’t satisfied with the product.

I think people should be happy someone is putting in the effort to develope a solution. Trust me he won’t get rich making these; if that were case someone else would have never stopped producing them.

Best of luck PinballSP. My only advise is this - stop posting until it’s done. In my experience I found it started to have a negative impact.

#700 1 year ago
Quoted from PinballMikeD:

I think not, but how would I know
If it was all about the money, he’d be better off making LED eyed action figurines for - fill in the blank.
Technical MODs are cool, but they are very time consuming to make and support. Plus, no matter what he comes up with there will be a vocal minority that isn’t satisfied with the product.
I think people should be happy someone is putting in the effort to develope a solution. Trust me he won’t get rich making these; if that were case someone else would have never stopped producing them.
Best of luck PinballSP. My only advise is this - stop posting until it’s done. In my experience I found it started to have a negative impact.

It's funny, Luis has another pinsider in another thread saying the exact opposite - "lets see
More details and video!" Damned if you do, damned if you don't! Lol

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