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How big is too big for a dmd + how to guide


By Evilelement

86 days ago



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    #1 86 days ago

    Did it as a joke , but I'm liking it now

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    #2 86 days ago

    Does that larger DMD affect the speakers much? Looks great...

    #4 86 days ago

    There behind and they have small holes between LEDs , actually doesn't effect it much

    #5 86 days ago

    Perfect size!

    #6 86 days ago
    Quoted from Evilelement:

    Did it as a joke , but I'm liking it now

    No joke here, wife and I would like to know how it was done...if you're sharing.
    -Mike

    #7 86 days ago

    I'll post a how to video , it's 438$ in parts to do it

    #8 86 days ago

    At first I thought this was just a photoshopped mock up! This is BEYOND awesome!

    #9 86 days ago

    Looks badass to me. MET’s got some of the best dots ever, the bigger the better.

    #10 86 days ago

    Well done!

    #11 86 days ago

    Following closely...

    #14 86 days ago

    Cool! Only drawback is it's a bit too pixelated at that resolution. If it were in higher res like CGC style, I'd prefer this to the current Stern LCDs and translite, which I'm not a fan of: the relative geometries result in a weird aesthetic and the charm of DMD graphics and animation is gone.

    #15 86 days ago

    If I was Stern, I would copy this idea. It's brilliant! Relocate the speakers and away you go. It's great!

    #16 86 days ago
    Quoted from Evilelement:

    it's 438$ in parts to do it

    Damn, that's a lot to spend for a joke but that's cool as hell and really well done. I think you may have started something with this! I'm looking forward to the video!

    #17 86 days ago

    Very impressive!!

    #18 86 days ago

    Friend is stopping out Saturday to hold the camera while I explain the how to

    #19 86 days ago
    Quoted from Evilelement:

    Friend is stopping out Saturday to hold the camera while I explain the how to

    Looking forward to seeing this!

    #20 86 days ago

    You should explain how to do it over here on my Metallica

    #21 86 days ago

    When your buddy comes by shoot widescreen, not vertical.

    #22 86 days ago

    For those of you that don’t know this. There is a company that makes extra large LED DMDs. Google it and you will find it. locksmith had one in a Stern Transformer he had for sale once.

    #23 86 days ago

    I did as topper also years ago , wait for the video your have a laugh on how cheap and easy it is
    In some cases it will be less than 40$ to do the mod

    #24 86 days ago

    Will you post how you actually constructed that large DMD ?

    #25 85 days ago
    Quoted from Evilelement:

    I did as topper also years ago , wait for the video your have a laugh on how cheap and easy it is
    In some cases it will be less than 40$ to do the mod

    That is pretty cool. Very bright...

    #26 85 days ago

    Actually filming how-to now , drop tonight or tommorrow

    #27 84 days ago

    Part that's got me confused is the colors. That's not the colored rom from Colordmd or Pin2dmd. It cost about 110.00 to build a standard size pin2dmd from scratch.

    #28 84 days ago

    ..

    #29 84 days ago

    Is this infringing on Colordmd copyrights? If your using their product and modifying it for a different purpose is it legal?

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    #30 84 days ago
    Quoted from transprtr4u:

    Is this infringing on Colordmd copyrights? If your using their product and modifying it for a different purpose is it legal?

    It is in the US, at least! He is still buying the colorDMD

    #31 84 days ago
    Quoted from transprtr4u:

    Is this infringing on Colordmd copyrights? If your using their product and modifying it for a different purpose is it legal?

    How would adding a bigger led panel be against Copyright? When you mod a pin is it infringing on copyrights? Where do people come up with this stuff?

    #32 84 days ago

    Close bro , will the video my voice was next to mute so here we go with a picture tutorial

    So this one is for the metal panel Metallica,GOT , TWD , or ST
    I have the wood walkthru but that will be another day , I have a t3 I'll walk you thru

    Your need a few things , colordmd led version only or pin2dmd , honestly because of the colordmd option menu this option works best

    Your need to order 2 other items
    2 of these panels
    https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/sZgdqss
    ( If link is bad let me know doing this on my phone )
    And one of these
    US $3.30 | 50pcs/lot M3 Cylinder magnet for Indoor Full-color LED display module
    https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/bxU9u2xq

    With the colordmd we want to remove the cable I have pointed at ,
    Next run the cable thru the speaker , loosen the speaker , place a a few washers between speaker and wires so you dont crush them.
    , Next screw the magnets to the led panels , they have 6 screws each . then connect the panels together with the data wire , follow the arrows on the panel and do them exactly as shown, next connect the data cable from the color dmd and the 5v power wires to the panel
    Next Magnet the panels to the metal ( and they are strong magnets ) and finish
    I turned the brightness to half on mine
    GL guys ,
    Oh and the data cables and power cables come with the panel purchase
    I'm not responsible for damages , have to add a disclaimer here
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    #33 84 days ago
    Quoted from Evilelement:

    Close bro , will the video my voice was next to mute so here we go with a picture tutorial
    So this one is for the metal panel Metallica,GOT , TWD , or ST
    I have the wood walkthru but that will be another day , I have a t3 I'll walk you thru
    Your need a few things , colordmd led version only or pin2dmd , honestly because of the colordmd option menu this option works best
    Your need to order 2 other items
    2 of these panels
    https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/sZgdqss
    ( If link is bad let me know doing this on my phone )
    And one of these
    US $2.69 | (10PCS) M3 H:6-12 mm magnetic screw for led light, Magnet kits for lamp fitting.for led ceiling light pcb plate fix on walls
    https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/cHPPcul2
    With the colordmd we want to remove the cable I have pointed at ,
    Next run the cable thru the speaker , loosen the speaker , place a a few washers between speaker and wires so you dont crush them.
    , Next screw the magnets to the led panels , they have 6 screws each . then connect the panels together with the data wire , follow the arrows on the panel and do them exactly as shown, next connect the data cable from the color dmd and the 5v power wires to the panel
    Next Magnet the panels to the metal ( and they are strong magnets ) and finish
    I turned the brightness to half on mine
    GL guys
    Oh and the data cables and power cables come with people panel purchase
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    Seems fairly straight forward...though a pic of all the hookups together would have been nice. So ColorDMD cable goes to the right most connection on the back of the add-on panels, the next connection on the back of the add-on panels is the power connection....I'm guessing it is just 2 wires on the end that does not plug in the panel? Where did you hook it into the game to get your +5v? Then the next ribbon cable connection goes from one panel to the next and the left most panel has the power connector and left ribbon cable connection open? Does that sound right?

    I would say this is a stoopid cheap mod if you already have a ColorDMD LED in your game. I think If I had a few games that had the metal panel with the LED ColorDMDs I would try to find some sort of ribbon cable splitter to put on them with a longer ribbon cable and an elegant way to get the ribbon cable and power connection out of the game....that is easy and can't be noticed if not being used and make one of these big panels to move from game to game.

    Great work there and thanks for sharing the hookup guide. If I had a friend with an LED ColorDMD in their game I might go ahead and order the parts to try it (most of my ColorDMD friends have the LCD models). Anyway....hats off!

    #34 84 days ago

    Yeah I should note , the color dmd comes with a 5 and 12v connector , I'll show some pics on how to tap it to supply 5v to the panel, the panels on the colordmd led version are the same exact as these panels except size , the arrows are also on there panels , even the power connector is the same . The panels they use are 2.5p in size if anyone ever needs to replace them

    #35 84 days ago

    10 screws , don't do the bottom middle

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    #36 84 days ago

    So the round flat magnet parts....have threaded posts coming out of them that screw into the back of the add-on panels?

    I think you might have linked the wrong magnet things.....

    #37 84 days ago

    Correct

    #38 84 days ago

    Your link was for magnets with a female threaded hole and not a post coming out of it.

    #39 84 days ago

    Very nice work!

    Solid rainbow puke entry as well

    #40 84 days ago

    Oops thats for the wood one , tomorrows build , k replaced links on both threads
    https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/bxU9u2xq

    #41 84 days ago

    This is great! Nice work.

    #42 84 days ago
    Quoted from Evilelement:

    Oops thats for the wood one , tomorrows build , k replaced links on both threads
    https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/bxU9u2xq

    I look forward to the wood panel build....I will hold off until then to see what it needs.
    Could anyone post a link to a ribbon cable splitter for this purpose and would that even be OK to use? I'm just thinking of ways a person could make this mod easier to hook up and unhook and finding a way to not have to disconnect and reconnect that ribbon cable on the ColorDMD would make one less hassle.

    #43 84 days ago
    Quoted from DugFreez:

    I look forward to the wood panel build....I will hold off until then to see what it needs.
    Could anyone post a link to a ribbon cable splitter for this purpose and would that even be OK to use? I'm just thinking of ways a person could make this mod easier to hook up and unhook and finding a way to not have to disconnect and reconnect that ribbon cable on the ColorDMD would make one less hassle.

    #44 84 days ago

    Each panel comes with a data cable , so your have 2 , u just disconnect the cable from color dmd that I pointed at , just pull it from one end , don't take it out . Use the other data cable that came with the second panel , so If u wanna disconnect the big u just swap back the other connector and tuck away the 5v if u split it the signal will have feedback

    #45 84 days ago

    I'll do my best to take a video of the wood one , use a off camera mic this time

    #46 84 days ago

    Can this be done with the standard dmd? Non color?

    #47 84 days ago

    Would be cool to see on 90’s Ballys/Williams pins.

    #48 84 days ago

    Ordered! Thanks!

    #49 84 days ago

    Can't wait to see your other mounting solutions. I actually ordered 6 of the panels and hope to need more.
    Thanks again!

    #50 83 days ago
    Quoted from Evilelement:

    Each panel comes with a data cable , so your have 2 , u just disconnect the cable from color dmd that I pointed at , just pull it from one end , don't take it out . Use the other data cable that came with the second panel , so If u wanna disconnect the big u just swap back the other connector and tuck away the 5v if u split it the signal will have feedback

    Well I was wondering if you could unhook that ribbon cable from the ColorDMD and then run it into a ribbon cable splitter (if such a thing exists)....then one ribbon cable would come out of the splitter and go back to where it was plugged into the ColorDMD and the other ribbon cable could be for the add-on panels. This would eliminate having to disconnect and reconnect the ribbon cable to the ColorDMD each time you decided to use or not use the big panels on that game. That would leave the ColorDMD working all of the time and if you wanted to use the bigger panels you could just pull the unconnected ribbon cable coming from the splitter I was asking about and plug it in the add-on panel.....and as you said, I'm sure splitting or getting another +5v for the add-on panels wouldn't be much of an issue.

    So basically what I am thinking is the game would work just as normal, but laying in it's back box at all times would be thye end of the ribbon cable ready to plug into the add-on panels and also the +5v to power the add-on panels. If that could be done and there be an easy and not ugly way to get the ribbon and power cables easily out of the backbox....this would be a low hassle, quick swap from game to game (with metal speaker panels and LED ColorDMDs).

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