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How to turn on every game at once? 30 machines.

By mikep28

2 years ago

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    #12 2 years ago

    Funny..I try telling this to people all the time. I usually get shunned. I received a free Prime membership a while ago and probably by a few hundred a month online on average. Ironically the smart wall outlets were the closest thing to being the 'cheaper' on Amazon. But buying a 5 pack from Jet ended up being quite a bit cheaper. They thrive on pure laziness of the consumer...which is killing it for them. Ie: the link above for the Etekcity switch 5 pack...was found at $24.99 (With no tax) and free shipping in like 30 seconds.

    There's a reason Jeff Bezos is darn near the richest man in the world. Somehow he gets people to pay a membership fee..to over pay for stuff.

    To answer your main question. For my pins I'm using a Veredge controller with smart wall outlets. This setup can get expensive as the wall outlets (one per machines) are about $35 a piece. I only have half my pins set up on this now. You can also setup scenes that are pretty cool.

    For example When I hit 'Play Pinball' on my phone. All the track lighting turns on at 100%...then the first 4 games turn on. 5 seconds later the next 4 games turn on. 5 seconds after that the next 4 games turn on. 10 seconds later the track lighting gets dimmed to 10%.

    You can set up scene however ya want. You could very well do another scene called 'Play Pinball Now' that turns everything on..and set the lighting at 10%

    I have a scene called 'Play turds' ..and all the Stern turn on =)

    I'm still waiting on a smart 20A standard wall switch for my arcade games..I would need 4. There was a company that made them a while ago... and stopped making them. There's a ton of choices for 15A stuff. You can get a 20a relay switch that fits in a standard wall switch box. But there is no manual way to turn the games on which would suck in case of a communication failure.

    Which reminds me.. I haven't checked in a while for a 20A smart wall switch

    Quoted from mikep28:

    Don't like amazon and I definitely don't like prime. I buy thousands of dollars in stuff a year and I check prices. Amazon is never cheaper and I definetly not paying their prime fee.
    Wifi outlet adapters. Surely something is available to turn on 8 at once.

    #13 2 years ago

    Not really sure. I also have an Echo. I haven't integrated it into my Veredge Zwave controller yet. I still prefer the phone app.

    Now that summer is winding down in my area...I might mess around with the Echo a little more. I do know that every time we talk about my buddies daughter (Alexa)..the Echo starts babbling something. They have 3 year old twins the same age as my daughter.

    Needless to say I bought him an Echo 'puck' for Christmas this year as kinda a gag gift

    Quoted from viper001:

    I have 6 X 20 amp circuits in my basement and I ran them to all go through switches that I ganged together in my work room. They are behind the door and a little higher up so I can get to them but they won't be mistaken as light switches during a party by someone that wanders in there and potentially kills the games during a party. So I have to technically flip 6 switches to turn on all my games, but the switches are at least in one place.
    I have a lot of Alexa automation in my house but I haven't made the jump yet to put these circuits under Z Wave control. Partly because I'm worried that once someone hears me turn everything on it could become a problem with them being able to flip things on and off with their voice. Does anyone know of a way around this legitimate concern?

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