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Pinduino: IM interactive ramp lights

By Prof_Pinball

6 years ago


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#35 6 years ago
Quoted from BLACK_ROSE:

I'm glad u guys like the mod ,, 2 me it just lOOks to Busy !!! and that Piggy back incorporated w/ the other board ,, if something happen's and causes the Stern PDB to burn out in area's controlled by J6 / J7 ,, Ya think Stern's Warranty will cover /// No !!

The power for the LEDs comes from the 5v accessory plug and not J6 or J7. This is only to read their state and otherwise the harness acts as a pass-throught for the power to the voltages. Overall, interesting point and something we have considered, but not a real concern. While the production boards will have locking/tension fit plugs and headers to keep people from plugging in the harness backwards, it wouldn't matter if they did. The return for the flashers are already powered. Pinball machines, for whatever reason, control the grounding of the circuit to active flashers (as opposed to activating the current through the flashers.)

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#37 6 years ago

Here is a video (finally) of what we are up to with Tron. There is another thread, but figured someone watch this thread would enjoy it.

#39 6 years ago
Quoted from Grinder901:

Spent my Veteran's Day taking the ramps off, putting the ramp lights on, and then putting the ramps back on. LOVE this mod. Can't wait for the board to make it game interactive. The instructions they provide are top notch. Great pictures included.
Keep up the good work guys. Can't wait for what's next.

On behalf of the Professor Pinball team: thanks! (And glad to hear the install went well!)

3 months later
#58 6 years ago

Great to hear that you like the kit!

#60 6 years ago
Quoted from Pintucky:

What an awesome service you are providing!!! All those details on 'do-it-yourself' took a lot of time. ALL is very much appreciated!
Mike in Kentucky

Thanks Mike. A group of us are doing our best to make modding as open as possible. The more people tinkering, coming up with neat ideas, and contributing it back to the community means more fun for everyone.

4 years later
#62 1 year ago
Quoted from Pinzap:

Old thread... but I wanted to give a huge endorsement to Eric with regards to support of this product. I recently bought an IMVE that had the pinduino controlled addressable LED lights on the ramps installed by the original owner. Upon purchase these did not work however. Eric was very patient with my noob type questions, since i had never worked with the pinduino board and lights before. All of this happened over the holidays when schedules can get very busy. In the end, Eric had me send the board back to him and he diagnosed the problem and upgraded the board. And all was covered under Eric’s VERY GENEROUS warranty policy. I really can’t think of another example of someone selling something like this and providing such great coverage so many years later.
Got it installed recently and love the light effects!! Very nice way to add interactive lighting. I will definitely be looking at options for adding these to other games supported by this product.

Happy to help and glad you like the Pinduino in IM. IM was one of the first games I did with the pinduino and the upgrade to the lighting is still one of my favorites!

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