This year's batch is sold out.
I'm checking to see if there is enough interest to run another batch for 2020. The run will be limited to 40 pieces.
***Status 17th November 2019: 20 slot reserved. List is open for few more days to give a chance for others.
***Status 29th December: material purchasing is in progress. Planned ship date: March, 2020.
***Status 3rd February 2020: manufacturing is in progress. Everything is on track.
***Status 15th March: manufacturing is almost ready, check your Inbox! Let me know if I missed your name.
***Status 2nd of April: shipped, except Australian parcels due to restrictions.
Do you have issues with ball trough micro switches? Do you have to often open the coin door to push the balls? Do you have to wait after ball drain and/or shake the pin due to unresponsive switches? This board will solve these issues.
The ball trough design by Data East is not the most reliable mech in pinball. I have tried new microswitches, old Cherry switches, finetuned the angle - without stable result. I have also sanded the ball trough.
Then, I started to think about a non-contact based solution. There is a reason why Bally/Williams introduced opto boards, and the answer is not cost saving.
My goal was to create an opto board, without any modification of ball trough (no drilling): this means a transceiver and receiver in 1 board, 2 in 1. Therefore, the classic solution (infrared light interrupted by ball), doesn't work here.
12V is required from backbox or from external supply (in case you have many mods, extra supply is recommended anyway). I can offer a plug&play power supply harness.
Other than that, the board use the existing trough wiring.
No more waiting after ball drain, no more ball search due to clogging.
Price is the same as first batch: $70 plus shipping ($15-20), leadtime is about 2 months. Send me a PM in case you are interested (next batch is without T-rex logo).