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interest check: run-dmd clocks (2019 batch)

By j_m_

2 years ago


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    #1 2 years ago

    I'm checking to see if there is enough interest to run another batch for 2019. like the previous batches, the number of clocks in the run will be limited to 24

    NOTE:if you are interested in obtaining a pinball dmd or jumbo sized clock, please reach out to ddebuss (daniel debusschere) here on pinside or via email @ [email protected] (and tell him that I sent you his way)

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    clock description:
    assembled using custom laser-cut acrylic panels, the clocks use (2) two P5 sized rgb LED panels, which are mounted side-by-side to display the 128x32 dot resolution (the same resolution and aspect ratio as pinball DMD). each clock measures approximately 28.00" (w) x 7.50" (h) x 1.50" (d)
    although the clock can only display monochrome colored animations, the user has the ability to select between one of 7 colors (red, green, blue, yellow, purple (magenta), teal or white) by toggling the six dip switches accessible from the backside of the clock (see below for legend)

    color selectable dip-switch settings [on - up, off - down]:
    run-dmd switches (resized).png

    the clocks ship ready to mount on the wall (with 2 hanging holes [16" on center]) or can be placed on a shelf or desktop with only a small amount of assembly required (install the front panel using the enclosed hardware and tools
    the front, transparent gray acrylic panel is shipped with the protective paper still attached on both sides to prevent any accidental scratches during transit

    featuring a custom designed, laser cut acrylic front and rear panels, the front is a dark transparent grey (to neatly hide the internal components when the clock is not powered on) and the rear panel is black with material that has a glossy front side and matte back side (to help reduce/eliminate fingerprints).
    custom cut-outs in the rear panel allow access to: CR2032 battery, the power cable port, a 6-pin ICSP header to facilitate updating the run-dmd pc board's firmware and the 6 toggle switch block to change the clock's display color

    a microchip pickit 3 or 4 is required to update the clock's onboard firmware and a pc-based computer to update/re-image the SD card using hddraw copy software

    information regarding how to adjust the many options found in the clock can be found here:
    http://www.phosphors.com/run-dmd/Run-DMD_v3.54_Menu_Navigation.pdf

    a youtube video on how to properly install the CR2032 battery can be found here:

    the cost per clock is $450 plus shipping, and each clock includes the following:
    - a mostly assembled run-dmd clock
    - (1) CR2032 lithium coin battery (to store all user defined settings and keep time when the clock is powered off)
    - (1) 5v, 10a power supply to power the clock with a 6' grounded 3-prong cable (north american standard)

    video of retromanIE's clock from the batch 5

    from turbo20lbs
    from tuna delight

    NOTE:
    please take the time to read the .pdf user guide linked above prior to attempting to change/adjust any of the clock settings (especially the ones under the TOOLS menu option

    PLEASE READ the NOTE at the bottom of this post PRIOR attempting to modify the settings of your clock

    activating the "detect DMD" option will attempt to re-detect the various compatible dmd panel types connected to your run-dmd pc board. if your panels are working correctly, you

    DO NOTwant to select this option

    NOTE 2:
    if you turn off the clock prior to selecting a new display type, your clock will not display correctly the next time you power it up after selecting this option. if you do select this option, you need to go through the process of re-selecting the correct display type (by pressing and holding down button 3, while powering up the clock and then waiting for the display types to begin to cycle and confirming the correct display type with button 4

    the software required re-image your SD card using hdd raw copy
    http://hddguru.com/software/HDD-Raw-Copy-Tool/HDDRawCopy1.10Setup.exe

    NOTE 3:

    DO NOTattempt to read the SD card in your computer. due to the nature of how the information is [blindly] written, your computer will report that the card is not formatted.

    DO NOTformat the card, otherwise you will lose all of your settings and animations stored on the SD card

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> READ ME <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
    is your clock displaying 2/4 bright horizontal lines when powering up and nothing more?
    - eject and re-insert the SD card to ensure that it is making connection in the card slot on the run-dmd pc board

    is your clock displaying either corrupt or no animations? check out this thread:
    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/run-dmd-clock-reflashing-the-sd-card-to-fix-glitched-no-animations

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> READ ME <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

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    reservation list

    1. homegameroom
    2. MattElder
    3. ChiefEngineer
    4. Nihonmasa- payment in 2020
    5. Brady2Gronk
    6. Chisox
    7. IDrink2Much
    8. Hitlow
    9. 911Paramedic
    10. titanpenguin
    11. liorillusion
    12. liorillusion
    13. paynemic
    14. Fmfreim
    15. SKWilson
    16. Onwallst
    ^^^ minimum needed to order everything and offer up a batch ^^^
    17. Onwallst
    18. Dicky
    19. Pinballer73
    20. Groo
    21. MrMikeman
    22. boilerman
    23.
    24.

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    last updated:

    2019.may.28

    2019.oct.30 (bolded re-confirmed buyers)

    #2 2 years ago

    Count me in!

    #3 2 years ago

    Bump. There must be others interested.....

    #4 2 years ago

    Holiday weekend bump.

    #5 2 years ago

    I want to get a second one...but just can't do it at the moment. These clocks are fantastic!

    #9 2 years ago

    I just saw one of these in person this weekend and was amazed. Count me in for one.

    #10 2 years ago

    In as well, if possible without the dmd even better, have 2 on hand unused.

    #11 2 years ago

    Nihonmasa
    I've tentatively added you to the list, however you may want to consider reaching out to ddebuss here on pinside if you're after one of the [much] smaller, pinball dmd sized clocks (see the initial post for details)

    #12 2 years ago

    Yep, I sent him a mail. If I get no answer or he can't, I am clearly in

    #13 2 years ago

    Can't spring for a second one but wanted to chime in to say that I was part of the Winter batch and we absolutely love the clock. If you're on the fence, get one!

    #14 2 years ago
    Quoted from speederice:

    Can't spring for a second one but wanted to chime in to say that I was part of the Winter batch and we absolutely love the clock. If you're on the fence, get one!

    I diy'd one and I can chime in and say just get j_m_'s... it's way less work

    I can also say my wife loves the clock and it actually found a spot on the main floor and not relegated to the basement with the pin's. So I've got that going for me

    #15 2 years ago

    I want one of these so badly. Sadly with the current currency exchange rate, shipping, import fees ect. I can’t justify it right now. Hopefully these sell out and there will be another batch in the future.

    JUST LOOK AT IT. HOW COULD YOU NOT WANT ONE.

    #16 2 years ago

    just a head's up that I need a minimum of 16 people on the reservation list in order for me to order all of necessary components and proceed producing this batch

    2 weeks later
    #18 2 years ago

    Surely more people want one of these cool pinball clocks.
    j_m_ you don't get enough interest in this thread, consider me a permanent on the list if you ask again down the road.
    Would eventually like to have two as I'm torn whether to put it in the pinball room or in my office, but can only afford one at the moment.

    #19 2 years ago

    I'm kind of surprised myself considering that the last batch was completely filled in about 3 days. maybe the clocks have reached a saturation point

    I'll keep the thread going to see if we do eventually reach the minimum of 16 people

    #20 2 years ago

    I’m in!

    #21 2 years ago

    Here's a free bump with 30 minute video of my clock in action.

    2 weeks later
    #22 2 years ago

    Sorry, I'm late to the party. I just heard these were being made again and I don't wanna miss out this time.

    I'm in!

    I will spread the word to my pinball club in San Diego. What number are we at?

    #23 2 years ago

    I’ll take one. Let me know the details when you are ready

    #24 2 years ago
    Quoted from ImNotNorm:

    Here's a free bump with 30 minute video of my clock in action.

    Does that blinking light on the bottom back right side always blink? Or can it be turned off?

    #25 2 years ago
    Quoted from Blitzburgh99:

    Does that blinking light on the bottom back right side always blink? Or can it be turned off?

    It can be turned off in the settings

    #26 2 years ago

    Can I run one of these in Australia. 240v here.

    #27 2 years ago

    Very interested!

    #28 2 years ago
    Quoted from jokerpoker:

    Can I run one of these in Australia. 240v here.

    yes, the power supply is rated for 100-240v. you just need a different connector from it to your mains

    #29 2 years ago

    The powersupply that comes with the clock has a standard IEC socket, all you need to do is replace the mains power lead with one of these.

    https://www.jaycar.com.au/3pin-mains-plug-to-iec-c13-female-1-8m/p/PS4106
    20190706_130027 (resized).jpg

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    #30 2 years ago

    how do you order one

    #31 2 years ago
    Quoted from Ballypinball:

    how do you order one

    Read the first post for option one... roll your own by buying run-DMD board directly from run-DMD.com. My reco is to order from this thread, j_m_ does an awesome job with these. I also believe another user sells these directly from a Pinside store too... he may have even posted in this thread.

    #32 2 years ago

    Mtg381 you know you want one

    1 week later
    #33 2 years ago

    A Facebook user who is not on Pinside wanted one. How can they "express interest" outside of Piniside? Their name is Morgan Higby Night.

    #34 2 years ago

    I'm on facebook as j.m. ratkos

    2 weeks later
    #35 2 years ago

    if we get another 54 people to commit, I will order all of the components and start producing them

    2 weeks later
    #36 2 years ago

    bump for a cool clock...

    Will the ones you're making be the size of the one on the wall in the first photo on the first post?

    #37 2 years ago
    Quoted from Chosen_S:

    bump for a cool clock...
    Will the ones you're making be the size of the one on the wall in the first photo on the first post?

    yes, the size of the clock is approximately 28" (w) x 9"(h)

    1 week later
    #38 2 years ago

    Looks cool. Can I customize what videos play? Or is it a set program?

    I think I could be in...

    #39 2 years ago
    Quoted from paynemic:

    Looks cool. Can I customize what videos play? Or is it a set program?
    I think I could be in...

    You can... yes... the interface is pretty intuitive, easy way is to walk through all the games and turn of the games you don’t want to see animations for. Personally I’d recommend playing all the animations to start and then start removing as get used to things. Some games have more animations than others... like WWE/WWF, those seemed to get a lot more play on my setup so unturned now them off.

    #40 2 years ago

    Yeah. I’m in.

    2 weeks later
    #41 2 years ago

    I am in for one

    #42 2 years ago

    Got to have one. Count me in!

    #43 2 years ago

    only one more person is needed and then I will proceed with ordering the remaining components and go forward with producing the new batch

    1 month later
    #45 1 year ago

    if anyone wants this run done before the holidays, now is the time to act and get on the list so that I can order the remaining components

    if I can get a quick pm from everyone that is on the reservation list to confirm that they are still "in", that will go a long way to help me determine if we actually have the necessary numbers to make this run happen

    #46 1 year ago
    Quoted from j_m_:

    if anyone wants this run done before the holidays, now is the time to act and get on the list so that I can order the remaining components
    if I can get a quick pm from everyone that is on the reservation list to confirm that they are still "in", that will go a long way to help me determine if we actually have the necessary numbers to make this run happen

    I am in!

    #47 1 year ago

    I picked up one of these last year. For anybody that’s on the fence, this is a cool, COOL clock! Looks great in the game room and at the office!

    #48 1 year ago

    yes!!!!
    so the production starts?

    #49 1 year ago

    I have purchased one of these clocks and it is amazing.

    #50 1 year ago

    Ok I’m keen for one

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