Greetings and Salutations!
This is the official announcement of our newly developed Pinshakers Universal Plug & Play Shaker Motor Kits. These kits can be installed in older machines that were not designed by the manufacturer to have shaker motors in them. So far all our tests have been successful in Williams/Bally WPC generation machines, Williams Sys 11 Machines, and older Stern S.A.M. machines. We have not tested them with any other manufacturer yet, but we are actively working to get kits developed for all Gottlieb, Data East, Sega, and Capcom solid state pinball machines.
The motor is driven off of a selection of flashers or solenoids on the low power circuit (pop bumpers, slingshots etc.). The kit is also powered by it's own included 12vdc power supply, so it is isolated from the power driver board's power. There is an on board 8 position dip switch where you can choose to have one or more of these inputs drive the motor. There is also an on board adjustment knob that you can use to adjust the motor speed by hand to get the perfect amount of shake.
Everything is completely plug and play, no soldering, no wire crimping, no alligator clips, and no wire splicing required. The included power supply provides the 12vdc required to run the shaker motor and the motor driver board, so there is no need to use power from the pinball machine power driver.
We are now taking pre-orders for selected shaker motor kits which should start shipping out at the end of August once we have completed all of our BETA testing. No deposit is required, no payment information is being taken, and no commitments to purchase are expected. We simply want to get a good idea of how many kits we will need to have available when we fully launch them next month. We have set up a pinside shop as well, however we are not sure if it is possible to offer pre-orders on there so that may not go live until next month.
In the meantime feel free to check out the new website and get a feel for what these kits have to offer.
Here is a list of the compatible machines so far:
Bram Stoker's Dracula
Creature from the Black Lagoon
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
The Addams Family
The Addams Family Special Collectors Edition
The Getaway: High Speed II
The Machine: Bride of Pin·bot
The Party Zone
DCS and Newer
Attack from Mars
Indiana Jones: The Pinball Adventure
No Fear: Dangerous Sports
No Good Gofers
Popeye Saves the Earth
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Tales of the Arabian Nights
The Champion Pub
Theatre of Magic
World Cup Soccer
Thank you for your interest and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We are incredibly excited to offer up these Universal Plug & Play Shaker Motor kits to the pinball community!