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Introducing the Pinshakers Universal Plug & Play Shaker Motor Kit

By robgo777

2 years ago


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#251 1 year ago
Quoted from robgo777:

Thanks but I would not suggest you do this. If you attempt to customize the shaker kit then there is a good chance you may damage the kit, your pinball machine, or both.
If your desire is to have a particular trigger that is not available with the base kit then I would encourage you to PM me to see if I can create something for you.
Best Regards,
Robert Goebel
Pinshakers LLC
www.pinshakers.com

Emailed you a few days ago, no reply as of this morning.

#252 1 year ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

Emailed you a few days ago, no reply as of this morning.

Sorry but I do not have any emails from you Sir.

Best Regards,

Robert Goebel
Pinshakers LLC
www.pinshakers.com

#253 1 year ago
Quoted from robgo777:

Sorry but I do not have any emails from you Sir.
Best Regards,
Robert Goebel
Pinshakers LLC
www.pinshakers.com

Was sent using your websites contact form.

http://www.pinshakers.com/index.php?route=information/contact

#254 1 year ago

It didn't come through... can you PM me your question here instead please?

Best Regards,

Robert Goebel
Pinshakers LLC
www.pinshakers.com

#255 1 year ago

Long shot i know here on such a rare and obscure/unique pin, but would these work on a heighway pin? Like Alien?

#256 1 year ago
Quoted from Nethawk86:

Long shot i know here on such a rare and obscure/unique pin, but would these work on a heighway pin? Like Alien?

Sorry but I do not know anything about that title and how it is built. But if there is someone who wants to donate one to me to do some testing then I won't turn down that opportunity!

Best Regards,

Robert Goebel
Pinshakers LLC
www.pinshakers.com

#257 1 year ago
Quoted from Nethawk86:

Long shot i know here on such a rare and obscure/unique pin, but would these work on a heighway pin? Like Alien?

Heighway games were designed for shaker motors. Any shaker designed for newer Stern games should work. Also the Heighway driver boards are completely different so this wouldn't be plug and play.

6 months later
#258 8 months ago

Dear robgo777,

I try to contact you through Pinside as you didn't answer me when I tried to contact you 2 times through your website.
I'm very interested in your device and I'd like to order 2 to begin (got 10 more WPC95 to be equiped).
Can you provide the premium board for Europe (220 voltage)? I'd like to upgrade first my Williams Medieval Madness and my Cactus Canyon. But this one as I told you through your contact form has been converted in a magnificient Cactus Canyon Continued Extended Edition and works with a P-ROC board. Could your pinshaker work with that kind of upgrade (the original driver board is still there).

Thanks for what you do, it seems amazing... but also seems hard to purchase for european customer.
Please reply!!!
Best regards

#259 8 months ago
Quoted from robgo777:

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.
http://www.pinshakers.com
Here is a list of the compatible machines so far:
Stern S.A.M.
Family Guy
Pirates of the Caribbean
Shrek
Wheel of Fortune
World Poker tour
Pre-DCS
Black Rose
Bram Stoker's Dracula
Creature from the Black Lagoon
Doctor Who
Fish Tales
Funhouse
Gilligan's Island
Hurricane
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
Twilight Zone
White Water
DCS and Newer
Attack from Mars
Cactus Canyon
Cirqus Voltaire
Congo
Demolition Man
Dirty Harry
Indiana Jones: The Pinball Adventure
Indianapolis 500
Jack·Bot
Johnny Mnemonic
Judge Dredd
Junk Yard
Medieval Madness
Monster Bash
NBA Fastbreak
No Fear: Dangerous Sports
No Good Gofers
Popeye Saves the Earth
Safe Cracker
Scared Stiff
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Tales of the Arabian Nights
The Champion Pub
The Flintstones
The Shadow
Theatre of Magic
WHO dunnit
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![quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Dear robgo777,
I try to contact you through Pinside as you didn't answer me when I tried to contact you 2 times through your website.
I'm very interested in your device and I'd like to order 2 to begin (got 10 more WPC95 to be equiped).
Can you provide the premium board for Europe (220 voltage)? I'd like to upgrade first my Williams Medieval Madness and my Cactus Canyon. But this one as I told you through your contact form has been converted in a magnificient Cactus Canyon Continued Extended Edition and works with a P-ROC board. Could your pinshaker work with that kind of upgrade (the original driver board is still there).
Thanks for what you do, it seems amazing... but also seems hard to purchase for european customer.
Please reply!!!
Best regards

#260 8 months ago
Quoted from CEDRIC:

Dear robgo777,
I try to contact you through Pinside as you didn't answer me when I tried to contact you 2 times through your website.
I'm very interested in your device and I'd like to order 2 to begin (got 10 more WPC95 to be equiped).
Can you provide the premium board for Europe (220 voltage)? I'd like to upgrade first my Williams Medieval Madness and my Cactus Canyon. But this one as I told you through your contact form has been converted in a magnificient Cactus Canyon Continued Extended Edition and works with a P-ROC board. Could your pinshaker work with that kind of upgrade (the original driver board is still there).
Thanks for what you do, it seems amazing... but also seems hard to purchase for european customer.
Please reply!!!
Best regards

Hi Cedric,

I responded to your inquiry, please check your inbox for the response.

Regards,

Robert

#261 8 months ago

Greetings Everyone,

It has been a while since we have posted any updates but now we have some exciting news to share. We have released Vers 3 of our shaker motor kits. At the moment Pinball Life has a limited supply, however we will be rolling out more stock that will be available with them, on our website, and here in our pinside shop over the coming weeks.

The Vers 3 Standard kits are fairly similar to the Vers 2 kits with some hardware improvements. WPC, WPC-95, Sys 11, and Gottlieb kits are now universal in terms of 115/240VAC. So those generations can be used internationally without any special voltage adapters.

The Vers 3 Premium kits are the ones that received a complete overhaul. We have developed a custom android mobile app that can connect wirelessly to the premium boards which will allow you to control a lot of parameters with the shaker motor. Within the app you can run a motor test, select which triggers you want to activate, and best of all.... create your own custom shake "Style"! Now you can customize how you want the motor to shake when it is triggered. Perhaps you want a slow smooth shake, or a fast rumble. You can even assign different shake styles to different triggers so that the motor shakes in sync with a particular gameplay event. The possibilities are pretty much endless. Visit our site for more details on the vers 3 boards.

Attached are some photos of the new boards as well as the android app. We hope you enjoy the new kits and continue to stay safe and healthy!

Best Regards,

Robert Goebel
Pinshakers LLC
www.pinshakers.com

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#263 8 months ago
Quoted from robgo777:

Greetings Everyone,
It has been a while since we have posted any updates but now we have some exciting news to share. We have released Vers 3 of our shaker motor kits. At the moment Pinball Life has a limited supply, however we will be rolling out more stock that will be available with them, on our website, and here in our pinside shop over the coming weeks.
The Vers 3 Standard kits are fairly similar to the Vers 2 kits with some hardware improvements. WPC, WPC-95, Sys 11, and Gottlieb kits are now universal in terms of 115/240VAC. So those generations can be used internationally without any special voltage adapters.
The Vers 3 Premium kits are the ones that received a complete overhaul. We have developed a custom android mobile app that can connect wirelessly to the premium boards which will allow you to control a lot of parameters with the shaker motor. Within the app you can run a motor test, select which triggers you want to activate, and best of all.... create your own custom shake "Style"! Now you can customize how you want the motor to shake when it is triggered. Perhaps you want a slow smooth shake, or a fast rumble. You can even assign different shake styles to different triggers so that the motor shakes in sync with a particular gameplay event. The possibilities are pretty much endless. Visit our site for more details on the vers 3 boards.
Attached are some photos of the new boards as well as the android app. We hope you enjoy the new kits and continue to stay safe and healthy!
Best Regards,
Robert Goebel
Pinshakers LLC
www.pinshakers.com
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Nice work! Any chance your WPC-95 "C" harness adapters will be back in stock any time soon?

#264 8 months ago
Quoted from robgo777:

Hi Cedric,
I responded to your inquiry, please check your inbox for the response.
Regards,
Robert

Hi!

Can you please PM me via Pinside the answer as well? I am interested in getting a shaker for my CCC.
Thanks!

#265 8 months ago
Quoted from Nepi23:

Hi!
Can you please PM me via Pinside the answer as well? I am interested in getting a shaker for my CCC.
Thanks!

go to www.pinballlife.com

#266 8 months ago
Quoted from woody76:

go to www.pinballlife.com

Thanks - I do notice the shaker being available there and Cactus Canyon listed as a compatible game, but no mention of the Continued-version. You are referring to the continued-version then being as incompatible?

#267 8 months ago
Quoted from NoMonkey:

Nice work! Any chance your WPC-95 "C" harness adapters will be back in stock any time soon?

Hello,

The harness "C" adapters come standard with the premium kits.

Regards,

Robert

#268 8 months ago
Quoted from Nepi23:

Thanks - I do notice the shaker being available there and Cactus Canyon listed as a compatible game, but no mention of the Continued-version. You are referring to the continued-version then being as incompatible?

We have not tested our kits on the P-Roc platforms, no idea if they would work with them.

Regards,

Robert

#269 8 months ago

Hello,

I have had a few people message me asking what the minimum requirements are for the premium board. The app will run on any mobile device with a minimum of:

- Android 5.0 (API level 21) 2015
- Bluetooth v4.2

Regards,

Robert

#270 8 months ago
Quoted from robgo777:

Hello,
I have had a few people message me asking what the minimum requirements are for the premium board. The app will run on any mobile device with a minimum of:
- Android 5.0 (API level 21) 2015
- Bluetooth v4.2
Regards,
Robert

Are there any plans for iphone/ipad support?

#271 8 months ago
Quoted from Manny65:

Are there any plans for iphone/ipad support?

Not at this time, sorry.

Robert

#272 8 months ago

Can all the configurations be done without a phone? I too only have an Iphone.

#273 8 months ago

Very cool product I hadn't heard about. I wish I could just buy the board to integrate with the ES shaker I already have. But if I still had AFM would definitely buy one for that game.

#274 8 months ago
Quoted from Xtraball:

Can all the configurations be done without a phone? I too only have an Iphone.

The premium board requires the app to interface with it. The standard board has all of the options needed on the board itself.

Regards,

Robert

4 months later
#275 3 months ago

Is there anywhere to buy these in Australia?

#276 3 months ago
Quoted from pinballaddicted:

Is there anywhere to buy these in Australia?

We do not have a distributor located in Australia, however we do ship to Australia as well as Pinball Life.

Regards,

Robert

3 weeks later
#277 68 days ago

Hey Everyone,

Getting very excited for Pinfest next week! We will have a double indoor vendor booth over on the tournament side next to Lermods. There will be discounts on many of our kits and we will also be offering budget versions of all our kits that include everything you need minus the shaker motor itself. So if you have a motor already then you can save some money and get the budget kit. We will also have a lot of spare pinball machine parts and circuit boards so be sure to come check us out. As always, we will be offering a 10% discount off of all our kits to any active duty military with ID.

If you have purchased one of our kits in the past, please stop by and say hi and let us know how your kit is working for you. We are always interested in hearing feedback good or bad.

We will have the following kits with us at the show:

Standard WPC / WPC-95
Premium WPC / WPC-95
Standard Stern
Premium Stern
Standard Sys 11
Standard Gottlieb

Best Regards,

Robert Goebel
Pinshakers LLC

2 weeks later
#278 52 days ago

Hi robert,

Do you sell one plug and play for a data east tales from the crypt?

#279 52 days ago
Quoted from Paseb:

Hi robert,
Do you sell one plug and play for a data east tales from the crypt?

They don't sell any for Data East.

I pointed out that the DE MPU is virtually the same as Williams System 11 and never got a reply back.

#280 52 days ago
Quoted from Paseb:

Hi robert,
Do you sell one plug and play for a data east tales from the crypt?

Hello,

We do have kits for Data East however they only have two possible triggers and you can choose between CPU controlled lamps or flashlamps. They work based on a photoresistor that you would tape up close to the lamp. They do not work the same as the rest of our kits where you can choose between solenoids, flashers, motors, magnets etc.

gdonovan I apologize but I did not get your email, I just checked and for some reason it went to my spam folder. It is best to message me on here as apposed to the contact form on my website because I get a lot of spam on there. But to answer your question, the Data East MPUs are not the same as System 11 and therefore we are unable to get the kits to work as well as they do in the Sys 11 lineup.

Best Regards,

Robert Goebel
Pinshakers LLC

#281 52 days ago

But to answer your question, the Data East MPUs are not the same as System 11 and therefore we are unable to get the kits to work as well as they do in the Sys 11 lineup.
Best Regards,
Robert Goebel
Pinshakers LLC

Check pinwiki, some DE MPU can actually be used in Williams 11C games. From a hardware perspective Gary Stern had the rights to William's hardware and just needed to come up with unique software which they did.

https://www.pinwiki.com/wiki/index.php?title=Williams_System_9_-_11#Using_a_Data_East_MPU_Board_in_a_System_11_Game

#282 52 days ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

Check pinwiki, some DE MPU can actually be used in Williams 11C games. From a hardware perspective Gary Stern had the rights to William's hardware and just needed to come up with unique software which they did.

Yes I understand, however we did a lot of testing in a couple Data East machines using the Sega/Data East System 3 MPU and unfortunately we got inconsistent results. We tested the kits in a Tommy and a Rocky & Bullwinkle and couldn't get them to work properly so we scrapped the main line of boards with Data East and came up with the alternate 2 trigger version for them instead.

Regards,

Robert

1 week later
#283 45 days ago

Good Morning Everybody,

The Android app has just been updated in the Google Play store to version 1.13. We fixed the issues where the app would not scan and detect the shaker board if it was running on a device with Android 10 or newer.

Also, exciting news, we have hired a developer team to create an app for IOS! Hopefully within the next few weeks we will have an app ready for the premium shaker kits that you can use on your iPhone or iPad devices.

Lastly, we are trying to decide if there is a market for the premium kits in the System 11 lineup. If you have a System 11 machine and would like to see us develop a premium kit for it please let us know.

Best Regards,

Robert Goebel
Pinshakers LLC

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