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JJPOTC Treasure Chest Open/Close mod, now working!

By pinballj

4 months ago

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Post #7 Working prototype video Posted by pinballj (4 months ago)

Post #185 Everything needed to make your own chest-opening mod... Posted by pinballj (3 months ago)

Post #615 Code for lighting mod controller Posted by harryhoudini (67 days ago)

Post #925 Adjusting switch for mod when chest lid doesn't work Posted by harryhoudini (37 days ago)

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#132 3 months ago

I'm hoping for servo up and linkage down But either way - count me in for kit!

#135 3 months ago
Quoted from Heater:

I'm just hoping for anything that works!


If and when someone can sell this as a kit that's reliable and easy to install, I feel like it would be the must-have mod for this pin.

#159 3 months ago
Quoted from pinballj:

I still need to do the final writeup, but here is a video of the final testing of the servo actuated open/close:

Love how the chest sound effect (creaking when it opens and closes) aligns almost perfectly with the actual chest movement.

#245 3 months ago
Quoted from harryhoudini:

On another note, since everyone is champing at the bit here is the kit to order. Huge disclaimer, I don't have any parts in hand yet and I haven't done the mod. This is best guess pricing based on all of the parts on the materials list, 3D printed bracket and the time to assemble it all. It will definitely take at least 2-3 weeks to start shipping.


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#371 3 months ago
Quoted from harryhoudini:

Harness made, 1' wire at most to the chest. No running power to the back box.

That's great news. I've yet to open the back of my pirates, never had any monitor sag.

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#700 64 days ago
Quoted from harryhoudini:

Here are the updating instructions for the Arduino controller. Aside from a laptop you need a mini USB cable. I linked to one on amazon, if you have an old one it should work but I had trouble with really old ones.
Someone let me know if they have done this and tried the new code. If I left anything out, anything is unclear. Thanks!

Can the code be updated before the mod is installed or does it require power from the pirates?

#703 64 days ago
Quoted from tgrinchy:

It can be updated without being installed; it'll receiver power over usb.

Thanks, that's what I figured but wanted to make sure.

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#1084 6 days ago
Quoted from harryhoudini:

I have the flexible rods if anyone wants one setup ready to install or add on to a yet to purchase kit. I have to figure out the cost but something like $12, I think. Can get multiple rods from one package but not enough connectors. PM me if you want until I get it added to the site.

Are these necessary? I've yet to install the mod so I don't know if I need this?

#1094 5 days ago
Quoted from VillaThrills:

I did both. The rod was much easier to install. But both got to the same end result eventually.

Thanks everyone for the feedback on this. For now I'll stick with the metal rod and see how it goes.

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