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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 (68 days ago)

Post #925 Adjusting switch for mod when chest lid doesn't work Posted by harryhoudini (38 days ago)

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#551 76 days ago

Ordered with the light mod!

Can you show a video of the installation from above also?

Can't wait!

#577 74 days ago

Can you post a video of the install from the top of the playfield also?

#594 70 days ago

Nice! Excited!

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#727 62 days ago

Mine hasn't been shipped yet. Will the update already be on there?

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#815 49 days ago

Your video shows these holes to be smaller and the screws cut a thread. Either my holes are way too large or the screws are too small. Am I wrong? Both sides are like this.
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#817 49 days ago
Quoted from vireland:

Is the head bigger than the holes? It cuts the thread in the metal brack that piece goes over.

Ah! Ok. Thought it threaded the plastic. Good to know

#820 49 days ago
Quoted from harryhoudini:

Thanks, something happened in my video posting as I know I made that part but must have cut it out in my editing. I'll make sure to add it back in as well.
Yeah, it's a tight spot. I used an extension on my power screw driver, good note.

Cool, I'll wait until the video instructions are complete before install. I could probably figure it out, but I just want to make sure I get everything right. Can you post here when you get the video updated?

#828 46 days ago

Nice! I was hoping the videos would be complete by the time I install on Saturday.

#844 44 days ago

Finally got it installed. Love it! Going to have to play with the bend in the rod a bit more later, but otherwise working great.

Note, mine was working backwards so I had to install my rod on the other side of the servo. Easy enough fix.

Also, my control buttons aren't aligned with the grid, so took me quite a bit to get things back to red and back to normal speed. I'd suggest having a buddy with you to just tell you what color and speed it's on so you don't have to go under and over the playfield 20 times.

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#1007 21 days ago

I'm having the hardest time bending the rod correctly to let the chest go all the way down. Every time I think I have it, after a game or two it starts to hang up and doesn't close all the way again. I think it's because I had to move the actuator arm to the other side and it's at a worse angle.

#1009 21 days ago
Quoted from vireland:

Sounds like you have the nut on top too tight.

I'll check it, but I could swear I only have it about halfway through the nut.

#1012 21 days ago
Quoted from Zora:

I had similar problems, the lid opened, but not very smoothly, due to the stiffness of the rod and the thickness of the plastic. As mentioned here before, I used a cord instead of the rod and I am very satisfied with the result. Possibly a nylon cord might be an even better solution, I used a normal cord.

This sounds like an ideal solution. I think I'll give it a try!

#1013 21 days ago

Found this, think it will work? I'm betting I could find one of those barrel pieces for the wire to go through in the back of the chest too.
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#1016 21 days ago

I found another spool of the electronic wire that's half the thickness. I think I'll try that. I'll try and do this tomorrow night and report my results.

#1030 19 days ago

Ok, I can't find the type barrell nut that the servo uses with the screw to hold the rod or cable. Can anyone link it to me so I can buy one?

#1032 19 days ago

Thanks! Now to see if I can get it cheaper than bulk....

EDIT: found they are usually used for model airplanes and I have a model shop near me. I'll stop by there this week.

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