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LOTR Animated Palantir Mod


By BlindVoyeur

6 years ago



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#101 6 years ago

That's super cool man. Nice work indeed.

#102 6 years ago

Is your projector an OLED board?

#103 6 years ago
Quoted from DCFAN:

Is your projector an OLED board?

No, it is a static image. My tests with video came out poorly. There was a lot of pixelation due to the magnification of the sphere, unless I moved the board far enough back to get in the way of the Balrog and/or be sitting in the middle of the pop bumpers.

-Jay

#104 6 years ago
Quoted from jrobinso99:

My final design is complete. I created a video since the projected/3D effect isn't shown well in pictures. Sauron's eye kinda follows you around a bit as you move, which is cool : ยป YouTube video
The final version is a complete replacement for the original Palantir and mount that can be just dropped into place after attaching the lamp socket extension. It does not require unscrewing the old Palantir. This simplifies installation and prevents modification of the old mount. All components are heavy duty typical playfield grade. Cuts were made on a diamond wheel and all bonding and embedding is with epoxy resins. I'm sure it will show some signs of wear after enough airball hits, but it should hold up as well as anything else on a typical playfield.
I'll post some pictures of how it mounts later today.
This version is going to be $100 shipped for those that want one. The first batch of Palantirs I have now are already spoken for but I'm making 10 more which should be ready in about a week. These will be provided to those who PM me in the order in which I receive the request.
-Jay

Isn't it poor taste to post your item for sale in someone else's thread?

#105 6 years ago
Quoted from BoJo:

Isn't it poor taste to post your item for sale in someone else's thread?

My apologies. I thought about starting a fresh thread but there was a lot of background and discussion on design throughout this one so I thought I would update here. I could redirect the old thread to this one and then mention a new separate thread here? I'm not sure what the best protocol is but I personally hate it when there are 4 threads going on the same topic and trying to follow the chronology of what happened gets confusing.

#106 6 years ago

At BoJo's suggestion, I created a separate link for the Projected Eye Palantir Mod.

Please continue the discussion of any animated Palantir here in this thread and discussion about a static projected approach here : http://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/lotr-projected-eye-palantir-mod

#107 6 years ago

Any news on the animated one?

#108 6 years ago
Quoted from sneljo82:

Any news on the animated one?

+1

#109 6 years ago

Both are nice, but I am very interested in the animated one. That is some cool shite!

#110 6 years ago

Yes, I'd like to hear about it when it's done. Please keep us in the loop.

#111 6 years ago

Add me to be animated list

#112 6 years ago

I'd also like to get on the animated list.

#113 6 years ago

Ryan, are you getting close to releasing a video of your mod yet? A lot of us are anxiously awaiting...!

#114 6 years ago

I want both the eye and animated ones. I'll resell whichever one isn't staying later so add me to the list

#115 6 years ago

Perhaps you could 'lift' our PM's off of this thread and maybe send out one mass email with updates. It would be very interesting to hear about your progress. And if you developed a private email list, you wouldn't have to find this thread to retrieve all the names. It could get VERY buried on here over time.

By the way, good work!!!
Mike

1 week later
#116 6 years ago
Quoted from Pintucky:

It could get VERY buried on here over time.

Just add to your favorites

#117 6 years ago

Haven't heard anything from the OP in 2 weeks...is this still being worked on? I already decided to get the projected eye mod, which looks awesome, but still curious to see how this one turns out if it happens.

#118 6 years ago

I'm starting to do some updating work on my LOTR and am curious about this as well. I will likely go with one of them but, would like to see the projected results/price first.

2 weeks later
#119 6 years ago

Any update?

4 weeks later
#120 6 years ago

Count me in whenever its done!

2 weeks later
#121 6 years ago

I'm totally in for one if they become available.

#122 6 years ago

any progress being made here?

2 weeks later
#123 6 years ago

Any news, Ryan?
(By the way, nice Tron topper!)

#124 6 years ago

Great job! Would love to see the video and the mod when you are done!

#125 6 years ago

Update?

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#126 6 years ago

waiting for some video of the animated series.

#127 6 years ago

I think I have finally got the details worked out with the supplier in China on the crystals 3 times with a 3-4 week wait time in between has been a killer. I just want it to be perfect and to show up as clear as possible so I have had to tweak the design several different times. My final sample crystal should be here in the next few days and I can finally get some videos of this put together. I can really complain to much though because it has given me time to get caught up on some other projects in between

Thanks,
Ryan

#128 6 years ago
Quoted from BlindVoyeur:

I think I have finally got the details worked out with the supplier in China on the crystals 3 times with a 3-4 week wait time in between has been a killer. I just want it to be perfect and to show up as clear as possible so I have had to tweak the design several different times. My final sample crystal should be here in the next few days and I can finally get some videos of this put together. I can really complain to much though because it has given me time to get caught up on some other projects in between
Thanks,
Ryan

Cool! If your other projects are half as cool as the Tron topper and Palantir, you've got to tell us what you've been up to...

#129 6 years ago

I would like one . I hope it turns out great. Keep me in the loop.

#130 6 years ago

I cannot wait to see the video. The mod sounds like something I would want to add to my machine.

#131 6 years ago

Please sign me up for one of these.

#132 6 years ago

add me to the list

#133 6 years ago

sign me up for one!

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#134 6 years ago

Ryan, did the sample crystal arrive?

#135 6 years ago
Quoted from Rick432:

Ryan, did the sample crystal arrive?

Maybe it turned out so well he was possessed by the eye of Sauron. Right now goblins are tearing down surrounding trees to fuel the engines of war...

1 month later
#136 6 years ago

Any news Ryan? My hopes are sinking...

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#137 6 years ago

Sigh. Too bad. This mod appears to be DOA. Or MIA. Or arrested for a DUI.

#138 6 years ago

I'm still in if it is happening!!!!

#139 6 years ago

I'm in

#140 6 years ago

I got a pm from him a week ago maybe saying that he had a 4-6 week backlog.

#141 6 years ago

Zucot, are you sure that wasn't the PM I sent you for the Projected Eye version of the Palantir?

#142 6 years ago
Quoted from jrobinso99:

Zucot, are you sure that wasn't the PM I sent you for the Projected Eye version of the Palantir?

I am a schmuck! Oops.

#143 6 years ago

I'd like to order one of these, animated or not, for my new LOTR. Animated would definitely be my preference, but the last update is 2 months old. Any new news on this? Is it going to happen?

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#144 6 years ago

Any updates?

3 months later
#145 5 years ago

Any news on this front?

#146 5 years ago

I sent a PM about 10 days ago. Haven't heard anything.

3 months later
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