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Met Pro Rising Cross Mod

By RobF

1 year ago


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#51 3 months ago

With this mod though u won't need it he's wil be plug and play

#52 3 months ago
Quoted from Scott8806:

With this mod though u won't need it he's wil be plug and play

Pretty sure that's correct. I went the Marco way because I thought this was a dead project.

#53 3 months ago

Oh okay

#54 3 months ago

Count me in if the price is reasonable.

#55 3 months ago

For those curious, this is what the kit looks like at the moment (minus some screws). I have an idea on how I want to mount the PCB, so probably one more printed part to design.

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#56 3 months ago

Also, my hillbilly monstrosity. Good for both pre assembly, chip direct, or in-circuit programming.

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#57 3 months ago

Looks good

#58 3 months ago

Damn straight! haha

#59 3 months ago

Man! Im so excited for this mod!!! Take my money

#60 3 months ago
Quoted from RobF:

For those curious, this is what the kit looks like at the moment (minus some screws). I have an idea on how I want to mount the PCB, so probably one more printed part to design.
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This is super cool man. What a way finish off MET pro.

#61 3 months ago

Interested!

#62 3 months ago

Interested too.

#63 3 months ago

Starting to get alot of interest picking up can only be a good thing

#64 3 months ago

Some good news on progress! I was inspired to tackle one of my remaining two issues; the PCB mounting. The difficulty was that two of the connectors from the harness that my control board needs (the plug to the inline target opto board and the cross LED) come from different areas of the harness. They are only just long enough to meet in one common area for my board to live. Think of it like a minimally overlapping venn diagram. I thought about cutting zip ties and rerouting parts of the harness or building my own extension harnesses. Neither of which I was very keen on. I also was trying to minimize the amount of mounting hardware and wanted to avoid putting more holes into the playfield. I am proud to say that I figured out a way achieve all of my design goals and came up with a clever place that this thing can live.

In the end, I designed three new 3d printed parts that attaches the PCB to the backside of the cross magnet mount. I am quite proud of this one

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The hex cavity fits over the magnet core jam nut leaving the threads of the core exposed.

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The knob wheel screws down on the exposed thread from the magnet core and locks it into place.

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#65 3 months ago

Looking GREAT.... put me on the preorder as I have been watching this thread forever!!!

#66 3 months ago

Me too damn clever

#67 3 months ago

me too pls

#68 3 months ago

This looks pretty turnkey and user friendly. Please put me on your list if there is a list. Very snazzy mounting solution.

#69 3 months ago
Quoted from JeffF:

https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/500-9810-00
Expensive, but cool to have if your MET Pro is a keeper.

Can it be added to a pro and work correctly without premium code?

#70 3 months ago
Quoted from adam12hicks:

Can it be added to a pro and work correctly without premium code?

That would be the reason for this thread. The short answer is yes, but since there is no code to directly activate it an alternate method is needed (like using the target opto and cross LED to trigger it).

#71 3 months ago

Very clever on the mounting. Great mod, I might be interested depending on the price.

#72 3 months ago
Quoted from adam12hicks:

Can it be added to a pro and work correctly without premium code?

I'd just buy this when RobF sells them. Unless you have the Total Light Show or are very handy with figuring out how to trigger the up and down motion I'd wait.

For me, I have the TLS and couldn't wait. LOL.

#73 3 months ago
Quoted from JeffF:

I'd just buy this when RobF sells them. Unless you have the Total Light Show or are very handy with figuring out how to trigger the up and down motion I'd wait.
For me, I have the TLS and couldn't wait. LOL.

Ah gotcha. Ok awesome! Mine doesn’t have TLS but has some LED interface board that makes them behave like incandescents. Removes the flicker and fades them up and down. Not sure where that board came from but it does work well.

#74 3 months ago

Cmon Rob, make this available!!

#75 3 months ago
Quoted from adam12hicks:

Ah gotcha. Ok awesome! Mine doesn’t have TLS but has some LED interface board that makes them behave like incandescents. Removes the flicker and fades them up and down. Not sure where that board came from but it does work well.

Is it the LED OCD? http://ledocd.com/cart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=2

#76 3 months ago

I get the feeling Rob is making a bunch of these without telling anyone. Then when he is ready to sell them they are ready to ship. I imagine there are a bunch of people messaging him. I think this is the coolest mod and definitely cant wait to order one.

#77 3 months ago
Quoted from bicyclenut:

I get the feeling Rob is making a bunch of these without telling anyone. Then when he is ready to sell them they are ready to ship. I imagine there are a bunch of people messaging him. I think this is the coolest mod and definitely cant wait to order one.

Ha. No, I am not making a bunch of these behind the scenes. I did however add a new 3d printer to my print farm in anticipation of the demand (which brings the grand total up to 2 functioning machines ). I do expect there to be quite a few folks wanting to add this to their pros.

One piece of sour news to report is that while looking at ordering more parts to build my first handful of kits, I found that 2 (out of 3 total!) parts I need for my controller board are all victim of the Covid parts disruption and are on extended backorder. I have a crummy back-up plan that might allow me to still build a few before the end of the year, but that is to be seen.

I still have some code improvements to work on to eliminate the rare false cross raisings. The good news is I am taking a decent chunk of time off from my day job next month. Fingers crossed that I can wrap that all up then.

I appreciate all the kind words and the enthusiasm.

#78 3 months ago
Quoted from RobF:

I do expect there to be quite a few folks wanting to add this to their pros.

If I can help in anyway with this, Please let me know. If you would like me to pre-order, I can do that also.

#79 3 months ago

Very cool..... interested

#80 3 months ago

Second that can't wait last thing I wanted to do on mine

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#82 77 days ago

I’m in for one when finished. Keep us posted.

#83 77 days ago

I Def want one when they are avail. I am 100% in.

#84 77 days ago

My poor cross has been stuck without movement for 84 years now, can't wait for this mod!

#85 76 days ago

Covid has messed up his progress I believe but it's still coming I believe alot of people will be in on this when it's out for sure

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#87 38 days ago
Quoted from snakesnsparklers:

My poor cross has been stuck without movement for 84 years now, can't wait for this mod!

Huh?

#88 37 days ago

He must mean in sparky years lol

#89 37 days ago

Put me down please!

#90 36 days ago

Ok, you're ugly and your mama dresses you funny. Hope that helps!

#91 36 days ago

Believe me he knows every pro owner wants one thsnks to covid he said awhile back on the other page hes waiting for parts

#92 36 days ago
Quoted from djreddog:

Put me down please!

Your feet stink and you don't love Jesus

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