Actually I just ordered LE paper and 12v inverter this morning and looking to mod my current sign hooked either to GI or the flasher, if it works out well I 'll let you know.
Ok just a quick update. The parts arrived today and I made a quick preview of what it's going to look like once I connect the wires to my desired location (most likely the insert arrow in front of the ramp). So here is a quick video showing the results thus far using my original sign with no permanent changes to the sign or machine.
Please excuse the crappy Youtube music but it's better then the Stern hum in the speakers with their older sound boards.
Sorry Guys, I just seen the replies. I don't recall hearing any noise from the inverter. The inverter can be hooked up to any Flasher or 12v source, the 6.3v inserts weren't enough to drive it. Below are the links to where I bought the EL paper from which came with the inverter.
This fellow is cheaper:
ebay.com link » 12 X1 25 Electroluminescent Panel El Tape Back Light 12v 5 Colors With Inverter
This is where I purchased from:
ebay.com link » A6 White 12v Flexible Electroluminescent Panel El Backlight Sheet W Inverter 6x4
I also ordered three color from the fellow on the first link, waiting on them to arrive
Yep, piece of cake. Have scissor will create lol. Oh and to make the hole where the screws go through, hole puncher is awesome
Quoted from sillyoldelf:
So you could hook this up directly to the spare 12v supply and it would be on all the time. How did you make it flash on and off?
Mine is actually hooked up to the flasher by the cooling towers, its lights when you shoot the bumpers and when you shoot the right ramp welcoming you to Moe's. I don't have it on constantly.
Quoted from gac:
Pardon my ignorance but how do you attach the paper to the sign? Is it just held on by the sign bracket and 2 screws from the back?
Exactly, then I cut a small piece of cardboard and placed it between the paper and the metal mounting plate so it insulates the paper from the metal.
No, under the playfield there is a set of plugs for the flasher by the cooling towers. Just separate those plugs, place the black and red wires in the holes of the female plug and just plug them up again holding the wires in place, a few zip ties to secure the wires and converter. Nothing cut, no soldering and no permanent changes to the machine.
Thanks for the heads up, going to order some right now.
Quoted from Ramjet:
is there indeed a noise/humm that you can hear with the glass on?
I have not heard any hum with the glass on at all, but take into consideration I have the older sound system in my 2003 machine, and all those sound boards from back then hum thru the speakers.
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