Just wanted to share some things I did to my Back To The Future Pin. Nothing too crazy, and I think its "just right."
For starters, I replaced the batteries with an NVRAM chip.
I also had a Delorean Time Machine model laying around that just fit perfectly up by the bumper and its wedged in there just enough where it doesn't move and can easily be removed. I also added some lighting to the model to simulate the neon glow and flux capacitor.
I put white LED light strips in the front and top along the "neon" part of the car. Those are just hooked into the GI lamps. I also added a sunlight white LED flasher INSIDE the car that is hooked up to the flasher bulbs socket. So now when one of the flasher bulbs go off...the inside of the car really lights up! The flasher is actually pointed towards the back of the car so the light reflects and bounces off the rear interior...and its so bright it really looks like the flux capacitor goes off! I like this rig because the car itself displays multiple light shows because of the GI lights, and the flasher. The light strip in the front also aids in shining a bit more light onto the playfield.
I also added LED strips behind the backbox. What's great about this is that the game its right in the corner up against a wall so the back lighting really has a great affect. I have 2 orange/amber strips at the top, and 2 blue strips on the bottom. Those are all just wired into to GI lamp circuit of the backbox so those always just stay on.
The real fun is when I added 4 white FLASHER light strips to the rear of the backbox. I have one strip on the TOP of the backbox (pointing towards the ceiling), 2 strips in the center of the backbox, and one strip towards the bottom. I have all 4 of these hooked up to 4 different flashers in the backbox so they all act independently of one another depending on what happens in the game. It was pretty much random, except for the one I have on top pointed towards the ceiling. I have that one rigged up to the clock tower shot.
And to top it all off, I added some BTTF noncollectable to the top of the backbox.
PS: The camera over saturates the back lighting a bit...its really not that strong in person.
This is my very first pin and had alot of fun getting this set up. Now it's time to play!