(Topic ID: 71968)

My STLE with Blue DMD


By frolic

5 years ago



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#1 5 years ago

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Ordered a Stern blue DMD to go with my STLE which just arrived. I had ordered the blue dmd before the colordmd announcement, but having gone through the process I do not think a colordmd will fit in a STLE. The blue dots though are a match made in heaven with the LE.

Some modification had to be made to the dmd, here is the process:

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The red screen overlay and blue ones are not the same size. So I cut the blue screen to size:

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Then added screw holes by melting them in with a soldering iron:

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Once this was done, everything assembled plug & play.

Here is my lineup, with a nice variety of blue/green/orange/red dots:

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It is not a cheap mod, but for a AAA game like the STLE I decided to indulge to really put it over the top. It is a shame Stern didn't do this like with Hulk and just included the color for LE.

#2 5 years ago

Congrats. What do you thing of your new game? Looks beautiful but what about play?

#3 5 years ago

Very nice!

#4 5 years ago

So the stern blue dmd came with the blue cover and the new dmd panel window is now a different size? I ordered a blue stern dmd as well and get my stle soon and thought it would be a quick swap?

#5 5 years ago

Looks fantastic, might have to do this for mine!!!!

#6 5 years ago

I dig it.

#7 5 years ago
Quoted from Pinballer22:

So the stern blue dmd came with the blue cover and the new dmd panel window is now a different size? I ordered a blue stern dmd as well and get my stle soon and thought it would be a quick swap?

yes, you will have to cut the overlay like I showed above. the rest of the swap is plug and play. really makes the game look beautiful and different.

#8 5 years ago

Very nice! Awesome lineup too!

#9 5 years ago
Quoted from BillP:

Congrats. What do you thing of your new game? Looks beautiful but what about play?

LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE the game so far. I just got it today. First impressions are amazing. It definitely feels like a 2013 pinball machine.

#10 5 years ago

where did you buy it ?

#11 5 years ago

DMD looks sharp and congrats

#12 5 years ago

That blue DMD definitively looks like a must have item! It should have shipped with it, imho. Thanks for sharing.

#13 5 years ago

much better!

#14 5 years ago

That looks great! Thanks for the info.

#15 5 years ago

Chris,
Is it listed on their site? I don't see it.

#16 5 years ago

What a shame Stern didn't put the blue in the LE. Looks perfect.

#17 5 years ago

Love how the blue display matches the enterprise on the side rail. Nice job frolic.

#18 5 years ago
Quoted from jfh:

What a shame Stern didn't put the blue in the LE. Looks perfect.

Gotta keep that BOM down! $50 will kill all profits!

#19 5 years ago

video! video ! video !

#20 5 years ago
Quoted from Cobra:

Chris,
Is it listed on their site? I don't see it.

I special ordered it through the Playdium parts store. It's the official Stern blue dmd.

#22 5 years ago
Quoted from jfh:

What a shame Stern didn't put the blue in the LE. Looks perfect.

They really missed the boat on that one.

#23 5 years ago

what did you use to cut the lens?

#24 5 years ago

Should have been factory looks amazing !!!

#25 5 years ago

Anyone interested could also get the new white X-Pin DMD and pick whatever shade if blue gel they wanted.

#26 5 years ago

That is sweet, yea Stern should be ashamed for not including a blue DMD with the STLE but I am still holding out hope ColorDMD can fit their LCD screen in the new LE speaker panel. If not that would be a real pisser. Let's see some video please.

#27 5 years ago

Thanks for this frolic! What did you use to cut the plexi glass? Box cutter? Exacto knife? Other?

How do you like it so far with the blue?

#28 5 years ago
Quoted from Cobra:

Chris,
Is it listed on their site? I don't see it.

Sorry Cobra, I grabbed the last one (I think) when I was at Starburst this afternoon.

: )

#29 5 years ago

Looks really great. A natural fit... And now you've forced me to do mine.

#30 5 years ago
Quoted from Eskaybee:

Thanks for this frolic! What did you use to cut the plexi glass? Box cutter? Exacto knife? Other?
How do you like it so far with the blue?

just used a regular x-acto to cut the blue film, it is nowhere near as thick as the factory red plexi-glass.

So far loving the blue a lot. Loving the game too. A lot of "game" there already.

#31 5 years ago
Quoted from frolic:

just used a regular x-acto to cut the blue film, it is nowhere near as thick as the factory red plexi-glass.
So far loving the blue a lot. Loving the game too. A lot of "game" there already.

Could you post the manufacturer of the DMD? I was told that pinball de made these for stern. I bought one for my Avengers but got to keep it when I sold it. I want to see if the Stern one is a different model or the same one. Both had the same price.

#32 5 years ago
Quoted from magnoliarichj:

video! video ! video !

No video yet?

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#33 5 years ago
Quoted from SaminVA:

That is sweet, yea Stern should be ashamed for not including a blue DMD with the STLE but I am still holding out hope ColorDMD can fit their LCD screen in the new LE speaker panel. If not that would be a real pisser. Let's see some video please.

My ColorDMD is already installed in my STLE. Have a look here:
http://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/stern-star-trek-le-and-the-colordmd-will-it-fit/page/3#postbox

ColorDMD rocks! And maybe some day we'll get a full color DMD for the ST(LE)

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