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New drink holder cups for pinball/arcade machine


By pin-pimp

8 months ago



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    #151 7 months ago
    Quoted from Manimal:

    Tested the commercial rings along with these:
    amazon.com link »
    Turns out the Amazon rings are the best bang for the buck. The 70mm fits in just perfect, and a couple of spots of silicone keep them in place. They are not overly bright and in single color mode are dimmable. The diming feature doesn't apply if you have it in motion, fading from color to color...but that is with any of the led's. I just used Velcro to tuck the controller inside the back of the leg, and it fits there just fine. You can run 12V from a small transformer, and that is all you need. They look great. As soon as I get them all mounted, I will post a pic. Nice add to the game room

    Did you get a separate controller for each one?

    #152 7 months ago

    Keep in mind those rings come with a single controller, so if you use one controller fo four rings, then the controller needs to be mounted on a middle pin. In my case, I had a bunch of single controllers laying around from various projects, so i gave each pin it's own setup. You can go either way, and the controllers and transformers are pretty cheap on Amazon.

    #153 7 months ago
    Quoted from Manimal:

    You can run 12V from a small transformer, and that is all you need. They look great. As soon as I get them all mounted, I will post a pic. Nice add to the game room

    Just a wall wart type?

    #154 7 months ago

    Yep, they draw so little, about any 12v source will do so long as the polarity on the plug is correct. Like 4 bucks on ebay or amazon.

    #155 7 months ago

    2 clear samples left before we get production parts

    #156 7 months ago
    Quoted from pin-pimp:

    2 clear samples left before we get production parts

    My five clear samples arrived today. Fit and finish is excellent, and very pleased with the purchase. Thank you Kevin.

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    #157 7 months ago

    My black sample looks and works great. Had it on my LaserBall throughout the Louisville Arcade Expo and it held up great.

    #158 7 months ago

    Very nice! The production parts with come with 2 1/16 thick washers to go on bolt heads.
    Will prevent a crack from over tightened leg bolt on the brackets.

    2 weeks later
    #159 7 months ago

    Kids are home so I put them to work bagging screws and washers.
    These are the production screws called tri lock. They are designed for plastic applications. Very nice hold ability.
    Each cup will have 2 screws and 2 washers. Washers can be used under leg bolts for extra strength. The cup holders with led cap will have a extra tri lock for cap.

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    #160 7 months ago
    Quoted from pin-pimp:

    2 clear samples left before we get production parts

    If they aren't already spoken for I'll take them!

    #161 7 months ago

    we are running the production parts now, many colors and options very soon. all of our molding is done locally

    #162 7 months ago

    Got mine a little whle back (Clear ones). Fantastic product. Well thought out design and super easy install.

    Love 'em.

    #163 7 months ago

    Got 4 of these and they are great! Very nice product.

    #164 7 months ago

    my main company is injection mold building, we are fully up and running as we build medical parts and firearms parts. same for my molder going wide open. virus wont slow me down at all! all hardware is already in house, molding now.

    1 week later
    #165 6 months ago
    Quoted from pin-pimp:

    my main company is injection mold building, we are fully up and running as we build medical parts and firearms parts. same for my molder going wide open. virus wont slow me down at all! all hardware is already in house, molding now.

    So is there a pricing structure built yet on these cups?

    #166 6 months ago

    yes,
    black $9.95
    solid colors $11.95
    clear with led cap $13.95
    translucent colors with led cap $14.95
    exotic colors or custom colors $16.95 (like the nuke green)
    we will figure in a bulk discount like for over 4 parts.

    brackets have been ran, running cups this week and next, we have,
    black
    clear
    red solid and trans
    green solid and trans
    blue
    trans blue
    yellow
    light blue
    glow in dark
    purple
    nuke trans green

    the clear and all translucent colors will have the led cap included

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    #167 6 months ago

    Sorry bud, but I don't get the pricing structure at all.
    You had me until you started talking about colors and translucent more expensive.
    I just don't get why a "exotic" is 7 dollars more expensive. It's the same material; you just added tint colors to it. (except ofcourse GITD)

    I'm certainly not an expert in pricing injected molded parts... but in my experience injection molding pinball buttons; the colors are the same material costs as the black.

    I'm probably going to stick with PinGlups as they at least have a sensible pricing strategy.

    #168 6 months ago

    I haven't read all this tread but I think I'll give one a try and see how I like it. I have about 10 pingulps but have about 35 pins in my game room. Let me know when they are ready to order. Don't need anything fancy black with not lighting will do. PM me when ready. Thanks.

    #169 6 months ago
    Quoted from pin-pimp:

    yes,
    black $9.95
    solid colors $11.95
    clear with led cap $13.95
    translucent colors with led cap $14.95
    exotic colors or custom colors $16.95 (like the nuke green)
    we will figure in a bulk discount like for over 4 parts.
    brackets have been ran, running cups this week and next, we have,
    black
    clear
    red solid and trans
    green solid and trans
    blue
    trans blue
    yellow
    light blue
    glow in dark
    purple
    nuke trans green
    the clear and all translucent colors will have the led cap included

    So when you say the LED cap included does that mean the LED itself or just some cap to cover the LED? I guess i'm asking if this is a complete pre-lit cup that just needs to be bolted on and wired up for power for the LED or if this is just another pingulp cup that still needs more parts to make it light up? Sorry for the confusion but it's unclear what is included.

    #170 6 months ago
    Quoted from PinDeLaPin:

    So when you say the LED cap included does that mean the LED itself or just some cap to cover the LED? I guess i'm asking if this is a complete pre-lit cup that just needs to be bolted on and wired up for power for the LED or if this is just another pingulp cup that still needs more parts to make it light up? Sorry for the confusion but it's unclear what is included.

    It is a cap on the bottom of the cup that provides the space for you to install an LED of your choice.
    Look back towards the top of the Thread and you will see a few pics of Cups w/ LED Rings added.

    #171 6 months ago

    yes that is correct, the bottom cap is the housing for what ever led ring or strip the end user would like to install.
    I decided there are way too many led options/voltages and ways to do it and that we would keep it a end user install for personal preference.
    However a major LED company is looking at a kit for these

    1 week later
    #172 6 months ago
    Quoted from pin-pimp:

    yes,
    black $9.95
    solid colors $11.95
    clear with led cap $13.95
    translucent colors with led cap $14.95
    exotic colors or custom colors $16.95 (like the nuke green)
    we will figure in a bulk discount like for over 4 parts.
    brackets have been ran, running cups this week and next, we have,
    black
    clear
    red solid and trans
    green solid and trans
    blue
    trans blue
    yellow
    light blue
    glow in dark
    purple
    nuke trans green
    the clear and all translucent colors will have the led cap included

    So are you ready to start taking orders?

    #173 6 months ago

    close, we are running parts now, the virus set our molding back a week or so but parts are being made.
    as soon as i get all the colors and options i will post pics and we would be ready

    #174 6 months ago
    Quoted from pin-pimp:

    close, we are running parts now, the virus set our molding back a week or so but parts are being made.
    as soon as i get all the colors and options i will post pics and we would be ready

    Ready to order 10 plain Jane black.

    #175 6 months ago

    Do these nest for shipping? I have 15 or more pins and i'm in Australia, would be awful expensive if not.

    My fork lift could do with an upgrade too.

    Also can you post a pic of a can with a cooler on it in one? Dunno if coolers are popular in the states, but closed cell foam can coolers are ubiquitous here.

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    #176 6 months ago

    Black is in stock. I’m picking up parts now. We have many colors. Here is what I have so far. 2 more pallets to grab plus I have lots black

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    #177 6 months ago

    More. I have brackets in these colors but as of now only cups in yellow black green and light blue. Next week will be more.

    The white looking bracket is glow in the dark. Bottom row are translucent colors.

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    #178 6 months ago

    I have black light carpet and lights in my game room. What colors will you have that will work with the black lights?

    #179 6 months ago

    Glow in the dark or the translucent cups that have the led ready cap

    #180 6 months ago

    Shipping
    USPS box A is $12 and up to 4 cups
    USPS med flat rate is $13.60 for up to 6 cups
    USPS large flat rate $18.60 for up to 20 cups.
    International orders PM me.
    Australia is $30 for the large flat rate

    #181 6 months ago

    20 cups on the way to me in Aus! yippee!

    #182 6 months ago

    Just a reminder because I keep getting asked. The PCUP bracket can be mounted to the leg 4 different ways by just flipping the brackets. Everything is ambidextrous for mounting. Here is examples of the same brackets and the 4 ways.
    You will not need to order left right.
    The other option is I have the ambi flat bracket for coin doors and arcade machines.

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    #183 6 months ago

    Couple installs of the new colors

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    #184 6 months ago

    All I see is pics of these drink holders mounted on Williams/Bally machines. Seems to me that they sit way too high to be mounted on a Stern machine (legs mounted 2” higher on the cabinet). Appears that a long neck beer bottle would get in the way of the shooter rod or the flipper button.

    Lets see a pic of this cup holder mounted on the right front corner of a Stern machine. Looks like it would directly interfere with the plunger. Also looks like it would interfere with even the mildest slap save when mounted on the left or right side of the cabinet.

    Only “safe” spot is front left side?

    #185 6 months ago

    Stern Indy. Yes a beer bottle too high for right front. That’s why there are 4 mounting options. I guess I don’t know what a slap shot is so guessing whacking flipper button from the side right or left. Seems like plenty of room for normal play to me. Here’s some pics on a stern. I’ve got these on all my sterns on route in bars and have had no complaints. Mount to left front or you can get a pin gulp from terry if you have to have it mounted to right front?

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    #186 6 months ago

    No issues on sterns at all

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    #187 6 months ago

    Lots of mounting options, no complaints from our test locations earlier this spring and we had them mounted in pretty much all 4 positions. Bars were extremely happy with ability to remove easily and sterilize in their dishwasher.

    #188 6 months ago

    Proto stern cup extender. The concept with this cup is to be flexible, adaptable and modular. We can build add ons, accessories and attachments on the fly as needed.

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    #189 6 months ago

    Will that be an added cost, or just indicate that your cup is going on a Stern game when purchasing to receive it?

    #190 6 months ago

    This is just proto ideas to give options. I’d have to build molds if this looks like viable option. We have had no issues with cups mounted on outside or left side of sterns. Pics of proto number 2. Has 5 degree angle to compensate for the leg angle

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    #191 6 months ago

    I literally just came to say this is an issue. I just got a deadpool and mounted the cup holder and boom, its in the way of the flipper buttons. Definitely going to need some way to make it hang lower. Its OK for cans, but thats about it.

    #192 6 months ago

    it can mount left front with no issues i would think?

    #193 6 months ago

    Here is the darker blue I just picked up

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    #194 6 months ago

    I dont like mine in front, it makes it too easy to catch as you walk by (I already have enough trouble with the guns on fish tales, shadow and dirty harry) and I dont really like the look. After seeing your mock up, Ill probably look into 3d printing a piece. I know you already finished tooling, but having it lower would be super nice if possible.

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    #195 5 months ago

    For those of us wishing to know as i was if they hold a can with a cooler, the answer is yes indeedy do.

    Breakfast spread included for authenticity to show they traveled half way round the world when i'm only allowed to go to the local shop.

    I'll get some more later in the week when i have some mounted.

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    #196 5 months ago

    Front room done, i was keen to see how they went, will do the back room later.

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    #197 5 months ago
    Quoted from Irishbastard:

    Offer a smaller version as well, I hate the Pingulp due to its size. If you have a can, bottle, etc in it while your playing an aggressive game, it bounces all over (It appears in your pics, in the clear holder for example, that glass could tip). I ended up printing them myself for all my pins (see pic of one of the first ones I printed in PLA, have others in PETG and ABS). Mine hold everything perfectly (Except large coffee mugs, but I don't drink coffee).
    [quoted image]

    Well if you play aggresively I don't think a pint glass like that would be a good idea anyway as it would slosh all over the place. If you nudge hard then a can would be safer or put it somewhere off the machine. I agree for a bottle it might bounce around in that a bit too much though. Kind of hard to make something like that universal to cans, mugs, bottles though so I think it looks pretty versatile. Yours looks great too! Personally I wouldn't use the holders as I just don't like the look on the game and I think I would end up spilling and bumping into it all the time cause I'm a dork that way! LOL

    #198 5 months ago

    Too many people put their drinks down on the carpet either where they are playing or under the machine next to them. Will be a disaster one day. I would have preferred smal tables between the machines, but the expense really adds up then.

    #199 5 months ago

    You nudge my machines hard enough to spill a drink and you will be politely asked to GTFO.

    #200 5 months ago

    I certainly nudge and slide my own machines hard enough to slop a full drink from a glass. Wouldn't take much i'd reckon. Half empty can is pretty safe of course.

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