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***New Mod*** - Twilight Zone Interactive Backboard Display - NOW SHIPPING

By Compy

1 year ago


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#651 9 months ago

Keep warm compy

#652 9 months ago

It might be nice for Ghostbusters to have a backboard screen as well. It might be sufficient to just have there a video playing thunder & lightning in the night sky!

#653 9 months ago
Quoted from Nepi23:

It might be nice for Ghostbusters to have a backboard screen as well. It might be sufficient to just have there a video playing thunder & lightning in the night sky!

I absolutely love this.

#654 9 months ago
Quoted from Nepi23:

It might be nice for Ghostbusters to have a backboard screen as well. It might be sufficient to just have there a video playing thunder & lightning in the night sky!

I like this too. I would be switching out Ghostbusters to Whirlwind. Feel the power!

#655 9 months ago

I dont see why this couldnt be a universal product (well save for a few machines that have odd backboards).

Quoted from freeplay3:

I like this too. I would be switching out Ghostbusters to Whirlwind. Feel the power!

Yeeeeeees! Whirlwind. Problem is the ramps would cover it up too much

#656 9 months ago
Quoted from dgposter:

Can somebody please post a pic of their installation of this product with the Pinsound board? The included cable isn't long enough to connect my 2 boards together and would like to see how others have managed to do so.
Thanks!

I also posted a video showing how to install the pixels board using a PinSound.

Video Starts around 14:40

#657 9 months ago
Quoted from RobertWinter:

To me, the appeal is not only in the concept itself but more so the quality of animations that are already included. Once these start rolling out, I'd love to see a thread where people start sharing their custom animations.

Quoted from Compy:

However the system does have the ability to have custom assets dropped in. If you've got clips you want to use, that's just fine. We provide the picture frame and the triggers.

Quoted from djsolzs:

I agree epic mod - added animations make it worth it. Is there a tutorial on adding custom videos? Pretty straightforward?

Quoted from VindictiveX:

Has anybody started making custom clips for this? Interested to see what is out there.

Just bumping this thread to see if anyone has added any of their own clips and want to share their experience. I have the mod and think it's great. I'd like to play with this some, but looking for input before I try to go down that path. thanks

1 week later
#658 9 months ago

I gotta be coming up soon on the order list

#659 9 months ago
Quoted from The_Pump_House:

I gotta be coming up soon on the order list.

If so, I expect you're starting to get pumped.

#660 9 months ago

Is this capable of running dual displays? I have a mod to this mod I'm considering.

I have a shitty playfield and I've always loved the game but the door in the playfield has always looked like a poor design to me. Im considering cutting out the door and doing a CFTBL esque setup where there would be a display there instead. Compys method of triggering the display should work well here. I know I'll get a ton of shit for even thinking about this but the playfield sucks anyways so nothing will be lost.

#661 9 months ago
Quoted from lurch:

Is this capable of running dual displays? I have a mod to this mod I'm considering.
I have a shitty playfield and I've always loved the game but the door in the playfield has always looked like a poor design to me. Im considering cutting out the door and doing a CFTBL esque setup where there would be a display there instead. Compys method of triggering the display should work well here. I know I'll get a ton of shit for even thinking about this but the playfield sucks anyways so nothing will be lost.

That sounds like a great idea!

#662 9 months ago
Quoted from lurch:

Is this capable of running dual displays? I have a mod to this mod I'm considering.
I have a shitty playfield and I've always loved the game but the door in the playfield has always looked like a poor design to me. Im considering cutting out the door and doing a CFTBL esque setup where there would be a display there instead. Compys method of triggering the display should work well here. I know I'll get a ton of shit for even thinking about this but the playfield sucks anyways so nothing will be lost.

Wow that would look cool! Especially if you did it similar to the Alien playfield monitor. Love to see you pull this off.

#663 9 months ago

Well 2 votes for and none against so far. Gonna go measure and see if I can find a display that would fit.

#664 9 months ago

Roughly 5.5 x 9.5.(138 x 248 mm)

This might be a tough one to find.

#665 9 months ago
Quoted from lurch:

Roughly 5.5 x 9.5.(138 x 248 mm)
This might be a tough one to find.

Fear not!

https://www.buydisplay.com/10-1-inch-raspberry-pi-screen-w-hdmi-video-vga-driver-board-1024x600

Here it is on my game
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If you decide to go forth, I can ship you a version of the board with two display outputs.

Quoted from The_Pump_House:

I gotta be coming up soon on the order list

We're catching back up. We've got 15 units going to the UK, but we've split the line so that we do half of that order and then half of the domestic/other international orders. Given the ice storm delay, you're actually up this week. I'll send a PM.

-- Jimmy

#666 9 months ago

Hells yeah!!!!!

Just trying to plan for routing it and not messing up the adjoining clear. I guess I just trim with a razor first then drill and route around the edges.

Trying to work out what kind of plastic to put over the hole too.

I'm gonna go measure and figure out how much stuff I have to strip off the playfield to get my router in there with proper guides too.

Thank you Compy!! ! !

#667 9 months ago

I would rout it so you have a ledge available to mount a piece of plexiglass that is level with the playfield like a Gottlieb HH for example. Then mount the screen under it?

#668 9 months ago
Quoted from Pintopia:

I would rout it so you have a ledge available to mount a piece of plexiglass that is level with the playfield like a Gottlieb HH for example. Then mount the screen under it?

Yeah that's what I am trying to figure out. I'll probably go that route. Sorry compy didn't mean to hijack your thread. I'll order one of those screens so I can figure out placement and if the viewing angle will work out.

#669 9 months ago

What are you using as your editor?

Per your previous post i see that we can just replace files on the SD card, but is there a way to edit the triggers?

#670 9 months ago

I got to be soon also. Been almost 6 weeks. Can’t wait. This is an amazing mod.

#671 9 months ago

Just installed tonight! It's AMAZING! A game changer for me. I kept playing just to see the new animations.

I decide to show my wife the new mod, and I was so excited to get a reaction from her, but I couldn't hit anything! And the more she pressured me, the worst I played. lol

Highly recommended. Jimmy also provides excellent support too! It's a must have mod for TZ.

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#672 9 months ago

OMG am getting really excited by everyone's feedback...
I think I may fall soon ...

#673 9 months ago

I’ve been off pinside for a long time on a break and just found this, it’s like a Xmas morning feeling. Add me to the list please.

#674 9 months ago
Quoted from BOBCADE:

I’ve been off pinside for a long time on a break and just found this, it’s like a Xmas morning feeling. Add me to the list please.

Funny, I've done the same thing. After a few years hiatus I got back on and found this thread. Had Compy add me to the list the day after Christmas. Waiting for Santa to arrive!

#675 8 months ago

Hey All, my son and I installed it today, working like a charm & awesome. Many thanks Jimmy !!! 86pixels rulez..

#676 8 months ago
Quoted from Quiznix:

Hey All, my son and I installed it today, working like a charm & awesome. Many thanks Jimmy !!! 86pixels rulez..

Thank you! That means the world to me and Alana. We're definitely working our butts off trying to get you guys some great mods for great prices.

---- Production Update ----

We're working hard to fill the backlog of orders and are back up to our normal pace. For the most part, the only thing that we're contending with is vendor slowness, which just identifies things we can do better in our supply chain management processes. Live and learn.

We're shipping another batch tomorrow, then we've got about 14 units headed to the UK through @myPinballs - Shipping is funny, we've quoted these things like 6 times and each time it comes out different. So far, it seems that shipping each unit individually packaged is the most cost effective way to get it across. Those customers will be contacted by Jim just as soon as we ship next week. The only "gotcha" for our UK friends is that you'll need to convert the power plug from a standard US AC outlet plug. Other international orders are being shipped in the regular order queue.

In other news, a creature is stirring!
3 pallets o' Creech

Special thanks to our friends at Titan Pinball for bending brackets, stamping logos, anodizing, cutting and testing and everything else they're doing.

Happy Friday-eve, let's play some pinball!
-- Jimmy

#677 8 months ago
Quoted from Compy:

Happy Friday-eve, let's play some pinball!
-- Jimmy

Well ahead of you mate, we're kicking into the weekend

#678 8 months ago

Nice one Jimmy everything looking great, and the creech mafia and going to be very excited by this new turn of events. Hopefully everything starts to turn a corner soon with regards to supplier and part availability.

Davey

#679 8 months ago

I just got a ship notification

Get my TZ installed and then I'm gonna have to pull the trigger on the Creech screen to replace my original compy mod and then wait for that ToM magic mirror.

#680 8 months ago
Quoted from The_Pump_House:

I just got a ship notification
Get my TZ installed and then I'm gonna have to pull the trigger on the Creech screen to replace my original compy mod and then wait for that ToM magic mirror.

Right behind you!

#681 8 months ago
Quoted from boustrophedonic:

Would like to get on the list for TZ if possible

Kinda wondering if I got missed since I tried to get on the list 75 days ago? Either way looks like a sweet mod!

#682 8 months ago
Quoted from Compy:

In other news, a creature is stirring!

-+This teaser pic ranks up there with a Stern teaser. Boxes on a pallet!? You're killin' me Compy

Looking forward to the reveal!

#683 8 months ago
Quoted from Compy:

In other news, a creature is stirring!

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#684 8 months ago
Quoted from boustrophedonic:

Kinda wondering if I got missed since I tried to get on the list 75 days ago? Either way looks like a sweet mod!

Yep, we forgot you! PM sent, we'll make this right, and quickly.

Quoted from Fifty:

-+This teaser pic ranks up there with a Stern teaser. Boxes on a pallet!? You're killin' me Compy
Looking forward to the reveal!

Pssh, for it to really resemble Stern, I'd have to set up a paid insider club just so you can buy our stuff first, then a Facebook group that I could beg you to like and then block you from, you know, just to show you who's boss.

Quoted from stumblor:

Nice one Jimmy everything looking great, and the creech mafia and going to be very excited by this new turn of events. Hopefully everything starts to turn a corner soon with regards to supplier and part availability.
Davey

I hope so too! It's been interesting to try to plan for all of these, but those displays should move out either today or Monday and on our dock by the first of April.

Quoted from Manny65:

Well ahead of you mate, we're kicking into the weekend

I dig it! Play on!

Quoted from The_Pump_House:

I just got a ship notification
Get my TZ installed and then I'm gonna have to pull the trigger on the Creech screen to replace my original compy mod and then wait for that ToM magic mirror.

Yep, yours is on the truck today! We appreciate the kind words and support. Once you get yours and start going through things, feel free to reach out with any questions.

Back to crimping!
-- Jimmy

#685 8 months ago
Quoted from Compy:

In other news, a creature is stirring!

This is good to hear. I am assuming you are referring to the Creech mod. Put me on the list now. Please please please, somehow buy his videos or make videos like his.

#686 8 months ago

Since import duties to EU are paused for 4 months, would be great if you could now send my TZ-mod.
I've sent you a PM with my address.

#687 8 months ago

PM sent.

#688 8 months ago

Compy,

I received my kit today and it's really nice. Followed the instructions, double checked orientation and fired my TZ up.

While the pinvision works correctly, it is causing corruption of my ColorDMD.

If I disconnect the original ribbon that connects to J601 on the DMD controller from the jumper ribbon from the soundboard/pinvision card the ColorDMD works fine. Reconnecting the original J601 ribbon to the pinvision jumper ribbon resumes ColorDMD corruption. The corruption exhibits as vertical bars where the even numbered bars are fixed unchanging static/pixels and the odd number bars are corrupted/changing with the game.

*edit* further test, I believe that the jumper ribbon is defective.

Pinvision plugged in to sound card with jumper cable, Original ribbon plugged into jumper ribbon and DMD controller = corruption

Original ribbon connected to sound card with jumper ribbon and Pinvision board bypassed = corruption

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#689 8 months ago
Quoted from The_Pump_House:

Compy,
I received my kit today and it's really nice. Followed the instructions, double checked orientation and fired my TZ up.
While the pinvision works correctly, it is causing corruption of my ColorDMD.
If I disconnect the original ribbon that connects to J601 on the DMD controller from the jumper ribbon from the soundboard/pinvision card the ColorDMD works fine. Reconnecting the original J601 ribbon to the pinvision jumper ribbon resumes ColorDMD corruption. The corruption exhibits as vertical bars where the even numbered bars are fixed unchanging static/pixels and the odd number bars are corrupted/changing with the game.
*edit* further test, I believe that the jumper ribbon is defective.
Pinvision plugged in to sound card with jumper cable, Original ribbon plugged into jumper ribbon and DMD controller = corruption
Original ribbon connected to sound card with jumper ribbon and Pinvision board bypassed = corruption
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Yeah it's most definitely the T cable.

We'll send a replacement today.

#690 8 months ago

I need to take the time to install my kit. I have had it a few months.

#691 8 months ago
Quoted from robotronjohn:

I need to take the time to install my kit. I have had it a few months.

It looks a lot harder to install than it actually is.

#692 8 months ago
Quoted from robotronjohn:

I need to take the time to install my kit. I have had it a few months.

Its really super easy.

#693 8 months ago

Kit arrived today, looks awesome! Honestly I didn’t realize just how large the screen is, can’t wait to get it in.

#694 8 months ago

The creature is restless today!

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#695 8 months ago
Quoted from Titan_Pinball:

The creature is restless today!
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I'll keep an open mind on this mounting method, but I'm also hoping there's an option for mounting underneath the playfield. Glad to see it's a work in progress though!

#696 8 months ago

Wait, what? How would you mount this thing if not under the pf?

#697 8 months ago
Quoted from Titan_Pinball:

The creature is restless today!

Sweeeeet!!! Can't wait!

#698 8 months ago
Quoted from zr11990:

Wait, what? How would you mount this thing if not under the pf?

It mounts to the cabinet floor with the monitor raised to sit below the PF - I'm assume you keep the original cardboard shroud that is attached to the underside of the PF so that you only see the monitor screen. It'll be more in keeping to the original holo view compared to having a LCD screen mounted directly onto the bottom side of the PF.

#699 8 months ago

Add me to the list for Creature. I've got to have one of these.

#700 8 months ago

It’s good that we will have a choice of two of these mods.

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