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*NEW* Classic Bally/Stern LED Displays by PINITECH - Plasma Contender!


By acebathound

1 year ago



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    #51 9 months ago

    I met Wayne at Pinfest last year, we bought two sets of the Uno boards for our Spectrum games. Great dude to deal with, and the displays look awesome.

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    #52 9 months ago

    Ordered a set and hope they arrive soon. Looking fwd to checking them out

    #53 9 months ago
    Quoted from Whysnow:

    Ordered a set and hope they arrive soon. Looking fwd to checking them out

    Wayne typically ships very quickly. I know because I drop his packages off at the Post Office when I drop my eBay packages with my used pinball parts. Typically we make our daily run to the Post Office just before the 6PM truck pulls out from the loading dock so everything we ship is on its way to a sorting facility the same day we ship. Thankfully we deal with a Post Office that is open until 6PM and last truck leaves late - that gives us a chance to ship as much as possible each day and keeps stuff moving for our customers.

    So if you do order from either Wayne or I we always try to get stuff out as quickly as possible. As far as stuff Wayne needs to assembly - sometimes that will take a day or two depending on how busy he is but the delay is never more than a day or two even for stuff he is assembling on demand.

    Wayne and I DO NOT work together - he does his thing & I do mine. But we do help each other as much as possible and that is what makes us a good team. So everyday before I make my late day Post Office run I check with him to see if he has any last minute items to ship.

    #54 9 months ago
    Quoted from Whysnow:

    Ordered a set and hope they arrive soon. Looking fwd to checking them out

    Never fear! Your displays are in the mail as of this afternoon!

    This was a scene taken about 3 hours ago for our exclusive "air dry finish"..

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    I'm told the Yankee candles help to relax the victims during this process.

    1 month later
    #55 8 months ago
    Quoted from Kawydud:

    I met Wayne at Pinfest last year, we bought two sets of the Uno boards for our Spectrum games. Great dude to deal with, and the displays look awesome.

    Thanks for the kind words! Great meeting you & your buddy last year, I definitely remember you guys!

    Glad we did the custom kits for Spectrum. It looks sharp!

    4 weeks later
    #56 7 months ago

    If all goes as planned, I *SHOULD* be attending Allentown PinFest again this year. Will be located in the flea market area. Will have NVRAM again. A display demo of these new displays. Expect to bring some display kits along, but inventory may be "light there" and will likely just have ORANGE color available at the show.

    I believe there should be at least one person bringing a game for Freeplay (Catacomb) with WHITE led displays and likely green filters. If that happens, I'm going to try to work out something with the owner so a sign can go on top of the machine to easily identify it for people wanting to see what the displays look like in-person.

    Had a thought of trying to work out something with a few more people bringing along Classic Bally/Stern games for freeplay. Visit me at the show, buy a single assembled ORANGE display for your freeplay game and I'll give you a sign to put on the machine. When you bring the sign back at the end of the show or when the game is sold, I'll refund $20. So a $20 discount for putting a sign on the game. This would just be to have a game or two at the show with a mix of LED & plasma displays so people could check that out. If anyone's interested, send me a PM!

    -Wayne

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    http://www.pinitech.com - "Pinball Inspired Technology"
    NVRAM, Bally/Stern LED Displays & Mods for pinball machines

    #57 7 months ago

    Okay time to see if I can get any kind of rough head count on these for the Allentown Pinball Show.

    If you think you might be interested in a display set at the show, send me a PM with the info below..

    1. Display Type - UNO or Traditional? 6-digit or 7-digit Set?
    2. Assembled or DIY Kit?
    3. LED Color (ORANGE, BLUE, RED, WHITE)
    4. First Name

    I only plan to bring along ORANGE sets to Allentown and even at that, inventory is going to be kept fairly light. Mainly a handful of DIY Kits for both types of displays. Then a few individual assembled displays (mostly for the UNO style).

    So if you want to be pretty sure I'll have a set when you get to the show, better to reserve it now. This isn't a commitment to buy, no money is being taken. Just getting an idea of what people MAY want and I'll set aside sets for people so they know they're guaranteed to have the option to buy a set.

    I'll have a display demo set up at the show. If you come by and decide not to purchase a set, no problem. You don't even have to talk to me or tell me you're not interested. Just want to make sure I can fulfill requests for any Pinsiders who were interested in a display set.

    Any ASSEMBLED requests need to happen by APRIL 20TH. For DIY Kits requests, you'll have until APRIL 24TH.

    Thanks!

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    http://www.pinitech.com - "Pinball Inspired Technology"
    NVRAM, Bally/Stern LED Displays & Mods for pinball machines

    #58 7 months ago

    BUMP

    Couple days left if you want to put in a request for an assembled set before Allentown Pinball Show. Need to know by this Saturday, APRIL 20TH. See previous post for more info.

    Will still take requests for DIY Kits in any of the colors I'm offering (RED, BLUE, ORANGE, WHITE) until next Wednesday, APRIL 24TH.

    #59 6 months ago

    I would love a set of 7 digit DIY Blue and set of 7 digit Red
    and I will be at Allentown on Saturday
    Jeff

    Quoted from acebathound:

    BUMP
    Couple days left if you want to put in a request for an assembled set before Allentown Pinball Show. Need to know by this Saturday, APRIL 20TH. See previous post for more info.
    Will still take requests for DIY Kits in any of the colors I'm offering (RED, BLUE, ORANGE, WHITE) until next Wednesday, APRIL 24TH.

    #60 6 months ago
    Quoted from wildwillys:

    I would love a set of 7 digit DIY Blue and set of 7 digit Red
    and I will be at Allentown on Saturday
    Jeff

    Hey Jeff, sent you a PM! Thanks for your interest!

    #61 6 months ago

    BUMP.

    Down to the last 2 days I'll be taking requests for DIY Kits for BLUE, RED or WHITE digit colors at Allentown Pinfest.
    Need your request by tomorrow, APRIL 24TH. I'll have ORANGE DIY Kits available on Friday/Saturday of the show.

    Also just a note that shopping cart links on the Pinitech website will be down from 4/28/19 thru 5/4/19.

    #62 6 months ago

    Got mine installed the other day, really happy, hope to meet you at Allentown.

    #63 6 months ago
    Quoted from JoshPA:

    Got mine installed the other day, really happy, hope to meet you at Allentown.

    Great to hear Josh! Glad you're happy with them!

    Allentown will be the first time demo'ing the displays with the custom digits in public. Exciting for me, because it's an opportunity for a lot of people to finally see these in-person. It'll be cool to see what reactions the displays get from the crowd!

    See you at the show!!

    #64 6 months ago

    Finished my first of three sets.
    Takes about 45 mins per board to solder by hand. Instructions were easy and simple to follow.
    Went with red for the first ones.

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    #65 6 months ago

    2nd set complete.

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    #66 6 months ago
    Quoted from pfcjimmy:

    2nd set complete.

    Yay! Looks great!

    Assembly getting quicker for you? Most people find they can make pretty good time once they know where everything goes.

    On the UNO's it takes me about 30min per board. Actual soldering is about 2hrs, but component placement & clean-up add time.

    I populate all the resistors, caps, diodes on the board and solder them all at once. You can snake the soldering iron in-between and around component legs. Helps me make better time on the boards. So I populate 5x boards with those components, solder them all. Then solder in the SMD part and 2-pin 2.54 header. Then the ICs. Then the .156 headers and finally the digits.

    A tip I give most people is to not sit down and solder all 5x boards in one shot, especially if it's your first time assembling the kit. You don't want to be 4+ hours sitting down soldering, it'll seem like a real chore. Better to take a single value resistor, populate it on all the boards, solder it on all the boards.. then just walk away for a few hours or come back to it the next day and do the same thing with the next component on all 5x boards. You'll have the boards built out after a few days or a week and hardly feel like it took much time. There's something to tricking your brain in breaking things up like that so the time it takes isn't felt so much.

    It also helps completely assembling a single display board if it's your very first kit, so you get one working and you're excited to solder together the others. Then you can do as I noted above with taking a single component & populated all the boards with it, stepping way for a bit, and doing the same thing again.

    #67 6 months ago

    It was good to see many familiar faces again at Allentown Pinfest!

    I had dozens of past customers stop by to say hi, thank me for doing what I have, comment on how great these displays look. Lots of joking around, stories about my father from people that had bought games or parts from him over the years. So much talking that by Thursday evening (set up day, none-the-less) I had lost quite a bit of my voice before the show had even officially started on Friday! Apologies to anyone that had trouble hearing me at times Friday/Saturday. Just the nature of the shows for someone that doesn't talk like that every day. My voice held out better other years, but I'm glad enough was left that I didn't have to start writing responses on signs

    Despite not really getting a chance to play games in the freeplay area, I made a few rounds through the rows & spotted this custom "Wonder Woman" game (converted Lectranamo) using Pinitech displays in it. That was pretty cool to see!

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    http://www.pinitech.com - "Pinball Inspired Technology"
    NVRAM, Bally/Stern LED Displays & Mods for pinball machines

    #68 6 months ago
    Quoted from acebathound:

    Yay! Looks great!
    Assembly getting quicker for you? Most people find they can make pretty good time once they know where everything goes.
    On the UNO's it takes me about 30min per board. Actual soldering is about 2hrs, but component placement & clean-up add time.
    I populate all the resistors, caps, diodes on the board and solder them all at once. You can snake the soldering iron in-between and around component legs. Helps me make better time on the boards. So I populate 5x boards with those components, solder them all. Then solder in the SMD part and 2-pin 2.54 header. Then the ICs. Then the .156 headers and finally the digits.
    A tip I give most people is to not sit down and solder all 5x boards in one shot, especially if it's your first time assembling the kit. You don't want to be 4+ hours sitting down soldering, it'll seem like a real chore. Better to take a single value resistor, populate it on all the boards, solder it on all the boards.. then just walk away for a few hours or come back to it the next day and do the same thing with the next component on all 5x boards. You'll have the boards built out after a few days or a week and hardly feel like it took much time. There's something to tricking your brain in breaking things up like that so the time it takes isn't felt so much.
    It also helps completely assembling a single display board if it's your very first kit, so you get one working and you're excited to solder together the others. Then you can do as I noted above with taking a single component & populated all the boards with it, stepping way for a bit, and doing the same thing again.

    I put the first one together just to see how it looks and made sure it worked and then the rest I did together one step at a time and taking a break as needed. First board took about an hour and the rest around 45 mins.
    One set left but will definitely order more when I get more games that can use them.

    1 month later
    #69 4 months ago

    Mid-Year check-in!

    How's everyone making out with the displays?

    Were your friends and family dazzled? More importantly, were you dazzled?

    In all seriousness, I truly hope everyone that purchased a set is happy with how the displays look!

    I don't ever expect to have the same reach in the market as some of the big guys selling this stuff in-volume via distributor channels, but the fact that a number of people have taken a chance and bought a display set from me is awesome. The really rewarding part of this business has been the creative/artistic aspect for me and hearing from happy customers when I've pulled something off that hadn't been done the same way before. So thank you for your comments and feedback however it comes in.. email, Pinside, Facebook, etc.

    Oh and.. an early HAPPY 4TH OF JULY to everyone! Best wishes for you and your families for an awesome 2nd half of 2019!

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    http://www.pinitech.com - "Pinball Inspired Technology"
    NVRAM, Bally/Stern LED Displays & Mods for pinball machines

    #70 4 months ago

    Loving the Unos! I built and installed a set in my EBD and will likely do another set when I build my Multi-Bally. The price is right, they are fun to build and the form factor will be just what I need. Please keep up the great work and innovation! (BTW, I take my sweet time when building these. I could probably breeze through them but that's when I'll put in a chip backwards or some other boneheaded move.)

    Shawn

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    #71 4 months ago
    Quoted from Mk1Mod0:

    Loving the Unos! I built and installed a set in my EBD and will likely do another set when I build my Multi-Bally. The price is right, they are fun to build and the form factor will be just what I need. Please keep up the great work and innovation! (BTW, I take my sweet time when building these. I could probably breeze through them but that's when I'll put in a chip backwards or some other boneheaded move.)
    Shawn

    Great to hear that Shawn! Thank you for your comments!

    2 months later
    #72 67 days ago

    3rd set installed.
    Great product!

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    #73 66 days ago
    Quoted from pfcjimmy:

    3rd set installed.
    Great product!

    Hot Doggin' looks great! Thanks so much for posting pictures of your games!

    #74 61 days ago

    If the UK, leaves the EU next month, would you be able to then start shipping to the UK or will the Rohs still apply?

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