Hey hey all!
So the last few months I've been working on a mod that allows you to design custom RGB light shows with a few clicks and drop custom RGB flashers into any WPC game. All in all, progress has gone quite well and I've been able to get far enough where I have something to show.
There are several pre-programmed effects that you can customize to fit your game, and I have several more features planned that will really extend the options for customizing these lamps. Now you have trigger flasher shows based on either a flasher or number of flashers or even motors and other devices firing in your game.
The board design is based on the original circuit for the Pinduino designed by Eric Lyons (used with permission). If you know how to code and want to do some really really cool stuff, use his board! He's a great guy and makes a great product.
How does it work?
Each kit includes two flashers (you can use up to 6 per board, purchased separately), the logic board itself and a copy of the SmartRGB programmer software. All you need to do is connect the board to your Windows or Mac computer using a USB cable, select your game, and you're presented with an easy configuration screen where you can select which effects you want to run on which flashers depending on what devices are triggered in your game. Save the program to the board, plug it back into your game using the supplied wire harness, and you've got a completely custom RGB LED flasher setup!
This mod runs off of the 12V line on WPC games and includes an on-board regulator so that it doesn't strain your 5V line!
The software already contains all of the input triggers for each WPC game and I'm currently working on adding support for Stern Whitestar, SAM and SPIKE games as well as Multimorphic P3-ROC platform games (TNA, Houdini, Alice Cooper, Big Lebowski)
I've attached some pictures of the kit, the software and the board itself! There's also an explainer video as well with some demo shots on a test AFM!
2 SmartRGB Flashers
WPC Wire harness
SmartRGB Flasher Kit
SmartRGB Logic Board
Video explainer, tour and demo:
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Let me know if you have any questions! The mod should be available to anyone who is interested over the next few weeks as I finalize board and software touches!