Quoted from Lermods:
I Think maybe we need a separate thread on this. It’s an interesting issue for sure. Let’s keep it to AIQ here. Sorry for the diversion.
If such a thread exists or is going to be created based on this conversation, I would love a link, especially if there are beginner-friendly specifics!
I’m new to both pinball ownership and electronics/modding (first pin purchased in May of this year, and we’ll be at 6 before the year is out...we’ve been bitten by the bug!), and any details of how to plug things in, where best to get power, what the names of connectors are that are needed to tap in (to sources available in the backbox, for example), how to know where/when to tap into an empty connector somewhere (like on the node board adjacent to the coin door) instead of via alligator clips or soldering onto an existing connection, etc would be very interesting and exceedingly helpful and beneficial!
Thus far, I’ve purchased (and haven’t had any issues with, and absolutely adore) a bunch of mods for each of our games from most of you lovely modder folks in this thread, and am very interested in understanding things at a deeper level to be able to better assess situations per pin, like when I’m pushing things too far, or hell, how to properly and safely/reliably wire up a homemade mod or topper for myself with some greater confidence!