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PAC-MAN Premium LED Desk Clock


By ifpapinball

3 years ago



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#51 3 years ago
Quoted from ifpapinball:

No, it would get super lame in a home environment.
We do however have a Pac-Man game in development with the home user in mind, and it will be the most badass Pac-Man game ever made. I can't go more than a couple of hours here without heading downstairs to play it myself every day.
Spring 2016 if I had to guess, which in manufacturer speak on Pinside really means Fall 2022

Exciting news

#52 3 years ago

I'll post a picture here as soon as I'm allowed to

#53 3 years ago

Got my clock yesterday, it's rad, and the packaging is really nice. Obviously a lot of thought and care put into this one, not just something crapped out quickly.

I do kind of wish that I had one of the ones with the battery, for convenience, but I really can't complain.

Thanks for the heads up Josh, very cool item, happy to have snagged one.

Quick Vine video of mine in action — https://vine.co/v/e0q9xEagT7J

#54 3 years ago
Quoted from Aurich:

I do kind of wish that I had one of the ones with the battery, for convenience, but I really can't complain.

Just put it on an inexpensive UPS.

#55 3 years ago
Quoted from Aurich:

Got my clock yesterday, it's rad, and the packaging is really nice.

Nice! Good to hear thanks for posting a video.

It's been two days and mine hasn't shipped yet - bummer!

#56 3 years ago

For anyone looking to hack their clock, our VP wanted me to pass on some details of how he hacked his clock

(Hopefully our licensor follows Pinside less than the AMC representative following all the threads regarding custom TWD speech)

I honestly have no idea what any of this is, but he said the pictures should be explanatory enough for people who "know how to do this stuff".

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#57 3 years ago

I haven't opened mine yet, but is that a speaker on the back? It's not being used for anything now, right?

#58 3 years ago
Quoted from Aurich:

I haven't opened mine yet, but is that a speaker on the back? It's not being used for anything now, right?

The original intention was to have the option to play audio, so the mold for the housing included the area where the speaker was going to go.

Unfortunately we weren't able to get the animations and the audio to run smoothly on the production hardware, so the speaker got pulled for the production run.

#59 3 years ago
Quoted from ifpapinball:

I honestly have no idea what any of this is, but he said the pictures should be explanatory enough for people who "know how to do this stuff".

The pictures are enough, thanks!

#60 3 years ago

Got my clock today, it's pretty rad simple animations but they are colorful and look great. Very eye catching.

#61 3 years ago
Quoted from Wolfmarsh:

The pictures are enough, thanks!

Not for me Just got mine, can you explain? Will this provide battery backup or allow sound or something else?

#62 3 years ago

Pac Man Clock Video and Pics

https://pinballsupernova.wordpress.com/2015/10/17/pac-man-clock-raw-thrills-video-and-pics/

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#63 3 years ago
Quoted from sed6:

Not for me Just got mine, can you explain? Will this provide battery backup or allow sound or something else?

It would allow you to upload custom code to the processor in the clock.

It's not for beginners.

#64 3 years ago

Saw one in person at expo and it's everything I expected it to be.
Glad I ordered one last week.

I'm sure someone will do something custom and share the files and instructions on here.

#65 3 years ago

My clock came today! What a cool looking piece.

Excited to tinker with it too, but I'm going to enjoy it for a while first.

#66 3 years ago

I've been told by management here that 5 star Amazon reviews are much appreciated

#67 3 years ago

Wiggy07 it appears as though you have two ghosts knocking on the castle door of your Medieval Madness. lol They are also checking out your playfield on MM.

#68 3 years ago

I bought one at expo and couldn't wait to get home to try it out. I plugged it in my car's AC outlet and set it on the dash for the 8 hour drive home.

#69 3 years ago
Quoted from ifpapinball:

I've been told by management here that 5 star Amazon reviews are much appreciated

Done!

#70 3 years ago
Quoted from ifpapinball:

I've been told by management here that 5 star Amazon reviews are much appreciated

Is there any chance you could make one twice as big?

#71 3 years ago
Quoted from Redknight87:

Wiggy07 it appears as though you have two ghosts knocking on the castle door of your Medieval Madness. lol They are also checking out your playfield on MM.

RedKnight, didn't even notice that until you pointed that out about the ghosts.

1 week later
#72 3 years ago

Just picked one up on AMAZON after seeing it at the EXPO. Awesome!

#73 3 years ago

Here's my Pac-Clockimage.jpeg

#74 3 years ago

Just bought one, should be here in a few days.

#75 3 years ago

Arrived back in NZ and gave Danni_nz her pac clock ... She was very excited!

Sweet clock. Adapter works fine on 240v.

Thanks to Gweem for getting it for me!!

rd

1 week later
#76 3 years ago

Got mine yesterday, works great and puts a smile on my face whenever I see those little guys go across the screen. Anyone hacked theirs yet?. Now if they would make one twice as big with more memory for animations.

#77 3 years ago

would be nice to see a hack to make it a pong clock or maybe even rundmd...

It is on my christmas list, hopefull Santa will deliver. Very cool.

1 month later
#78 3 years ago

Raw thrills sent me a clock to austria

its nice but i hoped there is a backup battery inside
it must be always on and loose the settings if you unplug it

may be a hardware hack possible?

would be also cool to see more animations

tom

1 week later
#79 3 years ago

Santa brought the clock, yeah!

Very nice, extremely bright. Some really high intensity LEDs.

#80 3 years ago

Hallo

Today i modified my clock to save the time when you switch it off

Now i can connect the clock to my game room main lightning system

#81 3 years ago
Quoted from kapsreiter:

Hallo
Today i modified my clock to save the time when you switch it off
Now i can connect the clock to my game room main lightning system

» YouTube video

Cool I would love to know how to do this. Is it hard? Mind explaining a little?

#82 3 years ago

hi

its grazy

everything at the pcbs is prepared for it

i think the wanted to save less then 1 euro at this product, grazy

you will need

1 DS1307 sms realtime clock RTC = U3
1 Quarz quarz, 0,032768 MHz = Y2
1 battery 3V

running since a view hours without problems
also unplugged it for more then 15 minutes
and the perfect time after reconnect

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#83 3 years ago
Quoted from kapsreiter:

hi
its grazy
everything at the pcbs is prepared for it
i think the wanted to save less then 1 euro at this product, grazy
you will need
1 DS1307 sms realtime clock RTC = U3
1 Quarz quarz, 0,032768 MHz = Y2
1 battery 3V
running since a view hours without problems
also unplugged it for more then 15 minutes
and the perfect time after reconnect
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Very cool I'm gonna definitely do this but I'm having trouble finding the Quartz. Is this it?

http://jmb-electronique.com/quartz-tc-38/8412-product.html

Anyone know of a cheaper place or better place to order from

#85 3 years ago

Yea I went to that site but the shipping is ridiculous to America. The other one I linked was more reasonable for the shipping cost but I'm not sure if that's the right piece. Mind taking a look?

#86 3 years ago

looks like the same!

#87 3 years ago

and still running with the exact time after days off

#88 3 years ago
Quoted from kapsreiter:

and still running with the exact time after days off

That's great kapsreiter! I didn't get around to ordering my Quartz yet, but I'm wondering if these are the same too?

ebay.com link

Not sure if the . And , are translating the same but they'll the exact same number 32768. I also know these can be used in WPC pinball machines.

Also how do you attach the realtime clock board to the main board in the pac man? I don't see a spot where to solder it the other board.

#89 3 years ago

i believe yes

google says

0.032 768 Mega

= 32.768 Kilo

#90 3 years ago
Quoted from kapsreiter:

i believe yes
google says
0.032 768 Mega
= 32.768 Kilo

Great thanks again. Now how to you connect this to U3?

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#91 3 years ago

at Y2 you have to fat solder pads for it (the quartz)

you could not use this pcbs !!!

you need only the RTC chip DS1307

http://www.satistronics.com/images/l/201011/12892196730.jpg

#92 3 years ago

Ahh ok so just the chip correct? Since it's just the chip what holds the the battery in?

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#93 3 years ago

I believe the clock was actually designed with the RTC so its on the board ... Just not stuffed.

Cost reductions happen in pinball design ... And clock design

#94 3 years ago

just solder 2 cables from the printable battery to the pcb

3 weeks later
#95 3 years ago

World's Largest Pac-Man . . . made up of a ton of Pac-Man clocks!

Should be in production this Spring (which in pinball-speak is 2018)

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#96 3 years ago
Quoted from kapsreiter:

hi
its grazy
everything at the pcbs is prepared for it
i think the wanted to save less then 1 euro at this product, grazy
you will need
1 DS1307 sms realtime clock RTC = U3
1 Quarz quarz, 0,032768 MHz = Y2
1 battery 3V
running since a view hours without problems
also unplugged it for more then 15 minutes
and the perfect time after reconnect
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So I'm gonna post my failed attempt at making my clock keep its settings when it's off lol. At the very least it might help someone else not make the same mistake I made.

So I got the 3 parts (chip Quartz and the battery) to make my clock save its settings when it's off.

First getting the clock apart wasn't as easy as it looks. 4 screws in the back, then you have to pry off the plastic tint in the front. (It's glued on the corners) then you have to pry the LED board out (also glued). Now that I know how it shouldn't be a problem again.

The board is deceivingly small. Which means the soldering spots are very very small. It wasn't too bad soldering the Quartz Y2. Soldering the battery was tough. Two wires to the board was simple but soldering those wires to the battery wasn't working for me. I would get one side then do the other but the battery would get so hot when trying to do the other side that the first side would come off again. I ended up just taping the wire to the battery just to see if it would work.

Now the DS1307 chip. The ones I got were bigger than the spot I needed to solder into. On top of that I wasn't sure of which way it should face. The board doesn't have the little square showing which way it should go. With a little schematic searching I went with it faceing the battery. Soldering this was very tough with mine being bigger and the solder spots on the board being so small. I felt I got it though.

I plugged the clock in and my best result was it was saving the time when I turned it off. So I would unplug it at 10:07 wait 10 minutes plugged it back in and it would still say 10:07. I double checked all my soldering and even tried the chip the other way (it got hot so I think I had it right the first way) I really think the DS1307 chip I had was wrong since it was so much bigger than the spot.

Any advice would help. I ordered the smaller chip so I'll give that a try next. In the end I'm just glad I didn't permanently damage it lol.

8 months later
#97 2 years ago

For anyone like me that thought 80 bucks was too much these are now 40.

#98 2 years ago

might have to get another one at that price. even though it was 80.00 on the first go round, I still love my clock! and I get so many comments about how cool it is!!

thanks for the heads up robo!!

#99 2 years ago

MY clock is still running well

and the time will always be saved right

#100 2 years ago

I just bought one at expo, not having seen this thread. Got home and realized it doesn't keep the settings looks like another thing to sit in the closet. i will never keep this on all the time.

*** Ha! I just went back to read about this and saw that I posted on This Thread about a year ago I am just so stupid that I forgot !

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