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Poor man's Stadium lighting

By Fytr

3 years ago


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#901 4 months ago

I just cut 2 v-slots into the 1/2" aluminum angle and use a couple of pan head wood screws into the walls of the cabinet. I really don't lift the table all that much and the game is on location so I don't want the lighting falling off into the game.

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#902 3 months ago
Quoted from Cheeks:

Has anyone come up with a way to mount these on the sides of the playfield rather than the inside of the cabinet? It would be really nice to be able to lift the playfield without needing to remember to remove them.

Any new solutions created by users? I should install a couple of light bars on top of the sidedecals on my Monster Bash and I would not want to go the route of velcro or magnetic tape. Pinstadium type "Hovers" and "Xeno-mounts" could be nice. Any DIY solutions to that effect? If Pinstadiums' product would fit to DIY light bars, I would get the ready-made product I think if no cheaper alternatives can be found.

#903 3 months ago
Quoted from Nepi23:

Any new solutions created by users? I should install a couple of light bars on top of the sidedecals on my Monster Bash and I would not want to go the route of velcro or magnetic tape. Pinstadium type "Hovers" and "Xeno-mounts" could be nice. Any DIY solutions to that effect? If Pinstadiums' product would fit to DIY light bars, I would get the ready-made product I think if no cheaper alternatives can be found.

The other solution I've been toying with, but haven't tried, is to flush mount 4-6 evenly spaced strong neodymium disc magnets into the top edge of the cabinets on each side, using a Forstner bit to drill the holes to mount them in. Cover the sides and the magnets with art blades, then either use washers or a magnet strip mounted to the light rail to attach to the cabinet.

#904 3 months ago
Quoted from AUKraut:

The other solution I've been toying with, but haven't tried, is to flush mount 4-6 evenly spaced strong neodymium disc magnets into the top edge of the cabinets on each side, using a Forstner bit to drill the holes to mount them in. Cover the sides and the magnets with art blades, then either use washers or a magnet strip mounted to the light rail to attach to the cabinet.

I did this behind mirror blades. I only needed two magnets on each side, corresponding to two magnets inside my aluminum rails. Works perfectly.

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#905 3 months ago
Quoted from gorditas:

I did this behind mirror blades. I only needed two magnets on each side, corresponding to two magnets inside my aluminum rails. Works perfectly.

I took a similar approach on my Slugfest and homemade lighting. But rather than drill into the cabinet I cut small circular discs out of very thin sheet metal. These were adhered to the cabinet with very thin (but strong) double sided tape. The metal discs were painted to somewhat hide them when attached to the cabinet. I then countersunk the magnet in the lighting strip itself. The discs are thin enough that they do not interfere with lifting the playfield.

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#906 3 months ago

Joined the club tonight. My Freddy pinball machine was incredibly dim due to red LEDs in the GI. That’s how I bought it and haven’t gotten to buy a new led kit yet. It’s a night and day difference playing it even with the house lights on.

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#907 66 days ago

Before and after. I didn’t do flashers on this set as I really find them to be excessive.

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#908 63 days ago

If anyone has the Chicago Gaming Company Remakes. This may interest you. The games have RGB speakers that are great to tap into a RGB amplifier. Once you have that done you can add up to 600 LEDS for each amplifier. I only used one. Anyway here are some pictures.

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#909 63 days ago

I forgot to mention that you need to power up the amplifier with 12v power supply. I also have a trigger circuit I am working on. Right now I just have a relay and I don't like the clicking noise it makes. More to come and other games also. This is truly interactive lighting.

#910 63 days ago
Quoted from sushko:

I forgot to mention that you need to power up the amplifier with 12v power supply. I also have a trigger circuit I am working on. Right now I just have a relay and I don't like the clicking noise it makes. More to come and other games also. This is truly interactive lighting.

nice work

#911 63 days ago

Thanks I have some more stuff coming. I like the idea of having the lights interactive.

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