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run-dmd clock kits for Stern LED panels

By j_m_

5 years ago


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    #1 5 years ago

    beginning the week of April 11 2016: Stern LED display panel Run-DMD clock kits will be available

    after 2 months of design tweaks, I'm happy to announce that I now have an easy-to-assemble kit available to turn your extra, low voltage LED Stern displays into Run-DMD clocks.
    for those of you that have upgraded the original all red (or green or blue) LED display panels (part no.s 520-5052-05, 520-5052-15, 502-6811-00) to a ColorDMD solution and have a perfectly good, unused panel lying about, this is the kit for you

    the kit includes everything you will need, including an allen key wrench for assembly EXCEPT THE STERN DISPLAY

    YOU NEED TO SUPPLY THE STERN DISPLAY YOURSELF

    kit contents:
    - Run-DMD EDGE board (x 1) [customized with a lower profile 90° right angle 2-pin molex connector for power]
    - 8 amp, 5 volt power supply and a/c cord
    - laser cut acrylic panels
    front panel (grey tint) (x 1)
    rear panel (glossy back front side, matte black rear w/ cut-outs to access the ICSP port and lithium ion battery) (x 1)
    snap-in legs to position the clock on a counter surface at a 23.5° angle (dual sided glossy black/matte black) (x 2)
    - custom power cable terminated with 2-pin/4-pin molex connectors (to transfer power from the run-dmd EDGE board to the back of the stern DMD display panel) (x 1)
    - custom length 14-pin ribbon data cable (x 1)
    - M3 x 8mm stainless steel flanged button head hex screws (x 14)
    - M3 x 20mm black oxide button head hex screws (x 6)
    - M3 x 7mm round nylon spacers (x 6)
    - M3 x 12mm hex threaded nylon spacers (x 4)
    - M3 x 20mm hex threaded nylon spacers (x 6)
    - M3 x 30mm hex threaded nylon spacers (x 6)*

    - M3 short arm allen key (x 1)

    * optional use
    for those wishing to hang the clock on the wall with a display that features a restraint clip (rev 3 boards), a set of longer hex spacers are also included in the kit

    average assembly time: 10-15 minutes

    price: $300 plus shipping

    planning on attending MGC (the Midwest Gaming Classic) in Brookfield, WI during April 8-10?
    I will have a limited number of kits with me for sale

    assembly instructions can be found here:
    http://www.phosphors.com/run-dmd/run-dmd%20clock%20instructions%20rev1.1.pdf

    photo from MGC
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    #2 5 years ago

    I just built mine over the weekend, the kit and the instructions were great so it was very easy. The clock looks great in my office, thanks j_m_

    #3 5 years ago

    PM'd you. WANT

    #4 5 years ago
    Quoted from Kkuoppamaki:

    I just built mine over the weekend, the kit and the instructions were great so it was very easy. The clock looks great in my office, thanks j_m_

    Pics or it didn't happen

    #5 5 years ago
    Quoted from j_m_:

    kit available to turn your extra, low voltage LED Stern displays into Run-DMD clocks.

    Hey will this work on my High Voltage Stern Display? That is the one I put 12v into and fried every chip on it?

    #6 5 years ago
    Quoted from TheLaw:

    Hey will this work on my High Voltage Stern Display? That is the one I put 12v into and fried every chip on it?

    rob, remind me to slap you upside the head next time I see you at clay's

    #7 5 years ago

    I now have your original DMD clock hanging on my wall, one in my virtual pin installed in the traditional DMD spot-- but do I need a third....hmm......(for anyone wondering if this is awesome- stop wondering- IT IS!).

    #8 5 years ago

    picture of another early adopter's clock, courtesy of scott freeman

    a huge thanks to scott for loaning me a stern display while I was working on this project. without him, this clock wouldn't have happened until I open my metallica monster premium which is coming up on the 1-year anniversary of still being NIB. I'm sorry, john borg
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    #9 5 years ago
    Quoted from ita47:

    Pics or it didn't happen

    Sure, here's a quick pic I took before taking it to work

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    #10 5 years ago

    j m makes a nice product, good guy for the hobby. Buy with confidence.
    Booze sure seems to disappear fast when he's around though

    #11 5 years ago

    PM sent. I have a few extra red LED DMDs laying around since I have installed ColorDMDs into my pins. Looks like a fun project! How do I order?

    #12 5 years ago

    the clock kits will be available for purchase starting monday, april 11 2016 (for those of you that bypassed that small detail

    if you plan on attending MGC, I will have 5 with me to sell.

    more acrylic parts and power supplies are inbound (which is why sales do not begin until april 11th

    1 week later
    #13 5 years ago

    I have 3 kits still available from MGC

    the price is $300 plus shipping. pm me your mailing address to calculate shipping costs if you are interested in obtaining them

    -j.m.

    #14 5 years ago

    I believe that the 3 kits that I had are all gone (just awaiting payment on the 3rd kit), but I will have acrylic for 10 more kits arriving tomorrow (which is why I put an initial sale date of today up 2 weeks ago

    #15 5 years ago

    2016.apr.12 update
    the acrylic arrived today. I just need to make up a few cables and 10 more kits will be available for purchase. the cables should be complete by tomorrow

    #16 5 years ago

    2016.apr.13 update
    I completed making the cables last night and now have 10 2 kits currently available, all boxed up and ready to ship

    edit 2016.apr.22:
    down to 2 kits in stock

    #17 5 years ago

    Just received one of these kits from JM yesterday. Super fast shipping. I went as slow as I could putting it together & it still only took ~15 minutes. Everything you need is in the kit other than the DMD. Got my tools out....nope, don't need those, comes with the correct allen key. Everything fits perfectly. Coolest clock ever! If you have an extra DMD; you have to get one of these! I'm not getting anything done today staring at this clock.... Naturally, once you have one, you start thinking about replacing ALL of your clocks.

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    #18 5 years ago

    Just got mine today as well. AMAZING looking and really hard to capture in pictures how rich everything looks in person. The assortment of animations is staggering. This thing is so great.

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    #19 5 years ago

    I want one of these for my desk at work. PM sent. Please take my money

    #20 5 years ago
    Quoted from drjeff112:

    I want one of these for my desk at work. PM sent. Please take my money

    purchase 2, they're small

    #21 5 years ago

    2016.apr.22 update
    a few people have inquired if I would be able to offer the new stern sized kits as a completed clock w/ the stern LED panel included.

    I've sourced a few panels and will now be able to offer up a completed clock as a "turn-key" item (simply connect the power supply and hook it up) just like the larger clocks as long as I'm able to source displays.

    the cost for a complete, stern-sized clock is $450 plus shipping.

    pm me if you are interested in purchasing them

    1 week later
    #22 5 years ago

    2016.may.02 update
    if anyone is planning on attending the VFW open house, I will be at the show on both friday and saturday (may 13th & 14th).

    I will have both kits and either completed stern sized clocks or kits w/ the stern displays included in the kits with me

    current stock level:
    11 10 kits

    #23 5 years ago

    Beautiful kits! I'm interested in a full kit with panel. New pinsiders can't PM, could you PM me?

    Thanks

    #24 5 years ago

    Same here. I would love a full kit but can't PM you as a new pinsider. Please PM me Thx

    #25 5 years ago

    I have pm'ed both of you with my email info as well

    #26 5 years ago

    Thanks for the speedy reply. Super excited!

    #27 5 years ago

    Hey, new pinsider so can't hound you with PM's yet

    Looking to get a completed one sent to UK, could you do this?

    Cheeers!

    1 week later
    #28 5 years ago

    I currently have 3 kits and 3 displays on hand and ready to ship. parts for another 10 kits are on the way with delivery slated for the end of this week

    #29 5 years ago

    Kit arrived today, assembly was a breeze. It's even better in person! Thanks j_m_

    #30 5 years ago
    Quoted from Bsquared:

    Kit arrived today, assembly was a breeze. It's even better in person! Thanks j_m_

    that didn't take long at all to get to you. I'm impressed with the postal service some times

    #31 5 years ago
    Quoted from j_m_:

    that didn't take long at all to get to you. I'm impressed with the postal service some times

    Yeah and that was even after sitting in customs from Thursday through Monday. Not too shabby.

    #32 5 years ago

    it's my birthday and in honor of this less than auspicious occasion, I will ship any stern size clock kits purchased this weekend for free (while supplies on hand last and provided that you reside in the continental united states)
    for those international buyers, I will take $25 off of the total price

    pm me with your complete mailing information for a total amount due

    this offer is valid between today, may 20th and sunday, may 22nd 2016

    kits on hand: 12
    displays on hand: 3

    pricing
    kit w/o a display: $300
    kit w/ a display: $450

    #33 5 years ago

    Happy birthday to you & early birthday present to me...
    Pm sent

    #34 5 years ago

    today's the last day to get in on the free shipping offer. I'll even go $425 for kits w/ a display for the last day of the sale

    kits on hand: 9
    displays on hand: 3

    pricing
    kits w/o a display: $300
    kits w/ a display: $425

    #35 5 years ago

    Hi,

    I'd like to buy a kit with display included.

    How much does shipping to Germany cost? Thanks!

    2 weeks later
    #36 5 years ago

    I have a few quick questions.

    -Are these still available for those of us that already have a display?

    -Is there a way to rotate the power plug so it comes off the bottom instead of the side? I'd be hanging it on a wall so it would just be easier to deal with that way.

    -What does this mean? Can I just hang it on a could screws like I would a picture?

    "* optional use
    for those wishing to hang the clock on the wall with a display that features a restraint clip (rev 3 boards), a set of longer hex spacers are also included in the kit"

    -Any upcoming sales or free shipping promos?

    For anyone that has one, how is the distance on this? Is it readable from 15 - 20' away? I'm on the fence between using the display out of my Metallica, or buying the larger ones from Ali express.

    Thanks!

    #37 5 years ago

    questions answered (hopefully):

    Quoted from Spyderturbo007:

    Are these still available for those of us that already have a display?

    yep, I still have a few available for purchase

    Quoted from Spyderturbo007:

    Is there a way to rotate the power plug so it comes off the bottom instead of the side? I'd be hanging it on a wall so it would just be easier to deal with that way.

    I have made a slight alteration to the design, sliding the the run-dmd pc board in as much as I could which I believe is enough so that the power cable doesn't hang out like the power cable on the initial kits did. I ordered a bunch right-angle adapters to include with the kits, however the barrel end appear to be just the slightest bit oversized and subsequently I could not get them to fit in the power socket on the run-dmd board. I can include one with the kit if you would like to try and alter it to get it to work yourself (but I will not be responsible for any damage that you incur)

    Quoted from Spyderturbo007:

    What does this mean? Can I just hang it on a could screws like I would a picture?
    "* optional use
    for those wishing to hang the clock on the wall with a display that features a restraint clip (rev 3 boards), a set of longer hex spacers are also included in the kit"

    yes. to my knowledge, there are at least 3 revisions of the stern displays. version 1 does not have the retention clips, so you can use the shorter 20mm length stand-offs.
    for the rev 3 boards (w/ the retention clips), you need to use the 30mm stand-offs if you want to hang the display on the wall like a framed picture

    Quoted from Spyderturbo007:

    Any upcoming sales or free shipping promos?

    I ran a sale about 3 weekends ago during the month of may for my birthdate. sorry that you missed it

    #38 5 years ago

    I have a few stock stern LED panels I could sell someone if you want to add the Run-DMD clock to it just pm me

    #39 5 years ago

    Received my kit from j_m. Used a Stern DMD I had pulled out and replaced with a colorDMD. Very easy to install. Clock is amazing. Very happy with purchase.

    #40 5 years ago

    2016.16.june update
    3 kits, 1 stern display left in stock

    #41 5 years ago

    got from from JM - shipped to the UK with a DMD with no hassles and works fantastically - thanks JM!

    2 weeks later
    #42 5 years ago

    Are any of the kits or displays available yet? I'm afraid I may have missed the boat here.

    3 weeks later
    #43 5 years ago

    I bought one of these kits from robertwinter back in June. He had two and didn't need the extra, it was sealed.

    I have gone through two Stern DMDs, one from ACDC and one from Metallica. Both have a vertical line about 1/3rd of the way from the left side of the DMD that is stuck on.

    Am I doing something wrong? I don't leave the clock turned on, but I do leave it plugged in.

    Help?

    #44 5 years ago

    I'm having the same problem as zucot. My line seems to go away if I leave the clock unpowered for a period of time but the line will reappear after a few days of being on.

    #45 5 years ago

    zucot:
    I received your pm, but thought that your problem was with the larger clock and dual color displays. I had no idea you were talking about an actual stern display unit. I've never personally experienced what you and robertwinter are both describing (and haven't heard anything from any of the 20+ other people who have purchase this kit from me

    to both of you, (try the following):
    hold the C button down (2nd from the far right) while powering up and then re-select the display type (w/ the D button). it's possible that something got messed up in the on-board settings with the run-dmd pc board.

    I'll reach out to limpan (linus) and see if he's experienced this, and if so, has a solution

    1 week later
    #46 5 years ago

    zucot & RobertWinter update:
    the problem is with your stern LED panels. the issue being a defective pixel on one or more of the 8x8 blocks. I had one of the people that I sold a complete kit w/ a brand new display experience the exact same issue. he returned the panel for a refund, but I have since replaced the block with a replacement that I purchased from a stern distributor.

    if you have the proper tools, a defective block can be replaced in about 15 mins. I use a hakko FR300 de-soldering gun to make short work of de-soldering the existing block.

    robert:
    you say that the problem goes away if you leave the display unplugged for a while, but I'll bet it doesn't. what you are seeing is the lines when they are a bit brighter and stand out, but I'll bet that even after leaving it unplugged for a while, if you turn it back on (with the lights out or dimmed), you will still be able to make out the column(s) where all but one pixel is illuminated

    here's a thread on the issue:
    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/sterns-red-led-dmd-anyone-have-issues

    #47 5 years ago
    Quoted from j_m_:

    robert:
    you say that the problem goes away if you leave the display unplugged for a while, but I'll bet it doesn't.

    It DOES go away, that's the strange thing. If it were a bad pixel problem, I would expect it to be consistent.

    I just plugged my clock back in last week after being unplugged for a couple of weeks. It came up working 100%. All pixels work. Looked at it in a completely dark room and there was no evidence of bad pixels or columns. It's been on for a few days and the issue hasn't come back yet.

    I'm highly doubtful the problem is with the clock board. I've seen other people having LED DMD display issues that are similar and NOT clock related, including this recent one - https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/red-vertical-line-on-spike-dmd

    #48 5 years ago

    I'm having the same experience the longer I leave the clock on the worse it gets. If I leave it unplugged for a few days it's fine again

    #49 5 years ago

    When I first read the title, I thought it was a Run-Dmc clock... that could work..? maybe...

    1 year later
    #50 4 years ago

    Old thread, but perhaps it needs to be brought to life?

    I think that the instructions to build it are here:

    assembly instructions can be found here:

    http://www.phosphors.com/run-dmd/run-dmd%20clock%20instructions%20rev1.1.pdf

    Unfortunately, the page seems broken. Should I try another link?

    Looking forward to building the Stern RUN DMD!

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