Shuffle/Ball/Skee Club. Join Us!


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    #301 13 days ago
    Quoted from big420atx:

    I like what you have done. But I still don't understand why you are going your route. Why not just do the 7 segment led display like the company made. Then you eliminate all the worry, hassle and extra parts.

    Because I don't have one and can't easily get one. I don't think I was the only one relying on the mini-bulb boards...

    UPDATE ALERT - I just posted an update to the project that includes a short video showing the Skee Score working with my bench-booted Model H controller. Enjoy!

    -Rob
    -visit http://www.kahr.us to get my daughterboard that helps fix WPC pinball resets or for my Pinball 2000 H+V video sync combiner kit

    #302 13 days ago

    Rob-

    This looks fantastic! So for 165 I could get both displays? When is delivery on these? Sorry on crappy phone and cant see everything. I think this is one of yoyr best business ideas yet. Prices for parts are insane and this is a cheaper more reliable option.

    Mat

    #303 13 days ago
    Quoted from lurch:

    Rob-
    This looks fantastic! So for 165 I could get both displays? When is delivery on these? Sorry on crappy phone and cant see everything. I think this is one of yoyr best business ideas yet. Prices for parts are insane and this is a cheaper more reliable option.
    Mat

    Yes, you get both displays and the Ball Count baffle for $165... or if you do the "front of the line" reward you get it for $155. "Front of the line" will ship in March (yes, next month). I'm conservatively projecting June for the "regular delivery" rewards. I think I can beat that timeline but I wanted to give myself some space considering I will be at TPF in March and Allentown in May.

    Thanks for the great compliment! I'm really proud of how these turned out.

    -Rob
    -visit http://www.kahr.us to get my daughterboard that helps fix WPC pinball resets or for my Pinball 2000 H+V video sync combiner kit

    #304 9 days ago

    Hey everyone, the campaign seems to have stepped into a higher gear this weekend - we are now 66% funded! With 10 days remaining I'm feeling optimistic about reaching the goal. Just two more board set commitments would take it over the finish line! My Kickstarter dashboard says most traffic visiting the campaign is sourced from Pinside, so THANK YOU!

    -Rob
    -check out my Kickstarter at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2111218102/skee-ball-display-pcbs-redesigned?ref=3De36051
    -visit http://www.kahr.us to get my daughterboard that helps fix WPC pinball resets or for my Williams system 3-7 sound board potentiometer solutions

    #305 6 days ago

    I'm joining the thread here. I recently picked up a Model H that's has badly cracked and marred cork, and non-working electronics, and missing the right metal end cap (with the coin slot) and the right plastic rails. I recently picked up the right metal cover.

    (IF anyone knows where I can get the right rail, PLEASE contact me!)

    I'll be purchasing replacement cork soon and refurbishing the runway and scoring board.

    Since the electronics didnt' work, I carefully removed them all and added a new 720p 27.5 inch TV and PC I had lying around, and started writing my own skeeball game software. (Some in-game images below).

    If anyone's interested in the software and the progress thread, it's over at BYOAC: http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,156300.msg1642100.html#msg1642100

    #306 6 days ago

    Ive recently sold off most of my pins (9 games mostly A games, but I still have 4 pins in the basement and 6 more at work) and picked up a 13ft JUMBO ball bowler to fill the space. I wish I had room for a 16ft but I just dont. Like any bowler thats not coming from a collection mine needed lots of resto work but the backglass was beyond repair. I wasnt crazy about the art and sure didnt want to pay 300 for a reproduction of it so I made a couple of custom backglasses. These will be printed directly on the backside of 1/8in acrylic just like a real backglass. I originally wanted the monster theme but then ended up decorating the length of the wall with the lane on it with guitars. It looked really great so I made another bg that would match that decor better. Also on the monsters I couldnt decide which color background to go with so I will get one of each made. These are going to the printer today. I will post pics when they are installed but for now here it the art.

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    #307 6 days ago

    Who would you get to print it?

    #308 6 days ago

    I have a friend in the print industry with a flatbed printer for printing directly on substrates and can print white.

    #309 6 days ago

    Don't forget to change the strike and spare symbols before you print.

    #310 6 days ago

    Thanks man that was a total miss on my part. Great save. Thank you!

    #311 6 days ago

    Also double check your layers to see that the score reel windows are "Clear" and that the strikes and spares are on the white layer so they don't show up unless they are lighted.

    #313 5 days ago

    Thanks yes. Getting the score reels clear is a matter of communicating to my printer so they can set up the white to not print there in the rip application. Unfortunately since this is digital print and not silkscreening I really only get one blast of white that has to go everywhere except the clear spots, as the regular ink on clear is very transparent and needs the white to have an opaque background. It will light up somewhat but not like a silkscreen set up.

    #314 4 days ago

    I'm throwing my hat in the ring here.

    I picked up a beat up Model H a few weeks ago for $200 after searching for quite some time. It has some issues:
    - Missing the right plastic yellow rail
    - Missing the right metal end cap with the coin slot
    - Missing the marquee plexiglass
    - Electronics not working
    - Dented and cracked cork on runway and scoring ring board.

    I've been able to find the metal end cap and sourced replacement cork. I CANNOT find the plastic rail.. if ANYONE has a lead on that, please let me know.
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    Since the electronics aren't working, I decided to carefully and non-destructively remove the stock electronics and wiring, put a 27.5in TV in the top box fronted with a piece of smoked plexi, and throw a computer in the bottom of the cabinet. For software, I saw some interesting examples around the net of people writing skeeball controller software, so I decided to write my own (screenshots below):
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    Here's a shot of it running on the cabinet.
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    If anyone's interested int he software project, you can follow it here (and see some videos, etc): http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,156300.0.html

    #315 3 days ago
    Quoted from rkahr:

    Hey everyone, the campaign seems to have stepped into a higher gear this weekend - we are now 66% funded! With 10 days remaining I'm feeling optimistic about reaching the goal. Just two more board set commitments would take it over the finish line! My Kickstarter dashboard says most traffic visiting the campaign is sourced from Pinside, so THANK YOU!
    -Rob
    -check out my Kickstarter at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2111218102/skee-ball-display-pcbs-redesigned?ref=3De36051
    -visit http://www.kahr.us to get my daughterboard that helps fix WPC pinball resets or for my Williams system 3-7 sound board potentiometer solutions

    100% !!!!!!!

    Around 3pm today the Kickstarter reached full funding 4 days ahead of the campaign's end! And it got there even with me accidentally posting broken links in a couple places (sorry - clearly not intentional).

    Thanks especially to everyone who joined in to the campaign and also to all those well-wishers cheering it along! One special note - a full 3/4 of the backers representing 95% of the campaign financial participation came from PINSIDE!!!! There are 4 days left if you still want to join the Kickstarter or, if you need these boards in the future they will be available on my website - http://www.kahr.us

    -Rob
    -visit http://www.kahr.us to get my daughterboard that helps fix WPC pinball resets or for my Pinball 2000 H+V video sync combiner kit
    -check out my SUCCESSFUL Kickstarter at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2111218102/skee-ball-display-pcbs-redesigned?ref=3De36051

    #316 8 hours ago
    Quoted from rkahr:

    Thanks especially to everyone who joined in to the campaign and also to all those well-wishers cheering it along! One special note - a full 3/4 of the backers representing 95% of the campaign financial participation came from PINSIDE!!!! There are 4 days left if you still want to join the Kickstarter or, if you need these boards in the future they will be available on my website - http://www.kahr.us

    There are 24 hours left in the campaign so if you are on the fence about joining in, now is the time...

    -Rob
    -visit http://www.kahr.us to get my daughterboard that helps fix WPC pinball resets or for my Pinball 2000 H+V video sync combiner kit

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