(Topic ID: 131387)

Stern movie about spike system


By KLR2014

4 years ago



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  • Latest reply 4 years ago by DaveH
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    #1 4 years ago

    Just posted on Stern FB page. "first ever in depth explanation video of our newest major pinball innovation: SPIKE!"

    #2 4 years ago

    freaking sweet

    #3 4 years ago

    Informative video. Stern should have had this out when they announced the SPIKE system.

    #4 4 years ago
    Quoted from Captain_Kirk:

    Informative video. Stern should have had this out when they announced the SPIKE system.

    better be late then never i would say captain.. they most have been busy with factory moving,assembling,developing,etc etc.. i will give them some slack!

    nice video about Spike! awesome system

    #5 4 years ago

    Great info.
    I like the SD card game data.
    Note - All surface mount components.

    #6 4 years ago
    Quoted from DutchTommy:

    better be late then never i would say captain..

    #7 4 years ago
    Quoted from dasvis:

    Note - All surface mount components.

    I guess this is the future. I'm inclined to think these won't get repaired, but rather replaced. If the main board, the coin door board or the solenoid/switch/lighting boards craps out, what are the replacement costs? I hate working on surface mount components.

    It sure does remove a LOT of wiring...I can hear the announcements on the next Stern tour. "There are about 12 feet of wiring in a pinball machine!" Ohhhh.

    #8 4 years ago
    Quoted from Captain_Kirk:

    Informative video. Stern should have had this out when they announced the SPIKE system.

    I agree. This should have come out months ago.

    #9 4 years ago

    Nice. Thanks for posting.

    #10 4 years ago
    Quoted from schudel5:

    I guess this is the future. I'm inclined to think these won't get repaired, but rather replaced. If the main board, the coin door board or the solenoid/switch/lighting boards craps out, what are the replacement costs? I hate working on surface mount components.
    It sure does remove a LOT of wiring...I can hear the announcements on the next Stern tour. "There are about 12 feet of wiring in a pinball machine!" Ohhhh.

    I have yet to encounter a surface mount for repair, but have seen video's of it. they made it look pretty easy... guess I will need to get a junk board & try it out for fun.

    #11 4 years ago

    Connections are made with a RJ45 /network cable. My guess they use a RS485 interface. What protocol would they use?

    #12 4 years ago

    Stern certainly didn't have to make a video for us at all. This is very informative and well done. Thanks for posting it!

    #13 4 years ago

    great video and certainly catapulting pinballs into today's technology. Seeing as the playfield board have been standardised into 4,8 & 32 node boards perhaps this would simplify faultfinding due to easier substitution. Seeing as they mention automotive protection/control i would have thought the control protocol is CAN based as in today's cars.
    bob

    #14 4 years ago

    I'm impressed.

    Stern has really "stepped up their game".

    #15 4 years ago
    #16 4 years ago

    this cut their cost in half. Will we see a cost benefit. No

    #17 4 years ago
    Quoted from nate1981s:

    this cut their cost in half. Will we see a cost benefit. No

    I guess that R&D on this spike system costed stern a lot plus i saw an video an couple of weeks ago from the stern HQ with the whole assembly team gathered to cheer for gary his bday and hear out what the top guy had to say, dont you think that those people cost a fortune all together each month? Not to mention that all their resources and parts making cost them quite a lot too.. It seems like they are overpriced but im not really sure about that. When u take all costs aspects together, that being said i think stern is really thriving the last couple of years. And their latest Kiss is an absolute success for them, go stern go!

    #18 4 years ago

    I am only supposed to run 3 SAM games on each 20 amp circuit? Whoops.

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