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PIN2DMD - LED color DMD solution for all resolutions (128x32, 128x16, 192x64)


By lucky1

4 years ago



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#1051 69 days ago

I'm going to be installing a Pin2DMD into my Data East Jurassic Park. Can someone please provide or point me to the installation instructions for the physical DMD (I already know how to do all of the software)? I just want to make sure I get the power connected correctly.

BTW, if you've not seen the JP colorization, it is really nice:

https://www.facebook.com/netz.zwerg.54

#1052 69 days ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

I'm going to be installing a Pin2DMD into my Data East Jurassic Park. Can someone please provide or point me to the installation instructions for the physical DMD (I already know how to do all of the software)? I just want to make sure I get the power connected correctly.
BTW, if you've not seen the JP colorization, it is really nice:

https://www.facebook.com/netz.zwerg.54

I believe theres a how to on youtube somewhere
Dont have the link but pretty sure

#1053 66 days ago
Quoted from jorro:

I believe theres a how to on youtube somewhere
Dont have the link but pretty sure

No luck finding anything. Anyway, I can figure out the 12V power, I just didn't know what to do with the DE video board. I've decided that I need to design a platform I can mount to my existing PIN2DMD acrylic frame.

#1054 66 days ago

Here is my solution for PIN2DMD on a Data East pin (Jurassic Park, specifically). I designed and 3D printed some 20mm spacers then mounted the DE video board on them. I had to move the power converter, but that was not an issue an all using an existing screw hole. I then aligned the board so as to have clearance for the DMD mounting screws, drilled the 4 holes, and voila!

Now, lets see if I can get it powered and working.

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#1055 66 days ago

Well, it took some effort to swap the DMDs between my two games, but I must say that the PIN2DMD JP colorization is excellent. I actually prefer it much more than the ColorDMD I had in the pin before. The only issue I had was the colorization not working, then I realized I probably needed to upgrade my firmware (I was on 2.54 and 3.12 is current). Anyway, once I upgraded the firmware the colorization worked perfectly.

#1056 62 days ago

Hi,
Which power a pin2dmd 192x64 needs to works properly? Is a 5v/8A is enough? Is Amp important? Thanks

#1057 61 days ago
Quoted from colonel_caverne:

Hi,
Which power a pin2dmd 192x64 needs to works properly? Is a 5v/8A is enough? Is Amp important? Thanks

Read about it here https://pin2dmd.com/hardware/ point 3
Some of the later batches of chinese P2 panels need the voltage to be set to 4.1V instead of 4.8V to work properly.

4 weeks later
#1058 33 days ago

Looking into having the EVO pcb cut and populated. I got a quote from pcbway, and it was around $75 per board shipped if I did a run of 10. Looking around, it looks like jlcpcb.com could do it for a good bit cheaper, but I would be on my own for the through hole components (which is fine).

Has anyone done a successful run through them? Their site is pretty self service, and I have a handful of components that I'm having difficulty in matching from the BOM:

1) Can't find same sized buttons for reset, etc. (430152043826). They have the following, e.g., which is a bit too small: https://lcsc.com/product-detail/Tactile-Switches_XKB-Enterprise-TS-1187A-C-E-A_C318887.html/?href=jlc-SMT

2) Can't find exact match for the inductor SRP1265A-470M. They have the following in the stock which is similar in size, but it's only 2.5 amp instead of 6.5 amp: https://lcsc.com/product-detail/Power-Inductors_Sunlord-SWRB1207S-470MT_C169376.html/?href=jlc-SMT. Is the 6.5 amps needed?

3) Can't find a clock crystal in the same package as FC4SDCBMF8.0-T1. The have the following in stock which looks close-ish: https://lcsc.com/product-detail/SMD-Crystal-Resonators_Harmony-Elec-X5H008000FC1H-X_C136084.html/?href=jlc-SMT

4) Can't find a match for SK54BTR. Can I drop in an rectifier that matches the max reverse voltage and amps, or is the lower voltage drop of this component super important?

5) Can't find an SD card socket of any kind. Is there another search term I should be trying?

6) They're out of stock on the STM32F427VIT6. Is an STM32F427VGT6 an appropriate substitute? They are the same size package from what I can tell and the data sheet bunches STM32F427xxxx together.

For fun, I cloned the repo w/ the evo files and downloaded the free version of EAGLE, but it seems the free version doesn't allow for editing of boards this size. Is there an open source/free alternative to EAGLE?

I'm pretty inexperienced in this area so...Is the design flow w/ EAGLE that I load the schematic file make my modifications, and then use that to generate the board/layout? Was playing w/ this in case 1-3 requires modification of the board to support the components that jlcpcb has on hand. (When I last did this way back when in college, I used that type of a flow, modifying the final layout as necessary.)

#1059 32 days ago
Quoted from joetechbob:

Looking into having the EVO pcb cut and populated. I got a quote from pcbway, and it was around $75 per board shipped if I did a run of 10. Looking around, it looks like jlcpcb.com could do it for a good bit cheaper, but I would be on my own for the through hole components (which is fine).
Has anyone done a successful run through them? Their site is pretty self service, and I have a handful of components that I'm having difficulty in matching from the BOM:
1) Can't find same sized buttons for reset, etc. (430152043826). They have the following, e.g., which is a bit too small: https://lcsc.com/product-detail/Tactile-Switches_XKB-Enterprise-TS-1187A-C-E-A_C318887.html/?href=jlc-SMT
2) Can't find exact match for the inductor SRP1265A-470M. They have the following in the stock which is similar in size, but it's only 2.5 amp instead of 6.5 amp: https://lcsc.com/product-detail/Power-Inductors_Sunlord-SWRB1207S-470MT_C169376.html/?href=jlc-SMT. Is the 6.5 amps needed?
3) Can't find a clock crystal in the same package as FC4SDCBMF8.0-T1. The have the following in stock which looks close-ish: https://lcsc.com/product-detail/SMD-Crystal-Resonators_Harmony-Elec-X5H008000FC1H-X_C136084.html/?href=jlc-SMT
4) Can't find a match for SK54BTR. Can I drop in an rectifier that matches the max reverse voltage and amps, or is the lower voltage drop of this component super important?
5) Can't find an SD card socket of any kind. Is there another search term I should be trying?
6) They're out of stock on the STM32F427VIT6. Is an STM32F427VGT6 an appropriate substitute? They are the same size package from what I can tell and the data sheet bunches STM32F427xxxx together.
For fun, I cloned the repo w/ the evo files and downloaded the free version of EAGLE, but it seems the free version doesn't allow for editing of boards this size. Is there an open source/free alternative to EAGLE?
I'm pretty inexperienced in this area so...Is the design flow w/ EAGLE that I load the schematic file make my modifications, and then use that to generate the board/layout? Was playing w/ this in case 1-3 requires modification of the board to support the components that jlcpcb has on hand. (When I last did this way back when in college, I used that type of a flow, modifying the final layout as necessary.)

2) Should have at least 4A
4) VGT has 2048 Flash VIT 1024. The flash is not only used for program storage.

#1060 32 days ago
Quoted from lucky1:

2) Should have at least 4A
4) VGT has 2048 Flash VIT 1024. The flash is not only used for program storage.

Thanks! Any constraints that I should be aware of on the rectifiers?

Have you been using EAGLE for your design work? Or are there better free alternatives?

#1061 32 days ago
Quoted from joetechbob:

Thanks! Any constraints that I should be aware of on the rectifiers?

Rectifiers ? I don´t use AC Voltage

Quoted from joetechbob:

are there better free alternatives?

I don´t know

#1062 32 days ago
Quoted from joetechbob:

Thanks! Any constraints that I should be aware of on the rectifiers?
Have you been using EAGLE for your design work? Or are there better free alternatives?

I have heard of Kicad but not used by myself

#1063 31 days ago

Sorry, the schottky diodes. Is the forward voltage drop super critical? Or any other constraints to be aware of?

#1064 31 days ago
Quoted from harig:

I have heard of Kicad but not used by myself

Thanks

1 week later
#1065 23 days ago

Hi,
I ordered some EVO boards from PcbWay and today I received this email:

"TS2940CP33 is out of stock, can we use AZ2940D-3.3TRE1 , brand DIODES instead? "

I don't understand much, can I confirm the change of component?

#1066 23 days ago
Quoted from torpedo:

Hi,
I ordered some EVO boards from PcbWay and today I received this email:
"TS2940CP33 is out of stock, can we use AZ2940D-3.3TRE1 , brand DIODES instead? "
I don't understand much, can I confirm the change of component?

Best place to ask such questions is here
http://vpuniverse.com/forums/topic/4196-ordering-evo-pcbs-at-chinese-manufactures-questions-and-help

AZ2940D-3.3TRE1 should work

#1067 23 days ago
1 week later
#1068 10 days ago

Important !! End of activation for Discovery STM32F407 V3 Shield based hardware :

Three years after introducing the completely new Nucleo STM32F429zi V4 Shield design which allowed us to build 128x32, 128x16 and 192x64 displays with the same hardware and lead to the EVO design, it is time for us to say goodbye to the old V3 shield hardware design. As a consequence we will stop giving out new activation keys for Discovery based PIN2DMD devices and custom boards based on the V3 schematics by the end of this year 31.12.2020. Firmware support will of course be continued as long as possible. Replacement keys with proof of destruction of the defective STM32F407 discovery board (picture of board physically destroyed) excepted. Too many support issues, like cheap chinese discovery clones or wrong enhancer configuration, which could have been avoided with the V4 design made this decision necessary to save my valuable time. We will keep the V3 shield design on github for all those who want to upgrade their hardware by replacing their old V1 or V2 shield.

If you start a new pin2dmd DIY build here is a very good V4 Nucleo based writeup
http://vpuniverse.com/forums/topic/3831-pin2dmd-for-125-diy/

#1069 9 days ago

If folks are having issues installing EVO boards on Data East machines, I've posted a spacer solution here:

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4553809

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