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

By lucky1

4 years ago

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#817 2 years ago

I have one DIY PIN2DMD set for my pincab.
I wanted to put it in my Indiana jones Williams.
I've updated to last firmware and set to williams. But i had no sd card, not mandatory for pincab.
When i connect the pin2dmd to my pinball, it displays only pin2dmd bally/williams.
Can you confirm that i just need the sdcard, with key and palette ?
Everything is connected with dupont cables.

5 months later
#830 2 years ago
Quoted from lucky1:

Since it is DIY please make some pictures. Maybe you forgot some necessary components or made a mistake with the riboon cable orientation. Should work without SD card with built in palettes

Hello, i finally moved to a shield from germangamingsupplies.
But the issue is the same.

So basically, i've got a real indiana jones WMS (rom L7), working well with the genuine DMD but want to put a PIN2DMD to get rid of some missing lines, and may be get color !
I've got a PIN2DMD with the shield, working well when connected in usb with VPX.
I have put via pin2dmd.exe through usb the pin2dmd.pal from ij_l7.dmc on the sd card (FAT formatted)
the SD card is correctly working as config saves are working.

But when i plug the PIN2DMD to the IJ, it's not working. It stays on BALLY/WILLIAMS
I've got a blinking LED every second on the ST card, two red LED.
The config and menu buttons are working well on the shield,as well as power LED.

Any idea ?
I've pasted some pics here :

What could be the reason, is there a soldering guide to be sure about component orientation?

Thank you for your help !!

#833 2 years ago

but that did not fix the issue.

it is activated, and i have tried with enhancer off or on.
I've added pictures to the folder.
2 red LEDs and the LD1 blinking on ST card.

any idea ?

#835 2 years ago

If i switch the ribbon, the whole pin GI goes off, seems not a good idea..

#838 2 years ago

Parts were provided with the shield.
I'll test input

#839 2 years ago

Yes ! It works now
I had a bad solder on pin 3, test mode helped a lot.

Indiana jones is great in 4 color. I can't wait to get a colorized version. I have seen one ongoing effort.

Thanks for your quick answers and this wonderful dmd.

#842 2 years ago

one additional question.
I've seen that for Stern, rom needs to be patched to work with colorization.
But will the rom still work well without a pin2DMD ? eg. i flash the patched-rom on Shrek, i play with pin2DMD, but if i want to switch back, shall i flash again the non-patched rom ?

#846 2 years ago

Thanks !

EDIT : and it's a SUCCESS
gorgeous , pics here :

I'm gonna buy some more, when colorization arises. but LOTR would be great with a 4 color palette at least, and simpson party ..

2 weeks later
#857 1 year ago

OK, I was planning to set 3 additional pin2dmd
I just received the 64x64 but sadly these ones are a single device, not twice 64x32

So I have to purchase again.
Any seller recommendations for europe/France shipment? AliExpress is still the best option?

And last but not least, what can I do with 3 panels 64x64??

#859 1 year ago

Thanks lucky, that's a good idea.
Would you sell one board of your batch?

2 months later
#872 1 year ago

Do you put a film or something in front of the pin2dmd to avoid seeing individual leds?

I'd like to reduce a bit this effect

#875 1 year ago

ok, thanks lucky1

7 months later
#930 1 year ago

One step after the other..
I have now a working pin2dmd on my Simpson party white star.
Picture is clean, card is activated.
I've purchased the colorization files, placed the pin2dmd.pal and pin2dmd.fsq on the sdcard.
when I boot the pin2dmd, I see the pallet is changing, so it's loaded.
But the display only uses 3 colors, not the whole pallet.
I have a friend who is using the same config (pin2dmd + same files+ same ROM French) and it works fully, as the video showing muticolor animation ..
What am I missing (again?)


#933 1 year ago

Thanks for these ideas. Will give a try !

#934 1 year ago
Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

You have to configure the board when it's installed. There is a "Enhancer" setting which can be on or off. The .fsq file is set to work with it either on or off, you will need to try both. Also, make sure you set the "mode" to Stern, and save.
To get into the menu, hold the right-hand button and press the left-hand button. This will reset the Pin2DMD. Then keep holding or pressing (I apologize, I forget which) the right-hand "menu" button. Make sure you are pressing the buttons on the Pin2DMD board, and not the Nucleo or other board which is also attached. press "menu" to cycle to the different menu options, and press the other button to select a value.
I also had to try multiple times to get the .fsq file to load properly. You may need to download the .zip again from VPuniverse. Also, I did a full format on my SDCard.
Also try adding a boot.fsq and see if the startup process uses this (it's sort of a multi-colored spinning vortex)

with or without Enhancer, same thing
mode whitestar is ok (with the latest soft, it's even autoselected if i put the virtual pinball mode. So no issue.
boot.fsq works without issue on boot.

Display rom version is F5.00, which is the good target, and i know that another french user is working with the same rom..

What could be the trick ?

#936 1 year ago

Yes, no more activation required.

#941 1 year ago

Thanks all for your assistance.
ReDL files, put them on another sdcard, re-reset the card..
Then it worked !
Happy guy

3 months later
#996 9 months ago

Lucky1 debugging pinballsp boards.. You are really a good guy, you know..

1 week later
#1009 9 months ago

Another led-panel based clock project : RPI2DMD

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