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Super Chexx Goal Light and LED Light Panel


By latenite04

1 year ago



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    #1 1 year ago

    A few people had asked for more info on adding goal lights or an led replacement panel for the cfl. I posted a short description in the Super Chexx thread but I didn't want to fill up this much room there so here is the long version. I hope someone finds it useful.

    Index/Links to sections
    Building Wiring Harnesses
    Build LED light panel to replace CFL
    Build Reed Switches
    Build Goal Light
    Goal Light Wiring Diagrams
    Build goal horn

    Build wire harness pigtails

    J4 Pigtail
    Easiest way to get 12v off of the board. An alternative for getting 12v from the J2 plug is below.
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    Parts:
    - Male Plug - 6 pin .084 connector plug
    https://www.greatplainselectronics.com/proddetail.asp?prod=50-84-1060
    - 2 Male Pins - .084 male pin
    https://www.greatplainselectronics.com/proddetail.asp?prod=02-08-2006HYPERLINK "https://www.greatplainselectronics.com/proddetail.asp?prod=02-08-2006&cat=91"&HYPERLINK "https://www.greatplainselectronics.com/proddetail.asp?prod=02-08-2006&cat=91"cat=91
    - Wire

    Cut 2 pieces of wire the same length, strip the ends and crimp a male pin onto each wire. Insert the +12v lead into the plug in pin 1 and the 12v GND lead into pin 6.
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    J2 Pigtail
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    Parts:
    - Female Plug - 15 pin .084 connector receptacle
    https://www.greatplainselectronics.com/proddetail.asp?prod=50-84-2150
    - 11 Female Pins - .084 female pin
    https://www.greatplainselectronics.com/proddetail.asp?prod=02-08-1004HYPERLINK "https://www.greatplainselectronics.com/proddetail.asp?prod=02-08-1004&cat=91"&HYPERLINK "https://www.greatplainselectronics.com/proddetail.asp?prod=02-08-1004&cat=91"cat=91
    - Male Plug - 15 pin .084 connector plug
    https://www.greatplainselectronics.com/proddetail.asp?prod=50-84-1150
    - 13 Male Pins - .084 male pin
    https://www.greatplainselectronics.com/proddetail.asp?prod=02-08-2006HYPERLINK "https://www.greatplainselectronics.com/proddetail.asp?prod=02-08-2006&cat=91"&HYPERLINK "https://www.greatplainselectronics.com/proddetail.asp?prod=02-08-2006&cat=91"cat=91
    - Wire

    Cut 11 pieces of wire the same length, strip the ends and crimp a male and female pin onto each wire. Cut two longer pieces of wire for your 12v leads, strip the ends and crimp a male pin onto each wire.
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    Insert the equal length wires into the connector housings to match up with the spots where the wires are currently used.
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    Insert the +12v lead into the plug in pin 3 and the 12v GND lead into pin 4.
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    Insert the female connectors into the other plug housing in their corresponding positions.
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    Scoreboard ribbon pigtail – J3
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    Parts:
    - 8 pin .156 header
    https://www.greatplainselectronics.com/proddetail.asp?prod=2420-10-2260
    - 10 pin .156 plug
    https://www.greatplainselectronics.com/proddetail.asp?prod=CS156-10-LR
    - 6 .156 crimp contacts
    https://www.greatplainselectronics.com/proddetail.asp?prod=08-52-0113HYPERLINK "https://www.greatplainselectronics.com/proddetail.asp?prod=08-52-0113&cat=81"&HYPERLINK "https://www.greatplainselectronics.com/proddetail.asp?prod=08-52-0113&cat=81"cat=81
    - 2 .156 key plugs ( Optional, I just used super glue to fill the holes but if you are ordering anyway these are nice )
    https://www.greatplainselectronics.com/proddetail.asp?prod=15-04-0219
    - Wire

    Directions:
    Cut 6 pieces of wire the same length and strip the ends. Cut two longer pieces of wire for your 12v feed. Solder the wires to the short side of the header pins, pins 1 and 2 will be the new 12v and GND lines. I like to wrap the wire so it fits snug over the pin and makes a good connection once soldered.
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    Crimp .156 crimp contacts onto the 8 equal length wires. Insert the crimped connectors into the plug in slots 4-9.
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    Slots 2 and 3 are the old cfl power pins which are not passed through so they are left empty. Fill slots 1 and 10 with keys or glue so that the plug can not be attached to the board in a 1 off position. For clarity I labeled the plug with each pins purpose.
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    Build LED light panel to replace CFL
    Parts:
    - 12v rgb led strips non waterproof ( The waterproof style will work but striping the coating to make the connections is a pain. )
    amazon.com link » "amazon.com link » "amazon.com link » "amazon.com link » "amazon.com link » "amazon.com link » "amazon.com link » "amazon.com link » "amazon.com link »
    - rgb rf controller
    amazon.com link » "amazon.com link » "amazon.com link » "amazon.com link » "amazon.com link » "amazon.com link » "amazon.com link » "amazon.com link » "amazon.com link »
    - rgb led connector
    amazon.com link » "amazon.com link » "amazon.com link » "amazon.com link » "amazon.com link » "amazon.com link » "amazon.com link »
    - 2 Male Pins - .084 male pin
    https://www.greatplainselectronics.com/proddetail.asp?prod=02-08-2006HYPERLINK "https://www.greatplainselectronics.com/proddetail.asp?prod=02-08-2006&cat=91"&HYPERLINK "https://www.greatplainselectronics.com/proddetail.asp?prod=02-08-2006&cat=91"cat=91
    - 1 sheet of transparency film ( This serves as a backing for the lights to stick to so many other things may work )
    - Dress making pins ( Look for something very fine, all metal and with a small head. )
    http://www.michaels.com/loops-and-threads-applique-sequin-pins/M10340868.html?dwvar_M10340868_color=Brass
    - wire
    Optional if you want the panel to switch to red on a goal
    - 12v relay
    amazon.com link » "amazon.com link » "amazon.com link » "amazon.com link » "amazon.com link » "amazon.com link » "amazon.com link »
    - t tap
    amazon.com link » "amazon.com link » "amazon.com link » "amazon.com link » "amazon.com link » "amazon.com link » "amazon.com link » "amazon.com link » "amazon.com link »

    Directions:
    Cut transparency film to size using the template.
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    Cut 5 strips of led's each strip is 9 led's or 3 segments long. Be sure to cut the led strip in the middle of the copper pad to give yourself a place to solder to on each side. Peel backing off of led strips and stick to the transparency film so that they line up with the template.
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    If you left yourself half of the copper pad at each cut you should have 4 pads to solder. I used each line of copper pads to do a single connection, 12v, G, R, and B. Scratch off the surface coating and push the pins through the appropriate copper pad and solder the head to the copper.
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    Flip the panel over and solder your wires to each row of the pins.
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    Cut off the excess pin length. Note that the pins are stiff and when you cut them they will go flying so wear safety glasses, hold the end with pliers before cutting or aim it away from you when cutting. I used an old set of small cutters that that have nicked up blades, don't ruin your good cutters.
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    Covering the bare wires on the back of the panel with something is a good idea to keep anything from accidentally shorting across them. I used liquid electrical tape since I had it laying around but electrical tape or clear nail polish should do the job as well.
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    Cut off the plug on the rgb rf controller and strip the wires. Extend the power and ground wire with some extra wire and crimp the 2 male pins onto the ends of the extension. If you just want a led panel to replace the cfl bulb solder the wires from the lights to the rgb led connector in the correct locations and plug it all in. If you are looking at the scoreboard with the cfl plug at the bottom the +12v will be the left side and the GND will be the right side.
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    Connect power and ground to the relay. Connect the red lead from the led panel to the common relay terminal. Connect the NO terminal to the rgb controller red pin. Connect the NC terminal to one of the ground wires in the scoreboard.
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    Different strip light comparisons
    If you have no interest in being able to set the light color during play I think the 12v white led strips provide much better light, you can still do the change to red on a goal by adding strips of 12v red led lights or rgb strips hardwired to red.

    5050 RGB led strips - This looked more like light blue in person, color can be set with
    rgb controller. Not nearly as bright as the other 3 strips but it is as bright as my old cfl.
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    5050 White led strips - Color looked a lot like the 5630 6000k strips but the light didn't seem to spread as well to the edges.
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    5630 60LED/M 4500k led strips - Closest to cfl color but brighter and more spread to the edges, a slight yellowish color which doesn't show up in the picture
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    5630 60LED/M 6000k led strips - Seemed the brightest and best dispersed light.
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    Build reed switches and relay for goal lights

    Parts:
    - 4 reed switches
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    ebay.com link » Hq 2 7x14mm Reed Switch Nc Pack Of 2
    - 2 84" lengths of 2 lead wire
    amazon.com link » "amazon.com link » "amazon.com link » "amazon.com link » "amazon.com link » "amazon.com link » "amazon.com link »
    - Sheet of 22 gauge aluminum
    - RTV silicone
    - 12v Timed Relay module ( If you want 1 goal light for both goals you only need one of these, if you want a goal light for each goal you need two of these or a double relay module. )
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    ebay.com link » Dc 5v 12v 24v Timer Module Delay Time Switch Adjustable Timer Board Relay Module "ebay.com link » Dc 5v 12v 24v Timer Module Delay Time Switch Adjustable Timer Board Relay Module "ebay.com link » Dc 5v 12v 24v Timer Module Delay Time Switch Adjustable Timer Board Relay Module
    - Possibly need a blocking diode

    Directions:
    Cut two strips of aluminum to match the template size and bend. Drill or punch 3/16 inch hole in leg of the mounting bracket. Glue reed switches to the bracket about 1” up with RTV silicone. Solder switches together and attach wires. If you want you can cover the switches with more silicone like ICE did with their sensors to help keep the switches in place. Feed wires through bottom of the Super Chexx into the base and attach to the relay module. I just followed the path of the stock wiring harness using the existing clips to hold the wire in place.
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    Attach leads for power and the goal switches to the relay module. I had to solder on to this one but some may have screw terminals. Once you have the power leads you can hook up the module to a 12v power source and set the delay time by turning the brass screw. This module has a button to trigger it but you can also touch the trigger lead to ground.
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    Build Goal Light
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    - 1 Light Housing - These are all over on ebay and amazon
    ebay.com link » Dc 12v Indicating Alarm Strobe Signal Warn Siren Led Flashing Light Lamp
    - 8 10mm high output white led's
    ebay.com link » Us Stock 20pcs Led 10mm Cool White 5 Watt Super Bright High Power Leds 0 5w Car
    - 1 5x7cm Prototype pcb board
    ebay.com link » 10pcs 5 X 7 Cm Diy Prototype Paper Pcb Universal Board New
    - 84 inches of 2 lead wire
    - 23mm long piece of 1&1/4 pvc
    - 1 LM555 timer chip
    - 1 4017 decade counter
    - 2 1k Ω resistor
    - 1 100 Ω resistor
    - 1 100k Ω potentiometer
    - 1 1uf capacitor
    - 1 10uf capacitor
    - 1 .01uf capacitor

    Unscrew the light cover and remove the flasher unit, save the screws that are used to hold it in place. Enlarge the hole in the center of the base so the scoreboard mounting bolt can go through it. Cut down one of the included mounting plates to use as a base for the pvc pipe.
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    Cut down the pcb board to fit inside the base. Tin snips work well for this. Don't forget to cut a hole in the middle of the pcb for the scoreboard mounting screw to pass through.
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    Divide the pipe into 8 even sections and mark. Drill 8 5/16 holes to mount the led's.
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    Press the led's in with the anode ( Shorter leg ) up. Bend the anode over to touch the adjacent led, leaving the final one open for the resistor.
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    Place your components. It doesn't really matter where they go but you will want the potentiometer near the edge so that you can get to it to adjust the flash rate.
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    I found this led circuit on instructables which I changed some components to fit with how I wanted it to work. I changed R3 to be a 100 Ω resistor. Anything 60 and up will work with the led's I chose, if you choose different led's you may need a different value for this. Capacitor C1 was changed to 1uf to make the led's cycle faster. I also added a 10uf capacitor across the source to keep the power from dipping when the led's cycled because the 4017 chip was skipping outputs and acting erratically without it. Also don't daisy chain the power wires to the chips, I had odd behavior when doing this which cleared up once I ran separate wires.
    https://www.instructables.com/answers/Simple-18-LED-Chaser-Needed-For-A-Lighthouse/
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    Assemble it all
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    When I mounted the light to the dome I put a large rubber washer with a notch cut in it on top of the score board so that my wire had a little extra room to fit and I could still tighten it down.
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    Goal Light Wiring Diagrams
    Diagram for 1 goal light
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    Diagram for 2 goal lights
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    Build goal horn
    Parts:
    - MP3 playback board
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    ebay.com link » 1pcs For Arduino Development Board Voice Playback Module Mp3 Music Player "ebay.com link » 1pcs For Arduino Development Board Voice Playback Module Mp3 Music Player "ebay.com link » 1pcs For Arduino Development Board Voice Playback Module Mp3 Music Player
    - Buck converter
    ebay.com link » Buck Step Down Lm2596 Power Converter Module Dc 4 0 40 To 1 3 37v Led Voltmeter "ebay.com link » Buck Step Down Lm2596 Power Converter Module Dc 4 0 40 To 1 3 37v Led Voltmeter "ebay.com link » Buck Step Down Lm2596 Power Converter Module Dc 4 0 40 To 1 3 37v Led Voltmeter
    Or go this route which I did first since I had a bunch of these 2Amp car chargers around from career fairs.
    https://hackaday.com/2015/08/13/crack-open-a-usb-car-charger-to-make-it-a-variable-dc-dc-converter/
    - Speaker 2W 8 ohm ( I had something in the basement that worked but these fit the specs )
    https://www.alliedelec.com/rs-pro-8179132/70656582/
    https://www.alliedelec.com/rs-pro-7564609/70824261/
    https://www.alliedelec.com/rs-pro-2676974/70642609/
    https://www.alliedelec.com/icc-intervox-s20x35vfs-2w/70115877/
    - Micro SD card - any one will do, it only has to hold a few 4 second horn clips. This is a good use for your old phone memory card.
    - Possibly need blocking diodes depending on setup

    Directions:
    Load files onto the micro sd card. Connect buck converter to your 12v and set the output to be 5v. Connect the output of the buck converter to the +5v and GND on the sound board. Connect the outputs from the reed switches to the first and second trigger pins. Connect the speaker to the amped speaker output. If you want to you could also use powered external speakers and plug them into the speaker jack.

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