(Topic ID: 220609)

Tested: Modding 'The Getaway' Pinball Machine. (How would you solve?)


By thefunkpunk

1 year ago



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  • Latest reply 12 months ago by Risingjay1
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#1 1 year ago

This was just posted yesterday:

They attempt to connect a 'real' traffic light to a Getaway traffic light. But, without revealing too much, they run into ac/dc & lamp matrix issues. The solution they come up with is quite involved.

Surely, there is an easier solution using only simple circuitry. How would you implement this?

#2 1 year ago

User ricksgames has done this. He has a real traffic light hooked up to his Getaway. I believe he said he used optocouplers to keep the circuits isolated. Try contacting him for more details.

#3 1 year ago

You need optocouplers to achieve this. Boy, I love Tested videos (mostly one day builds with Adam) but this was hard to watch. Just adding relays into the lamp matrix is not a smart idea.

I think they realized towards the end of the video that they were "too in the weeds" to pull out.

#4 1 year ago

I winced when they hard wired it into the lamp instead of just using the connector

Can't believe they'd go in without even looking at the schematics

2 weeks later
#5 12 months ago

What if the incandescents were replaced with leds in the traffic light? I wonder if the solid state relays would work then.

#6 12 months ago

really easy use led's and photo cells to turn traffic light on and off

#7 12 months ago

Optocouplers are the way to go. I did something similar when I integrated a tachometer into my Getaway. Maybe they could have used caps on the other end of the optos to avoid using a microcontroller, but I like their idea of using the micro to do something different with the lights in attract mode.

If I had it to do over again, I could have saved about 75% of the work by using an Arduino (like they did) instead of using a Basic Stamp. Oh well.


https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZXypXzuz-W3Nu35rhYS4dh87afp_na9_

#8 12 months ago

Two of the coolest mods in my opinion, stop light and tachometer! Wish the tach was plug and play. No time for making it. Awesome job!

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