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The Crazy Mansion by the Pinball Amigos


By pinballrockstar

2 years ago



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    #4051 1 year ago

    Next to the hole i screw in our last 1616 board...we are probably gonna need more boards,we are using up a lot of driver positions....hm...crazy

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    #4052 1 year ago

    Hahaha
    The head cries out for its father...Pat Lawlor to help him.
    He is being abused by some crazy Pinball Amigos

    “PAT LAWLOR! HELP ME! ARGH!”

    #4053 1 year ago

    Okay...i need heavy duty ground over here,i cut out a connector from the wiring harnass outside.
    Remember,the backbox needs to be transported seperately thus it needs connector so we can disconnect it.

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    #4054 1 year ago

    Easy as that,3 ground wires for the 1616...i am really digging i can make my own connectors...you just need a pile of old wire and a Fast pinball kit guys,supercool!

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    #4055 1 year ago

    One thing I noticed while watching your videos, you speak English very well.

    #4056 1 year ago
    Quoted from HD_Fatboy:

    One thing I noticed while watching your videos, you speak English very well.

    If that is a compliment: thank you so much,it means a lot to me...American sitcoms educated me during my youth(perfect strangers,married with children,family ties,ALF,etc. )

    (BTW: If you are being sarcastic : step on lego!)

    #4057 1 year ago

    This temporary ziptie post will keep the wires in place!

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    #4058 1 year ago

    This head is ready to be put in position!
    I am welding the switches in position.
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    #4059 1 year ago

    great mod on the head / mouth, works great, you guys have definitely earned the classification of "pin-gineers"

    #4060 1 year ago
    Quoted from swinks:

    great mod on the head / mouth, works great, you guys have definitely earned the classification of "pin-gineers"

    Yeah? Thanks bro!
    Really appreciate it
    It is coming together like “crazy”
    Look:
    The switches work great!:

    #4061 1 year ago

    All the coils in the head share 1 wire for the high voltage positive,that is the candy cane colored wire running down there...
    But each coil has its own driver position.
    Hence the 4 brown wires in the connector.
    When the code tells a transistor to pull to ground,that specific coil i pulsed.
    Easy as that.

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    #4062 1 year ago

    Again,great board set,i can’t say that enuff...
    This board is on location where a lot of coils and motors need wiring,MINIMAL WIRING NEEDED with this fast system.
    Very smart!
    3 wires in a connector added here for the 2 switches for the mouth movement.
    They share a common ground.

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    #4063 1 year ago

    Last thing i need is something to reduce the voltage to the mouth motor...i tested it with the lowest voltage supplied by the fast power supply(5v)and the mouth moves too fast..

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    #4064 1 year ago

    This cheap dremel has a pot meter...this thing is doomed!

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    #4065 1 year ago

    Donate your organs!! Mwoehahaha!!

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    #4066 1 year ago

    So this is the print that reduces and increases the dremel’s current...

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    #4067 1 year ago

    Time to hook up this relay board from china,i only use 2 relays to activate or cut off both positive and negative.

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    #4068 1 year ago

    Well isn’t this a lucky find!
    I can strap the tiny pot-board down with a ziptie to this!

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    #4069 1 year ago

    BOOM! Perfect!!

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    #4070 1 year ago

    A little wiring in the backbox

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    #4071 1 year ago

    This dremel gave its life for a good cause,check this out:

    #4072 1 year ago

    Gonna hit the sack now guys,relays next week,i am beat,have a great weekend everybody!!

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    #4073 1 year ago

    Very impressive on the use of Dremel pot.

    #4074 1 year ago

    I'd be concerned about that pot being used in series with the motor.
    Most pots... esp something this small; only handle 250mW of power... and that motor is going to take a lot of current.
    You need to investigate using PWM to drive the motor to slow it down ... I'm pretty sure that pot won't last very long in it's current use model.

    #4075 1 year ago
    Quoted from Zitt:

    I'd be concerned about that pot being used in series with the motor.
    Most pots... esp something this small; only handle 250mW of power... and that motor is going to take a lot of current.
    You need to investigate using PWM to drive the motor to slow it down ... I'm pretty sure that pot won't last very long in it's current use model.

    The crappy dremel was 18 volt,it had an 18 volt power supply,i connected it to a 5 volt connection to tune down to 1.9 volts(1.9 Volt makes the ideal mouth speed )
    So i don’t think it is going to be an issue...my new mech runs light as a feather so it needs next to nothing....if the dremel was 5 volts and i put 18 volts on the pot meter i would also be worried!
    But you have a valid point,be careful what you hook up,you can only burn down your pinball once!

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    #4076 1 year ago
    Quoted from Jjsmooth:

    Very impressive on the use of Dremel pot.

    Thanks,the dremel was a freebee and i just hord/accumulate crap like that.. if you need something,you just go through your crate of crap and crack something open and repurpose it!
    Look at all the crap in this crate alone!
    The thing i am holding for example is a motor with leds that used to drive a disco mirror ball...great slow rotation on that motor...we will totally put that to good use.
    I also hord power supplies in all voltages!

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    #4077 1 year ago
    Quoted from Zitt:

    I'd be concerned about that pot being used in series with the motor.
    Most pots... esp something this small; only handle 250mW of power... and that motor is going to take a lot of current.
    You need to investigate using PWM to drive the motor to slow it down ... I'm pretty sure that pot won't last very long in it's current use model.

    I'm sure that board IS a PWM circuit and not just a resistor, look at all the active stuff. Arduino reading a voltage divider and doing PWM to a switching FET, probably exactly what you were thinking of. Just my guess of course.

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    #4078 1 year ago

    Bas, great build again!
    Very Willie Wortel !!!!!

    #4079 1 year ago
    Quoted from pinballrockstar:

    I also hord power supplies in all voltages!

    Doesn't everybody? Mine are conveniently stored in a cloth Marco bag they give out at pinball shows.

    My bag of wall warts
    inside the bag

    When I pulled the bag out for the photo I noticed about a dozen overflowing into the box underneath. I respectfully disagree with calling it hoarding... more of recycling as these things come in handy periodically.

    -Rob
    -visit http://www.kahr.us to get my daughterboard that helps fix WPC pinball resets or for my replacement LED display boards for model H & model S Skee Ball

    #4080 1 year ago
    Quoted from pinballrockstar:

    If that is a compliment: thank you so much,it means a lot to me...American sitcoms educated me during my youth(perfect strangers,married with children,family ties,ALF,etc. )
    (BTW: If you are being sarcastic : step on lego!)

    It was a compliment

    #4081 1 year ago

    161 followers and a heartbeat like you you running the quarter mile in 10 second.

    I think you Guy's wil never want to finish TCM with that kind of views hahaha.

    #4082 1 year ago
    Quoted from pinballrockstar:

    The crappy dremel was 18 volt,it had an 18 volt power supply,i connected it to a 5 volt connection to tune down to 1.9 volts(1.9 Volt makes the ideal mouth speed )
    So i don’t think it is going to be an issue...my new mech runs light as a feather so it needs next to nothing....if the dremel was 5 volts and i put 18 volts on the pot meter i would also be worried!
    But you have a valid point,be careful what you hook up,you can only burn down your pinball once!

    Nope. the Key is:
    DC 18V 7W

    The board total for the original dremel was no more than:
    7W / 18V or .388amps or 388 mA.

    Is your motor going to draw more than .388Amps? If so that board isn't going to work long.
    My gut tells me that any binding on the motor; and you'll draw a lot more than 400mA.

    #4083 1 year ago
    Quoted from Zitt:

    The board total for the original dremel was no more than:
    7W / 18V or .388amps or 388 mA.

    The spec on the tool is for the motor, not the speed control. The control might supply many times that amount. Current FETs (4th gen?) in a TO-220 package can typically supply many amps.

    In the spirit of the Amigos: run it till it fries ( - :

    #4084 1 year ago

    Nice update. I Always enjoy reading this thread .

    #4085 1 year ago
    Quoted from mcbPalisade:

    I'm sure that board IS a PWM circuit and not just a resistor, look at all the active stuff. Arduino reading a voltage divider and doing PWM to a switching FET, probably exactly what you were thinking of. Just my guess of course.

    Ah we will see if it fries

    Quoted from Thor-NL:

    Bas, great build again!
    Very Willie Wortel !!!!!

    I love this stuff man,i know jùst enuff to tie stuff together.
    I am short in patience though...those are the moments stuff explodes.

    Quoted from rkahr:

    Doesn't everybody? Mine are conveniently stored in a cloth Marco bag they give out at pinball shows.

    When I pulled the bag out for the photo I noticed about a dozen overflowing into the box underneath. I respectfully disagree with calling it hoarding... more of recycling as these things come in handy periodically.
    -Rob
    -visit http://www.kahr.us to get my daughterboard that helps fix WPC pinball resets or for my replacement LED display boards for model H & model S Skee Ball

    Very green indeed,it is good to repurpose stuff...people buy and toss so much stuff nowerdays man...it is just wrong.
    I can repair almost anything,i just start on opening something when it breaks down and look at how it is supposed to work?
    I lately repaired a 40 inch LCD , dishwasher and my wash dryer....for a couple of bucks!?
    My daughter always says “my dad can repair anything!” (So nowerdays when i fail at fixing sumtin,i toss it out the backdoor so she doesn’t see it..way too proud of that title! )

    Quoted from HD_Fatboy:

    It was a compliment

    Ah thanks bro,too kind!

    Quoted from pinballwil:

    161 followers and a heartbeat like you you running the quarter mile in 10 second.
    I think you Guy's wil never want to finish TCM with that kind of views hahaha.

    We love doing what we do...even if we had 5 followers,we would be doing this..
    Just having a good time man..that’s what it’s about.

    Quoted from Zitt:

    Nope. the Key is:
    DC 18V 7W
    The board total for the original dremel was no more than:
    7W / 18V or .388amps or 388 mA.
    Is your motor going to draw more than .388Amps? If so that board isn't going to work long.
    My gut tells me that any binding on the motor; and you'll draw a lot more than 400mA.

    You are supersmart with electronics so you are most likely right
    I will swap it if it fries on me

    #4086 1 year ago
    Quoted from mcbPalisade:

    In the spirit of the Amigos: run it till it fries ( - :

    BOOM!!!
    WOOHOO!!!

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    #4087 1 year ago
    Quoted from Honch:

    Nice update. I Always enjoy reading this thread .

    Thank for your mental support dude,awesome,thanks

    #4088 1 year ago

    The pinball amigos crazy video of the week:

    It is a Dutch vid,but you’ll catch up fast

    #4089 1 year ago
    Quoted from pinballrockstar:

    The pinball amigos crazy video of the week:

    It is a Dutch vid,but you’ll catch up fast

    LMFAO!!

    #4090 1 year ago

    That's hilarious!

    #4091 1 year ago

    It is a brutal hot day in Pinball Amigos headquarters,so i used this cat flap(we don’t have a cat,it came with the house ) to run our Amigos mobile AC unit!
    That way we can work like normal.
    The pinball building is metal and look at that sun turning it into a boiling pan

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    #4092 1 year ago

    There’s our little buddy in action!

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    #4094 1 year ago

    Cool indeed
    Mic arrived,we are collecting some inspiration in the alley
    Hold on.

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    #4095 1 year ago

    Mega Hot here also, higher than normal temps with high humidity! Stay Cool! and drink plenty, stay thirsty my friends.

    #4096 1 year ago
    Quoted from HD_Fatboy:

    drink plenty, stay thirsty my friends.

    Hey bro,high humidity blows...it’s like:”am i sweating like crazy or is this humidity sticking to me?”
    Anyway,we are hydrating like a maniac

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    #4097 1 year ago
    Quoted from pinballrockstar:

    Hey bro,high humidity blows...it’s like:”am i sweating like crazy or is this humidity sticking to me?”
    Anyway,we are hydrating like a maniac

    That's the way I do it!!!!!

    #4098 1 year ago

    Hey!
    It’s Dick!

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    #4099 1 year ago

    What's up fellas!

    #4100 1 year ago
    Quoted from Wolfmarsh:

    What's up fellas!

    Hey brother!!

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