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Added: 2015-11-08 23:00:00 UTC • Re-listed: 2 times (February 3rd, 2016) • Ended: July 20th, 2016
Total Lightshow is a new retrofit modding kit for Stern SAM pinball machines. Available now are plug and play kits for Metallica Pro and AC/DC Pro that bring the GI lightshows of their respective Premium/LE models to the Pro. The system will also drive other mods and is completely interactive and mode-aware.
The system is based on the Matrix Interceptor, a PCB that continuously reads the entire switch and lamp matrices of your machine and is programmed to lock onto any behaviour that can be used to navigate through the game code.
The Matrix Interceptor drives 8 full pwm controlled power outputs and a 3 channel serial multiplexer to control 3 independent chains of addressable LEDs.
The kit install is completely reversible, and can be moved from game to game.
The kit comes fully pre-programmed and is plug and play, but code may be updated over USB if you wish to change to another game, or if I issue patches for any reason.
The development thread, with many details is here..
Please note that due to many personal preferences, and the inefficiency of shipping bulbs back and forth across the world, bulbs are not included in the kits.
Metallica Pro -- Three new strings of GI bulbs are installed that match the Premium blue, red and white controllable strings. Some original GI sockets remain in place and are controlled by the companion break out board, the GI Interceptor, which allows the main board to control factory GI.
The Met Pro kit will also include support to drive the rising cross mechanism and provide lighting effects to added spinners if they are connected properly into your switch matrix (this code is in final stages of development).
The Met Pro kit currently has no coding for the addressable LED outputs, but the Matrix Interceptor ships as an identical component in any kit, regardless of whether its full capabilities are coded for a particular game.
I have not designed the kit to replace the sockets in the inlane ball guides as the flipper mechanisms are immediately below, and I believe the install would be too difficult for the benefit of the additional bulbs there. Some folks are hard core enough to try this, so if that is you an add on harness can be purchased to allow you to also install red and blue bulbs in this area.
Bulbs required, 9 each red, blue, white.
AC/DC Pro -- Similar to Met. Blue, red and white GI bulbs are added, GI Interceptor controls remaining factory GI.
Bulbs required, 9 each red, blue, white.
What's in the kit. One Matrix Interceptor control board, one GI Interceptor daughter board, matrix cables to connect the main board to your pinball machine, new bulb sockets (that are an exact match for the factory Stern sockets), cables to connect the new sockets to the control board, all mounting hardware.
Reminder, bulbs are not included.
**Older Pro models vs LED Pro**
Sterns newer, LED Pro models ship from the factory with termination resistor boards fitted to the lamp matrix. These are primarily to address ghosting, but they also do a nice job of cleaning up the signals and they are necessary for 100% performance of the Matrix Interceptor.
If you install the kit in an older, wooden back box style pro, you will need the add on Matrix Terminator boards which I produce for the kit. They are similar circuitry to the factory boards and guarantee full performance of the main board.
Total Lightshow main kit -- US$285
Add on Matrix Terminator -- US$19 (for the pair)
Optional inlane ball guide extension harness -- $19
International Shipping (USA Ex Australia) -- US$25
International Shipping (Europe Ex Australia) -- US$32
To buy, please use the portal at my website here..
(Ignore the prices on the website. Enter your Pinside ID or AussieArcade ID to access discounted pricing that is listed in this ad)
the PinsideMail link to send me a message including..
an email address to which I can issue a PayPal invoice,
which game you are buying for,
whether you require Matrix Terminators,
whether you require any optional extensions,
from which country you are buying (different invoices for tax purposes).
More details will be posted in the attached for sale forum thread.
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