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Completed - Stern Trident Restoration with BSOS 2020 Code

By bigguybbr

3 months ago


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#101 74 days ago
Quoted from bigguybbr:

I was able to track down a short that was blowing the 43v fuse and the machine powered up for the first time!
I started running through tests and found all the coils were very weak. Then I remembered I had something similar with my Meteor.
I walked over to my Meteor to take a glance and found that I have now I made the same dumb mistake twice. The J1 connector on the replacement rectifier has an extra pin so my 3 voltage pins on the right were off by 1 pin and I was trying to drive coils with low voltage.
Here is what I did
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Here is what it should have been
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#102 74 days ago

Looks like I remember right. This is where I'm going to focus to fix the drops

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#103 74 days ago

So It wasn't the hot leg, that seems to be intact.

I did find that when I re-pinned the connectors, I put the pin for relay 2 in the wrong spot. I fixed that.

Now I can hear a buzz from the relays, but they aren't dropping the targets. Back to the drawing board.
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#104 74 days ago

All figured out. Guess what, it wasn't electrical, and it wasn't mechanical. It was magnetic! I put the brass rod in the wrong place!

The steel rod was getting magnetized when the relays would magnetize, and the finger holding up the drop target wouldn't pull in. Swapped those two rods, and VIOLA!

Time to go capture some playing footage!

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#105 73 days ago

Stick a fork in it. It's done.

#106 73 days ago

Another game where I sucked a little less

#107 73 days ago

Great work! Enjoyed the thread showing the progress.
That new code is a great upgrade

#109 72 days ago

I also greatly enjoyed the entire thread, thank you for posting it all.

#110 72 days ago
Quoted from xsvtoys:

I also greatly enjoyed the entire thread, thank you for posting it all.

No problem. This was a fun resto. Time to find my next project!

#111 68 days ago

I just picked up a project Trident myself and this thread is both inspiring and informative. Great job and thanks for sharing!

#112 67 days ago
Quoted from Goforth:

I just picked up a project Trident myself and this thread is both inspiring and informative. Great job and thanks for sharing!

It really is a great shooter. I highly recommend adding the Arduino controller to add sounds and update the rule set. It's become a new favorite of mine (even if I suck at pinball).

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#113 32 days ago

Decided to add trough lighting while in adjusting the spoon on the top pop bumper. Really helps to light up the flippers.

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#114 11 days ago

hi bigguybbr

for the sound, do you run the left and right output to the exciters and the sub output to your new speaker? i assume you no longer use the old volume knob. what was your choice for the amp and the new speaker? thanks! looks great.

#115 10 days ago
Quoted from ozoneaction:

hi bigguybbr
for the sound, do you run the left and right output to the exciters and the sub output to your new speaker? i assume you no longer use the old volume knob. what was your choice for the amp and the new speaker? thanks! looks great.

I run the right and left channel outputs to the to the right and left exciters. The subwoofer output I have running to the multi-pole on/on switch used to toggle the jumper on the RoyGBev/Arduino. I have it set up so I toggle the input from the amp when running the new code, and coming from the SB-100 when using the original game rom.

I have a video demo if this from before I did my Meteor restoration. There is more information on how I wire things up here:

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/stern-meteor-20201/page/3#post-6328478

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