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Weyland Yutani - Dedicated to Keeping 3 Alien Specimens Alive

By knockerlover

2 years ago

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  • Alien Heighway Pinball, 2017

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#257 2 years ago

I have a decoration playfield from an Alien and got a monitor and the support pcb.
Are there any cables out to connect the monitor with the support pcb ?
I am not "in electronics" to make the cable my own. Maybe someone has a solution where to buy which cable.

A pinout plan would also be great ... at least I will solder.

The plan is to illuminate the playfield with rrb-led´s and run scene of the pinball and/or movie on the monitor ... and that as a wall hanger.

Please let me know ....


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#311 2 years ago

A maybe very dumb question:
Heighway is out of business. The crew is still activ with pinball. A group of investors bought Heighway Ltd. and is the legal owner of all parts, machines, documentations, etc
Is there a chance that, after selling all the stuff and machines, that all documentation and schematics become public ? Even if they will restart a production, what speaks amongst serving the Alien owners with such important informations ? The pin is pretty actual and technical parts are "up to date" .... so there must be all the files, contacts from suppliers, etc, pp

Maybe there is hope that we will get this schematics and code, for the owner it is not usable. It is great that after Heighway went off business a new code showed up !!

Am I wrong ?!

#316 2 years ago
Quoted from Damonator:

If they still had parts, the smartest thing to do would be to sell all remaining stock to Marco/Pinball Life, etc. I would prefer not to pay PB for anything directly.

BHut than you have several people without a Alien buying this stuff for "bad times".
Copyright is okay , bur we own a Alien pinball ... so the copyright must also cover spareparts. We will not build new Aliens ... its a shame on the other side. there is a very nice machine with software done, etc, pp and there will be so far no production.

Yesterday I recieved my china spare pc and I installed a backup from Alien on it ... works ... the pc boots in the attract mode ! Now have to connect the spare monitor to this setup.

#319 2 years ago

Yes .. thats the source ! Very great support ! I bought the pc with SSD and RAM, shipping was within 3 days without any trouble with customs. It just went to my home.
Today I tried to connect the monitor, but I guess I need this 5 Volt soldered on the pcb. Looking to get it running.

#324 2 years ago

Remaining spare PC and monitor:
So far I got spare parts up and running.
All power came from a pc powersupply, for the PC I used 12 Volts which fits in the plug on the mainboard.
The monitor driver pcb is a little funny. It is jumpered to 3,3 Volts but I drive it with 5 Volts only on the pcb soldered as on the pictures earlier in this thread. No need for extra voltage ! If I also give it 3.3 Volts to the power-in the powersupply wents off.If I jumper to 5 Volts the screen beginns only flickering.

Oliest bad thing .. I have no panel to adjust the screen, so it is very lightning and no way to adjust. But it works !
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#325 2 years ago

double post

#337 2 years ago

For the collection:
Facehugger, little smaller than original but better than nothing .... link » Alien Covenant Movie Toys Alien Chestburster Alien Facehugger Action Figure

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#402 2 years ago
Quoted from Knightman:

So, cointaker sent me a shaker-motor. The plug does not appear to match anything on the IO board....
Where the hell does it go??? I found a plug but it seemed inverted and...not correct.

Read this post

#404 2 years ago

Maybe I am wrong but a shaker is at least a motor. A motor used in pinball has 2 wires ....
The Alien is prepared for a shaker. There is a pcb with connectors or solderplate for this 2 wires ...

From an other post copied:
The shaker motor connector is a spike connector for spike and spike 2 systems, and plugs into the “shaker motor” PinOut on the power supply board in the bottom of the cabinet.

Pin 1 - red
Pin 2 - N/A
pin 3 - red (jumper or loop)
Pin 4 - black
Pin 5 - black (jumper or loop)

IF ... there is no preparation for a shaker you will need a pcb which converts the signal from the pinballmachine to 12 volts
power for the shaker. So this pcb needs 12 volts, 2 conectors signal from the pinball. This pcb are for sale from different distributors.

You dont have a neighbor or friend who will connect this 2 cables for you ?!
Or is the shaker completely out of range ?

#408 2 years ago

One is HPE , one is PE

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#427 2 years ago

If you are quick .... yes !
In Australia also available.

#437 2 years ago

I am sure that this mechanics are factory build.
In Australa you can contact member Ballypinball, he offered in a psot also a full mechanic for sale.

I am still on the plastics, please see the other threads about Alien for first pics and impressions. BUT the plastics in Vivac is a forums project. A friend of mine has the possibility to make them on his work when printer and laser are not busy. But therefor we have to wait for timeslots to use this equipment.
So we are working on it.

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#495 1 year ago

As stated in an other post ... I made a set of PET plastics for my personal use and also supported one other owner with 2 plastics he broke.
Fact is, the right holders also made PET plastics and offered them (for a fair pricing) therefor I will not offer any plastic sets.
As I understand ... you need a full set of PET plastics, you can get them ..... legal.

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#503 1 year ago

I bought a very late LE and it was told in the beginning that the LE come also with the translite (as a sparepart // extra !!) ... but I have only the monitor. Its okay ...

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#551 1 year ago

Need the graphic , than I might make some.

#553 1 year ago

We can try !

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#559 9 months ago

The Xenomorph covers (upper and lower) are the same. I swapped them. But the "insight" is different but new Xenos V2 are available in shops.

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