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Got mine today.
Thanks @stumblor, very nice indeed. Much appreciated👍
Going in whitewater and AFM , will swop out the led ocd board in FT and see which one looks best also.
Good to have a spare or two as well.
Cheers.

No worries! :) Will be very interested to see a comparison between the two.
 
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Mine arrived today, many thanks Davey.
All I know one is going in Creature , the other I have yet to decide. First I need to work out how to get it up and running.
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I'll probably upload a default Creech config after I figure it out. Anyone know how to submit a game to the game list? Creech currently isn't fetched when you click the globe icon in the config tool.
 
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Oh I see what you mean now my apologies I didn't read your first post properly. To be honest I've not used the configuration software yet, I'm running my Afterglow board in creech on (what I now suppose to be) default settings. Let me know what you discover. I imagine new configs could be submitted as a pull request on github, but can always ask Christoph the designer if it's not clear.

Will do some reseat into that config tool over the next few days but let me know how you get on with it.
 

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Oh I see what you mean now my apologies I didn't read your first post properly. To be honest I've not used the configuration software yet, I'm running my Afterglow board in creech on (what I now suppose to be) default settings. Let me know what you discover. I imagine new configs could be submitted as a pull request on github, but can always ask Christoph the designer if it's not clear.

Will do some reseat into that config tool over the next few days but let me know how you get on with it.
You should really play around with it. If it's anything like the LED OCD config, and it looks like it is, then I think you'd really enjoy it. It's really nice to max out the LED for one insert, and tone down the brightness for another to even out the lighting levels. I enjoy just going through and labelling each insert light too.
 

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Daft Question folks ..on the back of the Pin2DMD there is a 12v screw type terminal (Not used as i scotch lock crimped the plugs supplied) that appears to be free ...could the Afterglow board be driven from there?
Ive checked the terminals and its showing approx 14v on DMM
Cheers
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Good Afternoon Chaps
Looking to try my afterglow board now and have done the following:-

Unplugged 138 from the main board and inserted into Afterglow IN
Unplugged 135 from the main board and inserted into afterglow IN

Installed Afterglow 138 OUT into 138 Main Board
Installed Afterglow 135 OUT into 135 Main Board
Installed power connector Red to 18v Test Point on Main Board
Installed power connector Black to GND Test Point on Main Board (just beneath TP7)

I see from the diagram attached it suggests that plugs 133, 134, & 136 need to be plugged into the afterglow board is this correct as these plugs will attach to the OUT connectors on the afterglow board

just want to be sure before i boot TZ up
Thanks
Stef
 

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Good Afternoon Chaps
Looking to try my afterglow board now and have done the following:-

Unplugged 138 from the main board and inserted into Afterglow IN
Unplugged 135 from the main board and inserted into afterglow IN

Installed Afterglow 138 OUT into 138 Main Board
Installed Afterglow 135 OUT into 135 Main Board
Installed power connector Red to 18v Test Point on Main Board
Installed power connector Black to GND Test Point on Main Board (just beneath TP7)

I see from the diagram attached it suggests that plugs 133, 134, & 136 need to be plugged into the afterglow board is this correct as these plugs will attach to the OUT connectors on the afterglow board

just want to be sure before i boot TZ up
Thanks
Stef
It would appear so based on the photo in the instructions.
https://github.com/bitfieldlabs/afterglow/wiki/Instructions
ag_v13_mounting_2.jpg
 

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Houston we have a problem :-( I have some Gi but zero Attract
Looking closer i have figured out :-(
The nano board isnt installed into the rhs socket :-(
im guessing i will have to pull this out again and try and refit the nano
any tips or anything i should be aware of before i continue
cheers
Stef
 

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Hi everyone. Uploading new lamp matrix labels for the configuration tool can only be done through github pull requests at the moments. Or just send your entry to me and I will upload it. The configuration hasn't been used a lot as far as I am aware. I am happy to get some input or suggestions.
 
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Houston we have a problem :-( I have some Gi but zero Attract
Looking closer i have figured out :-(
The nano board isnt installed into the rhs socket :-(
im guessing i will have to pull this out again and try and refit the nano
any tips or anything i should be aware of before i continue
cheers
Stef
Use nice even pressure when you insert it. You don't want to bend the PCB. If you are taking it out use a back and forth rocking or wiggling motion and just go slowly. Be careful to align the pins with the socket. You don't want them folding over on you.
 
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Hi everyone. Uploading new lamp matrix labels for the configuration tool can only be done through github pull requests at the moments. Or just send your entry to me and I will upload it. The configuration hasn't been used a lot as far as I am aware. I am happy to get some input or suggestions.

Hey Christoph, welcome to pinballinfo. Nice to have you here! ☺️
 

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@caponian So... Have you ever thought about starting up a group buy for AGGI? :)
The GI board is still under development. There is now a version of the board with integrated power supply. Some people at Flippermarkt have built prototypes but I have not gotten much feedback so far. I have a board myself but no matching pinball machine ATM ;)
Also, the group buy at Flippermarkt was done by someone else, and I don't know much about ordering populated boards from China...
 

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I'd like to have matching AG and AGGI in my Creech, but there is no way I can coordinate a group by from the other side of the pond. Shipping would kill any savings.