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Pick Holder

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......Stern “sam” sound system really is terrible, Standard. Speaker upgrade essential. Been working on a plug and play active subwoofer system.That moves with the machine . Compact. This is the cheaper version without a remote volume control. The More expensive sub will have a volume control in the coin door....sounds fabulous..........
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In the past I have upgraded the spekaers in SAM games and taken a line out off the main PCB and fed a 2.1 amplifier. Works out much better than stock stuff. The amp on the SAM/Whitestar boards do not sound that good!
 
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Durzel

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Flipper Fidelity speakers with the 10” sub sounded awesome on my Tron LE, which is SAM. Loud and more than enough bass. How loud do you need these things to be when you’re playing them? o_O
 
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MadNat

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Got up a bit early this morning and thought I'd video installing my new PIN2DMD into my Getaway High Speed 2. A few members have asked for pointers on installing them - its really easy, but hope this video helps.

 

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Kick out not working properly? It was kicking to top of the right slingshot or right in lane and not the left flipper. Seen better days? Can't think why...

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Lets have a closer look by comparing old with new...

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Rear

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Hmm, not quite the same pattern part after all, ball cradle not connecting to the VUK shaft...

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Time to get the wizard out...

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That's better.

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Now working properly...

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Colywobbles

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Upgraded Lights and Speakers for my Whitestar pins.

Spent the day making several protos and came up with my own design that houses the standard stern speakers and upgraded ones.
Although these can’t be made from scraps / off-cuts the cost a little more to make but the trade off is well worth it as they require no glueing whatsoever due to the one piece design on the top/bottom making them simply snap together extremely tightly.

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standard stern speakers
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let’s beef them up a little
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ahhh that’s better
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before
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and after but pics don’t give them justice as they actually do look like TV tubes in white LED which compliments my speaker panel sillyness
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while I was on made some silhouette style inserts for a couple of our pinheads on here.
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Pics don’t do justice they quite a nice addition to the normally dull stern ones
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I am currently working on whitestar ones but waiting on some hardware hopefully soon

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Upgraded Lights and Speakers for my Whitestar pins.

Spent the day making several protos and came up with my own design that houses the standard stern speakers and upgraded ones.
Although these can’t be made from scraps / off-cuts so cost a little more the trade off is well worth it as they require no glueing whatsoever due to the one piece design on the top/bottom they simply snap together extremely tightly

I am currently working on whitestar ones but waiting on some hardware hopefully soon

col

Looking superb them Col.And no doubt in person they'll look 10x better

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My Streets of Rage Dino king conversion is pretty much finished 😃 it's now wired for JAMMA and I've chucked a 60 in 1 into it so I can check my work. The control panel is laid out to mimic a megadrive so the last job is to install a rpi using pi2jamma and setup a megadrive emu on retropie. I'll probably have it boot straight into Streets of Rage 2 👍Big thanks to Olly @Muddymusic for creating the custom art! I finally finished it mate 🤣

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Working on a few pins today. Juggler switch on CV couldn’t take any more bending so finally put a new one in, don’t know why I waited so long!

Bought some used WCS plastics from Londonpinball on eBay, mainly for the slingshot pair. One was new but slightly yellowed so matched☺️

Fitted Flipper Fidelity set of speakers in TWD but had to bend the bar to miss the 8” sub, ended up taking volume balancer out from the circuit as the cab speakers were struggling to keep up with the sub. Bass pretty good now. Just waiting on the speaker lights from the states to arrive for it.
 

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A real sense of achievement today for me, and some of you may roll your eyes. I had an annoying problem on my RFM, centre right martian was not being activated, so thought dodgy reed switch, so out with the PF and with my trusty Fluke DVM that i have not used since i was a Canon field engineer I started testing. Switch all OK, bugger, thought it was going to be easy fix. Out with the PDF of the manual, and time to tackle the switch matrix, at that point i thought hmmm....time to google "how to read a switch matrix", a couple of websites and Youtube video later i got the concept. So i thought lets see if the fault is on the PF, before it reaches the power board. OK, so clean all connectors, plugged in same thing, hmmmm, now what. Lets start tracing from each of the switchse in the row, started from the wrong end, so nothing between the middle target and the connector on the PF. Try next one...nothing, ok, lets start on the left hand side...checked between left outline and left return switches....nothing...ok its blu-wht wire...gave a little tug...oh look although it looked connected, it wasn't. Out with the soldering iron, and solder, re connected, checked from switch back to target bingo, checked target to connecter....bingo! Slid it all back in powered up....beautiful!!!. Second job, replace the batteries attached to my DE SW with a battery pack that keeps it well away from the board, i've seen the damage that can do, and apparently these boards are more rare than rocking horse poo. OK, these maybe routine things for you workshop boys, for me that has not done this for 30 odd years, it made my day.
 

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Job for today.... build my PINBOX PC..... Bought an empty RFM computer case a couple of years ago to build into, the motherboard is just half an inch too big....

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I have wanted mirror blades for my Hook forever, but there isn't room for a fag paper down the side of the pf and I've even b*ggered my art sideblades. Inspired by my pal @Solar Sailer adventures with HIP I solved this today by cutting these home made SlitherMirrors (TM :cool:), narrow blades which sit on top of the side rails. Cheap and very cheerful :thumbs:

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Some more Demo Man TLC
Apron Cards, Blue Superbands, LED’s throughout except just a few flashers, new floating eye, target decals, cleaned, replaced missing plastic (now with coly’s protector underneath) Just the gun handles to get coated and 1 more plastic to replace. I’m playing this a lot - ‘it’s a very enjoyable pin
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Screen taken out of sttng, thanks to @Vimtoman for the gasket and fixing kit/cable kit. Just had to buy the clear screen.
Much nicer now, just need to play better!
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Re-arranged the games room.. ever trying to figure out how to get another game in, and the most amount of games that can get the glass off... I think I’m at max.. the only option is to tombstone a few games to fit more in..

room is 5.5m (L)x 3.8m (W) give or take, Has 11 games and an arcade mame machine in there.

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Re-arranged the games room.. ever trying to figure out how to get another game in, and the most amount of games that can get the glass off... I think I’m at max.. the only option is to tombstone a few games to fit more in..

room is 5.5m (L)x 3.8m (W) give or take, Has 11 games and an arcade mame machine in there.
Time to expand the shed/house encroachment!

Fitted more awesome plastics from the legend that is Mr. Wobbles, even tried a behind the plaque Freeby for size, thanks @Colywobbles, top man! Highly recommend these, pics don't do them justice but for a start they remove the horrible metal washer stern use, they enhance the light and basically looks freeking great!

Also found and mounted the Falcon with advice from Col, thanks man! If anyone knows how to light it like the premium model please me know!

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