Episode 35 – I color-matched the GI!


November 2015

As we roll out of Thanksgiving and officially into the Christmas holiday season, it’s a good time of the year to relax, unwind and catch up on happenings in the hobby, in our lives and talk about what we’re thankful for this year.

As long and varied as that list actually is (and it takes us the entire episode to get through it) we manage to roll though some personal updates, Holiday plans, spending Brent’s money and our recent foray into LED lights for both under-cabinet and playfield modifications to our pinball machines.  Brent covers off on his Adam’s Family and Whitney discusses LED’ing out his AC/DC Pro amongst Thanksgiving turkey cooking tips and the usual side-bar conversations that make sense by the end of the episode!

It’s an all-access pass to what we thought would originally be a “quick one-hour show” (HAHAHA!!! – yeah…right!) so catch that gobbler and get ready for Cyber Monday BT-style!

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Here’s how the show timings break down:

00:00 –  Gameroom, Project and Personal updates

01:43 –  LED’ing pinball machines (undercabinet and playfield inserts/GI)

02:58 – Let’s Spend Brent’s Money!

03:20 – Feedback & News

03:52 – Outtakes!

Episode 35 - Show Links

Here's a 'one-stop' shop for all the items we mentioned in this month's episode!
TopicCategoryMore InformationNotes
Flipper-Fidelity Speaker KitsAccessoriesFlipper FidelityPending review, but the speakers look great!

Had to order the following to complete the installation:

Keystone 1957 Spacer Standoff 0.5 L x 0.25" OD Hex Male-Female 8-32 QTY-10 D32

100 Hex Washer Head Thread Forming Machine Screws #8-32 x 1/2" Zinc Chromate

LED OCD Driver BoardAccessoriesLED OCD
Overview thread on Pinside
ColorDMD for Iron Man!AccessoriesColorDMD
Brent spent my money!
JAMMA to Pac-Man harness adaptersNew PartInfo and order thread on KLOVHotrod Arcades - chris@hotrodarcade.com

Pricing is: 
$40 shipped for 1 adapter 
Add $36 for each additional adapter after the first one.
$35 if ordering 4 or more additional. 

Pac-Man to JAMMA adapterNew Parthttps://www.mikesarcade.com/cgi-bin/store.pl?sku=PAC2JAMMA

$199 + $12 to ship per set.
Available from Mike's Arcade -goes the opposite direction as the HotRod Arcade JAMMA adapter
Black&White Vector (XY) to color adapter cablesNew PartInfo thread @ KLOV

$16 each; $35 for the Defender kit.

These battery eliminator modules replace commonly used arcade RAM chips such as 5101, 6514, 6116, and 6264. These modules eliminate the need for a battery and prevent corrosion due to electro-chemical migration caused by having a constant voltage on the PCB (battery).
$20 shipped CONUS

Nintendo Serial plates and internal decal kitsReproductionsInfo thread @ KLOV

$140 for the control panel and wiring harness

Being run by GoldenAge Arcade Parts
Bally/Midway chrome coin entry platesReproductionshttp://www.arcadeshop.com/parts.htm#Parts
$9.95 each

Mighty MarqueeNew PartMighty Marquee

This is for testing the solenoid outputs at the various headers on the solenoid driver board. This can be used in in the machine's normal "solenoid test" routine.

No cables needed to those connectors (just a connection to +5v dc for the bar graph led and plug the board right into the header you want to test). This wouldn't do "actual-load" testing, but it would identify shorted transistors or faulty connections easily.. or help isolate where a problem is (ie. board, cable, etc).
As always, remember to check our Facebook Page for content in-between the episodes, as Brent and I keep a lively presence on the podcast page and we enjoy great discussion on trending topics in the hobby.

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