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Built my first pin2DMD!

Discussion in 'Pinball Tech Support' started by ibjeepin, Apr 7, 2017.

  1. ibjeepin

    ibjeepin Member

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    Just got my load of panels from China! :) Waiting for the rest of the parts from the US.

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    They even sent a bunch of spare chips and leds!
     
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    vpuniverse.com and some other resources appear to be down or inaccessible. Am I too late to the party?
     
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  3. ibjeepin

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    They are back up, must have been a glitch.....
     
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    whew! I was thinking maybe they got a C&D order.
     
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    :) LOL Its not the MPAA nor the RIAA :) Its just Pinball!
     
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    Just an update to this, I have some time again and am working on putting one of these in my ST Pro, when I figure it out I will post a video link!
     
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    Love the sound of this project, it sounds like something right up my alley! Are there laser cut files, or cad drawings of the panel required to mount all the parts on?
     
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    No I do not have a file. I got my panels from the guy I got the pcbs from. Just mounting the panel today :)
     
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    What machine are you putting it in? Can't wait to see the finished result

    Edit: N/M, ST Pro. Lol

    Where did you order the displays from?
     
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    Ok its finished I put one in my Star Trek Pro
    Here is the Video

     
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    Here are some images of the display in the machine

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    OK I finally got some big panels from china! I am calling this project "Pinball Jumbotron"

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    And here it is relative to the dmd led, can you say topper anyone :)

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    going to parallel it to the internal dmd....now the problem...what machine to put it on ;)
     
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    Digging up an old thread. I also just got my first pin2dmd display up and running last night. Here's a partlist and ordering link info based on one roar posted in this thread: http://www.pinballrevolution.com/threads/pin2dmd-rgb-dmd-color-display.8428/

    Link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1-c5mDV8FaMiYbmZWTt7WirTRFAlCGGCr

    It's got a parts cost breakdown with parts from Digikey compared to buying parts from ebay as well as a comparison to putting in an EVO board order from pcbway or somewhere based on a quote for 5pcs I got guessing to scale it up to 10pcs.

    Info on the DIY route of making one is a little scattered so I this would be useful to some. There are two shield pcb designs, the one from lucky01 on github which uses the waveshare sd card adapter or another designed by MikePinball with smd card solder spots if you're comfortable soldering smd parts that will save a couple of bucks. As for the frame, I used a 3d printed one I had made at the University print shop that is pretty good. Still waiting on a few more I had laser cut at the College in town that should be a little sturdier and/or professional looking.

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    Did you ever install the larger one on a game as a topper? Thanks.
     
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