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FS Replacement colour LED DMD panels - 128x32

Discussion in 'Pinball Machines / Parts FOR SALE' started by Dino Z., Oct 11, 2019.

  1. Dino Z.

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    Folks,

    On the heels of Menace's post for large format panels, I wanted to offer up replacement standard size colour LED DMD panels (PIN2DMD versions) for sale. I've already ordered/built 5 of these panels and sold off a few. I'm about to order an additional 10 of these and I'm trying to gauge interest. Selling price is $250. If you look at online retailers or Player 1 for replacement panels you are looking at upwards of $350 in most cases for monochrome displays.

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    These panels have come out of the virtual pinball scene but can also be used for replacing DMDs in real machines. They provide the option of full colour along with 8 different monochrome settings. They will work in just about any make of machine. There is an active group of individuals that are colourizing certain games and for a small donation, or in some cases for free, they will provide you with the necessary files that can be loaded onto the board via an SD Card and give you full colour (similar to what ColorDMD sells for twice the price!).

    Here is a link to photos and videos of the displays in action.

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/J95ua8HjR3vH8Knw6

    If you would like additional information or have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out to me.

    Thanks,

    Dino Z.
     
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  2. mwong168

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    I purchased one of these displays from Dino and will be trying some of these color files out in some of my real pins. This is a nice and much cheaper alternative to ColorDMD at almost 1/3 of the cost!

    If you own any of these real pins you can load these FREE full color files on an SD card

    Creature from the Black Lagoon
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    The Flintstones
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    The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle
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    http://vpuniverse.com/forums/files/file/5599-adventures-of-rocky-and-bullwinkle-and-friends/

    Godzilla
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    http://vpuniverse.com/forums/files/file/5570-godzilla-realpin/

    Star Trek The Next Generation
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    http://vpuniverse.com/forums/files/file/5517-star-trek-the-next-generation-real-pin/

    There are other games that have full color files available but you have to contact the author privately for the files and might require a donation. I am planning to reach out to NetzZWerg for MM, TOM and TAF.

    Indiana Jones The Pinball Adventure
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    Fish Tales
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    The Addams Family
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    Tales of the Arabian Nights
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    Monster Bash
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    http://vpuniverse.com/forums/files/file/5533-monster-bash/

    Attack from Mars
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    Star Wars (DE)
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    WWF Royal Rumble
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    http://vpuniverse.com/forums/files/file/5504-royal-rumble-data-east-colorization/

    Demolition Man
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    http://vpuniverse.com/forums/files/file/5488-demolition-man-dmd-color-project/

    X-Men LE
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    http://vpuniverse.com/forums/files/file/5506-x-men-le-stern-colorization/

    Guns n' Roses
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    http://vpuniverse.com/forums/files/file/5564-guns-n-roses-data-east/

    South Park
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    http://vpuniverse.com/forums/files/file/5577-south-park-sega/

    The Getaway
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    http://vpuniverse.com/forums/files/file/5537-getaway-pin2dmd/
     
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  3. mwong168

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    There are also a few other colorizations that are still Work In Progress

    Red & Ted's Roadshow

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    Indianapolis 500
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    Can you load all of them on the SD and have them rotate through????
     
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    If you do this I may be in for Fish Tales! Let me know.
     
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    What are the installation steps? This might be great for my Getaway
     
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    Rotate them through in what fashion? To get the colourization to work on a real game, you have to install a couple of files on the SD card that are specific to the machine. For a vpin the process is a bit different.
     
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    I was thinking of a raspberry Pi running VP and then have the DMD showcase the games. Sorta of like the DMD clock
     
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    The board itself has mounting holes that line up with original DMDs so that is straight forward. There is a flat ribbon cable that needs to be plugged into the board. You then need to get power to the board in 1 of 2 ways. If you crank the brightness on these displays they draw a lot of current and it is recommended that you power them with a small external power supply. The other option is to take power off one of the boards in the backbox. Depending on the game, I can build you a jumper harness to plug into both ends.

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    I have my display running at 20% brightness and it is more than enough so power from the backbox is not an issue. This is what ColorDMD does as well.

    For games that are colourized, you need to copy a couple of files onto an SD card and insert it into the back of the board. For non-colourized games, there are a couple of buttons on the back of the board that will put it into diagnostics mode and allow you to change the settings to either monochrome or colour mode. I believe there may be a way to load additional palettes as well but I haven't quite gotten that far. You can see from the videos that I posted of Judge Dredd some of the options you have for a non-colourized game.

    Once Mike gets around to testing, I'm sure he will post his results.
     
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    I think you should start a list of pre-orders for your next batch. I might be down for 5-6 :D
     
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    Here is a video of a pin2dmd display installed in a real Shadow pinball machine running a coloured rom pallette



    It's still a work in progress and I just sent the author 15 euros ~ $27cdn for the file as well as future updates. Please don't ask me to email you the files and I can put you in touch with the author because I want to respect his wishes and hard work put into this. This is not crazy considering the hundreds of hours these spent on colourizing all these frames.

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    Just released few minutes ago... Indianpolis 500 color pin2dmd file

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    Need to deliver your boards so you can get these installed in your games!

    The next set of boards will start being assembled this weekend. Most are spoken for but there might be a few available...

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    Wow this one looks pretty nice. Makes me want to get and Indy 500.
     
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    Need one!
     
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    What do these cost all in, with shipping to Canada? Thanks.
     
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    dino's in pickering ont.
     
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    Hey Everyone.

    This is great to see that this are available assembled this side of the border!

    Dino has confirmed that this price is in CDN and includes a wiring harness (power) based on the pin that it is going in. We are then accountable to find the appropriate colour rom files online. He said that it will do either single or four colour palette 'out of the box'.

    Using them in TZ and RS would be cool but there are a few of my pins that should get this treatment.

    Now I look for which pins have roms and I will be ordering!

    Thanks Dino.
     
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    Wondering if available for Metallica
     
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    Sorry guys, been a bit slow the last few days. Been busy building! I might have a couple of this batch unspoken for so flip me a PM if you are interested.

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    Regarding a few of the questions:

    Cost is $250 CDN, no more, no less. And if you tell me what game, I will put together a wiring harness for you.

    I'm in Pickering as Luch mentioned. If you are local we can try to meet up somewhere. Otherwise I can ship which will be added to the total. I sent 2 of these out to Calgary for $20. Might be a bit less if you are in Ontario but you can use that as a benchmark.

    dnaman, sent you a PM.

    mikea, I think you were looking at Fishtales. I'm checking to see if the colour files are ready for real pins or not. Will let you know.

    soundcharger, I will check and see what's going on with Metallica. Have a look here -

     
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