Archive for the ‘Pinball MODs’ Category

Rotating UFO for Revenge From MARS duo color MOD

Donnerstag, März 24th, 2011

Today I got the new plastics I created to make the 8 holes of the RfM Ufo light up in red.

Here you can see all the plastics:

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I was using a new green Flasher CAP and cut some plastic at the outer site.

To see the red light only at the 8 holes I have to cover the innersite  of the UFO with black adhesive

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Here you see the lighttransmitter pins connected with the help of  some glue

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here you can see how it looks with the sticks

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The Motorpart:

Here I have to do the 4 LEDS for the flasher replacement up at the gear. Now with the help of the plastic its easier to solder

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Here you can see the 4 red Leds

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site view

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together

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Here you can see it into the RfM

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Theatre of Magic Magic Doves

Mittwoch, März 16th, 2011

I only have the rabbit mod for ToM and saw somebody else have put some little doves into the pinball.
I tried it too with the usual led modding and the help a 3mm power led in white it looks like this.
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You can connect it with alligator connectors to a insert lamp and I will try it later in my pinball and looks where to place and connect.

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Today I got the plastics

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total

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at the right place

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Rotating UFO for Attack From Mars Proof of Concept

Dienstag, März 15th, 2011

My little motor needs a redesign for Attack from Mars, because the flasher only on for a short time.

The ufo didn’t turn in this short time.

The Bulb is powering the 4 Leds around the motor as flasher replacement and added 2 more wires with alligatorconnectors to power up the motor. The two wires can connected to any insert lamp under the playfield or GI if you want to turn it all the time…

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Look here into my little video and there is in real a attack from Mars and the answer which one is better is ansered thanks to the attack of my little UFO in medieval time…

I will try the motor in a real AFM in around 2 weeks thanks to www.flippermuseum.eu.

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Rotating try to add red color to outer saucer area

Donnerstag, März 10th, 2011

Today I do a quick try to add a red color to the outer 8 leds of the saucer.

Its only a work in progress try and it looks not good.

In the next step I will make a plastic and use some lighttransmitting plastic to transport the light to the 8 points of the saucer…

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Rotating Ufo for RfM and Attack from Mars

Mittwoch, März 2nd, 2011

After my LED work its time to do some moving stuff

Here I got the idea to make the flashing Ufos rotate…

I found a litte motor and put some Leds around it to make it work.

It will be easy to do in the final product. You only have to remove the original bulb and replace it with the gearmotor with Leds around it.

Here you see the gear plastic it will fit into the flasher cab and make it rotate with the help of the motor

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First try for the motor

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some resistor to make the speed ok

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some leds to make the flasher work again

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motor into the ufo flasher cab

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here you got a first look of rotating…

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ingame:

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today I got the right sockets for the motors…

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some cutting, soldering…

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with both rotating

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what you will get

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how to exchange…

turn flashercab to remove the ufo

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remove the original lamp

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insert the motorset

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insert the plastic gear ring into the flashercap

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Magic Trunk Candlelight Replacement for Theatre of Magic Pinball

Freitag, Februar 18th, 2011

I done a litte mod to a Theatre of Magic Pinball. The original red Lamp in the Magic Trunk doesn’t look well and I found a solution. I tried the head of a LED candlelight and used a highpower 5mm LED and put it together in a socket for a Lamp

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reducing the size of the led and the candlelight cover

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As there is a 6V power Lamp I need here a resistor of each 100Ohm (total 200Ohm)

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some hot glue

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Here you can see the final product

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placed in the magic trunk

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Rebirth of the Dragon “Light him up”

Donnerstag, Februar 17th, 2011

First I take the prepared doubleheaded Dragon look here

http://wolfsoft.de/wordpress/?p=1112

After this I am using 5 Leds to make up the eyes to live and one mouth give us fire for a breath…

I used a 2,5mm drill to make the holes through the eyes and with the help of some inelastic copper wire it was easier to get the flexible copper wires through the holes.

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3mm power leds in yellow for the eyes

5mm power led in red for the mouth

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As the necks are bended I need to make more holes to get from the head to the chest

If you look from the normal pinball view to the Dragon you will not see the wires :-)

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I have to position the tail like this, so the ball will “ride” over the ramp without trouble

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Some pics in the pinball

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The left wing was a little to high and there was a problem with the glass but no problem with the help of a heat-gun. So the wing is fitting under the playfield.

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First Lightup

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complete view

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Today I got a transparent Plexi for the mouth.
Its a first beta try, have some other idea in mind and I will show it later…

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Today I got the 3D plastic. It is scratched with firelines so it looks more real and the plastic transports the light of the led better as standard plastics.

Thanks to my wife to put two plastics together to make it more 3D

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Here you can see it attached to the dragon

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and finaly
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I done some more pictures and finaly got the wires through the neck. So you will see NO WIRES outsite of the dragon anymore!
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Here you can see the cables you have only to connect it inbetween the flashercable of the dragon flasher

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a dragonslayer at work!
This was needed to make the wires invisible. I got it and all wires are going insite the dragon.

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Missing entrance plastic for Medieval Madness

Donnerstag, Februar 3rd, 2011

I recently bought a custom decal set for the targets and the entrance bracket from pinballdecals.com (thanks for this Joey).

But the decal for the entrance bracket is only a adhesive decal and it’s missing the plastic.
I made a vector graphic and ordered a plastic cutted with a laser.

Here you see se original left and right plastics and in the middle the new parts:

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I went to a advertising company and get some double sided transparent adhesive to connect the decal to the bottom of the new plastic

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After making this one, I am thinking of make a new bigger one, covers the complete bracket…

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Left Ramp Troll LED Mod for Medieval Madness

Dienstag, Januar 11th, 2011

I found a nice Troll, fits into the MM Theme and put it on the left ramp.
With the help of some plastic it can connected to the left ramp.
The eyes where replaced with yellow/orange 3mm Leds for the Eye glow mod.

If you want a Troll including this eye led mod you can order it here:

http://www.wolfsoft.de/shop/product_info.php/products_id/14870

or sent me an email to klaus@wolfsoft.de and I will take care of you order. Please sent me your complete adress for checking the shipping costs.

I done the two holes first with a 1,5mm drill, then with a 2,5mm.
After this I drill a hole from the back to the eyes the holes are like a Y.

Look here:
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First Led

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This helps me to get the two flex wires though the hole:

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both Eyes replaced by leds

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first glow

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dark glow

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pics on the playfield will follow…

Preview without LED MOD

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today I got the lasered plastics look here

I connected the feed with two screws and I don’t have trouble with airballs

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free

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Here you can see it in action:

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Intstallation Manual

Here you find a video:

“Simba” LED Mod for Cirqus Voltaire Pinball

Dienstag, Januar 11th, 2011

I found Panther called simba for placing it in a Cirqus Voltaire Pinball. As there is one displayed on the playfield it fits to the main theme.

If you want a Simba including this eye led mod you can order it here:

http://www.wolfsoft.de/shop/product_info.php/products_id/14872

or sent me an email to klaus@wolfsoft.de and I will take care of you order. Please sent me your complete adress for checking the shipping costs.
Here you can see how I add the green LEDs to the eyes.
I used a 2,5mm Drill and 3mm LEDs in green for the eye replacement. The installation is done solderless with the “croco” connectors to the 28 bear playfield flasher with two 680 Ohm Resistors.

Drill 2,5 extra long into the
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to get the cables out of the panther use a drill from downsite 8-9mm in diameter:

two green leds 3mm:

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eyes pushed into the eye holes

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connector to get the cables though the playfield without soldering

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(the resistors are 680Ohm, because I saw too late it will not be connected not to a insert lamp. It will be connected to a flash-lamp)

first light up

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dangerous in the dark…

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with “croco” connector to get it work at the flasher lamp

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Here you can see it @ work:

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I vectorized the outline of the plastics needed for connect simba to the playfield
Here is the new plastic with holes for the simba

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connecting simba with two 2,5mm screws

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the third leg is sitting on the plastic with the flash

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Installation Manual

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