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Archer Led Mod #2 for Medieval Madness Pinball

Montag, Januar 10th, 2011

After looking into the web for new figures out of the Knightworld, I found some Archer can be placed under the glass of my medieval Madness and make the same LED Mod at the arrowhead as weeks ago.

Some cutting, some drilling and wires

making a 5mm LED look like a arrowhead ;-)

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replaced the arrowhead

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drilling for a hole through the plastics, wires, glue.

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connectors for solderfree connecting

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look here for pictures at the right place…

right one, without light

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both together

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I got the plastics to connect the archers
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Click here for Installation Manual

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New Custom Knightset for Medieval Madness wip

Donnerstag, Dezember 30th, 2010

For MM I found only one custom Knightset with 4 knights.
I don’t like the faces covered with complete helmet, so I am in search for some other.

I found a King that looks similar to the king of the backglass. Next I will try the same in red…

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Rebirth of the Dragon -WIP-

Mittwoch, Dezember 29th, 2010

Some weeks ago I saw a great dragon with two heads and my first thought it can work in MM…

Its time for ashes of the Dragon, now with two heads ;-)

After some drilling and cutting I the hole is big enough to put it over the lamp of the original dragon.

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Here a some pictures from the first work in progress state

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After some finetuning with a dremel, the dragon fits perfectly including the lamp to the original place of the “old” dragon

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with flasher lamp on under the dragon

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red flasher right down on

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Ringmaster Blue Eye Led Mod for Cirqus Voltaire

Dienstag, November 30th, 2010

Today I got a replacement for the ringmaster. So its a good time to make the ringmaster look more realistic. So as I a great friend of LEDs I set up two 5mm blue leds behind the eyes.

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I can take care of the modification for you in two ways.

a) You can sent me your ringmaster and I will add the two Leds for you
b) You can order a complete new ringmaster including this modifcation

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Here you see some pictures how I done this mod.

First I removed some of the PCV holding the eye to get a closer look.

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After some modifing a standard 5mm blue LED

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Some shrinking tube to get the light only where it belongs

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First testing with one led insite

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both eyes light up

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In the darkness

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Now its time to remove the original ringmaster and have a deeper look to the Flasher.
I have to remove some part of the shrinking tube to solder the wires for the blue leds

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I put some connector between, to make it easy to assemble/de assemble

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I uses 330 Ohm for each blue 5mm LED and wired it this way

red wire from the Pinball is plus

blue wire is GND

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Medieval Madness Archer Mod standard

Freitag, November 19th, 2010

After making the magic Merlin Mod, I have more ideas in my mind to realise with my beauty mm.

So here is the standard Archer Mod for it.

For the new archer is a new plastic needed cutted with a laser…

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The plastic need a little modification for the arrowhead but no problem

Here you can see the blank plastic

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left the original one, right the empty plastic

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here you see both new archer on the plastics

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left one zoomed

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right one zoomed

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Making of Merlin Deluxe Mod

Donnerstag, Oktober 21st, 2010

I wasn’t happy with the Merlin standard Mod and I have some ideas in my mind.

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So the deluxe Edition was born…

If you want some you can buy it at wolfsoft.de

Or look here for the attack from the merlins – a funny – link

Installation Manual

The deluxe  have to more features:

a) blue Color replaced by yellow. So it fitts better to the medieval Theme.

b) a flasher effect of the ball in red

Step a):

I done some modifications on the Merlin Mod.  As blue is not my favorite color, I decided to make yellow for the Merlins Magic Insert instead of blue.  This color fitts better to the MM theme.

Therefore I need more Leds. I found some SMD-RGB Leds and put them on the 5mm LED as you see in the following pictures.

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So I have to add 8 wires to the “combo LED”.

Step 2:

I wanted to integrate a flasher effect. So I added a 3rd SMD-Led for this, because of the different Voltage Supplys in the pinball. The Led is connceted parallel to the right down flasher.

And all 8 wires must go through the little arm of the Merlin:

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Its very small and you need a lot of soldering experience…

In the last state I was in search for the needed molex connectors and found them.

So its possible to make these Mod complete solderless. You have only to connect the Merlin in beetween Magic Hole Insert and the flasher right down.

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Here you can see howto add the wires to the playfield:

connect the “combo” to the Insert PCB

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add the flasher molex here

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Some picture of the final merlin

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The Attack from the Merlins

Montag, Oktober 18th, 2010

As there is a livetime  competition between Attack from Mars and Medieval Madness, we found finaly the winner:

The Attack from the Merlins!

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Making of Magic standard Merlin Mod

Montag, September 13th, 2010

Hi Folks,

last week I tried to illuminate a Merlin with a blue Led.

If you want a Merlin including this magic RGB-LED you can order it right here

This works good, but I have a better idea in mind. Put a RGB-Led into the Magic Ball.

The hardest part was to get the hole into the glass. A lot of Balls was destroyed during the making…

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I am using a powerfull 5mm RGB-Led and reduce the size so it fits into the glas ball:

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Now Its time to make place for the wires into the merlin

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And here some wiring:

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The LED:

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First Impressions: Red,Green,Blue

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Be on wire:

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common plus site of the rgb LED (Pin2):

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shematic:

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In the final Version we will use shrinking tube and Molex Connectors so you have only to connect it in between to molex parts.

Look here for the molex Version, no soldering, only some doublesided adhesive needed

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At the final place:

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Medieval Madness easy pimp

Samstag, September 4th, 2010

Hi Folks,
today I have done some easy mods for my mm.
I started with a Merlin and replaced the original fire with a magic ball :-)

Here you can see some pictures (easy going…)
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With the help of some hot glue the magic ball fits.

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