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Pretty close to finishing this machine. Reminds me of one of those Russian dolls that stack inside each other.
This last level containing the 60 in one that goes inside the RPi media center and it goes inside radio, amplifier box which is attached to the wall similar to those wall mount jukeboxes you may or may not have seen. The whole unit is module in design so sections can be removed for modifications or repairs without needing the whole to be removed while leaving the other modules still functioning.
This is the 60 in one module.
All you see is the wood face of the bottom edge. The rest sides inside.
Red circle is the 5vDC power supply
Yellow circle is the 2 channel sound amplifier
Green circles are the VGA connectors that go off to the 1 and 2 player control panels
Dark blue circle is the on/off button to turn the game on and off. Clear plastic that lights up blue when the game board is turned on.
Light blue circle is the test button. It was a hole you push a rod through to work the switch but I did change that to a pushbutton switch level with the ON/ OFF.
The only connections to this game board module are a 12voltDC supply with DC connectors and a VGA cable to the monitor which is mounted on the wall.
External connections are the VGA cables that go off to the controller boxes, one for each player and each contoller box has a speaker for the game board's sound.
I used VGA connectors and cables for this job because they are still pretty easy to get, are cheap, are 15 circuits each and can be disconnected from either end but screw together making a fine connection. The VGA cables I bought are 5 meter so the players can sit in one of the reclining chairs rather than sitting at the table.
The sound board being two channel come in handy here as I wanted sound not using the radio/ amp box' amp like the RPi and the radio use. It had to be seperate game board sound and I also wanted sound to come out if one or both game controllers were plugged in.
The 60 in one game board has a sound output via a 3.5mm plug stereo plug as well as the sound output from the jamma. Difference is via the jamma it is one channel mono where as the 3.5mm is 2 channel mono. Unfortunately, the 3.5mm output isn't amped so in went the external amplifier.
The power supply for this 60 in one game module is a 5volt 5 amp device feed from the 12v. Slight overkill on that part seeing as the gameboard only uses 1/2amp max.
Might alter that using a 5amp one on the RPi and use a 3amp one I use on the RPi on the game board but the RPi is powered all the time and I know the 3amp ones do that like they have for the last 3 years. The RPi is never turned fully off, only standby so the regulators are never actually turned off. Once the 5amp prove themselves I may swap them over.
The 60 in one module attaches to the bottom face of this, the RPi module face. It come back for some alterations mainly the clear lacquer paint to match the radio/amp module. It was previously unpainted. Now all 3 parts match paint wise. This is just the face plate prior to installing the the hardware....
LOL. That's right, all those coins put in up to $175, the jam, then you have to eject all the coins, and start again. What a mess. They should have just made a $179 coin. It's so much easier to put that coin in the machine.
This reminds me of the very obscure 70s show called Hot Dog that I used to watch. What do they do with the lumber? Same as the $179 coin ...
Gday Kimbleseven Back in 1977 the original El Dorado was the only game I had access to Second machine I ever played 11 years old Formed a real live hate relationship with it More love though So when I saw one come up I grabbed it Had it 3 years and I so regret putting that playfield protector on Most parts are original and it used to play like new Everything but the right flippers still going strong Love this pin