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  • So the electronic guts have gone in ! Now to fit off all the cabinet connections and connections to the tower section, only about 60 wires....Also had a bad feeling the playfield parts would hit the boards due to the tight clearances in the cabinet. Luckily the mechs miss the relays by 10mm !
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    • Originally posted by thegrunta666 View Post
      So the electronic guts have gone in ! Now to fit off all the cabinet connections and connections to the tower section, only about 60 wires....Also had a bad feeling the playfield parts would hit the boards due to the tight clearances in the cabinet. Luckily the mechs miss the relays by 10mm !
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      Wow mate great work.
      After seeing the insides of the battle pinny set up on your workbench last week I must admit I was wondering to myself how in the hell is he gonna fit all that electronic wizardry inside the cabinet.


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      • Electronic porn. I love it.

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        • Lights, Action, Messages ! More wires connected, displays up with test software,side lights on ( problem with one of the bloody driver boards, grrr) Scrolling test messages, scrolling. Had a small heart palpitations when I turned it on and then after a second tripped out is main circuit breaker....Then noticed the multimeter leads had fallen into a bad place and shorted bad things out, anyhoo good test for the circuit breaker Sorry about the picture quality, crappy phone camera.
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          • Originally posted by thegrunta666 View Post
            Lights, Action, Messages ! More wires connected, displays up with test software,side lights on ( problem with one of the bloody driver boards, grrr) Scrolling test messages, scrolling. Had a small heart palpitations when I turned it on and then after a second tripped out is main circuit breaker....Then noticed the multimeter leads had fallen into a bad place and shorted bad things out, anyhoo good test for the circuit breaker Sorry about the picture quality, crappy phone camera.
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            Looking Good! Might have to wear sunny's when playing...

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            • Another h2h pin! Battle pin looks like it's more fun though

              https://youtu.be/G9FJ-q2CYoQ


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              • Originally posted by Koops View Post
                Another h2h pin! Battle pin looks like it's more fun though

                https://youtu.be/G9FJ-q2CYoQ


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                Well its 20 foot long ! and you dont get a ball onto the other players playfield from what I can see? But it does have more playfield toys than mine....

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                • See the ramp with the v in it? That's how the ball gets to the far side.


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                  • Battle Pinny is using EVIL Speed Camera technologie That's right, my clever assistant that is making the control driver for the magnets has told me how to make the induction sensor rings that will sense the ball or a car ! as it gets near the magnet, and turns it on in auto sense mode....The pictures show the sensor ring ( just 17 turns of enamelled wire ) wrapped in red tape. The other pic shows the magnet with additional heat sinks to help leech out the heat. The next picture is the cooling fan cowling that will blow air over the magnets to cool them even more ....Last picture shows the score light system , the phone got a bit overwhelmed with all the light. You can see the whole game starts green, as a red or blue person scores, the colour changes to their colour on the other side. So if you are red player and blue scores a few times, the lights progressively head to you turning from green to Blue.....this is to increase your sense of impending doom, or just look purdy.
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                    • Oww that's cleaver. I like that auto sensing.

                      I have put in shit loads of these loop detectors for vehicle use...

                      https://nortechdetection.com.au/prod...icle-detector/

                      Only 3 or 4 loops but they were for cars and trucks and much larger loops but I imagine precautions like twisting the cables from the loop to the detector would still need to be observed?.

                      Those detectors I linked to were pretty easy to set up. Basically wire them and turn them on with no metal near then for about 30 seconds so they can sample everything and done.

                      Even if they had metal near them providing it wasn't removed, any more metal would trigger them.

                      I'd like to see the trigger diagram for the electronics he is using. This seems to be one of those fields in electronics that can be made super simple or extremely complex.

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                      • Release the Smoke Genie !!!! Argh.... I wired in the 240VAC plug and switch tonight, all good. Turned it on, and the computer power supply made a weird "thump" noise but then powered up OK. Odd I thought ? Smoke I then see ! Argh, I then yell ! and like the flash, ripped out the mains supply lead...Investigation has shown that when wiggling stuff and installing stuff, I must have knocked off some insulation tape , that then has let one of the 5volt supply wires to short ( that's the solder joint in the pic ) Worst thing is , the wires have melted right in the middle of a loom ! So now I will have to check all the cables are OK....bugger....What I found a bit odd, is that usually a short like this on the PC power supply, makes it put itself into auto shut down, this time it must not have been a perfect dead short, but enough to cook things ! Damn you Smoke Genie Oh note to others, if this ever happens "DO NOT GRAB THE NOW WHITE HOT WIRES"
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                        • Damm, One good thing, they aren't cloth wires.

                          Your PS is shot. The crowbar circuit in the 5vDC should have cut the 5vDC immediately in fact it shouldn't have allowed the PS to power up detecting the short when you powered it up unless it was the wiring itself, ( to much current for the wire), that caused the problem?.

                          Remember, a modern PS can throw out in excess if 20amps on the 5vDC line so if your only using 5-8amp cable, you'll smoke the wire if the demand is higher in which case a fuse would be wise. Ammeter on the 5vdc when everything is powered up will tell you and add about 10% for the fuse rating.

                          Just make sure the supply wire and the return can handle more than the fuse though.

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                          • Mmm...this happened to me on the Electric road project.
                            Since then i have NOT installed a main 5v supply preffering a 12v supply that is dropped by 7805's at each board.
                            So now if something fails on a board or lighting circuit its only 1 amp away from cutting out,its also
                            easy to find the offending 5v regulator its the one that is behaving like a 12 ohm resistor.
                            N.B. stop switching positive and this is less likely to happen in the first place.
                            Last edited by kress; 20th March 2018, 03:53 AM.
                            fOr No rAIsOn

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                            • Originally posted by kress View Post
                              N.B. stop switching positive and this is less likely to happen in the first place.
                              I was'nt switching positives, honest ! It was the 5VDC to one of the Arduinos that run the displays !!!!! I'm very careful as I dont want to suffer the wrath of [MENTION=11194]kress[/MENTION]......the God Of Homebrews

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                              • Originally posted by kress View Post
                                N.B. stop switching positive and this is less likely to happen in the first place.
                                +1

                                Fuses would be my recommendation when using a switch mode power supply or make all the wiring the 5vDC runs through higher current than the power supply is capable of.

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