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    New Twilight Zone Prox (eddy) Sensors - now available

    After a long design phase, a long wait for parts, and a few epic cock-ups from me, I have two new Eddy Sensor boards available for Twilight Zone (TZ).

    As these boards are difficult to get anywhere in the world... I decided to give it a crack... BUT...

    If only you knew how hard it was to get the freakin' sensor coils "just right" on these little bastards..... quite a few soothing rums went into the design phase of these... but that's a story I will have to keep for another time.



    These boards (for detecting the Power Ball) are located in the subway leading to Slot Machine kickout and in the ball trough.


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    Subway Sensor
    Not a lot to say about this board. Super easy to install. Nice multi-turn pot for calibration. Only one plug as the sensor is printed on the PCB.


    Trough Sensor

    There are a lot of TZ machines out there with bad trough sensors as a poor installation will have the ball smack the sensor coil. This is quite prevalent due to the close proximity the coil needs to be to detect the ball.

    The good news is, the new Tangles' board boasts improved detection distance so you can mount the the coil a couple of mm further out giving a better safety margin.

    Other features of the new Tangles' part include:

    • Includes replacement Sensor coil and metal bracket. ( replacing A-16538)
    • New design sensor coil offers greater detection distance.
    • Adjustable via a multi-turn potentiometer to provide the most reliable detection.
    • Artisanally crafted sensor coil - wound with my very own rum soaked fingers.
    • Each sensor coil receives a few choice words of encouragement(!) from Tangles (for maximum product endurance)



    Check out the Manuals here:
    http://shedspace.net/TPP/TPP-1038-Manual.pdf
    http://shedspace.net/TPP/TPP-1037-Manual.pdf


    Check these items on my site : http://tanglestech.com/Eddy_c_19.html
    Tangles' Pin Parts.

    Pinball Replacement Boards - Designed and Manufactured in Australia
    http://tanglestech.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cursed View Post
    Trough sensor ordered and paid!

    Thanks @Tangles and @Cursed.

    Happy to provide a test platform for this after so many issues with my other switch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tangles View Post
    After a long design phase, a long wait for parts, and a few epic cock-ups from me, I have two new Eddy Sensor boards available for Twilight Zone (TZ).

    As these boards are difficult to get anywhere in the world... I decided to give it a crack... BUT...

    If only you knew how hard it was to get the freakin' sensor coils "just right" on these little bastards..... quite a few soothing rums went into the design phase of these... but that's a story I will have to keep for another time.



    These boards (for detecting the Power Ball) are located in the subway leading to Slot Machine kickout and in the ball trough.


    https://www.aussiearcade.com/attachm...hmentid=149505

    https://www.aussiearcade.com/attachm...hmentid=149506


    Subway Sensor
    Not a lot to say about this board. Super easy to install. Nice multi-turn pot for calibration. Only one plug as the sensor is printed on the PCB.


    Trough Sensor

    There are a lot of TZ machines out there with bad trough sensors as a poor installation will have the ball smack the sensor coil. This is quite prevalent due to the close proximity the coil needs to be to detect the ball.

    The good news is, the new Tangles' board boasts improved detection distance so you can mount the the coil a couple of mm further out giving a better safety margin.

    Other features of the new Tangles' part include:

    • Includes replacement Sensor coil and metal bracket. ( replacing A-16538)
    • New design sensor coil offers greater detection distance.
    • Adjustable via a multi-turn potentiometer to provide the most reliable detection.
    • Artisanally crafted sensor coil - wound with my very own rum soaked fingers.
    • Each sensor coil receives a few choice words of encouragement(!) from Tangles (for maximum product endurance)



    Check out the Manuals here:
    http://shedspace.net/TPP/TPP-1038-Manual.pdf
    http://shedspace.net/TPP/TPP-1037-Manual.pdf


    Check these items on my site : http://tanglestech.com/Eddy_c_19.html
    Awesome, been waiting. Ordered & paid for
    In: FH, Munsters LE, ACDC, IJ, LW3, TZ

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    Ordered a set myself. Nice work!


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