Author Archives: Zitt

Stern Star Trek Pop Bumper Caps

Custom CNCed Aluminum Pop bumper caps for your Stern Star Trek Pinball Machine. These JJAbrams-inspired Insignia popcaps will fit any Stern Star Trek Pinball Machine including the Pro, Premium, and LE. Continue reading

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Xorg server on video-less NAS

Random notes while trying to compile Xorg (X-Windows) on a ARM NAS. Following recipe at: Beyond Linux From Scratch (Version 2014-11-19) The NAS box has no video harware; so I want a software rasterizer (swrast). Step MesaLib-10.3.3 : No video hardware … Continue reading

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Custom Buttons & Housings (Early Bally, Gottlieb, Stern, Chicago Coin)

Early #Pinball buttons and Housings used in early Solidstate and EM titles. Used on Stern, Bally, and Gottlieb Pins of the era. Was used as Flipper and Start Buttons. This shapeway store comes equipped with buttons and housings in single and paired units. The buttons were common under part numbers: #C-905, B-16680, 4B-200. The housings under part numbers: #C-904, C-13900, 4B-199 and #B-21018. Continue reading

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Chicago Dynamic Industries Sound Card (EM Gun Games)

A redesign of the Chicago Dynamic Industries “Rifle Ricochet” sound board using modern two layer PCBs, a silkscreen, and modernized components. Uses readily available 2N3904 transistors instead of the EOLed 2N3643 and 2N3644 transistors. The #444-310 board is reproduced with better noise immunity and some extra troubleshooting features. Licensed to fellow Arcade collectors under the TAPR/Non Commercial License. BOM costs are less than $20 with PCBs being ~$23. Continue reading

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Stern Star Trek: Vengeance Nacelle Mod

Simple Laser Cut Plastic to defuse the LED on a Stern Star Trek Pinball Machine and make it more accurate to the film’s render. Donated to the Public under the TAPR / NCL license – meaning you can create these for personal use up to 5 pairs in a calendar year. Commercial Use is prohibited without written permission. Continue reading

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Star Trek: The Next Generation Klingon Bird of Prey Mod

This MOD is of a 1994 Hallmark Klingon Bird of Prey. These Ornament are typically used to replace the smaller less detailed counterpart on the Star Trek: The Next Generation Pinball machine. The Author details his modification of this ornament and provides the PCBs and schematics to fellow Pinheads under the TAPR/NCL license. Continue reading

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EagleCAD Tutorial: Custom shaped PCBs

Learn how to take a DXF (CAD) file and convert it to a custom shaped PCB in EagleCad. The author used this technique to generate custom LED board for use on his Star Trek: The Mirror Universe Pinball project. In 10minutes; you should be able to utilize this technique in your own designs. Continue reading

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Star Trek: The Mirror Universe will be at Texas Pinball Fesitival

Star Trek: The Mirror Universe Pinball debuted at Texas Pinball Festival on March 27. 2014 where it won the Grand Champion / Best of Show award.
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Stern ColorDMD adapter plate

ColorDMD Adapter plans for the Stern Star Trek pinball machine. Allows for installation of a ColorDMD into the Premium/LE backbox of the pinball machine. Requires no modification of the machine and is completely reversible. Continue reading

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Austin, TX: Star Trek Into The Darkness Charity Arcade

The Summer of 1983 & Star Trek: Into The Darkness Charity Arcade for Dell Children’s Medical Center raised $1092 in quarters. That total was donated to the Children’s hospital. Continue reading

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