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Announce: Stern Star Trek Nebula Mod

This Stern Star Trek Nebula Mod is a Do-it-Yourself and save kit which illuminates the Nebula plastics with extra lighting on all of Stern’s Star Trek Pinball machines (Pro, Premium, and Limited Edition). This kit contains three custom shaped boards which fit behind the nebula plastics and enhance the art present on the backboard. Bring your backboard to life with this mod using our Step-By-Step instructions. This DIY kit make take you several hours to install properly in your machine. Continue reading

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Announce: Stern Star Trek Laser Upgrade Kit

Our stunning upgrade to the stock Stern Star Trek laser that comes with the Premium and LE Pinball machines. Laser color choices: Blue, Red, and Green. Our lasers offer much higher power than the stock laser so Klingon multiball laser light show be that much better. Continue reading

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Announce: Translucent Early Solid State Pinball Buttons/Housings

Early #Pinball buttons and Housings used in early Solidstate and EM titles are now available 10 different colors. Used on Stern, Bally, and Gottlieb Pins of the era. Was used as Flipper and Start Buttons. This new product offering is available in PMMA (Acrylic) so they can be laser etched with your custom design. 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.
Also announcing the immediate availably of the Bally Flipper Button mod. This PCB set goes behind these Translucent buttons to offer the Pinball Fanatic a unique look on their Pinball Machine. Continue reading

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Stern Star Trek: Warp Ramp LED Mod

Stern Star Trek Pinball: Modding the Warp Ramp LED. Details how the Author laser cut some red and black acrylic to create a better Warp Ramp assembly on this Pinball Machine. For the Stern Star Trek Pro, Premium, and Limited Edition (LE). Continue reading

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Stern Star Trek: Comprehensive Mod List

A Comprehensive List of all Modifications available for the Stern Star Trek Pinball Machines. Featuring any vendors mods for Stern Star Trek machines including the Star Trek Pro, Star Trek Premium, and Star Trek Limited Editions. Continue reading

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Announce: Data East DMD and Sound Cables

Data East Sound and DMD ribbon cables. The Sound Cable is #5795-10703 @ 39 inches. The DMD Cable is #5795-10938 @ 49inches. Each Cable includes Strain Relief, a pull tab, and 100% electrical test. 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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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.
Checkout the entire documented Phase 1 worklog here. Continue reading

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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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