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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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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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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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Modernized Williams Serial Kit

For the last couple of months; I’ve been working on a redesign of the willams printer kit for my Star Trek: The Next Generation pinball. Much of the work as been in the Complex Programmable Logic Device (CPLD) which is … Continue reading

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FreePlay 555 Coin Circuit

555 Timer circuit and PCB licensed under TAPR/NCL Open Hardware License. Simple thru Hole componets should allow most people to solder this project over a evening. Timer circuit used to stimulate the coin circuits of a Sega Star Trek Captain’s Chair to enable “Free Play” – IE use the game without quarters. This circuit should be flexible enough to work on most arcade games. This circuit can be built for less than $23. Continue reading

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Star Trek Red Alert Audio Trigger

Opamp circuit and PCB licensed under TAPR/NCL Open Hardware License for use on a Sega Star Trek Captain’s Chair Arcade Machine. Simple thruHole componets should allow most people to solder this project over a evening. Circuit used to Simulate the “Red Alert” Lighting during gameplay. Continue reading

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Gottlieb Open Source PopBumper Driver Board?

New half-sized Pop Bumper Driver Board intended to be a drop in replacement for the original Gottlieb design. Fixes many of the design issues present in the original design including many BKMs (Best Known Methods) posted to the popular pinball repair sites today. Continue reading

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