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Pin2Dmd Color - Pindmd Compatible Interface With Led Rgb Color Dmd

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Parts ordered :) @Lucky1 did you get any colored roms over at pinside? Or do you have any clue how to get them?

Are you going to sell the small pcb you are developing for this project ?

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I received a macro and smartDMD.txt for POTC from a guy from german flippermarkt.de forum.

I also bought a license for pinball browser for further testing of the implementation. 

Here is a video of the upload mechanism using smartDMD.txt palette information copied

into pin2dmd.txt textfile. Commandline parameter is section in the textfile ([red] [potc]) which

contains the palette information for the different games. 

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Have you ever thought of providing this solution for real pinball? The ColorDMD that is sold today is way too expansive (up to EUR 450). With this method it would be A LOT cheaper and, of course, affordable! :)

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Have you ever thought of providing this solution for real pinball? The ColorDMD that is sold today is way too expansive (up to EUR 450). With this method it would be A LOT cheaper and, of course, affordable! :)

Of course, I'm already working on that. The stm32f4 discovery board should be able to read the serial dmd data that a real pinball machine provides over a SPI input or slave interface.

Together with a piece of sync logic in the firmware that detects frame start and number of subframe or plane anything else should be the same and therefore also work on a real pinball machine.

 

br Steve

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Of course, I'm already working on that. The stm32f4 discovery board should be able to read the serial dmd data that a real pinball machine provides over a SPI input or slave interface.

Together with a piece of sync logic in the firmware that detects frame start and number of subframe or plane anything else should be the same and therefore also work on a real pinball machine.

 

br Steve

Wow! That would really be a great development! :)

I do not like ColorDMD because of the LCD monitor instead of a real DMD (and, of course, the crazy price). But if I could put such an RGB DMD into my pinball machines for maybe EUR 150 I would definitaly buy it! :)

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Well lets see how this will work and look like. Delivery of led panels is stuck at custom checks.

And of course I need to get a synchronized image data feed from various pinball machines.

I've bot some WPCs and DEs / Segas around here for testing, but no stern.

I will post a video when I got something running.

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IMG_5655.jpg

 

Prototype of PIN2DMD is  on it´s way. PCB design is done. I will solder the components tomorrow

and test if everything is working as expected. I added a HUB08 Interface for other chinese displays

and a sdcard reader for configuration storage and easy palette editing from a pc with a card reader.

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This first draft of pcb is a rather general design. It has HUB08 and HUB75 connectors for LED panels and additionally a 14pin connector to use for driving "classic" pinball dmds or you can use this 14pin connector as input to read data from an real pinball as well.

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Here is a part list of what is needed for the connector board

 

The pcb layout is here

https://github.com/lucky01/PIN2DMD/tree/master/pcb

 

STM32F4 discovery board
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Stm32f4discovery-Stm32f407-Cortex-m4-Development-Board-st-link-V2-/281642134806?hash=item41932ded16:g:C-MAAOSwBahVE9EC

50 Pin Header (2x25 female, 2.54mm pitch):
China Shop:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-54mm-100-Female-pin-header-50pin-2x25pin-dual-row-pcb-receptacle-4pcs-/291589796301?hash=item43e41b31cd:g:WP4AAOSwv0tVSo9M
http://www.ebay.com/itm/10-pcs-Pitch-2-54mm-2x25-Pin-50-Pin-Female-Double-Row-Straight-Header-Connector-/121506366834?hash=item1c4a580572:m:mlOQs2stJjBhh-DEjzJK-Sg
Tahiland Shop:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/3-pcs-PCB-Socket-2x25-Pins-Double-Row-50-Pins-Female-Header-2-54mm-/291379514784?hash=item43d7928da0:g:ZDYAAOSwstxU22uc


16 Pin IDC Header: (10pcs)
China Shop:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/10pcs-DC3-16P-Straight-JTAG-Socket-Connector-For-Flat-Ribbon-Cable-2-Row-16-Pin-/191219631634?hash=item2c85940612:g:cvsAAOSws65TopmH

US Shop:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Shrouded-Header-Connector-AMP-16-Position-Pin-Straight-Copper-Tin-2-5mmX-8mm-/181634219031?hash=item2a4a3e3c17:g:y18AAOSw0e9UrMT5


14 Pin IDC Header:
Thailand Shop:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/3-Pcs-2x7-14-Pin-Box-Header-Connector-2-54-mm-IDC-Male-Sockets-Straight-/201166853642?hash=item2ed67a960a:m:mXxphgpQGhNkBXGp3SGg1ag

China Shop:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/10pcs-2-54mm-IDC-Box-header-DC3-DC3-14P-2-7-14-pins-Pitch-/121083800893?hash=item1c31282d3d:g:DWoAAMXQjq5RAh4Y

US Shop:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/4pk-2-x-7-Header-Pins-Straight-24653-/371076817162?hash=item5665e6e10a:m:mTaXYU6lLGzA1RrS2Mxbe1g


10 Pin (or more) breakaway Header:
China Shop:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/10pc-black-40pin-2-54mm-Single-Row-Breakaway-Male-Pin-Header-for-Arduino-uno-R3-/281773614793?hash=item419b0426c9:g:91wAAOSwLVZVzj3K

US Shop:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/5pcs-1x40-Male-Breakaway-Pin-Header-Color-Red-Green-White-Yellow-Black-/131431848171?hash=item1e99f2d8eb:g:DhgAAOSwpDdU4mB7


Jumper:
China Shop:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/100pcs-2pin-mini-micro-jumper-for-2-54-mm-Pin-Header-Black-Standard-PCB-shunts-/381427793738?hash=item58cede3f4a:g:RpoAAOSwdvpWEfjz
http://www.ebay.com/itm/10pcs-gold-plated-2-pin-jumper-2-54mmHard-Drive-IDE-CD0-1-ShuntsComputer-black-/281067710272?hash=item4170f0e740:g:pq4AAMXQQtNRyqEf

US Shop:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/25-2-Pin-Jumpers-2-54mm-1-CD-pc-Scsi-Ide-HD-net-/231525626472?hash=item35e800b268:g:f9IAAMXQ2kxSK6lb
http://www.ebay.com/itm/10pcs-2-54mm-0-1-Jumper-Shunts-2-pin-2-position-USA-Seller-Free-Shipping-/181901124305?hash=item2a5a26e2d1:g:15wAAOSwAYtWG~gG


SPI Micro SD-Card (Pin2DMD pinout match):
China Shop:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Micro-SD-Card-Module-6-Pin-SPI-Interface-for-Arduino-/190940601928?hash=item2c74f25e48:g:i4IAAOxyWmxSZ41~
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Arduino-Micro-SD-Card-Module-TF-Card-Reader-SPI-Interface-Level-Converter-Chip-D-/191627417595?hash=item2c9de257fb:g:fXIAAOSwjVVVn18U
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Micro-SD-Card-Module-6Pin-SPI-Interface-for-Arduino-UNO-R3-MEGA-2560-DUE-/380752534379?hash=item58a69e9b6b:g:YssAAOxy-sRSaMrh

US Shop:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Micro-SD-Storage-Board-Card-Reader-Memory-Shield-Module-SPI-for-Arduino-/221907394851?hash=item33aab62123:g:OdIAAOSwrklVVVIh
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-PC-MICRO-SD-STORAGE-CARD-MEMORY-SHIELD-MODULE-SPI-INTERFACE-FOR-ARDUINO-/261344331441?hash=item3cd95606b1:g:kA8AAOxy3NBSm5Aq


Ribbon Cable with connector (16pin):
US Shop:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/HQ-2x8-16-Pin-2-0mm-IDC-JTAG-ISP-Cable-Multiple-Color-Ribbon-Wire-/381143608484?hash=item58bdedeca4:m:maOR51ddrvmQw2PyQ6B8PRw


Ribbon Cable with connector (14pin):
US Shop:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/2x7-14-pin-IDC-Ribbon-Cable-2-54mm-pitch-15cm-USA-Seller-Free-Shipping-/181901128245?hash=item2a5a26f235:g:4FEAAOSwo0JWG~kc

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LMAO looks like the price of the display boards have nearly doubled. Ugh.

This project just went out of my price range unfortunately. $122 bucks for the displays, $26 for the discovery board, $27 for the parts, $80 for the pcb is around $250. I don't know what the hell happened to the price on those displays. Unless someone has an alternate source I'm probably out

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