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Nice frame and good contribution to the community!

thanks a lot. 

Maybe 1 suggestion, you should always use the panels WITH the provided frame. The mounting pins tend to break easily from the pcbs. The frames provide that extra stability. Trust me ;) I had a lot off issues with that on the very first batch. 

 

Greetings,

dom

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22 hours ago, tjc02002 said:

I designed this 3D printable frame. It is 2 identical pieces and also has mounts for uncle Sashs v2 board(will also fit v3 but not using direct panel connector)and a 12-5v regulator(for use in a real pinball machine).  It's also got screw locations to add a piece of tinted acrylic to the front(I'm doing this this weekend). This is designed to fit into a real pinball machine. I'll load the design files up when I get home if anyone is interested. Oh and this design uses the bare panels without the plastic bracket. I was a little worried about space in a wpc95 install with the acrylic sheet in front as well(looked tight in my MM without the sheet). 

 

This is awesome! too bad, I already sent mine to be printed and I too have the same boards.  Thanks for sharing.

 

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On ‎1‎/‎20‎/‎2017 at 4:36 PM, Rappelbox said:

Nice frame and good contribution to the community!

thanks a lot. 

Maybe 1 suggestion, you should always use the panels WITH the provided frame. The mounting pins tend to break easily from the pcbs. The frames provide that extra stability. Trust me ;) I had a lot off issues with that on the very first batch. 

 

Greetings,

dom

I agree. I think my next one I will design to use with the included plastic frame and I will recess the panels a bit.

-Tom

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On 12/13/2015 at 1:45 PM, opcode said:

I have designed a sturdy 3D printable frame that works for me in my cabinet. I have both the printable frame (stl file) and solidworks design files up on dropbox here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/4y1plz9zl1dcksv/AAAAHToMIViCYdrj3FNdCrtDa?dl=0. The 1rst things to note, is this is meant to print in 2 identical parts, my 3D printer (flashforge creator X) can't print the full width required (about 325 mm) for a single bracket. The 2nd thing to note is the frame is about 2.5 mm wider on the left/right and about 3.5 mm wider on the top/bottom. This was done because my cabinet previously had a single color led matrix installed using a pindmd2, that was slightly larger than the current full color led matrix, again this is specific to my cabinet, it may or may not work for yours. 

 

Actually this one is neat as well. I am going to try and look at getting this one printed.

EDIT:  Update. - I got this 3D printed for a reasonable price and it came out pretty good. Thanks Opcode!

 

 

 

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Just a couple notes for anyone wanting to 3D print things - Don't use Shapeways. They were pretty pricey. ($US70)   I used 3dHubs.com  to find someone locally who was able to print it and ship it to me across town for about $US18.  

If anyone is interested, I have one referral code for $10 off 3D printing. PM me if you are planning to do a 3D print. 

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On 1/23/2017 at 11:55 AM, tjc02002 said:

I agree. I think my next one I will design to use with the included plastic frame and I will recess the panels a bit.

-Tom

Yes, that would be helpful to any future builds.. I had to superglue several of mine back one. Still, I appreciate you uploading and making your design available.

 

 

 

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18 hours ago, kiwi said:

Yes, that would be helpful to any future builds.. I had to superglue several of mine back one. Still, I appreciate you uploading and making your design available.

 

 

 

Yes sorry about that. I will try to remember when I get home.

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I designed a better frame that uses the led panel plastic frame. I have uploaded both of my frame designs below. Each design is 2 piece but the pieces are exactly the same(just have to 3d print 2 of them. Frame2A is the latest version seen in the pics in black. FrameC is the previous one. I have uploaded the 123D Design files below which is a free program you can download from autodesk. if someone wants .stl files let me know, I can make those if you don't want to. both of these designs have real pinball dmd bolt pattern for use in real pinballs. also I used a small 12v to 5v convertor which can be seen in the picture. I used the pinball 12v signal in my real pinball machines.

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I designed a 3d printed frame to use with the v4 shield. With the shield being direct mounted to the panels on the left side the center of my panels didn't have much support and I was getting a lot of flex and a gap in the middle of the screens. I went with a 3 piece frame so the middle would not have a joint. The gottlieb machine I was mounting it in didn't use the center mounting holes so I modeled it to take an 8/32 nut so I can use a screw to level it out if I do get any gap.

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3098697

 

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