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Introducing the all new PIN2DMD / GO-DMD V3 Shield

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Here are the first pictures of the all new blue V3 shield for pin2dmd and go-dmd. Compared to the V2 shield it supports all implemented features of the latest pin2dmd firmware and has the following improvements:

- piggyback mounting to P2.5 panels with bottom connector
- onboard wifi module esp12 or esp01
- RS232 serial interface for connection to subdevices actived by a dmd keyframe event e.g. playing additional animation content on a Topper display matching the current playstate of your game. Also for serial side channel palette switching
- real-time-clock module for go-dmd clock (www.go-dmd.de)
- onboard temperature and humidity sensor (dht11) for go-dmd cock
- connector for IR and motion sensor for go-dmd-clock
- signal enhancer for real pinball input
- Menu and Option button for onscreen menu

The pictures are from the prototype. Still need to do some testing.

The board will be available soon.

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How much with shipping and ready solved your colour bleed problems and design faults so help me out ive pm you and had no reply

 

Paul

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Since from my side pin2dmd is a DIY project I don't sell hardware . Rappelbox, pinballsp or others take care of that. The color bleeding problem has either to be solved by the panel manufactures or you use the DIY solution I described in the thread. Maybe the hardware providers.above can help you with that .also.

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I have successfully finished testing all the functions of the V3 shield with PIN2DMD and goDMD and made some
final changes. Of course you may only solder the submodules you want / need depending on what you want to do.
For VPIN usage for example you can leave out the RTC modul, the Wifi module, the DHT11 and the 2 ICs
to save some money and add them later when you need them.

For all DIYers I uploaded the gerber files necessary to order the PCBs from your favorite manufacturer.

For my prototype PCBs I used this one
http://www.elecrow.com/services/pcb-prototyping/10pcs-2-layer-pcb.html

Upload is here

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

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It corrects some problems we had mainly with Stern SAM and Stern Spike machines (pixel and sync errors).

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huh. so it shouldn't matter for WPC or WPC95 real pinball input? What about gottlieb? What about Whitestar? Should the V2 work fine for all of those? I don't have any Stern SAM or SPIKE games anyway but I plan to use these in a real pinball. Thank you very much for your help!

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It is improving the overall signal quality for all pinball machines. I can´t tell you which machines or circumstances need it and which not,
because that is very specific.

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No issues from my customers with wpc ;) but overall you benefit from V3 because of wifi, and buttons! So you can make basic adjustments without even using a computer.

Greetings,
Dom

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I bought a empty v3.1 board. I found a partlist for the v3 are the the same and which parts can i skip i only use it for real pinball?

 

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You don´t need the tiny RTC module, DHT11, ESP wifi module and DC power jack
Make sure you solder a wire bridge between pin2 and pin3 of the enhancer (EN)
insteadof the 3pins pinheader

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Although the STM32F407 Discovery board is still supported it is recommended for new installations to use the STM32F429ZI Nucleo-144 board with the V4 shield for DIY PIN2DMD installations. It has become harder to get original Discovery F4 boards and a lot of cheap chinese copies are floating around which cause problems. Additionally the V4 shield has been designed from scratch and therefore is more future proof.

Here is a good doc on how to build a Nucleo V4 based pin2dmd

 

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