Some more pinball pictures :-)

Posted: Tuesday, 2019-06-04 19:56 | Tags: Pinball

The display module started out as a pretty messy wire contraption with individual transistors. Boy, fixing short circuits with these things was no fun I tell you.

http://leetless.de/images/pinball/old_display_module_1_t.jpg http://leetless.de/images/pinball/old_display_module_4_t.jpg

At some point then I discovered TLC5940, groked the basics of KiCad, spent a bit of money and out came my first real PCB:

http://leetless.de/images/pinball/display_modules_back_t.jpg

Actually a bit proud of this one :-)

Oh and did I mention the empire found a spray can and now the death star is pure awesomeness?

http://leetless.de/images/pinball/deathstar_spray_closeup_t.jpg

Also a WS2812 now provides really awesome lighting to the whole thing. Best about it is that each LED's RGB is controllable individually, all through the same 1-wire bus! An AVR Mega2560 cares for the animation, receiving commands from the Raspi via SPI like all other boards:

http://leetless.de/images/pinball/stripe_in_dark_t.jpg

Also you surely noticed little darthy in the back there ;-) There is a bit more but alas I'm a bit short on photos, next time I'll take some more, promised!

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