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Other Hardware / Re: RGB LED
« Last post by Charlie Rose on July 21, 2017, 09:07:33 PM »
very helpful , thank Steve
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Other Hardware / Re: RGB LED
« Last post by Steve S on July 18, 2017, 01:37:11 AM »
There are a number of ways to do this.  You could use the PD-LED board to control up to 28 RGB LEDs and use them for GI.  Some people use strings of serial RGB LEDs, like the WS2811 or WS2812 variants.  They can be controlled using an Arduino, a FadeCandy board, or something similar.  That's an inexpensive way to go, especially for GI, although there's some disagreement about using serial lamp strings in a pinball cabinet (noisy electrical environment).

Different people are using a variety of LEDs with the PD-LED board, depending on the way they've implemented lamps and how each lamp is being used.  Hopefully someone with more experience will chime in.
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Other Hardware / RGB LED
« Last post by Charlie Rose on July 16, 2017, 11:49:45 PM »
Looking to replace my GI setup with RGB LED's what would the recommended bulb that most are using, and the control board for each bulb.
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P-ROC / P3-ROC / Re: re-theme questions
« Last post by Charlie Rose on June 30, 2017, 06:20:27 PM »
Thanks Gerry, I did order the driver board from Mark, with extra outputs, looking forward to digging in. i think all the hardware work will keep my busy for a while.
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P-ROC / P3-ROC / Re: re-theme questions
« Last post by Gerry Stellenberg on June 30, 2017, 11:31:46 AM »
#1 I've bought the P-Roc board but it didn't come with any diagrams for what is to be plugged into all the ports, is there one available that someone can give me a link to? 


The P-ROC documentation includes a detailed board spec with connector descriptions/pinouts and a connector mapping for systems the P-ROC directly supports (WPC, WPC-95, Stern Whitestar, Stern SAM): http://www.pinballcontrollers.com/index.php/products/p-roc/documentation

If you're using Mark's sys11 interface board, then refer to him for connection guidance.

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#2 Based on what I'm doing, what hardware other than the p-roc should i need? ( currently i plan to use all the existing lighting plus adding maybe 20 or 30 RGB LED's a few added motors or targets but not too many, also a LCD display for scoring and GFX, I've got the sound covered.


You can add a PD-Master and then any additional driver boards you want (PD-16 for coils/motors, PD-LED for RGB LEDs, PD-8x8 for lamps), though that would be blazing new ground for software configuration.  You can absolutely do that; just be aware that you'd need to need to do some custom software configuration of the P-ROC (so that it acts like WPC for the sys-11 interface board but also enables and maps the custom features.

- Gerry
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P-ROC / P3-ROC / re-theme questions
« Last post by Charlie Rose on June 29, 2017, 08:21:31 PM »
My project is a Jungle Lord re-theme with rules change and added functions like motors, switches and targets. I'm new to a journey like this but i figure like I've done most of my life is plunge head first into the build, see it through and learn something new along the way. I'm not a programmer by any stretch but, electrical and wiring/ building and fabricating is no problem.

#1 I've bought the P-Roc board but it didn't come with any diagrams for what is to be plugged into all the ports, is there one available that someone can give me a link to?   

#2 Based on what I'm doing, what hardware other than the p-roc should i need? ( currently i plan to use all the existing lighting plus adding maybe 20 or 30 RGB LED's a few added motors or targets but not too many, also a LCD display for scoring and GFX, I've got the sound covered.

thanks in advance.
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Driver Boards / Re: PD-16 IDLEs between transfers using Arduino
« Last post by Gerry Stellenberg on June 26, 2017, 08:01:00 PM »
The documentation and the Arduino test sketch both mention 5 extra idles between transfers. The sketch also mentions a for-loop. The example doesn't show any loop or idles. Am I wrong?

The comments in the arduino sketch are saying that if you used a for-loop instead of the 5 explicit SPI.transfer calls, it would add an additional 5 IDLEs between cycle (to process the for-loop).  Just implementing the code as is gets you enough time between transfers without too much.  If you're using a faster device (ie. teensy), you may see different results.  Adjust accordingly.

Also, using the PD-16 with Arduino and pwm requires constant transfer of data right? I suppose I need a constant transfer for the watchdog to be operational too?

Constant transfers are necessary to properly tickle the watchdog yes, assuming you want to use the watchdog.  Dipswitch 6 disables watchdog functionality.  For PWM you need not write constantly.  Just write as often as you need to to change an output's state.

- Gerry
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Driver Boards / Re: PD-16 IDLEs between transfers using Arduino
« Last post by MasterMek on June 20, 2017, 09:58:59 AM »
Also, using the PD-16 with Arduino and pwm requires constant transfer of data right? I suppose I need a constant transfer for the watchdog to be operational too?
Btw. I mention Arduino but will use a teensy instead which is a bit faster.

Mek
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Driver Boards / PD-16 IDLEs between transfers using Arduino
« Last post by MasterMek on June 20, 2017, 09:54:45 AM »
Wow. I've been gone so long.
There is not much going on at the forum I see...
I'm starting up my project again.
I've a question though.
The documentation and the Arduino test sketch both mention 5 extra idles between transfers. The sketch also mentions a for-loop. The example doesn't show any loop or idles. Am I wrong?

Mek
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Mission Pinball Framework (mpf) / MPF Support forum
« Last post by jab on May 12, 2017, 03:52:25 PM »
Besides this forum, the MPF team also has dedicated forum over here: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/mpf-users.

You can still ask questions about MPF here. Especially if your questions are P-Roc or P3-Roc related this might even not be the worst idea. The other forum might be better for questions which are less P/P3-Roc related (such as mode programming).


Jan
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