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Author Topic: RoToron ロトロン ...with video update...  (Read 8900 times)

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Re: RoToron ロトロン
« Reply #160 on: October 17, 2018, 09:31:03 pm »
Oooo, nice!  Is it all metal or metal wrapped on something else?  Is that like 3 LEDS on each arm?  Whats the relay board for, the motors?

It's a  formed piece on its own but does have plastic inserts that I made to hold the 3 LEDs per arm.  As I said before the Arduino controlled relay board is for sequential switching of the various LED groups in the Coin Plate (Core).  To start with I'll need only 4 of the relays but the others will be used to control power up of other parts of RoToron on start up.  The final board I have to make myself is the LED Chaser using some ICs and other parts.

Here's the piece after I wired it up.


Here it is installed into the Core, the Cog is just loosely attached for effect.


I decided the wiring loom I'd made was too messy so I replaced it with CAT 6 Ethernet cable.  This is really useful for wiring looms, the Ethernet sockets can be wired straight into the controller box (containing Arduino boards).


I haven't had much time for this project in the last few days but will again soon.
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Re: RoToron ロトロン
« Reply #161 on: October 17, 2018, 10:25:35 pm »
Nicely coming along! I love the Cat6/RJ45 usage here.  :cheers:

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Re: RoToron ロトロン
« Reply #162 on: October 17, 2018, 10:52:07 pm »
Awesome!

In addition to what op2not said, I also love the loom, the contrasting strain relief and the radiation hazard trefoil on the back of the reactor core.  This is just -cool-.

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Re: RoToron ロトロン
« Reply #163 on: October 18, 2018, 01:37:26 am »
Nicely coming along! I love the Cat6/RJ45 usage here.  :cheers:

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Re: RoToron ロトロン
« Reply #164 on: October 25, 2018, 04:31:32 pm »
Looking good! 

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As I said before the Arduino controlled relay board is for sequential switching of the various LED groups in the Coin Plate (Core).

Have you considered a different form of driver for the LEDs, like a MOSFET instead of the relays?  Would be smaller, quieter and less prone to mechanical failure.  I assume the LEDs will be switched off and on many many times?  MOSFETs work really well with Arduino boards.

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« Reply #165 on: November 01, 2018, 08:49:54 pm »
Awesome!

In addition to what op2not said, I also love the loom, the contrasting strain relief and the radiation hazard trefoil on the back of the reactor core.  This is just -cool-.

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Re: RoToron ロトロン
« Reply #166 on: November 01, 2018, 11:14:51 pm »
 :o :o :o :o :o

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Re: RoToron ロトロン
« Reply #167 on: November 02, 2018, 10:25:22 am »
The level of detail on this project is insane! Awesome work Ond.  :applaud:

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« Reply #168 on: November 05, 2018, 07:43:34 am »
Thanks for looking in on my progress folks, I appreciate the comments and kudos  :cheers: I've been spending almost all my spare time on electronics for this project since I last posted.


Have you considered a different form of driver for the LEDs, like a MOSFET instead of the relays?  Would be smaller, quieter and less prone to mechanical failure.  I assume the LEDs will be switched off and on many many times?  MOSFETs work really well with Arduino boards.


I have, I will be using MOSFET relays elsewhere in the project, these are OK for this purpose.  Thanks for the suggestion.

I've mainly been working on control circuits and Arduino stuff lately.  It's all nearly done now.  I just have some audio stuff to do for the Core boot sequence.  I re-did the LED spinner for inside the Core.  I wanted to pack more LEDs onto the disk but hand wiring them is a pain so...


I built this LED chaser circuit from some schematic I downloaded.  I made it small with a variable resistor so I can adjust the chase speed.

All these controller boards, relays, Arduino, tiny amplifier etc are packed inside the Core controller.  CAT 6 sockets take the feeds from the Core.

Here is the finished unit connected to its controller.  The controller has a PC interface as well for switching sync and a manual overide for testing.  You can just see the "flux capacitor" LEDS lighting up.  Single images don't do them justice.  The video will show them working properly.

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Re: RoToron ロトロン
« Reply #169 on: November 05, 2018, 10:03:19 am »
« Last Edit: November 05, 2018, 10:05:11 am by Arroyo »

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Re: RoToron ロトロン
« Reply #170 on: November 05, 2018, 10:07:59 am »
Really nice work - Waiting on the video   :)

Great imagination and creativity all around
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Re: RoToron ロトロン
« Reply #171 on: November 06, 2018, 02:43:07 am »
Hahahahaha, that is awesome.

Thanks for the inspiration.  Maybe I'm not tired of filling and sanding yet after all. 

I very much appreciate you sharing this project.  I know it's been a long road and difficult in spots, and I just want to say that it's had an impact on me.  It's an honor to watch you work.

Carry on.

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Re: RoToron ロトロン
« Reply #172 on: Yesterday at 07:57:50 am »
I've made a video of the completed coin plate with core module.  The Arduino stuff took a little longer than I anticipated but thatís always the way with me.

The novelty of the Core will be just for during power up of RoToron and perhaps between games in attract mode.  It would be distracting and annoying to listen to this thing during game play. The Core controller does have a volume control on it now, accessible from the rear hatch of the machine.  In the guts of the controller you can see the various boards and wiring that work the magic.



So, click HERE to watch!  :cheers:

The coin plate revision has been fun, the electronics was nerve wracking though.  I blew two sets of (expensive) LED groups when I was tired, by forgetting to place a resistor on my test battery.  I did this twice!  The second time I was really pissed off!  :banghead: I'll  be focusing on the top part of the shell over the next few weeks.  No need to coat it in fibre glass It's already made of the stuff.  It's suffered a bit of wear and tear though.  Some minor restoration work will be needed before a re-spray to the new color.
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Re: RoToron ロトロン ...with video update...
« Reply #173 on: Yesterday at 09:27:54 am »
 :o...OMG!!!... :o...AWESOME!!!...OMG!!! :o

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Re: RoToron ロトロン ...with video update...
« Reply #174 on: Yesterday at 09:29:08 am »
That is so ---smurfing--- awesome! Nice job!

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« Reply #175 on: Yesterday at 09:34:06 am »
that's crazy good  :applaud: 

Nice work - a 1" finish.  I can appreciate that.
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Re: RoToron ロトロン ...with video update...
« Reply #176 on: Yesterday at 09:36:56 am »
is that a Sainsmart relay board? I have an 8 port version in Ginger
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« Reply #177 on: Yesterday at 09:49:50 am »
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« Reply #178 on: Yesterday at 09:53:03 am »
That is one of the coolest hand-made things I've ever seen.  Crazy.

And here I am unable to figure out how to make a custom theme for 1 gamelist.   ;D

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« Reply #179 on: Yesterday at 11:13:14 am »
There are not enough emoticons to express how cool that is!

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Re: RoToron ロトロン ...with video update...
« Reply #180 on: Yesterday at 12:14:42 pm »
Boom. That is one of the coolest things I've seen on here.  Ever.

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« Reply #181 on: Yesterday at 02:10:53 pm »
I dig it!  :applaud:

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Re: RoToron ロトロン ...with video update...
« Reply #182 on: Yesterday at 02:14:43 pm »
That. Is. Beautiful....

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« Reply #183 on: Yesterday at 03:47:25 pm »
Not to mention hand made from scratch.

I don't see how you're not a millionaire, sitting on a beach somewhere.  Absolutely amazing... :applaud: :applaud: :applaud: :applaud: :applaud:
   

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« Reply #184 on: Yesterday at 07:17:40 pm »
Iíd like to put down my order for your Iron Man suit Mr. Stark.

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« Reply #185 on: Today at 02:01:27 am »
I struggle in vain to sufficiently express how amazingly cool this is without tripping the board's profanity filter. 

I love that it's such a physical effect, too - I think most people, myself included, would have probably tried to fake that design element with an LCD animation or something, and it would have turned out much more sterile and flat, where you went all old-school practical effect Stan Winston on it, instead.

Twelve out of ten for style and execution.  Bravo.   :cheers:

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« Reply #186 on: Today at 02:37:36 am »
Tits!

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« Reply #187 on: Today at 03:10:18 am »
Exceptional level of detail, This ones going to be an instant masterpiece.  :applaud: :applaud: :applaud: :applaud: :applaud:

  
 

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