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-VENDOR- FS New Spinner (or Trackball) Optic Boards
« on: January 20, 2006, 05:46:07 pm »
We are officially out of boards and have not had enough demand to justify another order of 100 boards (the minimum practical order).  :'( Thanks to everyone who ordered from us over the past 5 years!  It has been great getting to know a lot of you and learning about your projects.  I will still be checking the boards as often as I get a chance, so if you have any questions about the boards, optics, etc. feel free to drop me a line.

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Re: FS New Spinner (or Trackball) Optic Boards
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2006, 12:04:35 am »
Wanted to put in a good word for these.  Ordered on Wednesday, had it on friday.  From the time I opened the box to the time I had my Pole Position wheel working again....5 minutes.  Well worth the money, board looks and feels like it will last for a long time.  Would never waste my time hacking a mouse to try to get anything with a flywheel working, especially at his low price.

Thanks man!

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Re: FS New Spinner (or Trackball) Optic Boards
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2006, 07:23:17 am »
wow thats awesome....
Alright. Who wants some? Who's next? Huh? How 'bout it? Who wants some? Huh? Who wants to have a little? You.
  You want some more? Huuuh? You want a little? Do ya? Huh? You want some more? Huh? Huh? Hh!

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Re: FS New Spinner (or Trackball) Optic Boards
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2006, 12:39:47 pm »
 :o wowwww thank you so much MIKE !!!!\

i just wan say that i bought 2 optical board from mike. one was to restore a tempest spinner and one is to replace the one in my arkanoid.
mike took time to explain to me how they work and what i will need to make the tempest work !!!
shipping was super fast , and was even and explanation paper telling you how to set up your mame track ball or spinner.

once again thank you for the time and the product..

i love it and i recomand to anybody in this forum  :laugh:


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Re: FS New Spinner (or Trackball) Optic Boards
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2006, 03:02:58 pm »
going to keep selling these?  Or just have a few around?

I might be interested in a few... but not for maybe 5 months...

I'm REALLY hoping for someone to start keeping these in stock...

does it work with Oscars hacked mice?  Opti-pac?

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Re: FS New Spinner (or Trackball) Optic Boards
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2006, 03:23:59 pm »
I would also like to know if they will be available for a while.

Thanks!

Steve

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Re: FS New Spinner (or Trackball) Optic Boards
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2006, 03:58:20 pm »
We have plenty for the foreseeable future.  We had them made for ourselves to use on our own spinners and trackballs, etc.  We only needed about 10-15 boards but the minimum practical order was 100  :o  so we have quite a few for now.

We test all the boards on an OPTI-PAC before we send them out, but they have worked on all the mouse hacks we have tried them on.  If anyone has good luck with them on any other encoders (i.e. the new one from Groovy Game Gear, or a real arcade trackball interface) please let us know.

Just drop us a line whenever you're ready to order.

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Re: FS New Spinner (or Trackball) Optic Boards
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2006, 12:10:09 pm »
I just wanted to bump this, and say that these guys were great to work with.  I ordered two boards for some homemade spinners I'm working on, and they were delivered fast.  They made sure I got exactly what I wanted, and the boards are excellent quality.
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Re: FS New Spinner (or Trackball) Optic Boards
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2006, 02:25:23 pm »
I just wanted to bump this, and say that these guys were great to work with.  I ordered two boards for some homemade spinners I'm working on, and they were delivered fast.  They made sure I got exactly what I wanted, and the boards are excellent quality.

i agree with you :) i'm thinking to order some more :)

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Re: FS New Spinner (or Trackball) Optic Boards
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2006, 09:14:56 pm »
Ordered two of these optic boards and just received them today.  They are professionnally made and fit perfectly the old Atari trackball they were intented to.  Mike was great doing business with. 

Highly recommended  :D
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Re: FS New Spinner (or Trackball) Optic Boards
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2006, 12:42:07 am »
I ordered some of these bad boys and they got here in no time flat. They look really great. I won't be able to put them to use for a while, but when I do I will let everyone know haow they work. Get 'em while they last.


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Re: FS New Spinner (or Trackball) Optic Boards
« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2006, 10:06:45 am »
I still haven't got to test them yet, but I wanted to let everyone know that they fit perfectly into an Atari Trackball. For those of you that might not know, Atari and Happs trackball are pretty much the exact same thing. This fits perfectly unmodified into either of them. This is great for me, as I bought a used Atari TB on ebay cheap. These boards and some new bearings, and it is good as gold. Great work Fixumdude.


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Re: FS New Spinner (or Trackball) Optic Boards
« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2006, 03:09:33 am »
Hi,

Just wanted to bump this thread because I was incredibly happy with the service fixumdude gave. He was responsive to all my emails and the package was well packed and arrived extremely quick.

Cheers mate,

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Re: FS New Spinner (or Trackball) Optic Boards
« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2006, 01:51:07 pm »
PM sent.
Ajax should have been named Warlord, not Swan.

First off, Hoopz is right.

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Re: FS New Spinner (or Trackball) Optic Boards
« Reply #14 on: August 08, 2006, 02:07:41 pm »

Do also have the "gears"?  I would like to build a spinner, but don't like the toothed gears in a mouse, not sensitive enough.

-Rudi

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Re: FS New Spinner (or Trackball) Optic Boards
« Reply #15 on: August 08, 2006, 04:39:41 pm »
Rudi,

The only "gears" we have are the kind from a Happs trackball which are only 24 teeth, so from my understanding they would be less sensitive than your mouse gears.  You might try the trackball booster kit from Groovy Game Gear, it looks like it has a lot more teeth than the standard wheels we have.  Other than that, we are in the same situation about not being able to get spinner wheels since Oscar shut down.

Hope that helps a little bit.  If anyone else has a good source for spinner wheels, please let us know.  We are trying to build up our own control panels etc. and need some too.

fixumdude

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Re: FS New Spinner (or Trackball) Optic Boards
« Reply #16 on: August 12, 2006, 10:29:35 pm »
Another note of praise for Mike's Optic boards.  I have a Tron spinner that I could not getting working with my Opti-pac.  Mike patiently replied to all my PM's, got me his board right away and it works great. 

 :applaud:

Can't ask for anything more from someone!   :cheers:
Ajax should have been named Warlord, not Swan.

First off, Hoopz is right.

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Re: FS New Spinner (or Trackball) Optic Boards
« Reply #17 on: January 28, 2007, 10:53:27 pm »
Are these still available?

Thanks!

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Re: FS New Spinner (or Trackball) Optic Boards
« Reply #18 on: January 29, 2007, 06:52:56 pm »
stevejt - pm sent.

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Re: FS New Spinner (or Trackball) Optic Boards
« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2007, 04:24:54 pm »
This should be pinned with the rest of the vendors!

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Re: FS New Spinner (or Trackball) Optic Boards
« Reply #20 on: February 06, 2007, 07:40:12 am »
Just wanted to say:  Mike, you rock.

Awesome customer service.  Super fast shipping.  Great price.

Thanks!
Jeff

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Re: FS New Spinner (or Trackball) Optic Boards
« Reply #21 on: February 08, 2007, 05:10:02 pm »
I just received the 10 I ordered.  Quick shipping and excellent communication.

Thanks Again!

Steve
 

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Re: FS New Spinner (or Trackball) Optic Boards
« Reply #22 on: February 25, 2007, 12:39:59 pm »
Bumping back to the front until it's pinned with the other vendors.

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Re: FS New Spinner (or Trackball) Optic Boards
« Reply #23 on: March 02, 2007, 12:26:07 pm »
Bump!

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Re: FS New Spinner (or Trackball) Optic Boards
« Reply #24 on: March 02, 2007, 06:21:17 pm »
soon page one will be nothing but pins when they should have their own section at the top with a link or something lol.

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Re: FS New Spinner (or Trackball) Optic Boards
« Reply #25 on: March 11, 2007, 06:31:18 pm »
Hey Admins, pin/sticky this one too?

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Re: FS New Spinner (or Trackball) Optic Boards
« Reply #26 on: March 21, 2007, 09:23:44 pm »
Bump for sticky.

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Re: FS New Spinner (or Trackball) Optic Boards
« Reply #27 on: March 23, 2007, 06:34:58 am »
FYI, it is in The Master Vendor List.

Sticky couldn't hurt, though.


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Re: FS New Spinner (or Trackball) Optic Boards
« Reply #28 on: April 02, 2007, 02:15:20 pm »
5 boards received today fast shipping and response to PM.  Excellent wiring diagram sheet included.  Will report after testing.

TTFN :cheers:
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Re: FS New Spinner (or Trackball) Optic Boards
« Reply #29 on: April 23, 2007, 02:57:57 pm »
PM sent on April 20th...

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Re: FS New Spinner (or Trackball) Optic Boards
« Reply #30 on: May 01, 2007, 01:58:53 am »
2 boards came in today, had 'em installed in no time and my Centipede game is working beautifully. Fast shipping and PM reply, thanks much!

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Re: FS New Spinner (or Trackball) Optic Boards
« Reply #31 on: May 03, 2007, 11:29:05 am »
Bump since it got unstickied!
Ajax should have been named Warlord, not Swan.

First off, Hoopz is right.

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Re: FS New Spinner (or Trackball) Optic Boards
« Reply #32 on: May 04, 2007, 10:55:18 am »
Bump
Ajax should have been named Warlord, not Swan.

First off, Hoopz is right.

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Re: FS New Spinner (or Trackball) Optic Boards
« Reply #33 on: May 05, 2007, 07:09:42 am »
new day, new bump
Ajax should have been named Warlord, not Swan.

First off, Hoopz is right.

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Re: -VENDOR- FS New Spinner (or Trackball) Optic Boards
« Reply #34 on: May 11, 2007, 05:27:07 pm »
Boards arrived today.  Thanks Fixumdude!

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Re: -VENDOR- FS New Spinner (or Trackball) Optic Boards
« Reply #35 on: August 13, 2007, 04:49:17 pm »
I just received this info from BYOAC user arkanoid.  He tried to post it here, but didn't have the minimum post count.

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I'm happy to report that for both my
Arkanoid and Arkanoid 2 machines, the board was a plug-in replacement --
same header spacing, etc.  The only "difficulty" was the expecting
mounting -- just had to drill a couple holes and do a bit of adjusting.

So, works great.  The boards look great too -- very professional.

So, just for reference, this was replacing the original Taito optic
board, part number K9000060A.  Board ID is ME070006A/MEN00003A.

I thought this information might be helpful to others out there with arkanoid machines with bad optic boards.

-Mike

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Re: -VENDOR- FS New Spinner (or Trackball) Optic Boards
« Reply #36 on: August 13, 2007, 04:54:09 pm »
Hey, just a quick post from another satisfied customer.  I picked up a couple of these to try in my Arkanoid machines.  It is a direct replacement for the optic boards I had, including the header pins spacing.  These are very professionally made boards at a very reasonable price. 

For reference, this was replacing the original Taito optic board, part number K9000060A.  Board ID is ME070006A/MEN00003A.  That same board was used in both of my Arkanoid machines.

Just note that you'll have to drill the mounting holes... easy.

EDIT: yeah, that's me: Arkanoid.  Found my old ID from a few years still exists too.  Finally back to the hobby. :)

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Re: -VENDOR- FS New Spinner (or Trackball) Optic Boards
« Reply #37 on: September 25, 2007, 10:57:59 pm »
I just wanted to let everyone know that we are now down to about 6 of these boards left...and I thought we'd be stuck with a ton of them when we first ordered them, over a year and a half ago!  Time sure flies when you're having fun.

In that time we've seen people use them to fix: Atari trackballs, Happs trackballs, arkanoid spinners, tempest spinners, tron spinners, a centepede machine, a pole position wheel & some home made spinners as well.

Before we go through the time and expense of ordering another batch of 100 (minimum order) I wanted to get some feedback on the demand that's left out there.  I don't need pre orders or anything, just let me know if you were planning on ordering them sometime in the future, or if you think there is a continued demand for these boards.  Hopefully they haven't gone up too much, and can remain around $6-$8 each for the new batch.

If anyone reads this, let me know.

Thanks to everyone who ordered, and for all of your great feedback over the last year and a half!

Mike
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Re: -VENDOR- FS New Spinner (or Trackball) Optic Boards
« Reply #38 on: October 01, 2007, 09:56:35 am »
Just saw this post and am beginng work on TRON.  I would definitely order and was wondering if I could use these to repair 720?  One of my optice encoder isnt reading anymore and now have another option for repair.

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Re: -VENDOR- FS New Spinner (or Trackball) Optic Boards
« Reply #39 on: October 01, 2007, 11:24:44 am »
yukonblaze,

PM sent.

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Re: -VENDOR- FS New Spinner (or Trackball) Optic Boards
« Reply #40 on: November 15, 2007, 02:26:59 am »
I need a couple for my millipede trackball.

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Re: -VENDOR- FS New Spinner (or Trackball) Optic Boards
« Reply #41 on: November 26, 2007, 04:37:07 pm »
I just wanted to let everyone know that we are now down to about 6 of these boards left...and I thought we'd be stuck with a ton of them when we first ordered them, over a year and a half ago!  Time sure flies when you're having fun.

In that time we've seen people use them to fix: Atari trackballs, Happs trackballs, arkanoid spinners, tempest spinners, tron spinners, a centepede machine, a pole position wheel & some home made spinners as well.

Before we go through the time and expense of ordering another batch of 100 (minimum order) I wanted to get some feedback on the demand that's left out there.  I don't need pre orders or anything, just let me know if you were planning on ordering them sometime in the future, or if you think there is a continued demand for these boards.  Hopefully they haven't gone up too much, and can remain around $6-$8 each for the new batch.

If anyone reads this, let me know.

Thanks to everyone who ordered, and for all of your great feedback over the last year and a half!

Mike
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Hi MIke,

I was just wondering if you had any of your optic boards left? Thanks.

Bill (Encryptor)

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Re: -VENDOR- FS New Spinner (or Trackball) Optic Boards
« Reply #42 on: November 26, 2007, 05:13:17 pm »
Bill (Encryptor) and Everyone,

We have raided our personal stock to get parts for about 6 more before we are totally, for sure, out of boards.  We are in the process of ordering some more boards, but it will probably take 2-4 weeks to get them in.

If anyone needs some for Christmas projects, etc. you'd better get them now...first come first served  :)

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Re: -VENDOR- FS New Spinner (or Trackball) Optic Boards
« Reply #43 on: November 26, 2007, 10:47:35 pm »
I could use 2-3 sets if you have them.

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Re: -VENDOR- FS New Spinner (or Trackball) Optic Boards
« Reply #44 on: December 17, 2007, 02:45:59 pm »
I bought 2 of these for my crystal castles track ball. Unfortunately the game still doesn't move right so it seems the issue is on the game board. BUT the boards came in about a week, Mike stayed in full contact through out the transaction, and the boards came well packed nice and clean! I just won a SegaSonic arcade board, so if I buy used trackballs (which I probably will) then I will definately come back here if I need new optics!  :D

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Re: -VENDOR- FS New Spinner (or Trackball) Optic Boards
« Reply #45 on: February 02, 2008, 01:43:18 pm »
I was wondering if you have any left? I might need 2 for a near future project.
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Re: -VENDOR- FS New Spinner (or Trackball) Optic Boards
« Reply #46 on: February 04, 2008, 10:21:02 pm »
Good News: :D
I Just wanted to let everyone know that we got a new shipment of boards and parts in recently, so we have stock for the foreseeable future. 

Bad News:  :'(
Since our costs are creeping up on all of the parts and pieces, we are unfortunately going to have to bump the price of each board up by $2 to cover our time and materials. 

Hopefully everyone will understand and continue to consider our boards a reasonable value for the quality and service we try to deliver.  We really hate to have to charge more, but it seems like the price of everything from copper, to gas, to shipping has gone up since we started offering these boards, just over 2 years ago now.

We will still offer good deals for quantity orders since this eliminates labor, packaging and trips to the post office, so don't hesitate to ask about a discount if you need 4 or more boards at once.

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Re: -VENDOR- FS New Spinner (or Trackball) Optic Boards
« Reply #47 on: October 29, 2008, 09:50:07 pm »
Hi I have an original Atari football (x  n o's) game that needs an optic board. Will yours work with it? I have been looking for a looong time so if yours wont work if you can point me towards where i might find one i would appreciate it. Thanks!
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Re: -VENDOR- FS New Spinner (or Trackball) Optic Boards
« Reply #48 on: December 15, 2008, 09:12:29 pm »
ill take 2 of the type 3 for my x arcade trackball. PM incoming.

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Re: -VENDOR- FS New Spinner (or Trackball) Optic Boards
« Reply #49 on: December 23, 2008, 03:40:20 am »
Hi:

Would like to order style #1 board for Arkanoid spinner; please send details.

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Re: -VENDOR- FS New Spinner (or Trackball) Optic Boards
« Reply #50 on: January 10, 2009, 11:51:58 pm »
Hey Gents:

Got my Arkanoid PCB optical board (model #1) in the mail last week.  The board came promptly after ordering and it works like a champ; I drilled a few holes in it to mount and interfaced it with my Optipac.

Thanks for a great product.

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Re: -VENDOR- FS New Spinner (or Trackball) Optic Boards
« Reply #51 on: February 01, 2009, 11:06:50 am »
Hi can any tell me if these boards will replace an optical board on a steering wheel here's a pic of the board that i need to be fixed or replaced!!

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Re: -VENDOR- FS New Spinner (or Trackball) Optic Boards
« Reply #52 on: February 11, 2009, 09:23:24 am »
Could someone explain how these work?  Do you plug the header from the trackball into this board?  Then this board interfaces with the computer somehow?  Is that correct?

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Re: -VENDOR- FS New Spinner (or Trackball) Optic Boards
« Reply #53 on: February 11, 2009, 10:17:48 am »
drewbagel423,

Our boards just take the motion of the trackball, spinner, etc. wheel and turn it into electrical pulses.  To turn that into onscreen movement you will need some kind of interface board between our board and the computer, such as an optipac (ultimarc), an optiwiz (groovy game gear), or even a hacked mouse board (homemade). 

Our board goes inside the trackball/spinner/steering wheel to replace the original optical boards if they are broken, etc.  You still need another board between ours and the PC to turn it into mouse movement.

Hope that helps a little,
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Re: -VENDOR- FS New Spinner (or Trackball) Optic Boards
« Reply #54 on: June 08, 2009, 01:29:51 pm »
Hi can any tell me if these boards will replace an optical board on a steering wheel here's a pic of the board that i need to be fixed or replaced!!

Any answer for this?  There are a couple different steering wheels which use this sort of encoder...

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Re: -VENDOR- FS New Spinner (or Trackball) Optic Boards
« Reply #55 on: March 06, 2010, 03:51:12 pm »
I need to replace one of my Happ 2-1/4" arcade trackball optic board (see picture below).

If your "Style #4" green PCB will allow me to drop it into my Happ trackball then I would like to buy one.  I am a little concerns why my green PCB has some resistors on it and an additional chip on the board.  Are you sure your green Style 4 should fit my trackball?

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Re: -VENDOR- FS New Spinner (or Trackball) Optic Boards
« Reply #56 on: April 05, 2010, 02:50:04 pm »
Hi unclet,

Did you hear anything back regarding this? I'm having an issue as well with my Happ 3" trackball's Y-axis. Here are my 2 boards. No sure which one I need to replace though.

Thanks

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Re: -VENDOR- FS New Spinner (or Trackball) Optic Boards
« Reply #57 on: April 05, 2010, 09:27:17 pm »
Swap the molex connector from each board and if the problem and see if the problem stays with the Y-axis.  If so, then you might have a bad Y-Axis board.

My personal problem was that I originally connected my Happ trackball to hacked USB mouse in order to attach it to my PC.  Something was wrong with the mouse hack which I never could find and something was wrong with my USB Hub the mouse (thus trackball) was connected to.  Basically, I had two problems in one which was really throwing me off when I was looking for a reason of it failing.   Anyway, I ended up spending about $50 at GroovyGameGear and bought an OptiWiz, trackball wiring harness and mouse pushbutton wiring harness.   I was just too tired of spending countless hours trying to debug and solder stuff anymore.


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Re: -VENDOR- FS New Spinner (or Trackball) Optic Boards
« Reply #58 on: April 06, 2010, 09:44:22 am »
Thanks unclet. I did tried the molex swap and the problem did remain with the Y-axis.

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Re: -VENDOR- FS New Spinner (or Trackball) Optic Boards
« Reply #59 on: April 06, 2010, 06:35:49 pm »
My two boards are identical so I do not know anything based on size.

Actually, now that I think about it, swapping the molex plugs and still seeing the problem on the Y-axis means it is not a specific board problem but something else.  If you swap the boards and the problem swaps to the X-axis then it would indicate the problem would be with that one board.  however, since you problem stays on the Y-axis, then something else must be causing the problem.   

What are you using to connect your mouse to the PC? 

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Re: -VENDOR- FS New Spinner (or Trackball) Optic Boards
« Reply #60 on: June 04, 2010, 09:19:55 pm »
Hi unclet,

Did you hear anything back regarding this? I'm having an issue as well with my Happ 3" trackball's Y-axis. Here are my 2 boards. No sure which one I need to replace though.

Thanks


Funny my Y axis just went . Im going to try replacing the optics ..

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Re: -VENDOR- FS New Spinner (or Trackball) Optic Boards
« Reply #61 on: June 05, 2010, 07:59:34 am »
I just decided to replace my USB mouse hack with an Optiwiz from GroovyGameGear and everything now works fine.

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Re: -VENDOR- FS New Spinner (or Trackball) Optic Boards
« Reply #62 on: August 18, 2010, 05:03:55 pm »
Do you still have any of these? Trying to get either my atari football or missile command functioning completely. If you do please email me at apex793@yahoo.com so i can order some.
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Re: -VENDOR- FS New Spinner (or Trackball) Optic Boards
« Reply #63 on: August 24, 2010, 10:44:31 am »
We do have about 4 boards left and then we have to decide whether to reorder them or not.

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Re: -VENDOR- FS New Spinner (or Trackball) Optic Boards
« Reply #64 on: October 07, 2010, 05:59:24 pm »
 :applaud:  Let me know when they are available.  I wanna build a spinner.
 

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Re: -VENDOR- FS New Spinner (or Trackball) Optic Boards
« Reply #65 on: January 28, 2011, 03:22:26 am »
Are these still available ?(Or again available ?)

Might need some for a Centipede trackball.

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Re: -VENDOR- FS New Spinner (or Trackball) Optic Boards
« Reply #66 on: January 28, 2011, 08:37:07 am »
Level42,

We are pretty much out, but I will see if I have a couple of boards left and get back to you.

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Re: -VENDOR- FS New Spinner (or Trackball) Optic Boards
« Reply #67 on: February 14, 2011, 05:14:55 pm »
Would love a style #1 if you had any left...

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Re: -VENDOR- FS New Spinner (or Trackball) Optic Boards
« Reply #68 on: February 15, 2011, 10:44:53 am »
We are unfortunately out of boards right now.  We are in the process of trying to get some more made.  I will post on the message board when/if we are able to get some more in stock.  Sorry about that, we will try hard to get some more in if the price is reasonable.

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Re: -VENDOR- FS New Spinner (or Trackball) Optic Boards
« Reply #69 on: February 21, 2011, 05:11:50 pm »
Would you mind sharing what opto you used ? (make/type) ?

PM me if you don't want to make it public please.

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Re: -VENDOR- FS New Spinner (or Trackball) Optic Boards
« Reply #70 on: February 21, 2011, 05:22:58 pm »
I don't mind at all, that's what this board is about, building your own!  We use the Fairchild Semiconductor H22A1

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Re: -VENDOR- FS New Spinner (or Trackball) Optic Boards
« Reply #71 on: June 17, 2011, 10:55:49 pm »
I am in need of a replacement optic board for my Arkanoid spinner.  Are there any still available?

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Re: -VENDOR- FS New Spinner (or Trackball) Optic Boards
« Reply #72 on: June 19, 2011, 04:31:54 pm »
I am in need of a replacement optic board for my Arkanoid spinner.  Are there any still available?

Ditto.  I've been troubleshooting the existing board/circuit for months on and off and have just about had it.

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Re: -VENDOR- FS New Spinner (or Trackball) Optic Boards
« Reply #73 on: June 19, 2011, 10:27:13 pm »
Unfortunately we are all out of boards at this point.  With the cost of ordering more boards, trouble locating the right optics and lack of demand lately I don't think we'll be able to offer these anymore unless something changes.  I hate to say it because I know how hard it is to locate the right part some times.  Thanks to everyone who purchased from us over the past five years!  If anyone else out there knows of a good replacement please let these guys know where to find them.

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Re: -VENDOR- FS New Spinner (or Trackball) Optic Boards
« Reply #74 on: June 20, 2011, 05:41:40 am »
Would you be willing to share the schematics for these?

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Re: -VENDOR- FS New Spinner (or Trackball) Optic Boards
« Reply #75 on: July 02, 2011, 07:51:06 pm »
There is demand.  I was going to order at least 3 but had not gotten the details yet on the kind to order.  I snoozed too long.

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Re: -VENDOR- FS New Spinner (or Trackball) Optic Boards
« Reply #76 on: August 22, 2012, 10:58:31 pm »
:applaud:  Let me know when they are available.  I wanna build a spinner.
 


Kuddlkat, where'd'ya get the black plastic optical wheel from? Mind sharing your source? I can't find them anywhere!


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Re: -VENDOR- FS New Spinner (or Trackball) Optic Boards
« Reply #77 on: August 23, 2012, 07:20:14 pm »
:applaud:  Let me know when they are available.  I wanna build a spinner.
 


Kuddlkat, where'd'ya get the black plastic optical wheel from? Mind sharing your source? I can't find them anywhere!
I believe you can get them at www.groovygamegear.com .


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Re: -VENDOR- FS New Spinner (or Trackball) Optic Boards
« Reply #78 on: August 25, 2012, 07:33:33 am »
Thanks Crzywolf!  Just ordered some!
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Re: -VENDOR- FS New Spinner (or Trackball) Optic Boards
« Reply #79 on: January 26, 2017, 02:23:33 am »
WOW, I really need this piece. I would order multiples just to have. any chase I can still order some of these? thank you. what a thread.. after days and hours on the web I've come across this. Could be a godsend.

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Re: -VENDOR- FS New Spinner (or Trackball) Optic Boards
« Reply #80 on: January 26, 2017, 04:09:01 am »
I'm sure if you're willing to buy 100 of them, he'd do another run.  :lol