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#1 randr

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 08:25 PM

if anyone is interested. works very good! :)
It's kinda nice to be able to offer people something(i cant do tables or i should say have yet to try)
 
http://www.gopinball...t=4120&start=10
 
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update: If your interested in a kit please order from

 

http://www.randrcomp....com/store.html

 

Still have about 18 in stock as of 10-24-14


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#2 Slydog43

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 08:32 PM

I pm'd you randr as I want a set (on go pinball)



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Posted 25 September 2013 - 09:11 PM

Thank you for this offer, I hope to be in for a set too .. Please :D

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#4 randr

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 10:20 PM

I am really glad people like these! I wish i could give them away but they do cost money to make :( here are some details:
 
A: Can do 1 or 2 ir leds on glasses with nearly 7 ' length of cable(1 led center mount works just fine and is my preferred method) with 2 leds mounted on left and right side a women's hair can block one                      or the other and some people with big heads can block led to opposite cam! believe it or not
B: can choose "belt" mounted battery pak or in coin door(2 coin door options real coin door or fake coin door)
C: metal framed glasses or plastic.. metal feels more solid but can be bent! plastic is bullet proof but is plastic :)
D: batteries included!! :) (4 AA) days of non stop use! 
 
The way i made these is when you plug headphone jack in its on! unplug and its off! No need to use on off switch but you could if glasses or cal board are left plugged in.
 
Currently kits are $106.33 with 2 modded ps3 cams, calibration board, glasses and battery pak.(coin door options require trade in coin door or bill acceptor plate)
 
Without the modded Ps3 cams kit is $58.33 you will get glasses, battery pak and calibration board.
 
If anyone wants to make their own i can help with providing some more information.
Glasses are from Menards and are $19.99 or so..Stanley safety glasses(plastic or metal) with lenses removed! :)

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 11:23 PM

I'd be interested in a step-by-step for how you modified your PS3 cameras. I have a pair, but I haven't gotten around to doing the mod. What are you using for your IR filters? I've read people using exposed film or cutting the magnetic media out of a floppy disk and using that. 

 

For me, IR source will be this:

 

http://www.harborfre...lamp-93549.html

 

These have 5mm LEDs. I intend to replace with these:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/321206331789

 

 

There will be enough IR LEDs remaining to construct a calibration board along with these parts:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/140551844988 http://www.ebay.com/...ar=470197846963

http://www.ebay.com/...984.m1439.l2649

 

 

 

I sourced new in box or barely used cameras on Ebay for less than $15US a piece.

 

So the total solution is a little over $40US, so far. Of course, I have to do the work of soldering and I may break something modifying the camera or the head lamp. I haven't tried it yet. Aside from the cameras and head lamp, all the other parts are still on the slow boat from China.

 

Now, if I hadn't already ordered everything I'd be very interested in a plug-and-play solution to save myself a few steps. 



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Posted 25 September 2013 - 11:28 PM

This looks awesome.  Will definitely consider getting one once my cab is done and I can kick the tires on it a bit!



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Posted 25 September 2013 - 11:44 PM

Agreed on cams, I pay around $16.00-$18.00 bucks each and charge $6.00 to mod them.(is a trick to do mod and you need to take the suckers apart and re-assemble.. so takes some time) I leave mine decased and mount in speaker panel!

So $24.00 each cam modded you need two so $48.00 bucks

AGAIN i have a real job this is just an offering as i came up with a great design in my opinion I don't expect to make any money and if i do...I will donate it to RAV.

 

Here are pics of modding PS3 lens:

3rd pic you can see ir filter un modded lens

2nd pic ir filter removed 

1st pic is what ir filter looks like.

 

I do use floppy media and works very well

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 12:05 AM

Pics of where i mount mine. DECASED. You want to mount cams so they just see lock bar in field of view, make sure you have cameras on wide angle notice "angle" they are a few degrees pointed up as to just catch lockbar in view. I have installed 5 machines this way and all work great.

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 01:58 AM

Thanks for the pictures. Great idea about leaving the cameras decased. Saves some space.

 

What is the distance between the two cameras? I have a pinball 2000 style cabinet. The head is a little narrower than a standard or widebody backbox. The cameras would also be positioned closer to the player. 


I thought I did not have any floppy disks in the house. Threw out what I had many years ago, but I found this on a high shelf the other day:

 

http://www.mobygames...eCoverId,72221/

 

A suitable sacrifice to get these cameras operating with BAM!



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Posted 26 September 2013 - 02:07 AM

12" apart. I would say they could be up to 22" apart thing is you want each cam to overlap the other about 1/2 way. And just see lockbar very important. If you are tall over 6 feet you may need to sit and play as cams may not see top of your head if they mount to close to you. But I suppose you could just angle them higher and do 3 point calibration off lock bar couple inches.
Cool Microsoft arcade game! I have 1000's of floppys and some of my accounts still use them.

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 03:07 AM

The oldest PC I own is around nine years old. No floppy drive. 

 

Of course, that first release of Microsoft Arcade is much older. Way before MAME. I was thrilled to have it and be able to play those games again at the time. Apparently I was thrilled enough to hold on to it.

 

Perhaps if I dig around a little more I'll find my old AMTEX versions of Eight Ball Deluxe and Royal Flush from the mid 90s. For pinball recreations, that was about all there was. Now here we are, setting up virtual reality systems.



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Posted 26 September 2013 - 04:59 AM

All,

 

I just received my kit from Jason after requesting it about 5 days ago. Unreal...simple...easy to use. He went ABOVE and BEYOND my expectations. In fact, the packaging was nice and the quality of each piece is like they came directly from a big time manufacturer.

 

He even allowed me to call him late at night. Just AWESOME!

 

Thanks Jason and RAV!

 

Tim



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Posted 26 September 2013 - 12:13 PM

Sidekick,

 

I'm glad you like it!  :dblthumb:

 

Remember within bam you have many settings! pretty much can change everything from angle, depth to lighting! 


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#14 randr

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 12:53 AM

Best part about this hobby is providing or getting help. I'm glad you got it working please post a video link on here!

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 01:20 PM

Randr can you upload a video working with the two ps3 cams and your system?


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Posted 27 September 2013 - 01:29 PM

I can. My you tube channel has a few poorly done videos I'm hoping that people with my kits will post some. My you tube channel is randrcomputers one video shows bam with first revision glasses not the new design.
Video labeled new project

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 03:31 PM

randr This looks great,but I`m from England,does anyone in the Uk supply anything like this?



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Posted 27 September 2013 - 03:35 PM

If not I can ship anywhere as long as you cover the  shipping. no big deal for me.


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Posted 27 September 2013 - 05:57 PM

If not I can ship anywhere as long as you cover the  shipping. no big deal for me.

thanks for reply,I had a look at your you tube video for it & must say am impressed with the quality of the kit & your cab!



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Posted 27 September 2013 - 06:14 PM

Thanks! that cab in video was my first build. ive made a few more cabs since then and they are much better! :)


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