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    Quote Originally Posted by EvilEmuOfDoom View Post
    I haven't posted on here in a while but just wanted to let everyone know that I haven't disappeared . New car (2013 WRX) + new job + about to close on a house = very little time to put into the project. However, I will have a game room and workshop area in the new house which will definitely help .
    Was just thinking about this project and another post just popped up this morning about replacing EL bulbs. Glad you're still around... Life happens man.

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    Is it just me or do all of these EL panel replacement projects seem cursed?


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    yeah seem so
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    Well, the previous guy just took the preorder money and ran.

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    I really hope nobody has been waiting this long for this considering all you have to do is buy the replacement EL panels and swap them out. It's so easy and the finished product is just like the original. What more do you need?
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    Hi Everyone, I am new on these forums so I couldnt start a new thread, but I am also working on a LED marquee system and I am super close to having this finished. My only problem was getting my led panels thin enough to fit and I belilve I have now have this problem solved.
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    I am just waiting for the thinner plastics for my light guides and for the thinner led pcb to arrive. As soon as they do I am sending a 6 panel setup to a friend so we can check everything fits.

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    Dam that's pretty sick

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    Interesting...third times the charm maybe...

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    What is the Arduino doing? Detecting the input and firing the MOSFET? Or is there some decoding required on the input?

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    Where can EL replacements (like the originals) be bought? I need 6. If anyone has anything to sell me that would work, please PM me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinball View Post
    Where can EL replacements (like the originals) be bought? I need 6. If anyone has anything to sell me that would work, please PM me!
    Glowhut.com is where I got mine...it was a few years back though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahcmetal View Post
    Glowhut.com is where I got mine...it was a few years back though...
    Thanks! I just need to open up my UK Electrocoin NG cab and check out the exact bits needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinball View Post
    Thanks! I just need to open up my UK Electrocoin NG cab and check out the exact bits needed.
    It's MV-ELC. Two boards each with 3 EL panels. Where can these be bought? I can't find any online. The nearest I got was this, but it's out of stock:

    http://videotronicsuk.com/snk-led-pcb-card-display.html

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    Can the individual EL rectangles be replaced? Does LED replacement swap out with these?

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    The LED option is a Godsend...
    Please give us updates on this - screw them shitty EL panels, they burn so easily!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Salvio007 View Post
    The LED option is a Godsend...
    Please give us updates on this - screw them shitty EL panels, they burn so easily!
    Agreed- I'd like LEDs too. Meanwhile I've ordered 6 x A6 EL panels from glowhut...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinball View Post
    Can the individual EL rectangles be replaced? Does LED replacement swap out with these?
    Looks like you found your answer, but just to confirm, yes. The light panels themselves just have a couple of small solder points and adhesive on the back holding them in place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salvio007 View Post
    The LED option is a Godsend...
    Please give us updates on this - screw them shitty EL panels, they burn so easily!
    I've been working with Lee a bit and he's posted an update here. I can tell you the LED panels work very nicely!
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    So this has moved on since the first post and thanks to arathorn we have it installed in a 6 slot cabinet. The only thing stopping me from selling this at the moment is the production of the actual panels and making sure they fit in all cabinets. The arduino checks for the clocking signal from the neo geo and decodes the BCD to light each panel. My led system 100% replaces the EL panels so it cant be used along side them. As it stands they are way cheaper then the EL panels, close to £10 each compared to £30 for one in the uk.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsU03RMnzms

    this is the current status and shows it installed into a 6 slot cabinet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arathorn@dds.nl View Post
    I've been working with Lee a bit and he's posted an update here. I can tell you the LED panels work very nicely!
    Fantastic news! Looking forward to installing these in my Big Red. Outstanding work gentlemen!



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    So far I have these measurements.

    6 slot with speakers 3 x 2 layout = 5.5mm (good)
    4 slot big red with speakers 1 x 4 layout = 10mm (good)
    4 slot with simple marquee no speakers = 3mm (not good, but is a simple mod)
    I would guess this is the same for a 1 and 2 slot.

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    Thatís awesome! I have a 6 slot with super dim EL panels.


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    Hi Everyone,

    I have had confirmation that my panels will also fit in a 4 slot that does not have speakers in the top and just a normal marquee. Today I picked up the light guides and I have the led pcb's so I am just waiting for the final control board to arrive. Before this happens I am going to send a 4 slot kit to a guy that has the none speakers 4 slot and another 4 slot kit to a normal big red cabinet. I should get install instructions from these just like the 6 slot I already have and then we can look at taking some orders. I have enough to make 100 panels and will have 25 of the final design control boards and also 20 of the earlier models. Depending on how this all works out it could be a slow burner and I just stick to making them my self or I could get enough interest to take it to someone and say, please make these in a larger qty and we could do a kickstarter. Anyway lets get a few more installed to make sure they fit first.

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