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    Smile Vintage Tiger Cage

    This is a fun project.

    Bad news / Good News.

    Bad News is it's not my machine.

    Good News - It's still a challenging project and for once, almost anything that could go right, went right.

    This is the Tiger Cage mechanism that opens and closes the "Cage". Added an indicator switch to determine if the cage is open or closed.

    Tiger Cage Back Overall.jpg Tiger Cage Back Closed.jpg Tiger Cage Back Open.jpg
    Indicator Switch Cage Closed.jpg Indicator Switch Cage Open.jpg

    Added a servo wire to open the "Cage" with a RC servo.

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    Smile Vintage Tiger Cage Part 2

    Added two RGB LEDs inside the "Cage".

    Goal is to normally have soft white lights; when the "Cage" is closed.

    "Cage" opens; the red, blue and white alarm lights begin to strobe.

    Look closely to see an after market, lower feed ramp, cover from Pachinko Restorations dot com.


    RGB LEDs Back.jpg RGB LEDs Front.jpg RGB LED wire Exit path.jpg

    Added a second jackpot switch for a counter. Dust cover removed for picture.

    Second Jackpot Switch DOWN.jpg Second Jackpot Switch UP.jpg

    Here are some pictures of the "Cage" indicator switch and the servo - installed.

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    Default Re: Vintage Tiger Cage

    I've seen one of those before, maybe on eBay? Didn't know how the mechanism worked. Now I want one! Great job, as usual! I like how you used a tripod for pics! Makes understanding the mechanism easy by flipping back and forth!

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    needs a tiger roar sound when the cage opens

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    What wonderful mods! Great work!
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    Quote Originally Posted by compirate View Post
    needs a tiger roar sound when the cage opens

    Ask and you shall receive...

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    The LEDs are too intense for my phone camera. But there are sounds!


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    Smile Vintage Tiger Cage Artwork

    Some of the artwork.

    I'm using Corel Draw in Windows...

    Tiger.jpg Clown.jpg Tiger Cage SideR.jpg
    Tiger Cage Face Plate.jpg Tiger Cage Marquee.jpg

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    the clown is a bit freeky.. other then that nice looking
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    Smile Aren't all clowns creepy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Moparformances View Post
    the clown is a bit freeky.. other then that nice looking
    Shouldn't have had the flash on for these pictures.

    You can probably tell where the clown and tiger art came from...

    Tiger Cage Open.jpg Tiger Cage Closed.jpg
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    Default Re: Vintage Tiger Cage

    I think the clown is a little freaky too. I think tone down the green for the eyes and the blue slightly. Bright primary colors aren't always the best.

    Also you should take the little clown out of the tiger cage marquee. It just looks too cluttered.

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    Smile Project Completed

    Will post a video soon.

    Tiger Cage Side View.jpg

    Learned that multiple IC's cause a power supply to de-couple. Go figure. Using a better power supply than a wall pack made a big difference and was the cure.

    Power Supply.jpg

    The EL Wire was not very dramatic, it is wired to be on all the time and is not controlled by a switch.
    It is yellow and inside a curved piece of plastic on the right side of the playfield.

    Playfield Lights OFF.jpg Playfield Lights ON.jpg

    And a few other pictures.

    Sankyo Diverter Installed 2.jpg 12V LED Marquee Light ON.jpg Counter and Back of Marquee.jpg



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    Default Re: Vintage Tiger Cage

    I think the sound really sells it.

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    very nice

    you have set the bar a bit higher

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    Seriously, that is amazing! The owner better appreciate what you did, or I am going to have to come over there and kick his butt.
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    Amazing!
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    Pretty Rad!!

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    Bad news. Not sure what happened. The Owner says his cat ran out of the room and the Owner noticed a smoke smell. The Owner found the inverter melting. It looks like it is still plugged in in the picture. I'm not going to use EL wire any more.

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