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Last Weekend For Placing Orders!
Posted on 09/23/2017If you're seeing this message, we are still up-and-running and you can place orders on the website!
This will be the last weekend to get orders in before we shutdown for a bit in October. We'll be fully shut down on 9/27, but some shopping cart links will be turned off as early as end of the day on 9/25. All orders received will be shipped out, no package left behind! :-) Operations will resume again mid-October.Upcoming Early October Offline Notice
Posted on 09/09/2017
Wanted to give a heads up that PINITECH will be offline for the first two weeks in October. Shopping cart links on the website will be down from September 29th through October 14th. So if you need to get any orders in for projects you're working on starting in October, now's a great time to do that!
I'm also running a few sales between now and the end of the month when the shut-down occurs -- see this Pinside Thread
for sales announcements.Credit Dot Pinball Reviews Pinitech LED Displays!
Posted on 08/23/2017
Our friends over at Credit Dot Pinball
just reviewed Pinitech's newest LED display offerings for Classic Bally/Stern pinball machines. Both the Pinitech TRADITIONAL
and Pinitech UNO
displays were part of the review
. We won't spoil the verdict for you, but suffice to say -- these new displays have been receiving some great feedback! So check it out if you want to learn more about the displays -- there's even a brief interview at the end with yours truly! Also don't miss the recently reviewed Pinitech RETROFIT (conversion kits)
if you have some old out-gassed displays kicking around and want a different type of project! And definitely check out the rest of what Credit Dot Pinball has to offer, there's a lot of great reviews & interviews in the archives!Two New Classic Bally/Stern LED Display Kits!!
Posted on 07/22/2017
Excited to announce two new products that have been added to the website and will be available via shopping cart shortly. Both are FULL LED Display Kits for Classic Bally/Stern pinball machines. There are two different styles of displays, the TRADITIONAL
(two-board design) that we're all used to and the UNO
(single board design). I was keeping a tight lid on showing off the UNO until boards came in and I could verify the design. Happy to say both of these kits are working great and I have a limited quantity of the first run of boards that I'm offering a 5% discount on until they sell out. At this time I'm just taking orders via email or Pinside PM.. but I'll be working toward ordering more materials in for them & expect them to be available via shopping cart here on the website around mid-to-late August. These are awesome looking displays that are low-current usage and will totally transform the look of your machine!Updates / New Projects
Posted on 06/29/2017
Some quick updates. More of the 7-digit PCBs for the RETROFIT displays
came in this week, so no more inventory shortage there. I'll be ordering more 6-digit conversion PCBs sometime soon as well. The 5101 NVRAM... yeah I'm going to have to figure that one out. The compact board just takes so long to build to hit the same price-points as the 6264/6116 modules. I may create an alternate design as mentioned in the previous post. The compact board would likely stick around too, but be offered at a slightly higher price as it was before. That way people that want that look still have the option. I have some other things in the works right now, so this may be a few months off yet.
Speaking of other things in the works.. I finally had a chance to get back into some PCB design in the past month or so. That means, NEW PROJECTS! Eagerly awaiting board orders for new and exciting projects is pure torture :)5101 NVRAM Module **now DUAL CE only**
Posted on 05/24/2017
I've decided to do away with offering the "LIGHT" version of the 5101 NVRAM Module
, at least from the shopping cart stand-point. The module was offered as two versions, one with some additional circuitry to handle both chip enables at a slightly higher price-point since it required some additional soldering -- the other that bypassed that circuit and just handed the single chip enable. The issue with these modules (along with the 5114 module) is the compact size / small footprint makes for a more complicated build and assembly is much more time-consuming than the other modules. So with much thought over the first half of this year, I'm just going to drop the "LIGHT" version and also drop the price of the "DUAL CE" to match the pricing of 6116/6264 modules. The downside to this is I'm significantly cutting into my labor rate, but the upside is it's less confusing to have to explain the differences between the two versions. If the assembly becomes too much of a headache, I may just go back to a larger pcb footprint for the module. I really like the compact look of the current design, but most people are probably sticking these in their machines and not really admiring the beauty of a small board :) For now though I have plenty of boards to use up, so enjoy the lower pricing!Back From Pinfest!
Posted on 05/09/2017
Got back from Pinfest a few days ago. Saw quite a few familiar faces & despite being horrible with names, I recognized many people from last year! Thanks to everyone that stopped by to say hello or purchase some nvram! I'm sure I missed some people since it got incredibly busy at times with also helping with the project machines my father brought along, so I apologize if anyone stopped by with questions and I was busy. I kept inventory very light this year anticipating I wouldn't have time to build out a full assortment of products or answer questions about diagnostic tools, etc like last year... and definitely glad I did since it got pretty busy at times just with what was brought along.
Now that the show is over, I'll be refocusing efforts toward a few products I'd like to get a leg-up on with inventory. 5101 nvram is definitely one of those items. I just didn't have time to get a bulk amount ready before the show, but I'd like to get quantity discounts re-added for those. Diagnostic tools will still likely remain a "special request" type of item for assembled boards. I'll likely add DIY KIT options back to the shopping cart on those but don't expect to get much pre-assembled for those anytime soon. If there's anything you're interested in that's not available via shopping cart, send an email & I'll see if I can work it into the mix.Availability On Some Items (Diagnostic Tools, etc)
Posted on 03/04/2017
If you've visited recently, you'll have noticed diagnostic tools and some other niche items have had some limited availability in the last few months. This has mainly been due to lack of time to build these items on-demand while I was working through a bunch of project machines. The good news is, shopping cart links will be restored soon for items that have had limited availability for the start of 2017.
I'll be updating shopping cart links sometime over the next week or two so that DIY Kits are available for anything I already have kits packaged up for... instead of having the shopping cart links completely down for those items. Assembled options may still be by email request or wait-list sign-up for a bit, until I can get ahead of inventory.« Older Entries