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Use max to operate pinball?

Dec 23 2012 | 8:10 am

Hello, I’ve got a strange question. Is it possible to use max to activate the solenoids in a pinball machine? I noticed that max can talk to DMX devices and I don’t know much about that other than its a protocol for lighting, but would it be possible to have a DMX controller send voltage to a solenoid instead of a light? The solenoids in a pinball machine are 24-50 volts, is there a device that max can talk to that would be able to power these? Thanks for any help that anyone can give me!

Dec 23 2012 | 9:04 am

a adapter of 24 – 50 volt for the solenoid + a dmx switch-relaispack may help you

Dec 23 2012 | 1:01 pm

another option is an Arduino (or similar) controlled relais board:

Phidgets is also a really easy platform, with Max support (ie. they have Max externals available):

Dec 23 2012 | 4:41 pm

OK cool…. …so Max will run on a rassbery pi?

Dec 23 2012 | 4:57 pm

not a chance, pd (puredata) probably will though

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