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Pop Bumpers

Related Config File Sections
autofire_coils:
switches:
lights:
coils:

Popbumpers are configured as autofire_coils in MPF.

Hardware

TODO: Add a picture of pop bumpers

Pop bumpers are made of three elements:

Config

This is an example:

switches:
   s_popbumper_left:
      number: 7               # depends on your platform
coils:
   c_popbumper_left:
      number: 4               # depends on your platform
      default_pulse_ms: 23    # tune this for your machine

lights:
   l_popbumper_left:
      number: 13              # depends on your platform
      subtype: matrix         # might be differnt

autofire_coils:
    ac_popbumper_left:
        coil: c_popbumper_left
        switch: s_popbumper_left

Adjust default_pulse_ms and default_pulse_power in your coil to control the strength and sound of your popbumpers.

Related How To Guides
Mechanical Switches
Matrix Lights (Bulbs)
Coils (Solenoids)
Autofire Coils