Pop Bumpers

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autofire_coils:
switches:
lights:
coils:

Popbumpers are configured as autofire_coils in MPF.

Hardware

Pop Bumper Data East/Sega/Williams 500-5227-00 Pop Bumpers Installed in Playfield

Pop bumpers are made of three elements:

Part numbers:

  • Older one part plastic bumpers: 500-5227-00, AS-2999 (Turbo bumpers)
  • Modern bumpers: 515-6459-04/A-9415 and B-9414

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
This example is tested to be valid MPF config. However, it is not integration tested.
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