View Full Version : Adding own remote control to a ball machine?

02-19-2010, 09:14 AM
A couple of people have mentioned wiring their own remote control to a ball machine. Has anyone got this to work yet?

I'd love to add this feature but hesitant to buy one of the controllers until I hear that it works.

02-19-2010, 10:31 AM
What model ball machine do you own?

02-19-2010, 10:57 AM
I have an older Prince ball machine - precursor to the Sam P series.

02-19-2010, 11:25 AM
i would like to do this too on my SP edge lite. Being able to control FEED and SWEEP, like with the SP star.

I would add a bigger battery too.

02-19-2010, 11:38 AM
I may go ahead and try the remote on my own if I have to. I have no aversion to pulling out my soldering iron, I just prefer not to waste the time on something that doesn't end up working.

I changed out my battery last year and it made a big difference. NiCads lose capacity after a while. I was able to replace it much cheaper by going to a local Battery-Plus store and getting their recommendation. Take in your current battery so they can match the physical size & specs.

02-19-2010, 01:14 PM
a remote like that should work (delete spaces between e b a y letters)

http://cgi.e b a y.com/Wireless-Radio-Switch-2CH-Latch-Remote-Relay-Receiver_W0QQitemZ300396487441QQcmdZViewItemQQptZG arage_Doors_Openers?hash=item45f106a311#ht_2679wt_ 1165

if you try it, let us know! im really interested