JP2004057380A - Operation switch of game table - Google Patents

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JP2004057380A
JP2004057380A JP2002218504A JP2002218504A JP2004057380A JP 2004057380 A JP2004057380 A JP 2004057380A JP 2002218504 A JP2002218504 A JP 2002218504A JP 2002218504 A JP2002218504 A JP 2002218504A JP 2004057380 A JP2004057380 A JP 2004057380A
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Yusuke Sato
佐藤 祐介
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<P>PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To solve the problem that it is difficult to reduce the inner diameter of a holder for housing a mount board to be not larger than the mounting area of the mount board in the case of trying to house the mount board mounting an electronic component inside of an operation switch. <P>SOLUTION: The operation switch of a game table consists of a depression part 220 which can be depress-operated against bias force within the holder 210; and the mount board 250 which mounts a sensor 258 for detecting the depressing of the depression part 220 and arranged and housed within the holder 210. Then, the board 250 is erected within the holder 210 so that its mounting surface becomes parallel to the vertically moving direction of the depression part 220. <P>COPYRIGHT: (C)2004,JPO

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[0001]
TECHNICAL FIELD OF THE INVENTION
The present invention relates to a structure of an operation switch of a game console such as a slot machine and a pachinko machine.
[0002]
[Prior art]
FIG. 9 shows an operation switch 400 of a game machine such as a conventional slot machine. The conventional operation switch 400 includes a holder 410 on which a mounting board 450 on which electronic components such as an LED 456, a photo interrupter 458, and a connector are mounted is mounted on the bottom, a sliding portion slidably guided in the holder 410, and a player. And a pressing member 420 having a pressing portion 422 for performing a pressing operation. When the player presses the pressing portion 422 of the pressing member 420, the pressing member 420 slides in the pressing direction, and the detection signal is output when the photo interrupter 458 detects the pressing member.
[0003]
In recent years, there has been a tendency for operation switches of game consoles to have a large pressing portion for the purpose of improving operability and visibility. Another conventional operation switch 500 is shown in FIG. In the operation switch 500, as a result of the pressing portion 522 being enlarged, the pressing member 520 itself is also thick, and as a result, the holder 510 is thick. The mounting board 550 is housed in the holder 510. On the outer periphery of the holder 510, a screw portion 518 for attaching to the main body of the slot machine is formed.
[0004]
[Problems to be solved by the invention]
As shown in FIG. 10, when the operation surface of the pressing portion 522 is increased, the holder 510 itself must be made larger than the pressing portion 522. When the holder 510 is large, there is a possibility that interference with other components may occur when the holder 510 is mounted on a game console, and the mounting position is limited.
[0005]
Further, the screw portion 518 provided on the outer periphery of the holder 510 becomes thicker, and a nut for assembling the slot machine must be strongly tightened.
[0006]
However, when the holder 410 is made thinner as shown in FIG. 9, the mounting substrate 450 mounted on the bottom of the holder 410 cannot be stored and is exposed to the outside. This is because the mounting substrate 450 itself requires a minimum required substrate area for mounting electronic components such as the LED 456, the photo interrupter 458, and the connector. In a state where the mounting substrate 450 is exposed to the outside, the mounting substrate 450 is easily affected by dust and static electricity, which may cause a failure or a wrongdoing.
[0007]
The present invention has been proposed in view of the above-described conventional problems, and provides an operation switch of a game console that can accommodate a mounting board without enlarging a holder even if an operation surface is enlarged. With the goal.
[0008]
[Means for Solving the Problems]
The invention according to an operation switch of a game console according to claim 1 which achieves the above object, comprises a pressing portion which can be pressed down against a biasing force in a holder, and a sensor which detects that the pressing portion is pressed down. The operation switch of the game console, which is composed of a mounting board mounted and placed in the holder, and the mounting board is erected in the holder so that the mounting surface is parallel to the vertical movement direction of the pressed part It is characterized by having been done.
[0009]
As a result, it is possible to secure a sufficient board area required for mounting electronic components, as compared with the case described in the related art. Further, since the mounting substrate is arranged and stored in the holder, it is not necessary to expose the substrate to the outside, and it is possible to eliminate the influence of dust and static electricity. Furthermore, since the mounting board can be stored in the holder without making the holder unnecessarily thicker for the expansion of the operation surface of the pressing part, the degree of freedom in installation on the gaming table is increased, and operation switches with good assemblability are provided. Can be provided.
[0010]
The invention according to claim 2 is characterized in that a light emitting body capable of illuminating the pressing portion is mounted on the upper end surface of the mounting board. This makes it possible to attach the light emitter to the mounting board even if the holder needs to be considerably thinner when installing the switch on the game console, so that the switch can be installed on the game console without impairing the decorative effect of the switch. It becomes possible.
[0011]
The invention according to claim 3 is characterized in that a connector for outputting the detection output of the sensor to the outside is mounted on the mounting board. This is such that even if the connector occupies a predetermined area in the mounting board, the connector can be mounted on the board by securing a sufficient board area necessary for mounting.
[0012]
According to a fourth aspect of the present invention, in the sensor, the light-emitting element and the light-receiving element are provided on the mounting surface so as to protrude perpendicularly from the mounting surface, the light-shielding piece is provided on the pressing part, and the light-shielding piece is provided by the pressing operation of the pressing part. It is characterized in that it detects that the piece has cut off the incidence of light from the light emitting element to the light receiving element. As a result, it is possible to electrically mount an electronic component capable of reliably detecting the pressing operation of the pressing unit on the substrate from which the influence of dust and static electricity is eliminated as much as possible.
[0013]
The invention according to claim 5 is characterized in that the pressing portion includes a sliding portion slidable in the holder, and a pressing head portion detachably provided at a tip of the sliding portion. This is intended to further increase the degree of freedom in designing the gaming table by making the pressing head portion detachable.
[0014]
BEST MODE FOR CARRYING OUT THE INVENTION
Hereinafter, preferred embodiments of the present invention will be described with reference to the drawings. FIG. 1 is a perspective view showing an appearance of a slot machine 100 according to one embodiment of the present invention.
The slot machine 100 includes a main body 102 and a front door 101 that is openably and closably mounted.
[0015]
The slot machine 100 is provided with a pattern display device that variably displays a combination of a plurality of types of patterns, and performs an internal lottery by inputting a predetermined game medium such as a medal and starting a game to perform a variable display of the pattern display device. To start. The variable display of the pattern display device is stopped based on the result of the internal lottery and the stop operation of the pattern display device, and if the combination of the patterns requiring payout stops on the active line, it is determined that a winning has been achieved, and the required number of game media is determined. To pay out.
[0016]
[External configuration example of slot machine]
Inside the center of the slot machine 100, three reels (a left reel 105, a middle reel 106, a left reel 105, a plurality of types of patterns ("7", "Bar", "bell", "Rep", etc.) arranged on the outer peripheral surface) are arranged. Right reel 107) is installed rotatably.
[0017]
Three patterns on the reels 105 to 107 can be seen in the vertical direction from the reel display window 110 provided on the front door 101 for each of the reels 105 to 107. Therefore, when all the reels 105 to 107 are stopped, the player can see a total of nine 3 × 3 patterns via the reel display window 110.
[0018]
On the back side of each of the reels 105 to 107, a backlight module for illuminating an individual pattern stopped and displayed on the reel display window 110 is arranged (not shown). The backlight module can emit, for example, backlights of seven colors (the three primary colors of red, green, and blue-violet, and a mixture of these colors including white and the like). In the present embodiment, three reels are provided, but the number of reels and the installation positions of the reels are not limited to these.
[0019]
The reel display window 110 is provided with display lamps for notifying a player of information on game progress and game results. The winning line display lamp 120 is a lamp that indicates the winning line 109 that is valid for each game. The activated pay line 109 changes depending on the number of game media (medals) inserted into the slot machine 100. For example, as shown in FIG. 1, when five prize lines 109 are provided, when one medal is inserted, a middle horizontal prize line is added, and when two medals are inserted, three medals including the upper and lower horizontal prize lines are added. When three pay-in lines are inserted, five more diagonal pay-in lines are added to the five pay lines. Of course, the number of winning lines is not limited to five. The player checks whether the medal insertion operation has been completed by looking at the lighting state of the pay line display lamp.
[0020]
The start lamp 121 is a lamp that informs the player that the reels 105 to 107 are in a rotatable state and that a game can be started.
[0021]
The re-game lamp 122 is a lamp for notifying the player that the next game is a re-game when a re-game combination is won (when re-game patterns such as Rep-Rep-Rep are completed). When the player wins the re-game, the medals inserted in the game having won the re-game combination will be effective in the next game.
[0022]
The notification lamp 123 is a lamp that notifies the player that the special winning combination has been internally won. The special winning combination in the present embodiment refers to a so-called big bonus, and is won when a predetermined pattern combination such as “7-7-7” is arranged on the winning line. In addition, as a regular bonus, a winning combination started when a predetermined pattern combination such as “Bar-Bar-Bar” is prepared may be provided. The special winning combination is provided to give a player an opportunity to obtain a large number of medals, and is not limited to the above winning combination.
[0023]
The payout number display 124 is a display for displaying the number of medals paid out to the player when any of the payouts with payout is won. The number-of-games display device 125 is a display device that displays the number of general games in the big bonus game and the like.
The stored number display 126 is a display that electronically stores the number of medals inserted by the player in the slot machine 100 in advance and displays the number of stored (credited) medals.
[0024]
The medal insertion lamp 127 is a lamp that notifies the player that a medal needs to be inserted at the start of the game.
[0025]
The start lever 135 is a lever for starting the rotation of the reels 105 to 107.
[0026]
The stop button 136 is a button for stopping the corresponding reel 105 to 107 when pressed. An LED is provided inside each stop button. When the start lever 135 is operated and the stop operation of the reels 105 to 107 is enabled, all the LEDs are turned on and each stop button is pressed. Turns off every time.
[0027]
The medal insertion button is an insertion button for inserting electronically stored medals into the slot machine 100, and is a so-called bet (bet number setting) button. In the present embodiment, there are three buttons: a single medal insertion button 132, a two-medal insertion button 133, and a maximum medal insertion button 200 (a so-called MAX svet button). The maximum medal insertion button 200 means the insertion of three coins that activates all five of the above-mentioned winning lines 109 in the present embodiment.
[0028]
By pressing any of these buttons, one to three medals required for the game are inserted into the slot machine 100. The number of inserted medals is subtracted, and the remaining number is displayed on the stored number indicator 126. An LED is provided inside each medal insertion button, and when a medal insertion is necessary at the start of the game, the LED is turned on to notify that a medal insertion operation is possible. When any one of the medal insertion buttons is pressed, the light goes off.
[0029]
The medal insertion slot 139 is an opening through which a player directly inserts medals when starting a game.
[0030]
The settlement button 137 is used to settle a medal stored in the slot machine 100 and discharge the medal, and a medal or a prize of a predetermined number (for example, three) or more of medals inserted from the medal slot 139 by the player. This button is used to select a storage switching function for switching whether to store up to 50 acquired medals.
[0031]
The waist decorative panel 160 is a panel on which a model name of the slot machine 100 and an illustration for decoration are drawn. Behind the waist decorative panel 160, a cold cathode tube, a fluorescent tube, and the like are provided.
[0032]
The key hole 138 is unlocked when a key is inserted and turned clockwise, and the front door 101 of the slot machine 100 can be opened. The medal discharge port 170 is an opening for discharging medals, and medals paid out at the time of winning are discharged from here. The discharged medals are stored in a medal tray 172.
[0033]
The upper lamp 180 of the slot machine 100 is a display device for decoration, and energizes the entire game by turning on / off an LED or a lamp or the like inside. When the combination of pictures displayed on the reel display window 110 wins a special prize combination such as a big bonus, an effect is performed that violently blinks to excite the game.
[0034]
[Configuration example of control unit]
Next, the configuration of the control unit of the slot machine 100 according to the present embodiment will be described. FIG. 2 is a block diagram illustrating a configuration of the main control unit 300. In the present embodiment, all control of the slot machine 100 is performed by the main control unit 300.
[0035]
Note that lamp control, voice control, and the like may be separated from the main control unit 300, and a sub-control unit that performs lamp control and voice control in accordance with a command from the main control unit 300 may be newly provided. By providing the sub control unit, the load on the main control unit 300 can be reduced. At the same time, it is possible to control the liquid crystal display device that cannot be processed by the main control unit 300 and control the electric accessory using an actuator or the like.
[0036]
<Main control unit 300>
A microprocessor (hereinafter, referred to as MainCPU) 310 is a control center of the slot machine 100, and exchanges control signals and data with peripheral devices via a bus 330.
[0037]
The random number generator 311 generates a random number used for internal lottery and the like, and includes a plurality of counters, a clock oscillator, a frequency divider, a latch circuit, and the like. The random number value generated by the random number generator 311 is stored in the random number storage area of the RAM 319 via the bus 330, and is sent to the Main CPU 310 as needed.
[0038]
The main CPU 310 includes, via the input interface 317 and the bus 330, one of a medal sensor 312 for detecting a medal inserted from the medal insertion slot 139, a start lever sensor 313 for detecting operation of the start lever 135, and a stop button 136. A stop button sensor 314 for detecting which button has been pressed when pressed, a medal input button sensor 315 for detecting which button has been pressed when any of the medal insertion buttons have been pressed, and an auxiliary tank. An overflow sensor 316 for detecting that medals exceeding the fixed amount are accumulated is connected.
[0039]
A ROM (read only memory) 318 stores a control program for performing various controls, control data for performing stop control of the reels 105 to 107, and the like. Further, a lottery table used in the internal lottery is also stored in the ROM 318. A RAM (random access memory) 319 has a work area for a program processed by the Main CPU 310 and stores variable data and the like.
[0040]
Further, a motor control unit 320 that controls a motor (not shown) that rotates and stops the reels 105 to 107 and a hopper control unit 321 that controls a medal payout device are provided to the Main CPU 310 via an input / output interface 322 and a bus 330. It is connected. The detection signal of the paid-out medals is input to the Main CPU 310 via the input / output interface 322 and the bus 330.
[0041]
The lamp control unit 323 turns on and off various indicators including the back lamp, the winning line display lamp 120, the stop button 136, each medal insertion button, the upper lamp 180, and the like provided on the reels 105 to 107 shown in FIG. , Blinking and the like. The Main CPU 310 transmits a lamp control signal to the lamp control unit 323 via the bus 330 and the output interface 324.
[0042]
As for the sound effect of the slot machine 100, sound effect data is input from the Main CPU 310 to the musical sound signal forming unit 326 via the bus 330 and the output interface 325, amplified by the amplifier 327, and output from the speaker 328.
[0043]
The slot machine 100 is connected to a computer called a hall computer for centrally managing the slot machine 100. Management signals such as a medal insertion signal, a medal payout signal, a special game signal, and an error signal are transmitted from the main CPU 310 to the bus 330 and the output interface. The signal is output from the external central terminal board 365 to the hall computer via 360.
[0044]
<Basic control of game>
Next, basic control of a game in the slot machine 100 of the embodiment will be described. FIG. 3 is a flowchart for explaining the basic control of such a game. The basic control of the game is performed mainly by the Main CPU 310, and the processing of FIG.
[0045]
In step S120, insertion of a medal is accepted. At this time, each medal insertion button and the medal insertion lamp 127 are made to blink to urge the player to insert medals.
[0046]
In step S121, it is determined whether or not a medal has been inserted. If no medal has been inserted, the medal acceptance state in step S120 is maintained without performing the following processing. When a medal is inserted, the pay line display lamp 120 is turned on according to the number of inserted medals. When the medal insertion is completed, each medal insertion button and the medal insertion lamp 127 are turned off, the start lamp 121 is blinked, and the operation of the start lever 135 is prompted.
[0047]
In step S122, it is checked whether or not the start lever 135 has been operated. If it is determined that the start operation has not been performed, the process waits until the start lever 135 is operated.
[0048]
In step S123, it is detected that the start lever 135 has been operated, and the random number generated by the random number generator 311 is obtained. In step S124, a lottery of a winning combination (internal lottery) is performed using the obtained random number value and a lottery table stored in the ROM 318, and it is determined whether or not the internal winning is performed. The lottery table is a table in which the range of the random value is divided into several regions, and a predetermined winning combination and a loss are set in each region. The size of the range of each region with respect to the range of the entire random number value is the probability of the internal winning of each winning combination.
[0049]
There are a plurality of internal winning probability settings, and a lottery table is prepared for each setting. In step S124, a lottery table corresponding to the currently set value is selected, and an internal lottery is performed. The setting can be arbitrarily changed by a game room manager using a predetermined switch (not shown). Generally, the setting can be changed in six steps from 1 to 6.
[0050]
In step S124, various effects by light and sound performed based on the result of the internal winning are determined. The effect by the display lamp or the like is determined by lottery from a plurality of predetermined patterns, and is executed in accordance with the progress of the game.
[0051]
In step S125, the rotation of all the reels 105 to 107 is started. In step S126, reception of the stop button 136 is started. The LED of the stop button 136 is turned on to notify the player that the stop operation by the stop button 136 is enabled.
[0052]
When any one of the stop buttons 136 is pressed, the stop button 136 pressed in the processing of steps S127 to S129 is recognized, the LED of the stop button 136 on which the stop operation has been performed is turned off, and the stop operation of the stop button 136 is performed. Is notified to the player. In step S130, the reel corresponding to the stop button 136 is stopped. It is confirmed in step S131 that all the reels have stopped.
[0053]
After stopping all reels in step S131, winning determination is performed in step S132. Here, it is determined that a winning has been achieved when the combination of pictures displayed by the stopped reels 105 to 107 is a combination corresponding to the internally won winning combination in the lottery process in step S124. When it is determined that there is a prize, the player is notified of the prize line by blinking only the prize line display lamp 120 corresponding to the prize line 109 in which the corresponding combination of the prize patterns is established.
[0054]
For example, if the combination of pictures displayed on the middle horizontal line by the stopped reels 105 to 107 is "bell-bell-bell", a bell prize is won, and the prize line display lamp 120 corresponding to the middle horizontal line is blinked. If “7-7-7” is completed, it is determined that a big bonus has been won, and preparations are made so that the big bonus game can be started from the next game.
[0055]
When any one of the winning combinations is won and a medal is paid out, the payout number is set in a predetermined storage area of the RAM 319. In step S134, a process of paying out medals from the medal payout device is performed according to the set payout number. Thus, one game process is completed.
[0056]
<Structure of operation switch>
Next, the structure of the maximum medal insertion button 200 as an operation switch of the slot machine 100 in the present embodiment will be described in detail. FIG. 4 is a perspective view showing the appearance of the maximum medal insertion button 200. The maximum medal insertion button 200 is configured such that the pressing unit 220 is slidably housed in the holder 210. The holder 210 is mounted on the front door 101 of the slot machine, and the pressing unit 220 is exposed outside the front door 101. Attachment to the front door 101 is performed by tightening the attachment nut 270 from the back surface.
[0057]
In the holder 210, a mounting board 250 on which electronic components such as the connector 254, the light emitting body 256, and the detection sensor 258 are mounted is stored and erected so that the mounting surface thereof is parallel to the operation direction of the pressing unit 220. ing. The detection sensor 258 detects that the pressing unit 220 has been pressed, and outputs a detection signal from the connector 254. A bottom cover 260 is attached to the bottom of the holder 210 to protect the mounting board 250 from dust and static electricity.
[0058]
Next, the configuration of the maximum medal insertion button 200 will be described in more detail. FIG. 5 is an exploded perspective view of the maximum medal insertion button 200. The maximum medal insertion button 200 includes a holder 210, a pressing unit 220, a pressing unit cover 230, a mounting board 250, a bottom cover 260, a mounting nut 270, a return spring 280, and the like.
[0059]
The holder 210 includes a pressing unit holder 212 and a cylindrical unit holder 216. The pressing portion holder 212 is formed in a shape along the shape so that the pressing portion cover 230 can be stored. Further, a flange portion 213 is provided and is positioned on the front door 101 of the slot machine.
[0060]
The cylindrical part holder 216 is provided with an assembling screw part 218 for mounting the mounting nut 270 on the outer periphery thereof. At the lower part of the cylindrical part holder 216, a notch 217 for locking the pressing part 220 is provided. In addition, a locking hook 219 for mounting the bottom cover 260 is provided. A substrate guide 215 for guiding a mounting substrate 250 described later is provided inside the cylindrical portion holder 216.
[0061]
The pressing section 220 includes a pressing section head 222 and a cylindrical section 226. The shape is such that the holder 210 is reduced. A pressing portion cover locking portion 224 for mounting the pressing portion cover 230 is provided around the pressing portion head 222.
[0062]
The cylindrical portion 226 is housed in a cylindrical portion holder 216 and is slidable. A locking portion 227 for locking the pressing portion 220 is provided below the cylindrical portion 226, and is locked by the cutout portion 217 of the cylindrical portion holder 216. A detection piece 228 is provided inside the cylindrical portion 226, and is located at the detection portion 258 a of the detection sensor 258 mounted on the mounting board 250.
[0063]
The pressing portion cover 230 is a cover made of a transparent resin that is mounted on the pressing portion head 222 of the pressing portion 220. A transparent plate 234 having a light-transmitting property on which the function name of the maximum medal insertion button 200 (in this embodiment, the character of “MAX” meaning “maximum”) is printed is provided inside the pressing section cover 230. Is done. A mounting hole 232 is provided around the pressing portion cover 230 to be locked by the pressing cover locking portion 224 of the pressing portion 220.
[0064]
The mounting board 250 has a connector 254, a light emitting body 256, a detection sensor 258, and other necessary electronic components such as a resistor and a capacitor mounted on a substantially inverted T-shaped board 252. The mounting board 250 is housed in a vertical direction along a board guide 215 provided along the sliding direction of the pressing section 220 in the cylindrical section holder 216, that is, in parallel with the vertical movement direction of the pressing section, It is erected. By vertically storing the substrate 252 in the cylindrical portion holder 216, the mounting area of the substrate 252 can be larger than the inner diameter of the cylindrical portion holder 216.
[0065]
In the present embodiment, as shown in the figure, the light emitting body 256 is provided on the upper end surface of the mounting board 250 and the substrate 252 is formed in an inverted T shape so as to approach the pressing unit cover 230. Electronic components such as resistors are also mounted on the extended substrate.
[0066]
As described in the related art, the board area for mounting the electronic components required for the maximum medal insertion button 200 of the present embodiment is stored in the bottom of the holder, that is, on the bottom of the holder, perpendicular to the vertical movement direction of the pressing unit. In this case, the mounting substrate 250 is vertically stored in the cylindrical holder 216 as in the present embodiment, that is, the mounting substrate 250 is stored so as to be parallel to the vertical movement direction of the pressing portion 220, and the necessary substrate When the area was secured, the inner diameter of the holder could be reduced by 20% or more in terms of the inner diameter of the holder, and by 50% or more in terms of the area. Here, the fact that the holder can be made thinner than before can mean that when the maximum medal insertion button 200 is attached to the slot machine 100, interference between the holder 210 and the internal parts of the slot machine 100 can be avoided, This means that the degree of freedom of the installation position of the 200 can be increased. Further, since the screw diameter of the mounting nut 270 when assembling to the gaming table 100 can be reduced, the tightening force at the time of assembling can be reduced.
[0067]
The bottom cover 260 is mounted on the bottom of the cylindrical holder 216 and is provided to protect the mounting substrate 250 from dust, static electricity, and the like. The bottom cover 260 is provided with a bottom cover locking portion 262 that is locked by the locking hook 219 of the holder 210.
[0068]
The attachment nut 270 is a nut for fixing the maximum medal insertion button 200 when attaching it to the slot machine 100. In this embodiment, a handle 272 is provided so that the mounting nut 270 can be tightened by hand. The return spring 280 is a spring for maintaining the pressing unit 220 at the non-operation position.
[0069]
As described above, since the maximum medal insertion button 200 of the present embodiment is configured such that all components can be assembled without using screws or adhesives, disassembly and assembly can be easily performed.
[0070]
<Operation of operation switch>
Next, the operation of the maximum medal insertion button 200 of the present embodiment will be described. FIG. 6 is a cross-sectional view of the maximum medal insertion button 200. As described above, the maximum medal insertion button 200 is attached to the front door 101. When the player pushes down the pressing cover 230, the pressing unit cover 230 is attached to the pressing unit 220, so that the pressing unit 220 overcomes the restoring force of the return spring 280 and slides in the pressing direction.
[0071]
A detection piece 228 is provided inside the pressing unit 220. At the time of non-operation, the tip of the detection piece 228 does not hang on the detection unit 258a of the detection sensor 258 provided to vertically protrude from the mounting surface of the mounting board 250 as shown in FIG. When the maximum medal insertion button 200 is operated, the pressing section 220 slides, and the tip of the detecting piece 228 blocks the detecting section 258 a of the detecting sensor 258. That is, the tip of the detection piece 228 plays the role of the light shielding piece according to the present invention.
[0072]
In the present embodiment, the detection sensor 258 is configured by a photo interrupter including a light receiving element and a light emitting element. The detection output level changes when the tip of the detection unit 258a blocks the detection unit 258a. The change in the detection output is transmitted to the main controller 300 via the connector 254.
[0073]
As another embodiment, as shown in FIG. 7, the pressing unit 220 may be configured so that the pressing unit head 224 can be detached from the tip of the cylindrical unit 226. By making the cylindrical portion 226 and the pressing portion 224 separable, an operation switch that can be combined with the pressing portions 224a and 224b having various shapes can be provided.
[0074]
<Comparison of board area>
As described above, by mounting the mounting substrate 250 so as to be parallel to the vertical movement direction of the pressing portion 220, it is possible to increase the area of the substrate for mounting electronic components. Will be described in more detail. FIG. 8 is a diagram illustrating a board area of the maximum medal insertion button 200 of the present embodiment.
[0075]
A circle A indicated by a broken line is a circle indicating an area equal to the mounting area of the substrate 252 of the maximum medal insertion button 200 of the present embodiment. The dashed-dotted circle B indicates a circle equal to the inner diameter of the cylindrical holder 216 of the maximum medal insertion button of the present embodiment.
[0076]
In the case of a conventional operation switch, the mounting area of the board is only the area surrounded by the dashed line of the circle B. The board 252 of the maximum medal insertion button of the present embodiment has the mounting area expanded by vertically storing the board 252 in the holder 210, that is, standing upright so as to be parallel to the vertical movement direction of the pressing unit. . It can be seen that the difference in the mounting area between the broken line circle A and the dashed line circle B is significantly different even for the same holder inner diameter.
[0077]
According to the operation switch of the present embodiment, the inner diameter of the holder can be reduced as compared with the mounting area of the conventional board. Conversely, if the holder has the same inner diameter, a large mounting area can be secured.
[0078]
【The invention's effect】
As described above in detail, in the case of the operation switch of the game console according to the present invention, the inner diameter of the holder is increased by storing and standing the board on which the electronic components are mounted so as to be parallel to the pressing direction. Therefore, the mounting area of the substrate can be secured.
[0079]
Thereby, the holder does not become unnecessarily thick, so that the switch according to the present invention can be installed on a game console with a high degree of freedom, and an operation switch with good assemblability can be provided.
[Brief description of the drawings]
FIG. 1 is a perspective view showing an appearance of a slot machine according to an embodiment.
FIG. 2 is a control block diagram of the slot machine in the embodiment.
FIG. 3 is a flowchart showing a flow of a game of the slot machine in the embodiment.
FIG. 4 is a perspective view of a maximum medal insertion button of the slot machine in the embodiment.
FIG. 5 is an exploded perspective view of a maximum medal insertion button of the slot machine in the embodiment.
FIG. 6 is a sectional view of a maximum medal insertion button of the slot machine in the embodiment.
FIG. 7 is an exploded perspective view of another operation switch of the present invention.
FIG. 8 is a comparison diagram of a board mounting area of a maximum medal insertion button of the slot machine in the embodiment.
FIG. 9 is a perspective view of a maximum medal insertion button of a conventional slot machine.
FIG. 10 is a perspective view of a maximum medal insertion button of a conventional slot machine.
[Explanation of symbols]
100 body
101 Front door
102 body
105 Left main reel
106 Medium main reel
107 Right main reel
110 Reel display window
109 Prize Line
120 prize line display lamp
121 Start lamp
122 Replay Lamp
123 Notification lamp
124 Payout number display
125 game times display
126 Stored number display
127 Medal insertion lamp
128 Direction lamp
130 Stop button
140 Medal input button
150 Start lever
152 Settlement button
154 door key
156 medal slot
170 medal outlet
171 saucer
180 Top ramp
200 maximum medal insertion button
210 holder
220 Operation unit
230 Pressing part cover
250 mounting board
260 bottom cover
270 Mounting nut
280 return spring
300 Main control unit
310 MainCPU
311 random number generator
318 ROM
319 RAM
312 Medal sensor
313 Start lever sensor
314 Stop button sensor
315 Medal insertion button sensor
317, 329 input interface
320 Motor control unit
321 hopper control unit
322 I / O interface
323 Lamp control unit
324, 325, 360 output interface
330 bus

Claims (5)

  1. A pressing portion that can be pressed against the urging force in the holder;
    A mounting board mounted with a sensor for detecting that the pressing unit is pressed down, and a mounting board disposed and housed in the holder,
    In the operation switch of the gaming table composed of
    An operation switch for a game console, wherein the mounting board is erected in the holder such that a mounting surface thereof is parallel to a vertical movement direction of the pressing unit.
  2. The operation switch according to claim 1, wherein a light emitter capable of illuminating the pressing unit is mounted on an upper end surface of the mounting board.
  3. 3. The operation switch according to claim 1, wherein a connector for outputting a detection output of the sensor to the outside is mounted on the mounting board.
  4. The sensor is
    A light-emitting element and a light-receiving element are provided on the mounting surface so as to protrude vertically from the mounting surface, and a light-shielding piece is provided on the pressing portion,
    The game according to any one of claims 1 to 4, wherein the pressing operation of the pressing unit detects that the light shielding piece has blocked light from entering the light receiving element from the light emitting element. Operation switches.
  5. 5. The pressing unit according to claim 1, wherein the pressing unit includes a sliding unit slidable in the holder, and a pressing head unit detachably provided at a tip of the sliding unit. 6. An operation switch for a game console described in Crab.
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