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Fabricated a Pinball Playfield Rotisserie!

I made it to the point in the Space Shuttle tear-down where it is clear it would be a pain to continue without a rotisserie. So, with these instructions from vid1900 on Pinside, I built one starting last week and … Continue reading

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LEDs are a flashy mess!

This video illustrates pretty clearly the problem with most LEDs! What a mess. Only the ones near the flippers don’t flicker – they must have a capacitor to smooth out the current pulses. Suffice it to say though I will … Continue reading

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Fabricated lift frame

The main hallway in my house is just narrow enough for a game – there’s no way to turn the corner into a room with the machine in “normal” horizontal position. The only way in and out is with the machine … Continue reading

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Unleash the power of the lamp!

Presenting Tales of the Arabian Nights, the latest machine in my growing collection! Designed by John Popadiuk and released by Williams in 1996, it is regarded by many as having one of the most artful and beautifully designed playfields in all … Continue reading

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Hey! Call that Taxi!

Picked up a Taxi machine today. It’s in reasonable condition – certainly not a museum showpiece, but it plays fast and it plays good. Taxi was released by Williams in the summer of 1988, and was designed by Mark Ritchie (the brother of … Continue reading

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Installed Speaker Upgrade

STTNG has excellent music and great speech sounds recorded by the original cast, but through the stock speakers… well, let’s just say it could sound better 🙂 There are a couple manufacturers of speaker upgrade kits for pinballs – Pinball … Continue reading

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Opto insanity!

After replacing the power driver board, I thought all was well, but unfortunately it wasn’t so. 😐 The machine would play normally most of the time, but then all of a sudden in the middle of a game it would … Continue reading

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