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by semicolin
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Places to play
Topic: Big Rig Brewery Kanata
Replies: 9
Views: 498

Re: Big Rig Brewery Kanata

Excellent lineup! And the beer next door at the Small Pony Barrel Works is good too! Make sure to stop in at Kouign Amann for a snack!
by semicolin
Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: What did you do today in the hobby?
Replies: 4993
Views: 243535

Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Good work, Captain Detective!
by semicolin
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Pinball Parts Wanted / Pièces de Machines à Boules Recherchées
Topic: Stern Meteor plastics
Replies: 3
Views: 152

Re: Stern Meteor plastics

Alright, I can bring you halfway there!

I have the one that goes above the meteor bank. The one above the spinner is the one that CPR never sent me back.

That one is 13A-118-8 if you can find it online.

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by semicolin
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Pinball Parts Wanted / Pièces de Machines à Boules Recherchées
Topic: Stern Meteor plastics
Replies: 3
Views: 152

Re: Stern Meteor plastics

I have most of a CPR set somewhere and I think I still owe you a favour for that Gottlied lockdown bar. Let me see if I can dig them up.
by semicolin
Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Pinball and Videogame Tech
Topic: Tim's First EM Journey. Fixing a Gottlieb Surfer.
Replies: 71
Views: 2276

Re: Tim's First EM Journey. Fixing a Gottlieb Surfer.

Pretty soon you'll be ready to take on another project with even more gremlins!
by semicolin
Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Buy and Sell / Items Variés Achat et recherche
Topic: Sold: Beast SAPP pachislo - $350 sold
Replies: 7
Views: 296

Re: FS: Beast SAPP pachislo - $350

Is that an autograph on the front?
by semicolin
Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: What did you do today in the hobby?
Replies: 4993
Views: 243535

Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Busy day today. DF9800A8-D505-4164-AAEE-E948E4B06AE1.jpeg Bought some dead-stock logic chips cheap from overseas. Had to test them before putting them in my parts drawers. 1 bad out of 10 isn't too shabby. 81D8515F-ECD8-4BEC-849B-18C19F3EAFCC.jpeg At the same time I bought two Motorola MC6800P CPUs ...
by semicolin
Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: What did you do today in the hobby?
Replies: 4993
Views: 243535

Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

My custom PCBs are here!B6A563A9-F5BC-40BD-A1E3-E3784955B25B.jpeg When this is populated, it can be configured as an adapter to connect any configuration of DIP package to an EPROM burner. Makes it easy to rip the data on old custom mask ROMs out of any pinball or arcade machine. Could you read/wri...
by semicolin
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: What did you do today in the hobby?
Replies: 4993
Views: 243535

Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

My custom PCBs are here!
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When this is populated, it can be configured as an adapter to connect any configuration of DIP package to an EPROM burner. Makes it easy to rip the data on old custom mask ROMs out of any pinball or arcade machine.
by semicolin
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: What did you do today in the hobby?
Replies: 4993
Views: 243535

Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Reorganized the electronics workbench!
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by semicolin
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: Warehousing pins with friends
Replies: 14
Views: 838

Re: Warehousing pins with friends

Denis, I think I know what you're getting at here and I know it's really none of my business, but perhaps the situation you are referring to isn't in the good spirit of this thread. Let's have good vibes!
by semicolin
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: What did you do today in the hobby?
Replies: 4993
Views: 243535

Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Had a chance to play one of my pins for more than 5 min and the tube started to go on/off. Could a different "starter" possibly be needed? Ooh! I get to give electrical advice! For many of these types of LED tubes to work properly you actually have to bypass the starter/ballast inside you...
by semicolin
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Pinball machines (SS/DMD)
Topic: Shout-out to Robi: Fathom Project #1 is alive!
Replies: 18
Views: 478

Re: Shout-out to Robi: Fathom Project #1 is alive!

I was only half joking! My own games have completely outgrown my basement and I've started bringing them to the union hall. There are now two and a pachinko. They get pretty good play on meeting nights but I suspect it's only a matter of time before I get "the talk."
by semicolin
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Pinball machines (SS/DMD)
Topic: Shout-out to Robi: Fathom Project #1 is alive!
Replies: 18
Views: 478

Re: Shout-out to Robi: Fathom Project #1 is alive!

Nice! Since you're out of room, you're welcome to let it live over here for a little while!
by semicolin
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Pinball and Videogame Tech
Topic: Bulletproofing Stern SDU-100-C Solenoid Board
Replies: 13
Views: 321

Re: Bulletproofing Stern SDU-100-C Solenoid Board

Agreed on all counts, Sylvain: Drop the HV section to 175v ALWAYS. And modern 1/2W resistors are the same size as old-school 1/4W, so they fit just fine. I bring them down to 160VDC and they're still bright. You should see some of the new Stackpole 1/2w minis ! They're even smaller; like a combinat...
by semicolin
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Pinball and Videogame Tech
Topic: Bulletproofing Stern SDU-100-C Solenoid Board
Replies: 13
Views: 321

Re: Bulletproofing Stern SDU-100-C Solenoid Board

Sparky wrote:Gold.

I have about 40 displays and 12 solenoid drivers on shelves... About time I got to them. LOL


Now I know who to call when I need spare parts.
by semicolin
Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: Pinball and Videogame Tech
Topic: Bulletproofing Stern SDU-100-C Solenoid Board
Replies: 13
Views: 321

Bulletproofing Bally/Stern Displays

Bonus bulletproofing: Bally/Stern were notoriously cheap for tolerances when choosing components. Some of the resistors on their display boards that were rated for 1/4W often had to dissipate more heat than that. When one of these resistors fails, it can take out the board entirely. They're getting ...
by semicolin
Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: Northstar Pinball bar (Montreal), no free games
Replies: 87
Views: 1868

Re: Northstar Pinball bar (Montreal), no free games

cap wrote:That fee is way too high under the new rules.

e) You might be reading the old regulation.


Yes! Got anything newer?
by semicolin
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: Northstar Pinball bar (Montreal), no free games
Replies: 87
Views: 1868

Re: Northstar Pinball bar (Montreal), no free games

Did anyone here read the new regulation to find the part that talks about free games? I wonder what it says exactly. Here it is. http://legisquebec.gouv.qc.ca/en/ShowDoc/cr/L-6,%20r.%201 Pinball machines are classified explicitly under 2.3(a) as a "Class B" device, whether or not they awa...
by semicolin
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Pinball and Videogame Tech
Topic: Bench tools you can't live without
Replies: 12
Views: 499

Re: Bench tools you can't live without

Helpy me helpy hands :) (The alligator clip and magnifying glass tool ) Oh yeah! I used to laugh about those things and figure I'd never need such a stupid gimmick. They were on sale for $10 a month ago over at Gervais and I figured, ah, what the hell. Turns out they are brilliant helpers for tinni...
by semicolin
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Pinball and Videogame Tech
Topic: Bulletproofing Stern SDU-100-C Solenoid Board
Replies: 13
Views: 321

Re: Bulletproofing Stern SDU-100-C Solenoid Board

steamfitter wrote:A post for board electronic parts number would be awesome . The hardest part for me in board repair is finding the right part , i've ordered stuff i'll never use :FP:


Ping me any time and I'll tell you what you need. Or post it right here!

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