What did you do today in the hobby?

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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby OTTOgd » Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:16 pm

Sparky wrote:Rock on, bitches.

Cool. Make it a Rock Encore!

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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby semicolin » Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:46 am

A little board work tonight. Damn, do I ever love this new desoldering/soldering station. It's making quick work out of what used to be a real pain in the butt.

Bally -35 MPU board had some crispy old single-wipe IC sockets causing intermittent crashes. Replaced them with proper tooled ones and resocketed the chips. Rock solid now.

Solenoid board got replacement capacitors while I was in there; the originals were still working but it was only a matter of time before I would have had to replace them anyway.
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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby WARLOCK » Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:33 pm

Every day...
Remarkable things...

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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby WARLOCK » Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:34 pm

I think I am retired.
And; also fully immersed.


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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby Sparky » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:00 pm

WARLOCK wrote:I think I am retired.
And; also fully immersed.


We never retire. Merely refocus and realign. ;)
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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby R.A.B. » Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:56 am

WARLOCK wrote:Every day...
Remarkable things...


Yes, everyday I see how beautiful and complex life and others are - respectively, or not.

Yesterday for example, I tripped around with my friend James and fixed stuff and laughed and told stories about people we knew or know while driving to the next job or destination. Everything that came to mind was chosen/spoken, from cooking lentils to fixing pinball machines to talking about growing up on the south shore of Montréal, everything carries meaning when you let it, but that necessitates slowing down Scotty. I know I hate the thought, but this is what we have come up against, slowing it down in order to live it. I don't want to either, but it beckons.

At night I head to the North Star to fix a few things, and met some more friends and talked about everything from dreams to new apps that are in the works, the future looks wild and my dreams keep being filled with ideas I have not yet written down yet.

So much to do and say. Our lives are like individual piles of earth in our hands, it slips through your fingers as you look for a place to put it down.

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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby steamfitter » Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:48 pm

Had bought some yellow LEDs for the inserts of my Mars God of War , more orange than yellow. Tried them in Devil's Dare , i like
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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby semicolin » Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:18 pm

Replaced the 5101 RAM and battery in my Centaur and Tag Team with NVRAM from Pinitech. Don't know why I didn't do it a long time ago. Inexpensive mod and light years more reliable.
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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby steamfitter » Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:41 am

Brought back from the dead
An other one get to live
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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby Xylog » Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:33 pm

Very nice! I'm in the process of restoring a Bally Vector & a Mr. & Mrs. Pacman. Got them both breathing, now onto the detail work... :)

steamfitter wrote:Brought back from the dead
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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby steamfitter » Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:01 am

Postby Xylog » Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:33 pm
Very nice! I'm in the process of restoring a Bally Vector & a Mr. & Mrs. Pacman. Got them both breathing, now onto the detail work..


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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby dr.nybble » Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:58 pm

Stripping down a BSD, my most complete cleanup on a DMD machine thus far. Washed all PCBs. The MPU board has seen some work quite a few chips socketed and still some remnants of battery leakage; bit of fur on some leads. Thinking about replacing with a Rottendog to avoid the inevitable issues that are going to crop up. Also pulled all fuses, for $15 from digikey I can replace them all (spot checking found several wrong/over-fused).
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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby Tuborg » Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:36 pm

@ the PHOF I played the game Sparky wished he had in his collection, "Merry Christmas Sparky" :twisted:
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Re: What did you do today in the hobby?

Postby Sparky » Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:11 pm

Tuborg wrote:@ the PHOF I played the game Sparky wished he had in his collection, "Merry Christmas Sparky" :twisted:
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LOL... your first post in 4 years and you "clown" me.

Welcome back! LOL.

(I still have Viking. ;) )
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