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Friday, 06 August 2010 08:23

So to catch up on whats been going on with the Madman Arcade..some serious stuff has been going on in between updates! Since the last update, a FEW new aquisitions: Space Invaders Upright, Bagman Upright (Empty Cab), and a Silverball Mania Pinball machine! Thats right my first pinball! Second I guess if you count the pachinko machine we have at home. I also completed Ghosts n Goblins to the point where its playable, but it needs a few tweaks before I'd say its 99% (minus a full cab repaint).

Anyhow I've also aquired some new test equipment, namely a Fluke 9010a with a few pods to learn how to do some board repairs. This thing so far seems awesome and just learning a little about it has taught me so much about how boards and microprocessors work. Really wish I would have had these toys in Electronics class at tech school...would have went much farther by now, but I digress...

That said, VIDEO PINBALL is back! Using the Fluke I was able to find a ram problem, namely NONE of the ram was working. Found the ram write-enable line was stuck high - replaced a bad chip, and now she's back in operation! Sa-weet!

Outisde of the Madman Arcade, I recently drove the GN to Hebron, OH to take part in the 2010 BPG Nationals at National Trail raceway again. Its an awesome event to attend and very laid back and relaxing. This year they hosted a Buick Stage 1 reunion, and next year is a Pontiac Turbo Trans-Am reunion! Its gonna be awesome!!

Last but not least the broken gallery is more or less mended and I can upload pics again. Look forward to pics of the new toys, as well as the BPG event.

Again hope you're having a good summer! Stay cool!


Updates goings on and whatever
Tuesday, 20 July 2010 07:44

Man I haven't posted here since May. I guess I've been slacking on the Junknet front. Either which way, not much to report. Same old shit different day. Been really really involved in the arcade game hobby lately, what was supposed to be a winter hobby has turned into an obsession I think. I haven't even really worked on them much, just helping people online. I have taken to fixing boards now, and trying to learn a little bit about how they work.

Anyhow I just wanted to update this to get rid of the stupid software rant - its a valid point but old news now.


Hope you're having a good summer!

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