Refurbishing and upgrading a electromechanical pinball machine from the seventies.
Right: How it looks like now. Left: How it might end up
|Taking the monster apart|
|Under the hood. This thing is full of relays and mechanical switches -- a lost art.|
|Underneath the playfield, showing the solenoids for the flippers.|
At this point, the machine is in quite a bad state. All the rubbers have turned into brittle plastic, many lamps are blown, the playfield is a filthy mess and the playfield window is cracked.
We took a last video of the machine with its original electromechanical brain, before we have teared it completely apart:
Turns out it almost works. The score counting wheels have some issues. Sometimes they get stuck, sometimes the reset process never finishes.