Video Blog – Laser Projectors

We upgraded the arcade again, this time adding some awesome, hypnotizing laser projectors! One displays a constant pattern, the other is reactive to music. We also installed a motorized disco ball, which reflects the lasers around the room!

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Monday, December 12th, 2011 arcade No Comments

Ottawa Pinball Expo – 2011 (Video)

Here is my video of the first ever Ottawa Pinball Expo! We brought three machines to the show, and I am pleased to say I played every free-play machine there! It was great fun, and I can’t wait for next year!

Filmed, edited and soundtrack composed by myself.

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Sunday, July 31st, 2011 arcade, life, music, pinball No Comments

Video Blog – Mame Cabinet (last one I swear!)

I know, there have been 4 video blogs in a row… I tried to space them out.

This video has been waited for long enough. You’ve read the intro, followed the build log. Now: see it in action!

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Sunday, January 30th, 2011 arcade No Comments

Video Blog – The Arcade

Since getting the new camera, I’ve been getting around to filming a lot of things I’ve wanted to do in HD. I apologize for the jiggle: I learnt the hard way that image stabilization should always be enabled.

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Friday, January 21st, 2011 arcade, pinball 1 Comment

Video Arcade: Build Log

The video arcade is complete! To be fair, it was complete when I posted the introduction article on the 28th… Anyway.

There it stands, in all its glory.

Read on for the whole build story.

Ooh… that was clever.

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Sunday, December 5th, 2010 arcade, computers, electronics, projects No Comments

Video Arcade: Intro

The youth entertainment business has always been a matter of evolution. They get bored easily, and what was fun last week is obsolete the next. But what about for the older crowd? Their attention spans are higher, and some of these obsolete, youth-targetted trends become timeless classics and passtimes; hobbies and business.

You’ve seen me post before about pinball machines, the collection, the reparation, of these machines that long ago lived in arcades, abused and unmaintained. When technology began to evolve, and interest declined, there was a successor that pushed the bounds of existing entertainment, that captivated the youth, helped children reach bankruptcy hundreds of times before the age of 16. This phenomenon, ladies and gentlemen, was the video arcade.

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Sunday, November 28th, 2010 arcade, computers, electronics, projects No Comments