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Still early stages, but we have 12 pinball, 12 arcades, 10 driver, 8 shooter, 30 consoles and more.

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Death By Pinball IV - The Four Stages of Death - Saturday the 11th of April

Death By Pinball is back for it's fourth incarnation. Oh yeah. 24 hours of pure pinball hell.

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Homepin Boards now distributed by Pinball Haus

A-15189 Getaway HSII Supercharger Driver $89.00
A-15646 WMS 24" Opto Borad (BSD etc) 89.50
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Ice Cold Beer - 2020 Aussie Champs



Apologies for the late notice.

We're back again this Australia Day weekend for the 2nd installment of the Ice Cold Beer championships.

There will be a few changes to the format - just the one machine this year, however there will be two divisions with
the...
 

Battle of the Arcades OZ & NZ 2020

Save the date emails have been sent mates.

Full format and email detailed below. Wahooooo!!!!!

If there any arcades we have missed and should be invited please let me know.

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Hey mates

Hope you're well and having an amazing...
 

VPGL 13 - Plunge Away - RULES

Hi Pinballers,

As the MAME Gaming League (MGL) always runs well, is easy for all participants to understand, is super fun and always has great banter, I have asked OOO for permission to run the VPGL in pretty much exactly the same way. OOO has agreed to this so this VPGL competition will...
 

Black Knight: Sword of Rage Pro - Animated LED ramp mod using Arduino and a sensor

Something that has been on my "TO DO" list for awhile now is to create an animated LED strip mod for the flail ramp on my Black Knight: Sword of Rage PRO pinball machine. On the Premium and LE models, the lightning bolt cutouts on the metal ramp are lit from below the playfield with 2 strips...
 

Anyone for Tennis?

Hi all,

I've been reading through this forum subject and I have noticed that there are a lot of people wanting to read about member's restoration projects. So in order to give a little back to this community, I decided that will have a crack at documenting our second attempt at a restoration....
 

Stern Quicksilver restoration

Hi folks,

Undertaking my 3rd restoration, a Classic Stern Quicksilver. Previous restoís have been a Williams Funhouse and Williams Taxi both turning out really well. Iím following a similar method this time, but will ramp it up an extra notch or two, paying more attention to fine detail....
 

Kraken Pinball

After years of wanting to make my own pin, two years ago I finally committed and I made this:



Hyperdrive took around 4 months to build from start to finish (apart from coding which I continue to add things to). A big part of the reason why it was such a quick build was...

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