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Committees are voluntary groups, formed by members in order to achieve certain goals.
To join this committee, contact the committee chairperson. See Rules and Policies#Committees for more information.
- 1 About
- 2 Purpose
- 3 Equipment
- 4 Current Projects and Playable Machines
- 5 How to Contact
- 6 Support Us (easily!)
- 7 Members
- 8 Upcoming Events
- 9 Photo gallery and media
- 10 Governance
- 11 Arcade and pinball related links
- 12 Reports
The VECTOR Restoration Committee (Vintage Electromechanical Conservancy of Technology, Operation, and Restoration) serves as a knowledge hub and work space for amusement technologies developed from the turn of the 20th century onward. Our goal is to educate, preserve, and build upon the knowledge of the past.... "Learn. Fix. Play!"
Many of our projects serve as fascinating interactive learning platforms. Electro-mechanical pinball machines are an ideal "hands-on" example of the evolution of physical switches into the integrated circuits of today's modern age. Our projects are collaborative in nature and serve as useful teaching tools for describing the fundamental principles of electrical components and machinery. They are also a delight to interact with!
VECTOR provides a place to learn, restore, experiment, and build "arcade tech" and encourages the development of new unique projects.
This section is a stub.
We have our own tools and cleaning solutions in a toolchest, some of which are specific to fixing pinball and arcade machines. We have other machines for polishing and EvapoRust for un-rusting metals, and a collection of spare parts for old pinball machines.
Current Projects and Playable Machines
Polynesia (1968 Williams Student Prince pinball machine, rethemed in tiki) - Paul Wilson
High Speed (1985 Williams pinball machine) - Committee property
Earthshaker (1989 Williams - pinball machine) - Oscar Afghani
Apollo (1967 Williams - pinball machine) - Nathan McAfee
Liberty Bell (1977 Williams - pinball machine)
High Speed (1985 Williams pinball machine) - Committee property
How to Contact
Join our Facebook page! - https://www.facebook.com/groups/DMS.VECTOR
Got a project or idea in mind? Comments? Need more information about upcoming classes? Send an e-mail to the committee chairperson (Stephen Wylie) -
Support Us (easily!)
Always shop at smile.amazon.com when purchasing items from Amazon. You can designate the Dallas Makerspace as your charity of choice, and Amazon will donate 1/2% of your total purchase at no extra cost to you.
Thanks... it adds up!
Stephen "Stevo" Wylie - Chairperson
Jayson Woods - Vice Chair ("Is it working yet, Woods?")
Shawn Christian ("It was cheap, I couldn't resist")
Raymond Jett (The fixer of the boards)
Stacy Devino ("Broken? Add a capacitor!")
Mary Mathias (The Asker of many questions "newbie")
Nicholas Schell (aka "Nick Dangerous", VECTOR founder, now Director of Roanoke Pinball Museum in Virginia)
Nick Sainz (proud Maker of many "signs")
Ken Purcell ("Lampy")
Haley Moore (late to the party, forgot the chips)
Benjamin Groves ("Hi, I'm Ben!")
Daniel Jackson ("DJ")
Mitch Cerroni (As seen on Battlebots)
john a. gorman
Rodney Black (CNC Jedi & Maker of the Mortal Kombat cabinets)
Come out and play! Latest DFW area tournaments here - http://dfw-pinball-league.webnode.com/
Photo gallery and media
Photos from Texas Pinball Festival 2017 - https://arianaby.smugmug.com/Professional/Texas-Pinball-Festival-VECTOR-2017/
Photos from Texas Pinball Festival 2016 - https://arianaby.smugmug.com/Professional/Texas-Pinball-Festival-VECTOR/
Makerspace Talk forum thread w/photos - https://talk.dallasmakerspace.org/t/the-official-dms-pinball-selfies-thread/6167/
An early photo gallery from our previous location (Ladybird Ln) - https://dallasmakerspace.org/wiki/Pinball
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All committee reports and binding committee decisions will be facilitated by the committee chairperson.
Educational and repair information sites
The Internet Pinball Database (IPDB) - http://www.ipdb.org
The Pinwiki - http://www.pinwiki.com
Pinrepair help site - http://www.pinrepair.com
Mark's Guide to Williams System 3-7 - http://pinball.flippers.info/system6repairpart1.asp
Tuukan.fliput.net helpful hints - http://tuukan.fliput.net/index_en.html
Flippers.be helpful hints - http://www.flippers.be/
Pinballhelp.com blog - http://pinballhelp.com/
Explanation of a switch matrix - http://webpages.charter.net/coinopcauldron/swarticle.html
Mark Gibson's "Fun With Pinball" educational site - http://markgibson.zenfolio.com/fun-with-pinball
Bally Squawk & Talk AS-2518-61 sound board info - http://webpages.charter.net/coinopcauldron/squalkart.html
Ryan's restoration & re-theme of Swinger (good for newbies!) - https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/williams-swinger-restoration-and-eventual-retheme
Forums and classifieds
Pinside (forum and marketplace) - http://www.pinside.com
Pinball Owners registry (caters to international audience) - http://www.pinballowners.com
Mr. Pinball Classifieds - http://user.xmission.com/~daina/classified
DFW Pinball & Arcade Club - http://www.facebook.com/groups/dfwpinballclub
Pinball News - http://www.pinballnews.com
HAPP Controls - http://www.happcontrols.com/
Tornado Terry's (Keller, TX) - http://www.tornadoterrys.com/surplus.htm
Arcade Components (Raymond Jett / Highland Village, TX) - http://www.arcadecomponents.com
Marco Specialties - http://www.marcospecialties.com
Pin2DMD - http://pin2dmd.com/
Pinball Life - http://www.pinballlife.com
Pinball Resource - http://www.pbresource.com
VECTOR Committee meeting - 2016-10-16
VECTOR Committee meeting - 2015-10-15
VECTOR Committee meeting - 2015-07-16
VECTOR Committee meeting - 2015-04-02
VECTOR Committee meeting - 2015-01-08
VECTOR Committee meeting - 2014-10-2
VECTOR Activity Log Archive All pages related to the VECTOR Committee.
This category has only the following subcategory.
- ► VECTOR
Pages in category "VECTOR"
The following 9 pages are in this category, out of 9 total.
- VECTOR Activity Log Archive
- Vector Committee Meeting Minutes 20190808
- VECTOR Committee Reports 2014 10 2
- VECTOR Committee Reports 2015 1 8
- VECTOR Committee Reports 2015 10 15
- VECTOR Committee Reports 2015 4 2
- VECTOR Committee Reports 2015 7 16
- VECTOR Committee Reports 2016 10 16
- VECTOR Committee Training