Many Pinball and Arcade Shows/Expos have turned to “virtual” or “remote” get-togethers for their attendees this year due to not being able to host their weekend events in person.
Check out the Virtual Pinball Events for this weekend, July 10th-12th:
Southern Fried Gaming Expo Virtual
Southern Fried Gaming Expo will be hosting their SFGE Event by providing tons of interesting content and livestreams on their Facebook, Youtube and Discord accounts. More Details about SFGE Virtual: Facebook.com/southernfriedgamingexpo
Northwest Pinball Summer Camp
Northwest Pinball Summer Camp will host a collection of Twitch.tv livestreams and Zoom conference calls with everything from The Ultimate Pinball Gaming Show hosted by Geekgamer.TV to Pinball-themed cooking shows by different pinball community leaders! More details about NW Pinball Summer Camp: Facebook.com/groups/nwpinballsummercamp
The end of stroke switch (EOS) is your pinball flipper assembly’s best friend. The End Of Stroke switch keeps the flipper in check, but it does have a hard job. It gets beat up; many times per game, and eventually, you will need to repair or replace that old end of stroke switch. Which EOS switch do you need, and what is an EOS switch for?
Stuck at home with your games? Start streaming pinball now! There are multiple outlets you can stream on for free. Twitch, Facebook LIVE, Youtube, or even just using ZOOM to stream with your personal family & friends! Streaming pinball is the latest way to share pinball gameplay, rules, and even repair tips! Don’t know where to start? We have you covered! Jack Danger paves the way for pinball streamers with his professional and entertaining pinball streams on twitch.tv, Dead Flip Pinball Streaming. Always keen about sharing his knowledge, Jack created a comprehensive breakdown on “How to Stream Pinball”.
Here at Marco Specialties, we get a lot of questions from people asking about coil substitutions. Let’s preface by saying we always recommend replacing a coil with the same part number as the original. Remember, a weak flipper probably won’t be fixed by replacing the coil with a stronger one, and changing to a non-factory recommended coil can cause damage to plastics, drop targets and ramps. Click “Read More” at the top right for more information.
When dealing with screws, nuts, and bolts, understanding the cryptic part numbers can simplify ordering. The last 2 digits (XX) of the 4 digit fastener part numberprefix (40XX-12345-12) indicates the standard stud size of the bolt or screw. For example, part #4006-01030-12 indicates a #6 stud diameter (.138″) fastener. The 2 digit part number suffix for bolts and screws (-12, -04, -16, etc) indicates the number of 1/16″ length increments of the fastener. For example, part #4004-01003-04 indicates a screw that is 4/16″ long or 1/4″ long. Click “Read More” at the top right for more information.