While reading barakandl’s post on replacing transistors it occurred to me there is so much knowledge and talent here. Anything from re-building stepper motors to re-building PC boards, there is someone here that can answer your questions. I often wonder where all this talent comes from. Some, I’m sure, make a living repairing pinball machines and others are electronics engineers. So this stuff comes easy for you. I’m just curious what other backgrounds make pinball knowledge easy for you.
I’ve been in the construction industry all my life. First as a draftsman, then CAD drafting, then construction project manager. Later I started my own construction business. I had a couple of pinball machines when I was a teenager but that was 50 years ago. And I’ve played around with computers (changing motherboards, hard drives, etc.) but that’s nothing compared to a pinball. I just find the workings of a pinball machine so interesting.
What about you. How did you learn about pinball machines? What is your day job and is it related to pinball?