Haven’t taken a day off yet, and why would I? This is like working in the Imagineering department in Disneyland!
Roanoke is getting the best of what I can do. It’ll take a few months to complete the vision... but it’ll be a wondrous thing!
Oh... another tech update. I recently had my first opportunity to install new AS relay boards on a Spin-A-Card. It had horrible carbon tracking on both sides which was causing the wrong cards to light up during the spin sequence (short circuits).
If you have a 1970's Bally multiplayer EM, you should immediately open the backbox right now and look at the player unit stepper. Odds are, you’ll see some carbon tracking on the circuit board. Use the alcohol, Mother’s polish, alcohol, and dry Teflon lube technique to remove it... otherwise the sparks will eat through the bakelite and cause other problems.
Old board, meet new board.
I opted to solder the wires directly to the pad instead of riveting solder tabs. If you’d like to do it old school, you’ll need 11 GTB-A4701 solder lugs and 11 GTB-A4907 rivets to secure them for each board. Might want to get a few extra just in case.