VECTOR Committee

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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.

About

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Purpose

The VECTOR 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.

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 (Rodney Black) - [email protected]

Support Us (easily!)

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Members

Rodney Black - Chairperson
Nicholas Schell (aka "Nick Dangerous", VECTOR founder and social media coordinator)
Nick Sainz (proud Maker of many "signs")
Jayson Woods ("Is it working yet, Woods?")
Shawn Christian (confessed pinball hoarder in need of an intervention)
Chuck Baber
Ken Purcell ("Lampy")
Haley Moore (late to the party, forgot the chips)
Benjamin Groves ("Hi, I'm Ben!")
Daniel Jackson ("DJ")
David Smart
Stacy Devino
Stephen "Stevo" Wylie
Mitch Cerroni
Jeremy Ortwine
Paul Wilson
Erik Smith ("The tourist")
Michael Sorensen
Raymond Jett (The fixer of the boards)
Patrick Thompson
john a. gorman
Mary Mathias ( The Asker of many questions "newbie")
Aaron McMillen
Joshua Wilson

Current Projects and Playable Machines

Playable Machines
NEO-GEO Multicade - Stevo and Stacy
Mortal Kombat XL - Rodney Black
Slick Chick (Gottlieb 1963) - Shawn Christian

Active Projects
Chuck Baber - Jungle Princess (Gottlieb 1977) - refurbish mechs, replace lamp sockets
Aaron McMillen - Abra-Ca-Dabra (Gottlieb 1975) - refurbish mechs, clean playfield, replace playfield parts, polish metals
Paul Wilson - Student Price/Polynesia (Williams 1968) - refurbish mechs, finish design
Joshua Wilson - Triple Strike (Williams 1975) - refurbish mechs, clean playfield
Rodney Black - Killer Instinct arcade cabinet

Electro-Mechanical Gallery
Group project - Work in progress

Upcoming Events

Texas Pinball Festival - March 24-26, Frisco TX - http://www.texaspinball.com/

VECTOR members: If you wish to bring a game to the Texas Pinball Festival, you can register here: http://texaspinball.com/tpf/exhibitors/exhibitors-main/ and use the following format to register your games:

Exhibitor Display Name: Firstname Lastname / VECTOR Committee - Dallas Makerspace
Display URL: https://dallasmakerspace.org/wiki/VECTOR_Committee

Photo gallery and media

Photo archives
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

Vector Logos:

File Name Adobe Illustrator file PNG Image
Vector Logo File:Vector.zip
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Vector Logo, Outlined File:Vector Outlined.zip
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Governance

All committee reports and binding committee decisions will be facilitated by the committee chairperson.

Arcade and pinball related links

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

News

Pinball News - http://www.pinballnews.com

Parts suppliers

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

Reports

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