Chris Buys a Comet Pinball Machine
On Monday eve, Chris got a little early Christmas present: a Comet pinball machine. Likely fueled by our recent excursion to the 2009 Pinball Expo, Chris got permission to store his new purchase over in our Annex area, at work.
Adjusting wires for the main head/display piece.
Interior of the top display area. Lots of wires and fancy whatzits.
A closeup view of the board.
The incredibly awesome and disturbing main panel.
Tools to help assemble things. When I arrived the pinbal machine was more or less put together, with the exception of the main display area.
Observant readers may notice that the Star Trek backdrop is still on the walls in the photo.
Wondering what kind of camera M. C. Escher used, when he did this.
Full view of the board. In the top right corner, there’s a metallic ramp that leads to three large holes. I’m not 100%, but that topmost hole is for a million points I think.
Detail artwork, along the side of the machine.
Another closeup of the Comet design.
Opening the coin slot door. I sent so many quarters through so many machines in my youth, I probably paid for my own college education before I hit high school.
A view of all the wires connecting everything, inside the machine. Notice the industry-standard Triscuit cardboard adapter, on the far left.
We killed the lights and played a few rounds in the dark. Add a few more games, a few guys smoking in the corner, and a Walkman… and we’d be back in the Mall arcades of the 1980’s.