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by oneswitch500
Mon Mar 22, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Roto-Pool, Roto-Fruit, Rotolite, Electrodart, Bingola, etc.
Replies: 262
Views: 86412

Re: Roto-Pool, Roto-Fruit, Rotolite, Electrodart, Bingola, etc.

Very promising fix. This is the thing wrong with my Electro-Dart. Mine runs at 32v DC. Would you recommend putting an extra resistor in, or might this not work, would you predict?
by oneswitch500
Sun Mar 14, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Spotlight Golf
Replies: 18
Views: 6442

Re: Spotlight Golf

arrgee wrote: Tue Mar 09, 2021 9:47 am Amazing machine, found this interesting video:
Fantastic find. I was really hoping they'd show it working, but perhaps, too precious to them to risk damaging it.
by oneswitch500
Sun Mar 07, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Spotlight Golf
Replies: 18
Views: 6442

Re: Spotlight Golf

Just seen this on today's Antiques Roadshow. Remarkable machine. Possibly the first computer based electronic game from 1936. The colour photos below from Bloxwich Golf Club, with the machine on its way to St. Andrews Golf Museum. 12188112_710341639100180_4634401010039493098_o.jpg 12034267_710341562...
by oneswitch500
Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:12 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: What were the very first electrical slot-machines that weren't shockers?
Replies: 12
Views: 1555

Re: What were the very first electrical slot-machines that weren't shockers?

Not the funniest thing I've ever heard @coppinpr ... but I can imagine the wonder of people hearing a machine speak. I remember thinking talking pinball machines were incredible. *Another hard to answer question - where/when was the first amusement arcade? I wonder.... This is an amazing collection ...
by oneswitch500
Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:13 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: What were the very first electrical slot-machines that weren't shockers?
Replies: 12
Views: 1555

Re: What were the very first electrical slot-machines that weren't shockers?

Thanks wembleylion and coppinpr. The penny-arcade.info site is an amazing resource of amusement machine creativity. It's always incredibly hard to pin down the first of anything, but that's compellingly much earlier than Love Tester machines as electric coin-operated "one-switch" entertain...
by oneswitch500
Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:04 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: What were the very first electrical slot-machines that weren't shockers?
Replies: 12
Views: 1555

Re: What were the very first electrical slot-machines that weren't shockers?

Ogden & Co's Automatic Chime Bells (1899) looks like an early contender. Love it. I wonder where that Automatic Chime Bells machine would have been operated. At a fun-fair? In a pub/bar? This Rick Randall article suggests this is pre-amusement arcade: https://www.rickcrandall.net/wp-content/upl...
by oneswitch500
Sun Feb 14, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: What were the very first electrical slot-machines that weren't shockers?
Replies: 12
Views: 1555

Re: What were the very first electrical slot-machines that weren't shockers?

Thanks arrgee. This site and the penny-arcade site are fantastic resources. I've become really interested in these old amusement games since discovering how close the POSM (Patient Operated Selector Mechanism) was to a Jamieson's Electrodart: https://oneswitch.org.uk/page/002 , which links to a lot ...
by oneswitch500
Sun Feb 14, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: Build a Slot Machine
Topic: Rotary Merchandiser
Replies: 0
Views: 470

Rotary Merchandiser

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A videogame recreation of the Rotary Merchandiser

Part of a history on one-button accessible electrical and computer games.
by oneswitch500
Sun Feb 14, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: What were the very first electrical slot-machines that weren't shockers?
Replies: 12
Views: 1555

Re: What were the very first electrical slot-machines that weren't shockers?

Fascinating, bonkers machine. Fancy trying to win to get shocked. I'd never seen this before, thanks. That said, would you still need to pull back a spring loaded lever to flick the ball into play? If so, it's not quite what I'm thinking of. I wonder if it's a bit early to have a solenoid to kick th...
by oneswitch500
Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:52 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: What were the very first electrical slot-machines that weren't shockers?
Replies: 12
Views: 1555

What were the very first electrical slot-machines that weren't shockers?

I'm interested in finding out what were the very first electrical one-button / one-switch electrical amusements. If it does something interesting/fun on the drop of a coin.... or after a coin, by pushing or pulling or squeezing a single button (no need to move levers)... I'd love to be able to pin i...