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Volume 8 of MAKE features pinball machine restoration in its Toys and Games section. In this Maker File, we visit the Lucky Ju Ju Pinball Arcadium in Alameda, California. Michael Schiess is the proprietor of Lucky Ju Ju, and a group of us went there to check out the place and take some photograph of pinball machines. Michael gave us a tour of some of his favorite pinball machines, starting with Fireball and then Lady Luck, and as we walk through the place we learn a bit about the history of pinball machines and what makes a good machine.

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Previous Maker Files:

  • The Maker File: Interview with Marcell Mars – Link.
  • The Maker File: Colin Berry reads Spinout – Link.
  • The Maker File: A Tour of TechShop – Link.
  • The Maker File: Interview with James Larsson – Link.
  • The Maker File: Interview Tim Black – Link.