Pinball Machine Reliability
Fred also asks about Kirk’s new book and interest in the recent revival of pinball and the reliability issues that they have.
Join Kirk and Fred as they discuss Kirk’s new interest in the world of pinball and some of the history of pinball. Pinball machines are getting mechanically very complex and sophisticated systems being run by internal personal computers.
- The inherent stresses and complexity in today’s pinball machines that make reliability more challenging
- Pinball machines are expensive don’t make money if they are unreliable and arcades buy them to make money
- Reliability is not just critical systems in our world but also important in our entertainment hardware or equipment
Enjoy an episode of Speaking of Reliability. Where you can join friends as they discuss reliability topics. Join us as we discuss topics ranging from design for reliability techniques, to field data analysis approaches.
To find out more about the world of Pinball, here is a link to the Professional and Amateur Pinball Association (PAPA.ORG)
Here is a link to Stern Pinball, the oldest and largest current producer of pinball machines.
Here is a link to the new book from Kirk Gray and John Paschkewitz “Next Generation HALT and HASS: Robust Design of Electronics and Systems” published by John Wiley and Sons.