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#429438 - 05/10/18 01:58 PM Been Laying Low
exlabdriver Offline
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It has been 3 weeks that I underwent Cardiac Bypass Surgery in our wonderful Cardiac Unit at The Jubilee Hospital in Victoria BC.

I've been laying low during my recovery - no lifting more than 5 pounds for 3 months until my sternum knits together properly. So no golf nor motorcycle riding this summer, sniff.

I've been following the threads here but haven't felt up to participating, but I'm back now.

Anyway, it is slowly getting better everyday; however, sneezing or coughing is still not pleasant, ha!

TAM

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#429439 - 05/10/18 03:09 PM Re: Been Laying Low [Re: exlabdriver]
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Hope you fell better soon Tom!
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#429440 - 05/10/18 03:41 PM Re: Been Laying Low [Re: exlabdriver]
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Good to hear your feeling better, lots of walks and fresh air.
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#429441 - 05/10/18 04:16 PM Re: Been Laying Low [Re: exlabdriver]
nickbuol Offline
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Welcome back. Hope that your recovery happens quickly and easily from here on out.

I don't have any excuse for not participating around here. Just been busy. Work has me traveling more than usual and I put in about 60 hours minimum a week (yay for salaried job where I only get paid for 40 hours of work) since September with no signs of getting better.

I also have started a Winter project. I know, it is May 10th. Winter is (finally) over, but my project was supposed to be done by the end of 2017, and I am only behind by about 5 months (4, plus the fact that I am gone most of May). It is a fun project, but everything is just taking so stinking long to get done...

So what is my project? See below.

Here is where I was back in early December after a lot of planning and hardware gathering that started in early November:


Oddly, it wasn't until around Christmas before I had a "box" put together...


Fast forward to 2 weeks ago, and this is where I am at with my project:




4K primary display, 1080p backbox. Super fast PC on the inside. Lots of force feedback. Actual nudging and working plunger too. Will have full color DMD (score display) and addressable LEDs plus an LED "matrix" to fill the gap above the playfield (which isn't as big as it looks in the photo). All software controlled. I am at the "wiring stage" now, but haven't done any wiring in a few weeks. Maybe it will be ready by the end of THIS year...
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#429442 - 05/10/18 05:23 PM Re: Been Laying Low [Re: exlabdriver]
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Look great Nick , and btw thanks for making me feel inadequate. smile
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#429443 - 05/10/18 05:48 PM Re: Been Laying Low [Re: exlabdriver]
exlabdriver Offline
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nick:

Well, how cool is that??!!

TAM

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#429444 - 05/10/18 08:54 PM Re: Been Laying Low [Re: exlabdriver]
brendo Offline
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So sorry to hear Tam. Glad your doing well hope the rest of recovery is a breeze.

WOW Nick that is so cool!!!
Are you going to have multiple games on it or one favorite?

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#429446 - 05/11/18 12:06 AM Re: Been Laying Low [Re: exlabdriver]
nickbuol Offline
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@brendo
I will have maybe 75-100 games on it. Some people load theirs up with every pinball table that they can. I just want ones that I think that people would actually play.

I should really do that with my M.A.M.E. arcade too (clean up the number of games). It has over 6000 different games, but I skip over 98% of those because they are of no interest to me or my family.
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#429454 - 05/15/18 01:29 AM Re: Been Laying Low [Re: exlabdriver]
2x6spds Offline
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Hi TAM.

We live in an age of miracles. Best and warmest wishes for a speedy, complete and pain free recovery.

I guess you will be listening to a lot of music. Enjoy the down time
Then, get up!
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#429458 - 05/15/18 09:12 AM Re: Been Laying Low [Re: exlabdriver]
Adrian Offline
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Hope you're feeling better, Tom. Good time to enjoy your system!

Awesome project, Nick!
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