Monday, December 3, 2012

Revisiting Illustrations 1: Coils

Devotees of DTZ will remember that in the very first issue, Alec and I did a feature on basic pinball terminology to get everybody up to snuff.  You all remember all that, right?  Do you need a refresher?  Well, I always need more coloring practice, so I dug out the images from the first Drop Target and colored them.  It was a lot of fun.  It's also funny how the flipper I show has an end-of-stroke switch, just like my JP!
Here's a really clear video explaining how a solenoid (the ellectronic device that runs many parts in a pinball machine) works.  "Whoa, wait?  It DOESN'T run on MAGIC?"


  1. This information has elevated my consciousness -- who knew solenoids could move that too!

  2. Ha ha ha ha ha! You've flipped your way into the bumper pit of my heart, Chris!