Since we started the Rec Room in Memphis I’ve met a lot of people who want an arcade cabinet, or have one already and just don’t know where to start on repairing it. It took me a while to learn what I know now, and arcade-based gods know I’m still learning. Anyways, theres a ton of people who want to know where to start. What game they should get first, where to buy them, what tools do they need? Tons of questions. And I try and help out everyone who comes in, but its not easy to hook up games or pour drinks and explain the finer details of arcade repair.
So! Next year, I’m going to start hosting workshops over a number of different topics that I’ll separate into beginner, intermediate and advanced categories. I’m gonna break the shops up into smaller chunks, and range them from beginner topics such as “Using a multimeter” to advanced topics like “Wtf is Oscilloscope?” We won’t cover all this in a day, so don’t worry if you’re not ready to jump in the deep end.
We’ll have the workshops in my shop in the back of Rec Room. I’ve got a lot of project cabs to work on and use as examples. What I have on hand should suffice to beginner workshops. But it may be possible that by intermediate or advanced shops we have people who bring their own cabs in and we can repair them either as a group, or one-on-one. I’m open to very specific games, repairs, or workshops on a smaller group basis as well, but they’ll require more research and more planning.
I’m working on my plans for all the shops now. I’ll be posting some outlines for the workshops I have in mind and creating a mailing list to get everyone on board. If anyone has any questions hit me up on the contact page, or join the mailing list and I’ll have workshop pricing and breakdown sent out to you as soon as possible.
Happy holidays everyone!