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    Default Home Arcade

    After 12 years of not having a basement arcade, I finally rebuilt one over the last 3 years. Not shown in this video but present is the laser that draws on the glow wall. I know a few others here have some pinballs at there places. The kids think it is great, but the secret is, it keeps them and friends around where I don't have to worry about them being like I was as a kid.

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    How much money are you bringing in from the neighborhood kids? Seems like a nice racket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnYayas View Post
    How much money are you bringing in from the neighborhood kids? Seems like a nice racket.
    I am waiting to have the ice cream cart ready too
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    Wow! Nice basement, John!

    Brings back memories of the classic 80's arcade scene. (Aladdin's Castle, anyone?)

    Adam

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    and skipping the final hole and keeping the ball, I assume this was a nation wide chain. Click image for larger version. 

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    WOW! That carpet is loud! Perfect for the arcade. Love the black lights effects everywhere.

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    Beautiful vaseline glass everywhere.
    Custom build - 1 watt rgb laser projector - saturn scanners, 6 single-mode diodes
    Kvant - Clubmax 1800
    Pangolin Beyond, LSX, Maxwell, Laserdock, Etherdream, Prototype Apple II Laser DAC
    Various Pointers and Lab lasers along w/Diodes, Arrays, OPSL, DPSS, HeNe and Argons.
    Lasos Air Cooled Argon w/plexiglass covered glass bell
    SP-127



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    Quote Originally Posted by icecruncher View Post
    Beautiful vaseline glass everywhere.
    Thanks, the glass collection continues to grow, i just love it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by polishedball View Post
    Thanks, the glass collection continues to grow, i just love it.
    I have a few big pieces including a large cake stand and a Lalique (which is my avatar on LPF) but most of it is early 20th century jewelry I bought for my wife.

    So it was fun for both of us to see your stuff in the video. Keep collecting
    Custom build - 1 watt rgb laser projector - saturn scanners, 6 single-mode diodes
    Kvant - Clubmax 1800
    Pangolin Beyond, LSX, Maxwell, Laserdock, Etherdream, Prototype Apple II Laser DAC
    Various Pointers and Lab lasers along w/Diodes, Arrays, OPSL, DPSS, HeNe and Argons.
    Lasos Air Cooled Argon w/plexiglass covered glass bell
    SP-127



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    Default Uranium Glass

    Quote Originally Posted by icecruncher View Post
    Beautiful vaseline glass everywhere.
    Hmmm... I've always heard it referred to a "Uranium glass", since it's a uranium oxide that gives it the yellow-greeninsh (Vaseline) color. Wikipedia has a nice short article on it:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uranium_glass

    Ron

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