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FAST Friends Newsletter: November 2022

Another busy month has flown by! If you've been reading this newsletter for awhile, you know we always say that. But it's always true! We've been working on so many exciting products for the past few years that are all starting to come together just now, and we're giddy with excitement for them getting out into the world.

The month of November, for us, was putting the final touches on our new boards: The FAST Neuron Controller, the Smart Power Filter Board, the Cabinet I/O board, the Playfield Interchange Board, several different models of Expansion Boards (0201, 0071, 0081), various Breakout Boards, redesigned lighting boards ... We can't wait to see all the amazing things you build with them!

FAST Friends Newsletter: October 2022

Hello FAST Friends! Happy October! (err, and September too, as our last monthly-ish newsletter was way back in August.)

We just got back from a busy and fun Chicago Pinball Expo 2022. So much is happening in the FAST Pinball universe as we transition from talking about new things to delivering these things into the market.

FAST Pinball booth tour and show recap of the Chicago Pinball Expo 2022

What a weekend! We're just catching up on sleep after an amazing and energetic five days in Chicago for the Chicago Pinball Expo 2022. The FAST Pinball booth was our biggest ever, and packed non-stop! If you weren't able to attend the show in person this year, this blog post provides a virtual booth tour, our reflections of the show, and a link to watch the video of our talk.

FAST Friends Newsletter: August 2022

Hello FAST Friends! Wow! Can you believe it's the end of August already? Actually, can you believe it's almost the end of summer?

We've been busier than ever this summer, getting ready for some major product launches and the fall pinball shows, as well as welcoming new members into the FAST family who are taking their first steps to building their own pinball machines!

FAST Friends Newsletter: July 2022

Hello FAST Friends! This month's newsletter is all about videos! In the past month, we've posted videos from our Northwest Pinball Show, a new tutorial, and we highlight the YouTube channels from the FAST Pinball community.

FAST Friends Newsletter: June 2022

Hello FAST Friends! This month's entire newsletter is about our FAST Pinball community presence at the Northwest Pinball & Arcade show earlier this month.

We had an awesome time at the show this year! The photo above is just a portion of our 70-foot long booth with 16 pinball machines showcasing much of the cool things we've been building! Our booth was PACKED for the entire show!

FAST Friends Newsletter: April 2022

Hello FAST Friends!

March was a busy month for us, culminating with Aaron and me (Brian) attending Texas Pinball Festival 2022 from March 25-27. We had a talk and several big announcements which make up the bulk of what we'll cover in this month's newsletter.

The highlight of our month was attending TPF 2022 and giving our talk called "Indie Pinball Developers: Inquire Within". You can watch the replay video of our talk on Twitch via this link. (The full talk is about 50 minutes long.)

FAST Friends Newsletter: March 2022

Hello FAST Friends! Welcome to the first FAST Friends newsletter, a new monthly-ish thing we're trying out at FAST Pinball.

By the way, hello! My name is Brian Madden, and I'm the newest employee at FAST Pinball. (I've been in the homebrew pinball space for awhile, I was actually the original creator of the Mission Pinball Framework back in 2014.) I just shared my complete story on LinkedIn, but the short version is I just left my career in the tech industry to join FAST as an actual, full time employee! (I'm focusing on writing technical documentation and product management, among other things.)

Aaron and Dave started FAST Pinball in 2014. Eli joined them a few years ago, and now with me joining, we are giving pinball our full attention! Many of you have probably talked with Aaron, Dave, and Eli about all the cool ideas for things we can build for the pinball industry. Now we're shifting into high gear to make them happen!