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FAST Pinball Technical Documentation

Who's ready to build a freakin' pinball machine??!!

I AM!

Welcome to the home of FAST Pinball documentation. We help you make pinball machines. Like, real pinball machines, the big physical mechanical ones! It's rad and super fun! Dive into our documentation, tutorials, and learning materials below.

  • Our Platforms


    For new machines: FAST Modern Platform

    For classic machines: FAST Retro Platform

    Mods for all: FAST Expansion Bus

  • Product Manuals


    Guides for every FAST Pinball product, including features, technical diagrams, wiring hook-up guides, and full specs.

    See our products

  • Tutorials & Learning Guides


    Step-by-step tutorials for beginners, best practices guides, and written and video instructions which show you how to do lots of things with FAST Pinball hardware.

    Start Learning

  • Wiring Guides


    Complete tutorials on wiring, hook-ups, best practices, and a step-by-step guide to wiring your FAST Pinball products.

    Dive in

  • FAST Serial Protocol


    Your computer communicates with FAST Pinball boards via virtual serial ports over USB. If you want to program to the boards directly, this reference is for you. No drivers needed!

    Reference

  • Nano Unboxing & First Steps


    Even if you haven't placed your order yet, you can watch this video to see what your first steps will be once you get your starter bundle

    Get ready

  • Skill Building


    Brush up on the basics as you prepare to dive in to your pinball project!

    Brush up

  • Mission Pinball Framework


    Many FAST Pinball users choose to write their pinball game code using the Mission Pinball Framework (MPF). It's free and open source!

    Learn more

  • Videos


    There are tons of great videos from members of the FAST Pinball community which teach you how to build a pinball machine. Check out our favorites!

    Tune in

  • Blog


    The FAST Pinball blog is the only blog dedicated to building pinball machines, whether you're a homebrew building something in your garage with friends, an aspiring indie game designer, or a commercial pinball manufacturer.

    Read the latest

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Documentation Feedback? Requests? Confused?

Hi! I'm Brian, and I'm responsible for the documentation at FAST Pinball. If you have any feedback, requests, corrections, ideas, or any other thoughts about this documentation, please let me know! You can email me at brian@fastpinball.com. Thanks!

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