FAST Pinball Tutorials and Learning Guides¶
Wow pinball is awesome, but also there's a lot to learn!
What is homebrew pinball?¶
We have a guide which explains what the custom or homebrew pinball community is all about.
First steps with FAST¶
If you're brand new to FAST Pinball, we have two tutorials which walk you through connecting to your new FAST Pinball hardware.
Using FAST Pinball hardware with MPF¶
At FAST Pinball, we make the hardware, and you make your game. Many people choose to use the free and open source Mission Pinball Framework, though you certainly don't have to use it. Since connecting to a FAST Pinball controller is just done via a virtual serial port, you can write your game software in whatever language you want.
If you want to write your own game software, check out the FAST Serial Protocol reference documentation. (For example, this is what the MPF team uses to write the FAST hardware support for MPF itself.)
Wiring how-to guides¶
We have an entire series of wiring guides which show you how to wire your machine, including the basics you need to understand such as grounding, fuse sizing, wire selection, etc.
We have a pinball cookbook recipe which shows you how to completely wire up a typical "lower third" of a pinball playfield.
If you prefer to learn by watching, we have hundreds of hours of videos (created by us and others) linked from our videos page.
In addition to the tutorials and guides on this site, we also have
- Product manuals, specs, & diagrams
- FAST Serial Protocol introduction & reference
- FAST Modern Platform technical details
- FAST Retro Platform technical details
- FAST Expansion Bus technical details
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