Gene Mills

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Project M.A.M.E. 14 years later

Posted on 29 Jul 2017 in Projects | Comments Off on Project M.A.M.E. 14 years later

What is MAME, you ask? Well, if you’re as old as me, you probably spent a good portion of your youth (and weekly allowance) feeding quarters to these monsters called “arcade machines” in a generally poorly lit, dingy corner of the local mall or pizza place. I misspent my youth in arcades. Today the Xbox, […]

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Long overdue update!

Posted on 17 Dec 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Long overdue update!

Wow, so much has happened since I’ve last updated. A move back to the East Coast, new house, new(but old) job and more updates just to name a few. First, I’m happy to say I’ve relocated back to my hometown of New Glasgow, Nova Scotia with my wife and have returned to my old job […]

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My Vendo 44 History

Posted on 17 Nov 2013 in Projects | Comments Off on My Vendo 44 History

I’ve successfully converted my machine to vend cans now replacing the bottle rockers. I suppose I will hold onto them for memorabilia sake and if I ever figure out how to cheaply refill and recap the older 8 oz bottles. I received a nice note from the guy who owned my machine on this history […]

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Vending Mechanism Success!!!

Posted on 03 Oct 2013 in Projects, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Vending Mechanism Success!!!

After a couple sprays of WD-40 last night and today the darn thing still wouldn’t budge. Did a little reading on the forums and saw that the spring inside not only lets it move left and right but in and out. Reached inside and gave it a little tug…not sure if the WD-40 finally kicked […]

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Coke Bottle Rack

Posted on 03 Oct 2013 in Projects | Comments Off on Coke Bottle Rack

In my attempts today to load the Vendo 44, it appears the actuator is a little stuck and not turning enough to move the rockers or vend anything. Removing the bottle rack was pretty simple..3 screws and it slid right out. Tonight I’ll put it on the balcony and spray some WD-40 on it and […]

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Coca Cola Collector!

Posted on 01 Oct 2013 in Projects | Comments Off on Coca Cola Collector!

I’ve been collecting Coca Cola memorabilia for as long as I can remember. I really don’t know when I started but I do recall what started it: an old Vending machine. Over the years of acquiring various Coke stuff I always knew that a vending machine would be the pinnacle of my collection. I even […]

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