Monthly Archives: July 2016

Type ‘reboot’ is not known on line 1 in source list /ect/apt/sources.list.d/saurik.list

Cydia is terrible at updating itself and it’s dependencies when you let it get outdated or use older jailbreak packages without first updating the cydia.pkg within. So if you happen to be say Jailbreaking you iPod Touch 4th Generation on iOS 6.1.6 and you get this error (Type ‘reboot’ is not known on line 1 in source list /ect/apt/sources.list.d/saurik.list) while upgrading the essentials, fear not! It’s a Simple Fix!

Just connect your device to your computer and use iFunBox then select “Raw File System” to browse to “/ect/apt/sources.list.d/saurik.list”, locate the “saurik.list” file and open the file in any text editor.

Now DELETE the line that says “reboot”, save the file. Launch Cydia and select “Sources” from the bottom menu. Then tap “Refresh” in the top left.

Problem Solved!

Pachislo Skill Slot Modding

Something I’ve been meaning to post about is my latest hobby, Pachislo skill slot machines.

They’re very similar to slot machines you would find in a Casino and the machines vary by theme and design much like Casino slots do, however these Japanese units operate a little differently. Pachislo machines require you to use your skills to stop each wheel using 1 of 3 buttons on the machine. The wheels will stop after about 60 seconds on there own.

After acquiring my first machine I immediately opened it up and began examining the components. It was a very familiar sight having had a great deal of experience not only with Arcade Machines and Computers, but with Electronics in general.

I quickly started thinking of ways I could modify the machine to improve it. Here’s a list of some of the ideas I had for modifications.

  • Volume Control
  • Accept a broader range of Tokens/Coins
  • Free Play/Credit Button
  • Auto Spin on Max Bet
  • Auto Stop each of the wheels at random
  • Adding a One Arm Bandit on the side
  • Moving the transformer away from the coin overflow exit

Now as it turns out, I’m not the first to think of these things, I think most all of these are fairly simple elements, that anyone playing the machine would realize were missing or desired.

I also thought of incorporating one of my Raspberry Pi’s or Pine64+ or even a C.H.I.P to handle some stats and the spinning of the reels. And outputting some of this data to the Pachislo’s own LCD display on demand.

I’m in the process of acquiring 5 more machines.

More Pachislo related posts and photos to follow soon!

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