Reactor Reaction tester by Sol Leisure

“Reactor” arcade machine, by Sol Leisure UK. Painted metal and perspex construction, wall mounting. Height 28cm, width 27cm, depth 20cm.

These can be wall mounted and used to be found in pubs and bars. Often, the bar would give you a free drink if you got a certain score. This one takes 20 pence coins and comes with a key for the coin drawer.

We are considering a project to make one of these with an arduino or Raspberry Pi for the controller, a laser cut box, with arcade coin mechanism, 7 segment display, button, power supply etc.

Current high score 693 (Amazing)


Someone sent me this on Facebook – thought it was funny!

A man in a hot air balloon realised he was lost. He reduced altitude and spotted a woman below.

He descended a bit more and shouted, “Excuse me, can you help me…? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I don’t know where I am.”

The woman below replied, “You’re in a hot air balloon hovering approximately 30 feet above the ground. You’re between 40 and 41 degrees north latitude and between 59 and 60 degrees west longitude.”

“You must be an engineer,” said the balloonist.

“I am,” replied the woman, “How did you know?”

“Well,” answered the balloonist, “everything you told me is technically correct, but I’ve no idea what to make of your information, and the fact is I’m still lost. Frankly, you’ve not been much help at all. If anything, you’ve delayed my trip.”

The woman below responded, “You must be in Management.”

“I am,” replied the balloonist, “but how did you know?”

“Well,” said the woman, “you don’t know where you are or where you’re going. You have risen to where you are due to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise, which you’ve no idea how to keep, and you expect people beneath you to solve your problems. The fact is you are in exactly the same position you were in before we met, but now, somehow, it’s my fault.”