David Hankin visits the Homepin Factory.
Gary Stern visits the Homepin Factory.
Homepin was established in 2013 and was born from the hobby business of Mike Kalinowski, the Director of Homepin. Mike has been importing from China for more than ten years and established an office in China soon after commencing. Mike has established and personally manages a fully functional factory from scratch in Shenzhen, China, designing and producing high quality pinball and arcade machines. During this time Mike has gained essential experience identifying and dealing with a multitude of Chinese suppliers to ensure reliable quality components are available.
Mike is an electronic engineer who has worked on electronic (SS) pinball machines since 1978. Prior to that he worked at a small electronics factory in Brisbane, Australia designing and making radio control systems for modellers and Government departments. This business covered all aspects of design, manufacture and testing "in-house" including all cabinet and metalwork, printed circuit design layout, fabrication and full assembly, alignment and packaging of the finished product.
Working at this electronics factory provided Mike with the level of expertise that gives him an extraordinary understanding and competence in the complete electronic manufacturing process. Combined with 35 years of practical experience in the amusement industry, his many electronics design projects undertaken for commercial applications and his business experience in China creates a very unique combination of skills that few possess allowing him to re-design many different pinball PCBs re-creating them with updated electronics and/or more easily available components.
Mike is supported by a small dedicated team of experienced designers, engineers and technicians.