A hobby is a great way to have fun, learn and geek out on a subject of interest. Hobbies also lead to cool social interactions with others who enjoy the same pastime. Arguably the best part of a hobby is when a person becomes so immersed, they enter a state that psychologists refer to as being “in the zone” — a hyper-focused, almost spiritual frame of mind where the only thing that exists is the here and now of the activity. Here’s a look at three hobbyists, and the adaptions they’ve made to get the most out of their passions.

Darren Brehm owns 10 pinball machines that he plays using an adaptive controller.

Darren Brehm owns 10 pinball machines that he plays using an adaptive controller.

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Pinball Wizard

Darren Brehm fell in love with pinball as a kid playing with his dad. He kept the hobby alive through high school and college and even integrated it when he fell in love again. “My wife and I played pinball when we were dating,” says Brehm, 47. A United Spinal board