Flippers are used to propel the pinball and are considered as an important item in the game 😉 . In the Asteroid X DIY pinball build I want to use a simple solution for this and I have found a car lock actuator that I want to test. Continue reading DIY Pinball Flipper Concept
For the Asteroid X pinball game I will design all the playfield parts myself and make the pieces game specific. There will be plastic crystal parts which will act as both covers and decorations, but I will also design specific standard parts like flippers, posts and covers etc. Continue reading DIY Pinball Playfield Items
This project is part of my Arduino Pinball adventure where I’m learning Arduino programming while having fun building parts for a pinball game. The pinball targets in this projects is what you would call “drop targets” in traditional pinball games. The ball knocks out targets one by one to get score and eventually a bonus when all targets are down. Continue reading Arduino Pinball – targets
Lots of cheap solenoids can be found online, but can they be used in an Arduino Pinball game? This post is part of my Arduino Pinball Project, and I test out cheap solenoids and print out some basic flippers to try out the designs.
So I have finally found a way to make targets with blinking lights and score. This feels like a good start for coding the rest of the game. It’s still in the early prototype stage, but it works. Continue reading Arduino Pinball – targets, breadboard and arduino code
In this blog post I will collect information and links to usefull sites and webshops related to pinball. The post will be updated regularly as the build progress. I’ll throw in a few notes if I use a webshop or site.
Pinball – The perfect arduino project? I’ve always been interested in pinball games. The blinking lights and sound effects is mezmerizing. With the technology available today the idea seems simple, cheap and fun. Continue reading DIY Pinball – planning and initial ideas