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Overview:

This project will construct a pinball type game using a ping pong ball and a playfield made from solenoids, u-brackets, a continuous rotation servo and erector set parts. The goal of the game is to deposit the ping pong ball into u-bracket targets. The targets represent varying degrees of difficulty with the harder targets awarding more points than the easier ones. Score is kept automatically and displayed on an LCD readout. Solenoids act as flippers and also eject the ball from the u-bracket targets. A spinning arm attached to a continuous rotation servo adds an element of unpredictability to the game. The guide rails and obstacles are constructed with erector set parts and plastic standoffs.

Step 1: List of Materials

  • Various jumper wires

  • 3-pin sensor cables

  • u-brackets

  • 6 pushbuttons

  • Plastic platform

  • Arduino mount

  • Sensor shield

  • Small breadboard

  • Wire clips

I obtained the last eight items on the list from a Robotics Grab Bag from Trossen Robotics.

<p>it must have been a hard work. Take my vote :D</p>
<p>Thanks, it was challenging, but I enjoyed making it.</p>
<p>I love pinball! This is great :)</p>
<p>Thanks! Glad you liked it.</p>

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