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Homemade Pinball Machine

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 This is a homeade pinball machine I made out of wood, coat hangers, 1 kenex piece, marbles, hot glue, more hot glue, and even more hot glue :) It is pretty simple to make, and you will need:
....2 coat hangers
....lots of wood, big and small pieces
....A knex motor or any kind of mini motor (optional, for spinning star)
....hot glue, or wood glue, or nails or screws
....marbles
Please check out the video of it in action. Each photo shows a different part/obstacle of the pinball machine. If you need help making any of the obstacles leave a comment. Enjoy!!!
.....I forget to take a picture of the marble container on it. Its on the bottom left of the machine.
jdc24502 years ago
All I can say is awesome!
ekirsh (author)  jdc24502 years ago
Thanks! I am totally going to use that pomegranate seed instructable you made.
lemonie2 years ago
That is very good, you've got a lot going on in there.
For your next project get a sheet of polycarbonate or similar for your running-surface - it'll be smoother.

L
wha is polycarbonate- and where can i get it, or perhaps find it in my house. this looks like a great project, ive always loved pinball machines, and it seems like a really fun idea to customize my own.
It look like glass but is "plastic".
e.g. http://www.homedepot.com

L
thanks
ekirsh (author) 2 years ago
Thanks everyone! If I make another pinball machine I will definitely use poly-carbonate.
ChrysN2 years ago
Impressive! That looks like a lot of fun.
rimar20002 years ago
Admirable work!
ekirsh (author)  rimar20002 years ago
Thnx, it was very fun to make!
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