This started after really getting into The Pinball Arcade on Android, I had an idea of creating a stand for my Nexus 7 that would also double as controls for Pinball.

So, I looked around for ideas and saw that a couple of people had already done it, so I decided to build my own and try creating an instuctable to go along with the build.

This is my first instructable, so bear with me.

Step 1: Parts

Here is a list of parts I used for the build: -

Nexus 7 (Rooted)
OTG Cable
Xbox 360 wired controller
MP3 speakers
Arcade Buttons (2 + 1)
Chair Buffer rubber feet (4)
M6 25mm bolts (2)
White A4 Printable Vinyl Self Adhesive Sheets (4/5)
4x1mm magnets (8)
Wire (I used an old IDE cable)

6mm MDF
8x16mm Pine Stripwood
3mm Balsa wood
Grey Primer
Black Satin Spray Paint
Clear gloss Spray Paint
PVA/wood glue
Hot Glue Gun
please send me the joy2touch config file. since my n7 screen is broken
<p>Hi, I haven't been on here in a while. I've added the joy2touch file to the end of step 9. It's set up for left/right flippers on LB/RB, and launch ball to A. RB also launches the ball on some tables. For tables with a plunger, you still have to use the touch screen though.</p>
<p>Its possible you could make a conductive foam /strip that goes to a fake or real plunger... made of metal. As soon as its touched, it conducts to the screen.. causing the desired action. Also may want 3 or 4 buttons, for magnasaves, and games like Haunted House.</p>
<p>better late, than never</p><p>thanx a lot</p>
<p>Not bad. I recommend replacing your Microswitch push buttons, with real pinball Leaf buttons. The feel and reaction is 1000x better than Micros can provide.. and, they are completely silent.. unlike loud clicky microswitches. Also, you might consider putting a diffused tip LED in the backbox, or behind a frosted (sanded) piece of plexi. Print the backbox art using a laser printer on transparency film... or just print on high quality thick white paper. Might need to alter the colors to be a little darker, to allow for adjustment when the light is on. (just like the real thing) If translucent buttons are used... they also could be lit by placing some LEDs in the bottom of the cabinet. Adding a thin &quot;top of playfield&quot; strip, will allow you to slide the top of the phone under it.. which could probably reduce the lockdown bars vertical width. Hmm, seems your backbox has no simulated speakers. You could place real grills there.. allowing sounds to escape out of them... or just print them as a decal. Placing a round start button on the left... and adding a real mini-plunger, would be the cherry on top.</p>
<p>hi </p><p>\</p>
<p>This is a great tutorial and definitely something I'm going to try. Thank you.</p>
Can it be a ps3 as well
I'm really impressed with the thought and energy that has gone into this. I can imagine you have a great deal of fun with this.
Sound silly but there could be a market for things like this... you could make some and sell them online... like accessories to the Iphone etc.. great work.. it was such an spectacular, creative idea.!
WOW, spechless. What a grat job, congratulations and thankyou for share
wow! awesome job!
really cool and great job with the graphics! <br>Does it have a way to plug the charger in ? and can I play music from the phone? I'm thinking this would be a good thing to use as an awesome charging stand?
Wow! Awesome idea and it looks very professional!

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