Radio Cat 3000 Vs. the Pinball





Introduction: Radio Cat 3000 Vs. the Pinball

I've had a couple of days off this week, so I"ve been building seamster's totally sweet tabletop pinball contraption.  I finished up the basic mechanism today, and decided to test it out.  This isn't really a how to video, I just thought since it was instructables related, you all might enjoy it.

My cat, Radio Cat 3000, likes to sit at the back of the workbench and observe as I build things.  Usually he stays out of the way, content to manage and make sure I'm not messing something up.  Today he just couldn't ignore what I was doing and had to get involved.

I could probably stop with the pinball table now and just leave it as a cat toy, but I've got so many ideas for how to awesome it up!  Stay tuned for a full instructable on all the neat ideas I've got for adding cool things to this already cool project!



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    I would like to see what your working in

    now i need to get myself a hyped-up-kittie, and make myself a pinball machine, just so i can enjoy my time in this fashion.

    You know, with a few "tunnels" and other obstacles, and if you scaled it up just a hare, and used a slightly softer ball that still had some bounce to it, you would have a marketable product for the pet lover. I can see the people who buy cat towers and such buying this to play with their cats. By the way, your kitten is just adorable!

    Thanks ahallock, I actually just pulled this half completed project out of storage with the intention of working on it again. I hadn't considered specifically designing it as a cat toy, I'll have to consider it!

    It always amazes me what other people can think of when looking at the same thing you are. I think that's why all those teachers kept yelling "brainstorm!" when we were in school. :) I would love to see what becomes of your idea. Be sure to post an update when you come up with an idea.

     Ian (and Seamster) this is the greatest thing in the universe.  This is something I need.  I'm pretty much giving up on ever acquiring my own "The Machine: Bride of Pinbot" arcade game (which has long been one of the primary goals of my adult life), but maybe I could make one!

    Thanks Matt.  This was a pretty simple build with very nice results.  With access to some tools and some scrap wood I'm sure you could cobble it together.

    Cats are amusing, but you can see kitty realising "I can't eat this"... if only all pinball machines had live-cats in them...?